HBO’s new talk show is hosted by Megan Rapinoe

If you loved watching Megan Rapinoe on Instagram live with her girlfriend, Sue Bird, HBO hopes you’ll love her even more as the host of her own talk show.

“Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe” debuted on HBO Saturday. The world famous soccer star’s inaugural guests were Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City, Peabody Award-winning comedian and host of Netflix’s “Patriot Act” Hasan Minhaj and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Rapinoe tweeted the news about her new gig Monday:

In a news release, HBO said Rapinoe discussed “critical issues facing society today” in her first recorded episode.

“It is an honor to host a show with a critical conversation between some of America’s most innovative thought leaders,” Rapinoe said in a statement provided by the cable television conglomerate. “I am so thankful to HBO for providing such a powerful platform for this important dialogue.”

HBO said Rapinoe, who is also listed as one of the show’s executive producers, led “a spirited dialogue with these change-makers, aiming to help shape the ongoing cultural conversation that has been taking place during this significant time in our country’s history.”

So we did.

Congrats to Megan Rapinoe and kudos to HBO for providing her with his platform.

Here’s the promo:


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