S2 E1 - Lainy Malkani talks to E M Davey, author of Foretold by Thunder

I’m Lainy Malkani and welcome to the Social History Hub Podcast (Series 2) launched in 2016.

In every episode, I’ll be exploring the nature of social history and what it means to us today with an exciting line up of artists, entrepreneurs, academics and writers. They’ll share their stories and relive the moments and events that inspired them.

Coming up, E M Davey’s debut novel, Foretold by Thunder is a thriller that speeds along at an incredible pace. Journalist Jake Wolsey, travels the world trying to unlock the secrets of an ancient prophecy hotly pursued by MI6 and secret services across the globe.

In this first episode of our new series, I spoke to debut author, E M Davey about his novel Foretold by Thunder, a gripping thriller about a journalist who travels the world trying to unlock the secrets of an ancient prophecy.

S1 E10 - Lainy Malkani talks to Prostate Cancer Nurse, Suresh Rambaran

I’m Lainy Malkani and welcome to the Social History Hub Podcast.

In every episode I’ll be exploring the nature of social history and what it means to us today with an exciting line up of artists, entrepreneurs, academics and writers. They’ll share their stories and relive the moments and events that inspired them.

Coming up..specialist cancer nurse, Suresh Rambaran talks to me about a campaign to improve services for people from black and ethnic minority communities diagnosed with prostate cancer.

This week, I spoke to specialist cancer nurse Suresh Rambaran about a campaign to encourage more black and ethnic minority people to be screened for prostate cancer.

S1 E9 - Lainy Malkani talks to housing professional, Liz Smale about Occupation 84’

I’m Lainy Malkani and welcome to the Social History Hub Podcast.

In every episode I’ll be exploring the nature of social history and what it means to us today with an exciting line up of artists, entrepreneurs, academics and writers. They’ll share their stories and relive the moments and events that inspired them.

Coming up, the story of an extraordinary occupation that took place over thirty years ago to improve housing for homeless people in London. It was sparked by the tragic death of a family living in temporary accommodation. Here’s Liz Smale who helped lead the protest.

This week I spoke to housing professional, Liz Smale about Occupation 84, an extraordinary protest to help homeless families.

Next time on the Social History Hub podcast I’ll be talking to specialist cancer nurse, Suresh Rambaran about his role in ensuring cancer care is available to all. That’s next time on the Social History Hub podcast, join me if you can.

S1 E8 - Lainy Malkani talks to sculptor and 3-D artist Carl Gabriel

I’m Lainy Malkani and welcome to the Social History Hub Podcast.

Every week I’ll be exploring the nature of social history and what it means to us today with an exciting line up of artists, entrepreneurs, academics and writers. They’ll share their stories and relive the moments and events that inspired them.

Coming up...sculptor and 3-D artist Carl Gabriel. His incredible larger than life wire structures have captured the eyes of internationally renowned institutions such as the Science Museum and the V&A home to the largest collection of decorative arts. 

This week, I spoke to acclaimed international artist and sculptor, Carl Gabriel, about creating wire sculptures that reflect the rich heritage of the Notting Hill Carnival and London’s diverse communities.

Next time on the Social History Hub podcast I’ll be talking to Liz Smale, as she recollects an extraordinary campaign to improve housing for homeless families over thirty years ago. That’s next time on the Social History Hub podcast, join me if you can.

S1 E7 - Lainy Malkani talks to photographer Milan Svanderlik about his new exhibition ‘Outsiders In London’

I’m Lainy Malkani and welcome to the Social History Hub Podcast.

Every week I’ll be exploring the nature of social history and what it means to us today with an exciting line up of artists, entrepreneurs, academics and writers. They’ll share their stories and relive the moments and events that inspired them.

Coming up...a departure from our usual podcast as we explore a new photographic exhibition called 'Outsiders In London'. It’s inspired by Czech-born photographer, Milan Svanderlik whose own story of living life on the outside began with his family’s expulsion from Czechoslovakia following Communist rule.

This week, I spoke to renowned photographer, Milan Svanderlik, about why he’s fascinated by the personal stories of Londoners who feel on the outside of society and why he chose photography as a means to tell their story. 

 

S1 E6 - Lainy Malkani talks South Asian theatre with Suman Bhuchar

I’m Lainy Malkani and welcome to the Social History Hub Podcast.

Every week I’ll be exploring the nature of social history and what it means to us today with an exciting line up of artists, entrepreneurs, academics and writers. They’ll share their stories and relive the moments and events that inspired them.

Coming up…Suman Bhuchar tells us why the story of South Asian theatre in Britain is a story worth telling.

