We Have Ways of Making You Talk

We Have Ways of Making You Talk

By Goalhanger Podcasts

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

Episodes

Prisoners Of War

Over 150,000 British and Commonwealth troops were imprisoned by the Germans or Japanese during the Second World War. What were their lives like, what diseases did they suffer, and how good were their musicals? Al Murray and James Holland delve into the National Archives to find out more of the lives of POWs. Great Escapes: Remarkable Second World War Captives at The National Archives is free to visit and runs from Friday 2 February  - Sunday 21 July 2024, visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/great-escapes to find out more. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals. Membership Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/24·46m 52s

MIGHTY 8TH - D-DAY TO VICTORY (Part 7)

“In the end it is only people that count, all the people in the whole world. Any land is beautiful to someone. Any land is worth fighting for to someone. So it isn’t the land. It is the people.” In a new epic seven-part series inspired by the release of ‘Masters Of The Air’ on AppleTV, Al Murray and James Holland tell the true story of the Mighty 8th - one of the most courageous units in the USAAF. In our final episode on the Mighty 8th - Al Murray and James Holland chart the final months of the war, and address the myth of US bombing accuracy. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals. Membership Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/24·49m 52s

MIGHTY 8TH - OVERLORD (Part 6)

“We couldn’t tell 109s from P-51s or Focke-Wulfs. We couldn’t tell which side was winning or what kind went down.  They looked like they were playing around, and then one broke off in a dive that ended when he hit the ground.” In a new epic seven-part series inspired by the release of ‘Masters Of The Air’ on AppleTV, Al Murray and James Holland tell the true story of the Mighty 8th - one of the most courageous units in the USAAF. In the penultimate episode of the series, Al Murray and James follow the Mighty 8th as they bomb Berlin and provide vital air support for D-Day. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals. Membership Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/24·1h 3m

MIGHTY 8TH - BIG WEEK (Part 5)

“I wonder if you’ve got the guts to lead a big air force. If you haven’t I’ll get someone who has.” Al Murray and James Holland have reached one of the most important events of the entire air war - Big Week. From the 21st February 1944 - Friday 25th February 1944, over 10,000 tonnes of bombs were dropped on Germany by US aircraft. In a new epic seven-part series inspired by the release of ‘Masters Of The Air’ on AppleTV, Al Murray and James Holland tell the true story of the Mighty 8th - one of the most courageous units in the USAAF. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals. Membership Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/24·51m 25s

MIGHTY 8TH - ALL CHANGE (Part 4)

“I believe we did a good job today on this target. The flak was scattered and only accurate at one point. Sweated it out a little but we came out unscathed.” As Big Week looms, Al Murray and James Holland discuss how a change in personnel and strategy reversed the fortunes of the Mighty 8th. In a new epic seven-part series inspired by the release of ‘Masters Of The Air’ on AppleTV, Al Murray and James Holland tell the true story of the Mighty 8th - one of the most courageous units in the USAAF. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals. Membership Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/24·41m 21s

MIGHTY 8TH - CRISIS (Part 3)

“We love fighting. Fighting is a grand sport.” For so much of the war, the vicious fighter planes that we obsess over to this day were being mis-used. In a new epic seven-part series inspired by the release of ‘Masters Of The Air’ on AppleTV, Al Murray and James Holland tell the true story of the Mighty 8th - one of the most courageous units in the USAAF. In today’s episode, Al Murray and James Holland trace the birth of Fighter Command and the birth of the iconic P-51 Mustang. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals. Membership Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/24·1h 1m

MIGHTY 8TH - BAPTISM OF FIRE (Part 2)

“Day bombing is the bold, the aggressive, the offensive thing to do. “It is the method and the practice which will put the greatest pressure on Germany, work the greatest havoc to his wartime industry and the greatest reduction to this air force.” General Ira Eaker was determined for his USAAF to bomb Germany during the day and specifically industrial targets.  Why did he disagree with Bomber Harris - and would the benefit of bombing factories outweigh the growing butcher’s bill of American pilots? In a new epic seven-part series inspired by the release of ‘Masters Of The Air’ on AppleTV, Al Murray and James Holland tell the true story of the Mighty 8th - one of the most courageous units in the USAAF. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals. Membership Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/24·1h 3m

MIGHTY 8TH - THE ROAD TO POINTBLANK (Part 1)

“Your friends and comrades that have been lost and that will be lost today are depending on you. Their sacrifice must not be in vain.  “Good luck. Good shooting and good bombing.” These were the final words of General Fred Anderson of the Eighth Air Force before sending his men to Schweinfurt on the 14th October 1943. The mission became known as Black Thursday. In a new epic seven-part series inspired by the release of ‘Masters Of The Air’ on AppleTV, Al Murray and James Holland tell the true story of the Mighty 8th - one of the most courageous units in the USAAF. Today, Al Murray and James Holland detail the horror of Black Thursday, and the birth of the Bomber Mafia and The Eight Airforce. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals. Membership Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/24·1h 8m

INTRODUCING THE MIGHTY 8TH

JOIN ON APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/channel/we-have-ways/id6475583516 JOIN ON PATREON: patreon.com/wehaveways On Tuesday, we're launching our first major podcast series of the year. It’s all about the build up and result of Big Week, the largest air assault in human history- featuring thousands of crews battling over the skies of Nazi Germany. We’re following a single group of men the whole way through - The Mighty Eighth. Join our member's clubs today to receive all SEVEN episodes of The Mighty Eighth tomorrow morning in you feed. APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/channel/we-have-ways/id6475583516 PATREON: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/24·1m 12s

Masters Of The Air

In a special preview of the landmark new Apple TV series 'Masters Of The Air', Al Murray and James Holland speak to the show's co-executive producer and writer, - John Orloff. Based off the book of the same name by Donald L. Miller, 'Masters Of The Air' is the story of the 100th Bomb Group and their incredible bravery throughout the latter stages of the Second World War. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals. Membership Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/24·45m 53s

THE BATTLE OF THE NORTH CAPE: SCHARNHORST - SUNK

In the final episode of Al Murray and James Holland's naval odyssey, they document the final hours of the mighty Scharnhorst. Was it British Naval excellence, or German incompetence that sunk the infamous vessel? A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals. Membership Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/24·1h 5m

USA - We Have Ways: Supply and Demand and the Global War Machine

What was more significant for America in the 20th century - the crushing of Nazism in Europe, or their multiple campaigns for democracy across Asia? Al Murray, James Holland and John McManus answer this, plus explore the delicate balance of supply and demand achieved during the Second World War. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals. Membership Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/24·45m 4s

BATTLE OF THE NORTH CAPE: The Trap Is Set

Christmas Eve 1943, Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser and the men of Convoy JW55B are in a tense holding pattern up against the Nazi U-boats. Al Murray and James Holland document the final days before The Battle Of The North Cape, and the sinking of the infamous Scharnhorst. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals. Membership Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/24·51m 20s

BATTLE OF THE NORTH CAPE: The Convoy Assembles

One of the most dramatic naval battles of the Second World War - high in the Arctic Circle on Boxing Day, 1943. Al Murray and James Holland set sail for another Naval adventure as they track the sinking of the mighty Scharnhorst. Setting the scene for the Boxing Day 1943 battle - the boys lay out the need for the Arctic Convoy, the characters involved, and ask a question that has vexed many ever since: was the Scharnhorst a battleship or a battlecruiser? A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals. Membership Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/24·49m 1s

USA: We Have Ways - Pacific 44

James Holland and John McManus review the war in the Pacific 1944 - the year in which the US truly becomes the most powerful nation in the world. John discusses the duplicitous nature of America's relationship with China and how the differing aims of MacArthur and Stilwell creates so much tension in the Pacific. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals. Membership Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/24·51m 38s

Italian Hell: San Pietro, Monte Sammucro and Night Fighting

Al Murray, James Holland and John McManus discuss the Allies' experience of fighting in the mountains of Italy in the brutal winter of 1943’ - especially the horrendous conditions in San Pietro and Monte Sammucro. John details the evolution of fighting under the cover of darkness, and the dangers it entails. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/24·1h 2m

Mark Clark's Total War

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the beauty of naval acronyms, the fine details of the Eureka signal and the myth of Kesselring's fine war record. They also look into General Mark Clark's blistering letters, in which he calls for total destruction of the German war machine. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/01/24·27m 25s

Skinning The Cat: How to Write History

Al Murray and James Holland are joined by academic and author Jonathan Fennell at St Edmund Hall bar to talk about their writing processes. From operating archives in China and Russia, finding the truth in primary sources and the best tips and tricks on Microsoft Word - we get into the detail of how to write a bestseller. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/23·50m 9s

Sophie Scholl and The White Rose

How did the White Rose group become the defining figures of Nazi resistance after the Second World War? Al Murray and James Holland speak to Oxford's Dr Alexandra Lloyd about her research on the White Rose, and the problematic legacy of remembrance for Germany. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/12/23·57m 6s

The Mosquito, Operation Carthage and Super Spies

Al Murray and James Holland are joined by friend of the show, historian Rowland White, to talk about the most legendary aircraft of the Second World War - the de Havilland Mosquito - but also about the extraordinary men who flew, the largely forgotten but incredible story of Danish resistance, and one of the most extraordinary raids of the entire war: Operation CARTHAGE. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/23·1h

Convoys! (Part 4)

The final chapter of our Convoys series sees Al Murray and James Holland recount the final days of Convoy HX231 and the harrowing stories of those that did not survive the crossing. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/23·34m 20s

USA: We Have Ways - Battlefield Medicine

From using cod psychology to predict battle fatigue to the enormous blood drives in 1945 - Al Murray, James Holland and John McManus discuss the ways in which the US forces mastered medicine during the Second World War. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/23·48m 25s

Convoys! (Part 3)

The horror of the Atlantic convoy comes into razor sharp focus when Convoy HX231 comes into contact with the Nazi Wolfpack. In the ultimate game of cat and mouse, can the ships make it to Liverpool in one piece? A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/23·56m 19s

USA: We Have Ways - How To Win A War

How does a Sherman tank get from the US to a battlefield in Western Europe, and who decides how many get sent? James Holland and John McManus get deep into the logistics of the Second World War and how it gave the Allies the edge in the 1944. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/23·46m 9s

Convoys! (Part 2)

It’s the 31st of March 1943 and Convoy HX231 sets off from New York. Sir Charles Ramsey is the commodore of the convoy but he is low on ships for protection - will they get across the Atlantic without being pounced upon by the Nazi Wolfpack? A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/23·51m 55s

USA: We Have Ways - The Black Military Experience

The existence of African-American soldiers has all but been erased from the popular narrative of the Second World War. James Holland and John McManus speak to the esteemed writer and academic Matthew Delmont to help explain how the experience of nearly a million black men on the front line impact the outcome of the war, but also laid the groundwork for the Civil Rights movement in the latter half of the 20th century. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Social: @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/23·44m 10s

Convoy! (Part 1)

In the first of a three part series, Al Murray and James Holland discuss the journey of Convoy HX231. Today, they chat about the build up to its launch from New York in March 1943 - including how Atlantic convoys were set up during the Second World War and the ever present threat of the Nazi Wolfpack. We Have Ways Fest is back! Tickets for 2024 available at wehavewaysfest.co.uk A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/23·54m 39s

USA: We Have Ways - Tarawa 1943

Al Murray, James Holland and John McManus discuss the deadly battle on Tarawa. A close quarters and bloody fight for a small atoll in the central Pacific Why was it so brutal, and how did their leaders convince the counterparts to fight to the last man? A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/23·53m 0s

The Birth Of The UN, Prisoners in the Isle Of Man and the Cairo Conference

Al Murray and James Holland catch up on their latest research and after some revelatory peering down rabbit holes look back to this week in 1943 to explore the war in Italy, the role of Charles De Gaulle in Lebanon, the birth of the United Nations and the complexity of the Cairo Conference. Tickets for We Have Ways Fest 2024 are on sale now! Find out more now... wehavewaysfest.co.uk A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/23·44m 6s

Eddie Izzard: My Second World War Obsession

Al Murray and James Holland speak to actress, comedian and political campaigner Suzy Eddie Izzard about their lifelong love for the Second World War. In another jam-packed episode of war waffle, Suzy discusses the difference between performing stand up in Germany and France, playing a Nazi alongside Tom Cruise in the film Valkyrie, and her incredible 1940s themed model railway. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/23·1h 8m

Life On A Destroyer

Tribal Class Destroyers, what was life like serving on them - and what is a Destroyer? Al Murray and James Holland go into detail into the staffing, roles and weapons that could be found on an Allied Navy Destroyer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/23·49m 22s

USA: We Have Ways - The Marine Corps

Al Murray and James Holland speak to decorated Marine Corps officer and former United States senator Jim Webb. They discuss the evolution of the US Marine Corps between the two world wars, including the lessons learned from the disaster of Galipoli. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/23·51m 36s

How to Win in Arnhem

Al Murray and James Holland read Second World War manuals produced by the British and American Army. They detail the unbelievable difficulty that XXX Corps faced in Arnhem, and the problems posed in urban warfare. Plus- how many horses did the Waffen SS have? A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/23·45m 50s

War Music

Recorded at We Have Ways Fest 2023, Al Murray sits down with music journalist David Hepworth for a chat about 1940s pop music, the spirit of the nation, and the BBC. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/23·54m 7s

A Philosopher Goes To War

Al Murray chats to Dr Waitman Wade Beorn about one of the most fascinating ruminations on fighting during the Second World War - Warriors by J. Glenn Gray. J. Glenn Gray entered the army as a private in May 1941, having been drafted on the same day he was informed of his doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University, years after the end of war - the philosopher reread his war diaries and began to write eloquently on warfare does to soldiers, especially our understanding of cruelty in war. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/23·58m 57s

