8 episodes

Hundreds of letters, written between brothers fighting in the Pacific during World War II. Almost one a day, for every day of the war. In this podcast, you’ll hear the story of these brothers — the Eyde brothers — and of World War II, as told through their letters, in their own words. Bringing the letters to life are modern U.S. military veterans. At key moments in the story, we’ll talk to them about how these letters compare to their own experiences — what’s universal about war and what’s changed. And why everyone who picks up these letters feels like the Eyde brothers become a part of their family.

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Hundreds of letters, written between brothers fighting in the Pacific during World War II. Almost one a day, for every day of the war. In this podcast, you’ll hear the story of these brothers — the Eyde brothers — and of World War II, as told through their letters, in their own words. Bringing the letters to life are modern U.S. military veterans. At key moments in the story, we’ll talk to them about how these letters compare to their own experiences — what’s universal about war and what’s changed. And why everyone who picks up these letters feels like the Eyde brothers become a part of their family.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

linnie93 ,

Thanks for a great podcast

I’m a bit history buff and I’m especially interested in veterans war experience and I’m so glad that I found this podcast. This brought me to a time and place that I didn’t exist but so much appreciate the lives sacrificed for the peace we have today. Stories like these should be told and remembered for generations to come. I hope Frank was able to overcome the demons that were with him and had a peaceful life in the end.

liljj527 ,

Meh

I haven’t listened but im board

Heamuse ,

War is never easy.

I really enjoyed how this podcast was put together. I found the letters fascinating and wondered what my grandfather's letters home must have been like to all his siblings and parents, and I found the Discussion episodes incredibly insightful. Not having been in the military, the veterans discussion and reflection on the brothers' letters helped understand that the experience isn't all so different than all those years ago. My heart goes out to Frank who didn't get the support he needed to process with his experiences. It's a short series but very much worth a listen.

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