Alexys Hillman and Bryan Seifstein

Friends and colleagues, Alexys Hillman (36) and Bryan Seifstein (33), sit down for a conversation about the 2016 presidential election, the 2017 Women’s March, the role politics play in their lives, and the hopes they have for the future of...

Sam Adler-Bell and Amanda Novello
September 5, 2018 App Interview

Sam and Amanda are workers and organizers at The Century Foundation (TCF). In this conversation, they talk about how they came to understand unions, why they unionized at TCF after the 2016 election, their bargaining process, and maintaining solidarity after...

Alex Mozes and Rosie Campagna

One Small Step conversation partners Alex Mozes (43) and Rosie Campagna (45) consider political parties, changing views and the bubbles we find ourselves in, questioning as a means of understanding and coming to one's views, distrust and conspiracy theories, the...

Rachael Glick and Randy Magen

One Small Step partners Rachael Glick (60) and Randy Magen (64) discuss loss and grief, their reactions to the 2016 presidential election, their political views, and their backgrounds as social workers.

Dennis Webb and Ben Davis

One Small Step partners Dennis Webb (69) and Ben Davis (38) share their views on marriage, conservatism in the United States, and the climate crisis.

Alicia Tafolla speaks with her granddaughter, Daphne Arellano, about living in Chicago and moving to Illinois.

Throughout this interview, held on November 27, 2017 in Oceanside, California, Daphne Arellano interviews her grandmother about her life beginning in Chicago and later moving to San Jose, California. She speaks about how the two states contrast. Additionally, Alicia Tafolla...

Brenna Greer, Katherine Leary, and Annabel Springer

Brenna Greer [no age given] talks to her students, Katherine Leary (20) and Annabel Springer (21), about the influence of history on current events.

Karen Krolak and Nicole Harris

Friends Karen Krolak (49) and Nicole Harris (40) discuss Nicole's self-designed artist residency, Busy is the New Black, and the lessons that Nicole learned from the project.

Carson Berrier and Anna Koutsouftikis

One Small Step conversation partners Carson Berrier (23) and Anna Koutsouftikis (18) talk about how they grew up, their religious beliefs, politics, their interests and what they see and hope for their futures.

Emma Lohr and Ashley Turner

[Recorded: Friday, September 8, 2023] Emma Lohr (19) from Towson, MD, and Ashley Turner (19) from Fairfax, VA participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Emma shares her...

Susan Bolner-Hamilton and Caleb Mills

One Small Step conversation partners Caleb Mills (27) and his mother Susan Bolner-Hamilton (52) met in-person in Oklahoma City. In their One Small Step conversation, they talk about voting, their relationship, and family and friends.


From Colorado but originating from a relatively conservative town in otherwise liberal Massachusetts, Stephen Weddig is interviewed by his child, Angela Weddig, speaking of his experiences with politics and historical events all the way from his childhood to his adulthood....

Monica Kales and Pat Ragains

One Small Step conversation partners Pat Ragains (63) and Monica Kales (64) talk about world events during their lifetime which have caused their political values to shift. They also discussed how family values, including religion, have shaped their politics and...

Grandma’s Journey from Boston to California

My grandma was born in Boston, and she later moved to New Hampshire. She attended University of Michigan when her husband Ian was fighting in the Gulf War. She remembers all of the political turmoil that was happening when she...

Milissa Ackerley and Larry Patten

One Small Step conversations partners Milissa Ackerley (61) and Larry Patten (69) talk about their relationship with faith and politics, and the need for more bridge-builders across political divides.

Brooke Johnson and Kurtis Haynes

One Small Step partners Brooke Johnson (31) and Kurtis Haynes (58) have a conversation about rebelling from their Christian homes, the complexities of personal responsibility, and the need for government investment in children's developmental years.

Our Eyes Have Seen (Episode IV: Life and Times of Thomas Henry Sheffler)

Part I: A multigenerational conversation about the events in history that we witnessed and how they affected us. We talk about culture, war, television, media, historical influences, points of view and legacy. Part II: Uploaded separately as Teacher Talk -...

Tracy Riley and Trezell Ragas

Trezell Ragas (22) interviews her family friend Tracy Riley (45) about Tracy's community involvement. Tracy recounts her career of serving in the military. She talks about her lifelong fight for economic justice for black people in Louisiana.

Senior-to-Senior Project. Felipa Caballero.

In this interview I had the pleasure to speak to a really strong woman who sees so much positivity in life even though having faced a lot of struggles.

Parth Patel and Lillian Pettis

One Small Step conversation partners Parth Patel (27) and Lillian Pettis (50) discuss their childhoods, relationships with their parents, connecting with those who have different political views, and moments of kindness they've experienced.

2016 Election

Erick Rubin talks about how the 2016 impacted him and in what ways it impacted him