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Michelle Obama announces new podcast based on ‘The Light We Carry’ book tour

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Michelle Obama‘s making a return to the podcast space with The Light Podcast, which will capture some of the vulnerable conversations she and her esteemed friends had while on tour promoting her new book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.

Topics include issues connected to race, gender and visibility, and the habits and principles used to overcome obstacles.

“Like so many people around the world, I felt isolated, disconnected, and discouraged during the pandemic. Writing The Light We Carry was a way for me to make sense of it and reflect on some of the biggest challenges we all face in life—and the tour was an incredible way to share those stories with my readers and connect with real people once again,” Michelle said in a statement. “The best part is that this time around I got to bring some of my best friends and favorite personalities to join in the fun.”

“That’s what Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast is all about—it’s a deeper examination of those fun and meaningful moments, lovingly made by our incredible team at Higher Ground and the fantastic people at Audible,” she continued. “I can’t wait for you all to take a listen.”

The Light Podcast is slated to premiere March 7, with new episodes dropping weekly. It will be exclusively available on Audible for the first two weeks, before making its way onto other streaming platforms.

The eight-episode audio experience will follow the former first lady’s The Michelle Obama Podcast, which similarly captured her deep conversations with loved ones. It was released on Spotify.


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