In 2003, Scott Skiles’ son, Zach, was among the first wave of U.S. forces to invade Iraq. When the invasion started, Scott, unable to talk with Zach, would tune in to the news each day hoping to see reports from the front. Later, when Zach came home, Scott would lose contact with his son again.

In this episode, we speak with Scott about parenting during wartime: what do you when your child is in harm’s way on the battlefield and at home?

Released February 23, 2018.

Like the music in this episode? Support the artists:
“Send Off” by Explosions in The Sky & David Wingo from the album Prince Avalanche: An Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
“Dropped Ticket” by Blue Dot Sessions from the album Crab Shack