216 episodes

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.

Past Present Niki, Neil, and Natalia

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    • 4.7, 330 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
330 Ratings

330 Ratings

pizzatarian ,

Happy 200 Episodes to the Past Present Crew!!!

I love this show because it is deeply soothing to listen to smart people talk about things in a nuanced way. All three of the hosts bring distinct and interesting perspectives from their fields of study that provide something beyond what you’d expect for commentary on current events, even from a historical standpoint.

No disrespect to Neil or Natalia, who are awesome, but for my money, in the current political climate there is nobody better to be listening to or reading than Nicole Hemmer. Her expertise in conservative politics and right-wing media provide sorely needed context for all the truly wild stuff that is happening in our news landscape on the regular.

maffaytabaluga ,

so woke history with full leftist tilt

This is where you see how liberal professors brain wash not just kids but everyone stupid enought to not see they only tell one sideof a story. NOT HISTORY BUT PROPOGANDA

iisazel ,

Where “TIL” is the mood of every episode

I started listening to Past Present at the beginning of this summer, and it’s quickly become one of my favorite podcasts. Niki, Neil, and Natalia are three extremely erudite individuals who have informative discussions on contemporary political issues while also examining the unexpectedly rich histories of subjects like jazzercise and Victoria’s Secret. Absolutely worth a listen!

I would love to hear a segment about the rise of microinvestment apps like Acorns!

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