NPR

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

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

Related Interests

More from NPR

NPR2 min read
Better Oblivion Community Center: Tiny Desk Concert
Tiny Desk alums Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers surprised us all with their stunning collaboration this year as Better Oblivion Community Center. Together they radiate joy at the desk.
NPR8 min read
County Jails Struggle With A New Role As America's Prime Centers For Opioid Detox
The National Sheriffs' Association has published a detailed guide to jail-based medication-assisted treatment. States hardest hit by opioids are moving fastest to get inmates the help needed to quit.
NPR2 min readPolitics
'Umbrella' Protesters Sentenced For 2014 Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Demonstration
A judge sentenced the leaders of the protests to up to 16 months in prison. Rights groups said the sentencing would have a chilling effect on future demonstrations in Hong Kong.