Making

Publisher:
WBEZ

Making

4.8/5

Critic Rating

WBEZ's critically-acclaimed bio-podcast series explores how an icon is made. Providing an unmatched view from the beginning, all the way to the their rise to the top.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Hannah Verdier • The Guardian Jan 5, 2023

"(Making Beyonce) Making … does a solid job of taking listeners up to her first solo banger, Crazy in Love, in just four parts...there are also some subtly spiky interviewees, including singer Támar Davis, who fell victim to the young Bey’s determination to become central to any girl group lineup she found herself in."

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Score: 4.5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Nov 23, 2019

"(Making Beyonce) Hopkins’ presenting style here is understated, preferring not to over explain and using the copious interviews, along with clips from home movies and TV footage, to allow us to draw our own conclusions. As an oral history of the creation of a pop phenomenon, Making Beyoncé is thorough, illuminating and often deeply alarming in its depiction of preternatural talent, parental ambition and the sacrifice of a normal childhood in the pursuit of commercial success. …"

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Score: 5

Eliana Dockterman • Time Jun 5, 2018

"(Season: Obama) Those nostalgic for the former president can escape to memories of yesteryear by listening to his distinct cadence. Ahead of the midterms, though, the podcast also plays like a call to action."

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