Episode 52 - "The Lotus Eater" (Part 1 of 3)
Produced and directed by Gregory J. Sinclair
Air Dates: November 26 & 27, 2008
Sgt. Kinsella, Pvt. Manson and Pvt. Donaldson pay a courtesy visit to Chief Khan, a former warlord who now heads an Afghan Police detachment. Their arrival coincides with a dogfight, pitting the Chief's prize Mastiff against the one belonging to The Turk, a general contractor engaged by NATO to oversee many of the reconstruction projects underway in Kandahar province. Donaldson places a 'friendly' bet on The Turk's dog, only to discover that he wagered and lost 2000.00 Canadian dollars. Now on leave, to repay his debt Donaldson accepts a job as a private security guard - strictly against regulations - escorting the The Turk and one million dollars cash between Kandahar City and Kabul. It all appears to be straightforward, until the convoy is attacked.
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Created by Greg Nelson, Adam Pettle, Andrew Moodie and Jason Sherman.
Afghanada gives us a grunts-eye perspective of the war in Afghanistan. 3 -1 Bravo is a Canadian Forces light infantry section fighting with NATO forces deep in the heart of the conflict. Every day, Sgt. Pat Kinsella (Jenny Young), Private Dean Donaldson (Paul Fauteux) and Private Lucas Manson (Billy Maclellan), confront the chaos and violence of life "outside the wire."
Based on actual events on the ground in Kandahar, each week's episode takes the listener on an intense and compelling auditory journey, an unadorned reflection of the very real life and death situations Canadian soldiers face every day in Afghanistan.