Oral history

Take a trip down memory lane.

StoryCorps is a unique American oral history project that puts new tech to work on preserving an old custom – storytelling. Since 2003, StoryCorps has encouraged people from all walks of life to share their life stories with family and friends. The convos are recorded free of charge and filed at the US Library of Congress. Bummed about the recession and wanna know what people thought of the Great Depression? Take a listen over at the StoryCorps website – it’s not the most stylish site but the content is impressive, so check it out. You can bone up on your listening skills and you might even learn something.

Or better yet, get inspired and start a Canadian equivalent.

The StoryCorps project was discovered over at JackSpade, which partnered with StoryCorps a while back to support its CD of anecdotes.