The National Day of Listening is a new national holiday started by StoryCorps in 2008. On the day after Thanksgiving, StoryCorps asks all Americans to take an hour to record an interview with a loved one, using recording equipment that is readily available in most homes, such as computers, iPhones, and tape recorders.
Tomorrow is the National Day of Listening and commentator Anne Averyt is thinking about new stories. In the old song, the horse knew the way to carry the sleigh home for
the holidays – but in the 21st century, "home" is more elusive.
In anticipation of the Annual National Day of Listening this Friday, commentator and Vermont Humanities Council executive director Peter Gilbert retells a story that he thinks should not be forgotten – especially around Thanksgiving.
In anticipation of the Annual National Day of Listening this Friday, commentator Henry Homeyer observes that our Thanksgiving dinner is based on a story – in which many details are probably not accurate.