SoundCloud Speaks #5 – Storycorps
Earlier this year, we introduced our new audio series ‘SoundCloud Speaks‘, where we take an in-depth look into stories from the ‘cloud, and the users behind them. Today, we’re happy to present our fifth installment. The producer for this episode was Jayme Catsouphes.
When StoryCorps began back in 2003, it started with the basic idea that everybody has a story. And it matters. And all those great stories out there need to be told, recorded and archived. To date, StoryCorps has visited all 48 contiguous states and collected over 40,000 interviews.
In this episode of SoundCloud Speaks, the senior producer for StoryCorps, Michael Garofalo talks about the importance of listening and storytelling.
The interviews that StoryCorps collects are unlike anything else you’ll hear on the radio. They’re essentially personal, emotional conversations between family members and close friends. But they also reveal what we all have in common.
To listen to more StoryCorps interviews, check out their archive . You can also listen to their podcast on SoundCloud.
And StoryCorps wants you to get involved! On November 23rd, celebrate the National Day of Listening by recording your own interview with someone special.
‘SoundCloud Speaks‘ is your show, so let us know what you’d like to hear. If you have a story you’d like to tell, a question you’d like answered, or want to recommend a friend’s sounds for us to share, get in touch by either leaving a comment.
You can hear all previous episodes here.
Thanks again for listening, hope you enjoy!