SIM Ep 463 Pod 141: African Europeans, The Troubles and ‘anyone for tennis?’

In 2018, Professor Olivette Otele became the UK’s first black female history professor. 2018! She chats to Mick about missing stories, her book African Europeans, and the toppling of Edward Colston. Hannah catches up with writer Kerri Ni Dochartaigh to talk growing up in The Troubles, how nature can help your mental health and Kerri’s beautifully written debut, Thin Places.

In Jenny Off The Blocks, ahead of next week’s Australian Open, Jen’s on the blower to Jo Durie, tennis pundit and former world number 5. And it’s an absolute treat of a Rated or Dated, as the team wonders “WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK is Neil Diamond doing?" while watching 1981’s The Jazz Singer.

Plus, in the Bush Telegraph, there’s grade-A bellendery, some class Russian accents, a ridiculously pricey bog brush and some important questions about eagles. 

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