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Since the establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, more than 225,000 Americans have served 141 countries. The My Peace Corps Story Podcast helps tell some of the many diverse and vibrant stories of Peace Corps Volunteers, in their own words. Hear the varied experiences had by generations of Americans when they devoted two or more years of their life to national service abroad. While often cited as a positive, life-changing experience, service in the Peace Corps is not easy. This show portrays Peace Corps service as it is, both the good and the bad. The host of the show, Tyler Lloyd, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso and would “gladly and proudly do it all again.” The difficulties and risks of serving abroad, however, should not be understated or taken lightly. My Peace Corps Story Podcast will captivate you with the personal stories of Americans working and living abroad. Each episode, we explore the cultures, communities, and people that make the Peace Corps an unparalleled experience, filled with stories worth telling. Every volunteer has a story. What’s yours?

Since the establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, more than 225,000 Americans have served 141 countries. The My Peace Corps Story Podcast helps tell some of the many diverse and vibrant stories of Peace Corps Volunteers, in their own words. Hear the varied experiences had by generations of Americans when they devoted two or more years of their life to national service abroad. While often cited as a positive, life-changing experience, service in the Peace Corps is not easy. This show portrays Peace Corps service as it is, both the good and the bad. The host of the show, Tyler Lloyd, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso and would “gladly and proudly do it all again.” The difficulties and risks of serving abroad, however, should not be understated or taken lightly. My Peace Corps Story Podcast will captivate you with the personal stories of Americans working and living abroad. Each episode, we explore the cultures, communities, and people that make the Peace Corps an unparalleled experience, filled with stories worth telling. Every volunteer has a story. What’s yours?
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Since the establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, more than 225,000 Americans have served 141 countries. The My Peace Corps Story Podcast helps tell some of the many diverse and vibrant stories of Peace Corps Volunteers, in their own words. Hear the varied experiences had by generations of Americans when they devoted two or more years of their life to national service abroad. While often cited as a positive, life-changing experience, service in the Peace Corps is not easy. This show portrays Peace Corps service as it is, both the good and the bad. The host of the show, Tyler Lloyd, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso and would “gladly and proudly do it all again.” The difficulties and risks of serving abroad, however, should not be understated or taken lightly. My Peace Corps Story Podcast will captivate you with the personal stories of Americans working and living abroad. Each episode, we explore the cultures, communities, and people that make the Peace Corps an unparalleled experience, filled with stories worth telling. Every volunteer has a story. What’s yours?

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Episodes

Ep #040: Joseph Braccio, Niger 2007-2008

4/24/2018
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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. [...] The post Ep #040: Joseph Braccio, Niger 2007-2008 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:39:34

Ep #039: Earth Day and RPCVs for Environmental Action

4/17/2018
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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. [...] The post Ep #039: Earth Day and RPCVs for Environmental Action appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:39:09

Ep #038: Keith Petit, China 2009-2011

4/10/2018
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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. [...] The post Ep #038: Keith Petit, China 2009-2011 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:01:03:46

Ep #037: Zachary Segal, Swaziland 2015-2017

4/3/2018
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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. [...] The post Ep #037: Zachary Segal, Swaziland 2015-2017 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:36:51

Ep #036: Adam Rhoads, Jamaica 2003-2007

3/27/2018
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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 [...] The post Ep #036: Adam Rhoads, Jamaica 2003-2007 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:33:32

Ep #035: Adrienne Benson, Author of The Brightest Sun, Nepal 1992-1994

3/20/2018
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Before becoming an author, Adrienne served as a Peace Corps volunteer high in the mountains of Nepal. We talk about her service and her new book, The Brightest Sun. [...] The post Ep #035: Adrienne Benson, Author of The Brightest Sun, Nepal 1992-1994 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:53:35

Ep #034: Shawna Thomas, Romania 2002-2004

3/13/2018
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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 [...] The post Ep #034: Shawna Thomas, Romania 2002-2004 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:41:05

Ep #033: Julie Brown, Kawa Clothes, El Salvador 2014-2016

3/6/2018
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Julie Brown founded Kawa Clothes in Uganda, where she now works and lives. We talk about her service in El Salvador and how being a Peace Corps Volunteer compares to being Acting General Manager at Impact Water Global in Uganda. [...] The post Ep #033: Julie Brown, Kawa Clothes, El Salvador 2014-2016 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:31:28

