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

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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 AMprom 12/16/20.

  • Mary Taylor

    Mary Taylor

    54 րոպե առաջ

    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.

  • Lisa Goldsmith

    Lisa Goldsmith

    Ժամ առաջ

    Too cool guys made my day!!❤️❤️

  • Sean B

    Sean B

    Ժամ առաջ

    That’s so dope!

  • Lisa K

    Lisa K

    Ժամ առաջ

    That song is early 60's folk.

  • Geneva Milbourne

    Geneva Milbourne

    2 ժամ առաջ

    In tears, again. Love you boys, love Obama, love America. Don’t lose your humility!!

  • Kathleen Cabot

    Kathleen Cabot

    2 ժամ առաջ

    OMG! You guys are amazing!!

  • Alejo Hao

    Alejo Hao

    2 ժամ առաջ

    Very proud of you two young men!! Keep up the good work fellas I'm cheering for you on the left coast!!!

  • David Finnell

    David Finnell

    2 ժամ առաջ

    CONGRATULATIONS on meeting one of the best men of our time!

  • Blue -J77

    Blue -J77

    3 ժամ առաջ

    Wow! Congrats guys! That was legit really cool. I guess the dislikes are from other reaction channels that are jelly haha

  • Eric White

    Eric White

    3 ժամ առաջ

    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

  • Wendy Inakage

    Wendy Inakage

    3 ժամ առաջ

    That is so cool guys! I am jealous....

  • Flower Lioness

    Flower Lioness

    3 ժամ առաջ

    What a magical meeting! You guys are awesome!

  • HARISH lal

    HARISH lal

    4 ժամ առաջ

    “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

  • Susitamarie


    5 ժամ առաջ

    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!

  • Tiffini Morgan

    Tiffini Morgan

    5 ժամ առաջ

    Wow! This is great.

  • Melanie Eleuterio

    Melanie Eleuterio

    6 ժամ առաջ

    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.

  • Scruffly Rose

    Scruffly Rose

    6 ժամ առաջ

    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.

  • Monica Cherry

    Monica Cherry

    6 ժամ առաջ

    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

  • Greg Fagan

    Greg Fagan

    6 ժամ առաջ

    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!

  • Staff Member

    Staff Member

    7 ժամ առաջ

    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.

  • Jess Kroll

    Jess Kroll

    8 ժամ առաջ

    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.

  • Renee Eagan

    Renee Eagan

    8 ժամ առաջ

    Love dylan, he was definitely a storyteller

  • Lorraine Gatzke

    Lorraine Gatzke

    9 ժամ առաջ

    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 💖👋🇿🇦

  • The Hot Nerd

    The Hot Nerd

    10 ժամ առաջ

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

  • Monkey Phoenix

    Monkey Phoenix

    12 ժամ առաջ

    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

  • Karen Andersen

    Karen Andersen

    13 ժամ առաջ

    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.

  • DearDonnaVT


    13 ժամ առաջ

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

  • Angel Aguilar El Capitan Music

    Angel Aguilar El Capitan Music

    14 ժամ առաջ

    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.

  • Sandee Lowe

    Sandee Lowe

    14 ժամ առաջ

    This song is during his acoustic guitar phase then he went to the electronic guitar and the rest is history!

  • Carla Petree

    Carla Petree

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

  • aola wili

    aola wili

    14 ժամ առաջ

    Abraham Lincoln. Oh- and btw- my pre-ordered Obama book arrived today too! Thank you Amazon!

  • Hannah H

    Hannah H

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  • Ms Linstrot

    Ms Linstrot

    14 ժամ առաջ

    I love how their manners always show through.

  • josh wittman

    josh wittman

    15 ժամ առաջ

    Obama talking 'bout making mix tapes! #Legendary

  • Tela Long

    Tela Long

    16 ժամ առաջ

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

    • aola wili

      aola wili

      14 ժամ առաջ

      I love your show, guys! Keep it up!

  • Shasta Michaels

    Shasta Michaels

    16 ժամ առաջ

    This made me smile 'til my face hurt! Loved every second!!

  • Alice Henry

    Alice Henry

    16 ժամ առաջ

    Beautiful. Love this. Keep up the good work. Your spirit of love shines through. So proud of you !

