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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
4.6 stars from 3,517 ratings
Making Oprah!
Loved this podcast and especially the natural and engaging style of the host, Jenn White! Can’t wait to listen to Making Obama next!
Gojonygo via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/16/19
Too much filler
Both seasons were very interesting and well produced, but with that being said, they wasted a lot of time during the second season on recapping what was already said and previewing what was coming up.
Greg_Chicago via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/19
Having lived close to Obama during the key years of his political ascent, knowing Chicago and Chicago politics well, and being personally acquainted with some of those interviewed for this podcast, I'd say "this podcast gets it right." It provides a very thoughtful set of framing interviews--not...Read full review »
Jswurr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/19
Recent Episodes
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Published 01/11/19
Making Obama host Jenn White introduces a new podcast from WBEZ and The Chicago Tribune called 16 Shots. Almost four years ago, Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, was fatally shot by Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago Police officer. Police reported McDonald was attacking officers. A video from the...
Published 08/31/18
Just two and a half years after his 2004 Democratic National Convention speech, Barack Obama announced he was running for president.
Published 04/10/18
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