Former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen\u00a0have joined forces on Renegades: Born in the USA, an eight-show podcast series where the friends discuss topics including race, fatherhood, marriage, and the state of America. The first two episodes\u00a0\u2013 "American Skin: Race in the United States" and "Outsiders: An Unlikely Friendship" \u2013\u00a0 dropped today on Spotify. It's the second original podcast from President Obama and Michelle Obama\u2019s production company, Higher Ground, and Spotify. President Obama and Springsteen have been buds since they met on the campaign trail in 2008 when Obama first ran for president. The episodes, which range between 42 and 52 minutes, will allow listeners to "eavesdrop as the duo discuss their hometowns and role models, explore modern manhood, and confront the painfully divided state of America today and how we can all move forward together." In the introduction to the first\u00a0Renegades\u00a0episode, President Obama says: \u201cHow did we get here? How could we find our way back to a more unifying American story? That topic came to dominate so many of my conversations last year \u2013 with Michelle, with my daughters and with friends. And one of the friends just happened to be Mr. Bruce Springsteen. "On the surface," he continues, "Bruce and I don't have a lot in common. But over the years, what we\u2019ve found is that we\u2019ve got a shared sensibility. About work, about family and about America. In our own ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys trying to understand this country that\u2019s given us both so much. Trying to chronicle the stories of its people. Looking for a way to connect our own individual searches for meaning and truth and community with the larger story of America.\u201d Listen to\u00a0 Renegades: Born in the USA below. Last month we heard from Springsteen, who hinted at "exciting things" to come in 2021. He did, however, confirm, that he won't be touring until 2022. In December, the singer\/guitarist\u00a0performed\u00a0two new songs from his latest, 2020\u2019s\u00a0Letter To You,\u00a0on\u00a0Saturday Night Live. The album was one of his strongest in years and took only a few days to complete. You can read our review of it\u00a0here. Aside from releasing his 20th studio album in\u00a0October, Springsteen also recently\u00a0collaborated with Bleachers\u00a0on their latest single \u201cchinatown.\u201d For more on "Renegades: Born in The USA" with President Obama, click here.