Former President Bill Clinton will reportedly launch a new podcast in 2021 in a partnership with iHeartMedia. No stranger to the medium, the 42nd President hosted a podcast last year for the Clinton Foundation, which is also part of the partnership with iHeart, according to a report published by Deadline. Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is also said to be planning to launch a podcast with the iHeartPodcast Network next year.
“The podcast is inspired by President Clinton’s belief that the purpose of his work in public service is to give people the opportunity to live their best life story,” said Craig Minassian, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for the Clinton Foundation, who confirmed the deal with Deadline. “The show will be built on his gift for storytelling, his ability to explain complex issues in a relatable way and showcase his wide range of interests and well-known intellectual curiosity through conversations about the ideas and events that continue to shape his work and our world.”
The podcast, which has not yet been officially announced by either the Clinton Foundation or iHeart, will build off the “Why Am I Telling You This?” podcast. Produced by the Clinton Foundation, it also featured Chelsea Clinton as host, with guests including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, José Andrés, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, early childhood education experts Ralph Smith and Dr. Susan Neuman, Stonewall Inn co-owner Kurt Kelly, NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship coach Dawn Staley and Partners in Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer. One episode featured a conversation between former President George W. Bush and Clinton that was taped as part of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, which their foundations work on together.
There’s so far been no official announcement from iHeart about the Hillary Clinton show, but Politico reported in February that the former First Lady and U.S. Senator from New York will work with a pair of veteran podcast producers to help craft the show. They include Kathleen Russo, executive producer of Tina Brown’s TBD podcast and creator of Alec Baldwin’s Here’s the Thing podcast and public radio show, along with Julie Subrin, who is also a producer for TBD.