For all those who wanted to hear more from former First Lady Michelle Obama, you will finally get your chance! Spotify has announced that Obama will debut her podcast, The Michelle Obama Podcast on July 29.
Last year, Spotify cemented a partnership with her and President Barack Obama’s production company, Higher Ground. The Michelle Obama Podcast is the first in the exclusive deal to produce podcasts for the platform.
“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. “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.”
Higher Ground, was created to produce powerful stories to “entertain, inform, inspire, and to lift up new, diverse voices in the entertainment industry.”
“At Spotify, we seek to connect listeners with the world’s most authentic and compelling voices,” said Spotify’s Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer Dawn Ostroff. “We believe that audiences across the globe will be inspired by these most candid, most human, and most personal conversations between First Lady Michelle Obama and her guests.”
Topics will range from sibling relationships and raising children to girlfriends, women’s health, mentorship, and marriage. There is already an array of special guests planned: Dr. Sharon Malone, Craig Robinson (Obama’s brother and former Oregon State University men’s basketball coach), Valerie Jarrett, talk show host Conan O’Brien, and Michele Norris, will join the former First Lady and best-selling author for each conversation.
For anything Obama-related, including playlists from the couple on the Spotify platform, you can visit the Higher Ground hub.