Founded by David Isay in 2003, StoryCorps is an independent, non-profit organization that’s created the largest single collection of human voices – over 100,000 individuals participating across 60,000+ interviews. These stories are typically captured inside of a StoryBooth (think small recording studio) with a facilitator, as opposed to live on stage in front of an audience.
Sometimes an interview, other times a two-way conversation, and in some cases more of a narrative revelation, but always unscripted. This method leads to a deeper, more heartfelt story or interchange that’s less about an audience reaction and far more about preserving memories for future generations. Think biography instead of screenplay.