All episodes of WW2 Pod: We Have Ways of Making You Talk (2024)

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Published 07/08/24

Hill 192: Capturing Kraut Corner

Al Murray and James Holland delve into the Battle of Hill 192 - a crucial fight between the 2nd Infantry Division and German 3rd Fallschirmjäger Division to capture this key strategic point near Saint-Lô.A Goalhanger ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorSocial: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: [emailprotected]Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals.Membership Club:...

Published 07/04/24

The Battle of Hill 112: The Hill is Secured (Part 2)

Securing the high ground was key to victory in Normandy. Al Murray and James Holland continue their journey in the footsteps of Allied soldiers from 80 years ago.Through idyllic fields, thick forest and deep hedgerows - they pick out individual stories of the first joined up operation after the 6th June landings.A Goalhanger ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorSocial: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: [emailprotected]Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our...

Published 07/02/24

The Battle of Hill 112: The Barrage Begins (Part 1)

The Battle for Normandy didn’t end with D-Day. James Holland is re-united with Al Murray to retrace the steps of the Allied Operation EPSOM - 80 years to the day.Through idyllic fields, thick forest and deep hedgerows - they pick out individual stories of the first joined up operation after the 6th June landings.A Goalhanger ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorSocial: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: [emailprotected]Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our...

Published 06/28/24

D-Day: A Warning From History?

Will we lose a tangible connection to WW2 once the final veteran dies? Is Europe sleepwalking into another monumental war?Continuing our on-the-ground Normandy series, James Holland meets up with friends and historians to chat about the legacy of Operation OVERLORD.A Goalhanger ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorSocial: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: [emailprotected]Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly...

Published 06/25/24

The Sherwood Rangers in Normandy: The Noireau (Episode 2)

Stan Perry is given an almost impossible task; in the dead of night - find a suitable crossing of the Noireau. His success is legendary, but the days that follow will change the Sherwood Rangers forever.Follow the moving and explosive story of the Sherwood Rangers' gripping battle in the immediate days after D-Day.A Goalhanger ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorSocial: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: [emailprotected]Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our...

Published 06/20/24

The Sherwood Rangers in Normandy: BLUECOAT (Episode 1)

Through the tiny villages and fortress-like roads of Normandy, James Holland retraces the steps of Stanley Christopherson’s tank crew as they edge towards Berlin.Follow the moving and explosive story of the Sherwood Rangers' gripping battle in the immediate days after D-Day.HEAR EPISODE TWO NOW by joining our Apple Channel or PatreonA Goalhanger ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorSocial: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: [emailprotected]Join our ‘Independent...

Published 06/18/24

The Greatest War Fiction

We spend a lot of time speaking about non-fiction, but what are the greatest works of historical fiction?Al Murray interviews James Holland about his new novel 'Alvesdon', a fictional portrait of a farming family during the Second World War.📖 Alvesdon is available from the 13th June in all good bookshopsA Goalhanger ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorSocial: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: [emailprotected]Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our...

Published 06/13/24

The REAL Band Of Brothers

We're on the ground in Normandy as part of the D-Day 80 celebrations and our first stop is a parachute drop by the Band Of Brothers cast.James Holland interviews actors from the series and finds out about their gruelling training in Curahee and what it means to be a part of such an iconic TV series.A Goalhanger ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorSocial: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: [emailprotected]Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get...

Published 06/11/24

D-Day: Victory In Normandy? (Episode 10)

After over a month on the ground fighting through fields and villages, the Allies have forced a retreat by Nazi High Command. The fightback has begun in Western Europe.Al Murray and James Holland assess Allied victory, losses and our memory of June 1944.In the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices, and strategic brilliance behind one of the most pivotal moments in history. Prepare to be transported to the heart of the...

Published 06/06/24

D-Day: COBRA and GOODWOOD (Episode 9)

Allied Air superiority has left German forces in a mire, and the death of Rommel only makes the situation worse. After four long years of fighting, the tides have finally turned.Al Murray and James Holland discuss the defining battles of Operation COBRA and GOODWOOD and the inevitable victory against the Nazis.In the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices, and strategic brilliance behind one of the most pivotal moments in...

Published 06/04/24

D-Day: Bocage Busting (Episode 8)

In an expertly researched episode, Al Murray and James Holland investigate the myths surrounding Operation OVERLORD penned by historians in the last 80 years.They lead the charge against Carlo D’Este’s assessment of Normandy and look at the expert planning that leads to the breakthrough.In the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices, and strategic brilliance behind one of the most pivotal moments in history. Prepare to be...

Published 05/30/24

D-Day: The Normandy Bridgehead (Episode 7)

The beaches have been successfully invaded, but the race is on. In the hours and days after D-Day, the Allies faced some of the toughest fighting groups available to the Nazis - including 12 SS HITLER JUGEND and PANZER LEHR.Can Monty’s men break through the bocage to find victory in Normandy?In the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices, and strategic brilliance behind one of the most pivotal moments in history. Prepare...

