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(Black PR Wire) Washington, DC – Forward of Black Historical past Month, Nationwide Geographic is launching a impressive new podcast, INTO THE DEPTHS, on Jan. 27, 2022, that uncovers the deep background of the transatlantic slave trade as it follows a team of Black divers who are dedicated to finding and encouraging to doc slave shipwrecks. The podcast sequence trailer is now out there on Apple Podcasts and wherever podcasts are located, as properly as at The podcast will also be accompanied by a protect tale in the March issue of Nationwide Geographic magazine, out there on the net on Feb. 7, and a Nationwide Geographic documentary special, CLOTILDA: Previous AMERICAN SLAVE SHIP, premiering Monday, Feb. 7, 10/9c on Nationwide Geographic and out there to stream up coming working day on Hulu.

The six-section podcast sequence, funded in section by the Nationwide Geographic Culture, highlights the journey of Nationwide Geographic Explorer Tara Roberts (@curvypath_tara on Instagram), who quit her position and still left her life behind to stick to in the footsteps of Diving With a Reason, a team of Black divers who traverse the world in lookup of prolonged-shed slave shipwrecks and the truth of the matter of the background that accompanies them. The podcast follows Roberts from Florida to Costa Rica, and from the continent of Africa back to Roberts’ household dwelling in Edenton, North Carolina, wherever the journey immediately turns individual for her.

“What I was dealing with was this feeling of longing. I feel this is a unique matter for African People in america. Where is dwelling for us?” she asks in the fourth episode of the sequence. The issue qualified prospects her on this life-switching journey. 

INTO THE DEPTHS is a profound and individual exploration of id and background as informed as a result of the lens of Black experts and storytellers eager to deepen our comprehending of American background,” states Davar Ardalan, govt producer of Audio for Nationwide Geographic.

The podcast, which will fall from Jan. 27 to March three, features over 40 voices, which include underwater divers and archaeologists – descendants of people introduced over on the ships, historians, and a wide range of gurus whom Roberts functions with to uncover these stories. Ken Stewart, diver and co-founder of Diving With a Reason, is highlighted in the second episode as Roberts dives into the tale of the Spanish pirate ship, the Guerrero, which wrecked off the coastline of Florida in 1827. Meanwhile, the town of Africatown, Alabama, made up of the direct descendants of Africans introduced to America on the slave ship Clotilda, make an visual appeal in episode six. The journey brings Roberts to a deeply painful and individual crossroads about her id as a Black American as she searches for a feeling of belonging. You can pay attention on Apple Podcasts and wherever podcasts are located.

“As I got to know the divers, the ships they had located, the stories of people who had been captured, I realized this was a way to appear to grips with people four hundred years, with this traumatic background [of a great deal of the Black inhabitants in the United States],” Roberts clarifies in the opening of the first episode. “Through these ships, we could provide shed stories up from the depths and back into collective memory.”

The podcast sequence was manufactured and directed by Francesca Panetta with Nationwide Geographic’s Carla Wills as govt editor and producers Mike Olcott and Bianca Martin. 

“As a Black journalist, it’s been uplifting to edit and create this podcast jointly with Black women storytellers who have introduced incredible insights and creative imagination to this groundbreaking sequence, which include Tara as properly as Nationwide Geographic Explorer and poet Alyea Pierce, sound designer Alexis Adimora, and producer Bianca Martin,” Wills states. 

Nationwide Geographic is also encouraging listeners to pay attention with their crews and host their possess COVID-19-protected listening get-togethers by offering a downloadable listening celebration toolkit, out there at The toolkit will include things like an episode information, dialogue information, social sharing graphic, and more, as properly as useful data concerning how to take part in the conversation on the net applying #intothedepths.

In addition to the podcast sequence, Roberts will be highlighted on the protect of the March issue of Nationwide Geographic magazine, which will be posted on the net at on Feb. 7. The element will profile Roberts’ journey as she travels with the divers to examine the shed stories of the slave trade – each to expand the historic file and to honor the one.eight million unsung souls who perished for the duration of the center passage.

Nationwide Geographic will also premiere a documentary special, CLOTILDA: Previous AMERICAN SLAVE SHIP, about the most intact slave shipwreck located to date and the only a person for which we know the full tale of the voyage, the travellers and their descendants. In July 1860, on a wager, the schooner Clotilda carried one hundred ten kidnapped Africans to slavery in Alabama. The traffickers experimented with to disguise their crime by burning and sinking the ship, but now, for the first time since Clotilda arrived in America, maritime archaeologists enter the wreck. In a unsafe dive, they check out the genuine cargo maintain and obtain physical proof of the crime the slave traders experimented with so challenging to disguise. Descendants of the travellers share how their ancestors turned a cruel tragedy into an uplifting tale of bravery and resilience. 

The special features gurus include things like the following:

  • Sylviane Diouf, historian and author of “Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Previous Africans Introduced to America”
  • Natalie S. Robertson, historian and author of “The Slave Store Clotilda and the Producing of Africatown, USA” 
  • Mary Elliott, curator of American slavery, Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past and Lifestyle
  • James Delgado, maritime archaeologist, Search Inc.
  • Stacye Hathorn, Alabama Condition archaeologist, Alabama Historical Commission
  • Joseph Grinnan, maritime archaeologist/diver, Search, Inc. 
  • Kamau Sadiki, guide instructor, Diving With a Reason

CLOTILDA: Previous AMERICAN SLAVE SHIP is manufactured by Nationwide Geographic Studios, with producer/director Lisa Feit, senior affiliate producer Alex Brady, senior guide editor Joe Bridgers, editor Liv Gwynn and govt producer Chad Cohen. Michael Cooke is the director of images. For Nationwide Geographic, Courteney Monroe is president, Written content. 

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