Reviews
Its generally v good, intelligent, funny,connected stuff, but please Al.... stop with the constant 'yeah, yeah, yeahs'.... It becomes overbearing on a podcast - try and edit out.Read full review »
eddierane via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/25/20
Pros: Amiable, informative, and a good laugh. Cons: James (mostly) prone to not just putting his foot in his mouth, but ramming it down his gullet. There must be some contract TV historians sign which stipulates they have to make over-enthusiastic and inaccurate assertions just to ensure they...Read full review »
MBelderson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/19/20
Awesome awesome awesome, enough said!
Small2515 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/17/20
Fantastic WW2 podcast, funny yet informative..!
bob0795 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/13/20
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god's avfc via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/01/20
Just when i thought this podcast couldnt get any better, in pops Mr Brian Johnson. Some of the stories about his father time serving in the DLI had me in stitches. Well worth a listen
Mark GSX-R600 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/29/20
This podcast is great, each week it brings something new and has made me question many of my preconceptions of WW2, and I have started to read further to find out more. The guests they have on have been really interesting including Philippe Sands and more recently Brian Johnson, talking mainly...Read full review »
tontherock via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/28/20
Please may we have more on the conflict (with)in China? Perhaps 40m casualties and 100m refugees. Was an epic theatre of war and is little-discussed. Thanks ))
dbfnjjhff via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/26/20
Two hosts who know their subject & revel in sharing their knowledge. Interviews illuminate key aspects of WWII, giving fresh insights and new details and POVs. James Holland and Al Murray take well known histories of WWII and provide fresh perspectives.
Maxymaxmoo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/24/20
Love the podcast, Brian Johnson’s TA experience had me in tears so funny! My uncle served in the BEF in Princess Louise’s Kensington’s Who were annihilated fighting rear guard for the Dunkirk evacuation. My Dad was RASC Black Bulls, any story’s on these regiments would be welcome. Keep up the...Read full review »
PJHD 1958 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/22/20
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. Brian Johnson is a story tell don’t think he will be on CBBees but I could listen to him all day. The whole team are knowledgable,...Read full review »
A/c Sooty John Luke via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/22/20
Just come upon this podcast and I’m loving it. I’m listening to the old episodes and working my way along One plea and its to Al. Please cut out the ums, ers, repeating yourself half way through a sentence or even failing to finish a sentence and generally bumbling along. It’s very annoying so...Read full review »
Dai Daps via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/21/20
What a therapy for getting through lockdown. Funny, insightful and has made Thursday evening the best day of the week. Love it.
FordSt9648 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/16/20
This is the best podcast I listen to. Superb content and a best pals vibe that means this is like spending time with very well informed friends. The operational level of podcasts...Drink!
ShippersUnbound via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/11/20
Blooming marvellous. Best podcast around
ClaraBassBird via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/10/20
A truly compelling podcast on a topic that never runs dry. James and Al are excellent leads, but with truly learned guests and a remarkably well-informed listener base as well. A must-listen!
Olaf T Dir via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/08/20
Love the detail and enthusiasm but Al Murray’s inability to finish a sentence without swerving into another topic halfway through has become too irritating. He needs to become coherent.
Steve Howarth via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/01/20
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Best thing since sliced bread, if you guys are reading this you should get the Youtuber TIK on to do a pod I would love to hear that, all the best Joe Bradley
JoeWBradley via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/31/20
Probably the best Podcast ever made.
DB_85_2 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/29/20
Al and James’ enthusiasm and knowledge for their subject is boundless. I particularly enjoy when they talk about some of the lesser known topics. And General Gavin. Oh, and the Philippe Sands episodes on the post war (non) hunt for war criminals was amazing.
gilmorr via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/27/20
Basically this is a fascinating but almost unlistenable history pod. Utterly spoiled by Al's inability to finish one sentence before starting the next, the assumption that we know and can remember minutiae from previous pods but mostly the drivel that should be deited out and I quote Al from...Read full review »
MJBe1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/25/20
For example: the military did not want to surrender. The emperor had to prerecord his message to the people and then leave the palace. The generals went to physically stop him but they were outsmarted. Also we always demanded unconditional surrender. Including removing the emperor but we in the...Read full review »
Wichybich via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/20
There’s great delight in the enthusiastic butting in and talking over each other - particularly as both are well informed, humane and decent people. It’s like being in a pub - it’s not the reith lecture.
Bobbonug via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/18/20
Enjoyed for a while but now finding Al too overbearing and over excited, leading to a rather stressful experience for the listener. Unfortunately Al is just itching to interrupt and throw out everything he knows on a subject. You can simply ask a question and facilitate a conversation, rather...Read full review »
Bruce Fulmar via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/17/20
In episode 175?, the conversation between Robin Rowland and James Holland gave me renewed faith in ... what is it ... the British culture. Here are two people, one or two generations apart, speaking with the mutual respect of people who really know what they’re talking about: Robin was there, as...Read full review »
IainHouston via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/15/20
The knowledge and love for the subject front Holland and Murray shines through every episode. Excellent!
Naval Fan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/11/20
A great find and a really good listen. Two really engaging voices talking about the WWII you thought you knew so much about.
Right Flank 1SG via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/30/20
Great historical debate and really pleasurable and informative listening
Jonny L London via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/28/20
Love this Podcast. Like Al Murray I spent my childhood watching old World War II movies with my Dad. Only really seeing the movie’s (Hollywood) spin on history. I really enjoy the diversity of guests and the views, points I would never normally get to hear. great job boys.
Grand Air Wizard via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/28/20
Holland and Murray (lawyers in their spare time?) are phenomenal! Their bit of banter makes this military history flavored podcast absolutely entertaining. If you grew up thinking history was boring, give this a lesson- they’ll set you straight! They’re two of the best in the podcast business!
JRicci1595 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/20
The playground/pub banter act is wearing thin, James’ domination by talking over guests answering questions is plain rude. The icing on the cake was James stating to a noted US WWII Museum curator that the Royal Navy was known as “The Senior Service” because it formed the bulk of the Armed...Read full review »
Sir Giffs via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/20/20
Seriously, just amazing.!
Gusmanc via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/09/20
Great when they get to the point - really interesting historians, but sometime you have to get through a lot of waffle to get to the good bits.
Hengistpodd via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/07/20
This series of podcasts is first class, informative, authoritative, with a great background of humour
jasond69 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/03/20
My favourite Podcast, thank so informative
Gizmoed via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/03/20
I’ve been loving this podcast for some time now. Changed my whole outlook on the WW2, breaking down all the easy myths we have been told. Please can you get Alex back a regular contributor, incredible insight and you 3 have great on air Chemistry
richard _p1978 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/27/20
I have really enjoyed this series and learned so much. BUT. How the f...was Goebells not sacked for letting the BEF get away and then losing the Battle of Britain ?!
Steelhead21 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/25/20
absolutely loving the pod, it’s extremely informative and perfect for a ww2 nerd. my only complaint is that it gets slightly confusing to listen to when both al and james are talking over each other, other than that it’s brilliant!
gracescarlettwebb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/24/20
Feel compelled. Having listed to ‘we have ways’ from when it started, at first to make taking out the dog for a walk more interesting, this has been a weekly source of enjoyment & information, and has only got better & better.
Darbo09 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/23/20
Every episode is brilliant, but this episode is totally fantastic. Michael Woods was fascinating. Thanks gents. Great to learn something new every time I listen. P.S. I often post your pods on my Facebook page but I can’t tag you. Will you get a Facebook page one day?
Pep Down Under via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/22/20
Amusing, informative, provocative and well researched. Excellent listening and great to pass the time for any journey or just to have on around the house.
AJ1009AJ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/20/20
Easy to listen to, informative yet fun! Possibly my new favourite pod. The interview with the Mosquito pilot was unreal!
SimonWelch via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/19/20
The guys put a podcast that’s on a par with the style of original Top Gear program’s, plenty of humour and fascinating insightful analysis across many of the significant events of WW2. It’s that good I prefer to watching TV, much to wife’s dismay. Keep the good work going!
foggy1962 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/14/20
Brilliant great content. Kepp it up.
SJW NZ via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 06/14/20
This pod cast is great, Al and James have helped me get through the madness of lockdown. Great chat and in-depth discussion about WW2, fantastic insight from the 2 hugely knowledgable hosts plus some amazing expert guests...plus a bit humour... THE BEST POD CAST IN THE WORLD. Forgot to add...Read full review »
lockdown Bogster via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/12/20
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, also the Dunkirk 80th Special. My favourite podcast!
DrewzyJ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/07/20
Excellent podcast especially for those over 40
Chriscurry1878 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/04/20
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
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