Meghan Markle’s ‘Archetypes’ podcast dropped by Spotify

Meghan Markle’s ‘Archetypes’ podcast will not move forward on Spotify, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

The decision not to renew the podcast for a second season is part of an overhaul by the audio giant, which earlier this month cut 200 jobs in its podcast unit.

“Archetypes” premiered last August and explored “labels that try to hold women back.”

The 12-part podcast included interviews with celebrities and historians discussing stereotypes and how to change the conversation about women.

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The podcast was part of an exclusive deal Prince Harry and Meghan Markle signed with Spotify for $20 million in 2020, through their company Archewell Audio.

A source said Variety Thursday that Spotify was disappointed Archewell Audio has delivered just one show in three years. Another source told the outlet that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are keen to step away from their Spotify deal to find a new home for their audio projects.

Representatives for Spotify and Archewell Audio declined to comment.

But Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavour, which represents Markle and Archewell, told the the wall street journal she is working on the development of other content.

“The team behind ‘Archetypes’ remains proud of the podcast they created at Spotify. Meghan continues to develop more content for the ‘Archetypes’ audience on another platform,” the agency said in a statement.

As previously reported, “Archetypes” debuted on August 23, 2022.

The first episode featured Markle and her good friend Serena Williams sharing stories about ambition and their roles as mothers.

the old Combinations The actress also recalled one of the scariest times in her life – when a fire broke out in her son Archie’s nursery while the family were on a royal tour of Africa in 2019.

“The nursery radiator caught fire. There was no smoke detector. Someone just happened to smell smoke in the hallway, walked in, the fire went out,” Meghan said, adding that the woman in Africa who was watching the baby was keeping him safe.

The episode quickly reached No. 1 on Spotify’s most popular charts in the United States, Britain, Australia, and Canada.

Other episodes of the podcast included interviews with Mariah Carey, Mindy Kaling, Margaret Cho, Amanda Seales, Constance Wu, Paris Hilton, Issa Rae and Nigerian-American comedian Ziwe Fumudoh.

After initially making headlines, interest in the podcast faded.

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