April 26, 2023
On April 24, 1996, the WNBA was created by the National Basketball Association. But the story of the WNBA is actually the story of TWO women’s basketball leagues -- and their battle over players, TV rights, and the value of women’s labor.
February 28, 2024
300 Years of the American Tween
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In our very first LIVE show, we’re exploring the wide-ranging influence of America’s coolest demographic: tween girls. Simone and our guest, BA Parker, are taking a historical domino journey that starts in Salem, MA, where, on February 29, 1692, the very first arrests were made in the Salem Witch Trials. But we’re not stopping there. We’ll examine 300+ years of history and take a good hard look at ...
February 21, 2024
Who Let the Underdogs Out?
On February 25th, 1964, 22-year-old Cassius Clay shook up the world when he defeated Heavyweight Boxing Champion Sonny Liston in a stunning upset. Clay floated like a butterfly, stung like a bee, and fought like an underdog with something to prove. In honor of that legendary moment, the Not Past It team is telling three more stories about the Davids who punched above their weight to conquer their G...
February 14, 2024
F*** Your Slave Laws
172 years ago this week, a new fugitive slave law loomed large over the city of Boston. Southern slave hunters were now empowered to travel up North, catch anyone who’d escaped slavery, and return them to bondage. That’s why, in 1851, they rolled through town looking for Shadrach Minkins, who fled from slavery in Virginia. The Black abolitionists of the city made it their mission to protect Shadrac...
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