Reviews
The insight, details and analysis are second to none. Have listened to every podcast going back to day one, fantastic! Ties in well with my dad's France stories, wounded at Falaise. Captain Cdn tank battle commander. Their current Dunkirk series is all I can listen to, such detail, timely...Read full review »
HHSFD guy via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/02/20
Excellent and informative podcast from 2 highly knowledgeable hosts. Often very funny (brigadiers stuck in attics, US generals near but not actually on their objectives, etc). Sometimes unintentionally hilarious. Listen to Dunkirk day 5 when rival historian Seb Cox refuses to agree with anything...Read full review »
Heinrich Kemmler via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/01/20
If you have even a fleeting interest in WWII this is the pod for you. Al and James discuss all things war related, with a fair few tangents thrown in. They both have extensive knowledge of the war and I guarantee any knowledge gaps will be filled.
IanS200707 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/20
I do find this podcast extremely interesting but I am finding Al’s interruptions and need to be heard (at alarming decibels) increasingly frustrating. I can listen to James all day long. I can only listen to Al in very short bursts. Breakaway James, breakaway.
Roselier via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/20
This is probably the finest WW2 podcast out there right now. Before listening, I assumed that the wonderful James Holland would bring the history, with Al Murray providing the laughs, wisecracks and silly questions. I was wrong. While James Holland is just as good as you would expect if...Read full review »
Sjw030980 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/30/20
My dad was a soldier at Dunkirk. An interesting point about soldiers picked up from the beach that I have never heard anyone refer to was revealed by my lovely auntie Doris who died recently in her care home. She was telling me about my dad arriving back in Ramsgate IN HIS PANTS. When I asked him...Read full review »
devon@boy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/29/20
Great chemistry between the guys and they make the subject matter interesting. Tally ho ! Al’s old man came in this week with tales of Dunkirk. What a great bloke.
Panamascot via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/28/20
Great show...great host’s, great content... on a personal note, please can we have more content on the war in the Far East. My dad and uncle were at the fall of Singapore and would love to hear you guys discussing it as you bring great insight into these topics. Ps...have just voted!
trishfromoldham via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/28/20
During these strange times the podcast has been a great friend. Love the banter, love the material, enjoy the guests.
in like Flint via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/27/20
Really great podcast, I do love it! My drop in star is for the constant talking over each other... seems others have noticed it too...
sehltkpe via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/23/20
Saw Al on the one show blatantly plugging this pod so thought I’d give it a go seeing as I’ve read Toms first 2 books War in the West The pod is excellent but I’m bloody disappointed in Tom as he’s just said the next one will be ready in 2022 😳 It’s been on pre order at Amazon since last year...Read full review »
DutchyS19 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/21/20
Al and James make an excellent dup. Casual, entertaining, informative and friendly. The content is wide ranging and demonstrates their broad range of knowledge about World War 2. Ignore this podcast at your ignorance and peril.
BFG UK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/14/20
Rarely have I lstened to a Podcast which keeps getting better and better but this does! love it.
Halfmanhalftractor via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/14/20
Have really enjoyed this over the last year but finding Al Murray increasingly hard to listen to, he’s neither as interesting or as funny as he thinks he is, and is pretty incoherent too. If they could be recorded on separate channels so I could take one earphone out that would be perfect!
AndyPingu via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/13/20
James and Al I love this podcast and listen to everything - can I put in a request that you do an episode on “Switzerland during WW2”. There must be so many amazing stories of politics, collaboration + spies from 1939-45 and there seems to be hardly any airtime given to this on other history...Read full review »
DomJohn2468 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/13/20
Like minded banter by like minded people. I love it!
tall_bloke via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/12/20
Very good podcast and James and Al have bucket loads of knowledge and charisma. My only criticism is that they need to cover the Eastern Front which is currently almost completely absent in their discussions, despite it being the most significant theatre to the Allied victory over the Axis.
Owen Dawson Chester Uni via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/09/20
I’ve listened to almost every episode and it is fascinating stuff. I initially thought Al and James viewed WWII through khaki-tinted glasses, but I have to say I was wrong. They do their best to give other services their due, although the Royal Navy does get short shrift (a bit odd considering...Read full review »
MBelderson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/07/20
Really love this show. Both James’ and Al’s enthusiasm is infectious!
