About the Podcast
The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Throughline, NPR’s new history podcast, brings the listener into the past to better understand the present. Hosts Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei bring fresh, new voices to history storytelling in a fun, energetic way and reintroduce the past to a new audience through creative, immersive storytelling that uses cinematic production. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world.
About the Host
Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei
Rund Abdelfatah has worked at NPR since 2014. She’s helped launch and produce How I Built This, Pop Culture Happy Hour, Code Switch, the NPR Politics Podcast, and TED Radio Hour, among other projects. She got her start in journalism covering local and domestic politics at the Washington Bureau of the BBC.
Before starting as the first producer on NPR’s How I Built This in 2015, Ramtin Arablouei was a freelance composer, working on movies, commercials, and podcasts. He’s composed music for eight podcasts that have been in Apple Podcasts’ Top 10: TED Radio Hour, How I Built This, Hidden Brain, Invisibilia, Embedded, The Indicator from Planet Money, Reveal, and Wild Thing.