LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - November 6, 2023: Dwayne Johnson and Trevor Noah at the Spotify studio in Los Angeles. CREDIT: Philip Cheung for Spotify
Spotify’s new highly anticipated original podcast What Now? with Trevor Noah has officially launched today and it features an intimate conversation with none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
“What Now? with Trevor Noah” is a show wherein each episode Trevor will go deep with a special guest, including entertainers, CEOs, actors, athletes, and thought leaders. These are the kind of conversations that happen behind the scenes, full of radical candor, authentic back-and-forths, and honest reactions, with Trevor bringing to bear his classic, effortlessly playful and equally probing style.
As mentioned up top, in the series premiere episode, Trevor is joined by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — “The People’s Champion” in the wrestling world, one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood, and a bonafide Girl Dad. Trevor and Dwayne get real — discussing everything from Dwayne’s troubled youth and his lifelong struggles with depression, to Dwayne listening, understanding and responding to public feedback surrounding the launch of his fund following the Maui fires, and whether he’d ever consider running for President of the United States.
The video episode is also be available exclusively on Spotify, with audio episodes available wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes will publish weekly every Thursday. it is executive produced by Trevor Noah and Ben Winston alongside Jenna Weiss-Berman and Bari Finkel; and produced by Day Zero Productions, Fulwell 73 Productions, and Audacy’s Pineapple Street Studios.
The sponsors for the podcast include Amazon, Audi, Microsoft, Prize Picks, Smirnoff and Starbucks. As an avid podcast listener and a huge fan of both Trevor and Dwayne, I’m especially looking forward to listening to this one!