5 tips for conducting an interview with someone you care about, using StoryCorps’ new app

TED Blog

Anybody with a smartphone can now be a part of the StoryCorps movement. As TED Prize Winner Dave Isay reveals in today’s talk, you no longer have to travel to a StoryCorps mobile booth to capture an interview with a friend, family member or stranger — because StoryCorps has created a free app. Now, if you can find a quiet place and 45 minutes, you can interview someone whose story has never been heard and immediately upload the discussion to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

The app itself is easy to use, with step-by-step guidance on how to pick interview questions, record the interview, select an excerpt to highlight, and upload the full conversation for posterity. More than 250 interviews have already been uploaded since Isay gave his talk in Vancouver on Tuesday. Your participation is key to the success of Isay’s audacious wish for StoryCorps: 

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