Past Present

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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 arou… read more

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Episode 196: FBI on College Campuses, John Bolton, and Technology and Women's Voices

September 17th, 2019

47:27

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss government surveillance of American universities, the political career of John Bolton, and the …

Episode 195: Franco Columbu, Kamala Harris, NYC's Gifted and Talented Program

September 10th, 2019

51:34

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss the legacy of late bodybuilder Franco Columbu, the candidacy of Kamala Harris, and a proposal to …

Episode 194: David Koch, Bedbugs, and Breaking Up

September 3rd, 2019

46:42

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the legacy of late billionaire David Koch, the menace of bedbugs, and why so many people are choosing to remain friends after a breakup.

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Episode 193: Twins, the Equinox Boycott, and "The Hunt"

August 20th, 2019

47:13

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss social media “twinfluencers,” a boycott of fitness brands Equinox and SoulCycle, and the controversy …

Episode 192: Anti-Latino Nativism, Ronald Reagan, and Sound Baths

August 13th, 2019

46:42

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the history of anti-Latino nativism, newly discovered racist comments by Ronald Reagan, and the …

Episode 191: Baltimore, Marianne Williamson, and a National Service Requirement

August 6th, 2019

51:13

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia discuss President Trump’s insults to Baltimore, the presidential candidacy of self-help guru Marianne …

Episode 190: Boris Johnson, Purity Culture, and Spaying and Neutering Dogs

July 30th, 2019

51:28

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the death knell of “purity culture,” and new …

Episode 189: The Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary, "Go Back to Where You Came From," and Air Conditioning

July 23rd, 2019

51:59

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the history of telling immigrants and minorities to “go back” to where they came from, and whether or not air conditioning is …

Episode 188: Women's World Cup, Ross Perot, and Jeffrey Epstein

July 16th, 2019

52:29

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the Women’s World Cup, the life and legacy of Ross Perot, and the case against Jeffrey Epstein.

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Episode 187: School Busing, Girlboss, and Lil Nas X

July 9th, 2019

46:51

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss the recent debate over school busing, the launch of the women’s networking platform, “Girlboss,” and …

Episode 186: Iran, E. Jean Carroll, and Knitting

July 2nd, 2019

48:57

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the recent escalation of tensions with Iran, new allegations of rape against President Trump, and controversy on the knitting social media network Ravelry.

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Episode 185: Alan Brinkley, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Lesbian Cruises

June 25th, 2019

49:52

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia discuss the recent passing of two major figures: political historian Alan Brinkley and socialite fashion …

Episode 184: YouTube, Tariffs, and Elizabeth Warren

June 18th, 2019

49:32

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss YouTube’s role in political radicalization, the history of tariffs, and the presidential candidacy …

Episode 183: LIVE! The Stonewall Uprising, Jazzercise, and C-SPAN

June 11th, 2019

45:50

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss the significance of the Stonewall Uprising, the legacy of Jazzercise, and the fortieth anniversary of C-SPAN.

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Episode 182: The 1994 Crime Bill, Mount Everest, and the Grand Canyon

June 4th, 2019

49:29

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the 1994 Crime Bill, a surge in deaths among Mount Everest climbers, and controversy over a plan to build a luxury complex at the Grand Canyon.

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Episode 181: Student Loans, Fur Bans, and TWA

May 28th, 2019

44:37

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss billionaire Robert F. Smith’s historic gift to the Morehouse College class of 2019, a proposed fur …

Episode 180: Sex Strike, David McCullough, and Doris Day

May 21st, 2019

48:09

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss a proposed “sex strike,” historian David McCullough’s new book, and the life and legacy of Doris Day.

Episode 179: Electability, Caster Semenya, and Rachel Held Evans

May 14th, 2019

55:29

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia discuss the concept of “electability,” the gender policing of South African runner Caster Semenya, and the …

Episode 178: John Singleton, Anti-Semitism in the New York Times, and TikTok

May 7th, 2019

49:35

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the legacy of filmmaker John Singleton, an anti-Semitic cartoon in the New York Times, and the latest social media sensation, TikTok.

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Episode 177: Ancestry.com, Vigilante Border Patrol Groups, and Cargo Shorts

April 30th, 2019

46:51

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss outrage over an Ancestry.com ad, vigilante groups policing the U.S.-Mexico border, and the …

Episode 176: Notre Dame Cathedral, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and the Center for American Progress

April 23rd, 2019

51:23

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the fire at Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral, President Trump’s attacks against Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and the history of liberal think tanks.

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Episode 175: Stephen Miller and DHS, Measles and the Anti-Vaccination Movement, and Adjunct Professors

April 16th, 2019

54:01

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss the influence of Trump adviser Stephen Miller, the resurgence of measles in the United States and the anti-vaccination movement, and the plight of adjunct professors.

Episode 174: Reparations, Leggings, and Nipsey Hussle

April 9th, 2019

49:54

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the case for reparations, why leggings are so controversial, and the legacy of rapper Nipsey Hussle.

