Forget Black Friday and all its consumerist claptrap. Who needs a semi-national holiday devoted to that? NPR and StoryCorps are kindling a new tradition today – the National Day of Listening. It’s as simple as sitting down wit someone you love. Ask a few heartfelt questions, then listen – really listen – to the stories that pour forth. In the attention economy, that transaction is priceless.
NPR produced a series of conversations to get things rolling. Two of my favorites are Liane Hansen with her son and Susan Stanberg with Noah Adams. Another national treasure is the story Studs Terkel recorded for StoryCorps shortly before his death in October. Now it’s your turn. Tell me what you hear.