We Have Ways of Making You Talk

We Have Ways of Making You Talk

By Goalhanger Films

Achtung! Achtung!


Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland discuss all matters Second World War.


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


Battle stations!

Episodes

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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/04/2152m 36s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyEdited by Sarah ShannonExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/04/2120m 10s

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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/2156m 52s

297. Lack of Moral Fibre

You could volunteer to fly but you couldn’t volunteer to stop.Dr Dan Ellin, of the International Bomber Command Centre, talks to Al and James about the way in which men were judged and treated as they faced the trauma of 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/04/2144m 57s

296. Jewish Resistance: Selma van de Perre, Part 2

Part two of our extraordinary interview with Selma van de Perre, a Dutch resistance fighter who was 17 years old when the Second World War began.Using an alias and fake ID she risked her life travelling across the Netherlands, delivering Allied newspapers and helping Jews evade the Nazis.In July 1944 Selma's luck ran out. She was captured and transported to Ravensbrück as a political prisoner, where she remained until her liberation in 1945.James Holland interviews Selma about her war time story.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/04/2141m 22s

295. Family Stories - Ep 12

The Second World War touched everyone’s lives, with many of our listeners’ families witnessing extraordinary events.In this edition of We Have Ways of Making You Talk we hear of an escape from Singapore, a mysterious woman on a crashed bomber, and a chance encounter in France.With thanks to Nick Griffiths, James Valimont, Finlay Coutts-Britton, Rob Good, John Nye, Gary Bircher and Chris Hudson 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/04/2120m 32s

294. Jewish Resistance: Selma van de Perre, Part 1

Selma van de Perre was a Dutch resistance fighter who was just 17 years old when the Second World War began.Using an alias and fake ID she risked her life travelling across the Netherlands, delivering Allied newspapers and helping Jews evade the Nazis.In July 1944 Selma's luck ran out. She was captured and transported to Ravensbrück as a political prisoner, where she remained until her liberation in 1945.James Holland interviews Selma about her extraordinary war time story.This is part one of a two part series with Selma van de Perre.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/04/2145m 50s

293. Mutiny

A listener’s recent discovery that his uncle may have been one of the 258 British soldiers accused of mutiny in Malaya sends the podcast down an intriguing rabbit hole.James Holland gives Al Murray a final update on his research into the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry as his book heads to the publisher. A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/03/2145m 38s

292. Family Stories - Ep 11

Listeners to We Have Ways of Making You Talk write the scripts for our Sunday morning podcasts, as Al Murray and James Holland read out their family stories from the Second World War.This week we hear of a challenging parachute jump, a swim from the beach at Dunkirk, some remarkable wine and a date with the daughter of an Egyptian brewery.With thanks to Mark Reynier, Zach Pease, Steve Wren, Jane Gulliford Lowes, Peter Miles, Neil Yorke-Wade and Michael Thomson 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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/03/2121m 57s

291. Irish Fighters

Although Ireland remained neutral during the war it didn’t stop Irish men joining the British Armed Forces.Joseph Quinn joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss why so many Irish men joined the British Army and the damage this could do to their reputation back home. Joseph also tells the story of the IRA members who fought for the Nazis in Europe.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/2157m 49s

290. Veritable, Trombones and The Chindits

James Holland and Al Murray get their hands on the post-operation report of Veritable, review the success of the Chindits and dig deeper into the extraordinary story of some missing brass instruments.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/03/2153m 59s

289. Family Stories - Ep 10

This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including the story of a ship on an undercover mission; a German woman working in the UK during the war; and a flight crew returning to base long after they were presumed missing in action.With thanks to Alan Ciammaichella, Alexander Kasterine, Ted King, Ashley Lewis, Mark Talbot and Tom 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/03/2121m 43s

288. The Hitler Years

With historian Frank McDonough and actor Paul McGann.Between 1940 and 1945 the Third Reich fell from the pinnacle of its power to devastating collapse. Historian Frank McDonough, author of The Hitler Years, joins James Holland and Al Murray, along with actor Paul McGann, to discuss the final years of the Third Reich, as well as the war’s impact on the people of Liverpool.The Hitler Years - Disaster 1940-1945 by Frank McDonough is out now. The audiobook is read by Paul McGann.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/2144m 46s

287. The War Beneath the Waves

Fascination with the threat of U-boats has deflected attention from the effectiveness of allied submariners. James Holland and Al Murray take a deep dive to explore the impact in the Pacific.Join the We Have Ways membership club to watch a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/03/2154m 27s

286. Family Stories - Ep 9

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of uncovering a staggering stash of champagne, finding yourself behind enemy lines and discovering a sailor’s incredible story after coming into possession of their ditty box.With thanks to Chris Brown, Andy Fieldhouse, Xan Kinnier, Fabian Martens, Francis Mullan and Ian Smith 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/03/2122m 8s

285. Hitler’s Henchman

Hans Globke was the civil servant responsible for framing the Nuremberg anti-Jewish race laws. Yet somehow he returned to post war government and became an architect of the modern German state. The Times’ Berlin correspondent Oliver Moody joins Al Murray and James Holland to explain how it happened.Oliver has produced a two part podcast series delving deeper into the story of Hans Globke. You can listen to it here:The Spider in the Web: The Hans Globke Story (pt 1 & 2): https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/reporter/id1468479490Join the We Have Ways membership club to watch a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/03/2132m 31s

284. Winter Mud

The battles of late 1944 are examined as James Holland and Al Murray explore the front line post Market Garden. Also up for discussion are the Polish soldiers who survived the hardships of the Russian gulag before returning to the allied line at Monte Cassino. Join the We Have Ways membership club to watch a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/03/2155m 23s

283. Family Stories - Ep 8

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of a daring mission to recover a V-2 missile, surviving the atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki and a mysterious explosion on HMS Dasher.With thanks to Mark Curzon, Tim Foley, Ron Hukari, Darren Little, David Niddam-Dent and Paul Seeman 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/03/2120m 42s

282. Spitfire!

The world’s most iconic aircraft is celebrating its 85th birthday. Not that we need an excuse to revel in the beauty and engineering brilliance of the Spitfire. Historian and broadcaster Paul Beaver joins James Holland and Al Murray to discuss the Spitfire’s journey from design page to mainstay of British fighter command.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/2144m 11s

281. Nightmare at Nijmegen

Why did General Jim Gavin, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, not prioritise the capture of the bridge at Nijmegen as part of Operation Market Garden? James Holland and Al Murray examine the after event report to work out who decided the capture of the Groesbeek Heights was the priority.Join the We Have Ways membership club to watch a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/03/2149m 42s

280. Family Stories - Ep 7

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of a friendship with Douglas Bader, the sinking of the Wallasea and a powerfully evocative poem from a Chindit.With thanks to Mike Atkinson, Mike King, Alex McKenzie, James McNeill and John Wood 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/02/2122m 45s

279. Civilian Soldiers

The British Army in Normandy are the focus as Al Murray and James Holland are joined by historian and author Jonathan Ware.In Jonathan’s book 'Jocks, Dragons and Sospans: Through Normandy with 53rd Welsh Division' he questions the Allies' version of events in the battle and offers a new perspective on the British Army's conduct in North-West Europe.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/02/2158m 23s

278. Big Week

In February 1944 the combined air forces of Britain and the US launched a huge series of raids against Nazi Germany. What did they hope to achieve and how successful was the campaign? James Holland and Al Murray discuss the events many believe were intended to lure the remnants of the Luftwaffe into the air for a final, decisive battle.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/02/2156m 35s

277. Family Stories - Ep 6

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of Russian convoys, the Dunkirk evacuation and a Yugoslav fighting for the Germans.With thanks to Stefan Breg, Lindsay Gordon, Robert Largan, Mark Turner and Philip Woods 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/02/2127m 3s

276. German Hardware

We’re talking German hardware and army units with military YouTuber Bernhard Kast. Wehrmacht doctrine, machine guns and riflemen groups are all up for discussion.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Gabby SaperExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/02/2152m 48s

275. Western Approaches

There was no more important field of conflict in the Second World War than the Battle of the Atlantic. On February 17th, 1941, Western Approaches HQ opened in Liverpool to co-ordinate the Royal Navy and 15 Group Costal Command.On its 80th anniversary Al Murray and James Holland speak to lead historian Dave Roberts to discuss the vital role played by the men and women in the underground bunker and operations room at Western Approaches HQ.#WA80@WestApproacheswww.liverpoolwarmuseum.co.ukWe 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/02/2139m 32s

274. Good for Morale

Terrifying tank battles and entertaining the troops are two topics for discussion as Al Murray and James Holland delve into the experience of life in the British Amed forces 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/02/2148m 29s

273. Family Stories - Valentine’s Day

A special edition of Family Stories today to mark Valentine’s Day.While researching his new book James uncovered letters from Bill Wharton, who fought with the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. This episode is dedicated to the love letters Bill sent to his wife during the 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/02/2121m 58s

