Barack & Michelle Obama to produce podcasts for Spotify – For international audience!

PTI, June 13, 2019 

File photo: Barack and Michelle Obama during 'Obama Foundation Summit' in Chicago, Illinois.  | Photo Credit: JIM YOUNG Entertaining, thought-provoking conversation alone helps us build connections with each other fast and open ourselves up to new ideas that unite people to work for a common cause, say, peace and prosperity for the entire humanity. That is what angels sang at Jesus’ birth.

Social media!

Where does such conversation take place today? Not in the traditional communications media – press, radio  or tv – but through twitter, facebook and other instant social media which connect fast people around the world where speak, listen and react to work jointly. That is where Podcasts become the power packed medium of global conversation.

What is Podcast?

Podcast is a program (as of music or talk) made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet who has a laptop or phone. Today the communicator has to be where the people are listening through his phone to developments around the world. This is where the Obama programme becomes most relevant to influence world opinion.

Says Newman!

Constant change is the order of nature. “It may be different,” wrote Cardianal Newman, “in a higher world, but here below to live is to change (for the better or worse) and to be perfect is to have changed most often.” 

We wish Obamo program  every success to build a violence free peaceful human society around the globe. james kottoor, editor CCV.

Please read below article on Barack Obama Programe: 

The Obamas’ Higher Ground Productions has signed a multiyear deal with Spotify to produce inspirational podcasts. 

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have signed a deal to produce a series of podcasts for music streaming platform Spotify. 

Under the multiyear deal between Spotify and the couples’ Higher Ground Productions, the duo are set to develop, produce and lend their voices to select podcasts on a variety of topics. According to Variety, the deal is with Higher Ground Audio, a new division of the Higher Ground production company. 

“We’ve always believed in the value of entertaining, thought-provoking conversation. It helps us build connections with each other and open ourselves up to new ideas,” Mr. Obama said in a statement provided by Spotify. 

“We’re excited about Higher Ground Audio because podcasts offer an extraordinary opportunity to foster productive dialogue, make people smile and make people think and hopefully, bring us all a little closer together,” he added. 

Michelle said through these podcasts their aim is to tell inspirational stories which can help people connect emotionally.“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to amplify voices that are too often ignored or silenced altogether, and through Spotify, we can share those stories with the world. Our hope is that through compelling, inspirational storytelling, Higher Ground Audio will not only produce engaging podcasts, but help people connect emotionally and open up their minds — and their hearts,” she added. 

Spotify will distribute the Obamas’ podcasts worldwide to its paid and ad-supported user base. The streaming platform, however, did not provide details on the specific projects the Obamas may be planning at this point. 

“President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are two of the world’s most important voices and it is a privilege to be working with them to identify and share stories that will inspire our global audience, which looks to Spotify for unique, breakthrough content,” said Spotify chief content officer Dawn Ostroff.

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