Former President Barack Obama, rock icon Bruce Springsteen launch podcast

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NEW YORK (KHON2) — Former President Barack Obama is teaming up with one of America’s biggest rock stars for a new podcast.

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“On the surface Bruce and I don’t have a lot in common,” said Obama. “He’s a white guy from a small town in Jersey. I’m a black guy of mixed race born in Hawaii. He’s a rock and roll icon. I’m not as cool.”

Obama and rock icon Bruce Springsteen announce their new project “Renegades: Born in the USA” in which the pair relive their glory days.

“It made sense. If you’re gonna be a rock n roll star, you’re gonna play a guitar,” said Obama.
“Guitars were cheap,” said Springsteen. “I could actually work a job, which I did. Saved up $18, bought a cheap guitar, then I started to learn some Beetles stuff. I learned “Twist and Shout.” A couple cords of music.”

The podcast is produced by Barack and his wife Michelle’s production company Higher ground, and is part of an exclusive content deal with Spotify.

Barack Obama (Courtesy: Spotify)

“Renegades: Born in the USA” is scheduled for eight episodes.

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