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The project

Check out the trailer, episodes and contributors below. Subscribe on Apple or Stitcher to get the full season.

Incoming is a series that tells true stories from the lives of America's military — told in their own words, straight from their own mouths.

Produced by KPBS and So Say We All, a literary and performing arts nonprofit, Incoming features voices of people from all walks of life associated with the armed forces. We feel it's necessary to hear these voices for civilians to better understand who their military is and what they've done.

This series showcases the raw, honest voices of men and women who have served in every capacity and branch of the military. We aim not only to entertain, but to establish common ground.

We hope you enjoy the show. If you're interested in reaching out, we welcome your voice at info@sosayweallonline.com.

Find more KPBS podcasts at kpbs.org/podcasts.

The preview

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Trailer, Incoming

Incoming is a podcast from the KPBS Explore Project about military life. Full season coming soon.

The pods, the people

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1. Our Reasons

Why are we doing this show? To ask questions, hear stories and learn who our military is, and what their lives are like. You’ll hear from professional writers and performers, as well as fascinating individuals we’ve met who just have great stories to tell.

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Contributors featured in episode 1, "Our Reasons." Top: Adam Stone; Bottom: Jesse Goolsby

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2. Souvenirs

What happens when overseas comes home with you — and finds a way to reappear in your life when you least expect it?

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Contributors featured in episode 2, "Souvenirs." Top: Brandon Lingle; Center: Alex Flynn; Bottom: Brent Wingfield

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3. Time is a River...

... and you are standing in it. This episode features three veterans telling one story: before 9/11; a deployment in Iraq; leaving the service.

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Contributors featured in episode 3, "Time Is A River." Top: Kelli Hewlitt; Bottom: Brooke King

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4. Invasions

Invasion can be both psychological and literal. We’re very lucky to be able pair up two people who dealt with invasion and served together at the same time in Iraq — but from very different places.

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Contributors featured in episode 4, "Invasions." Left: Francisco Martinezcuello Right: Sammi Saeed with Francisco Martinezcuello

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5. What’s Lost At Sea

In this episode, we hear from service members who spent a lot of their time on the water, and what happened there that impacted the rest of their lives.

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Contributors featured in episode 5, "What's Lost At Sea." Top: Tenley Lozano; Bottom: Kurt Kalbfleisch

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6. Aftershocks

Sometimes the quickest moments have the longest effects. In this episode we hear from three performers who lived through literal and figurative aftershocks.

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Contributors featured in episode 6, "Aftershocks." Top: Casondra Brewster; Center: Sam Abel; Bottom: Liam Corley

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7. The Abyss Also Gazes

Certain people have unique insights about the process of staring into the abyss — and climbing back out of it. In this episode we hear form a combat medic, sailors, and visual artists.

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Contributors featured in episode 7, "The Abyss Also Gazes." Top: Andrew Szala; Center: Rolf Yngves; Bottom: Gill Sotu

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8. Unstuck In Time

The phenomenon of flashbacks.

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Contributors featured in episode 8, "Unstuck In TIme." Top: Sierra Crane; Bottom: Benjamin Busch

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9. All That’s Really Worth Doing...

... is what we do for others. Brian sits on watch. Mariah jumps through hoops.

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Contributors featured in episode 9, "All That's Worth Doing." Top: Brian Turner; Bottom: Mariah Smith

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10. The Undesirables

What happens when your identity feels incompatible with your service? In this episode: "Don't ask don't tell." A Marine's mental health secret.

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Contributors featured in episode 10, "The Undesirables." Top: Lisbeth Prifogle; Bottom: Anthony Moll