HearHere Goes Coast to Coast
As we kick off the "Summer of the Road Trip", the HearHere team is excited to announce that, no matter where you're driving in the continental U.S, we’ll have your vacation entertainment covered: thrilling, educational, and inspiring stories for the whole ride from coast to coast.
This recent expansion means that you can now access over 8,300 stories across the mainland United States and growing!
Our new stories offer a daily dose of Americana in its original form, narrated by celebrities such as Kevin Costner, Phil Jackson, and more. Our innovation brings together everyday Americans and celebrities. Woody Sears, our CEO, teamed up with Oscar winner Kevin Costner to help spearhead HearHere in August of 2020. The famed actor and storyteller originally signed on as a narrator for specialty stories, but so deeply loved the innovation and decision-making aspects of the travel-tech platform, he joined as a Co-Founder of our company.
“When road-tripping, I found myself wanting to know more about my surroundings than was available on signs and at road stops, and so the idea for HearHere was born,” said Woody Sears, CEO, and Co-Founder at HearHere. “We are so happy to be able to expand our reach across the ‘Lower 48’ and give more people access to the rich untold histories of the U.S. in an accessible, user-friendly way."
“I serendipitously met Woody through our children and was immediately hooked on the vision and mission of HearHere,” said Kevin Costner, HearHere co-founder. “HearHere prioritizes authenticity and truth in our stories. We cover America's past, which as you know, in addition to the rich stories, unfortunately also involves a deep history of tragic events like the displacement of Indigenous people and the treatment and history of African American people. We tell these stories because they are crucial to understanding the full history of a location and our nation."
Our impressive roadtripping app creates buzz around a fun new recreation sector: audio entertainment. The first of its kind with a nationwide platform, we certainly pay homage to our namesake through the application of audio technology propagated by AI and geographic tracking in a revolutionary way. Our platform has also strategically brought on Tesla alumnus, Bryce Shawcross, as Art Director and has minted Christopher Brandow of OpenTable as Director of Mobile Apps to elevate our expansive product offerings to better your experience on our app. Stay tuned for more journeys through time.