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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.

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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.

    Becoming America

    Becoming America

    When the United States of America was founded, it was only a union of a small number of states. By the beginning of the 20th century, the United States had become an empire; with states and territories and colonies that spanned the globe. As a result, the country began to not only reconsider its place in the world, but also its very name.

    • 33 min
    She Got Next

    She Got Next

    How three women ran and challenged the notion of who could and should be president of the United States.

    • 1h 1m
    Vaccination

    Vaccination

    In this episode, we look back at a 1905 Supreme Court case that set a precedent for whether or not the state can enforce compulsory vaccinations.

    • 23 min
    Soleimani's Iran

    Soleimani's Iran

    In this episode, the origins of the shadow commander and what he means to Iran.

    • 47 min
    Everybody Knows Somebody

    Everybody Knows Somebody

    In the mid-1980's a woman who didn't consider herself a feminist was asked to solve perhaps the biggest problem women face.

    • 59 min
    There Will Be Bananas

    There Will Be Bananas

    How one Brooklyn-born entrepreneur ruthlessly created the modern banana industry and the infamous banana republics.

    • 56 min

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