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

2020 begins with an Impeachment Trial in the Senate and will end with a Presidential election, so Bob and Ben…

In our final episode of 2019, Bob & Ben speak w/ historian Carson Hudson, whose program “Uncivil Christmas” tells of…

On December 25, 1776, George Washington and his men celebrated their first post-Declaration of Independence Christmas by crossing a freezing…

For many, the Christian liturgical calendar is often a bit mysterious or just plain strange. Bob and Chris dig into…

In 1848, New England ships crossed the Bering Strait in pursuit of the bowhead whales that provided their income. In…

Bob and Chris sit down with baker and writer Kendall Vanderslice for a special Thanksgiving episode of RTN Theology centered…

In this episode, recorded live from the 2019 convention of the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)…

Pete Souza (photographer for Barack Obama/Ronald Reagan) and Erin Welsh (epidemiologist/cohost of This Podcast Will Kill You) joined Bob and…

It’s our sesquicentennial episode, so Bob and Ben thought it was time to catch up and talk about all the…

The protests that swept through the streets of Hong Kong beginning in the summer of 2019 highlighted the tension that…

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