The first podcast from Prince Harry and Meghan‘s partnership with Spotify will focus on harmful labels and stereotypes applied to women.

The Archetypes podcast will be hosted by Meghan and is expected to launch in the northern hemisphere summer.

The series will feature interviews with historians and experts to “investigate the labels that try to hold women back,” according to a summary posted on Spotify.

The streaming service on Thursday released a minute-long teaser that opened with clips of people using derogatory remarks including “she’s a slut” and “a little emotionally unstable” and talking about the stereotypes applied to women’s strength and intelligence.

The teaser included a clip of Australian radio presenter Matt Tilley asking actress Amy Schumer in 2015: “Do you have the word skanky in America?” with Schumer replying: “We do have that word”.

The interview became notorious after Schumer shut Tilley down, branding his question about her character in the Trainwreck movie rude.

“I’m Meghan and this is Archetypes, the podcast where we dissect, explore and subvert the labels that try to hold women back,” the Duchess of Sussex says on the clip.


No line-up of guests has been announced.

Harry and Meghan have a multi-year deal to produce and host podcasts for Spotify under their production company Archewell Audio.

In January the couple called on the streaming service to do more to combat COVID-19 misinformation.

It is one of several high-profile deals the couple has, including one with Netflix.


Harry and Meghan stepped away from royal duties in March 2020 over what they described as intrusions and racist attitudes of the UK media toward the duchess.

They have since relocated to California, where they are raising their two children, Archie and Lili.

AAP with reporting from PA

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