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SEASON TWO

episode 1 

Music & The Recording Industry

Gabe visits Jack White's Third Man Pressing to find out if the vinyl resurgence is just a fad, or if it's here to stay.

episode 2

Religion

What does religious freedom mean to American today? Gabe travels to Flushing, New York - the birthplace of spiritual liberty in America - to find out.

episode 3

Irish American Heritage

Taking the immigration story back overseas on a visit to Ireland, Gabe answers the question of why so many Irish people came to America. This helps us to better understand the DNA behind our diverse nation, while examining true immigrant success stories.

Thanks to your smart phone, mankind is more connected than ever before. However, we may be experiencing the beginning of a communication epidemic.  We review our tech heritage from the first electronic dashes beyond the boom of the dot coms.

Dashes to Dot Coms

episode 4

Travel

From migration to mobility, the reason we travel has changed alongside technology. Looking to the future, Gabe visits a cutting edge Hyperloop company in California to see first hand how Americans hope to get around in the years to come.

episode 5

Hunting

To continue the “Farm to Table” conversation from Season 1, we examine “Field to Fork” - a program training a new generation of “hipster hunters” to source meat directly and locally. Netflix’s “MeatEaters” hosts Steven Rinella and Ryan Callaghan also offer insight into the dark history of hunting in America while discussing whether hunting is still relevant today.

episode 6

Native American Heritage

America has a difficult history when it comes to the narrative of Native Americans. To better understand how a sovereign nation functions as a part of "We The People," Gabe visits thee Navajo Nation and gains first-hand insight into their story.

episode 7

Trains

In the Season 2 finale, we ride the rails of history at the 150th Golden Spike anniversary. Gabe talks with descendants of Chinese railroad workers about their forgotten contributions to the Transcontinental Railroad, all while seeking to understand how the centuries-old technology keeps this country running today.

Each episode features iconic music and performances of old songs made new - reimagined by house band firekid and Mandy McCauley. 

 

 

Reconnecting Roots Season 2 continues to engage a new generation seeking to learn about the past while encouraging us all to make a better future.

TV SHOW CREDITS

Created by:

Frank Smith

Executive Producers:

Frank & Karen Smith

Written by:

Dave Boyd

Produced by:

Joel McAfee

Hosted by:

Gabe McCauley

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JEREMY GONZALES

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS DAVE BOYD, GABE MCCAULEY

WRITER RYAN ESTABROOKS

SEGMENT PRODUCER LARYSSA EMEIGH

MUSIC SUPERVISOR MANDY MCCAULEY

CAMERA OPERATOR NICK NICHOLS

SOUND LEE LANOM

EDITORS  DAVE BOYD, JOEL MCAFEE, WESLEY VIS

COMPOSER  GEORGE PAULEY

MOTION GRAPHICS MATTHEW MCCADE ROBERTS, ZACH RODGERS, JOSH STAFFORD

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