In this week’s episode of Past Present, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Trump’s wiretapping allegations, “wellness real estate,” and late-night TV. Wiretapping Donald Trump has accused President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the election. We discussed the history of wiretapping, including the story […]
Nicole HemmerNicole Hemmer is a contributing editor to US News & World Report and host of the Past Present podcast. She works as a research associate at the University of Virginia's Miller Center and the University of Sydney's US Studies Centre.
In this week’s episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the complicated politics of the women’s strike, the rise of anti-Semitism in America, and humanity’s relationship to robots. The Women’s Strike A Women’s Strike is being organized for March 8. We discussed […]
On this week’s Past Present Podcast, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the history of “paid protestors,” the science of secondhand smoke, and the failing fortunes of Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. “Paid Protestors” Donald Trump and his supporters have argued “paid protestors” are […]
In this week’s episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate American policy toward refugees, the politics of Uber, and the rising sales of dystopian novels. Refugees We discussed Donald Trump’s executive order that severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries. Uber The ride sharing […]
In this week’s episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate Betsy DeVos and school privatization, the uses of executive orders, and the growing call for more dangerous playgrounds. Betsy DeVos Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education has prompted […]
In this week’s episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the dangers of plagiarism, the fate of the circus, and whether sugary drinks should be restricted for SNAP recipients. Plagiarism Plagiarism is in the news after it was revealed that Monica […]
In this week’s episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the women’s march on Washington, US-Russian relations, and Obama’s final speech to the nation. The Women’s March The Women’s March on Washington will take place the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration to protest […]
On this week’s show, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the decline of democracy in North Carolina, the trend toward legalization of marijuana, and the dominance of Alabama football. North Carolina In a recent piece for U.S. News & World Report, […]
In this week’s bonus episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the legacy of departing First Lady Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama As her time as First Lady comes to a close, Michelle Obama recently sat down for an interview with Oprah […]
In this week’s end-of-the-year flashback episode, we revisit segments on three historical figures who died in 2016: David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, and Phyllis Schlafly.