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Ep #006: Travis Hellstrom, Mongolia 2008-2011

August 29, 2017

Travis Hellstrom served in Mongolia, 2008-2011, where he met his wife Tunga. He has a passion for happiness, simplicity, love, authenticity, and optimism. We talk about his service, meeting his wife, and his work to spread optimism. […]

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Ep #005: Haley Erickson, Guatemala 2009

August 22, 2017

While in training, Haley Erickson was Administratively Separated from the Peace Corps, kicked out before she swore in and began her service. She talks about her short time in Guatemala and what happened. […]

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Ep #004: Chris Cannito, St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2015-18

August 15, 2017

While Chris Cannito is Primary Literacy volunteer serving in the Eastern Caribbean, his service is more than empowering students to read. After class, he puts down the books and laces up his cleats, to help coach the national rugby team. Listen to Chris’s Peace Corps story, as he finishes his second year of service and prepares to extend for a third and final year in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. […]

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Ep #003: Rachel Micklas, Ethiopia 2012-14

August 8, 2017

Rachel Micklas lands in her Ethiopian village with a desire to share her love of soccer. Soon after arriving, she forms a soccer team of young girls, who have never played on a team. Months later, they find themselves in the finals of the regional soccer tournament, several players down, fighting for the championship. Listen to hear the rest of this story and more, from Rachel Micklas’s service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia. […]

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Ep #002: Joan Barker, Niger 2005-07

August 8, 2017

Joan served as a Community Health Agent in Niger from 2005 to 2007. This episode, she shares her story as a Peace Corps Volunteer. From long peaceful walks through fields of millet to being attacked by a rabid dog, Joan’s service was full of ups and downs. […]

My Peace Corps Story
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Ep #001: My Peace Corps Story

August 8, 2017

Welcome to the My Peace Corps Story podcast. This episode, my friend Jordan joins the show to interview me, ask about my Peace Corps service, my new book, Service Disrupted, and this podcast. […]