272. British Resistance

Britain was the only country to prepare a resistance movement before it was needed. Andrew Chatterton joins Al and James to discuss the history of the auxiliary units, men who would operate behind the lines should the Nazis invade Britain.Would you like to watch We Have Ways live each Thursday evening and ask Al and James questions about all aspects of 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/02/2157m 58s

271. Convoys and the Triple Nickels

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the massive effort to move fighting men across the world.Plus the story of an American airborne battalion made up only of black servicemen.Would you like to watch We Have Ways live each Thursday evening and ask Al and James questions about all aspects of 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/02/2142m 8s

270. Family Stories - Ep 4

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of German spies, runaway barrage balloons and a witness to the Hiroshima atom bomb.With thanks to Jack Ashton, Ben Brown, Norman Clark, Richard Power, Christopher Smith and Tim Vaughan 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/02/2121m 24s

269. Training for Battle

Professor John Buckley joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss the Allies’ approach to training. Armoured operations and the Normandy campaign also feature in a wide ranging discussion. Regular listeners to We Have Ways will know that Professor Buckley wrote the influential Monty's Men: The British Army and the Liberation of Northwest Europe, 1944-5.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/02/2159m 30s

268. Steel not Flesh

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the Allies’ policy of using liberal amounts of ammunition as a way of conserving the lives of their men.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/02/2144m 42s

267. Family Stories - Ep 3

In this week’s episode of our Family Stories series we hear your tales of the first wedding after the war, surviving the Blitz and a harrowing visit to Bergen-Belsen.With thanks to Tom Achard, William Carver, David Ludlow, Tom Porter, Ben Ross, Dan Vaux-Nobes and Jamie Young for sharing their stories.Please go to our twitter account to see the photographs described in Jamie Young’s story.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/01/2121m 30s

266. The Wings of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 19

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/01/2137m 45s

265. Landing Craft

Archeologist and historian Stephen Fisher joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss the organisational challenges faced by the Allies in the planning of D-Day as the Royal Navy attempted to perfect the art of beach landings.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/01/2156m 47s

264. The Wings of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 18

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/01/2128m 20s

263. Inge Auerbacher

Inge Auerbacher was born in Germany in 1934. She spent three years in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, where she was one of a tiny percentage to survive.To commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day Inge talks to Al Murray and James Holland about the horrors of her experience as a young Jewish girl in Nazi Germany.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/211h 1m

262. The Wings of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 17

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/2141m 59s

260. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 16

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/01/2136m 59s

261. The Germans are coming

Was there ever any chance of the Germans successfully invading England? James Holland and Al Murray have always argued that Operation Sea Lion was a non starter from inception. But just for a moment imagine Hitler didn’t send out the Halt Order and the BEF were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. Oh go on, indulge us for 45 minutes or so…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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/01/2151m 40s

259. The Wings Of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 15

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/01/2136m 45s

258. Family Stories - Ep 2

In the second episode of our new Family Stories series we hear your tales of liberating Belgian breweries, battles at Iwo Jima and escapes from Nazi concentration camps.With thanks to Jack Gus Adamson, Steve Flaunty, Martin Jaspers, Roger Justus, Simon Thompson and Matt Wilkins 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/01/2120m 33s

257. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 14

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/01/2148m 39s

256. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 13

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/01/2120m 42s

255. The Wings of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 12

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/01/2115m 27s

253. The Wings Of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 11

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/01/2127m 35s

254. Prisoners of the Empire

Author Sarah Kovner joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss the treatment of Allied Prisoners of War in the Far East. Listeners may be surprised to hear how confusion and ignorance more than an intentionally brutal policy contributed to the suffering of the men.Sarah Kovner is Senior Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia UniversityWe 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/01/2142m 56s

252. The Wings of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 10

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/01/2140m 47s

250. The Wings of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 9

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/01/2120m 17s

251. Gliders

After reading George Chatterton’s autobiography Al Murray wonders if glider operations were ever really a good idea. Meanwhile James Holland discusses supply lines in North Africa and Italy. Both Al and James promise to dig deeper into the lesser known battles in Burma.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/01/2149m 33s

249. The Wings of Pegasus, By George Chatterton - Episode 8

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/01/2123m 24s

248. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 7

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/01/2126m 10s

247. Family Stories: Annabel Venning

From today We Have Ways is bringing you a bonus weekend episode called Family Stories. We’re launching the series with Annabel Venning, who joins Al and James to explain how she researched her own family’s experience from the Blitz to Burma resulting in her book ‘To War With The Walkers’.Each Sunday Al and James will read the wartime family stories from you, our listeners. If you would like your family story to be considered please send us no more than 500 words, either by email to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com or on the Patreon site under the Family Stories tab. If you email us, please make the subject ‘Family Stories’.To War With The Walkers:https://www.waterstones.com/book/to-war-with-the-walkers/annabel-venning/9781473679320  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/01/2146m 42s

246. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 6

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/01/2124m 21s

245. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 5

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/01/2124m 29s

243. The War In The Shadows

When Patrick Marnham was sent a letter from an anonymous reader claiming to have inside knowledge about the French Resistance he was forced to re-examine his work on the subject. Here he joins Al and James to discuss the subterfuge and duplicity he discovered.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/01/2140m 24s

244. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 4

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/01/2124m 31s

242. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 3

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/01/2126m 46s

241. The Washington Putsch

As Donald Trump’s followers tried to seize control of Washington’s Capitol many writers and commentators sought historical parallels to explain how American democracy had come to this. James Holland and Al Murray look back at the rise of fascism to examine how truth becomes vulnerable to the cult of personality.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/01/2150m 58s

240. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 2

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/01/2117m 22s

239. The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 1

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/01/2123m 31s

238. Sidney Cotton’s Private Airforce

Sidney Cotton played an important role in the development of photographic reconnaissance, taking pictures of Germany and Holland at the start of the war.His personal driver was a young man called Geoffrey Turnham. In these memoirs, sent to us by his great grandson Danny Turnham, Geoffrey describes day to day operations at No2 Camouflage Unit. Read by Al Murray.Many thanks to Danny Turnham.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/01/2120m 35s

237. Robert Bowen - Fighting With Screaming Eagles

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Fighting With Screaming Eagles, by Robert Bowen  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/01/2140m 19s

236. The Man Who Said Don’t Go

News that Sir Brian Urquhart has died at the age of 101 leads Al Murray and James Holland inexorably back to the intense days prior to the battle of Arnhem. Did Urquhart tell Browning to cancel Market Garden? Was his intelligence ignored?Plus we discuss the development of the jet fighter and take a closer look at more D-Day photos.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon Gill Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/01/2148m 47s

235. Vere Hodgson - Diary of the War

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Rachel Holland is reading an extract from Vere Hodgson’s war diary.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/01/2119m 40s

234. Cornelius Turner - Operation Bunghole

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Operation Bunghole, by Cornelius Turner.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/01/2115m 21s

233. Stanley Christopherson - An Englishman At War

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading from An Englishman At War, by Stanley Christopherson.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/01/2118m 20s

232. Jeffrey Quill - Spitfire

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Spitfire, by Jeffrey Quill  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/01/2126m 16s

231. Heinz Knoke - I Flew For The Fuhrer

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading an extract from I Flew For The Fuhrer, by Heinz Knoke.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/12/2018m 49s

230. In Conversation with Richard Herring

Al Murray joins Richard Herring to talk about his latest book ‘The Last 100 Years (give Or Take) and All That’. They discuss what it was like writing the book and cover a range of topics including the First World War, the Moon landing and the Balkans. And of course, Hitler and the Second World War get quite a mention.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/12/2057m 0s

229. George Chatterton - The Wings of Pegasus

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading an extract from The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/12/209m 36s

228. Cecil Beaton - Far East

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading extracts from Cecil Beaton's war diaries.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/12/2020m 25s

227. Crimes of the Wehrmacht

One of the enduring myths arising from the war is that the extreme violence in the east was carried out by the Waffen SS, not the Wehrmacht. Historian and former US serviceman Waitman Wade Beorn tells Al Murray and James Holland about the atrocities committed by Wehrmacht soldiers on the Eastern Front. Waitman discusses their crimes and what psychological factors create extreme levels of violence.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/12/2057m 41s

226. Louis Hagen - Arnhem Lift

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Arnhem Lift, by Louis Hagen.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/12/2023m 32s

225. Anthony Cotterell - After D-Day

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading an extract from Anthony Cotterell’s war reporting.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/12/2031m 3s

224. Richard Rhodes James - Chindit

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Chindit, by Richard Rhodes James.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/12/2015m 38s

223. Anthony Cotterell - A Day At The Seaside

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading an extract from Anthony Cotterell’s war reporting.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/12/2016m 50s

222. Photo Reconnaissance

Intelligence expert Taylor Downing argues that photo reconnaissance of occupied Europe should be at the forefront of all discussions about intelligence during the Second World War. He describes in detail the incredible process of how photos were taken, developed, and analysed to discover German military plans - and how this helped find the Bismark. We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/12/2052m 11s

221. Confusion on Gold Beach

James Holland explains the challenges of researching the events of D Day for his new book about the Sherwood Rangers. Al Murray discusses the difficulty of relying on the memories of men caught up in dangerous events.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/12/201h 0m

220. A National Scandal

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the plight and treatment of our nuclear test veterans of the 1940s and 50s. They are joined by campaigning journalist Susie Boniface to discuss the government's mistreatment of the veterans and the litany of illnesses and deformities that ruin their lives today.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/12/201h 2m

219. Rudolph Hess

Why did Hess fly to Scotland and on whose authority? What was his role in the Reich and was his sentence fair? James Holland and Al Murray also discuss the role of the Gurkhas in 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. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/12/2051m 27s

218. Pathfinder and Master Bomber

Between November 1943 and October 1944 Charles Owen DSO DFC flew 55 missions as part of Bomber Command. His extraordinary hand written diary describes these sorties in brilliant detail. Al Murray reads extracts here. With many thanks to his son, Oliver Owen.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/12/2034m 35s

217. Man for Man

James Holland and Al Murray reopen the debate about the relative merits of Allied and Axis soldiers. Plus was there ever the possibility of the American, British and Canadian forces swapping beaches in Normandy?We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/12/2056m 2s

216. Falklands

Part two of our conversation with aviation writer Roland White, as he explains the challenges of flying off carriers in the South Atlantic. Roland tells Al Murray and James Holland about the role played by birds around the islands and he describes the difficult relationship between the RAF and the Navy.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. A number of free audiobooks are available to members. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/12/2026m 31s

215. Training Day

How did the German forces shape up when it came to training? James Holland and Al Murray explore both myth and reality. Plus the boys head to the western desert to examine the Battle of Knightsbridge.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. A new audiobook offering a Canadian soldier’s view of the battle in Italy is available free now. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/12/2053m 24s

214. Joe Ricci

Close friend of the podcast, historian Joe Ricci, joins Al and James during our Thanksgiving Specials to talk about the unsung heroes of the American War Effort - the US Coastguard.Joe Ricci runs his own history podcast 'Home Brew History'.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/11/2045m 26s

213. Nicholas Moran

Nicholas Moran is one of the world leading experts in tank warfare during the Second World War. He joins Al and James to reveal what he thinks to be the best tank used during the war.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/11/2043m 55s

212. Bob Persichitti

Bob Persichitti was a radio operator on the USS El Dorado during the Second World War. He was present at Okinawa and the invasion of Iwo Jima. James Holland interviews him as part of our Thanksgiving Specials.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/11/2043m 53s

211. Michel Paradis

Human Rights Lawyer and historian Michel Paradis talks to Al and James about his book 'Last Mission To Tokyo'. The thrilling war story-meets-courtroom-drama focuses on the Doolittle Raiders in Tokyo and attempts to try the Japanese for war crimes committed throughout the Second World War.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/11/2051m 9s

210. Paul Dickson

James Holland speaks to US historian Paul Dickson, writer of 'The Rise of the G.I. Army', about how the American Army was mobilized from scattered outposts two years before Pearl Harbor into the disciplined and mobile fighting force that helped win World War II.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/11/2048m 48s

209. Tom Lacey

Al and James interview Battle of the Bulge veteran Tom Lacey as part of We Have Ways' Thanksgiving Specials.Tom Lacey was fascinated with aeronautics as a young boy, so naturally, he wanted to be trained to become a pilot. Instead, he was assigned to the Army Infantry and volunteered to take a radioman post. Barraged by German artillery, with radio connection completely lost, Lacey later realised he survived the beginnings of the Battle of the Bulge. Of the 200 men in his unit, he was one of 12 to survive from the time of their entry into combat.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/11/2038m 39s

208. Marty Morgan

In the first of our Thanksgiving Specials, Al and James are joined by historian and weapons expert Marty Morgan. Marty talks about his experiences leading tours in Normandy and working with hit video game franchise Call of Duty as their historical advisor.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/11/2051m 33s

207. Harrier

In this rare foray away from the Second World War Al Murray and James Holland are joined by aviation writer Rowland White to discuss the role of the Harrier 809 in the Falklands War.How challenging was it to fly the legendary Harrier Jump Jet and what did the Argentinian pilots make of the battle?We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. A new audiobook offering a Canadian soldier’s view of the battle in Italy will be available free to members from Monday. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/11/2031m 9s

206. Dermot O'Leary

TV presenter and radio host Dermot O’Leary joins Al and James to discuss his passion for Second World War history. The Battle of Britain and the Battle of the Atlantic are two of Dermot’s particular interests, along with a fascination for Norway’s role in the war thanks to his wife’s Norwegian upbringing.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/11/2049m 40s

205. A Message from the Cook Islands

We Have Ways of Making You Talk receives a fabulous array of messages via email, Twitter and on our members’ site. None more extraordinary than the missive that arrived this week from the Cook Islands. It starts our discussion in today’s pod.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/11/2035m 14s

204. From El Alamein to the Heroes of Telemark

How great a contribution did Monty make in North Africa? And were the actions of the Heroes of Telemark vital to the effort to deny Hitler the atomic bomb? Al Murray and James Holland meander wildly in this entirely non linear approach the 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. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/11/2048m 8s

203. Remembrance

Small cemeteries in faraway lands, individual stories of heartbreaking tenderness, parents paying for inscriptions on graves they will never see. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Glyn Prysor, former historian of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for a moving episode of We Have Ways of Making You Talk.The podcast ends with a short reading from each of Al Murray and James Holland, followed by the Last Post, two minutes of silence and Reveille.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/11/201h 2m

202. Matt Mackinnon-Pattison - Part 3

After growing up in a Scottish orphanage Matt Mackinnon-Pattison volunteered for the army at the first opportunity and found himself fighting with a Highland regiment in Italy.In this third and final instalment, Matt describes life in Italy and how the war took its toll on fighting men like him.We’d like to thank Matt on behalf of all listeners of We Have Ways for telling us his brilliant story so vividly. We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/11/2029m 4s

201. Resistance

Al Murray and James Holland discuss Patrick Marnham’s book on the French Resistance. Plus, how influential was signals intelligence? Other subjects up for discussion include the Chindits’ actions behind enemy lines and the war-time relationship between Britain and the US.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/11/2054m 28s

200. The Last 100 Years (Give or Take) And All That

An awful lot has happened in the last 100 years or so. In fact, when you look at how much went on in the 20th century, it's amazing it didn't take longer than that. In this extract from his new book Al Murray takes a close look at the Battle of Britain.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/10/2011m 22s

199. The Messerschmitt 109

Al and James clamber around on the Messerschmitt 109 once flown by the legendary Hans-Joachim Marseille and now housed at the Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill. Was it really better than the Spitfire? Bold engineering claims in this podcast.This podcast was also filmed and is available for viewing by members of our We Have Ways club. Join for £6 a month, which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/10/2023m 13s

198. Matt Mackinnon-Pattison - part 2

After growing up in a Scottish orphanage Matt Mackinnon-Pattison volunteered for the army at the first opportunity and found himself fighting with a Highland regiment in Italy. In this second part of his conversation with James Holland we hear of his exploits with the SAS.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/10/2044m 57s

197. Spitfires at Biggin Hill

Al and James visit the Heritage Hangar at Biggin Hill, the largest collection of air worthy Spitfires in the world. They discover a newly restored Spitfire once sold to the Greek airforce and explore the craft of building the world’s most iconic fighter plane.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/10/2048m 21s

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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/10/2043m 25s

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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/10/2048m 44s

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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/10/2049m 6s

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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/10/201h 0m

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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/10/2018m 24s

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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/09/2050m 37s

190. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson PART 2

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is back with more stories from his extraordinary family history. This time we hear about his dad’s time fighting in Italy, plus his Italian mum’s fascist family past.WARNING: Some strong language.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/09/2043m 28s

189. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson

The legendary lead singer of AC/DC Brian Johnson is fascinated by the Second World War. His dad fought in North Africa and Italy with the Durham Light Infantry and Brian himself joined the Territorial Army and did full parachute training.WARNING: This brilliantly entertaining, often hilarious episode, features strong language.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/09/2036m 27s

188. What went wrong at Arnhem

On September 17th, 1944, the Allies launched Operation Market Garden in an attempt to create an invasion route across the Rhine and into Germany.The operation failed and with it ended any hopes of finishing the war by Christmas 1944.Al Murray and James Holland are joined by former Paras Major-General Adrian Freer and Richard Moore to discuss the details of this extraordinary battle.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/09/2044m 21s

187. Battle of Britain Day

James Holland and Al Murray discuss the events of September 15th, 1940, the date officially named Battle of Britain Day. James digs deep into the data to evaluate the severity of the German attacks and to understand the level of defence mounted by the RAF.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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/09/2051m 7s

186. Top Tanks

Al Murray and James Holland recently spent a day clambering around on restored tanks. In today’s episode they get to experience the inside of a Sherman and the full throated roar of a Cromwell. 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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/09/2022m 12s

