Listen Up with Throughline

The past is never past. Every headline has a history. Join Througline every week as we go back in time to understand the present. These are stories you can feel and sounds you can see from the moments that shaped our world.

Throughline is available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Rund Abdelfatah, co-host and producer, is responsible for all aspects of the podcast’s production, including development of episode concepts, interviewing guests, and sound design. Abdelfatah joined NPR in 2014 as an intern and went on to become a producer on a number of NPR’s most popular podcasts, including How I Built This, TED Radio Hour, NPR Politics Podcast, Code Switch, and Pop Culture Happy Hour.

Ramtin Arablouei, co-host and co-producer got his start at NPR in 2015 with a three-week contract to produce a pilot for How I Built This with Guy Raz, and now produces, reports, mixes, and writes music for such top-rated podcasts as TED Radio Hour, Hidden Brain, Embedded, Invisibilia, The Indicator, Code Switch, Radio Ambulante, and the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal.


WFYI’s Listen Up is a series that brings public media personalities to Indianapolis for thought-provoking and inspiring conversation and storytelling. Your ticket is more than just a one-of-a-kind experience, it supports public media in Indiana.