Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will host a podcast for Spotify Technology SA, adding another big name to the Swedish audio giant’s lineup of exclusive shows.
She will interview friends, family and celebrities, including comedian Conan O’Brien and journalist Michele Norris, the company said Thursday. Spotify will release the first of nine episodes of “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on July 29, and release subsequent episodes weekly.
This is the first program to come out of a deal between Spotify and Higher Ground, the company she runs with her husband, former President Barack Obama.
“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. “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.”