185. Sicily ‘43 Special

Al Murray joins James Holland to discuss Sicily ‘43 in this special edition of the podcast recorded for Waterstones.Our three book recommendations for September are:Normandy ’44 by James Holland (newly published paperback)Britain’s War: Into Battle by Dan Todman (paperback)The Ship by C S ForesterAll three books are available at a 20pc discount to members of the Independent Company.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/09/2051m 4s

184. The Sherwood Rangers on D-Day

As James Holland begins researching his next book he finds himself immediately caught up in a debate about what happened to the Sherwood Rangers as they came ashore on D-Day.Our three book recommendations for September are:Normandy ’44 by James Holland (newly published paperback)Britain’s War: Into Battle by Dan Todman (paperback)The Ship by C S ForesterAll three books are available at a 20% discount to members of the Independent Company.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/09/2034m 12s

183. James and Al’s Big Tank Adventure

James Holland and Al Murray spend the day messing around in tanks. The evolution of the British tank through the early years of the Second World War is discussed and the boys get to grapple with tanks in various states of restoration.Our three book recommendations for September are:Normandy ’44 by James Holland (newly published paperback)Britain’s War: Into Battle by Dan Todman (paperback)The Ship by C S ForesterAll three books are available at a 20% discount to members of the Independent Company.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/09/2039m 20s

182. The Ship

C. S. Forester’s brilliant book about a Royal Navy ship fighting to get through to Malta was published in 1943 and is an enthralling account of a single day’s action against the Italian fleet. It’s one of our three book recommendations for September and here Al Murray reads chapter one to give you a taste of what’s in store.All members of the Independent Company, the We Have Ways members’ club, get 20pc off our three recommended books In September. Join for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/08/2017m 27s

181. By Air and Sea

Al and James discuss the fundamental differences between being a Luftwaffe pilot and an airman in the RAF. Also, why did it take so long to train a naval officer? Could it be due to the cost of the kit he might control?Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/08/2046m 25s

180. Those Devils in Baggy Pants

A sneak preview of our latest audiobook Those Devils In Baggy Pants which tells the story of life in the US 82nd Airborne Division.The author, Ross S Carter, took part in every major campaign featuring the 504th Parachute Infantry, from Sicily in 1943 through to Germany in May 1945.It’s a cracking read, and it’s been beautifully read by American actor and great friend of this podcast, Chaz Mena.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysPlease Note: This book was published in 1951, Carter's attitudes and language may be considered outdated or offensive.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Manny PastorExec Producer Joey McCarthyTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/08/2018m 15s

179. The Weird World of War

We asked listeners for the most curious roles their grandparents performed during the Second World War. Al Murray and James Holland explore some of the best answers. Plus, which branch of the forces would you have volunteered for?Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/08/2043m 27s

178. VJ Day and the Atomic Bomb

Seventy five years ago the world celebrated Victory over Japan Day as the war in the Pacific finally ended.Al Murray and James Holland discuss the big decisions taken at the time, most notably the use of the atomic bomb.Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/08/2044m 24s

177. VJ Day special - The Indian Army

By 1945 the British Indian Army was the largest volunteer force in history.Military historian Rob Lyman argues that Indian soldiers were not given enough credit for their efforts in helping beat the Japanese. Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/08/2049m 32s

176. VJ Day special - Robin Rowland: Part 2

Robin Rowland was an officer in Slim’s Fourteenth Army, fighting at the Battle of the Admin Box and at the Battle of Kohima. In the second part of his conversation with James Holland he describes the final days of the conflict in the Far East.Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/08/2041m 44s

175. VJ Day special - Robin Rowland: Part 1

Robin Rowland was an officer in Slim’s Fourteenth Army, fighting at the Battle of the Admin Box and at the Battle of Kohima. Here he is in conversation with James Holland. In this first part of their discussion Robin describes how he found himself in India and the chaos and confusion of the Admin Box.Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/08/2050m 41s

174. VJ Day special - Fighting in the Far East

James and Al are joined by the US historian John C. McManus to discuss the final months of fighting in the Far East. John is one of America’s leading military historians and is currently working on a major two volume history of the U.S. Army in the Pacific/Asia theatre during World War II.  Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Gabby SaperTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/08/2045m 5s

174. War in the Far East

Al and James are joined by Rob Lynam to discuss the War in the Far East.Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/08/2049m 32s

173. Hitler, Sparta and the Roman Empire

How great an influence on Nazi ideology did Spartan society exert? Tom Holland joins his brother James and Al Murray to discuss ancient empires and their parallels with Hitler’s Germany.Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/08/2038m 53s

172. Battle of Britain - Part 3

In the third episode of our trilogy James Holland and Al Murray discuss the merits of grass airfields and German plans for the invasion of Britain.Plus the boys make three new recommendations for reading over the summer.Independent Company members get £2 off each book from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/08/2048m 53s

171. Sicily ’43

In July 1943 the Allies launched Operation Husky. The subsequent thirty-eight-day Battle for Sicily was one of the most dramatic of the entire Second World War.James Holland reads an exclusive extract from his upcoming book 'Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe' which is available from the 3rd September 2020.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/07/2035m 22s

170. The Battle of Britain - Part 2

What was the civilian experience as the Battle of Britain raged in the skies? And how realistic was the German aim to gain air supremacy? Al Murray and James Holland explore the summer of 1940 in further detail.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/07/2049m 27s

169. Stan Perry Special - Part Two

Part Two of James Holland's interview with veteran Stan Perry about his wartime experiences in the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. Stan arrived in France shortly after D-Day and was twice wounded during the final year of the war in the west.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysAl and James have chosen three books to read this summer and all three are available at a discount of 30pc from Waterstones for our Patreon members.Greyhound, by C S ForesterHitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike MilliganEagle Day by Richard Collier A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/07/2049m 43s

168. The Battle of Britain

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”Well that was Winston Churchill’s view.Now, 80 years on, Al Murray and James Holland offer a modern perspective on the events of the summer of 1940. Also, the lads answer a host of intriguing listener questions.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysAl and James have chosen three books to read this summer and all three are available at a discount of 30pc from Waterstones for our Patreon members.Greyhound, by C S ForesterHitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike MilliganEagle Day by Richard Collier A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/07/2047m 59s

167. Stan Perry Special

Part 2 of James Holland's interview with veteran Stan Perry about his wartime experiences in the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. Stan arrived in France shortly after D-Day and was twice wounded during the final year of the war in the west.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysAl and James have chosen three books to read this summer and all three are available at a discount of 30pc from Waterstones for our Patreon members.Greyhound, by C S ForesterHitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike MilliganEagle Day by Richard Collier A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/07/201h 6m

166. Hitler Myths

Did Hitler really die in a Berlin bunker? Yes of course he did. But this simple truth hasn’t stopped a host of conspiracy theorists claiming the Nazi leader made it safely to South America. So why have these stories taken a hold on the public imagination? Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Luke Daly-Groves, writer of Hitler’s Death: The Case Against Conspiracy, to try and debunk the outlandish theories that still abound.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysAl and James have chosen three books to read this summer and all three are available at a discount of 30% from Waterstones for our Patreon members.Greyhound, by C S ForesterHitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike MilliganEagle Day by Richard Collier A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/07/2053m 29s

165. Day of Days

Al Murray and James Holland speak to Band of Brothers scriptwriter John Orloff.John wrote episode two, Day of Days, as well as episode nine, Why We Fight. He describes the origins of the hugely popular series and recounts his conversations with the veterans of the 101st Airborne Division.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysAl and James have chosen three books to read this summer and all three are available at a discount of 30pc from Waterstones for our Patreon members.Greyhound, by C S ForesterHitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike MilliganEagle Day by Richard Collier A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/07/2049m 27s

164. Sweden and Spies

Just how neutral was Sweden in the Second World War? Al Murray and James Holland debate this as well recounting the role of an unusual Scottish spy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/07/2041m 37s

163. Where the War was Won - Part 2

In the second part of Al Murray and James Holland's conversation with historian Phillips O'Brien they discuss the largely forgotten US Admiral William Leahy and his attitude to the use of the atomic bomb in Japan.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/07/2028m 1s

162. Where the War was Won - Part 1

Historian Phillips O'Brien explains to James Holland and Al Murray his theory that land battles did not make a significant contribution to the outcome of the war. If you think Stalingrad and the Eastern Front were pivotal, think again. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/06/2028m 56s

161. The History of Concrete

Stonemason Andrew Ziminski takes Al and James on an unusual historical journey through the medium of concrete and stonemasonry. The lads discuss the origins of Stonehenge.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/06/2043m 20s

160. Operation Bagration

Al and James speak to Dr Alex Richie about the the Eastern Front. Red Army tactics, POW deaths and Operation Bagration are up for discussion.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/06/2057m 37s

159. Inside a Russian Tank

Al Murray and James Holland get to drive round the Wiltshire countryside in a T34 Russian tank. The boys explore its crude but effective engineering and enjoy the sounds and smells from inside the tank.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/2034m 22s

158. Gary Sheffield

Day four of We Have Ways of Making You Chalke and historian Gary Sheffield joins Al and James to explore the interwar period and discuss the rise of European nationalism. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/06/2048m 56s

