Stuff The British Stole

By ABC Radio

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 May 9, 2021


 Dec 28, 2020

AndyRazz
 Dec 21, 2020
Gripping tales with sumptuous audio landscapes that made me hunt down more detail. There's no shortage of material, I hope this show has many seasons.

JT
 Dec 13, 2020

Fi
 Dec 9, 2020
Really interesting histories from around the British Empire.

Description

Throughout its reign, the British Empire stole a lot of stuff. Today those objects are housed in genteel institutions across the UK and the world. They usually come with polite plaques. This is a series about the not-so-polite history behind those objects.

Episode Date
Shots Fired
32:22
The Gweagal shield is just one of the things James Cook and his shipmates took from the local people when they landed in Botany Bay. Why has it become the most contentious?
Dec 19, 2020
The Headhunters
28:46
The arrival of Europeans in NZ kicked off a trade in Mokomokai — tattooed heads but these colonial souvenirs have their own complex history.
Dec 12, 2020
Best.Named.Dog.Ever
28:37
Don’t let their fluffy hair and judging eyes fool you, Pekingese dogs are hiding a secret. Their history encompasses torture, hubris, war, and some very long sleeves. Most importantly these dogs — well, one in particular — may hold the key to understanding the sometimes vexed relationship China has with the West.
Dec 05, 2020
Blood Art
30:23
What if your doorstop was evidence of brutal mass murder and wholesale theft? 
Nov 28, 2020
A Tiger and a Scream
32:10
How a toy tiger became the symbol of a struggle between India and its former British colonisers
Nov 21, 2020
INTRODUCING —Stuff The British Stole
03:56
Throughout its reign, the British Empire stole a lot of stuff. Today those objects are housed in genteel institutions across the UK and the world. They usually come with polite plaques. This is a series about the not-so-polite history behind those objects.
Nov 12, 2020