Virtual Mobile Stop: Boise, ID
The StoryCorps Mobile Tour is Going Virtual!
In partnership with Boise State Public Radio, StoryCorps is bringing their signature recording experience to the virtual space to record, preserve, and share the stories of Boise, ID.
May 4 – May 29, 2020
Now in its 15th anniversary year, the StoryCorps Mobile Tour has facilitated hundreds of 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 is piloting the opportunity for Boise residents to participate online. Click here to learn more about StoryCorps Virtual.
Before making an appointment, please ensure you have:
- A strong internet connection
- A computer with a camera and microphone set-up
- 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
Appointments are now available! Please click the red button below to make a reservation. 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’d like isn’t listed, please check back, as we may add more spots or add yourself to our waitlist by clicking the reservation button below.
What to Expect
StoryCorps’ Mobile team will contact everyone who will be participating by phone 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 communications from us. 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 and read through our list of Great Questions for ideas on what to talk about with your partner.
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 MobileBooth Tour
Provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting
In partnership with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.