Spotify Launches Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen Podcast



Barack Obama sat down with Bruce Springsteen for a sequence of wide-ranging conversations that can hit Spotify as an unique unique podcast — the most recent entry within the firm’s increasing slate of audio programming.

“Renegades: Born in the USA” is an eight-episode podcast that includes the previous president and The Boss, who’ve been pals for over a decade, “in deep and revealing conversation,” based on Spotify. In the present, the duo talk about matters spanning race, fatherhood, marriage, and the state of America.

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Starting Monday (Feb. 22), the primary two episodes of “Renegades” shall be obtainable solely on Spotify worldwide. More information on the sequence is out there on Higher Ground’s hub on Spotify at this hyperlink.

The Obama/Springsteen “Renegades” sequence is the second unique podcast for Spotify beneath the corporate’s unique cope with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground. “The Michelle Obama Podcast” hit the streaming service final summer season, and based on Spotify had the most important debut of any unique thus far. The premiere episode featured Barack as Michelle’s first visitor.

According to Higher Ground, Barack Obama and Springsteen first met on the marketing campaign path in 2008 and have “formed a deep friendship since.” On the “Renegades” podcast, they speak about their hometowns and position fashions, trendy manhood, and the divided state of America as we speak and the way we will all move ahead collectively.

“On the surface, Bruce and I don’t have a lot in common,” Barack Obama says within the intro to the primary episode. “But over the years, what we’ve found is that we’ve got a shared sensibility — about work, about family and about America.”

He continues, “In our own ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys trying to understand this country that’s given us both so much. Trying to chronicle the stories of its people. Looking for a way to connect our own individual searches for meaning and truth and community with the larger story of America.”

In addition to its multiyear pact with Spotify, Higher Ground has an unique manufacturing settlement with Netflix for scripted movies, TV sequence, kids’s packages and documentaries. The firm’s first launch, “American Factory” received the 2019 Academy Award for documentary characteristic.

Separately, Springsteen earlier this month was concerned in an issue over a report that he was arrested for DUI in November, which prompted Jeep to pull its current Super Bowl advert that includes the singer from YouTube.

Spotify introduced the Barack Obama-Springsteen podcast at its Stream On occasion Monday. Other podcast-related information from the occasion:

  • Spotify introduced a multiyear cope with Anthony and Joe Russo’s AGBO manufacturing firm for unique podcast content material from the creators behind movies together with “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: End Game.”

  • Spotify will launch a podcast from Ava DuVernay targeted on social change and circumstances of police brutality, based mostly on ARRAY’s Law Enforcement Accountability Project, which launched after the homicide of George Floyd.

  • The firm is bringing out a second season of Higher Ground’s “Tell Them, I Am,” a group of narratives from Muslim voices hosted by Pakistani-American podcaster Misha Euceph. A brand new episode will premiere each weekday throughout Ramadan, trying on the lives of 22 individuals from everywhere in the world.

  • The Warner Bros./DC deal for unique podcasts for Spotify will embody tales about characters together with Superman, Lois Lane, Wonder Woman, Joker, Catwoman, Katana, The Riddler, Batgirl and Harley Quinn, based on Jim Lee, DC’s chief inventive officer. The first podcast beneath the businesses’ pact, “Batman Unburied,” from govt producer David S. Goyer, shall be launched on Spotify later this 12 months.

  • The firm sketched out plans for the Spotify Audience Network, which is able to let entrepreneurs purchase promoting stock throughout Spotify originals and exclusives; podcasts by way of Megaphone and Anchor; and ad-supported music.

  • Spotify stated it can start testing the power for podcasters to earn income by paid subscriptions for fan-only content material on the platform.

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