Streaming giant Spotify on Monday unveiled a new show featuring two American cultural heavyweights: rock star Bruce Springsteen and former US president Barack Obama.
Two episodes of the eight-show audio series Renegades: Born in the USA are now available online.
It’s a marketing coup for Spotify, which has focused on podcasting as a growth driver since 2019, pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into acquisitions.
“On the surface, Bruce and I don’t have a lot in common,” Obama says in a promotional clip for the series.
“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’n’roll icon. I’m… not as cool.”
The pair met for the first time during Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and have since become friends.
They recently spent…