Past Present Podcast: Colin Kaepernick, Burkinis, and Crime at Walmart

National Anthem

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss Colin Kaepernick and the national anthem, the burkini, and crime at Walmart. Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick remained seated during a recent pre-game […]

Past Present Podcast: Voting Rights, Olympics Commentary, and Think Tanks

Olympic Flag

On this week’s episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate recent court decisions on voting rights, sexism in Olympics commentary, and corporate influence in think tanks. Voting Rights This summer, courts struck down restrictive voting laws in North Carolina, Kansas, and Wisconsin. Niki […]

Past Present Podcast: Pat Summitt, Hellerstedt, and the Democratic Sit-In

Pat Summitt

On this week’s episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the legacy of basketball coach Pat Summitt, the place of Women’s Whole Health v. Hellerstedt in America’s abortion debate, and the House Democrats’ sit-in over gun control. Pat Summitt The winningest […]

Past Present Podcast: Muhammad Ali, Brock Turner, and the First Woman Nominee

Muhammad Ali history

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Niki, Neil, and Natalia debate the legacy of Muhammad Ali, the aftermath of the Brock Turner trial, and America’s first woman nominated to the presidency by a major party. Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali died […]

Past Present Podcast: Merrick Garland, Misty Copeland, and Contested Convictions

Misty Copeland

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss Merrick Garland, Misty Copeland, and brokered conventions.     Merrick Garland President Obama has nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Niki noted that Republican […]