  • Julie Helwege

    Julie Helwege

    16 ժամ առաջ

    I referred my 20 yr old to your channe.l
    Love you,

  • thattallchick71


    17 ժամ առաջ

    Been super busy but I'm SO PROUD of you guys. Look what you did??!! 👏👏👏👏

  • Mubeen Mohyi

    Mubeen Mohyi

    17 ժամ առաջ

    Bob is a legend! Obama is the man!

  • marc weiss

    marc weiss

    17 ժամ առաջ

    Obama is just so cool, trump not so much.

  • Johnny Pickens

    Johnny Pickens

    17 ժամ առաջ

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

  • dragonflyakins


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  • Jane Doediddly

    Jane Doediddly

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  • Jeanette Smith

    Jeanette Smith

    18 ժամ առաջ

    I miss President Obama!

  • Paddy Orourke

    Paddy Orourke

    18 ժամ առաջ

    Barry Obama? Really? 😨😨😨

  • Mitch Wheeler

    Mitch Wheeler

    18 ժամ առաջ

    Yo, this is incredible on so many levels! Well done!

  • Meryl Vogh

    Meryl Vogh

    19 ժամ առաջ




    19 ժամ առաջ

    I love your show, guys! Keep it up!

  • Meredith Ericksen

    Meredith Ericksen

    19 ժամ առաջ

    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.

  • RockyMtnHighChick


    19 ժամ առաջ

    You two should be very proud and your parents did a darn good job.

  • Anthony Bird

    Anthony Bird

    19 ժամ առաջ

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

  • Andrea Griffen

    Andrea Griffen

    20 ժամ առաջ 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!!!

    • Cer El

      Cer El

      19 ժամ առաջ

      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.

  • msbettykay


    20 ժամ առաջ

    I agree - the fact that these young men are exploring all genres of music is awesome.

  • Karen Harr

    Karen Harr

    20 ժամ առաջ

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

  • rj


    20 ժամ առաջ

    Love the young men, always true to Barack..a winner!

  • msbettykay


    20 ժամ առաջ

    Love this!

  • Karen Cole

    Karen Cole

    20 ժամ առաջ


  • Sage4life


    20 ժամ առաջ


  • MX P

    MX P

    20 ժամ առաջ

    Playin that air harmonica. Nice.

  • Susie Jaggers

    Susie Jaggers

    20 ժամ առաջ

    That was AWESOME!!!

  • Joni Bryan

    Joni Bryan

    20 ժամ առաջ

    Dylan writes very socially conscious songs. That song is from the 60s, and so appropriate today

  • Laurie Hanley

    Laurie Hanley

    21 ժամ առաջ

    Listen to Netta's version

  • Marlow Buford

    Marlow Buford

    21 ժամ առաջ

    Funny story, when people first heard Bob Dylan sing on stage they booed him of the stage!

  • A Tsu

    A Tsu

    21 ժամ առաջ

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

  • Brian Morrow

    Brian Morrow

    21 ժամ առաջ

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

  • Phaedra Morgan

    Phaedra Morgan

    21 ժամ առաջ

    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 - Youtube 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!

  • Katie Landron

    Katie Landron

    21 ժամ առաջ

    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 Landron

      Katie Landron

      21 ժամ առաջ

      you two are bringing all kinds of people together by entertaining us with your impressions of music ! lol

  • katherine baima

    katherine baima

    22 ժամ առաջ

    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???

  • RWOG mtb - riding with old guy

    RWOG mtb - riding with old guy

    22 ժամ առաջ

    being recognized by Obama shows truly you have an impact, congrats

  • griffitz100


    22 ժամ առաջ

    the big time

  • Chris71151


    23 ժամ առաջ

    Wow! Loved this!!

  • redturnkey


    23 ժամ առաջ

    Way to go Guys!

  • Amy Oviatt

    Amy Oviatt

    23 ժամ առաջ

    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 Oviatt

    Amy Oviatt

    23 ժամ առաջ

    I really hope that you guys research some of these artists. Understanding who Bob Dylan was, and the time and movement he embodies is important.

  • Amy Wong

    Amy Wong

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    I love watching you dudes. Thanks for the smiles and chuckles. Much love from Canada!

  • Susan Massaro

    Susan Massaro

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    Bob Dylan is a Nobel prize recipient.

  • Nick T

    Nick T

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    I never thought I would cry watching one of your videos.... damn I miss this man.....

  • Christina Ramirez

    Christina Ramirez

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    So cool.