Italy's Morale Crisis

Italy proved a nightmare place to fight, no matter what side you were on: the endless mountains, the innumerable rivers, the narrowness of roads, the blazing heat, and then torrential rain and freezing cold. Jonathan Fennell, John McManus and James Holland ask, just how big was the crisis in morale for both sides and how did commanders deal with the weight of expectation, mounting casualties and truly appalling conditions?  Recorded at We Have Ways Fest Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/23·1h 3m

Landing Craft, Sappers and the Tyranny of Overlord

In another wide ranging discussion, Al Murray tells James Holland about his evening at the Royal Engineers Museum alongside Jools Holland and Sir Tom Jones, the tactical importance of landing craft, and how often they think about invading Wiltshire.A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/23·53m 3s

The Great Escaper

Al Murray and James Holland speak to the writer and director of 'The Great Escaper', a new film starring Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson about the heartwarming true story of Bernard Jordan, the 89-year-old veteran who snuck off to attend the 70th anniversary of D-day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/23·38m 22s

USA: We Have Ways - Vinegar Joe's China

Al Murray, James Holland and John McManus discuss the life of Joseph Stilwell - the United States Army general best known for his service in the China-Burma-India Theatre during the Second World War. What was his relationship like with Chiang Kai-shek, and what about his personality led to him being remembered as "Vinegar Joe"? A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/23·46m 30s

Operation Frankton

In December 1942, Herbert 'Blondie' Hasler's men were aiming for the occupied port of Bordeaux - with just canoes, mines and grenades. Operation FRANKTON was certainly daring and it did achieve its aims but only two out of ten ever made it back. James Holland and Al Murray discuss one of the most famous - but possibly hare-brained - missions of the entire Second World War. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/23·57m 10s

Surviving The Bloody 100th: Lucky Luckadoo

John 'Lucky' Luckadoo was born in 1922, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is the last surviving pilot of the US Eighth Air Force 100th Bomb Group - nicknamed 'The Bloody 100th'. In this brilliant interview with James Holland, he describes his experience flying for the USAAF and the devastating experience of Black Thursday. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/23·1h 8m

USA : We Have Ways - Eisenhower & the Influence of the American Civil War

What did the US Army and West Point learn from the Civil War, and how did this impact leadership throughout the Second World War? James Holland and John McManus discuss the similarities of leadership by two iconic American generals: Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/23·52m 18s

Black Thursday 1943 and Crossing The Volturno

Al Murray and James Holland turn back the clocks to investigate two seismic events of the Second World War that happened 80 years ago this week. They first discuss the Fifth Army’s crossing of the River Volturno in Italy, drawing on eye-witness accounts, and then the disastrous second bombing of Schweinfurt on 14 October 1943 by the US Eighth Air Force that became known as Black Thursday. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/23·56m 14s

USA: We Have Ways - 11th Airborne Division

Former US Paratrooper and now historian, James Fenelon joins Jim and John McManus to discuss the extraordinary and little-known exploits of the 11th Airborne Division - a unit led by the brilliant Joe Swing and who excelled during the Battle for the Philippines. The term ‘forgotten heroes’ might have been invented for this bunch! A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/23·56m 3s

Slaughter in Sicily, Glider Failures and the Cruelty of German Medicine

Did German doctors unfairly euthanise their own troops if they got shot in the stomach? Were any lessons learnt by the Nazis after Salerno? And is it pronounced "Waco" or "Waco"? All these questions, and more answered by Al Murray and James Holland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/23·53m 55s

USA - We Have Ways: D-Day Ohio (Part 2)

In a bonus USA episode, James Holland recounts an incredible trip to James recounts an incredible trip to D-Day Ohio - one of the world's biggest re-enactor festivals. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/23·31m 4s

'Hitler's Pope', Enemies Of The People and The Difference Between Hitler and Trump

Al Murray and James Holland are joined by the lawyer and writer Philippe Sands to discuss revelatory documents that strongly suggest Pope Pius XII had knowledge of the mass murder of Poles and Jews at Belzec in 1942. They also speak about the battle for truth within the walls of the Vatican, and how Adolf Hitler used the courts to increase his popularity before 1933 - just as Donald Trump is doing today. A Goalhanger Production Produced by James Hodgson Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/23·44m 17s

USA: We Have Ways - The 7th Infantry Regiment in Italy

James Holland and John McManus discuss the history of the only American fighting division that can be traced back to the war of 1812 - The 7th Infantry Regiment. What was the involvement of this legendary group of men during the Second World War, especially their impact on the Italian campaign? A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/23·49m 59s

USA - We Have Ways: D-Day Ohio (Part 1)

In a bonus USA episode, James recounts an incredible trip to D-Day Ohio - one of the world's biggest re-enactor festivals. A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/23·48m 53s

The Savage Storm (Extract)

From the bestselling author of Brothers in Arms comes the story of the most pivotal Allies campaign of World War II. With the invasion of France the following year taking shape, and hot on the heels of victory in Sicily, the Allies crossed into Southern Italy in September 1943. They expected to drive the Axis forces north and be in Rome by Christmas. And although Italy surrendered, the German forces resisted fiercely and the swift hoped-for victory descended into one of the most brutal battles of the war. Even though shipping and materiel were already being safeguarded for the D-Day landings, there were still huge expectations on the progress of the invading armies, but those shortages were to slow the advance with tragic consequences. As the weather closed in, the critical months leading up to Monte Cassino would inflict a heavy price for every bloody, hard fought mile the Allied troops covered. Chronicling those dark, dramatic months in unflinching and insightful detail, The Savage Storm is unlike any campaign history yet written. James Holland has always recounted the Second World War at ground level, but this version telling brings the story vividly to life like never before. Weaving together a wealth of letters, diaries, and other incredible documents, Holland traces the battles as they were fought - across plains, over mountains, through shattered villages and cities, in intense heat and, towards the end, frigid cold and relentless rain - putting readers at the heart of the action to create an entirely fresh and revealing telling of this most pivotal phase of the war. Buy The Savage Storm Now: https://linktr.ee/thesavagestormhb Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/23·56m 25s

Jean Moulin and the Maths of Market Garden

Who killed Jean Moulin, and did they get him to talk? Al Murray and James Holland discuss the final days of the resistance hero's life, and how his death has contributed to national myths about occupied France during the Second World War. The boys also discuss the mind boggling figures that surround Operation Market Garden, including some stomach churning facts about injuries in Arnhem A Goalhanger Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/23·56m 50s

Dermot O’Leary & James May - The Afflicted

Why are we obsessed with the Second World War? Dermot O’Leary and James May join Al and James on stage at We Have Ways Fest to look into why we’re so gripped by the subject and it’s importance.  They also reminisce about the films and objects that first got them hooked and discuss how their obsession has carried on into adult life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/23·57m 50s

Heritage Heroes: Rabbi Rob's Tanks and War Stories

In the next installment of our Heritage Heroes series James joins former naval corpsman Rabbi Rob Thomas in Ohio to discuss his remarkably diverse collection of tanks and heavy armour - one of the most extensive in the US! They delve into the impact of the Second World War upon Rob's own family history, the importance of educating the public about military weaponry, and debunk myths about the war. Rob’s connection to the war is a personal one; his wife’s grandfather, as a native Yiddish speaker, acted as translator at some of the first liberated concentration camps in Germany, which is why Rob believes in the continuing value of education about the conflict.  Hear how his collection started with a couple of machine guns and a jeep on which to mount them, before escalating to Shermans and a warehouse.  See his collection for yourself at ww2armor.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/23·51m 40s

USA- We Have Ways: The Life Of Patton

In another classic USA episode, the boys are joined by American historian Kevin Hymel. Kevin has spent his career writing the quintessential biography of General Patton, in this wide ranging discussion they chat about his legacy, his achievements and his unreadable handrwriting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/23·1h 1m

We Have Ways Fest: Big Week

With just a few days to go until the biggest event of the podcast's calendar, Al Murray and James Holland speak about their excitement for We Have Ways Fest Drei. They also chat about airborne operations, their undying love for Second World War history and James unearths a 1940s training manual. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/23·33m 33s

USA - We Have Ways: The American Memory of War

We know that the British are still obsessed with the Second World War, but what about the other side of the pond? James Holland and John McManus look at the way that the memory of war has impacted US society - from High School students to D-Day re-enactors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/23·50m 0s

The Whirlwind and The Savage Storm

Al and Jim end up on the subject of the Savage Storm, James' new book about the Allied campaign in southern Italy in late 1943, but not before they've caught up with the Westland Whirlwind, the RAF's cannon fighter hot-rod. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/23·56m 48s

USA - We Have Ways: The Philippines

How did the battles in the Philippines impact the struggle between the US and Japanese forces? Al Murray and James Holland are joined by our regular US expert John McManus to take a deep dive into the Philippines campaign. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/23·53m 46s

Methods and Morale

Was the sole purpose behind Arthur Harris' Bomber Command to kill German citizens? Was German violence within the army due to radicalisation or desensitisation? And how did the one feed into the other?  Al Murray and James Holland explore methods and morale in 1943 A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/23·44m 3s

Between The Lines - Ep 20

Note: This is the final episode of Between The Lines Between The Lines captures the reaction across the world through the letters, diaries and logbooks of our characters on Between The Lines. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Willhelm Mauss is read by Alex Figuierdo Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The Executive Producer is Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/08/23·24m 21s

USA - We Have Ways: Tidal Wave

It was one of the United States Army Air Forces' most ambitious bombing campaigns in 1943. Why were the Nazis so reliant on the Ploiesti oil fields in Romania and how successful was the daytime raid? James Holland and John McManus discuss Operation Tidal Wave. They explain why the Nazis were so reliant on the Ploiesti oil fields in Romania and analyse the success of the daytime raid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/23·54m 52s

Operation CEDRIC

In a continuation from their chat last week, Al Murray and James Holland talk about an individual Jedburgh team called OPERATION CEDRIC. Who were the people dropped behind enemy lines, what did they get up to - and most importantly, was any of it worth it? A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/23·43m 15s

Between The Lines - Ep 19

Between The Lines captures the reaction across the world through the letters, diaries and logbooks of our characters on Between The Lines. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Willhelm Mauss is read by Alex Figuierdo Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The Executive Producer is Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/08/23·20m 19s

Indian National Army

Who were the Subhas Chandra Bose's soldiers, and what motivated them to fight alongside the Japanese, and where does their story sit in the history of the War? Jim and Al talk to Oyeshi Ganguly, Shriya Dasgupta and Sudarshan Pujari from the Agnijug Archive project who have been researching this end of Empire story. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/23·55m 36s

Resistance - The Jedburghs

A vital part of the post D-Day plan was to organise the French Resistance to rise up against the Nazi occupiers. But very much on Allied terms and where the Maquis could help best. Parachuted in behind the lines to train, aid and support the Resistance were a number of three-man teams, known as Jedburghs. Who were these men, where were they dropped and did they succeed? Al and James investigate. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/08/23·49m 19s

NEW PODCAST: THE REST IS FOOTBALL

Join Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards for a new podcast bringing strong opinions on all the latest stories from the world of football. Hosted by three men who’ve been there and done it at the highest level of the game, The Rest is Football combines topical debate with outrageous tales from their careers. The essential new podcast for football fans. Listen to THE REST IS FOOTBALL, wherever you get your podcasts. Twitter: @restisfootball Instagram: @therestisfootball Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/23·13m 37s

Between The Lines - Ep 18

Between The Lines captures the reaction across the world through the letters, diaries and logbooks of our characters on Between The Lines. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Willhelm Mauss is read by Alex Figuierdo Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The Executive Producer is Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/23·22m 39s

The Spitfire vs The Sea Fury

In the first of a series of interviews with 'Heritage Heroes', Al Murray and James Holland speak to war bird pilot and restoration expert Richard Grace. Richard tells the lads about his extraordinary life within the classic war bird world, his parents' obsession with flying Spitfires, and what the best plane to fly really is. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Members' Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/23·54m 34s

Gomorrah 1943 - Part 2

In the second episode of our special on the bombing of Hamburg, Al Murray and James Holland look behind the reasons behind the historic city as a target. They also discuss in sobering detail the horror on the ground, and if the raid was effective. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/23·43m 5s

Gomorrah 1943 - Part 1

It was planned to be a war ending raid, with thousands of bombs dropped on Hamburg on the 2nd and 3rd August 1943. In the first of a two-part special on the firebombing, Al Murray and James Holland look at the history behind these indiscriminate bombing campaigns and the moral implications of Arthur Harris’ plan. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/08/23·48m 24s

Between The Lines - Ep 17

As Mussolini falls in Italy, Between The Lines captures the reaction across the world through the letters, diaries and logbooks of our characters on Between The Lines. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Willhelm Mauss is read by Alex Figuierdo Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The Executive Producer is Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/07/23·30m 9s

Mobilising Hate - Part Two

In the second part of our harrowing conversation with filmmaker and historian, Martin Davidson, we discuss the real-world rhetoric and operations that make Nazi high command pursue the building of the camps and the Final Solution. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Members' Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/23·50m 48s

Saving The Vatican, Nazi Tactics and Nuclear Secrets

After kicking up a storm in last week’s podcast by daring to suggest German Army tactics weren’t always amazing, Al Murray and James Holland shamelessly double down. Also in today's episode, they trawl through the archives to find out exactly what was happening, 80 years ago across the world. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/07/23·43m 21s

Between The Lines - Ep 16

Welcome along to another of our We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Willhelm Mauss is read by Alex Figuierdo Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The Executive Producer is Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/07/23·23m 4s

The Life Of Rommel

Why has the reputation of Commander of the 7th Panzer Division Ernst Rommel become the stuff of legend? James Holland speaks to historian Lloyd Clark about the life and career of the Desert Fox. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/23·57m 48s

