In August 2021, the Taliban regained control of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The takeover sent shockwaves throughout the country. It forced thousands of Afghans to leave their old lives behind and embark on a hellish journey for survival.
In this gripping, eight-episode podcast, Afghans themselves will tell you how it happened. You’ll hear stories about big risks, close calls, and unexpected moments of kindness — or luck — that changed everything. You’ll meet Afghan women and men from different walks of life, and even a young man who chose to fight with the Taliban — in his eyes, to protect the country he loves.
This is the story of a home ripped apart — and of a courageous new beginning.
Project Brazen is a global journalism studio based in London and Singapore investigating some of the biggest scandals and stories of our time, told without fear or favor. Stay subscribed.
Learn more: https://www.projectbrazen.com
Previous Project Brazen Series:
“RESISTANCE: Stories from Ukraine” — a harrowing and inspirational journey across Ukraine in the first weeks of Russia’s invasion. While the military wages war on the frontlines, everyday citizens are picking up whatever weapons they can, including their smartphones, computers, sewing needles, and guitars. Photojournalist Laurel Chor travels to cities across the country during the Russia-Ukraine war, finding extraordinary stories that go beyond the headlines.
For more news, visit: http://www.projectbrazen.com/resistance
“FAT LEONARD” — Under arrest and battling cancer, Leonard Francis, aka FAT LEONARD, is angry, and he’s talking for the first time. His explosive story will change the way you look at the U.S. Navy forever.
For more news, visit: http://www.fatleonardpodcast.com