Rob DeMartin – Spotify / APBruce Springsteen, left, appears with former President Barack Obama during their podcast of conversations recorded at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey. (Rob DeMartin – Spotify / AP)
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are teaming up for an eight-episode Spotify podcast series, swapping stories about their upbringings and even a White House singalong around a piano.
The first two episodes of “Renegades: Born in the USA,” a conversation recorded in Springsteen’s guitar-filled home studio in New Jersey, were made available on Monday.
Spotify has moved aggressively in podcasts over the past three years, and made other programming announcements Monday.
The audio streaming service has already worked with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground production company, and the former first lady’s podcast is the service’s most popular original.
The seemingly offbeat relationship between the former president and rock star began when Springsteen performed benefits