Ep #018: Ray Myers, India 1966-68

During a decade defined by the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and rock ‘n’ roll in the US, Ray found himself in India training future teachers, building kitchens, and learning to play the drums with new friends. […]

  • Ep #017: Taylor Faiella, Fiji 2015-2017

    Days from the end of her service, Taylor’s house was set on fire, sending a clear message that someone no longer wanted her there. That feeling, however, was only shared by one person in Fiji, a community that loved her as much as she loved them.  […]

  • Ep #016: Lizzie Pelz, Ethiopia 2012-2014

    Lizzie Pelz, an LGBTQ+ volunteer, served in Ethiopia from 2012 to 2014. While her experience is not the same as all LGBTQ+ PCVs, we talk about going back into the closet, finding support, and the difficulties faced while serving in the Peace Corps. […]

  • Ep #015: Christine Blackburn, Kingdom of Tonga 1996-1997

    Christine Blackburn, a 3-time Moth Story Slam winner, renowned storyteller and podcaster, tells the story of her time in Tonga. […]

  • Ep #014: Jennifer Bangoura, Mali 2008-2012

    Jennifer Bangoura served in Mali from 2008 to 2012, first as an Environment Specialist in a village of 1,000 people nine hours north of Bamako, then in Bamako where she worked on a USAID-funded education contract as a Communications Specialist. We talk about a few of our shared interest, the Peace Corps and photography, and learn more about her Peace Corps story.  […]

  • Ep #013: Cindy Handle, Uganda 2014-16

    Cindy Handle served in Uganda as a Community Economic Development volunteer. Her love of volunteerism started when working with Amnesty International in undergrad and continued to grow into a passion for helping others. On this episode, she reflects on her service, a year after returning home. […]

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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