Original Airdate: September 11, 2019
Oprah talks to Cybill Shepherd, Ali MacGraw, Beverly Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis and Bo Derek about what it's like to age in the spotlight. In a candid conversation, Cybill Shepherd reveals that her model looks opened doors for her and also discusses the moment she realized that heads were no longer turning her way. Oprah also sits down with ?70s icon Ali MacGraw to talk about how she's learned to embrace getting older, as well as what it was like for her to realize she was not the "it girl" any more. Supermodel Beverly Johnson shares the moment she realized she should stop trying to look like a younger woman and Jamie Lee Curtis discusses why aging has finally given her freedom. Bo Derek reveals why getting older makes her better.
Original Airdate: October 23, 2019
Buddhist nun, author and pioneer of the mindfulness movement Pema Chödrön discusses her new book, Welcoming the Unwelcome. Pema reminds us how to connect to our basic goodness. She shares the first things we should do when moments show up for us that are uncomfortable, stressful or hopeless. Pema also addresses the sexual abuse allegations that rocked the Buddhist community.
Original Airdate: January 8, 2020
As a part of Oprah?s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour, Grammy- and Oscar-winner Lady Gaga sits down with Oprah in front of a live audience in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Lady Gaga talks honestly about the lessons she?s learned as an international pop star, actress and cultural icon. As she says, ?There?s a discipline for passion, and it?s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down, or you?ve been beaten up; it?s how many times you stand up and are brave and you keep on going.? Lady Gaga also shares intimate details on how and why she created her famous persona, which she describes as a ?superhero.? She talks about her personal traumas, her struggle with chronic pain, and her daily rituals of mental and physical wellness. Lady Gaga also shares her greatest spiritual awakening.
Original Airdate: May 6, 2019
New York Times best-selling author Tara Westover discusses her memoir, ?Educated.? Tara describes what it was like growing up in the remote Idaho mountains as the daughter of survivalist Mormons. She explains her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when Tara?s older brother became violent. Tara did not attend school or see doctors and had minimal interaction with the outside world for 17 years. Despite this unorthodox upbringing, Tara taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to earn acceptance into Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her to Cambridge University, where she earned her Ph.D. in history. This coming-of-age story of courage serves as an inspiring reminder to anyone looking to find their own voice. This conversation was recorded in front of an audience.
Oprah and actress Molly Shannon discuss her new best-selling memoir Hello, Molly! Molly takes us behind her funny persona to share how she had to ?walk through her fear? to write her new book. She discusses the life-altering tragic loss of her mother and sister when she was just four years old. Molly shares how she got her big break on Saturday Night Live and why learning that ?not having to be the best? became a game-changing revelation.
Oprah talks to author and spiritual teacher Michael Singer about his new book, Living Untethered: Beyond the Human Predicament, which is the sequel to his #1 New York Times bestseller, The Untethered Soul. Michael provides guidance for moving beyond the feelings, thoughts and habits that keep us stuck so we can heal our past and find peace within. He explains how difficult experiences get lodged in our psyches and cause "blockages." Michael explains techniques to help us let go and free ourselves.
In this sneak speak episode of OWN?s newest podcast, Trials to Triumphs, host Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins has a soulful chat with acclaimed actress Sonequa Martin-Green. Sonequa starred as Sasha Williams on The Walking Dead and currently plays the main role of Captain Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery. Sonequa opens up about losing both her parents within 24 hours of each other. She explains how she learned to accept that ?grief stays with you, it?s just part of you from that point forward.? She describes how she now sees her parents through her children. Ashley and Sonequa also discuss the difficulties of juggling a full-time career and raising a family.
Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins is one of the stars of the movie and Netflix series ?Dear White People.?
Original Airdate: February 20, 2019
Best-selling author, speaker and teacher Byron Katie shares how she believes we can end our own suffering forever. Katie, as she is known, guides us through her powerful process of inquiry she calls ?The Work.? She says we can radically shift our stressful beliefs about our lives, other people and ourselves. Katie explains that all the problems in the world originate in our thinking and gives us the tools to open our minds and set ourselves free. Based on her own experience of how suffering is created and ended, Katie says her simple process is accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds and requires nothing more than a pen, paper and an open mind. Katie is the founder of ?Byron Katie International,? an organization that includes The School for the Work and Turnaround House in Ojai, California. TIME magazine describes her as "a spiritual innovator for the 21st century."
Original Air Date: May 8, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA?s Royce Hall, spiritual adviser, activist and New York Times best-selling author Marianne Williamson explains how, through relationships, we can transcend worldly concerns and achieve a greater sense of spiritual enlightenment. She shares what she believes is the most powerful thought you can have and why it will benefit all your relationships. Marianne also offers a metaphor to explain how we?re all connected to each other and to the universe.
Original Air Date: June 5th, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA?s Royce Hall, motivational speaker, life coach and New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein shares five steps to what she calls ?spiritual surrender.? In a deeply personal and emotional talk, Gabrielle explains why she believes the universe will always have your back. Gabrielle says, ?It?s one of the most vulnerable talks I?ve ever given.?
Oprah talks to Harvard Professor, social scientist and author Arthur Brooks about his #1 New York Times bestselling new book, From Strength to Strength: Finding Happiness and Success at Every Stage of Life. Arthur explains that by refocusing our priorities and habits, we can set ourselves up for joy and deepening purpose in the second half of life. He introduces the concepts of a fluid intelligence curve and a crystallized intelligence curve and how we must move from one to the other at some point in our lives to increase our happiness.
In Part 2, Oprah continues her discussions with journalist and author Johann Hari about his New York Times Bestselling new book, Stolen Focus: Why You Can?t Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again. Johann tells Oprah the forces that are distracting us and stealing our focus are human made and can be unmade. He lays out three bold goals we can collectively do to regain our daily focus.
Oprah talks to journalist and author Johann Hari about his New York Times bestselling new book, Stolen Focus: Why You Can?t Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again. Johann explains why there are 12 forces working to distract us and steal our focus. Johann tells Oprah why so many people can?t reach a place of depth in their daily lives anymore. He also explains why he believes we're now becoming a society based on ?scanning and skimming.?
Oprah sits down with New York Times journalist and best-selling author, FrankBruni, about his book The Beauty of Dusk.Frank shares his experience after waking up one morning blind in his right eye due to a stroke. He explains the insights, the vulnerability and mindfulness practices he applied through the diagnosis and states that, "We all have a choice to focus on what we?ve lost or on what remains.?
Original Air Date: June 10, 2019
International best-selling author of the phenomenon ?Eat Pray Love,? Elizabeth Gilbert returns to Super Soul to discuss her novel, ?City of Girls.? Set in New York City during the 1940s, the epic story follows 19-year-old Vivian Morris as she comes of age during World War II. The book follows her all the way through 2010. Elizabeth says Vivian?s quest to find her authentic self and challenge the societal expectations of the time mirrors her own life story. Elizabeth explains why she believes in the importance of creating work that inspires women to be their authentic selves. In a candid and emotional conversation, Elizabeth also provides an update on her personal life, sharing how she finds peace and healing after the death of her best friend and partner, Rayya Elias.
Original Air Date: June 26, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA?s Royce Hall, Deepak Chopra explains why a belief is simply a "thought that is true for you." He says the world that we create for ourselves is based on these thoughts, and thus beliefs shape our reality. Deepak goes on to discuss how, as babies, we are filled with curiosity, wonder and bliss. But when we start to be conditioned by the world around us, we begin to build a separate self?one that can fill us with anxiety, pressure and fear. Deepak shares why this ?separate self? is not who we really are. He also discusses what it's like to become present and aware through meditation, and why this awareness is important to our well-being.
Original air date: Apr 10, 2019
In a live appearance at UCLA?s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author, happiness expert and Harvard-trained researcher Shawn Achor says that pleasure isn't the only thing that brings people happiness. How do you explain the joy felt during spiritually and emotionally challenging moments, such as when your legs are burning halfway through a marathon or when you cradle your 1-year-old in the middle of the night until she falls back to sleep? He offers a definition of happiness that encompasses all things that bring us deep, lasting joy. Shawn also explains how by making a single positive behavioral change, you can spark a powerful chain of happiness in your own life.
Original air date: Feb 12, 2020
As a part of WW Presents ?Oprah?s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus,? Grammy-winner, New York Times best-selling author and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama sits down with Oprah in front of a live audience in Brooklyn, New York. Michelle Obama discusses her memoir, ?Becoming,? which held the #1 spot on the New York Times best-seller list for 58 weeks. Michelle Obama talks about what life is like for her and Barack now that they are officially empty nesters. She also discusses the ups and downs of their 28-year marriage, reveals her favorite TV shows and talks about her new-found hobby, yoga.
