This is the very first project from the exclusive multi-year podcast deal that was struck between the Obamas’ production studio and Spotify. As I wrote in Vulture, while there will certainly be more Higher Ground podcast releases through the end of the year, this project will likely be the biggest deal, given that it’s the one that features an actual Obama. Plus, the former First Lady is extremely popular.
The podcast’s debut season is slated to drop on July 29.
In case you’re wondering: Dustlight, the podcast studio founded by Tell Them, I Am’s Misha Euceph, is handling production, additionally counting Arwen Nicks, Jonathan Shifflett, and Andy Clausen on the team. The Higher Ground team includes Dan Fierman, Anna Holmes, and Mukta Mohan.