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Episode 173: The Mueller Report, the Electoral College, and Arugula Lettuce

April 2nd, 2019

47:54

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia discuss the Mueller Report, the movement to end the Electoral College, and why not many Americans eat …

Episode 172: "Operation Varsity Blues," the White Supremacy Terrorist Attack in New Zealand, and Beto O'Rourke

March 26th, 2019

52:33

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the college admissions scandal, the white supremacy terrorist attack in New Zealand, Beto O’Rourke’s …

Episode 171: "Cancel Culture," Hobbies, and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

March 19th, 2019

52:26

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss “cancel culture,” the lost art of hobbies, and the tragic Ethiopian Airlines crash.

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Episode 170: "Finding Neverland," Luke Perry, and the United Methodist Church and LGBTQ Christians

March 12th, 2019

55:42

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss “Leaving Neverland,” a new documentary about Michael Jackson’s alleged child abuse, the legacy of late “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Luke Perry, and the United Methodist …

Episode 169: Jussie Smollett, Christopher Hasson, and Debunking Psychics

March 5th, 2019

53:59

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss the scandal over Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack, Christopher Hasson’s terrorist plot, and how the …

Episode 168: Karl Lagerfeld, the Pledge of Allegiance, and Lee Radziwill

February 26th, 2019

48:13

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the life and legacy of Karl Lagerfeld, controversies over the Pledge of Allegiance, and the death of Lee Radziwill.

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Episode 167: Cardi B, Jeff Bezos, and Lyndon LaRouche

February 19th, 2019

44:03

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia discuss the celebrity of Cardi B, Jeff Bezos’ “below-the-belt selfie,” and the death of Lyndon LaRouche.

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Episode 166: Blackface, Venezuela, and Conversation Hearts

February 12th, 2019

45:03

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the history of blackface, political upheaval in Venezuela, and the demise of Valentine’s Day …

Episode 165: Howard Schultz, Gay Priests, and Ted Bundy

February 5th, 2019

49:50

In this podcast, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss Howard Schultz’ presidential bid, gay men in the priesthood, and the enduring fascination with …

Episode 164: Marching on Washington, the LA Teachers' Strike, and Cities and Economic Inequality

January 29th, 2019

50:27

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss marching on Washington as a form of political protest, the Los Angeles teachers’ strike, and how …

Episode 163: Gillette's New Ad, Rep. Steve King, and Cursive's Decline

January 22nd, 2019

50:13

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss the new Gillette commercial “We Believe,” Rep. Steve King’s controversial comments, and the decline …

Episode 162: The Green New Deal, Marie Kondo, and National Emergencies

January 15th, 2019

46:35

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the Green New Deal, the KonMari craze, and the history of national emergencies.

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Episode 161: "Fault Lines," Dry January, and the Sex Recession

January 8th, 2019

49:37

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia welcome Princeton historians Kevin M. Kruse and Julian Zelizer to discuss their new book, Fault Lines: A …

Episode 160: The Weekly Standard, Sheryl Sandberg, and "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

December 25th, 2018

43:37

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the closing of the conservative magazine The Weekly Standard, changing public perceptions of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and the controversy over the 1944 Christmas …

Episode 159: Classical Statues, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Oklahoma Land Rights

December 18th, 2018

46:59

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss the disputed whiteness of classical statues, the Emmy Award-winning show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Native American claims to land rights in Oklahoma.

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Episode 158: George H.W. Bush, Exorcisms, and the Squatty Potty

December 11th, 2018

44:17

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the death of President George Herbert Walker Bush, the resurgence of exorcisms, and the viral …

Episode 157: Inmate Firefighters, China's Social Credit System, and Chanukah

December 4th, 2018

43:04

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss convict firefighters, China’s new social credit system, and the history of Chanukah. 

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Episode 156: Segregation Academies, the Death of an American Missionary, and Victoria's Secret

November 27th, 2018

53:56

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss segregation academies, the death of an American missionary, and the declining market share of lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret.

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Episode 155: The 2018 Recounts, Jim Acosta, and Bedtime Stories

November 20th, 2018

50:14

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia discuss the aftermath of the midterm elections with special guest, Slate senior political correspondent …

Episode 154: The 2018 Midterm Elections, Gab, and Movember

November 13th, 2018

46:21

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the midterm elections, the alt-right social media platform Gab, and Movember.

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Episode 153: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, the Closing of Rural Hospitals, and the Political Mobilization of Orange County Women

November 6th, 2018

44:12

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss the massacre of Jews at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, the closing of rural hospitals, and the …

Episode 152: U.S.-Saudi Relations, Trans Americans, and Horror Movies

October 30th, 2018

44:55

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the history of U.S.-Saudi relations in light of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Trump …

Episode 151: Black Women's Political Power, the End of Sears, and Corporate Art Patronage

October 23rd, 2018

49:58

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, Niki, and guest historian Leah Wright Rigueur discuss black women and electoral politics, the closing of Sears, and …

Episode 150: LIVE! George Soros, "Grievance Studies," and Bavarian Hipsterism

October 16th, 2018

53:13

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the right’s obsession with George Soros conspiracy theories, the recent “grievance studies” hoax, …

Episode 149: Binge Drinking, McCarthyism, and Women's Rage

October 9th, 2018

49:41

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia discuss the history of binge drinking, why McCarthyism is back in the news, and the political power of …

Episode 148: High School Yearbooks, Trump and Immigrants, and Barstool Sports

October 2nd, 2018

41:44

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the history of high school yearbooks, how the Trump administration is defining immigrants as “public …

Episode 147: Brett Kavanaugh, Fraternity Hazing, and the Natural Beauty Industry

September 25th, 2018

48:11

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss the drama surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s upcoming Supreme Court confirmation, fraternity hazing, and the booming natural beauty industry.

