The videos will be an integral part of the journey, In Search of the Great America, capturing the beauty of the open road and the quirky experiences that will, undoubtably, happen along the way. These will include scenery from the road, short interviews with people met along the way, interviews with the podcast host and audio clips from that week.

The podcast will host the full interview and will be purely audio. This allows the guest’s words to register and for their story to unfold without any snap judgements based on how the person looks. The wonderful thing about audio is the intimacy of hearing someone’s voice without knowing their age, race or gender.

In May, performance artist Laura Milkins embarking on a 5 month journey In Search of the Great America , a mobile radio lab performance art project. From May – October 2020, Laura will travel the 48 contiguous United States in a mobile radio lab, asking people to define their great America: past, present and future.

  • Where did you grow up and what was it like?
  • Was there a time in history that you thought America was great and why?
  • What is great about America now for you?
  • What does your great America look like in the future?
  • Who are we when we are our best as citizens?

Searching for connection and healing in these divisive times. Perhaps we all have more in common as Americans than we are led to believe.