By now, you have either heard of someone mention Ken Burns’ masterful documentary of the Vietnam War, or you are actively watching the series.

Reason.com recently had the chance to interview Ken Burns and Lynn Novak about the project and its relevance.  For those who lived through the Vietnam War, it defined a generation in a way the Iraq War (and by extension, the Afghanistan War) imitated, but never quite did.

For those who know of Vietnam as a history lesson, the documentary provides the raw emotions of the conflict in a way that brings the humanity of both sides to bear — and the mistakes and errors.

Worth your time.