Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to launch a podcast just as the 2020 election takes over the public’s attention.
Some news: Hillary Clinton is starting her own podcast https://t.co/YznMLHks4p
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) February 28, 2020
According to Politico’s Ryan Lizza, Clinton was inspired to embrace the format after several recent long-form interviews with hosts such as Howard Stern and Conan O’Brien. (RELATED: ‘Putin’s Puppet’: Hillary Clinton Takes Shot At Trump)
Clinton was struck by how different the hourlong conversation with O’Brien was compared with short promotional segments on TV and radio. She had already begun discussions with iHeartMedia, which also distributes O’Brien’s show, and she started to think about how the format might allow her to record deeper conversations with newsmakers that listeners could enjoy well after they aired.
The former first lady’s show has not yet been named, but it will reportedly be produced by iHeartMedia — the audio giant that also produces Will Ferrell’s “The Ron Burgundy Podcast” and “The Joe Rogan Experience.”