150 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!

We Have Ways of Making You Talk Goalhanger Films

    • History
    • 4.8, 115 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!

    Britain's War Machine

    Britain's War Machine

    Al and James are joined by historian and writer David Edgerton to discuss industry and innovation during the war. Famous for taking on the ‘declinists’, David offers a unique perspective on the power of industrial Britain in the 1930s and 40s.


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    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Harry Lineker
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
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    • 52 min
    Dunkirk - Day Eight

    Dunkirk - Day Eight

    As the last men are lifted from Dunkirk we look at the legacy of the battle in both political and strategic terms. Al and James discuss the implications for the Mediterranean and North Africa and describe Churchill flirting with disaster as he flies home from France.


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    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Harry Lineker
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter: #WeHaveWays
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    • 49 min
    Dunkirk - Day Seven

    Dunkirk - Day Seven

    As clouds lift over Dunkirk the evacuation has to be suspended during daylight hours. Meanwhile the men on the perimeter resort to desperate measures to hold up the German advance.
    Al and James are joined by US military historian Michael Neiberg to look at Dunkirk and the fall of France from an American perspective.


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    Produced by Harry Lineker
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
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    • 58 min
    Dunkirk - Day Six

    Dunkirk - Day Six

    As the men at Dunkirk continue to be lifted in huge numbers, Al and James turn their attention to some of the fascinating details of the story. We hear about the role of British medics working desperately on the injured men, while Goering loots fine art from a gallery in Amsterdam.


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    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Harry Lineker
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    • 28 min
    Dunkirk - Day Five

    Dunkirk - Day Five

    Churchill’s grip on the war cabinet begins to strengthen as the news from Dunkirk continues to improve. Record numbers of men are rescued from both the beaches and the East Mole. In this episode Al and James are joined by Seb Cox, head of the Air Historical Branch.


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    A Goalhanger Films production
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Dunkirk - Day Four

    Dunkirk - Day Four

    It’s a hugely significant day as 47,000 men are lifted from Dunkirk, but as the remaining soldiers run out of water on the beach they raid the cellars of local bars with predictable results. Al and James are joined by Pierre-Samuel Natanson, a military historian, who offers a French perspective on events.


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    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Joey McCarthy
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

John Kav ,

Great Podcast - Period!

Just binge-listened to this podcast over the past couple of weeks, both presenters are engaging and present their knowledge in such an enthusastic way that you are constantly drawn in. Production values are great, subject matter allows for a considerable difference between podcasts all under the umbrella of the Second World War. Just a great podcast - period. Keep it up!

Baron_v_v ,

One of the best WWII shows out there!

This show manages to be both informative and entertaining in equal measure. For a subject as well covered as WWII, I wasn’t sure what else could be said, but I have discovered so many things I’d never heard of by listening. Did you know that British troops fought French troops in Madagascar? I certainly didn’t!

ewishman ,

Entertaining and Informative!

Have a laugh or two while learning WWII history from one of today’s top historians.

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