Peace Corps: Then and Now

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The Peace Corps, which has been sending Americans overseas to do aid work for 50 years, is struggling to recruit new volunteers. Today, it announced it’s changing its application process to try to drum up more interest. We look at the organization’s evolution over the years and what its shrinking popularity says about our culture.

Credits

Guests:
Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman - San Diego State University - @E_Cobbs_Hoffman, Jessie Beck - Go Overseas - @beatnomad

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott