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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!)