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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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48:46 | Aug 15th, 2019

From the creation of the first penitentiaries in the 1800s, to the "tough-on-crime" prosecutors of the 1990s, how America created a culture of mass incarceration.
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This is a must-listen for anyone who thinks that mass incarceration is needed or deserved.

50:04 | Jul 18th, 2019

For the last 40 years, the U.S. and Iran have been in almost continual conflict. We look at three different moments in this conflict to better understand where it might go next.
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Really well researched!

42:40 | May 21st

How conspiracy theories helped to create the U.S. and became the currency of political opportunists.
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