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 E43 - 043: The Bristol Bus Boycott

    S01 E43 - 043: The Bristol Bus Boycott

    When the Bristol Omnibus Company refused to hire Black or Asain bus crews, Roy Hackett, Owen Henry, Audley Evans, Prince Brown and Paul Stephenson formed an action group and decided that a boycott was the only way to force the bus...

    Sep 06 2021
    Sep 06 2021
    27:46
  • S01 E42 - 042: Notting Hill Carnival's Caribbean Roots

    S01 E42 - 042: Notting Hill Carnival's Caribbean Roots

    Exploring the roots of Notting Hill Carnival, back to its Trinidadian traditions through slavery, its growth in the UK from St Pancras Hall, to a mini street party to the biggest "street party" in Europe.

    Aug 30 2021
    Aug 30 2021
    29:25
  • S01 E41 - 041: The Origins of Notting Hill Carnival

    S01 E41 - 041: The Origins of Notting Hill Carnival

    This weeks episode will set the context for Notting Hill carnival, we'll be thinking about:Racial tensions in the 1950sThe Notting Hill Riots in 1958The murder of Kelso Cochrane in 1959

    Aug 24 2021
    Aug 24 2021
    34:19
  • S01 E40 - 040: 25 Facts about the Empire Windrush

    S01 E40 - 040: 25 Facts about the Empire Windrush

    On 22nd June 1948 the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury docks bringing over 1000 passengers from the Caribbean and 73 years later, it's the 2nd ever Windrush Day!Tune in to hear 25 facts about the ship, the passengers, its voyage...

    Jun 21 2021
    Jun 21 2021
    20:06
  • S01 E39 - 039: 1981 Race Riots

    S01 E39 - 039: 1981 Race Riots

    During the summer of 1981; major UK cities such as London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Leeds were overcome with “race riots.” After decades of police harassment, brutality and racist attacks from numerous far right and fascist group...

    Jun 13 2021
    Jun 13 2021
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