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 437-Interview w/ Scott Simon about his book Swingtime for Hitler and then Operation Jubilee

A Two Episode Special! First, NPR's Scott Simon comes on to talk about Swingtime for Hitler: From Goebbels’s Jazzmen to Tokyo Rose to AI, the Eternal Allure of Propaganda and then Operation Jubilee's Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat. To listen to Swingtime for Hitler, go...

Episode 436-Retreat, Yes! But How?

Operation Jubilee has failed, but now the men have to be rescued. Yet the Germans are determined not to let a single man, ship or plane leave without having fought their way out. To view the podcast with captions please subscribe to The History of WWII...

Episode 435-2 Episode Special! Interview w/John C. McManus about his Pacific War Trilogy and we continue with Operation Jubilee

Military Historian John C. McManus comes on to discuss his US Army in the Pacific Trilogy. Then, the Rileys come ashore at White Beach, but it goes no better for them. It is now a make or break moment and Gen. John “Ham” Roberts has decided to throw in his reserves....

Episode 434-Red Beach: To Move is to Die

As the flanking attacks to either side of Dieppe have had mixed results, it’s now time for the direct attack on the town. Here, the Germans are well dug in, but coming ashore are 30 Canadian tanks to challenge for supremacy of the beach. Yet there is a slight delay...

Episode 433-Two Episode Special! Interview w/ Andrew Nagorski about Saving Freud and then back to Operation Jubilee

First, interview w/ Andrew Nagorski about his latest book, Saving Freud, The Rescuers Who Brought Him to Freedom and then we continue with the Dieppe Raid. Now it’s Green Beach’s turn. Here the men will find some success, but too few get ashore and their small arms...

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