This is awesome
Kira Interview 4/5
By Kira Interview
Interviewed and asked about childhood, interests, and music.
Does not work with voiceover 3/5
By just a blind veteran
This application is on accessible for voiceover users who are blind
An app that made me feel understanding 5/5
My English teacher made me download this app to interview a stranger. The interview that I did made me see more of just what single strangers go through and how much personality they have.
Growing up in Corinth NY 5/5
A wonderful app! Thank you to the dedicated people who work effortlessly to ensure a positive experience to all who participate in StoryCorps recordings!
Easy to use, sparked good conversation 4/5
By Redd Foxx 1957
Appreciate having suggested questions to use. Could have been better prepared.
Love it! 5/5
By A StoryCorps app lover
Used this app to record with friends, and we had a surprisingly good time. Lots of debaucherous stories to tell….
It’s great that everyone gets to preserve their story…..and they should :)))
Hallelujah! App updates fixed the bugs 5/5
By Talky Teach
Update: with the newest release 3.2.0 out, I had my students update their apps and run some peer to peer interviews in class - looks like the major bugs are gone! All our interviews uploaded and there were no mysterious disappearances or struggles. UI is much nicer now too! Phew.
I recently used the app to run The Great Thanksgiving Listen project with my 10th grade history students. Each of them recorded a grandparent or adult in their lives using the app, and then we uploaded them all with a special classroom keyword.
The app functionality was fairly straight forward and the process of recording/uploading for all 45 of my students was 95% great with a few exceptions- some of the interviews disappeared, some of them wouldn't upload to the site, etc. I think they are in process of fixing the bugs soon!
Once we uploaded the interviews, my students did all of the photos, keywording and description writing through the website version of the app on the StoryCorps Archive. Much easier than typing on phones and the interface was more comprehensive.
This is a great curriculum for history and social studies classrooms and I'm so glad I found out about it!
Great Experience 5/5
Being able to sit down and record an interview with my parents was truly a great experience for me! I look forward to recording more interviews with this app.
Improved with more questions and stories to hear 5/5
I first used this app in the fall. I recorded two interviews and got the hang of it. I'm going to use it at my family reunion. It's definitely much improved. There are new questions added and it seems faster moving from one step to the next. I also found out I can listen to some Storycorps stories that are like what I hear on NPR. I find something new whenever I open up this app!
Hi ho 5/5
If it would work, it would be amazing! 1/5
I love this idea, but I lost several wonderful interviews when trying to upload them and I’m not willing to risk that happening again :-(.
Cute idea, but simply inaccessible 2/5
By CC Pupcake
Every time I get out of the app and come back to it, it makes me log in again, and it never accepts my password, so I have to reset it, and even when I do reset it, it still won't accept it. Very upset. 😡 Good for one time use, but would not recommend otherwise.
Stopped working after a few minutes 1/5
By Hungry attorney
Thankfully, I had my phone’s voice recorder going or my father-in-law’s interview would have been a disaster. I started the Story Corp recorder at least five times. Each time, it would stop working after a few minutes. So frustrating.
School made me get it probably going to use it once for dumb project that will make my grade go down the tank. Givner a 3/5
Story corps is dumb 2/5
By Gobro gopro
It’s dumb and stupid
Frustrated and disappointed 2/5
I love everything about Story Corps. And the app works beautifully when I am making my recordings. However I have yet to make one recording that has successfully uploaded to the platform - and I have tried multiple times over multiple days. But every time my upload fails, and I have tried on 3 separate wireless networks. I am beyond frustrated. I've recorded some wonderful interviews with my grandmother that I would love to share with the world. So deeply disappointed.
Love this app and all involved BUT... 1/5
By Mia McBride
It NEEDS an update where people can upload prerecorded interviews!!! Sorry guys and gals at StoryCorps love you to pieces but this is big! It used to be an option and now it's been taken away. I have some very insightful interviews that the world needs to hear and no way to share them 💔💔💔 Hate to rate so low, don't want to send out that bad energy to such a great group.
