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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 220. A National Scandal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:39

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/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Jon Gill Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 219. Rudolph Hess | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:27

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/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Jon Gill Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 218. Pathfinder and Master Bomber | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:35

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/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 217. Man for Man | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:02

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/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 216. Falklands | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:31

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/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 215. Training Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:24

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/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 214. Joe Ricci | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:26

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'.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 213. Nicholas Moran | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:55

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 212. Bob Persichitti | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:53

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 211. Michel Paradis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:09

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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 210. Paul Dickson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:48

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 209. Tom Lacey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:39

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 208. Marty Morgan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:33

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 207. Harrier | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:09

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/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 206. Dermot O'Leary | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:40

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 production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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