07/06/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mother's Day Collection From StoryCorps: Dave Isay Talks To Stephen Colbert About 'Mom' (VIDEO)

Dave Isay, the editor of a new collection of pieces from StoryCorps called "Mom," was on Stephen Colbert last night to talk about the book. StoryCorps, he explained, is a project that has been going on for six and a half years and allows people to interview their loved ones about anything they want, and archive their conversation in the Library of Congress. "Mom" takes pieces of the best interviews with and about mothers, just in time for Mother's Day.

"One thing that disturbs me about the book," mused Colbert, "is that it's not packed with famous people... Aren't famous people more interesting?" Isay made the case that "everyday people are as interesting as celebrities," and that there's an authenticity to the conversations that you don't get in many other places in our culture. He also promised that the chapter on MILFs would be in the next book.

For an extremely touching example of one of the interviews, you can check out this animation that StoryCorps debuted earlier this week.


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