Throughline

Throughline

Soleimani's Iran
Jan 23, 2020 47:50

Soleimani's Iran

In this episode, the origins of the shadow commander and what he means to Iran.
Everybody Knows Somebody
Jan 16, 2020 59:21

Everybody Knows Somebody

In the mid-1980's a woman who didn't consider herself a feminist was asked to solve perhaps the biggest problem women face.
There Will Be Bananas
Jan 09, 2020 56:52

There Will Be Bananas

How one Brooklyn-born entrepreneur ruthlessly created the modern banana industry and the infamous banana republics.
Resistance Is Futile
Jan 02, 2020 36:59

Resistance Is Futile

From the tractor to talking robots, society has feared innovations. But usefulness usually overcomes resistance. Is today any different from the past?
The Moth
Dec 26, 2019 36:38

The Moth

In this episode, we dive into the life of Vladimir Putin and try to understand how he became Russia's new "tsar."
The Phoebus Cartel
Dec 19, 2019 34:55

The Phoebus Cartel

In a special collaboration with Planet Money, we bring you the history of planned obsolescence – the idea that products are designed to break.
America's Opioid Epidemic
Dec 12, 2019 46:12

America's Opioid Epidemic

Three stories of opioids that have plagued Americans for more than 150 years.
The Grid
Dec 05, 2019 43:27

The Grid

The battle that electrified our world and the extreme measures that were taken to get there.
Conspiracy Theories
Nov 28, 2019 43:48

Conspiracy Theories

In this episode, we'll explore how conspiracy theories helped to create the U.S. and how they became the currency of political opportunists.
A Year Of Wonders
Nov 21, 2019 41:06

A Year Of Wonders

This week, how the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Laki awed, terrified and disrupted millions around the world and changed the course of history.