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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Podcasts:

 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.

 10. The Thing About Hitler... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:33

Al Murray and James Holland discuss Hitler’s personal life. Also James finally turns the conversation to air power, Al recalls meeting a Russian Night Witch and James allows Al to try on his British Battledress jacket.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 9. Bunker Busting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:55

Al Murray and James Holland explore the converted tanks used at Normandy. Also up for discussion are parachute decoys, the dangers of back-flash and who killed Michael Wittmann.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 8. D-Day and DD Tanks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:02

D-Day takes centre stage as Al Murray and James Holland discuss floating tanks, flame throwers and the story of Omaha Beach.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 7. Monty’s Hat and the Tiger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:38

Al Murray and James Holland head to Bovington Tank Museum to discuss Normandy and the tanks that fought there.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 6. A Foothold in France | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:44

James Holland discusses the early planning of Operation Overlord while Al Murray debates the merits of the PIAT, the British hand-held anti-tank weapon with a mixed reputation.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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