774 episodes

Achtung! Achtung!

Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland discuss all matters WW2.

WW2 Pod: We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a bi-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

Join our membership club for extra content, livestreams and ad-free listening: patreon.com/wehaveways

WW2 Pod: We Have Ways of Making You Talk We Have Ways

    • History
    • 4.8 • 716 Ratings

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Achtung! Achtung!

Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland discuss all matters WW2.

WW2 Pod: We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a bi-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

Join our membership club for extra content, livestreams and ad-free listening: patreon.com/wehaveways

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    D-Day: Victory In Normandy? (Episode 10)

    D-Day: Victory In Normandy? (Episode 10)

    After over a month on the ground fighting through fields and villages, the Allies have forced a retreat by Nazi High Command. The fightback has begun in Western Europe.

    Al Murray and James Holland assess Allied victory, losses and our memory of June 1944.

    In the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices, and strategic brilliance behind one of the most pivotal moments in history. Prepare to be transported to the heart of the Second World War's defining hour.

    A Goalhanger Production
    Produced by Joey McCarthy
    Exec Producer: Tony Pastor
    Social: @WeHaveWaysPod

    D-Day: COBRA and GOODWOOD (Episode 9)

    D-Day: COBRA and GOODWOOD (Episode 9)

    Allied Air superiority has left German forces in a mire, and the death of Rommel only makes the situation worse. After four long years of fighting, the tides have finally turned.

    Al Murray and James Holland discuss the defining battles of Operation COBRA and GOODWOOD and the inevitable victory against the Nazis.

    In the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices, and strategic brilliance behind one of the most pivotal moments in history. Prepare to be transported to the heart of the Second World War's defining hour.

    A Goalhanger Production
    Produced by Joey McCarthy
    Exec Producer: Tony Pastor
    Social: @WeHaveWaysPod

    D-Day: Bocage Busting (Episode 8)

    D-Day: Bocage Busting (Episode 8)

    In an expertly researched episode, Al Murray and James Holland investigate the myths surrounding Operation OVERLORD penned by historians in the last 80 years.

    They lead the charge against Carlo D’Este’s assessment of Normandy and look at the expert planning that leads to the breakthrough.

    In the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices, and strategic brilliance behind one of the most pivotal moments in history. Prepare to be transported to the heart of the Second World War's defining hour.

    A Goalhanger Production
    Produced by Joey McCarthy
    Exec Producer: Tony Pastor
    Social: @WeHaveWaysPod

    D-Day: The Normandy Bridgehead (Episode 7)

    D-Day: The Normandy Bridgehead (Episode 7)

    The beaches have been successfully invaded, but the race is on. In the hours and days after D-Day, the Allies faced some of the toughest fighting groups available to the Nazis - including 12 SS HITLER JUGEND and PANZER LEHR.
    Can Monty’s men break through the bocage to find victory in Normandy?
    In the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices, and strategic brilliance behind one of the most pivotal moments in history. Prepare to be transported to the heart of the Second World War's defining hour.
    A Goalhanger Production
    Produced by Joey McCarthy
    Exec Producer: Tony Pastor
    Social: @WeHaveWaysPod
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    BONUS: Spitfire vs Messerschmitt

    BONUS: Spitfire vs Messerschmitt

    **THE D-DAY SERIES WILL RETURN ON TUESDAY**
    Al Murray and James Holland are back again with warbird legend Richard Grace at his Northampton hangar full to the brim with Spitfires, Messerschmitts and Mustangs.
    They chat to Richard about flying the wartime planes, the work that goes into restoring the aircraft and his exciting airshow planned for June.
    Tickets for Sywell Air Show are available now at: www.sywell2024.co.uk/tickets
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    • 39 min
    D-Day: Bloody Omaha? (Episode 6)

    D-Day: Bloody Omaha? (Episode 6)

    Do the facts of the 6th June really live up to the myth of ‘Bloody Omaha’? Al Murray and James Holland are joined by US historian John McManus to discuss the devastating details of the American beach landing.
    The team also explore the horror of the DD Tank, and who is to blame for all of those lives being lost.
    In the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices, and strategic brilliance behind one of the most pivotal moments in history. Prepare to be transported to the heart of the Second World War's defining hour.
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
716 Ratings

716 Ratings

jedibink69 ,

I love you guys

Your awesome

Greg with one g ,

James in wonderful…..

Ww2 is a category that Lacks personality on the various podcasts available. These two are not short on that, they do an excellent job of having a natural conversation about a variety of topics surrounding World War II that is both engaging and accurate. The One that fancies himself a comedian doesn’t give the U.S. enough credit for our role in the war. James Holland is outstanding, gives fair credit and criticism to all sides on the topic of the day. One of my favorite shows.

I’m amending this review to add further documentation of the fact that the man that calls himself a comedian really has a underlying distain for the US during the war. I chalk it up to national pride on his part. But ever more the proof that James Holland is the constant professional and fully understands that both nations played their part, and that ultimately had it not been for the US the word bleak is an understatement for what had happened to Great Britain without the support of the USA. 80 years since the war and so many Europeans have forgotten about what so many American serviceman did and the sacrifices they made. Those men and women went and fought on soil that meant nothing to them.

I’m a subscriber and a passionate listener

gary cort ,

Informative and entertaining

A terrific presentation of information. Does not get bogged down while still presenting significant amounts of detail. Well worth the listening.

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