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Episode 146: Crafting, the 2008 Financial Crisis, and the Marshmallow Test

September 18th, 2018

48:54

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the new reality show Making It, the 2008 financial collapse ten years later, and the death of Walter …

Episode 145: Nike's Colin Kaepernick Ad, the Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed, and Robin Leach

September 11th, 2018

43:18

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss Nike’s controversial signing of Colin Kaepernick as the face of their Just Do It campaign, the …

Episode 144: John McCain, the Catholic Church Scandals, and Loneliness

September 4th, 2018

1:00:47

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the life and legacy of Senator John McCain, the recent scandals in the Catholic Church, and the …

Bonus Episode 6: Omarosa

August 21st, 2018

21:07

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia discuss the release of Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the White House, a new book by former White House …

Episode 143: LIVE! Latinos in the Hamptons, Grift, and Rosé Wine

August 14th, 2018

46:30

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the history of Latinos in the Hamptons, the problem of grift in Washington, and the sudden …

Episode 142: Institutionalizing Children, Referees, and Charlottesville

August 7th, 2018

44:26

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia debate the history of the institutionalization of children, the thankless job of refereeing youth sports, …

Episode 141: Sacha Baron Cohen, the Yoga Vote, and Middle Children

July 31st, 2018

55:48

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show, the viability of a “yoga vote,” and the demographic shift bringing about the disappearance of the middle child.

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Episode 140: Treason, Accents, and Outdoor Play

July 24th, 2018

54:23

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the definition of treason, the significance of linguistic accents, and a new practice of prescribing outdoor play.

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Episode 139: Thai Cave Rescue, Breastfeeding, and Fleece Vests

July 17th, 2018

49:21

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the children rescued from a Thai cave, the Trump administration’s approach to breastfeeding policy, …

Episode 138: Democratic Socialists, Court Packing, and Audiobooks

July 10th, 2018

52:46

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the rise of Democratic Socialists, plans for packing the Supreme Court, and the increasing popularity …

Episode 137: Civility, Gays and Gyms, and Mr. Rogers

July 3rd, 2018

50:52

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate recent claims that the Left is destroying civility in politics, the LGBTQ+ history of American gym …

Episode 136: Anthony Bourdain, Family Values, and Ageism

June 26th, 2018

51:09

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia debate the legacy of Anthony Bourdain, the end of “family values” conservatism, and ageism as a form of discrimination.

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Episode 135: U.S.-Canada Relations, Kate Spade, and A.P. History

June 19th, 2018

57:53

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the historical relationship between Canada and the United States, the legacy of the late designer Kate Spade, and the controversy over proposed changes to an Advanced …

Episode 134: Masterpiece Cakeshop, Presidential Pardons, and Separated Families

June 12th, 2018

51:39

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, Donald Trump’s use of the presidential …

Episode 133: Twinks, a Manhattan Con Artist, and the Ford Mustang

June 5th, 2018

55:33

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the rise of the “twink” aesthetic, Manhattan con artist Anna Sorokin/Delvey, and the cultural …

Episode 132: Incels, Mormonism and Race, and Millennials and Personal Finance

May 29th, 2018

53:59

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the “incel” community, the role of race in Mormon history, and the thrift-shaming of millennials.

Episode 131: The Israeli Embassy, Tom Wolfe, and Sports Gambling

May 22nd, 2018

48:07

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate the movement of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the life and legacy of the late author Tom …

Episode 130: "This is America," NRATV, and Instragramming Museums

May 15th, 2018

58:33

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia debate Childish Gambino’s viral video “This is America,” the launching of NRATV, and how Instagram is changing museums. 

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Episode 129: the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the Golden State Killer, and Remembering the Holocaust

May 8th, 2018

58:40

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the Golden State Killer, and the news that Americans are …

Episode 128: Sean Hannity, Gayborhoods, and Running Tutus

May 1st, 2018

58:12

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the Sean Hannity phenomenon, battles over the “gayborhood,” and the popularity of running tutus.

Episode 127: Barbara Bush, Starbucks, and the U.S. Census

April 24th, 2018

52:56

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the life and legacy of Barbara Bush, Starbucks’ race problem, and the U.S. Census.

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Episode 126: Sinclair Broadcasting, Tony Robbins, and Early Admissions

April 17th, 2018

57:03

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the rise of Sinclair Broadcasting, life coach Tony Robbins’ dismissal of the #MeToo movement, and the …

Episode 125: Roseanne, NFL Cheerleaders, and Instant Pot

April 10th, 2018

1:01:20

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate the return of the television series Roseanne, the unfair treatment of NFL cheerleaders, and the …

Bonus Episode 5: Stormy Daniels

April 3rd, 2018

24:38

In this episode, Niki and Natalia debate the Stormy Daniels scandal.

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Episode 124: Cambridge Analytica, the Austin Serial Bomber, and Stanford's "Manel"

March 27th, 2018

1:00:52

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the historical significance of Cambridge Analytica and its relationship with Facebook, a serial bomber in Austin, and an all-white, all-male history conference at Stanford.

