Episodes
Al and James are joined by historian and writer David Edgerton to discuss industry and innovation during the war. Famous for taking on the ‘declinists’, David offers a unique perspective on the power of industrial Britain in the 1930s and 40s. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 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:...
Published 06/04/20
As the last men are lifted from Dunkirk we look at the legacy of the battle in both political and strategic terms. Al and James discuss the implications for the Mediterranean and North Africa and describe Churchill flirting with disaster as he flies home from France. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 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:...
Published 06/02/20
As clouds lift over Dunkirk the evacuation has to be suspended during daylight hours. Meanwhile the men on the perimeter resort to desperate measures to hold up the German advance. Al and James are joined by US military historian Michael Neiberg to look at Dunkirk and the fall of France from an American perspective. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony...
Published 06/01/20
As the men at Dunkirk continue to be lifted in huge numbers, Al and James turn their attention to some of the fascinating details of the story. We hear about the role of British medics working desperately on the injured men, while Goering loots fine art from a gallery in Amsterdam. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter:...
Published 05/31/20
Churchill’s grip on the war cabinet begins to strengthen as the news from Dunkirk continues to improve. Record numbers of men are rescued from both the beaches and the East Mole. In this episode Al and James are joined by Seb Cox, head of the Air Historical Branch. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 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:...
Published 05/30/20
It’s a hugely significant day as 47,000 men are lifted from Dunkirk, but as the remaining soldiers run out of water on the beach they raid the cellars of local bars with predictable results. Al and James are joined by Pierre-Samuel Natanson, a military historian, who offers a French perspective on events. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony...
Published 05/29/20
The success of Dunkirk was considered little short of a miracle. But not every soldier made it onto the rescue ships. To help buy time for their comrades to be picked up from the beach some soldiers paid the highest price. One was Al Murray’s grandad. In this highly personal episode, Al’s dad Ingram tells the story of a single band of men who didn’t make it home. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films...
Published 05/28/20
May 27th, 1940, could be described as the single most important day in the twentieth century. British war cabinet meetings this day defined the policy to fight on rather than seek peace via Italian intermediaries. It was a close run thing. Al and James are once again joined by the head of the Naval Historical Branch, Stephen Prince. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey...
Published 05/27/20
May 26th, 1940, was the first day of the most important week in history. We Have Ways of Making You Talk will be releasing a podcast on each of the eight days of Operation Dynamo. Today Al and James are joined by the head of the Naval Historical Branch, Stephen Prince. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter:...
Published 05/26/20
Young historian Olivia Smith shares the story of her grandmother’s early life in Nazi Germany with James. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 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.
Published 05/24/20
In this second episode of our Philippe Sands interview we explore The Ratline and its central cast of characters. Otto Wächter, the Nazi on the run from justice; his wife Charlotte, avowed Nazi but loving wife and mother. And Horst Wächter, their son, still trying to prove his parents were innocent of the worst Nazi crimes. https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-ratline/philippe-sands/2928377034016 Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link...
Published 05/21/20
It was one of the most audacious raids of the Second World War. A combined Royal Navy and British Commando attack on the Normandie dry dock in German occupied France. But was it worth the high human cost to stop the German warship Tirpitz potentially breaking out into the Atlantic?  Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter:...
Published 05/19/20
Philippe Sands, author of East West Street and The Ratline, joins Al and James to discuss the extraordinary war time stories he unearthed in his research. In this first episode he talks about Hans Frank, the Nazi ruler of Poland, and Frank’s son Niklas, who once said: “I don’t agree with the death penalty, except for my father.” https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-ratline/philippe-sands/2928377034016 Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link...
Published 05/14/20
In May 1940 the German armed forces launched a massive offensive against Holland, Belgium and ultimately France. Al Murray and James Holland take a detailed look at the events which shaped the first half of the Second World War. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 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...
Published 05/12/20
Al Murray and James Holland discuss the end of the war in Europe. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 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.
Published 05/08/20
In part two of their conversation with historian Guy Walters, Al Murray and James Holland explore how the Second world War is viewed in Britain as the nation’s defining myth. Nationalism and political identity are also key themes of their discussion. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 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:...
Published 05/07/20
After spending an evening watching A Bridge Too Far, both Al Murray and James Holland are keen to discuss the film’s stunning scale and also its frustrating inaccuracies. Plus why did Portugal stay neutral, despite a long standing alliance with Britain. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 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:...
Published 05/05/20
How great an effort was made to hunt down Nazi war criminals? Historian Guy Walters joins Al Murray and James Holland as they trace the escape route from Germany to South America. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 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.
Published 04/30/20
Published 04/30/20
The people of Nepal raised 40 Gurkha Battalions to fight alongside the British and Commonwealth troops during the Second World war. James Holland and Al Murray discuss the extraordinary contribution of this proud fighting force. Plus, the story of a British and American cover up after mustard gas was released during an air raid on Bari in late 1943. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by...
Published 04/28/20
He served on both the Eastern and Western Fronts and was a ruthless Nazi ideologue. After the war Peiper was found guilty of war crimes for murdering prisoners of war. Al Murray and James Holland discuss the life and violent death of the most famous German panzer commander of the war. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter:...
Published 04/23/20
In 1942 Denis Barnham flew spitfires repeatedly against enemy raids over Malta. In this extract, Al Murray reads a terrifying account of his first air battle above the island. The whole book is available at patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 04/22/20
James and Al discuss important issues such as the range of the Ju52 in Where Eagles Dare and answer the key question: could it really have made it to the Alps and back? Also discussed, the infamous U-48, which sunk the City of Benares. Plus Italian aircraft are admired and rubbished in equal measure. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below: Patreon.com/wehaveways A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer Tony Pastor Twitter:...
Published 04/21/20
Were there any good consequences of the black market in Western Europe? Al Murray and James Holland don’t think so. Especially not for the impoverished Italians. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 04/16/20
Did the Allies take too long winkling the Germans out of Sicily? Expect strong views from James Holland and Al Murray. Plus an extraordinary story of the captured Enigma machine from a listener who’s relative was on HMS Bulldog. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 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 For...
Published 04/14/20