Thursday, 06 August, 2020


Why you Should not Miss The Michelle Obama Podcast on Spotify

Michelle Obama et al. wearing a suit and tie WASHINGTON DC- FEBRUARY 12 Former U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of their official portraits during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portr Barack Obama jokes that Michelle thought he was her 'meal ticket' in first episode of her podcast
Hannah Rogers | 31 July, 2020, 21:22

During the 49-minute episode released Wednesday, the former first lady and first Black president of the U.S. discussed social justice advocacy in the wake of George Floyd's death, the importance of the younger generation being politically engaged, and family.

Barack and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground, announced a partnership previous year with Spotify to produce podcasts exclusive to the platform.

Barack and Michelle had their first date at an ice cream shop in Chicago in the summer of 1989. But actually, it's not supposed to go in the new Podcast of Michelle Obama on the Streaming platform Spotify intimate insights into married life, but Larger.

In the introduction of the forthcoming podcast, Michelle states, "For eight years my life was full of insane schedules, juggling big initiatives, speeches, state dinners - Not to mention trying to raise two daughters and keeping my head above water". "I think I've noticed at school that when I hinterherjage only my own success, I'm going to end up lonely and unhappy", says husband Barack at one point.

Michelle sat down with her first guest, her husband Barack, to talk about how their neighbors helped raise them, and how this helped them understand the importance of contributing to their wider communities. "And that's how I was raised!"

They also discussed how politics and government are perceived by young people and the lack of political engagement that's a result of the political system's failure to reach out to that particular demographic in a meaningful and hopeful way.

'When you look at all these young people who have been out there protesting in the wake of the George Floyd murder, that's their instinct.

"There's a different way of parenting but what we didn't do, we delivered the message at the dinner table", Michelle said.

Michelle, Barack and their daughters Sasha and Malia in 2004. "As a result of we all know that if we're not round, and the ladies are in a society like that, they'll be tremendous". They talk of how the world and its problems are not tackled alone but together and encourage listeners to move from a sense of "I" to a sense of "We".

'What's the inheritance we 'd like to leave Malia and Sasha more than anything?

So excited for you to hear the first episode of The #MichelleObamaPodcast with @BarackObama! "More than anything, what it would be is that they are living in a country that respects everybody and looks after everybody, celebrates and sees everybody".

The podcast will go on with future episodes on the way, promised to feature guests like Valerie Jarrett and Conan O'Brien. In this first season, she will start with her closest relationships, starting "basic" and "exploring the relationships that makes us who we are".

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