Document today, with context from our past, and learn moving forward.

Past Forward is a curiosity company dedicated to educational accessibility.

Our public podcast service, paired with millions of discounted books curated into topic-themed collections, provides guidance and tools to support lifelong learning.

Algorithmic sensationalism

Access to educational resources–articles, books, and podcasts–are typically provided through multiple services from various third-party companies making it difficult to find information.

Additionally, sorting algorithms based on relevance feedback from ads, purchases, and online sensationalism can complicate the reliability of search engines and contribute to misinformation.

One-stop educational resource

Past Forward is a one-stop educational resource for articles, books, and podcasts.

We invite community leaders from academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, private corporations, and public agencies to document today, with context from our past, and learn moving forward.

475+ free podcast episodes

Our free public podcast service is designed to amplify the voices of community leaders by providing a platform to share stories about art, climate, education, health, history, race, science, technology, and more.

We’re an online master class, mentorship, public think tank dedicated to civics, culture, and thinking creatively about our future.

17+ million discounted books

We provide access to over 17 million discounted books and ship anywhere in the country through one of the largest networks of booksellers, librarians, educators, specialty retailers, and warehouses.

We also collaborate with experts and curate book collections inspired by topics from our podcast to create a path for curiosity.

Curated collections

Bullard, Ferran, and Harris were featured in the following series: Environmental JusticeChapters, and Significance of Race.

These books were written and recommended by guests from the following series: The Grammar of Science + TechnologyThe How The Why, and Without Books.