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Homesick Hotline

A call-in audio library

Interview recordings, Twilio and print media


Homesick Hotline is a functional phone line system where anyone can call in and listen to pre-recorded strangers talk about their families. We wanted to understand a few questions: What is it that makes home worth missing or not missing at all? How does the love we receive from our families translate to how we show love to others in our community? By listening to the curated topics, people can experience an illusion of intimacy with people they will never meet. The recorded responses are clips from 16 different interviews, which were then manually transcribed onto our Hotline Directory.

Homesick Hotline is a digital experience created by Kathy Guo and Anna Huff. The Homesick Hotline Directory is available for purchase at 

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