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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.
    #102 Stand Up Comedy and Los Angeles w/ Pat Reilly13 August 2018
    1:24:30
  2. 2.
    #101 Nativism in American Politics w/ David Bennett30 July 2018
    1:10:07
  3. 3.
    #100 RTN One Hundred23 July 2018
    40:27
  4. 4.
    RTN Theology #4: Kutter Callaway on Reconstructing Our Cultural and Spiritual Norms16 July 2018
    51:21
  5. 5.
    BONUS: Elvis Presley & America (from My History Can Beat Up Your Politics)9 July 2018
    49:18
  6. 6.
    #99 The History & Politics of the World Cup w/ Alex Galarza & Matt Negrin18 June 2018
    1:08:29
  7. 7.
    #33 Jim Cornette on the History of Professional Wrestling11 June 2018
    50:02
  8. 8.
    #98 Dwight Eisenhower & US Foreign Intervention in the 1950s w/ William Hitchcock4 June 2018
    49:10
  1. 9.
    #97 Songs of Social Justice w/ Governor Martin O’Malley28 May 2018
    36:43
  2. 10.
    #96 Tyler Mahan Coe on Podcasting the History of Country Music21 May 2018
    1:03:19
  3. 11.
    #95 Tom Marshall on Writing Phish and Everything Else14 May 2018
    1:08:04
  4. 12.
    #94 This Episode Kills Fascists: The Life & Legacy of Woody Guthrie w/ Deana McCloud7 May 2018
    54:29
  5. 13.
    #93 Woodrow Wilson & Presidential Morality w/ Patricia O’Toole30 April 2018
    59:06
  6. 14.
    Catching Up: Sean Foley on Syria and the Middle East27 April 2018
    22:12
  7. 15.
    #92 The History of the Armenian Genocide w/ Ronald Suny23 April 2018
    51:19
  8. 16.
    #91 The History of Satire and the American Political Cartoon w/ Richard Samuel West16 April 2018
    1:02:55
  9. 17.
    #90 The History of the Cherokee Nation w/ John Sedgwick9 April 2018
    52:10
  10. 18.
    #40 The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. w/ Clayborne Carson2 April 2018
    27:09
  11. 19.
    RTN Theology #3: A Conversation with Kate Bowler26 March 2018
    1:07:38
  12. 20.
    #89 The GOP and Tax Reform Revisited w/ Brian Riedl19 March 2018
    41:55
  13. 21.
    #88 Taxation, the Great Depression, and the GOP Tax Reform w/ Robert McElvaine12 March 2018
    46:40
  14. 22.
    #87 All Roads Lead to Douglas Brinkley5 March 2018
    57:09
  15. 23.
    RTN Theology #2: Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?26 February 2018
    1:03:04
  16. 24.
    #86 William McKinley and the Republican Party with Robert Merry19 February 2018
    55:02
  17. 25.
    #85 The History of US-Mexican Relations w/ Bruce Carlson (Recorded Live in Riviera Maya, Mexico)5 February 2018
    52:12
  18. 26.
    #84 America’s Forgotten War: The War of 1812 w/ Don Hickey22 January 2018
    45:50
  19. 27.
    #83 Foreign Policy in American History w/ Joyce Kaufman8 January 2018
    52:29
  20. 28.
    #82 The History of Santa Claus and Christmas Culture w/ James Cooper18 December 2017
    33:28
  21. 29.
    #81 The History of Coffee w/ Mark Pendergrast11 December 2017
    41:07
  22. 30.
    RTN Theology #1: The Intersection of Christianity & Culture in the United States7 December 2017
    1:11:42
  23. 31.
    #80 Navajo Code Talkers, Pocahontas, & Native American History w/ Ashley Riley Sousa30 November 2017
    30:06
  24. 32.
    #47 The History of Christianity w/ Molly Worthen (Rebroadcast)23 November 2017
    1:00:51
  25. 33.
    #79 The Russian Revolution w/ Lewis Siegelbaum16 November 2017
    47:13
  26. 34.
    #78 The French Revolution w/ Peter McPhee9 November 2017
    40:03
  27. 35.
