Apple has introduced a new podcast ‘Oprah’s Book Club’ today. In the podcast’s Oprah Winfrey will exploring the 8 Pillars of her recently published book ‘Caste’ with author Isabel Wilkerson. In August, Winfrey chose ‘Caste’ as her next book club title and said that it,
“provides a new way of seeing racial inequality, giving rise to countless aha moments and helping us truly understand America as it is now and how we hope it will be.”
In announcing the selection, Apple revealed that a collection of related articles curated by Winfrey will be available on Apple News and that a revealing and detailed interview with Wilkerson will also stream on Apple Music. In fall, Winfrey will also discuss the novel with Wilkerson on her Apple TV+ show.
Apple’s New ‘Oprah’s Book Club’ Podcast
In a follow-up from the Apple TV+ series of the same title, the podcast of “Oprah’s Book Club” is set to provide audiences with an in-depth discussion of recently published books selected for the club. The miniseries will last for eight episodes, and will cover the topics of a single book, Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.”
Hosted by Winfrey and Wilkerson, the podcast will invite other guests on to the show to discuss the eight pillars of Caste as brought up in the book.
“Caste” was published on August 4 and now is a New York Times best-seller. In the book, the writer Wilkerson outlines a revolutionary framework to understand the influence of castes on shaping a society throughout history and today. The book discusses the holistic impact of caste systems on culture and politics, life expectancy, and health costs. The author also discusses stories from the lives of Martin Luther King Jr, Satchel Paige, and others.
In the previous press release, Winfrey stated,
“This might be the most important book I’ve ever chosen for my book club. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents’ provides a new way of seeing racial inequality, giving rise to countless aha moments, and helping us truly understand America as it is now and how we hope it will be.”
The first episode of “Oprah’s Book Club” available to listen to via the Podcasts app. New episodes will be published every Tuesday and Thursday. Apple Podcast is a free app that is compatible with iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS.