Spotify Announces New Original Podcast with Trevor Noah, Launching Later this Year

Trevor Noah is one of the most successful comedians in the world and author of the New York Times best-seller Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Now he’s bringing his sharp insights to the world of audio with his new Spotify Original Podcast. 

“It’s really exciting to be joining Spotify on a fun new adventure where we’ll engage in interesting and meaningful conversations with some of the world’s most fascinating people,”  says Trevor. “We’ll also probably fix every single issue humankind has ever faced so you definitely want to join us for every episode”

The weekly podcast will blend Trevor’s signature humor and razor-sharp wit with his global perspective to deliver a unique take on the hottest and most captivating topics of the moment. Launching later this year, the series will also feature in-depth and freewheeling conversations between Trevor and some of the most influential and interesting figures around the world. The new original series will be available on numerous platforms and sees Trevor joining Spotify in partnership like many of the most popular podcast creators in the world including Alex Cooper, Louis Theroux, Emma Chamberlain, Dax Shepard, Markiplier, Drew Afualo, Lena Situations, and more.

“Spotify is the ultimate audio destination, and partnering with Trevor Noah, one of the world’s most brilliant and distinctive voices, will make for captivating storytelling that will delight our more than 100 million podcast listeners around the world,” says Julie McNamara Spotify VP, Head of Global Podcast Studios. “We are excited to collaborate with Trevor to create an original podcast that seamlessly combines his unique humor, insightful commentary, and consummate interview skills on a global scale.”

Trevor revealed this news during a conversation with Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek at Spotify Beach from the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in France. In addition to his announcement, Trevor and Daniel discussed navigating different mediums to forge a deeper connection with audiences and how creators can effectively leverage new technologies in an ever-evolving media landscape.