The Royal(ish) power couple announced their “multi-year partnership” with Spotify and their new production company, Archewell Audio, with a two-minuet audio clip of the duo discussing their podcasting skills.
Introducing themselves as simply, “Harry” and “Meghan,” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex teased and joked about who should start, with Meghan insisting that Archwell Audio “sounds really nice with your accent.”
The duo are set to produce and host original podcasts “with the goal to build community through shared experience, narratives and values.”
The two added in their press release, “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.”
Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, reiterated the importance of this for a year such as this. “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.”
The pair will kick off with a holiday special out later this month, and personally hosted themselves. The podcasts will feature guests who will “share their memories that really shape this past year, which has been, as we know, a difficult one for everyone.”
The couple is determined to spot the silver lining however, with Harry adding, “So many people have been through so much pain this year, experiencing loss, a huge amount of uncertainty — but it feels worth acknowledging that 2020 has connected us in ways we have never imagined through endless acts of compassion and kindness.”
In September, the couple announced a multi-year deal with Netflix, with a focus on producing documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming.