Ep #040: Joseph Braccio, Niger 2007-2008

April 24, 2018

Joseph started his vacation by being robbed at machete-point and thought it could only get better from there. He was wrong. Listen to his Peace Corps Niger story filled with successes and struggles, and learn why he had to end his service early.  […]


Ep #039: Earth Day and RPCVs for Environmental Action

April 17, 2018

Peace Corps Volunteers serve around the globe, working in local communities to drive change from the ground up. In celebration of Earth Day, I talk with three RPCVs about their service and the environment. From droughts in Tanzania, to rising seas in Kiribati, to receding glaciers in Georgia, these volunteers saw the impacts of climate change first hand.  […]


Ep #038: Keith Petit, China 2009-2011

April 10, 2018

Keith Petit is both a fellow RPCV and podcaster, host of the Expatriate Act podcast. As an English teacher in China, he worked to break his students out of the mold of rote memorization while navigating around sensitive cultural topics such as Tibet and Tiananmen Square.  […]


Ep #037: Zachary Segal, Swaziland 2015-2017

April 3, 2018

Zachary Segal served as a Youth and Development volunteer, requiring him to take on many roles in his community. He gardened, built a library, and worked with community members with HIV/AIDS to develop small business projects. His service, however, had plenty of downtime filled with podcasts, walks through a neighboring game park, and sunsets enjoyed on his veranda. […]


Ep #036: Adam Rhoads, Jamaica 2003-2007

March 27, 2018

Adam spent all day tramping through the Jamaican forest, getting nearly lost, while searching for a potential new ecotourism site where seven rivers supposedly met. He never found the site of the seven rivers, but he discovered a lot during his three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamacia. On this Episode: Working with […]


Ep #034: Shawna Thomas, Romania 2002-2004

March 13, 2018

How much do you hate cold showers? Well, imagine having to start a fire to fuel your hot water heater each time you wanted to take a warm shower. Oh, and it’s also below freezing outside. Shawna Thomas may miss Romania, but she doesn’t miss those cold showers. On this Episode: Traveling by train in […]


Ep #032: Advocacy and Peace Corps Week

February 27, 2018

Peace Corps Week commemorates President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. During this annual event, the Peace Corps community celebrates all the ways that Peace Corps makes a difference at home and abroad and renews its commitment to service. […]


Ep #031: Megan Riethmiller, Uganda 2015-2016

February 20, 2018

Megan Riethmiller wanted to serve in the Peace Corps since childhood, a dream that began in kindergarten with a pen pal who was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya. Yet, her service in Uganda was marked by tragedy when she was sexually assaulted on her first day of teaching. This, however, is only part of her Peace Corps story.  […]

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