Dave Stotts, host of Drive Thru History, met with a gathering of homeschoolers in October, 2017. The following represents
a few of his responses to the group.
Tell us about your background with the
“Drive Thru History” TV show.
Dave: It’s incredible to look back nearly
two decades at all the trips we’ve taken to
deliver history around the world. I’ve now
been to about thirty countries doing what
In our first series we went to Italy, Greece,
and Turkey to cover the ancient empires
that shaped the ancient world. We focused
on how those ancient civilizations and the
early Christian faith helped give rise to
Western Civilization. It was a rogue, low-budget journey, but I was hooked!
We returned home to deliver our second
series on American history, “Columbus
to the Constitution.” We traveled through
Europe, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vir-
ginia, and New York to tell the stories that
shaped the founding of the United States of
America. That was a great time!
Then, we shot our first series in Israel
called, “Holy Land.” These are action-packed episodes that take you into the pages of the Old Testament, especially covering
the Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
In our latest series, we tell the story of
Jesus from the locations recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. I got to visit
over fifty sites in Israel to deliver the Gospels in a fresh way, and show the evidence
for the truth of Scripture. We went from
our standard twelve episodes to eighteen
episodes in that series because it was such
A couple months ago, we completed our
final trip for our next series, “Acts to Reve-
lation.” These eighteen episodes will com-
plete our coverage of the New Testament
and the early Christian church. We spent
about two months shooting in Israel, Tur-
key, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, and Malta. That
was awesome! We are currently editing that
series, which will be released in mid-2018.
Over the years, we’ve also produced special “Drive Thru History” projects with
some incredible partners. Our latest is a series of videos for the Museum of the Bible,
which recently opened in Washington, D.C.
Seriously, make sure to visit in 2018. It’s a
In short, I’ve been super blessed! I started
Drive Thru History as a young, single guy.
Now, I’m married with four kids of my own.
It’s been over fifteen years, and I feel like I’m
just getting started!
What drove you to share history and the
Bible the way you do?
Dave: It all started with a Christian middle school student who told me Bible class
By Dave Stotts
The Power of Adventure Learning
real events. It’s exciting stuff that should be taught that way!