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Girl Scouts, #MeToo, and HIV/AIDS

Past 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 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 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 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 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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Hurricane Harvey, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Princess Diana

Past Present: Episode 99

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil J. Young debate the natural and political implications of Hurricane Harvey, President Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and the legacy of Princess Diana two decades after her death.

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Afghanistan, Plus-Size Clothing, and Swearing

Past Present: Episode 98

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil J. Young debate Trump’s proposal for Afghanistan, plus-size clothing, and why swearing is on the rise.

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