Michelle Obama will be starting a new podcast show that is simply titled ‘The Michelle Obama Podcast’. The podcast will be launched on Spotify on 29th July 2020.
As her first guest, she has invited her husband and former US President Barack Obama. She revealed that she invited him “because he’s navigated these questions throughout the course of his life. In many ways, you can see his entire career as a constant conversation and evolution with his relationship to a larger and larger community.”
In the episode, the two will be heard discussing the current times of uncertainty. The couple also converse about their life together during quarantine and ever since they left the White House in 2016.
“Given everything that’s going on right now, from the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the ongoing protests and conversations that are testing our patience — and our consciences… not to mention all the challenges we’re experiencing due to the pandemic, I think that these days, a lot of people are questioning just where and how they can fit into a community,” says Michelle in the podcast’s introduction.
Check out the teaser below.
The project is the first under the Obama media production banner, Higher Ground, and has a multi-year exclusive contract with Spotify.
Others who will appear later on the podcast include:
Washington Post columnist Michele Norris, discussing “self in the time of COVID”
Dr. Sharon Malone, wife of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, speaking on women’s health
Michelle Obama’s older brother, Craig Robinson, on sibling relationships
Conan O’Brien talking about marriage
Obama staff members Chynna Clayton, Yene Damtew and Kristin Jones in a roundtable on mentees
Valerie Jarrett, former adviser to President Obama, to discuss mentorship
Michelle Obama’s friends Malone, Kelly Dibble and Denielle Pemberton-Heard for a conversation about friendships.
The show will be available here.