Meghan Markle’s first Spotify podcast to explore labels trying to retain women Brighton News

The DUCHESS of Sussex has unveiled her first Spotify series – a podcast on female stereotypes, in which she promises to investigate ‘labels that try to hold women back’.

Archetypes will launch this summer, hosted by Meghan Markle, which will speak to historians, experts and women who have experienced being typecast.

In a trailer for Project Archewell Audio released on Thursday, male voices are heard making derogatory remarks about women, including “she’s a bitch” and “a bit emotionally unstable.”

Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Canada HouseMeghan will interview historians and women who have been typecast for her new podcast (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

Meghan follows the excerpts saying, “This is how we talk about women: the words that lift our daughters up, and how the media throws women back at us…but where do these stereotypes come from?

“And how do they continue to appear and define our lives?”

A male voice is heard saying “weaker, smaller, they are less intelligent” with a female voice saying “People think I should be quiet and submissive”.

The teaser included a clip of Australian radio presenter Matt Tilley asking actress Amy Schumer in 2015: “Do you have the word skanky in America?” with Schumer replying, “We have that word”.

The interview became notorious after Schumer shut down Tilley, calling his question about his character in the movie Trainwreck rude.

The trailer also featured American Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron telling champion gymnast Simone Biles in 2017: “I was expecting you to smile at some of the compliments, you didn’t. .”

Biles gained support at the time on social media for responding, “Smiling doesn’t get you gold medals.”

The Duchess, previewing the type of guests who will feature, adds: “I am Meghan and this is Archetypes – the podcast where we dissect, explore and subvert the labels that try to hold women back.

“I will have conversations with women who know all too well how these typographies shape our stories.

“And I will talk to historians to understand how we got here in the first place.”

The announcement of Archewell Audio’s first podcast series with Spotify comes after Meghan and the Duke of Sussex raised concerns about Covid-19 misinformation on the platform.

Meghan and Harry signed a lucrative deal with the audio streaming giant to host and produce podcasts, valued at around US$25m (£18m), at the end of 2020.

But they had only released one show so far – a holiday special featuring their son Archie and celebrity guests.

Royal visit to Africa – Day OneMeghan at Nyanga Township in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2019 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Spotify and Archewell Audio said on Thursday: “Spotify and Archewell Audio both value responsible stewardship of the audio landscape and, as recently explained, are committed to working closely together to support transparency and strong principles of trust and security. ”

In January, Neil Young reportedly offered Spotify an ultimatum to remove his work or The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, which is known for airing skeptical opinions about vaccines.

When the singer then left the streaming platform, Joni Mitchell announced the same move “in solidarity” with his decision.

At the time, the Sussexes’ charitable foundation said they had expressed concerns, but the couple pledged to continue their work with the organization.

Last week, a spokesperson for Archewell Audio confirmed that its first series would air this summer and that they had worked closely with Spotify on policies to minimize the spread of misinformation.

Meghan has long been an advocate for female empowerment.

Spotify and Archewell Audio described her conversations with typed women as “uncensored” and said the Duchess would delve into the origins of stereotypes.

Former Suits actress Meghan is also executive producer of the series, along with Ben Browning, head of content at Archewell, and Rebecca Sananes, head of audio at Archewell.

The podcast will be produced by Archewell Audio in partnership with Gimlet Media for Spotify.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-24 15:33:41

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