Podcast

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen to host Spotify series

The first two episodes of Renegades: Born in the USA, a conversation recorded in Springsteen's guitar-filled home studio in New Jersey, were made available on Monday (local time).

Spotify has moved aggressively in podcasts over the past three years, and made other programming announcements Monday.

The audio streaming service has already worked with Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground production company, and the former first lady's podcast is the service's most popular original.

Harry and Meghan say 'love wins' in first podcast from Spotify deal

Singer Sir Elton John, presenter James Corden, author Matt Haig, tennis player Naomi Osaka and others feature on the first episode of Archewell Audio.

It is the first fruit of Prince Harry and Meghan's podcast deal with Spotify.

"No matter what life throws at you guys, trust us when we say, love wins," Meghan tells listeners.

The couple do not directly discuss their personal experiences of 2020, which started with them announcing they would step back as "senior" royals, before moving to the US.