Saturday 24 June 2023

Prince Harry Reportedly Wanted To Interview Trump, Putin About Childhood Traumas For Spotify

 Prince Harry reportedly hoped to interview world leaders like former President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin about their childhood traumas for his Spotify podcast.

The Duke of Sussex reportedly pitched the streaming site the idea for several shows that would involve interviewing influential people like Trump, Putin, and Mark Zuckerberg about traumas they experienced as kids, Bloomberg reported.

A source with direct knowledge told the outlet the idea puzzled executives, who allegedly found the royal’s pitch “questionable” given the fact that people like Putin and Zuckerberg rarely give wide-ranging interviews about their upbringings and personal experiences.

Harry reportedly also pitched an idea in which he would interview Pope Francis about religion, another that dealt with fatherhood, and one on climate change, the outlet reported.

While none of Harry’s podcast ideas ever got off the ground, his wife Meghan Markle ended up doing one season of her podcast “Archetypes,” the outlet noted. Harry and Markle’s company, Archewell Audio, produced 12 episodes, which aired from August to November 2022.

A description of the show read, “a podcast where we investigate, dissect, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back.”

Earlier this month, Spotify and the royal couple released a joint statement saying that they “have mutually agreed to part ways” after the coupled signed an agreement in 2020 for $20 million, Page Six noted.

A representative for WME, a talent agency that recently hired Markle, previously said, “Meghan is continuing to develop more content for the Archetypes audience on another platform.”


Shortly after news surfaced that the podcast deal was canceled, Spotify executive Bill Simmons slammed the Sussexes, labeling them “f***ing grifters.”

“I gotta get drunk one night and tell the story of the Zoom I had with Harry to try and help him with a podcast idea,” he added. “It’s one of my best stories.”

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