Category: Longest War Podcast

Longest War Podcast (Ep55) – Lee Wagner

Lee Wagner | Dangerous Normal Life On episode 55 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with Iraq War veteran Lee Wagner about joining the Marines, deploying to Iraq, both sides of active and reserve duty, the value...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep54) – Andy Nigut

Andy Nigut | Now I Understand On episode 54 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with Vietnam veteran Andy Nigut about becoming a Marine, being severely wounded in combat, learning to hate war, discovering delayed stress syndrome,...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep53) – The Abernathy Family

The Abernathy Family | No Justification On episode 53 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with three generations of the Abernathy family of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, about serving in the army during WWII through the War in Iraq,...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep52) – Brian Castner

Brian Castner | The Walk On episode 52 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk to former Air Force EOD officer and bestselling author Brian Castner about classified rumors, being EOD cool, the evolution of IEDs, American ego,...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep51) – Souroth Chatterji

Souroth Chatterji | Use of Force On episode 51 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk to former army medic and combat veteran of Iraq Souroth Chatterji about illegal aliens, easy duty in Iraq, and his thoughts on...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep50) – MST Podcast & Timothy Jones

Timothy Jones | There’s Hope On episode 50 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we feature a special cross-over presentation of the inaugural episode of the MST Podcast, sponsored by the Veterans Breakfast Club.  Host Lauren DelRicci talks with...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep49) – Tim O’Brien

Tim O’Brien | Making Sentences Is Hard On episode 49 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk to Vietnam veteran and noted author Tim O’Brien about memory and truth in war, making sense of absolutes, and how veterans...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep48) – VBC at Night | Heinz Field

VBC at Night | Heinz Field On episode 48 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, VBC presents an evening of live veterans storytelling at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, featuring the stories and voices of Matt Landis, Leonard Hammonds, LaShaundra...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep47) – Frankia Bernstein

Frankia Bernstein | I Saw So Many Things On episode 47 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with US Marine Corps combat veteran Frankia Bernstein about joining the military after 9/11, one less terrorist in the world,...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep46) – Derrick Clark

Derrick Clark | I See Myself On episode 46 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with US Navy veteran Derrick Clark about opportunities given and taken away by the military, what it means to be an operational...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep45) – VBC at Night

VBC at Night | Beaver County On episode 45 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, VBC presents a live evening of veterans storytelling in Beaver, Pennsylvania, featuring the stories and voices of Darell Jerome, Larry Googins, Gene Bradshaw, Steve...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep44) – Nickie Renee

Nickie Renee | No Control On episode 44 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with US Air Force veteran Nickie Renee about reasons for joining the military, underwhelming expectations of leadership, military sexual trauma (MST), and the...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep43) – Bart Womack

Bart Womack | Command On episode 43 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with Command Sergeant Major Bart Womack about no interest in joining the army, North Korean defectors, guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep42) – Paul Abernathy

Paul Abernathy | Five Good Days On episode 42 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with US Army combat veteran Rev. Paul Abernathy about invading Iraq, military hubris, veterans against the war, the priesthood, taking a knee,...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep41) – Anthony Reilly

Anthony Reilly | Corpsman On episode 41 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with US Navy veteran Anthony Reilly about casually enlisting in the navy, becoming a pecker-checker (Hospital Corpsmen), fake military heroes, ice cream in Afghanistan,...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep40) – Bryant Paz

Bryant Paz | Flight Deck On episode 40 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with US Navy veteran Bryant Paz about pressure to serve after 9/11, the navy’s worst leaders, and the most dangerous job in the...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep39) – Anthony Fedele

Anthony Fedele | My Turn to Reach Back On episode 39 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with US Army veteran Anthony Fedele about the rigors of the 10th Mountain Division, medical retirement, post-traumatic stress, and the...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep24) – Tyler Benson

Tyler Benson | Smallman Galley On episode 24 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with former navy officer Tyler Benson about serving aboard ship, leadership skills learned in the military,  entrepreneurship and renewal in Pittsburgh, and why...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep22) – Lauren DelRicci

Lauren DelRicci | MST On episode 22 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we continue our conversation with navy veteran Lauren DelRicci and discuss her experience separating from the service, coping with military sexual trauma (MST), and effective treatment...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep14) – Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger | Covering the War On episode 14 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with Sebastian Junger, author, war journalist, and documentary film producer of the award-winning chronicle of the war in Afghanistan, Restrepo.   Those who...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep12) – Jake Voelker

Jake Voelker | Engineering the Korengal Valley On episode 12 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with Jake Voelker of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, former army officer, combat engineer, and veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq.     Those who...
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Longest War Podcast (Ep01) – Todd DePastino

Todd DePastino | VBC Post-9/11 Veterans Storytelling Project   On episode 1 of Longest War, the podcast of VBC’s Post-9/11 Veterans Storytelling Project, we have an in-depth conversation with VBC executive director Todd DePastino about the Post-9/11 Veterans Storytelling Project.  ...
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