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A Coffee With…Prof Tom Lewis


Professor Tom Lewis is a professor of English at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, and the author of a number of books, including the subject of this masterclass, Divided Highways: The Interstate Highway System and the Transformation of American Life, which was made into an award-winning documentary.

This book captivated me; it’s a fascinating, socio-historical look at the US interstate highway system, which Professor Lewis refers to as, arguably, America’s biggest franchise. I thank Professor Lewis, whose book is one of my all-time favourites (among many US history books!) for taking the time to talk with me.

If you’ve ever driven on an interstate in the US, or have an interest in transport, history or politics, Professor Lewis’ stories will resonate.

Professor Lewis’ coffee: Sumatran coffee.


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Jeremy Irvine

I'm a Melbourne-based government relations and media executive with a love of talk back radio, podcasts, and the media. I founded sports opinion website The Armchair Selector and have interviewed people such as Gideon Haigh, Peter Lalor and Gerard Whateley, and Chris Rogers. A Coffee With is my podcast interview series.

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