Barack Obama has teamed up with Bruce Springsteen for a brand new podcast collection on Spotify, the music streaming big mentioned.
enegades: Born In The USA is an eight-episode collection that includes the previous president and the veteran rockstar discussing points together with race, fatherhood, marriage and the state of America, in response to Spotify.
The corporate described the podcast as “a private, in-depth dialogue between two pals exploring their pasts, their beliefs and the nation that they love – because it was, as it’s, and because it should be going ahead”.
The primary two episodes of Renegades, from the Obamas’ manufacturing firm Larger Floor, can be found on Spotify now.
Introducing the primary episode, Mr Obama mentioned: “How did we get right here? How might we discover our method again to a extra unifying American story? That subject got here to dominate so lots of my conversations final 12 months – with Michelle, with my daughters and with pals.
“And one of many pals simply occurred to be Mr Bruce Springsteen. On the floor, Bruce and I don’t have lots in widespread. However over time, what we’ve discovered is that we’ve obtained a shared sensibility.
“About work, about household and about America. In our personal methods, Bruce and I’ve been on parallel journeys making an attempt to know this nation that’s given us each a lot. Making an attempt to chronicle the tales of its individuals.
“Searching for a strategy to join our personal particular person searches for that means and reality and neighborhood with the bigger story of America.”
Mr Obama, 59, and Springsteen, 71, first met on the 2008 marketing campaign path and have since “fashioned a deep friendship,” Spotify mentioned.
Each spoke out throughout final 12 months’s presidential election. Springsteen has issued repeated requires unity following a fractious interval within the US.
He appeared in a high-profile Jeep advert earlier this month, the primary of his storied profession, nonetheless it was later taken off YouTube after it emerged he had been charged with drink-driving.