Original air date: Nov 6, 2019: Grammy and Oscar winner Lady Gaga talks about the lessons she?s learned as an international pop star, actress and cultural icon. Lady Gaga shares intimate details on how and why she created her famous persona. She also talks about her personal traumas, her daily rituals of mental and physical wellness and how she learned it?s her life?s purpose to help heal the world through kindness. Lady Gaga also discusses why she became an entrepreneur, creating the beauty company Haus Laboratories.
Original air date: Sept 4, 2019
In a live interview from Vancouver in Canada, Oprah sits down with visionary thought leader, spiritual pioneer and New York Times best-selling author Eckhart Tolle. As a part of her Path Made Clear book tour, Oprah is joined on stage by Eckhart, a special guest who impacted her journey, for a unique one-on-one conversation. The two discuss how we can best accept the present moment and see it in its purest form; Eckhart also talks about how to control our ego and get to the ?essence of who we are.? Finally, Oprah and Eckhart share their feelings on the media, social media and the seemingly troubled times in which we live.
Original air date: Sept 18, 2019: Journalist, podcaster and New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell discusses his book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don?t Know. Malcolm examines his theory that prejudging people we don?t know can lead to dangerous consequences. Through well-known cases like the Bernie Madoff scandal, the Amanda Knox trial, the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse trial, and the racially charged arrest and death of Sandra Bland, Malcolm explains his belief that many of us unconsciously invite conflict and misunderstanding into our own lives.
The Best of Oprah's Super Soul | This Episode Was Originally Published on July 29th, 2019
Oprah talks about the life-changing advice she received from her mentor Dr. Maya Angelou, "When someone tells you who they are, believe them.? Oprah also shares how she learned this lesson the hard way. She recalls teaming up with Dr. Phil to help engaged couple Angela and Eric confront mistrust and infidelity in their relationship. Then, Oprah revisits her interview with Dina McGreevey, ex-wife of former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, who resigned from office after admitting to an affair with a man. Dina shares the secrets and signs of deception she missed in their marriage.
Oprah sits down with New York Times bestselling author, mentor and criminal justice activist, Shaka Senghor, for a powerful conversation about his new book, Letters to the Sons of Society: A Father's Invitation to Love, Honesty, and Freedom. After being incarcerated for nearly two decades for second-degree murder, Shaka walked out a transformed man in 2010. In this conversation, Shaka shares the lessons he's learned as a father to his sons Jay and Sekou. He also shares why he believes mindfulness, radical honesty and vulnerability are key to healing and living an authentic life.
Oprah sits down with Shaka Senghor for part two of their powerful conversation. Oprah and Shaka go soul to soul as he shares what tested him during the pandemic and answers some of life's biggest questions.
The Best of Oprah's Super Soul | This Episode Was Originally Published on September 25th 2019
Oprah Winfrey invites medical pioneer Dr. Dean Ornish and his wife Anne to her vegetable garden in Maui. They talk about their book, ?Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases.? The book, which is now out on paperback, highlights four lifestyle changes they claim can reverse both chronic disease and the aging process.
The Best of Oprah's Super Soul | This Episode Was Originally Published on August 8th, 2017
How do you use a crisis as a springboard to a truer life? After a setback, how do you rise up instead of giving up? Glennon Doyle, best-selling author and creator of the popular online community Momastery, explains how sharing the truth of our lives is the key to unlocking a true spiritual connection with those around us. Oprah says this about Glennon, ?It?s as if she reached into her heart, captured the raw emotions there and translated them into words.?
The Best of Oprah's Super Soul | This Episode Was Originally Published on Sept 18th, 2017
Spiritual teacher and best-selling author Don Miguel Ruiz believes there are four agreements that, if applied in your daily life, will bring you freedom, happiness and love. His revered book The Four Agreements has been translated into 40 languages, was on The New York Times Best-Seller list for over a decade and has guided millions of readers, including Oprah, to live their most authentic lives.
The Best of Oprah's Super Soul | This Episode Was Originally Published on September 20th, 2017
Life changing wisdom and insights from one of America?s key spiritual voices, Sister Joan Chittister. Sister Chittister is a Roman Catholic nun and author of over 50 books. She?s a tireless advocate of justice, peace and equality, especially for women, all over the world.
