Celebrity podcasts

Spotify is one of the key players in the audio space, but as you might expect, there are several other companies that want a sliver of that pie. In an effort to differentiate themselves, drive listeners to their platform, and hopefully convert some of those listeners into premium subscribers, Spotify is partnering with several recognizable Hollywood (and Hollywood-adjacent) names on celebrity podcasts and new shows based around brands like DC Comics. Get the latest on newly announced projects from The Russo Brothers, Ava DuVernay, former President Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen, and more.
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barack obama's favorite movies and shows of 2020

It’s the time of year that year-end lists are released, and critics name the best movies and TV series of the year. But that doesn’t mean everyone else can’t join in to share their favorite films and shows of 2020, including former U.S. presidents. During his time in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama revealed himself to be a big old pop culture nerd, regularly sharing his best-of lists to the delight of Film Twitter and cinephiles everywhere. And even four years out of office, that tradition hasn’t changed. Obama once again shared his list of best films and shows of the year, and once again showed himself to be a man of taste.

See Barack Obama’s favorite movies and shows of 2020 below.

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Oprah Obama

The coronavirus pandemic has ripped through our society, leaving death and disruption in its path. One of the least important changes it has caused is that pretty much every interview now has taken on the same dull, boxy aesthetic because they’re almost always captured using programs like Zoom.

Leave it to Oprah Winfrey, arguably the most famous interviewer in the world, to liven things up. In a new episode of her AppleTV+ series The Oprah Conversation, Winfrey interviewed former President Barack Obama about his new book, his reaction to Joe Biden winning the presidency, and much more, and through the magic of green screen technology, it appears as if they’re both seated in Oprah’s home. Check out a behind the scenes clip below. Read More »

The Way I See It Trailer

There’s a lot that the American people don’t get to see when it comes to the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America. But Pete Souza has seen more than most as official White House photographer, capturing the Commander-in-Chief at nearly every turn. Souza served for two very different administrations, that of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, and now a new documentary called The Way I See It introduces the man who hasn’t minced words about the differences between these two presidents from different sides of the aisle and the corrupt, pathetic, shell of a man currently in office. Read More »

Crip Camp trailer

Crip Camp debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and became a big hit at the fest, winning the Audience Award for documentaries and earning a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating from reviewers. The Netflix film, which is executive produced by former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, is a documentary about “a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities” and how its visitors were inspired to fight for civil rights for the disabled in America. Check out the first trailer below.
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Exit West

Barack and Michelle Obama have reportedly found their next producing project. The duo will team up with Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame) to produce Exit West, a feature film adaptation of author Mohsin Hamid’s bestselling novel, and Riz Ahmed (The Night OfRogue One: A Star Wars Story, Nightcrawler) is currently attached to star. Here’s what we know so far. Read More »

barack obama favorite films

Former President of the United States Barack Obama has put forward his candidacy for President of Film Twitter with his list of his favorite movies of 2018. Obama’s list is a collection of some of the most critically praised films of the year, including genre-bending sci-fi flicks like Annihilation, beloved foreign flicks like Shoplifters, and deft black comedies like The Death of Stalin. In other words, Obama’s got good taste.

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the fifth risk

Earlier this year, we learned that former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama had struck a multi-year deal with Netflix to produce multiple TV shows and films for the streaming giant. Now we may have just learned that their first project will be a Trump-inspired civics lesson.

The Obamas’ first Netflix series will reportedly be an adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book The Fifth Risk, which takes a hard look at the chaotic transition from the Obama administration to the Trump administration.

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obamas netflix deal

When things seem low, Netflix goes high. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have officially entered a multi-year “storytelling partnership” with the streaming service to produce multiple movies and TV shows. This Netflix deal potentially includes scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and feature films.

Yes, you heard that right: scripted series. Buddy-comedy starring President Obama and Vice President Biden, here we come!

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The Obamas can soon add TV producers to their long, distinguished resumes.

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama are reportedly in talks to produce a series of TV shows for Netflix. The number of shows and episodes are not get confirmed, but will focus on sharing inspirational stories with the streaming service’s 118 million subscribers around the world.

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