Spotify to launch new Diego Maradona Podcast


A year after Diego Maradona died from heart failure, Spotify said on Tuesday it will launch a six-episode podcast exploring the final days of the Argentine football great, whose passing raised questions about his medical treatment.

Featuring never-before-heard interviews with those who were closest to the captain of the 1986 World Cup-winning Argentina team, “The Last Days of Maradona” will be released on Nov. 23, two days before the anniversary of his death.

In a first for Spotify, six adaptations of the podcast in different languages, each with its own host, will be launched simultaneously for a global audience with World Cup winner Thierry Henry hosting both the English and French versions.

There will also be versions in Italian, Portuguese and two in Spanish, with one geared towards Spain and the other towards Latin America.