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 2 - The First Firefight

January 3rd, 2021

In this episode Curtis and Luke talk about their first firefight in Panjwai. They discuss the importance of the Combat Infantry Badge or CIB. They go into detail about that firefight, the results of the fight, and how to deal with the adrenaline rush. They talk about the complexities of fear and bravery in combat. They also address their scariest moments and close calls and the psychological effect they have on a soldier.

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