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Claude Adolphe is a middle class man who lived through the goudou goudou—the Haitian onomatopoeia for the sound the earthquake made when it struck in January 2010. Claire Payton is a historian who interviewed Adolphe and more than 100 other Haitians who agreed to share their stories from that day and describe their lives in post-earthquake Haiti. On this week’s episode, Claire returns to Port-au-Prince to reunite with Adolphe and other subjects of her Haiti Memory Project. She helps us understand the earthquake as a ‘point zero’ in Haitian consciousness—an unequivocal dividing line between what now seems like Haiti’s distant past, and its present.