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Making Obama

The story of former President Barack Obama's journey from Chicago to the national stage — from advisers, rivals, and Obama himself.

Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. In the first episode of this six-part podcast from WBEZ, hear Obama reflect on how the city shaped him.

Making Obama

The Man In The Background

Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national ...
February 8, 2018

Making Obama

Chicago Politics Ain’t Beanbag

The fall of Chicago’s “machine” politics, the rise of Mayor Harold Washington, and what a young Barack Obama learned from watching it all.
February 15, 2018

Making Obama Podcast

You Don’t Say No To Barack

This episode will be released on Thursday, Feb. 22.
February 8, 2018

Making Obama Podcast

Wait Your Turn

This episode will be released on Thursday, March 1.
February 8, 2018

Making Obama Podcast

The Comeback

This episode will be released on Thursday, March 8.
February 8, 2018

Making Obama Podcast

The Stars Align

This episode will be released on Thursday, March 15.
February 8, 2018

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