Since 2003, StoryCorps has built the largest collection of human voices ever archived — and we want to add yours. Our mission is to build connections, encourage compassion between people, and share stories, big and small. Have an incredible story to tell? Want to have a meaningful talk with someone important in your life? We’d love for you to join in and preserve your voice for future generations. It’s simple to get started!
The growing culture of contempt and dehumanization in America poses an existential threat to our democracy. Over the past three years, with the help of scientists and psychologists across the country (and with the support of CPB!), StoryCorps has developed and tested a powerful intervention that can turn “thems” into “us-es.” One Small Step brings strangers across political divides together for conversations—not to talk about politics, but to get to know each other as human beings. We hope One Small Step at scale can help the country to see the humanity in those with whom we disagree. One Small Step speaks to the values of public media—innovation, excellence, and, above all else, public service to the American people. It’s a moonshot initiative, but we’re giving it everything we’ve got.