Africa: A History
About This Show
No continent is as diverse—or has as long of a human history—as Africa. This podcast explores the rich cultures that have existed and can often still be found today. Part geography, part anthropology, and all of it history.
Most Recent Episode
Spice Island: Zanzibar and Swahili
Dec 2 16
To fully cover the small island of Zanzibar a bit of everything is needed: the history of trade reaching from central Africa all the way to the Indian subcontinent. The unique history of Swahili and its role in the colonial policies. Dozens of goods, including slaves.
Zanzibar was the capital of the Omani Empire for a time, and later was traded for Helgoland off the German coast.