“This is a major job,” Jill Biden said. “This woman is going to have to handle all kinds of problems and be a governing partner.”
(Ms. Campoverdi’s effort to persuade Dr. Biden to reveal her husband’s selection — “Dr. Biden, we’re among friends right now, right?” — was unsuccessful.)
An English professor at a community college, Dr. Biden also told the hosts that she hoped to teach part time, perhaps virtually, should she become first lady, and pledged that a Biden administration would make community college free.
“One thing that will create equity in education is to make sure that we have universal prekindergarten,” she said. “So that every 3- and 4-year-old starts at the same level — exact same level.”
Along with Ms. Campoverdi, a former White House deputy director of Hispanic media, the other hosts of “Pod Is a Woman” are Johanna Maska, who was the White House press advance director, and Darienne Page, President Barack Obama’s director of veterans and military families outreach.
As podcasters who are friends from the Obama administration, they recall Crooked Media’s stable of shows, including “Pod Save America.” Theirs is another instance of the increasingly porous line between political operatives and media personalities.
Not that the three were conceiving their show so deliberatively. “We didn’t say, ‘OK, let’s get a blonde and a brunette,’” Ms. Campoverdi said. “We didn’t Noah’s Ark this podcast.”
Reporting was contributed by Jessica Bennett, Shane Goldmacher, Thomas Kaplan, Kate Kelly, Jonathan Martin, David McCabe, Ben Smith, Glenn Thrush, Marc Tracy and Kenneth P. Vogel.