Throughline

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NPR

Throughline

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Dig into the past with us every week. Every headline has a history, and we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world. Get history in your earbuds every week.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Jonathan Burdick • Erie Reader May 21, 2021

"Arablouei and Abdelfatah are contagiously curious in their conversations with knowledgeable guests as they examine the nuances of history often remembered more broadly. For those who want to know the stories behind the headlines, Throughline is for you."

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Score: 4.9

Alli Romano • Media Village Sep 18, 2020

"Throughline combines creative storytelling with innovative production."

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Score: 5

Sophia Steinert-Evoy • PodcastReview.org May 3, 2019

"...they have so far approached the task with an infectious enthusiasm that has us deeply excited for the many episodes to come."

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Score: 5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Mar 9, 2019

"As you would expect from a show helmed by two seasoned producers, the sound design is artful and clever, with overlapping voices and looped effects echoing the style of Radiolab, while the tone is chatty and irreverent. Throughline adeptly illustrates how history can illuminate the way we live today and that the past isn’t necessarily another country."

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