157. Peace in Our Time?

Tim Bouverie, author of Appeasing Hitler, joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss history’s assessment of Neville Chamberlain. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/06/2046m 20s

156. Nora Krug

In the second episode of We Have Ways of Making You Chalke German-American writer Nora Krug joins Al Murray and James Holland to debate the problems of national identity. Nazism in Germany and the legacy of the slave trade in the US and UK are both up for discussion.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/06/2056m 21s

155. Tea With Monty

Each day this week James Holland and Al Murray will be joined by a celebrated historian on We Have Ways of Making You Chalke. With the Chalke Valley History Festival cancelled some of the top historians have instead agreed to come on the pod.Today historian and broadcaster Michael Wood discusses Chinese history and the time he had tea with Monty.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/06/2058m 16s

154. Mosquito Missions

Colin Bell carried out 50 bombing raids over Germany, 13 of them to Berlin.In this special edition of the podcast RAF veteran Colin tells Al and James about his love of flying Mosquitos and of some of the terrifying scrapes he found himself involved in.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/06/2026m 37s

153. Save our Spits

Production of the most important aircraft in history did not always run smoothly. Al Murray and James Holland discuss the industrial challenges of producing the Spitfire; plus the boys ponder the likelihood of collaboration in the event of a successful Nazi invasion of the British mainland.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/06/2036m 47s

152. Home Front Heroes

Nurse Ethel Lote was just 18 years old when she was thrown into the war effort, caring for troops returning from Dunkirk.In this special episode Ethel describes her experiences to Al Murray, including how she fell in love with her future husband during an autopsy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/06/2029m 13s

151. Convoys and Submarines

Al Murray and James Holland launch seafaring operations on the podcast as they examine the effectiveness of the British submarine effort. The boys also enjoy the book used as a basis for the new Tom Hanks movie Greyhound, and they offer their opinions on the latest Churchill debate.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/06/2034m 24s

150. D-Day Special

June 6th remains one of the most iconic dates in history. James Holland and Al Murray look back on D-Day with a particular reverence for British naval power.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/06/2043m 47s

149. 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.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/06/2052m 13s

148. 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.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/06/2049m 58s

147. 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.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/06/2058m 9s

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.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/05/2028m 26s

145. 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.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/05/201h 10m

144. 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.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/05/2043m 10s

143. Dunkirk - Day Three

The success of Dunkirk was considered little short of a miracle. But not every soldier made it onto the rescue ships. To help buy time for their comrades to be picked up from the beach some soldiers paid the highest price. One was Al Murray’s grandad. In this highly personal episode, Al’s dad Ingram tells the story of a single band of men who didn’t make it home.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/05/201h 0m

142. Dunkirk - Day Two

May 27th, 1940, could be described as the single most important day in the twentieth century. British war cabinet meetings this day defined the policy to fight on rather than seek peace via Italian intermediaries. It was a close run thing.Al and James are once again joined by the head of the Naval Historical Branch, Stephen Prince.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/05/2037m 0s

141. Dunkirk - Day One

May 26th, 1940, was the first day of the most important week in history.We Have Ways of Making You Talk will be releasing a podcast on each of the eight days of Operation Dynamo.Today Al and James are joined by the head of the Naval Historical Branch, Stephen Prince.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/05/201h 1m

140. Olivia Smith - Bonus Episode

Young historian Olivia Smith shares the story of her grandmother’s early life in Nazi Germany with James.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/05/2022m 23s

139. Philippe Sands - Part 2

In this second episode of our Philippe Sands interview we explore The Ratline and its central cast of characters. Otto Wächter, the Nazi on the run from justice; his wife Charlotte, avowed Nazi but loving wife and mother. And Horst Wächter, their son, still trying to prove his parents were innocent of the worst Nazi crimes.https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-ratline/philippe-sands/2928377034016Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/2045m 59s

138. St Nazaire Raid

It was one of the most audacious raids of the Second World War. A combined Royal Navy and British Commando attack on the Normandie dry dock in German occupied France.But was it worth the high human cost to stop the German warship Tirpitz potentially breaking out into the Atlantic? Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/05/2046m 11s

137. Philippe Sands and The Ratline

Philippe Sands, author of East West Street and The Ratline, joins Al and James to discuss the extraordinary war time stories he unearthed in his research. In this first episode he talks about Hans Frank, the Nazi ruler of Poland, and Frank’s son Niklas, who once said: “I don’t agree with the death penalty, except for my father.”https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-ratline/philippe-sands/2928377034016Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/2037m 54s

136. Blitzkrieg 1940

In May 1940 the German armed forces launched a massive offensive against Holland, Belgium and ultimately France.Al Murray and James Holland take a detailed look at the events which shaped the first half of the Second World War.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/05/2042m 34s

135. VE Day Special

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the end of the war in Europe. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/05/2030m 14s

134. Legacy and Myth

In part two of their conversation with historian Guy Walters, Al Murray and James Holland explore how the Second world War is viewed in Britain as the nation’s defining myth. Nationalism and political identity are also key themes of their discussion.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/05/2030m 23s

133. Paras and Portugal

After spending an evening watching A Bridge Too Far, both Al Murray and James Holland are keen to discuss the film’s stunning scale and also its frustrating inaccuracies. Plus why did Portugal stay neutral, despite a long standing alliance with Britain.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/05/2039m 17s

132. Hunting Evil

How great an effort was made to hunt down Nazi war criminals? Historian Guy Walters joins Al Murray and James Holland as they trace the escape route from Germany to South America.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/2033m 48s

131. The Gurkhas

The people of Nepal raised 40 Gurkha Battalions to fight alongside the British and Commonwealth troops during the Second World war. James Holland and Al Murray discuss the extraordinary contribution of this proud fighting force. Plus, the story of a British and American cover up after mustard gas was released during an air raid on Bari in late 1943.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/04/2039m 31s

130. The Life and Crimes of Joachim Peiper

He served on both the Eastern and Western Fronts and was a ruthless Nazi ideologue. After the war Peiper was found guilty of war crimes for murdering prisoners of war. Al Murray and James Holland discuss the life and violent death of the most famous German panzer commander of the war.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/2012m 5s

129. One Man’s Window

In 1942 Denis Barnham flew spitfires repeatedly against enemy raids over Malta. In this extract, Al Murray reads a terrifying account of his first air battle above the island. The whole book is available at patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/04/2017m 10s

128. We Need Transport, Over…

James and Al discuss important issues such as the range of the Ju52 in Where Eagles Dare and answer the key question: could it really have made it to the Alps and back? Also discussed, the infamous U-48, which sunk the City of Benares. Plus Italian aircraft are admired and rubbished in equal measure.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/04/2040m 18s

127. The Black Market

Were there any good consequences of the black market in Western Europe? Al Murray and James Holland don’t think so. Especially not for the impoverished Italians.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/04/2011m 37s

126. Don’t Start at the Bottom

Did the Allies take too long winkling the Germans out of Sicily? Expect strong views from James Holland and Al Murray. Plus an extraordinary story of the captured Enigma machine from a listener who’s relative was on HMS Bulldog.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/04/2036m 33s

Chapter 22: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 22: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/04/2029m 13s

Chapter 21: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 21: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/04/2019m 22s

Chapter 20: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 20: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/04/2013m 45s

Chapter 19: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 19: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/2012m 13s

121. Upping our Game

Al and James discuss the need to keep soldiers in the front line physically fit. As the British army faced increasingly varied and challenging terrain it became apparent they needed to be physically ready for the challenge.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below or find us on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/2010m 49s

Chapter 18: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 18: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/2011m 53s

Chapter 17: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 17: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/04/2026m 1s

118. Ditched and Dunkirk

Al Murray recounts the extraordinary story of one listener’s grandfather who ditched in the Med on the way to Sicily and swam out of a rapidly sinking plane.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below or find us on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/04/2026m 22s

Chapter 16: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 16: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/04/2017m 36s

Chapter 15: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 15: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/04/2018m 43s

Chapter 14: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 14: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/04/2029m 46s

Chapter 13: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 13: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/04/2036m 34s

Pipers and Paddy Mayne

In this special edition of We Have Ways of Making You Talk originally streamed live online, Al Murray and James Holland discuss the use of Scottish pipers on the battlefield. SAS legend Paddy Mayne also joins the story along with Al Murray’s model tank collection.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/04/2046m 43s

Chapter 12: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 12: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/04/2014m 43s

Chapter 11: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 11: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/04/2014m 46s

110. Achtung! Achtung! News Flash

Join Al Murray and James Holland for a live stream of tomorrow’s recording of We Have Ways of Making You Talk (Wednesday, April 1st). Join the boys at 10.30am.https://www.crowdcast.io/e/we-have-ways-of-making  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/03/2046s

109. Steel not Flesh

Were airborne operations actually a complete wast of time and men? Al Murray and James Holland question the merit of dropping paratroopers into battle. Also discussed is the vital contribution of women to the British war effort.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/03/2043m 37s

Chapter 10: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 10: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/03/2014m 2s

