We Have Ways of Making You Talk

We Have Ways of Making You Talk

By Goalhanger Films

Achtung! Achtung!


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


We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a bi-weekly show exploring the war in close up. James and Al have a stunning knowledge of their subject, but don't expect a linear narrative. The boys love a tangent and a forgotten tale.


We Have Ways of Making You Talk roams down forgotten front lines, casts new villains and makes the case for unlikely heroes.


Send questions to James and Al via Twitter using #WeHaveWays or by email to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com


Battle stations!


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Episodes

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 ProductionProduced by Nicole MaslenExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/12/22·46m 34s

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 ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/22·47m 0s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/22·44m 51s

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 ProductionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/11/22·36m 28s

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 ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/22·43m 16s

Second World War Blunders

Al Murray and James Holland tuck into some diaries, plus look into some of the greatest Second World War BlundersA Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/22·53m 50s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/11/22·46m 14s

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 ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/22·52m 52s

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 ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Robin Scott ElliotExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/22·20m 19s

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 ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/22·45m 28s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/22·55m 46s

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 ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/22·48m 38s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/22·50m 40s

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.
30/10/22·28m 38s

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 FilmsProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/22·1h 2m

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 FilmsProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/22·49m 49s

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 ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/22·51m 49s

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 ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/22·55m 31s

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 ForceA Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/10/22·42m 47s

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.
23/10/22·40m 9s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/22·49m 10s

WHWF - Berlin 45

The final year of the war saw savage fighting and horrific civilian suffering, nowhere more than in Berlin. Experts onthe 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 2022A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Paul KingExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/22·58m 21s

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.
13/10/22·53m 48s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/22·1h 12m

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 productionProduced by Paul KingExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/22·1h 1m

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/22·50m 42s

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.
29/09/22·58m 0s

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 HanksExec Producer: Tony PastorProduced by Joey McCarthy@WeHaveWaysPod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/09/22·42m 56s

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 campaignA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/22·48m 13s

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.ukA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/22·42m 47s

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.ukExec Producer - Tony PastorProduced by Joey McCarthy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/09/22·42m 47s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/22·54m 40s

September 1939 - Part 2

Motivation, Morale, MethodAl 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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/09/22·45m 30s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/09/22·47m 40s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/22·48m 18s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/22·51m 26s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/22·51m 7s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/22·1h 5m

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/22·52m 10s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/22·47m 5s

German Generals

Alex Ritchie and Bernard Kast join forces to explore the best German Generals of the Second World War  A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Paul KingExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/22·40m 53s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/22·54m 49s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/08/22·49m 45s

Malta - Part 1

Al and James discuss operation Pedestal and the importance of Malta in the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/08/22·51m 45s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/22·35m 38s

Operation Harling

Al tells some stories of Nazi evaders in the Pyrenees and James explains SOE’s first operation in Greece.A Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/22·42m 40s

WHWF - Sappers at Pegasus Bridge

Ingram Murray (otherwise known as 'The Colonel') takes to the stage to talk about the battle for Pegasus bridgeA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Paul KingExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/22·53m 0s

WHWF - DUNKIRK

James Holland takes to the main stage to detail the incredible true story of Dunkirk.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Paul KingExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/22·1h 1m

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 productionProduced by Paul KingExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/22·58m 28s

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 productionProduced by Paul KingExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/22·51m 43s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/22·54m 2s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/22·45m 17s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWaysEmail wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/22·57m 39s

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 BritainA Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthy and Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/22·1h 7m

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/22·44m 56s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/22·48m 15s

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.
30/06/22·37m 21s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/22·57m 11s

Life in the SS

Al and James are joined by Martin Davidson, to discuss his Grandfather’s involvement in the SSA Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/22·1h 10m

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/22·43m 31s

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 ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/22·43m 56s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/22·53m 31s

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 ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/06/22·48m 59s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/22·41m 9s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/22·52m 4s

The Luftwaffe with Jens Wehner

James sits down with German historian Jens Wehner to discuss the Luftwaffe and their pilots during the Second World WarCheck out details of the We Have Ways Festival, July 22 - 24, at wehavewaysfest.co.ukA Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/22·52m 43s

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.ukA Goalhanger Films ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/22·45m 44s

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 ProductionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/22·43m 8s

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.
24/05/22·27m 57s

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 ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/22·19m 51s

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/05/22·51m 9s

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.
17/05/22·51m 9s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/22·53m 9s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/22·56m 12s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/22·31m 38s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/22·1h 0m

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/22·45m 58s

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/battlegroundA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/22·57m 37s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·55m 19s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/22·24m 42s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/22·48m 17s

Hill 112

Al and James discuss all things Normandy, looking into Montgomery, tanks, and the Battle of the Odon.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/22·49m 58s

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.
08/04/22·12m 56s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/22·59m 48s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/22·19m 25s

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.
31/03/22·56m 23s

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 productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/22·48m 22s

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 MosquitoA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/22·37m 55s

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 MosquitoA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/03/22·38m 5s

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 44A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/22·53m 29s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/22·38m 0s

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 productionProduced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/22·30m 9s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/22·41m 55s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/22·18m 56s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/03/22·57m 43s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/22·56m 34s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/22·19m 54s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/22·25m 1s

Ukraine

As the current situation in Ukraine deteriorates, Al Murray and James Holland explore events both now and in 1941.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/22·50m 57s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/22·19m 28s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/02/22·58m 45s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/22·55m 6s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/22·19m 46s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/02/22·18m 2s

American Submarine Tales

Al and James talk about their new books and discuss the success of the US Submarine Fleet.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/22·51m 47s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/02/22·19m 12s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/02/22·1h 7m

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/22·56m 32s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/22·18m 49s

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.
04/02/22·43m 51s

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.
03/02/22·48m 7s

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 productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/22·44m 22s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/22·19m 50s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/22·44m 19s

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 productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/22·40m 44s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/22·17m 59s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/01/22·51m 28s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/22·51m 32s

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 productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/22·19m 25s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/01/22·1h 4m

Jungle Training

Al Murray and James Holland examine training methods for Allied forces faced with fighting the Japanese in Burma.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinkerExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/22·49m 10s

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.
09/01/22·18m 53s

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.
06/01/22·42m 27s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/22·19m 47s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/22·33m 38s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/22·28m 11s

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.
02/01/22·35m 21s

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.
01/01/22·22m 7s

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 ShaposhnikovsA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/12/21·33m 5s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/12/21·25m 24s

12 Days of Christmas - Sword of Honour

Al Murray reads a chapter from Sword of Honour written by Evelyn Waugh.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/21·35m 3s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/12/21·21m 15s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite:www.wehavewayspod.comEmail:wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/12/21·43m 54s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/12/21·29m 25s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer: Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/12/21·26m 41s

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 Mondaywww.patreon.com/wehaveways Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/12/21·31m 9s

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/1472282086A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/21·41m 20s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/21·18m 47s

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.
16/12/21·41m 5s

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.
14/12/21·42m 8s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/21·17m 6s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/21·1h 6m

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/21·47m 12s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/12/21·47m 16s

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 LinekerExec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/21·48m 20s

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.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/21·44m 55s

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.
06/12/21·45m 52s

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 aso-called ‘ordinary’ soldier’s war. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/21·20m 2s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/12/21·51m 31s

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.
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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/21·20m 21s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/11/21·36m 51s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/21·49m 46s

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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionScript: Robin Scott-ElliotProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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 WarA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/11/21·58m 28s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/21·49m 59s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/21·22m 50s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/21·45m 21s

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 productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/11/21·58m 49s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/21·49m 21s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Jon Gill Twitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/21·36m 28s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/21·54m 53s

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 productionProduced by Rotimi KolapoExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/10/21·42m 13s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/21·42m 14s

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 productionProduced by Vasco Andrade & Rotimi KolapoExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/21·29m 48s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/21·54m 3s

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 - 2021A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/10/21·1h 3m

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/21·54m 7s

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/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/09/21·31m 56s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/21·48m 56s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/09/21·29m 48s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/21·50m 14s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/21·32m 39s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/21·39m 11s

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 menA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/09/21·55m 22s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/21·49m 39s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/09/21·42m 7s

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 productionProduced by Paul KingExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/21·48m 3s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/08/21·58m 7s

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 EuropeA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Willow MurrayExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/21·53m 56s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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 productionProduced by Willow MurrayExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/21·45m 11s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/08/21·38m 30s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/21·1h 3m

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/08/21·46m 46s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/21·58m 34s

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 productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/07/21·51m 57s

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 productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/21·51m 49s

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 productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/07/21·1h 6m

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/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/21·45m 41s

355. The Secret Horsepower Race

Piston engines powered every significant Second World War air battle. Calum Douglas, who has written a brilliant book on the race for engineering supremacy, joins Al Murray and James Holland to explore the story of the men at the forefront of the battle.Tickets for the We Have Ways Festival can be bought here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/07/21·57m 34s

354. Hunger Winter

Dutch civilians suffered horrifically during the final winter of the war as the Germans sought to punish them for assisting the allied forces attempting to liberate Holland. Al and James are joined by Dutch historian Hans Onderwater to discuss the Hunger Winter.Tickets for the We Have Ways Festival can be bought here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/21·42m 46s

353. Italy

With the Italians in London ahead of the final of the European Championships, Al Murray and James Holland look at the Italian story in the Second World War. How significant were Italian colonial ambitions in British thinking? And what did Italy experience in the final years of the war.Tickets for the We Have Ways Festival can be bought here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/21·45m 38s

353. Italy

With the Italians in London ahead of the final of the European Championships, Al Murray and James Holland look at the Italian story in the Second World War. How significant were Italian colonial ambitions in British thinking? And what did Italy experience in the final years of the war.Tickets for the We Have Ways Festival can be bought here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/07/21·45m 51s

352. One Man’s Window - Chapter 18

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/07/21·37m 20s

351. The Mustang

Few planes were more influential during the Second World War than the Mustang.Al and James visit Sywell aerodrome in Northamptonshire to enjoy the rare opportunity of taking a trip up in this iconic aircraft.Pilot and restoration expert Richard Grace brings the boys up to speed on the Mustang.Tickets for the We Have Ways Festival can be bought here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/21·35m 41s

350. One Man’s Window - Chapter 17

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/21·30m 45s

349. Denmark at War

Although occupied by the Nazis, the Danes refused to collaborate and have a proud record of helping the majority of their Jewish community avoid the Holocaust. James Holland and Al Murray discuss the role of Denmark in the Second World War.Tickets for the We Have Ways Festival can be bought here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/21·53m 5s

348. One Man’s Window - Chapter 16

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/21·31m 17s

347. One Man’s Window - Chapter 15

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/21·13m 12s

346. One Man’s Window - Chapter 14

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/21·16m 25s

345. One Man’s Window - Chapter 13

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/21·23m 28s

344. Walking the Normandy Ground

Normandy battlefield expert Paul Woodadge joins Al and James to discuss the effect of films such as Saving Private Ryan on public perception of the events of 1944.Tickets for the We Have Ways Festival can be bought here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/21·55m 13s

343. One Man’s Window - Chapter 12

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/06/21·21m 47s

342. World War Wash Up

After a week of riding tanks and encountering historians at the Chalke Valley History Festival, Al Murray and James Holland have much to discuss. Including PIATs, Russian tanks and sickness in troops. Also news of all the military hardware booked for We Have Ways Fest. Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/06/21·49m 38s

341. One Man’s Window - Chapter 11

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/21·27m 23s

340. One Man’s Window - Chapter 10

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/06/21·36m 2s

339. One Man’s Window - Chapter 9

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/21·19m 27s

338. One Man’s Window - Chapter 8

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/06/21·25m 20s

337. The War in the Air

The Commonwealth’s contribution to the Allied war effort was enormous, in all branches of the military.Soldier and historian Ben Kite, author of Britain and the Commonwealth’s War in the Air, joins Al and James to discuss the impact of Commonwealth forces on the RAF.We Have Ways supports the charity DKMS which aims to delete blood cancer. Register to be a blood stem cell donor here: https://www.dkms.org.uk/register-nowWe Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/21·50m 52s

336. One Man’s Window - Chapter 7

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/21·17m 2s

335. The Mosquito

For many people it was the greatest aircraft of the Second World War. Built out of wood and capable of flying fast and over huge distances, the Germans hated the ‘Mossie’.Al Murray and James Holland visit the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre to enjoy the Mosquito up close. Al even got to have a go. We Have Ways supports the charity DKMS which aims to delete blood cancer. Register to be a blood stem cell donor here: https://www.dkms.org.uk/register-nowWe Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/21·23m 34s

334. One Man’s Window - Chapter 6

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/21·26m 29s

333. One Man’s Window - Chapter 5

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/06/21·17m 52s

332. One Man’s Window - Chapter 4

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/21·39m 32s

331. One Man’s Window - Chapter 3

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/06/21·14m 26s

330. Top War Planes

If you have any interest in Second World War aircraft you will not find a more engaging episode of the podcast all year.Aviation obsessive Joe Coles joins Al Murray and James Holland to make the case for his five favourite planes. Be warned, some of your favourites don’t make this list.Joe Coles is the editor of hushkit.net the alternative aviation magazine.We Have Ways supports the charity DKMS which aims to delete blood cancer. Register to be a blood stem cell donor here: https://www.dkms.org.uk/register-nowWe Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/06/21·1h 7m

329. One Man’s Window - Chapter 2

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/21·34m 12s

328. Time for Tea?

How did the myth develop that British soldiers were always stopping for tea? And who were the first Allied troops back into Dunkirk in the final days of the war? These questions and other rabbit-holes answered and explored by Al Murray and James Holland.We Have Ways supports the charity DKMS which aims to delete blood cancer. Register to be a blood stem cell donor here: https://www.dkms.org.uk/register-nowWe Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/21·49m 42s

327. One Man’s Window - Chapter 1

In April 1942 Denis Barnham flew his Spitfire off the deck of an aircraft carrier and headed for Malta, where the air battle over the island was at its most intense. This brilliant account of his time on the island offers a compelling and honest account of the terror of the battle and of life on Malta under siege.Read by Al Murray.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/21·18m 46s

326. The Dams Raid - part 2

The Dams Raid - part 2With Guy Gibson struggling through combat fatigue, the raid on the great Ruhr dams is launched. James Holland and Al Murray discuss the events of that May night in 1943 and ask the ultimate question: was it worth the cost? Recorded on site at RAF Scampton, home of the famous 617 Squadron.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/06/21·34m 17s

325. Guy Gibson and the Dams Raid

On May 16, 1943, one of the most daring raids of the war was launched. Operation Chastise, known in popular parlance as the Dam Busters Raid, saw 19 specially adapted Lancaster bombers attack three targets in the German industrial heartland, led by Guy Gibson. Al Murray and James Holland recorded this episode in Wing Commander Gibson’s office at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/21·43m 12s

324. Tank Talk

Al Murray and James Holland were granted a sneak preview of the collection at Bovington Tank Museum before the public finally gained access post lockdown. Like kids in a sweet shop, they got up close and personal with a Churchill and explored the fabulous Shermans.We Have Ways is running a weekend festival from September 17th to 19th. There will be fifty military vehicles and a host of top speakers. Plus lashings of ale.Tickets can be booked here: A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerScript editor: Sarah ShannonExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/06/21·31m 40s

323. The Evacuation of Crete

In the second part of our story of the Battle of Crete James and Al discuss the fighting retreat, the brilliant Cretan resistance and the accounts of the writer Evelyn Waugh, a veteran of the battle.We Have Ways Fest will take place September 17 to 19. Tickets are now on general sale: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/153466810361A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/21·52m 34s

322. Family Stories - Episode 20

More of your wartime Family Stories, including a timely tale from the Battle of Crete.With thanks to Luke Brannigan, Robert Blood, Betty Dullaghan and Christopher Szymanski, A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerScript editor: Sarah ShannonExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/05/21·24m 52s

