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Historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are interrogating the past, and attempting to de-tangle the present. They question the nature of Greatness, why the West no longer has civil wars and whether Richard Nixon was more like Caligula or Claudius. They're distilling the entirety of human history, or, as much as they can fit into about fifty minutes. Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed sh ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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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?
 
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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 ...
 
'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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Al and James discuss the arrest of Jean Moulin and the involvement of SIS. They also talk about All Arms cooperation and British signalling problems. 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/p…
 
Who killed the Princes in the Tower? The inspiration behind Shakespeare's Richard III, their murder remains one of the greatest mysteries in English history. In the second of two episodes, all eyes turn to Richard III, prime suspect in the disappearance of Edward IV's sons. Tom and Dominic discuss whether Richard likely did kill his nephews, potent…
 
Who killed the Princes in the Tower? The inspiration behind Shakespeare's Richard III, their murder is one of the greatest mysteries in English history. In the first of two episodes, we start with the princes' father, Edward IV. Tom and Dominic discuss the remarkable parallels between Edward IV and his grandson, Henry VIII, and why Edward's brother…
 
This week’s stories take us from the attempts to sink the Tirpitz, through a tale of survival straight out of Das Boot, to life through a child’s eyes in occupied Holland and on to an Arctic convoy with a dark secret. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Lineker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.…
 
In part 2 of this centennial episode, Tom and Dominic cover the triggering of the Irish Civil War, the birth of the BBC, and Howard Carter's 'Tutmania'. Plus, have you ever wondered how many stars Dominic's 1995 Edinburgh Fringe performance of Becket REALLY received from The Scotsman? Featuring appearances from Winston Churchill, Michael Collins an…
 
We take a new look at the fighting post D-Day with Canadian expert Marc Milner. Why has the Canadian contribution in north west Europe been downplayed? 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…
 
2022 marks 100 years since one of the most important years in modern history. In part 1 Tom and Dominic discuss all things 1922: Bolshevism, fascism, and the significance of The Waste Land and Ulysses. Producer: Dom Johnson Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: @TheRestHistory @holland_tom @dcsandbrook Email: restishistorypod@gmail.com See acast.com/…
 
Al Murray and James Holland examine training methods for Allied forces faced with fighting the Japanese in Burma. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Harry Linker Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inform…
 
Julius Caesar crossed the banks of the Rubicon river with his legion on this day (maybe) over 2000 years ago. In the first of a two-parter, Tom explains how Caesar rose to become powerful enough to take the decision that would eventually lead to him becoming the sole 'dictator' of Rome. If you can't wait to find out how the story ends, sign up for …
 
Into the Cannon's Mouth: The Archaeology of Infantry Charges at Culloden and Isandlwana In this talk, the brilliant conflict archaeologist Professor Tony Pollard adopts a forensic approach to dissect the Jacobite charge at Culloden (1746) and that by the Zulus at Isandlwana (1879). Using the results of archaeological investigations the two are comp…
 
This week’s stories take us from the skies with Bomber Command in the company of a Mad Dane, through defying the Nazis from within and suffering the terrible consequences, to the life of children under German occupation and seeing one of Hitler’s right-hand men behind bars. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin Few of history’s heroes can rival Saladin in his enduring attraction. In the Muslim world he is revered for reclaiming Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187. In the West he is famed for his chivalric virtue, despite fighting off the armies of the Third Crusade. Professor Jonathan Phillips brings alive this e…
 
Are you having We Have Ways Festival withdrawal symptoms? You're in luck! Today's episode is a live recording from the 2021 event. The boys talk field guns, howitzers, quads, and much much more. Come for the conversation with the Garrison Artillery Volunteers' Keith Brigstock, stay for the firing of a 25-pounder live on the pod! Buy tickets for thi…
 
Willow Murray reads a chapter from The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley. The book tells the story of a family reliving their memories of the Second World War at a funeral, 50 years later. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehaveway…
 
First Confession Lord Patten, one of the most distinguished Tory ‘Wets’ of the 1980s and 1990s, talks about his time in office in the Conservative Party, as the last Governor of Hong Kong, European Commissioner, Chairman of the BBC and Chancellor of Oxford University. From Northern Ireland to Asia, he shows us unexpected sides of many of the great …
 
Tom analyses the historical importance of Solomon Northup's story, made famous by Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'. Then, Dominic delves into the death of French philosopher and author Albert Camus. Tune in to also hear about the travails of Monsieur Sandbrook, the 21-year-old Provence-based English language assistant. See acast.com/privacy for p…
 
Al Murray read a chapter from A Midnight Clear written by William Wharton. The book follows six American soldiers who are sent to keeo watch at a German outpost in the Ardennes. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Joey McCarthy Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodca…
 
James Holland reads a chapter from one of his favourite books, The Thin Red Line. Written by James Jones, the book draws upon his own experience at the Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse during World War II's Guadalcanal campaign. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter:…
 
George Osborne: Politics and History The former Chancellor looks at politics historically and divulges the historical antecedents which inspired him and his close friend David Cameron during their six years in government together. In conversation with Tim Bouverie, this is a rare insight into politics at the very highest level from the man Andrew M…
 
Al reads a chapter from Warriors for the Working Day. The novel is based on events from June 1944, during the Battle of Normandy, to the invasion of Germany in the Spring of 1945. The book describes fighting by the men of a small unit of British tanks during this period, with the focus on one tank crew. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
 
It's New Year's Eve - switch off the Hootenanny and tune in to hear Dominic recount extraordinary tales of coups, cousins and the rise of an emperor in the Central African Republic. Later on in the podcast, Tom questions whether the current pandemic will have a more prominent role in the history books than the often disregarded Spanish flu. See aca…
 
Al Murray reads chapters 1 through 6 from Life and Fate written by Vasily Grossman, an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single family, the Shaposhnikovs A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWaysPod Website: www.wehavewayspod.com Email: wehavewayspodcast@gmail…
 
Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe and the Brotherhood that Helped Turn the Tide of War In the early days of World War II, London became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of occupied Europe. In their struggles against the mightiest military force in history, Britain become known as “Last Hope Island’. Acclaimed historian Lynne O…
 
James Holland reads a chapter from Suite Francaise, the title of a planned sequence of five novels by Irène Némirovsky, a French writer of Ukrainian-Jewish origin, who was tragically murdered before she could complete all five volumes. A Goalhanger Films production Produced by Vasco Andrade Exec Producer: Tony Pastor Twitter: #WeHaveWays @WeHaveWay…
 
Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape From pathways, bridges and old houses, to hedges, churches, graveyards and field patterns left behind by medieval ploughmen, Mary-Ann Ochota helps decipher the story of our environment through the features we see around us and arms the amateur explorer with the crucial information needed …
 
Al Murray reads a chapter from Sword of Honour written by Evelyn Waugh. 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/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
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