The interpretation of spoken word for the Deaf community is not purely functional, but it is profound, because it is the extension of what should be an inalienable right... the right to access of information. Thuli Zikalala, one of only 11 SA Translation Institute (SATI) accredited interpreters in South Africa, has collaborated with CliffCentral and created podcast history. Here's to continuing to open the world's eyes through Blind History.

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13.07.20 Pt 2 - In the shock horror of all shock horrors, it turns out that a religious institution is at the centre of unspeakable violence and is stealing money from the poor in droves. Lockdown rules took another Cyril infused M. Night Shyamalan like plot twist... turns out it's safe to fill taxis up but not restaurants. Is our Mol going deaf? And Blind History is making history.

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23.06.20 Pt 2 - Get your number off the internet, the killer is out there and will get you! What happens if you get along with your ex-partner's in-laws? It's not the end of the world to cheat on your wife, just don't bring Covid-19 home. Josh Lindberg joins us to discuss his letter on behalf of the arts. And speaking of the arts, Blind History's season 3 finale features the greatest composers we have ever known.

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History isn’t just stories from the past, it’s also about things that humanity has been through that might be more relevant now than ever. Take great plagues for example: Humankind has faced some truly horrible diseases and pandemics in the past... and as awful as coronavirus is, it’s not nearly as scary as some of those that wiped out millions of us before - or the truly terrifying treatments they used to apply.

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02.06.20 Pt 2 - The Shawshank Redemption of the booze store is a tale for the ages. South Africans are not a bunch of rule following humans... perhaps that hasn't reached government ears. Phillip Hartmann from togetherforcapetown.com joins us to tell us about his venture to raise 3 million meals for children in Cape Town. Blind History returns - this week we feature Joseph Stalin.

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Joseph Stalin is in the big three of the truly evil people of the 20th century, along with Mao and Hitler. Their combined body count is well over 100 million souls, and most of those weren’t soldiers. Stalin did however raise Russia to power, might and glory - and his personal story is human and full of flaws. Join us in this penultimate episode of Blind History season 3, and discover that even monsters can start off just like you or me.

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Charlemagne’s reign marks the end of the dark ages and the start of the medieval era. In this episode we explore the origins of France and Germany, the genealogies of all the kings and queens of Europe, and the first emergence of Northwestern Europe from savagery and barbarism, since the fall of the Roman Empire.

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19.05.20 Pt 2 - If you can communicate effectively, there's no reason you can't get two boyfriends during lockdown. Don't run with a mask, you might die. It turns out in order to step down as Prime Minister of Lesotho, you need to be accused of killing your ex-wife. JJ Cornish joins us to ask whether women lead better when peril ensues. Blind History returns... this week we feature Genghis Khan.

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During his short but expansive reign, he brought millions of souls under the banner of the Mongol Empire. Riding and fighting on horseback, he and his horde advanced into Persia, eastern Europe and China with such ferocity that even long after his reign had ended, the mere mention of his name would make men shudder, women weep, and children hide. Such was the reputation of the great Genghis Khan.

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Eva Perón was born poor, unimportant and ordinary, but she was ambitious. Her ambition was so great that it propelled her into power, influence, glamour and wealth. By the time she died at only 33, she received one of the most ostentatious funerals ever held - and ever since, Argentina has considered her a saint.

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