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

The military engagements of the US Civil War came to an end in 1865, but the ideology of the confederacy…

Cellist Joe Kwon joins Bob & Ben to talk about his journey from aspiring classical musician to Bob’s bandmate in…

As Americans grapple with the devastation wrought by the dual pandemics of racism and Covid-19, it is critically important to…

Tom Nichols is University Professor at the Naval War College, where he specializes in international affairs, and a respected commentator…

Michael Bonfiglio is an award-winning filmmaker whose work as a director and producer includes May It Last: A Portrait of…

Since going viral with his Liberal Redneck videos in 2016, comedian Trae Crowder has become well-known for sharing a perspective…

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…