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Some firefights and bomb blasts never make the news or the history books, but they’re still incidents that changed the lives of those involved. In each episode, host and former soldier Thom Tran talks to fellow veterans of our recent wars. We hear from a badly burned vet who became a TV star; a medic who says God answered his prayers on the battlefield; and one of the few women soldiers to take an enemy life in action. Thom also shares his memories of fighting in Iraq, where a sniper's bullet came within an inch of killing him. Sometimes raw, often funny, but always arresting.
||ExplicitThe First Woman to Kill in Battle||When the Taliban ambushed Chantelle Taylor she killed an attacker... and entered the history books.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhen I Went to Iraq it Killed My Dad Back Home||Kate's alcoholic dad fell off the wagon when she went to Iraq, destroying her family life.||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhen the Caskets Start Coming Home||Many soldiers never see an actual dead body, but Arti Walker-Peddakotla saw hundreds and hundreds.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Panoply Fall 2017 Trailer||We’re thrilled to present Panoply’s Fall 2017 lineup of shows. They include the satirical self-improvement show “Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too),” the creepy paranormal series “Haunted,” “Family Ghosts,” in which people play detectives in their own family mysteries, “You Must Remember Manson,” which dives into the links between Charles Manson and Hollywood, the immersive fiction podcast “Tumanbay,” and “Battle Scars,” which features frank and sometimes funny conversations with the men and women fighting today’s wars.In addition to new shows, season 2 of “By The Book” launches with Jolenta and Kristen trying to go on a digital diet, “Why Oh Why” talks with the founder of a dating app for men with beards, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” offers holiday happiness hacks, “Happier in Hollywood” considers whether holiday gifts are necessary in the workplace, and “Side Hustle School” revisits some of its best hustlers.Learn more about all our shows at https://www.panoply.fm||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGod Loves Medics||Combat medic Manny says his prayers are often answered, but God won't let him save every badly wounded comrade.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLandmines freaked me out... and guess what got me?||JR Martinez was badly burned in an explosion, but learned to see value in his changed appearance.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Trailer||Iraq veteran Thom Tran talks candidly to others who served in our recent wars about their battles.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I think this is an amazing topic to podcast about and share incredible true stories outside of what's seen in the movies. Thanks for taking the initiative.
Just so awesome. Cannot wait for the next episode!
As an AD service member, it’s great hearing these stories.