Our Forever FLOTUS launched the first episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast on Spotify today. As if the podcast wasn’t already highly anticipated, her first guest featured none other than our Forever POTUS, Barack Obama.
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The 48 minute debut episode dives into everything from how the Obamas grew up, to the importance of community relationships. Both parties recount their different upbringings, but discuss the common denominator in both neighborhoods – community partnership. “That was a really common theme,” former President Obama said in a clip from the episode. “Ms. Smith down the street, she’d see me messing up. She’d scold me … Then when I got home, I might get whooped because Ms. Smith would have called my mom.” Michelle spoke about her mother who kept her eyes on all the students in her school because she was part of the PTA. This type of partnership allowed all kids to be cared for, no matter who was around.
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So excited for you to hear the first episode of The #MichelleObamaPodcast with @BarackObama! I wanted to start this season off by discussing a relationship that a lot of us are spending a lot of time thinking about right now and that’s our relationship with our community and our country. Given everything that’s going on in the world, I think that these days, a lot of people are questioning just where and how they can fit into a community. And how you answer those questions is unique to you, your experiences, and your communities––but the important thing is that you do go through the process of reflecting and reaching out to loved ones to talk through what you’re feeling and what you’re hoping for. Because once you do those things, I think you’ll have a better sense of your community, your country, and yourselves. And if enough of us can do that—and if enough of us can empathize with one another—then over time––and it will take a long time, we can come up with some solutions and create the change we’re all hoping for. Click the link in my bio to hear my conversation with Barack!
The Obamas discussed the shift from community upbringing to families being more focused on themselves. Because of wage stagnation, the increase of healthcare, and college expenses, parents could no longer afford the responsibility of people in the neighborhood. This resulted in a structural change that caused families to mind their own homes, instead of upholding community partnership.
Michelle talked about her personal journey after the Obamas left the White House. She is probably the only First Lady who has remained accessible to the country via public appearances, book tours, and now a podcast. She has a clear mission to keep the conversation going when it comes to changing and strengthening relationships with ourselves, and our community.
This was a perfect introductory episode to The Michelle Obama Podcast. The chemistry between Michelle and Barack Obama is alluring and infectious. While they’re one of the most powerful couples of our time, they both present as two people who are easy to talk to and eager to make changes in the world.
You can subscribe to Michelle Obama’s podcast via Spotify. In the meantime, what did you think about the first episode?
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‘The Michelle Obama Podcast’ Debuts With A Very Special Guest, Barack Obama was originally published on hellobeautiful.com