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This week, I spoke with Suman Bhuchar about the history of Asian theatre in Britain.  She’s had experience of every strand of the theatre world but is frustrated that the journey of South Asian theatre from the 1920’s to the present day has never taken centre stage.

 

Next week on the Social History Hub podcast I’ll be talking to the curator and photographer Milan Svanderlik about his new exhibition, ‘Outsiders in London’, and how his own experiences of feeling on the outside of society shaped this very unusual collection.  That’s next week on the Social History Hub podcast, join me if you can.

S1 E5 - Lainy Malkani talks to Carroll Thompson, Queen of Lover's Rock

I’m Lainy Malkani and welcome to the Social History Hub Podcast.

Every week I’ll be exploring the nature of social history and what it means to us today with an exciting line up of artists, entrepreneurs, academics and writers. They’ll share their stories and relive the moments and events that inspired them.

Coming up…The Queen of Lovers’ Rock, Carroll Thompson.

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This week, I spoke to Carroll Thompson, the Queen of Lovers’ Rock, about the birth of a new reggae sound that was dominated by women and explored teenage angst of the 1970’s.

Next week on the Social History Hub podcast I’ll be talking theatre with Suman Bhuchar.  She’s been at the forefront of a movement to bring cultural diversity to UK audiences from the hit stage play, East is East to Bombay Dreams with Andrew Lloyd Webber. That’s next week on the Social History Hub podcast, join me if you can.

 

S1 E4 - Lainy Malkani talks to Bharat Mehta OBE, Chief Executive of Trust for London

I’m Lainy Malkani and welcome to the Social History Hub Podcast.

Every week I’ll be exploring the nature of social history and what it means to us today with an exciting line up of artists, entrepreneurs, academics and writers. They’ll share their stories and relive the moments and events that inspired them.

Coming up... Bharat Mehta, Chief Executive of Trust for London.

This week, I spoke to Bharat Mehta OBE, Chief Executive of Trust for London, a grant-giving body that helps to reduce poverty and inequality. We discuss whether social history can exist without the generosity of others.  

Next week on the Social History Hub podcast the charming Carroll Thompson talks about a unique hybrid of reggae, soul and pop and why she’s known as the Queen of Lover’s Rock. That’s next week on the Social History Hub podcast, join me if you can.

S1 E3 - Lainy Malkani talks to Jamie Rhodes, author of 'Dead Men's Teeth'

I’m Lainy Malkani and welcome to the Social History Hub Podcast.

Every week I’ll be exploring the nature of social history and what it means to us today with an exciting line up of artists, entrepreneurs, academics and writers. They’ll share their stories and relive the moments and events that inspired them.

Coming up...stories from ‘voices past’, with writer, Jamie Rhodes.

This week, writer Jamie Rhodes, captures voices from the past, some dating back 300 years in 'Dead Men’s Teeth' a collection of short stories inspired by the British Library Archives. 

Next week on the Social History Hub podcast I’ll be talking to Bharat Mehta, Chief Executive of Trust for London, a charity that helps to reduce poverty and inequality. We’ll discuss whether social history can exist without the generosity of others.  That’s next week on the Social History Hub podcast, join me if you can.

S1 E2 - Lainy Malkani talks to author and homeopath, Michelle Shine

I’m Lainy Malkani and welcome to the Social History Hub Podcast.

Every week I’ll be exploring the nature of social history and what it means to us today with an exciting line up of artists, entrepreneurs, academics and writers. They’ll share their stories and relive the moments and events that inspired them.

   

 

 

This week, Michelle Shine tells me how an untold story of two rebellious forces in nineteenth century Paris, homeopathy and Impressionist art became the catalyst for her debut novel, Mesmerised.

Next week on the Social History Hub podcast I’ll be talking to author Jamie Rhodes, about his spine-tingling collection of short stories, Dead Men’s Teeth, inspired by true stories from the British Library Archive collection. Join me if you can.

S1 E1 - Lainy Malkani talks to the spoken word artist, Mr Gee

I’m Lainy Malkani and welcome to the Social History Hub Podcast.

Every week I’ll be exploring the nature of social history and what it means to us today with an exciting line up of artists, entrepreneurs, academics and writers. They’ll share their stories and relive the moments and events that inspired them.

This week, spoken word artist Mr Gee tells me what social history means to him and the personal stories that have influenced his writing.

Next week on the Social History Hub podcast I’ll be talking to Michelle Shine, author of Mesmorised, an historical fiction set in 19th century Paris. Has Michelle captured an untold story of two rebel forces of the time? Homeopathy and Impressionist Art. Join me if you can.