Saturday, 27 September 2014
History of World War II Winston Churchill Sub Series
The beauty of amateur history podcasts is that the person who is doing them can do what they like. So when Ray Harris Junior is researching his history of the second world war and gets interested in the life of Churchill, he can just stop the war and give us a biography.
I can't imagine that many people wouldn't find this digression interesting, but if you don't well its his podcast and his rules.
As it was, I really enjoyed it. I think in some ways it is easier to do biography via podcasts than straight military stuff. You don't have to worry so much about chronology and geography and can concentrate on the person's life story. But in any case, Ray does a good job and I was almost disappointed when he got to the end of his run of 26 (count them!) episodes on Churchill.
It would make a pretty decent standalone series apart from the fact that it stops just as the war starts, which would be a very curious point to end a life of Churchill.