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How many people follow WW2 podcasts and watch YouTube for historical content on WW2? There are some really well done shows.
 

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I don’t have much spare time for this, but i can highly recommend WW2TV.
 

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I listen to Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcasts. He covers a wide range of historical topics, not just WWII, in great depth. It’s excellent- though very beefy. A typical subject will be 3-5 episodes, with each episode being 3 hours long.

great for a long commute or road trips.
 

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I don’t have much spare time for this, but i can highly recommend WW2TV.
I watch that one. I enjoy the depths the presenters go into. I also enjoy the podcast We have was of making you talk. It’s mostly UK focused but very good. The author James Holland and Comedian Al Murray host.
 

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I listen to Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcasts. He covers a wide range of historical topics, not just WWII, in great depth. It’s excellent- though very beefy. A typical subject will be 3-5 episodes, with each episode being 3 hours long.

great for a long commute or road trips.
Hard core History is the only other history pod cast I listen to. Carlin's other pod casts are also quite good
 

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I do watch a few cough Youtube History channels, some are centered on WWII.
Some post a bit irregularly, but have good content.
Here's a list for those who don't know them:
Military History Visualized: https://www.youtube.com/c/MilitaryHistory Bernhard Kast makes regular videos on this channel and his NOT visualized podcast https://www.youtube.com/c/MilitaryHistoryVlogs Not everything is WWII focused, but a lot. He uses a lot of primary sources, and have published two WWII era German handbooks, the Medium Panzer Company and the Assault Platoon.

Greg's Airplanes and Automobiles, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCynGrIaI5vsJQgHJAIp9oSg does excellent videos on WWII fighters and their performance. Lots of primary sources and charts. All the things you didn't know about supercharging a combustion engine but were afraid to ask.

Battle Order: https://www.youtube.com/c/BattleOrder does videos on unit organization. More modern stuff lately. Also runs website: https://www.battleorder.org

TIK History: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheImperatorKnight Does the most comprehensive Stalingrad documentary ever attempted! After 3 years he is just about getting to Operation Hubertus. Must Watch!

Drachinifel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Drachinifel Naval history. From ancient times to post-WWII. Has great series on WWII pacific battles.

The Operations Room: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheOperationsRoom Great videos on interesting battles and operations. WWII to modern.

Army University Press: https://www.youtube.com/c/ArmyUniversityPress Has some videos on WWII. Got a couple of great videos on Stalingrad.

The Ace Destroyer: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAceDestroyer This channel has been quiet lately, but has some great videos on WWII tank battles.

G.I. History Handbook: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFwP2RKKNYv7o8DJwYO9KxA Dormant channel,but may spring back. Animated videos on US Army squad and platoon organization and doctrine.
 

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I've listened to "The History of WWII Podcast" by Ray Harris Jr. Episodes covers all the fronts starting around 37 with Japan's attack on China. Has some interesting multi-part casts on Churchill, Hitler, and Stalin. Good to listen to on the road and walking home from the office (in the before times). Up to episode 132, the start of Barbarossa. Looking for some good maps to follow along better. As usual YMMV.
 

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Have any tankers looked into The Chieftain on YouTube for some in-depth information on tanks?
Absolutely. I love his 15 to 30 minute videos about tanks.

Edit: I'm not a tanker; I just wish I had been.
 

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I found out some interesting things on the Panther . Amazed at how blind the tanks are.
 

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If you are Crew Exposed, you run the risk of a "1" Sniper. If you are Buttoned Up, you run the risk of getting bushwhacked by street fighting infantry.
You pays the money, and run the chances with any AFV.
 

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What I found interesting was the TC could use the hatch as an umbrella
 

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I watch that one. I enjoy the depths the presenters go into. I also enjoy the podcast We have was of making you talk. It’s mostly UK focused but very good. The author James Holland and Comedian Al Murray host.
Just started listening to this one. Very good. Pairing a comefian with a furst in history from oxford withvan academic helps!
 

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This is not WW2, but for anyone who is also interested in ancient history, Audible has three excellent series' of lectures:

Great Battles of the Ancient World
The History of Ancient Rome
Emperors of Rome

By Prof. Garrett. G. Fagan.

Some of the content is also available free on YouTube.
 

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I’ve been watching more WW2TV and came across three live episodes of a battle field walk on Stalingrad
 

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Also, not WW2:
If you really want long form, deep dive, overview history, nothing beats Apostolic Majesty: average lecture/video is about 1.5 to 3 hours long - probably got the better part of a BA worth of history out of the series Nations of Charlemagne and Orthodoxy, Autocracy, and Nationalism series playlist. Just be aware these guys are really scholarly, but you will find they have a very old school views of the world. Lots of learning the origin and overlay of language and culture and borrowing. They do a good job of interconnecting and relating all the events happening at once.
For instance I now know why my home state of Alaska was sold to the US - the Russians couldn't hang onto it, but sure weren't going to let it go to the British after being defeated in the Crimean War.

WW2+:
Also, for aviation there's Military Aviation History - lots of modern stuff, but some WW2 content - he's writing a book on Stukas - not sure if its finished.

An obscure Naval one that has a who's who of authors on it, not all WW2. Look for a guy called Ralph Norton in a couple of the videos - scary levels of knowledge on Petroleum and World War 2.
Western Naval History Association

One of Drach's friends, has a book out through the Naval Institute Press on 3 classes of WW2 British Destroyers:
Dr Alexander Clarke

Canada!
OTD Canadian Military History

Just found this one:
Unauthorized History of the Pacific War Podcast
Deep dive on Pacific War.
 

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Greg's Airplanes and Automobiles, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCynGrIaI5vsJQgHJAIp9oSg does excellent videos on WWII fighters and their performance. Lots of primary sources and charts. All the things you didn't know about supercharging a combustion engine but were afraid to ask.
AND: Octane in Fuel, Manifold Pressure, Intercoolers, Fuel additives, and Constant Speed-Variable Pitch propellers. Yeah this guy really knows the subject - he's a pilot that started out as a flight engineer AND works on high performance cars. Learned a lot on this channel.
Airplane performance and altitude is like a metal alloy's performance versus temperature - how high are you corresponding to how hot you are.
 
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