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Best WWII podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best WWII podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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Each week, the International Spy Museum will offer a new SpyCast featuring interviews and programs with ex-spies, intelligence experts, and espionage scholars. The SpyCast is hosted by Dr. Vince Houghton, historian and curator at the International Spy Museum. Dr. Houghton specializes in intelligence, diplomatic, and military history, with expertise in the late-WWII and early-Cold War eras. The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated t ...
 
Battlecast is the world’s foremost podcast about war and it’s sociopolitical impact. Each month Dr. Luke Wolf works to bring you an unfiltered understanding of the most important battles and wars of mankind’s history. The official motto of the show: “not left, not right: above,” provides a fresh look at the conventional understandings found in history books. So pull up a chair, grab a beer, and join the conversation.
 
World War II Chronicles is a weekly look back to 'This Week in World War II, 75 Years Ago.' Originally produced in coordination with the National Archives to mark the 50th anniversary of the war, World War II Chronicles features original newsreel reports and archival footage to tell the story as it happened, week by week. Hosted by famed World War II newsreel anchor Ed Herlihy, World War II Chronicles is produced by the American Veterans Center.
 
The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States! WWII era music, news lifted from papers of the day, period authentic rationing rules, and two very likeable hosts come together to create a podcast which brings history to life in modern day application! Follow along or join in at http:/ ...
 
Servicemembers from across the military, sharing their accounts of combat and survival. Hosted by sports talk radio host and Army veteran, Mark Zinno, this podcast brings you firsthand accounts of war, with a perspective you only get from someone who has lived through it. From WWII to Vietnam, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hear inspirational stories of service and resiliency from those who have fought on and off the battlefield!
 
I'm Cullen Burke and this is Cauldron, a history of the world battle by battle. Every two weeks I'll cover the important battles in history and then hash out listener theories and thoughts on how the world would look if the outcome were different.
 
History's Best Authors join host Jon Hagadorn to discuss their recent works on subjects that include heroes, legends, histories & mysteries. Some topics: WWII, stories and biographies, lost civilizations, paranormal events, unexplained disappearances, scandals, disasters, and more. Episodes weekly, providing incredible insights to history. Join us every Sunday night at 8 pm ET anywhere great podcasts are found. 1001 History's Best Authors is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Network. Website ...
 
First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
 
A bi-weekly podcast read from the diary of Edward R Kofke recording his experience in World War II as the tail gunner of a B-24 Liberator, the 'Shoo-Shoo Baby'.As part of the 779th squadron of the 464th' Bomb Group - 15th Army Air Force, Kofke and his crew survived 50 dangerous missions over hostile NAZI targets from Italy in 1944-1945.
 
Words of War was an anthology of war stories, "told by the men and women who have seen them happen." It was produced in cooperation with the Council on Books in Wartime, promising "stories of the battlefronts, of behind-the-scenes diplomacy, of underground warfare, of the home front, of action on the seas." Each show was to be "a living record of this war and things for which we fought."
 
The History of Aotearoa New Zealand Podcast is a chronological and narrative telling of the history of New Zealand. Each episode we tell the story of our island nation in an interesting and informative way! Join us to learn more about what made Aotearoa what is today from the first settlement by Tangata Whenua, The Treaty of Waitangi, The Land Wars, The King Movement, WWII and a whole host of other topics! I recommend listening in order as that will give you a fuller and deeper understanding ...
 
The world is facing the largest displacement crisis since WWII as a number of humanitarian emergencies rage on. Grant Gordon and Ravi Gurumurthy from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have in-depth conversations with leading humanitarians, foreign policymakers, and innovators to understand how they think about, and tackle these global crises. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Radzyn is the legendary village where those who remain authentic to their personal truths have prospered in secret for centuries. As WWII approaches, and Europe enters her darkest years, each man, woman and child will be tested to see who can stay, and who cannot.
 
The Degenerate Comedy Channel scours the digital world to find the most brain-meltingly hilarious comedy videos on the internet and deliver them direct to your eye and ear holes. The Degenerate Comedy Podcast collects these funny bombs and packs them into bite-sized, candy flavored, easy-swallow comedy gel caps. You're welcome.
 
70 years ago, the Appalachian Trail was thru-hiked for the first time by WWII veteran Earl Shaffer. The2180 is a series of 70 stories from 70 people who have made the Appalachian Trail a part of their life, and in the process, have found a larger understanding of themselves and the world around them through the crown jewel of the American hiking experience.
 
