By StoryCorps, Inc.
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Founded in 2003, the nonprofit organization StoryCorps, based in Brooklyn, New York has given 100,000 people the chance to record interviews about their lives, pass wisdom from one generation to the next, and leave a legacy for the future. It is the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered.
StoryCorps shares edited excerpts of these stories with the world through popular weekly NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, digital platforms, and best-selling books. These powerful conversations illustrate our shared humanity and show how much more we share in common than divides us.
StoryCorps interviews have traditionally been recorded in StoryCorps booths in the United States with the assistance of StoryCorps facilitators. With the introduction of this app, StoryCorps interviews can now be recorded anywhere, anytime and shared to our companion website at StoryCorps.me. For at least one year after launch, interviews shared to StoryCorps.me through the app will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the United States Library of Congress.
To learn more, visit StoryCorps.org and StoryCorps.me.
What's New in Version 2.2.1
Thanks so much for being a part of this new and exciting project! This version has been optimized for performance and stability.
We'd love to hear your feedback, any issues you experience or ideas you have for the platform at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Your friends at StoryCorps
My son’s school is participating in the #GreatListen. Unfortunately, we are unable to upload from our iTunes StoryCorps app or a recording on my Apple MacBook Pro. The screen looks like it is uploading but after waiting for over 1.5 hours and checking my son’s profile, the recording upload does not complete nor show in his profile. Love the idea, love StoryCorps on NPR but VERY disappointing for sure.
BTW - the rating uses the words “I hate it” Hate is a powerful word and way too strong a word for an iTunes rating. This is the only reason I have given 2 stars otherwise I would give 1 star since the app is not operational.
Very Disappointed and Frustrated
I was so excited about he whole StoryCorps concept! I spent hours preparing for the interview with my dad. I had great questions all lined up in the app. I did a test run the night before and all went well. When Dad and I sat down to do the interview I could not get the app to record. I had to quickly substitute with my mom's phone so did not have the great questions but winged it from my notes. After the interview I could not get the app to save. Very disappointed and frustrated with the whole process. Please fix the bugs in your app so others do not have to go through what I did.
The eternal failure of uploading
I enjoyed the idea behind recording an interview, which I did. However, I tried THREE times to upload the interview and it would not work. I rebooted my phone, the app, and I plugged my phone in in case it was in need of more battery...none of them worked. Extremely frustrating, as this was only supposed to take "a few minutes" as the app said, and I timed my last try...it took 57 minutes for the bar to move the slightest bit, and I mean the slightest. I essentially gave up. Too bad this was for extra credit--would've been lovely if it would've worked.