Can the Royals rule the podcast business? We’re about to spill the tea on the latest developments in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s adventure in the world of podcasting. Buckle up and grab your headphones, because this story has more twists and turns than the halls of Buckingham Palace.
When Meghan Markle quit the royal lifestyle, we were blindsided by her pivot to podcasting. The Duchess had a sonic treat in store, a podcast dubbed ‘Archetypes’, ready to challenge stereotypes and spark dialogue that matters. Twelve episodes, carefully curated by the Duchess, promised to be a breath of fresh air on our digital airwaves.
Exit the tiaras, place the microphones. As part of her new life, Meghan has rocked for the fences with guests like Serena Williams and Mariah Carey, all in the spotlight to confront the stereotypes that plague women. Each episode reflected Meghan’s passion and dedication, it was clear, it was her labor of love.
Sonic Speed Bump
Shattering on-air stereotypes, Archetypes was an outright hit, even winning the coveted People’s Choice Award for Best Podcast. Imagine Meghan, basking in the applause, her acceptance speech brimming with gratitude, with perhaps a playful dig at the doubters.
But all that glitters is not gold. Spotify, the digital juggernaut that first embraced Meghan’s podcasting potential, has announced that it will not be renewing Archetypes for a second season.
It seems even Meghan’s stardust couldn’t keep the podcast on the air. As we say goodbye to archetypes, we can’t help but compare Meghan’s podcast to a brief love story: passionate, thrilling, but not meant to last. Still, knowing Meghan, we’re sure she’s ready for her next adventure.
There is a plot twist. Reports suggest the royal pair failed to meet Spotify’s productivity expectations, which ended their podcast dreams prematurely. Was Harry spending too much time perfecting his Earl Gray brew or was Meghan distracted by the relentless paparazzi in Los Angeles?
Breaking up of Spotify
Their podcast may have failed, but fear not, Meghan and Harry aren’t known for backing down. Their fight for financial independence continues, buoyed by a lucrative deal with Netflix and Harry’s impending autobiography, aptly titled ‘Spare’.
Indeed, the podcast realm has not been spared the scrutiny of productivity. Reports say Spotify found Harry and Meghan’s efforts to be insufficient. Kind of like getting a “C” for that group project you spent nights working on while your partner slept, right?
It is difficult to determine the exact causes of the disappearance of the podcast, but one would assume that their royal duties could have been involved. Balancing a royal wave, tea rituals and palace protocols, after all, can be a handful. However, this stumble is unlikely to quell Meghan and Harry’s entrepreneurial fire.
Like phoenixes rising from the ashes of a failed podcast, Harry and Meghan are ready to soar again. Their Netflix deal and Harry’s autobiography are their next big acts. So here’s a toast to the royal couple’s future endeavours, reminding them and us that even the most royal among us can stumble. After all, isn’t it our stumbles that make our successes all the more enjoyable? Now wouldn’t you login for that?