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  1. Ep 139: Philippe Sands - Part 2 – We Have Ways of Making You Talk Podcast

    In this second episode of our Philippe Sands interview we explore The Ratline and its central cast of characters. Otto Wächter, the Nazi on the run from justice; his wife Charlotte, avowed Nazi but loving wife and mother. And Horst Wächter, their son, still trying to prove his parents were innocent of the worst Nazi […]

    https://wehavewayspod.com/ep-139-philippe-sands-part-2/

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  2. Ep 137: Philippe Sands and The Ratline – We Have Ways of Making You Talk Podcast

    Philippe Sands, author of East West Street and The Ratline, joins Al and James to discuss the extraordinary war time stories he unearthed in his research. In this first episode he talks about Hans Frank, the Nazi ruler of Poland, and Frank’s son Niklas, who once said: “I don’t agree with the death penalty, except […]

    https://wehavewayspod.com/ep-137-philippe-sands-and-the-ratline/

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  3. Ep 191: Robert Harris and V2 – We Have Ways of Making You Talk Podcast

    The German V2 rocket programme brought fear to the streets of London in the last months of the war. Author Robert Harris joins Al Murray and James Holland to discuss his new novel, V2, which explores the events from the perspective of a German rocket engineer and a British woman tasked with working out where […]

    https://wehavewayspod.com/ep-191-robert-harris-and-v2/

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  4. The Incomparable | Cracks In His Armor (Episode 546)

    Is this the way? We break down the second season of “The Mandalorian,” which sees our title character struggle with his own identity as a Mandalorian as well as coming to grips with the important task of protecting the child that he’s been caring for. What’s the difference between good and bad fan service? How many different spin-off shows were being set up this season? And we workshop a Baby Yoda sitcom.

    https://www.theincomparable.com/theincomparable/546/

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  5. Alan Turing

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Alan Turing (1912-1954) whose 1936 paper On Computable Numbers effectively founded computer science. Immediately recognised by his peers, his wider reputation has grown as our reliance on computers has grown. He was a leading figure at Bletchley Park in the Second World War, using his ideas for cracking enemy codes, work said to have shortened the war by two years and saved millions of lives. That vital work was still secret when Turing was convicted in 1952 for having a sexual relationship with another man for which he was given oestrogen for a year, or chemically castrated. Turing was to kill himself two years later. The immensity of his contribution to computing was recognised in the 1960s by the creation of the Turing Award, known as the Nobel of computer science, and he is to be the new face on the £50 note.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000ncmw

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