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

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 UZtop 12/16/20.


  1. GAMinDC


    39 daqiqa oldin

    I feel like my Grinch heart has grown three sizes today. 💓

  2. Stephanie Pena

    Stephanie Pena

    Soat oldin

    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.

  3. Sosocrispy


    Soat oldin

    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!

  4. Melanie Rea

    Melanie Rea

    2 soat oldin

    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.

  5. Tessa Christensen

    Tessa Christensen

    3 soat oldin

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

  6. sasserine


    7 soat oldin

    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.

  7. David Castaneda

    David Castaneda

    8 soat oldin

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

  8. Claudia Croom-Cole

    Claudia Croom-Cole

    8 soat oldin

    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

  9. iilish


    9 soat oldin

    Obomba is a war criminal.

  10. Fiona Dutton

    Fiona Dutton

    11 soat oldin


  11. Rock girl

    Rock girl

    12 soat oldin

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

    • Jesse Pinkman

      Jesse Pinkman

      4 soat oldin

      Disagree there. Listening to him is like listening to nails on a chalkboard.

  12. Katherine Schindler

    Katherine Schindler

    13 soat oldin

    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!

  13. B Tay

    B Tay

    13 soat oldin

    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! ☮️ & 💟

    • Rock girl

      Rock girl

      12 soat oldin

      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.

  14. angie Salinas huffaker

    angie Salinas huffaker

    14 soat oldin

    Proud of you!!!!!

  15. Lb Jordan

    Lb Jordan

    14 soat oldin

    Bob was a folk singer 60s turbador. Sang to the heart of us kids of that time.

  16. Anne Nartowicz

    Anne Nartowicz

    14 soat oldin

    Obama the best down to earth president!! You both going places with the music knowledge!!

  17. Mary Heil

    Mary Heil

    14 soat oldin


  18. Aisha Cecil

    Aisha Cecil

    14 soat oldin

    Super dope

  19. micha polak

    micha polak

    16 soat oldin

    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

  20. MsErinSullivan


    17 soat oldin

    Guys, maybe don't interrupt President Obama with advertisements on this one video?

  21. Rebecca Erickson

    Rebecca Erickson

    17 soat oldin

    Awesome guys! Enjoy your brilliance!

  22. Ann Rock

    Ann Rock

    17 soat oldin

    Wow! You’re too smooth. I can’t believe how calm you were talking to Pres Obama.

  23. Ngarakal Birdtribe

    Ngarakal Birdtribe

    18 soat oldin

    You fellas would probable enjoy Hurricane by Bob Dylan

  24. prosie1968


    18 soat oldin

    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.

  25. J Nagarya

    J Nagarya

    18 soat oldin

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

  26. J Nagarya

    J Nagarya

    18 soat oldin

    How about LISTENING to the WHOLE song BEFORE trying to figure it out?

  27. Scott Schrader

    Scott Schrader

    19 soat oldin

    Love you guys. Seriously. Jay Black Cara Mia

  28. Jenn


    19 soat oldin

    Johnny Cash I Walk the Line or Jackson

  29. 40083svene


    21 soat oldin

    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.

  30. 40083svene


    21 soat oldin

    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.

  31. julie rome

    julie rome

    21 soat oldin

    Love the twins! What a wonderful interview with President Obama. Miss having a president like him!

  32. 1984Alocin


    22 soat oldin

    Amazing I hope you listen one day to fields of gold by Eva Cassidy it has alot of meaning for me

  33. Suzy Hager

    Suzy Hager

    23 soat oldin

    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.

  34. Hebrew Yisraelite Sista

    Hebrew Yisraelite Sista

    23 soat oldin

    Barack is NOT a TRAMP...A loud mouth abase person...Good Speech and Common Sense.

  35. Mary Colburn

    Mary Colburn

    Kun oldin

    Wow! What an amazing opportunity! Congrats guys!

  36. Leigh Nilsen

    Leigh Nilsen

    Kun oldin

    What ! Congratulations !

  37. Amy Dirksen

    Amy Dirksen

    Kun oldin

    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!

  38. Clem Kadiddlehopper

    Clem Kadiddlehopper

    Kun oldin 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.

  39. Saif Yousif

    Saif Yousif

    Kun oldin

    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

  40. Vickie Fryer

    Vickie Fryer

    Kun oldin

    You guys should listen to Marvin Gaye....Sexual Healing... You will definitely like this one

  41. dogaloz


    Kun oldin

    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.

  42. WickedWordzz


    Kun oldin

    I love Obama. He's awesome 😊

  43. mariana newhard

    mariana newhard

    Kun oldin

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

  44. Kevin Davis

    Kevin Davis

    Kun oldin

    Why we needed him in the office..

  45. Marcie Dlin

    Marcie Dlin

    Kun oldin

    I've been watching you two for a long while and I love you! ...this interview makes me SO happy

  46. Donna Stolz

    Donna Stolz

    Kun oldin

    Barack Obama fixed his cassette tapes just like me. LOL

  47. Ralph Ruocco

    Ralph Ruocco

    Kun oldin

    I'll take the twins over obama any time

  48. Gena Murphy

    Gena Murphy

    Kun oldin

    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!

  49. Carlos Nelson

    Carlos Nelson

    Kun oldin

    This is America at its best!

  50. b hix

    b hix

    Kun oldin

    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.

  51. Jenni Graham

    Jenni Graham

    Kun oldin

    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!

  52. L P

    L P

    Kun oldin

    This is so great. I am really happy for you guys. Love this channel. Wishing you all the success. ❤

  53. Robert Fay

    Robert Fay

    Kun oldin

    Judging by the fact that these brothers were all dressed up tells me this might not have been a surprise...

  54. Darcy MacDonald

    Darcy MacDonald

    Kun oldin

    This channel may have the only comment section on the entire internet where people don’t argue. Thank you.

  55. Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni

    Kun oldin

    your being able to say, "Mom, Barack Obama says hi." WOW

  56. Nina Anne M. Greeley

    Nina Anne M. Greeley

    Kun oldin

    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!

  57. Mary Jensen

    Mary Jensen

    Kun oldin

    Unfortunately The Times They are a Changin’ came out over 50 years ago and the times haven’t changed nearly enough.

  58. John Madden

    John Madden

    Kun oldin

    This is awesome! Says a lot about the type of man Barack Obama is.

    • Ailsa Ni

      Ailsa Ni

      Kun oldin

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

  59. Rebecca


    Kun oldin

    wow that's so cool man

  60. Jenny Sieck

    Jenny Sieck

    Kun oldin

    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...

  61. Kip May

    Kip May

    Kun oldin

    This was an amazing episode. Well done.

  62. Irma Lanaro

    Irma Lanaro

    Kun oldin

    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...

  63. shazzabelle123


    Kun oldin

    Apart from the amazing video - you guys look spectacular in those lovely shirts!

  64. Hub Towner

    Hub Towner

    Kun oldin

    Awesome!! Stay classy!

  65. Christine Leigh Langtree

    Christine Leigh Langtree

    Kun oldin

    I love you guys - but WTF is up with UZtop 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 Langtree

      Christine Leigh Langtree

      Kun oldin

      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 Langtree

      Christine Leigh Langtree

      Kun oldin

      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.

  66. Frankie 4321

    Frankie 4321

    Kun oldin

    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:)))

  67. Karen BohemianRhapsodyGB

    Karen BohemianRhapsodyGB

    Kun oldin

    Oh wow one of the greatest presidents of the US in my lifetime x

  68. Magenta Pierrot

    Magenta Pierrot

    Kun oldin

    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. 💜😷🧶👏

  69. Portland Blue

    Portland Blue

    2 kun oldin

    Dylan and Lennon, best song writers in history in my humble opinion. Depending on the day I go back and forth.

  70. MyMysticMuse


    2 kun oldin

    SO COOL!!! ⭐️💗⭐️

  71. amy purdy

    amy purdy

    2 kun oldin

    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.

  72. gatamadriz


    2 kun oldin

    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!

  73. joseltp


    2 kun oldin

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

  74. bobmatzke


    2 kun oldin

    This is so cool. Congratulations guys!

  75. Maria CraftyRia Johnson

    Maria CraftyRia Johnson

    2 kun oldin

    This was awesome!!

  76. tommy wong

    tommy wong

    2 kun oldin

    I like how Obama speaks. But have an different opinion on his political view. I wish he could do more for the Asians and black community....

