How would you like to take a road trip guided by Kevin Costner?
A new iPhone app co-founded by the Oscar-winning actor helps the curious road-tripper to discover the people, places, and histories of the land they are traveling through.
For families embarking on the great American road trip this summer, HearHere provides short, interesting audio tidbits to coincide with and expand your journey.
“I love stories,” Costner writes. “I am the guy that stops at the historical markers along the highway—usually bringing moans from everyone in the car. But it was this continuing curiosity that I began to think HearHere could satisfy without anyone having to leave the car. Why couldn’t we replicate every marker along the highway—even expanding from the usual paragraph in bronze that always left me wanting more.”
With a growing number of families hitting the road amid the coronavirus pandemic, Costner and HearHere co-founder Woody Sears want to make sure that kids—normally glued to their phones and iPads—don’t miss out on the enlightening, educational moments that happen on road trops.
“Kevin loves to stop at all the historical markers and share that history with his kids, but the kids aren’t nearly as excited about this,” explains Sears. “With HearHere, they can get that history while they are in their car, told at the perfect time in their drive without even requiring a stop.”
HearHere is launching with stories for California, Oregon, and Washington with plans to expand into other areas in the very near future. The narration team includes Costner, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Phil Jackson, and others.
Available with a free trial, the app has a yearly subscription of $49.99 and is running at half off until the end of August.
Buckle up, y’all!
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