Trevor Noah kicks off new podcast with 'The Rock' interview

Trevor Noah kicks off new podcast with 'The Rock' interview

Trevor Noah's new Spotify podcast is finally here...

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South African comedian Trevor Noah has released the first episode of his new podcast.

'What Now? with Trevor Noah' premiered on Spotify on Thursday, November 9. Movie star Dwayne Johnson, also known as 'The Rock', is the podcast's first celebrity guest.  

Dwayne opened up about his battle with depression, his childhood, and his love for wrestling. 

Spotify announced its podcast deal with Trevor back in June. 

The streaming platform said in a statement that the podcast would "feature in-depth and freewheeling conversations between Trevor and some of the most influential and interesting figures around the world".

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During his interview with Trevor, Dwayne talked about the negative reaction to 'The People’s Fund of Maui'. 

The former WWE wrestler teamed up with Oprah Winfrey to set up the fund, which aimed to help victims of the devastating wildfires in Maui, Hawaii.

Oprah and Dwayne contributed $10-million to the fund and urged others to donate as well. 

However, members of the public slammed the stars for asking people for donations when they have a combined net worth of more than $2.8-billion. 

"Billionaire asking for money from the poor, what a joke," one social media user wrote. Nick Cannon also chimed in. He said its "poor taste for a billionaire to ask anyone for money", according to the Los Angeles Times

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The Rock told Trevor the main aim of the fund was to help survivors. 

"What's interesting is when all that started to happen and the backlash started to happen... it's important not to get caught up in it. It is important just to pause. It really tested my ability to separate noise from criticism that was really worthy of my attention," he said. 

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