Hillary Clinton Has a Podcast

The first episode is an interview with the Democratic presidential nominee.

While the Obama administration’s deep social media game has basically made it de rigueur for politicos and would-be politicos to master the latest and greatest digital obsessions, the Clinton campaign has upped the challenge by coming out with its own podcast, called With Her.

The first episode, titled, Hi, Hillary, is out now and features Clinton being interviewed by her co-host, Longform co-founder Max Linsky. If you’re a regular podcast listener, you’ve probably been conditioned, upon hitting the play button, to drift through an introduction layered under some instrumental music, but Linsky gets right into it. “Before we get started, I have a question for you. What do I–What should I call you?” he asks Clinton.

“You can call me whatever you want to call me,” she responds. “You can call me Hillary, you can call me Madame Secretary, you can call me, ‘Hey, you,’ anything you want.”

“I’m not going to call you ‘hey, you,’ but I’ll call you Hillary,” he responds.

Cue introduction layered under some instrumental music.

The podcast is the first for Linsky and co-founder Jenna Weiss-Berman‘s new podcast venture, Pineapple Street Media. Linsky makes sure, right after the intro, to put his position and biases out there. “Full disclosure,” he says, “I’m not a journalist, and I’m not impartial. I’m a small business owner, and a huge supporter of Secretary Clinton’s. And I’m thrilled that her campaign is having me do this.”

You can check out the episode here: