Stuff the British Stole tells the story of British colonialism, one ill-gotten artifact at a time
Season two of Marc Fennell's podcast begins with the story of a wealthy family's heir, a kidnapping and an art collection worth millions. It sounds like the premise of a spy movie, but it's pure non-fiction — and it serves as the launching pad for a deep exploration of the art world's dark past. Stuff the British Stole offers a look at the painful and often violent history of the British Empire through the dramatic stories of the treasures it seized. Host Marc Fennell talks about the stranger-than-fiction stories he uncovered in his reporting and what the art world's colonial history reveals about today.