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Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast

Author: Higher Ground

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Join Michelle Obama as she dives deep into conversations with family, friends, and colleagues to share tools for living in today’s world with her trademark humor, candor, and compassion.

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23 Episodes
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Author and commentator Heather McGhee sits down with Michelle to talk about growing up without fear, January 6th, and how to stay hopeful. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Award-winning journalist Michele Norris and Michelle Obama discuss how they push each other in their friendship, challenges in relationships, and the importance of mentorship. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
“Tell me about your mama’s kitchen.” That’s the simple request which begins each episode of this new Higher Ground and Audible Original podcast from acclaimed journalist Michele Norris. On the very first episode of Your Mama’s Kitchen, Former First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Michele about her beginnings growing up in a working-class family on the South Side of Chicago and the delicious red rice her mother made that reminds her of home. To listen to more of the show, subscribe to Your Mama’s Kitchen wherever you listen to podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Michelle and Tracee Ellis Ross discuss their personal style, the power of self-expression, and finding self-worth outside of romantic relationships. (Plus: Sit-downs with Michelle’s personal stylists!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Michelle and Oprah talk about Michelle’s 50th birthday party on Oprah’s estate, how they foster relationships that last, and why—even after everything that has happened in our country—Michelle still believes in “going high." Find the episode transcript here: audible.com/tlp/episode8 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Legendary poet and teacher Elizabeth Alexander sits down with Michelle to discuss their 30 years of friendship, how they struggled as young mothers, and crucial support their friend group has given to them at the low points in their lives. Elizabeth also draws the curtain back on what really happens when you go on a retreat to Camp David with the First Lady. Find the episode transcript here: audible.com/tlp/episode7 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Parenting is the focus of this conversation: Gayle opens up about how she approached raising her “favorite daughter” and “favorite son”, and Michelle discusses her fight to keep her daughters normal in the White House. (Spoiler: Driving lessons and dating are pretty tricky.) She also shares stories about watching the girls now that they’re launched and living together.Find the episode transcript here: audible.com/tlp/episode6 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Legendary talk show host and comedian David Letterman talks to Michelle about anxiety—vulnerability, his struggles with taking criticism, and their mutual experiences in the public eye. They also swap knitting tips and Michelle shares the tools that she leans on to quiet her mind. Find the episode transcript here: audible.com/tlp/episode5 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ellen DeGeneres and Michelle discuss the role fear plays in their lives—why it’s important, the people who would weaponize it, and ways to turn the things that terrify you into rocket fuel. Michelle also tells the story of being forced to decide whether her husband would run for president and the time that inviting a Star Wars character to the White House ended up scarring one of her daughters. Plus, a special lesson on “starting kind.” Find the episode transcript here: audible.com/tlp/episode4 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Conan sits down with Michelle to talk about growing up feeling different and swap hard won lessons about relationships and marriage. Plus: Michelle tells stories of her White House travels, including an unexpected invitation from the Queen that ended in a solid gold room. Find the episode transcript here: audible.com/tlp/episode3 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Tyler Perry and Michelle discuss their different—but extremely powerful—childhood memories, the drive to succeed as working class Black folks and the difficulty of raising kids in the spotlight. Bonus special guest Madea pops in with a few things to say about “going high”! Find the episode transcript here: audible.com/tlp/episode2 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Hoda and Michelle go deep on the importance of shining our light for others, especially children. They also talk about how they’ve navigated the most daunting challenges in their lives—from Michelle’s time as the first Black First Lady or Hoda’s decision to adopt kids late in life.Find the episode transcript here: audible.com/tlp/episode1 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In a new series from Higher Ground, author Heather McGhee embarks on a road trip across Covid-era America, unearthing stories of American hope and solidarity in a time of great division and peril for our democracy. In the first episode of the podcast, we’ll meet Heather and learn more about her journey—from rural Maine to the coast of California— as she meets extraordinary Americans who are crossing demographic, cultural and political lines to shape their communities for the better. To listen to more of the show, subscribe to The Sum of Us on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
So much has happened since the debut of The Michelle Obama Podcast—including President Barack Obama, launching a podcast of his own. Renegades: Born in the USA is a series of conversations between the former Commander in Chief and Bruce Springsteen about their lives, their favorite music, and their enduring love of America, despite all its challenges and contradictions. This episode—about fatherhood—is Mrs. Obama’s favorite. But they’re all terrific. Head to the Renegades: Born in the USA feed here to listen to all eight now.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Michelle’s mom and brother join to talk all things parenting—from bringing babies home to dropping them off at college. Find the episode transcript here: https://spoti.fi/TMOP_transcripts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Part two of our discussion about mentorship features Michelle in conversation with her younger team members, in which they explore the ups and downs of professional life and what it’s like to be a black woman right now. Find the episode transcript here: https://spoti.fi/TMOP_transcripts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In part one of her discussion about mentorship, Michelle reminisces with her friend and former boss Valerie Jarrett about personal growth in the workplace. Find the episode transcript here: https://spoti.fi/TMOP_transcripts  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Conan O’Brien video chats with Michelle to discuss the challenges and joys of marriage. Find the episode transcript here: http://spoti.fi/TMOP_transcripts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Michelle Obama sits down with three of her dearest friends—Denielle Pemberton-Heard, Dr. Sharon Malone, and Kelly Dibble—to talk about women’s friendship and navigating the White House years. Find the episode transcript here: http://spoti.fi/TMOP_transcripts   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Michelle chats with her beloved older brother about their childhood and growing up together on the South Side of Chicago. Find the episode transcript here: http://spoti.fi/TMOP_transcripts   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Comments (52)