The Battle of Kursk - Part 2

It's been called the biggest tank battle of The Second World War, with vast numbers of troops, vehicles clashing to take the initiative on the Eastern Front. But why did Germany fail at Kursk? Al Murray and James Holland discuss 1943's epic slugfest. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/07/23·55m 47s

Between The Lines - Ep 15

Welcome along to another of our We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. In this week's episode we get an incredible insight from General Omar Bradley's aide, Captain Chet Hansen, describing the advance on Sicily. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Willhelm Mauss is read by Alex Figuierdo Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The Executive Producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/07/23·35m 44s

A Veteran of Iwo Jima

A special podcast today as James Holland talks to Dick Jessor, former US Marine Corps veteran of the terrible battle for Iwo Jim in Feb-March 1945. Dick speaks very movingly and poignantly about his experiences - events that have lived with him ever since. Our speaker line-up for We Have Ways Fest Drei is now LIVE - head to wehavewaysfest.co.uk/line-up for more information A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/23·1h 6m

The Battle of Kursk

It’s approaching July 1943 and German forces have pushed on to Kursk, north of the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.  As they await the spring thaw and recommencement of hostilities, the Russians are digging in for a long defensive fight and future counter-offensive.   It’s clear the Germans are beatable, but can the Red Army take advantage of their superior supply lines, rations & vehicles, and partizan support from locals? Or will their far higher casualty rates level the playing field? Al and James survey the preparations for battle… A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/07/23·54m 45s

Between The Lines - Ep 14

Welcome along to a new episode of our We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Willhelm Mauss is read by Alex Figuierdo Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The executive producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/23·31m 24s

Bomber Command's Forgotten Weapon

A considerable part of RAF Bomber Command’s operations were devoted to mine-laying operations in ports and river estuaries and phenomenally successful it was too as Jane Gulliford Lowes explains in this often surprising and revelatory discussion. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/07/23·50m 46s

The Loyd Carrier And The Half-Track: Live at Chalke Valley

It's another hardware heavy episode as Al Murray and James Holland record live at Chalke Valley History Festival. We get an update from our restoration of a Loyd Carrier and hear about the benefits of a half-track vehicle versus a tank. Our line-up for We Have Ways Fest 2023 is now live! Find out more on wehavewaysfest.co.uk A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/07/23·38m 46s

Between The Lines - Ep 13

Welcome along to a new episode of our We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Willhelm Mauss is read by Alex Figuierdo Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The executive producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/07/23·28m 53s

Mobilising Hate

In this first of two conversations with the filmmaker and historian, Martin Davidson, we take a fresh look at how and why the Nazis believed making the Jews suffer was the only was to make Germany - and Europe - great again. In this first part, Martin and James discuss the genesis of the idea grew and came to be so widely accepted as the guiding principle of the Nazi movement. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Members' Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/23·58m 57s

The Culture War

What were Brits listening and reading during the Second World War, and why did poetry have a renaissance for Tommies on the front line? Al Murray and James Holland talk about wartime culture and the creation of a false English idyll.  Also, in light of this weekend's news from Russia, Al and Jim wonder if parallels can be drawn between the Wagner Group and the Waffen SS. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Members’ Club: patreon.com/wehaveways Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/23·53m 30s

Between The Lines - Ep 12

Welcome along to a new episode of our We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Willhelm Mauss is read by Alex Figuierdo Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The executive producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/06/23·30m 47s

Pop Stars of the Second World War

In this episode, James Holland talks to legendary music journalist, David Hepworth about the popular songs and singers of the wartime years, and particularly those recorded at the world’s most famous recording studio, Abbey Road. From Al Bowlly and Noel Coward, to Gracie Fields, George Formby and Glenn Miller, they also discuss the magic of a recorded song and how wartime inventions changed the music industry forever. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/23·51m 22s

The Religious Resistance

Al and James discuss Felix Kir, the merry cleric of Dijon, who took on the Nazis. How could the clergy in Occupied France resist? And what's that about cocktails? A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/06/23·49m 43s

Between The Lines - Ep 11

Welcome along to a new episode of our new, We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Willhelm Mauss is read by Alex Figuierdo Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The executive producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/23·29m 20s

USA - We Have Ways: The Logistics Of War

How did troops in remote islands fighting have a constant supply of armour, ammunition and food to secure victory? James and John speak about the astonishing operational effort put in to secure victory in the Philippines, A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/23·55m 6s

Fighting The Wolfpacks

The summer of 1943 was crucial in the battle for Atlantic supremacy. How did the Allies defeat the Nazi U-Boats to regain control of vital shipping routes across the oceans? A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/23·54m 51s

Between The Lines - Ep 10

Welcome along to a new episode of our new, We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Willhelm Mauss is read by Alex Figuierdo Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The executive producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/06/23·30m 6s

The Survivor - The Josef Lefkowitz Story

At just 13-years-old, following the Nazi invasion of Poland, Josef Lefkowitz and his father were separated from their family and taken to the Kraków-Plaszów concentration camp. Josef survived the Holocaust, and some of the most notorious concentration camps, including Auschwitz, Mauthausen and Ebensee. With his freedom, Josef returned home to find that he was the only one left alive in an extended family of 150. Compelled by the need to do something to avenge that loss, he joined the Jewish police while still in a displaced persons' camp, and was recruited as an intelligence officer for the US Army who gave him a team to search for Nazis in hiding. Whilst rounding up SS leaders, he played a critical role in identifying and bringing to justice his greatest tormentor, the Butcher of Plaszow, Amon Göth. He then committed his life to helping the orphaned children of the Holocaust rebuild their lives. In this harrowing podcast, Josef speaks to Al Murray and James Holland about his extraordinary life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/23·43m 38s

June 1943

Strikes in the US, funerals in Japan and the Pope calling for peace. Al Murray and James Holland search the records to find out exactly what was happening this week 80 years ago. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/23·57m 19s

Between The Lines - Ep 9

Welcome along to a new episode of our new, We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Willhelm Mauss is read by Alex Figuierdo Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The executive producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/06/23·36m 58s

The Birth of the SAS

Shrouded in mystery and classified papers, the origins of the SAS during the Second World War are as shadowy as the operations they took part in. James Holland speaks to ex-SAS Officer Tom Petch about the birth of the Special Forces, especially the fascinating figure of Dudley Clarke. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/23·1h 9m

Operation Strike

As Al Murray and James Holland conclude their retelling of the North African campaign, they delve deeper into Operation Strike. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/23·58m 36s

Between The Lines - Ep 8

Welcome along to a new episode of our new, We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Willhelm Mauss is read by Alex Figuierdo Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The executive producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/05/23·24m 14s

Talking War Movies

Al Murray and James Holland are joined by the Private Eye editor Ian Hislop, and cartoonist Nick Newman to talk about their favourite Second World War films. They reminisce about their first time watching A Bridge Too Far, the historical innacuracies of Where Eagles Dare and the human aspect of the Dam Busters. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/23·53m 25s

North Africa: The Battle Continues

As the battle rages in North Africa, Hitler insists on sending ever-more precious men and materiel to save the day. But time is running out as the Allies start to work out what looks suspiciously like a winning formula… A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/23·54m 50s

Family Stories Series 4: Episode 10

Today’s final family stories episode of the series tells one of most dramatic glider pilot stories we've heard, bumping into Hollywood royalty and sitting for Hitler's personal artist. the Ardennes, the beaches of Normandy and a pioneering pilot who helped launch the Windrush Generation. Family Stories runs every Sunday, telling your stories from the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Robin Scott-Elliot Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/23·23m 34s

Between The Lines - Ep 7

Welcome along to a new episode of our new, We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The executive producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/23·35m 25s

Dambusters - Attacking The Eder

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Dams Raid, in which Guy Gibson and 617 Squadron destroyed crucial German infrastructure using the innovative bouncing bomb - Al Murray and James Holland are presenting DAMBUSTERS WEEK. With a dwindling amount of bouncing bombs and a complicated route to attack, the surviving Lancaster crews approach the largest of all targets, the Eder Dam. What happened that night, and was it all worth it? To watch EXCLUSIVE video content from this series, join our Patreon  A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/23·36m 55s

Dambusters - Atacking The Sorpe

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Dams Raid, in which Guy Gibson and 617 Squadron destroyed crucial German infrastructure using the innovative bouncing bomb - Al Murray and James Holland are presenting DAMBUSTERS WEEK. As Guy Gibson succeeds at the Möne Dam, all is not well with B Squadron. Joe McCarthy and Les Munro are faced with a nigh-on impossible task at the Sorpe, and struggle to breech the enormous structure. Why was this considered a secondary target, and why didn't it work? To watch EXCLUSIVE video content from this series, join our Patreon  A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/23·38m 25s

Dambusters - Attacking The Möhne

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Dams Raid, in which Guy Gibson and 617 Squadron destroyed crucial German infrastructure using the innovative bouncing bomb - Al Murray and James Holland are presenting DAMBUSTERS WEEK. Under the cover of darkness, Guy Gibson and his crew launch the first attack on the German Dams - the key to the Nazi war machine. With the added threat of a young gun crew positioned on top of the Dam - will 617 Squadron succeed in their mission? To watch EXCLUSIVE video content from this series, join our Patreon (patreon.com/wehaveways) A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/23·29m 48s

Dambusters - Countdown

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Dams Raid, in which Guy Gibson and 617 Squadron destroyed crucial German infrastructure using the innovative bouncing bomb - Al Murray and James Holland are presenting DAMBUSTERS WEEK. Al Murray and James Holland describe the final days before the raids began, including the troubled character of Guy Gibson and the pressure he was under. To watch EXCLUSIVE video content from this series, join our Patreon (patreon.com/wehaveways) A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/23·47m 12s

Dambusters - The Long Road to The Dams

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Dams Raid, in which Guy Gibson and 617 Squadron destroyed crucial German infrastructure using the innovative bouncing bomb - Al Murray and James Holland are presenting DAMBUSTERS WEEK. In our first episode we join the lads on the road, driving to the Möhne Dam in Germany. They discuss Barnes Wallis' hare-brained scheme to target the dams, the science behind the bouncing bomb and why this mission was so difficult. To watch EXCLUSIVE video content from this series, join our Patreon (patreon.com/wehaveways) A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/23·41m 13s

Family Stories Series 4: Episode 9

Today’s family stories take us from the snows of the Ardennes, the beaches of Normandy and a pioneering pilot who helped launch the Windrush Generation. Family Stories runs every Sunday, telling your stories from the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Robin Scott-Elliot Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/05/23·25m 30s

Between The Lines - Ep 6

Welcome along to a new episode of our new, We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. New episodes will be released every Thursday. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The executive producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/23·35m 23s

Tanks In Tunisia

James and Al tackle Tunisia in 1943: Allied plans, German reactions - the scene is set for an epic Allied victory - or is it? A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/23·44m 36s

Family Stories Series 4: Episode 8

Today’s family stories take us from a terrifying childhood moment in war torn Italy, predicting D-Day while at school and living through Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Family Stories runs every Sunday, telling your stories from the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Robin Scott-Elliot Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/23·23m 0s

The Battle of Luzon - Part 2

Al Murray, James Holland are joined by John C McManus to continue their discussion around the fighting in the Philippines, was this one of the toughest battles fought by US troops? A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/23·37m 31s

Between The Lines - Ep5

Welcome along to a new episode of our new, We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. New episodes will be released every Thursday. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The executive producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/23·31m 36s

The Battle of Luzon - Part 1

Who are the key figures behind the battle for the Philippines, one of the most important battles of the Pacific Theatre? Al Murray, James Holland are joined by John C McManus to speak about his terrific new book 'To The End Of The Earth: The US Army and The Downfall of Japan' A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/23·50m 25s

Family Stories Series 4: Episode 7

Today’s family stories take us from two sporting stars doing their bit, to Navy Commandos, and the art of mapping the war Family Stories runs every Sunday, telling your stories from the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Robin Scott-Elliot Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/23·23m 59s

Between The Lines - Ep4

Welcome along to a new episode of our new, We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. This week; Bertie Packer still can't find his wife Joy, Harry Wilson is improving on his decipher work and we meet the Australian Charlie Williams. New episodes will be released every Thursday. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The executive producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/23·44m 33s

Destruction in Dortmund

Over a few pints in a Dortmund pub, Al Murray and James Holland discuss the effects of the British bombing campaign on the average German. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/23·42m 19s

Family Stories Series 4: Episode 6

Today’s family stories take us from surviving an attack by the Japanese, surviving a deadly accident and growing up in occupied Holland. Family Stories runs every Sunday, telling your stories from the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Robin Scott-Elliot Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/23·23m 45s

USA: We Have Ways - Alamo In The Ardennes

The Siege of Bastogne is one of the Second World War's most infamous battles, fought in the frostbitten forests of Belgium. But what is the story of the men that fought there in December 1944? Al Murray, James Holland and John C McManus explore the bloodshed - and if it was worth it. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/23·1h

Between The Lines - Ep3

Welcome along to a new episode of our new, We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. This week; Jack Ward feels frustrated in Tunisia, Bertie Packer gets comfortable again with HMS Warspite, and Chester Hansen continues his support of Omar Bradley. New episodes will be released every Thursday. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The executive producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/23·37m 32s

Strategic Bombing Campaign

"Your Primary object will be the progressive destruction and dislocation of the German military, industrial, and economic system, and the undermining of the morale of the German people to a point where their capacity for armed resistance is fatally weakened." Looking ahead to the 80th anniversary of the Dams Raid, Al and James discuss the change to Bomber Command after the Casablanca Conference in 1943 and the details of the strategic bombing campaign in Germany. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/23·1h 15m