321. Axis Sally

Mildred Gillars, or Axis Sally as she was known, was an American broadcaster employed by Nazi Germany as a radio propagandist during The Second World War. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Harvard professor Jill Lepore to discuss Nazi propaganda and the fate of Axis Sally.Jill Lepore is the host of a podcast called The Last Archive, which traces the history of evidence, proof, and knowledge in search of an answer to the question: Who killed truth? It includes an exploration of Nazi and Soviet propaganda. Listen here: https://www.thelastarchive.com/We Have Ways Fest will take place September 17th to 19th this year. Get tickets via our members’ site: Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/05/21·49m 47s

320. The Battle for Crete

The assault on Crete led to a pyrrhic German victory and much finger pointing on the part of the Allies. Was Major-General Bernard Freyberg to blame or did a failure of communication lead to the defeat of British, New Zealand and Australian forces?Eighty years on from the dramatic fight for the island, Al Murray and James Holland explore the mistakes made and the price paid by both sides.We Have Ways Fest will take place September 17th to 19th this year. Get tickets via our members’ site: Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/05/21·51m 55s

319. Family Stories - Ep 19

This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including the incredible details of an Australian soldier’s experiences in a Japanese POW camp and the Sandakan death marches, hiding an illegal printing press as part of the Danish resistance; and scavenger hunts in the desert minefields of North Africa.With thanks to Alyssa Braithwaite, Tom Campbell, Jan Johansson, Patrick Lees and Mark Wrycraft for sharing their stories.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/05/21·26m 37s

318. The Sappers in the D-Day Gliders

In this special edition of the podcast Al Murray reads an article written by his father, Ingram Murray, known to regular listeners as The Colonel.It tells the story of a group of men with a very specialised task in the days after D-Day. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/21·22m 12s

317. Ronny Scott

While Argentina remained neutral throughout the Second World War, around 4,000 Argentinians volunteered to fight for the Allies.One of them was the extraordinary Ronny Scott. Now 103 years old, the veteran pilot joins Al Murray and James Holland to recount his incredible wartime story.There is also a short film about Ronny which you can watch here:Buena Onda: The Tale of Ronny Scott: https://vimeo.com/519002084We Have Ways Fest will take place September 17th to 19th this year. Get tickets via our members’ site: Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/05/21·28m 48s

316. Propaganda Troops

British soldiers famously loved a night of entertainment in the field, as Spike Milligan’s books attest. But how were German troops entertained? James Holland and Al Murray discuss the Wehrmacht Propaganda Troops, who were not noted for their cross dressing and high jinx. The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, the HMS Hood and the Ox & Bucks are all the subject of discussion.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/05/21·48m 21s

315. Family Stories - Ep 18

This week on our Family Stories episode we hear more wide-ranging tales including how a priest joined the Belgian resistance and was ultimately captured; a first-hand account of the first nocturnal “kill” made by a Spitfire; and the sad story of a fatal accident in a Tiger Moth.With thanks to Robin Braysher, Jack Ruffhead, Peter Smith, Richard Veys and Richard Walker for sharing their stories.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/05/21·23m 20s

314. Electing Hitler

How did the Nazis come to power in 1933? German historian Katja Hoyer joins Al Murray and James Holland to talk about the fragmented German national identity and the how it still affects the country today.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/21·45m 17s

313. Fall Gelb

On the anniversary of the German tanks rolling into the Low Countries on their way to France, Al Murray and James Holland wonder if events could have taken a very different turn. Was the ultimate success of the campaign down to German brilliance or French incompetence?We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/21·44m 27s

312. Family Stories - Ep 17

This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including how a Belgian family survived in the basement of a bakery; a sailor who survived the Arctic Convoys and a fair few scuffles; and a ‘Tail End Charlie’ celebrating his 100th birthday.With thanks to Pete Coutts, Bram De Man, Guy Ferguson, Michael Hallinger and Oliver Nichols for sharing their stories.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/21·28m 22s

311. Family Secrets

Author and publisher Vicky Unwin joins James Holland to discuss her extraordinary family story.While researching her parents’ war time experiences Vicky unearthed an intriguing narrative which travelled from Egypt to Germany, including the secret of her father’s hidden Jewish heritage.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/21·46m 33s

310. David Baddiel

Comedian and writer David Baddiel joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss his family’s experiences during the war, which included being interned on the Isle of Man. David also discusses his new book Jews Don’t Count and his documentary work surrounding Holocaust denial.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/05/21·46m 10s

309. Family Stories - Ep 16

This is the show written by our listeners. It includes five remarkable war time stories of hidden airmen in Holland, Germans on the Eastern Front, and the horrors of a U-boat attack in the mid Atlantic.With thanks to Andrew Gerrard, Peter McGrath, Alex Aitchison, Rianne Heida, Oliver Clixby and Ben Ross.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/21·26m 40s

308. Bletchley Girls

Betty Webb spent the war working as a code breaker at Bletchley Park, working on captured German and Japanese radio messages.After the war she moved to Washington DC to assist the Americans with their ongoing fight in the Pacific. Betty joins Al and James to describe her extraordinary experiences.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysTessa Dunlop is taking part in a live event with Betty Webb next week, you can buy tickets on https://www.fane.co.uk/bletchley-girlsA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/04/21·45m 28s

307. Anzac Day

The myth suggests Britain stood alone but the truth was different. In the week of Anzac Day Al Murray and James Holland discuss the roles of Australian and New Zealand soldiers in the war against the Axis Powers. A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/21·50m 23s

306. Family Stories - Ep 15

This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including an account of a daring air mission that ended in dramatic fashion; being commanded by Hollywood star David Niven; and a father and son that won the same award in two different wars.With thanks to Al Allen, James Bevan, Miles Dickson, Jonathan Hutt, Mark Palmer and Jerod Wright for sharing their stories.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/04/21·28m 52s

305. Guy Martin - Battle of Britain

Adrenaline junkie Guy Martin tells Al Murray and James Holland about his new series for Channel 4 in which he trains to fly a Hurricane and then takes part in a dogfight with a Messerschmitt.Guy discusses the complexities of flying war planes and his obsession with engines from the Second World War.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/21·36m 10s

304. Stalingrad and The Wehrmacht

The Eastern Front is our focus as German historian Jens Wehner joins Al Murray and James Holland.Jens is curator of the Dresden Military History museum, but his focus in this podcast is further east and the desperate battle for the city of Stalingrad.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/04/21·50m 6s

303. Enigma and Escapees

Britain’s war time intelligence operations are the subject of discussion as Al Murray and James Holland exchange notes on their latest reading matter, Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ.The boys also explore the escape attempts of British and Allied POWs in Italy.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/04/21·41m 44s

302. Family Stories - Ep 14

This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including the story of an alarming experience in a London hospital’s labour ward during an air raid; how a prisoner in a labour camp in Nagasaki didn’t even notice the atom bomb falling; and how numerous close escapes eventually led to being reunited with her family for one Polish lady.With thanks to Tyler Anderson, Mark Dagenais, Konrad “Radders” H, Bruce Mair, Clare Meachin and John Nye for sharing their stories.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/04/21·26m 28s

301. The Remains of War

Steve Ballinger MBE removes ordnance from former sites of conflict. He has spent the last decade removing 60,000+ mines, shrapnel and ordnance from the tiny island of Peleliu. He talks to James and Al about the complicated role, the history of the battle between the US and Japanese and the importance of preserving these sites.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/04/21·48m 22s

300. Prince Philip

In the wake of his death, Al Murray and James Holland discuss the Duke of Edinburgh's war record and his role in the Royal Navy. They also answer questions on Civilian Affairs and Hanz Speidels' drinking habit.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/04/21·52m 39s

299. Family Stories - ep 13

Al Murray and James Holland read family stories sent in by listeners to We Have Ways of Making You Talk.These wartime experiences took place in the seas off Norway, in the skies over Bremen and on the airfields of both northern and southern Africa.With thanks to Richard Garnett, Colin Tait, Sam Crowley, Stuart Burbridge, Dominic Butler and Michael Milner-Watt for sharing their stories.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyEdited by Sarah ShannonExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/04/21·20m 11s

298. Small Arms

What makes the best gun and how complicated is the development of small arms? Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Dr Matthew Ford from the University of Sussex to talk about the small arms used during the Second World War.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/04/21·56m 55s

