Michelle Obama invites her husband on the first episode of his podcast. - Ashlee Rezin Garcia / AP / SIPA

A tête-à-tête between husband and wife. Former US President Barack Obama will be the guest of the first episode of Michelle Obama's new podcast, the former First Lady announced on Twitter on Friday before the program was launched on July 29.

In what is billed as its first season, The Michelle Obama Podcast , broadcast exclusively on Spotify, will consist of a series of interviews between the former First Lady and her relatives, with only one guest per episode. The podcast is produced by the company created in 2018 by the Obama couple, Higher Ground, which has entered into partnerships with Spotify but also Netflix.

Coronavirus and death of George Floyd

"For the first episode, I'm going to chat with someone whose voice you'll probably recognize instantly," Michelle Obama says in the show's trailer.

I can't wait for you all to hear the conversations I've been having for the #MichelleObamaPodcast. My mom, my girlfriends, my colleagues, and many others all stop by, along with someone you're pretty familiar with: @BarackObama is my first guest on 7/29! https://t.co/L8FgSZGAkG pic.twitter.com/v2rNJTWZDg

- Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 24, 2020

The Obamas will, unsurprisingly, evoke the coronavirus pandemic and the protest movement born after the death of George Floyd, according to the specialist site Variety, which was able to listen to part of the episode.

Barack Obama has been a guest on podcasts before, most recently in 2017 on Pod Save America , where he was interviewed by his former writers, the people who helped him write his speeches.

A worldwide bestseller

Already very popular, Michelle Obama caused a sensation with her book Devenir , published in November 2018 and which has sold more than 11.5 million copies worldwide.

The release of the book was accompanied by a series of conferences that brought together tens of thousands of people in several countries, as well as by a documentary, posted on Netflix in May.


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