Published 05/27/24

BONUS: Spitfire vs Messerschmitt

**THE D-DAY SERIES WILL RETURN ON TUESDAY**Al Murray and James Holland are back again with warbird legend Richard Grace at his Northampton hangar full to the brim with Spitfires, Messerschmitts and Mustangs.They chat to Richard about flying the wartime planes, the work that goes into restoring the aircraft and his exciting airshow planned for June.Tickets for Sywell Air Show are available now at: www.sywell2024.co.uk/ticketsA Goalhanger ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer:...

Published 05/23/24

D-Day: Bloody Omaha? (Episode 6)

Do the facts of the 6th June really live up to the myth of ‘Bloody Omaha’? Al Murray and James Holland are joined by US historian John McManus to discuss the devastating details of the American beach landing.The team also explore the horror of the DD Tank, and who is to blame for all of those lives being lost.In the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices, and strategic brilliance behind one of the most pivotal moments in...

Published 05/21/24

D-Day: The Beaches (Episode 5)

It was the single most day in the entire Allied campaign during WW2, the storming of the beaches of Normandy on the 6th June 1944.Al Murray and James Holland detail what happened on that day, almost 80 years ago on every beach - and try to dispel the myth of ‘Bloody Omaha’.In the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices, and strategic brilliance behind one of the most pivotal moments in history. Prepare to be transported to...

Published 05/16/24

Al Murray and James Holland continue to narrate the story of D-Day in stunning detail.In today’s episode they spend time focusing on an often untold stories of the invasion - the massive minelaying operation, and the first men to land at Pegasus Bridge.Next up, The Beaches.In the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices, and strategic brilliance behind one of the most pivotal moments in history. Prepare to be transported...

Published 05/14/24

D-Day: 24 Hours To Go (Episode 3)

With only a few hours to go before Landing Craft are due to hit the beaches of Normandy, the Allies plan for Operation OVERLORD hangs finely in the balance.It is the role of a few weathermen to make the incredibly brave decision to push back D-Day by 24 hours, out of fear of devastating weather.Al Murray and James Holland look at the final hours before boots hit the beaches.In the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices,...

Published 05/09/24

D-Day: The Master Plan (Episode 2)

The Allied plan for OVERLORD is a masterclass in logistics. Al Murray and James Holland detail the roles of US and British forces in planning the largest coastal invasion of all time.From Monty’s personality cult to the role of the SOE in Occupied France, no stone is left unturned in preparation for D-DayIn the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices, and strategic brilliance behind one of the most pivotal moments in...

Published 05/07/24

D-Day: The German Side (Episode 1)

May 1944, it is clear to Erwin Rommel that the Allied counter attack is just a few weeks away. The answer is simple - defend the Atlantic Wall.But Nazi infighting and ludicrous top-down decision making has led to chaos on the Western Front. With the 6th June just days away - they are still asking themselves:where will the Allies land?In the biggest series of We Have Ways of Making You Talk, join Al and James as they unravel the heroism, sacrifices, and strategic brilliance behind one of...

Published 05/01/24

USA: War Is Hell - A Soldier’s Story

In a follow up to our superb episode in which John McManus opened up the archives to a glut of post-war surveys of US soldiers, the boys really dig into the harrowing experience of fighting in the Italian campaign.Not only do we look at the nightmarish conditions in Europe, but also the racism and bloodthrist of American soldiers against Japanese troops.A Goalhanger ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorSocial: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail:...

Published 04/30/24

USA: The Forgotten Island - Operation RECKLESS

June 1944 was a month of allied invasion, both in Europe and the Pacific.James Holland and John McManus discuss Operation RECKLESS, the invasion of Hollandia (now New Guinea) on Humboldt Bay. A Goalhanger ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorSocial: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: [emailprotected]Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter - packed with deals.Membership Club:...

Published 04/25/24

The World's Greatest Spitfire Pilot

Is the Spitfire the perfect plane? Al Murray and James Holland speak to Matt Jones - possibly the most experienced Spitfire pilot in the world. Matt explains to Al and James his love for the classic warbird and what it took to fly it around the world.A Goalhanger ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorSocial: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: [emailprotected]Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter -...

Published 04/23/24

Cassino '44 - Rome Falls (Part 8)

In the final episode of our epic Italy series, Al Murray and James Holland follow OPERATION DIADEM to completion. The Germans have been pushed back past the Adolf Hitler line and the final victory for the Allies is the liberation of the Eternal City.A Goalhanger ProductionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer: Tony PastorSocial: @WeHaveWaysPodEmail: [emailprotected]Join our ‘Independent Company’ to watch our livestreams, get earlybird tickets and our weekly newsletter -...

Published 04/18/24

Cassino ‘44 - OPERATION DIADEM (Part 7)

Cassino is cleared, and the Allies are planning one final push to take Rome and end the war in Italy, once and for all. Ira Akers presents OPERATION STRANGLEHOLD, a bombing effort on an enormous scale- freezing the Nazi rearmament. As the ground hardens and blue skies return to the Italian countryside - OPERATION DIADEM is launched.In this penultimate episode, Al Murray and James Holland begin the road to victory in Southern Europe. They also discuss the Mafioso rule in Italy, and the...

Published 04/16/24

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