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Podcast Review: The Commons Podcast

Podcast Review: The Commons Podcast

Podcast Review: The Commons Podcast

8 January 2022

Lieutenants Cassandra Amezquita and Meagan Ruff are friends, Jesus followers and mums. They host The Commons Podcast, giving Salvationists a safe place to talk about relevant and relatable topics.

Reviewed by Jessica Morris

Lieutenants Cassandra Amezquita and Meagan Ruff became friends while studying together at Officer Training College in the United States. Now appointed to different states, they have found practical ways to support each other through motherhood, appointment changes, and a global pandemic.

In The Commons Podcast, run by The Salvation Army USA Women’s Caring Magazine, the duo meets weekly to discuss relevant and relatable topics and gender equity. Named after their coffee shop at training college, each episode curates a safe space for women in the Army to discuss spiritual growth, parenting, mental health and leadership.

Most episodes feature a Salvation Army-related guest – and whether they are speaking to a mentor who has been in leadership for decades or a young person who grew up with social media, they drive home the importance of authenticity, community and mission.

Any person who identifies as female in The Salvation Army will value the rapport and candour of Cassandra and Meagan. Less a produced podcast and more a candid conversation, The Commons Podcast is an ideal way to reset, recharge and refocus on what is important.

The Commons Podcast is available on all podcast platforms. Visit the website here.

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