Spotify continues to tout its investment in the podcast space, announcing on Monday a new exclusive program by former President Obama and veteran musician Bruce Springsteen.
The eight-episode podcast, called “Renegades: Born in the USA,” is a discussion between Obama and Springsteen as they explore issues including race, fatherhood and divisions in the country. The men became friends after they met in 2008 on the campaign trail.
“In our own ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys, trying to understand this country that’s given us both so much,” said Obama during the first episode. “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.”
The first two episodes became available on Spotify on Monday. In the first episode, Springsteen shared that he grew up in Freehold, N.J., which he called “your typical, small, provincial, redneck, racist…
— to www.latimes.com