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  • Spice Island: Zanzibar and Swahili December 3, 2016
    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 […]
    Travis J. Dow
  • Rwandan Genocide September 18, 2016
    The Rwandan genocide was one of the most brutal in human history. Also a lesson in international ineptitude. To make Africa a better place, check out this org: http://www.childsoldiers.org/
    Travis J. Dow
  • Efé Mbuti Pygmies September 14, 2016
    A look at people who practically invented sustainability. The Pygmies living in the Congo have not had it easy.
    Travis J. Dow
  • !Kung San (Bushmen) September 14, 2016
    Our first look at a very ancient people living in southern central Africa.
    Travis J. Dow
  • Africa is a Continent: an Introduction September 14, 2016
    This show will have a huge scope, this episode will define that some, and also give a glimpse at the person behind the mic. All other podcastnik shows can be found on http://podcastnik.com
    Travis J. Dow