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Past Present

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: January, 2017
Jan 31, 2017

In this week's episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate Betsy DeVos and school privatization, the uses of executive orders, and the growing call for more dangerous playgrounds.

Jan 24, 2017

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the dangers of plagiarism, the fate of the circus, and whether sugary drinks should be restricted for SNAP recipients.

Jan 17, 2017

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the women's march on Washington, US-Russian relations, and Obama's final speech to the nation.

Jan 10, 2017

On this week's show, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the decline of democracy in North Carolina, the trend toward legalization of marijuana, and the dominance of Alabama football.

Jan 3, 2017

In this week's episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the legacy of departing First Lady Michelle Obama.

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