Barack Obama Surprises Us + First Time Hearing Bob Dylan | BookTube Trailer

Nov 19, 2020
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We listened to Bob Dylan, the 60’s counter-culture icon, after seeing his name mentioned in President Obama’s book A Promised Land. We also got to ask President Obama a few questions, and we'll ask him even more on the December episode of BookTube only on USworlds 12/16/20.

  • Wow. With BLM I’ve been a more Ernest way...I have a lot to learn. Really didn’t know SO many suffer SO much because we have been divided. If we didn’t have the last pres I might never have known all these pretty horrific things happen every day (actual physical abuse, emotional abuse, mental anguish, spiritual loss). Now I know it’s a matter of days before a new bunch enter as government. I’m trying to get used to just breathing without intense anxiety upon waking each morning to some thing in the news, It’s gonna take time. I feel like we could have PTSD of some level (who kept up with daily news). Now I’m confident that you younger people will engage , will become present in the solution of all this discord. I’m hopeful we can save all living things (including the earth) as we change together into a loving 🥰 caring place for all. You two are SO awesome in presenting so many formats with your music. I listen to everything! LOVE ❤️ it. Thank you.

    Ziggy3339Ziggy33392 hours ago
  • OMG this is so epic!

    Helena HetkowskiHelena Hetkowski2 hours ago
  • LOL. Obama and cassette tapes. Damn kids got it good now!

    Tamera DeuelTamera Deuel5 hours ago
  • Guys, this was amazing. I just watched it now, but it was published on my birthday, so I’ll consider my belated birthday gift! All of us here already knew that the two of you are something special, nut now we have presidential confirmation. Please keep sharing your love of music, it really makes a difference in this world. ❤️

    Diana DloughyDiana Dloughy7 hours ago
  • Wow! What a blessing hearing from the best President this country has ever had.

    Rhonda Dorin McClammaRhonda Dorin McClamma8 hours ago
  • Congratulations! SO PROUD OF YOU!

    Redeemed2000Redeemed20008 hours ago
  • Congratulations guys! What an honor and recognition of who you are and what you are doing. You are not just a part of our nation's progress, you are leaders of it. Thank you!

    Mickie KellyMickie Kelly9 hours ago
  • Wow. Beautiful! Congrats twins!

    piscerian awakespiscerian awakes9 hours ago
  • He just wants your see his book too.

    PixxZPixxZ10 hours ago
  • Good for you guys! He is truly one of the greats, so glad you had this chance. 🥰

    Eileen BrownEileen Brown11 hours ago
  • Amazing, l love President Obama! He's my favorite President and he can sing too....

    Cheri DahlCheri Dahl12 hours ago
  • your being able to say, "Mom, Barack Obama says hi." WOW

    wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov12 hours ago
  • Love. Just love.

    FlowerFactoryFlowerFactory12 hours ago
  • This is awesome! Congrats to you both, what a moment.

    Daniel AquilinaDaniel Aquilina12 hours ago
    • That’s so dope!

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov12 hours ago
  • I was never a fan of his politics. However a a man, a human I think he is the most awesome human being. I admire and respect him so much.

    Angela WhiteAngela White13 hours ago
  • This. Is Great. Thank You.

    Marica WitkusMarica Witkus13 hours ago
    • I wish He could be our President Again. 🇺🇸

      Marica WitkusMarica Witkus13 hours ago
  • Very Cool dudes, He is a great guy and people person MR Ob.

    dave maslowskidave maslowski14 hours ago
  • I can not believe you got President Obama this is so great!!! Congratulations. Just discovered you.

    ll15 hours ago
  • So glad Obama visited with you guys....what an honor...that you deserve.

    katykaty15 hours ago
  • Love this interview, so real. I’ve always liked Mr. Obama as a human being. He’s just so down to earth.

    Lora WitzelLora Witzel15 hours ago
  • WOW! Obama is right, you guys are positive and bringing people together at a time when so many are divided. That was awesome!

    Tara FraserTara Fraser15 hours ago
  • This is awesome!!!! I’ve loved watching your videos- love your passion for music!

    alice masialice masi16 hours ago
  • Congratulations Guys!! What an awesome door you have opened!! Like the President says, "Keep doing what you're doing". Many us here are proud of you!

    Sharon LaudatSharon Laudat16 hours ago
  • Great vid Twins!!! Massive honor to have President Obama on your show. And for those of us old enough, try explaining using a pack of matches to wedge your 8 track tape at just the right angle so it played properly...

    Mitch MMitch M16 hours ago
  • LOVE what you guys do to bring all of us together! Beautiful interview!!!! Congratulations!