297. Lack of Moral Fibre

You could volunteer to fly but you couldn’t volunteer to stop.Dr Dan Ellin, of the International Bomber Command Centre, talks to Al and James about the way in which men were judged and treated as they faced the trauma of war.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/04/21·44m 59s

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

Part two of our extraordinary interview with Selma van de Perre, a Dutch resistance fighter who was 17 years old when the Second World War began.Using an alias and fake ID she risked her life travelling across the Netherlands, delivering Allied newspapers and helping Jews evade the Nazis.In July 1944 Selma's luck ran out. She was captured and transported to Ravensbrück as a political prisoner, where she remained until her liberation in 1945.James Holland interviews Selma about her war time story.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/21·41m 26s

295. Family Stories - Ep 12

The Second World War touched everyone’s lives, with many of our listeners’ families witnessing extraordinary events.In this edition of We Have Ways of Making You Talk we hear of an escape from Singapore, a mysterious woman on a crashed bomber, and a chance encounter in France.With thanks to Nick Griffiths, James Valimont, Finlay Coutts-Britton, Rob Good, John Nye, Gary Bircher and Chris Hudson for sharing their stories.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehaveways Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/04/21·20m 33s

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

Selma van de Perre was a Dutch resistance fighter who was just 17 years old when the Second World War began.Using an alias and fake ID she risked her life travelling across the Netherlands, delivering Allied newspapers and helping Jews evade the Nazis.In July 1944 Selma's luck ran out. She was captured and transported to Ravensbrück as a political prisoner, where she remained until her liberation in 1945.James Holland interviews Selma about her extraordinary war time story.This is part one of a two part series with Selma van de Perre.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/04/21·45m 54s

293. Mutiny

A listener’s recent discovery that his uncle may have been one of the 258 British soldiers accused of mutiny in Malaya sends the podcast down an intriguing rabbit hole.James Holland gives Al Murray a final update on his research into the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry as his book heads to the publisher. A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/03/21·45m 41s

292. Family Stories - Ep 11

Listeners to We Have Ways of Making You Talk write the scripts for our Sunday morning podcasts, as Al Murray and James Holland read out their family stories from the Second World War.This week we hear of a challenging parachute jump, a swim from the beach at Dunkirk, some remarkable wine and a date with the daughter of an Egyptian brewery.With thanks to Mark Reynier, Zach Pease, Steve Wren, Jane Gulliford Lowes, Peter Miles, Neil Yorke-Wade and Michael Thomson for sharing their stories.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehaveways Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/21·21m 59s

291. Irish Fighters

Although Ireland remained neutral during the war it didn’t stop Irish men joining the British Armed Forces.Joseph Quinn joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss why so many Irish men joined the British Army and the damage this could do to their reputation back home. Joseph also tells the story of the IRA members who fought for the Nazis in Europe.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/21·57m 52s

290. Veritable, Trombones and The Chindits

James Holland and Al Murray get their hands on the post-operation report of Veritable, review the success of the Chindits and dig deeper into the extraordinary story of some missing brass instruments.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/21·54m 1s

289. Family Stories - Ep 10

This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including the story of a ship on an undercover mission; a German woman working in the UK during the war; and a flight crew returning to base long after they were presumed missing in action.With thanks to Alan Ciammaichella, Alexander Kasterine, Ted King, Ashley Lewis, Mark Talbot and Tom for sharing their stories.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/21·21m 43s

288. The Hitler Years

With historian Frank McDonough and actor Paul McGann.Between 1940 and 1945 the Third Reich fell from the pinnacle of its power to devastating collapse. Historian Frank McDonough, author of The Hitler Years, joins James Holland and Al Murray, along with actor Paul McGann, to discuss the final years of the Third Reich, as well as the war’s impact on the people of Liverpool.The Hitler Years - Disaster 1940-1945 by Frank McDonough is out now. The audiobook is read by Paul McGann.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/03/21·44m 50s

287. The War Beneath the Waves

Fascination with the threat of U-boats has deflected attention from the effectiveness of allied submariners. James Holland and Al Murray take a deep dive to explore the impact in the Pacific.Join the We Have Ways membership club to watch a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/21·54m 30s

286. Family Stories - Ep 9

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of uncovering a staggering stash of champagne, finding yourself behind enemy lines and discovering a sailor’s incredible story after coming into possession of their ditty box.With thanks to Chris Brown, Andy Fieldhouse, Xan Kinnier, Fabian Martens, Francis Mullan and Ian Smith for sharing their stories.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/21·22m 8s

285. Hitler’s Henchman

Hans Globke was the civil servant responsible for framing the Nuremberg anti-Jewish race laws. Yet somehow he returned to post war government and became an architect of the modern German state. The Times’ Berlin correspondent Oliver Moody joins Al Murray and James Holland to explain how it happened.Oliver has produced a two part podcast series delving deeper into the story of Hans Globke. You can listen to it here:The Spider in the Web: The Hans Globke Story (pt 1 & 2): https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/reporter/id1468479490Join the We Have Ways membership club to watch a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/03/21·32m 33s

284. Winter Mud

The battles of late 1944 are examined as James Holland and Al Murray explore the front line post Market Garden. Also up for discussion are the Polish soldiers who survived the hardships of the Russian gulag before returning to the allied line at Monte Cassino. Join the We Have Ways membership club to watch a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/21·55m 26s

283. Family Stories - Ep 8

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of a daring mission to recover a V-2 missile, surviving the atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki and a mysterious explosion on HMS Dasher.With thanks to Mark Curzon, Tim Foley, Ron Hukari, Darren Little, David Niddam-Dent and Paul Seeman for sharing their stories.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/21·20m 42s

282. Spitfire!

The world’s most iconic aircraft is celebrating its 85th birthday. Not that we need an excuse to revel in the beauty and engineering brilliance of the Spitfire. Historian and broadcaster Paul Beaver joins James Holland and Al Murray to discuss the Spitfire’s journey from design page to mainstay of British fighter command.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/03/21·44m 13s

281. Nightmare at Nijmegen

Why did General Jim Gavin, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, not prioritise the capture of the bridge at Nijmegen as part of Operation Market Garden? James Holland and Al Murray examine the after event report to work out who decided the capture of the Groesbeek Heights was the priority.Join the We Have Ways membership club to watch a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/21·49m 45s

280. Family Stories - Ep 7

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of a friendship with Douglas Bader, the sinking of the Wallasea and a powerfully evocative poem from a Chindit.With thanks to Mike Atkinson, Mike King, Alex McKenzie, James McNeill and John Wood for sharing their stories.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/21·22m 45s

279. Civilian Soldiers

The British Army in Normandy are the focus as Al Murray and James Holland are joined by historian and author Jonathan Ware.In Jonathan’s book 'Jocks, Dragons and Sospans: Through Normandy with 53rd Welsh Division' he questions the Allies' version of events in the battle and offers a new perspective on the British Army's conduct in North-West Europe.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/02/21·58m 26s

278. Big Week

In February 1944 the combined air forces of Britain and the US launched a huge series of raids against Nazi Germany. What did they hope to achieve and how successful was the campaign? James Holland and Al Murray discuss the events many believe were intended to lure the remnants of the Luftwaffe into the air for a final, decisive battle.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/21·56m 38s

277. Family Stories - Ep 6

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of Russian convoys, the Dunkirk evacuation and a Yugoslav fighting for the Germans.With thanks to Stefan Breg, Lindsay Gordon, Robert Largan, Mark Turner and Philip Woods for sharing their stories.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/21·27m 3s

276. German Hardware

We’re talking German hardware and army units with military YouTuber Bernhard Kast. Wehrmacht doctrine, machine guns and riflemen groups are all up for discussion.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Gabby SaperExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/02/21·52m 51s

275. Western Approaches

There was no more important field of conflict in the Second World War than the Battle of the Atlantic. On February 17th, 1941, Western Approaches HQ opened in Liverpool to co-ordinate the Royal Navy and 15 Group Costal Command.On its 80th anniversary Al Murray and James Holland speak to lead historian Dave Roberts to discuss the vital role played by the men and women in the underground bunker and operations room at Western Approaches HQ.#WA80@WestApproacheswww.liverpoolwarmuseum.co.ukWe Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/02/21·39m 34s

