John Legend, Tim McGraw & More to Give Graduation Speeches in New Podcast

By Taylor Fields

April 14, 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected students all over the country as they attend their classes online, and seniors who are graduating high school and college this year, unfortunately will miss their graduation ceremonies. So, iHeartRadio is making sure that graduates have the opportunity to still hear motivational words from inspiring people in the new "Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020" podcast.

Students will be able to hear commencement speeches from a multitude of people, including musicians like John Legend, Halsey, Kesha, DJ Khaled, Khalid, Pitbull and Tim McGraw, leaders like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, US General Stan McChrystal, business leader and Co-CEO of Ariel Investments Mellody Hobson and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, athletes like FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach, NFL star Eli Manning and college basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski, in addition to stars like Chelsea Handler, Sienna Miller, Jimmy Fallon and Katie Couric. Speeches will also come from cosmetics icon Bobbi Brown, restauranteur and TV personality David Chang, journalist and NPR correspondent Guy Raz, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Rule and CEO of Epic Records Sylvia Rhone, with more to be announced.

"Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020" will also feature speeches from iHeartRadio's own on-air personalities and podcast hosts, including Ryan Seacrest, Enrique Santos, Angie Martinez, Bobby Bones, Jake Brennan, Angela Yee, and Woody, with more to be announced.

These speeches will help provide wisdom, motivation, inspiration and more to the Class of 2020, as they take their next steps in life, and help to give them the graduation they deserve.

The "Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020" podcast will kick off on May 15th — just two days ahead of National Graduation Day (which is May 17th) — and will be available on iHeartRadio and everywhere else podcasts are heard. The speeches will also be featured on iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations across the country.

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