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!
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#66 Randall Fuller on Charles Darwin's Impact on American History
3 days ago
Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species is one of the most controversial books ever written. For most Americans, Darwin’s theories are associated with the 1925 Scopes trial and the near century-long “evolution vs creation” debate has that emerged as a dominant theme in American society in the years since the trial. In this episode of The Road to Now, we speak with Dr. Randall Fuller about his new book The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited America, and the various ways that Darwin’s work has been interpreted since its publication in 1858. As it turns out, Darwin and Origin of Species are far more complex and have a much deeper history in the United States than most of us realize. For more on our podcast and this episode, please visit our website: www.TheRoadToNow.com