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StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.


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522 Pieces

Every day at StoryCorps booths across the country, ordinary people share extraordinary stories with friends and loved ones.


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Since 2004, Jorge Muñoz has gathered with his family in their small kitchen in Queens, NY where they cook meals for those in need. Together, they’v...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2020
  • Length: 02:35
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Grandma Crescenciana was no stranger to sacrificing for family. Her grandchildren called her Lola. They grew up hearing stories about her life in t...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2020
  • Length: 02:39
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Dr. Anthony Fauci tells his wife, Dr. Christine Grady, that while he's proud of their daughters' decision to not join them this Thanksgiving due to...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2020
  • Length: 05:38
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For the last 35 years, Scott Macaulay has hosted Thanksgiving dinner for people with nowhere else to go. At StoryCorps, he tells his friend Loretta...

Bought by WYAP and KGNU Boulder, Colo.

  • Added: Nov 23, 2020
  • Length: 02:50
  • Purchases: 2
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Cherie DeBrest speaks with her daughter, Naima, about working the polls together in the upcoming election.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2020
  • Length: 02:32
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At 91, Helen Merrill has never missed a presidential election. She sat down with her granddaughter to remember her mother, Blanche, who rose from h...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2020
  • Length: 02:53
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Bob VanSumeran served 6 years in prison for robberies he committed as a teenager. During that time, he developed an unlikely friendship with the fa...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2020
  • Length: 02:51
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Feeling isolated during the pandemic, Jinny Savolainen sought to connect with her neighbors. Using StoryCorps Connect, she created a collection of ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2020
  • Length: 02:55
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In 2018, Michelle Huston came to StoryCorps with her daughter, Lauren Magaña, to talk about her life’s calling to take care of the dying, and how i...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2020
  • Length: 03:05
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Debra Fisher, an occupational therapist in the New York City Public School System, speaks with her friend Emma Pelosi, a special education teacher,...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2020
  • Length: 02:24