166 episodes

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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    • 4.9, 1.5K Ratings

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!

    Day of Days

    Day of Days

    Al Murray and James Holland speak to Band of Brothers scriptwriter John Orloff.
    John wrote episode two, Day of Days, as well as episode nine, Why We Fight. He describes the origins of the hugely popular series and recounts his conversations with the veterans of the 101st Airborne Division.


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    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 Joey McCarthy
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
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    • 49 min
    Sweden and Spies

    Sweden and Spies

    Just how neutral was Sweden in the Second World War? Al Murray and James Holland debate this as well recounting the role of an unusual Scottish spy.


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    • 41 min
    Where the War was Won - Part 2

    Where the War was Won - Part 2

    In the second part of Al Murray and James Holland's conversation with historian Phillips O'Brien they discuss the largely forgotten US Admiral William Leahy and his attitude to the use of the atomic bomb in Japan.


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    • 28 min
    Where the War was Won - Part 1

    Where the War was Won - Part 1

    Historian Phillips O'Brien explains to James Holland and Al Murray his theory that land battles did not make a significant contribution to the outcome of the war. If you think Stalingrad and the Eastern Front were pivotal, think again. 


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    • 28 min
    The History of Concrete

    The History of Concrete

    Stonemason Andrew Ziminski takes Al and James on an unusual historical journey through the medium of concrete and stonemasonry. The lads discuss the origins of Stonehenge.


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    • 43 min
    Operation Bagration

    Operation Bagration

    Al and James speak to Dr Alex Richie about the the Eastern Front. Red Army tactics, POW deaths and Operation Bagration are up for discussion.




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    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Harry Lineker
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    • 57 min

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