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

Based on what you’ve told us on social media, it’s time for a break from the outbreak. So in this…

Note: Bob and Ben start off talking about the Covid-19 outbreak and plans for upcoming episodes of this podcast. We…

Disasters abound, and what comes next is all about making good decisions. Ben talks about the Nashville tornado of 1998,…

Bob and Ben speak with Dr. Chuck Keeney about the history of coal in the United States. Chuck explains the…

For many years now, Tim Mossberger has been building an incredible collection of material objects, music, and information on Bob’s…

The Road to Now is celebrating our fourth Presidents’ Day by launching our first Presidents’ Day episode! To mark this…

When it comes to food, knowing what you’re getting can be tricky. On the surface, words such as “pure” and…

In the last few decades, NASCAR has taken stock car racing from a regional sport anchored in the south, to…

Charlotte, NC has grown tremendously in the last half-century, yet it still lacks a clear national identity. While many know…

Dr. Molly Worthen (Department of History, UNC-Chapel Hill), Doug Heye (CNN/former RNC Communication Director) & Rufus Edmisten (Deputy Chief Council,…