Month: July 2017

Carissa Snedden | My Body, My Self On episode 27 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with US Air Force veteran Carissa Snedden about reasons for joining the military, negative body images within the Air Force, and discovering meaningful fellowship and service among peer veterans. (This episode does not contain explicit language/subject […]

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Joel Laudenslager | A Reasonably Odd Background On episode 26 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with Marine Corps staff sergeant Joel Laudenslager about freaking out his mother, going to war in Iraq and Afghanstan, and staying in the Corps for the long haul.     Those who served since the attacks […]

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John Nichols | Uncles at War     On episode 10 of the podcast, historian John Nichols presents his book, Uncles at War, detailing the family histories and WWII experiences of three uncles–Eldred Gray , Gerald Gray, and William Nichols. This episode was recorded May 24, 2017 at the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society and Heritage […]

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Shantih Bianco | Butterflies Are Free   On episode 2 of the R-ACT Theatre Productions Podcast, we talk with Shantih Bianco about R-ACT’s 2017 production of Butterflies Are Free, written by Leonard Gershe and directed by Shantih Bianco. Also featured on the podcast, readings from the play and commentary by actors Italia Nowicki, Zak Mitrecic, […]

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Bob Harbula | Lessons from Korea On episode 25 of Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast, we talk with Korean War combat veteran Bob Harbula about the Marine Corps, the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, and hard lessons learned on the Korean Peninsula.     Those who served since the attacks of September 11, 2001 are […]

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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 more businesses should hire veterans.     Those who served since the attacks of September […]

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