With musings that even the most jaded city dwellers will find interesting, his tours take viewers to unique landmarks in popular US cities, as well as less-than-famous American destinations (the Kansas/Missouri border, for one). Expect an animated conversation with the Balbo Monument in Chicago (personified as an Italian Fascist); facts about the origin of Lady Liberty's design (Spoiler: her face is inspired by Bartoli's mother, her body based on his mistress); and a slew of other adventures.
Check out the New York episode of Up to Speed here. Then join the conversation and tweet your favorite "Speedism" (his choice philosophical meditations) to @HuluUpToSpeed. For more offbeat tours of other US destinations, watch Up to Speed, only on Hulu.