This Mother’s Day, give her something as thoughtful as she is

Tell mom — or a mother figure in your life — just how much you appreciate her, or give her a space to share her own thoughts and memories. Artifact makes it easy.


The Wirecutter named Artifact one of the best family gifts for 2020

We create personal podcasts for you

Our expert interviewers guide you through a conversation, and then we edit your words into a polished podcast. In the end, you’ll have a thoughtful and creative gift to share with the one you love. All it takes is a half-hour conversation.

1. Choose the subject
Tell us what to explore and whom to talk to.
Easy scheduling. Interviews over the phone. Edit.
Waiting at a private webpage.

Artifact interviewers bring a range of experience, from public radio to popular podcasts.
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Portrait of Mom

Anyone can give flowers or jewelry. Only you can say how much you love and admire your mom, and tell the stories to prove it.

Starting at $175
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Her Story

When you give mom the chance to tell her story, you’re doing more than making a record that will endure for future generations — you’re also letting her know that she matters. She can go deep on her childhood, life before kids, career, or motherhood. It’s up to her!

Starting at $175
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Childhood Memories

What is the first memory you have of your mom? Are there any childhood stories that get you every time? This is your chance to share them with her — or with the whole family. You can also invite siblings to join in.

Starting at $175

“It was a chance to slow down and really think about my relationship with my mom, and let her know just how special she is to me.”

—Shea Q.
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Family Dish Sessions

Get members of your immediate family on the phone — with one of our professional interviewers as mediator — to dish about legendary moments, joke about quirky family dynamics, and tell mom how important she is.

Starting at $175
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Celebrate a Mother Figure in Your Life

They don’t technically need to be a mom to play a motherly role in your life. Artifact is an amazing way to show the grandmothers, teachers, mentors, coaches, aunts, family friends, and sisters that you appreciate all they do for you and for others. Use your interview to create a lasting celebration of someone you love.

Starting at $175

“Artifact helped me describe the warmth and kindness of my sweet Grandmother Jane. I’m so grateful that my grandchildren and great grandchildren can now have a sense of who she was and what she meant to me.”

—Jane H.


What is Artifact?
Think of your favorite podcast—maybe it’s This American Life, or Radiolab. Now imagine it focused on a person, relationship or event that matters to you. That’s Artifact.
How does Artifact work?
You tell us what you want to focus on and whom to interview, and we do the rest—we make scheduling easy, conduct interviews over the phone, and deliver a polished podcast that wouldn’t sound out of place on NPR.
How long does it take?
A single interview lasts 30 minutes, resulting in a 20-minute edit. We deliver the first cut within seven business days of the final interview.
How much does it cost?
We charge by the interview, starting at $175. This includes a professional edit, with any revisions you might want us to make, plus music.
Who gets to hear it?
Whomever you choose to share it with—Artifacts are typically shared with family and friends.
More questions?
Email us at [email protected] or call us at (415) 792-4001.