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Goosegirdle

Is there any interest in podcasts amongst the forum members these days?

 

I could not search the forum due to the upgrading to see if anyone has posted about the above podcast, the Macarthur Foundation's "World War 1 Podcast" or Wesley Livesay's "History of the Great War" Podcast?

 

Digger Stories is my new podcast, featuring memoirs by great war soldiers, with particular emphasis on Australians. The first series relates the Memoirs of Corporal Len Jones of the 3rd Battalion AIF.

 

Find it on iTunes, Tumblr, twitter @Digger_Stories or on the following link: http://6bobaday.libsyn.com/

 

Thanks in advance for any interst members may have.

 

Phil

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Goosegirdle

Thanks guys,

 

A few of you have taken a listen.

 

Phil

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Waddell

Listened to a few Phil. Enjoyed them. Well done!

 

Scott

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Goosegirdle

Thanks Scott, really appreciated, mate!

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tim_oz

Ive been listening to these on the way to work and have really enjoyed them though with headphones on the Lewis gun is a little loud.  Im looking forward to the next installments.

 

Tim B

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Goosegirdle

Thanks Tim,

 

I have toned the Lewis down a bit in the more recent episodes, hope there was an improvement.

 

I will try to get Episode 1.8 out soon, just a few glitches with sound quality to fix.

 

Phil

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Goosegirdle

Episode 1.8 Blinkin' bleedin' mad was released the other day, for those that are interested.

 

It is quite long at 80 minutes, so I hope you enjoy it. The links are above!

 

Phil.

 

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Goosegirdle

Episode 1.9 is now available.....

 

This covers the period of mid 1918, including the Spring Offensive. Len also gives us further insight into life in and out of the trenches, the thoughts of those back in Blighty, his first look at the AEF (doughboys) and insight into some of the tactics and procedures used in 1918.

 

Please take a listen and if you enjoy what you hear,

 

I would appreciate any feedback. Also, it helps to boost the podcast if it is reviewed in iTunes, please go to the iTunes store to do that if you like the "show".

 

Thanks,

Phil.

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Goosegirdle

Episode 1.10 is now available, actually a week ago. Apologies for the delay in notifying on here!!

 

It follows the last few months of the war and a disastrous trip back to Australia. Enjoy!

 

Also, I just posted a short podcast update to let listeners know about the next series.

 

Cheers Pals!

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Goosegirdle

Episode 2.1 is now released. It is the first episode following the diary of Percy Ellesmere Smythe.

21 year old Percy joins up with one brother as two other brothers land at the Dardenelles. The Smythe boys come home with 5 Military Crosses between them. This is a great story, please take a listen. Also this is available courtesy f the Smythe Family, theirwebsite is www.smythe.id.au and well worth taking a look.

 

Cheers,

Phil

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Goosegirdle

Episode 2.2 is now released. It outlines Percy's time at the Liverpool Training Camp, west of Sydney.

 

Thanks again,

Phil

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Goosegirdle

Hi folks,

 

The latest Episode has been released and it is really something. Guest presenter, 15 year old Tom Wark reads a letter from Gallipoli. Bert Smythe recounted his first few days from the landing until he was sniped on 29th April. You would swear Tom was a 1915 digger not a modern Aussie teenager. Please take a listen.

 

Phil

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Goosegirdle

Hi folks,

 

I am just letting you know that Episodes 2.4 and 2.5 of Percy Smythe's Diary are now out.

 

Cheers!

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Goosegirdle

Hi folks,

Episodes 2.6 - 2.8 are all out, here is the link, please enjoy.

 

http://6bobaday.libsyn.com/

 

 

 

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Goosegirdle

Hi again folks,

 

Episode 2.9 is out now. No battles but if you are interested in war hospitals, this gives great insight into what life was like for nurses and others in a military hospital.

 

Links are in previous posts.

 

Special thanks to members who tried to help identify this staff at St.Johns Hospital, Malta  in another post!

 

Phil

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Goosegirdle

Hi again folks,

 

Episodes 2.10 and 2.11 are out since my last post on here. 2.12 will publish on Christmas Day.

 

Series 2 will hot up soon, Percy will be on the Western Front in a couple episodes.

 

Thanks,

 

Phil

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Goosegirdle

 Hi folks,

 

Episodes 2.12 and 2.13 are now out.

 

Thanks!

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Goosegirdle

 Hi folks,

 

Episodes 2.14 and 2.15 are now out. Percy is finally in the reserve trenches of the western front (at Sailly-sur-La Lys)

 

Thanks!

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Goosegirdle

Hi again,

The most recent episode "2.16 Sniper to sniper" is out.

 

I've had a great response from listeners so far.

 

This one has Percy in the front line trying a sniper's rifle. He may have got one and was nearly shot by another bloke!

 

Thanks!

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Goosegirdle

Episodes 2.17 and 2.18 are both now out!

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Goosegirdle

Episodes 2.19 and 2.20 are both now out!

 

Episode 2.20 covers the Battle of Pozieres!

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/6bobaday/Episode_2.20_The_Battle_of_Pozieres.mp3

Here is episode 2.21

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/6bobaday/Episode_2.21_Fritz_gave_us_hell.mp3

 

Thanks!

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Goosegirdle

Hi Folks,

 

Episodes 2.21, 2.22 and 2.23 are all out. The direct links are below.

 

Episode 2.21 covers the Battle of Pozieres in a softer manner than 2.20.

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/6bobaday/Episode_2.21_Fritz_gave_us_hell.mp3

 

Episode 2.22 covers Moquet Farm

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/6bobaday/Episode_2.22_Snipers_at_Moquet_Farm.mp3

 

Episode 2.23 covers Hill 60 and the aftermath of Flers and the tanks

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/6bobaday/Episode_2.23_Hill_60_or_Hell_60.mp3

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Goosegirdle

Hi folks,

 

Here is the latest episode and it's a beauty! The horrific winter of 1916 has started. Mud, frozen feet, more mud.

 

Here's a bit: "Turned off to the left, to some old disused trenches, near where was a wrecked "tank", one of those Hun-dreaded monsters which are the latest development of modern warfare."

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/6bobaday/Episode_2.25_About_Fromelles_and_Devils_Wood.mp3

 

Also, here is the link to the one before:

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/6bobaday/Episode_2.24_Piano_Man.mp3

 

Hope you like them!

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Goosegirdle

Hi folks,

The latest episode of WWI Digger Stories Podcast is out! In this one, Percy nearly dies in freezing mud, digs bodies out of a wall to get supplies, nearly eats blood soaked biscuits and, gasp, does not turn down the service rum. He also goes to train in bomb school!

I also provide a short account of the later fighting at Mont St Merris in 1918 as related by Percival “Topsy” Turvey, DCM & MM.

Here is the Apple Podcasts link (iTunes). I will provide the direct download link in a couple days, if this is a problem.

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/wwi-digger-stories-podcast/id1086529863?mt=2

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