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Past Present

Past Present brings together three historians to discuss what's happening in American politics and culture today. Natalia, Neil, and Niki bring historical insights to the news of the day, offering listeners an alternative to the reflexive and polarized world of punditry. Interested in the world around you but exhausted by rote reactions and partisan talking points? You've come to the right place.

info_outline Episode 230: The Inspectors General Firings 05/26/2020
info_outline Episode 229: Little Richard 05/19/2020
info_outline Episode 228: Ahmaud Arbery 05/12/2020
info_outline Episode 227: Meatpacking Plants and the Defense of Production Act 05/05/2020
info_outline Episode 226: The Lockdown Protests 04/28/2020
info_outline Episode 225: Vote-by-Mail and USPS 04/21/2020
info_outline Episode 224: Hydroxychloroquine 04/14/2020
info_outline Episode 223: Tiger King 04/07/2020
info_outline Episode 222: School Closings 03/31/2020
info_outline Episode 221: Cabin Fever 03/24/2020
info_outline Episode 220: Quarantines 03/17/2020
info_outline Episode 219: Plastic Bag Bans 03/10/2020
info_outline Episode 218: Fat Activism 03/03/2020
info_outline Episode 217: COVID-19 and Protective Face Masks 02/25/2020
info_outline Episode 216: A Proposal to "Make Federal Buildings Beautiful Again" 02/18/2020
info_outline Episode 215: The 2020 Iowa Caucuses 02/11/2020
info_outline Episode 214: Moderate Republicans 02/04/2020
info_outline Episode 213: Little Women 01/28/2020
info_outline Episode 212: Jeopardy! 01/21/2020
info_outline Episode 211: The Australian Bushfires 01/14/2020
info_outline Episode 210: U.S. Embassy Attack in Baghdad 01/07/2020
info_outline Episode 209: The "OK" Sign, Black Israelites, and CIA Disguises 12/24/2019
info_outline Episode 208: Cockfighting, Athletic Doping, and Didone 12/17/2019
info_outline Episode 207: Virginity Tests, International Achievement Tests, and the End of the 2010s 12/10/2019
info_outline Episode 206: War Crimes, Controversial Food Takes, and Indigenous Land Acknowledgments 12/03/2019
info_outline Episode 205: Pete Buttigieg, Groypers, and Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary 11/26/2019
info_outline Episode 204: LIVE! With Emily Bazelon, Author of Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration 11/19/2019
info_outline Episode 203: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Rep. Katie Hill, and Booing 11/05/2019
info_outline Episode 202: Elijah Cummings, Homelessness, and Amusement Parks 10/29/2019
info_outline Episode 201: Automation, Male Baldness, and Paula White 10/22/2019
 
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