Towards the end of 2020, Meghan Markle, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, signed deals with Netflix and Spotify. The contracts were signed only a few weeks apart. The Sussexes’ contract with streaming giant Spotify is worth £18million. Despite this large sum of money at stake, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have only produced one podcast so far. And yet, it has been more than a year since the contract was signed. According to Sun magazine, Spotify has decided to take a hand and push the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to produce content.
The podcast streaming giant has launched a recruitment drive to hire staff for a new project with Archewell. The production arm of Spotify, Gimlet Projects is looking for profiles of experienced producers. According to the Daily Mail, the jobs are offered to applicants on six-month contracts, based in Los Angeles. “The ideal candidate has experience working with high-level talent and an interest in the intersection between social activism and popular culture,” the Gimlet ad reads.
Harry and Meghan, the Sussex couple have only produced one podcast for Spotify
Podcast series from the parents of 2-year-old Archie and 7-month-old Lilibet have been highly anticipated in 2021. Full-scale production has indeed been announced. The Sussex couple even hired the famous podcast producer Rebecca Sananes in July 2021, but nothing came of it. The Sun reports that the parents of Archie, 2, and Lilibet, 7 months, have only one podcast under their belt. The podcast is from December 2020 and lasted 35 minutes.
This is the special holiday podcast the Duke of Sussex and Duchess of Sussex have done with the likes of singer Elton John and comedian James Corden. The Sun recalls, however, that “Prince Harry has appeared in many other podcasts, including Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert in May”. The Sussex couple also had time to put on their big show on the Oprah Winfrey show in March last year. In November 2021, Meghan Markle, 40, also gave an interview to Ellen DeGeneres.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex © Backgrid USA