Barack Obama is entering into the podcast sport. Right this moment, Spotify introduced that the previous president and rockstar Bruce Springsteen — sure, you learn that proper — will host a present referred to as Renegades: Born within the USA solely for the audio platform. They’ll talk about “race, fatherhood, marriage, and the state of America,” per a press launch, and the primary two episodes premiere as we speak for each free and premium Spotify customers. The primary season will include eight episodes whole.
Greater Floor, the manufacturing firm owned by Michelle and Barack Obama, signed a cope with Spotify in 2019, committing themselves to creating unique podcasts for the platform. Renegades is the second of these exhibits. The Michelle Obama Podcast debuted this previous summer season on Spotify and was later made obtainable throughout platforms, together with Apple Podcasts. Spotify has mentioned the present was the most important Spotify Authentic present “in historical past,” however it hasn’t shared particular numbers. Presumably, this present will likely be simply as massive, if not greater, giving Spotify much more of an opportunity to convey folks over to its platform for podcasts.