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Mau Mau Deleted Scene

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 02:02 PM

Mau Mau detainees (Photo Credit: Getty Images/Getty)
Here's a deleted scene from our Mau Mau episode. I wish we didn't have to delete it.  Maybe we didn't have to.  But we just couldn't figure out where to put this little bit of conversation.  
The podcast, if you haven't listened, is about the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya in the 1950's and a massive trove of hidden colonial documents that are just now starting to trickle out (and that could rewrite significant portions of history).  The guy talking here is historian David Anderson.


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Comments [13]

Munene James from Kenya

Food for thought. Today's pain could be tomorrow's glory for the Guantanamo detainees. America should be very worried of these abuse.

Aug. 04 2015 02:27 PM
Sherryl Clendenen from San Luis Obispo, CA . USA

Thank you so much for your exquisite work!

Jul. 19 2015 11:57 PM
anders gjores from Sweden

Your are on the right track again thank god!

Jul. 17 2015 03:06 PM

Repairative Justice? Americans seeing Guantanamo detainees suing the US Government? See What about US atrocities comparable to those witnessed by Kenyans? History has never been a full account of what has transpired, but rather, a sophisticated, deceptive series of stories retold through the voices of the culpable, as they now live in fear of these truths being made known to humanity.

Jul. 16 2015 02:54 PM

Thanks for this.... I could hear nothing and was about to give up; Thanks for your very helpful link.

I have been very disturbed since listening to this graphic podcast. How different would the world be now if our Colonial Fathers and Mothers had been compassionate in their role as 'Empire builders'? Instead of the takeover tactics of rape and pillage of nations and their people why could they not have embraced the colonies and found a way to mutual benefit and support of each other?

Jul. 12 2015 09:23 PM

@pjcamp, I found the link here:

WNYC/Radiolab: If we aren't supposed to access the file directly you may delete this comment.

Jul. 12 2015 12:57 PM

Give a way to download this?????

Jul. 08 2015 12:45 AM
Filipe A from UK

Loved the show as ususal. I knew the story from reading Cruel Britannia_a secret history of Torture By Ian Cobain a reporter for The Guardian... and I thought I should mention this book as you guys might find it interesting.

Jul. 07 2015 06:54 PM
Chris from WMI

Mau Mau story (like all your podcasts) great, very interesting & educational. But I often feel a little bit of the Columbusing Effect ... When white people discover what everyone else already knows. Love your show

Jul. 07 2015 06:00 PM
Susan Wayo from San Diego, CA

This was a shocking story, and one that goes to show what war can do to the minds and spirits even of those we would like to consider "the good guys!" Thank you, RadioLab, for exposing this. I wish more people would listen and heed the lessons from Hanslope Park, Abu Ghraib, US Water Boarding, and other atrocities - including those committed against American Indians. War is almost never an "answer." It usually breeds hatreds and establishes the basis for future wars.

Jul. 07 2015 05:55 PM
ellen from Reno, NV

Not working in Safari.

Jul. 07 2015 05:23 PM

Hey Dave, it did not play in Safari for me, but it did play in Chrome. M

Jul. 07 2015 04:39 PM

Mau Mau deleted scene not working for me.

Jul. 07 2015 04:29 PM

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