Bruce Springsteen and President Barack Obama have joined forces for a new original podcast, titled Renegades: Born In The USA, available now on Spotify. According to the official announcement, “Renegades is an eight-episode podcast featuring a deep and revealing conversation between the two friends, exploring a wide array of topics including race, fatherhood, marriage, and the state of America. It is a personal, in-depth discussion exploring their pasts, their beliefs, and the country that they love — as it was, as it is, and as it ought to be going forward.”
USA Today reported Obama says of “The Boss” in the new podcast, “He’s a white guy from a small town in Jersey. I’m a black guy of mixed race born in Hawaii with a childhood that took me around the world. He’s a rock n’ roll icon. I’m a lawyer and politician, not as cool. And as I like to remind Bruce every chance I get, he’s more than a decade older than me. Although, he looks damn good.”
- On January 12th, 2017 Bruce Springsteen performed a 15-song private set in the East Room of the White House for President Obama and his staff.
- Springsteen has a long history with Obama, going out on the campaign trail for him back in both 2008 and 2012.
- On November 22nd, 2016, President Obama awarded Springsteen the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Bruce Springsteen’s setlist on January 12th, 2017 at The White House:
“Working On The Highway”
“My Father’s House”
“The Promised Land”
“Born In The U.S.A.”
“Devils & Dust”
“Tougher Than The Rest” – with Patti Scialfa
“If I Should Fall Behind” – with Patti Scialfa
“The Ghost Of Tom Joad”
“Long Walk Home”
“Dancing In The Dark”
“Land Of Hope And Dreams”
CHECK IT OUT: The teaser to Renegades: Born In The USA:
CHECK IT OUT: President Obama awarding Bruce Springsteen the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 22nd, 2016: