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A biweekly history podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.
The History of WWII Podcast is produced and narrated by Ray Harris Jr. Ray has a degree in history from James Madison University. I’ve been obsessed with the events and people from WWII since I first learned of them. I’ve been waiting years for someone to do a podcast on WWII and couldn’t wait any longer.

The History of WWII Podcast Ray Harris Jr

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    • 4.6 • 515 Ratings

A biweekly history podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.
The History of WWII Podcast is produced and narrated by Ray Harris Jr. Ray has a degree in history from James Madison University. I’ve been obsessed with the events and people from WWII since I first learned of them. I’ve been waiting years for someone to do a podcast on WWII and couldn’t wait any longer.

    Interview: From Biplanes to Fast Jets: A Pilot’s Life in the Royal Air Force 1942–1973

    Interview: From Biplanes to Fast Jets: A Pilot’s Life in the Royal Air Force 1942–1973

    Ken Aedy was a teenager when WW2 broke out. He joins the RAF and his life is changed forever. His son Mark joins me to discuss his father's many adventures during and after the war. This is a delightful story of a young man who does his duty and stays in the RAF and travels the world, meeting Douglas MacArthur and dancing with Rita Hayworth.
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    • 37 min
    The Comics of WW2

    The Comics of WW2

    Even before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Superman and Batman were declaring themselves against Hitler and his ways, while the American Bund, a pro Nazi organization, wanted the U.S. to be more like Nazi Germany. After Pearl Harbor, those same comic book heroes and many more were encouraging everyone to buy War Bonds to fight the Axis Powers. Meanwhile, Captain America is letting his fists do the talking for him.
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    • 29 min
    Interview w/ Damien Lewis about his book Churchill's Secret Warriors

    Interview w/ Damien Lewis about his book Churchill's Secret Warriors

    Historian Damien Lewis comes on to discuss his book about Churchill’s secret warriors who will take the fight to the Nazis. Now a major motion film starring Henry Cavill, we cover the brave men and women of Operation Postmaster and other operations that wear down the Axis in Europe.
    Want to go beyond the battlefield with The History of WWII Podcast? Dive deeper into the war with exclusive bonus episodes, expert interviews, and commercial-free listening for just $5/month! Every penny supports the show and keeps the history coming. Sign up now. 

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    • 47 min
    Odessa Has Fallen

    Odessa Has Fallen

    The final episode of the Siege of Odessa. The port city will fall, but not before tying down over 300,000 Axis troops for months. Odessa will be the first Hero City of the Soviet Union. And in their evacuation, the Soviets leave several nasty surprises for the city’s new owners.
    Want to go beyond the battlefield with The History of WWII Podcast? Dive deeper into the war with exclusive bonus episodes, expert interviews, and commercial-free listening for just $5/month! Every penny supports the show and keeps the history coming. Sign up now. 

    Donations are always welcome and help keep the History of WWII Podcast free for all.

    Follow The History of WWII Podcast:

    RSS – https://feeds.megaphone.fm/history-of-world-war-ii
    Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/wwii45
    Twitter – https://twitter.com/WW2Podcaster
    Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rayharrisjr/
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    • 36 min
    Tanks for the Memories

    Tanks for the Memories

    Both sides pull tricks out of their hats, trying to gain an advantage. The result, the Axis dominate the Black sea and the air, the Soviets, the ground around Odessa. Through ingenuity and a can do attitude, the soviets turn their tractors into tanks, which contributes to Odessa’s high water mark of defense.
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    Want to go beyond the battlefield with The History of WWII Podcast? Dive deeper into the war with exclusive bonus episodes, expert interviews, and commercial-free listening for just $5/month! Every penny supports the show and keeps the history coming. Sign up now. 

    Donations are always welcome and help keep the History of WWII Podcast free for all.

    Follow The History of WWII Podcast:

    RSS – https://feeds.megaphone.fm/history-of-world-war-ii
    Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/wwii45
    Twitter – https://twitter.com/WW2Podcaster
    Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rayharrisjr/
    TikTok – https://www.tiktok.com/@wwiiguy
    YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/@historyofwwiipodcast8712

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    • 26 min
    2 Ep Special! Interview with Jason Bell about his book Cracking the Nazi Code. Then, All Hell Breaks Loose

    2 Ep Special! Interview with Jason Bell about his book Cracking the Nazi Code. Then, All Hell Breaks Loose

    First, Jason Bell comes on to discuss his book, Cracking the Nazi Code: The Untold Story of Agent A12 and the Solving of the Holocaust Code. Then, back to the Siege of Odessa. The Romanians, fearing German anger, throw everything they have at the Soviet city.
    Want to go beyond the battlefield with The History of WWII Podcast? Dive deeper into the war with exclusive bonus episodes, expert interviews, and commercial-free listening for just $5/month! Every penny supports the show and keeps the history coming. Sign up now. 
    Donations are always welcome and help keep the History of WWII Podcast free for all.
    Follow The History of WWII Podcast:
    RSS – https://feeds.megaphone.fm/history-of-world-war-ii
    Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/wwii45
    Twitter – https://twitter.com/WW2Podcaster
    Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rayharrisjr/
    TikTok – https://www.tiktok.com/@wwiiguy
    YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/@historyofwwiipodcast8712
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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
515 Ratings

515 Ratings

GreyGray ,

Organised and detailed- fantastic

Chronological order brings a great perspective. I went back to the # 1 and have followed them while bike riding. Well done Ray

Aann35 ,

Great story telling! A great listen! A great perspective of WW2

The details in your podcast, and telling the story in the chronological order, makes this a great bit of story telling! A great listen where finally the order of what happened I can put into perspective of where, when and why!. And how you reflect on the personalities of the leaders and individuals really brings out the human side of war, the personal impacts. Well done. Cheers Brenton

andrew m 84 ,

Thank you for the podcast

I've enjoyed it a lot!

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