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Meet the Hosts of AARP's 'Take on Today'

Bob Edwards, Wilma Consul and Mike Ellison host the podcast

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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. Starting in 1974, Edwards served as a co-host of NPR’s evening news magazine, “All Things Considered,” until 1979 when he helped launch “Morning Edition.” Edwards started his career in broadcasting in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

Edwards has won the duPont-Columbia Award for radio journalism, a George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, and the Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding contributions to public radio. In November of 2004, Edwards was inducted into the national Radio Hall of Fame.

Wilma Consul

Wilma Consul

Wilma B. Consul has had a long love affair with sound. It started when she trained in radio production at Youth News in Oakland, CA. It blossomed during her many years producing and reporting at NPR in Washington, DC. She radiated most on the field, unearthing stories about culture, community, food and the arts for WETA, WNYC, KQED and WYPR. Also an artist, she indulged in her other passions: dance and food. 

She received certifications, and worked in fitness, culinary and pastry arts. In 2017, she became a chef instructor at the nation’s first adult charter school. She thought she was done with audio…until 2019, when AARP’s Take on Today found her. In no time, she realized this podcast venture made for a good match. 

Mike Ellison

Mike Ellison

Mike Ellison is a creative entrepreneur and multifaceted artist: actor, musician, spoken word performer and public speaker. Mike was born in Ethiopia, raised in Reston, VA and fully realized himself as an interdisciplinary artist in Detroit. He’s released independent records and headlined national community outreach tours, while registering acting credits that span film, theater and television (IMDB Michael D. Ellison).

Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Virginia and has used entertainment as a vehicle to promote charitable initiatives throughout the United States and his birth country. Beyond his own artistic endeavors, Mike serves as a creative strategist and produces original content for a range of companies and organizations.

His father, the late journalist Bob Ellison, was the first African-American president of the White House Correspondents’ Association.

How to Listen and Subscribe to Take on Today Podcast

iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Apple Podcasts app, search for the show title and select it from the list of results.
  2. Once on the show page, click the "Subscribe" button to have new episodes sent to your phone or tablet for free.
  3. Click the name of an episode from the list below to listen.

Android Phone or Tablet

  1. Open the Google Play Music app, search for the show title and select it from the list of results.
  2. Once on the show page, click the "Subscribe" button to have new episodes sent to your phone or tablet for free.
  3. Click the name of an episode from the list below to listen.

Smart Speakers (Amazon Echo or Google Home)

  1. To play podcasts on your Amazon Echo smart speaker, ask the following: "Alexa, ask TuneIn to play Take on Today podcast" OR "Alexa, play Take on Today podcast on TuneIn"
  2. To play podcasts on your Google Home smart speaker, ask the following: "Hey Google, play Take on Today podcast"

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