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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 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
info_outline Episode 200: Rudy Giuliani, Greta Thunberg, and Vaping 10/15/2019
info_outline Episode 199: Whistleblowers, Church Arsons, and Co-Working Spaces 10/08/2019
info_outline Episode 198: Ukraine, Declining Bird Populations, and Luxury Parking 10/01/2019
info_outline Episode 197: Shane Gillis and Saturday Night Live, Saudi Arabia, and Telephone Calls 09/24/2019
info_outline Episode 196: FBI on College Campuses, John Bolton, and Technology and Women's Voices 09/17/2019
info_outline Episode 195: Franco Columbu, Kamala Harris, NYC's Gifted and Talented Program 09/10/2019
info_outline Episode 194: David Koch, Bedbugs, and Breaking Up 09/03/2019
info_outline Episode 193: Twins, the Equinox Boycott, and "The Hunt" 08/20/2019
info_outline Episode 192: Anti-Latino Nativism, Ronald Reagan, and Sound Baths 08/13/2019
info_outline Episode 191: Baltimore, Marianne Williamson, and a National Service Requirement 08/06/2019
info_outline Episode 190: Boris Johnson, Purity Culture, and Spaying and Neutering Dogs 07/30/2019
info_outline Episode 189: The Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary, "Go Back to Where You Came From," and Air Conditioning 07/23/2019
info_outline Episode 188: Women's World Cup, Ross Perot, and Jeffrey Epstein 07/16/2019
info_outline Episode 187: School Busing, Girlboss, and Lil Nas X 07/09/2019
info_outline Episode 186: Iran, E. Jean Carroll, and Knitting 07/02/2019
info_outline Episode 185: Alan Brinkley, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Lesbian Cruises 06/25/2019
info_outline Episode 184: YouTube, Tariffs, and Elizabeth Warren 06/18/2019
info_outline Episode 183: LIVE! The Stonewall Uprising, Jazzercise, and C-SPAN 06/11/2019
info_outline Episode 182: The 1994 Crime Bill, Mount Everest, and the Grand Canyon 06/04/2019
info_outline Episode 181: Student Loans, Fur Bans, and TWA 05/28/2019
info_outline Episode 180: Sex Strike, David McCullough, and Doris Day 05/21/2019
info_outline Episode 179: Electability, Caster Semenya, and Rachel Held Evans 05/14/2019
info_outline Episode 178: John Singleton, Anti-Semitism in the New York Times, and TikTok 05/07/2019
info_outline Episode 177: Ancestry.com, Vigilante Border Patrol Groups, and Cargo Shorts 04/30/2019
info_outline Episode 176: Notre Dame Cathedral, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and the Center for American Progress 04/23/2019
info_outline Episode 175: Stephen Miller and DHS, Measles and the Anti-Vaccination Movement, and Adjunct Professors 04/16/2019
info_outline Episode 174: Reparations, Leggings, and Nipsey Hussle 04/09/2019
 
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