  77. ramayaruk


    2 kun oldin

    Its ok if u don't like bob Dylan guys lol. I sure as shit don't lol

  78. john cedio

    john cedio

    2 kun oldin

    Congratulations! This is a big deal. Definitely an honor.

  79. Kara


    2 kun oldin

    This was truly amazing! So proud of you boys.

  80. Ziggy3339


    2 kun oldin

    Wow. With BLM I’ve been a more Ernest way...I have a lot to learn. Really didn’t know SO many suffer SO much because we have been divided. If we didn’t have the last pres I might never have known all these pretty horrific things happen every day (actual physical abuse, emotional abuse, mental anguish, spiritual loss). Now I know it’s a matter of days before a new bunch enter as government. I’m trying to get used to just breathing without intense anxiety upon waking each morning to some thing in the news, It’s gonna take time. I feel like we could have PTSD of some level (who kept up with daily news). Now I’m confident that you younger people will engage , will become present in the solution of all this discord. I’m hopeful we can save all living things (including the earth) as we change together into a loving 🥰 caring place for all. You two are SO awesome in presenting so many formats with your music. I listen to everything! LOVE ❤️ it. Thank you.

  81. Helena Hetkowski

    Helena Hetkowski

    2 kun oldin

    OMG this is so epic!

  82. Tamera Deuel

    Tamera Deuel

    2 kun oldin

    LOL. Obama and cassette tapes. Damn kids got it good now!

  83. Diana Dloughy

    Diana Dloughy

    2 kun oldin

    Guys, this was amazing. I just watched it now, but it was published on my birthday, so I’ll consider my belated birthday gift! All of us here already knew that the two of you are something special, nut now we have presidential confirmation. Please keep sharing your love of music, it really makes a difference in this world. ❤️

  84. Rhonda Dorin McClamma

    Rhonda Dorin McClamma

    2 kun oldin

    Wow! What a blessing hearing from the best President this country has ever had.

  85. Redeemed2000


    2 kun oldin

    Congratulations! SO PROUD OF YOU!

  86. Mickie Kelly

    Mickie Kelly

    2 kun oldin

    Congratulations guys! What an honor and recognition of who you are and what you are doing. You are not just a part of our nation's progress, you are leaders of it. Thank you!

  87. piscerian awakes

    piscerian awakes

    2 kun oldin

    Wow. Beautiful! Congrats twins!

  88. PixxZ


    2 kun oldin

    He just wants your see his book too.

  89. Eileen Brown

    Eileen Brown

    2 kun oldin

    Good for you guys! He is truly one of the greats, so glad you had this chance. 🥰

  90. Cheri Dahl

    Cheri Dahl

    2 kun oldin

    Amazing, l love President Obama! He's my favorite President and he can sing too....

  91. wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioov

    2 kun oldin

    your being able to say, "Mom, Barack Obama says hi." WOW

  92. FlowerFactory


    2 kun oldin

    Love. Just love.

  93. Daniel Aquilina

    Daniel Aquilina

    2 kun oldin

    This is awesome! Congrats to you both, what a moment.

    • wnnalis cioov

      wnnalis cioov

      2 kun oldin

      That’s so dope!

  94. Angela White

    Angela White

    2 kun oldin

    I was never a fan of his politics. However a a man, a human I think he is the most awesome human being. I admire and respect him so much.

  95. Marica Witkus

    Marica Witkus

    2 kun oldin

    This. Is Great. Thank You.

    • Marica Witkus

      Marica Witkus

      2 kun oldin

      I wish He could be our President Again. 🇺🇸

  96. dave maslowski

    dave maslowski

    2 kun oldin

    Very Cool dudes, He is a great guy and people person MR Ob.

  97. l


    2 kun oldin

    I can not believe you got President Obama this is so great!!! Congratulations. Just discovered you.

  98. katy


    2 kun oldin

    So glad Obama visited with you guys....what an honor...that you deserve.

  99. Lora Witzel

    Lora Witzel

    2 kun oldin

    Love this interview, so real. I’ve always liked Mr. Obama as a human being. He’s just so down to earth.

  100. Tara Fraser

    Tara Fraser

    2 kun oldin

    WOW! Obama is right, you guys are positive and bringing people together at a time when so many are divided. That was awesome!