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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, Amazon/Audible, Libsyn,, Deezer, 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, 

Nov 20, 2018

PDF This one-page handout provides a brief overview of the nine forces of history that have influenced yesterday's and today's events.

Nov 20, 2018

This podcast briefly explores the nine forces of history that influence past and current events.