Average rating:

out of 21 ratings.


by gotmahmojo on Oct 17, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

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.

Excellent podcast

by xFORRESTx on Jun 28, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Great interviews with academics, activists and others about history, culture and society. The wide range of people interviewed means it's sometimes a bit hit and miss depending on your interests, but I've been listening for years and have continued to come back because some of the interviews are truly great.

Unique and excellent

by Kwbaker1974 on May 09, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

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

by chance grable on Dec 12, 2015
Rating: ★★★★★

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.

Great way to gain broad perspective of 50's thru 70's

by MarkTraf on Jul 05, 2015
Rating: ★★★★★

Thank you, Dave. You do a great job! You engage intelligent and experienced people who are committed to making positive change and you've provided me with an opportunity to understand more of the dynamics of the upheaval, both during and leading up to, the 60's and 70's.

Nostalgia Trap

by Cheesegouda1974 on Oct 02, 2014
Rating: ★★★★☆

Interesting and engaging, but please, let the guests talk and finish their thoughts.

Progressive Thinking

by hey, you on Apr 20, 2014
Rating: ★★★★★

This is an interesting podcast: a thinking person's engagement with a changing world. I like mr. Parson's affable enthusiasm and intellectual chops. He steers the discussion in surprising & original directions. Now I want to read a paper on GI Joe as "chewable ideology."