Michelle Obama's Podcast: I would like for my daughters, a country in which everyone is respected

left As Michelle Obama in 2017 after eight years in the White house to her husband's side, many were curious to see what would become of this First Lady. Since

Michelle Obama's Podcast: I would like for my daughters, a country in which everyone is respected

left As Michelle Obama in 2017 after eight years in the White house to her husband's side, many were curious to see what would become of this First Lady. Since then, she has written a book (so far about ten million copies sold), on the book tour with a documentary film team will accompany (the movie is on Netflix) and since today's Wednesday, she has a Podcast on Spotify.

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In the first episode she announces that personal conversations should be in the center. The mother, the brother, friends and former colleagues to get a word in. The series of talks she opened with her husband, Barack Obama. As issues such as relationships and community are the focus. The is politically, but not in a way that has you forget that in the past three years, almost. There are no loud slogans and little phrases that fit in a Tweet fall. Instead, a quiet conversation about her Childhood lead to Michelle and Barack Obama make their way to the White house, and analyze based on its own observations of how the community and the idea of a society in America has changed.

"My family was poor," says Michelle Obama, and tells the story of how she dreamed as a child of a house that is so big that it even has a staircase leading to another floor – just like in the popular TV series of those years. "My parents had discussed whether we should take out a loan for a house in a suburb of Chicago, but my father was against it, because if he need to pay monthly, the Rates would have been no money for our studies left." The family remained in Chicago.

President Barack Obama held his political career later in the quarter, in which his wife grew up. "When I moved to Chicago, I spent the first month just in order to talk with the people. You told me that earlier, the entire neighborhood raised the children together and to each other had been paying attention. Almost like a village,“ he says in the Podcast, and then regrets, the focus of the society have moved away from the community to the individual. "Everyone thinks only of themselves. The separation of the society runs today, not only along the skin color, it runs, especially on an economic level.“

"Obsessed with consumption"

In the late seventies and early eighties have been this change in America. "We are much more obsessed with consumption and care less about our relationships and families. As citizens, we have lost something,“ said Obama. His wife continues the thought: "In discussions with young mothers, I am often asked how you manage to have it all. To have this idea that you can have everything without sacrifice, which scared me. We teach young people that something is wrong in your life would be, if you have everything.“ This leads to a culture in which everyone is for himself. "Everyone against everyone. We against the other.“

Barack Obama agrees: "We are constantly worried about how we will look. This is also reflected in our policy revolves around: How can I protect myself, how can I protect my property against "the other"." The criticism of the "America First"policy, Donald trump hangs briefly in the room, however, is not explicitly addressed. As the Name of the President-in-office not falls in General.

Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 08:20

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