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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.
||ExplicitSurrounded, Outnumbered, Shot in the Throat... But I Fought On.||Sniper Simon Moloney survived a deadly wound and took on a Taliban attack virtually alone.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom War in Afghanistan to a Fight in the NFL||Green Beret Nate Boyer's role in a real war and the #TakeAKnee skirmish.||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI Fought with Hate... Until it Caught Up On Me||Green Beret Tu Lam fought all over the world but let hate take over his heart.||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon't Die with Skeletons in Your Closet||Arnold Strong nearly died in Iraq so decided to confess something to his wife.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI Tried to Help Land Our Black Hawk, Then Passed Out||Senator Tammy Duckworth lost her legs to an Iraqi rocket, but doesn't regret going to war.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
Battle Scars is all heart
Battle Scars is a powerful balance of stories that are both heartwarming and heartbreaking. I’ve had loved ones in the military and it’s not an easy lifestyle. Society often forgets about those who are fighting their country’s battles for them. Thank you for sharing these stories!
I have very few military affiliations. My grandpa served for a few years when he was young but never saw combat, and that is the extent of my military relationship. I became close veterans and people who were dating active military personnel in college and I realized how ignorant I really was about the military. It’s been difficult to ask the people I know their stories because I’m not very close to them and I don’t want to be rude, but hearing stories such as these really puts their sacrifices into perspective. This is just one way I’m trying to educate myself about the military and the people who served. Thank you all for sharing!
Few of us will ever wear the service uniforms of our country, but all of us should listen to voices of those who do.
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