304 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 • 215 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!

    303. Enigma and Escapees

    303. Enigma and Escapees

    Britain’s war time intelligence operations are the subject of discussion as Al Murray and James Holland exchange notes on their latest reading matter, Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ.
    The boys also explore the escape attempts of British and Allied POWs in Italy.


    We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehaveways


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

    • 41 min
    302. Family Stories - Ep 14

    302. Family Stories - Ep 14

    This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including the story of an alarming experience in a London hospital’s labour ward during an air raid; how a prisoner in a labour camp in Nagasaki didn’t even notice the atom bomb falling; and how numerous close escapes eventually led to being reunited with her family for one Polish lady.


    With thanks to Tyler Anderson, Mark Dagenais, Konrad “Radders” H, Bruce Mair, Clare Meachin and John Nye for sharing their stories.


    We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehaveways


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

    • 26 min
    301. The Remains of War

    301. The Remains of War

    Steve Ballinger MBE removes ordnance from former sites of conflict. He has spent the last decade removing 60,000+ mines, shrapnel and ordnance from the tiny island of Peleliu. He talks to James and Al about the complicated role, the history of the battle between the US and Japanese and the importance of preserving these sites.


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

    • 48 min
    300. Prince Philip

    300. Prince Philip

    In the wake of his death, Al Murray and James Holland discuss the Duke of Edinburgh's war record and his role in the Royal Navy. 


    They also answer questions on Civilian Affairs and Hanz Speidels' drinking habit.


    We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehaveways


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

    • 52 min
    299. Family Stories - ep 13

    299. Family Stories - ep 13

    Al Murray and James Holland read family stories sent in by listeners to We Have Ways of Making You Talk.
    These wartime experiences took place in the seas off Norway, in the skies over Bremen and on the airfields of both northern and southern Africa.


    With thanks to Richard Garnett, Colin Tait, Sam Crowley, Stuart Burbridge, Dominic Butler and Michael Milner-Watt for sharing their stories.


    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Joey McCarthy
    Edited by Sarah Shannon
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter: #WeHaveWays
    @WeHaveWaysPod
    Website: www.wehavewayspod.com
    Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 20 min
    298. Small Arms

    298. Small Arms

    What makes the best gun and how complicated is the development of small arms? Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Dr Matthew Ford from the University of Sussex to talk about the small arms used during the Second World War.


    We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehaveways


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

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
215 Ratings

215 Ratings

JR US ,

At last a credible podcast on WW2

Been looking for this! Absolutely can’t stop listening to these chaps as the term absolutely goes to the fore! Amazing comes in a close 2nd.

Crackergator ,

Always Full of Great Info, and Fun!

Great info, banter, and fun

JannaB17 ,

In Love

This is amazing!! It’s not easy finding a podcast that is feeds the appetite of the history buff and is hilarious at the same time. This is the perfect pairing. I’m a huge fan of James Holland and all of his works. And combined with the brilliant Al Murray, this is absolutely spectacular. I’m on episode one and hooked!! Starting at the beginning and can’t wait. This should be oblast.

Top Podcasts In History

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by Goalhanger Films