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The Road to Now
The Road to Now is a series of 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 exceptional guests to the table to answer pressing questions and explain how our shared and personal past shape the world today. A member of the Osiris Podcast Network. *
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4.9 stars from 385 ratings
The Road to kNOWledge
Ben Sawyer and Bob Crawford bring current events and historical context to life through lively and engaging conversations. Their guests are excellent and their topics are timely. Great podcast.
wdd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/21
Dr. Ben 4-life!
This show is JUST. 2. SWEEEEEEEEET!
Fancy_King via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/21
Yes, please.
A show that takes a thoughtful approach to not only the issues of today, but also does deep dives into the history that drives so much of our news cycle. Yes, please.
Gooner4Life via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/16/21
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