19 episodes

Veterans' stories from North Carolina. Recorded and produced by Cyndi Briggs. Full interviews available via the New Winston Museum at NewWinston.org.

Soldiers Heart Cyndi Briggs

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Veterans' stories from North Carolina. Recorded and produced by Cyndi Briggs. Full interviews available via the New Winston Museum at NewWinston.org.

    S2 E8: After

    S2 E8: After

    This season of Soldiers’ Heart features 15 veteran stories from the Pacific Theatre of Operations during WWII. 
     
    Thanks to the veterans who shared their stories: Mike Fillipeli, Army; Jack Desley, Navy; Loren Ashley, Army; Elwyn Karau, Merchant Marines; Alan Peterson, Navy; Art Cash, Army; Ted Holladay, Navy.  
     
    Soldiers' Heart is written and produced by me, Cyndi Briggs, and features veterans stories from North Carolina. We honor vets by listening to their stories. You can follow along on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at Soldiers’ Heart NC. 
     
    If you have an idea for a story or interview, email us at SoldiersHeartNC@gmail.com.
     
    Special thanks to the Winston Salem MUSE of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where all of these stories are archived. You can learn more about the museum at MUSEWS.org. That’s M-U-S-E-W-S.org. 
     
    Photo Credit: Martin Tucker of John Caudle, Army Air Corps
    http://martintuckerphotography.com
     
    Music Credits: 
    Free Music Archive.org
    Intro Music: Breathing - Spectacular Sound Productions
     
    Credits Music: City Lights - Chad Crouch
     
    YouTube Audio Library: 
    Not Forgotten - Dan Lebowitz
    Spruce Tree - Ashley Powell 
    Monumental Journey - Jesse Gallagher

    • 14 min
    S2 E7: Coming Home

    S2 E7: Coming Home

    This season of Soldiers’ Heart features 15 veteran stories from the Pacific Theatre of Operations during WWII. 
     
    Thanks to the veterans who shared their stories: John Caudle, Army Air Corps; Jack Desley, Navy; Ted Holladay, Navy; Elwyn Karau, Merchant Marines; Jimmy Weavil, Marine Corps. 
     
    Soldiers' Heart is written and produced by me, Cyndi Briggs, and features veterans stories from North Carolina. We honor vets by listening to their stories. You can follow along on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at Soldiers’ Heart NC. 
     
    If you have an idea for a story or interview, email us at SoldiersHeartNC@gmail.com.
     
    Special thanks to the Winston Salem MUSE of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where all of these stories are archived. You can learn more about the museum at MUSEWS.org. That’s M-U-S-E-W-S.org. 
     
    Photo Credit: JB Caldwell, of his crew (JB is in the front row on the far right)
     
    Music Credits: 
    Free Music Archive.org
    The Gloaming - Chad Crouch
    Credits Music: City Lights - Chad Crouch
    Ain’t MIsbehavin’ - Underscore Orkestra
    Storybook - Scott Holmes
    Family Together - Borrtex
     
    YouTube Audio Library: 
    Jazz Me Blues - Jazz Me Blues - E’s Jammy Jams
    Breathing Planet - Doug Maxwell
    Barely Small - Freedom Train Studio

    • 14 min
    S2 E6: Combat

    S2 E6: Combat

    This season of Soldiers’ Heart features 15 veteran stories from the Pacific Theatre of Operations during WWII. 
     
    Thanks to the veterans who shared their stories: Jack Desley, Navy; Loren Ashley, Army; Elwyn Karau, Merchant Marines; Ted Holladay, Navy; Ben Bost, Navy; Jimmy Weavil, Marine Corps; Mike Fillipeli, Army; John Caudle, Army Air Corps; Donn Irmiter, Navy Seabees; JB Caldwell, Army Air Corps. 
     
    Soldiers' Heart is written and produced by me, Cyndi Briggs, and features veterans stories from North Carolina. We honor vets by listening to their stories. You can follow along on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at Soldiers’ Heart NC. 
     
    If you have an idea for a story or interview, email us at SoldiersHeartNC@gmail.com.
     
    Special thanks to the Winston Salem MUSE of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where all of these stories are archived. You can learn more about the museum at MUSEWS.org. That’s M-U-S-E-W-S.org. 
     
    Photo Credit: Wikipedia
     
    Music Credits: 
    Free Music Archive.org
    Marina - Antonio Bizarro
    Credits Music: City Lights - Chad Crouch
     
    YouTube Audio Library: 
    Consequence - Wonders by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100283
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/
    Open Sea Morning - Puddle of Infinity 
    Leoforos Alexandras - Dan Bodan
    Star-Spangled Banner - US Marine Corps Band
    Star-Spangled Banner - Cooper Cannell
    Anchors Away (1921) - United States Marine Band
    Clouded - Public Memory
    Solo Cello Passion - Doug Maxwell
    Breathing Planet - Doug Maxwell
    Checkmate - Nathan Moore
     
    Ambi/Sound Credits: 
    Free Sound.org
    Bigpickle 51 - Bearcat very low (plane)

    • 27 min
    S2 E5: Enemies

    S2 E5: Enemies

    This season of Soldiers’ Heart features 15 veteran stories from the Pacific Theatre of Operations during WWII. 
     
