Podcast Episodes

Episode 468-The Comics of WW2

Even before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Superman and Batman were declaring themselves against Hitler and his ways, while the American Bund, a pro Nazi organization, wanted the U.S. to be more like Nazi Germany. After Pearl Harbor, those same comic book heroes and many...

Episode 467-Interview w/ Damien Lewis about his book, Churchill’s Secret Warriors

Historian Damien Lewis comes on to discuss his book about Churchill’s Secret Warriors who will take the fight to the Nazis. Now a major motion film, we cover the brave men and women of Operation Postmaster and other operations that wear down the Axis in Europe.

Episode 466-Odessa Has Fallen

The final episode of the Siege of Odessa. The port city will fall, but not before tying down over 300,000 Axis troops for months. Odessa will be the first Hero City of the Soviet Union. And in their evacuation, the Soviets leave several nasty surprises for the city’s...
Episode 291-America Strikes Back-The Marshalls and Gilbert Raids

Episode 291-America Strikes Back-The Marshalls and Gilbert Raids

This potpourri of an episode has lots from early 1942 in the Pacific. Covering the Admiralty, Marshall, Gilbert, Mariana, Caroline and Solomon Islands, we cover more Japanese victories, but also Washington's desire to strike back. Then asking the question, what was...

Episode 290-The Invasion of Burma-Prelude

Episode 290-The Invasion of Burma-Prelude

The Japanese determine that Burma must be occupied to protect their new possession of Malaya. It's up to Chiang Kai-Shek, American Gen. Joe Stilwell and British Gen. Wavell to stop them. The problem is the Allies don't trust each other, in regards to Burma's future....

Episode 289-The Invasion of New Guinea

Episode 289-The Invasion of New Guinea

With Rabaul taken the Japanese go after locations in NE New Guinea, but will have to deal with Vice Adm. Wilson Brown and the US carriers Lexington and Yorktown. The Americans and Australians achieve a surprise air raid on Lae and Salamaua, now owned by the Japanese,...

Episode 288-The Fall of Rabaul

Episode 288-The Fall of Rabaul

The invasions of New Britain and New Ireland get underway. But are over just as quickly. Meanwhile, Australian PM John Curtain informs Churchill that his country will now tie its wagon to the US. Gen. Douglas MacArthur will be their overall commander. Lastly, the...

Episode 287-Damien Lewis Interview: Churchill’s Shadow Raiders

Episode 287-Damien Lewis Interview: Churchill’s Shadow Raiders

Joining us is Damien Lewis, to talk about his latest book Churchill's Shadow Raiders: The Race to Develop Radar, WWII's Invisible Secret Weapon. Operation Biting's goal was to steal a German Radar Device, yet because of that very device, the Germans knew the British...

Episode 286-The Battle of Rabaul-Prelude

Episode 286-The Battle of Rabaul-Prelude

With much of SE Asia conquered, the Japanese now focus on New Guinea, staring with the islands of New Britain and New Ireland. Lark Force at Rabaul will be sacrificed, but will do their duty.