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.
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This is the podcast I didn’t know I needed. Oh my 80s baby/ 90s kid heart. Oprah absolutely did raise me and I’m so grateful. Thank you for bringing this all back.
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.
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.