In the best 65 seconds of our morning, we listened to the trailer, released today, for “Archetypes,” the new podcast from Archewell Audio hosted by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
The podcast’s title is a play on the name of Meghan and Prince Harry’s nonprofit Archewell and will be a place “where we dissect, explore, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back,” Meghan says in the trailer, released exclusively on Spotify.
I’ll have conversations with women who know all too well how these typecasts shape our narratives. And I’ll talk to historians to understand how we even got here in the first place.” — Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex on her new podcast, Archetypes
Though no firm release date has been announced, we do know it will hit airwaves in Summer 2022.
This long-awaited update to the Archewell Audio feed comes after the Archewell Audio holiday special, released on December 29, 2020, not long after news broke that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had inked a multimillion-dollar podcasting deal with Spotify (more on that in our post here). In January 2022, the Sussexes released a statement expressing concerns over misinformation spread on Spotify, specifically about COVID-19; while we know “Archetypes” will be released on Spotify, it’s unclear if future Archewell Audio offerings will be released there, as well.
“We have continued to express our concerns to Spotify to ensure changes to its platform are made to help address this public health crisis.” — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
To say we are thrilled to see this project come to fruition this summer is an understatement. Meghan, long a champion of women, is now also mother to a nine-month-old daughter, making the issue even more personal.
This is how we talk about women—the words that raise our girls, and how the media reflects women back to us…but where do these stereotypes come from? And how do they keep showing up and defining our lives?” Meghan asks on the show’s trailer.
We can’t wait to unpack this right alongside you, Meghan!
Listen to the teaser preview of Meghan’s Archetype podcast below.