Veteran Resource: Podcasts from the VA
Did you know that the VA has a podcast network for Veterans? The VA podcast network hopes to strengthen the community via audio episodes created especially for Veterans. These VA podcasts are an excellent resource for information on programs, tips, stories, and VA news which Vets may not learn about elsewhere.
Each podcast on the network offers different information. Here are four of our favorites:
Borne The Battle: A weekly podcast that uses interviews to recognize the battles, challenges, and sacrifices our Veterans endure during and after their service. The show also spotlights important resources, offices, and VA benefits.
My Life, My Story: This VA podcast is based on the “My Life, My Story” Project, which was established in 2013. In an effort to help VA healthcare providers learn more about their patients, interviewers shared with them the stories of Veterans from VA hospitals around the country. These stories were found to be so compelling that a podcast was created to share them with the rest of the world.
Standing Ready: Standing Ready gives a look inside the untold story of the VA Medical System. The podcast highlights contributions (past, present and future) of our Nation’s largest health care system via interviews with VHA innovators and pioneers conducted through a historical lens.
Vets First aims to shorten the information gap between researchers and the Veterans they serve by sharing researchers’ findings and describing Veterans’ research experiences.
Accessing the VA Podcast Network
The VA podcast network can be accessed via their website or individual shows can be downloaded from Apple, Spotify, or anywhere else you listen to your podcasts.
In addition to audio options, the Vets First and Borne the Battle podcasts offer full episode transcripts. This is a great alternative for those who are not able (or would prefer not) to listen to the audio versions of the podcasts but still wish to learn the information.