The Road to Now
About This Show
The Road to Now is a series of interviews and conversations meant to trace the historical roots of today’s events. Hosted by Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers and historian 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. Enjoy!
Most Recent Episode
Best of RTN: #22 Chris Frates on News in the Era of Social Media
5 days ago
This episode is a rebroadcast of episode #22 of The Road to Now, which originally aired on October 3, 2017. We'll be back with all-new episodes on Monday, July 10th! For episode 22 of The Road to Now, Bob and Ben are joined by CNN’s Chris Frates for a discussion about news in the era of social media. Chris talks about the challenges and opportunities that reporters face in today’s world, and shares his own experiences as a journalist whose career has been defined by the shift from old to new media. Chris also breaks down the fundamentals of good reporting, and explains how these principles transcend the medium of delivery. Chris Frates is a correspondent with the CNN Investigation unit, and co-host of Sirius XM’s “Politics Inside Out.” More on The Road to Now and links to info on our guests can be found at our website: www.theroadtonow.com.