Books, Podcast
Jul 23, 2021

Bruce Springsteen And Barack Obama Unite To Release Book Based on Podcast

The book release will partner with Higher Ground, and Penguin Random House will publish ‘Renegades: Born in the USA.’ The book is based on a collection of conversations President Obama and Bruce Springsteen began in their Spotify co-produced podcast of the same name.

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We’ve all heard of “Page to Screen” but are you ready for “Pod to Book?” Penguin Random House announced Thursday that it will publish a book of the same name, Renegades: Born in the USA, in partnership with former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s production company Higher Ground. Renegades: Born in the USA will chronicle the candid conversations Obama and Springsteen discussed in their Spotify co-produced podcast. In the eight-episode series, the friends sat down and discussed everything from race to fatherhood to modern manhood and the state of America today. Throughout the book’s 320 pages, Renegades will feature more than 350 full-color exclusive photographs and illustrations from both President Obama and Springsteen’s personal collections. It will also showcase never-before-seen archival material, including the former president’s annotated speeches and the musician’s handwritten lyrics. In the upcoming collection, Obama and Springsteen will also “reveal their passion forr, as well as the toll of telling a bigger, truer, story about America throughout their careers and explore how our fractured country might begin to find its way back toward unity.”