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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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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Royally Flush part 1

    Royally Flush part 1

    The British monarchy is one of the oldest and most resilient in the world. In this episode, we explore their links with the slave trade and just how involved they were.

    Featuring author and associate professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University, Brooke Newman.

    The transcript for this episode can be found here.



    CREDITS



    Written and Hosted by Moya Lothian-McLean

    Editor and Producer Renay Richardson

    Researchers Arisa Loomba and Dr. Alison Bennett

    Production Assistant Rory Boyle

    Sound Design Lex Adimora

    Social Assets /Forward Slash



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    • 31 min
    Royally Flush part 2

    Royally Flush part 2

    Did the Slave rebellions play a part in the British Monarchy's stance on abolition?
    Featuring author and associate professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University, Brooke Newman.
    The full episode transcript can be found here.

    CREDITS

    Written and hosted by Moya Lothian-McLean
    Editor and Producer is Renay Richardson
    Researchers are Arisa Loomba and Dr. Alison Bennett
    Production Assistant is Rory Boyle
    Sound Design by Lex Adimora
    Social Assets by /Forward Slash

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    • 31 min
    Right of Way

    Right of Way

    The image of ‘England’s green and pleasant land’ is one that has endured for centuries, but is this land really for everyone?



    Featuring PHD Student Annabelle Gilmore and Maxwell Ayamber PHD Student and founder and Project Coordinator of Sheffield Environmental Movement.



    The full episode transcript can be found here.



    CREDIT:

    Written by Moya Lothian-McLean

    Editor and Producer Renay Richardson

    Researchers Dr. Alison Bennett and Arisa Loomba 

    Production Assistant is Rory Boyle

    Sound Design by Ben Yollowitz and the Smiley Sound Collective

    Social Assets by /Forward Slash.



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    • 35 min
    All Aboard

    All Aboard

    When Britain’s railways are placed within the context of the empire they helped to maintain, they are framed as one of the only ‘good’ legacies of imperialism. In this episode, we focus on the original Great Western Railway and how it's linked to history within the British slave trade.



    Featuring Dr. Oli Betts, research lead at the National Railway Museum in York.



    The full episode transcript can be found here.



    CREDIT



    Written by Moya Lothian-McLean

    Editor and Producer Renay Richardson

    Researchers are Dr. Alison Bennett and Arisa Loomba

    Production Assistant is Rory Boyle

    Sound Design by Ben Yellowitz and the Smiley Sound Collective

    Social Assets by /Forward Slash.



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    • 34 min
    In The Middle

    In The Middle

    The journey of the Middle Passage is one of the most evocative images of slavery, taught in schools as an example of brutality. It was the sea voyage of no return. In this episode, we discover the realities of this horrific journey and what legacies we still live with.



    Featuring Sowande Mustakeem, Associate Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. This episode also features music from Slavery At Sea: The Book Soundtrack by Sowande Mustakeen which can be streamed and purchased here.

    The full episode transcript can be found here.



    CREDITS



    Written and hosted by Moya Lothian-McLean

    Editor and Producer is Renay Richardson

    Researchers are Arisa Loomba and Dr. Alison Bennett

    Production Assistant is Rory Boyle

    Sound Design by Lex Adimora

    Social Assets by /Forward Slash



    This is a Broccoli Production
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    • 35 min
    Origin Stories part 1

    Origin Stories part 1

    Before the 400-odd years of the triangular trade, the plantations, the whips, the Sunday markets, the racial science. What were the first stirrings of an industry that we now understand as the pinnacle of inhumanity, but in the 1600s seemed the height of financial innovation?

    Featuring PHD candidate Patricia Martins Marcos.

    The full episode transcript can be found here.



    CREDITS



    Written and hosted by Moya Lothian-McLean

    Editor and Producer is Renay Richardson

    Researchers are Arisa Loomba and Dr. Alison Bennett

    Production Assistant is Rory Boyle

    Sound Design by Lex Adimora

    Social Assets by /Forward Slash



    This is a Broccoli Production
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

povsic ,

Great stuff!

Your deep dives brings so much context to our contemporary world. They pivot one’s mind to consider the origins of power and wealth. Absolutely delightful ,enlightening, and engaging.

crothers10 ,

Amazing

We should all have learned this in school. Can’t wait for the next series. Disturbingly brilliant.

misscatto ,

This podcast should be trending

So glad I followed a link from a Twitter post to this extraordinary podcast. Easily in the rank of This American Life in its high quality research, production and creativity. I listened to all episodes so far, in one sitting, and look forward to further ones. It’s the British history we all need to know.

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