181 episodes

A history podcast that explores the narratives, turning points and characters that shape conflicts, encompassing a blend of social and military history. Following on from the series on the Falklands War, best-selling military historians Patrick Bishop and Saul David turned their attention to the war in Ukraine, and now also the ongoing war in Gaza.

Goalhanger Podcasts

Battleground Goalhanger Podcasts

    • History
    • 4.4 • 191 Ratings

A history podcast that explores the narratives, turning points and characters that shape conflicts, encompassing a blend of social and military history. Following on from the series on the Falklands War, best-selling military historians Patrick Bishop and Saul David turned their attention to the war in Ukraine, and now also the ongoing war in Gaza.

Goalhanger Podcasts

    160. All eyes on Kharkiv

    160. All eyes on Kharkiv

    With all eyes on Kharkiv and the battle to the east of Ukraine’s second city, Saul and Patrick assess this latest development as it takes on huge political, military and symbolic significance.
    They also look at the recent shake up at the top of the Russian military hierarchy with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu being replaced with a relative unknown Andrei Belousov.
    If you have any thoughts or questions, you can send them to - podbattleground@gmail.com
    Producer: James Hodgson
    X (Twitter): @PodBattleground
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 33 min
    159. Battleground '44 - The Battle of the Philippine Sea

    159. Battleground '44 - The Battle of the Philippine Sea

    On this episode of Battleground '44 Saul speaks to friend of the show Evan Mawdsley about the subject of his new book -The Battle of the Philippine Sea. The often overlooked battle was one of the major naval battles of World War II that eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions. It took place during the United States' amphibious invasion of the Mariana Islands during the Pacific War.
    If you have any thoughts or questions, you can send them to - podbattleground@gmail.com
    Producer: James Hodgson
    X (Twitter): @PodBattleground
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 52 min
    158. Zelensky avoids Assassination plot

    158. Zelensky avoids Assassination plot

    This week Saul is joined by Roger Moorhouse who is stepping in for Patrick to discuss this week's news coming from the war in Ukraine. The big story is that Ukraine’s intelligence service has foiled a Russian-led plot to assassinate President Zelensky by arresting two colonels in the president’s security team.
    If you have any thoughts or questions, you can send them to - podbattleground@gmail.com
    Producer: James Hodgson
    X (Twitter): @PodBattleground
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 42 min
    157. Battleground 44' - Adolf Hitler

    157. Battleground 44' - Adolf Hitler

    In our latest instalment of our Warlords series, Saul speaks to good friend of the show expert historian and occasional co-host of Battleground Roger Moorhouse about the most infamous of all the war leaders from the Second World War - Adolf Hitler.
    If you have any thoughts or questions, you can send them to - podbattleground@gmail.com
    Producer: James Hodgson
    X (Twitter): @PodBattleground
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 42 min
    156. Freezing the lines

    156. Freezing the lines

    A week after the US Congress finally voted to release £61 billion in military aid for Ukraine, Patrick and Saul take a look at the latest news from the war in Ukraine.
    Positively there are signs that Russia’s recent advances on the battlefield are slowing down. but less encouraging are reports in the Western media that US officials have resumed discussing the idea of “freezing the lines”.
    Patrick also speaks to Pauline Amos who has written, directed and performed in 'Branded' an Anglo/Ukrainian produced film in support of artists who face repression. She has collaborated with Kateryna Polishchuk, a soldier in the Ukrainian army, is the voice of the woman in the cell.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 45 min
    155. Battleground 44' - Franklin D. Roosevelt

    155. Battleground 44' - Franklin D. Roosevelt

    In this episode of Battleground 44' we return to our warlord series to look at the figure who many historians consider the greatest American president of the 20th century - Franklin D. Roosevelt.
    To help Patrick and Saul look into perhaps one of the important figures of the second world war they speak to award winning American historian Evan Mawdsley.
    If you have any thoughts or questions, you can send them to - podbattleground@gmail.com
    Producer: James Hodgson
    X (Twitter): @PodBattleground
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
191 Ratings

191 Ratings

nick- name is taken ,

Wonderful podcast

Together with efforts from the Telegraph, this fantastic show keeps you close and up to date on the happenings in Ukraine. This has become especially important as the Middle East has sucked so much attention away from this terrible terrible conflict. Many thanks to Saul and Patrick for all they are doing.

spintrongalaxy ,

Worthwhile and

Necessary. Smart. Genuine. Human.

Artbellfan1 ,

Anti-American

Two clowns criticize America because Europe failed to make weapons. Somehow this is all Trumps fault even though he warned Europe that they were not spending 2% of gdp on defense after they agreed to it in NATO. Seems like European problem to me.

Top Podcasts In History

The Rest Is History
Goalhanger Podcasts
American Scandal
Wondery
American History Tellers
Wondery
Everything Everywhere Daily
Gary Arndt | Glassbox Media
Throughline
NPR
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Dan Carlin

You Might Also Like

Ukraine: The Latest
The Telegraph
Flashpoint Ukraine - Voice of America
VOA
The Russia-Ukraine War Report
Malcontent News
Ukrainecast
BBC News
WW2 Pod: We Have Ways of Making You Talk
Goalhanger Podcasts
In Moscow's Shadows
Mark Galeotti