Past Present Podcast: Wiretapping, Wellness Real Estate, and Late-Night TV

Miami Wellness Real Estate

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 […]

Past Present Podcast: The Women’s Strike, Anti-Semitism, and Robots

Robots

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 […]

Past Present Podcast: Milo & CPAC, Professor Politics, and Momastery

University

In this week’s episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate CPAC’s decision to disinvite Milo Yiannopoulos, legislation to require political balance in university faculties, and Christian blogger Momastery’s announcement of her lesbian engagement. Milo & CPAC The conservative organization CPAC disinvited […]

Past Present Podcast: Paid Protestors, Secondhand Smoke, and Ivanka Trump

Protest

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 […]

Past Present Podcast: Valentine’s Day, Obama & Black History, and Andrew Jackson

Victorian Valentine

In this week’s episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the bawdy history of Valentine’s Day, Obama’s role in elevating black history, and the parallels between Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump. Valentine’s Day It’s Valentine’s Day! We discussed the long history […]

Past Present Podcast: Refugees, Uber, and Dystopian Novels

Dystopian

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 […]

Past Present Podcast: Betsy DeVos, Executive Orders, and Playgrounds

school

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 […]

Past Present Podcast: The Women’s March, Russia, and Obama’s Farewell

Women's March on Washington

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 […]