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The Road to Now

By RTN Productions

The Road to Now is a series of interviews and conversations that trace the historical roots of today’s events. Hosted by Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers & Dr. Benjamin Sawyer of Middle Tennessee State University, this podcast brings pressing questions and exceptional guests to the table to explain how our shared and personal past has shaped the road that brought us to where we are now.

  1. 1.
    RTN Theology #6 The Road to Hope? The Challenges of Faith in Politics10/22/2018
    1:28:45
  2. 2.
    #109 Presidential Impeachment w/ Jeffrey Engel10/15/2018
    1:19:47
  3. 3.
    #108 From Scunthorpe to Brooklyn w/ The Ruen Brothers10/08/2018
    51:36
  4. 4.
    #107 Laughing at Stalin: The Politics of Humor w/ Jon Waterlow10/01/2018
    1:25:43
  5. 5.
    #106 Why You Should Vote w/ Andy Bernstein09/24/2018
    59:00
  6. 6.
    RTN Theology #5 Jeremy Begbie on Theology Of And Through the Arts09/17/2018
    1:08:24
  7. 7.
    #105 Charlie Cook on the 2018 Midterm Elections09/10/2018
    52:03
  8. 8.
    #104 Bill Plante & Olivier Knox on Journalism and Politics (live at Glover Park Group)08/22/2018
    1:12:37
  1. 9.
    #103 How the American Dream Became Temporary w/ Louis Hyman08/20/2018
    50:09
  2. 10.
    #102 Stand Up Comedy and Los Angeles w/ Pat Reilly08/13/2018
    1:24:30
  3. 11.
    #101 Nativism in American Politics w/ David Bennett07/30/2018
    1:10:07
  4. 12.
    #100 RTN One Hundred07/23/2018
    40:27
  5. 13.
    RTN Theology #4: Kutter Callaway on Reconstructing Our Cultural and Spiritual Norms07/16/2018
    51:21
  6. 14.
    BONUS: Elvis Presley & America (from My History Can Beat Up Your Politics)07/09/2018
    49:18
  7. 15.
    #99 The History & Politics of the World Cup w/ Alex Galarza & Matt Negrin06/18/2018
    1:08:29
  8. 16.
    #33 Jim Cornette on the History of Professional Wrestling06/11/2018
    50:02
  9. 17.
    #98 Dwight Eisenhower & US Foreign Intervention in the 1950s w/ William Hitchcock06/04/2018
    49:10
  10. 18.
    #97 Songs of Social Justice w/ Governor Martin O’Malley05/28/2018
    36:43
  11. 19.
    #96 Tyler Mahan Coe on Podcasting the History of Country Music05/21/2018
    1:03:19
  12. 20.
    #95 Tom Marshall on Writing Phish and Everything Else05/14/2018
    1:08:04
  13. 21.
    #94 This Episode Kills Fascists: The Life & Legacy of Woody Guthrie w/ Deana McCloud05/07/2018
    54:29
  14. 22.
    #93 Woodrow Wilson & Presidential Morality w/ Patricia O’Toole04/30/2018
    59:06
  15. 23.
    Catching Up: Sean Foley on Syria and the Middle East04/27/2018
    22:12
  16. 24.
    #92 The History of the Armenian Genocide w/ Ronald Suny04/23/2018
    51:19
  17. 25.
    #91 The History of Satire and the American Political Cartoon w/ Richard Samuel West04/16/2018
    1:02:55
  18. 26.
    #90 The History of the Cherokee Nation w/ John Sedgwick04/09/2018
    52:10
  19. 27.
    #40 The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. w/ Clayborne Carson04/02/2018
    27:09
  20. 28.
    RTN Theology #3: A Conversation with Kate Bowler03/26/2018
    1:07:38
  21. 29.
    #89 The GOP and Tax Reform Revisited w/ Brian Riedl03/19/2018
    41:55
  22. 30.
    #88 Taxation, the Great Depression, and the GOP Tax Reform w/ Robert McElvaine03/12/2018
    46:40
  23. 31.
    #87 All Roads Lead to Douglas Brinkley03/05/2018
    57:09
  24. 32.
    RTN Theology #2: Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?02/26/2018
    1:03:04
  25. 33.
    #86 William McKinley and the Republican Party with Robert Merry02/19/2018
    55:02
  26. 34.
    #85 The History of US-Mexican Relations w/ Bruce Carlson (Recorded Live in Riviera Maya, Mexico)02/05/2018
    52:12
  27. 35.
    #84 America’s Forgotten War: The War of 1812 w/ Don Hickey01/22/2018
    45:50
  28. 36.
    #83 Foreign Policy in American History w/ Joyce Kaufman01/08/2018
    52:29
  29. 37.
