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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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    • Society & Culture

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

    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

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Must Listen!!

Great podcast, really well worth listening to, whatever side of the political spectrum you’re on!!

WilliamQuill ,

Great insight into how Obama won lost and won!

True in-depth insight into Obama as a consummate politician, all he put into getting to 2004 as a national politician, everything we can appreciate now in 2018 much more than before what’s needed to win, and also how to take oneself up from the losses.

BelleDuke ,

Making Oprah

Great work Jen and team! Interesting, informative and inspiring. Thanks for Making Oprah!

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