For The Sender

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Synopsis

Your stories. With a soundtrack.

Episodes

  • Episode 12 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    Episode 12 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    04/09/2016 Duration: 29min

    Over the last couple of months, you've heard words and music weaving together into the true story of For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam. You've heard the love letters Sergeant John Fuller sent to his wife decades ago when he was stationed in Vietnam. You've heard his daughter answer those letters back in time, after finding them buried in a closet during a recent move. You've heard about how Sergeant Fuller's escape from his demons got him killed in the driveway of a house he was renting for his lover, and you've heard the letters his daughter wrote to him and from him in her heart to work through his death. And you've heard the songs inspired by those letters. You've met veterans from the Vietnam War to the current conflict in the Middle East, who are struggling with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. They've told you about using heroin and darkness to cope, and then trading the drugs and depression for the joy of the ocean. Or the spirit of a therapy horse. Or the support of a psychiatric service dog

  • Episode 11 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    Episode 11 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    28/08/2016 Duration: 15min

    In this serendipitous, full-circle episode of For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam, I meet a dog trainer who rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to be psychiatric service dogs for veterans. I realize that the three things I depend on also ease the burdens carried by the veterans I've met with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. And what inspired the For The Sender project is the same force that will bring it to a close: The love of a dog.  

  • Episode 10 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    Episode 10 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    22/08/2016 Duration: 37min

    In this episode of For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam, I'll take you with me as I walk through the barn doors of Idaho's Swiftsure Ranch and into a world where PTSD and traumatic brain injuries wilt in the shadows of some very special horses. You'll meet a Vietnam veteran who's never spoken about his time in combat and a veteran of multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan who depends on a makeshift cane to walk. But that changes after they meet these horses. Join me on this adventure that the Huffington Post is calling 'important, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring.' Proceeds from the For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam book and album (you can check that out at forthesender.com) go to veterans causes featured in the story, including the ranch I'm going to take you to now. Let's go.  

  • Episode 9 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    Episode 9 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    14/08/2016 Duration: 30min

    Here's Episode 9 of For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam, which is the true story with a soundtrack of an incredible correspondence into the past between a daughter in the present and her dad, who was a sergeant stationed in Vietnam in 1968. This story has been unfolding week by week, so if this is your first time listening, you can go to forthesender.com/podcast to check out all the previous episodes just by going to forthesender.com, scroll down to podcast, and click on it, and you can listen to everything. We’re pretty deep in the thick of things now, with Jennifer writing her dad letters in heaven and imagining what he’d say back to her, with these songs we wrote woven through the letters, and taking over the letters… so I really hope you’ll go back and check out those previous episodes, because I think this is a story of service and sacrifice and redemption and forgiveness worth telling and hearing. Also woven through this father and daughter correspondence is my own journey of discovery, and in the

  • Episode 8 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    Episode 8 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    09/08/2016 Duration: 30min

    For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam is the true story with a soundtrack about an incredible correspondence into the past between a daughter and her dad, who was an Air Force sergeant stationed in Vietnam in 1968. I'm going to take you behind the curtain again in Episode 8 and show you my thought process as I wrote this story of service, sacrifice, redemption, and forgiveness that the Huffington Post is calling 'important, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring.' In this episode, the narrative will start to shift ever so slightly toward an ultimate redemption... the last few episodes have brought some darkness, but the dawn is coming. This story has unfolded week by week, so if you want to get caught up and check out the previous episodes, just go to forthesender.com/podcast and you can listen to the whole series. An audiobook will be available very soon with the whole story uninterrupted, and I'll let you know where to find it. Proceeds from the book sales (the print edition was released on Veterans Day

  • Episode 7 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    Episode 7 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    31/07/2016 Duration: 40min

    For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam is the true story with a soundtrack about an incredible correspondence between a daughter and her dad, who was an Air Force sergeant stationed in Vietnam in 1968. As the story unfolds here in Episode 7, I'm going to take you behind the curtain and show you my thought process as I wrote this story of service, sacrifice, redemption, and forgiveness that the Huffington Post is calling 'important, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring.' Proceeds from the book and album sales go to veterans' causes featured in the book, and thanks to your help, we were able to fund a surf camp for veterans earlier this month! Thank you... the next surf camp is September 11th, so stay tuned for more details about how you can volunteer if you're interested, or head over to forthesender.com to check out the books.

