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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.

Through immersive and sound-rich storytelling, co-hosts Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei explain issues like how the U.S. overthrew Iran's democratic government and changed the world; the direct line between slave patrols and modern American policing; why American 'democracy' was designed to be unrepresentative, and more.

In its debut year, Throughline was named one of the best podcasts of the year by TIME and The Atlantic. It has also received critical praise from Oprah Magazine, GQ, The Guardian, Refinery29, The New Yorker, Esquire and Vanity Fair, among others.