Here at StoryCorps, we’re used to hearing conversations between two people who know and love one another.

In this story, we eavesdrop on a conversation that’s a little bit different. It takes place between two strangers, and was recorded as part of One Small Step, our new initiative that brings people together from opposite sides of the political divide.

In summer of 2018, Tiffany Briseño and Israel Baryeshua met for the first time in Denver to have this discussion.

Photo: Tiffany Briseño and Israel Baryeshua pose at their One Small Step interview in Denver, Colorado on July 18, 2018. By Camila Kerwin for StoryCorps.

Originally aired November 9, 2018, on NPR’s Morning Edition.