Meghan Markle’s first podcast is premiering soon.
The Duchess of Sussex will be debuting her first podcast series on Spotify this summer, according to a report from the Hollywood Reporter. The podcast is part of the multiyear deal that Markle and her husband Prince Harry signed with Spotify in 2020.
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The news of Markle’s podcast comes after the royal couple spoke out against Spotify for its handling of COVID-19 misinformation being spread on its platform. According to a spokesperson from Archewell Audio — the couple’s podcast studio as part of their Archewell Foundation — the studio had “encouraging conversations with Spotify executives regarding the platform’s misinformation policies and practices.” Therefore, the royal couple is going forward with their podcast series with Spotify.
The couple first spoke out against Spotify in January when musicians like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell as well as author Roxane Gay pulled their offerings from the streaming platform in response to Spotify’s support of controversial podcast host Joe Rogan, who has come under fire for spreading COVID-19 misinformation through his podcast and other platforms.
While the couple signed their Spotify deal in 2020, they’ve only released one podcast episode: a holiday special that same year featuring guests like Stacey Abrams, Tyler Perry, Naomi Osaka, Elton John, James Corden and their son, Archie.
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