My Peace Corps Story

My Peace Corps Story

Latest Episodes

The Peace Corps Coronavirus Evacuation
March 22, 2020

On March 15, the Peace Corps announced it would temporarily suspend Volunteer operations and begin evacuating Volunteers from all posts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On this episode, five volunteers share their story of evacuation in the time of corona...

Happy National Peace Corps Week – Return of the Podcast
March 01, 2020

Happy National Peace Corps Week! This episode marks the return of the My Peace Corps Story podcast. After taking a few months off, I'm starting the show up again. This week, in honor of National Peace Corps Week,

COSing – Tyler Lloyd, Peace Corps Podcast Host
October 29, 2019

After 27 months of the My Peace Corps Story podcast, I'm closing this chapter of the podcast. The podcast isn't over though. I plan to come back to the show with a new format. Producing weekly podcasts was an ambitious undertaking but immensely rewardi...

Teaching in the Bush – Katie McNamara, Namibia 2016-18
October 22, 2019

Inspired by a former teacher, Katie set off to Peace Corps for an adventure and a chance to prove herself. She did both and more. This week, I talk with Katie McNamara about her time in Namibia, a country that's twice the size of California while also ...

101 Arabian Tales – Randy Hobler, Libya 1968-1969
October 15, 2019

    Photos from Randy’s Service   Randy Hobler’s Peace Corps Story Where and when did you serve? What did you do? Served in Libya from October 1968 thru most of October 1969. I, like all my colleagues, was a TEFL (Teaching English as a Second Language)...

From Small Town to Smaller Town – Sharelle Ahrens, Mongolia 2018-2020
October 08, 2019

  Photos from Sharelle’s Service Sharelle’s Peace Corps Story Where and when did you serve? What did you do? Ghana, 2010-2012. Primary Assignment was Biology Teacher – also ended up being head of the ICT department at my school and training new PCVs on...

Health Resource Partners – Britany Ferrell, Ghana 2010-12
October 01, 2019

Health Resource Partners (HRP) founder, Britany Ferrell, decided to join the United States Peace Corps during her last year of college at the University of Alabama. Shortly after her graduation in June 2010,

Serving in the First Year – Addis and Jim Chapman, West Pakistan 1961-63
September 24, 2019

  Photos from Addis and Jim’s Service Addis and Jim Chapman’s Peace Corps Story Where and when did you serve? What did you do? We served in what was then West Pakistan from 1961-63. Ours was the first multidisciplinary project in PC — nurses,

Tough Cookie – Tasha Prados, Peru 2011-2013
September 17, 2019

Since leaving Peru, Tasha Prados founded Duraca Strategic, a business and marketing strategy company. Tasha wants organizations that are doing good for the world to have access to expertise from a skilled partner that can help those organizations.

Climbing Cotopaxi with the Warmis – Dana Platin, Ecuador 1997-2000
September 10, 2019

In 2001 the first expedition of indigenous women reached the summit of Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world just shy of 20,000 feet. Four Andean women (Warmis) and two American women all joined together to climb in celebration of women wor...