20 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
    • 4.6, 3.4K 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

4.6 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

CBatycki ,

Superbly done

I heard about the podcast and the Making Oprah episodes from an article I read. As a fan of Oprah I didn’t think there were things I could still learn about her. But, I did and discovered a beautifully made podcast! The episodes were wonderfully crafted, the story beautifully told. I even enjoyed the sound mixing and Jenn’s voice is calming and confident.

Scmami83 ,

This was so good!

I wish there was even more...been a fan for 20+ years and this is the first I'd heard of a lot of the Girls Tyme details in depth.

JasonFromDurban ,

Amazing but too short!

Amazing pod about Beyonce! Only critique is too short... I could’ve have 5 more episodes!

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