Since 2003, StoryCorps has been working to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.
From one device, StoryCorps' new app conveniently allows users to prepare for—and record—a high-quality interview, passing wisdom from one generation to the next and leaving a legacy for the future. It also seamlessly enables users to explore StoryCorps’ rich content, curate personalized interview collections, and easily share StoryCorps content to social media.
With the StoryCorps App, everything you love about StoryCorps is tailored to fit in the palm of your hands. Whether it is searching through our collection or being guided through the interview experience from start to finish, our app is designed to enable you to have the StoryCorps experience seamlessly.
Listen, honor, and share with the StoryCorps App.
Major support for the StoryCorps App made possible by Jane Phillips Donaldson & William H. Donaldson.
For more information about the new StoryCorps App, visit storycorps.org/app.
The most recent version adds you as a recording participant making it easier to describe and upload your interview in addition to other various updates that improve stability and user experience.
Ratings and Reviews
Helped me through a rough time
When I was about 16-17 I had an assignment in my english class to interview somebody from my family using StoryCorps. I interviewed my grandmother, because she was my best friend and I understood that because she had many health problems (kidney problems, epilepsy, even cancer during her youth.) She likely wouldn’t be around as long as I wanted. I interviewed her, uploaded it on the app, got an A on my assignment and forgot about it. April 8th 2022 my Grandma passed away from septic shock due to an infection that none of her doctors caught. The whole family was as devastated as you can imagine, matriarchs are very important in my culture! About a week later, I remembered the interview, and after finally being able to log into my account, I had access to nearly 30 minutes of my grandmas beautiful voice and laughter. It helped my family get through one of our roughest times. So thank you StoryCorps ❤️
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the StoryCorps App. We're glad to hear that your interview with your grandmother helped you through such a difficult time and appreciate you sharing your experience with us.
Hallelujah! App updates fixed the bugs
Update: with the newest release 3.2.0 out, I had my students update their apps and run some peer to peer interviews in class - looks like the major bugs are gone! All our interviews uploaded and there were no mysterious disappearances or struggles. UI is much nicer now too! Phew.
I recently used the app to run The Great Thanksgiving Listen project with my 10th grade history students. Each of them recorded a grandparent or adult in their lives using the app, and then we uploaded them all with a special classroom keyword.
The app functionality was fairly straight forward and the process of recording/uploading for all 45 of my students was 95% great with a few exceptions- some of the interviews disappeared, some of them wouldn't upload to the site, etc. I think they are in process of fixing the bugs soon!
Once we uploaded the interviews, my students did all of the photos, keywording and description writing through the website version of the app on the StoryCorps Archive. Much easier than typing on phones and the interface was more comprehensive.
This is a great curriculum for history and social studies classrooms and I'm so glad I found out about it!
Improved with more questions and stories to hear
I first used this app in the fall. I recorded two interviews and got the hang of it. I'm going to use it at my family reunion. It's definitely much improved. There are new questions added and it seems faster moving from one step to the next. I also found out I can listen to some Storycorps stories that are like what I hear on NPR. I find something new whenever I open up this app!
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- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
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