Renegades podcast with Obama and Springsteen delves into the profound and the personal

Renegades: Born within the USA

Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama each felt like outsiders rising up.Credit score:

Two blokes – one 71, the opposite 59 – yak about their lives, their friendship, their ethics and what it means to be American. Each had humble beginnings, uncommon upbringings and felt like outsiders rising up. One is white, the opposite black. One turned a musician, the opposite a politician. One is Bruce Springsteen, the opposite Barack Obama.

This eight-episode podcast sequence is like eavesdropping on a few outdated buddies taking over the world and every little thing in it, whereas sharing private particulars about every little thing from their childhoods to their marriages.

Calling your sequence Renegades is a little bit of a stretch if you’re two well-known dudes who’ve been noticed lunching with Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks on David Geffen’s superyacht someplace off the coast of Tahiti. Nonetheless, it’s revealing to have the curtain pulled again on each the profound and the personal by two such highly effective folks.


Within the episode about music, Obama raises goosebumps speaking about his choice to interrupt into Superb Grace at a Charleston funeral after a church capturing in 2015 as a result of he felt that spoken phrases had been insufficient. On a lighter observe, he additionally says that his employees used to scold him for enjoying air guitar on Air Pressure One in entrance of journalists.

After they begin discussing the divisions which have deepened within the US of late, critics may say this duo’s religion in steadiness being restored is merely rose-coloured pondering by two liberal-minded wealthy guys. On the identical time, listening to the forty fourth president’s calm, articulate voice is reassuring, particularly if you realise what a podcast with the forty fifth president may sound like.

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