Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Join Forces With Spotify To Launch Archewell Audio

Their first podcast episode will drop in late December

It’s official, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are going to be podcasters.

On December 15, Spotify announced a multiyear podcast partnership with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new audio-first production company called, Archewell Audio. Again, they are following in the footsteps of the Obamas by signing up with both Netflix and Spotify.

With Archewell Audio, the couple will create programming that “uplifts and entertains audiences around the world” with a variety of podcasts that aim to “build community through shared experience, narratives, and values.” They are also aiming to spotlight diverse perspectives and voices.

“What we love about podcasting is that it reminds all of us to take a moment and to really listen, to connect to one another without distraction,” the couple said in a joint statement. “With the challenges of 2020, there has never been a more important time to do so, because when we hear each other, and hear each other’s stories, we are reminded of how interconnected we all are.”

Dawn Ostroff, Spotify’s chief content and advertising business officer, also released her own statement, sharing how she has faith in Meghan and Harry’s upcoming content, she wrote:

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may live in California but the power of their voices rests in their status as citizens of the world. That they are embracing the extraordinary capacity of podcasts on Spotify while also seeking to elevate underrepresented voices is a testament to their appreciation for the potential of audio storytelling.”

“We are proud to partner with The Duke and Duchess and look forward to listeners hearing directly from them and the other creators that they will be elevating via our global platform,” the statement read.

On December 14, Markle also revealed that she had begun investing in businesses—with her first investment in a women-led coffee business called Clevr Blends.

According to Page Six, she gifted a package of the lattes to Oprah Winfrey, who then promoted the coffee to her 19.2 million Instagram followers.

While Harry and Meghan’s first complete series won’t arrive until 2021, fans can expect a holiday special hosted by the royal couple, that is slated to premiere later in December.

You can hear an exciting (and rather flirty) teaser of the upcoming episode here.

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