Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first Spotify podcast episode is here, and it features a slew of special guests!
Update (12/29/2020): Earlier this month, we learned that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had inked a multi-year podcast deal with Spotify. Now, fans of the royal couple can get their fix by checking out their first ever podcast episode.
For their first episode, the couple opted to release a stand-alone holiday special. Per the official press release for the episode, the special features “a collection of personal anecdotes and inspirational stories from a variety of guests around the world…plus a surprise or two.”
“We thought, what if we can bring together some people that inspire us? People that we admire, and get their thoughts on what they learned from 2020?” says Markle at the top of the show.
The special guests in question who partook in the stand-alone episode include Stacey Abrams, Christina Adane, José Andrés, Brené Brown, Rachel Cargle, Deepak Chopra, James Corden, Matt Haig, Sir Elton John, Hussain Manawer, Naomi Osaka, Tyler Perry, and George the Poet.
Listen to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first podcast episode on Spotify below!
Original Story (12/15/2020):
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting into the podcast business.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed a new multi-year deal with Spotify which will find the Duke and Duchess of Sussex producing original podcasts via their new Archwell Audio production company.
In a statement announcing plans to dip their toes into the podcast industry, Harry and Meghan spoke about why they’re so passionate about the medium.
“What we love about podcasting is that it reminds all of us to take a moment and to really listen, to connect to one another without distraction,” said Harry and Meghan. “With the challenges of 2020, there has never been a more important time to do so, because when we hear each other, and hear each other’s stories, we are reminded of how interconnected we all are.”
Excitingly, fans looking forward to seeing how the couple fair as podcast hosts won’t have to wait long before they can do so.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to release their first podcast episode— a holiday special they’ll host together— later on this month. The holiday special is set to feature inspiration stories and will be produced by Gimlet.
Shortly after news broke, Spotify took to twitter to share a short 3 minute clip from the special in question. Check it out below!
Put. The. Kettle. On.
A new holiday special from Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is coming soon only on Spotify ☕️ ️https://t.co/ZlFRPzLe9R
— Spotify (@Spotify) December 15, 2020