Podcast obsessives and Michelle Obama fans are about to be given the ultimate cultural treat in the form of a new podcast hosted by the former US first lady - and her first guest? The one and only Barack Obama.
Those who watched last year's Becoming on Netflix, or read her book of the same name, will undoubtedly already be huge fans of Michelle. The 56-year-old has an incredible ability to vocalise thoughts and feelings, and her podcast is set to do exactly that - focusing on personal conversations with her guests about family, friends and the relationships that shape us.
Michelle tweeted to introduce her husband as her first guest, writing: "Can’t wait for you to hear the first episode of The #MichelleObamaPodcast! It’s a long, thoughtful talk with @BarackObama - we had some fun with this one."
Can’t wait for you to hear the first episode of The #MichelleObamaPodcast! It’s a long, thoughtful talk with @BarackObama—we had some fun with this one. That conversation goes live tomorrow, but you can follow us right now and hear a preview at https://t.co/L8FgSZGAkG. pic.twitter.com/AvPZTCnHvh— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 28, 2020
Speaking at the introduction to the podcast Michelle said: "I don’t want this podcast to be prescriptive… or present anyone’s ideas as truth. I just want it to feel like we’re sitting together on a park bench or in the booth of a restaurant with the jukebox playing. And most importantly, I hope this podcast sparks ideas and topics that all you listeners can open up with in your own circles… maybe it’ll inspire you to have some conversations with loved ones that you’ve been putting off.”
Also joining Michelle for future episodes will be her mother Marian and brother Craig Robinson, TV host Conan O’Brien, former senior advisor to Barack, Valerie Jarrett, renowned journalist Michele Norris and obstetrics and gynaecology specialist, Dr. Sharon Malone MD.
We're adding it straight to our listen list.
The Michelle Obama Podcast premieres on Spotify on July 29 2020 and will be available to stream globally.
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