Barack Obama is stepping into the podcast sport. At present, Spotify introduced that the previous president and rockstar Bruce Springsteen — sure, you learn that proper — will host a present known 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 at the moment for each free and premium Spotify customers. The primary season will comprise eight episodes whole.
Increased Floor, the manufacturing firm owned by Michelle and Barack Obama, signed a deal with Spotify in 2019, committing themselves to creating unique podcasts for the platform. Renegades is the second of these reveals. The Michelle Obama Podcast debuted this previous summer season on Spotify and was later made out there across platforms, together with Apple Podcasts. Spotify has stated the present was the largest Spotify Unique present “in historical past,” however it hasn’t shared particular numbers. Presumably, this present can be simply as massive, if not larger, giving Spotify much more of an opportunity to deliver individuals over to its platform for podcasts.