Up to Speed, A Hulu Original Series, is a new historical travel series from filmmaker Richard Linklater (the writer/director behind Before Sunrise, Waking Life, and cult-classic Dazed and Confused). Timothy "Speed" Levitch, a quirky historian and travel guide, tours America's most ignored historical sights and gets deeply philosophical with inanimate objects (which often respond in outlandish accents).
Just when you thought New Yorkers had seen it all, Speed embarks on a tour of some truly overlooked Big Apple landmarks. With the mantra "Let arbitrary be our co-pilot and purposelessness our destination" as the episode's foundation, he chats with objects like the lucky subway grate that once lifted the skirt of Marilyn Monroe and the icon herself, Lady Liberty.
Have a favorite "Speedism" (a choice Levitch phrase that left you wondering) from the NYC episode? Tweet your lines to @HuluUpToSpeed, and check out the episode here. For more offbeat tours of other historically rich US destinations, like San Francisco, Chicago, and Virginia, watch Up To Speed, only on Hulu.