About the Podcast
StoryCorps, the nation’s largest oral history project, provides Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs the opportunity to record, share and preserve their stories by recording high-quality interviews between friends or family. StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations. <hr> For example - in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots - StoryCorps’ 2019 spring podcast season featured stories of love, friendship, courage, and resilience from the LGBTQ community. <hr> As the largest oral history project in American history, StoryCorps provides Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs the opportunity to record, share and preserve their stories in sound. More than 500,000 people have recorded conversations in StoryCorps recording booths in cities nationwide and through the StoryCorps mobile app.
About the Host
Jasmyn Belcher-Morris is the Executive Editor for StoryCorps. She oversees development and production of the StoryCorps podcast in addition to her role as host, and also provides editorial guidance for StoryCorps' weekly broadcast series on NPR. In 2011, she was part of the team that won the 71st George Foster Peabody Award for the StoryCorps 9/11 collection. She began her radio career in 2006, as a reporter for a local NPR station in Central New York, where she covered nearly 20 counties. Her sound-rich feature stories earned her 40 New York State Associated Press and local press club awards. Her work has aired on dozens of public radio stations across the country, on national programs like All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Latino USA, as well as podcast networks like Midroll. When she's not making podcasts, she's playing with her band or spending time on her twin sister's farm sanctuary. Jasmyn hails from upstate, NY, where she lives with her husband and two cats.