Michelle Obama’s podcast dropped on Wednesday, July 29, and Season One included plenty of high-profile guests, with President Barack Obama joining his wife and former first lady for the premiere. From there, Obama had guests like her mom, Marian Shields Robinson, and her close friends, like journalist Michele Norris. If you're ready to join in on a series of candid and personal conversations with the former first lady, here's how to listen to Michelle Obama's podcast.
The Michelle Obama Podcast premiered exclusively on Spotify on July 29, but as of Sept. 30, you can listen to Season One wherever you listen to podcasts. According to Obama’s Instagram post, announcing the news, “The first season of [The Michelle Obama Podcast] is now available across all podcast platforms—wherever you listen.” Obama said in the post that she is “extra grateful for the conversations I shared with loved ones during the first season.” The podcast was a result of the partnership between Spotify and Higher Ground, Barack and Michelle Obama's production company.
Season One included nine episodes released over as many weeks, and while you previously needed a Spotify account to listen, you can now get all of them on whatever podcast streaming platform you prefer. All you’ll need to listen is an account on a podcast app like Spotify, Stitcher, or Apple Podcasts. Once your account is all set and you're logged in, you can listen to the podcast on your chosen app. Podcasts apps are available on Google Play and the App Store for free on your phone or tablet, and most also offer a desktop player. After you have your preferred podcast player open, you can type "Michelle Obama Podcast" in the search bar, and it will show up in the results. Once you select the podcast, you'll see the landing page for the show, which will feature all episodes available to stream.
In her original Instagram post detailing the pod, Obama emphasized the importance of close connection during the coronavirus pandemic, writing, "In this time of social distancing, it’s more important than ever to invest in the relationships that make us who we are." She went on to explain that the aim of The Michelle Obama Podcast is to inspire people to dig deeper into their important relationships, and provoke similar conversations in the listener's lives.
Obama first gave a closer look into her life and relationships with her November 2018 autobiography Becoming, and then again in the May 2020 Netflix film of the same. If you haven’t listened yet, the pod is another chance to see the Obama family outside of the formalities which come with the presidency.
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