Episode 123: Rex Tillerson, Women's Obituaries, and National Geographic

March 20th, 2018

57:50

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Donald Trump’s firing of Rex Tillerson, the New York Times publishing obituaries for women it overlooked historically, and National Geographic’s self-study of its past …

Episode 122: Trump's Tariffs, Weight Watchers for Teenagers, and Disneyland Workers

March 13th, 2018

56:08

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate President Trump’s proposed tariffs, Weight Watchers’ bid for teenage dieters, and Disneyland’s underpaid workers.

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Episode 121: Billy Graham, High School Activism, and Teachers' Strikes

March 6th, 2018

56:03

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the life and ministry of Billy Graham, youth activism after the Parkland shootings, and the West Virginia teachers’ strike.

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Episode 120: Black Panther, Adam Rippon, and Plastics

February 27th, 2018

57:03

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the blockbuster film Black Panther, the ascendancy of Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, and the preponderance of plastics in contemporary life.

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Episode 119: Presidential Portraits, Down Syndrome, and Sanitation Workers

February 20th, 2018

58:37

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate the release of the Obamas’ presidential portraits, the first Gerber Baby with Down syndrome, and the storied history of the sanitation worker.

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Episode 118: the Nunes Memo, the Stock Market Fall, and the 2018 Winter Olympics

February 13th, 2018

57:52

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia debate the Nunes memo and the GOP’s attack on the FBI, the recent stock market plummet, and the prospect of Korean reconciliation through the Winter Olympics.

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Episode 117: The Flu, Chief Wahoo, and Female Pain

February 6th, 2018

59:11

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the flu, the fate of the Cleveland Indians’ mascot Chief Wahoo, and the normalization of female pain.

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Episode 116: Homeschooling, Government Shutdowns, and Tide Pods

January 30th, 2018

54:44

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the role of homeschooling in an abuse case in California, the recent government shutdown, and why …

Episode 115: Tonya Harding, Prison Book Bans, and the Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal

January 23rd, 2018

57:00

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate Tonya Harding’s comeback, book bans in prison, and the 20th anniversary of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal.

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Episode 114: Alt-Right Asian Fetish, Temporary Protected Status, and Raw Water

January 16th, 2018

1:06:16

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the Asian fetish of some alt-right white nationalists, President Trump’s plan to revoke protections for Salvadorans, and the raw water craze.

 

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Episode 113: African-American Intellectuals, Southern Democrats, and LaCroix Sparkling Water

December 26th, 2017

1:07:29

 

In this week's episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss a feud between African-American intellectuals Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates, the electoral prospects for southern Democrats, and why LaCroix Sparkling Water …

Episode 112: "Cat Person," Black Maternal Mortality, and Elf on the Shelf

December 19th, 2017

55:40

In this week's episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia debate the viral New Yorker short story “Cat Person”, the disproportionately high maternal death rate among black women, and the Elf on the Shelf phenomenon.

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Episode 111: Etiquette Books, a Royal Engagement, and National Monuments

December 12th, 2017

56:11

In this week's episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate the resurgence of etiquette books, the announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal engagement, and President Trump’s decision to limit the size of two …

Episode 110: Time Inc., Massage Envy, and Net Neutrality

December 5th, 2017

55:45

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the purchase of Time Inc. by the Meredith Corporation, sexual assault claims at a chain of massage …

Episode 109: Bill Clinton, the NYC Subway, and GOP's Tax Plan

November 28th, 2017

56:14

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the recent reckoning with Bill Clinton’s legacy, the state of the New York City subway, and the new tax reform measure.

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Episode 108: Liz Smith, Interracial Friendships, and Roy Moore

November 21st, 2017

1:00:49

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Liz Smith and the history of gossip columns, whether interracial friendships are possible, and …

Episode 107: Democratic Wins, Twitter, and The Snowy Day

November 14th, 2017

59:19

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia debate the Democratic wins in the recent off-year elections, the doubling of Twitter’s character limit, and the release of a postage stamp based on Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day.

Episode 106: Kevin Spacey, Company Towns, and the Reformation

November 7th, 2017

55:40

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate Kevin Spacey’s coming out amid charges of pedophilia, the 21st century company town, and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

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Episode 105: JFK Files, Joni Mitchell, and Anxiety

October 31st, 2017

1:01:45

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the declassification of the JFK files, Joni Mitchell, and our age of anxiety.

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Episode 104: Girl Scouts, #MeToo, and HIV/AIDS

October 24th, 2017

1:04:10

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the Girl Scouts in light of the Boy Scouts’ recent decision to admit girls, #MeToo activism, and how Michael Friedman’s recent death of HIV/AIDS helps us understand the …

Episode 103: Harvey Weinstein, Pumpkin Spice, & the Dove Ad Controversy

October 17th, 2017

59:33

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia debate alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstein and the culture that enables him, the history of the pumpkin …

Episode 102: Bronx School Killing, Romance Novels, and Game Shows

October 10th, 2017

57:13

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate a fatal stabbing at a Bronx high school, the history of the romance novel and its critics, and the …

Flashback! Hawaii

October 3rd, 2017

15:50

In this week's flashback episode, we revisit our segment on the history of Hawaii.

