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The "Making Oprah" Podcast Team Is Blessing Us With A "Making Obama" Series

“Maybe a story like mine could’ve happened someplace else. My story couldn’t have happened anywhere else,” Barack Obama said in the podcast preview.

In November 2016, the world was blessed when WBEZ Chicago gifted us with the Making Oprah podcast, detailing the rise of Oprah Winfrey and offering a behind-the-scenes look at her iconic TV show.

In November 2016, the world was blessed when WBEZ Chicago gifted us with the Making Oprah podcast, detailing the rise of Oprah Winfrey and offering a behind-the-scenes look at her iconic TV show.

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Much like Making Oprah, this new show will explore Barack Obama’s rise and how he became the first African-American president. It will include interviews with people like Jesse Jackson, speechwriter Jon Favreau, and even Obama himself.

Much like Making Oprah, this new show will explore Barack Obama's rise and how he became the first African-American president. It will include interviews with people like Jesse Jackson, speechwriter Jon Favreau, and even Obama himself.

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“Politics can be complicated and subtle, but sometimes it’s really simple,” Obama told White in a preview of the podcast released Friday.

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“Is he street enough? Is he down enough? Is he a front for the powers that be?” he said of the obstacles he had to overcome.

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“Maybe a story like mine could’ve happened someplace else. My story couldn’t have happened anywhere else,” Obama said of Chicago.

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Making Obama will be released on Feb. 8.

Making Obama will be released on Feb. 8.

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