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The StoryCorps Mobile Tour

The StoryCorps Mobile Tour

It’s a road trip that has been going on for more than 15 years.

In 2005, StoryCorps converted an Airstream trailer into a traveling recording studio — our MobileBooth — and launched its first cross-country tour. Each year, we visit cities and towns across the country to record the conversations between people who live there. We partner with local public radio stations, cultural institutions, and community-based organizations to get the word out and invite participants to visit the StoryCorps Mobile Tour.

Since April 2020, the Mobile Tour has been visiting locations on the tour remotely, recording conversations in our “virtual recording booth,” but we are excited to announce that beginning in September, with our stop in Wilmington, NC, we’ll be offering participants the option to record either in-person or remotely. Click here to learn more about the Wilmington stop and the options to record. Click here to learn more about how StoryCorps is doing to keep you and our staff safe.

Upcoming Mobile Tour Dates

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on when and how to register to record your story; additional dates and locations will be announced in spring 2021.

 

 

Location Partner Dates
Marfa, TX Marfa Public Radio December 2 – December 19, 2020
Boston, MA WBUR & CitySpace January 5 – February 13, 2021
Mississippi Mississippi Public Broadcasting February 12 – March 20, 2021
Little Rock, AR KUAR March 24 – April 24, 2021
Baltimore, MD WYPR April 28 – May 29, 2021
Central Virginia & the Shenandoah Valley WMRA June 2 – June 26, 2021
Rochester, NY WXXI June 30 – July 31, 2021
Connecticut Connecticut Public August 4 – September 4, 2021
Wilmington, NC WHQR September 9 – October 8, 2021
Columbus, GA GBP October 14 – November 12, 2021
Tallahassee, FL WFSU November 18 – December 20, 2021

Stories from the Mobile Tour

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"I went as macho as I could be to mask what I was underneath."
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"I'm curious how I could have reached out to you better?"
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Become a Community Partner

Our goal is to make the StoryCorps recording experience accessible to all. One way we do that on the Mobile Tour is by partnering with local organizations that serve diverse populations at each of our stops. StoryCorps interviews celebrate the voices and milestones in your community and encourage meaningful interactions between your organization and the people you serve. Community partnerships are free of charge, and conversations can be recorded in any language.

If your organization is near one of our upcoming Mobile Tour stops and you’d like to learn more about our partner criteria and the benefits of working with us, please contact us at [email protected].

Partner Highlights

Location Partner
Tampa, FL African American Heritage Association
Rapid City, SD Black Hills Center for Equality
Detroit, MI Arab American National Museum
Las Vegas, NV Phillipine American Lions Club
Yakima, WA The Center for Native Health and Culture at Heritage University
Oxnard, CA Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
Charleston, SC Avery Research Center @ College of Charleston
St. Louis, MO Buder Center for American Indian Studies
National CHCI (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute)
National SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders)

Support for the StoryCorps Mobile Tour

The StoryCorps Mobile Tour is made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.