Former Vice President Mike Pence has taken on another gig just weeks after leaving office: podcaster.
What are the details?
Young America’s Foundation announced Friday that Pence will join the organization as the Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar, and is set to launch a podcast under that umbrella in the coming months in addition to speaking to campus groups on behalf of the organization once they resume after being put on hold due to COVID-19.
A press release from YAF noted that previous leaders who have spoken on their circuit include former Attorney General John Ashcroft, The Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro, and the late Lady Margaret Thatcher.
“Throughout its 60-year history, Young America’s Foundation has been a bulwark of the Conservative Movement, advancing the cause of freedom and ensuring our future leaders embrace America’s founding principles and I am honored to join YAF as the Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar,” Pence said in a statement.
“Long before I became Vice President to President Donald Trump, the vision and leadership of Ronald Reagan inspired my youth and I am humbled to continue the work of advancing the Conservative cause from a position bearing his name,” he continued. “Now more than ever, we need to take the case for freedom, free markets, and traditional values to the rising generation and I look forward to working with the great YAF team to ensure the torch of freedom shines bright for generations to come.”
Hosting a podcast won’t be an entirely new venture for Pence, who is 61. A former Indiana governor, he spent a decade prior to his 2000 election to Congress as a prominent conservative radio personality in the Midwest — a trade he then used to launch his political career. His YAF-sponsored show, which will be aimed at a younger audience than the listeners he drew years ago on “The Mike Pence Show,” is similar to an arrangement the conservative youth group had with Reagan, then the governor of California, when YAF served as a sponsor for his daily radio commentary in the mid-1970s.
The YAF announcement comes the day after conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation revealed that Pence would be joining the organization as a distinguished visiting fellow.
As TheBlaze previously reported, “Pence will advise Heritage experts on public policy, deliver speeches on policy issues, and write a monthly column for the Daily Signal, a publication of Heritage,” in his new role at the Washington, D.C.-based group.