Tysons, VA

This week, Second Story plans to drop the trailer for the third season of its podcast, which will premiere in August.

Listeners can expect two story-driven episodes and five topical ones with Second Story’s staff and local experts tackling COVID-19 and social justice issues, Abigail Brougher, the podcast’s producer and Second Story’s spokesperson, told Tysons Reporter.

“I’m really glad that we’re able to share a little bit more of how all this has impacted youth in a high-level way,” Brougher said. “The stories are really important.”

The Merrifield-based non-profit helps kids, teens and young adults seeking food, shelter and emergency support.

Unlike the last two seasons, this upcoming one is debuting a few months earlier in the year, partly because people are trying to find things to do during the pandemic.

“This season, it was a lot more current event-driven, which was really interesting, and a lot more time-sensitive, which is part of why it’s coming out earlier, too,” she said. “As we as soon as we got the information, we felt like we didn’t want to sit on it — it would be really important for the community to hear right away.”

With seven episodes, the upcoming season is shorter than last year’s.

Brougher also had to record all of the interviews remotely when she started working on the new season in March.

“[The podcasts were] really an experiment at first,” she said. “We didn’t know how it would go. But this season, I think especially, it’s really clear that this is something that people really enjoy, and we’re really thankful to have this avenue to communicate through since we’re all so isolated.”

People can tune in every Wednesday for seven weeks starting Aug. 12. The episodes will be available on Second Story’s website.

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