Meghan’s podcast, Archetypes, may have been overly dependent on staff, with Meghan allegedly conducting fake podcast interviews.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently cut ties with Spotify, airing just 12 episodes of the podcast, before Spotify terminated its £15 million deal.
The podcast “Archetypes,” which Meghan ran during her stint at the music platform, used staff to “disguise podcast interviews,” an unnamed Podnews source claims.
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Podnews didn’t provide specific examples when it filed the complaint, but said “multiple sources” were able to confirm the style of the podcast’s recording, which could be edited out with Meghan’s questions.
“Some of the show’s interviews were conducted by other staff members and the questions were later edited,” said an anonymous source.
Meghan interviewed several high-profile interviewees, including Serena Williams, while hosting the show, after which the podcast was discontinued.
New York journalist Alison Yarrow, who was interviewed for the podcast, revealed that it was not Meghan who actually interviewed her, but a member of Meghan’s team, the Daily Mail reports.
The deal has since come to an end, with Archwell, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s post-royal business releasing a contract termination statement.
They wrote, “We are proud of the series we created together.”
The duo has since faced accusations from Spotify mogul Bill Simmons, who accused the pair of “fucking scammers” in an episode of his own podcast.
The Daily Star previously reported harsh words from Simmons, who ultimately wasn’t too happy with the duo’s decision to announce that the second season of the podcast would not air.
Archewell Audio and Spotify appear to have “mutually agreed to part ways”, which means the Duke and Duchess will leave the platform after 12 episodes of their “Archetype” podcast.
The Daily Star reached out to Spotify and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s team for comment.
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