True to the Story is a new podcast dedicated to long-form storytelling, with each season telling a true narrative. In this first series I look at the war in Afghanistan and the interpreters who served alongside the Canadian Armed Forces.
From 2001-2014, over the course of 14 years, more than 40, 000 Canadian soldiers participated in the longest war in Canadian history. Now in 2021 many of these Canadian Afghan war vets are fighting a different fight: Their fighting to get these same interpreters who helped them in Afghanistan to safety in Canada. This is the story of these interpreters, the crucial role they played in helping the Canadian Armed Forces, and their ultimate journey to try and seek shelter in Canada...
Episode 1 will be coming in the following weeks. You can check the social media pages below for regular updates:
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Music: We are Giants, Silver Maple
Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper
Sound Engineering and Mastering: Manfred Lotz