Reconnecting Roots is a team of free thinkers inspired by American ideals, devoted to sharing stories that illuminate the past and guide us forward. We spark generational conversations and inspire learning through a TV show, music, podcasts and more.
The sound of Reconnecting Roots blends yesterday with today by putting a modern twist on songs connected to our past. Music is a touchstone for American culture, embodying history in every single note and chord; by reinterpreting this music, we’re able to bridge the generational gap between the past and the present.
Whether you’re at home or on the go, the Reconnecting Roots podcast lets you dive deep into unique stories and aspects of American culture that are often overlooked - from wartime gardening to one-room schoolhouses.
FRAMING THE FUTURE THROUGH THE PAST
HISTORY. CULTURE. VALUES.
Imagine if NPR’s This American Life showed up on the set of Austin City Limits with Ken Burns’ and Bill Nye’s baby. That’s a little bit like Reconnecting Roots. We reflect on the 160 years of American progress that surrounds us, exploring the good AND the bad. What parts are in danger of being lost? And what areas can still be improved?