Bonus Episode 4: The Equifax Hack

September 26th, 2017

29:20

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the Equifax hack.

Episode 101: LIVE! Antifa, Cultural Appropriation, and Income Inequality

September 19th, 2017

57:03

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the historical origins of Antifa, cultural appropriation, and the role of contract labor in an …

Episode 100: DACA, Louise Hay, and an All-Female Lord of the Flies

September 12th, 2017

1:02:25

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate the White House's announcement to end DACA, the death of New Age guru and publisher Louise Hay, and the prospect of an all-female Lord of the Flies remake.

Episode 99: Hurricane Harvey, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Princess Diana

September 5th, 2017

57:46

In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the natural and political implications of Hurricane Harvey, President Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Joe …

Episode 98: Afghanistan, Plus-Size Clothing, and Swearing

August 29th, 2017

59:20

In this episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Trump’s proposal for Afghanistan, plus-size clothing, and why swearing is on the rise.

Episode 97: Nazis in Charlottesville, the Google Memo, and Blondeness

August 22nd, 2017

56:53

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the role of neo-Nazis in the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, the Google memo, …

Episode 96: Stolen Valor, MLMs, and Private Roads

August 15th, 2017

55:31

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate lying about Vietnam, multi-level marketing companies, and the privatization of public roads.

Episode 95: MS-13, R. Kelly, and Doctor Who

August 8th, 2017

53:24

In this week's episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate the place of MS-13 in the history of street gangs, R. Kelly's sex cult, and the controversy …

Episode 94: Boy Scouts, Eugenics, and Eloping (Updated)

August 2nd, 2017

51:09

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Trump's divisive speech before the Boy Scouts, the return of eugenics in criminal justice, and the rising wave of elopements.

Episode 93: LIVE! Libraries, the Hamptons, and the Summer of Love

July 25th, 2017

57:25

In this week's special live episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate funding cuts for libraries, the history of the Hamptons, and the legacy of the Summer of Love.

Episode 92: Higher Ed & the GOP, the Reverse Great Migration, and Immigration in California

July 18th, 2017

56:00

On this week’s episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia debate Republicans’ increasing distrust of higher education, the reverse Great Migration of African Americans to the South, and the last remaining fleeing immigrants sign …

Episode 91: Charlie Gard, Xennials, and Trump's New York

July 11th, 2017

54:29

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the case of Charlie Gard and parental rights, the new Xennial generation, and how New York City made Donald Trump.

Episode 90: Coconut Oil, Genetic Testing, and Porn

July 4th, 2017

58:23

In this week's episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate the American Heart Association's denunciation of coconut oil, the growing use of genetic testing for genealogy, and the history of porn. 

Episode 89: Amazon & Whole Foods, Summer Jobs, and Gerrymandering

June 27th, 2017

58:01

In this week's episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, the disappearing teen summer job, and the politics of …

Episode 88: Theresa May, Goop, and Father's Day

June 20th, 2017

51:18

In this week's episode, Niki, Neil and Natalia debate the outcome of the recent British election, Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop, and the history of Father's Day.

Episode 87: Pride Month, the Paris Accords, and Kathy Griffin

June 13th, 2017

59:40

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the politics of pride marches, the history of climate change, and Kathy Griffin and the …

Episode 86: Truckers, NATO, and Spelling Bees

June 6th, 2017

53:33

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the decline of the long-haul trucker, the future of NATO, and the national spelling bee.

Episode 85: The Cosby Trial, Wonder Woman, and Fidget Spinners

May 30th, 2017

50:16

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate jury selection in the Bill Cosby trial, Wonder Woman and feminism, and the fidget spinner.

Episode 84: Comey's Firing, Teeth & Dentistry, and the Bachelorette

May 23rd, 2017

59:33

On this week's show, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Jim Comey’s firing, teeth and dental care, and the Bachelorette’s first black star.

Episode 83: HBCUs, Rebecca Tuvel, and Commencement Speeches

May 16th, 2017

56:06

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Rebecca Tuvel controversy, and …

Episode 82: Fyre Festival, the 1992 LA Uprisings, and North Korea

May 9th, 2017

55:10

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the causes of the Fyre Festival fiasco, the anniversary of the LA uprisings, and the history of US-North Korea relations.

Episode 81: The First 100 Days, Hawaii, and FGM

May 2nd, 2017

53:14

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate Trump's first 100 days, the history of Hawaii, and the rise of female genital mutilation in the United States. 

Episode 80: Universal Basic Income, Scientific Racism, and Malls

April 25th, 2017

57:41

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the push for universal basic income, the rising visibility of scientific racism, and the disappearance of shopping malls. 

Episode 79: The Unfriendly Skies, Trump & Syria, and the Easter Egg Roll

April 18th, 2017

57:49

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate United's rough treatment of its passengers, Trump's missile attack on Syria, and the White …

Episode 78: The Graham Rule, the Nuclear Option, and Pepsi Protesting

April 11th, 2017

58:08

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate Mike Pence's rules for women colleagues, the end of the Senate filibuster, and Pepsi's attempt …

The AHCA, Children's Sleep, and Planets

April 4th, 2017

54:17

In this week's episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the fate of the American Health Care Act, the constructed nature of children's sleep, and Pluto's place among the planets.

