21 episodes

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.

The Panjwai Podcast The Panjwai Podcast, LLC

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 46 Ratings

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 20 - Aftermath of a Massacre (Part 3 of 3)

    Episode 20 - Aftermath of a Massacre (Part 3 of 3)

    In the final part of our three part series, Brandon and James talk us through the aftermath of the shootings as they returned to the United States and attempted to live out their lives. Then, they deliberately walk through what they think happened that night, and offer some shocking perspectives and revelations about the US Army's official story. This final piece of the puzzle will leave our audience stunned and shocked as to the nature of their opinions.


    _________________________________


    The views expressed by guests do not reflect the views and opinions of The Panjwai Podcast


    ———————————————


    Also Available on:


     


    Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9


    Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR


    Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z


    Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF


    iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1


     


    Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast


     


    For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai


     


    You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit www.patreon.com/thepanjwaipodcast to learn more.


     


    Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast


    Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information. 


     


    Social Media:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast


    Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast


    Twitter: @panjwaipodcast


    --------------------------------

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 19 - The Panjwai Massacre (Part 2 of 3)

    Episode 19 - The Panjwai Massacre (Part 2 of 3)

    Season 2 continues with Part 2 of our Three part interview with James Alexander and Brandon Chong, who served under SSG Robert Bales at VSP Belambai in 2012. Episode 2 picks up where Episode 1 left off, with the soldiers of Bales' squad waking up in the early hours of March 11th to mass confusion. James and Brandon walk us through the events of that day, the hours and days to come, and the immediate aftermath of the Panjwai Massacre.


    _________________________________


    The views expressed by guests do not reflect the views and opinions of The Panjwai Podcast


     


    ———————————————


    Also Available on:


     


    Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9


    Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR


    Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z


    Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF


    iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1


     


    Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast


     


    For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai


     


    You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit www.patreon.com/thepanjwaipodcast to learn more.


     


    Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast


    Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information. 


     


    Social Media:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast


    Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast


    Twitter: @panjwaipodcast


    --------------------------------

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 18 - Before the Massacre (Part 1 of 3)

    Episode 18 - Before the Massacre (Part 1 of 3)

    We're back! Season 2 Returns with Part 1 of a 3 part interview with former Infantrymen James Alexander and Brandon Chong, as they give us an unprecedented first hand account of the events leading up to and after the Panjwai Massacre in 2012. James and Brandon served under SSG Robert Bales at VSP Belambai, just west of FOB Zangabad in the Horn of Panjwai, supporting a Special Forces mission. James and Brandon talk to us about their time serving under Bales prior to the events of March 11th, including their time in Fort Lewis, WA and the months and weeks leading up to the event. James and Brandon have never spoken publicly about their experience, and they have some shocking insights. Be sure to tune in for more information.


    _________________________________


    The views expressed by guests do not reflect the views and opinions of The Panjwai Podcast


    --------------------


    Also Available on:


     


    Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9


    Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR


    Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z


    Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF


    iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1


     


    Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast


     


    For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai


     


    You can donate and support the podcast on Patreon for as little as $3.00 a month. visit www.patreon.com/thepanjwaipodcast to learn more.


     


    Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast


    Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information. 


     


    Social Media:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast


    Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast


    Twitter: @panjwaipodcast


    --------------------------------

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 17 - Season 1 Finale

    Episode 17 - Season 1 Finale

    On this episode, hosts Luke and Curtis reflect on the experiences of making Season 1 of the podcast, as well as discuss the current events in Panjwai and Kandahar. We talk about our aspirations for Season 2, and generally converse on the topics of the Taliban, Peace in Panjwai, our military service and what we've come to appreciate most about this project. Stay tuned, because Season 2 premieres on May 17th, 2021!


     


     


    Also Available on:


     


    Apple: https://buff.ly/3gTXet9


    Spotify: https://buff.ly/2Kx6cjR


    Google: https://buff.ly/3b29R4z


    Podbean: https://buff.ly/2WoN0aF


    iHeartRadio: https://buff.ly/3nc5Wo1


     


    Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast


     


    For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai


     


    You can donate and support the podcast on the Podbean patron for as little as $1.00 a month. For more information on how to support the podcast directly go to : https://patron.podbean.com/thepanjwaipodcast


     


    Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast


    Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information. 


     


    Social Media:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast


    Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast


    Twitter: @panjwaipodcast


    --------------------------------

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 16 - Grit

    Episode 16 - Grit

    On this week's episode we speak to Dustin Smothers. Dustin was an infantryman with B/1-64 and served in 2nd Squad, 1st Platoon under SSG Nincehelser. Dustin talks to us about his experiences and the difficulties he faced, as well as perseverance. It was a privilege to have Dustin on as our final Season 1 guest . 


     


    Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast


     


    For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai


     


    You can donate and support the podcast on the Podbean patron for as little as $1.00 a month. For more information on how to support the podcast directly go to : https://patron.podbean.com/thepanjwaipodcast


     


    Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast


    Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information. 


     


    Social Media:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast


    Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast


    Twitter: @panjwaipodcast


    --------------------------------

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 15 - The Voice

    Episode 15 - The Voice

    This week we sit down with Eric Boyce, a former 13F Forward Observer, or Fister, who spent his time as the Radio Telephone Operator for 1st Platoon, B Company, 1-64 at COP Sperwan Ghar in 2012. Eric talks to us about the difficulty in not getting to do his actual job (Fister vs RTO), the challenges of mental fatigue, and the day he was shot on a patrol in Skecha.


     


    Check out the video version of the podcast at : https://www.youtube.com/thepanjwaipodcast


     


    For maps, photos and more information about Panjwai go to : https://www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/about-panjwai


     


    You can donate and support the podcast on the Podbean patron for as little as $1.00 a month. For more information on how to support the podcast directly go to : https://patron.podbean.com/thepanjwaipodcast


     


    Direct donations can also be sent via venmo @thepanjwaipodcast


    Be sure to like, follow, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Youtube, TuneIn, Amazon Music and many more. visit www.thepanjwaipodcast.com/listen for more information. 


     


    Social Media:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepanjwaipodcast


    Instagram: @thepanjwaipodcast


    Twitter: @panjwaipodcast


    --------------------------------


     

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

B Linderman ,

How the horn shaped so many

Great stories from what happened in the horn of Panjwai. Both good and bad, would recommend listening to it and understand the fight in Afghanistan was more than mountains. Excited to hear stories from the Canadians who were there, 1-25 soldiers who replaced the Canadians and the continued stories of the last unit in the horn.

andyalco ,

Visceral, raw, and real

Making my way through this podcast and enjoying every minute. The hosts discuss their deployment in a very thorough, yet human way and masterfully reflect on their experiences from present day. Amazing job incorporating leaders and other soldiers from their battalion to expand understanding. 10/10.

Curtis Grace ,

Genuine

The team presenting these stories and this narrative are taking every effort to steer away from war stories and focus on the human experience of war in the Panjwai District. The guests are not professional influencers, authors or anything. Just average guys who experienced incredible things. It's worth a listen and worth your time

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture