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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:

  • The Stars (2020)
    Astrology has existed for thousands of years and has roots that span the globe. But is it a science or a religion or just a kind of personality test? And... Read more
    Published on: 2021-10-21
  • The Nostalgia Bone
    The global pandemic has spawned a different type of epidemic, one of an entirely different nature: a nostalgia outbreak. Longing for 'simpler times' and 'better days', many of us have... Read more
    Published on: 2021-10-14
  • Tenochtitlan: A Retelling of The Conquest
    In a sense, 1521 is Mexico's 1619. A foundational moment that has for a long time been shaped by just one perspective, a European one.The story of how Hernán Cortés... Read more
    Published on: 2021-10-07
  • Bonus: Soul Train
    When Soul Train was first nationally syndicated in October 1971, there was nothing else like it on TV. It was the iconic Black music and dance show, a party every... Read more
    Published on: 2021-10-05
  • The Shadows of the Constitution (2020)
    The Constitution is like America's secular bible, our sacred founding document. In her play, What the Constitution Means to Me, Heidi Schreck goes through a process of discovering what the... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-30
  • Bonus: We're Not Broken
    This week we're featuring an episode from Life Kit that focuses on myths surrounding autism, how to talk about it and how to help your autistic loved one live their... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-28
  • The Supreme Court (2020)
    When, why, and how did the Supreme Court get the final say in the law of the land? The question of the Court's role, and whether its decisions should reign... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-23
  • Afghanistan: The Rise of the Taliban
    How did a small group of Islamic students go from local vigilantes to one of the most infamous and enigmatic forces in the world? The Taliban is a name that... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-16

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