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 $1.9 billion stimulus plan that President Biden signed into law on March 11th has implications for everyone in the…

Market bubbles can make and break fortunes, and which side of things you end up on has everything to do…

The Nazi regime that came to power in Germany in 1933 unleashed the most brutal and comprehensive war that humanity…

Ken Burns joins Bob and Ben for a conversation about American history and the themes he sees playing out in…

Bob and Ben talk with Dr. Amy Cooter, a sociologist at Vanderbilt University whose research examines American militias. Amy shares…

Bob and Ben respond to feedback about their episode on the 1776 project, evaluate the “worst President ever” claim, and…

One of Joe Biden’s first acts as President of the United States was to sign an executive order that disbanded…

Bob Crawford is back, so he and Ben decided to take an episode to talk about recent political developments and…

Megan Rosenbloom joins Ben and guest cohost Tanya Marsh for a discussion about Megan’s new book Dark Archives: A Librarian’s…