Chapter 9: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 9: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/03/209m 56s

Chapter 8: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 8: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/03/2020m 31s

Chapter 7: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 7: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/03/2042m 30s

Chapter 6: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 6: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/03/2010m 57s

Chapter 5: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 5: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/03/2039m 20s

102. Leading From the Front

Brave or bloody foolish? Should officers lead from the front or stay back to guide the fight. When it goes well you’re a hero, when it goes badly you’re a pillock. Al Murray and James Holland debate the rights and wrongs of leadership. Al also extols the virtues of the greatest battlefield attribute of all: luck.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/03/2036m 41s

Chapter 4: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 4: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/2026m 6s

Chapter 3: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 3: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/03/2027m 17s

99. Totally Evil Badge

Was Hitler a true psychopath? James Holland and Al Murray debate the characteristics of a man who would have got ten in every category of Evil Nazi Top Trumps. Plus how was blood transported to the Allied injured?Please note this episode was recorded before the current Coronavirus crisis.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/03/2031m 25s

Chapter 2: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 2: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/03/2018m 35s

Chapter 1: The Cauldron, by Zeno

Chapter 1: The Cauldron, by ZenoIn September, 1944, the British 1st Airborne Division found itself in a fierce battle for the Dutch city of Arnhem. Al Murray reads the story of a single platoon trapped in the smoking ruins of the city. The author, known as Zeno, fought at Arnhem and later wrote this account of the battle while in prison. Although long out of print, The Cauldron remains the best first hand account of the British forces stranded on the north side of the Rhine.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/03/2018m 42s

96. On a War Footing

With the world in a global crisis many are describing as the worst since the Second World War, Al Murray and James Holland compare the situation now with the autumn of 1939. How and why did rationing come about in WW2? Did the public strip their local shops of food? And is it time for a national government with Keir Starmer in the role of Clement Attlee? If so, does that cast Boris Johnson in the role of Neville Chamberlain? Much to discuss.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/03/2041m 6s

95. Summer Madness

As the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain approaches, Al Murray has voiced a new audiobook of James Holland’s brilliant account of the events of 1940. In this exclusive extract, Al reads a chapter outlining the frequency of pilots boozing before flights and what they did in their downtime. A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/03/2031m 58s

94. German War Heroes

What was it like to return to Germany as a war hero on the wrong side of history? Al Murray and James Holland debate a wide range of subjects including the role of Baron Beaverbrook in the production of fighter planes and why the Eighth Army were called the Eighth Army.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/03/2037m 42s

93. Hitler’s Gamble

James Holland reads an exclusive extract from his new book, Sicily ’43. In this chapter he discusses events in the lead up to Operation Husky.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysTwitter: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/03/2034m 59s

92. Printing Money

James Holland and Al Murray talk about the German attempt to destabilize the UK economy by printing British bank notes. Also discussed are the French industrial failure under Nazi rule and the quality of the Japanese airforce and its highly experienced pilots.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthy & Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysTwitter: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/03/2035m 19s

91. A Land Fit for Heroes

James and Al are again joined by Professor Dan Todman, author of Britain’s War. The lads discuss the economic war effort, including Britain’s attempts to manipulate the price of tungsten in order to hinder the German armaments industry. Also debated is the role of parliament during the war and the political plans for post-war Britain.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthy & Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysTwitter: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/03/2043m 4s

90. Bombers and Gliders

Airborne conflict takes centre stage as Al Murray and James Holland debate the effectiveness of blanket bombing. Also discussed are the merits of dropping in forces by parachute. And why was the glider assault during Operation Husky so calamitous? James explains.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthy & Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysTwitter: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/03/2033m 39s

89. Britain's War

Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Professor Dan Todman, author of Britain's War. They discuss the effect of shipping routes on the global conflict and the relationship between the US and the UK in war time.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthy & Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysTwitter: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/02/2031m 5s

88. The War in the Air

James Holland and Al Murray discuss the desperate situation in Malta before Spitfires were finally sent to the beleaguered island.The lads also debate bomber command’s decision to start attacking Berlin rather than continuing to hammer the Ruhr.And what happened to the huge number of Italians captured by the allies in Africa?A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysTwitter: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/02/2035m 11s

87. Invasion tactics

Al Murray quizzes James Holland about his new book, Sicily ‘43. The pair discuss the often ignored operational aspect of the invasion and how its success influenced the tactics used during D-Day.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthy & Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysTwitter: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/02/2014m 15s

86. From Dunkirk to Sicily

Would Britain have sued for peace if the army had been lost at Dunkirk? And just how important was the battle for the Mediterranean? Al Murray and James Holland make a case for the Allies’ success in the Med having a major influence on the battle for the eastern front.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthy & Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysTwitter: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/02/2035m 18s

85. The Landing Beaches

James Holland and National Army Museum resident expert Peter Johnston examine the roles of Captain Alfred Rowe, a beach master on D-Day, and Lieutenant John Groom, who was awarded the Military Cross for covert reconnaissance of beach mines and obstacles on the Normandy coastline.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysTwitter: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/02/207m 51s

84. Chez Goebbels

Life in post war Berlin for British soldiers takes a surreal twist as one family move into Goebbels’ house. Al Murray and James Holland hear a listener’s tale and also debate their favourite glider commando raid. Other topics for discussion include Third Reich football and the daring crossing of the Garigliano.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: @WeHaveWaysPodTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/02/2033m 19s

83. Weapons Envy

James Holland debates the merits of British and German machine guns with National Army Museum curator Peter Johnston. Was the MG42 the best gun of World War Two? And did the Sten gun deserve such a mixed reputation?A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysTwitter: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/02/2015m 26s

82. Germany Post War

Al Murray and James Holland examine life in post-war Germany as the British forces start the process of rebuilding the broken nation. The discovery of Bergen-Belsen and the divided city of Berlin are also discussed with the National Army Museum’s curator Dr Peter Johnston.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysTwitter: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/02/2035m 40s

81. Fighting Footballers

Gary Lineker is a special guest on the show as Al Murray and James Holland head to the National Army Museum to discuss the Italian campaign and sportsmen at war. Gary’s grandfather was in the medical corps and found himself in the thick of battle between Salerno and Monte Cassino. The boys also discuss the footballers and cricketers who went to war.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: @WeHaveWaysPodTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/01/2028m 8s

80. Bombers and Boats

Al Murray and James Holland range from bombing raids to the little boats of D-Day in this final episode from the Imperial War Museum.An Australian crewed Lancaster, veteran of 49 missions including nine trips to Berlin, captures the lads’ attention.Then James debunks the myth around the importance of the little boats at Dunkirk.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/01/2023m 42s

79. Spitfires and Rockets

Al Murray and James Holland are back at London’s Imperial War Museum getting up close up and personal with the resident Spitfire. The boys also discuss the V1 and V2 rockets and their production using prisoners from the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/01/2022m 22s

78. Atomic

Was the atom bomb originally intended for German cities? James Holland and Al Murray discuss the Manhattan project, including the little known story of the secret squadron of Lancasters prepared to carry the bomb to German targets.Plus James tells the extraordinary story of Leonard Cheshire, one of the most highly decorated pilots of the war.Winston Churchill’s plan to drop mustard gas on German cities is also scrutinized.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/01/2033m 55s

77. Monty’s Humber

In this special edition of We Have Ways of Making You Talk Al Murray and James Holland visit the Imperial War Museum in London.There they explore Monty’s famous car and discuss the assassination of Lieutenant-General William Gott.A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthyExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/01/2025m 36s

War Laws

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the massive contradiction in the German state between the law makers and the Nazi anarchists. The boys also discuss pubs and films with a World War Two theme. Was there a raid similar to Where Eagles Dare?A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Harry Lineker.Exec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/01/2035m 17s

75. Memories of War - Part 3

In the third and final part of our in depth interview with Major-General Stuart Watson the World War Two veteran describes his experiences in Holland during Operation Market Garden; his time in the line in the Ardennes; and the destruction he encountered in Germany itself as the war ended.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/01/2036m 44s

74. German Officers

James Holland meets leading US historian Rob Citino to talk about the German approach to war. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthyExec producer Tony Pastor Twitter #WeHaveWaysEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/01/2032m 51s

73. Denis Barnham - One Man's Window

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading from One Man's Window, by Denis Barnham.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Harry LinekerExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/01/2024m 33s

72. Guy Sajer - The Forgotten Soldier

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from The Forgotten Soldier, by Guy Sajer.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Harry LinekerExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/01/2016m 42s

71. Svetlana Alexievich - The Unwomanly Face of War

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading you extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading from The Unwomanly Face of War, by Svetlana Alexievich.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Harry LinekerExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/01/2017m 40s

70. Joseph Heller - Catch 22

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Catch 22, by Joseph Heller. A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Harry LinekerExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/12/1913m 8s

69. Bert Stiles - Serenade To The Big Bird

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading from Serenade to The Big Bird, by Bert StilesA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Harry LinekerExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/12/1922m 40s

