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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Beyoncé: Preview of 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 6: Yes We Can!

Barack Obama burst onto the national stage during his U.S. Senate run. Hear how ambition and luck propelled him to Washington. wbez.org/making

Obama 5: Up Or Out

Former president Barack Obama has only lost one election in his life. It was in 2000, and that defeat set him on the course for his eventual U.S. Senate run. Making Obama is a production of listener-supported WBEZ Chicago. Support WBEZ and the future of podcasts like this at https://wbez.org/making

Obama 4: Wait Your Turn

In 2000, Barack Obama ran for Congress against a Chicago political legend. It became a contest about race and identity.

Obama 3: You Don't Say No To Barack

Former President Barack Obama won his first political seat in 1996. Hear what he had to learn, and the conflicts he faced, to get there. wbez.org/making

Obama 2: Chicago Politics Ain't Beanbag

When Barack Obama first came to Chicago, a political transformation was happening in the city. Hear how that change inspired him.

Obama 1: The Man In The Background

Before he was the 44th President, Barack Obama worked as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago. Hear how the city shaped his political ambitions.

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