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The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join us every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world.

Latest Episodes:

  • Operation Nemesis
    An estimated 1.5 million Armenian Christians were killed by the Ottoman government during World War I, in what came to be known as the Armenian Genocide. The perpetrators escaped Constantinople... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-06
  • James Baldwin's Shadow
    James Baldwin believed that America has been lying to itself since its founding. He wrote, spoke, and thought incessantly about the societal issues that still exist today. As the United... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-29
  • Earth Day 1970
    Rivers on fire, acid rain falling from the sky, species going extinct, oil spills, polluted air, and undrinkable water. For so long, we didn't think of our planet as a... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-22
  • The Real Black Panthers
    The Black Panther Party's battles for social justice and economic equality are the centerpiece of the Oscar-nominated film 'Judas and The Black Messiah.' In 1968, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-15
  • Policing in America
    Black Americans being victimized and killed by the police is an epidemic. As the trial of Derek Chauvin plays out, it's a truth and a trauma many people in the... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-08
  • Our Own People
    "Build bridges, not walls." Solidarity was at the heart of Yuri Kochiyama's work. A Japanese-American activist whose early political awakenings came while incarcerated in the concentration camps of World War... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-01
  • The Land of the Fee
    Tipping is a norm in the U.S. But it hasn't always been this way. However, it hasn't always been this way. A legacy of slavery and racism, tipping took off... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-25
  • Chaos
    What happens when teenagers are shipwrecked on a deserted island? Can you find the fingerprint of God in warzones? Why was the concept of zero so revolutionary for humanity? A... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-18