Ultimate Peace Corps Packing List

May 25, 2018

Packing for two years of service can be nerve-racking. How do you decide what to bring for the next 27 months of your life? How do you pack everything you need to live halfway around the world into two 50-pound bags, a carry-on, and a personal item? […]


The World of Ambodyhasina – Sam Friedberg, RPCV Madagascar

June 20, 2019

I first saw the village of Ambodyhasina about a year ago today. I was accompanying my local medical clinic’s midwives for the day as they administered vaccines in some of the most rural villages in my commune. About an hour and a half into the hike, as well as from the nearest road, we passed […]

  • Back to the Beginning – Episode 1 Rebroadcast

    July 9, 2019

    This week, I go back to the beginning. Two years ago I recorded this intro episode with a friend, before the podcast had launched and before I knew what it would grow into. Hopefully you enjoy this return to the start as much as I did. […]

  • Leaving her Fiancé for the Peace Corps – Jane Hale, Chad 1970-72

    July 2, 2019

    Jane Hale left her fiancé for Peace Corps service in Chad–where she was the only person to actively choose Chad as a country of service. She has numerous great stories that make this interview seem too short, even though it’s the longest one yet on the podcast! […]

  • Not all Green Hills and Fresh Coffee – Jane Haines, Colombia 2018-Present

    June 25, 2019

    Americans have a lot of preconceived thoughts about Colombia, which range from drug running narcos deep in the jungle to rolling verdant hills filled with coffee plantations. Yet, as with many things, Colombia is far more complex and dynamic than you may think. On this week’s episode, Jane Haines talks about her service as community economic development (CED) volunteer in the Caribbean coast of Colombia. […]

  • Dating after Peace Corps – Michelle Long and Tyler Lloyd

    June 18, 2019

    Michelle Long did not serve in the the Peace Corps. Yet, Peace Corps has become a big part of her life because she said yes to marrying me, Tyler Lloyd: RPCV and Peace Corps podcast host! We explore dating and relationships after Peace Corps, when your significant other isn’t a volunteer. […]

  • Not Beach Corps – Megan Bordi, St. Lucia 1999-2001

    June 11, 2019

    While some may think serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Caribbean is all white sandy beaches and coconuts, that’s not the case. On this week’s episode I talk with Megan Bordi about her service in St. Lucia. While she served 20 years ago, her memories are fresh and her fondness for her community is strong as the day she left the island. […]

  • Partying with Janis Joplin – Alan Dockterman, Brazil 1968-70

    June 4, 2019

    Alan Dockterman served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in northeast Brazil from 1968 to 1970. He discusses his opposition to the Vietnam War as a primary motivation for joining the Peace Corps. […]

Service Disrupted

Service Disrupted is a telling memoir of what went both right and wrong for volunteer Tyler Lloyd while serving in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso.

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