Need some inspiration. Check out StoryCorps - an organisation in the United States helping to archive the wisdom of generations.
Since 2003 they have recorded more than 35,000 meaningful conversations between two people who know each other (normally couples, relatives or close friends) across the country. The conversations are stored at the Library of Congress. They have an intense focus on collecting, sharing and preserving people's stories.
- You can search and listen to the latest stories.
- Or you can browse the stories using their app and record your own! Record and share the stories that are all around you.
BBC Radio 4 was inspired by StoryCorps and created The Listening Project - which focuses on capturing the nation in conversation. Some of the stories are broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and added to an audio archive, helping to preserve the stories for future generations.
I think Radio 4 controller, Gwyneth Williams sums the idea up really well - hinting at those utterly memorable stories which we are keen to hear about "I'd like to invite listeners to help us catch, broadcast and archive for the nation those rare exchanges that really matter; those conversations that can change the course of a life; that are utterly memorable; that we have all had and never forget.”
If you have any questions about submitting your ideas to The Man who bought Stonehenge and other stories do email us at the address above. (Submission deadline - 30 April).