The episode description on Spotify for the 34 minute podcast reads: “As we come to the end of the year, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, present a special collection of inspiration, reflection, and perspective from guests around the world, including: Stacey Abrams, Christina Adane, José Andrés, Brené Brown, Rachel Cargle, Deepak Chopra, James Corden, Matt Haig, Sir Elton John, Hussain Manawer, Naomi Osaka, Tyler Perry, and George the Poet (plus a surprise or two).
“Curated throughout the month of December, join them as they reflect on the year, speak openly about the power of compassion, and toast to a hopeful 2021.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began their highly-anticipated show by paying tribute to to healthcare and frontline workers for their “sacrifices” during the coronavirus pandemic, and also remembered those who have lived through “uncertainty and unthinkable loss” during the coronavirus pandemic.
The couple have signed a lucrative deal estimated to be worth around £18million with Spotify to host and produce podcasts.
The partnership comes just a few months after Harry and Meghan signed a deal with online streaming service Netflix to produce range of programmes and series, rumoured to be worth more than £100 million.
Harry began the new Spotify podcast show by telling listeners: “We’re glad you’re here. As we all know, it’s been a year. And we really want to honour the compassion and kindness that has helped so many people get through it.”
While Meghan added: “And at the same time, to honour those who have experienced uncertainty and unthinkable loss. Our thoughts have been with you, especially during this holiday season.”
The Duke continued: “And in too many instances people weren’t able to be at a loved one’s side or say goodbye as they would have wished”, before the Duchess said: “We also want to thank healthcare workers, frontline service workers, and so many others for their sacrifices.”
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