Former Vice President Joe Biden is getting into recording daily news briefings as his next job. In short podcasts (three to 15 minutes each), Biden will introduce articles on anything from health care to climate change. The briefings will be available as an Alexa skill on the Amazon Echo and also on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Assistant.
The program is called Biden’s Briefing and will feature Biden-curated content from media partnerships with Axios, Bloomberg, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, MSNBC, New York Review of Books, Politico, Slate, Vice, Wired, and other publications. Biden’s criteria for choosing the articles is that they have to be thought-provoking and informative.
“These briefings include a range of thoughts and opinions, some of which I agree with and some I don’t, but all of which I think are important to spend some time thinking about,” Biden said in a press release.
Although the former vice president is going to introduce and sign off on each article, a network of voice actors are going to read the articles themselves. Biden may sometimes interject his thoughts during the readings.