Everyone’s favourite former first lady of the United States is starting a podcast.
On July 29, Michelle Obama will debut her new Spotify podcast “The Michelle Obama Podcast”, dedicated to exploring the relationships that shape us.
“My hope is that this series can be a place to explore meaningful topics together and sort through so many of the questions we’re all trying to answer in our own lives,” Obama said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Perhaps most of all, I hope this podcast will help listeners open up new conversations — and hard conversations — with the people who matter most to them. That’s how we can build more understanding and empathy for one another.”
I’m thrilled to announce a new project: The #MichelleObamaPodcast with @Spotify! It’s been a tough year and I hope this podcast can help us explore what we’re going through and spark new conversations with our loved ones. I can't wait for you all to listen on July 29! pic.twitter.com/89zecZXnrr
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 16, 2020
A number of guests are already set to appear, including Conan O’Brien, journalist Michele Norris, former Obama administration advisor Valerie Jarrett and Obama’s mother Marian Robinson and brother Craig Robinson.
In a video teasing the podcast, Obama said the show will cover “the challenges and the joys of being a parent or a spouse, the friendships that help us through the toughest times, or the growth we experience when we lean on the colleagues and mentors around us.”
Following the podcast news, actress Kerry Washington reacted to the news on Twitter: “Looks like I have a new favourite podcast.”
Looks like I have a new favorite podcast 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 https://t.co/Z5lZbIrjLa
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) July 16, 2020