AARP launched “An AARP Take on Today℠,” a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Edwards, the original and longtime host of NPR’s flagship program “Morning Edition.” Each new episode will feature in-depth news interviews on timely topics with guest experts on health, work, money, aging, entertainment and more.
“Podcasts’ growing popularity presents an exciting opportunity for us to deepen our connection with our members and with all those interested in fascinating stories about our country’s changing demographics,” said Martha M. Boudreau, AARP Executive Vice President & Chief Communications and Marketing Officer. “AARP is a powerhouse of news and insights for Americans 50-plus, including through the nation’s most-read magazine, AARP The Magazine. With ‘An AARP Take on Today,’ working with the acclaimed Bob Edwards, we’re expanding our reach and engagement with the fastest growing segment of listeners.”
The first three episodes of “An AARP Take on Today” are available at AARP, Apple podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and TuneIn. The episodes cover cutting-edge dementia research, the influence of 50-plus voters in the 2018 midterm elections and the devastating impact of social isolation on older Americans.
“Teaming up with AARP for ‘Take on Today’ is a truly powerful opportunity to connect with listeners about news that’s relevant to their lives,” said host Bob Edwards. “With this show, we hope to bring something new yet familiar – not just to AARP members, but to all podcast listeners who want to be informed and entertained. This show is about conversations that matter.”