Alastair James Hay Murray is better known as Al Murray. He is an English comedian, actor, and writer. His comedy is often hard-edged social and political satire.
Al Murray and James Holland speak to Band of Brothers scriptwriter John Orloff.John wrote episode two, Day of Days, as well as episode nine, Why We Fight. He describes the origins of the hugely popular series and recounts his conversations with the veterans of the 101st Airborne Division.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £6 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysAl and James have chosen three books to read this summer and all three are available at a discount of 30pc from Waterstones for our Patreon members.Greyhound, by C S ForesterHitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike MilliganEagle Day by Richard Collier A Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Just how neutral was Sweden in the Second World War? Al Murray and James Holland debate this as well recounting the role of an unusual Scottish spy.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the second part of Al Murray and James Holland's conversation with historian Phillips O'Brien they discuss the largely forgotten US Admiral William Leahy and his attitude to the use of the atomic bomb in Japan.Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Historian Phillips O'Brien explains to James Holland and Al Murray his theory that land battles did not make a significant contribution to the outcome of the war. If you think Stalingrad and the Eastern Front were pivotal, think again. Join the We Have Ways members’ club now for £5 a month using the link below:Patreon.com/wehavewaysA Goalhanger Films productionProduced by Joey McCarthyExec Producer Tony PastorTwitter: #WeHaveWays@WeHaveWaysPodEmail: wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
May 10th, 1968
Episode Count
174
Podcast Count
5
Total Airtime
4 days, 1 hour