Hillary Clinton to start new podcast

Hillary Clinton to start new podcast
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Former secretary of State and 2016 candidate for president Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Whoopi Goldberg presses Sanders: 'Why are you still in the race?' Poll: Biden holds slight edge on Trump in Wisconsin MORE is launching a podcast, set to air in the spring.

Politico first reported Thursday that Clinton has signed a deal with IHeartMedia to launch a still-untitled show on the company's IHeartRadio platform, which currently hosts other famous podcasters including Joe Rogan, host of "The Joe Rogan Experience."

Clinton's podcast is due to launch in the late spring, and was reportedly inspired by the work of comedian and talk show host Conan O'Brien, who recently interviewed the 2016 Democratic nominee and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, on his podcast "Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend."

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“Conan just exudes enthusiasm about this platform and he does these interviews that are really evergreen and the idea with her, in part inspired by that experience, is to do the same thing,” a source close to Clinton told Politico. “She wants to try to have a wider-ranging conversation that will be lasting, so you can listen to it in a year or you can listen to it tomorrow and it will be interesting. And then of course she’ll do some ranting and raving about news of the day.”

Her recent comments about the 2020 presidential race and in particular frontrunner Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Judge slams Wisconsin governor, lawmakers for not delaying election amid coronavirus outbreak The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden offers to talk coronavirus response with Trump MORE (I-Vt.) were the source of controversy in the media as they represented some of her sharpest remarks yet aimed at her 2016 rival, who now leads the Democratic field in pledged delegates.

She has also remained a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Esper: Military personnel could help treat coronavirus patients 'if push comes to shove' Schumer calls for military official to act as medical equipment czar MORE in recent years since her 2016 election defeat, and referred to him as the "puppet" of Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinRussian lawmakers approve fines, prison terms for spreading false coronavirus information The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump: Next couple of weeks are going to be rough The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump blends upbeat virus info and high US death forecast MORE just days ago.