Lots of love and I'll definitely re-review when the feature is added back,
Ya girl 💔
Tried to sign in for a project but the new update of the app wouldn’t let me. Went to the website, which said “a new StoryCorps.me is coming soon please check back in a few hours.” Made me miss my interview. This app is horrible.
Humanity Revealed 5/5
Love this app. Real people totally unscripted just having a conversation. Only wish it was longer.
The podcasts are great! 5/5
Excellent app for recording histories. App works well and the sample questions are very helpful. Everyone should use this app and record their family history!
Powerful tool for family members & educators 4/5
By COL student
StoryCorps 3.0 is a powerful tool for recording oral histories, especially for family members and educators. The app's question lists and tips are a great introduction to interview techniques and make it easy to use at home or on the go.
However, the app is not designed for recreational listening—most users' uploads are 20 minutes or longer, and the search is limited to location and keywords. So if you're looking for the StoryCorps podcasts, NPR clips, or animations, the website (storycorps.org) is a much better resource.
Educational- inspiration- relaxing 5/5
The pod cast are absolutely wonderful ~ the story telling is wonderful & it's told in such an educational & inspiring way that after a long week I needed a break from tv & news ~ this took me into relaxation mode ~ one of the easiest 5 Stars I've ever rated
Lost my interview? 2/5
Huge fan of the podcast and had been planning this interview for a year. Sat down with my grandma this morning to record and had a beautiful interview in which she told me her life story! Saved to the app and went to post it tonight and it's gone! Incredibly worried, I can't find where to go to contact support?
The interview with my mom is gone 1/5
I recorded an interview with my mom who has Alzheimer's. It is now gone. Did an update erase the recording? You make me sad...
Not happy at all 1/5
If I could give it zero stars I would. I lost my whole interview with my grandmother....
By Philly Wonka
This app has a good a idea but has terrible functionality. Lost one of my interviews for no apparent reason, there was no way to recover it.
Uploads fail 2/5
The app is great for recording interviews, but it won't let me upload them! I've tried several times over the span of two months, and I still can't publish my interviews. Please resolve this issue, because it makes the app useless!
Deleted my interview. 1/5
I interviewed my grandfather--went through the correct steps to save it--and when I opened the app 4 days later it was gone. So frustrating.
Deletes All My Interviews 3/5
Love the concept but honestly, I've made 4 interviews and all of them disappear before I get the chance to record them. Fix it.
Great connection app 5/5
By Thanksgiving Listen
What a great idea to get young people to ask meaningful questions of the older generation. The questions provided here are fabulous and get kids started on one of the most important interviews of there life.
Very disappointed... 1/5
I did a really good interview with my dad and it was 43 minutes long. I really liked it. The next day it was gone and I was really mad. I was sure I saved it but it wasn't there. IF THERE IS A SOLUTION PLEASE TELL ME! I'm so mad.
DOES NOT PLAY AFTER 6 MINS 1/5
I interviewed my dad for the #GreatListen and our interview came out to be a lengthy 33 minutes. A couple of days after the initial interview, I tried to sit and play the whole interview but the audio would not past the 6 minute mark. Even though the app showed the actual length of the interview ( 33 minutes), every time I tried to play it it would automatically stop at the 6 minute mark. I tried to skip past the 6 minute mark but no luck. Next I tried to call customer service 3x but no answer. I also tried file sharing using ITunes and I was successfully able to download my interview but when I played the downloaded audio it only had the first 6 minutes of the interview on it which was extremely disappointing and heartbreaking. If there is anyway to get my FULL 33 MINUTE INTERVIEW BACK I would love to hear it. The app is a very solid idea and a great way to connect with someone nonetheless, there are so many glitches on the app and the app is basic which makes it very hard to enjoy.