    #82 The History of Santa Claus and Christmas Culture w/ James Cooper12/18/2017
    33:28
  30. 38.
    #81 The History of Coffee w/ Mark Pendergrast12/11/2017
    41:07
  31. 39.
    RTN Theology #1: The Intersection of Christianity & Culture in the United States12/07/2017
    1:11:42
  32. 40.
    #80 Navajo Code Talkers, Pocahontas, & Native American History w/ Ashley Riley Sousa11/30/2017
    30:06
  33. 41.
    #47 The History of Christianity w/ Molly Worthen (Rebroadcast)11/23/2017
    1:00:51
  34. 42.
    #79 The Russian Revolution w/ Lewis Siegelbaum11/16/2017
    47:13
  35. 43.
    #78 The French Revolution w/ Peter McPhee11/09/2017
    40:03
  36. 44.
    #77 Martin Luther & the Reformation with Donald Fortson10/30/2017
    40:39
  37. 45.
    #76 History of American Cemeteries with Tanya Marsh10/23/2017
    37:50
  38. 46.
    #75 William Walker, Historical Markers, and (Re)Writing History 10/16/2017
    29:26
  39. 47.
    #74 Gerrymandering and the Supreme Court w/ Brent Kendall10/09/2017
    36:18
  40. 48.
    #73 Bob, Ben, and Ian Catch Up10/02/2017
    37:21
  41. 49.
    #72 Coffee With The Avett Brothers09/25/2017
    36:32
  42. 50.
    #71 Gerd Schroth on Life as a Child of Nazi Germany, Refugee, Immigrant, And Now, American Citizen09/18/2017
    47:08
  43. 51.
    #70 9/11 Sixteen Years Later: A Conversation With Jefferson Cowie09/11/2017
    45:47
  44. 52.
    #69 Lance Armstrong on Moving Forward Without Forgetting the Past09/04/2017
    31:26
  45. 53.
    #68 The Politics of Immigration in American History with Andrew Gyory08/28/2017
    43:33
  46. 54.
    #67 The History of Eclipses with Steve Ruskin08/18/2017
    29:42
  47. 55.
    #66 Charles Darwin and American History w/ Randall Fuller08/14/2017
    35:12
  48. 56.
    #65 The History of Early America w/ Liz Covart08/07/2017
    34:06
  49. 57.
    #64 The History of Oil w/ Paul Roberts07/31/2017
    36:00
  50. 58.
    #63 The History of Green Energy w/ Alexis Madrigal07/24/2017
    41:58
  51. 59.
    #62 The History of Nuclear Energy w/ Jim Clarke and Steve Krahn07/17/2017
    12:23
  52. 60.
    #61 The History of Coal w/ Chuck Keeney07/10/2017
    38:13
  53. 61.
    Best of RTN #12 Stacy Wood on Hillary Clinton's Emails and the History of Government Documents07/03/2017
    47:30
  54. 62.
    Best of RTN: #13 Scott Avett and the Road to Now06/26/2017
    37:42
  55. 63.
    Best of RTN: #22 Chris Frates on News in the Era of Social Media06/19/2017
    51:24
  56. 64.
    Best of RTN: #24 Jefferson Cowie on American Politics and the Legacy of the New Deal 06/12/2017
    51:54
  57. 65.
    Best of RTN: #25 Charles Hughes on the History of Country & Soul Music in the American South06/05/2017
    47:35
  58. 66.
    Best of RTN: #31 Richard Shadyac on the History of St. Jude Childrens' Hospital05/29/2017
    32:43
  59. 67.
    #60 Season One Finale with Matt Negrin and Alexander Trowbridge05/22/2017
    54:22
  60. 68.
    #59 The History of World War I w/ Mitchell Yockelson05/15/2017
    38:45
  61. 69.
    #58 The History of North Korea w/ Sheena Greitens05/08/2017
    30:19
  62. 70.
    #57 Margaret Talev on the White House Press Corps05/04/2017
    47:56
  63. 71.
    #56 The History of the Harlem Globetrotters w/ Ben Green05/01/2017
    33:17
  64. 72.
    #55 Neil Hanson on the Mignonette & Everything Else04/24/2017
    32:22
  65. 73.
    #54 The (After)Life of James K. Polk w/ Tom Price04/17/2017
    40:38
  66. 74.
    #53 The History of Syria w/ Sean Foley04/13/2017
    40:50
  67. 75.
    #52 Douglas Brinkley on Bob Dylan, John Kennedy, & the Rise of the American Individual04/10/2017
    35:00
  68. 76.
    #51 The History of Golf w/ Tony Parker04/03/2017
    37:59
  69. 77.
    #50 Ambassador Jack Matlock on Diplomacy & US-Russian Relations03/27/2017
    26:48
  70. 78.
    #42 The History of National Parks w/ Jon Jarvis01/30/2017
    57:05
  71. 79.
    #1 Welcome to the Road to Now05/19/2016
    19:17

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