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(1940)

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The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

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Rank #28 in History category

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

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

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1940 Ratings
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1450
217
125
64
84

Fantastic

By DOW23 - Aug 16 2019
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Great podcast! Huge topic, but well organized & told. Thanks for the great work, Ray

A+

By omalley13 - Jul 23 2019
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Awesome podcast. I don't know if you can control your ads, but the geico ones have to goooo

iTunes Ratings

1940 Ratings
Average Ratings
1450
217
125
64
84

Fantastic

By DOW23 - Aug 16 2019
Read more
Great podcast! Huge topic, but well organized & told. Thanks for the great work, Ray

A+

By omalley13 - Jul 23 2019
Read more
Awesome podcast. I don't know if you can control your ads, but the geico ones have to goooo
Cover image of The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr

Updated 7 days ago

Rank #28 in History category

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

Rank #1: Episode 100-Nazi Germany from Within

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The following is my 100th Episode Celebration. After thanking those who have shared this journey with me, I interview Henry Niemann who grew up in Germany during the Nazi Period and was then drafted near the end of the war. Thank you to everyone who listens to my attempt at bringing this amazing story to the current generation and podcasting world.
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Mar 08 2014
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 218-Pearl Harbor: The Strongest Fortress in the World

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Washington and Tokyo continue their diplomatic dance but neither side is willing to give in. The Americans have broken the Japanese Diplomatic cypher codes, but so have the Japanese, of American Diplomatic codes. Then the Japanese Army finishes occupying the rest of French Indo-China. Of FDR's many responses, one is to reactivate Douglas MacArthur and send him to the Philippines. 

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Mar 20 2018
46 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 239-Pearl Harbor, The American Perspective, Pt 1

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As the Japanese bombs and bullets begin to destroy American equipment and lives, the mostly young men are about to find out what they're made of. This episode focuses on the American's response at Kaneohe Bay Naval Air Station, the Marines' Mooring Mast Field at Ewa and Bellows Field.

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Jan 12 2019
31 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 189-Roosevelt's Secret War against Hitler

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As the Nazi menace grows across Europe, President Roosevelt knows that America will be threatened one day. His best plan for keeping the United States out of the conflict is by helping Churchill defeat Hitler. But in his way are his country's neutrality laws and the isolationists. 
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Apr 30 2017
33 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 3-Early life of Mussolini.

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Episode covers the early life of Mussolini.  

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Jan 02 2012
24 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 237- The Thin Gray Line, the US Pacific Submarine fleet after Pearl Harbor

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Back with us is Flint Whitlock as we discuss his book Depths of Courage:American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941-1945. With America's surface fleet and air arm crippled after Pearl Harbor, the few subs in the Pacific were tasked with keeping the Japanese Navy at bay.

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Dec 29 2018
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 197-The Beginning of the Final Solution

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Nazi Germany launches its war against the USSR. As such, FDR hopes Germany's attention will slacken on the Atlantic. Yet, if Soviet Russia collapses, then Japan would be free to attack Siberia or Western held territory in Asia. FDR must decide it now is the time to move forcefully against Hitler. Meanwhile Churchill and FDR learn of the slaughter of the Jews in Poland. 

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Jun 12 2017
19 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 144-The Siege of Leningrad Part 1

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The Germans come ever closer to Leningrad, so Stalin sends his best general to cope, Zhukov. 

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Nov 14 2015
32 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 134-Reactions to Barbarossa

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The leaders of the combatant countries react to Nazi Germany invading Soviet Russia. We also cover Army Group North and South's initial assaults. 
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Aug 09 2015
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 108-The Germans are Coming

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As the gods themselves seem to hate Mussolini and all his endeavors, with British Commonwealth forces and Greek soldiers destroying his troops, almost at will, Hitler has decided, enough is enough. The Axis has to be put right again and so, in steps Germany, in North Africa (Rommel) and in Greece.
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Jul 09 2014
46 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 132-Operation Barbarossa

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Earlier than most people think, Hilter started planning his war against Soviet Russia and Stalin. Operation Barbarossa begins to take shape during the Battle of Britain.
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Jul 11 2015
39 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 116-The Axis Tide

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German forces complete their conquest of the Greek mainland. Meanwhile Rommel shocks the British led forces in North Africa.
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Dec 27 2014
57 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 216-The World Goes to War

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Chiang Kai-Shek struggles to keep China in the war, knowing the Soviet-German Non Aggression Pact can not last. The question is what will Japan do, once Russia is brought low. Meanwhile, the Japanese attack French Indochina and force Churchill to close the Burma Road. 1941 goes by with the U.S. and Japanese Empire negotiating, hoping to bring the other to heel. Neither side is participating in good faith. 
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Feb 12 2018
46 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 248-Post Pearl Harbor: The American Giant is Awakened

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With details of the Pearl Harbor attack still coming in, President Roosevelt knows he needs to inform but also calm his fellow Americans, who can only think of revenge. Japan declares war against the U.S. and Great Britain, but will FDR call for a war against Japan and Nazi Germany? What will Hitler do?

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Apr 08 2019
28 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 109-All Roads Lead to Greece

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The Allies, with Great Britain leading the way, rush all available troops to Greece. Yet, now that Lt. Gen. Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, is in North Africa, the Commonwealth  forces are about to loose more then they thought possible.
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Aug 13 2014
51 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 153-Stalin Bio 1

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Stalin, the future Soviet leader is born, far from Moscow and begins his provincial life.
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Feb 08 2016
32 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 4-Mussolini 1918 to 1922.

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Episode covers Mussolini from the end of WWI to his being elevated to power.

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Jan 02 2012
29 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 223-Roosevelt Learns of the Coming Attack

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Through MAGIC, the US's ability to read Japan's diplomatic messages, FDR learns of a final deadline and a coming Japanese attack. Pictured are Ambassador Nomura and special representative Kurusu.

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Jun 13 2018
32 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 77-Tobruk

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The British 13th Corps continues pushing west, now it’s Tobruk’s turn. The situation in East Africa causes only more tension between Wavell and Churchill.
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May 29 2013
39 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 94-In for a Penny...

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With the outbreak of war, Churchill is ready, though the same can not be said of the rest of Britain. Winston will experience the lime light and the highs and lows of battle.
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Nov 29 2013
59 mins
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