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Returning Home: From War Fighter to Student


What is it like to be a student who has fought in a war?

Producers at The Stanford Storytelling Project’s podcast, State of the Human asked six Stanford students and recent alumni, all veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to tell their stories about “Returning Home.”


  • Dustin Barfield, Chris Clark, Josh Francis, Annie Hsieh, Russ Toll, and William Treseder, military veterans
  • Heidi Toll, wife of veteran

Producer/Host: Andrew Stelzer

Music:  Original music composed by Eoin Callery.

“Morning of the War Horn” (by Hellenica) from Free Music Archive

Credits: Thanks to the Stanford Storytelling Project for use of their original documentary produced by Xandra Clark and Natacha Ruck

Special thanks to Claire Schoen


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