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Making Beyoncé

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WBEZ presents Making Beyoncé, a new 3-part podcast series that explores Beyoncé Knowles’ rise from local talent shows to global music icon.

WBEZ presents Making Beyoncé, a new 3-part podcast series that explores Beyoncé Knowles’ rise from local talent shows to global music icon.

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United States

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WBEZ presents Making Beyoncé, a new 3-part podcast series that explores Beyoncé Knowles’ rise from local talent shows to global music icon.

Language:

English

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312-893-8585


Episodes

Beyoncé BONUS: Fearlessly Herself

3/6/2020
In the lead up to Beyoncé's solo album debut, Dangerously in Love, a lot was at stake. She was hoping to break out not only as a solo artist, but as a star on multiple levels — music, endorsements and film. Along the way she’d find love, but she’d also have to battle doubt, even within the record label.

Duration:00:32:35

Beyoncé 3: Destiny Begins

11/27/2019
After Girls Tyme dissolves, Beyoncé and the other girls begin building their new group, Destiny’s Child. Finally, things start to click.

Duration:00:36:03

Beyoncé 2: Star Search

11/22/2019
After failing to secure a record deal, Beyoncé and the members of Girls Tyme try another avenue to success: a TV talent competition. The girls are poised and ready for the national spotlight, but tensions in the group are rising behind the scenes.

Duration:00:41:05

Beyoncé 1: Girls Tyme

11/15/2019
Before the Grammys, before the platinum records, before Destiny’s Child, there was just a shy girl growing up in Houston. We follow Beyoncé Knowles from the stages of local talent shows to her first crack at a record deal with the group Girls Tyme.

Duration:00:50:57

Trailer: Making Beyoncé

11/1/2019
From the makers of Making Obama, WBEZ Chicago presents Making Beyoncé, a new three-part bio-podcast series that explores Beyoncé Knowles’ rise from local talent shows to global musical icon. Find episodes of Making Beyoncé right here beginning Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.

Duration:00:01:29

Preview: Public Official A

1/11/2019
If you enjoyed listening to Making Obama, some folks here at WBEZ have another podcast for you. It’s also about politics, but this one is very different. Family drama, FBI wiretaps and -- ultimately -- a very long prison sentence dominate this story which even intersects with Barack Obama’s career. Remember when the Governor of Illinois supposedly tried to sell President Obama’s Senate seat? Or, how the same ex-Governor got a “You’re Fired” from Donald Trump on The Celebrity Apprentice?...

Duration:00:02:57

Preview: 16 Shots

8/31/2018
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 scene told a different story. Trust in Chicago police and officials crumbled. Now Officer Van Dyke is awaiting trial for murder. wbez.org/16shots

Duration:00:04:22

Obama BONUS: The Decision

4/10/2018
Just two and a half years after his 2004 Democratic National Convention speech, Barack Obama announced he was running for president.

Duration:00:21:56

Obama 6: Yes We Can!

3/15/2018
Barack Obama burst onto the national stage during his U.S. Senate run. Hear how ambition and luck propelled him to Washington. wbez.org/making

Duration:01:01:51

Obama 5: Up Or Out

3/8/2018
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 podcasts like this at https://wbez.org/making

Duration:00:58:53

Obama 4: Wait Your Turn

3/1/2018
In 2000, Barack Obama ran for Congress against a Chicago political legend. It became a contest about race and identity.

Duration:00:59:32

Obama 3: You Don’t Say No To Barack

2/22/2018
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

Duration:00:59:48

Obama 2: Chicago Politics Ain’t Beanbag

2/15/2018
When Barack Obama first came to Chicago, a political transformation was happening in the city. Hear how that change inspired him.

Duration:00:43:24

Obama 1: The Man In The Background

2/8/2018
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.

Duration:00:48:51

Obama: Preview of Making Obama

1/19/2018
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.

Duration:00:03:47

Oprah BONUS: Making Donahue

12/30/2016
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 heady, controversial issues - and landed frothy exclusives with A-list celebrities. Donahue also used his studio audience and callers in ways that were both innovative and intimate. Join host Jenn White, producer Colin McNulty, and executive...

Duration:00:42:17

Oprah BONUS: Oprah Gets Political

12/23/2016
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 politics played - and didn’t play - in the history of the Oprah Winfrey show.

Duration:00:21:37

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

12/16/2016
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 stakes of doing the hair of the most watched woman on television.

Duration:00:13:49

Oprah 3: YOU GET A CAR!

11/22/2016
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 you’d done the year before,” Oprah told WBEZ’s Jenn White. “I mean, to the point where we literally sat in a room saying ‘What about outer space?’ ” That’s what we look at now: Oprah living her life at the top, pushing the boundaries of what could...

Duration:01:03:50

Oprah 2: Skinheads And Scented Candles

11/17/2016
In the second episode of Making Oprah, we explore how The Oprah Winfrey Show elevated itself out of the heap of trash TV and into a show that intentionally embraced spirituality and positivity. The early years of Oprah’s show often relied on sensational, tabloidy topics – cheating husbands, sexy clothes, and murderers. It was not yet the ‘Live Your Best Life’ Oprah we would come to know and love. “It was during those shows where I just thought, ‘What are we doing?’ ” Oprah tells WBEZ’s...

Duration:01:01:59