Up to Speed

Up to Speed is a historical travel web series starring Timothy “Speed” Levitch and directed by Richard Linklater airing on Hulu.[1][2] [3]



Up to Speed is a six-episode produced by Magikal History Productions exclusively for Hulu . [4] It is hosted by the Quirky New York tour guide Timothy “Speed” Levitch who takes viewers on a “magical history tour” in order to “hang out and empathize with the inner psyches of famous landmarks and visit with the monumentally ignored monuments . “Each episode seeks to highlight places, people, things, and monuments that are usually overlooked by the average tourist in place of the most known sites.

Visiting San Francisco , Kansas , New York City , Chicago , and Monticello / University of Virginia Levtich narrates the history of each object and includes a broader history of the time so viewers can understand its importance. Besides highlighting little known monuments, the other aspect that makes up Levitch converses with each monument, asking them questions about their role in history and their feelings about current developments. Each of these items has a very high level of proficiency.

Each episode is written by Levitch and is infused with his unique poetic language and philosophies such as: “Status quo only begets more status quo unless we have a species attack it by way of appreciating the beauty in the unexpected” and “Instead of asking why , ask why the fuck not? “Levitch Each episode ends with a band performing freestyle and singing about the monuments highlight highlighted fait que episode. These factors-have made it a fan favorite is Hulu earning it a four star rating and viewer Many positive reviews.


Episode 1 San Francisco: A City Shaped by Earthquakes Original Air Date: 08/09/2012 Synopsis: San Francisco is a landmark city in San Francisco, California. The beauty in the unexpected.

Episode 2 Chicago: To Conjure to Lost Neighborhood Original Air Date: 08/16/2012 Synopsis: .

Episode 3 Kansas & Missouri: In the Middle of the Midwest Original Air Date: 08/23/2012 Synopsis: Civil War.

Episode 4 Virginia: The Many Flavors of Thomas Jefferson Original Air Date: 08/30/2012 Synopsis: father. History Featured:

Episode 5 New York City: The Beauty of Randomness Original Air Date: 05/09/2012 Synopsis: A hip teeming with a simultaneous bouts of randomness and synchronicity.

Episode 6 The Tour Guide Original Air Date: 09/13/2012 Synopsis:


  1. Jump up^ “Hulu Unveils Original Slate, Including First Scripted Series ‘Battleground’: TCA” .
  2. Jump up^ “Timothy” Speed ​​”Levitch on His New Hulu Travel Series” Travel and Leisure. Retrieved 2015-09-09.
  3. Jump up^ “A Guide Who Talks to Statues and Trees” New York Times. Retrieved 2015-09-09.
  4. Jump up^ “The Ancient Craft of Tour-Guiding” New Yorker. Retrieved 2015-09-09.

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