Episode 76: Intersectionality, Beauty & the Beast, and Defunding the NEH & NEA

March 28th, 2017

57:03

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate whether intersectionality is a religion, the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, and Trump's plan to defund the NEA and NEH.

Episode 75: The LSAT, George W. Bush, and Corporal Punishment

March 21st, 2017

56:02

In this week's episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate Harvard's decision to drop the LSAT, George W. Bush's newfound popularity, and corporal …

Episode 74: Wiretapping, Wellness Real Estate, and Late-Night TV

March 14th, 2017

52:21

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Trump’s wiretapping allegations, “wellness real estate,” and late-night TV.

Episode 73: The Women's Strike, Anti-Semitism, and Robots

March 7th, 2017

57:39

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the complicated politics of the women's strike, the rise of anti-Semitism in America, and …

Episode 72: Milo & CPAC, Professor Politics, and Momastery

February 28th, 2017

56:59

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate CPAC’s decision to disinvite Milo Yiannopoulos, legislation to require political balance in …

Episode 71: Paid Protestors, Secondhand Smoke, and Ivanka Trump

February 21st, 2017

51:41

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the history of “paid protestors,” the science of secondhand smoke, and the failing fortunes of Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. 

Episode 70: Valentine's Day, Obama & Black History, and Andrew Jackson

February 14th, 2017

57:04

In this week's episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the bawdy history of Valentine's Day, Obama's role in elevating black history, and the …

Episode 69: Refugees, Uber, and Dystopian Novels

February 7th, 2017

51:53

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate American policy toward refugees, the politics of Uber, and the rising sales of dystopian …

Episode 68: Betsy DeVos, Executive Orders, and Playgrounds

January 31st, 2017

56:30

In this week's episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate Betsy DeVos and school privatization, the uses of executive orders, and the growing call for …

Episode 67: Plagiarism, Ringling Bros., and Sugar & SNAP

January 24th, 2017

1:01:23

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the dangers of plagiarism, the fate of the circus, and whether sugary drinks should be …

Episode 66: The Women's March, Russia, and Obama's Farewell

January 17th, 2017

55:22

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the women's march on Washington, US-Russian relations, and Obama's final speech to the nation.

Episode 65: North Carolina, Pot Legalization, and Alabama Football

January 10th, 2017

1:04:36

On this week's show, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the decline of democracy in North Carolina, the trend toward legalization of marijuana, and the …

Bonus Episode 3: Michelle Obama

January 3rd, 2017

27:55

In this week's episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the legacy of departing First Lady Michelle Obama.

Flashback! David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, and Phyllis Schlafly

December 27th, 2016

38:28

In this week's special flashback episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia look back at three historical figures who died in 2016.

Episode 64: Aleppo, Japanese Internment, and Kwanzaa

December 20th, 2016

59:28

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate US involvement in Syria, the legacy of Japanese-American internment, and the 50th anniversary …

Episode 63: Taiwan, the Oakland Fire, and Black Santa

December 13th, 2016

58:41

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the future of the One-China policy, the tragedy of the Oakland fire, and the Mall of …

Episode 62: Fidel Castro, Liberalism's Future, and Fake News

December 6th, 2016

1:02:35

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate Fidel Castro's legacy, the future of liberalism, and the rise of fake news.

Episode 61: Trump University, Pence and Hamilton, and Turkeys Gone Wild

November 29th, 2016

55:31

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the Trump University fraud settlement, Mike Pence's reception at Hamilton, and the wild turkey's distaste for the wild. 

Episode 60: International Adoption, Steve Bannon, and Safety-Pin Politics

November 22nd, 2016

1:04:05

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the role of citizenship in international adoption, Steve Bannon's appointment as Trump's chief …

Episode 59: Second Redemption, Glass Ceilings, and Global Populism

November 15th, 2016

59:38

In this week's special election episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the onset of the Second Redemption, the highest and hardest glass ceiling, …

Episode 58: Standing Rock, the FBI, and Political Pundits

November 8th, 2016

54:53

In this week's episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate the standoff at Standing Rock, the political role of the FBI, and the role of political …

Episode 57: The World Series, Texting and Driving, and Vegas, Baby!

November 1st, 2016

53:55

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the history of the world series, texting while driving, and the history of Vegas. 

Episode 56: Rigged Elections, Wikileaks, and Self-Care

October 25th, 2016

59:19

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the history of rigged elections, Wikileaks, and the importance of self-care.

 

Episode 55: Sexual Harassment, Scary Clowns, and Pit Bull Bans

October 18th, 2016

55:51

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Donald Trump and sexual harassment and assault, the great clown scare of 2016, and pit bull …

Episode 54: Transparent, Wells Fargo, and Cable News

October 11th, 2016

53:52

In this week's episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia debate the place of Transparent in the history of LGBTQ representation on television, fraud at Wells Fargo, and the 20th anniversary of Fox News. 

Episode 53: Presidential Debates, Stop and Frisk, and Fat Shaming

October 4th, 2016

54:17

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the presidential debates, the constitutionality of stop and frisk, and obesity and medical care.

