Past Present Future

By David Runciman

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Subscribers: 403
Reviews: 2
Episodes: 83

very good
 Jan 28, 2024
very good indepth discussions.

Ben
 Nov 17, 2023
Very biased to the left.

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Past Present Future is a bi-weekly History of Ideas podcast with David Runciman, host and creator of Talking Politics, exploring the history of ideas from politics to philosophy, culture to technology. David talks to historians, novelists, scientists and many others about where the most interesting ideas come from, what they mean, and why they matter.


Ideas from the past, questions about the present, shaping the future. Brought to you in partnership with the London Review of Books.


New episodes every Thursday and Sunday.



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Episode Date
The Great Political Fictions: Middlemarch (part 1)
May 23, 2024
The History of Bad Ideas: Mesmerism
May 19, 2024
The History of Bad Ideas: The Death of the Author
May 16, 2024
The History of Bad Ideas: Anti-Suffragettes
May 12, 2024
The History of Bad Ideas: Taxonomy
May 09, 2024
The History of Bad Ideas: Antisemitism
May 05, 2024
The History of Bad Ideas: Facebook Friends
May 02, 2024
The History of Bad Ideas: The Gold Standard
Apr 28, 2024
The History of Bad Ideas: Eugenics
Apr 25, 2024
The History of Freedom w/Lea Ypi: Liberation Movements
Apr 21, 2024
The History of Freedom w/Lea Ypi: Existentialism and Psychoanalysis
Apr 18, 2024
The History of Freedom w/Lea Ypi: Anarchism and Nihilism
Apr 14, 2024
The History of Freedom w/Lea Ypi: What is the Free Market?
Apr 11, 2024
The History of Freedom w/Lea Ypi: Kant, Enlightenment and Peace
Apr 07, 2024
The History of Freedom w/ Lea Ypi: Machiavelli and Political Liberty
Apr 04, 2024
The History of Freedom w/Lea Ypi: The Ancients - Socrates, Seneca & Jesus
Mar 31, 2024
The History of Freedom w/Lea Ypi: Why Does It Matter?
Mar 28, 2024
Introducing PPF+
Mar 27, 2024
American Elections: 2008
Mar 24, 2024
American Elections: 1980
Mar 21, 2024
American Elections: 1936
Mar 17, 2024
American Elections: 1912
Mar 14, 2024
American Elections: 1896
Mar 10, 2024
American Elections: 1860
Mar 07, 2024
American Elections: 1828
Mar 03, 2024
American Elections: 1800
Feb 29, 2024
Q & A: Shakespeare, Gulliver and Trump
Feb 25, 2024
History of Ideas: Fathers and Sons
Feb 22, 2024
History of Ideas: Mary Stuart
Feb 15, 2024
History of Ideas: Gulliver’s Travels
Feb 08, 2024
History of Ideas: Coriolanus
Feb 01, 2024
The End of Enlightenment
Jan 25, 2024
Rory Stewart: What Does it Mean to be a 21st-Century Tory?
Jan 18, 2024
The End of the UK?
Jan 11, 2024
History of Ideas 12: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Jan 05, 2024
History of Ideas 11: Umberto Eco
Jan 04, 2024
History of Ideas 10: David Foster Wallace
Jan 03, 2024
History of Ideas 9: Joan Didion
Jan 02, 2024
History of Ideas 8: Susan Sontag
Jan 01, 2024
History of Ideas 7: James Baldwin
Dec 31, 2023
History of Ideas 6: Simone Weil
Dec 30, 2023
History of Ideas 5: George Orwell
Dec 29, 2023
History of Ideas 4: Virginia Woolf
Dec 28, 2023
History of Ideas 3: Thoreau
Dec 27, 2023
History of Ideas 2: Hume
Dec 26, 2023
History of Ideas 1: Montaigne
Dec 25, 2023
History of Ideas Q&A
Dec 21, 2023
The Art of the Essay
Dec 14, 2023
Something’s Got to Give
Dec 07, 2023
Democracy Q&A w/ Lea Ypi
Nov 30, 2023
History of Ideas: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Nov 23, 2023
Democracy vs Nationalism w/ Lea Ypi
Nov 16, 2023
Jill Lepore on Trump, Guns and the Red Mirage
Nov 09, 2023
The Leviacene: Defining Our Times
Nov 02, 2023
History of Ideas: Umberto Eco
Oct 26, 2023
Rethinking Democracy w/ Lea Ypi
Oct 19, 2023
Mary Beard on Caesar, Augustus & Zuckerberg
Oct 12, 2023
Zadie Smith on Dickens, Hypocrisy & Justice
Oct 05, 2023
History of Ideas: David Foster Wallace
Sep 28, 2023
Animal Farm and Other Allegories
Sep 21, 2023
The Other 9/11: Chile & Allende
Sep 14, 2023
The Handover
Sep 07, 2023
The Great Essays: Q & A
Sep 03, 2023
History of Ideas: Joan Didion
Aug 31, 2023
History of Ideas: Susan Sontag
Aug 24, 2023
History of Ideas: James Baldwin
Aug 17, 2023
History of Ideas: Simone Weil
Aug 10, 2023
History of Ideas: George Orwell
Aug 03, 2023
History of Ideas: Virginia Woolf
Jul 27, 2023
From Lincoln to Trump: What Happened to the Republican Party?
Jul 20, 2023
History of Ideas: Thoreau
Jul 13, 2023
Whose Space is it Anyway?
Jul 06, 2023
Why J.S. Mill Matters w/ Tara Westover
Jun 29, 2023
Are There Too Many People?
Jun 22, 2023
History of Ideas: Hume
Jun 15, 2023
Rawls, Capitalism & Justice
Jun 08, 2023
Live Special: The American Century w/ David Miliband
Jun 01, 2023
AI: Can the Machines Really Think?
May 25, 2023
History of Ideas: Montaigne
May 18, 2023
Living Behind the Iron Curtain
May 11, 2023
How Dallas Saw the Future
May 04, 2023
The Novel that Unravels Democracy
Apr 27, 2023
Introducing Past Present Future
Apr 12, 2023