Making Obama
Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Season One of Making told the story of how Oprah built a media empire. Now, the story of how Chicago shaped the country's first African-American president.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 3,317 ratings
Making Obama
Loved the backstory.
allprp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/19
This was so well-done! Such wonderful storytelling, so captivating. This is one of the best podcasts I've listened to.
amlee45 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/19
I love love love this podcast!
This is so riveting!! I can’t stop listening!
Da.Fm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/18
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