The History Hotline

por Deanna Lyncook

The History Hotline is the hottest line for all things Black history and beyond... A space to have honest conversations about Black history and how it impacts the world we live in. We’re here to explore some of the facets of Black history ignored by the mainstream, your teachers and the textbooks.

Episodios del podcast

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  • 137: Immigration and Norman Manley's visit to Birmingham, 1961

    137: Immigration and Norman Manley's visit to Birmingham, 1961

    Live show tickets!! This week's episode looks at Norman Manley's visit to Birmingham, caught up in the political debate on immigration in 1961. It explores his motivations for coming and what that says about the transnational links between the migrated populations of commonwealth countries and their new homes. Featured article on Manley's visit. To follow us on socials and check out what else we're doing?

  • 136: All Eyes on Rafah

    136: All Eyes on Rafah

    This week's episode is all about, UK elections, the ongoing genocide in Palestine and Sudan and the violence in Congo! We're having a live show, tickets available here! If you want to follow us on socials, click here

  • 135: The Black People's Day of Action (1981)

    135: The Black People's Day of Action (1981)

    The Black People's Day of Action (1981) was a direct response to the New Cross Massacre that led to the deaths of 14 young Black people in New Cross, South London, 1981. This week I am thinking about the mobilisations and uprising of people we are currently witnessing across University campuses and in wider society... the response to a people that do not feel heard or seen. I will be contextualising these thoughts in the wider history of protest in Britain, thinking about the Black People's Day of Action as a response to the state's silence on the trauma of the fire.

  • 134: Academic Life, PhDs and Jamaican Women ft. Alexandria Miller

    134: Academic Life, PhDs and Jamaican Women ft. Alexandria Miller

    This week's episode features the brilliant Alexandria Miller who is a historian, writer, and multimedia documentarian who is passionate about capturing Caribbean stories. This episode we talk about our academic journeys, doing a PhD and some of the differences in studying Caribbean history for a US vs UK perspective. We discuss Alexandria's work on Jamaican women and her motivations for researching a community so close to home. You can find out more about Alexandria's work on her podcast Strictly Facts: A Guide to Caribbean History and Culture and follow us for more here.

  • 133: How did bun and cheese become a Good Friday staple?

    133: How did bun and cheese become a Good Friday staple?

    Have you ever wondered how bun and cheese became Jamaica's Good Friday treat? Tune in to this week's episode to find out more about this history, how it came to be and what it signifies.