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The first-ever animated special from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Listening Is an Act of Love features six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project.

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Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, explains the motivations and goals of the public radio project, and how he hopes they can help people remember that they matter and "won't be forgotten."

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Mike and Tim Rauch, the animators behind the StoryCorps shorts, give their opinions on "animated documentaries."

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When first approached by his brother to work on the StoryCorps shorts, Tim Rauch originally said that there was "no way" to animate the StoryCorps recordings.

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The Rauch Brothers describe how they arrived at their animation style for the StoryCorps Shorts, noting how they adapt it for each short depending on the story.

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The Rauch Brothers talk about animating the StoryCorps shorts series.

  • Updated on April 17, 2014

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Until Oct. 31, 2017

Film Information

StoryCorps Shorts (various min.)

Streaming Dates: May 6, 2010 – Oct. 31, 2017

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Filmmakers: Mike Rauch, Tim Rauch

Press: Animated Series Launches

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StoryCorps grew out of a very simple idea: we wanted to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record their life stories.”

— Dave Isay, StoryCorps Founder and President


Critical Acclaim

[StoryCorps interviews] form shimmering threads in the American tapestry.”

USA Today

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