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AARP Podcast Gives Listeners a Fresh ‘Take on Today’

Host Bob Edwards and guests have  ‘conversations that matter’ about key issues

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AARP's new weekly podcast "Take on Today" will offer insights on health and other topics through in-depth interviews with guest experts. 

If you’re looking for the latest insights on health, work, money, aging, entertainment and other topics, it just became easier to find them. 

AARP has launched a weekly podcast called An AARP Take on Today that features in-depth interviews with guest experts. The podcasts will be hosted by Bob Edwards, an acclaimed journalist and well-known voice from his years as the original and longtime host of NPR’s Morning Edition.

The first three episodes are now available. They cover:

  • Investments in cutting-edge dementia research, with Sarah Lock, executive director of the Global Council on Brain Health  
  • The influence of age 50-plus voters in the 2018 midterm elections, with John Hishta, senior vice president of Campaigns for AARP
  • The devastating toll that social isolation can take on older Americans, with Lisa Marsh Ryerson, president of AARP Foundation.

These podcasts and subsequent ones can be streamed and downloaded at They are also available at Apple podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and TuneIn. 

New podcasts will be available on Thursdays.

“Our podcasts will take listeners below the surface to explore the issues that matter to them and affect their everyday lives,” says Martha M. Boudreau, AARP’s executive vice president and chief communications and marketing officer.

Edwards called the podcasts “a truly powerful opportunity to connect with listeners about news that’s relevant in their lives. 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.”

AARP’s first podcast series, The Perfect Scam profiled outrageous consumer scams with commentary from FBI fraud consultant Frank Abagnale. 

You can subscribe to both The Perfect Scam and An AARP Take on Today at the same outlets listed earlier.

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