Spotify Launches Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen Podcast.


Barack Obama sat down with Bruce Springsteen for a series of wide-ranging conversations that will hit Spotify as an exclusive original podcast — the newest entry in the company’s expanding slate of audio programming.

“Renegades: Born in the USA” is an eight-episode podcast featuring the former president and The Boss, who have been friends for over a decade, “in deep and revealing conversation,” according to Spotify. In the show, the duo discuss topics spanning race, fatherhood, marriage, and the state of America.

Starting Monday (Feb. 22), the first two episodes of “Renegades” will be available exclusively on Spotify worldwide. More info on the series is available on Higher Ground’s hub on Spotify at this link.

The Obama/Springsteen “Renegades” series is the second original podcast for Spotify under the company’s exclusive deal with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground. “The Michelle Obama Podcast” hit the streaming service last summer, and according to Spotify had the biggest debut of any original to date. The premiere episode featured Barack as Michelle’s first guest.

According to Higher Ground, Barack Obama and Springsteen first met on the campaign trail in 2008 and have “formed a deep friendship since.” On the “Renegades” podcast, they talk about their hometowns and role models, modern manhood, and the divided state of America today and how we can all move forward together.

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