6 episodes

Renegades: Born in the USA is a series of conversations between President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen about their lives, music, and enduring love of America—despite all its challenges.

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    • 4.3 • 14 Ratings

Renegades: Born in the USA is a series of conversations between President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen about their lives, music, and enduring love of America—despite all its challenges.

    Money & the American Dream

    Money & the American Dream

    President Obama and Bruce discuss the relationship between money and economic class, growing up with income inequality. They unpack what it meant to not be aware of your lack of economic privilege/wealth prior to a US economic and cultural shift in the 1980s.

    Find the episode transcript here: http://spoti.fi/RenegadesTranscripts

    Traveling the U.S. & Finding Home

    Traveling the U.S. & Finding Home

    President Obama and Bruce Springsteen discuss the loss of American innocence during the 1960s. They relate on the romance of the open road when young Bruce traveled to see concerts and President Obama road-tripped across the US when he first visited the mainland. They discuss the moments when they settled down, faced domestication, and defined their definition of home.
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    Find the episode transcript here: http://spoti.fi/RenegadesTranscripts

    Archival clips courtesy of NASA, Global Image Works, Warner Bros, The Library of Congress, Getty Images, Chicago Film Archives, National Archives, and Wyndham Resorts and Hotels. John Wayne used with the permission of John Wayne Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.johnwayne.com

    American Music

    American Music

    President Obama and Bruce sit down to talk popular music, their early musical influences and memories, and the inspiration behind Springsteen’s Broadway show. They share some of their favorite artists (think: Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, and more).
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    Find the episode transcript here: http://spoti.fi/RenegadesTranscripts

    Archival clips courtesy of iHeartMedia, WETA, C-SPAN, and CBSNews.

    Race in the United States

    Race in the United States

    President Obama and Bruce Springsteen discuss protest songs, reparations, and their relationships with John Lewis and Clarence Clemmons. They reflect on their early experiences with race and racism and the uncomfortable conversations we need to have.
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    Find the episode transcript here: http://spoti.fi/RenegadesTranscripts

    Archival clips courtesy of C-SPAN and CBSNews.

    Our Unlikely Friendship

    Our Unlikely Friendship

    President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen discuss how their friendship began. They share how race and racism in their hometowns defined their feelings of belonging and what it was like growing up as teenagers in the 1960s and 1970s. Bruce sings some of "My Hometown."
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    Find the episode transcript here: http://spoti.fi/RenegadesTranscripts

    Archival clips courtesy of CBSNews, NBC Universal, British Pathé, and Huntley Film Archives.

    • 56 min
    Renegades: Born in the USA Trailer

    Renegades: Born in the USA Trailer

    Welcome to the new podcast from President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen.
    Find the trailer transcript here: http://spoti.fi/RenegadesTranscripts

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Droumleigh ,

Seriously McCafe ads

Terrific pod. Loved the stories. Please any other ads than those.

jconnaug ,

Two’s company

The POTUS and The Boss

Were asked to have a chat

Barack said “Yes we can”

Bruce said “I’ll drink to that”

The items broad in subject

Friendship, music and race

Two renegades in easy talk

A forthright face to face

A meeting of the mindful

East coast meets the West

Hawaiian soul Freehold rock

Two dudes at ease and jest

Upholders and promoters

Of good and virtuous right

Defenders of the forgotten

Those lost or mired in plight

The POTUS and The Boss

With a clear sense of roles

The Chief Exec and Rocker

A fine pair of kindred souls.

Thank you Barack and Bruce, a fabulous addition to the podcast landscape.

Ginny loo ,

Fantastic except for the advertising!

Throughly enjoy this podcast but the cringeworthy parochial McCafe adds during Australian version of the podcast are unbearable.

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