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Scott Beauchamp

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    The Best Retelling of the Iraq War Story Is a Comic Book“I didn’t want to write a book where a white dude goes to a land of brown people and becomes a better person after some epiphany. That story’s been told, and it’s simplistic and stupid.”
  2. visions of war
    What an Iraq Vet Sees in the Recent HBO War Documentary, Only the Dead Military culture as seen from the far shore of civilian world.
  3. postmortems
    How Military Themes Made Serial Season Two a Harder Sell to Audiences“In the first season, there were so many times where I thought it would be so cool to be a homicide detective.”
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    Serial Season-Two Finale Recap: ‘Present for Duty’Few topics are impenetrable enough to deserve this sort of ending. Love, maybe. Death. Certainly war.
  5. What Daredevil’s Depiction of the Punisher Gets Right About War VetsWe’re all collectively implicated in creating Frank Castle.
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    Serial Season Two, Episode 10 Recap: ‘Thorny Politics’To be upset that the general public doesn’t understand the tough position Bergdahl’s actions put his battle buddies in is shallow, petulant, and beside the point.
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    Serial Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: ‘Trade Secrets’We hear about the prisoner swap that brings Bergdahl home.
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    Serial Season 2, Episodes 7 and 8 Recap: ‘Hindsight’ Parts 1 and 2For the first time this season, I really saw myself in Bergdahl. That’s what brought me to tears.
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    Serial Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: ‘5 O’Clock Shadow’Sarah Koenig calls this episode a “zoom-in,” but it’s more complicated than that.
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    Serial Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: The Bureaucratic Shell Game“American military bureaucracy … didn’t help get Bergdahl home any faster.” 
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    Serial Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: ‘The Captors’Koenig and Co. seemed to be laying down context to understand later episodes.
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    Serial Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: ‘Escaping’If an existential divide separates civilians from soldiers, then another one, equally unfathomable, divides the soldier from the POW.
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    ‘Serial’ Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: The Golden ChickenHearing the Taliban’s side of the story.
  14. ‘Serial’ Season 2, Episode 1 Recap: Bowe Bergdahl’s Crazy Story This isn’t your usual POW tale.