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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Production Produced by Harry Lineker  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/11/1930m 10s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
04/04/1946m 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.
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