Kim Kardashian has inked a deal with Spotify to produce and host a new exclusive podcast. The deal follows Spotify’s landmark contract last month with podcast juggernaut Joe Rogan, who is moving his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience to the music streaming platform this later this year.
Kardashian West’s agreement will most likely not be as high-paying since she won’t be migrating an existing series, but creating a new one altogether. Spotify has yet to disclose the financial details of the new deal.
The Wall Street Journal first broke the news about the deal, which positions Kardashian West and television producer Lori Rothschild Ansaldi as co-producers. This new show will focus on criminal justice and Kardashian’s work with wrongful convictions.
Kardashian West revealed in an interview with Vogue in April 2019 that she had begun a four-year apprenticeship with a firm in San Francisco, with the goal of taking the bar in 2022.
Though she did attend Pierce College in L.A., she never graduated. However, California, as well as three other U.S. states, offers a path to passing the bar without attending law school by “reading the law,” or apprenticing with a practicing lawyer or judge. If Kardashian West passes the baby bar, she will be given the okay to continue for three more years of study.
Kardashian’s podcast isn’t the first to tackle its subject matter: some of the biggest podcast series of the past decade have also focused on criminal justice and wrongful incarceration.
Streaming leader Spotify, saw its shares spike Thursday after it scored the deal with the reality TV star further proving the company is pushing to invest in big talent for its podcasting division.
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– Corey Cambridge, Editor in Chief of OPP News
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