  • Erin Hartmann

    Erin Hartmann

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    My favorite episode by far yet! Congratulations on your success boys. 💛

  • Theresa Newman

    Theresa Newman

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    What about Truckin by the Grateful Dead, you will love Jerry Garcia's guitar!!

  • Rose E.

    Rose E.

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    This show is EDIFYING (remember that from scripture) in so many ways. I get to see two young men doing their passion and everything that comes from it is GOOD! Seeing President Obama reaching out to you is telling on how wide the reach of your platform is. He came to acknowledge you and promote his book! Who can say that?! God bless and be well.

  • David Anderson

    David Anderson

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    This is amazing! I love Obama, he's so humble. He literally just put The Twins on top.

  • Lori Love

    Lori Love

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    Wow how fantastic you kids are being so open minded to music you are because I as a young person could not get past the way certain music sounded to hear the message and you all can do that, I admire your ability to get past that, and I can very well understand president Obama's mixed tapes and the whole cassette tape thing with the whole pen and rolling the tape back into the cassette holder lol, but we are both children born in the 60's lol. Keep up your exploration of the music world and your ability to look past the way it may sound to hear the message within because "passion is my music and music is my passion" at least that's what I think....

  • ladykatza s

    ladykatza s

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    Bob Dylan makes me cry every time because Mom would listen to his records when baking. I miss her so much right now.

  • Emily Silverstrom

    Emily Silverstrom

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    You two didn't look or sound nervous in the slightest. What are doing is important and inspiring. Looking forward to following your long and successful careers, the path for you is wide open.

  • L. Hettrick

    L. Hettrick

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    Obama describing making mix tapes is the best! "It was a hassle" is an understatement!

  • Turna


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    Hello guys! I like you a lot! I think everyone should hear DIMASH KUDAIBERGEN at least one in their lifetime. He’s from Kazakhstan and he is the best singer in the world of all times. Yes, of all times. He has 7 octaves range and incredible voice control. You’ll be shocked. And you’ll be fucking sad to listen him so late. Here is the link of his most famous song SOS. It had viewed 600 millions in just 24 hours in China’s social media Weibo in 2017. It’s a record for worldwide. Jackie Chan had wanted to meet him after this performance.
    Thank you guys 💖

  • Billly Todd

    Billly Todd

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    You guys! So proud of you!!!

  • Pamela Bonaparte

    Pamela Bonaparte

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  • Sherri Bradley

    Sherri Bradley

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    I love you two as a mom that had twins!

  • Wendy Gillings

    Wendy Gillings

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    I love the fact that you are doing what I always taught my kids. Listen to ALL kinds of music. You learn about people and times and spread real feelings and don’t let the flock tell you which way to go!,, love you all.

  • HeliotropeCA


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    Bob Dylan....the best musical storyteller of our time... please listen to his song Hurricane...true story . As you get into Dylan you’ll understand why Obama has him on his list and why Dylan won a Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Andrea Martinez

    Andrea Martinez

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    When I was a teen I would sit on the floor listening to American top 40. With my boom box on the floor and cassette tape ready to be recorded on.

  • csdragonfly


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    I'm so happy for you! And very jealous! Barack and Michelle Obama are the only celebrities I would love to meet. And I'm not even American!

  • Zanne Marie

    Zanne Marie

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    Obama talking about the cassette tape warping in the cassette player! LOL OMG I did that so many times. And using the pen to wind the tape back. It's so funny to hear Obama again, talking about everyday things we all go through. I forgot how much I missed that. Some memories are so relatable no matter where you come from.
    Twins, I love you listening to Bob Dylan. The times are a changing and we'll see what is coming up.

  • Rayellen Kishbach

    Rayellen Kishbach

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    I love that you wore your dress up black shirts today. Very old school respectful, and... since the times are changing, its totally OK to wear your merch with the pres too!

  • Andrea Maronn

    Andrea Maronn

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    OMG! OMG! OMG! Did you ever imagine your channel would lead to Obama?!?! The times are certainly changing. 👍❤ Congrats!

  • vicki thompson

    vicki thompson

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    How awesome was that??!! President Obama giving you props and acknowledging what so many of us feel while watching you two ....people of varying opinions and cultures coming together under the umbrella of love of music.
    Nice job, twins!

  • Jopini St. Jopy

    Jopini St. Jopy

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    Whoa, dudes! Good score!