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Episode 113: The Friends We Made Along The Way

Episode 113: The Friends We Made Along The Way

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In this Episode: 

Forest Ray was an Army medic in Iraq at the beginning of the war. He talks with The Bartender about the people he met there, cultural similarities and differences, how he felt about leaving, and his thoughts about what’s happening currently in Afghanistan with the US troop withdrawal. They also briefly unpack their feelings about Jeff Bezos’s penis rocket.

CN: Discussion of war

About The Guest:

Forest Ray is a science writer covering rare disease, personalized medicine, and environmental issues. He holds a PhD in systems biology after realizing too late that he really wanted to study some sort of field biology. He now lives in Long Beach, California, with his wife and three cats, all of whom vie for the position of favorite. He was formerly a medic in the 82nd Airborne Division. He’s made not one but two prior appearances on this podcast. Here he is chilling with nature, looking like a boss:

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Music Credits:

“Setting Sun” by Chris Powers

“Ghost on the Dance Floor” by Blink 182

“Bezos II” (Lyrics) by Bo Burnham

“Bottled in Cork” by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

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