68. Ken Tout - Tank!

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Tank!, by Ken Tout.A Goalhanger Films Production#WeHaveWays  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/12/1916m 28s

Farley Mowat - And No Birds Sang

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading from And No Birds Sang, by Farley Mowat.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Harry LinekerExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/12/1923m 32s

66. George MacDonald Fraser - Quartered Safe Out Here

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Quartered Safe Here, by George MacDonald Fraser. A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Harry LinekerExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/12/1920m 27s

65. Ernie Pyle - Brave Men

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading from Brave Men, by Ernie PyleA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Harry LinekerExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/12/1917m 33s

64. Spike Milligan - Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall, by Spike Milligan.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Harry LinekerExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/12/1916m 40s

63. Johannes Steinhoff - Straits of Messina

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading from Straits of Messina, by Johannes Steinhoff.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Harry LinekerExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/12/1936m 51s

62. Zeno- The Cauldron

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from The Cauldron, by Zeno.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Harry LinekerExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/12/1912m 9s

61. War Planes

Al Murray heads to Lincolnshire to visit the RAF’s stunning collection of working World War Two aircraft. Al gets to explore a Spitfire, a Hurricane, a Dakota, and a Lancaster, while quizzing Squadron Leader Mark Discombe and Bomber Leader Neil Farrell.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/12/1941m 35s

60. Nazi Home Movies

James Holland and Al Murray discuss newly revealed German home movies. From Hitler Youth camps to burning villages on the eastern front and the cold-blooded murder of civilians, the footage illustrates the moral bankruptcy of life under the Nazis.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Harry LinekerExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/12/1947m 59s

59. Before the Bulge

Seventy five years on from the most brutal battle involving US troops in World War Two, Battle of the Bulge expert Peter Caddick-Adams talks to James about the circumstances leading up to the conflict.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/12/1949m 14s

58. The Khaki Election and the Sherman Tank

Was Churchill’s defeat in the 1945 election really a surprise?Al Murray and James Holland discuss the significance of sending the Beveridge Report to every serviceman. Plus the boys make a case for their favourite tank. Was it the Sherman what won it? A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Jon GillExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: WeHaveWaysEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/12/1942m 29s

From D-Day to Bastogne

James ‘Pee-wee’ Martin parachuted into Normandy on D-Day; fought on Hell’s Highway during Market Garden; and at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.He recently spent time with James Holland retelling his extraordinary story. Not to be missed.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/12/1957m 21s

56. Convoys on Land and Sea

James Holland and Al Murray discuss the famous convoy system known as the Red Ball Express, which supplied Allied forces moving across the continent after D-Day. The lads also discuss the Scheldt Campaign which opened up the shipping route to Antwerp; plus the importance of the Arctic Convoys.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy & Jon GillExec Produced by Tony Pastor#WeHaveWayswehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/12/1938m 21s

55. Paris in Wartime

James Holland chats with Mike Neiberg, historian of war and peace at the US Army War College, about the final days of occupation in Paris.A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony Pastor#WeHaveWayswehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/11/1941m 11s

54. Stories From Auschwitz

Dr Alex Richie tells James Holland the harrowing story of her father-in-law Władysław Bartoszewski, a Polish Jew who was one of the first men to be sent to Auschwitz.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony Pastor#WeHaveWayswehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/11/191h 0m

53. Racial Divisions and the War at Sea

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the issues of race in the US armed forces during World War Two, including the little known Battle of Bamber Bridge. Also up for discussion is the importance of the war at sea as James explains how the wrong approach by the German Kriegsmarine proved decisive.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony Pastor#WeHaveWayswehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/11/1931m 53s

52. Inside the Archives

James Holland reports from Washington as he continues to research his forthcoming book on the battle for Sicily.Reporting from inside the US archives, James explains his research methods and reads from the forgotten accounts and intriguing diary entries of a German, an Italian and an American involved in the battle.A Goalhanger Films production.Produced by Joey McCarthyExec producer Tony Pastor#WeHaveWayswehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/11/1928m 21s

51. Lessons of War

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the post war historical debate in Germany.Plus, is it true that Winston Churchill offered Northern Ireland to the Republic in exchange for Irish support in the war?Other subjects up for debate are Britain’s offer to create a union with France and the German Halt Order in 1940.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExecutive producer Tony Pastor  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/11/1936m 41s

50. Hitler v Churchill

Did Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill have a grudging respect for each other? Al Murray and James Holland discuss the two war leaders, contrasting their styles and comparing their similarities.A Goalhanger Films productionProducer: Joey McCarthyExec producer: Tony Pastor  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/11/1917m 44s

49. Remembrance Day

Al Murray and James Holland mark Remembrance Day by reading an extract of Keith Douglas’s military memoir Alamein to Zem Zem and his poem Vergissmeinnicht (Forget-me-not).#WeHaveWayswehavewayspodcast@gmail.comProducers:Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorA Goalhanger Films Production  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/11/1914m 57s

48. Omaha Beach

Leading military historian John McManus describes the situation facing American soldiers on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He also talks to James Holland about the the current appetite in the States for studying World War Two. And Jim Gavin makes his customary appearance #WeHaveWays.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthy  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/11/1939m 0s

47. The Battle for Poland

Al Murray and James Holland take a deep dive into the events of 1939 as first the Germans and then the Russians invade Poland.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Harry Lineker  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/11/1930m 10s

46. The Battle of Midway

At the start of June, 1942, the Japanese navy ruled the Pacific. A week later US forces had won a decisive battle that would change the course of the war.Leading US historian Craig Symonds tells James Holland why the Battle of Midway was so decisive and describes the key characters and action.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthy  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/10/1945m 10s

45. Burma and Operation Varsity

Burma and Operation VarsityJames Holland describes the role of General Slim in turning round the fortunes of the British forces in Burma. Al Murray explains how the airborne success of Operation Varsity was principally built on the lessons learnt in Arnhem.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker and Joey McCarthy  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/10/1933m 42s

44. Memories Of War - Part 2

Major-General Stuart Watson describes his experiences on Sword Beach on D-Day to James Holland. He also recounts the sights and smells of the Falaise Pocket. Finally he tells James about his journey with XXX Corps to the bridge at Nijmegen.A bonus episode of We Have Ways of Making You Talk.A Goalhanger Films Production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/10/1931m 26s

43. Spike Milligan and the Italian Campaign

Al Murray reads an extract from Spike Milligan’s war time memoir Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall. Al and James then discuss the effects of the war on Milligan’s mental health and James provides historical context to the author’s time in Italy.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthy  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/10/1930m 20s

42. Memories of War - Part 1

Major-General Stuart Watson landed on Sword Beach on D-Day. In this bonus episode of We Have Ways of Making You Talk Major-General Watson tells James Holland about his training with amphibious tanks in anticipation of the invasion.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/10/1926m 49s

41. The Life and Death of the Desert Fox

No German military leader of World War Two has a greater reputation than Erwin Rommel. Such was his perceived threat to Hitler and the Nazi hierarchy that on October 14th, 1944, he was pushed to commit suicide rather than face a trial for alleged involvement in the plot to assassinate the Führer.Seventy five years on from his death James Holland and Al Murray assess Rommel’s war time record and debate the truth of his reputation as an apolitical and decent man.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker and Joey McCarthy  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/10/1933m 27s

40. The Massacre of Monte Sole

In the autumn of 1944 German troops murdered more than 700 Italian civilians in one village. James Holland visits the scene seventy five years on.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/1921m 3s

39. Poland's Plight

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the terrible price paid by Poland in World War Two. Also, why is there a Russian tank on London’s Old Kent Road? Plus the lads discuss the role and reputation of Field Marshall Alan Brooke.A Goalhanger Films production  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/10/1929m 41s

38. Stalin in Paris

Did Russia have aspirations to march the Red Army all the way to Paris? Al Murray and James Holland debate Soviet intentions in 1945. The lads also name their favourite war museums and look back on their time in Arnhem and Nijmegen.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/10/1941m 35s

37. A Bridge Too Far?

Al Murray and James Holland stand on the banks of the Neder-Rijn in the exact spot that the remnants of the 1st Airborne Division rowed and swam back across the river after nine days of hell in Arnhem. Was the operation doomed from the start? Or a risk worth taking?A Goalhanger Films production.Recorded in Holland.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/09/1917m 5s

36. Lost at Nijmegen

Why did General Gavin not take the vital bridge at Nijmegen as soon as his 82nd Airborne Division landed in Holland? A hugely controversial decision to concentrate instead on the Groesbeek Heights is debated here by James Holland and Dutch historian R G Poulussen.A Goalhanger Films production.Produced in Nijmegen, Holland.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/09/1922m 33s

35. Al Murray walks the Oosterbeek Perimeter

On day four of Operation Market Garden, British commanding officer Roy Urquhart gave up trying to relieve John Frost at Arnhem bridge and instead ordered his remaining men to form a defensive perimeter around the village of Oosterbeek. Al Murray explores the small pocket in which three thousand British troops grimly hung on waiting for a relief force that would never arrive.A Goalhanger Films production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/09/1935m 45s

