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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 ...
 
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Banged Up

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Banged Up

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Serving time At Her Majesty’s Pleasure What’s it like to be banged up? How do you avoid the daily grind of violence, drugs and boredom inside Britain’s decaying prisons? And what’s the food really like? In this brilliant new series, ex-inmates Rob and Mike, in conversation with prison lawyer Claire, take us back inside to reveal their experiences of serving time At Her Majesty’s Pleasure. A Left Peg production for Goalhanger Films See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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The Bash

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European MMA’s most outspoken duo, Petesy Carroll and Niall McGrath, present a no-holds-barred podcast focusing on the biggest stories and biggest names in the world of mixed martial arts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The boys are putting the band back together, as Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas and Matt Le Tissier bring their unique brand of hard hitting insight and a sense of fun to the new football season. Expect strong views and dressing room tales in their new weekly football show. Just one question. Where’s Jeff? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Break out the beach towels and reserve the best spot as we attempt to untangle the Anglos from the Saxons, the Boche from the Britishers and the Tommies from the Jerries. Historian Katja Hoyer is a German living in England. Journalist Oliver Moody is a Brit living in Berlin. Between them they plan to discuss the past and present of Anglo-German relations. Why have German chancellors and British Prime Ministers so rarely got along? Why are the Germans obsessed with British comedy? And what ha ...
 
'Lineker & Baker: Behind Closed Doors' will be a new regular show full of the intimate details of life in and around the game. If you’re looking for analysis of the weekend’s action, look elsewhere. This show will tell dressing room tales and green room stories from Gary and Danny’s time in football and broadcasting. Irreverent, at times preposterous, 'Behind Closed Doors' sees Gary Lineker abandon his usual role as chief interrogator. Instead he joins Danny Baker in a romp through life in t ...
 
The Football Writers’ Association and William Hill present ‘Press Box Confidential’. Paul McCarthy is joined each week by the biggest names in football journalism in the country to discuss the most memorable matches, moments and characters in the game. Where were they when Eric Cantona kung-fu kicked a Palace fan in the chest? How difficult was Fergie to handle? And what was it like being stuck in the same hotel as Coleen Rooney and the rest of the WAGs during a World Cup Final? Press Box Co ...
 
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Broad & Fry

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Broad & Fry

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‘Broad & Fry’ is the new cricket podcast looking to bounce the unsuspecting listener with a terrific delivery just short of a length. England bowler Stuart Broad has taken the new ball, while experienced broadcaster and actor Stephen Fry will bring his own unique spin on the game. Stuart will tell cricket tales from out in the middle and from a long career of tours and Test matches. While Stephen offers up his encyclopaedic knowledge of the game as well as the enthusiasm of a lifelong fan. E ...
 
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The internment of German, Italian and Austrian civilians on the Isle of Man was one of the most controversial decisions taken in wartime Britain. Al Murray and James Holland are joined by writer Simon Parkin to discuss the events which inspired his new book, The Island of Extraordinary Captives. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Linek…
 
Al Murray and James Holland explore a vivid and heartbreaking article by Paul Fussell about his career in the 7th Army (My War: How I found irony in the infantry) and how it influenced declinist thought in historians. They also talk about the lack of bullets that would actually hit enemy troops during battle. A Goalhanger Films production Produced …
 
Al Murray and James Holland continue their tour of HMS Belfast with Nigel Steele and Robert Rumble. In this episode they visit the engine and boiler room. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com See acast.…
 
Eighty years after Mussolini and Hitler discussed a plan to invade Malta, Al and James debate the chances of its success. Also, Al describes Neville Chamberlain’s unorthodox domestic espionage and James reports from a remarkable trip to Dresden. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays …
 
Floating on the River Thames, the single most important surviving British Navy vessel from the Second World War, HMS Belfast is enjoying her retirement. Nigel Steele gives Al Murray and James Holland a rundown of her illustrious continent-spanning career. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #W…
 
Al and James are joined by the Head of the Naval Historical Branch Steve Prince to discuss the Naval War Diaries. Listen to Battleground wherever you get your podcasts: https://shows.acast.com/battleground A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspo…
 
Al Murray and James Holland are joined by legendary historian and Churchill biographer Andrew Roberts. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker 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.…
 
Al Murray and James Holland are on location again, this time they are with Keith Bridgstock of The Garrison Artillery Volunteers. Today they're looking at the fearsome 25-pounder Sexton. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehave…
 
From Yacht club sailing to commanding landing crafts in Normandy, Julia Jones details the fascinating stories of those who left behind the comfort of upper-class life to join the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehaveway…
 
