Listen to L.A. Times reporters on the ground in Afghanistan

Caskets are carried toward a gravesite
Caskets are carried toward a gravesite as mourners attend a funeral for members of a family that are said to have been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan.
(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Since the Taliban swept into power last month as U.S. forces withdrew from Afghanistan, Los Angeles Times correspondents Nabih Bulos and Marcus Yam have been chronicling the stunning end to America’s longest war. They have traveled with the Taliban. The have talked to Afghans — especially women — who fear what’s to come in the weeks ahead. And they have written, photographed and filed stories while navigating the whims of a militant group that has often reviled the Western news media.

Bulos summed it up this way: “It’s just weird. Surreal, really.”

Bulos and Yam shared their reflections of life in Kabul with L.A. Times podcast producer Shannon Lin.