Michelle Obama Is Starting a Podcast

The latest project from the former First Lady launches on July 29.

Michelle Obama
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If there’s one thing we could use more of in our lives right now (and always), it’s Michelle Obama. This year has given us little to look forward to, and has continued to provide horrific surprises at every turn, but now, thanks to our former First Lady, we have a shred of hope … She’s starting a podcast!

The aptly titled Michelle Obama Podcast is a collaboration between Barack and Michelle’s Higher Ground production company and Spotify, where it will stream exclusively beginning July 29. “My hope is that this series can be a place to explore meaningful topics together and sort through so many of the questions we’re all trying to answer in our own lives,” Obama said in a press release. “Perhaps most of all, I hope this podcast will help listeners open up new conversations — and hard conversations — with the people who matter most to them. That’s how we can build more understanding and empathy for one another.”

And, naturally, The Michelle Obama Podcast will not scrimp on its guest list. So far, the lineup includes Obama’s mom and brother (Marian and Craig Robinson, respectively), Conan O’Brien, Valerie Jarrett, Michele Norris and Dr. Sharon Malone MD.

Catch us watching Becoming on a loop while we count down the days until July 29.

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