Jemele Hill has announced that she will be building her own podcast network with Spotify in the near future. During a recent interview with Bloomberg, Hill noted that the network is unnamed and still in development, but she is determined to use this platform to uplift Black women in the podcasting industry.
“Spotify and I are collaborating on a larger network that would appeal to audiences that are underserved. One is Black women in particular,” Hill said.
“It’s been important to me as a Black woman in the commentary and opinion space. It’s important now, as we’ve seen Black women become a political force. We now have our first vice president—first Black and South Asian. It’s an extraordinary time for Black women, and content that is unique to them and appeals to them is a priority.”
Hill is a veteran in the podcasting industry. In 2012, she entered the podcasting game with a show called His & Hers with Michael Smith. The success of her first podcast led to the development of a new TV show and a revamped SportsCenter starring Hill and Smith. After leaving ESPN, Hill began developing her own Spotify exclusive show, Jemele Hill is Unbothered. Now, her podcast network will take things to a new level.