BBC News Brasil is to launch the second season of its successful podcast Que História! (What a story!) with ten real-life stories from the BBC News archives.
Produced, edited and presented by BBC News Brasil’s London-based journalist, Thomas Pappon, the new series starts on Friday 16 April, with new episodes available every Friday until 18 June.
Thomas Pappon says: “It was really inspiring to see the success of the first Que História! series. We hope very much that this new collection – be it about a potion that brought ‘dead people’ back to life in Haiti, or about the surprising impact of Jorge Amado’s books and Dorival Caymmi’s songs in the former Soviet Union – will entertain fans of podcast listening and keep them coming back for more incredible stories.”
The first season, which started in January 2020, had more than 200,000 downloads on podcast platforms and more than 1 million views on YouTube.
Season two opens with “The SOS in a Halloween toy” – the story of how an SOS message found in a Halloween decoration kit led to the closure of more than 300 forced labour camps in China and the release of 160,000 prisoners.
Each new episode of the Que História! podcast will go live at 0600 Brasilia time on the website bbc.com/brasil and the BBC News Brasil YouTube channel, as well as Apple, Castbox, Overcast, and Spotify, and will be available on demand.