*Michelle Obama is sticking close to home for the first episode of her podcast. She’s tapped her husband Barack Obama to kick things off on The Michelle Obama Podcast, recently announced as an exclusive on Spotify. The show will be available starting July 29.
In the debut, they’ll have what’s described as “an intimate conversation about community, the love that powers our relationships, and their life after the White House.”
“Given everything that’s going on right now, from the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the ongoing protests and conversations that are testing our patience—and our consciences… not to mention all the challenges we’re experiencing due to the pandemic, I think that these days, a lot of people are questioning just where and how they can fit into a community,” Michelle Obama says at the beginning of the first episode, before introducing her husband, according to Deadline.com.
The Obamas then talk a bit about their time in quarantine.
“Like most Americans we’ve been spending a lot of time together in quarantine,” Michelle Obama says.
“You don’t seem too happy about that the way she said it, right?” her husband responds.
“It’s just a fact,” she answers .”There wasn’t a judgment. We’ve been together…”
“I’ve been loving it,” the former president says.
“I’ve been having a great time. But we’ve had some interesting conversations… Because these are some crazy times,” she says.
The show also announced the guests and topics for upcoming episodes. According to Deadline, episode 2 will focus on self in the time of COVID with Michelle Norris; episode 3, women’s health with Dr. Sharon Malone; episode 4, siblings with Craig Robinson; episode 5, girlfriends, with Malone, Kelly Dibble, and Denielle Pemberton-Heard; episode 6, marriage with Conan O’Brien; episode 7, mentorship with Valerie Jarrett; episode 8, mentees with Chynna Clayton, Yene Damtew, and Kristin Jones; kids with Mrs. Robinson and Craig Robinson.
Watch the new guest teaser below: