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 USkeys 12/16/20.

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  • Dylan did this back in the 60s during the first push of civil rights. I think we are in a second push because people just aren't quite getting it. Sooooo cool you got Obama on your channel. That is so amazing.

    Kristin WrightKristin WrightHour ago
  • Great advise he gave you. Continue what you’re doing and you’ll bring even more people together. Congrats 💙💙

    diane Russodiane Russo2 hours ago
  • Dang!! You talked with Obama!! That's so freakin amazing!!

    Steve WinfreeSteve Winfree3 hours ago
  • Epic! And he’s right. You are teaching people how to keep minds open. Keep it up, i come hear to feel better about our world.

    DrmorganauroraDrmorganaurora4 hours ago
  • Congrats guys. That is very impressive!!

    Jocelyn TaubJocelyn Taub5 hours ago
  • Make him your role model!

    janet knightjanet knight7 hours ago
  • Hey Twins! This 60 year old white woman from the midwest, LOVES you guys! I love that you listen to such a variety of music genres and you ALWAYS have something nice to say about every different one. Never a negative comment or cursing. You guys are such a great example of young men going places. Barack Obama was the best President ever. LOVE HIM!

    John R. DeszellJohn R. Deszell9 hours ago
    • This is John's wife.

      John R. DeszellJohn R. Deszell9 hours ago
  • I am so very proud of you guys!! I knew when I stumbled upon your channel y'all was something special!! Now we see proof y'all is great an going somewhere...Bob Dylan made amazing thought provoking music... much like what your channel does!!

    Donna KawanaDonna Kawana12 hours ago
  • Again, awesomeness to the 9th power!!!!

    Denise GrupeDenise Grupe12 hours ago
  • First Dylan and the Obama, Wow and hurra.

    Krister ForsmanKrister Forsman13 hours ago
  • What a great chat with the former President of the United States! Wow! The world is your stage now..to keep changing and making better..one great song at a time!! Congrats! ❤

    Nora DonovanNora Donovan17 hours ago
  • Congrats guys! this is awesome!!

    Sara SarahSara SarahDay ago
  • Umm... I can’t even breath right now.... guys! This is so... so much. I know you guys young but this was everything to me. I loved it so much! Thank you for this. And thank you...oh goodness guys! The best man in politics, humanity, and his grace/swagger!!! Just know, you two are so lucky! He’s a TRUE man/advocate...ugh couldn’t get better then you three talkin, I’m dying! Sending so much love you guys! Make your life extraordinary! 🤗

    Trenna HTrenna HDay ago
  • These young men appreciating all genres of music, give hope for our future. Congrats on having the prez recognize your peace!

    Lisa LargeLisa LargeDay ago
  • Bob Dylan(Robert Zimmerman)folk singer in the 60's ..folk songs and protest songs. the 60's were turbulent times. Vietnam War..and at that time, the US had a "draft"system..where the govt might choose you to go to war...and you HAD to go..or face jail. Many dodged the draft and went to Canada ..Rev King,Malcom X , marches desegregation.. Many demanded that the laws needed changing.

    ParmesanaParmesanaDay ago
  • Your mind can break you out of any prison, and shackles, just as one1 can change the world. Congrats on your success guys!

    Carol BCarol BDay ago
  • I just love you guys.

    88calgal88calgalDay ago
  • Amazing video, keep up the good work

    J GJ GDay ago
  • Congrats, guys!

    Jenny EnglishJenny EnglishDay ago
  • That was beautiful. ❤

    Monica HarmesMonica HarmesDay ago
  • Aww, just brilliant. This made my day. So plsd for you guys 💯. Obama is so cool,what a lovely,great man. This song always gets me emotional, as it's about one generation moving for the next one...we can't avoid it,happens to all us. 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶👌😊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    Jackie KerrJackie KerrDay ago
  • I’m reading Obama’s book now & seeing this just made me smile. I miss him as our President. I’m miss Michelle. The last 4 years have left me stunned. As much as I have hope for the next administration, I long for the trust I felt when this beautiful family was our First Family. Such hope. Such promise. Such integrity. If you don’t agree, save your breath & save yourself the embarrassment.

    Just BrowsingJust BrowsingDay ago
  • Just listen.

    Just BrowsingJust BrowsingDay ago
  • Bob Dylan’s “Positively 4th Street” has long been my favorite. I’m 47 years old & a huge fan of the Twins! The speak the same language we were raised on. 🌈

    Just BrowsingJust BrowsingDay ago
  • Y’all this was awesome!