Deletes randomly, even days later 1/5
I assigned the Great Thanksgiving Listen to my class. Many had successful interviews and families reached out to me to tell me what a great assignment it was. The problem is that the app erased 8-10 kids' interviews! Some happened right after recording and some happened up to 4 days later. We logged into the StoryCorps.me accounts on a desktop to try to find them, but we were not successful. I would NOT RECOMMEND USING THIS APP, but instead would suggest recording on "voice record" on your iPhone and then uploading the file to the StoryCorps website that way. It's a shame to lose this hard work from kids with relatives they only see once a year. ☹️
Lost Important Interview 1/5
By Pizza Cones
I don't know what happened exactly, but the app malfunctioned and lost an amazing interview I had with my grandfather a few weeks earlier, the last recording of him before he died. I was only able to recover the first third of it. Don't record your interview in the app! And if you do, back it up to a computer immediately. Don't let this happen to you – I won't ever forget it.
A review from Mr. Ernst 1/5
This app was terrible! Kids were having so much trouble. Sad! 🐸
Glitchy and awful and annoying to use 1/5
By Terrible truth
-deleted all my interviews
-obnoxious to use
-trouble logging in
I'm a teenager, if this all is confusing to me then you know there's an issue with the app. FIX IT PLS because it could be really nice and instead it's VERY GLITCHY AND ANNOYING TO WORK WITH
They should :
-make glitch fixes
-be more clear
-allow you to adjust timer(TIMER KEPT GLITCHING)
-and AUTOMATICALLY SAVE THE RECORDINGS NO MATTER WHAT because it's really upsetting
Unreliable/ must be connected to wifi to save 2/5
Deleted my interview !!!!! So annoyed this app would be 5 stars if it hadn't deleted it
It's gone 3/5
I love the feel and purpose of the app. Many of my interviews are gone and I think they were deleted...
Crushed my hopes. 1/5
By A 14 year old emotional girl
I wanted to interview my grandparents because they were starting to get old. The interview was emotional and touching. And when I tried to upload it, I filled everything out fine, but then it went back to login and terms of service. The interview was lost and I was crying for hours. I won't have that kind of bonding with them if we try to repeat the interview and it's such a disappointment. Nothing like its hyped to be.
Deleted my interview 1/5
This app had me make an account at the beginning, before I recorded my interview. I finished recording the interview, and In order for me to add participants names, it made me sign in again. When I signed in, it deleted my entire interview. huge waste of time
Completely Disappointed 1/5
I used the app to record an interview with my grandmother. Because she doesn't have wifi, I used the "save to device" option o I could upload it later. After driving six hours back to my home, I open the app and the interview is nowhere to be found. I guess I can plug my iPad into the computer and search for it, but This is a frustrating and unacceptable level of performance for the Storycorps app. I can't imagine that less tech savvy people will even be able to find their interviews when they experience this glitch. Definitely won't trust this app to record stories/family interviews again.
By Love of my face
I did a 45 minute interview with my grandmother and I logged back in and it's gone. This was really special to me because it was about her life and my dads and everything she remembered and now it's gone. I'm so upset and I wish that this didn't happen.
Can't get through the create account page 1/5
Tried multiples times to create an account. App doesn't do anything and doesn't know how to create an account and login. Frustrating. Sounded like a cool idea.
This is a wonderful way to preserve history and humanity 5/5
I heard about StoryCorps via a TED Talk so I decided to give their App a try. I decided to interview my Mom from the couch while watching Game 7 of the World Series because I knew it was going to be epic. She was reluctant to participate at first, but the interview got better as time wore on. I found the App easy to use and was surprised by how good the sound quality was using my phone's mic. We used the Pause button A LOT because we were engrossed in watching the game, so take advantage of this feature if you need to take a break for whatever reason. Overall it was a positive recording experience and I think it's so cool our interview was added to the collection at the Library of Congress!
Copyright Concerns 1/5
Decided not to use this app. They claim the right to use your content for free.
Great Idea 5/5
I've been a frequent listener of your show on NPR and finally decided to record my own interview. The app worked great and I was able to share my grandfather's interview with my whole family.
Lost my interview. 1/5
I recorded an entire interview with my grandpa and i go to upload it and the stupid app freezes on the agreement page. thanks for nothing