Category Archives: Podcast

Podcast Series: “Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg”

(See my other Podcast related posts) – I listen to a lot of podcasts while driving, working in the yard, or just setting and relaxing. Lately I have subscribed to several podcasts that are dedicated to WWII history. One of these is the “Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg” podcast.

These podcasts have been created by Paul Cheall, the son and editor of his late father Bill Cheall’s second world war memoirs. More than 60 episodes of this podcast have been released so far. He says on his website:

Since Dad’s WWII memoirs were published by Pen and Sword, I’ve been in contact with the families of several of his former comrades. The amazing amount of original, unpublished WW2 material I’ve been sent inspired me to produce a podcast to share with the whole world what these brave men, women and boys went through. I’ve got letters home, anecdotes, memoirs, battles, photographs, interviews with veterans … the lot. All blended into an engaging edge of the seat offering. There’s comedy, drama, poignancy and tragedy in abundance.

And the collection of material continues to expand, gradually extending beyond Dad’s immediate circle to other wars and spheres of battle, such as the brutal WWI battle of Gallipoli.

I began listening to the podcast with episode 1 which was published April 11, 2013. I have most recently finished #24. Episodes range from about 30 up to 90 minutes in length. I’m a couple of years behind, but I am catching up rapidly. The primary focus is on the British Army infantry unit the Green Howards Regiment, but he covers material from a variety of sources.

The stories told on this podcast deal with the war in a personal way. I have enjoyed listening to this podcast. Not surprising, the podcast has gathered more than 150 5-star ratings on Apple Podcasts. If you are interested in WWII history, you will enjoy this podcast.




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 490 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.

Podcast – BBC World Service Witness World War II

(See my other Podcast related posts) – I only found and began listening to the BBC World Service Witness World War II podcast a short time ago. As they say on their website: More than 50 first-hand accounts of significant moments in WW2. Looking back at almost six years of global conflict, from Hiroshima to the Holocaust.

These are relatively short podcasts and there are actually far more than 50 available. It is more like 110+ episodes. Most episodes are 9 minutes long. They began December 10, 2010 with the last one airing November 6, 2019. They are in no particular order and cover the entire WWII period.

If you are interested in WWII period of history you will enjoy these podcasts.


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 490 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.

World War II Chronicles podcast

(See my other Podcast related posts) – I have been listening to the World War II Chronicles Podcast for a few weeks. This is a short (usually 3-4 minutes) podcast produced weekly by American Veterans Center. The description on their website:

World War II Chronicles is a radio documentary series produced by Radio America and the American Veterans Center. From overviews of battles to intimate stories of veterans, World War II Chronicles covers the entirety of the US in the conflict, week by week.

The first episode was released December 7, 2016 and it remembers the attack on Perl Harbor. Episode 195 was released at the end of August and there is no indication that the series will soon end. If you are interested in the WWII period in history, you may find this an enjoyable addition to your Podcast list.


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 470 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.

Podcast Series – WW2 Podcast

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(See my other Podcasts related posts) – I listen to many Podcasts, several of them focusing on the WWII time period. One I have recently begun to follow is “WW2 Podcast“.

In the WW2 Podcast host Angus Wallace I interviews an expert on a subject. They cover the military history aspect as well as looking at the home front of each topic. At the time I write this post there are 124 episodes of the podcast available. The podcast began in April of 2015 with two new episodes released each month.

If you are interested in WWII you will find this podcast of interest.


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 440 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.

History Extra Podcast: A Nazi serial killer

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(See my other Podcast related posts) – I found the History Extra podcasts a couple of weeks ago. I spent some time culling through them looking for WWII related topics.

Another early episode I found is “A Nazi serial killer and a Tudor gentleman“. In this episode, there is a short (9 minute) discussion at the beginning about a serial killer in WWII Berlin. The episode brings up the interesting problem of increased crime during blackouts. I have not read much about this happening in the UK, but I am sure that it did. I thought it gave some interesting views on the home front challenges.


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 370 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.

History Extra Podcast – Secrets of WWII

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(See my other Podcast related posts) – I found the History Extra podcasts a couple of weeks ago. I spent some time culling through them looking for WWII related topics.

One of the early episodes I found is “Secrets of WWII, the French Revolution and ‘The History of Scotland’“. In this episode, there is a short (15 minute) discussion of some of the secret dealings with Stalin. I thought it gave some interesting insights.


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 370 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.

What do surviving kamikaze pilots think

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(See my other Podcast related posts) – I came across the History Extra Podcasts a few weeks ago. I searched for any related to WWII and among those I found is “The Last Kamikazes“.

In this episode, BBC journalist Mariko OiMariko Oi talks about her interviews with surviving Japanese Kamikaze pilots. This was a promotion of her documentary on BBC World Service.

We often hear from the Allied point of view the impact of the Kamikazes. I found the views of these Japanese survivors interesting.


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 370 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.

History Extra Podcast: “Germany’s World War Two”

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(See my other Podcast related posts) – After seeing that the History Extra was promoting free access, I checked out some of their podcasts. I listened to the 50 minute “Germany’s World War Two” and found it very interesting.

It was released in July of 2017. Professor Nicholas Stargardt talks on how WWII was experienced by ordinary Germans. He published the book The German War that covers the same topic in 2015. He is aa Professor of History at Oxford University.


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 370 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.

Read More About History

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(See my other Reading and History related posts) – I saw a Tweet today from History Extra that they were opening up their content. You can read their articles for free for the next two weeks without a subscription.

I checked them out and there are many topics covered. They have several articles and posts relevant to WWII. I’m going to be going over those in the next couple of weeks.


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 360 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.

Podcast: “The History of WWII Podcast”

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(You may be interested in my other Podcast  related posts) – I came across “The History of WWII Podcast” a few weeks back and have started listening to them from the beginning. This is a series of very detailed talks about WWII by Ray Harris (Ray Harris Jr; has a degree in history from James Madison University. He has been obsessed with the events and people from WWII since he first learned of them.). To give you some perspective, episode 32 covers the aftermath in France after Dunkirk. There are several podcasts in the series. Episode 281 was just released on March 3, 2020.

A new episode is released every two weeks. Episodes are usually in the 30-45 minute range in length. The podcast began in January of 2012.

If you are interested in the history of WWII I recommend this podcast.


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 360 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.