Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama Are Hosting a Podcast Together
The first two episodes of "Renegades: Born in the USA" are available now on Spotify
Move over, Joe Rogan: Bruce Springsteen is teaming up with none other than Barack Obama to host a new podcast exclusively for Spotify. The streaming service made the announcement on Monday that the Boss and the former president will host a show called Renegades: Born in the USA.
According to a press release, the podcast will focus on “race, fatherhood, marriage, and the state of America,” and the first two episodes are currently available to stream on Spotify for both free and premium users. The first season of the podcast will consist of eight episodes total.
The show is the result of a 2019 deal between Spotify and Higher Ground, Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company. Their first collaborative effort, The Michelle Obama Podcast, debuted last summer and quickly became the biggest Spotify Original show “in history,” according to the streaming service. Obama tweeted out a teaser for the podcast on Monday which includes the two getting frank about their complicated relationships to their fathers.
“It’s no coincidence that the world’s best creators are embracing Spotify as a key platform for their podcasts — we have the reach, infrastructure and dedicated teams to take their stories to the world and we’re committed to growing their audience on Spotify,” Courtney Holt, Spotify’s head of studios and video, said in a statement.
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