History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.
— Robert Penn Warren


who we are


Natalia, Neil, and Niki are three historians dedicated to bringing historical insights to political and cultural debates. Why is Pope Francis so popular  in America? What's behind the corporate defense of gay rights? How does The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt manage to get the '90s so right? 

In our weekly podcast, we offer listeners an alternative to the reflexive and polarized world of punditry. Interested in the world around you but exhausted by rote reactions and partisan talking points? You've come to the right place.



how to listen


The easiest way to tune in each week is to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. New episodes will download straight to your listening devices every week. Not an iTunes user? We're also on Stitcher! And you can always head over to the episodes page and listen anytime. 



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