Family Stories Series 4: Episode 5

Today’s family stories include one man's experience of the Italian campaign, trumpeting at Bletchley Park and witnessing the bombing of Coventry. Family Stories runs every Sunday, telling your stories from the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Robin Scott-Elliot Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/04/23·23m 56s

USA: We Have Ways - Eisenhower

Was Dwight D.Eisenhower the most powerful man in the world during the Second World War? Al Murray, James Holland and John C. McManus review Ike's exceptional wartime career. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/23·1h 1m

Between The Lines - Ep2

Welcome along to a new episode of our new, We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. This week; Vere visits the bombed-out pubs of the capital, Bertie Packer begins his journey on HMS Warspite and David Blyth recounts his love for Canada to his mother. New episodes will be released every Thursday. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The executive producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/23·35m 48s

Conflict In Europe

Recorded on location from The National Army Museum, James Holland visits the newly opened Conflict In Europe gallery with museum director Justin Maciejewski and the exhibition's curator Sophie Stathi A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/23·47m 27s

Family Stories Series 4: Episode 4

Today’s family stories include hiding with the Chetniks, three generations at sea and the revenge of a Jewish PT instructor. Family Stories runs every Sunday, telling your stories from the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Robin Scott-Elliot Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/23·24m 53s

USA: We Have Ways - Bougainville

In this episode, Al Murray, James Holland and John McManus discuss one of the forgotten campaigns in the southwest Pacific. They look at the brutal conditions faced by the American and Japanese soldiers and tell the remarkable story of how an entire American city was built on the island complete with movie theatres, shops and baseball fields.  A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/23·52m 45s

Between the Lines - Ep 1

Welcome along to a new We Have Ways series - Between the Lines. This production decodes handwriting, unfolds faded pages, and dips into the details of diaries, log books and letters written this same week in 1943. Written in the moment, these amazing stories give us a truly personal view of a world at war. We’ll meet a cast of characters throughout the series. From a mother and son desperately trying to keep in touch to a young German fighter ace. We’ll also get to know the aide to General Omar Bradley and the captain of HMS Warspite. New episodes will be released every Thursday. Between The Lines is a We Have Ways production Julia ‘Ma’ Blyth is read by Ruth Sillers David Blyth is read by Matthew Malthouse Oscar Griswold is read by Michael Lyons Chester Hansen is read by Lance Fuller  Vere Hodgson is read by Rachel Holland Heinz Knoke is read by Lukas Wechsler Bertie Packer is read by Paul Waggott Jack Ward is read by Adam Jarrell Harry Wilson is read by Joel Emery Narration is by James Holland and Al Murray Editing by Jon Gill and Joey McCarthy Written and produced by Merryn Walters The executive producer is Tony Pastor Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/04/23·45m 52s

The German Nuclear Programme

Al and Jim discuss whether Germany developing nuclear weapons was ever a realistic proposition during the Second World War and the challenges they faced trying to take the programme forward. They also reveal details of a brand new We Have Ways series 'Between The Lines' which starts this Thursday. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/23·1h

Family Stories Series 4: Episode 3

Today’s family stories include tales of heroism of a Dutchman fighting on land, sea and air, a lucky escape during the Blitz and the horrors of living in a POW camp. Family Stories runs every Sunday, telling your stories from the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Robin Scott-Elliot Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/04/23·23m 39s

USA: We Have Ways - Americans in Italy

The trio chat about James Holland's latest exploits in Monte Sammucro. How did the Allies keep up the momentum in the barren mountains of Italy and overwhelm the disorganised Nazi army? A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/23·48m 8s

Walking The Ground - Monte Cassino

In the final instalment of our Italy adventure, James Holland arrives at Monte Cassino. What happened here in 1944 that makes the monastery so memorable? A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/23·53m 54s

Restoring The Typhoon

Al and James speak to flying instructor Sam Worthington-Leese about his 6 million pound mission to restore a Hawker Typhoon back to airworthy status. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/23·50m 1s

Saving Scampton, Indian Adventures and Lessons from Italy

In another wide-ranging chat, Al Murray and James Holland talk about partition in India, saving Scampton airfield and an extraordinary report from the end of the Italian campaign. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/23·54m 15s

Family Stories Series 4: Episode 2

Today’s family stories include tales of an Irishman in the British Army, the last days of fighting in Europe and the extraordinary experience of a Kiwi in the Solomon Islands. Family Stories runs every Sunday, telling your stories from the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Robin Scott-Elliot Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/03/23·24m 11s

USA: We Have Ways - The Real Saving Private Ryan

It was the war movie that won five Oscars and changed the genre forever, but does the history of 'Saving Private Ryan' hold up? Al Murray, James Holland and John McManus talk about what Spielberg got right with his Second War epic. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/23·47m 50s

Battle of Ortona

“These men of mine must never know how afraid I really am, Help me lead them in the fight so they will say: 'He was a man'." James Hollands explains in detail his latest Second World War obsession, The Battle of Ortona, doing so from the site of the battleground itself. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/23·34m 40s

Operation Sea Lion: Part 2

In the second part of our look at Operation Sea Lion, Al and James discuss Paddy Griffith’s 1974 wargame where high ranking officials from both the Allied and Axis sides met at Sandhurst to find out what might have happened had Nazi Germany actually launched the operation back in 1940. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/23·47m 56s

Family Stories Series 4: Episode 1

Today’s family stories include the morale-raising tale of one of the world's best-selling authors, protecting the crown jewels, the battle of the Pacific and the struggle for survival in a POW camp Family Stories will run for the next ten weeks on Sunday mornings. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Robin Scott-Elliot Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/03/23·23m 50s

USA: We Have Ways - GUADALCANAL: Part 2

In the final (for now...) instalment of our Guadalcanal series, John McManus explains how the US Marines found victory in Guadalcanal - and the fallout after. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/23·1h 4m

The Women Behind The RAF

We all know about the male pilots in the air, but what were women's auxiliary forces doing behind the scenes? Al Murray and James Holland speak to Dr Sarah Miller about her new book - The Women Behind the Few. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/23·50m 32s

Operation Sea Lion: Part 1

It was the greatest non event in history. Al Murray and James Holland investigate the Nazi plot to invade the south coast of the United Kingdom. Why did they plan it, how would it have happened - and was it ever possible? A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/03/23·59m 33s

USA: We Have Ways - GUADALCANAL: Part 1

This week, in the first part of our two-part special on the battle, John McManus sets the scene for the fighting within the dense and hellish jungle of Guadalcanal between the US Marines and Japanese forces. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/23·59m 18s

INSIDE THE ARCHIVES - AC/DC’s Brian Johnson - Part 2

This week, we're dusting off our back catalogue and sharing one of our favourite episodes from the past few years. Enjoy the second part of our riotous interview with the legendary lead singer of AC/DC Brian Johnson. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/23·55m 19s

INSIDE THE ARCHIVES - AC/DC’s Brian Johnson

This week, we're dusting off our back catalogue and sharing one of our favourite episodes from the past few years. 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. You can hear the second part of our interview with Brian this afternoon. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/23·49m 16s

Allied Supremacy and Solbuchs

Can Al and James finally put to bed the claim that “Man For Man, the German Army were better than the British”? Also, the pair dive into the papers and diaries of a Polish soldier conscripted into fighting for the Fuhrer. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/23·1h

USA: We Have Ways - In Defence of Mark Clark

Did Mark Clark really want to shoot any Brits he found in Rome? And does he deserve the routine vilification he so often receives for Salerno, the Bloody Rapido and the break-out from Anzio? Al Murray, James Holland and John C. McManus re-examine the reputation of this still controversial American general. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/23·52m 46s

On The Trail of The Hasty Ps

James resumes his exploration of Italy, this time, he's on the trail of the Canadians and particularly the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment as they battled their way from the toe to the mountains of Molise and beyond. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/23·42m 16s

Unconditional Surrender

Why has James Holland had to rethink writing his latest book on Monte Cassino, and will the book reach Rome by Christmas?  Al and James also discuss the complicated reasons as to why men chose to fight in the Second World War, and the promises of a better life after victory. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/23·59m 51s

USA: We Have Ways - Bougainville

John McManus joins Al and James to explore the Bougainville campaign. This otherwise unassuming little island just off mainland Papua New Guinea was home to one of the final campaigns in the Pacific Theatre. The trio also explore issues of race in the US Army chain of command and the resulting treatment of the 24th Infantry Regiment, the African American unit. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/23·54m 4s

INSIDE THE ARCHIVES: Otto Wächter and Charlotte

ARCHIVE EPISODE 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. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/23·58m 42s

INSIDE THE ARCHIVES - Philippe Sands and The Ratline

ARCHIVE EPISODE Philippe Sands, the author of East West Street and The Ratline, joins Al and James to discuss the extraordinary wartime 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.” If you enjoyed this episode, its sequel 'Otto Wächter and Charlotte' is available this afternoon (23rd February 2023). A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/23·50m 31s

Uranium in Russia and Rations in Britain

Why did the USA send the Soviet Union weapons-grade uranium during the Second World War? The lads discuss this, plus an update on James’s book and their plan to survive lent on wartime rations. Link to rationing resources - www.the1940sexperiment.com A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/23·54m 54s

USA: We Have Ways - Men Against Fire

In his seminal book, 'Men Against Fire', Brigadier General S.L.A Marshall (better known as SLAM) made the extraordinary claim that fewer than 25% of men in combat actually fired their weapons at the enemy. Oft cited, hugely influential, but had Marshall got it right? Al Murray, James Holland and John McManus pick apart SLAM's research in another excellent WHW USA episode. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/23·47m 52s

Tanks: From the Second World War to Ukraine

Is the UK pulling its weight in sending just 14 tanks to the Ukranian army? Al Murray and James Holland are joined by former British Army colonel Hamish de Bretton Gordon to discuss how the lessons of the Second World War are impacting the current tank battles between Ukraine and Russia. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/23·57m 33s

1943: Make or Break for Italy

In a follow-up to their broader discussion on the impact of 1943 on the Second World War, Al Murray and James Holland focus on the Italian campaign and the events that led to the Italian surrender. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/23·38m 12s

1943: The Most Important Year Of The War

After their barnstorming Stalingrad series, Al Murray and James Holland turn their sights to the importance of 1943, a year of incredible events at sea, in the air and on land. Was this the pivotal year in which Nazi Germany should have thrown in the towel? A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/02/23·53m 3s

USA: We Have Ways - Bomber Crew

From flying in state fairs to planning strategic bombing missions over Europe, what was the experience of the young men that dedicated their war to serving with the 8th Airforce Bomber Command? Al Murray, James Holland and John McManus discuss in another thrilling WHW USA special. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/23·57m 1s

8th Army's Invasion Of Italy

While researching his latest book in Italy, James Holland sets his sights on the picturesque harbour city of Messina. Walking the ground, admiring its rolling hills, and crossing the exact same evacuation routes as troops did nearly 80 years ago, he details the 8th Army's Invasion of Italy. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/23·46m 9s

Jericho’s Trumpet: The German Stuka

We’re taking to the air today, with Battle of Britain expert Andy Saunders. Together, the trio explore the infamous german ‘Stuka’ dive bomber: its engineering, the mythology that surrounded it, and the role it played in the epic battle. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/23·52m 11s

Stalingrad: Lend Lease

For the final installment of our Stalingrad series, John McManus explains the baffling scale of lend lease between the US and the Soviet Union and how it helped make victory in Stalingrad possible. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/23·44m 16s

Stalingrad: Anthony Beevor

Today, Al and James are joined by legendary historian Sir Anthony Beevor. They discuss his seminal book on the topic and his extraordinary experience in the Russian archives during the mid-1990s. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/23·52m 6s

Stalingrad: Operation Uranus

As winter grips the ruins of Stalingrad, General Zhukov’s ambitious plan to end the stalemate is put into action Al and James discuss why Hitler refused to surrender, and why the Nazi war machine was doomed from the start. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/23·56m 27s

Stalingrad: Street Fighting

In the third instalment of our Stalingrad series, Al Murray and James Holland reach the devastating fighting that takes place within Stalingrad's factories, tunnel systems and family homes. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/23·50m 45s

Stalingrad: The Battle Begins

What prevented the Nazis from capturing Stalingrad and the rest of the Soviet Union with ease as they did in Western Europe? As the battle for Stalingrad begins, Al Murray and James Holland look at the importance of the city for the Soviet Union and the health of the Nazi war machine. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/23·1h 1m

Stalingrad: The Launch of Case Blue

This week is 80 years since the end of the Battle of Stalingrad and we're running a special series to mark the occasion. In the first episode of the series James and Al set the scene from the beginning of 1942, explaining the scale of the Eastern Front and the mindsets of Hitler and Stalin at that point in the war We're also introduced to Freidrich Paulus, who found himself in command of the German 6th Army despite his lack of field experience.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/23·1h 6m

Jewish Resistance: Selma van de Perre

The 27th of January is Holocaust Memorial Day, to commemorate this day we are re-sharing our interview with the Holocaust survivor, Selma Van De Perre. 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 wartime story. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/23·1h 31m

The Miniature War

Al and James often talk about 'walking the ground', but what about 'playing the ground'? Wargamer Nick Skinner takes the boys on a crash course on the hobby, and what wargaming can teach us about the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/23·46m 4s

Vichy France

How much do you know about the relationship between the Royal Navy and pirates during the Second World War? Vichy France, Hawker Typhoons, and a Jamaican epic are the topics on today's podcast - plus there's also a sneak preview of James' latest book on Italy during the War... A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/23·57m 34s

USA: We Have Ways - Mobilisation

James Holland, Al Murray, and John McManus continue their conversation on the mobilisation of the US army. What pushed the nation over the edge into full mobilisation and what were the repercussions of this monumental decision? A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/23·55m 13s

