Denise McGough and Michael Lombardi

One Small Step conversation partners Denise McGough (65) and Michael "Mike" Lombardi (70) explore their shared values of respectful communication across political difference, shared experiences as Americans abroad, and reflect on current issues we face such as structural racism, healthcare...

Cora Kessler and Elizabeth de Wolff

One Small Step partners Cora Kessler (29) and Elizabeth "Lisa" de Wolff (57) talk about identity, fear, and the impact of social media on the country's political divide. They reflect on their political upbringings and on how they choose to...

Sue Watson and Karen Hoffmann

One Small Step conversation partners Sue Watson (65) and Karen Hoffman (70) discuss the people and events that shaped their beliefs and values.

Meggie Kamb and Mary Kamb

Mary Kamb [no age given] reflects with her daughter, Meggie Kamb (20), on their experience as an adopted family.

Carol Leatherman shares stories of the many places she has called home

As Carol Leatherman shares, "Home is where I feel like my heart is at peace" - and Carol has learned that many places can offer that sense of calm and belonging. Carol and her family have lived in spots as...

Jim Buie Shares How His Experiences Living Abroad Have Enriched His Perspectives

After living abroad for more than 10 years and visiting 42 countries, Jim Buie believes the adage that “travel leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller.” For Fearrington Story Corps he tells of how he and his...

Matthew Jauch and Rebecca Jauch

Matthew Jauch (46) sits down with his wife Rebecca Jauch (42) to discuss their time working in various US Embassies around the world. The two reflect on their marriage together, spanning from their first meeting in an elevator in Vienna...

Carolyn Carbaugh and Tom Magri

[Recorded: Tuesday, September 20th, 2022] Carloyn (21) and Tom (63) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Carolyn is a Fourth Year undergraduate student studying anthropology at the University of Virginia and Tom is currently the Director of...

All about living in India from my dads point of view

I talked to my dad about his time in India and how he liked it there

Seph Itz and Julie Fischer

Julie Fischer [no age given] and her friend (and "preferred catsitter") Seph Itz [no age given] share a conversation about their travels and experiences living in different parts of the world, particularly in the Philippines and Thailand.

Leena Fraihat and Diana Razumova

[Recorded: Tuesday, March 14th, 2023] Leena (20) and Diana (16) participated in the Karsh Institute of Democracy's first international One Small Step conversation. Leena is a second-year undergraduate student at UVA, and Diana is a high school student from currently...

Helen Kennedy enjoyed a rich life of teaching around the world.

Helen Kennedy retired in 2004 after her long career as a teacher. She began her work in Chapel Hill and New York City, then Department of Defense schools took her to Turkey, Japan, Germany, England and Puerto Rico. For Fearrington...

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.

Jean Morgan and Mark Heithaus

One Small Step conservation partners Mark Heithaus (39) and Jean Morgan (70) have a conversation about religion and their experiences traveling abroad.

Her Own Space: Self Care, Sisterhood, and South Korea with Robin

Traveling while black means researching more than ticket prices and exchange rates. There's a savviness to surviving racism in the United States and abroad as colorism, cultural appropriation, and xenophobia abound. Robin's faced it all as a black woman teaching...

Esther and John Heffernan

Esther Terni heffernan meets her future husband, gets married, and lives in France while her husband is in the army.

Jacqui Stransky and Kellie Carter

One Small Step conversation partners Kellie Carter (40) and Jacqui Stransky (57) talk about what experiences led to them opening their minds and hearts to others and their hopes for the country's education system in the future.