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Incoming is a KPBS Explore series that tells true stories from the lives of America's military — told in their own words, straight from their own mouths. Produced by 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. This series showcases the raw, honest voices of men and women who have served in every capacity and branch of the military. If you're interested in sharing your story, email info@sosayweallonline.com.

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‘Youngblood’ With Matt Gallagher

We meet author and Army Veteran Matt Gallagher to talk about his novel "Youngblood" as well as his experience live-blogging the Iraq war while he fought it.

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New Traditions With Delia Knight

Playwright Delia Knight brings a beautiful duet of stories from the perspective of a sister, waiting for her best friend and Marine brother to come back home after multiple combat deployments.

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Incoming showcases the true stories of America’s military veterans, told in their own words, straight from their own mouths. Produced by So Say We All, a ... Read more →

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Plenty of Time When We Get Home with Kayla Williams

In this episode of Incoming, author and Army veteran Kayla Williams talks with us about serving in Iraq as the most forward-deployed woman of the war at her time. She faced breakdowns in communication and morale both in-country, and then upon returning home in her marriage to a fellow soldier recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

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Duffel Blog With Paul Szoldra

Today we talk with Marine Corp. veteran Paul Szoldra, founder of the wildly popular satirical website Duffel Blog, the military equivalent to The Onion, beloved by service members from boots, all the way up to James Mattis, for its ability to hilariously speak truth to power.

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Comedy And Trauma With Allison Gill

Musician, comic and Navy veteran Allison Gill invites us into her alchemy of metabolizing trauma through comedy.

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Incoming showcases the true stories of America’s military veterans, told in their own words, straight from their own mouths. Produced by So Say We All, a 501c3 literary and performing arts nonprofit, in collaboration with San Diego’s NPR station KPBS.

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Invictus – Nathan Fletcher

Our guest today is Marine Corps veteran, professor of political science, and former California State Assembly Speaker Nathan Fletcher. Nathan very publicly switched from Republican to Democrat after giving a speech in favor of repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and allowing all persons to serve openly. And he paid for it politically. But he has no regrets, as you’ll hear ... Read more →

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Matt Komatsu And Veterans Respond

This episode is split between two conversations–both about many things–but sharing the theme of protecting others and how that relates to one’s identity. In the second half of today’s show we’re going to be talking with two members of Veterans Respond, which mobilizes veteran volunteers to areas of natural or man-made disasters; but first up, we’re with writer and active ... Read more →

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We Gotta Get Outta This Place – Doug Bradley

Today we’re going to be talking with Doug Bradley, Army veteran and author of We Gotta Get Outta This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War. I'm not being hyperbolic when I say that some of the insights Doug dropped on me about music and war and inter-generational conflicts changed my entire perspective on the matter. The man knows that ... Read more →

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Real World Experience – Roy Scranton And Chef Geoff Cole

On today’s show we’re talking with two enlisted veterans who rose to the top of their respective fields in civilian life: Navy veteran Chef Geoff Cole, and Army veteran and author Dr. Roy William Scranton.

Contributors: Roy Scranton and Chef Geoff Cole

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Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children (USMC) – Brian Simpson And Dan Lopez

We have two of the most entertaining, self-made, grunt-ass Marines on today’s show. Their upbringings made them perfect candidates for the United States Marine Corp, the USMC, an acronym Marines will often repurpose when referring to themselves as Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children.

Veteran and stand-up comedian Brian Simpson talks about maintaining identity while serving in the armed forces. And veteran ... Read more →