Meghan Markle doesn't confirm if her Archetypes podcast will be back

So IS this the end for Archetypes? Meghan Markle doesn’t confirm if her $18m podcast will be back for second season as she tells listeners she ‘feels seen’ and ends final episode with pointed quote saying ‘what didn’t you do to bury me?’

  • Meghan spoke to Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow and broadcaster Andy Cohen
  • She signed off by reading defiant poetry and spoke of being ‘seen’ in podcast
  • Duchess admitted her life had its ‘own level of drama’ in chat about reality TV

Meghan Markle signed off her 12th Archetypes podcast with a defiant piece of poetry about survival – but did not reveal if there would be a second series of her $18million Spotify show.

The Duchess of Sussex said she had felt ‘seen’ while recording more than a dozen hours of content about ‘the labels and tropes that try to hold women back’.

Closing the show today, which featured men for the first time, Meghan quoted Greek post-war poet Dinos Christianopoulos, and said: ‘What didn’t you do to bury me? But you forgot that I was a seed.’

The Duchess of Sussex also insisted she will not appear in a reality show and stopped watching the Real Housewives series when her life had its ‘own level of drama’. 

Meghan Markle’s Archetypes series has ended with no clue yet if there will be a second series of the show 

Some on social media pondered if these were pointed remarks about Megxit and came ahead of her Netflix docuseries which is reported to be airing next week, focusing on the Sussexes’ own story since quitting as frontline royals and emigrating to the US via Canada.

Awkward moment Meghan Markle’s TV producer podcast guest forgets he’s met her (TWICE) during Archetypes season finale 

Meghan Markle today revealed she was a ‘huge fan’ of the Real Housewives TV series and was starstruck when she twice spoke to its creator Andy Cohen, who has no memory of meeting her.

The embarrassing moment emerged as the former Suits star released the final episode of her Archetypes podcast featuring male guests for the first time after Prince Harry ‘suggested’ it.

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, who lives in Montecito, California, talked of her love for the Real Housewives franchise with its executive producer Andy Cohen but said she stopped watching when her own private life became more ‘dramatic’ – a likely nod to meeting Harry and joining the Royal Family.

And in an awkward start to the episode, called ‘Man-ifesting a Cultural Shift’, Meghan says she has met Mr Cohen on several occasions when she in Suits. But it became clear he had forgotten when he said ‘nice to meet you’ at the beginning of the interview.

She said: ‘I met you before. You’ll never remember it’. He replied: ‘You’re joking’, to which Meghan laughed and said: ‘Would I joke about that? This is great’. She went on: ‘I met you twice. The first one is when Suits wasn’t even on, yet. And then when we had maybe season two or three, we were in New York’.

The duchess chatted to male guests, host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah, movie director Judd Apatow and US broadcaster Andy Cohen for the season finale of her podcast Archetypes, called called ‘Man-ifesting a Cultural Shift’.

She concluded by saying: ‘I feel seen, I had never considered that in using my voice, that I would feel seen, but I do.

‘Many moons ago I heard a quote that I will share with you today because as we talk about labels, tropes and boxes that some may try to squeeze you into and roles and stereotypes that are attributed to you that don’t quite fit the full person that you are, this [quote] is what I wanted to leave you with’.

She added: ‘To that point my friend, keep growing and I’ll see you on the flip side. As ever, I’m Meghan.’

The Duchess of Sussex has insisted she will not appear in a reality show and stopped watching the Real Housewives series when her life had its ‘own level of drama’.

Real Housewives executive producer Andy Cohen quizzed Meghan on whether she still watched the Housewives TV franchise which follows the lives of affluent women in different cities in the US and the UK, joking he would build a show around her.

The duchess said: ‘I stopped watching the Housewives when my life had its own level of drama that I stopped craving…’ , with Cohen injecting ‘other people’s’, and Meghan agreeing ‘Yeah.’

Meghan, who said she had been ‘such a Housewives fan’, married into the royal family in 2018, but quit as a senior royal with Harry in 2020 amid the Megxit crisis, going on to accuse an unnamed royal of racism.

Cohen, also the host of US talk show Watch What Happens Live, told Meghan there was speculation in Los Angeles when she moved back to the US that she could join the Beverly Hills Housewives.

‘I never heard that … you mean really this is my audition for Real Housewives in Montecito?’ she remarked.

Cohen joked: ‘You don’t have to audition. We’ll build the show around you.’

‘There will be no reality show’, Meghan said laughing, with Cohen replying: ‘I know, I know.’

Cohen said the series in ‘a crazy, crazy way, is actually one of the most feminist shows on TV’, adding that it was about women in their 50s ‘who are so in touch with their sexuality, but they don’t need men to define them’.

The episode called Man-ifesting A Cultural Shift, which ran to one hour and 22 minutes, was pitched as focusing on how men feel about archetypes and the effort to move beyond them.

Her Spotify podcast deal is said to be worth $18million and episode 12 of her show is finally completed two years after the contract was signed with the streaming giant

It also featured conversations with comedian Trevor Noah and director Judd Apatow.

Meghan said it was her husband Harry who suggested she include male guests.

‘It also occurred to me, truth be told, at the suggestion of my husband, if we really want to shift how we think about gender and the limiting labels that we separate people into then we have to broaden the conversation. We have to actively include men,’ she said.

The duchess described them as ‘very thoughtful men … who’ve been behind some of the most successful movies and TV shows but also who are part of cultural conversation in such an impactful way’.

Meghan said: ‘I thought for this final episode, wouldn’t it be interesting to sit with some men, hear their thoughts and see what they think of archetypes?’

Meghan did not say if Archetypes would return. Spotify had reportedly become impatient with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle about the pace of recordings – 12 episodes in two years.

There have also been remarks about how far down the charts her podcast and individual episodes had dropped.

In September MailOnline told how Spotify had been accused of wrongly using its own official podcast chart to keep Meghan Markle at No 1 when she was lagging behind Joe Rogan and other stars in terms of daily listeners.

At the time Archetypes was ranked as the ‘Top Podcast’ in the US, the UK and all of Spotify’s main English-speaking markets – the first two shows with Mariah Carey and Serena Williams are as low as 25 – and no higher than five – in the streaming giant’s own ‘Top Episodes’ rankings.

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