The Road to Now

A series of conversations that trace the historical roots of today’s events. Hosted by Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers & Dr. Benjamin Sawyer.

The Road to Now Episodes

There was a lot happening when Bob and Ben launched the first episode of The Road to Now on May…

Baseball is part of America’s cultural fabric, and few people know the game and its place in society as well…

On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany launched an attack on the USSR that caught Soviet leaders completely off guard. Over…

The Kinks are one of the great rock bands of the 20th century, and like all artists, they reflect the…

The internet has revolutionized the human experience in the 21st century. Our ability to communicate with others, find locations in…

This is a rebroadcast of an episode that originally aired on March 20, 2017 Note: Given that we are relying…

This is a rebroadcast of an episode that originally aired on March 20, 2017 Note: Given that we are relying…

As people try to make sense of the Coronavirus epidemic, some have unfortunately turned to conspiracy theories linking Covid-19 to…

Fixing the American healthcare system has been one of the most difficult and divisive problems in modern US history. The…

When Bill France Sr. founded NASCAR in 1948, his goal was to turn stock car racing from an activity associated…