On Tuesday (August 23) Meghan
Markle, Duchess of Sussex, launched her solo podcast Archetypes on Spotify.
The show aims to deconstruct the history of societal stereotypes about
women according to the streaming platform.
The first episode
features Serena Williams, who recently announced her plans to
retire from pro tennis.
According to a logline from
Spotify, Markle and Williams discuss “the double standard women face when they
are labeled ‘ambitious’ and the ripple effect this has on other aspects of
their life, as well as how they are perceived.”
The premiere also features Dr.
Laura Kray, “a leading expert on gender in the workplace.”
Markle’s podcast will
feature women who “conquered tropes in their lives to inspire a new
Archetypes is produced by
Archewell Audio in partnership with Spotify’s Gimlet Media. In addition to the
couple’s deal with Spotify, Archewell Productions has an exclusive deal with
Netflix. Fans can also look forward to the show’s second episode, which will
feature music icon, Mariah Carey.