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Achtung! Achtung! Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland discuss all matters Second World War. We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a bi-weekly show exploring the war in close up. James and Al have a stunning knowledge of their subject, but don't expect a linear narrative. The boys love a tangent and a forgotten tale. We Have Ways of Making You Talk roams down forgotten front lines, casts new villains and makes the case for unlikely heroes. Send questions to James and Al via Twitter us ...
 
For more than 40 years bestselling author and historian Peter Hart has interviewed thousands of veterans about their experience of war. Join him and his chum Gary Bain as they explore all aspects of military history, from the ancient world to the Second World War. Pete and Gary don't just tell the history, they bring it to life with the words of the men and women who were there! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-ga ...
 
The Explaining History Podcast has been exploring the 20th Century in weekly chapters for the past 10 years, helping students and enthusiasts engage with the past. With the help of expert guests, your host Nick Shepley navigates competing debates around the key events and processes of the past century. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/explaininghistory
 
Historians Mat McLachlan and Peter Smith explore the great battlefields of Europe, from ancient times to the Second World War. Join them as they bring the history of the battlefields to life, through exploring the ground and reliving the experience in the words of the people who were there. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/battlewalks
 
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Scott Edgar of WartimeNI

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Hello and welcome to 'A Wee Bit Of War', a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of Northern Ireland during the Second World War. I'm your host Scott Edgar. I have been researching the history of the Second World War in Northern Ireland for over a decade. I run the online platform https://wartimeni.com (WartimeNI), which features hundreds of articles as well as over 2,000 people and places with stories connected to the time. While some stories such as the Belfast Blitz and the arrival of ...
 
A jaunty walk through the burning ruins of the old world, the one we all live in now, and a guide to avoiding the worst pitfalls along the road to a better world. It Could Happen Here season 1 ended with the possibility of a second civil war. It Could Happen Here Daily with Robert Evans, accepts collapse as a given, and tries to provide a roadmap to survival.
 
For history lovers who listen to podcasts, History Unplugged is the most comprehensive show of its kind. It's the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing experts and answering questions from its audience. First, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with four wives and twelve concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?). Second, it features lon ...
 
At the end of the Second World War, economics forced the big bands to trim their once great size and thus, the Jump Blues combo was born. Between 1946-1954, rhythm and blues laid the tracks for what was to become Rock n’ Roll. So how come, 75 years later, this vibrant and influential music is still so unknown to so many? Matt The Cat is going to change that with the radio program, “Juke In The Back.” These were the records that you couldn’t hear on the jukebox in the front of the establishme ...
 
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Nicholas Orwin

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The Ravages history podcast focuses on military history, from the wars of Ancient Greece and Rome to the battlefields of the Second World War. As well as this focus, it will also spotlight important events and individuals throughout history.
 
Ex-British Paratrooper and history fanatic Bruce Crompton is on a mission and he believes the amazing deeds of forgotten war heroes can help him. Due to the ongoing pandemic, museums all around the world are in danger of closing. If that happens the history contained within them will be lost from the public forever. In this series, inspired by unique museum items and personal artefacts, Bruce narrates incredible tales from the Second World War. He hopes that by telling these true stories, re ...
 
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Australian War Memorial -Tom Trumble

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Trapped is a six part series about a group of Australian airmen stranded on Japanese-occupied Timor during the Second World War. Using diaries of the airmen, wartime records and interviews with survivors, Trapped brings to life one of the greatest stories of survival and escape of the Pacific War. A true story of leadership, courage, mateship, and, at times, cruelty and violence that played out on a remote tropical island during one of history’s bloodiest conflicts.
 
This is the Little Blue Suitcase podcast, hosted by Jason McDowall. This podcast recounts the true love story between Bill and Doreen Lewis, told in their own words through the dramatization of their 100s of love letters from the Second World War. Join us on this journey of resilience, courage, and, most importantly, love. To learn more, visit littlebluesuitcase.ca Bill voiced by Connor Sampson Doreen voiced by Grace McNutt
 
From North Africa, back to Britain and then through Europe, Letters of Love in WW2 tells a unique story of the Second World War from the perspective of two people that lived through it. Three months after they wed, Cyril and Olga found themselves separated by the Second World War. Between 1940 and 1946, their love was kept alive on the pages of a thousand letters and postcards, found decades later by their family after they had both passed on. With their family’s poignant and emotional inter ...
 