The Black RAF

“He didn’t go to serve his majesty, he went to fight Hitler, the general consensus in the Caribbean was that if the Nazis defeated Britain, the Caribbean would return to slavery” Mark Johnson joins Al and Jim to discuss the stories and motivations of Caribbean volunteers, including his great uncle John J. Blair. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/23·48m 36s

The Sherman Tank

Al and James discuss the Sherman Tank, and why the German’s lack of tanks cost them the war. They also chat about Douglas Porch’s book: Defeat and Division A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/23·52m 1s

USA: We Have Ways - Smith v Smith

Al, James, and John McManus set their sights on Lieutenant General Holland Smith and Major General Ralph Smith, charting their relationship over the Second World War as their personalities and approaches clash. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/23·52m 48s

With The Jocks - The 52nd Lowland Division

Who was Peter White - writer of the incredibly influential war memoir 'With The Jocks'? Al Murray and James Holland speak to Andy Aitcheson about the man behind the book. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/23·58m 48s

Sherman Deaths and Diaries

Al Murray and James Holland delve deep into the re-discovered war diaries of Italy veteran Lawrence Vale. They also discuss tank warfare after reading a casualties report on the Sherman tank. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/01/23·50m 33s

USA: We Have Ways - Salerno

This week, Al Murray, James Holland and John C. McManus discuss Salerno. What was the importance of Operation Avalanche - and is history's assessment of Mark Clark fair? A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/01/23·45m 16s

Sebastian Faulks

In case you missed it - a re-uploaded version of our January 1st interview with Sebastian Faulks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/23·43m 42s

Christmas in Italy

In our final Christmas special, Al and James take turns reading the diary entries of servicemen in Sicily during the harsh winter of 1943. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/23·51m 21s

The 'Real' Zulu

As our Christmas series continues, today we let our very own Al Murray take control. In this episode Al speaks about his recent trip to South Africa to walk the ground of Rorke's Drift - the setting of one of his favourite films to watch over Christmas - 'Zulu'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/23·32m 2s

Ian Lavender

This year, Al and James are inviting famous fans onto the podcast to chew the cud about the Second World War as part of our special Christmas series. In this episode, we are very lucky to be joined by Ian Lavender, the comedy legend that played Private Pike in Dad's Army. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/23·25m 56s

Dan Snow

Today on We Have Ways Christmas Specials, Al and James are joined by historian and friend of the show Dan Snow to discuss logistics during the war. Dan also explains why the Second World War is the greatest story in human history. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/01/23·43m 43s

Sebastian Faulks

Our run of Christmas special episodes continues today with author Sebastian Faulks talking to Al and James about his passion for the subject and his father's role in the war. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/01/23·43m 42s

Susan Eisenhower

This year, Al and James are inviting famous fans onto the podcast to chew the cud about the Second World War for our Christmas series. Today Susan Eisenhower, the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, tells us about his wartime leadership and growing up in such a prestigious American family. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/12/22·38m 17s

Rory Stewart

For this year's Christmas series, Al and James are inviting famous fans onto the podcast to chew the cud about the Second World War. Rory Stewart and James Holland explore the topic of loss in today's episode. Rory’s father and uncle, inseparable and having spent every waking moment together, are torn apart and sent off to fight in different theatres (Normandy and Sicily respectively) where Rory’s uncle dies tragically. In the second half, the pair discuss the legacy of the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/12/22·31m 18s

Jack Stein

Next up in our Christmas specials series is chef and author Jack Stein, who talks about life on the home front and the complexities of rationing during the war. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/12/22·50m 8s

Ben Willbond

In the next of our Christmas series specials, Ghosts and Horrible Histories star Ben Willbond talks about growing up in the cadets and how his passion for history has influenced his acting and writing career. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/22·44m 4s

James May

For this year's Christmas series, Al and James are inviting famous fans onto the podcast to chew the cud about the Second World War. Top Gear and The Grand Tour presenter James May expresses his hatred of the Volkswagen Beetle, his interest in German war planes and his 45-year-long Airfix obsession. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/12/22·46m 27s

Sophie Raworth

On today's Christmas special, BBC Newscaster Sophie Raworth tells Al and James about her grandfather's role as a home-front doctor in the Second World War and how he revolutionised the rehabilitation system for injured miners. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/12/22·30m 4s

Dermot O'Leary

This year, Al and James are inviting famous fans onto the podcast to chew the cud about the Second World War. Today, TV presenter and broadcaster Dermot O'Leary discusses writing about the war for children, SAS Rogue Heroes and the best Second World War film to watch on Christmas day. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/12/22·34m 53s

USA: We Have Ways - A Standing Start

How did the US Military become the powerhouse it is today? John C. McCManus talks about the political decisions that caused the US Army to expand massively in the early 1940s. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/12/22·48m 55s

Sir Richard Fairey

Former race car driver and broadcaster Tiff Needell speaks to Al and James about his great uncle Sir Richard Fairey - the experimental aircraft engineer.  A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/22·34m 1s

Command - Live at The National Army Museum

As an early Christmas gift, we're releasing Al Murray and James Holland's conversation about Command from the National Army Museum. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/22·55m 29s

USA: We Have Ways - Eichelberger

Special guest John McManus joins Al and Jim to talk about Robert L. Eichelberger, the US General who commanded the Eighth United States Army in the Southwest Pacific (with a few obligatory digressions along the way). A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/22·56m 48s

The Economics Of War

Al and James are joined by economist and journalist Duncan Weldon for a deep dive into the money that funded the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/22·51m 34s

The Alexander Collection

Al and James go through the Alexander Collection from The National Archives to discuss morale, welfare and discipline of the Allies in Italy and the Mediterranean throughout the war.  A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Tickets for #WHWF3 are now on sale EXCLUSIVELY to members of the Independent Company! http://patreon.com/wehaveways Ticket prices are frozen for a limited window, don't miss out. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/22·52m 27s

USA: We Have Ways - Patton and Bradley

Al and James continue their USA series with historian John C. McManus. They discuss two of the United States’ most iconic commanders - George S. Patton and Omar Bradley. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/22·53m 52s

Operation Retribution

Al and James speak to American lawyer Peter Kentz about Operation Retribution, the air and naval blockade designed to prevent the seaborne evacuation of Axis forces from Tunisia to Sicily in May 1943. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/22·53m 56s

The Pacific

James talks about his recent trip to Northern Ireland and the pair discuss the shipping production during the Second World War. Al chats about the upcoming documentary 'Spike Milligan:The Unseen Archive' which will air on Sky Arts this Wednesday 7th December. Al also reviews 'The Pacific' after watching it for the first time. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Tickets for #WHWF3 are now on sale EXCLUSIVELY to members of the Independent Company! http://patreon.com/wehaveways Ticket prices are frozen for a limited window, don't miss out. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/22·59m 13s

USA: We Have Ways - Douglas MacArthur Part 2

In the second part of our General MacArthur podcast, John C. McManus goes into detail on the American’s reputation with the Allies and Axis Powers. WHW USA runs every Friday, focusing solely on the American side of the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Nicole Maslen Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/22·52m 4s

With the Old Breed

In New Orleans, James Holland speaks to Saul David and Henry Sledge - the son of legendary writer Eugene Sledge, the author of the memoir ‘With The Old Breed’.   A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/22·52m 30s

Second World War Voices

Al Murray and James Holland delve into the world of Second World War books and memoirs, plus they further explore the story of Italy’s war. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/22·50m 21s

USA: We Have Ways - Douglas MacArthur Part 1

Who was General MacArthur? Al Murray, James Holland and special guest John C. McManus debate one of the most influential, but controversial, generals in the US Army. WHW USA will run every Friday, focusing solely on the American side of the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/11/22·42m 1s

Immortal Valour

Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Emmy nominated screenwriter Robert Child to speak about the incredible lives of the seven African-American soldiers who, despite serving their country and showing extraordinary bravery, were denied the Medal of Honour for more than 50 years. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/22·48m 50s

Second World War Blunders

Al Murray and James Holland tuck into some diaries, plus look into some of the greatest Second World War Blunders A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/22·59m 20s

End of War

Al Murray and James Holland talk about the chaotic final days of the Second World War, including the horrific reality of soldiers having to fight when they knew it was already over. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/22·51m 44s

The Blackout Ripper

James Holland is joined by historians Hallie Rubenhold and Julia Laite to discuss the awful treatment of civilian women in London during the Blitz - including a serial killer that used the blackouts to murder five people. If you want to know more about The Blackout Ripper and other similar stories, checkout Hallie’s podcast ‘Bad Women’ - available on all podcast platforms. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/22·58m 22s

Remembrance Day Special - Family Stories

For this year’s Remembrance Day, Al and James read out listener stories - including brothers in arms, wartime honeymoons and the liberation of Bergen Belsen. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Robin Scott Elliot Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/22·25m 49s

The Spy Who Loved

Al Murray and James Holland speak to historian Clare Mulley about the extraordinary life of Krystyna Skarbek - a Jewish aristocrat who became one of Britain’s most effective spies of the Second World War.  A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/22·50m 58s

24th Battalion

Al and James go back to their roots and attempt to answer as many audience questions as they can. Up for discussion is the New Zealand 24th Battalion, Harold Alexander's Alamein memoirs and the reliability of allied kit. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/22·1h 1m

The War Below

James Holland speaks to US historian James Scott about the life as a submariner during the Second World War. How successful was the US submarine campaign against the Japanese Wolfpacks?  A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/22·54m 8s

Bomber Command

Al discusses his visit to The International Bomber Command Centre and his sobering experience of the Spire Memorial. Later, the boys talk through the failures of Hitler and the Axis forces during the Second Battle of El Alamein.  A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/22·56m 10s

SAS: Rogue Heroes

In this special episode of We Have Ways, Al and James turn their hand to being TV critics. The boys were lucky enough to see a preview of the new BBC series SAS: Rogue Heroes, which is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ben Macintyre. The six-part series is set in 1941 and charts the creation of the famed Special Forces unit. James and Al give their thoughts on what they got right, what they got wrong and whether overall the show is faithful to the spirit of the events. You can watch episode one of SAS:Rogue heroes tonight (Sunday 30th November) on BBC1 at 9pm. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/22·34m 8s

EL ALAMEIN WEEK - Day 6

To remember 80 years since the start of the Second Battle of El Alamein, We Have Ways are releasing a week’s worth of specials about the North African battle. In the final episode of the series, Al and James discuss the result of the Second Battle of El Alamein. A Goalhanger FilmsProduction Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/22·1h 7m

EL ALAMEIN WEEK - Day 5

To remember 80 years since the start of the Second Battle of El Alamein, We Have Ways are releasing a week’s worth of specials about the North African battle. In this episode, Al and James are joined by US historian John C McManus to discuss the American perspective of the campaign. A Goalhanger FilmsProduction Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/22·55m 24s

EL ALAMEIN WEEK - Day 4

To remember 80 years since the start of the Second Battle of El Alamein, We Have Ways are releasing a week’s worth of specials about the North African battle. In the fourth instalment of our specials, Al and Jim talk about the impact of General Bernard Montgomery arriving in El Alamein. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/22·57m 19s

EL ALAMEIN WEEK - Day 3

To remember 80 years since the start of the Second Battle of El Alamein, We Have Ways are releasing a week’s worth of specials about the North African battle. On the third day of the series, Al and James talk about The First Battle of Alamein. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/22·1h 1m

EL ALAMEIN WEEK - Day 2

To remember 80 years since the start of the Second Battle of El Alamein, We Have Ways are releasing a week’s worth of specials about the North African battle. Today, Al and James talk about the retreat to the Alamein Line and the Desert Air Force A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/22·48m 17s

EL ALAMEIN WEEK - Day 1

To remember 80 years since the start of the Second Battle of El Alamein, We Have Ways are releasing a week’s worth of specials about the North African battle. In the first episode, Al and James discuss the background and conditions of the desert conflict. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/22·45m 43s

Difficulties of the Italian campaign

James has been in Italy to try and find out about the problems the Allies would have faced in 1943. He tells Al why criticism of the campaign is unfair given the complications of terrain, weather and supply lines. He also gets told off for photographing an airbase and reveals he’s not a big fan of the southern Italian coastline.https://coles-books.co.uk/command-by-al-murray-signed-edition  A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/22·54m 40s

WHWF - Berlin 45

The final year of the war saw savage fighting and horrific civilian suffering, nowhere more than in Berlin. Experts on the period Alex Ritchie, Waitman Wade Beorn, and Bastiaan Willems describe the horrors of the German capital in 1945. Recorded live at We Have Ways Fest 2022 A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Paul King Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/22·1h 3m

Peter White - To The Very End

The boys discuss Al Murray's new book - 'Command: How The Allies Learned to Win The Second World War' which is out today. Al shares a chapter on Peter White. Command is out now, to buy a copy please visit https://coles-books.co.uk/command-how-the-allies-learned-to-win-the-second-world-war-by-al-murray-hardback Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/22·59m 18s

D-Day Memorial

During James Holland’s recent trip to the US he visited Bedford, Virginia, where he explored the National D-Day Memorial, as well as researching the journey of 'the Bedford Boys'. https://coles-books.co.uk/command-by-al-murray-signed-edition  A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/22·1h 17m

The War In China

Of all the theatres in the Second World War China is perhaps the least known and little understood. Renowned expert Rana Mitter tells the story of China's resistance against the Japanese forces to Alex Richie. Recorded at We Have Ways Fest 2022. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Paul King Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/22·1h 7m

Command

Al and James take a deep dive into Al's recently published book, Command: How the Allies Learned to Win the Second World War.  https://coles-books.co.uk/command-by-al-murray-signed-edition  A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/22·56m 12s

