Barack and Michelle Obama have their Ramadan plans ready. The couple, who have spent the years since Barack’s US presidency came to an end focusing on developing multi-platform media projects, announced a new season of their Higher Ground podcast called “Tell Them, I Am”, which will feature a collection of narratives from Muslim voices.
Released as part of their partnership with Spotify, it will feature stories from activists, artists, actors, performers and athletes, promising to be thought-provoking and reflect the best that human nature has to offer, according to the streamer.
Produced by the Obamas, the pod will be hosted by Misha Euceph, a first-gen Pakistan-American and exclusively available on the platform, launching on the first day of Ramadan.
The last season featured figures such as Golden Globe-winner Ramy Youssef, and Harvard-educated astrophysicist Munazza Alam.
“The stories are universal and the guests are all Muslim. The ultimate goal is for people to feel something, for them to fall in love with the people they’re listening to without ever thinking about who they are and what they look like,” said Euceph.