10 episodes

A new series from Broccoli Productions exploring the true story of British involvement in the transatlantic slave trade and how it touches every part of the nation. Hosted by Moya Lothian-McLean, a journalist and descendent of both Black African Slaves and White slave owners or overseers.

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    • 4.6 • 120 Ratings

A new series from Broccoli Productions exploring the true story of British involvement in the transatlantic slave trade and how it touches every part of the nation. Hosted by Moya Lothian-McLean, a journalist and descendent of both Black African Slaves and White slave owners or overseers.

    Dirty Money

    Dirty Money

    In the final episode of the season, we focus in on the UK's financial centre, the Bank of England, and how one of the bank's governers was tied up with the Slave trade. 



    Featuring Professor Trevor Barnard

    Full Episode Transcript



    Produced by Renay Richardson

    Researchers are Dr Alison Bennett and Arisa Loomba

    Sound design by Ben Yellowitz 

    Production assistant is Rory Boyle 



    This is a Broccoli Production.

    • 32 min
    Woolly Morals part 2

    Woolly Morals part 2

    Following on from part 1, we now look at Welsh Cloth's journey into the Caribbean and learn more about the enslaved people who wore it.



    Featuring fabric specialist Jenny Hodgeman and Dr. Steeve O. Buckman.



    Full Episode Transcript



    CREDITS



    Produced by Renay Richardson

    Researchers are Dr. Alison Bennett and Arisa Loomba

    Sound Design by Ben Yellowitz, with J Hope on the strings

    Vocal pieces by James Collins and Caleb Kunle

    Flute by Sian Herbert

    Our production assistant is Rory Boyle



    This is a Broccoli Production

    • 34 min
    The Pubs Are Open!

    The Pubs Are Open!

    Can the Greene King pub chain and its founder Benjamin Greene help us understand the rise of Britain's pub culture and its links with the Transatlantic Slave Trade?



    Featuring author Vaughn Scribner  (https://twitter.com/vaughnscribner) from the University of Arkansas and Liverpool's International Slavery Museum's Dr. Richard Benjamin (https://twitter.com/drrpbenjamin).



    Greene King founding story (https://www.greeneking.co.uk/our-company/our-history/)

    Greene King and International Slavery Museum announcement (shorturl.at/gFXZ1)

    Full Episode Transcript (shorturl.at/boFZ1)



    CREDITS



    Produced by Renay Richardson

    Researchers are Dr. Alison Bennett and Arisa Loomba

    Sound Design by Ben Yellowitz 

    with J Hope on the strings

    Vocal pieces by James Collins and Caleb Kunle

    Flute by Sian Herbert 

    Production assistant is Rory Boyle



    This is a Broccoli Production

    • 25 min
    City with a Slaving Past

    City with a Slaving Past

    Liverpool is a city that appears to be leading the way with how it is reconciling its history. In this episode, we look at what we can learn from Liverpool and where work still needs to be done.



    Featuring Dr. Richard Benjamin (https://twitter.com/DrRPBenjamin), head of Liverpool's Internation Slavery Museum (https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/visit)



    Full Episode Transcript (shorturl.at/mHM38)



    CREDITS



    Produced by Renay Richardson

    Researchers are Dr. Alison Bennett and Arisa Loomba

    Sound design by Ben Yellowitz. 

    Steel Pan and Flute by Sian Herbert

    Extra sound recordings - Sandra Dobrozemsky

    J Hope on Violin 

    Our Production Assistant is Rory Boyle.



    This is a Broccoli Production

    • 26 min
    Woolly Morals part 1

    Woolly Morals part 1

    The picturesque County of Powys in Wales, had an abstruse but vital role in the Slave trade. We uncover how everyday families got swept up in the business and production of Welsh Cloth, a cloth used to not only clothe enslaved people but also trade them.



    ⚠️ Content Warning: This episode contains descriptions of brutality, listener discretion advised.



    Featuring Dr. Marian Gwynn (https://www.mariangwyn.com/)

    Full episode transcript (shorturl.at/cBDNW)



    CREDITS

    Produced by Renay Richardson

    Researchers Dr Alison Bennett and Arisa Loomba 

    Sound design by Ben Yellowitz

    The original song you heard was Tudor Gwynn Suganami Jones which is about Sir Henry Morgan

    Steel pan and flute by Sian Herbert

    Extra sound recordings - Sandra Dobrozemsky

    J Hope on Violin 

    James Collins - Choral vocals. 

    Production Assistant is Rory Boyle. 



    This is a Broccoli Production.

    • 29 min
    A Sour Taste

    A Sour Taste

    For some, chocolate can provide a pure moment of escapism, for others, it's a luxurious treat. But how is one of Britain's best-known brands; 'Cadbury's, connected to Britain's slaving past, and is chocolate really so sweet?



    This episode features chocolate historian Craig Methven from Brixton's Chocolate Museum (https://www.thechocolatemuseum.co.uk/) and Tony's Chocolonely's Choco Evangelist Ynzo van Zanten (https://twitter.com/ynzo).



    Full episode transcript (shorturl.at/gyJ12)

    Tony's Chocolonely's Mission (shorturl.at/imxV2)



    CREDITS

    Produced by Renay Richardson

    Researchers are Dr. Alison Bennett and Arisa Loomba

    Sound design by Ben Yellowitz

    Flute - Sian Herbert

    Extra sound recordings by Sandra Dobrozemsky 

    J Hope on Violin

    Production Assistant is Rory Boyle



    This is a Broccoli Production.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

Mini Crinny ,

Fascinating history

Fantastic podcast that delves into the uncomfortable, and will make anyone who listens think deeply and understand how slavery has its roots in most of Britain’s advances during the late 1700-1800’s.
Highly recommend

Nathan Mullings ,

Amazing podcast!

Amazing podcast! Gained a real insight into how slavery seeped into so much of the uk. Brilliant how you linked racism and capitalism throughout the series showing how two are interwoven.

rebekahmay ,

Much needed telling of an important history

This is a really interesting podcast that tells us exactly how Britain’s past has influenced the world today, something that is missing from school curriculums. Highly recommend!

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