Ep #032: Advocacy and Peace Corps Week

2/27/2018
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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. [...] The post Ep #032: Advocacy and Peace Corps Week appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:56:54

Ep #031: Megan Riethmiller, Uganda 2015-2016

2/20/2018
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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. [...] The post Ep #031: Megan Riethmiller, Uganda 2015-2016 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:42:46

Ep #030: Jennie Davis, Senegal 2011-2013

2/13/2018
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Jennie served in the capital of the garden belt in Senegal. Her longest and most successful project was working with a local leather worker who made purses and other handicrafts. However, not all her projects worked out. Hear about Jennie's successes and missteps, while navigating complex community and volunteer relationships. [...] The post Ep #030: Jennie Davis, Senegal 2011-2013 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:36:06

Ep #029: Janina Yates, Botswana 2012-2014, El Salvador 2014-2015

2/6/2018
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Two weeks after finishing her service in Botswana, Janina Yates landed in El Salvador to begin working as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer. We talk about the similarities and differences between Botswana and El Salvador and her two different Peace Corps Volunteer position, in addition to all the amazing stories she collected over three years of service. [...] The post Ep #029: Janina Yates, Botswana 2012-2014, El Salvador 2014-2015 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:31:25

Ep #028: Janet Miller, Burkina Faso 1982-1984

1/30/2018
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Janet served in Burkina Faso, down the road from where I served and 30 years before. It was a pleasure to hear about her service, during two coups d'etats and the beginning of Thomas Sankara's presidency. [...] The post Ep #028: Janet Miller, Burkina Faso 1982-1984 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:58:43

Ep #027: Lisa Curtis, Founder of Kuli Kuli

1/23/2018
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Lisa Curtis was working on a big project with her local women’s group to grow moringa trees for nutritional trainings, but she was evacuated from Peace Corps Niger after a terrorist attack before the project could be completed. Yet, the story doesn't end there. Lisa went on to found Kuli Kuli, America’s leading moringa superfood brand, as a way to continue the project. [...] The post Ep #027: Lisa Curtis, Founder of Kuli Kuli appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:36:45

Ep #026: Ven & Kelly Anderson, Tanzania 2014-2017

1/16/2018
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Ven and Kelly Anderson served as Education volunteers in a Tanzanian village situated at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. This alone would provide for amazing Peace Corps stories, but their story is made more interesting by the fact that they served as a married couple in their 40's. Hear their story and perspective on service as mid-career volunteers. [...] The post Ep #026: Ven & Kelly Anderson, Tanzania 2014-2017 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:46:59

Ep #025: Elizabeth Ault, El Salvador 2006-2008

1/9/2018
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"I was sued for $7 by a drunk ice cream salesman in the village that I worked in." - Elizabeth Ault. [...] The post Ep #025: Elizabeth Ault, El Salvador 2006-2008 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:37:46

Ep #024: Jaclyn Zoccoli, Liberia 1966-1968

1/2/2018
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When Jaclyn Zoccoli reflects back on her Peace Corps service in Liberia 50 years ago, she asks herself, "What were we able to accomplish?" When she posed that same question to her fellow volunteers of Liberia IX, they were quick to respond. Hear their response and more on this episode of the My Peace Corps Story podcast. [...] The post Ep #024: Jaclyn Zoccoli, Liberia 1966-1968 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:40:13

Ep #023: Greg Emerson, Morocco 2003, Peru 2003-2005

12/26/2017
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Greg Emerson began his Peace Corps journey in Morocco but was evacuated from the country before swearing in, when the US invaded Iraq. Months later, he flew to Peru, where he would spend two years working high in the Andes mountains. [...] The post Ep #023: Greg Emerson, Morocco 2003, Peru 2003-2005 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:57:15

Ep #022: Holidays in the Peace Corps

12/19/2017
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I'm excited to share with you the first thematic My Peace Corps Story episode were I talk with four different Peace Corps volunteers who served across the globe during different decades. They share their holiday Peace Corps stories and reflect on the their time abroad. [...] The post Ep #022: Holidays in the Peace Corps appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:24:51

Ep #021: Charles McKinney IV, Macedonia 2015-2017

12/12/2017
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It was hard for Charles McKinney not to stick out when he served as a person of color in the predominantly Caucasian country of Macedonia. Learn how this impacted and shaped his Peace Corps service. [...] The post Ep #021: Charles McKinney IV, Macedonia 2015-2017 appeared first on My Peace Corps Story.

Duration:00:38:59

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