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Special Partnership: StoryCorps at BCNY

March 2nd, 2024 

Thanks to our partnership with StoryCorps, members participated in a podcast program, learning interviewing and recording fundamentals. Founded in 2003, StoryCorps is a nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs. Their mission is to “help us believe in each other by illuminating the humanity and possibility in us all — one story at a time.” 

Equipped with professional microphones and sound systems with StoryCorps and BCNY staff, members could tune into each other’s stories, some they had never heard before. At one point, two members co-hosted a mock recording session, sitting behind microphones and facing another member, the interviewee, donning headphones connected to an audio interface. Throughout the mock session, StoryCorps staff presented guiding questions and lessons around the fundamentals. The podcast program created an engaging (and sometimes silly) atmosphere illustrating StoryCorps’ commitment: everyone has an important story to tell and that everyone’s story matters.  

Listen to a very special interview of BCNY member Mason interviewing his mom, Roseann, which aired on NPR last year: ‘Your Heart is On Protein Powder:’ Reflections On Love and Family”