Sponsor Throughline, NPR’s first history podcast 

Throughline, NPR’s new history podcast, brings the listener into the past to better understand the present. Hosts Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei bring fresh, new voices to history storytelling in a fun, energetic way and reintroduce the past to a new audience through creative, immersive storytelling that uses cinematic production.

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Rave Reviews

It’s smartly conceived and executed, blending delicious archival audio with personable narration and elegant sound design.

The New Yorker

As you’d expect from NPR’s first history podcast, Throughline is slick with an emphasis on personal stories, luscious sound design and smart scripting. Each episode draws you into an historical moment in a way that feels as important as breaking news.

The Guardian

Nothing in the world happens in a vacuum…That's what's so great about Throughline -- hosts Ramtin Arablouei and Rund Abdelfatah are our guides to the historical events that continue to shape the world today.


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Spotlight on the Hosts of Throughline

Rund Abdelfatah has worked at NPR since 2014. She’s helped launch and produce 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.

Before starting as the first producer on NPR’s How I Built This in 2015, Ramtin Arablouei was a freelance composer, working on movies, commercials, and podcasts. He’s composed music for eight podcasts that have been in Apple Podcasts’ Top 10: TED Radio Hour, How I Built This, Hidden Brain, Invisibilia, Embedded, The Indicator from Planet Money, Reveal, and Wild Thing.

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