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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.
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Now displaying: June, 2016
Jun 28, 2016

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the politics of Brexit, the growing popularity of adult summer camps, and Donald Trump's missing campaign. 

 

Time stamps: 

 

Brexit: 3:15

 

Camps: 15:00

 

Campaign In Absentia: 30:38

 

WMH: 44:08

 

Jun 21, 2016

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the Orlando shooting, focusing on the city's history, the attack's place in multiple histories of violence, and the role of presidential empathy in response to national crises. 

 

Time stamps:

Orlando History: 3:10

Histories of Violence: 16:57

Presidential Empathy: 30:49

WMH: 43:20

Jun 14, 2016

On this week's episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the legacy of Muhammad Ali, the aftermath of the Brock Turner trial, and America's first woman nominated to the presidency by a major party.

Jun 7, 2016

In this week's episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the death of Harambe the gorilla, the coverup of sexual assault in the Baylor football program, and Peter Thiel's legal vendetta against Gawker.

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