21 episodes

WBEZ's critically-acclaimed bio-podcast series explores how an icon is made. Providing an unmatched view from the beginning, all the way to the their rise to the top.

Making WBEZ

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 245 Ratings

WBEZ's critically-acclaimed bio-podcast series explores how an icon is made. Providing an unmatched view from the beginning, all the way to the their rise to the top.

    Beyoncé BONUS: Fearlessly Herself

    Beyoncé BONUS: Fearlessly Herself

    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.

    • 32 min
    Beyoncé 3: Destiny Begins

    Beyoncé 3: Destiny Begins

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

    • 33 min
    Beyoncé 2: Star Search

    Beyoncé 2: Star Search

    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.

    • 37 min
    Beyoncé 1: Girls Tyme

    Beyoncé 1: Girls Tyme

    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.

    • 47 min
    Trailer: Making Beyoncé

    Trailer: Making Beyoncé

    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.

    • 1 min
    Obama BONUS: The Decision

    Obama BONUS: The Decision

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

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
245 Ratings

245 Ratings

smiley-face! ,

So pleased The Viscount is back!

An informative, fun and intelligent podcast about TV and the steaming services. It’s my weekly ‘go to’ which was sorely missed over Xmas. Pity we disagree about the ‘Ginge and Whinge’ train wreck interview with Oprah ........ looking forward to next weeks show. Helen

Ila Y ,

Insightful, professional and entertaining

Great job by the reporter and her team to delve through so much material and present us with a coherent and engaging podcast.

ZiggyandMicki ,

Beautiful show!!!

I am a 50-year-old white lawyer from Australia. I think that about Obama is the closest thing we have seen to Jesus in a long time. Is so amazing and beautiful. This podcast captures so much of that easy and sheer competence. The presenter is funny and smart, and they’ve done a beautiful job of telling the story. Lots of great interviews with those involved in his life. Highly recommend it! (Making Oprah is also really great!)

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