What you'll need: A photo of you and your interview partner to upload and your audio file, if you're not recording in your browser. We'll give you step by step instructions along the way.
After sharing your story, fill out the form below.
You are now ready to share your story.
Record your interview with the app below, or click on the Upload tab to upload an audio file from your computer. If your track is already on SoundCloud, click Select and choose your track from the list.
If you're having difficulty submitting your recording, click here.
Your track has been uploaded.Finish by uploading a photo and submitting the form below. If you do not have a photo, or your track already has a photo associated with it on SoundCloud, skip this step.
Your image has been uploaded.Please fill out the form below to complete your submission.
Record your interview here.
Upload Your Interview here.
Select from SoundCloud here.
Share Your Story.This year we are partnering with SoundCloud to debut our interactive Wall of Listening. Everyone is invited to share stories. You can submit as many recordings as you like.
If this is your first National Day of Listening interview, you may want to watch our how-to video, read some instructions or prepare for your interview by looking over our great questions list.
This year we are also launching our Military Voices Initiative. We have special resources available for those who want to honor veterans, active duty military, and their families.
Follow the directions on the form to your left when you are ready to begin. For recording and interviewing tips, read our Do-It-Yourself guide.
To see last year's Wall of Listening posts, click here.
Tips for a quality recording:Be careful of noise.
Choose a quiet space. Try to prevent ambient noise, such as air conditioning, tapping pencils, wind, etc.
Holding your recording device...
If you're using a mobile phone or your computer to record, set the device between you and your partner, no more than 2 feet away from each of you. If you're using a handheld microphone, keep one hand-span distance between the mic and the speaker's mouth.
Ask emotional questions.
Asking "How does this make you feel?" often elicits interesting responses. Don't be afraid to ask. Look your storyteller in the eyes. Smile. Stay engaged.