The Panjwai Podcast

The Panjwai Podcast is an interview-based podcast series documenting the experiences of combat veterans in the Panjwai District of Kandahar, Afghanistan. The series seeks to explore a human, emotional, and accurate retelling of veterans’ experiences. Guests range from enlisted privates, to senior leaders, helicopter pilots, special operators, support personnel, engineers, EOD, medics and other forces that supported or witnessed combat in the Panjwai District. Military history buffs will relish in the detailed descriptions of terrain and the history of the area, and fans of Serial and other documentary style podcasts will appreciate the attention to detail and highlighting of the human aspect of warfare on young soldiers.

The Panjwai Podcast is the story of the grunts fight in a true Infantry battlefield. Season 2 Starts June 7th, 2021 with a detailed look at the Panjwai Massacre, committed by SSG Robert Bales on March 11, 2012 from his outpost VSP Belambai in Panjwai, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Episodes available weekly.

Episode 1 - Welcome to Panjwai

January 1st, 2021

The Panjwai Podcast launches with an inaugural episode featuring podcast hosts Luke Coffey and Curtis Grace. In this episode they discuss their own military background and history, how a mechanized unit ended up in Afghanistan, and orient the listener to the terrain of Panjwai and Sperwan Ghar. We discuss the topography and geography of Panjwai and some of its culture, the kind of fighting we saw, the difficulties of fighting in the terrain, and the tactics used by the Taliban. Join us for the beginning of this journey. New episodes every Friday.

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