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Throughline
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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4.7 stars from 11,653 ratings
Superb
Amazing journalism-keep it up guys!
hochstel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/21
Phenomenal
I’ve been really enjoying this podcast and burning through episodes since I discovered in a few weeks ago. After listening to War of Worlds their episode on the Shia-Sunni strife I felt compelled to leave a review. I was so impressed with the way that they took a complicated topic and broke it...Read full review »
BonBon33# via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/21
To give credit where it is truly due, throughline posted an episode on Dec 2, 2020 about the origins of modern White Supremacy movements. On Jan 12 2021, the New York Times published an article by Alexandra Alter outlining many of the same ideas shared in the episode, and even used quotes from...Read full review »
Phil WT via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/21
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