Best African History podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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The African Tech Roundup podcast delivers digital, tech and innovation highlights from across the African continent. The show is produced by broadcaster and entrepreneur, Andile Masuku (, and co-hosted by marketing maven turned investor and startup founder, Musa Kalenga (
Listen to “The African History Network Show” with Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network on 910 AM The Superstation WFDF in Detroit on Sundays, 9pm-11pm EST with host Michael Imhotep. CALL IN WITH Questions/Comments at (313) 778-7600. POST YOUR COMMENTS. WE MAY READ THEM ON AIR. Listen to The African History Network Show with Michael Imhotep, Sundays, 9pm-11pm EST on 910 AM in Detroit or around the world online at or by downloading the 910AM App to y ...
Join students in college classrooms to hear lectures on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.
The 'on this day in history' podcast, with a new episode every single day. Featuring historical events that range from the Roman Empire to the World Wide Web, HistoryPod proves that there is always something to be remembered 'on this day'. Written and presented by Scott Allsop, creator of the award-winning
A podcast about the Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean, the real men and women that threatened the trade and stability of the Old World empires, the forces that led them to piracy and the myths and stories they inspired.Famous names like Captain Henry Morgan, Henry Avery, Charles Vane, Mary Reed, Anne Bonny, Black Bart Roberts, Ned Low, and Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach will rub elbows with Queens, Kings, Popes, rebellious monks, Caribbean Natives, African Slaves and notorious governors like ...
An Pan-African Political Talk Show. It seeks to education, inform, enlighten and expose information and activities of interest to Africa and African People
The Nod
The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.
For American journalist and humorist Edgar Wilson Nye who wrote under the pen name Bill Nye in the late 19th century, facts are not to be presented in their newborn, bare state. They should be properly draped and embellished before they can be presented before the public. Hence, in the Comic History of the United States published in 1894, he gives his readers the facts. But in a bid to make the historical figures more human he describes them as “people who ate and possibly drank, people who ...
Interviews with Scholars of African America about their New Books
Afropop Worldwide
Afropop Worldwide is an internationally syndicated weekly radio series, online guide to African and world music, and an international music archive, that has introduced American listeners to the music cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean since 1988. Our radio program is hosted by Georges Collinet from Cameroon, the radio series is distributed by Public Radio International to 110 stations in the U.S., via XM satellite radio, in Africa via and Europe via Radio Multikulti.
Black FreeThinkers
We are here to challenge you to think and live for yourself, not convert you.Copyright © 2011-2019 All rights reserved. Written permission for use or reproduction is required.
Sean's Russia Blog
Weekly interviews on Eurasian politics, history and society.
Emperors of Rome
“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” - Tacitus. A podcast series looking at the rulers of the ancient Roman empire, by Dr Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith.
Reflecting History
Reflecting History is an educational history podcast that explores significant historical events and themes without losing track of the ordinary people involved. Covering a wide variety of topics, it is a narrative driven podcast that delves into the connection between history, psychology, and philosophy on a personal level.
Media solely focused on the liberation and empowerment of Afrikan people.
Welcome to Research at the National Archives and Beyond. This show will provide individuals interested in genealogy and history an opportunity to listen, learn and take action.You can join me every Thursday at 9 pm Eastern, 8 pm Central, 7pm Mountain and 6 pm Pacific where I will have a wonderful line up of experts who will share resources, stories and answer your burning genealogy questions. All of my guests share a deep passion and knowledge of genealogy and history.My goal is to reach ind ...
With Good Reason
Each week on With Good Reason, our ever-curious host Sarah McConnell explores a world of ideas with leading scholars in literature, history, science, philosophy, and the arts. With Good Reason is created by Virginia Humanities and the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium.
Black Is
Dedicated to the Black Experience
Join The Gist of Freedom weekly live online discussion is a celebration of the African American experience—honoring all the people, past and present, black and white—who have determined to preserve history in literature, craftsmanship and artifact.
