StoryCorps has a new free mobile app.
“From one device, the StoryCorps App allows anyone, anywhere, to conveniently prepare for and record a high-quality interview for preservation in the online StoryCorps archive and eventually at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress,” the nonprofit organization announced.
“The app also seamlessly enables users to explore StoryCorps’ rich content, curate personalized interview collections and share StoryCorps stories to social media.”
Since its founding 19 years ago, StoryCorps says, it has given 600,000 people, in all 50 states, the chance to record interviews about their lives. The recordings go to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, “the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered.”
The app user can choose to make their interviews public, or available only to the StoryCorps community, or just with friends and family.
StoryCorps’ first app rolled out in 2015 with the help of a $1 million TED Prize awarded to founder Dave Isay. The organization credits that app with helping grow its archive significantly.