Former ESPN Anchor Jemele Hill to Host New Spotify Podcast ‘Unbothered’

Twice-weekly series to explore sports, politics and culture

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Jemele Hill is set to launch a new talk show podcast for Spotify, the former ESPN host announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

Titled “Unbothered,” the twice-weekly show will see Hill discuss news, politics and culture with her co-hosts and rotating stable of guests. It is currently slated to launch in March.

“Spotify and I are very like-minded,” Hill said in a statement. “We both believe in being bold and authentic. I am thrilled to get the opportunity to stretch myself in a much different way, with a support system that I believe will bring out the best in me. I look forward to sharing my perspective and experience with Spotify’s many listeners across the world.”

“Jemele is an important voice in sports, race, culture and politics, and their intersection in media,” Spotify Studios head Courtney Holt said. “She will bring her unique point of view to our platform with ‘Unbothered,’ which is sure to be a favorite of listeners with diverse interests and viewpoints.”

Hill spent 12 years at ESPN, which included a run as a “SportsCenter” host, during which time she was outspoken about race and politics — something that earned her rebuke from the White House for calling Donald Trump a “white supremacist.” She exited the company in September and has since joined The Atlantic as a staff writer.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.