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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: October, 2021
Oct 26, 2021

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the life and legacy of Colin Powell, the United States’ first Black Secretary of State.

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Oct 19, 2021

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss the inflation currently affecting the U.S. economy.

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Oct 12, 2021

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen.

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Oct 5, 2021

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss the history of veganism in light of an eviscerating review of the new plant-based menu at the New York restaurant Eleven Madison Park.

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