The Best of Oprah's Super Soul | This Episode Was Originally Published on Sept 11th, 2017
Pastor A.R. Bernard is the founder of the largest church in New York City, Brooklyn?s Christian Cultural Center. In his book Four Things Women Want from a Man, Pastor Bernard reveals the qualities men need to have for a happy, lasting relationship. The pastor says he can help you make your relationship one that is ?built to weather any storm.?
The Best of Oprah's Super Soul | This Episode Was Originally Published on October 16th, 2017
On December 14, 2012, the unthinkable happened when a lone gunman shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. One of the lives lost that day belonged to 6-year-old Ben Wheeler. Ben?s parents, Francine and David, share how embracing love, light and even suffering can be a catalyst for transformation.
In part one of this conversation New York Times best-selling author, professor and social scientist Brené Brown reveals the inspiration behind her latest book, Atlas of the Heart. She explains why expanding the language with which we communicate our emotions can lead us to deeper, more meaningful connections.
In part two of the conversation, Brené Brown shares the surprising revelations she discovered during research for her new book, Atlas of the Heart. She shares how those insights can change the way we interact with everyone we meet.
The Best of Oprah's Super Soul | This Episode Was Originally Published on August 28th, 2017. It?s been twenty years since Mitch wrote about the most impactful life lessons he learned from his former professor, Morrie Schwartz, who was dying from ALS. Mitch chronicled their weekly visits in one of the best-selling memoirs of all time, ?Tuesdays with Morrie,? which has been translated in 41 languages. Oprah and Mitch discuss how Morrie?s lessons continue to resonate because of their universal truths about life and happiness.
Oprah talks to Nobel Peace Prize winner and author of The Power of Women, Dr. Denis Mukwege. Dr. Mukwege has dedicated his life to caring for the survivors of rape and sexual violence in his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr. Mukwege has operated on more than 60,000 women who have suffered unthinkable atrocities to their bodies. He has also survived several assassination attempts. Dr. Mukwege says he has a responsibility to saving these women both physically and emotionally, as well as educating men and making sure the world knows that sexual violence is still happening to women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and around the world.
Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith: Manifest the Life of Your Dreams
The Best of Oprah's Super Soul | This Episode Was Originally Published on October 25th, 2017.
Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, spiritual pioneer and founder of the renowned Agape International Spiritual Center, offers several practices for manifesting the kind of life you want. He explains that letting go, shifting your vibration and living with intention are all keys to unlocking the blessings that the universe has in store for you. Michael also discusses the four stages of unfolding, an intensive process of spiritual alignment with your life?s purpose. Michael says, ?Your potential is always bigger than whatever problem you?re going through.?
The Best of Oprah's Super Soul | This Episode Was Originally Published on August 10th, 2017. Why are you really here? What is your personal purpose on earth? In an extraordinarily rare interview from his home in Switzerland, Paulo Coelho, the author of The Alchemist, one of the best-selling books of all time, answers life?s biggest questions. He teaches us about dreams, destiny and the one thing he believes will make us happy. Oprah says this about The Alchemist: ?It?s the kind of book you want to share with the whole world.?
The Best of Oprah's Super Soul | This Episode Was Originally Published on August 10th, 2017. Oprah?s conversation with best-selling author Paulo Coelho continues from his home in Switzerland. In Part 2, Paulo shares his unique spiritual journey and how he never lost faith in his personal dream.
The Best of Oprah's Super Soul | This Episode Was Originally Published on October 4th, 2017.
His New York Times number one best-seller, ?The Untethered Soul,? is one of the books that is always on Oprah?s nightstand. Author and spiritual teacher Michael Singer reveals practical methods for allowing feelings to pass through you without taking over your life. He says spiritual growth begins by learning to silence the negative thoughts in your mind. Oprah says Michael Singer will ?help you find a greater sense of inner peace.?
Brené Brown Part 2: Living with a Whole Heart (From August 7th, 2017)
The Best of Oprah's Super Soul | This Episode Was Originally Published on August 7th, 2017.
How to conquer shame and live with a whole heart? This is Part 2 of Oprah?s interview with renowned researcher Dr. Brené Brown. Oprah calls this an ?aha-a-minute conversation!?
The Best of Oprah's Super Soul | This Episode Was Originally Published on August 6th, 2017.
