Archewell Audio offers a little taste of its long-awaited debut of its first series of podcasts as part of its alliance with Spotify is about to be released. The studio run by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has released the teaser for its new podcast titled Archetypes. The show – which won’t be released until the end of the summer – is hosted by Markle. The concept will hit close to home. On the show, Markle will focus on the stories of women whose histories and public perceptions have been colored by stereotypes.
“This is how we talk about women: the words that lift our daughters up and how the media throws women back at us,” Markle said in the one-minute teaser episode. “But where do these stereotypes come from? And how do they continue to appear and define our lives? I am Meghan, and this is Archetypes: the podcast where we dissect, explore and subvert the labels that try to hold women back. I’ll have conversations with women who know all too well how these typographies shape our stories. And, I’ll talk to historians to figure out how we even got here in the first place.
Spotify’s Gimlet studio signed a multi-year, $25 million deal with Archewell Audio in December 2020. The only show released so far was the 37-minute holiday-themed special released in December 2020. The Sun reported earlier this year that Spotify had given the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a “gentle nudge” to ramp up their podcast production in 2022.
Markle, a former actress, became the Duchess of Sussex when she married Prince Harry in 2018. Two years later, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave up their royal duties and moved to Los Angeles.