KABUL FALLING brings listeners front and center with Afghan stories of big risks, close calls, and unexpected moments of kindness.

KABUL FALLING grapples with the aftermath of the fall while exploring feelings of loss, abandonment, betrayal, and survivor’s guilt, but also of hope, as Afghans work to rebuild their lives. It recounts personal stories of the takeover that sent shockwaves throughout the country and the international community, forcing thousands of Afghans to leave their old lives behind to embark on a grueling journey for survival.

Get to know the people behind the stories better. Here, we highlight some of these journeys through profiles, photographs and videos captured by our interviewees during the fall of Kabul. Afghan artist Sara Rahmani has painted some of the people featured in the podcast: