Arts and Culture
12:39 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

National Day of Listening - Nov. 29, 2013

The National Day of Listening is a day to honor a loved one through listening.
The National Day of Listening is a day to honor a loved one through listening.

November 29, 2013 marks the 5th anniversary of the National Day of Listening. The National Day of Listening is a day to honor a loved one through listening. It's the least expensive but most meaningful gift you can give this holiday season. You can choose to record a story with anyone you know. Learn more.

The National Day of Listening is a new national holiday started by StoryCorps in 2008. On the day after Thanksgiving, StoryCorps asks everyone to take a few minutes to record an interview with a loved one. You can use recording equipment that is readily available to you, such as computers, iPhones, and tape recorders, along with StoryCorps’ free Do-It-Yourself Instruction Guide.

Celebrating the National Day of Listening provides a noncommercial alternative to “Black Friday” shopping sprees. Tens of thousands of Americans have participated in the National Day of Listening, and educators and community organizations have incorporated StoryCorps’ interviewing techniques into their programs.

That's the National Day of Listening, November 29th, 2013. Ask great questions. Share great stories.