That Wasn't In My Textbook is our history podcast that helps us uncover the things we always wished we learned from that boring bulky textbook. This is the history class you never knew you wanted and that you don't want to miss.
This history podcast includes dynamic research topics, Toya’s cultural commentary and interviews with culture creators and entrepreneurs that speak to the ‘History of’ a topic from the history of police to the history of cannabis.
In each episode of this history podcast learn alongside Toya, who picks out-of-the-textbook history topics, talk about lies our teacher taught us, provoke powerful conversations, and give you those unfiltered history and opinions - you know, the ones you might get in trouble for in class. Basically, if MTV Decoded, the History Channel and Anthony Bourdain spent their time debunking history and had a love child, it would be this podcast - That Wasn’t In My Textbook.
The 1st American Heroes: History of Black Cowboys with Historian and Host of Black Cowboys podcast Zaron Burnett
Listen to this episode to discover how the true American cowboy was Black, learn about their invaluable contributions, and explore the enduring legacy they left on the cowboy way of life—despite what Hollywood would like us to believe.
Ridin’ the Waves: The Hidden Black History of Surfing
Listen to explore how Black folks have been riding waves since the 1640s. From the past to current day, we'll uncover the untold stories of Black surfers who've left their mark and those continuing to make waves.
History of Barbie: The Creation of Black Barbie
Kick off Barbie Movie premiere weekend by uncovering how Barbie came to be 1959 and how we got the first Black Barbie 21 years later (That took too long!). From Francie's flop to Barbie's side kick, discover how the head designer at Mattel finally got the Black Barbie right.
History of Oyster: How Black Folks Shaped American Oyster Culture with Culinary Historian Zella Palmer
From creating oyster harvesting techniques to establishing thriving Black oyster towns, and even to the fascinating story of the Oyster King, explore the remarkable contributions Black people made to shape the oyster industry and the ways we eat and harvest oysters today.
Sizzling Summer Session Trailer
We're going outside this summer on the podcast, bringing together the joy of summertime with uncovering untold histories that center around 4 summer-themed topics.
When July 4th Was A Black Holiday: Rediscovering a Hidden Turn Up
Did you know there was a time when July 4th was a Black holiday? Yep! Listen to find out when, why, and how Black folks made July 4th their own holiday, while also learning the remarkable ways movements and activists have used America's Birthday to continue the ongoing fight for equality.
Great show, great host
I wish I could write a review as thoughtful & smart as Toya’s podcast. I recently discovered it and am making my way through the catalog. The research and history are fascinating, and delivered in a way that is approachable yet serious. The host’s voice and personal stories woven in make it fresh and funny, even when difficult. Thank you for sharing this history and bringing it to the airwaves.
Learning so much!
I’m here for factual unfiltered non-whitewashed history!
Listened to it for the pride ep, subscribing for everything else. The host does an awesome job with her research and has great personality for listening.