6 episodes

The Medal of Honor is the United States’ highest military award. It is given for bravery in combat that goes far above and beyond the call of duty – those acts of heroism and courage that save lives despite impossible risk.

This podcast is about those heroes. What they did. What it meant. And what their stories tell us about the nature of sacrifice – and about ourselves.

In our first season, you’ll hear stories about Medal of Honor recipients from the Civil War to the Iraq War. We’ll think about what makes a hero, why people put their lives in danger for others, the true nature of sacrifice, and what happens after you’ve become a hero.

Medal of Honor: Stories of Courage Pushkin

    • History
    • 4.2 • 17 Ratings

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The Medal of Honor is the United States’ highest military award. It is given for bravery in combat that goes far above and beyond the call of duty – those acts of heroism and courage that save lives despite impossible risk.

This podcast is about those heroes. What they did. What it meant. And what their stories tell us about the nature of sacrifice – and about ourselves.

In our first season, you’ll hear stories about Medal of Honor recipients from the Civil War to the Iraq War. We’ll think about what makes a hero, why people put their lives in danger for others, the true nature of sacrifice, and what happens after you’ve become a hero.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Alwyn Cashe: Into the Fire

    Alwyn Cashe: Into the Fire

    Every Medal of Honor action is, by definition, heroic. But the story of Alwyn Cashe is about a very specific element of heroism: Sacrifice. In 2005, Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe was stationed in Iraq with his platoon. He was known for how deeply he cared about his soldiers’ lives– and their safety. On a night in October, he proved how far he would go to protect them… risking his own life not once, but five incredible times.The appearance of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.
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    • 30 min
    Pushkin+ Early Listen: Dr. Mary Walker's True North

    Pushkin+ Early Listen: Dr. Mary Walker's True North

    You can hear this episode for free starting Wednesday, July 24th. To learn more about Pushkin+ offerings, like ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and early access, visit pushkin.fm or the show page on Apple.

    Dr. Mary Walker was the first and only woman to have been awarded the Medal of Honor. She worked as a surgeon during the Civil War, saving the lives of Union soldiers. She crossed into dangerous enemy territory to take care of civilians in need. She was a prisoner of war. But her fight didn’t stop once the war was over. Throughout her life, Dr. Walker fought for equal rights, not just for women, but for everyone. She lived her life doing the right thing, no matter the cost.

    The Unbreakable Chain of Douglas Munro

    The Unbreakable Chain of Douglas Munro

    The story of Douglas A. Munro’s heroism is told to every man and woman who joins the United States Coast Guard. In 1942, he led a dangerous rescue that saved an estimated 500 Marines from death on the island of Guadalcanal. He is the only member of the Coast Guard to have received the Medal of Honor. But Doug’s story isn’t just about his incredible heroic act. It’s also about a surprising kind of leadership with lessons for all of us. 
    The appearance of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.
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    • 30 min
    The Never-ending Battle of Henry Johnson

    The Never-ending Battle of Henry Johnson

    Henry Johnson, nicknamed Black Death, was one of the most famous American soldiers of World War I. He was part of the Harlem Hellfighters, the legendary all-Black U.S. Army unit, and awarded the French Croix de Guerre for single-handedly stopping an invading enemy force in the trenches. So how did he end up entirely forgotten? This is the story of one man’s inspiring fight – on and off the battlefield.
    Special thanks to Washington University in St Louis Missouri for sharing archival material from the documentary Men of Bronze by William Miles.
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    • 33 min
    Courage is Contagious: Mike & Tommy

    Courage is Contagious: Mike & Tommy

    In the waning days of the Vietnam War, two Navy SEALs were dropped into enemy territory for a routine scouting mission. But within hours, Michael Thornton and Thomas Norris would be battling to save their team – and each other – against terrible odds. What Michael Thornton did that day would become SEAL legend…and a lesson in the true nature of courage. 
    Special thanks to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.
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    • 31 min
    Introducing Medal of Honor: Stories of Courage

    Introducing Medal of Honor: Stories of Courage

    Launching on June 26, Medal of Honor: Stories of Courage is a new podcast telling the extraordinary tales of some of the United States’s military heroes. Every week, we'll dive into a different Medal of Honor recipient's life story. 
    The Medal of Honor is awarded for bravery in combat that goes far above and beyond the call of duty – those acts of heroism and courage that save lives despite impossible risk. In our first season, you’ll hear stories about Medal of Honor recipients from the Civil War to the Iraq War. We’ll think about what it is that makes a hero, the true nature of sacrifice, and what happens after you’ve become a hero.
    Medal of Honor: Stories of Courage is a co-production of iHeartMedia and Pushkin Industries.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Netanya Cummings ,

Great work

Wonderful accounts of history that should never be forgotten

Codynaugs ,

Awesome

Great story telling, told with so much respect. Thanks for making this !!

realaf👍🏻 ,

Malcom’s finest endeavor yet

What an amazing idea for a podcast. The first show will have you chopping onions. Malcom’s best work you won’t be disappointed it is time well spent. Absolutely wonderful.

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