What Was On Candidate Obama’s Debate Prep Playlist?

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Published on May 18, 2021

James Corden asks 44th President of the United States Barack Obama about the stories in his book “Promised Land” that recalled the time he became superstitious on his first campaign trail, as he met people across the country who gave him their good luck charms. And he shares with us what rituals he had before his presidential debates, including what was on his playlist.

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60 comments

  • nickolette stephanova 8 months ago

    And hanuman. A guy I met gave him a hanuman 🙂

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  • Blue 8 months ago

    3 dinner guests I’d like to have providing they all can understand each other
    Obama
    Marcus Aurelius
    Lao Tzu

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  • FlowerBomb Quincey 8 months ago

    Thank you President Obama for being so awesome

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  • John Edward Jones 8 months ago

    Barack Obama= Always INSPIRING! The real deal. Can’t fake what he has. Great spirit, heart, soul, smart and articulate. FUN AND FUNNY.

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  • Anonymous Passerby 8 months ago

    All I heard is obama listens to Eminem. Ain’t american but he’s my president👍

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  • Zhi Zhi D 8 months ago

    It’s really sweet that people gave him all these lucky charms but acorns? 🤣

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  • Darrell Hansen 8 months ago

    What was on it. A continuation of despicable lies which marked his political career. He is the one who got over. The goal of himself and ilk who are likeminded. Don’t day you never met one,,, you have.

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  • Doug Walker 8 months ago

    the ‘Farley File’…

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  • saravana kumar 8 months ago

    It would be great if Eminem started following Obama in twitter after this 😍😍

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  • Smoon Yoon 8 months ago

    The creepy tuesday locally fade because partridge conservatively analyse athwart a nifty algebra. zealous, defiant rhythm

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  • F YM 8 months ago

    This is the funniest Obama-Book-Interview

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  • Gabriel Campos 8 months ago

    This is BS. This show is better than ever, even with the world’s situation. Keep it up!!

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  • Chris Albert 8 months ago

    I loved the story about the charms he got from people. And I totally understand his desire to carry it with him. It’s not about superstition, it’s about carrying the goodwill and good intentions of people whom he has affected, and using it to lift his spirits and remind himself what it’s all about.

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  • Dora Love 8 months ago

    Always a true gentleman could listen to him for hours.

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  • starless mystery 8 months ago

    I dunno …..🧐 now I suspect he does have lucky socks

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  • Dante Lorenzo 8 months ago

    Imagine being the guy that he wrote about in his book, but never actually reading his book?

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  • Sarah B 8 months ago

    A pocket full of charms and rocking out! Human and awesome.

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  • Diego Torres 8 months ago

    Damn no monologue I was hoping to hear about the Gap or an update on the cruise ship show.

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  • Deep Thoughts with Jessica Collins 8 months ago

    He is so well spoken, which is such a stark contrast to the former guy. Obama is a breath of fresh air in a world full of toxic political pollution.

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  • molly cruz 8 months ago

    i don’t think Obama talks too slow. I think that’s why he won. A fast talker is lying.

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  • SkyZi _Zellony 8 months ago

    You know what I find funny and what I completely agree with……All the recent video whether James Corden or not still titles the video “President Obama…………..”. I shall always tell myself that the president of the united States is Barack Obama (and I’m not even American lol). The gentleman is just simply amazing.

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  • Brie Lassiter 8 months ago

    I was supposed to meet Obama and I was the only kid from Hawaii so I was stoked to have our ✨moment✨ but when we got to the White House we saw a helicopter come and Obama dipped. 😭😭

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  • peachesandpoets 8 months ago

    What a cool president we had

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  • Peace Works 8 months ago

    Well said!

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  • Sara De Vos 8 months ago

    Seriously James you have gotten better by Corona!!!!🤣

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  • CLisa 8 months ago

    I wish he could have been President for like 4 terms

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  • Benzaiten 8 months ago

    I love this man so much!
    so much grace and eloquence in one person!

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  • courtneyawalsh 8 months ago

    Btw: Pardon Snowden.

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  • Joseph Tovar 8 months ago

    When a tan suit was the biggest controversy of a United States President………..No jump suits waiting for Obama.

