For busy people, podcasts are an easy way to learn more about the world around them. Personally, my favourite kind of podcast is one that focuses on one topic with episodes that run for just a few minutes – an important criterion in a fast-moving world filled with people of increasingly shorter attention spans.
However, I admit I would never bother to check out podcasts produced in Africa or Zambia. I thought that podcasts produced on the continent did not cover topics I was interested in, like history or true crime, until one day I stumbled upon a Facebook page created by the Zambian Women’s History Museum located in Lusaka.
A warm, honey-coated voice auto-played in a video on their profile. “Leading Ladies, a Zambian podcast on historical women leaders,” it said. I was intrigued.