Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch a podcast (series of digital audio or video files that users can download and listen to) on Spotify.
Spotify announced the release of “Renegades: Born in the USA” on February 22. The show features former US President Barack Obama and legendary rock star Bruce Springsteen.
Mr. Obama and Springsteen will have conversations on a wide range of issues from politics, the US situation to paternity, marriage and men in general.
The chats will last for 8 episodes, with the first 2 episodes being broadcast live on February 22, according to NBC News.
Podcast “Renegades: Born in the USA” is produced by the production company of Mr. Barack Obama and Ms. Michelle Obama, Higher Ground. This is considered the most famous collaboration in podcast broadcast history, according to US news agency.
“It was a personal, in-depth discussion between two friends learning about their past, their beliefs, and the country they love,” – Spotify said in the program launch statement.
Spotify notes that former US Presidents Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen “have formed a deep friendship” since they first met during Obama’s 2008 US presidential campaign.
The launch of the program “hosted by Mr. Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen” is also seen as another turning point in Spotify’s strong push to dominate the podcast business.
The Swedish streaming service has pledged more than $ 500 million to acquire podcast companies, and has already reached exclusive deals with big names including Joe Rogan and Kim Kardashian and major brands such as Warner Bros.
In 2019, Spotify signed an exclusive deal with the Obama family to produce podcasts. Their first product, “The Michelle Obama Podcast”, was the top podcast globally when it launched last summer, and Spotify is betting that the new Obama-Springstreen series will have similar appeal worldwide. gender.
Much of the conversation between Obama and Springsteen is likely to focus on resolving America’s cultural and political divisions.
“How did we get here? How can we find the way to a more united American narrative?” – Former US President Barack Obama asked in the introduction about the program.
“At first, Bruce and I didn’t have much in common. But over the years, what we’ve found is we have empathy. About work, about family and about America. In our own ways, Bruce And I have made parallel journeys to understand that the country has given us a lot “- added Mr. Barack Obama.
Mr. Obama and Springsteen announced the podcast “Renegades” during an online Spotify event, in which the company also announced the expansion of DC Comics programs and a new partnership with the Russo brothers, the film’s director ” The Avengers “.
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