In 2018, StoryCorps launched its One Small Step initiative – bringing strangers with different political views together to record a conversation. 

Maddy Frey of Atlanta and Tom Tjomstol of Woodstock, Georgia did not know each other, but they came to the Atlanta StoryBooth.

They did not debate politics, but instead discovered more about who they are as people. 

Find out how to record your own memories and experiences by visiting our GPB StoryCorps Atlanta page.

This story was produced locally for GPB by Brenda Ford and recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center.