174 episódios

Achtung! Achtung!

Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland discuss all matters Second World War.

We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a weekly show exploring the war in close up. James and Al have a stunning knowledge of their subject, but don't expect a linear narrative. The boys love a tangent and a forgotten tale.

We Have Ways of Making You Talk roams down forgotten front lines, casts new villains and makes the case for unlikely heroes.

Send questions to James and Al via Twitter using #WeHaveWays or by email to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com

Battle stations!

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Achtung! Achtung!

Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland discuss all matters Second World War.

We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a weekly show exploring the war in close up. James and Al have a stunning knowledge of their subject, but don't expect a linear narrative. The boys love a tangent and a forgotten tale.

We Have Ways of Making You Talk roams down forgotten front lines, casts new villains and makes the case for unlikely heroes.

Send questions to James and Al via Twitter using #WeHaveWays or by email to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com

Battle stations!

    173. Hitler, Sparta and the Roman Empire

    173. Hitler, Sparta and the Roman Empire

    How great an influence on Nazi ideology did Spartan society exert? Tom Holland joins his brother James and Al Murray to discuss ancient empires and their parallels with Hitler’s Germany.


    Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.


    The Last Enemy - Richard Hillary


    A brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.


    London War Notes - Mollie Panter-Downes


    A columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. 


    Lion Rampant - Robert Woollcombe


    A graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.


    Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:
    Patreon.com/wehaveways


    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Joey McCarthy
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter: #WeHaveWays
    @WeHaveWaysPod
    Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com
     
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    • 38 min
    172. Battle of Britain - Part 3

    172. Battle of Britain - Part 3

    In the third episode of our trilogy James Holland and Al Murray discuss the merits of grass airfields and German plans for the invasion of Britain.
    Plus the boys make three new recommendations for reading over the summer.


    Independent Company members get £2 off each book from Waterstones.


    The Last Enemy - Richard Hillary


    A brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.


    London War Notes - Mollie Panter-Downes


    A columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. 


    Lion Rampant - Robert Woollcombe


    A graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.


    Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:
    Patreon.com/wehaveways


    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Harry Lineker
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter: #WeHaveWays
    @WeHaveWaysPod
    Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com
     
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    • 48 min
    171. Sicily ’43

    171. Sicily ’43

    In July 1943 the Allies launched Operation Husky. The subsequent thirty-eight-day Battle for Sicily was one of the most dramatic of the entire Second World War.


    James Holland reads an exclusive extract from his upcoming book 'Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe' which is available from the 3rd September 2020.


    Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:
    Patreon.com/wehaveways


    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Joey McCarthy
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter: #WeHaveWays
    @WeHaveWaysPod
    Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com
     
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    • 35 min
    170. The Battle of Britain - Part 2

    170. The Battle of Britain - Part 2

    What was the civilian experience as the Battle of Britain raged in the skies? And how realistic was the German aim to gain air supremacy? Al Murray and James Holland explore the summer of 1940 in further detail.


    Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:
    Patreon.com/wehaveways


    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Harry Lineker
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter: #WeHaveWays
    @WeHaveWaysPod
    Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com
     
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    • 49 min
    169. Stan Perry Special - Part Two

    169. Stan Perry Special - Part Two

    Part Two of James Holland's interview with veteran Stan Perry about his wartime experiences in the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. Stan arrived in France shortly after D-Day and was twice wounded during the final year of the war in the west.






    Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:


    Patreon.com/wehaveways






    Al and James have chosen three books to read this summer and all three are available at a discount of 30pc from Waterstones for our Patreon members.






    Greyhound, by C S Forester


    Hitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike Milligan


    Eagle Day by Richard Collier 






    A Goalhanger Films production


    Produced by Harry Lineker


    Exec Producer Tony Pastor


    Twitter: #WeHaveWays


    @WeHaveWaysPod


    Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com
     
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    • 49 min
    168. The Battle of Britain

    168. The Battle of Britain

    “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
    Well that was Winston Churchill’s view.
    Now, 80 years on, Al Murray and James Holland offer a modern perspective on the events of the summer of 1940. Also, the lads answer a host of intriguing listener questions.


    Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:
    Patreon.com/wehaveways


    Al and James have chosen three books to read this summer and all three are available at a discount of 30pc from Waterstones for our Patreon members.


    Greyhound, by C S Forester
    Hitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike Milligan
    Eagle Day by Richard Collier 


    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Harry Lineker
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter: #WeHaveWays
    @WeHaveWaysPod
    Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 47 min

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