Bolly82 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 05/06/20
Great podcast delivered by James Holland, obviously a top class highly passionate historian and Al Murray a massively intelligent comedian and amateur historian. Why it’s a cut above others is both breadth and depth of subject matter and also the sheer joy shown by both of their delivery of the...Read full review »
scr0406 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/06/20
ive gotta say great podcast guys!! keep up the good work.
scoobydobedoo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/05/20
Easy to listen to, informative yet fun! Possibly my new favourite pod.
SimonWelch via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/05/20
Great show. Combines wit and irreverence with extensive erudition and serious well argued historical revisionism. Myths are busted. Light is shone in dark corners. I imagined myself to have a fairly good grasp of the war but this podcast has brought home that I’m barely in the foothills of what...Read full review »
TDG030753 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/03/20
I’m a keen reader of WWII stories and this podcast is right up my street. Exposing myths, setting things right and revealing great stories. Love it. Thanks to all involved.
slyflying via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/30/20
Al Murray and James Holland dig into the Second World War with passion and some humour - each episode is somewhere between an interesting seminar and 2 guys talking down the pub…. (Need a good landlord?) Typically a couple of episodes a week, bouncing around a wide range of topics, some well...Read full review »
Saint LeTiss via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/27/20
I have learnt a lot about the little known heroes, places and incidents, that is delivered in a professional manner. There is humour to grab your attention. Don’t think that this is an old fashion double act of a straight man and a clown. Both James and Al, are extremely knowledgable,...Read full review »
A/c Sooty John Luke via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/17/20
It’s like both James and Al are in my living room talking in front of me. Thank God for the lockdown I might get through all the episodes. Thank you so much for all the content . I have a question about my granddad who took part in D day and his school friend that went missing in bomber...Read full review »
Rb+Cb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/14/20
It’s great listening to two people who care passionately about their subject. I’ve gorged on the first eight episodes and can’t wait to listen to more.
Serialhobbyist via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/13/20
A highlight of my podcasting day, great chemistry between the two and it even makes me enjoying watching Al on YouTube doing his pub thing. More power to you both!
stefanbreg via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/12/20
What a great way to pass the time during the Corona lockdown!! I’ve always enjoyed James Holland’s books (my 12year old is now reading and loving the Jack Tanner series), but the banter between Holland & Murray makes for an informative and very amusing podcast. The story of Alistair Pearson...Read full review »
xxlivyyxx via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/07/20
Well informed comment on WW2 and also very entertaining
the 3 putter via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/23/20
Thanks both for these brilliant podcasts, they certainly help whilst in isolation. Please keep up the good work and stay safe both of you. 😀
Digger-ds9 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/22/20
Splendid work chaps Looking forward to the Zeno reading
Mister Roche via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/21/20
Every episode is a gold mine of information delivered in an amusing and insightful way.
robinhil67 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/21/20
I’ve got 3 months of your podcasts get me through these troubled times. The wartime generation are an inspiration to us and put things in proportion. Many thanks
Chris Pem via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/17/20
Thanks, really look forward to next episodes
Ihatehousework via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/17/20
bloody bloody good!
thebig fella via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/13/20
Love listening to these guys. I find it so interesting how military history is changing as modern historians like James find new evidence and are challenging opinions that have been accepted as fact for decades. Keep up the good work gents
basingstokejohn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/13/20
Brilliant and informative, looking beyond the standard stuff you read about. All in a casual but truthful way.
OWC 5791 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/12/20
Fantastic podcast with two great hosts
Rekonize butty via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/10/20
Huge respect for both of these guys. Always nice to hear the facts rather than the fiction even if it upsets some people. Just wish the podcasts were longer.
NobGag via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/10/20
Just binge-listened to this podcast over the past couple of weeks, both presenters are engaging and present their knowledge in such an enthusastic way that you are constantly drawn in. Production values are great, subject matter allows for a considerable difference between podcasts all under the...Read full review »
John Kav via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/08/20
Heard James on the Dan Snow pod and tried this and very impressed, excellent pod that takes a different view into many WW2 subjects. The Arnhem special was excellent on the 75th anniversary.
DrewzyJ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/05/20
A fantastic podcast. Funny and engaging from guys who know their stuff
Jamcath via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/04/20
This show manages to be both informative and entertaining in equal measure. For a subject as well covered as WWII, I wasn’t sure what else could be said, but I have discovered so many things I’d never heard of by listening. Did you know that British troops fought French troops in Madagascar? I...Read full review »
Baron_v_v via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/20
This is a superb series being lighthearted but erudite in the same podcast. Great balance guys
guyferg via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/02/20
Well done guys.
Oghsiieh via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/01/20
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