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
|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
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].
|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)|