This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson’s collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States.
Looking for stories that might inspire you about real-life people who faced challenging odds? Or for information you might want to share with children about their history? This podcast and these stories might be for you! You can also visit our website,, to read the stories related to these podcasts, view our books and read more articles about education.
The Podcast about African History, Culture, and Politics
Another View is a weekly call-in radio talk show that discusses today’s topics from an African American perspective.
More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults. But where the public’s view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Haleema Shah sneaks listeners through the Smithsonian’s side door, telling stories that can’t be heard anywhere else. Check out and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.
Join Abby Cox & Lauren Stowell as they sit down and discuss the wide array of topics and ideas behind all things related to fashion history. Interviews, discussions, reviews, shenanigans, and more!
Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website:
The Podcast about African History, Culture, and Politics
Welcome to Everyday Black History! Where we highlight the contributions of Black Men and Women both Past and present. Here we celebrate Afro Appreciation, where Black American, Africans and Afro Latino people and institutions. Become a supporter of this podcast:
Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website:
“Few books make history and fewer still become the foundational texts for the movements and struggles of an entire people....” One such great work was The Souls of Black Folk by William EB Du Bois. Published in 1903, it is a powerful and hard-hitting view of sociology, race and American history. It became the cornerstone of the civil rights movement and when Du Bois attended the first National Negro Conference in 1909, he was already well-known as a proponent of full and unconditional equali ...
Four women historians, a world of history to unearth. Can you dig it?
The North Omaha History Podcast with noted author and historian – Adam Fletcher Sasse. Each week, Adam takes you on a guided tour through Omaha’s dynamic past.
The Podcast about African History, Culture, and Politics
The BAN Radio Literary Program aims to support the African American community and to show people, through the radio show, that African American writers are more than just a niche. We bring wonderful stories to the minds and imaginations of everyone! We have stories to tell, using our voice and our experiences, that cross all races and cultures. Join us on Monday and Wednesday Nights, 8-10 pm EST. BECOME A GUEST ON THE SHOW. Go here to sign up today:
"A people without the knowledge of their past, history, origin and Culture is like a tree without roots."Marcus Garvey. Each episode will take you on a thrilling journey through a chapter of Black History. Covering the full historical tapestry of the African Diaspora you’ll hear tales covering everything from African Samurai’s to pistol wielding poets. So take a seat kick back relax and enjoy the show.You can learn more at
Melanin And Power
Our Network is dedicated to spreading the truth, culture, and history of the Melanated Family. Denouncing false truths, white supremacy, and all forms of oppression. We serve to uplift and improve the condition of the neglected and unheard. Join us today and be the difference that you want to see.
The Feast
The Feast presents delectable stories from the dining tables of history. Every two weeks, we immerse you in the sights, sounds, & tastes of a meal from the past. Make bread with medieval monks; share a martini with Churchill. Find out what wars were won & which kingdoms were lost, all for the sake of a good meal. Email suggestions for shows to
Four women historians, a world of history to unearth. Can you dig it?
This is a podcast produced by the University of Central Florida Department of History. It features interviews with historians about their research and history in the news.
Join Brenda and Orquidea once a month as they explore Latin American monsters and folklore. Examining how history, colonialism, and the intermingling of Indigenous, European and African cultures have given birth to some truly terrifying creatures.
Wiki History!
Wiki History is an exciting lecture series on African American history. Lectures are short and teach how you how to use history and MAKE history!
Smart conversations about today’s most interesting topics - a history podcast for everyone, produced by Origins from Ohio State's Department of History
Ufahamu Africa
Ufahamu Africa is a podcast hosted by Kim Yi Dionne and Rachel Beatty Riedl, professors of African politics at UC Riverside and Northwestern University, respectively. Each episode features an in-depth conversation with a thinker, maker, or innovator. New episodes are released every Saturday.