    Debbie JohnstonDebbie Johnston19 hours ago
  • I literally feel like a proud auntie! So happy for you guys

    Sarah MiskinSarah Miskin19 hours ago
  • L-O-V-E you guys! Always honest, always open and thoughtful, always bring a smile to my face. PS, watch President Obama award Bob Dylan the Medal of Freedom. Bob Dylan did not show up to receive his Nobel prize, but he showed up for President Obama! Mutual respect.

    Mary TaylorMary Taylor20 hours ago
  • Too cool guys made my day!!❤️❤️

    Lisa GoldsmithLisa Goldsmith20 hours ago
  • That’s so dope!

    Sean BSean B20 hours ago
  • That song is early 60's folk.

    Lisa KLisa K21 hour ago
  • In tears, again. Love you boys, love Obama, love America. Don’t lose your humility!!

    Geneva MilbourneGeneva Milbourne21 hour ago
  • OMG! You guys are amazing!!

    Kathleen CabotKathleen Cabot21 hour ago
  • Very proud of you two young men!! Keep up the good work fellas I'm cheering for you on the left coast!!!

    Alejo HaoAlejo Hao21 hour ago
  • CONGRATULATIONS on meeting one of the best men of our time!

    David FinnellDavid Finnell21 hour ago
  • Wow! Congrats guys! That was legit really cool. I guess the dislikes are from other reaction channels that are jelly haha

    Blue -J77Blue -J7722 hours ago
  • omg Obama took me down memory lane when he said we had to stick a pen in the cassette tape hole to wind the tape back in there! smh lol I can't even tell you how many times I did that! Sheesh. Times have definitely changed, we're getting old.. smh

    Eric WhiteEric White22 hours ago
  • That is so cool guys! I am jealous....

    Wendy InakageWendy Inakage22 hours ago
  • What a magical meeting! You guys are awesome!

    Flower LionessFlower Lioness22 hours ago
  • “A Promised Land” live up to the promise of being an inimitable pleasure trip through an unexplored path through a hidden landscape of what we call as USA. Wonderfully written, sincere and nuanced, with all Obama's selflessness and accuracy. Obama's word is straightforward, simple to understand, yet full of the fragrances of education. As an outsider, I Believe that his America is exactly what America be supposed to be and is also the America that I visualized in my mind. He is in fact one of the brightest alumni of Harvard From the Preface to 1st chapter bring out the spirit of a noble mind, genuinely caring man who wants to make an optimistic change in his life time and world we exist in. The phrases and portraits indicate who he really is as a genuine human being. As you go through the book , you can listen to Obama's voice and expression clearly. it seems he is speaking exactly to the reader with thoroughly Selected words. This book, and Michelle Obama’s book, overall are the two most inspiring volumes I have ever read out. Let us pray that upcoming Presidents have as much civility, morality, integrity and moral judgement, motivation for good! There is no wonder that it’s a no.1 Bestseller Book! It's an remarkable book. Nothing more needs to be said than this. I definitely recommend it to each and every person. and I am sure that u will not be disappointed after purchasing this incredible book. if u want to buy book online from amazon here is the link

    HARISH lalHARISH lal23 hours ago
  • You guys are so great! Keep up the good work! So proud of you both! I forgot about this Dylan song. So fitting for these times!

    SusitamarieSusitamarieDay ago
  • Wow! This is great.

    Tiffini MorganTiffini MorganDay ago
  • The twins deserve everything they get. They show us the importance of reaching out to all kinds of people and music genres in order to broaden our horizons.

    Melanie EleuterioMelanie EleuterioDay ago
  • Wow! Just wow. What an honor to have a president recognize what you're doing. I was smiling so much it hurt. But what he said is so true...learn about others with curiosity and an open mind, explore other cultures, music, food, history; which is what makes us such a great nation. I was so shocked when he mentioned Dylan! He's my husband's #1 and I used his words to "The Wedding Song" as my vows 35 yrs ago. He recorded so many songs about racial injustice, civil rights and anti war. One of the best is "Hurricane", a true story that Mr. D had a big part in correcting. I love you guys! Stay safe.

    Scruffly RoseScruffly RoseDay ago
  • Y'all are so blessed to have talked to the best president of our time (from my perspective) love your channel, keep up the good work

    Monica CherryMonica CherryDay ago
  • That was outstanding! I don’t know if it's on the president's playlist, but given the title of his book, listen to "The Promised Land" by Bruce Springsteen. I know you've listened to a few of his songs already, but give that one a listen. What you're doing brings people together. Keep up the good work!

