“The soul is contained in the human voice,” says David Isay, founder of StoryCorps.
He sees the StoryCorps booth — a setting where two people ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask each other — as a sacred space.
He shares his wisdom about listening as an act of love, and how eliciting and capturing our stories is a way of insisting that every life matters.
This is such an interesting interview by Krista Tippett.
We don’t have time for this kind of listening while we’re on the air actually doing a show, but I wonder what you might experience if you took an hour a week — or even a month — to sit in a studio with one person and ask about their life.
I think you might find content ideas. I think you might find inspiration. I think you might run headlong into emotion.
I think personal enrichment is guaranteed.