Tuesday marked the 59th birthday of our forever president, Barack Obama. Chances are fairly equal that he will be celebrating his big day by hanging out with his family at their mansion in Martha Vineyard or by donating his time to help others.
The Obamas recently appeared together on the “Becoming” author’s new Spotify podcast, “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on Wednesday. The former president was the podcast’s first guest, and he spoke about his hopes for his daughters’ futures.
“More than anything, what it would be is that they’re living in a country that respects everybody and looks after everybody, celebrates and sees everybody,” he said. “Because we know that if we’re not around, but those girls are in a society like that, they’ll be fine.”
Michelle Obama added, “when in doubt, rely on hope,” but she also shared her fears about the future.
“The only thing that worries me… I hear I think too many young people who question whether voting, whether politics is worth it,” she said.
Barack Obama agreed: “The danger for this generation is that they become too deeply cynical in government. Not understanding that all government is us, collectively, making decisions together.”
The new podcast expects to hold candid and personal conversations focusing on a variety of topics concerning women’s health, marriage and the benefits of mentorship. The nine-episode series will include several guests such as talk-show host Conan O’Brien and Valerie Jarrett, businesswoman and former senior advisor to Barack Obama.