Created by StoryCorps, One Small Step is an effort to remind the country of the humanity in all of us, even those with whom we disagree. The initiative brings strangers with different political views together to record a 50-minute conversation—not to debate politics, but to learn who we are as people. Audio recordings of each interview are archived at the Library of Congress.
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Featured Voices from One Small Step
- Learn everything you need to know about participating in One Small Step.
- Read more about One Small Step on our blog.
- Watch a video overview of One Small Step.
- Check out our FAQs.
- After you have recorded a One Small Step conversation, check out 10 Steps to Stay Involved in One Small Step.
- If you want to go deeper, learn about other organizations working to bridge divides across the country.
One Small Step in the News
- Dave Isay Discusses One Small Step (KMJ’s Ray Appleton Show, July 1, 2022)
- With One Small Step, Wichita State Embarks on Civic Conversations (Wichita State University News, August 16, 2022)
- StoryCorps Has Made Me Much More Hopeful about Humanity (VPM, February 3, 2023)
- Dave Isay Believes in the Power of Conversation (Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2023)
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One Small Step is made possible by the generous support of The Hearthland Foundation, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The Marcus Foundation, the Walmart Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Fetzer Institute, Stand Together Trust, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Robins Foundation, New Pluralists, and Schwab Charitable Fund made possible by the generosity of Present Progressive Fund.