David Isay

Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and the recipient of numerous broadcasting honors, including five Peabody Awards and a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. He is the author/editor of numerous books that grew out of his public radio documentary work, including two StoryCorps books: Listening Is an Act of Love  and Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps —both New York Times bestsellers. StoryCorps' newest book, All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps, features a collection of timeless love stories. 

David Isay appears in the following:

Talking Turkey Across Divides

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

David Isay helps you avoid Thanksgiving shouting matches.

StoryCorps Makes "One Small Step"

Thursday, October 18, 2018

StoryCorps founder David Isay discusses an exciting new project.

StoryCorps Has a Thanksgiving Assignment For You

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

StoryCorps is launching a national assignment called "The Great Thanksgiving Listen," in the hopes of doubling its archive with students' interviews of their family members.


WNYC Events

Meet @ WNYC: Get-Together With StoryCorps' Dave Isay

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

6:30 PM

Join Leonard Lopate for An Evening with Dave Isay, to discuss his new book, “All There Is: Love Stories From StoryCorps.” We’ll listen together to excerpts from the oral history project and talk to couples who participated and share your stories.

Preservation, Stop Sign, Sacred Harp

Saturday, April 07, 2001

Kurt Andersen and award-winning radio producer David Isay talk about the art of preservation.


Preservation, Stop Sign, Sacred Harp

Saturday, February 03, 2001

We find out how a painter scooped a scientist in a major discovery about perception, and figure out why a stop sign has eight sides. And Kurt Andersen talks with radio producer David Isay about the art of preservation, with stories about rescuing sacred music and restoring modern sculpture made ...