Michelle Obama Podcast on Spotify Release Date, Guest Lineup Details

Michelle Obama is about to enter the podcast world as the former First Lady will be lending her voice to Spotify in what is going to be a hugely anticipated new venture. Hosted by Obama herself, the project is from Higher Ground, the media production company founded last year.

Hosted by Michelle Obama, the show promises to bring listeners the First Lady's "most candid, human, and personal conversations to show us what is possible when we dare to be vulnerable," according to a statement from Spotify.

Simply titled, The Michelle Obama Podcast, the show is due to launch on the streaming survive on July 29 and will be available to nearly 300 million Free and Premium users around the world.

The series will feature the former First Lady's conversations with friends, family, and allies, centering around "the relationships that shape us, from siblings and close friends to partners, parents and mentors to our relationship with ourselves and our health."

"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 statement.

"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."

Which special guests will appear on the podcast?

The author and mother-of-two will platform guests such as wife of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Dr. Sharon Malone MD and her mother, Marian Robinson, and older brother Craig Robinson.

Former senior advisor to Barack Obama Valerie Jarett will also be featuring along with talk show host Conan O'Brien, and columnist for The Washington Post, Michele Norris.

The episodes will be focusing on topics ranging from sibling relationships and raising children to girlfriends, women's health, mentorship, and marriage.

Introducing the podcast to the world, Obama posted a video to Twitter telling followers she wanted to talk about something she's been working on lately.

"I can't wait for you to listen," she says. "In this first season, I'm going to be talking to some of the people I'm closest with, my mom, my brother, my friends, my colleagues and many others. We'll be discussing the relationships that make us who we are."

She adds: "What I love about these conversations is that they're topics and issues that we're all dealing with no matter what's going on."

The Michelle Obama Podcast will stream on Spotify from July 29, 2020.

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Former US first lady Michelle Obama gestures on stage of the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on April 9, 2019 during a tour to promote her memoir "Becoming". She has given an interview to Vogue about the importance of giving educational opportunities to girls. MARTIN SYLVEST/Getty Images