Mobile Tour

Mobile Tour

It’s a road trip that has been going on for more than 10 years.

In 2005, StoryCorps converted an Airstream trailer into a traveling recording studio–our MobileBooth–and launched its first cross-country tour. Each year, we visit cities and towns across the country to record the stories of the people who live there. We partner with local public radio stations, cultural institutions and community-based organizations to get the word out and invite participants to bring someone to the StoryCorps MobileBooth.

2017 Mobile Tour Dates

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Location Partner Dates
Shreveport, LA Red River Radio  October 12 – November 10, 2017
Corpus Christi, TX  KEDT November 16 – December 20, 2017

2018 Mobile Tour Dates

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Location Partner Dates
Austin, TX KUT 90.5  January 5 – February 2, 2018
Oklahoma City, OK KOSU  February 8 – March 9, 2018
Portales, NM KENW March 15 – April 13, 2018
Fort Collins, CO KUNC April 19 – May 18, 2018
Jackson, WY Wyoming Public Media  May 24 – June 22, 2018
Bismarck, ND Prairie Public Broadcasting June 28 – July 27, 2018
Kansas City, KS/MO KCUR 89.3  August 2 – September 2, 2018
Charleston, WV West Virginia Public Media  September 9 – October 7, 2018
Athens, GA WUGA FM  October 14 – November 11, 2018
Jacksonville, FL WJCT  November 18 – December 21, 2018


Stories from the Mobile Tour

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"I went as macho as I could be to mask what I was underneath."
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"I'm curious how I could have reached out to you better?"
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Become a Community Partner

Our goal is to make the StoryCorps recording experience accessible to all. One way we do that is by partnering with local organizations that serve diverse populations. StoryCorps interviews celebrate the voices and milestones in your community and encourage meaningful interactions between your organization and the people you serve. Community partnerships are free of charge, and conversations can be recorded in any language.

To learn more about the benefits of community partnership and our partner criteria contact mobiletour@staging.storycorps.org.

Partner Highlights

Location Partner
Tampa, FL African American Heritage Association
Rapid City, SD Black Hills Center for Equality
Detroit, MI Arab American National Museum
Las Vegas – NV Phillipine American Lions Club
Yakima, WA The Center for Native Health and Culture at Heritage University
Oxnard, CA Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
Charleston, SC Avery Research Center @ College of Charleston
St. Louis, MO Buder Center for American Indian Studies
National CHCI (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute)
National SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders)

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Each week, the StoryCorps podcast shares these unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street.