Peace Corps Host Family – David Hernandez, Ecuador 2013-15

September 3, 2019

  Photos from David’s Service David Hernandez’s Peace Corps Story Where and when did you serve? What did you do? I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador from 2013-2015. I worked as an Environmental Education/Business volunteer. This sector had me doing many different activities such: recycled art workshops, teaching environmental awareness classes, and […]


Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen, Tunisia 1966-1968

August 27, 2019

Jody Olsen first heard of the Peace Corps during a presentation from a recruiter attending a sorority dinner. The following day she informed her fiancé that they were going to join the Peace Corps and 18 months later they were headed to Tunisia. Almost 50 years after her service ended, she was sworn in as the 20th Director of Peace Corps. This is her story. […]


Pathogenic E. Coli – Podcast News and Excuses

August 20, 2019

For the past two weeks I’ve been either rushing to the bathroom, doubled over in pain, or both. It reminded me a lot of Peace Corps actually. This was the first time I’ve had any major GI issues since Peace Corps, which I assumed hardened my gut and made it impervious to illness. Boy was I wrong. […]


A Towering Task – Alana DeJoseph, Mali 1992-94

August 13, 2019

Being a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer herself, she couldn’t help but think that just such an in-depth, comprehensive documentary was needed for the Peace Corps. Alana says: “In a time when the American public either has a very antiquated notion of the Peace Corps, informed by an almost mythological awe of the 60s, or is not even aware that the agency still exists, it is high time to bring this unique organization back into the public discourse, to raise the level of the discussion from quaint to crucial.” […]


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. […]

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