StoryCorps at Stanford Health Care


What is a StoryCorps recording?

40 minutes of meaningful conversation

A candid, unscripted conversation, typically between two people, about whatever is important to them. 

Who can share a story?


All patients, family members, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate in StoryCorps at SHC.  

Why share my story?

Right now we need connection more than ever

Stories provide the opportunity for us to acknowledge, learn from, and honor the voices of our communities.

What will we talk about?

Whatever matters to you

For example – At this time in your life, what nourishes your heart/soul/spirit?  Do you look at life differently now than before you were diagnosed?  How has your life changed during COVID-19?  What do you feel most grateful for in your life?

How do we record?


To respond to the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic — while working towards its mission to help people feel more connected and less alone — StoryCorps launched a virtual recording platform. This allows  participants to see and hear one another during their conversation, and to be joined by a facilitator remotely. 

We will see each other during the recording but only the audio is stored.

Anything else I should know?


  • You can record anonymously.
  • You can record your interview in any language you choose.
  • You decide how or if you share your recording.
  • Everyone has a story to share.

Want to know more?

We'd love to hear from you

And we're ready to answer your questions, schedule your recording, and guide you throughout the process. Give us a call or fill out the form below.


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