The Fact That Changed Everything: David Isay and StoryCorps - by Bekah Wright / Illustration by Jessica De Jesus




As Isay entered his early 20s, he began to lose the older generation he’d interviewed, leading him to unsuccessfully scour his parents’ house for the cassette. “Ultimately, that’s what led to the creation of StoryCorps,” he says, “I wanted to make sure no one ever made the idiotic mistake I did of losing the voice of a loved one—to ensure other people were able to have for themselves, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, this record of the life, voice and spirit of someone who matters to them.”

Celebrate StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening this November and interview someone you care about. Submit your idea for the National Day of Listening GOOD Maker Challenge by 10/29 noon PT.  


This content is brought to you by GOOD, with support from IBM. Click here to read more stories from The Fact That Changed Everything series and here to read about other Figures of Progress.

The Fact That Changed Everything: David Isay and StoryCorps - by Bekah Wright / Illustration by Jessica De Jesus

As Isay entered his early 20s, he began to lose the older generation he’d interviewed, leading him to unsuccessfully scour his parents’ house for the cassette. “Ultimately, that’s what led to the creation of StoryCorps,” he says, “I wanted to make sure no one ever made the idiotic mistake I did of losing the voice of a loved one—to ensure other people were able to have for themselves, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, this record of the life, voice and spirit of someone who matters to them.”

Celebrate StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening this November and interview someone you care about. Submit your idea for the National Day of Listening GOOD Maker Challenge by 10/29 noon PT.  

This content is brought to you by GOOD, with support from IBM. Click here to read more stories from The Fact That Changed Everything series and here to read about other Figures of Progress.

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    StoryCorps is wonderful.
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    StoryCorps is simply AMAZING!
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    I wish I had followed through with recording Poppy telling stories of his childhood. I’ll never hear him tell those...
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