    Lanita JohnsonLanita JohnsonDay ago
  • As an older woman, I really enjoy how you experience all types of music and getting President Obama on is epic! I smiled through the entire video for you in happiness!

    M2B mluvAndgraceM2B mluvAndgraceDay ago
  • cassette tapes! love this President, glad he found the Twins

    lisa mccallylisa mccallyDay ago
  • I feel like my Grinch heart has grown three sizes today. 💓

    GAMinDCGAMinDCDay ago
  • Although Obama was a horrible President, he was definitely correct when he said you two are exposing yourselves to different genres and time periods which is admirable.

    Stephanie PenaStephanie PenaDay ago
  • They say “He” has a plan for all of us. Without knowing it you are doing exactly what he wants you to do, build bridges not walls! Keep up the good work guys!

    SosocrispySosocrispyDay ago
  • I definitely was teary eyed watching this. Congratulations! President Obama was a great president and is an even better human being. I miss him so much. I love watching you guys experience new music, it reminds me of how I felt when I first heard some of the songs you're discovering.

    Melanie ReaMelanie ReaDay ago
  • Out of all the music you have listened to has anything gotten into your regular rotation because you liked it so much?

    Tessa ChristensenTessa ChristensenDay ago
  • This was the intro credits, for the 'Watchmen' film, and plays over a scene full of Easter Eggs, that expand on material that didn't make it into the film for space reasons. You see the first generation of 1930s costumed heroes, falling into addiction, madness, getting killed in action, being replaced by the more jaded new generation.

    sasserinesasserineDay ago
  • Been here since under 100k subscribers this makes me tear up like seeing the bros level up

    David CastanedaDavid CastanedaDay ago
  • The coolest president ever. Thank you both for showing the world that we are more alike than different. You are bringing the world together through music. Thank you

    Claudia Croom-ColeClaudia Croom-ColeDay ago
  • Obomba is a war criminal.

    iilishiilishDay ago
  • Wonderful

    Fiona DuttonFiona DuttonDay ago
  • Bob Dylan is a genius. He is the best song writer of our times. He writes with an old soul. Wonderful choice.

    Rock girlRock girlDay ago
  • Wow, I lived in a strict religious home during my teens and early adulthood and was not allowed to listen to any music that has an up beat. I appreciate your digging deep in the musical past. Keep rockin' on!

    Katherine SchindlerKatherine SchindlerDay ago
  • I’m ecstatic for both of you, Tim and Fred! You’d already reached so many people and experienced some every cool firsts but you’ve now reached a unique echelon by meeting and talking to President Obama. It’s been an exciting adventure watching you guys listen and react to so many vastly different types of music. Your reactions are priceless, you make us laugh, smile, tear up and we remember oldies and discover new music with you. We love your heartfelt comments you share because you’re connecting with so many people from such different backgrounds worldwide. But you will never forget meeting Prez O! Just think about that - President Obama knows who you are. Officially wowed! ☮️ & 💟

    B TayB TayDay ago
    • Listen to Ask Me by ecstacy and passion. I just heard it the other day. It's a good song. Or lo down by Boz Scaggs. Catch me in falling by pretty poison all 80s great song.

      Rock girlRock girlDay ago
  • Proud of you!!!!!

    angie Salinas huffakerangie Salinas huffakerDay ago
  • Bob was a folk singer 60s turbador. Sang to the heart of us kids of that time.

    Lb JordanLb JordanDay ago
  • Obama the best down to earth president!! You both going places with the music knowledge!!

    Anne NartowiczAnne NartowiczDay ago
  • HEY,OBAMA DO WHAT ALL OTHER PRESIDENTS DO. BE QUIET AND RESPECT THE OFFICE WHEN YOU LEAVE.

    Mary HeilMary HeilDay ago
  • Super dope

    Aisha CecilAisha CecilDay ago
  • Funny you meeting obama he talking about being open to new ideas and traditions. I dont know exactly why but it made me think of red bone. First top 10 native american rock band. They had 2 hits i think. One of them we were all wounded at woundedknee

    micha polakmicha polak2 days ago
  • Guys, maybe don't interrupt President Obama with advertisements on this one video?

    MsErinSullivanMsErinSullivan2 days ago
  • Awesome guys! Enjoy your brilliance!

    Rebecca EricksonRebecca Erickson2 days ago
  • Wow! You’re too smooth. I can’t believe how calm you were talking to Pres Obama.

    Ann RockAnn Rock2 days ago
  • You fellas would probable enjoy Hurricane by Bob Dylan

    Ngarakal BirdtribeNgarakal Birdtribe2 days ago
  • Please, please listen to Josh Ritter, Gospel of Mary. He is the modern day Dylan with a better voice! It’s such an amazing testament of our times.

    prosie1968prosie19682 days ago
  • Try the Bob Dylan song Pawn in Their Game" -- his tribute to Medgar Evers (look him up).

