Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama Discuss Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, and More in New Podcast Clip: Listen

The third episode of Bruce Springsteen and former President Barack Obama’s new Renegades: Born in the USA podcast gets released on Spotify on Monday, March 1. The episode, called “Amazing Grace: American Music,” will cover Springsteen’s early musical influences, the inspiration behind Springsteen on Broadway, Obama’s adolescent musical memories, and more. Hear a clip from the episode below.

In the clip, Springsteen and Obama reminisce about hearing Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Billy Paul, and Joni Mitchell in the 1970s. The former president even tries his hand at sining Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark song “Help Me.”

“First album I bought with my own money—Talking Book, Stevie Wonder,” Obama tells Springsteen on the podcast. “I would sit with a banged up little old turntable, kind of plasticky looking turntable.”

Revisit the 2016 feature “The Presidential Suite: A Look Back at Obama’s Musical Milestones.”


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