STORIES PRESERVED IN AUDIO
Your grandparents’ stories passed down.
Preserve your grandparents’ living memories with meaningful and in-depth audio recordings in their own voices.
Published for generations on durable, distributed platforms.
Get to know grandma’s grandma.
Our storytelling muscles are so atrophied by listicles, memes, and emojis that most of us spend most of our time only reacting to stories told by others rather than consciously articulating and preserving our own. Our foremothers and forefathers would be ashamed.
Over just the past 50 years, human memory has so degraded that most of us can’t even name our grandparents’ grandparents. Much less their cares and circumstances that ultimately result in your existence.
One effect of that is a loss of personal or familial-generational history. When we stop telling our own generations the stories of their ancestors, history gets reduced to events recorded by professional historians and journalists. This sort of history is important but it’s told from a perspective of 300,000 feet. The history that forms us is the lore passed down over family dinner tables.
Our Grand Story is about unearthing, articulating, and preserving the formative elements of your family’s stories. In the voice of your living, primary source.
No one tells it like grandma.
Get the story in her own words, with her own voice.
A podcast just for your family
Our service is an interview with your subject (parent, grandparent, etc) and a durable audio artifact. In other words: a podcast just for your family.
Podcasts are a perfect medium for preserving stories. They are in a format that’s been around (and isn’t going anywhere), easily distributed, and best of all: in your grandparent’s own voice.
We take great care in interviewing your subject and excel in getting him or her to share a story with authenticity. The interview lasts about an hour and everyone enjoys it (you’re welcome to listen in!).
The final result is a short podcast series broken into 10-minute episodes. Why so short? Podcasts are difficult to comb through when you’re looking for that one sound byte or particular reference. By breaking the interview into brief and distinct chunks, it ensures the episodes are listened to and used for generations to come.