Meghan Markle accused of FAKING interviews for axed £18M Spotify podcast

MEGHAN Markle has been accused by industry sources of faking several interviews for her criticized Archetypes podcast.

It is alleged that the Duchess of Sussex, 41, had the show’s staff do a number of interviews with her guests and then the audio of her voice was edited into broadcast episodes. .

Claims have been made that Meghan Markle has had staff on the show do a number of interviews for her podcast.


Claims have been made that Meghan Markle has had staff on the show do a number of interviews for her podcast.Credit: Spotify
Only 13 episodes of Archetypes made in over 31 months


Only 13 volumes of Archetypes made in over 31 monthsCredit: Spotify

Allegations reported by podcast-focused outlet Podnewscomes just days after it was announced that the Sussexes’ £18m deal with Spotify had ended through a “mutual agreement”.

“Multiple sources” states “some of the interviews in the program were conducted by other employees, with The questions are edited afterwards,” according to the website.

However, Podnews did not specify which episode this might have happened.

Meghan’s 13-episode show featured a number of celebrity guests over the course of a season, including Mariah Carey, Serena Williams and Mindy Kaling.

Mindy shared an image of herself being interviewed by Meghan when her episode aired.

This is not the first time questions have been raised about the duchess’s input during interviews with others appearing on Archetypes.

New York journalist Allison Yarrow, who appeared as a guest, revealed last August that she wasn’t actually speaking to Meghan when interviewed for the show but was actually a member of the company. her production.

Allison, who appeared in the episode called To ‘B’ or not to ‘B’? “discovered the origin and plague” of the word b***h, said in a social media post shared after her recorded interview that she chatted with a sound producer named Farrah Safarfi.

She shared an image of herself in front of a sign for audio production company Gimlet and thanked Farrah in the caption for being an “outstanding interviewer.”

Last week, Spotify and Sussexes audio production company Archewell Audio released a joint statement saying the decision not to renew Meghan’s podcast had been made, adding that they had “agreed to a split “.

“We’re proud of the series we’ve made together,” the statement said.

Reports said they were dismissed by the streaming giant when it said it did not meet “productivity requirements”.

Meghan’s show produced only 13 episodes in 31 months.

It is thought that Spotify has entered into discussions about innovating women-focused podcasts but these are understood to have stalled.

WME, the talent agency that signed Meghan recently, told The Wall Street Journal: “The team behind Archetypes is still proud of the podcast they created at Spotify.

“Meghan is continuing to develop more content for Archetypes audiences on other platforms.”

However, Bill Simmons, Head of Podcast Monetization and Innovation at Spotify, criticized the Sussexes’ in his own podcast.

On Friday, the sports journalist said: “Fucking Crushers. That’s the podcast we should be launching with them.

“One night I had to get drunk and tell the story of the Zoom I had with Harry to try and get him a podcast idea.

“It’s one of my best stories.”

According to a royal expert, this comes as the couple’s media empire appears to be “collapsed” and future projects are bound to fail.

Meghan revealed that she signed the podcast deal in December 2020 after the couple left the Company.

It took another 18 months before the Archetypes series was launched in August 2022.

The podcast previously sparked controversy after Meghan claimed baby Archie had to be saved from a fire while they were on a royal tour of Africa during an episode.

She also seems to be hitting back at Palace insiders’ claims that she’s a “Hard Duchess” as she tells listeners that setting boundaries doesn’t make her “difficult”. “.

Meghan told listeners she quit her job modeling an $800-per-episode briefcase on the American game show Deal or No Deal because she felt “objectified”.

Another episode criticized Austin Powers’ comedy and action film Kill Bill for representing Asian women.

Being dumped by Spotify is the latest heavy loss for the couple, who are set to stop watching documentaries and feature books all in the wake of their Netflix series and Harry’s memoir Spare.

Meghan’s animated series Pearl, which she’s been working on with David Furnish, husband of producer Sir Elton John, was dropped by Netflix last year.

The show has been boxed as part of a cut amid a slump in Netflix subscriber numbers.

It is known that Harry and Meghan have made around £118m from multimedia deals since leaving the Royal Family.

I'm 36DDD and scared of a trendy bikini brand but it fits my big breasts
I have huge breasts - they're too big, people tell me I'm fat and tell me to hide them

Meghan is said to be working on a number of other projects, including her willingness to revive her lifestyle and health blog The Tig.

Rumor has it that Meghan could also sign on as the newest face of fashion and beauty brand Dior.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been criticized for signing a multimillion-pound contract and producing only one movie


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been criticized for signing a multimillion-pound contract and producing only one movieCredit: PA
The head of podcasting at Spotify, Bill Simmons, called the pair'disruptors'


Head of podcasting at Spotify, Bill Simmons, called the pair a ‘fuck’Credit: Getty
Meghan's gig, where she discussed'labels that try to hold back women', has been dropped


Meghan’s gig, where she discussed ‘labels that try to hold back women’, has been droppedCredit: Getty – Contributor

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

Related Articles

Back to top button