Jen White has such a great voice. Peopleâs voices are so important in podcasts. Great stories that everyone should listen to and great research and reporting !!!! Great for my 1hr commute home . Please come up with more !
I loved Making Oprah, especially when you told your mom about meeting and interviewing Oprah. Of course, I had to hear your follow up about Obama. It was wonderful to hear his story and his voice. Thank you so much. I cannot guess who is next on your list, and eagerly await the next installment!
I was inspired and learned soooo much from listening. It gave me direction and clarity for moving forward with my podcast. My vision and INTENTION is sooo much bigger now.
Good stroll down memory lane with lots of interesting tidbits of unknown info. Thoroughly enjoyed making Oprah-thanks
Really well done & interesting! I learned a lot.
This was an excellent story perfectly crafted to reveal the Oprah story. Love the personal touches. Thank you.
What an amazing retrospective about a great American!
This is one of the best podcasts I have ever listened to. Jen White and team truly deliver. This high quality content is a great model for all aspiring podcasters.
WOW! This was absolutely amazing. Nothing could have been done to make it better. It was superb! Thank you.
Thank you for this amazing gift! Anyone needing a break from todayâs horror show will not regret spending time listening to this fabulous story.
Thanks. This got me out of the post election, post Supreme Court funk. Thanks.
Beautifully produced, thoughtful podcast - and so important at this time.
Wonderfully written and with such obvious love of the story. Hooray!
I know how this story ends and yet, I was sitting on the edge of my seat in suspense at the end of every episode. The editing is excellent- they weave hours of interviews into a coherent and compelling story.
This is just the balm my soul needed.
Well produced and sourced! The backstory from allies and opponents makes for both an entertaining and informative listen.
Intriguing and well written!
Just like oprah!â¤ï¸ðððð
I give it a 10! I heard about this podcast on another podcast, "It's been a minute". I always listen to podcasts while I'm driving, but this time, I had to keep listening when I got home. Learning about the politics of Chicago and how Obama was able to navigate the waters was fascinating. I will probably listen to this again.
Thank you for documenting part of the life of a great man whose goodness and sincere wish to serve people and communities must be shared specially with youth as an inspiration!!!
The story of Obamaâs rise is amazing but it is the way the story is organized and told that makes this podcast worth listening.
Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about President Obamaâs rise in politics, along comes this nice little gem with an interesting look at the political scene. Loved it!!!
WBEZ seems to have kept both of these in a merged state. I'm not a Oprah fan but ended up really liking the "Making Oprah" season."Making Obama" was a fascinating story of how our Chicago played such an important role in the history and development of our 44th President.
I want to know more about the Movement this amazing man started. Donât stop now!
I LOVED this podcast. While it was interesting to hear about President Obamaâs journey, the podcast also gave an interesting look at Chicagoâs political history and race relations and how those dynamics played into President Obamaâs ascent.
I found the series on President Obama extremely interesting and learned so many things I never knew about his life before his presidency. Well done, WBEZ.
This was and is a great American story. One giant step forward and now with Trump we go back 3 steps. How I wish we could fast forward.Give this podcast a listen
love the obama and oprah stories. keep it up!
Trash..just like his presidency
Absolutely loved Making Oprah and Making Obama. The WBEZ team does such inspiring and enthralling work, and I thoroughly enjoy Ms. White's pacing and narration prowess. Looking forward to the next "Makingâ¦" feature!
I loved the Oprah season!!! Then the President Obama series was amazing! Binge-worthy!!!
This was such a great listen, the entire series. You really get a sense of the Chicago political personalities and how Obama fit in among them. The podcast does a great job over six episodes of telling a coherent story of Chicago/Illinois politics, starting with Harold Washington and ending with Senator Obama. Highly recommended.
I love this podcast. The host is amazing. The interviews are integrated into the narrative nicely. They found the perfect balance that I wish more podcasts could achieve. Their approach to the format is really impressive.
I have never listened to a podcast till February 2018. I really didnât know what they were. Because I love PBS, I chose Public Radio. I was not disappointed. The host, Jen White, is a thoughtful, intelligent and down to earth interviewer. The way I judge interviewers is do they ask the questions that I am thinking about, that is why I loved Ted Koppel in the 80âs through the 90âs.Even though these podcasts were from a few years ago, I found them still relative and historically informative. I am sad I havenât found Podcasts before now... Thank you so much WBEZ!
Great program! Learned a ton about the political scene in Chicago from all the players.
I loved Making Obama and Making Oprah! More Jenn White podcasts WBEZ!
One of my favorite podcasts. Could definitely be a paid podcast. Making Oprah and Making Obama are amazing, educational and inspiring.
Not to be missed. Deep dive into Chicago politics and how it made Obama. Intereviews are interesting, and all commentators are honest, funny, and tell a great story.
âBehind the scenesâ type programs are always fascinating when you get to hear the experiences and perceptions directly from the playersâ mouths. Great detail in both series! Whoâs next?!
A wonderful show that goes into great detail into the life of Obama.
Donât stop after the first episode. It gets even better. I consider myself a big political junkie and there was a ton in here I didnât know. Listen to it!
So the other reviews seem like they are about Oprah. My review is for Making Obama. Emotionally devastating. Itâs all I can do not to sob for all we have lost and risk losing since President Obama left office, 15 months ago.
History as written by the participants. If you really want to know - Dreams of My Real Father
Great backstory and history lesson on how things developed. It is a must listen and very inspiring. Gave hope again!
Our current political situation is so depressing. This podcast has lifted my spirits. As a young personal, I am inspired to attempt bigger goals and disregard the potential for failure! Yes, I can!
Gained great insight into Obama and Chicago politics.
Making of Obama is a priceless timepiece and authentic to a chapter of American politics. More importantly, it magnifies the man behind the office. Thanks for the gift of story telling.
This is an amazing podcast, they really dive into the details of how Obama became President. I laughed and I cried, but most importantly it made we remember where we came from and what types of leaders we will get back to!
Love. Love. Love this podcast. An amazing exposÃ© into two American icons. This podcast brings both the well know & unknown stories of Oprah Winfrey and former POTUS Barack Obama to the forefront. "Making" shows us, the listener, just how Chicago provided the backdrop and played an influential role in shaping their (Oprah & Obama) narratives. Jen White and the creative team of "Making" paint vivid imagery with audio clips and distinctive voices and jokes. This podcast is not only about two national treasures, but it is also a history lesson on Chicago. Kudos.