Earlier this week, we reported on the information that Meghan Markle’s Spotify podcast had been canceled after only one season.
As is commonly the case with this type of factor, there are various accounts about what actually occurred.
Reps for Meghan insist that the choice to finish the podcast was a mutual one.
However different sources declare that Spotify execs pulled the plug after concluding that they weren’t getting their cash’s price.
“Archetypes” managed to draw a good-sized viewers for a brand new podcast, however there have been reviews that Spotify bigwigs had been unhappy for various causes.
For one factor, Meghan didn’t produce any content material through the preliminary two years of her contract, and the present’s first season consisted of solely 12 episodes.
On prime of the minimal output, there have been reviews of Meghan cutting corners during production.
One rumor held that Meghan would have an assistant conduct celeb interviews on her behalf and would then edit her personal voice into the episode.
Andy Cohen was one of many visitors through the first — and solely! — season of “Archetypes,” and he’s now come to Meghan’s protection by blasting the reviews of her alleged laziness.
“In fact, I [spoke with Markle], And she or he positively [interviewed me]. That’s an insane rumor,” Cohen recently told Us Weekly.
“Her podcast is conversations with individuals. How would she not have, after all she did.”
Andy went on to reward Meghan’s interviewing abilities, hailing the duchess as “fairly well-researched,” “well-informed,” and “considerate.”
However not all media figures had been as satisfied of Meghan’s prowess behind the mic.
Journalist and Spotify exec Bill Simmons recently slammed Harry and Meghan as “lazy” and “f–king grifters.”
“I want I had been concerned within the ‘Megan and Harry depart Spotify’ negotiation,” Simmons stated on a latest episode of his personal podcast.
“That’s a podcast we should always’ve launched with them. I gotta get drunk one evening and inform the story of this Zoom I had with Harry to attempt to assist him with a podcast thought. It’s certainly one of my greatest tales.”
So yeah, Meghan’s foray into the world of journalism wasn’t a success with everyone.
However sources near the Duchess say that she’s not discouraged by the criticism and can ultimately return to the world of podcasting.
She simply gained’t be doing so at Spotify.
We’re positive there are a lot of different platforms that might like to have Meghan.
And hopefully, she’ll quickly have Spotify execs regretting the day they lower her free!