Download behind the scenes features, previews, and more. THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history - a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America - and demonstrate ...
 
Record of Service, a podcast presented by The Memory Project. In this series, we bring you interviews with Canada’s veterans—their stories of life, loss and service. A new episode every week until November 11. The Memory Project Speakers Bureau and archive connects veterans and Canadian Forces members with school and community groups from coast to coast. A program of Historica Canada, the Memory Project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Go to thememoryproject.com to ...
 
Join me on a journey of discovery into the past and present, as I set out to explore the history of the Second World War. Our travels will take us from the Homefront to the battlefields of Europe and beyond. Travel with us as we revisit historical locations and walk the battlefields of WW2. We will be tracking down wartime artefacts, speaking with veterans and historians alike, and paying our deepest respects to this remarkable generation; as we set out to try and help keep this period of hi ...
 
The PaCast is a series of my father's ruminations on the story of our family. In April 2020, his kidneys failed and he was given a short time left to live. Dialysis gave him the opportunity extend his timeline somewhat and go through several boxes of memorabilia, including a handful of tapes he made of his parents in the 1980s. These recordings are used to tell stories spanning six generations including immigration to Canada from Italy, Lithuania, Scotland and England, and the Second World War.
 
A former Head of BBC TV History programmes, Laurence has specialized in writing books and making television documentaries about World War Two, the Nazis and Stalinism for thirty years. He won a BAFTA and a Peabody for his TV series 'The Nazis: A Warning from History' and a British Book Award for his book on Auschwitz, which is also the world's best selling book on this notorious camp. His book 'the Holocaust: A New History' was described by the Times as 'exemplary' and by the Daily Telegraph ...
 
Through every adversity the world has faced, it has found a constant friend and companion in books. From pocketbooks during the Second World War to technology that allows people to carry many books at one go in the form of ebooks, our relationship with books has never faltered. This has been possible due to the adaptability of the publishing industry which has evolved with changing times, to ensure that the essential commodity for our mind and soul always remains accessible. Publishing Persp ...
 
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Welcome to the Mess: 150 years of Cape Breton Highlander tradition. For the last 150 years, the Cape Breton Highlanders have welcomed men and women from all walks of life into our ranks. Together, we have protected the lives and homes of Canadians across the country in conflicts such as World War I, World War II, and the War in Afghanistan. We have also preserved a fierce and passionate Highland-Scot tradition through their colours, tartans, songs, and stories. The Cape Breton Highlanders ar ...
 
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In Box 13 Dan Holiday, a newspaper reporter turned fiction writer, puts an advert in his old paper The Star Times, in search of ideas for his story. The ad reads 'Adventure wanted, will go anyplace, do anything. Write to Box 13.' The replies, therefore, arrived at the Newspapers Box 13, and with them always brought troubles and adventures for Mr Holiday. The part of Dan Holiday was played by Alan Ladd, with Slyvia Picker playing his scatterbrain secretary Suzy. There were also a host of othe ...
 
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Imagine living through a Soviet occupation. And then having the Nazis replace the Soviets. And then having the Soviets return and eject the Nazis. And all this while only a child. John Livens shares about his experience as a boy in Latvia during the Second World War plus much more in his book An Unexpected Journey. In this episode, I talk to John a…
 
The formation of post-colonial states in Africa, and the Middle East gave birth to prolonged separatist wars. Exploring the evolution of these separatist wars, In Second-Generation Liberation Wars Cambridge UP, 2022), Yaniv Voller examines the strategies that both governments and insurgents employed, how these strategies were shaped by the previous…
 
Al tells some stories of Nazi evaders in the Pyrenees and James explains SOE’s first operation in Greece. A Goalhanger Films Production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspod@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The US Senate has approved new laws aimed at tackling two major global challenges: climate change and rising prices. The Inflation Reduction Act has supporters on either side of the political spectrum, but economists claim it has some shortcomings. Bloomberg's Laura Davison tells us why it may fall short of expectations. From Illinois, Peter Jankov…
 
With the failure of Gen. Auchinleck's Operation Crusader, at the end of 1941, Rommel resupplies and heads out again, before the British can start Operation Acrobat, the drive on Tripoli. As it was a year ago, the Allies are stretched far too thin and the men are under trained and under staffed. Rommel hopes to take Cyrenaica, then Tobruk, all in pr…
 
Inslaw Inc developed a version of a software package called PROMIS that was leaps and bounds beyond anything comparable at the time. It was stolen by the US government and allegedly distributed to clients around the world with a secret "back door" surveillance modification. The Inslaw Affair is, for many people, the Rosetta Stone of modern American…
 
Large-scale protests over the soaring cost of fuel have broken out in Bangladesh. The government increased the cost of petrol and diesel by more than 50% over the weekend. We speak to industrial economist Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem in Dhaka. Two more ships carrying grain have left Ukraine. Their departure means 10 ships have now left the Black Sea …
 
During the Cold War, the People's Republic of China used Switzerland as headquarters for its economic, political, intelligence, and cultural networks in Europe. Based on extensive research in Western and Chinese archives, China's European Headquarters: Switzerland and China during the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 2022) by Dr. Ariane Knüsel…
 
Christopher Wong talks with Tori Tambellini, an illegally fired Starbucks union organizer about Starbucks' anti-union crusade, organizing Starbucks workers, and her personal experience with their crimes and depredations. https://www.gofundme.com/f/wrongfully-terminated-market-square-supervisors?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link&u…
 
Air Week: August 8-14, 2022 Jimmy Preston Jimmy Preston made a major contribution to early Rock n’ Roll by ushering in the era of the screamin’ sax. “Messin’ With Preston,” “Hucklebuck Daddy,” “Hay Ride” and his other early sides for Gotham Records were highly influential in the new genre of Rhythm & Blues, but it’s his original version of “Rock Th…
 
As China continues its military drills around Taiwan, Oriana Skylar Mastro, Fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute and a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, explains why this is not just a show of force by China, but an actual combat rehearsal. Then, Richard Haass, president of The Council on Foreign Relations, and Susan Shir…
 
US employers added more than 500,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate dropped, defying fears that the labour market is heading for a slowdown.The jobless rate fell to 3.5% from 3.6% in June, as restaurants, bars and other firms continued to add workers.China is halting co-operation with the US in several key areas including climate change, mi…
 
The world of the Soviet peasantry was complex and seemingly contradictory, and did not easily fall into the class stratification that the new Soviet regime believed could define all social categories. The lower to middle peasants, the Serednyaks, who would both work for others and sometimes hire labour themselves presented the regime with a conundr…
 
It's among the most watched sporting leagues around the world, with rights deals breaking into the billions. As a new season gets underway, World Business Report is live from Manchester City's Etihad Stadium. Join us and a range of guests to find out what gives the Premier League its extraordinary brand power.Throughout the programme, Will Bain is …
 
Oil, the State, and War: The Foreign Policies of Petrostates (Georgetown University Press, 2022) by Dr. Emma Ashford presents a comprehensive challenge to prevailing understanding of international implications of oil wealth that shows why it can create bad actors. In a world where oil-rich states are more likely to start war than their oil-dependen…
 
In the voluminous literature on the history of modernisation theory and its associated concept of development since the end of World War II, much of the focus lies on the efforts undertaken by developed nations—most notably the United States and Soviet Union—to establish a model for developing countries to build not just their economies but their n…
 
The Bank of England has warned the UK will fall into recession as it raised interest rates by 1.75% - the most in 27 years.Governor Andrew Bailey said he knew the cost of living squeeze was difficult but if it didn't raise interest rates things would get "even worse".The Insurance Council of Australia has told the BBC that some flood-prone areas mi…
 
Unrelenting inflation pressures have prompted the fastest rise in global interest rates since the early 1990s. Emma Wall, head of investment analysis at Hargreaves Lansdown, explains what this means. In Spain, the soaring cost of energy is being blamed for an ice shortage. Jose Maria Garrigues, who works at the ice machine company Coalza, shares hi…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the period between the execution of Charles I in 1649 and the unexpected restoration of his son Charles II in 1660, known as The Interregnum. It was marked in England by an elusive pursuit of stability, with serious consequences in Scotland and notorious ones in Ireland. When Parliament executed Charles it had also k…
 
An Asian and Asian American icon of unimaginable stature and influence, Bruce Lee revolutionized the martial arts by combining influences drawn from around the world. Uncommonly determined, physically gifted, and artistically brilliant, Lee rose to fame as part of a wave of transpacific globalization that bridged the nearly seven thousand miles bet…
 
Ingram Murray (otherwise known as 'The Colonel') takes to the stage to talk about the battle for Pegasus bridge A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Paul King Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information…
 
The UN's Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has called for a windfall tax on oil and gas suppliers. Amid a global energy crisis, Mr Guterres accused the fossil fuel industry of 'grotesque greed'. We speak to Dr Carole Nakhle, a global energy expert based in Germany, about those comments.Elsewhere, Bangladesh has asked the World Bank and Asian Dev…
 
Pete and Gary explore the Battle of Amiens, the huge Allied attack that spelled the beginning of the end of the First World War. Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki Become a member to listen ad-free and receive special bonus content for only £2 per month: https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-mil…
 
OPEC+ will raise production by 100,000 barrels a day for September, aimed at adding more supplies to an already tight oil market. The BBCs Middle East business correspondent Sameer Hashmi joins us with the latest news on this. A long list of major companies have revealed their profits and losses results in the last couple of days. Investment Direct…
 
In The New Pan-Americanism and the Structuring of Inter-American Relations (Routledge, 2022), David Sheinin and Juan Pablo Scarfi bring together articles that reconsider many aspects of U.S.-Latin American history. Pan-Americanism, a late nineteenth and early twentieth century movement that attempted to foster closer relations among the nations of …
 
US Democrat Nancy Pelosi has visited Taiwan as part of a tour of Asia, in spite of sharp warnings from China. The trip is the first of its kind by a senior US official in 25 years since China claimed the island as its own.Mrs Pelosi said her visit "honours America's unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's vibrant democracy" and did not contrad…
 
Taiwan is bracing for a potential show of force from China as US house speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives in the country for talks with the president. The BBC’s Taiwan correspondent Cindy Sui has been following the story. Spain has introduced an energy-saving plan today which includes limiting air conditioning in public buildings and businesses to a mini…
 
Far from always having been an isolated nation and a pariah state in the international community, North Korea exercised significant influence among Third World nations during the Cold War era. With one foot in the socialist Second World and the other in the anticolonial Third World, North Korea occupied a unique position as both a postcolonial nati…
 
In Citizens of the World: U.S. Women and Global Government (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022), Megan Threlkeld profiles nine American women in the first half of the 20th century who invoked world citizenship as they promoted world government. These women agreed neither on the best form for such a government nor on the best means to achieve it…
 
Language not only defines humans as a species, placing us head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators, but it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries. How did different languages come to be? Why isn't there just a single language? How does a language change, and when it does, is that change indicative of decay or grow…
 
The first ship carrying grain has left a Ukrainian port under a landmark deal with Russia. It is hoped the agreement will ease the global food crisis and lower the price of grain.Russia has been blockading Ukrainian ports since February, but the two sides made a deal to resume shipments.And following England women's success at the Euros, the conver…
 
The first ship carrying grain has left the Ukrainian port of Odesa under a landmark deal with Russia. Yuriy Vaskov, Ukraine's deputy minister of Infrastructure, tells us that there are still more ships waiting to leave. Millions of people were glued to the TV to watch the England women’s football team become champions of Europe, beating Germany in …
 
How the Cockleshell Heroes upset Nazi supply lines with canoes! How a British Royal Fusilier survived for 3 years as a German POW. More great unpublished history! Support the Cockleshell 2022 team for December 22 and donate to the Royal British Legion: https://bit.ly/CockleshellFightingThrough Paul Britton, Senior reporter at Manchester Evening New…
 
Before moving on to Operation Pedestal and then the Eastern Front, Gen. Charles De Gaulle’s moves in West Africa have to be covered. He seeks to rebuild the French Empire by grabbing African lands that went with the Vichy Government after France fell to German forces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Is a Chinese invasion on Taiwan a storm on the horizon when the West is busy with the Ukrainian war? Will Nancy Pelosi’s plan to visit Taiwan in August, the first by a Speaker of the US House of Representatives since 1997, escalate tensions between China and Taiwan? Joining us Julie Chen to talk about this hot topic is Sean King, senior vice presid…
 
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