American Veteran: Unforgettable Stories Podcast Series

American Veteran: Unforgettable Stories Podcast Series

Tue, 11/02/2021 - 9:00pm - Tue, 12/14/2021 - 11:59pm

Photos of headphones and CJ Scarlet, holding a framed photo of her in military service

American Veteran: Unforgettable Stories is a ten-part podcast series tracing the veteran experience through individual stories. 

Each episode of the podcast revolves around the direct testimony of a single veteran - from a Coast Guard gunner’s mate who manned a landing craft at Omaha Beach on D-Day, to an Army cook in Iraq who became the first Black American woman held as a POW; from an Army nurse in Vietnam who struggled to do her part, to a satellite technician who served as a gay man during the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell era.  This collection of riveting first person stories provides a compelling portrait of the veteran experience over multiple generations.  

The series is hosted by Phil Klay, a Marine Corps veteran featured in the “American Veteran” television series and author of the National Book Award-winning collection of short stories, “Redeployment.”

LISTEN HERE: “American Veteran: Unforgettable Stories” drops on Tuesdays, October 19 – December 14. Published by PRX, the series is available free to listeners across all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Amazon Music, and on the American Veteran podcast site. 

Scheduled Podcasts: 

  • Episode 1

    October 19, 2021: "That Day" featuring Shoshana Johnson

  • Episode 2

    October 26, 2021: "She Never Knew" featuring Frank DeVita

  • Episode 3

    November 2, 2021: "My Boys" featuring Edie Meeks

  • Episode 4

    November 9, 2021: "My Double Life" featuring Brandon Anderson

  • Episode 5

    November 16, 2021: "It Was Just Too Exciting" featuring Edward Field

  • Episode 6

    November 23, 2021: "The Reaper" featuring Nick Irving

  • Episode 7

    November 30, 2021: "No, I’m Not Good" featuring Clifton Hicks

  • Episode 8

    December 7, 2021: "The Shadow Side" featuring CJ Scarlet

  • Episode 9

    December 14, 2021: "Get Me Airborne" featuring Harold Brown

The promotion of the American Veteran series is made possible locally in part with support from: