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A Ridiculously Charming Interview With Barack Obama Is Now Available On Netflix

By seank

January 24, 2018 at 3:18pm

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American Constitution be damned, bring back Obama already.

People around the globe shed a collective tear as one of the most charismatic leaders of our age left office last year to be replaced by (sigh) Donald Trump. 

I think we can all agree that Obama has been sorely missed from the world stage. 

That's why it's such a pleasure to see a long interview with the former POTUS on the new Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman.

After decades of television success with The Late Show, Letterman retired from his weeknightly TV programme back in 2015. Now he's back with this Netflix production where a new interview with a major celebrity is uploaded every month until June. 

At the beginning of this episode, right before the interview takes place, we see Letterman trying to arrange an interview with Obama, but it seems that even as an ex-president he's still got a pretty hectic schedule.

The interview takes place in front of a live audience (lucky feckers) who weren't sure who the guest for the evening was going to be. When it kicks off, Letterman is keen to know what Obama has been up to since leaving the White House, asking him about that epic holiday that he took, having lie-ins and pottering around his new house.

It looks like he's enjoying the slower pace of life, he even appears to have gotten younger since relinquishing all that responsibility. Turns out he wouldn't go for another term even if he could, because he's pretty sure Michelle would leave him.

He talks about his daughters, Malia and Sasha, and about how they differ in personalities. He even reveals getting embarrassingly emotional as he watched Malia go off to college.

He also embarrasses his kids with his classic dad dance moves...

But it's not all fun and games.

He also speaks of his upbringing, about the absence of his father and the influence of his mother who, when they lived in Indonesia during his childhood, would worry so much about his standard of education that she would wake him at 5am for home schooling before he went to his actual school.

The civil rights movement was also a big influence on his life, he talks about how it inspired him and how it paved the way for an African-American president. 

When Obama first ran for office his social media campaign was a major part of his success, but since that time it has become a polarising force in modern politics.

Damn this man is smooth.

The genuine affection and admiration that Letterman has for the former president is palpable throughout the conversation and the folks at home are bound to feel the exact same way.

If you enjoy this episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, you might also like the upcoming episode on February 9 which features the equally charismatic George Clooney.

READ NEXT: This New Documentary About Obama's Last Year In Office Looks Absolutely Fascinating

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