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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 190. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson PART 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:28

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is back with more stories from his extraordinary family history. This time we hear about his dad’s time fighting in Italy, plus his Italian mum’s fascist family past. WARNING: Some strong language. To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show: 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.

 189. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:27

The legendary lead singer of AC/DC Brian Johnson is fascinated by the Second World War. His dad fought in North Africa and Italy with the Durham Light Infantry and Brian himself joined the Territorial Army and did full parachute training. WARNING: This brilliantly entertaining, often hilarious episode, features strong language. To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show: 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.

 188. What went wrong at Arnhem | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:21

On September 17th, 1944, the Allies launched Operation Market Garden in an attempt to create an invasion route across the Rhine and into Germany. The operation failed and with it ended any hopes of finishing the war by Christmas 1944. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by former Paras Major-General Adrian Freer and Richard Moore to discuss the details of this extraordinary battle. To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show: 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.

 187. Battle of Britain Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:07

James Holland and Al Murray discuss the events of September 15th, 1940, the date officially named Battle of Britain Day. James digs deep into the data to evaluate the severity of the German attacks and to understand the level of defence mounted by the RAF. To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show: 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.

 186. Top Tanks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:12

Al Murray and James Holland recently spent a day clambering around on restored tanks. In today’s episode they get to experience the inside of a Sherman and the full throated roar of a Cromwell.  To enjoy the weekly We Have Ways livestream join our members club for £6 a month using the link below. Members get free audiobooks, discounts from Waterstones, first chance to book live events, battleground visits and the increasingly infamous Thursday evening live show: 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.

 185. Sicily ‘43 Special | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:04

Al Murray joins James Holland to discuss Sicily ‘43 in this special edition of the podcast recorded for Waterstones. Our three book recommendations for September are: Normandy ’44 by James Holland (newly published paperback) Britain’s War: Into Battle by Dan Todman (paperback) The Ship by C S Forester All three books are available at a 20pc discount to members of the Independent Company. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 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.

 184. The Sherwood Rangers on D-Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:12

As James Holland begins researching his next book he finds himself immediately caught up in a debate about what happened to the Sherwood Rangers as they came ashore on D-Day. Our three book recommendations for September are: Normandy ’44 by James Holland (newly published paperback) Britain’s War: Into Battle by Dan Todman (paperback) The Ship by C S Forester All three books are available at a 20% discount to members of the Independent Company. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Jon Gill Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 183. James and Al’s Big Tank Adventure | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:20

James Holland and Al Murray spend the day messing around in tanks. The evolution of the British tank through the early years of the Second World War is discussed and the boys get to grapple with tanks in various states of restoration. Our three book recommendations for September are: Normandy ’44 by James Holland (newly published paperback) Britain’s War: Into Battle by Dan Todman (paperback) The Ship by C S Forester All three books are available at a 20% discount to members of the Independent Company. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 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.

 182. The Ship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:27

C. S. Forester’s brilliant book about a Royal Navy ship fighting to get through to Malta was published in 1943 and is an enthralling account of a single day’s action against the Italian fleet. It’s one of our three book recommendations for September and here Al Murray reads chapter one to give you a taste of what’s in store. All members of the Independent Company, the We Have Ways members’ club, get 20pc off our three recommended books In September. Join for £6 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.

 181. By Air and Sea | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:25

Al and James discuss the fundamental differences between being a Luftwaffe pilot and an airman in the RAF. Also, why did it take so long to train a naval officer? Could it be due to the cost of the kit he might control? Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 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.

 180. Those Devils in Baggy Pants | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:15

A sneak preview of our latest audiobook Those Devils In Baggy Pants which tells the story of life in the US 82nd Airborne Division. The author, Ross S Carter, took part in every major campaign featuring the 504th Parachute Infantry, from Sicily in 1943 through to Germany in May 1945. It’s a cracking read, and it’s been beautifully read by American actor and great friend of this podcast, Chaz Mena. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways Please Note: This book was published in 1951, Carter's attitudes and language may be considered outdated or offensive. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Manny Pastor Exec Producer Joey McCarthy Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 179. The Weird World of War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:27

We asked listeners for the most curious roles their grandparents performed during the Second World War. Al Murray and James Holland explore some of the best answers. Plus, which branch of the forces would you have volunteered for? Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 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.

 178. VJ Day and the Atomic Bomb | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:24

Seventy five years ago the world celebrated Victory over Japan Day as the war in the Pacific finally ended. Al Murray and James Holland discuss the big decisions taken at the time, most notably the use of the atomic bomb. Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones. The Last Enemy - Richard Hillary A brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain. London War Notes - Mollie Panter-Downes A columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front.  Lion Rampant - Robert Woollcombe A graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 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.

 177. VJ Day special - The Indian Army | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:32

By 1945 the British Indian Army was the largest volunteer force in history. Military historian Rob Lyman argues that Indian soldiers were not given enough credit for their efforts in helping beat the Japanese.  Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones. The Last Enemy - Richard Hillary A brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain. London War Notes - Mollie Panter-Downes A columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front.  Lion Rampant - Robert Woollcombe A graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 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.

 176. VJ Day special - Robin Rowland: Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:44

Robin Rowland was an officer in Slim’s Fourteenth Army, fighting at the Battle of the Admin Box and at the Battle of Kohima. In the second part of his conversation with James Holland he describes the final days of the conflict in the Far East. Independent Company members get £2 off our recommended books from Waterstones. The Last Enemy - Richard Hillary A brilliant first-hand account of a Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain. London War Notes - Mollie Panter-Downes A columnist for the New Yorker during the war, Panter-Downes letters from London offer real insight into life on the home front.  Lion Rampant - Robert Woollcombe A graphic account from a front line officer during the battle for Normandy. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 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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