Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen, just a couple of renegades born in the USA, are joining forces for a new podcast.
Spotify just announced their latest podcast collaboration, Renegades: Born in the USA featuring Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama. The Boss and the former president have been friends for over a decade, so the collaboration came naturally. During the eight-episode series, the two discuss fatherhood, marriage, race, and the state of America. They also recount some of the meals, conversations, and impromptu singalongs they’ve shared.
What Do Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama Have In Common?
Bruce and Barack first met during Barack’s presidential campaign in 2008. During a promo video for the podcast, Barack talked about how, at first glance, it seems like the two have nothing in common.
“On the surface, Bruce and I don’t have a lot in common. He’s a white guy from a small town in Jersey. I’m a black guy of mixed race, born in Hawaii. He’s a rock n’ roll icon. I’m…not as cool,” said Obama.
However, Barack says that there is one key thread that ties both him and Bruce together.
“In our own ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys. Looking for a way to connect with our own individual search for meaning, truth, and community with the larger story of America. Over the course of a few days, all just a few miles from where he grew up, we talked,” said Obama.
“What we discovered during these conversations, was that we still share a fundamental belief in the American ideal. Not as an act of nostalgia but as a compass for the hard work that lies before us,” said Obama.
Bruce Springsteen’s and Barack Obama’s podcast premiered today and is available exclusively on Spotify worldwide.