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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:

  • Silicon Island
    In a world where computer chips run everything from laptops to cars to the Nintendo Switch, Taiwan is the undisputed leader. It's one of the... Read more
    Published on: 2022-10-06
  • Editing Reality
    We live in divided times, when the answer to the question 'what is reality?' depends on who you ask. Almost all the information we take... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-29
  • Five Fingers Crush the Land (2021)
    Over one million Uyghur people have been detained in camps in China, according to estimates, subjected to torture, forced labor, religious restrictions, and even forced... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-22
  • Getting to Sesame Street
    In American history, schools have not just been places to learn the ABCs – they're places where socialization happens and cultural norms are developed. Arguments... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-15
  • How Korean Culture Went Global
    From BTS to Squid Game to high-end beauty standards, South Korea reigns as a global exporter of pop culture and entertainment. How does a country... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-08
  • American Socialist (2020)
    It's been over a century since a self-described socialist was a viable candidate for president of the United States. And that first socialist candidate, Eugene... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-01
  • Drone Wars (2021)
    Unseen, they stalk their targets from thousands of feet in the air. Operators are piloting them from military bases halfway across the world. At any... Read more
    Published on: 2022-08-25
  • Afghanistan: The Rise of the Taliban (2021)
    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... Read more
    Published on: 2022-08-18

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