Bill Clinton reportedly launching podcast with iHeartMedia

Former President Bill Clinton will launch a podcast early next year with iHeartMedia, according to a report.

The podcast, first reported by Deadline, will be distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network, part of iHeartMedia, in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.

At Will Media and the Clinton Foundation will also co-produce the venture.

Reached for comment by the outlet, a Clinton Foundation spokesman confirmed the deal, saying in a statement, “The podcast is inspired by President Clinton’s belief that the purpose of his work in public service is to give people the opportunity to live their best life story.”

“The show will be built on his gift for storytelling, his ability to explain complex issues in a relatable way and showcase his wide-range of interests and well-known intellectual curiosity through conversations about the ideas and events that continue to shape his work and our world,” representatives for the foundation added.

The project will build on a podcast that the 42nd president co-hosted in 2019 for the foundation, called “Why Am I Telling You This?,” and featuring Chelsea Clinton as host.

Guests on the original podcast included Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, José Andrés, Stonewall Inn co-owner Kurt Kelly and NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship coach Dawn Staley.

Former President George W. Bush was also featured on an episode which included a previously taped conversation between the two former commanders-in-chief.

Clinton’s news comes months after his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was reported to have signed a similar deal with iHeartMedia to launch her own podcast.

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