Comedian, Trevor Noah has just launched his new podcast on Spotify titled What Now. The first episode features Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Trevor Noah’s newest adventure is now in full swing. The former host of The Daily Show announced that he’d be bringing his debut podcast to Spotify and revealed it would be called What Now. The podcast will see Trevor Noah featuring special guests and digging deep into their stories, while also speaking candidly about his own life and career. On Thursday the 9th of November, the first episode of the podcast dropped on Spotify.
TREVOR NOAH SPEAKS TO THE ROCK
Trevor Noah is no stranger to interviewing A-Listers. During his tenure on The Daily Show, the comedian spoke to some of the biggest names in Hollywood including the likes of Kevin Hart, Will Smith, Nomzamo Mbatha and more of the world’s most famous talents. So it came as no surprise that the first guest on his brand-new podcast would be one of the biggest movie stars on earth: Dwayne The Rock Johnson.
In his first interview, Trevor spoke to the wrestler-turned-actor about his career, his philanthropy and the possibility of him running for president. Dwayne Johnson also opened up about his struggles with mental health as he admitted he has had depression for all of his life.
WHERE TO LISTEN TO ‘WHAT NOW’ PODCAST
The What Now podcast is available for streaming on Spotify and is part of the brand’s ongoing mission to expand their podcast offering. In 2022, Spotify announced a $100,000 grant for South African podcasters to be able to amplify their work on the platform. Trevor Noah is now the most high-profile South African to launch his podcast on the global streaming service.
Speaking to Variety, Trevor explained what he hopes to achieve with the podcast. He said, “I’m not going to create an echo chamber… It’s a space for dynamic conversations. There’s no denying that many of us, and I mean on many levels — creators, public figures and individuals — have created echo chambers in their lives. We cease to have conversations with people we don’t agree with. We don’t interrogate our own ideas because we’ve grown comfortable with them. That limits our ability to think and grow over time and create connections with other people.”
You can listen to the first episode of the What Now podcast below:
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