40 years since the Falklands War, at the time Britian's most significant military campaign since the Second World War, military history Saul David has teamed up with Goalhanger Podcast for a new series on 20th century warfare. James chats to Saul about the new pod, which features interviews with the people at the heart of the conflicts - ranging fr…
 
It was the Prussian capital for over 700 years, but now this Baltic port city is an outpost of Russian power. How did the Nazis try to protect Königsberg during the Second World War? Al Murray and James Holland speak to Dr Bastiaan Willems about the fortress city protected by pensioners. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec …
 
73 feet below London - submerged in the fat stench of cigar smoke and adorned with dishevelled tables engraved by Winston Churchill's flailing fists - lies Churchill's War Room, the secret bunker that won the war. Senior Historian Nigel Steele guides Al and James on their very own private tour. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrad…
 
All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class This is political history that rivals the very best thrillers: a behind the scenes account of what really happened before, during and immediately after the Brexit referendum. Tim Shipman had unrivalled access to many of the key players and, in this discussion with Guy Walters,…
 
Constant Heart: The War Diaries of Maud Russell 1939-1945 Mottisfont Abbey was home to Maud Russell, an active figure in British political and artistic life. Maud’s granddaughter, Emily Russell, has edited her private diaries and tells tales of Maud’s encounters with celebrated artists and writers such as Matisse, Rex Whistler and Ian Fleming, her …
 
What do we really know of the experience of an infantryman in the Second World War? Al and James look at life in the infantry and explore the fear that was never far away. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Jon Gill Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.co…
 
James Holland continues his conversation with fighter pilot Des Curtis about his experience with one of the best warbirds of the Second World War - The Mosquito A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com See …
 
James Holland is joined by Des Curtis and John Lilley to talk about one of the best warbirds of the Second World War - The Mosquito A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
 
Al and James look at post war interrogation documents that focus on German training. They also chat about the Norman Lewis book, Naples 44 A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for …
 
“The penicillin project was as ambitious as the Manhattan project” What was more deadly to a WW2 soldier, a bullet or the bacteria on it? Dr. John Tregoning joins James Holland to discuss the crucial role of treating infections in the Second World War. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHa…
 
“All things being equal, the side with the best morale wins” In the second part of our Barbarossa special, Al Murray and James Holland talk further about why the Nazis failed in the Soviet Union and debunk the age-old argument of "man for man". A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @…
 
In the first part of a two-part special, Al Murray and James Holland talk about the planning for Operation Barbarossa, the doomed mission for the Nazis to overtake the Soviet Union. The second half of this conversation will be available tomorrow (16th March 2022) A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twi…
 
Today’s family stories include the desert experiences of an Eighth Army medic, the Sicilian adventures of a dispatch rider and how wooden sheep helped fool the Luftwaffe. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmai…
 
How did the Second World War in China play a part in the Communist Revolution? Al Murray and James Holland are joined by Oxford historian Rana Mitter to talk about China's role in the war and the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Webs…
 
No Cunning Plan Tony Robinson has spent much of his professional life immersed in the past, whether as Blackadder’s servant through the centuries or with Maid Marion and her Merry Men, or as the presenter of the pioneering archaeology show, Time Team. In this event, he discusses with Tom Holland his history highs, from Baldrick’s cunning plans to s…
 
Last week we discussed the Battle of Kiev in 1941, today we move forward to 1943 as the Red Army return to the Ukraine. Al and James discuss the Dnepr Battles, the Bukrin Bridgehead and the recapture of Kiev. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehaveway…
 
This week’s family stories include remembering a Battle of Britain pilot, a chance meeting of two old adversaries and a tale that Spielberg borrowed. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com See acast.com/p…
 
In the autumn of 1944 Winston Churchill agreed to briefly sit for the brilliant portrait artist Frank Salisbury. He gave the artist just half an hour to paint him in oils. The resulting artwork disappeared from Britain after the war and has finally returned. Al Murray and James Holland were offered a sneak preview at the Churchill War Rooms in Lond…
 
As the current situation in Ukraine deteriorates, Al Murray and James Holland explore events both now and in 1941. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out info…
 
This week’s family stories include a hair-raising amphibious assault, a long turn in a POW camp, a brave man in Burma and a childhood under German occupation. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com See ac…
 
“You have done a Herculean task, a grateful nation should thank you for what you’ve done …but I suppose they never will.” Thomas Kendrick had a list of 'friends' which included Counts, aristocrats and generals. All of whom were under his surveillance. Kendrick was more than just a high-flying socialite, he was a spymaster. Helen Fry joins Al and Ja…
 
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