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Obamas’ Higher Ground to produce History Channel podcast

The History Channel is expanding its presidential footprint with the development of a new podcast with President Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground. Produced by Higher Ground Audio, Malcolm Gladwell’s Pushkin Industries, and Audible, the currently untitled eight-part podcast explores the history and legacy of America’s Reconstruction Era. From 1863 to 1873, America had the opportunity to […]

March 7, 2024

BBC 100 Women doc follows Michelle Obama, Melinda Gates, Amal Clooney to Malawi

For a special documentary as part this year’s BBC 100 Women season, BBC Gender and Identity correspondent Megha Mohan and director Yousef Eldin visited Malawi, alongside three of the world’s most high-profile humanitarians, Michelle Obama, Amal Clooney, and Melinda French Gates, to meet the girls at risk from the global issue of child marriage, and […]

December 6, 2023

Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast coming to Audible

Audible, the creator and provider of audio storytelling, and Higher Ground have announced Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast releasing March 7th. This is the first Original project in the newly formed exclusive, worldwide, multi-project, multi-year first-look production deal between Audible and Higher Ground. Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast will be released weekly; each of the eight […]

February 1, 2023

Netflix acquires Descendant doc

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Participant’s feature documentary Descendant. Higher Ground, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company, will present the film, alongside Netflix. Descendant follows members of Africatown, a small community in Alabama, as they share their personal stories and community history as descendants of the Clotilda, the last known slave ship […]

January 31, 2022

Deutsche Telekom presents Renegades: Born in the USA podcast

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are lifelong friends, and these two citizens of the world have now come together in the Renegades: Born in the USA podcast to talk about social issues. It’s all about friendship, democratic and social values, and treating one another fairly. As part of its “No Hate Speech” initiative, Deutsche Telekom […]

February 23, 2021

Obamas reveal new slate of Netflix projects

Higher Ground Productions, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company, in partnership with Netflix, have announced a new slate of upcoming projects. The content encompasses a range of fiction, non-fiction and kids & family across both series and feature films. This announcement builds on their existing slate of projects which includes Academy Award winning […]

February 8, 2021

Oprah interviews Obama on Apple TV+

The 44th president of the US, Barack Obama, will be Oprah Winfrey’s guest on a new episode of The Oprah Conversation, premiering globally on Apple TV+ on November 17th. The episode, which coincides with the release of Obama’s book of memoirs A Promised Land, will be available to watch for free until December 1st. In […]

November 12, 2020By Nik Roseveare