Legion launches first podcast

Legion launches first podcast

The American Legion has launched its first episode of the Tango Alpha Lima podcast.

The twice-monthly podcast features three post-9/11 veterans who discuss news, information and quirky stories of interest to the military community. American Legion staff member Mark Seavey joins Legionnaires Jeff Daly, a member of Hollywood Post 43, and Ashley Gorbulja-Maldonado, of Post 180 in Vienna, Va.

In the first episode, the co-hosts talk about Medal of Honor recipients, Seavey scorns a Purell pandemic profiteer and Gorbulja-Maldonado gives guidance on weathering the quarantine. You can listen to the podcast here and subscribe to it on iTunes, Stitcher and anywhere else you can download podcasts. Each episode will also have a video option to view available on the Legion’s YouTube channel.

The initiative is part of how the Legion is connecting with today’s younger veterans, Media and Communications Commission Chairman Walter Ivie said.

“I am thrilled that we were able to work through some challenges to produce the first of many engaging, informative and thoughtful podcasts,” Ivie said. “Gone are the days when our only media contact with members was the monthly magazine. Today’s media consumer demands information in various formats — social media, web, mobile, audio and video. With the Tango Alpha Lima podcast joining our other electronic media platforms, we are fulfilling that desire.”