Last week, it was announced that the partnership between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Spotify was coming to an end. However, one question remained unanswered: what was Prince Harry’s podcast going to be about?
Initially, the press release introducing the Sussexes’ collaboration with Spotify promised a series of podcasts. Yet, the partnership only resulted in one season of “Archetypes,” hosted by Meghan Markle. This limited output raised curiosity about Prince Harry’s own podcast ambitions.
Unfortunately for the couple, their troubles continued when fellow Spotify podcaster Bill Simmons criticized them, branding them as “hustlers” and expressing doubt about Prince Harry’s media skills.
Simmons even shared an anecdote about a Zoom call he had with the prince to discuss podcast ideas, claiming it to be one of his best stories.
“‘The F**king Grifters.’ That’s the podcast we should have launched with them. I have got to get drunk one night and tell the story of the Zoom I had with Harry to try and help him with a podcast idea. It’s one of my best stories … F**k them. The grifters.”
What was Prince Harry’s podcast going to be like?
The details of Prince Harry’s planned podcast have been unveiled. Inside sources have shed light on the themes that were being considered for the show.
These discussions involved multiple producers and production houses, exploring topics such as childhood trauma, parenting, and significant social issues.
Prince Harry had expressed a desire to delve into thought-provoking conversations with controversial figures, including individuals like Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, and Mark Zuckerberg.
The intention was to engage in discussions about their personal experiences with childhood trauma.
However, it must be noted that the feasibility of securing interviews with such high-profile personalities to delve into their personal traumas posed practical challenges.
Many doubted the likelihood of these interviews coming to fruition.