Bill and Chelsea Clinton announce podcast launch for summer

Bill and Chelsea Clinton announce podcast launch for summer
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Former President Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea Clinton, on Thursday announced they will launch a new podcast, titled "Why Am I Telling You This," this summer on Apple's iTunes platform. 

The podcast is expected to feature the father-and-daughter team talking about "people, issues and events that shape our work and our world," according to Chelsea Clinton. It is also expected to discuss how to better engage with the Clinton Foundation.

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"Growing up in Arkansas just after World War II in a family that didn't have a lot of money, most of our entertainment revolved around storytelling," the former president and onetime Arkansas governor said in the introduction to the series available on iTunes. "Listening to my relatives and neighbors tell stories showed me that everyone has a story and that everyone's story has value."

"When I got into politics, I always thought that the main point of my work was to give people a chance to have better stories. And after I left office, that's the same purpose that led me to start the Clinton Foundation," he adds. 

Former President Clinton is known for being verbose, highlighted by his distinction of making the longest State of the Union address in history in 2000, when his remarks went on for 88 minutes.

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Former first lady and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMatt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' What to expect when Mueller testifies: Not much McConnell challenger faces tougher path after rocky launch MORE is not formally part of the production, but may appear periodically to speak about efforts of the Clinton Foundation.