Barack Obama has actually teamed up with an unlikely partner for a new podcast series on Spotify.
The former US president will be presenting an eight-episode series with veteran rockstar Bruce Springsteen, who Mr Obama was stated to have actually “formed a deep relationship” with.
In the series, entitled Renegades: Born In The USA, the pair will talk about concerns consisting of race, fatherhood, marital relationship and the state of America.
Streaming giant Spotify stated the podcast would be “a personal, extensive discussion between 2 friends exploring their pasts, their beliefs and the country that they enjoy – as it was, as it is, and as it should be moving forward”.
Mr Obama, 59, and Springsteen, 71, first satisfied on the 2008 campaign trail and tossed their assistance behind Joe Biden in the recent presidential election.
The pair might appear not likely pals, and even the previous president acknowledges this in a trailer for the series.
” He’s a white person from a village in Jersey. I’m a black man of mixed race born in Hawaii. He’s a rock and roll icon. I’m … not as cool,” he said.
Presenting the first episode, Mr Obama continued: “How did we get here? How could we discover our method back to a more unifying American story? That subject concerned control many of my conversations last year – with Michelle, with my children and with friends.
” And one of the buddies just occurred to be Mr Bruce Springsteen. On the surface, Bruce and I do not have a lot in common. But throughout the years, what we’ve found is that we’ve got a shared sensibility.
” About work, about family and about America. In our own ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys attempting to understand this nation that’s given us both so much. Attempting to chronicle the stories of its people.”
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Barack and Michelle Obama’s production business signed a handle Spotify in 2019 to produce exclusive podcasts.
The first 2 episodes of this series are currently readily available on the streaming platform.
Earlier this month, Springsteen struck headlines as it emerged he had been charged with drink-driving and a high profile Jeep advert he appeared in was subsequently pulled.