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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 25. Nazi Drugs and Midget Subs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:06

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the drugs used by the Germans to keep submariners awake. Plus what would have happened if the German army had fought in Asia, while the Japanese were defending the Normandy beaches? A fascinating if preposterous debate.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 24. We Have Ways Live from Edinburgh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:30

Al Murray and James Holland take to the stage at the Edinburgh fringe to debate the great last stands of World War Two. Plus who was Wojtek the bear? And can we justify the bombing of Dresden? The boys answer some challenging audience questions.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 23. Mutinies and the Battle for Malta | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:11

Al Murray and James Holland discuss the challenges of maintaining morale in the Allied armies. Plus James answers the question of why Malta was denied Spitfires in the island’s greatest hour of need.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 22. The Eagle's Nest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:16

James Holland joins Al Murray from Bavaria, where he sits in the shadow of Hitler's infamous summer residence, the Eagle's Nest. Al discusses his recent trip to Maquis country, plus the boys answer questions about forces and suncream; the toughest unit in WW2; the Japanese bombing of Australia; and their team selection for a do or die assault on an impregnable Nazi fortress.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 21. Take No Prisoners | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:57

Al Murray and James Holland look back on a murderous incident on D-Day plus one. Plus the lads use hindsight to decide which World War II regiment, squadron or ship they would choose to serve with or on. Also up for discussion are Operations Epsom, Goodwood and the much maligned Italian forces.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 20. Colditz and our Book List | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:20

James Holland and Al Murray debate the wisdom of collecting all the Allies’ most escape-minded prisoners of war in one place. Also up for discussion are bombing tactics, the Battle of the Atlantic and Monty’s autograph book. Plus Al and James’s recommended reading for the summer.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 19. Infamy and The World at War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:52

In this bonus episode there’s a chance to hear Franklin D Roosevelt’s speech after Pearl Harbour as performed by American actor Chaz Mena. Legendary broadcaster Ed Murrow and World at War narrator Laurence Olivier also get a run out.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 18. Taking the Trench | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:48

James Holland joins British troops attacking a German trench. Experience the sounds and voices of Tommy soldiers in Normandy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 17. Messing About in Tanks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:46

We have EVEN MORE ways of making you talk. In this bonus episode James gets to explore the inner workings of a World War 2 tank.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 16. I fought at Dunkirk and saw Harold Larwood bowl | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:05

In this bonus episode veteran John Hamilton describes shooting down a Stuka before being rescued from the beach at Dunkirk. He also details the extraordinary fitness regime he still maintains despite being 101 years old.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ten Things You Didn’t Know About D-Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:44

In this bonus episode recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival James Holland talks to Professor Peter Caddick-Adams about some of the more extraordinary D-Day stories.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 14. Live at the Chalke Valley History Festival | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:09

Al Murray and James Holland discuss Nazis dressed in Allied uniforms; the possibility of the US dropping an atomic bomb on the Germans; plus they take questions from a live audience.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 13. The Soldbuch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:58

Al Murray and James Holland spend part of this week’s podcast examining the life of a single German soldier, as revealed by his identity papers. Also discussed: the Russian boy used as a mascot by German soldiers; Hitler’s near brush with the battle in Normandy; and the quality of Ike Eisenhower in the field.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 12. Our Russian Friends | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:15

James Holland and Al Murray get into a heated debate about the role of Russia in the defeat of the Nazis. Also discussed are the French civilian experiences in Normandy; the curious case of the Daily Telegraph crossword; and the fashion status of American army uniforms.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 11. Smoking Snakes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:37

James Holland and Al Murray discuss the remarkable story of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force and their contribution to the war effort in Italy. Plus the boys debate the raid on Dieppe and the incompetence of German Intelligence.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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