Preview: Past Present Podcast

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We’re mixing things up a little bit here at The Low Down. We decided to feature a discussion from Past Present, a podcast that’s produced by three Columbia alumni: Nicole Hemmer '05GSAS, '06GSAS, '10GSAS (a research associate at the Miller Center for Public Affairs in Charlottesville, Virginia), Natalia Mehlman Petrzela '00CC (an assistant professor of history at The New School), and Neil Young '04GSAS, '05GSAS, '08GSAS (a historian and author of We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics).

Each week, these three historians take an hour to debate and rehash the latest political and cultural developments in the US and beyond. And we wanted to give you a little taste of it.

This episode grabbed us, not only because the conversations were fascinating and insightful, but also because the discussions focused heavily on alumni from Columbia and Barnard: Ruth Bader Ginsberg '59LAW, in a segment about the passing of Antonin Scalia, and Joan Rivers '54BC, in a segment about women in comedy. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.