Spotify Lands Exclusive Podcast Deal with Barack and Michelle Obama

The Obamas arrive for the first session of the Obama Foundation Summit on Oct. 31, 2017, in Chicago.Charles Rex Arbogast / AP file

The Obamas arrive for the first session of the Obama Foundation Summit on Oct. 31, 2017, in Chicago.Charles Rex Arbogast / AP file

The Obamas are getting into the podcasting business, and Spotify has the exclusive rights.

Spotify announced Thursday that it has signed a partnership deal with Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground, to produce podcasts that will be available only on its streaming platform.

The deal comes on the heels of a similar agreement between Higher Ground and Netflix that will see the former first couple producing movies and television shows for the Hollywood streamer. . .

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