    #77 Martin Luther & the Reformation with Donald Fortson30 October 2017
    40:39
  28. 36.
    #76 History of American Cemeteries with Tanya Marsh23 October 2017
    37:50
  29. 37.
    #75 William Walker, Historical Markers, and (Re)Writing History 16 October 2017
    29:26
  30. 38.
    #74 Gerrymandering and the Supreme Court w/ Brent Kendall9 October 2017
    36:18
  31. 39.
    #73 Bob, Ben, and Ian Catch Up2 October 2017
    37:21
  32. 40.
    #72 Coffee With The Avett Brothers25 September 2017
    36:32
  33. 41.
    #71 Gerd Schroth on Life as a Child of Nazi Germany, Refugee, Immigrant, And Now, American Citizen18 September 2017
    47:08
  34. 42.
    #70 9/11 Sixteen Years Later: A Conversation With Jefferson Cowie11 September 2017
    45:47
  35. 43.
    #69 Lance Armstrong on Moving Forward Without Forgetting the Past4 September 2017
    31:26
  36. 44.
    #68 The Politics of Immigration in American History with Andrew Gyory28 August 2017
    43:33
  37. 45.
    #67 The History of Eclipses with Steve Ruskin18 August 2017
    29:42
  38. 46.
    #66 Charles Darwin and American History w/ Randall Fuller14 August 2017
    35:12
  39. 47.
    #65 The History of Early America w/ Liz Covart7 August 2017
    34:06
  40. 48.
    #64 The History of Oil w/ Paul Roberts31 July 2017
    36:00
  41. 49.
    #63 The History of Green Energy w/ Alexis Madrigal24 July 2017
    41:58
  42. 50.
    #62 The History of Nuclear Energy w/ Jim Clarke and Steve Krahn17 July 2017
    12:23
  43. 51.
    #61 The History of Coal w/ Chuck Keeney10 July 2017
    38:13
  44. 52.
    Best of RTN #12 Stacy Wood on Hillary Clinton's Emails and the History of Government Documents3 July 2017
    47:30
  45. 53.
    Best of RTN: #13 Scott Avett and the Road to Now26 June 2017
    37:42
  46. 54.
    Best of RTN: #22 Chris Frates on News in the Era of Social Media19 June 2017
    51:24
  47. 55.
    Best of RTN: #24 Jefferson Cowie on American Politics and the Legacy of the New Deal 12 June 2017
    51:54
  48. 56.
    Best of RTN: #25 Charles Hughes on the History of Country & Soul Music in the American South5 June 2017
    47:35
  49. 57.
    Best of RTN: #31 Richard Shadyac on the History of St. Jude Childrens' Hospital29 May 2017
    32:43
  50. 58.
    #60 Season One Finale with Matt Negrin and Alexander Trowbridge22 May 2017
    54:22
  51. 59.
    #59 The History of World War I w/ Mitchell Yockelson15 May 2017
    38:45
  52. 60.
    #58 The History of North Korea w/ Sheena Greitens8 May 2017
    30:19
  53. 61.
    #57 Margaret Talev on the White House Press Corps4 May 2017
    47:56
  54. 62.
    #56 The History of the Harlem Globetrotters w/ Ben Green1 May 2017
    33:17
  55. 63.
    #55 Neil Hanson on the Mignonette & Everything Else24 April 2017
    32:22
  56. 64.
    #54 The (After)Life of James K. Polk w/ Tom Price17 April 2017
    40:38
  57. 65.
    #53 The History of Syria w/ Sean Foley13 April 2017
    40:50
  58. 66.
    #52 Douglas Brinkley on Bob Dylan, John Kennedy, & the Rise of the American Individual10 April 2017
    35:00
  59. 67.
    #51 The History of Golf w/ Tony Parker3 April 2017
    37:59
  60. 68.
    #50 Ambassador Jack Matlock on Diplomacy & US-Russian Relations27 March 2017
    26:48
  61. 69.
    #42 The History of National Parks w/ Jon Jarvis30 January 2017
    57:05
  62. 70.
    #1 Welcome to the Road to Now19 May 2016
    19:17

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