Mahdi

I live in a dictatorship country. Fortunately, I don't have so much choice in my life. I wish we had a leader like you .strong, sensitive, and care his own people I read a lot about usa history, President Obama is one of my favorite presidents in US history. 🇺🇸🇮🇷women, life, freedom 🇮🇷🇺🇸

May 19th
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God of Misery

I want to talk to a lady

Dec 23rd
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Tiina Mosse

Beautiful, thank you for this episode!❤️

Dec 6th
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Maryam Azimi

I wish there were a subtitle for your amazing interviews. I'd like to understand them totally. English is my second language.

Sep 10th
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Maryam Nikfard

That was great and full of takeaways. But I have a question, when your husband was creating and funding ISIS, did he EVER think of the children, mothers, and parenting in the Middle East???

Oct 22nd
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Dark vibes

Free world 🌍 people are free and should be free to express yourself your opinion how you're feeling how is Ashton and friends want to run castbox like it's there's they're running people of the app it's free app everyone can download it and do they thing Ashton you people start it warning ⚠️⚠️⚠️

Sep 11th
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Fatemeh Naseri

Great speech about ideal parenting style l’ve heard here, thank you.

Sep 4th
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Ilham Threet

Please don't stop this Podcast, every episode is a teaching tool and a pondering moment. Please continue. 🥰🥰🥰

Sep 2nd
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Maryam Nikfard

Thank you for the nice conversation, I learned a lot.

Jul 22nd
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sahar

Michele obama love you so much from iran💜💜💜

Jun 11th
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arezoo ardakani

listening it at morning right at the beginning of my day gave me positive energy to start a great day. I appreciate your authenticity and honesty♡

Jun 9th
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G de Almeida

Wow- you had such amazing parents... what amazing life lessons

May 21st
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Christopher McGalliard

love love love you and the podcast. " please ma'am may I have another"

May 10th
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Maryam Moslemi

I don’t know why I really love you from Iran🥰❤️

Apr 18th
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معصومه

I can't beileve what i just have found.In Iran i can listen to Michelle Obama podcast😍thank you.

Apr 7th
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Mary Ray

I have really enjoyed listening to your podcast. You have so much knowledge wisdom and thoughtfulness. You are really doing a great job mentoring these ladies. Thank you for sharing your story as well as the stories of these women.

Apr 1st
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Ramesh Sadeghi

hi, thanks for doing this! are you going to send your kids to Mars? I don't know why I thought of this question!

Mar 6th
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Awuor Ayako

Hi Michelle, I just love you and your podcast.Am a podcaster and today am shooting my shot i would live to host you one of this fine days. 🙂

Mar 6th
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Klintorious

Michelle Obama is a sanctimonious narcissist. everything's about "Me Me Me" when she isn't preaching or virtue signaling

Mar 4th
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Ingrid Rosa Rivera

just perfect

Mar 2nd
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