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 […]

The New Resistance: Dispatches from the Women’s March

womens march los angeles

After witnessing the historic gatherings worldwide in support of women and equality last month, I invited people who attended the Women’s March in different cities to share their stories. Thank you to everyone who marched and to those who actively support […]

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 […]