Episode 52: Brangelina, EpiPens, and Dr. Oz

September 27th, 2016

53:39

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the dissolution of the Jolie-Pitt marriage, the price of EpiPens, and Dr. Oz and medical …

Episode 51: Presidential Health, Free Pre-K, and Star Trek

September 20th, 2016

1:00:33

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate secrecy and presidential health, New York City's universal pre-kindergarten, and the legacy of Star Trek.

Episode 50: Mother Teresa, the Alt-Right, and Taco Trucks

September 13th, 2016

52:18

In this week's episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia debate the canonization of Mother Teresa, the rise of the alt-right, and the menace of taco trucks.

Episode 49: Colin Kaepernick, Burkinis, and Crime at Walmart

September 6th, 2016

59:34

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate Colin Kaepernick's protest against the national anthem, France's burkini ban, and Walmart's …

Episode 48: Baton Rouge, Christian Intellectuals, and Teaching Trump

August 30th, 2016

58:18

In this week's episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate flood relief in Louisiana, the disappearance of Christian intellectuals, and teaching Trump in the classroom.

Gone Fishing

August 23rd, 2016

2:34

We're out on vacation -- see you next week! 

Episode 47: Voting Rights, Olympics Coverage, and Think Tanks

August 16th, 2016

56:34

On this week's episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate recent court decisions on voting rights, sexism in Olympics commentary, and corporate influence in think tanks.

Episode 46: Khizr & Ghazala Khan, Roger Ailes, and Juicing

August 9th, 2016

53:48

On this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the Khans and the politics of grief, Roger Ailes and sexual harassment at Fox News, and the …

Episode 45: Veeps, Beach-Going, and the Olympic Doping Scandal

August 2nd, 2016

57:12

On this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the changing role of the vice presidency, the history of beach-going, and the Russian doping …

Episode 44: Pokemon Go, Turkey's Coup, and the Irony of Reform

July 26th, 2016

54:03

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the history of Pokemon Go, the near-coup in Turkey, and the unintended consequences of …

Episode 43: Dallas, Conventions, and Vaccines

July 19th, 2016

59:13

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the police shooting in Dallas, the role of conventions in presidential politics, and the rise …

Episode 42: Elie Wiesel, Clinton's Emails, and Guns N Roses

July 12th, 2016

52:10

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Elie Wiesel's impact on Americans' memory of the Holocaust, the place of Clinton's email …

Episode 41: Pat Summitt, Hellerstedt, and the Democratic Sit-In

July 5th, 2016

56:27

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the legacy of basketball coach Pat Summitt, the place of Women's Whole Health v. Hellerstedt …

Episode 40: Brexit, Camps for Grownups, and Trump's Missing Campaign

June 28th, 2016

55:03

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the politics of Brexit, the growing popularity of adult summer camps, and Donald Trump's …

Episode 39: Orlando - The City Beautiful, Histories of Violence, and Presidential Empathy

June 21st, 2016

53:41

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the Orlando shooting, focusing on the city's history, the attack's place in multiple …

Episode 38: Muhammad Ali, Brock Turner, and the First Woman Nominee

June 14th, 2016

54:36

On this week's episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the legacy of Muhammad Ali, the aftermath of the Brock Turner trial, and America's first woman nominated to the presidency by a major party.

Episode 37: Harambe the Gorilla, Baylor Football, and Peter Thiel's Gawker Vendetta

June 7th, 2016

59:48

In this week's episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the death of Harambe the gorilla, the coverup of sexual assault in the Baylor football …

Episode 36: Trump's Tax Returns, Hiroshima, and High Heels

May 31st, 2016

50:48

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the history of presidential candidates and tax returns, Obama's visit to Japan, and feminism and footwear. 

Episode 35: Lethal Injection, PC Culture, and Closeted Clinton Voters

May 24th, 2016

51:43

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate lethal injection and the death penalty, the return of political correctness, and the secret …

Episode 34: Multicultural Evangelicalism, the End of Running, and Facebook in India

May 17th, 2016

52:30

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the changing racial demographics of American evangelicalism, the decline of running, and Facebook's digital imperialism.

Episode 33: Dennis Hastert, Phyllis Schlafly, and Malia's Gap Year

May 10th, 2016

57:12

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Dennis Hastert's sentencing, the coup facing Phyllis Schlafly and Malia Obama's pre-Harvard gap year. 

Episode 32: Prince, America First, and the Degree Divide

May 3rd, 2016

47:15

In this week's episode, Niki, Neil, and Nataliadebate Prince's career, Donald Trump’s America First foreignpolicy, and educational divide in partisan …

Episode 31: Tubman Twenties, Adult Toys, and Whole Foods Politics

April 26th, 2016

50:42

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the decision to put Harriet Tubman on the $20, the history of sex toy regulation, and the …

Episode 29: Flashback! Woodrow Wilson, SoulCycle, and Bernie Sanders

April 12th, 2016

40:44

In this week's special flashback episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate Woodrow Wilson's legacy at Princeton, the spiritual origins of SoulCycle, …

Episode 30: Political Violence, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Prisons for Profit

April 12th, 2016

58:49

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Trump and political violence, the nostalgia of Kimmy Schmidt, and the origins of prisons for …

Episode 28: Bathroom Politics, Spring Break, and the Heroin Crisis

April 5th, 2016

51:27

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the politics of public bathrooms, the history of Spring Break, and the origins of the American …

Episode 27: Hulk Hogan v Gawker, Parental Leave, and Bernie's Scandinavia

March 29th, 2016

46:07

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil delve into the privacy laws protecting Hulk Hogan's sex tape, the fight for paid parental leave, and …

Episode 26: Merrick Garland, Misty Copeland, and Contested Conventions

March 22nd, 2016

44:33

In this week's episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia debate Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Misty Copeland and the future of ballet, and the history of contested conventions. 

