Personal meaning

Meghan Markle’s podcast has a name with personal meaning

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s next podcast has a name close to her heart.

Spotify announced on Thursday that the series will be called “Archetypes.”

“In this groundbreaking series hosted by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, ‘Archetypes’ investigates the labels that try to hold women back,” the streaming service said in a statement.

“Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will speak with historians and experts to uncover the origins of these stereotypes and have uncensored conversations with women who know all too well how these typographies shape narratives,” added Spotify in the release.

The series marks the first podcast in a partnership between Spotify and Archewell Audiothe first audio production company created by the former Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry.

The two companies released a teaser Thursday, during which fans can hear a preview of what to expect. In the clip, there are brief snippets of people talking to and about women.

“It’s how we talk about women, the words that lift our daughters up and how the media throws women back at us,” the Duchess said. “But where do these stereotypes come from? And how do they continue to appear and define our lives? »

She goes on to explain that this is a “podcast where we dissect, explore and subvert the labels that try to hold women back. I’ll have conversations with women who know all too well how these typographies shape our stories. And I will talk to historians to understand how we got here in the first place.

“Archetypes” will premiere this summer, although an exact date has not been given.

“Archetypes” is a probable reference to ArchwellThe Duke and Duchess’ non-profit association basedwhose etymology served as the basis for the name of their son, Archie.

“Before SussexRoyal came the idea of ​​’Ark’ – the Greek word meaning ‘source of action’. We connected to this concept for the charity we hoped to build one day, and it became inspiration for our son’s name,” the couple said in a statement when announcing the nonprofit in 2020.

“Do something meaningful, do something that matters. Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each need to tap into.