Virtual Mobile Stop: Rochester, NY – StoryCorps
Virtual Mobile Stop: Rochester, NY

Virtual Mobile Stop: Rochester, NY

The StoryCorps Mobile Tour is coming to Rochester, NY!

In partnership with WXXI, StoryCorps is bringing our signature virtual recording experience to record, preserve, and share the stories of Rochester.

June 30 – July 31, 2021


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 our MobileBooth: an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio, but now, for the first time ever, StoryCorps is providing the opportunity for people at stops along the Mobile Tour to bring a loved one to its “virtual recording booth” and participate in the StoryCorps experience online.

StoryCorps & WXXI hosted an Open House on June 9 to share more information about StoryCorps and our virtual recording platform. To view the Open House click here. To see a transcript of the Open House click here.

All of our recording reservations are now available! Please click the red buttons below to book a spot.

If all reservations are booked, please add yourself to our waitlist here.

Before making an appointment, please ensure you have:

  • A strong internet connection or cell phone strength
    • The platform we’re using will work with most smartphones, but if you have access to a computer, we strongly recommend using that instead
    • If you do not have internet access or a cell phone, please make a note in your reservation
  • 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

Due to high demand and a limited number of appointments, we ask you to please limit bookings to one reservation per person/household.  


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 and Great Questions 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
[email protected]

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.