274. Good for Morale

Terrifying tank battles and entertaining the troops are two topics for discussion as Al Murray and James Holland delve into the experience of life in the British Amed forces during the Second World War.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/21·48m 32s

273. Family Stories - Valentine’s Day

A special edition of Family Stories today to mark Valentine’s Day.While researching his new book James uncovered letters from Bill Wharton, who fought with the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. This episode is dedicated to the love letters Bill sent to his wife during the war.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/21·21m 58s

272. British Resistance

Britain was the only country to prepare a resistance movement before it was needed. Andrew Chatterton joins Al and James to discuss the history of the auxiliary units, men who would operate behind the lines should the Nazis invade Britain.Would you like to watch We Have Ways live each Thursday evening and ask Al and James questions about all aspects of the Second World War?We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/02/21·58m 1s

271. Convoys and the Triple Nickels

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the massive effort to move fighting men across the world.Plus the story of an American airborne battalion made up only of black servicemen.Would you like to watch We Have Ways live each Thursday evening and ask Al and James questions about all aspects of the Second World War?We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/21·42m 11s

270. Family Stories - Ep 4

This week in our Family Stories series we hear your tales of German spies, runaway barrage balloons and a witness to the Hiroshima atom bomb.With thanks to Jack Ashton, Ben Brown, Norman Clark, Richard Power, Christopher Smith and Tim Vaughan for sharing their stories.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/21·21m 24s

269. Training for Battle

Professor John Buckley joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss the Allies’ approach to training. Armoured operations and the Normandy campaign also feature in a wide ranging discussion. Regular listeners to We Have Ways will know that Professor Buckley wrote the influential Monty's Men: The British Army and the Liberation of Northwest Europe, 1944-5.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/02/21·59m 33s

268. Steel not Flesh

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the Allies’ policy of using liberal amounts of ammunition as a way of conserving the lives of their men.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/21·44m 44s

267. Family Stories - Ep 3

In this week’s episode of our Family Stories series we hear your tales of the first wedding after the war, surviving the Blitz and a harrowing visit to Bergen-Belsen.With thanks to Tom Achard, William Carver, David Ludlow, Tom Porter, Ben Ross, Dan Vaux-Nobes and Jamie Young for sharing their stories.Please go to our twitter account to see the photographs described in Jamie Young’s story.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/21·21m 30s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/01/21·37m 47s

265. Landing Craft

Archeologist and historian Stephen Fisher joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss the organisational challenges faced by the Allies in the planning of D-Day as the Royal Navy attempted to perfect the art of beach landings.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/01/21·56m 50s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/01/21·28m 22s

263. Inge Auerbacher

Inge Auerbacher was born in Germany in 1934. She spent three years in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, where she was one of a tiny percentage to survive.To commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day Inge talks to Al Murray and James Holland about the horrors of her experience as a young Jewish girl in Nazi Germany.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/21·1h 1m

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/21·42m 1s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/21·37m 1s

261. The Germans are coming

Was there ever any chance of the Germans successfully invading England? James Holland and Al Murray have always argued that Operation Sea Lion was a non starter from inception. But just for a moment imagine Hitler didn’t send out the Halt Order and the BEF were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. Oh go on, indulge us for 45 minutes or so…We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/21·51m 43s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/21·36m 47s

258. Family Stories - Ep 2

In the second episode of our new Family Stories series we hear your tales of liberating Belgian breweries, battles at Iwo Jima and escapes from Nazi concentration camps.With thanks to Jack Gus Adamson, Steve Flaunty, Martin Jaspers, Roger Justus, Simon Thompson and Matt Wilkins for sharing their stories.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/21·20m 33s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/21·48m 41s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/21·20m 43s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/01/21·15m 28s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/01/21·27m 36s

254. Prisoners of the Empire

Author Sarah Kovner joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss the treatment of Allied Prisoners of War in the Far East. Listeners may be surprised to hear how confusion and ignorance more than an intentionally brutal policy contributed to the suffering of the men.Sarah Kovner is Senior Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia UniversityWe Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/01/21·42m 59s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/01/21·40m 49s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/21·20m 18s

251. Gliders

After reading George Chatterton’s autobiography Al Murray wonders if glider operations were ever really a good idea. Meanwhile James Holland discusses supply lines in North Africa and Italy. Both Al and James promise to dig deeper into the lesser known battles in Burma.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/21·49m 36s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/21·23m 25s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/21·26m 11s

247. Family Stories: Annabel Venning

From today We Have Ways is bringing you a bonus weekend episode called Family Stories. We’re launching the series with Annabel Venning, who joins Al and James to explain how she researched her own family’s experience from the Blitz to Burma resulting in her book ‘To War With The Walkers’.Each Sunday Al and James will read the wartime family stories from you, our listeners. If you would like your family story to be considered please send us no more than 500 words, either by email to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com or on the Patreon site under the Family Stories tab. If you email us, please make the subject ‘Family Stories’.To War With The Walkers:https://www.waterstones.com/book/to-war-with-the-walkers/annabel-venning/9781473679320 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/21·46m 44s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/21·24m 22s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/01/21·24m 31s

243. The War In The Shadows

When Patrick Marnham was sent a letter from an anonymous reader claiming to have inside knowledge about the French Resistance he was forced to re-examine his work on the subject. Here he joins Al and James to discuss the subterfuge and duplicity he discovered.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/01/21·40m 26s

The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton - Episode 4

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/01/21·24m 33s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/01/21·26m 48s

241. The Washington Putsch

As Donald Trump’s followers tried to seize control of Washington’s Capitol many writers and commentators sought historical parallels to explain how American democracy had come to this. James Holland and Al Murray look back at the rise of fascism to examine how truth becomes vulnerable to the cult of personality.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/21·51m 1s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/21·17m 23s

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

Brigadier George Chatterton's memoirs, read by Al Murray, tell the extraordinary story of his time as a soldier for the British Army who then went on to become the Commander of the Glider Pilot Regiment during the Second World War.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/21·23m 32s

238. Sidney Cotton’s Private Airforce

Sidney Cotton played an important role in the development of photographic reconnaissance, taking pictures of Germany and Holland at the start of the war.His personal driver was a young man called Geoffrey Turnham. In these memoirs, sent to us by his great grandson Danny Turnham, Geoffrey describes day to day operations at No2 Camouflage Unit. Read by Al Murray.Many thanks to Danny Turnham.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/01/21·20m 36s

237. Robert Bowen - Fighting With Screaming Eagles

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Fighting With Screaming Eagles, by Robert Bowen Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/01/21·40m 21s

236. The Man Who Said Don’t Go

News that Sir Brian Urquhart has died at the age of 101 leads Al Murray and James Holland inexorably back to the intense days prior to the battle of Arnhem. Did Urquhart tell Browning to cancel Market Garden? Was his intelligence ignored?Plus we discuss the development of the jet fighter and take a closer look at more D-Day photos.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon Gill Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/21·48m 47s

235. Vere Hodgson - Diary of the War

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Rachel Holland is reading an extract from Vere Hodgson’s war diary.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/21·19m 41s

234. Cornelius Turner - Operation Bunghole

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Operation Bunghole, by Cornelius Turner. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/21·15m 21s

233. Stanley Christopherson - An Englishman At War

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading from An Englishman At War, by Stanley Christopherson. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/01/21·18m 21s

232. Jeffrey Quill - Spitfire

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Spitfire, by Jeffrey Quill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/01/21·26m 18s

231. Heinz Knoke - I Flew For The Fuhrer

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading an extract from I Flew For The Fuhrer, by Heinz Knoke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/12/20·18m 50s

230. In Conversation with Richard Herring

Al Murray joins Richard Herring to talk about his latest book ‘The Last 100 Years (give Or Take) and All That’. They discuss what it was like writing the book and cover a range of topics including the First World War, the Moon landing and the Balkans. And of course, Hitler and the Second World War get quite a mention. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/12/20·57m 3s

229. George Chatterton - The Wings of Pegasus

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading an extract from The Wings of Pegasus, by George Chatterton.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/12/20·9m 36s

