NPR Creates First History Podcast: 'Throughline'

Historians in the News
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Throughline, the newest addition to NPR's podcast roster, provides the history we sometimes forget — or didn't know in the first place — of events in the news and ideas dominating our national conversations. Through cinematic and sound-rich storytelling, hosts Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei will give you the story and perspectives often missing from history textbooks to help you understand our world today.

Beginning February 7, Throughline will explain how the U.S. overthrew Iran's democratic government and changed the world; unpack how conspiracy theories shaped American political culture; explore the tradition of black athletes using their platform to protest injustice, and more.

"In Throughline, Rund and Ramtin will explain the history that underpins everything happening in this moment," said Anya Grundmann, senior vice president for programming and audience development. "We hope that Throughline will allow people to take a step back from the blinding speed of the news cycle and absorb, more profoundly, the historical context at play. Rund and Ramtin are two of our most charismatic and talented young producers and we're excited for them to come at this with a unique perspective and experience."

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