We Have Ways of Making You Talk show

We Have Ways of Making You Talk

Summary: 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.comBattle stations!

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 147. Dunkirk - Day Seven | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:09

As clouds lift over Dunkirk the evacuation has to be suspended during daylight hours. Meanwhile the men on the perimeter resort to desperate measures to hold up the German advance. Al and James are joined by US military historian Michael Neiberg to look at Dunkirk and the fall of France from an American perspective. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Dunkirk - Day Six | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:26

As the men at Dunkirk continue to be lifted in huge numbers, Al and James turn their attention to some of the fascinating details of the story. We hear about the role of British medics working desperately on the injured men, while Goering loots fine art from a gallery in Amsterdam. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 145. Dunkirk - Day Five | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:03

Churchill’s grip on the war cabinet begins to strengthen as the news from Dunkirk continues to improve. Record numbers of men are rescued from both the beaches and the East Mole. In this episode Al and James are joined by Seb Cox, head of the Air Historical Branch. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 144. Dunkirk - Day Four | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:10

It’s a hugely significant day as 47,000 men are lifted from Dunkirk, but as the remaining soldiers run out of water on the beach they raid the cellars of local bars with predictable results. Al and James are joined by Pierre-Samuel Natanson, a military historian, who offers a French perspective on events. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 143. Dunkirk - Day Three | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:32

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

 142. Dunkirk - Day Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:00

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

 141. Dunkirk - Day One | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:58

May 26th, 1940, was the first day of the most important week in history. We Have Ways of Making You Talk will be releasing a podcast on each of the eight days of Operation Dynamo. Today Al and James are joined by the head of the Naval Historical Branch, Stephen Prince. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 140. Olivia Smith - Bonus Episode | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:23

Young historian Olivia Smith shares the story of her grandmother’s early life in Nazi Germany with James. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 139. Philippe Sands - Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:59

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

 138. St Nazaire Raid | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:11

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

 137. Philippe Sands and The Ratline | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:54

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

 136. Blitzkrieg 1940 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:34

In May 1940 the German armed forces launched a massive offensive against Holland, Belgium and ultimately France. Al Murray and James Holland take a detailed look at the events which shaped the first half of the Second World War. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 135. VE Day Special | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:14

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the end of the war in Europe. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 134. Legacy and Myth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:23

In part two of their conversation with historian Guy Walters, Al Murray and James Holland explore how the Second world War is viewed in Britain as the nation’s defining myth. Nationalism and political identity are also key themes of their discussion. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 133. Paras and Portugal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:17

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

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