228. Cecil Beaton - Far East

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading extracts from Cecil Beaton's war diaries. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/20·20m 26s

227. Crimes of the Wehrmacht

One of the enduring myths arising from the war is that the extreme violence in the east was carried out by the Waffen SS, not the Wehrmacht. Historian and former US serviceman Waitman Wade Beorn tells Al Murray and James Holland about the atrocities committed by Wehrmacht soldiers on the Eastern Front. Waitman discusses their crimes and what psychological factors create extreme levels of violence.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Vasco AndradeExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/20·57m 41s

226. Louis Hagen - Arnhem Lift

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Arnhem Lift, by Louis Hagen. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/12/20·23m 33s

225. Anthony Cotterell - After D-Day

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading an extract from Anthony Cotterell’s war reporting. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/12/20·31m 4s

224. Richard Rhodes James - Chindit

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today Al is reading from Chindit, by Richard Rhodes James. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/12/20·15m 39s

223. Anthony Cotterell - A Day At The Seaside

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading an extract from Anthony Cotterell’s war reporting. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/12/20·16m 51s

222. Photo Reconnaissance

Intelligence expert Taylor Downing argues that photo reconnaissance of occupied Europe should be at the forefront of all discussions about intelligence during the Second World War. He describes in detail the incredible process of how photos were taken, developed, and analysed to discover German military plans - and how this helped find the Bismark. We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/12/20·52m 14s

221. Confusion on Gold Beach

James Holland explains the challenges of researching the events of D Day for his new book about the Sherwood Rangers. Al Murray discusses the difficulty of relying on the memories of men caught up in dangerous events.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/20·1h 0m

220. A National Scandal

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the plight and treatment of our nuclear test veterans of the 1940s and 50s. They are joined by campaigning journalist Susie Boniface to discuss the government's mistreatment of the veterans and the litany of illnesses and deformities that ruin their lives today.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/12/20·1h 2m

219. Rudolph Hess

Why did Hess fly to Scotland and on whose authority? What was his role in the Reich and was his sentence fair? James Holland and Al Murray also discuss the role of the Gurkhas in the Second World War. We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/20·51m 27s

218. Pathfinder and Master Bomber

Between November 1943 and October 1944 Charles Owen DSO DFC flew 55 missions as part of Bomber Command. His extraordinary hand written diary describes these sorties in brilliant detail. Al Murray reads extracts here. With many thanks to his son, Oliver Owen.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/20·34m 37s

217. Man for Man

James Holland and Al Murray reopen the debate about the relative merits of Allied and Axis soldiers. Plus was there ever the possibility of the American, British and Canadian forces swapping beaches in Normandy?We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/20·56m 5s

216. Falklands

Part two of our conversation with aviation writer Roland White, as he explains the challenges of flying off carriers in the South Atlantic. Roland tells Al Murray and James Holland about the role played by birds around the islands and he describes the difficult relationship between the RAF and the Navy.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. A number of free audiobooks are available to members. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/12/20·26m 32s

215. Training Day

How did the German forces shape up when it came to training? James Holland and Al Murray explore both myth and reality. Plus the boys head to the western desert to examine the Battle of Knightsbridge.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. A new audiobook offering a Canadian soldier’s view of the battle in Italy is available free now. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/20·53m 27s

214. Joe Ricci

Close friend of the podcast, historian Joe Ricci, joins Al and James during our Thanksgiving Specials to talk about the unsung heroes of the American War Effort - the US Coastguard.Joe Ricci runs his own history podcast 'Home Brew History'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/20·45m 29s

213. Nicholas Moran

Nicholas Moran is one of the world leading experts in tank warfare during the Second World War. He joins Al and James to reveal what he thinks to be the best tank used during the war. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/20·43m 57s

212. Bob Persichitti

Bob Persichitti was a radio operator on the USS El Dorado during the Second World War. He was present at Okinawa and the invasion of Iwo Jima. James Holland interviews him as part of our Thanksgiving Specials. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/20·43m 55s

211. Michel Paradis

Human Rights Lawyer and historian Michel Paradis talks to Al and James about his book 'Last Mission To Tokyo'. The thrilling war story-meets-courtroom-drama focuses on the Doolittle Raiders in Tokyo and attempts to try the Japanese for war crimes committed throughout the Second World War.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/11/20·51m 12s

210. Paul Dickson

James Holland speaks to US historian Paul Dickson, writer of 'The Rise of the G.I. Army', about how the American Army was mobilized from scattered outposts two years before Pearl Harbor into the disciplined and mobile fighting force that helped win World War II. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/11/20·48m 51s

209. Tom Lacey

Al and James interview Battle of the Bulge veteran Tom Lacey as part of We Have Ways' Thanksgiving Specials.Tom Lacey was fascinated with aeronautics as a young boy, so naturally, he wanted to be trained to become a pilot. Instead, he was assigned to the Army Infantry and volunteered to take a radioman post. Barraged by German artillery, with radio connection completely lost, Lacey later realised he survived the beginnings of the Battle of the Bulge. Of the 200 men in his unit, he was one of 12 to survive from the time of their entry into combat. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/20·38m 41s

208. Marty Morgan

In the first of our Thanksgiving Specials, Al and James are joined by historian and weapons expert Marty Morgan. Marty talks about his experiences leading tours in Normandy and working with hit video game franchise Call of Duty as their historical advisor. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/20·51m 36s

207. Harrier

In this rare foray away from the Second World War Al Murray and James Holland are joined by aviation writer Rowland White to discuss the role of the Harrier 809 in the Falklands War.How challenging was it to fly the legendary Harrier Jump Jet and what did the Argentinian pilots make of the battle?We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. A new audiobook offering a Canadian soldier’s view of the battle in Italy will be available free to members from Monday. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/11/20·31m 10s

206. Dermot O'Leary

TV presenter and radio host Dermot O’Leary joins Al and James to discuss his passion for Second World War history. The Battle of Britain and the Battle of the Atlantic are two of Dermot’s particular interests, along with a fascination for Norway’s role in the war thanks to his wife’s Norwegian upbringing.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/11/20·49m 42s

205. A Message from the Cook Islands

We Have Ways of Making You Talk receives a fabulous array of messages via email, Twitter and on our members’ site. None more extraordinary than the missive that arrived this week from the Cook Islands. It starts our discussion in today’s pod.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/20·35m 16s

204. From El Alamein to the Heroes of Telemark

How great a contribution did Monty make in North Africa? And were the actions of the Heroes of Telemark vital to the effort to deny Hitler the atomic bomb? Al Murray and James Holland meander wildly in this entirely non linear approach the the Second World War.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/20·48m 10s

203. Remembrance

Small cemeteries in faraway lands, individual stories of heartbreaking tenderness, parents paying for inscriptions on graves they will never see. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Glyn Prysor, former historian of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for a moving episode of We Have Ways of Making You Talk.The podcast ends with a short reading from each of Al Murray and James Holland, followed by the Last Post, two minutes of silence and Reveille. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/20·1h 2m

202. Matt Mackinnon-Pattison - Part 3

After growing up in a Scottish orphanage Matt Mackinnon-Pattison volunteered for the army at the first opportunity and found himself fighting with a Highland regiment in Italy.In this third and final instalment, Matt describes life in Italy and how the war took its toll on fighting men like him.We’d like to thank Matt on behalf of all listeners of We Have Ways for telling us his brilliant story so vividly. We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/11/20·29m 6s

201. Resistance

Al Murray and James Holland discuss Patrick Marnham’s book on the French Resistance. Plus, how influential was signals intelligence? Other subjects up for discussion include the Chindits’ actions behind enemy lines and the war-time relationship between Britain and the US.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/20·54m 30s

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

An awful lot has happened in the last 100 years or so. In fact, when you look at how much went on in the 20th century, it's amazing it didn't take longer than that. In this extract from his new book Al Murray takes a close look at the Battle of Britain.We Have Ways has a membership club which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/10/20·11m 23s

199. The Messerschmitt 109

Al and James clamber around on the Messerschmitt 109 once flown by the legendary Hans-Joachim Marseille and now housed at the Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill. Was it really better than the Spitfire? Bold engineering claims in this podcast.This podcast was also filmed and is available for viewing by members of our We Have Ways club. Join for £6 a month, which includes a live version of the podcast streamed on the internet each Thursday evening. There are also five free audiobooks on the site. Join at Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/20·23m 14s

198. Matt Mackinnon-Pattison - part 2

After growing up in a Scottish orphanage Matt Mackinnon-Pattison volunteered for the army at the first opportunity and found himself fighting with a Highland regiment in Italy. In this second part of his conversation with James Holland we hear of his exploits with the SAS.We Have Ways runs a members club for those looking for additional content. If you’d like to watch a live version of the show each Thursday evening or enjoy Second World War audiobooks join the Independent Company here: Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/10/20·44m 59s

197. Spitfires at Biggin Hill

Al and James visit the Heritage Hangar at Biggin Hill, the largest collection of air worthy Spitfires in the world. They discover a newly restored Spitfire once sold to the Greek airforce and explore the craft of building the world’s most iconic fighter plane.We Have Ways runs a members club for those looking for additional content. If you’d like to watch a live version of the show each Thursday evening or enjoy Second World War audiobooks join the Independent Company here: Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodWebsite: www.wehavewayspod.comEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/20·48m 24s

196. Matt Mackinnon-Pattison - Part 1

Matt Mackinnon-Pattison served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the war and later joined the SAS where he was parachuted behind enemy lines in northern Italy.James Holland recently interviewed Matt in Cumbria. This is the first part of their fascinating conversation.We Have Ways runs a members club for those looking for additional content. If you’d like to watch a live version of the show each Thursday evening or enjoy Second World War audiobooks join the Independent Company here: Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/20·43m 27s

195. From Iceland to Africa

James and Al get their podcast passports out as they explore stories from Iceland to Africa, via Germany. James describes his recent adventures in Germany, including his attempt to find the location of the death of Lt. Denis Elmore, the last Sherwood Rangers officer to be killed in the war.We Have Ways runs a members club for those looking for additional content. If you’d like to watch a live version of the show each Thursday evening or enjoy Second World War audiobooks join the Independent Company here: Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/20·48m 46s

194. Tiger Tank

Al Murray heads to Bovington Tank Museum to talk to resident expert David Willey about the Tiger tank. Why did Nazi Germany build only 1,200 of this much feared beast and what was the true story of the men who abandoned Tiger 131 in Tunisia?To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/10/20·49m 8s

193. Making Maps and Propaganda

Writer and academic Jeremy Black joins James Holland and Al Murray in a wide-ranging discussion encompassing the propagandist use of maps and the challenges of flying over the Hump.To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/20·1h 0m

192. Tank Trilogy

Al Murray and James Holland explore a Second World War British ambulance as well as a vehicle kitted out as a mobile listening centre which reported from France and Holland to Bletchley Park.To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/20·18m 25s

191. Robert Harris and V2

The German V2 rocket programme brought fear to the streets of London in the last months of the war. Author Robert Harris joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss his new novel, V2, which explores the events from the perspective of a German rocket engineer and a British woman tasked with working out where the deadly weapons were being fired from.To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/20·50m 39s

190. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson PART 2

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is back with more stories from his extraordinary family history. This time we hear about his dad’s time fighting in Italy, plus his Italian mum’s fascist family past.WARNING: Some strong language.To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/20·43m 30s

189. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson

The legendary lead singer of AC/DC Brian Johnson is fascinated by the Second World War. His dad fought in North Africa and Italy with the Durham Light Infantry and Brian himself joined the Territorial Army and did full parachute training.WARNING: This brilliantly entertaining, often hilarious episode, features strong language.To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/20·36m 29s

188. What went wrong at Arnhem

On September 17th, 1944, the Allies launched Operation Market Garden in an attempt to create an invasion route across the Rhine and into Germany.The operation failed and with it ended any hopes of finishing the war by Christmas 1944.Al Murray and James Holland are joined by former Paras Major-General Adrian Freer and Richard Moore to discuss the details of this extraordinary battle.To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/09/20·44m 23s

187. Battle of Britain Day

James Holland and Al Murray discuss the events of September 15th, 1940, the date officially named Battle of Britain Day. James digs deep into the data to evaluate the severity of the German attacks and to understand the level of defence mounted by the RAF.To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/20·51m 9s

186. Top Tanks

Al Murray and James Holland recently spent a day clambering around on restored tanks. In today’s episode they get to experience the inside of a Sherman and the full throated roar of a Cromwell. To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/09/20·22m 13s

185. Sicily ‘43 Special

Al Murray joins James Holland to discuss Sicily ‘43 in this special edition of the podcast recorded for Waterstones.Our three book recommendations for September are:Normandy ’44 by James Holland (newly published paperback)Britain’s War: Into Battle by Dan Todman (paperback)The Ship by C S ForesterAll three books are available at a 20pc discount to members of the Independent Company.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/20·51m 7s

184. The Sherwood Rangers on D-Day

As James Holland begins researching his next book he finds himself immediately caught up in a debate about what happened to the Sherwood Rangers as they came ashore on D-Day.Our three book recommendations for September are:Normandy ’44 by James Holland (newly published paperback)Britain’s War: Into Battle by Dan Todman (paperback)The Ship by C S ForesterAll three books are available at a 20% discount to members of the Independent Company.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Jon GillExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/09/20·34m 12s

183. James and Al’s Big Tank Adventure

James Holland and Al Murray spend the day messing around in tanks. The evolution of the British tank through the early years of the Second World War is discussed and the boys get to grapple with tanks in various states of restoration.Our three book recommendations for September are:Normandy ’44 by James Holland (newly published paperback)Britain’s War: Into Battle by Dan Todman (paperback)The Ship by C S ForesterAll three books are available at a 20% discount to members of the Independent Company.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/20·39m 22s

182. The Ship

C. S. Forester’s brilliant book about a Royal Navy ship fighting to get through to Malta was published in 1943 and is an enthralling account of a single day’s action against the Italian fleet. It’s one of our three book recommendations for September and here Al Murray reads chapter one to give you a taste of what’s in store.All members of the Independent Company, the We Have Ways members’ club, get 20pc off our three recommended books In September. Join for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/08/20·17m 28s

181. By Air and Sea

Al and James discuss the fundamental differences between being a Luftwaffe pilot and an airman in the RAF. Also, why did it take so long to train a naval officer? Could it be due to the cost of the kit he might control?Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/20·46m 28s

180. Those Devils in Baggy Pants

A sneak preview of our latest audiobook Those Devils In Baggy Pants which tells the story of life in the US 82nd Airborne Division.The author, Ross S Carter, took part in every major campaign featuring the 504th Parachute Infantry, from Sicily in 1943 through to Germany in May 1945.It’s a cracking read, and it’s been beautifully read by American actor and great friend of this podcast, Chaz Mena.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysPlease Note: This book was published in 1951, Carter's attitudes and language may be considered outdated or offensive.A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Manny PastorExec Producer Joey McCarthyTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/08/20·18m 16s

179. The Weird World of War

We asked listeners for the most curious roles their grandparents performed during the Second World War. Al Murray and James Holland explore some of the best answers. Plus, which branch of the forces would you have volunteered for?Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/20·43m 30s

178. VJ Day and the Atomic Bomb

Seventy five years ago the world celebrated Victory over Japan Day as the war in the Pacific finally ended.Al Murray and James Holland discuss the big decisions taken at the time, most notably the use of the atomic bomb.Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/08/20·44m 26s

177. VJ Day special - The Indian Army

By 1945 the British Indian Army was the largest volunteer force in history.Military historian Rob Lyman argues that Indian soldiers were not given enough credit for their efforts in helping beat the Japanese. Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/08/20·49m 35s

176. VJ Day special - Robin Rowland: Part 2

Robin Rowland was an officer in Slim’s Fourteenth Army, fighting at the Battle of the Admin Box and at the Battle of Kohima. In the second part of his conversation with James Holland he describes the final days of the conflict in the Far East.Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/08/20·41m 46s

