It’s all about Meghan and Harry.
First, it was the proposal. Then, the jaw-dropping engagement photos. Now, there’s a podcast. If you’re a royals fan who still can’t get over news of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding, you need to subscribe to Panoply’s When Meghan Met Harry: A Royal Weddingcast.
Complete with a titular nod to the classic When Harry Met Sally, this podcast is an audible countdown to Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding in May. When Meghan Met Harry launched in mid-December, and currently has a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. Every Tuesday, listeners can tune in to hear British personality James Barr chat with Kristen Meinzer, a Midwesterner and self-proclaimed Anglophile.
The first three episodes all follow a similar pattern. The duo talks about the latest rumors and news about the upcoming nuptials before going into a “deep dive” about a particular topic. And each episode closes with speculation (Will it be a banana or traditional fruit cake? Are Trump and Obama invited?) about a different aspect of the highly-anticipated event on May 19. Just before the wedding, they will release a Bingo board drinking game featuring all of their guesses.
Barr and Meinzer do not hold back when talking about everything from Prince Harry and Meghan's family drama to the not-yet-announced cake ingredients. Though I’m a royals fan who hails from the West Coast, I find Meinzer and her devotion to England’s most famous family incredibly relatable. And Barr’s British upbringing provides insight and balance to the podcasting pals' on-air chemistry.
Is Meghan “marrying down?” What’s with her half-sister Samantha? Did they make a “mistake” when picking their wedding date? Why is Meghan being compared to the Kardashian sisters? All of this and more is covered on WMMH.
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This podcast is entertaining and manages to fill some of the void left behind by The Crown’s season two finale. If you’re intrigued and ready to listen, find them here.