Meghan Markle’s Archetypes Podcast Sparks Controversy with Revamped Cover Amidst Podcast Deal Transition

Meghan Markle’s podcast, Archetypes, which recently found a new home on Lemonada Media, has stirred controversy as the podcast cover undergoes a noticeable transformation.

The Duchess of Sussex, who signed a new podcast deal with Lemonada after parting ways with Spotify, has faced scrutiny for the rebranding of Archetypes.

Visual Overhaul Unveiled

The black-and-white photo of Meghan, previously adorned with a green background and text overlay on Spotify, has now evolved into a fainter, purple-hued cover for its relaunch on various streaming platforms.

The Archetypes text has been repositioned above Meghan’s head, creating a visual shift in the podcast’s aesthetic.

Podcast Deal Transition

Meghan’s departure from Spotify and the subsequent launch on Lemonada has triggered discussions among royal fans.

The move comes a year after Meghan and Prince Harry terminated their $20 million deal with Spotify.

The Archetypes podcast, now available on Apple Podcasts, Audible, and Spotify, has been re-released with the aim of broadening its accessibility.

Arguments Over Meghan’s Podcast Involvement

While Meghan’s original show, Archetypes, garnered significant attention with around one million listens per episode, the Duchess faced criticism from a top Spotify podcast executive, Bill Simmons.

Simmons labeled Prince Harry and Meghan as “grifters” after they produced only one 13-episode series for Spotify.

Meghan defended her podcasting venture, expressing excitement about joining the Lemonada family.

Meghan’s Presence in the Podcasting Realm

Meghan’s involvement with Lemonada is seen as a strategic move to support a female-founded company.

The relaunch of Archetypes aims to reach a broader audience, making the previous 13 episodes available on multiple platforms.

Meghan’s podcasting journey, marked by awards and accolades, showcases her commitment to meaningful storytelling.

Continued Ventures Beyond Podcasting

Apart from podcasting, Meghan and Prince Harry have ventured into various projects to sustain revenue.

This includes Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir, a $20 million deal with Penguin Books, and a collaboration with Netflix for a docu-series called “Harry And Meghan,” for which they reportedly received $100 million.

Meghan’s recent inclusion in the SXSW festival keynote panel further highlights her continued presence in public engagements.

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