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Take on Today Podcast

An AARP Take On Today

An AARP Take On Today is news you can use about health, work, money, aging, entertainment and more.

How the Stonewall Uprising Matters 50 Years Later

Remembering the event that sparked the gay rights movement

Jack Gross Hits Back Against Age Discrimination

He talks about taking his fight to Congress with Bob Edwards in part 2 of this episode

Age Discrimination Hits Jack Gross

He talks about his battle to the Supreme Court with Bob Edwards in part 1 of this episode

Norman Mineta Talks About His Legacy

His life and accomplishments are the subjects of a PBS documentary

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at AARP's 'Letters from D-Day'

Bob Edwards talks with AARP's TJ Cooney about the origins of the video series

Cracking Down on Those Annoying Robocalls

Bob Edwards gives helpful tips on how to fight back

Caregiving, Fraud Support for Veterans and Military Families

AARP's Troy Broussard talks with Bob Edwards about resources that are available

Saving for a More Secure Retirement

Bob Edwards is joined by AARP's Bob Love as they discuss protecting your retirement savings

How to Protect Yourself From Travel Scams

Bob Edwards provides tips on how to keep yourself safe on your next vacation

Outrage Over High Prescription Drug Prices

Bob Edwards talks about AARP's first 'Stop Rx Greed' town hall in Florida

The U.S. Senior Women’s Open: A Major Success

Hall-of-fame golfer Juli Inkster joins Bob Edwards to talk about the event and the future of the sport

Understanding Brain Health and Healthy Aging

Bob Edwards talks about memory lapses and when they indicate a more serious problem

Advance Directives, Powers of Attorney and Wills

Bob Edwards talks about why it's important to make these decisions to ensure your final wishes are met

Impact of the Longevity Economy on Older Americans

Author, AARP Board Member Joe Coughlin joins Bob Edwards to discuss this economic powerhouse

Tommy John Takes On Tommy John Surgery

The former baseball player isn't a fan of his namesake surgery. He talks with Bob Edwards about it in this episode

Take on Today Podcast Episode 37

AARP’s Kate Schineller joins Bob Edwards to talk about the AARP Purpose Prize

Take on Today Podcast Episode 36

Bob Edwards talks about AARP's new campaign to lower prescription drug prices

Take on Today Podcast Episode 35

Bob Edwards talks with Jane Bryant Quinn about making your money last through retirement

Take on Today Podcast Episode 34

Bob Edwards talks about skyrocketing prescription drug costs and how they affect everyone

Take on Today Podcast Episode 33

Comedian Jesus Trejo's dedication to his parents and craft inspired AARP Studios' documentary, 'Care to Laugh'

Take on Today Podcast Episode 32

AARP provides tips and warning signs to help protect yourself from online dating scams

Take on Today Podcast Episode 31

Bob Edwards and AARP's Maria Gillen talk about ways to get the biggest bang for your travel buck

Take on Today Podcast Episode 30

Bob Edwards talks about one of the smartest decisions you can make for you and your family: long-term care

Take on Today Podcast Episode 29

AARP's Susan Weinstock joins Bob Edwards to talk about the benefits of working from home and part-time jobs

Take on Today Podcast Episode 28

Bob Edwards talks about a new PSA that helps Americans get their retirement back on track

Take on Today Podcast Episode 27

Bob Edwards talks about planning for your retirement and getting the most out of your money

Take on Today Podcast Episode 26

Bob Edwards chats with Chris Farrell about a growing movement of older entrepreneurs and part-time workers

Take on Today Podcast Episode 25

Bob Edwards and Amy Goyer discuss family caregiving and how to make it through the holiday season with more joy and less stress

Take on Today Podcast Episode 24

Bob Edwards chats with Doris Kearns Goodwin and Clarence Page at the 2018 AARP Purpose Prize Awards

Take on Today Podcast Episode 23

This episode talks about the issue of hearing loss and remembers former president George H.W. Bush

Take on Today Podcast Episode 22

Bob Edwards takes a look at the fight against rising prescription drug costs and the effects on older Americans

Take on Today Podcast Episode 21

Bob Edwards takes a look at companies that are focusing their business strategy on older adults

Take on Today Podcast Episode 20

Bob Edwards talks with FTC experts about scams that make money off of veterans

Take on Today Podcast Episode 19

Bob Edwards is joined by AARP's Leigh Purvis as they chat about the issue of prescription drug costs and the midterm elections

Take on Today Podcast Episode 18

David Certner joins Bob Edwards to talk about the health care debate and how AARP is holding politicians accountable

Take on Today Podcast Episode 17

Bob Edwards and Ben Brown, founder of the Association of Young Americans, talk about a recent poll by AARP and AYA and the midterm elections

Take on Today Podcast Episode 16

Bob Edwards talks with AARP's John Hishta about the midterm elections and how older Americans could be the deciding factor

Take on Today Podcast Episode 15

Bob Edwards chats with Leland Melvin on his path from the NFL to NASA and the International Space Station

Take on Today Podcast Episode 14

Tony Oppedisano, longtime manager and friend of Don Rickles, discusses the making of the 'Dinner With Don' series and reflects on the comedy legend’s career

Take on Today Podcast Episode 13

Bob Edwards chats with Maria Elena Salinas about Hurricane Maria and the devastation it had on Puerto Rico

Take on Today Podcast Episode 12

Bob Edwards and celebrity chef Carla Hall discuss senior poverty and hunger at AARP Foundation’s Meal Pack Challenge in D.C.

Take on Today Podcast Episode 11

Baseball legend Tommy John is not a fan of his namesake surgery. He talks with Bob Edwards in the latest 'Take on Today' episode

Take on Today Podcast Episode 10

Two college instructors faced age discrimination in the workplace and prevailed; AARP remembers Sen. John McCain and his legacy of public service

Take on Today Podcast Episode 9

Bob Edwards uncovers how drug makers are lobbying Congress to roll back progress on closing the Medicare Part D donut hole

Take on Today Podcast Episode 8

Personal finance expert Suze Orman joins Bob Edwards to share tough-love guidance for people seeking financial security

Take on Today Podcast Episode 7

Reid Cox, founder of iFoster and AARP Purpose Prize winner, talks with Bob Edwards about how he got involved in the child welfare system in this episode

Take on Today Podcast Episode 6

Bob Edwards talks with Celeste Mergens, who was a winner of the AARP Purpose Prize Award

Take on Today Podcast Episode 5

VJ Sleight, a two-time cancer survivor, and Peter Moore, author of “Broke From Cancer” from the AARP The Magazine, discuss the financial cost of a cancer diagnosis

Take on Today Podcast Episode 4

Frank Abagnale talks about how scammers operate and tips for listeners to protect themselves

Take on Today Podcast Episode 3

Lisa Marsh Ryerson on the Importance of social connections and the causes and implications of isolation

Take on Today Podcast Episode 2

John Hishta, AARP Senior Vice President of Campaigns, joins Bob Edwards to discuss nationwide voter mobilization efforts

Take on Today Podcast Episode 1

Bob Edwards and Sarah Lock, AARP Senior Vice President for Policy, discuss ways to improve brain health

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Meet Our Host

take on today podcast host bob edwards

 

Bob Edwards is an award-winning broadcast journalist and author. He gained national recognition as the host of NPR’s flagship program “Morning Edition” from its premiere in 1979 until 2004. Full bio