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Hear the surprising way Barbra Streisand discovered the ‘Streisand Method’ and more from her Town Hall

What’s Barbra Streisand’s vocal technique? Just singing her heart out.

The stage and screen icon celebrated the re-launch of SiriusXM’s The Barbra Streisand Channel with a special Town Hall hosted by her Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway collaborator, Patrick Wilson, and she sounded off on everything from her career to politics.

“See, I don’t understand anything intellectual about the voice. Meaning, somebody asked me many years ago, I think I was 18, ‘How do you hold the note so long?’ I said, ‘Because I want to,'” she said as the crowd laughed. “And then some guy came up to me at some party, says, ‘You know, I teach the Streisand Method.’ I swear. I said, ‘What is that, because I’d love you to teach me what the Streisand Method is.'”

Listen to the clips below for more highlights. The Town Hall premieres 9/7 at 5 pm ET on The Barbra Streisand (Ch. 18).

The limited-run Barbra Streisand Channel kicked off 9/6 and runs through 10/4 via satellite on Ch. 18 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

For more information on Streisand, please visit www.barbrastreisand.com.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Gianna Harris, Brandon Niederauer, Barbra Streisand, Diego Lucano, Raghav Mehrota, and Alex Brightman attend the SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' with Barbra Streisand: 'Town Hall' to air on Streisand's SiriusXM Channel 'The Barbra Streisand Channel' at Winter Garden Theatre on August 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Barbra Streisand and Patrick Wilson attend the SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' with Barbra Streisand: 'Town Hall' to air on Streisand's SiriusXM Channel 'The Barbra Streisand Channel' at Winter Garden Theatre on August 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Barbra Streisand attends the SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' with Barbra Streisand: 'Town Hall' to air on Streisand's SiriusXM Channel 'The Barbra Streisand Channel' at Winter Garden Theatre on August 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

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