Math Interview

A brief interview on mathematics and economics.

Jaroslaw Piekalkiewicz and Ellen Piekalkiewicz

Ellen Piekalkiewicz (58) interviews her father, Jaroslaw Piekalkiewicz (95), about his experiences as a World War II refugee and a member of the Polish unit of the British Armed Forces. They also talk about their home in Lawrence, Kansas, where...

Evelyn Squires and her mom, Sarah Squires, discuss living through historical events

In this interview, conducted in November 2023 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Evelyn Squires (17) interviews her mom, Sarah Squires (48), about living through historical events. Mrs. Squires discusses her experience and reactions to 9/11 as someone who lived in Charlottesville,...

Michael Drewry and Michael Whidden

One Small Step partners Michael Drewry (66) and Michael Whidden (51) discuss the urban/rural divide, feeling politically "homeless," and how to address the country's political polarization.

Lisa Cook and Margaret Levenstein

Lisa Cook (54) speaks with her friend and colleague Margaret Levenstein (57) about her experiences as an economist, data researcher, professor, and director of the the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.

An interview with Arav Singh and his uncle

Arav Singh (17) talks to his uncle, who lives in Pune, on a call, discussing his life story. Here, Arav asks him about concepts ranging from friendships, decisions, and his time as a whole. However, the main focus of this...

Covid-19: Steve McFadden of Revolution Coffee Roasters

Jackie Neale talks with friend and Revolution Coffee Roasters owner, Steve McFadden about the impact the Corona Virus has had on both his business and home life. In March 2020, the Northeast United States was given a stay-at-home order essentially...

Paul Davidson, Post Keynesian Economist

Post Keynesian economist, Paul Davidson at age 91 talks about his family origins and looks back on his life as well as talks about his economic views with granddaughter Gavi James. The interview was conducted on March 12, 2022. Lean...

Natalie Hogan and Shannon Henley

[Recorded: Thursday, September 14, 2023] Natalie Hogan (19) from Fairfax, VA, and Shannon Henley (19) from Fairfax, VA participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Shannon shares her...

Emily Loop and Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith (59) and Emily Loop (33) discuss their relationship as mother and daughter while both being on opposite sides of the fence politically.

Daniel and His Mom

Daniel has a friendly interview with his mom, discovering new things about her past. As he asks her questions, his mom reveals more and more about her life.

Life advice

Robin, the person I interviewed thought me about life and things I should avoid and things I should do. He mostly shared his wisdom and his beliefs about this world.

Stories of hope and wisdom from my father

Interviewing my father, Dr. Timothy Fuerst, about his life as a Catholic, husband, father, friend, and Economics professor. This beautiful man died, just under 2 months later, on February 21, 2017. We miss him dearly and love him always. With...

Unemployment Discussion – Ziyah & Jenna ECON Final

a discussion on school, unemployment, and being stressed as an undergrad!

Elizabeth Coleman and John LeSar

Elizabeth Coleman [no age given] talks with her OSS conversation partner John "Jack" W. LeSar [no age given] about their childhoods and school experiences. They also discuss their time abroad, in the Peace Corps and the Army respectively, and their...

Mary Cecilia Ledbetter and her grandfather, William Ledbetter, talking about his childhood and career.

In this interview, conducted in November 2023 in Birmingham, AL, Mary Cecilia Ledbetter (17) interviews her “Grandaddy” (83) about his experiences growing up, and his time in the Air Force. He shares stories that made up his childhood, life in...

“You Can Do Better….”

My grandpa, Rich Spencer, has had a great life. In this interview, you’ll learn about his great accomplishments and upbringing. From Evanston Wyoming to Harvard Buisness School, you’ll see the steps he took to achieve success.

John Harris Hocutt and his grandmother Barbara Winstead talk about her life experiences from her childhood and her job.

In this interview I’m Vestavia Hills, AL on November 24, 2023, John Harris Hocutt (17) interviews his grandmother Barbara Winstead (73). He asks about aspects of her childhood, her job, and some of her relatives. Towards the end of the...