We’re hitting the road again! In 2018, the StoryCorps MobileBooth — our recording studio housed within a converted Airstream trailer — will travel almost 5,000 miles across the United States, visiting ten cities along the way. Our crew of facilitators will stop in each location for a month at a time, recording the conversations of each community and preserving them in the StoryCorps archive in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
We’re excited to be working with the public radio stations in each of our tour stops to bring StoryCorps to their communities. Reservations, which are free and available to the public, are announced before our arrival in each city.
January 5 – February 2: Austin, TX in partnership with KUT
February 8 – March 9: Oklahoma City, OK in partnership with KOSU
March 15 – April 13: Portales, NM in partnership with KENW
April 19 – May 18: Fort Collins, CO in partnership with KUNC
May 24 – June 22: Jackson, WY in partnership with WyPubMedia
June 28 – July 27: Bismarck, ND in partnership with Prairie Public
August 2 – September 2: Kansas City, KS/MO in partnership with KCUR
September 9 – October 7: Charleston, WV in partnership with WV Public Media
October 14 – November 11: Athens, GA in partnership with WUGA
November 18 – December 21: Jacksonville, FL in partnership with WJCT
The StoryCorps Mobile Tour has travelled the United States since 2005, capturing the voices of people across the country and bringing the StoryCorps interview experience to those who might not be able to visit one of our permanent StoryBooths in Chicago or Atlanta. At each stop along the way, we work with station partners, cultural institutions, and community-based organizations to engage with local communities and preserve their stories.