The Michelle Obama Podcast: if you listen to one thing this weekend, make sure it’s this

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Here’s everything we know about The Michelle Obama Podcast, which started this week with special guest Barack Obama.

Earlier this year, Michelle Obama delivered one of the stand-out Netflix documentaries of the year, Becoming. It of course perfectly followed up her best-selling 2019 memoir of the same name. And now, she is giving us the goods once more – this time in the form of a brilliant podcast. 

The first episode dropped this week, with none other than Barack Obama as the first incredible guest. If you’re yet to catch up with it, let’s take a look at what to expect…

What is Michelle Obama’s new podcast about?

The Michelle Obama Podcast will connect listeners to the former First Lady’s most candid and personal conversations, showing us what’s possible when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, to open up, and to focus on what matters most. 

Episode subjects will focus on the relationships that shape us, from siblings and close friends to partners, parents, and mentors to our relationship with ourselves and our health. 

What guests appear on The Michelle Obama Podcast?

Joining Obama will be an array of special guests including: her husband Barack; her mother Marian and brother Craig Robinson; TV host Conan O’Brien; former senior advisor to Barack, Valerie Jarrett; renowned journalist Michele Norris; and obstetrics and gynecology specialist, Dr. Sharon Malone MD.

Listen to Michelle Obama introduce her new podcast

As she explains in the introduction, Obama is going to tackle the big questions on important issues including the coronavirus pandemic to the evolving conversation around race. But that doesn’t mean she’s not going to have some fun along the way.

She says: “I don’t want this podcast to be prescriptive… or present anyone’s ideas as truth. I just want it to feel like we’re sitting together on a park bench or in the booth of a restaurant with the jukebox playing. And most importantly, I hope this podcast sparks ideas and topics that all you listeners can open up with in your own circles… maybe it’ll inspire you to have some conversations with loved ones that you’ve been putting off.”

And if that’s got you in the mood for great podcasts by even greater women, why not check out recent releases such as: Doing It Right with Pandora Sykes, Slay in Your Lane The Podcast by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, The Gurls Talk Podcast by Adwoa Aboah and The Guilty Feminist with Deborah Frances-White. 

Read our roundup of the best podcasts by women in 2020 – Obama is a dream addition that we’re so excited to add to it.

The Michelle Obama Podcast will premiere exclusively on Spotify on July 29 2020 and will be available to stream globally. You can subscribe to The Michelle Obama Podcast here.

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Hollie Richardson

Hollie is a digital writer at Stylist.co.uk, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…