Barack Obama joins Bruce Springsteen in new podcast

The former president of the United States Barack Obama surprised political supporters and classic rock fans by announcing its release on Spotify of ” Renegades: born in the United States», A podcast he produced with the musical legend Bruce Springsteen.

Monday February 22 The boss joined the one who was president of the government in the United States in what they described as “a long and meaningful conversation,” with the first of the first two episodes of a total of eight episodes.

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In a trailer designed for the podcast, Obama noted: “On the surface, Bruce And I don’t have much in common He’s a white man from a small town shirt. I am a mixed race black, born in Hawaii. He is a rock and roll icon. I’m not that cool. ”

Despite these obvious differences, the politician assured that the two have gone through “parallel journeys, seeking a way to connect their own meanings, truths and their community to the long history of United States».

The characteristics of the trailer Obama Yes Springsteen conversing on a variety of topics that cover their respective relationships with their parents, the meaning of what masculinity represents, as well as the beginnings of the musician’s career.

Over the course of a few days, all a few miles from where he grew up, we chatted. What we have discovered during these conversations is that we still share a core belief in the American ideal. Not like an act of nostalgia, like a compass.

Springsteen would have met Obama during their election campaign in 2008 and since, they have maintained a strong bond of friendship. In 2017, he reportedly hit social media trends that the two shared a yacht trip while on vacation, accompanied by the reporter Oprah Winfrey and the actor Tom Hanks.

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In the two episodes released so far, the duo talk about the nature of their friends, how they both grew up as strangers, and the first encounters they both had on the subject of racism. .

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Bruce Springsteen would also be a constant voice in the presidential campaign of Joe Biden, who was vice-president during the tenure of Obama. The boss was part of the virtual event to celebrate the protest of Biden last month.

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