Blame Game

As the Nazi regime began to unravel, a number of German civil servants dared to criticise the high command for their failure to prosecute the war successfully. James Holland and Al Murray discuss this extraordinary archive of rarely examined material. The lads also take a look at the post-war reputations of Bomber Harris and Bernard Montgomery. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/22·1h 3m

Inside Band Of Brothers

Al Murray and James Holland speak to actor Ross McCall about his role in Band of Brothers as Joseph Liebgott. Ross talks about researching the role, meeting Dick Winters and auditioning in front of Tom Hanks Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Produced by Joey McCarthy @WeHaveWaysPod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/22·48m 26s

Mark Clark and Morale

James Holland attempts to restore the reputation of General Mark Clark after exploring his private diaries in the USA. Al Murray delves into what frustrated US troops during the Italian campaign A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/22·53m 43s

Spike Milligan's War

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop and cartoonist Nick Newman have written a new play about the comedian Spike Milligan. They join Al Murray and James Holland to discuss Spike's wartime record, his hatred of the officer class and his impact on British comedy. Spike, a new play by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, is touring Britain between now and November 26th. Book tickets at spiketheplay.co.uk A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/22·48m 17s

Max Hastings

Al Murray and James Holland speak to esteemed British historian Sir Max Hastings about his career that has spanned over four decades. They look at changing perspectives on the Second World War, the value of speaking to veterans and what Bomber Harris was really like. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/22·1h

September 1939 - Part 2

Motivation, Morale, Method Al and James continue their discussion on September 1939, looking at individual nations' readiness for war. They also assess how countries win and lose wars with James' new theory - The Three Ms. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/22·51m 0s

The Queen at War

When the Second World War broke out Princess Elizabeth was 13 years old. By the end of the conflict she had seen bombs fall on London, trained as a mechanic and driver in the army and stayed resolutely in Britain despite calls for her and her sister to be moved to Canada for their safety. Al Murray and James Holland offer an extraordinary insight into the life of our future Queen and the lessons in serving her nation which she learned from her father, King George VI. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/22·49m 10s

September 1939

Al and James discuss the start of the Second World War and what each country did to prepare for what was to come. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/22·53m 48s

The Firebombing of Tokyo

Al and James are joined by historian and author James M. Scott to talk about his new book 'Black Snow: Curtis LeMay, The Firebombing of Tokyo, and the Road to the Atomic Bomb', and discuss the devastating midnight air raid on March 9th 1945.  A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/22·56m 57s

Grand Strategy 1943

Al and James discuss Churchill and Eisenhower’s plans for Italy in 1943, plus the importance of shipping throughout the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/22·56m 37s

Post War Colonialism

James is joined by friend of the show Philippe Sands to discuss his new book: The Last Colony. Philippe explains decolonisation after 1945 and his own experiences with international rules. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/22·1h 10m

The Indian Army

The Indian Army played a vital role in the Second World War despite the nation's growing clamour for independence. Rob Lyman joins Al Murray to offer a fascinating insight into the Indian Army at war. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/22·57m 40s

Operation Semut

James Holland is joined by anthropologist Christine Helliwell to discuss her book Semut: The Untold Story of a Secret Australian Operation in WWII Borneo. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/22·52m 35s

German Generals

Alex Ritchie and Bernard Kast join forces to explore the best German Generals of the Second World War   A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Paul King Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/22·46m 23s

Greece - Part 2

Al and James discuss new film, Operation Mincemeat, and also finish off talking about SOE’s involvement in Greece  A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/22·1h

Malta - Part 2

In this 500th episode of We Have Ways of Making you Talk, Al and James are joined my marine archeologist Timmy Gambin to further discuss Malta's involvement in the Second World War. Timmy describes his experiences diving around the wreckage from the war. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/22·55m 15s

Malta - Part 1

Al and James discuss operation Pedestal and the importance of Malta in the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/08/22·57m 15s

Greece

Following on from Tuesday’s episode, Al and James continue to talk about SOE’s involvement in Greece throughout the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/08/22·41m 8s

Operation Harling

Al tells some stories of Nazi evaders in the Pyrenees and James explains SOE’s first operation in Greece. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/22·48m 10s

WHWF - Sappers at Pegasus Bridge

Ingram Murray (otherwise known as 'The Colonel') takes to the stage to talk about the battle for Pegasus bridge A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Paul King Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/22·58m 30s

WHWF - DUNKIRK

James Holland takes to the main stage to detail the incredible true story of Dunkirk. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Paul King Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/22·1h 6m

WHWF - Citizen Army

Daniel Todman, Jonathan Fennell and John McManus discuss the effectiveness of citizen armies throughout the Second World War at We Have Ways Fest. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Paul King Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/22·1h 3m

WHWF - Road to War

Speaking from an overflowing tent at the recent We Have Ways Fest, Katja Hoyer details the events, attitudes and overall German zeitgeist leading up to the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Paul King Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/22·57m 13s

The Countdown to War

Why did Japan join the war? And what made the Japanese Admirals think attacking Pearl Harbor was a good idea? Erri Hotta, author of the award-winning ‘Japan 1941’, unearths the motivations and the socio-political context behind Japan's inscrutable actions. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/22·59m 32s

The Battle of Atlantic: 80 years on

Al and James discuss the use of U-Boats in the Battle of the Atlantic, also including Al's recent trip to Spike Milligan's house. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/22·50m 47s

The Glider Pilot Regiment

Al Murray and James Holland are joined by retired Army Air Corps Officer Mike 'Chalky' Peters to discuss the Glider Pilot Regiment throughout the Second World War, touching on Operation Comet and Market Garden. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays Email wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/22·1h 3m

The Dowding System

Al Murray and James Holland take a deep dive to explain The Dowding System, the wartime technology that changed the Battle of Britain A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/22·1h 12m

Drone Warfare

Al and James are joined by podcaster and historian James Rogers to discuss Drone Warfare and the evolution of Second World War American doctrine, with stories including Joseph P. Kennedy Jr and Marilyn Monroe. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/22·50m 26s

Larroque & French Resistance

Al Murray has his boots on the ground as he reports from Larroque, a small village on the border of the Pyrenees. Al has been out researching what happened in the area towards the end of the war, which sparks a fascinating discussion with James about the French Resistance. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/22·53m 45s

USS Arizona - with The National WWII Museum

James Holland speaks to Rob Citino from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, about the bombing of Pearl Harbour and US naval logistics through the lens of the USS Arizona.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/22·42m 51s

Grand Strategy

Al and James discuss the issues arising from David French’s book ‘Deterrence, Coercion, and Appeasement’ and ask whether other politicians would have done things differently to Chamberlain. James also examines the remarkable revolution in British farming as a result of the war. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/22·1h 2m

Life in the SS

Al and James are joined by Martin Davidson, to discuss his Grandfather’s involvement in the SS A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/22·1h 15m

The Fall of Tobruk

In June 1942 the Libyan city of Tobruk fell to Rommel’s German troops leaving the Allied North African campaign in serious trouble. Eighty years on, Al and James look back on the conflict and explore the writings of Major-General Francis Tuker in his book Approach to Battle. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/22·49m 1s

Finding Stanley Christopherson

In a sequel to last week’s fantastic solo episode, James Holland is in Normandy once again - tracing the footsteps of his wartime hero, Sherwood Ranger Stanley Christopherson. In this episode James also speaks to Stanley’s children - David and Sarah Jane about their father’s life after 1945. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/22·49m 26s

Midway - 80 years on

Al and James discuss the Battle of Midway, the technological weaknesses of the Japanese and the five minutes that changed the world. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/22·59m 1s

With the 6th Airborne Division in Normandy

A D-Day bonus episode for you today as Al Murray reads a chapter from Richard 'Windy' Gale's book 'With the 6th Airborne Division in Normandy'. Enjoy! A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/22·54m 29s

Finding Keith Douglas

James Holland follows the journey of the Sherwood Rangers through Normandy to find where poet Keith Douglas was killed and buried.  A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/22·46m 39s

D-Day Anniversary

James is in Normandy for the 78th anniversary of the landings and tells Al how he’s combining old and new technology to get a fresh perspective on events. They also discuss the pressure of leadership and decision-making during the operation and ask whether locals staging a pageant is really a suitable commemoration. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/22·57m 34s

The Luftwaffe with Jens Wehner

James sits down with German historian Jens Wehner to discuss the Luftwaffe and their pilots during the Second World War Check out details of the We Have Ways Festival, July 22 - 24, at wehavewaysfest.co.uk A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/22·58m 13s

Nijmegen, Arnhem and Walking the Ground

Newly returned from four days in Holland, James Holland and Al Murray examine the lessons learned from revisiting the key Market Garden sites. As part of their trip Al and James walked from the drop zones to the infamous bridge, as well as walking every step of the perimeter at Oosterbeek. Check out details of the We Have Ways Festival, July 22 - 24, at wehavewaysfest.co.uk A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/22·51m 14s

Submarines in Malta - Part 2

The story of the discovery of the missing British submarine HMS Urge off the coast of Malta, told by the man who found her, Timmy Gambin, to James Holland. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/22·48m 38s

Battle of Britain at the Chelsea Flower Show

Al Murray and James Holland visit award winning gardener and sculptor John Everiss at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  John's newest garden features a 12ft memorial to Battle of Britain pilots.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/22·33m 27s

Submarines in Malta

In the first of a two part special, James Holland walks the ground in Malta - following the journey of British submarine HMS URGE. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/22·25m 21s

Machine Guns, Crete and the End of the War

Al Murray and James Holland talk about the effectiveness of machine gun fire throughout the 20th century and the battle for Crete. The boys also discuss the fantastic new book by friend of the show Peter Caddick-Adams about the final days of the Second World War. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/22·56m 39s

Public Enemies

The internment of German, Italian and Austrian civilians on the Isle of Man was one of the most controversial decisions taken in wartime Britain. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by writer Simon Parkin to discuss the events which inspired his new book, The Island of Extraordinary Captives. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/22·58m 39s

Shooting Shadows

Al Murray and James Holland explore a vivid and heartbreaking article by Paul Fussell about his career in the 7th Army (My War: How I found irony in the infantry) and how it influenced declinist thought in historians.  They also talk about the lack of bullets that would actually hit enemy troops during battle. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/22·1h 1m

HMS Belfast Part Two

Al Murray and James Holland continue their tour of HMS Belfast with Nigel Steele and Robert Rumble. In this episode they visit the engine and boiler room.  A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/22·37m 12s

Spies, Germans and Invading Malta

Eighty years after Mussolini and Hitler discussed a plan to invade Malta, Al and James debate the chances of its success. Also, Al describes Neville Chamberlain’s unorthodox domestic espionage and James reports from a remarkable trip to Dresden. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/22·1h 6m

HMS Belfast: Part One

Floating on the River Thames, the single most important surviving British Navy vessel from the Second World War, HMS Belfast is enjoying her retirement. Nigel Steele gives Al Murray and James Holland a rundown of her illustrious continent-spanning career. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/22·51m 32s

Naval War Diaries

Al and James are joined by the Head of the Naval Historical Branch Steve Prince to discuss the Naval War Diaries. Listen to Battleground wherever you get your podcasts: https://shows.acast.com/battleground A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/22·1h 3m

Walking With Destiny: Andrew Roberts on Winston Churchill

Al Murray and James Holland are joined by legendary historian and Churchill biographer Andrew Roberts. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/22·1h

Fighting With The Sexton

Al Murray and James Holland are on location again, this time they are with Keith Bridgstock of The Garrison Artillery Volunteers. Today they're looking at the fearsome 25-pounder Sexton. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/22·30m 12s

Volunteer Yachtsman

From Yacht club sailing to commanding landing crafts in Normandy, Julia Jones details the fascinating stories of those who left behind the comfort of upper-class life to join the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/22·53m 54s

Hill 112

Al and James discuss all things Normandy, looking into Montgomery, tanks, and the Battle of the Odon. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/22·55m 28s

Battleground

40 years since the Falklands War, at the time Britian's most significant military campaign since the Second World War, military history Saul David has teamed up with Goalhanger Podcast for a new series on 20th century warfare. James chats to Saul about the new pod, which features interviews with the people at the heart of the conflicts - ranging from admirals, to special forces, to politicians. You can listen to Battleground: The Falklands War here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/22·14m 26s

Königsberg

It was the Prussian capital for over 700 years, but now this Baltic port city is an outpost of Russian power. How did the Nazis try to protect Königsberg during the Second World War? Al Murray and James Holland speak to Dr Bastiaan Willems about the fortress city protected by pensioners. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/22·1h 5m

Churchill’s War Room

73 feet below London - submerged in the fat stench of cigar smoke and adorned with dishevelled tables engraved by Winston Churchill's flailing fists - lies Churchill's War Room, the secret bunker that won the war. Senior Historian Nigel Steele guides Al and James on their very own private tour. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/22·24m 55s

James Bond's War

Bumbling pen pusher or national hero? Al Murray and James Holland are joined by professor Christopher Moran to speak about Ian Fleming's role in espionage during the Second World War and what events inspired James Bond. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/22·1h 2m

Poor Bloody Infantry

What do we really know of the experience of an infantryman in the Second World War? Al and James look at life in the infantry and explore the fear that was never far away. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Jon Gill Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/22·53m 52s

The Mosquito Story - Part 2

James Holland continues his conversation with fighter pilot Des Curtis about his experience with one of the best warbirds of the Second World War - The Mosquito A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade  Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/22·43m 27s

The Mosquito Story - Part 1

James Holland is joined by Des Curtis and John Lilley to talk about one of the best warbirds of the Second World War - The Mosquito A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/22·43m 35s

