John Szalay and Al Lemmo

One Small Step partners John Szalay (49) and Al Lemmo (70) have a conversation about the media and overcoming division in the country. They find a common dislike for social media and trouble with talking about politics with their family.

Anita Wiggins and Deborah Callahan

One Small Step partners Anita Wiggins (65) and Deborah Callahan (56) discuss major events that shaped them, their spirituality as a Catholic and a Mormon, the difficulty raising children with or without their shared beliefs, and self-love.

Leslie Shimer and Merle Lee

One Small Step partners Leslie Shimer (67) and Merle "Louise" Lee (76) discuss their observations from living in Virginia and exchange anecdotes from their past.

Rose Guterbock and Regina A.

[Recorded: Monday, March 14, 2022] Rose Guterbock (36) and Regina A. (65) have a One Small Step conversation. Rose spent her formative years in Japan as an international student and now runs a non-profit in Charlottesville. Regina lives in Vienna...

Lessons in growing up young, becoming self-reliant and love during loss with Merrill Leslie and Jeff Maudlin

Merrill Leslie (82) shares stories with her oldest son Jeff Maudlin (66) on surviving a crazy childhood, becoming self-reliant at an early age and the lessons of dignity and love in death with the passing of a child, parent and...

Larry Hahn and Wayne Haines

One Small Step conversation partners, Larry Hahn (81) and Wayne Haines [no age given], talk about their experiences growing up on farms in the Midwest, growing up in Republican households, and their unease the modern Republican Party.

Susanna Kharatyan and John Smith

[Recorded: Friday November 12th 2021] Susanna Kharatyan and John Smith reflect on their lives, they people who have influenced them the most and the hopes they have for the future.

Talethia Edwards, Anita Wimberly, and Valerie George

A group of African-American "sista friends," Talethia Edwards (39), Valerie George (38) and Anita Wimberly [no age given], chat about life, intimate platonic friendships, family, marriage and the importance of their bond in the African-American community. They talk about the...

Brandy Tolbert and Sarah Padgett

Sarah Padgett (24) interviews new friend Brandy Tolbert (34) about Brandy’s childhood, her family, and her children. Brandy also talks about her role as the director of the Literacy Alliance and how she discovered her passion for literacy work.