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Former President Barack Obama releases his 2023 Spotify summer playlist


ARETHA FRANKLIN: (Singing) Got me a man named Dr. Feelgood.


Good morning. I'm Michel Martin. Former President Barack Obama just shared a Spotify playlist featuring his favorite summer songs for 2023. His tastes range from old-school soul, like Aretha Franklin's "Dr. Feelgood," to Hot 100 bops like SZA's "Snooze."


SZA: (Singing) Oh, I can't lose when I'm with you.

MARTIN: And in case you were wondering, Obama says, yes, he did actually make his own playlist. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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Michel Martin is the weekend host of All Things Considered, where she draws on her deep reporting and interviewing experience to dig in to the week's news. Outside the studio, she has also hosted "Michel Martin: Going There," an ambitious live event series in collaboration with Member Stations.