The great oral historian Studs Terkel has been an inspiration to StoryCorps. We recognize his birthday, May 16th, as a StoryCorps holiday, called Studs Terkel Day.
Studs was also an early StoryCorps participant. In 2005, we drove our MobileBooth to his home and recorded his musings on “vox humana” — the human voice. In celebration of Studs Terkel Day, we remember one of our heroes with that interview.
Released May 17, 2017.