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Rund Abdelfatah And Ramtin Arablouei On NPR's First History Podcast, 'Throughline'

A Q&A with Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei, hosts of NPR's first history podcast Throughline.
Rund Abdelfatah (left) and Ramtin Arablouei (right) explore the archives. Source: Mike Morgan

The past is never past. Every headline has a history. 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.

delves deep into history, from explaining how the U.S. overthrew Iran's democratic government to

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