Spotify revealed the title of The Duchess of Sussex podcast: Archetypes.
Archetypes will be hosted by the Duchess of Sussex.
The podcast series will investigate the labels that try to hold women back according to pre_ trailer released. Speaking with historians and experts, Meghan will “uncover the origin of these stereotypes and have uncensored conversations with women who know all too well how these typecasts shape narratives.”
The title refers to the theme of the show and is also a nod to Archewell, the nonprofit organization founded by Meghan and Prince Harry.
The Duchess — who has a long history of activism for women’s rights — addresses stereotypes that have long generalized women, particularly through the lens of popular culture and media.
“This is how we talk about women: the words that raise our girls, and how the media reflects women back to us . . . but where do these stereotypes come from? And how do they keep showing up and defining our lives?” asks Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex who is mom to daughter Lilibet, 9 months, and son Archie, who will be 3 in May.
The Duchess also previewed the types of guests who will appear throughout the debut season. “This is Archetypes — the podcast where we dissect, explore, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back,” she says in the teaser. “I’ll have conversations with women who know all too well how these typecasts shape our narratives. And I’ll talk to historians to understand how we even got here in the first place.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced a multi-year partnership between Spotify and their production company Archewell Audio in 2020 with the goal to “build community through shared experience, narratives and values.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had opened up about their love of podcasts — especially amid the pandemic.
“What we love about podcasting is that it reminds all of us to take a moment and to really listen, to connect to one another without distraction,” Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex said in a joint statement at the time.