StoryCorps: National Day of Listening
WABE and StoryCorps Atlanta are pleased to celebrate the third annual National Day of Listening on Friday, November 26, 2010. On the day after Thanksgiving, we encourage you to start a new holiday tradition: Set aside an hour to interview a friend, a loved one, or someone in your community about his or her life.
To record your own National Day of Listening interview:
- Find someone you’d like to interview.
- Create your question list.
- Sit down to record your conversation.
Need some help?
StoryCorps has created a free Do-It-Yourself (DIY) interview guide, available online. The guide has step-by-step interview instructions, equipment recommendations, and even suggested sample questions.
You can record your interview using equipment that is readily available in most homes—from cell phones to tape recorders to computers—or even pen and paper.
Learn more in this video:
The National Day of Listening was started by StoryCorps in 2008 as a way to provide an alternative to “Black Friday” shopping sprees. By participating in this year’s National Day of Listening, we hope you’ll find that taking the time to interview people about their lives is the least expensive but most meaningful gift that we can give. To learn more about how to record your own story at our StoryCorps Atlanta studio, please visit us online here: www.pba.org/storycorps