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

Sarah Mimms, a D.C. editor at BuzzFeed News, explains how her newsroom is preparing for an apocalyptic election night —…

In the first of his four part series on media coverage and election night 2020, Matt Negrin calls his former…

Journalist David Menconi has documented the people and sounds of North Carolina’s music scene for almost three decades. In this…

This episode is a reair of RTN #48 (with an updated intro). George Washington is one of the most revered…

2020 has been “eventful” so Bob & Ben decided to take an episode to sit back and cover what’s been…

The confrontations between demonstrators and police that have taken place in the last few months have resulted in a national…

Ravi Patel has been a lot of things– an investment banker, an actor, the co-founder of an organization that benefits…

In 2006, Roger McNamee played a crucial role in convincing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg not to sell his company to…

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…