The History Hotline

by 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.  

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E82 - 082: Fort Charles, Britain's colonial legacy

    S01 E82 - 082: Fort Charles, Britain's colonial legacy

    Fort Charles is located in the small town of Port Royal in Jamaica. Fort Charles was the first and only surviving port constructed to guard its entrance in the 17th Century. Port Royal was decimated during a terrible earthquake in...

    20:04
  • S01 E81 - 081: Windrush Monument: Empty Gesture?

    S01 E81 - 081: Windrush Monument: Empty Gesture?

    This week we're discussing the newly erected monument at Waterloo Train Station in 'honour' of the Windrush Generation, Gus John's open letter and whether or not it's all just an empty political gesture?Episodes will be released e...

    36:21
  • S01 E80 - 080: Windrush Day: What are we celebrating?

    S01 E80 - 080: Windrush Day: What are we celebrating?

    Wednesday 22nd June 2022 marks the 5th national celebration of Windrush Day and 74 years since the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex and the generation of people that followed. But what are we actually celebrating,...

    26:04
  • S01 E79 - 079: Patty vs Patty

    S01 E79 - 079: Patty vs Patty

    The ‘patty’ a baked flaky pastry filled with traditionally with well seasoned minced beef is a Jamaican staple. It can be enjoyed for breakfast or lunch or as a snack. They are known to all as a patty but this nearly changed in 19...

    21:07
  • S01 E78 - 078: Was Winston Churchill Racist?

    S01 E78 - 078: Was Winston Churchill Racist?

    Winston Churchill, is historically ranked as one of the greatest British prime ministers and the greatest Briton to ever live. But has the British public been ignorantly avoiding the truth about one of their heroes and are concern...

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