Apple CEO Tim Cook and Others to Share Commencement Speeches on Special Podcast for National Graduation Day

iHeartMedia today announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be participating in its special podcast "Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020."

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With most college graduates unable to attend commencement this year, the podcast will help fill the void with a series of speeches from Cook and a long list of other notable figures, such as Bill and Melinda Gates, Becky G, Rita Wilson, Khalid, Mary J. Blige, Hillary Clinton, John Legend, and Tim McGraw.

iHeartRadio knows how important the graduation ceremony is. After four long years of hard work, commencement offers one last moment to reflect before you toss your hat into the air and take on the world. We know that during these difficult times, most graduates won't get to attend their ceremony in person. So, we've partnered with some of the biggest names across industries, to write a commencement speech just for you. From 4-star generals to all-star comedians, legendary coaches to John Legend himself, these are the words we hope will inspire you.

The podcast episodes will be released on May 15, ahead of "National Graduation Day" on May 17 in the United States, as noted by Variety.

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Top Rated Comments

Plutonius Avatar
53 months ago
A podcast will not fill the void for the students who graduated this year.

Graduation is one of the special times in a person's life and they will never get that time back :(.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calzon65 Avatar
53 months ago
This has nothing to do with Tim, but most commencement speeches are already boring as graduates impatiently want to get to the postparty. I can only imagine a "dial in" commencement speech would be a snooze fest.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
53 months ago
I bet fifty bucks he opens with GURD MORN-NENG
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
53 months ago
Who wants to wager how many grads will tune in to listen?
Commencement speeches are just filler at graduation to burn time. Nobody wants to hear them. And now since there's no graduation — they're absolutely pointless
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
53 months ago

Commencement speeches are just filler at graduation to burn time. Nobody wants to hear them. And now since there's no graduation — they're absolutely pointless
I disagree in making this generalization. Just look at Steve Jobs' commencement speech. There are other good ones (the one from the Navy Admiral etc.).
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
akuma13 Avatar
53 months ago
Graduates have other things to worry about? Doubt graduates will tune in. This is just for the universities to validate the high cost of tuition they gouge out of students.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)