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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.

Throughline NPR

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    • 4.6, 5.7K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.7K Ratings

5.7K Ratings

Sticxrev ,

Gives amazing historical context for current events

Absolutely amazing! Every show takes a relevant current event topic and explores the history of it, giving such excellent context that I’ve have never heard anywhere else. The most recent episode - Hong Kong - really drove home for me how much better I truly appreciate and understand what’s going on as a result of listening of this podcast. I absolutely recommend Throughline!

Cynfrin ,

Original Stories

Love the topics every week! Love how you guys thoroughly explain how long standing problems/situations began. If you don't learn from our history we're bound to repeat it...

Th3_ €Dg3_ ^_^ ,

Pro-China, pro-oppression

The podcast on Hong Kong never mentioned the myriad of human rights abuses in China as a reason Hong Kongers don’t want to be absorbed into China’s totalitarian regime. The episode didn’t mention the concentration camps for minority Muslims, organ harvesting, forced abortions, or brutal oppression of free speech. This is biased journalism, dishonesty by omission of the most crucial details.

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