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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Throughline takes us back 500 years to understand the rise, fall and resilience of the great Aztec city Tenochititlán. The story of European dominance has been largely accepted as historical truth.
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
In 2019, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize. A year later, he launched what has become the deadliest war of the 21st century. NPR's history podcast Throughline investigates.
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
The lavender scare was a moral panic that began in the early years of the Cold War. In 1953, President Eisenhower signed an executive order that banned LGBTQ people from serving in government.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
NPR's history podcast Throughline tells the story of Johnnie Tillmon, a Black mother on welfare, who fought for motherhood to be recognized as labor worthy of pay.
Wednesday, April 05, 2023
In 1985, graphic novelist Alison Bechdel came up with criteria for whether she'd watch a movie. It's become known as the Bechdel test, and it's surprisingly hard for films to pass these days.
Monday, March 27, 2023
Robots. Androids. The Terminator. C3P0. We've given a lot of names to AI: artificial intelligence. Some believe it's the key to humanity's future, others the first step towards our downfall.
Friday, March 10, 2023
Since Beyoncé's Renaissance album dropped last summer, house music has found its way back to mainstream audiences. Some are asking, "Is House back?" The truth is it never went away.
Thursday, March 02, 2023
For the people who were there when it was invented in small clubs and basement parties in Chicago in the 1980s, house music was a force of nature. Four decades later, its impact is bigger than ever.
Wednesday, February 01, 2023
Monopoly has been one of the best-selling board games in the United States for nearly a century now. And sure, maybe it's just a board game. But author Mary Pilon says Monopoly is much more than that.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
NPR's history podcast Throughline investigates the root of "veneer theory" — that's when people believe that law and order is the only thing protecting us from the savagery of our neighbors.
Thursday, January 19, 2023
The 50th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision is Jan. 22. NPR's podcast Throughline examines the debate about abortion, which wasn't always controversial. (Story aired on ATC on June 6, 2022.)
Thursday, December 29, 2022
NPR's history podcast Throughline explains how in the 1970s Dwayne Andreas, CEO of Archer Daniels Midland, used the sugar market to popularize high fructose corn syrup.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
In light of the ongoing protests in Iran, NPR history podcast Throughline explores Iranian women's long history of political activism.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
The NPR podcasts Throughline and Planet Money collaborate to tell the story of how Taiwan transformed into the world's semiconductor superhub, and the man who helped lead the way.
Monday, October 03, 2022
From BTS to Squid Game, South Korea reigns as a global exporter of pop culture. In the past two decades, government intervention has led the country to become a major driver of global soft power.
Thursday, August 11, 2022
At the start of the 20th century, only the most privileged could afford to go to college. Today millions of students pursue higher education, but collectively they owe $1.7 trillion in debt.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Monopoly is one of the best-selling board games in history — sales went up during the COVID-19 pandemic. The game is built on powerful American lore: anyone can rise from rags to riches.
Wednesday, July 06, 2022
NPR's history podcast Throughline explores how opponents of abortion rights banded together, built power and launched one of the most successful grassroots campaigns of the past century.
Monday, June 06, 2022
Abortion wasn't always controversial. In fact, in colonial America it would have been considered a fairly common practice. But in the mid-1800s, a small group of physicians set out to change that.
Thursday, May 05, 2022
Cinco de Mayo has come to stand for a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. On May 5, 1862, an epic battle was fought and won by Mexicans, which helped shape the future of Mexico and the U.S.