The Sum of Us

On the heels of her bestselling book, Heather McGhee embarks on a road trip across Covid-era America, unearthing stories of American solidarity and hope in a time of great division and peril for our democracy. Join Heather as she travels from rural Maine to the California coast and everywhere in between, meeting extraordinary Americans who are crossing demographic, cultural, and political lines to build a better future for all of us.

The Sum of Us Credits

  • Host and Creator

    Heather McGhee
  • Original Music and Theme Song

    Thee Sacred Souls
  • Senior Producers

    Nicole Rothwell
    Jeanne Montalvo
    Fernanda Echavarri
  • Producers

    Cassim Shepard
    Ryan Kailath
    Emilce Quiroz
    Joaquín Cotler
    Juan Diego Ramirez
    With help from Liliana Ruiz, Sophia Lo, Susanna Kemp and Alissa Vladimir
  • Editors

    Sandy Rattley
    Maria Garcia
  • Mix Engineers

    Stephanie Lebow
    Julia Caruso
  • Researchers

    Lynn Kanter
    Carolyn Lipka
  • Executive Producer for Futuro Studios

    Marlon Bishop
  • Executive producers for Higher Ground

    Mukta Mohan
    Dan Fierman
    Anna Holmes
    Janae Marable
  • Editorial assistant for Higher Ground

    Jenna Levin
  • Executive producers for Spotify

    Daniel Ek
    Dawn Ostroff
    Julie McNamara
    Corinne Gilliard