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Throughline is a time machine. Each episode, we travel beyond the headlines to answer the question, "How did we get here?" We use sound and stories to bring history to life and put you into the middle of it. From ancient civilizations to forgotten figures, we take you directly to the moments that shaped our world. Throughline is hosted by Peabody Award-winning journalists Rund Abdelfatah and Ramti... more

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Sudan has been at the center of a deadly and brutal war for over a year. It's the site of the world's largest hunger crisis, and the world's largest displacement crisis. more

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The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet over 10 percent of people – nearly 40 million – live in poverty. It's something we see, say, if we live near a tent encampment. And it's also something we feel. More than a third ... more

11 days ago

Birmingham, Alabama was one of the fiercest battlegrounds of the Civil Rights Movement. And in order to understand the struggle, you don't have to look any further than Rickwood Field, the oldest baseball stadium in the country. Over more than a cent... more

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Today, the U.S. popular music industry is worth billions of dollars. And some of its deepest roots are in blackface minstrelsy and other racist genres. You may not have heard their names, but Black musicians like George Johnson, Ernest Hogan, and Mam... more

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4.6 out of 5 stars from 18.7k ratings
  • Garbage

    State affiliated media!!!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States20 days ago
  • Just one small gripe

    I always want to know “how did we get to this situation” when I read about current events and am so often disappointed by shallow or non-existent explanations in newspapers and newscasts. The producers of this podcast obviously have had the same issue. This well produced and researched podcast explores the historical reasons why we are at a particular situation. more

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    Bilas Peles
    United States22 days ago
  • Awesome

    Best history podcast. Connects past and present.

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    United States22 days ago
  • History of Zionism

    This is like men writing and editing a history of women. State your bias and limited knowledge upfront. Fine, you are trying to substantiate an opinion, but don’t pretend it is expansive and true. This should either be called: our preferred history of Zionism, or what WE know about Zionism. more

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    Lovin' games
    United States24 days ago
  • One of the best podcasts

    Fantastic reporting. Accurate. Well researched and helps us understand the world better

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    United Statesa month ago

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