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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 3,458 ratings
Educational and Insightful
This podcast does a great job of humanizing public figures and giving context to who they are now. It's very interesting, well-made, and insightful.
BStrasters via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/19
This podcast was amazing! Thank you for doing this. We need you to do one on the Obama years! Keep it going
mufynl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/19
Very educational!
Love both Making Obama and Making Oprah! Very informative on political topics without being controversial.
mkewhit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/19
Recent Episodes
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