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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: January, 2022
Jan 25, 2022

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss President Biden’s first year in office.

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Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show: 

  • Public opinion of President Biden’s first year in office is polarized. Neil and Niki referred to Jamelle Bouie’s New York Times opinion piece comparing Biden and Reagan’s first years as president. Neil also discussed the POLITICO/Morning Consult report card on Biden’s first year. Natalia drew on this POLITICO essay about the substantial time remaining for the Biden administration to prove itself.

 

In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:

Jan 18, 2022

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss the historical significance of the current craze over the online game Wordle.

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In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:

Jan 11, 2022

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the history of rest and relaxation.

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Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show: 

 

In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:

Jan 4, 2022

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss the historical significance of the January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

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Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show: 

 

In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:

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