Virtual Mobile Stop: Bay Area, CA
The StoryCorps Mobile Tour is Going Virtual!
In partnership with KQED, StoryCorps is bringing our signature recording experience to the virtual space to record, preserve, and share the stories of the Bay Area.
August 12 – September 11, 2020
Now in its 15th anniversary year, the StoryCorps Mobile Tour has facilitated thousands of meaningful conversations between people who know and care about one another. To date, these face-to-face conversations have taken place in its MobileBooth: an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio. For the first time, to respond to the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic — while working towards its mission to help people feel more connected and less alone — StoryCorps has launched a Virtual Mobile Tour, to provide the opportunity for Bay Area residents to participate in the StoryCorps experience online.
Before making an appointment, please ensure you have:
- A strong internet connection
- A computer with a camera and microphone set-up (can be built in)
- The platform we’re using will work with most smartphones, but if you have access to a computer, we strongly recommend using that instead
- The contact information for your conversation partner
- If you do not have a partner, please note that in your reservation and we will do our best to provide one for you
All appointments are now available! Please click the red button below to make an appointment.
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 appointments are booked, or the date you want isn’t listed, please add yourself to the waitlist by clicking one of the buttons below.
What to Expect
StoryCorps’ Mobile team will contact everyone who will be participating to go over the details of the virtual recording process and answer any technical questions. 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 and completing the tech check. In the meantime, please check out our Virtual Step-by-Step guide.
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
Major Support for the StoryCorps Mobile Tour
Provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
In partnership with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.