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  • SoVerySasa 8 months ago

    3:21 The moment James fell in love, fully. Realizing he was completely taken; totally lost, in the sea of Barak Obama’s charm and wit.

    We’ve all been there James, my boy. For me, it happened over and over. Inaugural dance… Singing Marvin Gaye… Beige suit… Basketball… Jogging… Surfing… Playing with Beau… Not taking shit from Putin… Talking about his wife and daughters. Yes… we have all smiled, whilst shifting our seated position, sighing and feeling warm all over. A respectful, platonic, but somehow still very romantic love.

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  • Mir Egal 8 months ago

    I love his show. It brings me so much joy.

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  • Diego Lugo 8 months ago

    How did americans went from that guy to “Person… woman… man… […]”

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  • Nathan Lehn 8 months ago

    He became a better president.

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  • Lisa Marie Sauve 8 months ago

    Prez for life. He should have been voted President in perpetuity

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  • Lisa Marie Sauve 8 months ago

    He makes me believe in the good in humanity. I’m considering a tattoo lol

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  • Mohamed Farouk 8 months ago

    Except for the grey hair, he doesn’t look like he’s sixty at all.

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  • Camila Ribeiro 8 months ago

    He really speaks very slow. I also do it and people never listen to me ‘til the end.

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  • flammablewater 8 months ago

    Michelle’s Barak impression is better than Barak’s impression of himself.

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  • Rebeca Cardenas 8 months ago

    Best president ever

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  • claire o'neal 8 months ago

    i read a comment that said obama is the one president that’s just SO cool even after his presidency people still love him and i cannot agree with that statement more

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  • Muhammad Abdullah McBool 8 months ago

    You guys were lucky back in days when you had Obama.
    I knew he was good but apparently he is better than I thought.

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  • Olivia Clutterbuck 8 months ago

    I love this show.

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  • TraceyOfficial 8 months ago

    Long may this “non-profit” show live!

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  • Ryan Malone 8 months ago

    Obama is such a cool dude.

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  • Lisa Golpe 8 months ago

    I love Obama 😎🤩😍🤩😎

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  • eLLe Booggie 8 months ago

    🥳🥳☺️

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  • Cathy Grant 8 months ago

    I’d really like to just hang out with him! His wife too. They’re so awesome!

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  • Laurie Wilson 8 months ago

    To the both of you: Always help me remember we’re all just human, always leave with a lighter heart and a smile on my face. Love

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  • Carla M 8 months ago

    Like how people gave him good luck charma

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  • Dess D 8 months ago

    No one is perfect but he IS the Best President ever!!!

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  • Vageesha Padmananda 8 months ago

    where’s monologue ? I miss it. Its soooooo fun

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  • Nancy Maitri Peden 8 months ago

    A rare brilliant being. Bless him and his family.

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  • Mary Donohoe 8 months ago

    No way could tRump be the way that Barack Obama is: natural, honest, generous, integrity-filled. And fun!!!

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  • LifeSavor ASMR 8 months ago

    what a beautiful story about people giving him things of luck-whether you are superstitious or not, that is carrying the good wishes of people. and i love that he can laugh about himself getting into a groove with his earbuds in 🙂

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  • Kris Gaines 8 months ago

    Hahaha. Obama doing witchy ass shit. Fucking love it!

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  • Butch Coolidge 8 months ago

    F Obama. He accomplished nothing except bragging about killing Usama, which he didn’t (the soldiers did). And after the disappointment and failed hopes he left the public life and went having fun with his rich and famous friends and went writing books about how good a president he was.

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  • SekhmetSecretWeapon 8 months ago

    lol….. no ‘lucky socks’ for Obama!! thats GOOD to know.
    Now Im going to wonder if thats why my socks always disappear…..
    ?????? :))

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  • Pat Clancey 8 months ago

    44’s depth of thought, critical thinking skill and ability to clearly verbalize his thoughts is such a contrast to 45’s! Real substance to this man as opposed to a fraudulent reality TV personality. Unfortunately it seems a significant segment of the American population thinks views reality TV as real.

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  • Mrs. Boss to Ross 8 months ago

    Love this guy!!! He is hilarious 😆 great conversation

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  • FrankieUtka 8 months ago

    I REALLY NEEDED that advice about doubt today. Thanks Obama 😭🔥🙌🏻💕

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