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Eight-episode Oprah's Book Club podcast launches on Apple Podcasts

Apple has launched a new podcast by Oprah Winfrey as part of its ongoing partnership with the media mogul, with the first episode of "Oprah's Book Club" available to listen to via the Podcasts app.

In a natural continuation from the Apple TV+ series of the same title, the podcast of "Oprah's Book Club" provides listeners with an in-depth discussion of recently-published books selected for the club. The miniseries will last for eight parts, and will cover the topics of a single book, Isabel Wilkerson's "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents."

Hosted by Winfrey and Wilkerson, the podcast will invite other guests on to the show to discuss the eight pillars of caste as brought up in the book, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Free to listen to, new episodes will be published every Tuesday and Thursday.

As well as the podcast, Apple previously revealed Wilkerson will be interviewed for Apple Music, as well as featuring in a discussion with Winfrey on her Apple TV show in the fall, while Winfrey will be curating related articles for Apple News.

"Caste," published on August 4 and a New York Times best-seller, discusses how Americans rank each other and how that has shaped America. According to Winfrey, the book was chosen as it "provides a new way of seeing racial inequality, giving rise to countless aha moments and helping us truly understand America as it is now and how we hope it will be."