LOS ANGELES: Former US President Barack Obama and rock music legend Bruce Springsteen debuted a brand new podcast on Monday the place the pair focus on subjects starting from fatherhood and marriage to race and the state of America.
The eight-episode sequence, referred to as Renegades: Born within the USA, is on the market solely by Spotify Expertise SA’s music streaming service. The primary two episodes have been launched on Monday.
Within the introduction to episode one, Obama mentioned he and his household and mates had been discussing divisions in the USA and the way “we discover our means again to a extra unifying American story.” Considered one of his mates, Obama mentioned, “simply occurred to be Mr. Bruce Springsteen.”
“On the floor, Bruce and I don’t have loads in widespread,” Obama added. “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 grasp this nation that’s given us each a lot.”
The podcast was unveiled as Spotify introduced it might launch in 85 new markets within the subsequent few days, making the service obtainable to greater than 1 billion individuals all over the world.
Spotify provides greater than 2.2 million podcasts alongside its music library, together with one hosted by Michelle Obama. – Reuters