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  • Fred Vigeant

The hit history podcast series Throughline is expanding to a weekly radio series heard on WITF Monday at 2:00pm beginning January 18.

NPR’s history show provides the story and perspectives often missing from history textbooks to help you understand events in the news and ideas dominating our national conversations today.
Through immersive and sound-rich storytelling, Throughline explains how the U.S. overthrew Iran’s democratic government and changed the world; the direct line between slave patrols and modern American policing; why American ‘democracy’ was designed to be unrepresentative, and more.

Throughline is hosted by Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei. Rund has worked at NPR since 2014. She helped launch How I Built This, Pop Culture Happy Hour, Code Switch, the NPR Politics Podcast, and TED Radio Hour, among other projects. She got her start in journalism covering local and domestic politics at the Washington Bureau of the BBC. Born in Iran, Arablouei emigrated to the U.S. with his family as a child. He graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and history.

“We want to bring history to life and make it feel urgent,” said Abdelfatah. “Throughline is an auditory experience. With sound design and music we create a world that listeners can immerse themselves in.”

Throughline is the latest NPR podcast turned radio series following other popular series like Planet Money, Hidden Brain, How I Built This and Its Been a Minute among others that you can hear weekly on WITF.

Hear new stories with a historical perspective with Throughline beginning January 18 on WITF Monday at 2:00pm. Listen through your radio tuned to 89.5 or 93.3, through our webstream or ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio.” Hear the Throughline podcast here…

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