Barack and Michelle Obama Ink Multiyear Exclusive Podcast Deal with Spotify

By: Staff

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are officially jumping into the podcast world, under an exclusive deal with Spotify.

The partnership between Spotify and the Obama’s Higher Ground Production Company, will "foster productive dialogue, make people smile and make people think." In a press statement put out Thursday by Spotify, the Obama’s explained their hopes for the podcast.

We’ve always believed in the value of entertaining, thought-provoking conversation...It helps us build connections with each other and open ourselves up to new ideas. We’re excited about Higher Ground Audio because podcasts offer an extraordinary opportunity to foster productive dialogue, make people smile and make people think, and, hopefully, bring us all a little closer together. It helps us build connections with each other and open ourselves up to new ideas. We’re excited about Higher Ground Audio because podcasts offer an extraordinary opportunity to foster productive dialogue, make people smile and make people think, and, hopefully, bring us all a little closer together.
— Barack Obama
We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to amplify voices that are too often ignored or silenced altogether, and through Spotify, we can share those stories with the world. Our hope is that through compelling, inspirational storytelling, Higher Ground Audio will not only produce engaging podcasts, but help people connect emotionally and open up their minds — and their hearts.
— Michelle Obama

Who else is excited for the podcast series?