    Greg FaganGreg FaganDay ago
  • Was Obama’s appearance really a surprise? If not, why fake it? Maybe he popped in and then they re-enacted the surprise... ? 🤷🏽‍♀️ He definitely got good plugs in for his book! Sounds like a good read.

    Staff MemberStaff MemberDay ago
  • On the subject of Dylan, try Subterranean Homesick Blues. To me, it's hip hop before there was hip hop. And that's astonishing Barack Obama would take time to do this. Truly an amazing human being. Miss him and his leadership so much.

    Jess KrollJess KrollDay ago
  • Love dylan, he was definitely a storyteller

    Renee EaganRenee EaganDay ago
  • Bob Dylan Nobel Prize winner Barak Obama a globally respected USA president. Mr. President I salute you. Twins, I see you guys are in the big leagues now. Well done and congratulations 💖👋🇿🇦

    Lorraine GatzkeLorraine GatzkeDay ago
  • Post-Presidency Obama is the coolest form of Obama yet. I can't wait for whatever comes next - super saiyan Obama or something.

    The Hot NerdThe Hot NerdDay ago
  • Ask him why he gave all that money to Iran billions of dollars on pallets come on bro you got a question to ask the last president shouldn't that be number one why did we give billions of dollars to people that want to destroy America

    Monkey PhoenixMonkey PhoenixDay ago
  • That was amazing guys. I've only commented a couple times, but I want to share that I lost one of my twin boys, Dylan, who was a terrific musician, almost 3 weeks ago. He was 32. It's been so hard not having that other shoulder to put my arm around. Watching you boys makes me smile...that twin thing is so real. Love to y'all, and be thankful for each other this year, and always.

    Karen AndersenKaren AndersenDay ago
  • Dylan. My gosh gentlemen, Bob Dylan is a legend. My favorite Dylan's song was "You Got To Serve Somebody".

    DearDonnaVTDearDonnaVTDay ago
  • I'm not a republican nor democrat so I can't say I was favorable towards Obama's presidency any more than trumps but I will say that regardless of whether you believed in Obama's policies, you can't deny the class, coolness and professionalism he displayed as president. At the end of the day, no matter what a person's beliefs are- I only see them for their actions and how they carry themselves.

    Angel Aguilar El Capitan MusicAngel Aguilar El Capitan MusicDay ago
  • This song is during his acoustic guitar phase then he went to the electronic guitar and the rest is history!

    Sandee LoweSandee LoweDay ago
  • You gotta give Black Habits by D Smoke a listen! Hand to heart he's the new Bob Dylan.

    Carla PetreeCarla PetreeDay ago
  • Abraham Lincoln. Oh- and btw- my pre-ordered Obama book arrived today too! Thank you Amazon!

    aola wiliaola wiliDay ago
  • Awesome

    Hannah HHannah HDay ago
  • I love how their manners always show through.

    Ms LinstrotMs LinstrotDay ago
  • Obama talking 'bout making mix tapes! #Legendary

    josh wittmanjosh wittmanDay ago
  • Great job, Twins. I'm so proud for you. Wow, President Barack Obama! Just so cool. Bonus.

    Tela LongTela LongDay ago
    • I love your show, guys! Keep it up!

      aola wiliaola wiliDay ago
  • This made me smile 'til my face hurt! Loved every second!!

    Shasta MichaelsShasta MichaelsDay ago
  • Beautiful. Love this. Keep up the good work. Your spirit of love shines through. So proud of you !

    Alice HenryAlice HenryDay ago
  • I referred my 20 yr old to your channe.l Love you,

    Julie HelwegeJulie HelwegeDay ago
  • Been super busy but I'm SO PROUD of you guys. Look what you did??!! 👏👏👏👏

    thattallchick71thattallchick71Day ago
  • Bob is a legend! Obama is the man!

    Mubeen MohyiMubeen MohyiDay ago
  • Obama is just so cool, trump not so much.

    marc weissmarc weissDay ago
  • Ok you dudes is official now you got presidents on your channel! Congrats on all your success! As Jamel says keep great music alive.😁

    Johnny PickensJohnny PickensDay ago
  • ❤️

    dragonflyakinsdragonflyakinsDay ago
  • Fantastic!!

    Jane DoediddlyJane DoediddlyDay ago
  • I miss President Obama!

    Jeanette SmithJeanette SmithDay ago
  • Barry Obama? Really? 😨😨😨

    Paddy OrourkePaddy OrourkeDay ago
  • Yo, this is incredible on so many levels! Well done!

    Mitch WheelerMitch WheelerDay ago
  • ❤️❤️❤️

    Meryl VoghMeryl VoghDay ago
  • I love your show, guys! Keep it up!

