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The Nostalgia Trap

By David Parsons

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The Nostalgia Trap podcast features weekly conversations about history and politics with some of the left’s most incisive thinkers, writers, and extremely online personalities, exploring how individual lives intersect with the big events and debates of our era.

Customer Reviews


Nostalgia Trap is one of my favorite podcasts. Unlike a lot of political podcasts, David puts things in a historical perspective and he always seems to have a really good rapport with his interviewees, which makes me feel like I’m at a party with some really smart and interesting guests. Although at times there’s a sense of existential dread in these discussions, there’s always that lefty idealism injected into the conversations that a better world is possible.

Unique and excellent

I love the focus on people's backgrounds and intellectual formation. REALLY digging the AM/FM episodes.

Great weaving together of personal narrative and ideas

Good variety of guest, some famous, some are not, all are interesting people with well thought out perspectives. Cool format of weaving together personal biography with intellectual and political development. Helps provide a more holistic understanding of scholars and their work. Conversations flow well, goes in different directions but stays in a general direction, like any good history.

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