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Audible to Launch Original Podcast “Coupledom with Idris and Sabrina Elba”

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Audible today announced a new Audible Original podcast, Coupledom with Idris and Sabrina Elba, set to release on June 24. Created and hosted by award-winning actor, producer and DJ Idris Elba (OBE), and model and co-founder of S’able Labs, Sabrina Elba, the six-part podcast digs into what makes successful partnerships thrive with some of the world’s most renowned duos, featuring conversations with Kris Jenner & Kim Kardashian West, Ben & Jerry, Christian Louboutin & Mika, Nadiya & Abdal Hussain, Tommy & Codie Oliver and Mary & Sharon Bishop Baldwin.

The Audible Original examines the power of successful partnerships in business, activism, love and life, and the challenges of maintaining them. Leading each episode with their own partnership’s strengths and challenges, Idris and Sabrina engage in frank, free-flowing and thought-provoking discussions for listeners to incorporate into their own partnerships.

Sabrina Elba, co-host of Coupledom with Idris and Sabrina Elba, said: “Coupledom to myself and Idris, means the realm of shared experiences between two partners in life or business, creating extraordinary outcomes. In our Audible Original podcast we’ve truly been able to explore ‘Coupledom’ through some of the world’s most interesting duos for honest, unguarded discussions about all the complexities of living a shared life. I’ve taken so many lessons from our guests’ unique partnerships and I hope listeners of the podcast will be just as inspired as I have been.”

Coupledom with Idris and Sabrina Elba is executive produced by Idris and Sabrina Elba and co-produced by S’able Labs, the Elbas’ recently launched partnerships brand. The series also features an original score by Amanda Jones in close collaboration with music enthusiast, rapper and DJ, Idris Elba

Coupledom with Idris and Sabrina Elba will join a series of best-in-class Audible Originals including recent releases like The Pursuit of Healthiness with Blake Griffin, the #1 New York Times best-selling audio fiction The Sandman from Neil Gaiman, performed by James McAvoy, Kat Dennings and Michael Sheen, Letters from Camp, produced and performed by Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Hart’s best-selling Audible Original, The Decision: Overcoming Today’s BS for Tomorrow’s Success, among many more.

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Episode descriptions:

Ep 1: Nadiya & Abdal Hussain: Rearranged

Can you imagine building a life with someone you had barely met? Idris & Sabrina sit down with Nadiya Hussain – the breakout star of The Great British Bake Off – and her husband Abdal to talk about living in an arranged marriage, and how that marriage had to change when Nadiya entered the public eye.

Ep 2: Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield: On Purpose

After achieving financial success that most entrepreneurs could only dream of, the founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream discovered something surprising: it wasn’t enough. That realisation sent them on a shared journey to build an entirely different kind of business.

Ep 3: Mary & Sharon Bishop-Baldwin: A Shelter in the Storm

For most of us, wedding planning means shopping for dresses and touring venues. For Mary & Sharon, it meant suing the government for the right to get married in the first place. Their case – which went all the way to the US Supreme Court – was a pivotal milestone in the fight for marriage equality. How did their partnership sustain them through their decade long legal battle – and why was it a battle they felt called to take on in the first place?

Ep 4: Tommy & Codie Oliver: Putting Love To Work

Tommy & Codie Oliver launched their docu-series Black Love to highlight positive examples of Black relationships. But it wasn’t just a professional interest – shortly after starting the show they got married and had a family. How are they managing a marriage and a business without ruining either?

Ep 5: Christian Louboutin & Mika: The Power Of Play

When pop-star Mika needed a pair of comfortable shoes for a concert, he looked to an unusual source: Christian Louboutin. Christian didn’t design menswear but he agreed to take the job anyway. Their collaboration would spawn Christian’s first menswear line and result in a life-long friendship between the two. In this episode, we explore one of fashion’s most surprising - and fruitful - creative partnerships.

Ep 6: Kim Kardashian West & Kris Jenner: Fame & Family

When Kim Kardashian West goes to Kris Jenner for advice, it’s not just a daughter asking her mother for support. Kris is also Kim’s manager and has helped Kim grow her personal brand into a billion-dollar business spanning entertainment, cosmetics, and fashion


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