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Service to Service Podcast

Samuel Lewis

Samuel Lewis is the Host of Service to Service, "the show that helps you understand veterans one story at a time." In 2010, Sam founded The Samcast Network and honed his skills with a hit podcast about the television show Doctor Who. He continued his creative journey alongside family and friends, hosting more shows and creating more content than he could have ever imagined. These days, Sam lends his talents to the Kentucky Center for Veterans Studies. Each episode of Service to Service explores military and veteran cultures, highlights service and research taking place on behalf of the veteran community, or tells a story of a single veteran who does not fit into the traditional mold. Learn about veterans, but also humanity, courage, and resilience.

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Episode 3: Suzanne S. Rancourt

Sam meets Suzanne S. Rancourt, a veteran of both the U.S. Army and the Marine Corps. A multi-modal Expressive Arts Therapist, Rancourt explains the concept of "broken time" and methods she uses in her practice, distinguishing between multi-modal and other forms of arts therapies. She is a member of the Abenaki/Huron tribes and the author of three books of poetry: Billboard in the Clouds, murmurs at the gate, and Old Stones, New Roads. Her short works of poetry, non-fiction, and fiction have appeared in dozens of publications.

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Suzanne's Recommended Reading: Thomas D. Osborn's Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Holistic Approach (2012) and Heuristic Research: Design, Methodolgiy, and Applications (1990) by Clark Moustakes.

Episode 2: Tif Holmes

On this episode Sam is joined by Tif Holmes, a professional photographer and former member of the esteemed U.S. Army Reserve Band. Though classically trained, a traumatic experience forced Tif to shift from music to visual art. She discusses that transformation, her healing journey, and how she uses art professionally, therapeutically, and in service to the veteran community. 

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Episode 1: Roman Baca

It's the first episode! Sam talks to Roman Baca, a USMC veteran and founder of the Exit 12 Dance Company. Exit 12 incorporates military themes, stories, and movements to explore veterans' experiences and translate them into art for audiences around the world. And for many who take part, the performance itself is therapeutic. You will learn about Roman's service, how it inspired him to start Exit 12, and his ongoing work in the United Kingdom with the Soldiers Arts Academy.

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DocumentaryExit 12: Moved by War


Episode 0 - Explaining the Show

On this episode, Sam introduces himself, explains the goals of the podcast, and provides a little background and information about future shows. Transcript


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Music: Bumbly March by Kevin MacLeod (license)


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