  • Episode 6 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    Episode 6 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    24/07/2016 Duration: 45min

    This is the true story with a soundtrack of an incredible correspondence between a daughter, Jennifer, and her father, who was a sergeant stationed in Vietnam in 1968. As the story has unfolded, Jennifer has been answering letters that her dad wrote to her mom decades ago, which have been buried in a closet until now. In the last episode we heard a couple of real newspaper articles detailing why she was answering these letters from 1968 back in time in the first place: her dad isn't here to write letters anymore. A dangerous cocktail of drugs, alcohol, and other women that he used as an escape to outrun what he brought back from Vietnam finally caught up to him, in the blood-stained driveway of a house he was renting for a lover other than his wife. But is he really gone? If you're just now joining this true story for the first time, this is a great place to jump in. You'll get the whole premise in a crumpled piece of paper that I pull out of my pocket in the first few minutes. And we'll take off together on

  • Episode 5 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    Episode 5 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    14/07/2016 Duration: 20min

    Welcome to Episode 5 of For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam, a true story told about an incredible correspondence into the past between a daughter, Jennifer, and her dad, Sergeant John Fuller, who was stationed in Vietnam in 1968. If this is your first time listening, you may want to check out the previous episodes first, since the story unfolds one episode after another. You can find those by going to forthesender.com, scrolling down, and clicking on ‘podcast.’ Or you can subscribe to the For The Sender podcast on iTunes. So far you've heard this story evolve from a decades-old correspondence buried inside a box with the words Love Letters from Vietnam etched on top. You've experienced some of those letters, which were sent from Sergeant Fuller stationed in Da Nang to his young wife in East Texas, as read by his son decades later. You've heard Sergeant Fuller's daughter, Jennifer, read in her own words her response to those letters, which she found buried in a closet almost 40 years after they were sen

  • Episode 4 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    Episode 4 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    10/07/2016 Duration: 28min

    Welcome to Episode 4 of For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam, a true story told week by week about an incredible correspondence into the past between a daughter, Jennifer, and her dad, Sergeant John Fuller, who was stationed in Vietnam in 1968. If this is your first time listening, you may want to check out the previous episodes first, since the story unfolds one episode after another. You can find those by going to forthesender.com, scrolling down, and clicking on ‘podcast.’ Or you can subscribe to the For The Sender podcast on iTunes. In this episode, I take you on my own sort of time travel, as I start learning more about one of the most tumultuous eras in our history by putting myself into the hearts of several different major characters from 1968. I literally drop down into the huge important scenes from our history and show you through these characters eyes what the landscape looks like. Whoever posts to the Alex Woodard Facebook page or the For The Sender Facebook page first, with who these charac

  • Episode 3 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    Episode 3 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    03/07/2016 Duration: 41min

    For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam is a true story told week by week about an incredible correspondence into the past between a daughter, Jennifer, and her dad, Sergeant John Fuller, who was stationed in Vietnam in 1968. If this is your first time listening, PLEASE check out the previous episodes first, since the story unfolds sequentially, one episode after another and things will make a lot more sense once you're into the flow. You can find those episodes by going to forthesender.com, scrolling down, and clicking on ‘podcast.’ You can also find them at Facebook.com/forthesender, or subscribe to the For The Sender podcast on iTunes. So why was Jennifer sending these letters back in time? Why not write to her dad now, in the present? Did something happen to him? I start to uncover some answers to those questions in Episode 3, which begins with another letter sent back in time from Jennifer to her dad. You’ll hear her real voice, just like the other episodes, and the voice of her brother as her dad. But

  • Episode 2 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    Episode 2 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    26/06/2016 Duration: 33min

    Episode 1 found Alex sorting through an old box of love letters sent from a soldier stationed in Vietnam in 1968 to his young wife in East Texas. He also discovered another incredible letter sent back in time from the soldier's daughter, and took his first steps on an adventure that Huffington Post calls 'important, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring.' In Episode 2, Alex meets a veteran from the Vietnam War and hears about his journey from heroin to healing. This is a true story with a soundtrack, told in sequence week to week, so we strongly suggest checking out Episode 1 if you haven't already! Just go to forthesender.com, scroll down, and click on the image of the podcast. Thanks for listening.    

  • Episode 1 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    Episode 1 - Love Letters from Vietnam

    19/06/2016 Duration: 33min

    Join Alex as he takes his first steps toward discovering what's hidden in a black box with the words 'Love Letters from Vietnam' etched on top.  There is much more than letters laying in wait.