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Kevin Spacey, Company Towns, and the Reformation

Past and Present Episode 106

In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate Kevin Spacey’s coming out amid charges of pedophilia, the 21st century company town, and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

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JFK Files, Joni Mitchell, and Anxiety

Past and Present Episode 105

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the declassification of the JFK files, Joni Mitchell, and our age of anxiety.

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Girl Scouts, #MeToo, and HIV/AIDS

Past and Present Episode 104

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the Girl Scouts in light of the Boy Scouts’ recent decision to admit girls, #MeToo activism, and how Michael Friedman’s recent death of HIV/AIDS helps us understand the illness in historical context.

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Harvey Weinstein, Pumpkin Spice, and the Dove Ad Controversy

Past and Present Episode 103

In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia debate alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstein and the culture that enables him, the history of the pumpkin spice phenomenon, and the controversy over a Dove soap advertisement.

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Bronx School Killing, Romance Novels, and Game Shows

Past and Present Episode 102

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate a fatal stabbing at a Bronx high school, the history of the romance novel and its critics, and the evolution of the game show genre.

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The Equifax Hack

Past and Present: Bonus Episode 4

In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the Equifax hack.

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Antifa, Cultural Appropriation, and Income Inequality – LIVE!

Past and Present: Episode 101

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate the historical origins of Antifa, cultural appropriation, and the role of contract labor in an unequal society.

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DACA, Louise Hay, & an All-Female Lord of the Flies

Past and Present: Episode 100

In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil debate the White House’s announcement to end DACA, the death of New Age guru and publisher Louise Hay, and the prospect of an all-female Lord of the Flies remake.

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