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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 87. Invasion tactics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:15

Al Murray quizzes James Holland about his new book, Sicily ‘43. The pair discuss the often ignored operational aspect of the invasion and how its success influenced the tactics used during D-Day. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy & Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays Twitter: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 86. From Dunkirk to Sicily | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:18

Would Britain have sued for peace if the army had been lost at Dunkirk? And just how important was the battle for the Mediterranean? Al Murray and James Holland make a case for the Allies’ success in the Med having a major influence on the battle for the eastern front. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy & Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays Twitter: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 85. The Landing Beaches | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:51

James Holland and National Army Museum resident expert Peter Johnston examine the roles of Captain Alfred Rowe, a beach master on D-Day, and Lieutenant John Groom, who was awarded the Military Cross for covert reconnaissance of beach mines and obstacles on the Normandy coastline. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays Twitter: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 84. Chez Goebbels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:19

Life in post war Berlin for British soldiers takes a surreal twist as one family move into Goebbels’ house. Al Murray and James Holland hear a listener’s tale and also debate their favourite glider commando raid. Other topics for discussion include Third Reich football and the daring crossing of the Garigliano. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: @WeHaveWaysPod Twitter: #WeHaveWays Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 83. Weapons Envy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:26

James Holland debates the merits of British and German machine guns with National Army Museum curator Peter Johnston. Was the MG42 the best gun of World War Two? And did the Sten gun deserve such a mixed reputation? A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays Twitter: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 82. Germany Post War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:40

Al Murray and James Holland examine life in post-war Germany as the British forces start the process of rebuilding the broken nation. The discovery of Bergen-Belsen and the divided city of Berlin are also discussed with the National Army Museum’s curator Dr Peter Johnston. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays Twitter: @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 81. Fighting Footballers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:08

Gary Lineker is a special guest on the show as Al Murray and James Holland head to the National Army Museum to discuss the Italian campaign and sportsmen at war. Gary’s grandfather was in the medical corps and found himself in the thick of battle between Salerno and Monte Cassino. The boys also discuss the footballers and cricketers who went to war. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker & Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: @WeHaveWaysPod Twitter: #WeHaveWays Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 80. Bombers and Boats | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:42

Al Murray and James Holland range from bombing raids to the little boats of D-Day in this final episode from the Imperial War Museum. An Australian crewed Lancaster, veteran of 49 missions including nine trips to Berlin, captures the lads’ attention. Then James debunks the myth around the importance of the little boats at Dunkirk. A Goalhanger Films 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.

 79. Spitfires and Rockets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:22

Al Murray and James Holland are back at London’s Imperial War Museum getting up close up and personal with the resident Spitfire. The boys also discuss the V1 and V2 rockets and their production using prisoners from the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 78. Atomic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:55

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

 77. Monty’s Humber | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:36

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

 War Laws | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:17

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

 75. Memories of War - Part 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:44

In the third and final part of our in depth interview with Major-General Stuart Watson the World War Two veteran describes his experiences in Holland during Operation Market Garden; his time in the line in the Ardennes; and the destruction he encountered in Germany itself as the war ended. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 74. German Officers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:51

James Holland meets leading US historian Rob Citino to talk about the German approach to war.  A Goalhanger Films production  Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec producer Tony Pastor  Twitter #WeHaveWays Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 73. Denis Barnham - One Man's Window | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:33

Merry Christmas from We Have Ways of Making You Talk. Over the next 12 days Al and James are reading extracts from some of their favourite books about the Second World War. Today James is reading from One Man's Window, by Denis Barnham. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy and Harry Lineker Exec producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays Email wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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