  • Congrats guys! I've been watching you two since the pandemic started when you came up on my feed one day. You both bring smiles to my face for just being yourselves. Music heals the soul and so many other things. So proud of you to have been able to share your message with President Obama and him share his message with your viewers.

    Meredith EricksenMeredith EricksenDay ago
  • You two should be very proud and your parents did a darn good job.

    RockyMtnHighChickRockyMtnHighChickDay ago
  • What a wonderful and life-affirming video. Looking forward to your next instalment with President Obama. Keep up the great work.

    Anthony BirdAnthony BirdDay ago
  • dressed up to enjoy one of the favorite songs of my favorite president! Truly enjoy you guys! I’m a 52-yr old African American woman, I’m subscribed and so is my 16-yr old son. We both love it!!!

    Andrea GriffenAndrea GriffenDay ago
    • I'm a 28-year-old male and I can freely play Taylor Swift and Britney Spears (music I normally keep to myself) around these guys and not get laughed at.

      Cer ElCer ElDay ago
  • I agree - the fact that these young men are exploring all genres of music is awesome.

    msbettykaymsbettykayDay ago
  • What??? Barack Obama! I always loved Twins, but no one can touch this! Fantastic!!!!

    Karen HarrKaren HarrDay ago
  • Love the young men, always true to Barack..a winner!

    rjrjDay ago
  • Love this!

    msbettykaymsbettykayDay ago
  • ❤️❤️🙏

    Karen ColeKaren ColeDay ago

    Sage4lifeSage4lifeDay ago
  • Playin that air harmonica. Nice.

    MX PMX PDay ago
  • That was AWESOME!!!

    Susie JaggersSusie JaggersDay ago
  • Dylan writes very socially conscious songs. That song is from the 60s, and so appropriate today

    Joni BryanJoni BryanDay ago
  • Listen to Netta's version

    Laurie HanleyLaurie HanleyDay ago
  • Funny story, when people first heard Bob Dylan sing on stage they booed him of the stage!

    Marlow BufordMarlow BufordDay ago
  • Music has a way of allowing different perspectives to not just be heard but also felt, it's powerful.

    A TsuA TsuDay ago
  • Here's a sick instrumental with a woman who is WICKED AMAZING ON THE SAXOPHONE. Candy Dulfer "Lily Was Here"

    Brian MorrowBrian MorrowDay ago
  • Was recently introduced to you guys by my husband. Love that your generation (like my kids) discover and appreciate music from the historical spectrum. (I'm so proud my kids know music like they do - bet your parents feel the same pride.) You may have already come across these but here are some suggestions: Star Spangled Banner by Jimi Hendrix AT Woodstock with film footage, in fact a documentary would be awesome just on personal level. Netflix has a good one. Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs - USworlds will find it. Song is (shrug), but message speaks of the time. The Mommas and the Poppas are a must. The Man in Black, Johny Cash, Hurt... Oh hell, never mind, you already did it. Try Coal Miners Daughter by Lorette Lynn - its auto biographical. I "don't do country" but Patsy Cline, DAMN - Crazy or I Fall To Pieces. Dueling Bangos and Devil Went Down To Georgia. Sweet Dreams by Annie Lennox you heard - Try Marilyn Manson, and Beautiful People. (I've stood next to those beautiful people, during my 2 week stay 'in the bubble', where their car cost more than my home and her shoes cost more than my car - I almost had sympathy for their ignorance, after all, they can't see what's outside their bubble.) Keep exploring history through music and have fun!

    Phaedra MorganPhaedra MorganDay ago
  • Congrats on a conversation with one of our history's most admired man ! ! ! You have ARRIVED ! ! ! I am 61 yrs old and consider me a fan of y'alls! Got Bless ! Katie dee

    Katie LandronKatie LandronDay ago
    • you two are bringing all kinds of people together by entertaining us with your impressions of music ! lol

      Katie LandronKatie LandronDay ago
  • i have been watching since y'all only had a few thousand and this actually made me cry because i am so proud of you and happy for you two???

    katherine baimakatherine baimaDay ago
  • being recognized by Obama shows truly you have an impact, congrats

    RWOG mtb - riding with old guyRWOG mtb - riding with old guyDay ago
  • the big time

    griffitz100griffitz100Day ago
  • Wow! Loved this!!

    Chris71151Chris71151Day ago
  • Way to go Guys!

    redturnkeyredturnkeyDay ago
  • Please do Biko by Peter Gabriel. But before you do, read up on Biko so you know what he's talking about. Also, in the same social justice vein, please do "Ohio" by Crosby Stills Nash and Young.

    Amy OviattAmy OviattDay ago