Mobile Stop: Memphis, TN - StoryCorps

Mobile Stop: Memphis, TN

StoryCorps is partnering with WKNO to record, preserve, and share the stories of Memphis, TN!

January 10th-February 10th, 2024

StoryCorps is thrilled to announce that we are starting 2024 in Memphis, TN! Mobile Tour participants will have the option to record with us in-person in our mobile airstream or remotely in our “virtual recording booth.” Both options will be guided by one of our trained staff members.

Information on recording in Memphis

In-person recordings:

  • In-person recordings will take place in a private room inside of the Ben Hooks Public Library. Due to increased COVID-19 numbers, we are recording in a space we can be more appropriately socially distanced. You will see our silver airstream parked out front of the library, but please do not wait at the airstream for your appointment.
  • Both participants must be physically present for the recording.

Information on recording virtually:

  • Recordings can take place anywhere, as long as one participant lives in the region and both have access to an internet connected device.
  • Participants can be in the same location while recording or in different locations.
  • A tech check, which will test the ability of your device to connect to the virtual recording booth, will be required prior to your recording appointment.

Before making your reservation, check in with your conversation partner to figure out which option works best for the two of you. Please have their contact information ready when you book. 

All appointments are available now! 

Due to high demand and a limited number of appointments, we ask you to please limit bookings to one reservation per person/household. If all spots are booked, please add yourself to our waitlist.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT STORYCORPS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL RECORDING APPOINTMENTS DUE TO STAFF ILLNESS. We do our best to accommodate all recording appointments but occasionally need to cancel due to staff capacity. We will always notify you of cancellations and work to reschedule your appointment.**


What to Expect

StoryCorps’ Mobile team will contact everyone who will be participating to go over the details of the recording process and answer any questions. If you are recording virtually, we will also do a tech check with you a few days prior to your appointment. Please be on the lookout for a phone call from us with the area code (646).

You will not be allowed to participate without confirming by phone.

Become a Community Partner

Our goal is to make the StoryCorps recording experience accessible to all. One way we do that is by partnering with local organizations that serve diverse populations. 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.

Questions about Partnership or Participation?

Mobile Tour Outreach
[email protected]

Major Support for the Mobile Tour

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

In partnership with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.