One thing we can all agree on is thankfully Hillary Clinton isn’t running for president. Former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg officially bowed out of the race but in a desperate attempt to gain more support, he floated the idea of Hillary Clinton as his running mate.
Thankfully, Hillary Clinton declined that “invitation” and decided not to enter the race, but were we really supposed to believe that Hillary would play second fiddle to someone like Bloomberg anyhow?
On the other hand, Hillary Clinton just announced her next big venture and it will certainly make your eyes roll.
Podcasts are the newest fad in America and it seems like everyone has one.
As of March 2020, there are a total of 820,000 podcasts with over 28 million episodes available. They range from the informative to the fictional, with popular ones like “Serial,” Marc Maron’s “WTF” and The Ringer’s sports/entertainment podcasts paving the way for others.
In fact, Spotify announced they were buying sports guru Bill Simmons The Ringer because of his wildly popular podcasts.
If you have a unique voice then you can make a lot of money with virtually no overhead costs. They’re cheap to produce.
50% of Americans are podcast fans, which means there are about 170 million people who subscribe to the industry on a daily basis. 16 million people listen to podcasts on a daily basis and with television services like Cox, DirecTV and Verizon so expensive, it’s a cheap entertainment alternative.
And now former First Lady and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is attempting to capitalize on the new podcast fad. She will roll out her new megaphone just in time for the 2020 General Election.
The yet-to-be-titled show will be co-produced by audio giant iHeartMedia, which produces original content such as Will Ferrell’s “The Ron Burgundy Podcast.” Somewhat ironically, iHeartRadio is also a major distributor for the biggest names in conservative talk radio that include Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Ben Shapiro and Sean Hannity.
“The Joe Rogan Experience,” whose host recently endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders, is one of iHeartRadio’s most popular podcasts.
The idea sparked when last fall, Clinton and her daughter Chelsea recorded an episode of Conan O’Brien’s audio show, “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend.” They were promoting “The Book of Gutsy Women,” their co-authored collection of stories about women who inspired them.
This was the spark that ignited the fire because she fell in love with doing that one episode.
A source close to Hillary said of filming that episode, “Conan just exudes enthusiasm about this platform and he does these interviews that are really evergreen and the idea with her, in part inspired by that experience, is to do the same thing. She wants to try to have a wider-ranging conversation that will be lasting, so you can listen to it in a year or you can listen to it tomorrow and it will be interesting. And then of course she’ll do some ranting and raving about news of the day.”
Her other inspiration was of course none other than the king of radio, Howard Stern.
The irony being that Hillary avoided Stern for decades when she was First Lady all the way up until recently when she finally appeared on his show to promote her new book.
Stern should probably take that as a compliment because he’s that good at his job. He has that effect on many celebrities. He’s the most feared talk show host out there because he asks difficult questions, which is something that Hillary would want to avoid.
Will Hillary’s new podcast be largely political? That remains to be seen but it’s likely, isn’t it? Her new podcast will be another propaganda tool that liberals will eat up.