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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 3,680 ratings
So good!!
Cried during every episode. So good! I love Oprah!!
Bryn Bamber via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/15/19
Caution! Will make you binge!
I LOVED both the Making Oprah and Obama series. I binged. Finished both seasons in like two days. And I have a pretty busy life. But I filled every spare moment of my day with these beautifully produced, captivating stories, that kept me wanting to know more.
ChallyM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/19
Great program
Thoroughly enjoyed this program. Learned a lot about the President and the people who guided him along the way. Carol Ann Harwell was amazing. She was that “ keep it real” voice that could only speak to a future president in a manner that would sink in and make him better.
AM Lynx71 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/19
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