Why did a shy farm boy from North Dakota and an obstreperous 17 year old from South Dakota meet in Colorado? How did they forge a relationship that has lasted more than six decades? Lois Hjelmstad, author of Fine Black Lines and The Last Violet, now shares her poignant story of a marriage that has thrived against the odds. Richly detailed, with a deep understanding of life.
 
Tessaku (iron fence) is a collection of stories from the Japanese American incarceration during WWII. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States went into a state of shock and with poor political leadership, forcibly removed all Japanese Americans from their homes on the West Coast into isolated camps. These are the stories and memories of the people who lived it. ✿ Read more stories and find resources to help in tracking down your own family's camp history at https://tessa ...
 
The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind Tides Of History, Fall Of Rome and ...
 
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This episode introduces Gen. William Slim of BurCorps. It would be his job to turn the tables on the Japanese in Burma, by working with American Gen. Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell. But first, we look back at Slim's experiences in the Middle East as the Allies subdue Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Iran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2A73z3E Gaj Trifkovic has had a lifelong interest in WWII especially as it relates to Yugoslavia. He earned his history degree in the subject and wrote his first book – a history of prisoner exchange in Yugoslavia during WWII. We spoke about the war in Yugoslavia, the book, and the process of getting publish…
 
James Harvey III tried to enlist in the U.S. Army Air Corps in January 1943 but was told they didn't any more people. He knew it was because of the color of his skin. A few months later, Harvey was drafted and embarked on a remarkable, trailblazing career. In this edition of "Veterans Chronicles," Lt. Col. Harvey describes training at Tuskegee, win…
 
July 4, 1944 S.W. Pacific Happy 4th!! Dear Marion – Eh gads – I’ll bet you think I’m a cad, blaggard & a scoundrel for not writing! Well gosh, can I help it I had to go out in the field & play soldier for a week? But anyway I’ll catch up & make up for it – you’ll see. What a week we spent out there playing war – the wettest week since we’ve been on…
 
Today on the OTT Weekender! We've got some fantastic miniatures to look at from across the Historical spectrum thanks to Footsore Miniatures & Games and Footsore North America. Plus, we're giving away a FREE 3D Model from Fat Dragon Games. ► Comment To Win! Warhammer 40K Indomitus ► Download FREE Fat Dragon Games 3D Print Files https://store.ontabl…
 
In this episode, we meet the New Content Creation Team for The Girl Who Wore Freedom: Kyler Redding & Sam King. Even though the film is "done" there's still a ton of content needed to promote it. Why did they volunteer & how are their videos making a difference for engaging the audience? Watch this on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/thegirlwhowo…
 
By the end of June, 1945 delegates from all over the world had spent weeks drafting and debating over the finalized version of the United Nation Charter. On June 26th, 1945 the last session and signing of the UN Charter was held in San Francisco. President Truman attended the conference and gave a speech where he addressed the positivity that would…
 
SFC Ramon Padilla served in both Iraq and Afghanistan while in the U.S. Army and his service in Afghanistan would change his life forever. In this edition of "Veterans Chronicles," Padilla explains what combat was like for him in both theaters. He also recounts the attack that resulted in severe injury, the grueling surgeries and recovery that foll…
 
This is a re-broadcast. The episode originally ran in February 2019. Practicing minimalism with your possessions has been a trend for the past decade, and it can be a worthy practice, as long as you use it as a means to greater efficacy outside your personal domain, rather than just an end in itself. But there's arguably a minimalism practice that'…
 
Resistance at restaurants in San Francisco and Philadelphia showcased the building tension as trans activists challenged long-standing policies of discrimination. But leading gay rights groups continued to stress a calm, non-confrontational approach to reform. That all changed in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, when police raided the Ston…
 
The Spanish civil war has been highlighted as an important prelude to WWII with Germany, Italy and Russia providing men and materiel for the Republican and Nationalist forces. Augmenting this were other foreign fighters forming the international Brigades. In this episode we’ll explore this conflict to see how much influence it had on the Second Wor…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/2ZnM73r Boaz Dvir is a journalist, writer, and filmmaker. He spent ten years researching the creation of the Israeli Air Force in 1948. He produced a documentary on the subject titled “A Wing and a Prayer” which was shown on PBS. He then wrote a book on the subject. We spoke about the Israeli Air Force of 19…
 
This past Sunday, Matthew Parker, author of Monte Cassino - The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II, and I talked about his excellent history of one of WWII's least talked about battles. I had told him the whole thing would run about 45 minutes, and he was patient and gracious enough to give me over an hour of his time. Our chat ranged from his e…
 
Fred Wellman has experienced some pretty significant highs in his military career. He was commissioned in Aviation out of West Point; flew Scout missions in Desert Storm; studied at Harvard; learned to fly Black Hawks so he could return to active duty to serve in combat in the Global War on Terror; as well as served as the spokesman for Generals Da…
 
The Minneapolis cop who murdered George Floyd, setting off a protest movement, Derek Chauvin, started his career as a military police officer at the notorious Fort Benning, a base named after a Confederate general that is home to the School of the Americas (now called WHINSEC), where the US Army has trained countless Latin American dictators, death…
 
When someone is struggling with a seemingly easy problem, someone else might say, "Come on, it's not rocket science!" The inference being that rocket science represents the pinnacle of complexity. But my guest today argues that the study of rocket science contains some simple, overarching principles that cannot only be universally understood, but u…
 
The greatest mercenary commander of the 14th century, inspiration for historians, poets, novelists and playwrights, John Hawkwood is a name everyone should know. 14th century Europe was a plagued with incessant warfare. The Hundred Years' War began between France and England in 1337 and would last until the middle of the next century. Other conflic…
 
This episode we look at the realm of Hineraukatauri, goddess of flutes. We primarily look at the kōauau, what it was, how it was made, what it was used for and of course how it sounded! We also talk briefly about the rehu and whio! Here are some ways you can support HANZ! Become a Patron! https://www.patreon.com/historyaotearoa Buy some merch! http…
 
The Japanese 15th Army invades Burma, hoping to use speed to reach Rangoon. But several British officers hope to hold them off until reinforcements can arrive. The episode covers the fighting retreat from the Salween River, the fighting retreat from the Bilin River and the Battle of Sittang River, where the 17th Indian Division looses more than hal…
 
Today on the OTT Weekender! We're taking a look at the work by Black Scorpion Miniatures for Indie Of The Week, delving into all sorts of news from the tabletop world and exploring a new Ultra Modern game which has got Warren doing more 3D Printing called Battlespace. ► Comment To Win Warhammer 40,000: Indomitus ► Join Us On Discord https://www.bea…
 
Many dream of leaving the city and all its tethers and obligations and creating a simpler, more independent life farther from the mainstream population and entirely off the grid. But how do you go from that daydream to making such a move a reality? My guest walks us through the process today. His name is Gary Collins, he made the leap himself and n…
 
After finishing his service as a Supreme Commander in World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower was given many notable awards and was greeted by millions of people who wanted to show their gratitude for his service. In London millions of people gathered to listen to his address to Parliament and watch as he was granted "Freedom Of The City". When he retur…
 
As the 1960s dawned, LGBTQ activists began to voice frustration with the gradual approach to civil rights advocated by groups like the Mattachine Society. If LGBTQ people wanted to make real progress, they concluded, they would need to take direct action — starting with tactics shared with the Black civil rights movement. Through protests and sit-i…
 
Green Beret James Stejskal holds the distinction of serving in one of the Army's most unique and at one time, highly classified Special Forces Detachments operating in East Germany during the Cold War. Known simply as Detachment "A", the unit operated behind the Iron Curtain within the Soviet-controlled German Democratic Republic. The unit's primar…
 
Everyone feels under greater psychic pressure these days, but we adults hope that children, who have always been seen as naturally resilient, have been spared the stress. Unfortunately, kids are increasingly experiencing mental health problems like anxiety at younger and younger ages, and this trend has been going on for years. My guest today wrote…
 
Today on the OTT Weekender! We're exploring the fantastic miniatures game Freebooter's Fate whilst also looking at what we've got to look forward to inside Games Workshop's new Launch Box for Warhammer 40,000: Indomitus packed with new Necrons and Space Marines. ► Comment To Win Warhammer 40,000: Indomitus ► Watch More Of The Weekender https://www.…
 
Check out this book here https://amzn.to/3hMKfcL Raymond Greenberg has spent decades in the field of medicine. He recently wrote a book on Nobel prize winners who worked at the National Institutes of Health during the Vietnam War. We spoke about the book, military medicine, WWII, the Vietnam War, and the process of getting the book published. (The …
 
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