To commemorate our one year anniversary of this podcast, I wanted to showcase the writing and music created by RPCVs and inspired by their Peace Corps experience. I invited past podcast guests, Steve Latin-Kasper and Ryan Weber to share with us songs that that they wrote. I also invited poet and Romania RPCV, Clela Reed, who shared her poetry that she wrote during her time in Romania. I had a lot of fun putting this episode together, and it really highlighted for me how Peace Corps is more than just service and cultural exchange. It can also be a very deep and personal journey.
Steve Latin-Kasper playing drums with his band in the Marshall Island
Steve Latin-Kasper served in the Peace Corps in the Marshall Islands from 1981 to 1983. While there, he played drums and sang with a band called Dri Karere Ran. Upon returning from the Peace Corps, he stopped music to pursue other interests.&