The Obamas' Production Company Is Partnering With Spotify to Make Podcasts

Higher Ground previously struck a deal with Neflix

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Two years ago, Barack Obama joked that he was “still waiting for my job at Spotify” as he considered his post-presidential career. Now, he has one.

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground, is partnering with Spotify to develop and produce original podcasts for the streaming platform, Spotify said Thursday.

Higher Ground Audio, an offshoot of Higher Ground Productions that will focus exclusively on podcasts, has signed a multiyear deal to develop and produce “a diverse slate” of original podcast programs on “wide-ranging topics,” Spotify said.

More details on the type of programming that will be developed has yet to be announced.



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