Episode from the podcastBoston Calling

On a Mission

Released Saturday, 30th April 2016
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A former CIA agent discusses his days undercover in Afghanistan and Syria, and the demons those days left behind. Then, we visit the spectacle that is Laredo -- a members-only Wild West town tucked away in the English countryside. And, America’s trucking industry faces a shortage -- we meet the immigrants helping fill the gap.

Plus, why Polish activists are borrowing images from the US in a push for a total abortion ban. And the Detroit watch company bringing its message of the gritty underdog to Europe.

Image: The CIA symbol is shown on the floor of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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This Boston Calling edition is splendid; the CIA operative who filled his training was lacking ( a Possible disadvantage) and the stress induced by such undercover missions. The Ukraine/Turkish Lorry/truck drivers who see this opportunity as a pathway to the American Dream; love the fact that these immigrants are bringing the joys of social life into this industry. The Atlas Obscura inspired piece is interesting; I want to visit Laredo in London? and Loshanda watches from Detroit are emerging from the rubble of a bankrupt city.
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