Arianna, Mary Matalin Bridge Political Differences In StoryCorps Conversation

Nov 22, 2010 | Updated Nov 17, 2011

This Friday, StoryCorps, an oral history initiative that helps Americans record and archive stories from their lives, will celebrate the third annual National Day of Listening, which organizers say they hope will remind people of "how much more unites us than divides us."

Putting this theory to practice, Arianna and Mary Matalin, the Republican political consultant, (who also co-host Both Sides Now) recorded a special StoryCorps conversation, bridging their political differences by sharing stories about their childhoods, the influence of their mothers, and becoming mothers themselves. Listen to Arianna and Mary's conversation below.

To learn more about the National Day of Listening, and to find out how you can record your own story at home with a DIY kit, visit StoryCorps.

Arianna Huffington and Mary Matalin record their own StoryCorps conversation: