April 27, 2022
Russian forces invaded Ukraine this past February, and over the past couple of months, it’s felt like what happens next is anyone’s guess. This week, we’re hoping to shed some light on Ukraine’s long and complicated relationship with Russia.
December 6, 2023
Where Are My Background Singers?
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On December 5, 1996, Patti LaBelle performed at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony, and so much went wrong: her cue cards were out of order, the backup singers were missing, and it was on national TV. The moment has since become an annual Christmas-time viral sensation. But 27 years laters, the question remains: how did everything go so far off the rails? Now, finally, we have the answer. This epi...
November 29, 2023
Wax Heads Will Roll
Marie Grosholtz was born in France on December 1st, 1761. 261 years later, she’s better known as Madame Tussaud, the enigmatic woman behind a global wax museum franchise. Before the replicas of Taylor Swift and RuPaul, Madame Tussaud befriended royals and dodged guillotines during the French Revolution. Through her wax figures and eye for fame, she helped create the celebrity machine that still pow...
November 22, 2023
Sabotaging the 'History' of Thanksgiving
We're continuing a Not Past It tradition and bringing back our Thanksgiving episode. Wamsutta Frank James, a member of the Wampanoag Tribe, led his fellow activists in protest of a Thanksgiving Celebration in Plymouth, MA. On November 26, 1970, he set the record straight as to the true and violent history of this holiday. The Pilgrim celebration went to shit and the first National Day of Mourning w...
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