AUSA Releases 2 New Podcasts in April

AUSA Releases 2 New Podcasts in April

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The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing two new podcasts in April as part of its recently relaunched “Army Matters” series.

First up is a podcast featuring Jim Clark, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of America, and Ahsha B., the organization’s National Military Youth of the Year.

During the podcast, award-winning youth speaker Ahsha shares her story and what she’s gained from the Boys & Girls Club. She and Clark also will talk about how the Boys & Girls Club helps today’s youth, share insights into what young people think about service and the world today, and offer some advice to young people trying to find their way and their confidence.

The episode is available April 12.

Next up is an interview with Jill Wagner and her husband, Maj. David Lemanowicz.

Wagner has been in the public eye for more than 15 years, hosting the television series Wipeout from 2008 to 2014 and appearing in countless Hallmark movies. Her husband was a minor league hockey player who joined the Army National Guard and has served in Afghanistan.

The couple is now doing what they can to give back to the military through the creation of a new television series. Lioness stars Nicole Kidman, Zoe Saldana and Morgan Freeman and was co-created by the couple and Taylor Sheridan, creator of Yellowstone, 1883 and Tulsa King. The spy thriller is scheduled for release later this year on Paramount+.

The episode is available April 26.

First launched in February 2019, AUSA’s podcast underwent some major changes last year, with a new show design, increased storytelling chops and a focus on leadership lessons across the Total Army. The new version of “Army Matters” was officially introduced Oct. 10.

Additionally, the series has moved from weekly releases to every other Wednesday and will feature inspirational leadership stories, current issues for NCOs, military families’ journeys and in-depth discussions on the Army’s past and future.

Full details on the podcasts are available at Listeners also can subscribe to “Army Matters” for updates.