The Characters


Meet some of the real people who tell their stories
and share their opinions


We talked to hundreds of different people in 14 countries worldwide. With some people, we spent only a few memorable moments. With others, we spent hours and shared long conversations. Still others invited us into their lives for a few days, and we got to know a bit about their families, their jobs, their hopes, fears, and views of the U.S. and the world.
We’ll be adding new video clips periodically, as well as longer video features of some of the people we met on our journey.


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The Listeners

Meet the people who listened and traveled around the world

The Crew


Find out about the crew of hard working, dedicated individuals who made this happen

Our Photos


View a photo slideshow that highlights the people who met and listened to