Naples 44

Al and James look at post war interrogation documents that focus on German training. They also chat about the Norman Lewis book, Naples 44 A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/22·58m 59s

Bacterial Battleground

“The penicillin project was as ambitious as the Manhattan project” What was more deadly to a WW2 soldier, a bullet or the bacteria on it? Dr. John Tregoning joins James Holland to discuss the crucial role of treating infections in the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/22·43m 34s

The Plan for Barbarossa: Part Two

“All things being equal, the side with the best morale wins” In the second part of our Barbarossa special, Al Murray and James Holland talk further about why the Nazis failed in the Soviet Union and debunk the age-old argument of "man for man". A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade  Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/22·35m 39s

Planning For Barbarossa - Part One

In the first part of a two-part special, Al Murray and James Holland talk about the planning for Operation Barbarossa, the doomed mission for the Nazis to overtake the Soviet Union. The second half of this conversation will be available tomorrow (16th March 2022) A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/22·47m 25s

Family Stories Series 2: Episode 15

Today’s family stories include the desert experiences of an Eighth Army medic, the Sicilian adventures of a dispatch rider and how wooden sheep helped fool the Luftwaffe. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/03/22·24m 26s

Chiang Kai-shek’s China

How did the Second World War in China play a part in the Communist Revolution?  Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Oxford historian Rana Mitter to talk about China's role in the war and the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/22·1h 3m

Ukraine 1943

Last week we discussed the Battle of Kiev in 1941, today we move forward to 1943 as the Red Army return to the Ukraine. Al and James discuss the Dnepr Battles, the Bukrin Bridgehead and the recapture of Kiev. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/22·1h 2m

Family Stories Series 2: Episode 14

This week’s family stories include remembering a Battle of Britain pilot, a chance meeting of two old adversaries and a tale that Spielberg borrowed. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/03/22·25m 27s

The Lost Churchill Portrait

In the autumn of 1944 Winston Churchill agreed to briefly sit for the brilliant portrait artist Frank Salisbury. He gave the artist just half an hour to paint him in oils. The resulting artwork disappeared from Britain after the war and has finally returned. Al Murray and James Holland were offered a sneak preview at the Churchill War Rooms in London, in the company of art expert Philip Mould. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/22·30m 31s

Ukraine

As the current situation in Ukraine deteriorates, Al Murray and James Holland explore events both now and in 1941. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/22·56m 27s

Family Stories Series 2: Episode 13

This week’s family stories include a hair-raising amphibious assault, a long turn in a POW camp, a brave man in Burma and a childhood under German occupation. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/22·24m 58s

The Spymaster

“You have done a Herculean task, a grateful nation should thank you for what you’ve done …but I suppose they never will.” Thomas Kendrick had a list of 'friends' which included Counts, aristocrats and generals. All of whom were under his surveillance. Kendrick was more than just a high-flying socialite, he was a spymaster. Helen Fry joins Al and James to discuss all things espionage, an area so shrouded in secrecy, documents are still classified to this day. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/22·1h 4m

The Battle of Bréville

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the details of the Battle of Bréville. They also chat about War Fest Zwei, the Philippines and fear of a new European conflict between Russia and the West. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/22·1h

Family Stories Series 2: Episode 12

This week’s family stories include an IRA man who ended up fighting for Britain and being torpedoed twice, a Scot who spent five years as a prisoner of war, a teenage sailor who braved the Atlantic and the U-boats, and a pilot who never forgave his enemy. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/22·25m 16s

The Loyd Carrier

James Holland picks up the podcast's first restoration project, a Loyd Carrier. He explains the history of the vehicle and how it was used in the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/22·23m 32s

American Submarine Tales

Al and James talk about their new books and discuss the success of the US Submarine Fleet. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/22·57m 17s

Family Stories Series 2: Episode 11

This week’s family stories include a low-level parachute jump on D-Day, tragic endings in the air and at sea, and hearing the news every soldier, sailor and airman longed to hear. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/02/22·24m 42s

The Bombing Of Dresden

In February 1945 the historic city of Dresden was the target of one of the largest strategic bombing raids of the war. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by US historian Tami Davis Biddle to explore one of the most controversial events of the Allied effort to defeat Germany. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/22·1h 13m

Manila

Al and James discuss the Battle of Manila and how it split opinions between the US Navy and Army. Was the battle even necessary?  The chaps also reflect on how crucial Allied adaptability was to success at D-Day. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/22·1h 2m

Family Stories Series 2: Episode 10

This week’s family stories include fighting in the might of Atlantic storms, reflecting on fighting in Okinawa, landing on D-Day and an unlikely foray into the Black Market. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/22·24m 19s

Short History Of ...The Gladiators

Today we're dropping an episode by our friends at Noiser podcast. Their podcast takes a trip back in time to Ancient Rome, to discover the bizarre and barbaric world of the gladiators. But who were these mysterious warriors? And how much truth lies behind the legends? Take your seat in the Roman Colosseum, the games are about to begin.  https://podfollow.com/short-history-of  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/22·45m 21s

Stories From India

Why did Indians join the British Army? Al Murray and James Holland speak to Exeter University's Dr Gajendra Singh about the reasons why young Indian men took part in the Second World War. The discussion spreads to Indian independence, the spread of fascism and how people view the conflict outside of the UK. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/22·53m 41s

Munich

Al and James discuss the new Netflix film Munich: The Edge of War, which is of course based on the book Munich, written by friend of the pod Robert Harris. Is it any good? Was it right to sign the Munich Agreement? James also tells us about recent research he's been doing into the Battle of Luzon and General Douglas MacArthur. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Jon Gill Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/22·49m 52s

Family Stories Series 2: Episode 9

This week’s family stories include a long and eventful walk to freedom, an airman becoming a member of a select and unwanted club and a trumpeter’s escape from Dunkirk. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/22·25m 20s

Saving the Nation’s Art

What measures did the government put in place to protect great works of art and culture from air raids? Al Murray and James Holland speak to archivist and historian Caroline Shenton to find out more.  A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/22·49m 49s

Midway

Al and James discuss the Mafia’s role in the Second World War, they also talk about Midway and the war in the Pacific. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/22·46m 14s

Family Stories Series 2: Episode 8

This week’s stories include a sailor who witnessed the atomic bomb exploding and lived to tell the tale, a medical emergency solved by a POW, a training exercise with an explosive ending and parents whose paths first crossed in wartime.  A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/22·23m 29s

The Canadian Story

Al Murray and James Holland are joined by one of Canada's leading military historians Mark Zuehlke to discuss the nation's effort throughout the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/22·56m 58s

Who Betrayed Jean Moulin

Al and James discuss the arrest of Jean Moulin and the involvement of SIS. They also talk about All Arms cooperation and British signalling problems. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/22·57m 2s

Family Stories Series 2: Episode 7

This week’s stories take us from the attempts to sink the Tirpitz, through a tale of survival straight out of Das Boot, to life through a child’s eyes in occupied Holland and on to an Arctic convoy with a dark secret. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/22·24m 55s

From Normandy to the Scheldt

We take a new look at the fighting post D-Day with Canadian expert Marc Milner. Why has the Canadian contribution in north west Europe been downplayed? A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/22·1h 10m

Jungle Training

Al Murray and James Holland examine training methods for Allied forces faced with fighting the Japanese in Burma. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Linker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/22·54m 40s

Family Stories Series 2: Episode 6

This week’s stories take us from the skies with Bomber Command in the company of a Mad Dane, through defying the Nazis from within and suffering the terrible consequences, to the life of children under German occupation and seeing one of Hitler’s right-hand men behind bars. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/22·24m 23s

25-pounders and the Garrison Artillery Volunteers

Are you having We Have Ways Festival withdrawal symptoms? You're in luck! Today's episode is a live recording from the 2021 event. The boys talk field guns, howitzers, quads, and much much more. Come for the conversation with the Garrison Artillery Volunteers' Keith Brigstock, stay for the firing of a 25-pounder live on the pod!  Buy tickets for this year's festival (Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th July 2022) here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/we-have-ways-fest-2022-tickets-193667523777 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/01/22·47m 57s

12 Days of Christmas - The Camomile Lawn

Willow Murray reads a chapter from The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley. The book tells the story of a family reliving their memories of the Second World War at a funeral, 50 years later.  A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/22·25m 17s

12 Days of Christmas - A Midnight Clear

Al Murray read a chapter from A Midnight Clear written by William Wharton. The book follows six American soldiers who are sent to keep watch at a German outpost in the Ardennes. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/22·39m 8s

12 Days of Christmas - The Thin Red Line

James Holland reads a chapter from one of his favourite books, The Thin Red Line. Written by James Jones, the book draws upon his own experience at the Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse during World War II's Guadalcanal campaign. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/22·33m 41s

12 Days of Christmas - Warriors for the Working Day

Al reads a chapter from Warriors for the Working Day. The novel is based on events from June 1944, during the Battle of Normandy, to the invasion of Germany in the Spring of 1945. The book describes fighting by the men of a small unit of British tanks during this period, with the focus on one tank crew. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/01/22·40m 51s

12 Days of Christmas - The Narrow Road to the Deep North

James Holland reads from Richard Flannagan's "The Narrow Road to the Deep North", a novel that tells the story of a far east prisoner of war during the construction of the Burma Railway. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/01/22·27m 37s

12 Days of Christmas - Life and Fate

Al Murray reads chapters 1 through 6 from Life and Fate written by Vasily Grossman, an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single family, the Shaposhnikovs A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/12/21·38m 35s

12 Days of Christmas - Suite Francaise

James Holland reads a chapter from Suite Francaise, the title of a planned sequence of five novels by Irène Némirovsky, a French writer of Ukrainian-Jewish origin, who was tragically murdered before she could complete all five volumes. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/12/21·30m 54s

12 Days of Christmas - Sword of Honour

Al Murray reads a chapter from Sword of Honour written by Evelyn Waugh. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/12/21·40m 33s

12 Days of Christmas - The World at Night

James Holland reads a chapter from Alan Furst's The World at Night. The novel follows the upper-class life of film producer Jean Casson during the German occupation of Paris. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/21·26m 45s

12 Days of Christmas - The Cruel Sea

Al Murray read a chapter from The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat. This book tells the story of the lives of a group of Royal Navy sailors fighting in the Battle of the Atlantic. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website:www.wehavewayspod.com Email:wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/12/21·49m 24s

12 Days of Christmas - The Burning Blue

James Holland reads a chapter from one of his own books, The Burning Blue. This book tells the story of a small group of RAF fighter pilots who first fight in the Battle of Britain and then amid the sand and heat of North Africa's deserts. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/12/21·34m 55s

12 Days of Christmas - Bomber

Al Murray reads a chapter from Bomber written by Len Deighton. Bomber is a fictionalised account of "the events relating to the last flight of an RAF Bomber over Germany on the night of June 31st, 1943" A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/12/21·32m 11s

Brothers In Arms - Live from the National Army Museum

James Holland gives a guided tour of his new exhibition at the National Army Museum. This episode was recorded live at the museum as a part of our Independent Company livestream. If you enjoyed this episode, join the IC on Patreon for more exclusive live content every Monday www.patreon.com/wehaveways Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/12/21·36m 39s

Grace Taylor

Historian and television presenter Tessa Dunlop introduces Grace Taylor, a former royal artillery member of the anti-aircraft gun team and so-called 'Gunner Girl'. Grace volunteered far before conscription for women was decreed, out of both a love of her country and her boyfriend at the time. If you enjoyed this conversation, you can buy Tessa Dunlop's book 'Army Girls' here; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Army-Girls-secrets-stories-military/dp/1472282086 A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/21·46m 50s

Family Stories Series 2: Episode 5

This week’s stories take us from cricket in Australia to the skies over Nazi Germany, from life as an evacuee to setting fire to your own tank in front of Winston Churchill. Plus the story of two women facing very different forms of occupation. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/21·24m 17s

408. The Boys from Reading

In this special episode of We Have Ways, (recently afflicted) journalist Autumn Hendrickson brings to Al and James a year's worth of research into the war contributions of both the men and women of Reading, Massachusetts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/21·46m 35s

407. MI19

Al and James discuss bugging and intelligence during the war. Al also reveals details of a new We Have Ways project. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/21·47m 38s

406. Family Stories: Series 2, Episode 4

This week’s family stories include witnessing a cavalry charge in East Africa, fighting in the Fjords, doodlebugs over London and tragedy in the Atlantic. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/21·18m 36s

405. The Wannsee Conference

“December 1941 is the time the decision was made for the physical extermination of all the Jews in Europe” Al and James are joined by Waitman Beorn to discuss the Wannsee Conference and how the Nazis began the Holocaust. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/21·1h 14m

404. The Japanese Empire

Why did the Japanese get involved in the Second World War? Could they have stayed out of it altogether? Robert Lyman speaks to Al Murray and James Holland.  A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/21·55m 42s

403. War Room 1941

“December 1941, you literally couldn’t pack more events into it if you tried”.  Did FDR know that a deadly attack from Japanese forces was imminent? How did US generals decide on allocating troops in the Atlantic (instead of the Pacific)? Historian Mike Neiberg joins James Holland to explore the intricate complexities of American geopolitics following one of history's most audacious attacks, Pearl Harbour. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/21·55m 46s

402. Operation Crusader

Al and James discuss the Western Desert Campaign of 1941, especially looking into the Siege of Tobruk. A Goalhanger Films production  Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor  Twitter #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod  Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/21·56m 50s

401. Pearl Harbor

On the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Al and James are joined by the 'Pacific War Trilogy' author Ian Toll to discuss the monumental event. A Goalhanger Films production  Produced by Dom Johnson  Exec Producer: Tony Pastor  Twitter #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod  Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/21·53m 25s