34. XXX Corps

In September 1944 the Allied ground troops of Operation Market Garden smashed their way north towards the beleaguered British troops holding on in Arnhem. Seventy five years later James Holland rides in a Sherman tank up the same road outside Nijmegen and towards the Groesbeek Heights.A Goalhanger Films Production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/09/1951m 38s

33. Market Garden with Dan Snow

Dan Snow chats with James Holland by the bridge in Arnhem. The two historians discuss the battle’s iconic place in British history.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/09/1914m 20s

32. The Battle for Arnhem Bridge

Al Murray and James Holland walk across the famous John Frost bridge at Arnhem while describing the intense fighting which took place there 75 years ago. The boys explore the locations of the buildings held by John Frost and his men before climbing up onto the bridge itself.#WeHaveWaysA Goalhanger Films Production. Recorded and edited in Arnhem.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/09/1934m 36s

31. Twenty Four Hours in Arnhem

Al Murray describes a single day in Arnhem as events turn decidedly against the British airborne troops.#WeHaveWayswehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/09/1934m 29s

30. The Hartenstein Hotel

In the first of our special episodes to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem, Al Murray is at the Hartenstein Hotel. He is joined by battlefield tour expert Paul Reed to discuss the history of what became 1st Airborne Division’s Headquarters and relive what the fighting was like on the streets of Oosterbeek.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/09/1941m 11s

29. Operation Market Garden - Day 1

On September 17th, 1944, British and American forces launched one of the most audacious operations of World War Two.In this first of nine episodes devoted to Operation Market Garden, Al Murray and James Holland discuss the build up to the battle.Al and James recorded this episode in London before flying out to Holland. The remainder of the series will be recorded on Hell’s Highway, in Nijmegen and in Arnhem.Don’t miss a single episode as the lads rediscover the key sites of one of the war’s most famous battles.We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a Goalhanger Films Production.Twitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.comFollow James Holland and Al Murray on twitter using @James1940 @almurray  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/09/1941m 16s

28. The Capture of Rome

Al Murray and James Holland debate the controversial decision taken by General Mark Clark to liberate Rome. Also up for discussion are the mysterious Foo Fighters and the wartime experiences of comedian Spike Milligan.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/09/1935m 23s

27. We Are at War

It’s 80 years since the outbreak of war. James and Al discuss the build up to the German invasion of Poland and the British and French response.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/09/1946m 16s

26. Britskrieg

Is Paris burning? James Holland and Al Murray discuss the liberation of Paris and the final days of the Normandy campaign. Plus, what role did the mafia play in the invasion of Sicily? Were the Allies made an offer they couldn’t refuse?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/08/1942m 23s

25. Nazi Drugs and Midget Subs

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the drugs used by the Germans to keep submariners awake. Plus what would have happened if the German army had fought in Asia, while the Japanese were defending the Normandy beaches? A fascinating if preposterous debate.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/08/1939m 6s

24. We Have Ways Live from Edinburgh

Al Murray and James Holland take to the stage at the Edinburgh fringe to debate the great last stands of World War Two. Plus who was Wojtek the bear? And can we justify the bombing of Dresden? The boys answer some challenging audience questions.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/08/1944m 30s

23. Mutinies and the Battle for Malta

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the challenges of maintaining morale in the Allied armies. Plus James answers the question of why Malta was denied Spitfires in the island’s greatest hour of need.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/07/1951m 11s

22. The Eagle's Nest

James Holland joins Al Murray from Bavaria, where he sits in the shadow of Hitler's infamous summer residence, the Eagle's Nest. Al discusses his recent trip to Maquis country, plus the boys answer questions about forces and suncream; the toughest unit in WW2; the Japanese bombing of Australia; and their team selection for a do or die assault on an impregnable Nazi fortress.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/07/1951m 16s

21. Take No Prisoners

Al Murray and James Holland look back on a murderous incident on D-Day plus one. Plus the lads use hindsight to decide which World War II regiment, squadron or ship they would choose to serve with or on. Also up for discussion are Operations Epsom, Goodwood and the much maligned Italian forces.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/07/1946m 57s

20. Colditz and our Book List

James Holland and Al Murray debate the wisdom of collecting all the Allies’ most escape-minded prisoners of war in one place. Also up for discussion are bombing tactics, the Battle of the Atlantic and Monty’s autograph book. Plus Al and James’s recommended reading for the summer.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/07/1945m 20s

19. Infamy and The World at War

In this bonus episode there’s a chance to hear Franklin D Roosevelt’s speech after Pearl Harbour as performed by American actor Chaz Mena. Legendary broadcaster Ed Murrow and World at War narrator Laurence Olivier also get a run out.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/07/1911m 52s

18. Taking the Trench

James Holland joins British troops attacking a German trench. Experience the sounds and voices of Tommy soldiers in Normandy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/07/1911m 48s

17. Messing About in Tanks

We have EVEN MORE ways of making you talk. In this bonus episode James gets to explore the inner workings of a World War 2 tank.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/07/1916m 46s

16. I fought at Dunkirk and saw Harold Larwood bowl

In this bonus episode veteran John Hamilton describes shooting down a Stuka before being rescued from the beach at Dunkirk. He also details the extraordinary fitness regime he still maintains despite being 101 years old.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/07/1918m 5s

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About D-Day

In this bonus episode recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival James Holland talks to Professor Peter Caddick-Adams about some of the more extraordinary D-Day stories.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/07/1920m 44s

14. Live at the Chalke Valley History Festival

Al Murray and James Holland discuss Nazis dressed in Allied uniforms; the possibility of the US dropping an atomic bomb on the Germans; plus they take questions from a live audience.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/07/1953m 9s

13. The Soldbuch

Al Murray and James Holland spend part of this week’s podcast examining the life of a single German soldier, as revealed by his identity papers. Also discussed: the Russian boy used as a mascot by German soldiers; Hitler’s near brush with the battle in Normandy; and the quality of Ike Eisenhower in the field.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/06/1935m 58s

12. Our Russian Friends

James Holland and Al Murray get into a heated debate about the role of Russia in the defeat of the Nazis. Also discussed are the French civilian experiences in Normandy; the curious case of the Daily Telegraph crossword; and the fashion status of American army uniforms.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/06/1946m 15s

11. Smoking Snakes

James Holland and Al Murray discuss the remarkable story of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force and their contribution to the war effort in Italy. Plus the boys debate the raid on Dieppe and the incompetence of German Intelligence.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/06/1938m 37s

10. The Thing About Hitler...

Al Murray and James Holland discuss Hitler’s personal life. Also James finally turns the conversation to air power, Al recalls meeting a Russian Night Witch and James allows Al to try on his British Battledress jacket.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/06/1941m 33s

9. Bunker Busting

Al Murray and James Holland explore the converted tanks used at Normandy. Also up for discussion are parachute decoys, the dangers of back-flash and who killed Michael Wittmann.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/05/1936m 55s

8. D-Day and DD Tanks

D-Day takes centre stage as Al Murray and James Holland discuss floating tanks, flame throwers and the story of Omaha Beach.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/1950m 2s

7. Monty’s Hat and the Tiger

Al Murray and James Holland head to Bovington Tank Museum to discuss Normandy and the tanks that fought there.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/1946m 38s

6. A Foothold in France

James Holland discusses the early planning of Operation Overlord while Al Murray debates the merits of the PIAT, the British hand-held anti-tank weapon with a mixed reputation.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/05/1928m 44s

5. Rommel, Rations and the Battle of Sangshak

James Holland and Al Murray debate Rommel, rations and the right approach to heavy bombing. Plus we hear the story of an important battle between the British and Japanese.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/1934m 25s

4. Arnhem, Eastwood and Normandy antics

Al and James explain why Arnhem was a Bridge too Far; James describes the Germans’ enormous guns in Crimea; Al tells a boy’s own story of Normandy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/1931m 59s

3. Machine guns, Nazi menswear and an Italian massacre

Al Murray arrives at the podcast carrying a German machine gun. James tells the story of a little known Italian massacre. Both men discuss the role of Hugo Boss in Nazi tailoring.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/04/1944m 40s

2. Rations, the Ritz and Nazi FM

Al Murray explains why Madagascar was briefly the most important battleground in World War Two, while James Holland talks us through the output of Nazi radio. Also, why the Ritz served lobster and fine wine throughout the blitz, and the lads debate the bloodiest battle on the western front.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/1946m 49s

The Spitfire, the Major and Monte Cassino

In the first episode of our new World War II series Al Murray explains why the wings of a Spitfire never break off, while James Holland remembers the man who was told to smash up Monte Cassino. Plus General Patton, tactical genius or bloody murderer? #WeHaveWays  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/04/1946m 13s

Trailer

Achtung! Achtung!Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland bring you a new podcast all about the Second World War. We Have Ways of Making You Talk will see the two men tell battlefield tales and bring forgotten events back into sharp focus as they roam down forgotten front lines, cast new villains and make the case for unlikely heroes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/192m 23s
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