March 30, 2022
WAR #1 – Last Plane Out of Kabul
The true story of the end of one of the forever wars through the eyes of the people who were there.
Arshy Mann
Host & Producer, COMMONS
Jordan Cornish
Producer, COMMONS
Kieran Oudshoorn
Managing Editor, Podcasts

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The War in Afghanistan was Canada’s longest war. More than 40,000 Canadian troops served. And countless Canadian civilians went to work in the country. But after twenty years, billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives lost, Afghanistan is worse off than before.

When the Taliban marched into Kabul last August, the world watched as Afghans clung to planes in an attempt to escape. We bring you the true story of the end of one of the forever wars through the eyes of the people who were there.


Featured in this episode: Wasai Rahimi, Ghousuddin Frotan, Brian Castner, Mohammed Sharif Sharaf, Matthieu Aikins


To learn more:

“Inside the Fall of Kabul” by Matthieu Aikins in New York Times Magazine

“Escape from Afghanistan” by Mark MacKinnon in The Globe and Mail

“Horror at Kabul’s gate to freedom” by Nick Paton Walsh, Sandi Sidhu, Julia Hollingsworth, Masoud Popalzai, Sitara Zamani, Abdul Basir Bina, Katie Polglase & Gianluca Mezzofiore in CNN


Additional music from Audio Network


This episode is brought to you by Rotman’s Risk Management Program, Oxio, Escaping Denver, and Ground News


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