StoryCorps Reservations: The Sequel
New slots available Dec. 7, but time is of the essence
By Robert Faires,
5:00PM, Tue. Jan. 6, 2015
A few weeks ago, we told you that the StoryCorps MobileBooth would be back in town and that you could reserve a spot to tell your story. We just didn't tell you fast enough. By the time we posted that, all of the slots were taken. So we're telling you now that some new slots will be available Wednesday at 10am. And you had better dial in right away.
And by right away, we mean between 10 o'clock and 10:03.
Seriously. That's how quickly the previously reservations were snapped up. We know that because Chronicle Publisher Nick Barbaro tried calling the first day that the booth was taking reservations and was told that every slot was taken in the first three minutes.
So if you're intent on getting inside the little Airstream trailer with the recording studio – currently parked on the plaza of the Bullock Texas State History Museum – and telling a story that will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress along with those of more than 80,000 Americans, then get your dialing finger ready to punch in this number: 800/850-4406. That's StoryCorps’ 24-hour toll-free reservation line. Or you could try your luck at the StoryCorps website. Just, as the saying goes, be quick about it.
As noted earlier, snippets of StoryCorps interviews are regularly featured on the NPR program Morning Edition, and local NPR affiliate KUT 90.5 is sponsoring the MobileBooth's return. For more information, visit www.kut.org.