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Podcast Recommendations: History, Culture & True Stories

History, culture and true stories that you should hear

In these turbulent times, it's more importanat than ever that radio and podcasting need to continue to reflect the diversity in society. Tune in and listen to the stories of history, culture and experiences of people of colour. Here are some of our top picks.

1619
In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story.

Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
Emmy Award—winning producer, actor, and comedian Larry Wilmore is back on the air, hosting a podcast where he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond.

Somebody
Somebody is an American true-crime podcast, hosted by Shapearl Wells, that investigates the shooting and death of her son, Courtney Copeland. The series premiered on March 31, 2020 and is hosted by Copeland's mother, Shapearl Wells, Alison Flowers, and Bill Healy.

The Nod
Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings gleefully explore all the beautiful, complicated dimensions of Black life.

Heart & Hustle Podcast
The Heart and Hustle Podcast is a weekly podcast created for women of color entrepreneurs to have a place to talk about business and life. Hosted by Angelica Yarde, a designer, developer, and public speaker and Charisma O'Keefe, a social media and branding consultant.

If you have any recommendations, email us at katalina@radiodayseurope.com