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The American War
A podcast guide to "The Vietnam War," the new documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Washington Post Opinion columnist Alyssa Rosenberg breaks down each episode of the film with Burns and Novick themselves, getting the story behind the stories, and grappling with the lessons the United States learned -- and failed to learn -- in Vietnam and at home. Listen after you watch each episode of "The Vietnam War" for a new perspective on how the film was made and what it all means.
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Ratings & Reviews
3.9 stars from 508 ratings
Iconic piece of research
Simon Drought via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 08/20/23
Well done
What a great listen. I was born in 1960 the earliest memory I have distinctly was November 22 1963 the total shock it had on my mom and dad was enough to glue me to politics and News still today. This is a really good listen. Thankyou
aay bfr via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/18/22
Disservice to the documentary
If the documentary The Vietnam War continues to haunt and conflict you, please avoid this podcast. Host Alyssa Rosenberg’s follow-on reflections and commentary about the epic documentary are self-important, trite, distracting, biased, and irrelevant.
Ras Twaka via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/22
Recent Episodes
“The Vietnam War” begins with Henry Kissinger’s call to put Vietnam behind us. It ends with the Beatles’ “Let It Be.” Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explain the difference, and how the painful lessons of the Vietnam era can help us today.
Published 09/29/17
Published 09/29/17
Some soldiers in Vietnam fought bravely, and then came home to oppose the war they’d served in. Their experiences are a reminder that Vietnam mixed up American notions of patriotism. As Ken and Lynn explain, we’re still trying to piece it back together.
Published 09/28/17
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