November 27 is the National Day of Listening. On this day after Thanksgiving, you are supposed to set aside one hour to record a
conversation with someone important to you. You can interview anyone you
choose: an older relative, a friend, a teacher, or someone from the
This is a project of StoryCorps, an independent nonprofit whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening. Since 2003, Americans have interviewed family and friends through StoryCorps, making it one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. People preserve the interview using cell phones, tape recorders, computers, or even pen and paper.