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The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

History • Society-and-culture

A biweekly podcast covering the last great war. Join Ray Harris Jr as he explores World War Two in intimate detail.

Popular episodes

Episode 345-Interview with Joe Lee about his book Forgiveness

Nov 20 • 59:36

Artist Joe Lee comes on the show to talk about his book, Forgiveness: The Story of Eva Kor, Survivor of The Auschwitz Twin Experiments. Find out what happens to Dr. Josef Mengele, the tormentor of Eva, her sister Miriam and the other twins of Auschwitz and the founding of Candles-Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors....

Episode 344-Interview with Jeffrey Jackson about his book, Paper Bullets

Nov 14 • 01:02:22

Jeffrey Jackson, professor of history at Rhodes College comes on the show to tell us about Lucy and Suzanne’s courage in defying the nazi occupation of the channel island Jersey. These two lovers, having developed their avant garde artistry in 1920 and 1930’s Paris, will put all their skill to work, when undermining the enemy troops on their island. Professor Jeffrey Jacks...

Episode 343-Interview with Ambassador David McKean about his book Watching Darkness Fall

Nov 8 • 59:16

Former Ambassador to Luxembourg and before that, the Director of Policy Planning at the US department of State, Ambassador McKean is currently the senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the US in Washington, DC. Today he joins us to talk about how all but one of FDR’s ambassadors in Europe misjudged Hitler and his intentions....

Episode 342-Interview with Jack Fairweather about his book, A Rebel in Auschwitz

Nov 1 • 01:01:17

War reporter Jack Fairweather comes on to discuss his latest book A Rebel in Auschwitz. The story is of Witold Pilecki, a member of the Polish Resistance who is chosen to purposefully get arrested to be taken to the camp. Upon seeing the daily cruelty, Witold has to let the world know what is happening to the vanquished Polish people and later, the Jewish prisoners....

Episode 341-Battle of the Tarigo Convoy

Oct 27 • 19:34

Episode 340-Interview with Chris Berman

Oct 15 • 42:36

Episode 339-The Battle of Cape Matapan

Oct 4 • 44:25

Episode 338-The Siege of Malta Begins

Sep 22 • 35:41

Episode 337-The Illustrious Blitz

Sep 15 • 32:42

Episode 336: With A Friend Like Mussolini

Sep 8 • 35:21

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