Barack and Michelle Obama speak in new Spotify podcast

Barack Obama jokes that Michelle thought he was her 'meal ticket' in first episode of her podcast

The couple talked about community and what it means to them at this moment in history.

Michelle tweeted to introduce her husband as her first guest, writing: "Can't wait for you to hear the first episode of The #MichelleObamaPodcast!"

"The Saab did have heated seats though", Barack recalled.

The stories from the private life wants to use the former First Lady rather than a vehicle to talk about the things that are really important. The pair's lengthy conversation ranged from their childhood upbringings to the early years of their relationship and their recent time spent together in lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "I think I've noticed at school that when I hinterherjage only my own success, I'm going to end up lonely and unhappy", says husband Barack at one point.

"You're cute, you know", Michelle continued.

"Right, when it doesn't work", added Michelle. "But that's okay", the 58-year-old jokes.

'You'll likewise speak with lots of of my sweethearts, the ladies who have actually constantly existed with a shoulder to lean on, a viewpoint to consider, or just an open line to vent to. Because once you do those things, I think you'll have a better sense of your community, your country, and yourselves.

In the introduction of the forthcoming podcast, Michelle states, "For eight years my life was full of insane schedules, juggling big initiatives, speeches, state dinners - Not to mention trying to raise two daughters and keeping my head above water".

Michelle and Barack Obama met at a Chicago law firm where Michelle was working and Barack was an intern.


'I say this to young people - why did I leave corporate law - the truth is it was selfish.

They spoke about their naivety in thinking they could "fix" the problems they found before quickly learning the solution was often more complicated than that. Most of all, I hope this podcast will help listeners open new conversations-and hard conversations-with the people who matter most to them.

"When you look at all these young people who have been out there protesting in the wake of the George Floyd murder, that's their instinct", Barack said. It's not consistent and it might still go both methods in this nation.

'It's like it's teetering one way or the other in countries all around the world, ' Barack said.

The couple also discussed the challenge parents face, in balancing teaching their children the basics about life as well as addressing larger social movements.

'There's a different way of parenting but what we didn't do, we delivered the message at the dinner table.

Barack said that he's optimistic about the voter turnout for the upcoming presidential election joking that he was a "Yes, We Can! man".

Michelle, Barack and their daughters Sasha and Malia in 2004.

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