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.
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.