Former First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a new podcast titled “The Light” through her production company Higher Ground, which aims to uplift stories and voices that “bend the arc.” The announcement was made on Instagram, where Michelle shared that she will be joined by some of her closest friends, including Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, and Gayle King, to talk about overcoming fear, building strong relationships, and kindling the light within ourselves. Michelle hopes that her podcast inspires listeners to see their light in a new way and share it with others.
“The Light” arrives a few months after the Obamas’ contract with Spotify ended in October 2022. While details were initially kept under wraps, fans can now tune in on Audible to hear Michelle’s conversations with guests about topics that matter to her. Michelle has remained active in speaking out against injustices, including the recent death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police officers. Together with her husband Barack, Michelle tweeted that the incident is a painful reminder of how far America still has to go in fixing how we police our streets.
With “The Light,” Michelle hopes to bring a fresh perspective and inspire listeners to find their own light within themselves. Her guests are sure to bring unique perspectives and insights on topics ranging from self-improvement to societal change. The podcast is just one of the many projects under Higher Ground, which was founded in 2018 to create media that inspires and entertains while also promoting social change.
Overall, “The Light” promises to be an exciting addition to the podcasting world, with Michelle Obama at the helm and an array of influential guests. Fans of Michelle and her work can now tune in to Audible and hear her thoughts on how to navigate life and find one’s own light in an often-dark world.