About The Podcast

Ray Harris Jr; has a degree in history from James Madison University. I’ve been obsessed with the events and people from WWII since I first learned of them. I’ve been waiting years for someone to do a podcast on WWII and couldn’t wait any longer.

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Your Stories

This is your chance to tell me the stories about you and your family’s experiences. I get lots of great emails from listeners with great stories and this is your opportunity to share these great tales with the other listeners of the podcast.

Reference Library

My collection of references for you to enjoy about People, Maps, Books and Audible sources. If you have references you would to share you can do so for me and other listeners to enjoy.

Latest Episodes from The WWII Podcast

Episode 477-Who Has Who Surrounded?

The Soviet front around Kiev is crumbling fast. Over 40 divisions are cut off and surrounded. No help is coming and Stalin has forbade a retreat. Most of these men will perish, but the real question is, how many of the enemy can they take with them?

Episode 476-Strange Inventions of WW2

Many new innovations were created during the war. Some were good, some were bad. This is the story of the less than perfect ones.

Episode 475-Top 5 WW2 Movies

Ryan Fairfield and Tony Lupo, hosts of The Warrior Next Door Podcast come back on, this time invited, to discuss the Top 5 WW2 movies. You may not agree, hell, we probably won't agree with each other, but it will be a good time. The video version will be on YouTube....

Episode 474-Kiev is Trapped

As Gen. Guderian comes south and Gen. von Kleist rushes north, if no one stops them, then Kiev and all its defenders will be trapped. Thus soviet troops along the Desna and Dneiper Rivers give it their all. Will it be enough?

Episode 473-Guderian Approaches

As Axis forces build up to capture Kiev, the bridges over the Dnieper River are contested. Fierce fighting follows, but in the end, the Germans take enough bridges to continue East, after Kiev has fallen. Meanwhile, Gen. Guderian is on his way with his panzers to help...

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