21 episodes

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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    • 4.6, 4.3K 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
4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

greghanson8989 ,

SOOO good

This is the most useful and interesting podcast out there!! The format is awesome, the pacing is great and the topics are so relevant. Thanks NPR!

runthrudajungle ,

Back to school

This how history should be taught in school. Love knowing context and origins of thing.

ukim ,

Deeper take on the history behind today

This podcast has a lot of the deeper historical perspective on current events that got me listening to NPR in the first place, but that NPR doesn't do as much with their on air shows anymore. I especially appreciate that they're drawing on the expertise of historians about historical topics. They're exploring history in a highly engaging and interesting way, making it relevant to today.

The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that on occasion they'll drop in an episode from a different NPR podcast. Their explanations of why are pretty basic (along the lines of "we liked this"). It comes off as advertising these other podcasts and I'm not a fan of it. Otherwise, really enjoying this podcast.

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