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
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Journalist Bill Scher joins Ben for a conversation about political pragmatism and the accomplishments that come from compromise and playing…

Ben and Bob caught up with Christmas expert James Cooper to find out the origins of Santa Claus, Christmas trees,…

Presidential historian Lindsay Chervinsky joins us to talk about the origins of the President’s cabinet and how the decisions George…

The Lumbee are the largest Indian tribe east of the Mississippi, and while few are familiar with their story, Lumbee…

If Trump claims that voter fraud cost him the election, Pennsylvania is probably going to be central to that story.…

Matt brainstorms with White House correspondent Brian Karem, the reporter who first asked Trump if he’d commit to a peaceful…

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…