175. VJ Day special - Robin Rowland: Part 1

Robin Rowland was an officer in Slim’s Fourteenth Army, fighting at the Battle of the Admin Box and at the Battle of Kohima. Here he is in conversation with James Holland. In this first part of their discussion Robin describes how he found himself in India and the chaos and confusion of the Admin Box.Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/08/20·50m 44s

174. VJ Day special - Fighting in the Far East

James and Al are joined by the US historian John C. McManus to discuss the final months of fighting in the Far East. John is one of America’s leading military historians and is currently working on a major two volume history of the U.S. Army in the Pacific/Asia theatre during World War II.  Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Gabby SaperTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/20·45m 8s

174. War in the Far East

Al and James are joined by Rob Lynam to discuss the War in the Far East.Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/08/20·49m 32s

173. Hitler, Sparta and the Roman Empire

How great an influence on Nazi ideology did Spartan society exert? Tom Holland joins his brother James and Al Murray to discuss ancient empires and their parallels with Hitler’s Germany.Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/08/20·38m 55s

172. Battle of Britain - Part 3

In the third episode of our trilogy James Holland and Al Murray discuss the merits of grass airfields and German plans for the invasion of Britain.Plus the boys make three new recommendations for reading over the summer.Independent Company members get £2 off each book from Waterstones.The Last Enemy - Richard HillaryA brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain.London War Notes - Mollie Panter-DownesA columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front. Lion Rampant - Robert WoollcombeA graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/20·48m 56s

171. Sicily ’43

In July 1943 the Allies launched Operation Husky. The subsequent thirty-eight-day Battle for Sicily was one of the most dramatic of the entire Second World War.James Holland reads an exclusive extract from his upcoming book 'Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe' which is available from the 3rd September 2020.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/07/20·35m 23s

170. The Battle of Britain - Part 2

What was the civilian experience as the Battle of Britain raged in the skies? And how realistic was the German aim to gain air supremacy? Al Murray and James Holland explore the summer of 1940 in further detail.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/20·49m 30s

169. Stan Perry Special - Part Two

Part Two of James Holland's interview with veteran Stan Perry about his wartime experiences in the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. Stan arrived in France shortly after D-Day and was twice wounded during the final year of the war in the west.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysAl and James have chosen three books to read this summer and all three are available at a discount of 30pc from Waterstones for our Patreon members.Greyhound, by C S ForesterHitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike MilliganEagle Day by Richard Collier A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/07/20·49m 46s

168. The Battle of Britain

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”Well that was Winston Churchill’s view.Now, 80 years on, Al Murray and James Holland offer a modern perspective on the events of the summer of 1940. Also, the lads answer a host of intriguing listener questions.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysAl and James have chosen three books to read this summer and all three are available at a discount of 30pc from Waterstones for our Patreon members.Greyhound, by C S ForesterHitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike MilliganEagle Day by Richard Collier A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/20·48m 2s

167. Stan Perry Special

Part 2 of James Holland's interview with veteran Stan Perry about his wartime experiences in the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. Stan arrived in France shortly after D-Day and was twice wounded during the final year of the war in the west.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysAl and James have chosen three books to read this summer and all three are available at a discount of 30pc from Waterstones for our Patreon members.Greyhound, by C S ForesterHitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike MilliganEagle Day by Richard Collier A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/07/20·1h 6m

166. Hitler Myths

Did Hitler really die in a Berlin bunker? Yes of course he did. But this simple truth hasn’t stopped a host of conspiracy theorists claiming the Nazi leader made it safely to South America. So why have these stories taken a hold on the public imagination? Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Luke Daly-Groves, writer of Hitler’s Death: The Case Against Conspiracy, to try and debunk the outlandish theories that still abound.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysAl and James have chosen three books to read this summer and all three are available at a discount of 30% from Waterstones for our Patreon members.Greyhound, by C S ForesterHitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike MilliganEagle Day by Richard Collier A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/20·53m 32s

165. Day of Days

Al Murray and James Holland speak to Band of Brothers scriptwriter John Orloff.John wrote episode two, Day of Days, as well as episode nine, Why We Fight. He describes the origins of the hugely popular series and recounts his conversations with the veterans of the 101st Airborne Division.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysAl and James have chosen three books to read this summer and all three are available at a discount of 30pc from Waterstones for our Patreon members.Greyhound, by C S ForesterHitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike MilliganEagle Day by Richard Collier A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/07/20·49m 29s

164. Sweden and Spies

Just how neutral was Sweden in the Second World War? Al Murray and James Holland debate this as well recounting the role of an unusual Scottish spy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/20·41m 39s

163. Where the War was Won - Part 2

In the second part of Al Murray and James Holland's conversation with historian Phillips O'Brien they discuss the largely forgotten US Admiral William Leahy and his attitude to the use of the atomic bomb in Japan.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/20·28m 3s

162. Where the War was Won - Part 1

Historian Phillips O'Brien explains to James Holland and Al Murray his theory that land battles did not make a significant contribution to the outcome of the war. If you think Stalingrad and the Eastern Front were pivotal, think again. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/06/20·28m 58s

161. The History of Concrete

Stonemason Andrew Ziminski takes Al and James on an unusual historical journey through the medium of concrete and stonemasonry. The lads discuss the origins of Stonehenge.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/20·43m 22s

160. Operation Bagration

Al and James speak to Dr Alex Richie about the the Eastern Front. Red Army tactics, POW deaths and Operation Bagration are up for discussion.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/06/20·57m 40s

159. Inside a Russian Tank

Al Murray and James Holland get to drive round the Wiltshire countryside in a T34 Russian tank. The boys explore its crude but effective engineering and enjoy the sounds and smells from inside the tank.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/20·34m 23s

158. Gary Sheffield

Day four of We Have Ways of Making You Chalke and historian Gary Sheffield joins Al and James to explore the interwar period and discuss the rise of European nationalism. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/06/20·48m 59s

157. Peace in Our Time?

Tim Bouverie, author of Appeasing Hitler, joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss history’s assessment of Neville Chamberlain. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/20·46m 23s

156. Nora Krug

In the second episode of We Have Ways of Making You Chalke German-American writer Nora Krug joins Al Murray and James Holland to debate the problems of national identity. Nazism in Germany and the legacy of the slave trade in the US and UK are both up for discussion.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/20·56m 24s

155. Tea With Monty

Each day this week James Holland and Al Murray will be joined by a celebrated historian on We Have Ways of Making You Chalke. With the Chalke Valley History Festival cancelled some of the top historians have instead agreed to come on the pod.Today historian and broadcaster Michael Wood discusses Chinese history and the time he had tea with Monty.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/20·58m 19s

154. Mosquito Missions

Colin Bell carried out 50 bombing raids over Germany, 13 of them to Berlin.In this special edition of the podcast RAF veteran Colin tells Al and James about his love of flying Mosquitos and of some of the terrifying scrapes he found himself involved in.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/06/20·26m 38s

153. Save our Spits

Production of the most important aircraft in history did not always run smoothly. Al Murray and James Holland discuss the industrial challenges of producing the Spitfire; plus the boys ponder the likelihood of collaboration in the event of a successful Nazi invasion of the British mainland.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/20·36m 49s

152. Home Front Heroes

Nurse Ethel Lote was just 18 years old when she was thrown into the war effort, caring for troops returning from Dunkirk.In this special episode Ethel describes her experiences to Al Murray, including how she fell in love with her future husband during an autopsy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/06/20·29m 15s

151. Convoys and Submarines

Al Murray and James Holland launch seafaring operations on the podcast as they examine the effectiveness of the British submarine effort. The boys also enjoy the book used as a basis for the new Tom Hanks movie Greyhound, and they offer their opinions on the latest Churchill debate.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/20·34m 26s

150. D-Day Special

June 6th remains one of the most iconic dates in history. James Holland and Al Murray look back on D-Day with a particular reverence for British naval power.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/06/20·43m 49s

149. Britain's War Machine

Al and James are joined by historian and writer David Edgerton to discuss industry and innovation during the war. Famous for taking on the ‘declinists’, David offers a unique perspective on the power of industrial Britain in the 1930s and 40s.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Harry LinekerExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/20·52m 15s
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