Be a part of history.


This is a unique opportunity for the people of Orange County to share their stories (through the StoryCorps App) and have them preserved for posterity at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. And now the StoryCorps Experience is here!

We've Installed Two Recording Booths

Stories from the OC is at Cadence Park in Irvine. Recordings are by appointment, now through December 31, 2019.

Stories from the OC is open. Reserve a time to record your own Stories from the OC conversation. We can’t wait to hear your story.
We make it easy.
The best stories are unscripted and unrehearsed.
They can be told in any language. And they can last up to 40 minutes. Participants are encouraged to bring a list of questions to get the conversation started. They can also bring meaningful objects or photos that evoke personal memories.
A storytelling guide will be present to help.
They may ask a couple follow-up questions. But the participants are primarily the ones guiding the conversation and asking questions of each other. The guide will assist in creating a StoryCorps app account and getting participants set up in the recording booth.
Participants are in control of their own story.
Each participant will have access to their story through their online StoryCorps account. Participants are in complete control of their own story. They can choose to make their story public on the StoryCorps archive website or keep it private.
Recording Dates
August – December 2019
(Precise dates and times will be made available soon.)
Cadence Park
703 Benchmark
Irvine, CA 92618
About StoryCorps.
StoryCorps is a national nonprofit organization, and the largest oral history project of its kind. Over half a million voices have been archived so far, and select stories are shared with the public through public radio broadcasts, podcasts, animations, and books. Since 2003, StoryCorps has been traveling the country, recording tens of thousands of stories — one captivating conversation at a time.

We encourage you and all those interested in participating to visit, go to the Stories section — and just listen. Experience for yourself how deeply moving and inspiring these simple conversations can be.