Working History
Working History spotlights the work of leading labor historians, activists, and practitioners focusing especially on the U.S. and global Souths, to inform public debate and dialogue about current labor, economic, and political issues with the benefit of historical context.
From books to barbecue, and current events to Colonial history, historian and author Walter Edgar delves into the arts, culture, and history of South Carolina and the American South. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.
Author and Baylor University professor Robert Darden tells stories - and plays recordings - from the Baylor University Libraries' Black Gospel Music Restoration Project in an on-going weekly series of two-minute segments. Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments explores the distinctly African-American sound of the "Golden Age of Gospel" (1945-1975). The series celebrates this fertile musical period in American history, presenting cultural snapshots that reveal the depth of a people, their communit ...
Crossing Fences
Oral histories of African-American men in Pittsburgh as collected by African-American boys and young men in Grades 5 to 12.
Conscious Kingdom
Conscious Kingdom creates an outlet to bridge the gap between spiritual, social consciousness and today's current society. Our products promote spirituality and the elevation of the internal vibration. We also promote love and respect of Kemetic & traditional African symbolism while thriving in the current trends we all know and love today Conscious Kingdom's purpose is to restore the sense of community and cohesion amongst our people and promote knowledge of self, true history and pride in ...
Frederick Douglass was born into slavery on a Maryland plantation. He faced hardship as a child, but later encountered owners who were relatively liberal and allowed him to learn to read, write and be in contact with freed slaves. At the age of 20, he escaped from the plantation and made his way to New York. Though he remained a fugitive, he married and changed his name to avoid being caught. He continued his education and became involved in the Abolitionist Movement. He began touring the co ...
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Michael Imhotep host of The African History Network Show on 4-20-19 discussed a very disturbing ad from The ad shows a Slavery Era Romance between a Black Woman and White Man. What the Hell were they thinking? Advertise your African American owned business with The African History Network to reach thousands of potential customers. ...…
Researchers and students from Texas A&M University at San Antonio used ground-penetrating radar to examine a rediscovered African American cemetery. The site was linked to historic black settlements on the north side of the city.By (Ryan Poppe).
Cathy Hughes is an entrepreneur, business executive and owner of a publicly traded company making her the first African American woman to do so. She has accomplished much in her life. Check out this episode to find out more. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
This podcast is the first instalment of a two-part conversation Andile Masuku had with one of Zimbabwe’s most well-known and widely-respected business people, the economist turned banker, entrepreneur and investor, Dr Nigel Chanakira. Dr Chanakira is probably most famous for founding Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited in 1997, and for orchestra ...…
We sit down with the warrior martial arts teacher Sifu Stephen Muhammad of Eye 2 Eye combat to discuss the importance of training and being prepared for self-offense as well as self-defense.
(Originally broadcast 03/24/17) - South Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras (USC Press, 2016) is an anthology of the most enduring and important scholarly articles about the Civil War and Reconstruction era published in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association . Past officers of the South ...…
This Week on 'Africa On The Move,' Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 7 PM EST, features the theme: 'What Is It -That You Don't Understand!’ You can listen or call in at (323) 679-0841, or go online for current or past programs at: Join Us!:
Chicago's Kelly Brothers bounced around gospel music for a while, cutting great songs, but never catching a break before moving to King Records in 1963 to record the R&B hit "It Won't Be This Way Always" as the Kingpins - the year before thr King label went out of business.By (Kateleigh Mills).
Georgetown University Professor Joseph McCartin teaches a class on the post-industrialization transformation of work starting in the 1960s and continuing through the end of the 20th century.
She's a mother - and so much more! She's a wife, a daughter, an aunt, a caretaker, a grandmother, a granddaughter, the breadwinner, a stay-at-home Mom. Most importantly, she's a woman and a human being. We explore motherhood with Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist Desiree Cooper, author of "Know the Mother," Ms. Cooper uses short story fiction ...…
In early April, Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced that they will support a proposal to raise the sales tax in Texas and use those proceeds to cut property taxes.By (David Martin Davies).
