Michelle Obama’s Upcoming Podcast: ‘The Michelle Obama Podcast’ Will Be Released on Spotify and It’s the Conversation Starter We All Need

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Michelle Obama’s upcoming podcast is set to generate the meaningful discussions we all need to be having right now.

Michelle took to Instagram yesterday to unveil “The Michelle Obama Podcast,” and it sounds like exactly what we need. Each episode will consist of the former First Lady conversing with those “most dear” to her, discussing “the relationships that make us who we are.” She continued by elaborating on the array of thought-provoking topics this may cover: our experiences with everything from family to identity to health.

 

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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––the first episode drops July 29! For this first season, I’ll be talking with some of the people most dear to me: my mom, my brother, my friends, colleagues, and many others. In each episode, we’ll discuss the relationships that make us who we are. Sometimes that might be as personal as our relationship with our health and our bodies. Other times, we’ll be talking about the challenges and the joys of being a parent or a spouse, the friendships that help us through hard times, or the growth we experience when we lean on colleagues and mentors. What I love about these conversations is that they’re issues we’re all dealing with every day––and they can take on new meaning when we’re going through a global pandemic or seeking out long-overdue racial justice in our communities. Mostly, I hope this podcast will help you open up new conversations––and hard conversations––with the people who matter most to you. That’s how we can build more understanding and empathy for one another––especially during times like this.

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Amid these uncertain times, it’s never been more important to foreground meaningful discussions and check in with those around us. It’s a message Michelle isn’t letting her followers forget. She expressed her hope that this podcast will help listeners, “explore what we’re going through and spark new conversations with our loved ones.”

Michelle is no stranger to using her voice to affect positive change. Utilizing her social media platforms, she’s been imploring her followers to vote for individuals who will help dismantle systemic racism, circulating the hashtag #WhenWeAllVote. On top of that, she has been tirelessly encouraging her audience to educate themselves on how they can drive anti-discriminatory efforts.

This podcast is the first collaborative project between Spotify and the Obama’s initiative Higher Reach. It’s set to debut on Spotify on July 29 and judging by social media, there’s a definite buzz of excitement surrounding its release. So make sure you clear your diaries for some insightful discussions and a podcast sure to bring some joy in these dull times.