McMeekin Pt 2
01/18/2023
McMeekin Pt 2
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial. In this episode Dr. Sean McMeekin returns to continue our discussion of Stalin’s War, revising the Hitler-centric view of the war.In “We Salute You,” Hollywood actor Burgess Meredith’s role training fellow American servicemen du
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McMeekin Pt 1
01/04/2023
McMeekin Pt 1
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial. In this episode Sean McMeekin, Francis Flournoy Professor of European History and Culture at Bard College, joins us to discuss his latest book Stalin’s War: A New History of WWII. In Stalin’s War, McMeekin explores the idea that
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They Won’t Die Twice
10/19/2022
They Won’t Die Twice
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial.In this episode, the producers of They Won’t Die Twice, a new documentary following the lives of three fallen heroes of D-Day, join us in studio on the heels of the American premiere.In “We Salute You,” how remembering Paul Womac
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Christopher L. Kolakowski - Part 2
09/21/2022
Christopher L. Kolakowski - Part 2
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial.Chris Kolakowski returns to discuss all things MacArthur. Kolakowski, who served as director of the MacArthur Memorial from 2013-2019, authored Last Stand on Bataan, which studies the Philippine Campaign.In our “We Salute You” se
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Christopher L. Kolakowski - Part 1
09/14/2022
Christopher L. Kolakowski - Part 1
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial. Chris Kolakowski, director of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, joins the program to discuss his latest book Nations in the Balance: The India-Burma Campaigns, December 1943-August 1944. Our hosts and guest explore how the outcome
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Joe Balkoski - Part 2
08/31/2022
Joe Balkoski - Part 2
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial.Joe Balkoski returns to further discuss his seminal work writing about the 29th Division in World War II. Find out how fluent our host and guest are in French and what punishment a soldier could expect to receive if caught with h
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James Holland - Part 2
08/17/2022
James Holland - Part 2
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial.In this episode, James Holland and twin brothers walk into a pub…The author shares that and other tales of memorable veterans who inspired his work.In “We Salute You” Rudolph Arthur was there for the capture of a German U-Boat on
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James Holland - Part 1
07/20/2022
James Holland - Part 1
In this episode, Brothers in Arms author James Holland recounts the harrowing tails of the Sherwood Rangers, the legendary tank unit that would receive the most battle honors of any unit ever in the British army. Both a combat story and human story, we discuss memorable characters and how scarred gr
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Kevin Hymel - Part 2
07/13/2022
Kevin Hymel - Part 2
You’ve seen the movie, but do you really know Patton? In part 2 of our discussion with Patton scholar Kevin Hymel, we separate front line facts from Hollywood fiction. We feature First Lieutenant Evelyn “Chappy” Kowalchuk, a flight nurse in WWII who aided soldiers on Omaha Beach, in our “We Salute Y
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Kevin Hymel - Part 1
06/15/2022
Kevin Hymel - Part 1
In this episode we welcome preeminent Patton scholar and author Kevin Hymel. Discover how snapshots taken by Patton himself provided a never-before-seen picture of the famed general that was the catalyst for Hymel’s magnum opus (along with a nudge from our own podcast host!)Learn the tragic story of
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Alex Kershaw - Part 2
06/08/2022
Alex Kershaw - Part 2
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial.Alex Kershaw, bestselling author of The Bedford Boys, pays a visit back to Bedford to join us in-studio. In this emotional episode, Kershaw shares how he first learned of the small town’s connection to the greatest amphibious ass
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Alex Kershaw - Part 1
05/18/2022
Alex Kershaw - Part 1
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial.In this episode national bestselling author Alex Kershaw joins us in-studio to discuss his latest work, Against All Odds: A True Story of Ultimate Courage and Survival in World War II, which tells the untold stories of four of th
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Beyond the Beachhead - Joe Balkoski
05/11/2022
Beyond the Beachhead - Joe Balkoski
Hear how native New Yorker Joe Balkoski came to his life’s work researching the Virginia and Maryland National Guards in World War II. The Beyond the Beachhead author writes from first-hand accounts of veterans who became father figures to him after starting his military history career nearly five d
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Host Introduction - Part 2
04/20/2022
Host Introduction - Part 2
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial. In this episode we continue discussing Island Infernos: The US Army's Pacific War Odyssey, 1944 with author and host, Dr. John C. McManus. We profile WWII "Rosie" Mary Dotson in our "We Salute You" segment.
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Host Introduction - Part 1
04/13/2022
Host Introduction - Part 1
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial. In this episode meet your host, military historian and university professor Dr. John C. McManus as we discuss his book, Island Infernos: The US Army's Pacific War Odyssey, 1944. Co-hosts April Cheek-Messier and John Long join th
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Hosts Movies - Part 2
12/21/2022
Hosts Movies - Part 2
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial.In this episode, Christmas memories are still made while the world is at war. We SENT continue our WWII in film discussion with why representation matters.In “We Salute You” a bomber saves a fighter pilot as we recall the story o
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Hosts Movies - Part 1
12/14/2022
Hosts Movies - Part 1
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial.Let’s go to the movies! Our hosts play film critics, taking a look at the best and worst of WWII portrayed on the big screen. Find out which films they think should be highly decorated and which should have been dishonorably disc
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James Scott Part 2
11/16/2022
James Scott Part 2
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial.In this episode, Black Snow author James Scott returns to discuss the development of the B-29 bomber and shares how he was personally affected by his research.In “We Salute You,” André Fallwell landed in France to help liberate h
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James Scott Part 1
11/09/2022
James Scott Part 1
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial.In this episode, Pulitzer Prize finalist James Scott reflects on his time researching in Japan and the painful interviews with civilians recalling the firebombing of Tokyo.In “We Salute You,” intelligence officer Oscar Cavallin’s
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4,415 Souls and Counting
10/26/2022
4,415 Souls and Counting
Someone Talked! is the official podcast of the National D-Day Memorial.In this episode, we explore the Memorial’s never-ending quest to identify and remember, by name, every single Allied fatality on D-Day. The nephew of a fallen aviator shares how this research it helping families find answers near
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Someone Talked Trailer
04/04/2022
Someone Talked Trailer
In World War II, the warnings were everywhere: the enemy is listening!Now, it’s your turn to eavesdrop.Dr. John C. McManus, military historian, university professor, and host of the National D-Day Memorial’s “Someone Talked” podcast. On “Someone Talked”, leading experts will spill all the secrets of
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