Churchill part 2: Inside the Enigma Machine
This time: part 2 of their Winston Churchill deconstruction. The pair chronicle the turbulent decade that defined Churchill's political legacy. From Munich and his unexpected elevation to power, from the Bengal Famine to victory over Hitler, his surprise defeat in the 1945 election and his long, gloomy decline, they look at a life which still casts a shadow over Britain. And they even read Boris Johnson’s Churchill book, so you don’t have to.
Churchill craved greatness. Did he live up to his ideal? There’s only one way to find out…
Listen to next week’s episode right now when you support Origin Story on Patreon: www.Patreon.com/originstorypod
• “I think what he did was primarily journalism, rather than being a prime minister.” – Ian Dunt
• “People think they can look at Churchill like a lifestyle guru they can replicate without the nuance.” – Dorian Lynskey
• “Churchill personifies the European confusion that has lasted in this country to the present day” – Ian Dunt
Churchill by Roy Jenkins
The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson
Churchill: Military Genius or Menace? By Stephen Napier
Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom by Thomas E. Ricks
Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts
Oblivion or Glory: 1921 and the Making of Winston Churchill by David Stafford
Churchill’s Shadow by Geoffrey Wheatcroft
Free Thinking: Churchill's Reputation – BBC Radio 3
Written and presented by Dorian Lynskey and Ian Dunt. Audio production and music by Jade Bailey. Logo art by Mischa Welsh. Lead Producer is Anne-Marie Luff. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Origin Story is a Podmasters production.