LOS ANGELES: Former US President Barack Obama and rock music legend Bruce Springsteen debuted a brand new podcast on Monday the place the pair talk about subjects starting from fatherhood and marriage to race and the state of America.
The eight-episode sequence, known as Renegades: Born within the USA, is on the market solely by Spotify Expertise SA’s music streaming service. The primary two episodes had been launched on Monday.
Within the introduction to episode one, Obama mentioned he and his household and buddies had been discussing divisions in the US and the way “we find our way back to a more unifying American story.” One among his buddies, Obama mentioned, “just happened to be Mr. Bruce Springsteen.”
“On the surface, Bruce and I don’t have a lot in common,” Obama added. “But over 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 trying to understand this country that’s given us both so much.”
The podcast was unveiled as Spotify introduced it could launch in 85 new markets within the subsequent few days, making the service accessible to greater than 1 billion individuals around the globe.
Spotify gives greater than 2.2 million podcasts alongside its music library, together with one hosted by Michelle Obama. – Reuters