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Then and Now History Podcast: Global History and Culture

Welcome to our podcast Then and Now History: Global History and Culture. Then and Now is a project with students in an introductory global history and culture course at the University of Minnesota. The podcast title (Then and Now)  reflects the relationship between today's events with the history forces from the past. Topics in the podcast include: (a) review of history topics in the course' (b) special music episodes connecting a country's culture with its artistic production through music; (c) special interview episodes with voices of students and community members as they were part of historical events; (d) 'podcast rebroadcasts' that other history podcasters gave permission to rebroadcast one of their episodes; and (e) music videos that feature important slides from the unit PP presentation. Every episode features some of the best independent music artists from a website that makes available podcast-approved songs. Share comments about the podcast with the course instructor, David Arendale,  I am an associate professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department within the College of Education and Human Development at UMN.  Visit my personal website for other history-related content and other information,  

This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn,, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, Player FM, Overcast, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is also available through the following websites:, Thenandnowpodcast Facebook page, and the Then and Now Podcast YouTube channel. Follow our Twitter account, @ThenNow_History

Please post comments to the individual episodes, post to the iTunes podcast review and rating section, and email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, 

Feb 10, 2017

Thank you for your interest in the podcast created by my students and me. It has been a labor of love since 2006. I recently changed to Libsyn to host the podcast. That you see nearly 240 episodes uploaded for all 13 seasons since 2006.

While the primary purpose of this podcast was to serve as a study support for the students as they prepared for major exams, they also had opportunity to create special podcasts. This may be of the highest interest to you.

You can easily find the special podcasts by using the “categories” tab in you visit the podcast blog page at the tab is located in the upper-left side just below the podcast banner image.  You can also identity these podcasts if looking at those downloaded by looking for “Special Podcast”, “Music Video…” or something like that rather than referring to the week’s topic (WWII..)

Please download this PDF document for more information.  Thanks for listening.  Send feedback back to me at

David Arendale, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota