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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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4.6 stars from 4,945 ratings
Download issue still happening
If anyone from the NPR team is reading this, I’m still dealing with the download issue. I subscribed to the Throughline podcast, which seems to be mixed with the Fresh Air podcast, and has been starting downloads for episodes I didn’t choose. Unsubscribing until this gets fixed.
strixp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/19
Throughline Rocks!
This very interesting podcast covers a wide range of historical events/periods in an upbeat, intelligent way! Cool, very bright hosts, interesting contributing commentators and great music makes history very digestible! Give it a try. I learn a lot with every program.
Suzanne Clayton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/19
Need New Content!
Started off great, and it was on its way to bring my new favorite podcast. However, of the last 6 episodes 4 have been old content. If NPR wants to promote the other shows, it should at least be in bonus episodes. The latest episode is the exact same as the first. If I wanted to listen to it...Read full review »
LinDaisy4125 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/19
Recent Episodes
This week, we revisit our very first episode about an event from August 1953 — when the CIA helped to overthrow Iran's Prime Minister.
Published 07/11/19
This week, we share three stories from NPR Music's American Anthem series that highlight the origins of songs that have become ingrained in American culture.
Published 07/04/19
The protests at The Stonewall Inn 50 years ago fueled the gay rights movement. But gay activists were fighting harassment and discrimination years before.
Published 06/27/19
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