The WW2 Podcast
About This Show
A history podcast looking at all aspects of WWII, military history, social history, the battles, the campaigns, tanks, gun and other equipment, the politics and those who ran the war. I look at it all.
With WW2 slipping from living memory I aim to look at different historical aspects of the Second World War.
In each episode of the WWII Podcast I interview an expert on a subject. No topics are out of bounds (as yet), and I cover the military history side of the war as well as looking the home front.
Hopefully the format allows for close examination of a topic, and makes for absorbing listening.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
7 days ago
In this episode we’re looking at the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Returning from delivering the atomic bomb to Tinian, in preparation for it to be dropped, the Indianapolis was hit twice by torpedoes from a Japanese submarine. She sank in less than a quarter of an hour. 800-900 men went in the shark infested waters, and no one in the US Navy was aware of the unfolding tragedy. The men floated in small groups for five nights and four days before they were finally spotted by the passing US plane. And that is just half the story. I’m joined by Sara Vladic. Sara is the director of the documentary USS Indianapolis: The Legacy, she’s also so-written a book looking at the events surrounding the sinking, the book is titled Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man. It is quite a story!Read more »
Rated 4 out of
Good Content and Delivery
My only quibble is the occasional error such as repeating the myth that Hitler spent time living in Liverpool, which is probably due to his use of secondary sources exclusively. He is really sincere-sounding and adds interesting personal comments. More use of first-hand account could help too. I guess that would be several hundred more podcasts though.
Date published: 2016-10-26