As a young boy, Dave Isay enjoyed listening to the stories of his grandparents, and one day, decided to record their stories. Unfortunately, the tapes got lost, but an idea was born: record, share and preserve the stories of ordinary people as a wonderful and powerful way of learning wise lessons, engaging and connecting with others, and “weaving into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters”.

mobile recording booth (photo: Storycorp)

Listen to the story of StoryCorps, which started with one recording booth in New York in 2003 and has grown into one of the largest oral history archives with over 60,000 stories from all over the US.


(photo above text: Ruben R. Ramirez)