Michelle Obama to host Spotify podcast


Michelle Obama is to host her own Spotify podcast, interviewing famous names and opinion formers.

The Michelle Obama Podcast will feature the former U.S. First Lady’s conversations with figures including Valerie Jarrett, Michele Norris, Conan O’Brien, and other guests, with its premiere on Spotify set for July 29, 2020.

The 56-year-old’s podcast will explore the relationships that shape people – including family and mentors.

“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 says in a press release.

“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.”

Other guests expected to appear on the show include the star’s mom, Marian Robinson, and brother, Craig Robinson.

The podcast will debut exclusively on Spotify but could eventually be distributed on other platforms.