    Thanks to the veterans who shared their stories: Jimmy Weavil, Marine Corps; Ben Bost, Navy; John Caudle, Army Air Corps
     
    Soldiers' Heart is written and produced by me, Cyndi Briggs, and features veterans stories from North Carolina. We honor vets by listening to their stories. You can follow along on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at Soldiers’ Heart NC. 
     
    If you have an idea for a story or interview, email us at SoldiersHeartNC@gmail.com.
     
    Special thanks to the Winston Salem MUSE of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where all of these stories are archived. You can learn more about the museum at MUSEWS.org. That’s M-U-S-E-W-S.org. 
     
    Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons
     
    Music Credits: 
    Free Music Archive.org
    Credits Music: City Lights - Chad Crouch
     
    YouTube Audio Library: 
    Court and Page - Silent Partner
    March of the Mind by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100167
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/
    Maestro Tlakaelel - Jesse Gallagher
    Dusk - DivKid
     
    Ambi/Sound Credits: 
    Internet Archive: Zero Hour, Tokyo Rose

    • 15 min
    S2 E4: Survival

    S2 E4: Survival

    This season of Soldiers’ Heart features 15 veteran stories from the Pacific Theatre of Operations during WWII. 
     
    Thanks to the veterans who shared their stories: Corbet Walters, Army; Loren Ashley, Army; Donn Irmiter, Navy Seabees; John Caudle, Army Air Corps; Jimmy Weavil, Marine Corps. 
     
    Soldiers' Heart is written and produced by me, Cyndi Briggs, and features veterans stories from North Carolina. We honor vets by listening to their stories. You can follow along on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at Soldiers’ Heart NC. 
     
    If you have an idea for a story or interview, email us at SoldiersHeartNC@gmail.com.
     
    Special thanks to the Winston Salem MUSE of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where all of these stories are archived. You can learn more about the museum at MUSEWS.org. That’s M-U-S-E-W-S.org. 
     
    Photo Credit: Ben Bost
     
    Music Credits: 
    Free Music Archive.org
    Credits Music: City Lights - Chad Crouch
     
    YouTube Audio Library: 
    Monumental Journey - Jesse Gallagher
    I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/honor/
    Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
     

    • 13 min
    S2 E3: Leaving Home

    S2 E3: Leaving Home

    This season of Soldiers’ Heart features 15 veteran stories from the Pacific Theatre of Operations during WWII. 
     
    Thanks to the veterans who shared their stories: Loren Ashley, Army; Jimmy Weavil, Marine Corps; JB Caldwell, Army Air Corps; Corbet Walters, Army; Alan Peterson, Navy; Elwyn Karau, Merchant Marines; Mike Fillipeli, Army; Buddy Robinson, Navy; John Caudle, Army Air Corps; Whitty Harris, Navy. 
     
    Soldiers' Heart is written and produced by me, Cyndi Briggs, and features veterans stories from North Carolina. We honor vets by listening to their stories. You can follow along on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at Soldiers’ Heart NC. 
     
    If you have an idea for a story or interview, email us at SoldiersHeartNC@gmail.com.
     
    Special thanks to the Winston Salem MUSE of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where all of these stories are archived. You can learn more about the museum at MUSEWS.org. That’s M-U-S-E-W-S.org. 
     
    Photo Credit: Whitty Harris
     
    Music Credits: 
    Free Music Archive.org
    Metal Drone - Daniel Birch
    Family Together - Borrtex
    Credits Music: City Lights - Chad Crouch
     
    YouTube Audio Library: 
    Tupelo Train - Chris Haugen
    Spirit of Fire - Jesse Gallagher
    Hallow Wind (sound effect)
    Ride of the Thuringia Hussars - United States Marine Band
    Dance of the Fireflies - Nathan Moore
    Temptation - Chris Haugen
    Lost Highway - Au.Ra
     
    Ambi/Sound Credits: 
    Free Sound.org
    Infinite Storm - digifishmusic

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Jane Hipkins Sobie ,

I felt like I was there....

Sometimes when I listen to podcasts I can be doing other things. But not with Soldiers Heart. In Cyndi Briggs’ skillfully and beautifully produced podcasts, I realize these are stories to bare witness to with respectful attention. I feel like I am there with each soldier. Whether they are In the freezing cold, an aircraft that gets shot down, or in a prison camp. Briggs’ personal comments add to the richness of the podcasts. Soldiers Heart expands my heart.

Sandy Phocas ,

Powerful stories!

Cyndi Briggs does a beautiful job honoring veterans and their stories. Hearing this touched my heart deeply and really stayed with me afterwards. I’m looking forward to more!

ManNamedKim ,

Stories that We Need to Hear

It’s like eavesdropping on the secret stories of our ancestry. With a velvet touch of caring and a masterful twist of telling, Dr. Cyndi Briggs guides us into the history and meaning of these people of great life. Heart warming and chilling.

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