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Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Season One of Making told the story of how Oprah built a media empire. Now, the story of how Chicago shaped the country's first African-American president.

Making Obama WBEZ

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    • 4.7, 2.9K Ratings

Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Season One of Making told the story of how Oprah built a media empire. Now, the story of how Chicago shaped the country's first African-American president.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

BlessedBossLady ,

Absolutely Amazing!

I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast! I am a lover of documentaries and this six part docuseries was so entertaining and informative. Jen White, what an amazing talent you have. You asked so many great questions and really connected with each person you interviewed. I didn’t want it to end. I don’t know what else to say but...THANK YOU FOR “MAKING”! I hope historians, politicians and educators are creating curriculum to study the Making of Barack Obama. The level of coordination that you and the producers orchestrated to verbally illustrate the formula of THE Barack Obama, in this format, is truly a masterpiece.

Greg_Chicago ,

Too much filler

Both seasons were very interesting and well produced, but with that being said, they wasted too much time during the second season on recapping what was already said and previewing what was coming up.

KS112 ,

Must listen to podcast

Insightful and incredibly informative about how President Obama rose from a hard working law student to our nation’s highest office. WONDERFUL STORYTELLING!!

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