Podcast: “We Have Ways of Making You Talk”

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(See my other Podcasts related posts) – I like to listen to podcasts while I am out walking. One of the newer ones I have begun following is “We Have Ways to Make You Talk”. This is a production by James Holland and Al Murray. From their website:

Achtung! Achtung! Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland are creating a new podcast all about the Second World War. We Have Ways of Making You Talk will be a weekly show exploring the war in close up. The two men will tell battlefield tales and bring forgotten events back into sharp focus. If you’re looking for a comprehensive history, marching through events date by date, forget it.  We Have Ways of Making You Talk will roam down forgotten front lines, cast new villains and make the case for unlikely heroes. Each week will also see Al and James bring along a World War Two artifact which will be poked, prodded and examined, before having its full story told. Battle stations!

These are frequently released episodes, but typically only last 10-50 minutes. These two cover all sorts of issues mostly answering questions from listeners. There are more than 80 podcasts ready for you to listen to. If you are interested in WWII history you will find this podcast of interest. Just to give you an idea of what you will find in this podcast, the first few episodes are names are:

  1. The Spitfire, the Major and Monte Cassino
  2. Rations, the Ritz and Nazi FM
  3. Machine guns, Nazi menswear and an Italian massacre
  4. Arnhem, Eastwood and Normandy antics

If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages of interest. 

  • The “World War II Sources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 340 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II-era in history.
  • The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.
  • The About WWII page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.

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