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.

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47:06 | Nov 15th, 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 c...Show More
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Beyoncé was FIERCE since she was 4 years old. But there were so many times in her career where she wouldn’t have become the 👑🐝 she is righ...Show More

45:36 | Feb 8th, 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.
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So nice to hear Obama’s voice again

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Behind the scenes of the you get a car episode. She picked the audience + other nuggets. She's great.

1:00:30 | Nov 17th, 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 e...Show More
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