Former President Bill Clinton is giving his wife a one-year head start. Hillary Clinton launches her new podcast, "You and Me Both," on iHeartMedia today, as reported on Page 1E. Next year, the former Arkansas governor and leader of the free world plans to premiere his own.
Deadline.com broke the news Sept. 8, quoting a source familiar with the plans. His podcast will also be distributed through iHeartMedia, but like his wife's, will be available on other podcast networks.
The website's report said Bill Clinton's new show "will build on one that Clinton hosted last year for the Clinton Foundation, which is also a partner in the new project, according to a source familiar with the plans."
"Why Am I Telling You This?" was the title of the original podcast, which featured daughter Chelsea as host and had an impressive guest list, which included the recently deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Listen to that episode at arkansasonline.com/929ginsburg/.
There's no word yet on what the new podcast will be called. But Deadline.com confirmed it will happen through the Clinton Foundation. "The show will be built on his gift for storytelling, his ability to explain complex issues in a relatable way and showcase his wide range of interests and well-known intellectual curiosity through conversations about the ideas and events that continue to shape his work and our world," said Craig Minassian, chief communications and marketing officer for the Clinton Foundation.
NOW HEAR THIS
BBC broadcaster and author Alvin Hall, through MacMillan Podcasts, has launched a fascinating new podcast that is perfect listening for these troubled times. Listen and learn about the infamous motorists guide that Black people used while traveling in the Jim Crow era by downloading "Driving the Green Book."
Hall and activist and social justice trainer Janee Woods Weber loaded up a car and drove from Detroit to New Orleans, visiting some of the places deemed safe in "The Negro Motorist Green Book," and hearing powerful stories from people who remember those days. Listen to the first episode, "In the Time of the Green Book" at arkansasonline.com/929green/.
At the beginning of the podcast, Hall suggests that listeners should also download "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America" from Vox Media. Host Carvell Wallace and ACLU Deputy Director Jeffery Robinson "reach back to tipping points in American history to examine the white supremacist foundation on which the nation's legal, political and social systems were built," according to a description at vox.com. Listen to the trailer at arkansasonline.com/929who/.