Michelle Obama to launch podcast to have 'hard conversations' on Spotify

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Michelle Obama is launching a podcast with Spotify. The former first lady’s conversation will feature big figures including Marian and Craig Robinson, Michelle Obama's mother and brother; late-night host Conan O'Brien; top Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett; journalist Michele Norris; and Dr. Sharon Malone, who is married to former Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder.

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The podcast is set to launch 29 July 2020, and will explore the relationships that shape people, including her family and mentors. Michelle has shared that her hope is that this series can be a place where people can explore meaningful topics together and sort through so many questions we’re all trying to answer in our own lives.

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"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," Michelle adds. 

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