Music Monday: It’s Not Really Music, But It Was Music to My Ears

I received the following email today:

“Bruce Springsteen joins President Barack Obama for a new original podcast Renegades: Born In The USA, available now on Spotify. 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.”

I could hardly contain myself – two of my favorite people doing a podcast together!

Here’s a video clip of the two of them talking about what the podcast is about:

And here is a trailer for the podcast itself:

At this point, the first two episodes are available on Spotify.

I’m putting off listening to the show for a few days because I’ve got 180 tests that need to be graded.

Having those two episodes waiting for me to listen to will be a great motivator to get those tests graded as quickly as I can…

56 thoughts on “Music Monday: It’s Not Really Music, But It Was Music to My Ears

  1. We are alike in so many ways. (Of course, I’m cooler.😎) Two of my favorites as well. I like the idea of two people with completely different backgrounds sitting down to talk and find common ground.

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  2. You must be in seventh heaven, my friend! I have to admit, this seems to be a conversation that I have to listen to. And for anyone who has the opportunity to enjoy this podcast, it seems a perfect example of how no matter how different our lives may appear on the outside, we are all on a shared journey and are more alike than different. I applaud you on using it as an incentive to get the grading done. It will make it that much sweeter. Probably would have never heard about this otherwise, so thank you for sharing Q!

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  3. Save to Spotify library: check.
    Activate Spotify skill on the Echo: check.
    Find time to listen: as soon as possible.

    I saw a trailer for this yesterday – it sounds as though it’s going to be good. Somehow, I can’t imagine the former guy sitting down with Kid Rock to do something like this.

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  4. That will be a podcast to follow and a great incentive for grading those tests. Obama and Springsteen will have insightful and different perspectives on the issues facing the nation. Your students have no sympathy for you b/t/w.

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  5. Wow can’t wait to watch this..will check out Spotify…Thank you for sharing, Jim I am a big admirer of both men maybe Obama just a tad more… …a good incentive for you, to get that marking done and dusted 🙂

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  6. When I first heard of this I though it seemed like an odd pair, I need to take the time and listen to this as it should be interesting to compare their different experiences to their message. As for the 180 test to grade……wow……sounds like a lot of work!!

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    1. it worked; I got the exams finished in a couple of days, and we listened to the first two episodes of the podcast over the weekend. We thought it was wonderful…


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