Podcast Episodes

Episode 202-The Battle of Shanghai Part 2

The Japanese bring reinforcements to Shanghai as their marines are bogged down by Chiang Kai-Shek's best troops. Meanwhile, retired US Army Air Force Captain Claire Lee Chennault, finds the Chinese pilots woefully inadequate in deflecting the building assault. The...

Episode 201-The Battle of Shanghai Part 1

Chiang Kai-Shek decides that the time has come to openly fight back against Japan. His chosen site is the port city of Shanghai. Both sides build up their forces there, but the Chinese Nationalists will attempt to deliver a surprise attack. As the war enlarges, Stalin...

Episode 200-The Marco Polo Bridge Incident: Total War Comes to China

After the clash at the Marco Polo bridge, the Japanese Military decides to occupy northern China. Defying them are the forces of Chiang Kai-Shek and Mao Zedong, as they come to an understanding and put on hold their civil war. After the episode I discuss the film...
Episode 101-Interview with Kathryn J. Atwood

Episode 101-Interview with Kathryn J. Atwood

With us for this episode is writer Kathryn J. Atwood, arthor of Women Heroes of World War II and editor of Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent and it is the later book we will be discussing. The protagonist, Pearl, Code Named Pauline, came from...

Episode 100-Nazi Germany from Within

Episode 100-Nazi Germany from Within

The following is my 100th Episode Celebration. After thanking those who have shared this journey with me, I interview Henry Niemann who grew up in Germany during the Nazi Period and was then drafted near the end of the war. Thank you to everyone who listens to my...

Episode 98-Once more, unto the Trench

Episode 98-Once more, unto the Trench

Churchill is cleared of the Dardanelles disaster, manages to re-enter of the government, but then almost loses it all as he is at the front when Gen. Ludendorff launches his massive offensive in the West.

Episode 97B- Talk History

Episode 97B- Talk History

Warning! No history is covered here. But somehow, Laszlo of The China History Podcast ended up on the East Coast, in Virginia, in Charlottesville, 30 minutes from me. So...