THE ANGELS – Michelle Obama’s recent celebrity-studded book tour is being turned into a podcast.
Audible announced Wednesday that the former first lady will launch “Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast” on March 7. It’s based on Obama’s tour to promote “The Light We Carry,” his recent best-selling book, which featured special guests including Oprah Winfrey, Ellen. DeGeneres, Tyler Perry, David Letterman and more.
“Although only a few thousand people were able to attend the events live, these remarkable conversations can now be heard by everyone,” Audible said in a press release. The eight-episode podcast “goes beyond the book as Michelle Obama and her friends share personal stories and insights that listeners won’t find anywhere else.”
Obama said in a statement that the book tour was a way to expand on the book’s thoughts on coping with stress and change and an opportunity to “connect with real people once again.” The podcast, he said, is “a deeper examination of those funny and meaningful moments.”
Obama released the book “The Light We Carry” on November 15 and began his promotional tour the same night. DeGeneres joined her in Washington for the first event.
The podcast is the first original project in a multi-year deal between Audible and Higher Ground Productions, which was started by Barack and Michelle Obama after they left the White House. The company has produced several acclaimed documentaries, including the Oscar-winning film “American Factory.”
Episodes of “The Light Podcast” will be exclusive to Audible for two weeks and will be widely available on other podcast platforms after that.
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