Diaries of a Divided Nation: 2020 is a people’s history of the United States recorded in real time.

Over the past year, a team of audio journalists have documented the lives of seven ordinary people with different views, living in different places, and with different stakes in politics. Each participant has recorded their thoughts and experiences as the extraordinary events of 2020 have unfolded.

We hear from Americans in Texas, Iowa, Virginia, Washington, Alabama, Michigan and Kentucky among others.