Last year, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made headlines when they announced that their deal with Spotify had come to an end after the tech company made the decision to cancel the duchess’s podcast Archetypes. Now, Meghan is announcing that Archetypes is making a comeback now that she is signing on with Lemonada Media, a podcasting studio that also works with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Samantha Bee. Meghan added that she is working on another podcast.
“I’m proud to now be able to share that I am joining the brilliant team at Lemonada to continue my love of podcasting,” Meghan said in a statement. “Being able to support a female-founded company with a roster of thought-provoking and highly entertaining podcasts is a fantastic way to kick off 2024. Our plan to re-release Archetypes so that more people can now have access to it, as well as launching a dynamic new podcast, are well in the works.”
Meghan began releasing episodes of Archetypes, a podcast where she interviewed prominent women such as Mariah Carey, Serena Williams, and Mindy Kaling about stereotypes and their effects, in August 2022. The show, which lasted only 13 episodes, was the sum total of the couple’s output during their time at Spotify, but the couple pitched multiple other series that never made it to air.
Lemonada Media’s chief creative officer and co-founder Stephanie Wittels Wachs said that they have already started working with Meghan on a new concept. “As we’ve started development with The Duchess of Sussex, we are blown away by her collaborative spirit and clear vision, along with her deep desire to build compassion and community through this work,” Wittels Wachs said. “The Lemonada team felt immediate kinship with Meghan and the Archewell Productions team, and we are delighted to be working together.”
In addition to the podcast news, Meghan and Harry have also relaunched their web presence, adding an additional URL, Sussex.com, to complement their pre-existing websites for the Archewell Foundation and their production studio. “The Office of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is shaping the future through business and philanthropy,” the new site reads. “This includes: the Archewell Foundation, Archewell Productions, patronages, ventures, and organizations which receive the support of the couple, individually and/or together.”
The websites were designed by Article, a Canadian digital agency that Meghan has worked with since the days of her former website, The Tig. “There is a reason I have worked with Ryan and the talented team at Article for a decade: their attention to detail, their creativity and care, and the thoughtful approach to design as well as to the user experience,” the duchess said in a statement on the Article website. “They’re not just designers; they are collaborators who elevate your ideas into visual identities. They’re a very special company. Plus they’re Canadian, so I’m a fan.”
On the relaunched foundation website, the couple highlighted a few of the projects that they have been working on for the last year, which fall under the categories of “Building a better online world,” “Restoring Trust in Information,” and “Uplifting Communities.” The site also shared a photo from an event that Meghan joined on February 10 with women participating in the Southern California Welcome Project, a group supporting recent Afghan refugees that was founded with support from Archewell. Meghan joined 15 women as they cooked traditional Afghan recipes, including ashak (dumplings filled with chives) and mantuu (beef dumplings).
The announcements come in advance of Meghan and Harry’s first major work trip of 2024. On Wednesday and Thursday, the couple will attend the 2025 Invictus Games One Year to Go events in Vancouver, where they will watch training camps for the 19 new winter sports that will be added to the event next year.