Society’s Biggest Monopoly: The internet

Diving into depth about the rise and role technology and the internet has played in our lives.

Carson Herrick, Dana Hamilton: Social Media and Online Community Experiences amidst COVID-19

Carson Herrick (21) talks with his peer and schoolmate, Dana Hamilton (21) about their experiences with social media and online communities over the past year. Discussion includes how our outlooks on social media have changed, lessons we've learned, and how...

COVID-19: Eric Robinson

Eric Robinson talks about how difficult it has been to watch his son, a senior in high school in March 2020, grappled with the disappointments of the Covid-19 shutdowns. Because of the nationwide stay-at-home orders all three of his sons...

Barbara Michelman and Matthew Hurtt

Barbara Michelman (54) talks to her One Small Step conversation partner Matthew Hurtt (33) who agree they have differences but also are people who believe in compromise and try to meet others in person to understand each other.

Clint McGuire and Miranda Lund

Clint McGuire (56) interviews his longtime friend, Miranda Lund (43), about her experiences as a student in the USC Aiken theatre department, and how it led to her creating an Instagram account devoted to cosplay.

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 -...

Maria DeNovio and Cory [No Name Given]

One Small Step partners Maria DeNovio (40) and Cory [No Name Given] (32) have a conversation where they exchange lived experiences and share moments in their careers that shaped their perspectives.

Darlene Castaneda and Diane Kirkland

One Small Step conversation partners Darlene Castaneda (59) and Diane Kirkland (48) talk about their upbringings, the role of social media, life in Bakersfield, and increasing division in the US.

Practice Interview (2)

Talking with my sister about mental health and the impact of social media.

Discussing Social Media with Eve Dabney

Naturi Nicholas (18) a VCU freshman majoring in mass communications talks with Eve Dabney (40+), a family friend, about social media and its impact on their lives. They discuss life before social media, different social media platforms, and the pros...

My interview with Carly (host sister)

Answer to the question : "Could you live without the social media?"

Did you personally feel a change when you join social media

My grandmother telling me how she Personally felt about social media when she started using it. This interview went really well, and I hope to do this again.

Social Media: Then and Now!

Jordyn Roberts (20) interviews her uncle, Derrick McGill (40), who was born in a small town in New Orleans, talks about how he first started on social media from MySpace through Facebook, Twitter and Tik Tok!

Jason Wood and Jennifer Smith

One Small Step partners Jason Wood (43) and Jennifer "Jen" Smith (41) discuss influences on their political beliefs, affirmative action in workplace employment, and the challenges of police involvement with mental health calls.

Justin Friedman and Ericka Kay

One Small Step conversation partners Justin Friedman (49) and Ericka Kay (40) talk about how their families have impacted their political values. They also discussed how subjects including the environment, gun rights, the U.S. Constitution, religion, abortion and social media...

Taylor Johnson and Michael Gonzales

Strangers Michael Gonzales (25) and Taylor James Johnson (31) in San Antonio, Texas discuss sharing their stark political/religious/sexual identity changes to the public and how the public's reception to their beliefs influenced them.

Karen Lee and Jason Leclerc

Participants (strangers) Karen Lee and Jason Leclerc talk about influential people in their childhood and what made them into the people they are today. Jason is a religious Christian and Karen is a secular atheist.

Two Teenyboppers Talking!

Throughout this conversation my mom and I discuss the differences between our fan girl days, in addition to how social media has affected the way pop stars communicate with us.

Cidnye Weimer’s Thoughts on Social Media Use

Cidnye Weimer, the 24-year-old from Cincinnati, OH, who now lives and works in Richmond, VA as the advisor for VCU's student organization, the Activities Programming Board, describes her thoughts and answers questions regarding social media in today's society.

Deborah DiazGranados and Blair Grossman

One Small Step partners Deborah "Debbie" DiazGranados (48) and Blair Grossman (59) discuss religion, community, and their lived experiences of exclusion.

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...