    J NagaryaJ Nagarya2 days ago
  • How about LISTENING to the WHOLE song BEFORE trying to figure it out?

    J NagaryaJ Nagarya2 days ago
  • Love you guys. Seriously. Jay Black Cara Mia

    Scott SchraderScott Schrader2 days ago
  • Johnny Cash I Walk the Line or Jackson

    JennJenn2 days ago
  • Listen to Ask Me by ecstacy and passion. I just heard it the other day. It's a good song. Or lo down by Boz Scaggs. Catch me in falling by pretty poison all 80s great song.

    40083svene40083svene2 days ago
  • That's great. He's a great man I miss him. Talk about mixing music we're older them him. My brother used to mix music on a reel to reel recorder from the radio. In Friday nights they didn't have commercials. Then we got excited when the cassette tapes came out. Good ole days.

    40083svene40083svene2 days ago
  • Love the twins! What a wonderful interview with President Obama. Miss having a president like him!

    julie romejulie rome2 days ago
  • Amazing I hope you listen one day to fields of gold by Eva Cassidy it has alot of meaning for me

    1984Alocin1984Alocin2 days ago
  • Now guys I tried to get you to do Pat Foster "Talkin Hitler" . He was also a folksinger in the 50s and 60s. If you search you tube for "pat foster dick weissman talkin to hitler" you can hear him singing. Pat Foster used to hang out in the folksinger place in NYC in Greenwich Village. He knew Bob Dylan, Woody Gutherie, Phil Ochs, Dick Weissman, and others. So PLEASE do Pat Foster. He was my father in law. He died when he was 61.

    Suzy HagerSuzy Hager2 days ago
  • Barack is NOT a TRAMP...A loud mouth abase person...Good Speech and Common Sense.

    Hebrew Yisraelite SistaHebrew Yisraelite Sista2 days ago
  • Wow! What an amazing opportunity! Congrats guys!

    Mary ColburnMary Colburn2 days ago
  • What ! Congratulations !

    Leigh NilsenLeigh Nilsen2 days ago
  • LOVE this - just one more thing that's made me cry (in a good way!) recently. Mad props to you both for grabbing the attention of, and getting to talk to!! President Obama. How I miss that voice of kindness and reason. I'm hoping you'll react to some holiday music this season? Please? Knowing how you love Frank Sinatra, check out his version of Jingle Bells. And Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC - it's Christmas rap!

    Amy DirksenAmy Dirksen2 days ago
  • www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/2016/dylan/facts/ Hey Guys, click the link above to learn a bit more about Bob Dylan... He has been one of America's greatest poets and song writers.

    Clem KadiddlehopperClem Kadiddlehopper2 days ago
  • amazing how these 2 dudes kept their cool talking to Obama. I would have gone speechless or even worse reacted like Joyce in the other video

    Saif YousifSaif Yousif2 days ago
  • You guys should listen to Marvin Gaye....Sexual Healing... You will definitely like this one

    Vickie FryerVickie Fryer2 days ago
  • Nina Simone did a great cover of this. Has there ever been a greater contrast between a president and the fool who followed? Fingers crossed that the times are a changing again.

    dogalozdogaloz2 days ago
  • I love Obama. He's awesome 😊

    WickedWordzzWickedWordzz2 days ago
  • I love this. I think Obama is right you are totally reaching out to the world with open minds. It's beautiful.

    mariana newhardmariana newhard2 days ago
  • Why we needed him in the office..

    Kevin DavisKevin Davis2 days ago
  • I've been watching you two for a long while and I love you! ...this interview makes me SO happy

    Marcie DlinMarcie Dlin2 days ago
  • Barack Obama fixed his cassette tapes just like me. LOL

    Donna StolzDonna Stolz2 days ago
  • I'll take the twins over obama any time

    Ralph RuoccoRalph Ruocco2 days ago
  • So very proud of you two! Your love for music has forged a new life path for the of you... Remember to stay humble , stay up! Peace & Blessings!

    Gena MurphyGena Murphy2 days ago
  • This is America at its best!

    Carlos NelsonCarlos Nelson2 days ago
  • Simply said, if Bob Dylan is one of President Obama's favs, it's for a very good reason. He is a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, considered one of the best songwriters of the 20th century and his music has been considered poetry.

    b hixb hix2 days ago
  • WOW!! How fantastic, and what an honour 😊 you’re obviously doing very well, and now you’re going to do even better. I became a Bob Dylan fan when I was 13 (almost 57 years ago) a friend brought his album home from America and I fell in love with it, and Dylan, straight away ! All his songs are fantastic, but his protest songs are the best!

