Introducing... Escape: The Underground Railroad Podcast

In the telling of the history of the transatlantic slave trade, enslaved people were frequently painted as passive victims - but there have always been active resistance and success. Escape: The Underground Railroad Podcast will be dedicated to exploring rebellions, uprising and escapes - celebrating powerful stories and individuals who never stopped fighting oppression.


A companion podcast to the Prime Video limited series, our hosts, Miquita Oliver and Desiree Burch, will uncover stories of resistance by enslaved peoples that don’t often get told. Enslaved individuals were always resisting and their history is one full of pride. Each week, our hosts invite a different historian to focus on a story of a rebellion or escape and demonstrate that enslaved communities never gave up in their search for freedom and human rights.


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