197 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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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!

    196. Matt Mackinnon-Pattison - Part 1

    196. Matt Mackinnon-Pattison - Part 1

    Matt Mackinnon-Pattison served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the war and later joined the SAS where he was parachuted behind enemy lines in northern Italy.
    James Holland recently interviewed Matt in Cumbria. This is the first part of their fascinating conversation.


    We Have Ways runs a members club for those looking for additional content. If you’d like to watch a live version of the show each Thursday evening or enjoy Second World War audiobooks join the Independent Company here: Patreon.com/wehaveways


    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Joey McCarthy
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter: #WeHaveWays
    @WeHaveWaysPod
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    • 43 min
    195. From Iceland to Africa

    195. From Iceland to Africa

    James and Al get their podcast passports out as they explore stories from Iceland to Africa, via Germany. James describes his recent adventures in Germany, including his attempt to find the location of the death of Lt. Denis Elmore, the last Sherwood Rangers officer to be killed in the war.


    We Have Ways runs a members club for those looking for additional content. If you’d like to watch a live version of the show each Thursday evening or enjoy Second World War audiobooks join the Independent Company here: Patreon.com/wehaveways


    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Harry Lineker 
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter: #WeHaveWays
    @WeHaveWaysPod
    Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com
     
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    • 48 min
    194. Tiger Tank

    194. Tiger Tank

    Al Murray heads to Bovington Tank Museum to talk to resident expert David Willey about the Tiger tank. 
    Why did Nazi Germany build only 1,200 of this much feared beast and what was the true story of the men who abandoned Tiger 131 in Tunisia?


    To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show:
    Patreon.com/wehaveways


    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Harry Lineker 
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter: #WeHaveWays
    @WeHaveWaysPod
    Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com
     
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    • 49 min
    193. Making Maps and Propaganda

    193. Making Maps and Propaganda

    Writer and academic Jeremy Black joins James Holland and Al Murray in a wide-ranging discussion encompassing the propagandist use of maps and the challenges of flying over the Hump.


    To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show:
    Patreon.com/wehaveways


    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Harry Lineker 
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter: #WeHaveWays
    @WeHaveWaysPod
    Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com
     
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    • 1 hr
    192. Tank Trilogy

    192. Tank Trilogy

    Al Murray and James Holland explore a Second World War British ambulance as well as a vehicle kitted out as a mobile listening centre which reported from France and Holland to Bletchley Park.


    To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show:
    Patreon.com/wehaveways


    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Harry Lineker 
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter: #WeHaveWays
    @WeHaveWaysPod
    Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com
     
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    • 18 min
    191. Robert Harris and V2

    191. Robert Harris and V2

    The German V2 rocket programme brought fear to the streets of London in the last months of the war. Author Robert Harris joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss his new novel, V2, which explores the events from the perspective of a German rocket engineer and a British woman tasked with working out where the deadly weapons were being fired from.


    To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show:
    Patreon.com/wehaveways


    A Goalhanger Films production
    Produced by Harry Lineker 
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter: #WeHaveWays
    @WeHaveWaysPod
    Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com
     
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    • 50 min

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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Found the pod a week ago and have downloaded and listened to them all in a week. Great stuff so interesting and delivered with such passion and knowledge. I thought WWII experts would be sat in shed wearing a cardigan drinking tea polishing things.

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