The Black History Buff podcast is a fun and thrilling journey through time. Covering the full historical tapestry of the African Diaspora, you’ll hear tales covering everything from African Samurai to pistol-wielding poets. More than just a podcast, the show is a bridge that links communities throughout the African diaspora and enlightens and empowers its friends.
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Binging the first couple episodes of this podcast and it is already an experience I will cherish for a long time. As a white male I have MUCH to learn, and recognize I know nothing. Eyeopening, thought provoking, intelligent and guided by the smooth wonderful voice of King Kurus to take you along on a journey through time. So far most episodes have focused around individuals themselves, how they impacted the world around them and history itself.
Many are presented in "bite-size" pieces (20min or less), and are sprinkled with sound bites and well placed SFX to pull you into a full immersion experience. I'm a huge history lover and I am excited to learn more about the history of black people, seek to understand and celebrate the diversity of our world.
Thank you so much for a great podcast!
A great podcast that alternates between vivid narrative episodes and interviews with fascinating guests.
While this show is by no means restricted to UK Black history, as a British person myself, I appreciate having the opportunity to broaden my understanding of British history. Despite growing up in the UK, I regrettably have very little knowledge of UK-specific Black history. At school I learnt a little bit about the US Civil Rights movement, but virtually nothing about the experience of people of colour in my own country, so I found the episode that featured an interview with Asquith Xavier's relatives particularly eye-opening.
Also, as a Russophile, I did massively appreciate the episode on Russia's national poet, Alexander Pushkin.