Season 1

Our favorite historians and their friends give their take on a piece of pop culture to add context and perspective to our favorite media. We’ll unpack an iconic moment or phenomenon in movies, music, television, and more, from show business’s love of Blaccent to deep cuts from our favorite childhood cartoons.

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Historian's Take

What Does Dirty Dancing Have To Do With Abortion?

Dirty Dancing is an iconic film from 1987, but do you remember what it’s really about?

What Does Dirty Dancing Have To Do With Abortion?

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Historian's Take

What Is The Asian Himbo And Why Is This Character So Popular

We break down Hollywood’s new type of character: The Asian Himbo.

What Is The Asian Himbo And Why Is This Character So Popular

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Historian's Take

How Black and Asian Audiences Found Justice in 1970s Films

We unpack the history of how and why Black Kung Fu films became a sensation in the 1970s.

How Black and Asian Audiences Found Justice in 1970s Films

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Historian's Take

What Is Blaccent And Why Do People Keep Using It?

What does history tell us about the origins and evolution of Blaccent?

What Is Blaccent And Why Do People Keep Using It?

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