What is the real catalyst for human connection, and can we make our lives more meaningful through vulnerability? Oprah asks Dr. Brené Brown, a professor, New York Times best-selling author and nationally acclaimed speaker.
From September 11, 1998 Oprah Winfrey Show: Iyanla Vanzant, author of "In The Meantime: Finding Yourself And The One You Want" and "One Day My Soul Just Opened Up," talks about how to love yourself and counsels women in the audience about how to change what you believe, in order to get what you want. Iyanla also talks about how she connects with her spirit.
From a June 18, 2001 Oprah Winfrey Show: Gary helps guests learn to let go of their pasts so they can move forward into the future. He explains that surrender is simply accepting your life and Oprah shares how by letting go, we step into the lives we are meant to live.
Super Soul listeners? we?d like to introduce you to our newest podcast: The SonRise Project. It?s created by Emmy Award-winning creative visionary, mother and wife Kelli Richardson Lawson. The weekly podcast is a resource for parents and families to engage and share personal experiences with children struggling with depression, anxiety and addiction issues. In this episode Kelli introduces Spirit, a licensed clinical psychotherapist, media personality, host of Love Goals on OWN, forensic evaluator, wife and mother of seven children. Spirit says so many of us struggle with painful and often unfulfilling relationships with those we love. She says what we need to understand is that these relationships act as a mirror and are a reflection of the way we feel about ourselves. Spirit explains we often get stuck in the belief that life is something that is happening to us. She says what?s actually true - is everything we think and feel drives the way we show up in our lives. If we want change, then we must shift our relationship with ourselves. You can subscribe to The SonRise Project on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever podcasts are available.
From a January 7, 2009 Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah speaks with Dr. Deepak Chopra about his book "Ageless Body, Timeless Mind." We learn about the mind and how the way we think controls both our health and how we age.
Oprah says in order to experience life, you?ve got to start asking life?s big questions. Each person on earth is charting their own spiritual course. Your soul is as unique as your fingerprint. And the journey to connect to the deepest part of yourself can only be explored by you. As long as you?re asking the right questions, the answers will readily reveal themselves. Most of Oprah's Super Soul conversations end with a series of ?big questions.? This podcast is a compilation of answers to those questions from such legendary teachers as: Jack Kornfield, Elizabeth Lesser, Diana Nyad, Arianna Huffington, India.Arie, Mark Nepo, Daniel Pink, Debbie Ford, Eckhart Tolle, Llewellyn Vaughn Lee, Thomas Moore, Pema Chödrön, Iyanla Vanzant, Devon Franklin, Sister Joan Chittister, Dr. Maya Angelou, Nate Berkus, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Gabrielle Bernstein, Charles Eisenstein, President Jimmy Carter, Shonda Rhimes, Jack Canfield, Pastor Wintley Phipps, Pastor A. R. Bernard, Shaka Senghor, Cheryl Strayed, Tracy Morgan, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Timothy Shriver, Louis Schwartzberg and Gretchen Rubin. They all recommend taking time to ask yourself those same big life questions. Answering them just might change your life. Interviews with these talented writers, speakers and thought leaders are excerpted from her Emmy Award-winning show Super Soul Sunday. You can also find this compilation and other insightful conversations, in Oprah?s best-selling book The Wisdom of Sundays.
In part 2 of this powerful conversation, activist Tarana Burke tells Oprah about the spiritual awakening that led to her creating the #MeToo movement.
Oprah sits down with the founder of #MeToo, Tarana Burke, to discuss her new memoir, Unbound. In this candid conversation, Tarana reveals how her own experiences with sexual abuse, shame and unkindness helped her discover her true calling as an empathetic leader.
From a December 24, 1998 Oprah Winfrey Show: Author Gary Zukav, discusses the meaning of life, our intention, the purpose of your soul, the need for a soulful relationship and the sacred contract that every human being has with the universe.
From a January 7, 2009 Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah talks with spiritual leaders and teachers about how to handle life when it isn't as expected. She reflects on past episodes when guests taught her important life and spiritual lessons. These spiritual teachers include Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith, Elizabeth Lesser and Reverend Ed Bacon.
From a September 17, 1998 Oprah Winfrey Show: Caroline Myss describes how she is able to read a person's energy and diagnose medical conditions even before doctors do. She performs several readings on audience members and debunks commonly held myths about healing.