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AFSPA Launches a Podcast Station

AFSPA is excited to announce the launch of its first ever podcast station. In the U.S. alone, 40% of Americans listen to at least one podcast a week (and growing rapidly). “We’re excited to be part of this digital growth and are confident this medium will keep our members better aligned and informed with AFSPA’s offerings,” said AFSPA Chief Operating Officer, Kyle Longton.  

The AFSPA Talks podcast, which launched on Monday, May 10, 2021, is now officially available here where listeners will have quick access to all episodes when they need it – at home, at their desk, or on-the-go. This includes the ability to download or listen to the podcast episodes offline, at your convenience. Listeners can also search “AFSPA Talks” on their favorite Podcast platform or find out more about AFSPA’s current and upcoming episodes at

This new channel will include content that covers a range of topics across a multitude of categories with various subject matter experts, from mental wellness, general health care, dental care, to speech and hearing awareness.

So what’s available now?

Episode 1: AFSPA COO, Kyle Longton, leads Dr. Julia Hoffman, a psychologist from Teladoc® through a discussion of how people are coping with COVID, parenting in this time of uncertainty, and dealing with trauma and PTSD. Then, the two dive into the intersection of technology and mental health, specifically with the app myStrength™. Listen Now!

What’s coming next?

Episode 2Airing on Monday, May 17th

In recognition of Better Speech & Hearing Month, AFSPA COO, Kyle Longton, talks with Patty Greene, an audiologist from TruHearing about the signs and symptoms of hearing loss, the importance of getting a hearing test, and hearing benefits from the Foreign Service Benefit Plan. Stay tuned and subscribe!


Founded in 1929, the American Foreign Service Protective Association (AFSPA) offers a custom array of insurance products to Federal branch employees supporting foreign affairs. AFSPA is the premier provider of creative, innovative health benefits, insurance programs and professional services to its eligible membership as well as an expert resource to the entire Federal workforce. Visit to learn more.

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