400. The Battle of Moscow

Did Hitler and Stalin have a misapprehension of each other? And was scale the main reason Germany couldn’t invade Moscow? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/21·54m 22s

399. Family Stories: Series 2, Episode 3

This week’s family stories include an act of outstanding bravery on the high seas, a trans-Atlantic friendship, a plate of dodgy sandwiches and a so-called ‘ordinary’ soldier’s war. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/21·28m 32s

398. The Atlantic War

The Battle of the Atlantic was the most important theatre of the war, so why don’t we ever talk about it? Military and Naval historian, Marc Milner, joins Al and James to navigate their way through the often snubbed battle. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/21·1h

397. The Maginot Line

Al and James debate whether the British produced the best tanks during the war. They also discuss the key characters involved in the development of the Maginot Line and read extracts from the Alanbrooke Diaries. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/21·55m 27s

396. Family Stories - Series 2, Episode 2

In today’s Family Stories we hear about a young Englishwoman who found herself in Germany in 1936 and went to hear Hitler speak. Plus stories from South Africa, Australia and the Scottish Isles. Read by Al Murray and James Holland, these extraordinary stories of normal people’s wartime adventures were sent in by you, our listeners. Email your stories to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com or leave them on the Family Stories page of our members’ site: patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/21·28m 51s

395. Battle of The Ebro

James Holland and James Petrie walk the hills and caves around the River Ebro, site of the final battle of the Spanish Civil War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/11/21·45m 22s

394. Wacht Am Rhein

Al Murray and James Holland discuss Dwight Eisenhower's decision not to cross the Rhine at the end of 1944. Al also questions James on his love for Battle Dress. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/21·58m 16s

393. Family Stories - Series 2, Episode 1

A new series of Family Stories, the podcast written by you, our listeners. Each week Al Murray and James Holland read out the stories you send us describing the war experiences of your relatives. Email your stories to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com or leave them on the Family Stories page of our members’ site: patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Script: Robin Scott-Elliot Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/21·25m 25s

392. The Eastern Front

What common mistakes do people make about the Nazis and the Red Army? Alex Richie, Katja Hoyer and Waitman Wade Beorn talk about the atrocities that happened on the Eastern Front during the Second World War A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/21·1h 6m

391. Typhoons and Republicans

James Holland joins us from Spain where he is exploring the battle sites of the Spanish Civil War. Meanwhile Al Murray has his mind changed about the Typhoon. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/21·58m 29s

390. We Will Remember Them

Each year on November 11th we pause to remember those who have died in the line of duty. In this Remembrance Day special, Al Murray and James Holland remember the family and friends of our listeners.  We Have Ways’ members club, the Independent Company, now has 15 regional hubs in which members meet to discuss the history of the Second World War, frequently with a pint of beer in their hand. If you’d like to join like-minded people for lots of war-jaw join us at patreon.com/wehaveways and tell us which hub you’d like to join. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/21·31m 20s

389. Class Action

The British Army relied heavily on public school boys for its officer class at the start of the war but was forced to abandon its class prejudice as the conflict took its toll. Al Murray and James Holland explore the way in which the war forced a more egalitarian approach to army recruitment. We Have Ways’ members club, the Independent Company, now has 15 regional hubs in which members meet to discuss the history of the Second World War, frequently with a pint of beer in their hand. If you’d like to join like-minded people for lots of war-jaw join us at patreon.com/wehaveways and tell us which hub you’d like to join. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/21·53m 52s

388. Niklas Frank: In the Shadow of the Reich

Hans Frank ran Poland for the Nazis during the Second World War and was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity at Nuremberg. His son Niklas was seven years old when Frank was hanged. In this extraordinarily candid conversation Niklas Frank talks to James Holland about living with his father’s legacy. Hold the date: WarFest 2022 will take place near Silverstone from July 22 to July 24. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/21·1h 7m

387. Home Guard

What was the real reason for the creation of the Home Guard and is the Dad’s Army image fair? James Holland and Al Murray look beyond Captain Mainwaring and Private Pike to examine the Home Guard. Plus the lads break down the British Army in numbers. Hold the date: WarFest 2022 will take place near Silverstone from July 22 to July 24. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/21·57m 51s

386. What do the Germans think?

For many British people the Second World War is the nation’s modern founding story. But in Germany it remains difficult to talk about and very rarely features in popular culture. German historian Katja Hoyer joins Al Murray to record a live version of the pod at the British Museum. Hold the date: WarFest 2022 will take place over the weekend July 22 - 24. Tickets announced soon. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Jon Gill  Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/21·44m 58s

385. Black Allied Forces

Black soldiers, airmen and sailors contributed hugely to the Allied war effort. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by John Concagh, who has extensively researched the subject, to explore the role of African, Caribbean and black British forces in the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/21·1h 3m

384. Walking the Ground

James Holland is a keen advocate of walking the ground to gain a deeper understanding of the events of the Second World War. In this special podcast James walks us around some of the key sites in Valletta, Mdina and the old Ta’Qali airbase as he explores the locations which informed much of his writing in Fortress Malta. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Rotimi Kolapo Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/21·50m 43s

383. The Mind of a General

Following on from last week’s examination of US General George S Patton, Al Murray and James Holland dig deeper into his writings to gain a greater understanding of his actions and ideas. Also up for discussion is Operation Jedburgh. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/21·50m 44s

382. The Sosabowskis

There are few stories more extraordinary than that of General Stanisław Sosabowski, commander of the Polish Parachute Brigade. After fighting fiercely against the German invaders of Poland he was captured, escaped and made his way to Britain. He later led his men at Market Garden and is perhaps most widely known for being played by Gene Hackman in A Bridge Too Far. His great grandson, Hal Sosabowski, tells the General’s story, and also that of the General’s son, who was instrumental in the fighting in Warsaw. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade & Rotimi Kolapo Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/21·38m 18s

381. Patton

Few military leaders of the Second World War divide opinion quite so much as George S Patton. His decisive leadership drove the Third Army rapidly through France in 1944 and after the Battle of the Bulge he continued deep into Nazi Germany. But his expletive laden speeches and controversial slapping of shell-shocked soldiers caused serious concerns among others in high command. Al Murray and James Holland examine Patton, his methods and his reputation. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/21·1h 2m

380. Stan Perry

Stan Perry was the last living troop commander of the legendary Sherwood Rangers. Injured in Normandy and again in Germany, he recently attended We Have Ways Fest where he discussed his extraordinary war time experiences on stage with James Holland. Sadly, Stan passed away yesterday, Wednesday, October 6th. Stan Perry 1923 - 2021 A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/21·1h 12m

379. Nazis in the Air

How politicised was the Luftwaffe? Second World War aviation expert Victoria Taylor joins Al Murray and James Holland to examine the history of German airmen, Hermann Göring and the Nazification of the Luftwaffe. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/21·1h 2m

378. A Life In The Skies

Colin Bell flew thirteen missions to Berlin in his beloved Mosquito as part of Bomber Command. The 100-year-old veteran pilot joined James Holland on stage at We Have Ways Fest to describe restarting his engines over the city after surviving a full on attack, dodging away from German jet fighters, and being woken up on the way home by an exploding shell fired from an all-female training centre. To see a video of this interview plus a huge amount of additional content join our members club at www.patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/21·40m 26s

377. Doomed at Nijmegen

When the 82nd Airborne jumped into Nijmegen they had high hopes of being the final link in the chain for XXX Corps on the road to Arnhem. But things went badly wrong and General Gavin’s men failed to grab the bridge until the operation was already doomed. John C McManus, US military historian and author, joins Al and James to discuss the 'other bridge'. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/21·57m 26s

376. Brothers in Arms

It took a certain type of courage to serve in a tank in World War Two. Encased in steel, surrounded by highly explosive shells, a big and slow-moving target, every crew member was utterly vulnerable to enemy attack from all sides. Living - and dying - in a tank was a brutal way to fight a war. Al Murray reads a chapter of James Holland’s new book Brothers in Arms.  A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/21·38m 18s

375. Preparing for Battle

What can we learn from exploring original training manuals? Aviation historian Christoph Bergs and YouTube historian Bernhard Kast join James and Al to discuss documents and doctrine. Stuka - The Doctrine of the German Dive Bomber http://stukabook.com/  The Assault Platoon of the Grenadier-Company November 1944 (StG 44) - http://sturmzug.com/ » Army Regulation Medium Panzer Company 1941 - http://www.hdv470-7.com/  A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/21·58m 44s

374. The Buffalo

Shortly after the war a Buffalo LVT (Landing Vehicle Tracked) was taken to Lincolnshire to help with food defences. The vehicle was swept away and sank in a hole. Al Murray and James Holland visit the unearthed vehicle and hear the story of its excavation. The lads also get to speak to a veteran LVT driver. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/21·41m 9s

373. Baggy Trousers

If Hugo Boss didn't design Nazi uniforms, who did? Al Murray and James Holland take a deep sartorial dive into what the Wermacht wore. Al and James also discuss the upcoming festival and cardboard tanks. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/21·47m 41s

372. Spanish Fighters

Although Spain remained neutral in the Second World War, a number of Spanish citizens volunteered to fight for the British Army. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by historian Séan Scullion, to recount the tales of six extraordinary men A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/21·1h 3m

371. China - Part 2

The conflict between China and Japan escalates as the Battle of Shanghai breaks out. James Holland and Al Murray explore a battle that is often considered the beginning of the Second World War in Asia. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/21·58m 9s

370. China - Part 1

Two years before the start of the Second World War in the west China and Japan entered into a bloody military conflict which would result in millions of casualties. In the first of a two-part series James Holland and Al Murray discuss the build up to the Second Sino-Japanese War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/21·50m 37s

369. The Women of SOE

The Special Operations Executive was tasked by Winston Churchill to set Europe ablaze. More than 400 agents were sent into France, thirty-nine of them women. Dr Kate Vigurs has researched the story of all these female agents for her book, Mission to France: The True Story of the Women of SOE. Kate joins Al and James to discuss their extraordinary stories. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Paul King Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/21·56m 33s

368. Exploring the Tank Museum

Al Murray and James Holland return to Bovington Tank Museum for an exclusive tour of their new permanent exhibit ‘World War Two: War Stories’.  Curator David Willey leads Al and James through the new space, which charts the history of the Second World War through the tanks used, but more importantly the men who fought with them. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/21·1h 6m

367. Commandos in Canoes

Throughout the Second World War, the Special Boat Service took part in daring assaults across Europe and Asia - usually in the dead of night and in small canoes. James Holland and Al Murray discuss these missions and the fate of the SOE in Europe A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Willow Murray Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/21·1h 2m

366. Red Arrows

While on a recent road trip north Al and James were offered the chance to watch the Red Arrows’ final training session before their summer season. Squadron Leader Adam Collins - Red 10 - talks the boys through the display and explains the history of the team. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/08/21·23m 31s

365. Potsdam and the looting of Berlin

In the immediate aftermath of the Second World War as the situation in Germany deteriorated dangerously the Allies faced off in their attempt to divide up Europe. Author Giles Milton joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss Potsdam and the personalities who oversaw the new Berlin. Plus we discover the origins of the sixty five dollar question. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Willow Murray Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/21·53m 41s

364. Lancaster

Inside a hangar on the old RAF airfield at East Kirkby sits one of the world’s last Lancaster bombers. Al Murray and James Holland head north for the chance to scramble inside this remarkable aircraft. Pilot Andrew Panton guides the boys though the confined spaces and into the cockpit. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/21·22m 43s

363. Landing Craft Tank

On the 6th of June 1944, LCT 7074 delivered nine tanks onto the beach in Normandy.  Al Murray and James Holland head to Portsmouth to explore the UK’s last remaining D-Day Landing Craft Tank. Historian Stephen Fisher joins them to explain the provenance of this landing craft and its significance to Operation Overlord. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/21·47m 0s

362. The Atlantic Charter

Eighty years on from the US and Britain outlining their post war aims, Al and James explore the Atlantic Charter. Also up for discussion are the Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens and the experience of black soldiers in the US military. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/21·1h 11m

361. Abandoned Operations

James and Al are at the D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth. They talk to assistant curator James Daly, who’s spent 7 years researching airborne operations that didn’t happen between D-Day and Arnhem. They examine the circumstances that led to to the operations being cancelled, and whether the plans were still used in other campaigns. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/08/21·55m 16s

360. Britain's Greatest Victories and Blunders

In a special live edition of the pod from Chalke Valley History Festival, Al Murray and James Holland discuss the top five British blunders and successes of the war while being heckled by a bugler. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/21·1h 7m

359. The Arakan

The final task of assaulting the Arakan Peninsula as part of the Burma campaign was given to the British 3rd Commando Brigade. Their challenge was to cut off the Japanese supply and escape routes to Rangoon. Historian Lucy Betteridge-Dyson, whose grandfather fought in Burma, joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss the campaign and the infamous fight for Hill 170. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/07/21·1h

358. Nazi Inconsistencies

This week the lads look at a few examples of how the Nazi regime would pick and choose how they implemented some of their ideologies. Al also gives us an update on the filming for his new history show, which this week included going paintballing in tanks with Henning Wehn. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Jon Gill Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/21·1h

357. Landing Craft

James and Al are at the historic dockyard in Portsmouth, “Saving Private Ryan” by taking a trip on an F8 landing craft. They find out about the history of amphibious landing capability from 1938, up to the the Normandy Landings and through to the Falklands War. But will it be enough to persuade them to feature the Royal Navy more in the podcast? A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/21·1h 15m

356. Highballs and Bazookas

Al and James discuss why Britain never used the Highball bouncing bomb, the impact of losing battleships, the PIAT versus the Bazooka and the perils of reading your own books. Tickets for the We Have Ways Festival can be bought here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361 A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/21·54m 11s