Making Obama

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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.

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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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NerdyJoy reviewed this podcast on Jun 24th, 2017
"This was a fantastic listening experience. It is obvious that a great deal of love, affection, and attention to detail went into the creation of this podcast. Between the editing, the host, and the sheer breadth and quality of interviews, this podcast sets a new bar for what this form can accomplish. As a side note, I rarely get emotional listening to podcasts, but I found myself alternately laughing out load or on the verge of tears as the podcast progressed. In my view, this show blended craftsmanship and genuine empathy in a way that grabbed my attention and would not let me go. "
AdvisablyRed reviewed this podcast on Dec 28th, 2017
"Excellently done. Riveting and motivational for anyone. "
Peony313 reviewed this podcast on Jun 11th, 2017
"Insider info that will hook any Oprah fanatic!! Facts and tidbits never revealed previously. Host is enjoyable and well suited for the podcast."

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Nov 3rd, 2016
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Jan 11th, 2019
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