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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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4.7 stars from 12,947 ratings
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Historically like the program, but “The Who Is NPR” episode was spent either tapping themselves on the back or taking shots at other networks. NPR is better than that.
Milk4me7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/21
I really appreciated the episode on Palestine. It’s rare that the history of Palestine is told so clearly. There are reviews that say it’s biased and I can understand that criticism. However, the episode is called Palestine. It provided information that is rarely made available in the media....Read full review »
Grantani via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/21
Rund, Ramtin and the tremendous team with Throughline are so awesome!!! I love history, but have been feeling I need to understand it more. Throughline has opened my eyes about so many things. The production leaves me riveted with each episode. You make history present when this world needs...Read full review »
Andy in Atlanta via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/21
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