SQUAD - Teen Podcast

Little Troopers has launched a brand-new podcast called SQUAD featuring lots of military teenagers talking about their experiences of growing up in the military community. Across eight episodes we are speaking to 15 teens who all have a different story to tell.

Presented by TV & radio broadcaster and mental health ambassador, Katie Thistleton and Leicester Tigers rugby star, Thom Smith – who’s Dad still serves in the Royal Air Force – the eight-episode weekly podcast is the first of its kind to hand over the microphone to military teens.

Recorded as short 20-minute weekly episodes, listeners hear from 15 military teenagers across the series as they chat about their personal experiences of being a service child. They share their views on some of the unique challenges that they face including deployment and separation, schooling, moving home, having a serving parent and forming friendships.

Presenter Thom Smith: “Hosting SQUAD with Katie was a fantastic experience and I’m so excited to be working alongside Little Troopers. Growing up in a military family myself, I appreciate the highs and lows we encounter as children of military parents/carers. It was fascinating to listen to the teenagers tell their stories and share their experiences of military life. I believe that having a platform for military children to relate to, that also informs the wider community of our unique lifestyle is invaluable and I’m immensely proud to be a part of it.”

Katie Thistleton
Thom Smith