Hundreds gathered for a memorial service to celebrate the life of retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph on Thursday. Cole was the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raiders, a daring group of World War II airmen who bombed Tokyo only months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He passed away ...…
This week we’re debuting a new podcast series called Broken Ground, produced by the Southern Environmental Law Center and hosted by Claudine Ebeid McElwain. Episode 1: The Kingston, Tennessee coal ash spill of 2008 and and its devastating consequences for hundreds of workers who had to clean up the toxic mess. Find more episodes at brokenground ...…
On the U.S. southern border where political tensions fuel the discussion on immigration, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma took his music to one South Texas city to celebrate the cultural connections between the two nations. Then, Rita Moreno has held a strong presence on stage and on screen in her career that spans over several decades, and she ...…
Two NFL players made a stop in the Rio Grande Valley this week to learn first-hand what is going on at the border and to provide some help to migrant families in both the U.S. and Mexico.By (Reynaldo Leaños Jr.).
In 2017, an enslaver's descendant found his 1841 will naming eleven enslaved African Americans. She started trying to research them, and quickly found the difficulties confronting those seeking their African-American ancestors' stories. When she realized she had access to information they would have trouble finding, she created a website -- The ...…
Malcolm X was born in 1925 as Malcolm Little in Omaha to Earl and Louise Little, but lived in Omaha less than a year. His story in the city is longer though, where leaders have never managed to memorialize him with a building, street, park, library or museum. Adam Fletcher Sasse guides us through a biography of Malcolm X in Omaha. Help us meet ...…
San Antonio Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro sits on the House Intelligence Committee. After reading the Mueller Report, Castro says there are still many unanswered questions for committee members trying to the bottom of whether Russian agents acted alone during the interference into the 2016 presidential election. TPR's Capitol Reporter R ...…
Michael Imhotep host of The African History Network Show on 910 AM WFDF Detroit discussed the discovery of an African woman named Redosihi who was the last know Slave Ship survivor of the Clotilda. Up until now it was thought the Cudjo Lewis was the last know survivor but Redoshi died 2 years after him in 1937. This history ties into the histor ...…
On Friday, April 12, famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed all six of Johann Sebastian Bach's suites for unaccompanied cello at a concert sponsored by Arts San Antonio. The following day, Ma traveled to Laredo and Nuevo Laredo to give a free performance for audiences on both sides of the border, as part of what he called a "day of action." You can s ...…
Scholars and pundits have been busy trying to assess the legacy of President Barack Obama. Few have done so with the nuance and comparative approach of Andra Gillespie. In her new book Race and the Obama Administration: Substance, Symbols, and Hope (Manchester University Press, 2019), she examines the promotion of the substantive and symbolic i ...…
In the early 2000s, Afropop told the story of “Four Generations” in Congolese music—from rumba and rumba-rock to soukous and ndombolo. Now time has marched on, and once again, thrilling new sounds are emerging from Kinshasa and its global diaspora. We’ll hear hyperkinetic roots-rock from Jupiter and Okwess, Fally Ipupa’s embrace of the current ...…
We are beyond grateful to the amazing organization that is the @youngentrepreneurassociation for honoring us @consciouskingdom at the Roses Gala for our work as a Young Black Female Entrepreneur!! I’m fueled by the love of our culture & my people and it feels amazing for it to be poured right back in to me!! THIS WAS SUCH A BLESSING!! 🤗 PLEASE ...…
My friend & I celebrate her birthday on a first time trip to Panama! Enjoy this look into our adventures as we celebrate the beauty of the Diaspora & connect with Panamanian culture! **I DO NOT OWN RIGHTS TO MUSIC!**All accessories & swimwear by
Voters in the San Antonio Independent School District may soon decide on a shift in leadership for the area's public schools.By (Jan Ross Piedad).
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