It’s history with attitude, and the American story with an edge. We’re looking at those events and people that change history through the power of technology and bigger than life dreams. True stories about real people; not glamorized or sanitized to fit an alternative argument...just the straight dope. No foolin’. No sweater-vested, bowtie wearin’, bifocal sportin’ professor type. Just me and my bike, and American tales right off the road. Sometimes from the “blacktop”, and sometimes from the “road house”, but always as straight and true as the chrome and steel I ride. Always as “down home” as denim and leather.
October 15, 2018 • History and the Highway
The Railroad: Riding the rails of American ingenuity
From the early days of the steam locomotive to the sleek, electric diesel giants of the Golden Age the railroad has been the "native son" of the American nation. In this episode of History and the Highway, host Stan Ellsworth looks back at the history of the American railroad from the paths it forged through the nation and how the American railroad is a symbol the technology and ingenuity of the United States.
October 08, 2018 • History and the Highway
The communication evolution
Our capacity and appetite for communication and information seems almost limitless. Not so long ago, people were trying to figure out how to communicate and share information. Host Stan Ellsworth looks back at the history of how we disseminated information as well as how the mediums of communication have evolved and helped us truly reach one another.
October 02, 2018 • History and the Highway
Who’s Rockin’ that Skullet?
Diplomat, revolutionary, world traveler, and “observationist," Benjamin Franklin had amazing perspective, humor, a decisive manner, and some pretty remarkable contributions to science. In this episode of History and the Highway, host Stan Ellsworth looks back at the remarkable life of Benjamin Franklin from his humble beginnings to his scientific inventions to his role as a founder of the United States.