50 States of Mind

Ryan Bernsten, an American playwright and Oxford grad student, is in the middle of a cross-country journey covering all 50 states. Over the past few months he's attended a Trump rally the night before Election Day, chatted with mayors of big cities and teeny-tiny towns, stayed with 21 different families, and enjoyed crab cakes, ice cream, and other American delights. Our conversation focusses on Ryan's unexpected takeaways, social media vs. the real world, and the kindness of strangers from across the aisle that he's experienced along the way.  You can follow along at 50StatesofMind.org.

The hard part wasn’t going to the [Trump] rally...it was
actually the people that are my friends that gave me the
hardest time.
— Ryan Bernsten

Audrey Scagnelli