StoryCorps Founder On The Purpose And Passion Of Work

Radio documentarian Dave Isay stands next to one of two StoryCorps Airstream trailers outfitted with recording studios. Isay launched StoryCorps in an effort to create an oral history of America through the stories of everyday people.
Radio documentarian Dave Isay stands next to one of two StoryCorps Airstream trailers outfitted with recording studios. Isay launched StoryCorps in an effort to create an oral history of America through the stories of everyday people. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP Photo
Radio documentarian Dave Isay stands next to one of two StoryCorps Airstream trailers outfitted with recording studios. Isay launched StoryCorps in an effort to create an oral history of America through the stories of everyday people.
Radio documentarian Dave Isay stands next to one of two StoryCorps Airstream trailers outfitted with recording studios. Isay launched StoryCorps in an effort to create an oral history of America through the stories of everyday people. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP Photo

StoryCorps Founder On The Purpose And Passion Of Work

David Isay is a legend in the radio business for his audio documentaries and for StoryCorps, the segment where regular people interview each other about their lives.

Isay’s new book collects some of his favorite moments from StoryCorps. It’s called Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, and he’ll be talking about it Sunday at the Chicago Humanities Festival. Isay sits down with Tony Sarabia to talk about the book.