Tales is the easiest way to record your family's most important memories.
Our professional interviewers speak with your loved one (over the phone or over Zoom). Then that interview will be edited and polished and you will receive a professionally produced podcast episodes so that you'll have their stories forever.
Think of your favorite podcast or radio show (e.g., This American Life or Howard Stern).
Now imagine that focused on a person, relationship, or life event that matters to you.
Still not sure what it is? Have a listen to some of our sample Tales.
Tales conducts interviews about a subject of your choice.
Step 1. You choose the subject.
Step 2. We do all the work.
Step 3. You get a personal podcast to gift or share with friends and family.
Each Tales interview generally lasts 30-35 minutes. That interview then gets edited down into a polished 20 minute episode.
We are headquartered in Provo, Utah, but our team and network of interviewers are located all over the United States.
Great question. Our professional interviewers bring a wide range of experiences from public radio and hosts of popular podcasts to experienced family and marriage therapists.
Despite their differences in backgrounds, they all have a few things in common. They are all great listeners, empathetic, non-judgmental, and have a knack for storytelling and guiding an interview.
In fact, most Tales customers purchase more than one Tale at a time especially if they are hoping to cover a lot of ground in their interviews.
For example, to capture a loved one's life story, we generally suggest purchasing at least three Tales episodes to be able to capture all of the important memories from someone's life.
Not sure about how many you should buy? No problem! Your dedicated Tales coordinator will work with you to determine how many episodes would be right for your specific situation.
It's hard to say because every situation is a bit different.
If you're not sure, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to work with you to figure out what the right number is.
For Tales episodes involving one or two interviews, you can expect it to be ready within two weeks.
For Tales episodes involving three interviews, you can expect it to be ready within three weeks.
For episodes involving four or more interviews, your Tales coordinator will provide a timeline which will depend on the number of episodes and guests you would like to include in the process.
If you need your Tales episode sooner than the above timelines, get in touch with us at email@example.com and we will do our best to accommodate your timeline.
We will send you a link to a private, easy-to-share webpage that has your Tale and a brief description of the episode.
You own the Tale. It is yours to do whatever you like.
That is up to you.
We find that Tales episodes are generally intended for sharing with close family and friends as this encourages participants to be more open in their interviews.
That being said, you are more than welcome to share your Tale more widely if that is something that you would like to do.
At the moment, you can purchase Tales in English.
We plan on supporting additional languages in the coming months. If you would like to purchase a Tale in another language, please share that with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We prioritize new languages based on customer demand, so please let us know which language you would most like us to support
Each Tales episode is professionally edited, including sound mixing, a narrative introduction from the interviewer, and curated musical overlays.
If you have trouble connecting with your interviewer, please email us at email@example.com. Your coordinator will follow up immediately to help.
Step 1. Your pre-interview thoughts & interview scheduling.
Step 2. Your interview.
Step 3. The final product.
Most Tales episodes are intended for close family and friends so that you can feel more comfortable opening up during the interview.
That said, if you would like to share your Tale with more people or on social media, you are welcome to do so!
Feel free to review your answers to your pre-interview questionnaire to jog your memory of what you will be speaking about.
Find a quiet place with reliable cellular reception or internet connection to ensure sound quality.
Yes. We make your Tales available to you for listening, downloading, or sharing with others through a dedicated webpage.
Upon request, we can also provide you with the raw audio files making up your Tale. To make this request, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.