Episode 25: Nancy Reagan, OJ Simpson, and Presidential Bodies

March 15th, 2016

50:02

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Nancy Reagan's legacy, the impact of the OJ Simpson trial, and the politics of presidential …

Episode 24: Trump's Evangelicals, the KKK, and CrossFit

March 8th, 2016

49:54

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate Trump's hold on the white evangelical vote, the politics of the KKK, and the place of CrossFit …

Episode 23: Apple v. US, Michael Pollan, and Guantanamo Bay

March 1st, 2016

44:47

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the government's attempt to hack the iPhone, Michael Pollan's new documentary "Cooked," and …

Episode 22: Antonin Scalia, Samantha Bee, and the Grammys

February 23rd, 2016

51:46

In this week's episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate Scalia's legacy, women in comedy, and Kendrick Lamar's Grammy performance. 

Episode 21: The Zika Virus, Beyonce's Formation, and Hillary Clinton's Feminism Problem

February 16th, 2016

44:08

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the Zika virus and public health, Beyonce's Formation, and Hillary Clinton's feminism problem.

Episode 20: Clinton & Reconstruction, Curvy Barbie, and Bernie Sanders's (Un)Religion

February 9th, 2016

50:09

In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate Hillary Clinton's comments on Reconstruction, Mattel's release of a curvy Barbie doll, and …

Episode 19: #OscarsSoWhite, Oprah & Weight Watchers, and the Iowa Caucuses

February 2nd, 2016

46:46

In this week's episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia debate racism and the Oscars, Oprah and the history of Weight Watchers, and why Iowa comes first. 

Episode 18: Flint's Water, New York Values, and Wheaton College

January 26th, 2016

52:01

In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the origins of Flint's water crisis, Ted Cruz and New York values, and Wheaton College and …

Episode 17: David Bowie, Bikini Bodies, and Natural Born Citizens

January 19th, 2016

51:41

In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate David Bowie's legacy, the history of bikini bodies, and Ted Cruz's citizenship.

Episode 15: Star Wars, Marriage Inequality, and Tamir Rice

January 5th, 2016

48:06

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss Star Wars, marriage and income inequality, and …

Bonus Episode 2: Life Coaches

December 29th, 2015

15:08

On this week’s Past Present bonus episode, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss life coaches. 

Here are some links and …

Episode 14: The War on Christmas, Food Insecurity, and Political Spouses

December 22nd, 2015

50:47

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss the war on Christmas, food politics, and …

Episode 13: The Sharing Economy, Affirmative Action, and American Fascism

December 15th, 2015

53:17

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Niki, Natalia, and Neil discuss the sharing economy, affirmative action, and whether Donald Trump is a fascist.

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

 

Episode 12: Facebook Philanthropy, Baby Names, and Prayer Shaming

December 8th, 2015

46:52

 

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s …

Episode 11: Refugees, Woodrow Wilson, and Instamoms

December 1st, 2015

50:46

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss the history of refugees, the legacy of Woodrow …

Episode 10: Thanksgiving Feasting, Football Controversies, and Black Friday Shopping

November 24th, 2015

43:13

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss Thanksgiving food, the controversial history of …

Episode 9: Campus Unrest, Dating in the Digital Age, and the Immigration Impasse

November 17th, 2015

46:47

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss the campus protests at Mizzou and Yale, Tinder …

Episode 8: Failed Frontrunners, the Modern Period, and Trigger Warnings

November 10th, 2015

43:22

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss Jeb Bush and the history of frontrunners, the …

Episode 7: Benghazi, Ben Carson, and the End of Reality TV

November 3rd, 2015

48:49

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss Benghazi and the history of Congressional …

Episode 6: Bernie Sanders, Fitbit Corporatism, and Halloween (All Grown Up)

October 27th, 2015

44:49

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss Bernie Sanders and the history of socialism in …

Episode 5: Playboy, Political Parties, and the Whitening of American Cities

October 20th, 2015

46:18

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss Playboy magazine’s decision to stop publishing …

Episode 4: Yale's Confederate Past, Selfie Shaming, and Carly Fiorina, Feminist?

October 13th, 2015

45:55

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss Confederate history and memorialization, selfie …

Bonus Episode: The Many Histories of Gun Control in America

October 7th, 2015

22:51

On this week’s Past Present bonus episode, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss the history of gun policy and debates over …

Episode 3: Pope Francis, Quit Lit, and Donald Trump

September 30th, 2015

51:25

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss Pope Francis’ visit to the US, the “quit lit” …

Episode 2: Planned Parenthood, SoulCycle, and Caring Corporations

September 30th, 2015

46:56

Episode 2, September 21, 2015 Show Notes

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss the …

Episode 1: Kim Davis, Teacherpreneurs, and Taylor Swift

September 26th, 2015

46:06

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss the jailing of Kim Davis and the history of …

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