The Anglo Zulu War

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs promised we have South African battlefield guide, speaker and storyteller Rob Caskie as a guest to chat with us about the Anglo Zulu War. Rob is an internationally recognized expert on this and a great many other battles and conflicts associated with early South African history. Rob’s website is robcaskie.com, and here you… Read more →

The Scattering of the People

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is a little bit of a preparatory episode to set the stage for the guest appearance of Rob Caskie, who is currently recognized as one of the leading experts on the Anglo/Zulu War, in particular the two battles of Isandlwana and Rourkes Drift. Rob is also one of South Africa’s premier Anglo/Zulu War… Read more →

The Day that Livingstone Lost his Head

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe John Chilembwe Uprising was a a ‘Native Revolt’, in the terminology of the times, that took place in the British Protectorate of Nyasaland in January, 1915. Militarily, the uprising was insignificant, but in terms of its symbolism to the wider African Liberation Movement, it was monumental. There had, of course, been a great… Read more →

An Overview of the African Slave Trade

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis overview of the African Slave trade is a brief look at two branches of African slavery, the Atlantic and Indian Ocean branches. The former – the Atlantic trade, is the better known of the two, and has tended to inform the popular perception of this enormous chapter of African and global history. It… Read more →

The Universities Mission to Central Africa: The First Humanitarian Intervention

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis Episode tells the story of the Universities Mission to Central Africa, an initiative primarily of Cambridge and Oxford Universities to enter the un-mapped regions of Central Africa to put into effect the great civilising mission of Doctor David Livingstone. It is a cautionary tale very relevant to modern politics and humanitarian adventure, and… Read more →

Of Passive & Violent Resistance Part I

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOf Passive and Violent Resistance is my latest book, and it examines the issue of race and race relations in the British Empire against the backdrop of a unique relationship between two men who stood on opposing race axis. The first was Mohandas K Gandhi, and the other general Jan Christian Smuts. This podcast… Read more →

Of Passive & Violent Resistance Part II

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOf Passive and Violent Resistance is my latest book, and it examines the issue of race and race relations in the British Empire against the backdrop of a unique relationship between two men who stood on opposing race axis. The first was Mohandas K Gandhi, and the other general Jan Christian Smuts. This podcast… Read more →