Perhaps in a desperate move to placate Neil Young, Spotify looks to be making moves to knock Joe Rogan down a peg or two by getting a team together to get Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s long-ballyhooed Archewell Audio podcast up and running. According to Newsweek, Spotify is hiring producers to work on a new weekly show that will feature interviews with “high profile women.” I can’t think of a better way of counter-programming Joe’s douche-bro boner fest than with an ex-Sussex suck-up session!
It’s been over a year since we’ve heard a peep from Archewell Audio. After signing a multi-million dollar deal with Spotify back in December 2020, Meghan and Harry have only released a single episode of content — a 30-minute Christmas special that featured Sir Elton John, Tyler Perry, Stacey Abrams, and James Corden with a special guest appearance by the baby that put the Arch in Archewell: the one and only Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor himself. If anybody’s gonna beat Joe at his own game, it’s going to be a literal baby. Now, with Archewell focusing on famous women, it’s Lilibet Diana’s turn to kick Joe right in the ratings nards! Newsweek reports:
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s podcast will get a team of producers hired through Spotify’s partner company to deliver a new weekly show.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex launched Archewell Audio with a festive special in December 2020 but have produced no new content since.
The press release at the time of the announcement declared the full podcast was “not expected to debut until 2021.”
Yet 2021 has now passed and the podcast has still not appeared.
Fans of the couple need not give up, however, as a team of three producers is being put together to work on a new weekly show for Archewell Audio that will feature “high profile women.”
The job listings posted on Spotify’s website say they are looking to fill three positions at Gimlet Projects, their new “show development team that develops and launches new podcasts for Spotify,” but only the fancy ones with “high-profile collaborators.”
Job adverts on Spotify’s website state that the trio are being hired by Gimlet Projects, a company which describes itself as “part of the Spotify family.”
“We’re currently assembling a show team that will build and launch a new original show with Archewell featuring the voices of high profile women.”
One of the new producers will be expected to handle bookings for the show as well as: “Prep host for recordings.”
The ad states: “The ideal candidate has experience working with high-profile talent, and an interest in the intersection of social activism and popular culture.”
I’m sure they’ll have no problem at all filling this slot, but those NDAs better be ass-tight because no matter how nice Meghan might actually be, some civilian is going to take it upon themselves to write a book about what a nightmare she is to work with. But then again, while that person may not care what THEE QUEEN has to say, they might have Cardi B to deal with. She may be in a notorious gang, but Cardi B can be a bit intimidating herself!
I need a chat with Megan Markle.
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) January 26, 2022
Other than winning lawsuits against the media, what would Cardi and Meghan have to talk about? Toddlers & Tiaras? Is Meghan going to ask her about her WAP? If not Meghan, then who is having THAT conversation? Harry?!?! Please don’t let those be baby Lilibet’s first public words.