Making

WBEZ's critically-acclaimed bio-podcast series explores how an icon is made. Providing an unmatched view from the beginning, all the way to the their rise to the top.

https://www.wbez.org/shows/making/71b8de57-b2be-4e03-8481-683258de3ec1

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 40m. Bisher sind 23 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 13 hours 30 minutes

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episode 5: Obama 5: Up Or Out


Former president Barack Obama has only lost one election in his life. It was in 2000, and that defeat set him on the course for his eventual U.S. Senate run. Making Obama is a production of listener-supported WBEZ Chicago. Support WBEZ and the future of


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 2018-03-08  55m
 
 

episode 4: Obama 4: Wait Your Turn


In 2000, Barack Obama ran for Congress against a Chicago political legend. It became a contest about race and identity.


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 2018-03-01  56m
 
 

episode 3: Obama 3: You Don’t Say No To Barack


Former President Barack Obama won his first political seat in 1996. Hear what he had to learn, and the conflicts he faced, to get there.  wbez.org/making


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 2018-02-22  56m
 
 

episode 2: Obama 2: Chicago Politics Ain’t Beanbag


When Barack Obama first came to Chicago, a political transformation was happening in the city. Hear how that change inspired him.


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 2018-02-15  42m
 
 

episode 1: Obama 1: The Man In The Background


Before he was the 44th President, Barack Obama worked as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago. Hear how the city shaped his political ambitions.


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 2018-02-08  45m
 
 

Obama: Preview of Making Obama


Former President Barack Obama — along with friends, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Subscribe now and don’t miss the first episode on February 8.


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 2018-01-19  3m
 
 

Oprah BONUS: Making Donahue


In our final bonus installment, the Making Oprah production team revisits an extended interview with daytime talk show legend Phil Donahue. His pioneering show, Donahue, aired from 1967 to 1996 and laid the groundwork for Oprah’s program. It tackled head


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 2016-12-30  40m
 
 

Oprah BONUS: Oprah Gets Political


For more than 10 years after the launch of the Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah deliberately avoided having politicians on her show, particularly during election seasons. In this bonus episode of Making Oprah, host Jenn White talks to Oprah about the role polit


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 2016-12-23  21m
 
 

Oprah BONUS: Let's Talk About Oprah's Hair


If you look at any image from the Oprah Winfrey Show, you can pretty much figure out what decade it’s from by looking at Oprah’s hairstyle.  In this short bonus episode, host Jenn White talks to Oprah’s longtime stylist Andre Walker about the high s


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 2016-12-16  13m
 
 

episode 3: Oprah 3: YOU GET A CAR!


In the show’s final decade, Oprah and her team staged massive spectacles of increasing grandiosity, from the infamous car giveaway to a 21,000-person flash mob that shut down part of Chicago.  “It had become increasingly more difficult to top what y


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 2016-11-22  1h2m