    Jenni GrahamJenni Graham2 days ago
  • This is so great. I am really happy for you guys. Love this channel. Wishing you all the success. ❤

    L PL P2 days ago
  • Judging by the fact that these brothers were all dressed up tells me this might not have been a surprise...

    Robert FayRobert Fay2 days ago
  • This channel may have the only comment section on the entire internet where people don’t argue. Thank you.

    Darcy MacDonaldDarcy MacDonald3 days ago
  • your being able to say, "Mom, Barack Obama says hi." WOW

    Ailsa NiAilsa Ni3 days ago
  • Wow. Just LOVED this!!! So cool ... I agree with the President -- you guys are great because you are so open to different experiences and new kinds of art. We should ALL be like that1 Bravo, and thanks for your great videos. You brighten my world!

    Nina Anne M. GreeleyNina Anne M. Greeley3 days ago
  • Unfortunately The Times They are a Changin’ came out over 50 years ago and the times haven’t changed nearly enough.

    Mary JensenMary Jensen3 days ago
  • This is awesome! Says a lot about the type of man Barack Obama is.

    John MaddenJohn Madden3 days ago
    • congrats, guys! you just talked to a great person and president! and great discussion you had there! keep it up!

      Ailsa NiAilsa Ni3 days ago
  • wow that's so cool man

    RebeccaRebecca3 days ago
  • Love you guys but I like it when you listen to the whole thing.... Love watching you respond to the entire piece... Please pretty please, go back to that format...

    Jenny SieckJenny Sieck3 days ago
  • This was an amazing episode. Well done.

    Kip MayKip May3 days ago
  • Well Done young one's... Keep doing what you're doing, if it ain't broke don't fix it....Thanks for sharing... FYI: I'm 56 and a fan...

    Irma LanaroIrma Lanaro3 days ago
  • Apart from the amazing video - you guys look spectacular in those lovely shirts!

    shazzabelle123shazzabelle1233 days ago
  • Awesome!! Stay classy!

    Hub TownerHub Towner3 days ago
  • I love you guys - but WTF is up with USkeys ads now? Breaking in the middle of a freaking sublime song to show us an utterly wanky ad - no TWO utterly wanky ads. Way to ruin an experience. Anything I can do in settings to stop this abomination form happening? If not, anything the channel runners can do?

    Christine Leigh LangtreeChristine Leigh Langtree3 days ago
    • Okay - for anyone else having the same problem, I was able to disable ads in my browser. Great video, guys. I'm a big Dylan Fan and a big Obama fan. This had everything!

      Christine Leigh LangtreeChristine Leigh Langtree3 days ago
    • And 1 minute later, another freaking stupid irrelevant ad - though what ad could possibly be relevant enough to interrupt Prez Obama I can't even.

      Christine Leigh LangtreeChristine Leigh Langtree3 days ago
  • Would be cool if you guys reacted to *Mr. Brightside by The Killers* in honor for them hitting 1 Billion streams on Spotify as the first group from the 2000s to ever reach this accomplishment:)))

    Frankie 4321Frankie 43213 days ago
  • Oh wow one of the greatest presidents of the US in my lifetime x

    Karen BohemianRhapsodyGBKaren BohemianRhapsodyGB3 days ago
  • So great to watch you guys interact with President Obama. Bob Dylan’s song was a big one for us in the sixties and is amazingly right on now. Keep on guys. 💜😷🧶👏

    Magenta PierrotMagenta Pierrot3 days ago
  • Dylan and Lennon, best song writers in history in my humble opinion. Depending on the day I go back and forth.

    Portland BluePortland Blue3 days ago
  • SO COOL!!! ⭐️💗⭐️

    MyMysticMuseMyMysticMuse3 days ago
  • Congrats to you both, wow your lucking to talk to President Obama, My family loves and misses him in the White House! He is such a good and decent man.

    amy purdyamy purdy3 days ago
  • You guys are awesome. Been listening to you channel for a long time. A lot of the music were hits when I was growing up in the 70s - 80s and also listened to the music my Mom grew up with. I feel included. You don't smirk at it, you enjoy listening to the songs, even when you don't like it. THANK YOU and have a Healthy, Happy Thanksgiving!

    gatamadrizgatamadriz3 days ago
  • congrats, guys! you just talked to a great person and president! and great discussion you had there! keep it up!

    joseltpjoseltp3 days ago
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