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  • runningwhio

    that is amazing - almost wish I lived in the States. Will have to tape my own people; I save phone msgs my grandmother leaves, but this would be so good. wonder if I can tape our skype conversations....

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love that stories are preserved in the American Folklife Center. What a powerful way to pass down a true art.

  • ruthann purchase

    Can I make a local story corp project? If, "Yes!" then how do I start? How do I help people keep it short and to the point? Where do I store the stories so they can be appreciated?

  • barbara77

    StoryCorps is good. Voices reveal emotions, not Soul.
    Pretending humans have souls is not good.

  • Jessica DeJesus

    There's something really powerful about audio by itself. We're so used to being stimulated by the combination of visuals and sound, but isolating either one creates such a fascinating experience. In this instance, the listener has to actively participate by imagining what the speaker(s) look like, what their mannerisms are, if their head arches back when they're laughing. I've loved this project from the moment I heard about it.

  • lorigoldstein

    When I saw StoryCorps in the header of my Daily Good message, my heart jumped, and I marveled at the coincidence that this message was sent on the very day of a news story about the earliest known sound recording, made in 1878 with Thomas Edison's equipment on a piece of tinfoil. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=163600801

    Coincidence because I have such a vivid recollection of hearing Dave Isay and Ira Glass give a presentation to Chicago Public Radio listeners, years ago, referring to the invention of sound recording. It was, in fact, to preserve people's souls that sound recording was invented. The RCA logo of the pooch next to the gramophone speaker, the most widely recognized trademark of its time, was originally a painting of the pooch and speaker sitting on top of a coffin. "His Master's Voice" was the legend.... and that was what Edison imagined as the utility of recording. (He didn't think it was possible to achieve the fidelity necessary for music.)

    I do believe that “The soul is truly contained in a person’s voice.”

    I hope Dave Isay heard this story today.

  • Janice13

    My mother and I were very close. She was born December 5,1920 and died in February 3, 2009. In the late 90s, I saw her health declining. She was beginning to ask the same questions over and over and had short term memory loss. One bright side was that she could remember things from the 30s and on up til around the 70's, so I began recording her. At first, she was very shy but as we sat there having a conversation, she began to forget about the recorder. Some of the stories she told just made us both laugh and some made us sad. Most of all, I have her sweet voice to remember...the most beautiful thing ever, the voice of the woman that loved me beyond all else, my best friend, my mom. This is a wonderful thing .. StoryCorps ... not only for the family but for future generations to hear how things were.

  • fleeshaw4115

    I can always count on StoryCorps for a good heartfelt cry. Good thing I usually tune in while driving with no one in the car.

  • Jeff Nelder

    StoryCorps is an amazing group and project. Dimensional understanding of each other is a great step on the road to peace between people and societies.

  • Cristal Garcia

    There is a way to be good again. Much thanks to StoryCorps excerpts on NPR :)

  • Jen Chiou

    this could be a great new thanksgiving tradition! stories over food coma