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Ranking Barack Obama's "Cool" Media Appearances As President

Updated October 12, 2018 406 votes 115 voters 2.9k views16 items

In the history of the presidency, there hasn’t been a commander in chief that’s as inarguably cool as President Obama. Obama's best appearances usually happen on late night television, or on outlier news services like Vice. But which cool Obama appearances are the coolest?

In 2015, President Obama caused a stir when he was a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, a long running comedy program. It wasn’t weird that Obama was on a comedy show, it was just weird to hear Obama on podcasts in general. That kind of ability to sit down with anyone and talk about anything is why Obama's media appearances are all so stellar. But which of Obama’s media appearances are the best? Are you more of a Between Two Ferns kind of guy, or would you rather watch Obama talk about his fear of bears with a guy named Bear? You can let the world know with your votes below, ranking President Obama's coolest media appearances.

Vote up what you think are the coolest Barack Obama interviews and appearances!
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    Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

    Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
    Video: YouTube
    If you can make it past Jerry Seinfeld talking about his car, this full interview is worth watching just to see the President talk about how weird it is to actually be the President. And he gets a few zingers off on Seinfeld too. The whole thing is worth a watch.
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    Between Two Ferns

    Between Two Ferns
    Video: YouTube
    In order to reach young voters and encourage them sign up for health insurance, President Obama paid a visit to Zach Galifianakis's often troubling and always hilarious Between Two Ferns. But rather than creating a piece of PSA fluff, the President embraces the chaotic and off-putting spirit of the show and verbally goes toe to toe with the show's host for about six of the funniest and most cringeworthy minutes you'll ever watch.
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    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Final Appearance)

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Final Appearance)
    Video: YouTube
    President Obama's final appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart could have been a glossy look back at the President's two terms in office. Instead, he began the interview with a discussion of the failures of the VA and he handed out plenty of burn sauce to the Tea Party.
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    Soul Pancake

    Soul Pancake
    Video: YouTube
    Soul Pancake is a production company run by The Office's Rainn Wilson. It focuses on answering life's important questions and creating feel-good content. And there's nothing better (excluding pizza) than watching Kid President get to the meet the actual Adult President. One of the best moments comes around the three minute mark when President Obama asks, "Even though we're Presidents can we still hug?"
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