Podcast

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. […]

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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? […]

  • 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. […]

  • Call Home – Staying Connected with Your Community After Service

    May 28, 2019

    This episode is something a little different. Today, I talk about calling your friends and family in your community of service once you become an RPCV. […]

  • The Sense of Adventure – Corey Jacobson, Azerbaijan 2012-14

    May 21, 2019

    Almost every time I do an interview with a Peace Corps volunteer, I end up wanting to travel to their country of service. Corey Jacobson’s interview was one of those interviews. We talk about the general sense of adventure that Peace Corps offers, the climate and culture of Azerbaijan, about his numerous projects, and much more. Sevindirir! […]

  • Weddings, Poaching, and More – Sena Woldetensay, Zambia 2016-2018

    May 14, 2019

    Sena Woldetensay wanted to serve in the Peace Corps since middle school. Born in Ethiopia, she originally had her sights set on Latin America, but when an earthquake changed her plans a month before she was to leave for Ecuador, Sena was reassigned to Zambia. We talk about village weddings, poaching, and serving in Africa as an African volunteer. […]

  • Linguist in Peshkopi – Kenji Yamada, Albania 2007-2009

    May 7, 2019

    “I worked with another PCV to train Nazmi Rushiti’s team for Model UN Albania. Our team represented Burkina Faso. I worked on a side project of trying to start a community radio station for Peshkopi and our local region. There had been attempts at a similar idea before me, and there were several residents and many students very interested in the project, but we did not succeed in getting together a Board of Directors willing and able to stick with it.” […]

  • Rain, Rain – Chris Maxwell-Gaines, Suriname 2000-2002

    April 30, 2019

    Weather is often a notable aspect of a volunteer’s Peace Corps service. From snow to rain to lack-there-of, precipitation shapes the life of a volunteer and the communities they call home for two years. For Chris Maxwell-Gaines, weather continues to shape his life. On this week’s episode, we learn about Chris’s service in Suriname, his work with rain collection and water access, and how his service helped create his career. […]



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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