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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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    • 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

elbel444 ,

Knack for finding fascinating stories

Every episode is so interesting, even if the topic seems random at first! From Iran to the politician profiles, every episode is fascinating. The hosts are smart, sharp and relatable- they struggled with the first couple episodes as they were a bit confusing but it keeps getting better and better. Please unearth more real life “conspiracy” stories soon.

ConnorSpurgeon ,

Simply Great

Rund and Ramtin host a wonderful show that stands in a unique gap of storytelling and academia: a contextualized and nuanced understanding of the past and present together. The stories they tell are interesting, relevant, and the cherry on top - Ramtin composes all of the music for each show…and it’s great!

As a historically curious musician who is addicted to context: this show has it all. Thank you.

mar13d ,

Thoughtful and engaging!

Thanks to the hosts for a wide ranging, deep look at everything from recycling to the Iranian revolution to country music.

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