Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations

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Amdrea
 Jul 19, 2018
A few of these episodes I listen to over and over again. I credit the one with Michael Singer for helping me get over my fear of flying!

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Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.

Episode Date
Barbara Brown Taylor: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
00:37:24

Oprah sits down with one of America's leading theologians, the Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, who was named one of Time magazine's most influential people in 2014. The former Episcopal priest, religion professor and best-selling author explains why we should accept darkness in all its forms and how facing the unknown can be a spiritual practice. In her book "Learning to Walk in the Dark," she writes about how we can transform ourselves by facing the challenging situations in our lives head-on, including moments of profound sadness. Find out why Barbara believes people need to embrace the deepest shadows of their lives in order break through their fears and find strength.

Aug 13, 2018
Mitch Landrieu, Part 2: A White Southerner Confronts History
00:36:12

Oprah's conversation with former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu continues. Mitch documents the historical removal of four Confederate monuments from New Orleans in his New York Times best-selling memoir, "In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History." In his book, Mitch writes, "Here is what I know about race. You can't go over it. You can't go under it. You can't go around it. You have to go through it." As the country remains divided along racial and political lines, Mitch and Oprah discuss the importance of forgiveness and how acknowledging the mistakes of the past is the only true path to healing. Oprah also asks Mitch whether he has any plans to run for president of the United States of America. (Please note that this conversation includes strong language in the context of discussing racism in the United States.)

Aug 08, 2018
Mitch Landrieu, Part 1: Mayor of New Orleans “In the Shadow of Statues”
00:41:04

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu joins Oprah for a candid, spiritual conversation about the realities of race, culture and politics in our modern age. He discusses his controversial, headline-making decision to remove four prominent Confederate monuments that stood in the city for more than 100 years. Mitch documents the removal of the monuments in his New York Times best-selling memoir “In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History.” He also shares personal stories from his youth, including the challenges of growing up as the son of the mayor of New Orleans. (Please note this conversation includes strong language in the context of discussing racism in America.)

Aug 05, 2018
Panache Desai: Discovering Your Soul Signature
00:35:24

Oprah sits down with contemporary thought leader and spiritual teacher Panache Desai, who discusses the transformative power of energy, offering step-by-step advice on how we can change our lives by shifting our energy. Panache reveals what he believes are the keys to overcoming anger, rage, fear and insecurity. The young luminary shares his best advice for how we can achieve what he describes as our "infinite potential," the key to unlocking who we are and how to identify what he refers to as our "soul signature." In this interactive conversation, Panache answers compelling questions from listeners, including how to be thankful for the difficulties in our lives, how to experience deeper personal fulfillment at work, and how to maintain self-care while caring for an ailing loved one.

Aug 01, 2018
Adyashanti: Falling into Grace
00:35:07

Spiritual thinker, teacher and author Adyashanti explores the meaning of grace and how it shows up when and where we least expect it. Adyashanti offers practical insights into how and why the thoughts in our heads must not be mistaken for our true identities. He explains why all negative energy is looking for resolution, and reveals a surprising way to let go of painful emotions and unlock true happiness. Adyashanti also discusses his books “Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering” and “Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic.”

Jul 30, 2018
Caroline Myss: Discovering Your Life's Purpose
00:36:21

This is one of Oprah's favorite SuperSoul Conversations. New York Times best-selling author, spiritual teacher and intuitive Caroline Myss reveals how to tap into your intuition to discover your life's purpose. Caroline says that if you're alive, you have purpose, but sometimes we can lose clarity as to what our path should be. Caroline details three daily practices to help you hone in on your true purpose, and offers a list of telltale signs that you are fulfilling your divine potential. She explains how you can tap into your gut instinct to help you make the right choices. Caroline also shares what she believes love is, whom she most wants to forgive and what wisdom she's gained with age.

Jul 25, 2018
Eckhart Tolle: Being in the Now
00:38:26

New York Times best-selling author Eckhart Tolle returns for his second SuperSoul Conversation. Eckhart gives guidance on how to live in the present moment and shares tips for improving your own spiritual practices. Oprah and Eckhart discuss their groundbreaking “A New Earth” webcast, and Eckhart’s remarkable journey to true consciousness. Eckhart also explains how to avoid becoming a victim in your own mind and how to break free from stress.

Jul 23, 2018
Brené Brown: Rising Strong
00:35:00

We've all been there: You have a strange or unpleasant encounter with someone, and you keep replaying it in your head all day long. You wonder what you did to offend this person, and you invent a story about why he or she mistreated you. In her New York Times best-selling book "Rising Strong," research professor and social scientist Brené Brown describes three phases everyone goes through in these moments: the reckoning, the rumble and the revolution. To create a true revolution in your life, Brené says, "You first must come to terms with the false stories you tell yourself. These erroneous tales can be quite dangerous and hold you back from your higher purpose." Here, Oprah sits down for a conversation with Brené, who has inspired millions through her insights on courage, vulnerability, shame and worthiness.

Jul 18, 2018
Dwayne Johnson
00:32:38

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson started his career as a professional wrestler and is now an actor, producer and father. Dwayne shares deeply personal stories about his life, from his humble beginnings all the way through his blockbuster movie career. For years, Dwayne says, he and his parents lived paycheck to paycheck, moving to a different city every time his dad, a professional wrestler in the '80s, got a new gig. As a high school student, Dwayne started getting into trouble. He was arrested for everything from fighting and stealing to forging checks. Nevertheless, Dwayne says, he was able to start changing his life for the better when he was 16 years old. After playing football for four years at the University of Miami, Dwayne was passed over by the NFL. Although he played for the Canadian Football League for a short time, he was ultimately cut from his team, the Calgary Stampeders. At 23, Dwayne found himself living in his parents' small apartment, battling depression. How he was able to leave his parents' home and eventually become one of the biggest names in Hollywood is a story that is as amazing as it is inspirational. To date, Dwayne's films, such as "Jumanji," "San Andreas" and the "Fast and Furious" franchise, have earned a combined box office totaling more than $3 billion. His current movie, "Skyscraper," is in theaters now. 


Jul 17, 2018
Gary Zukav: Finding Your Authentic Power
00:51:23

Gary Zukav is a spiritual pioneer, a master teacher and the author of four consecutive New York Times best sellers, including the internationally acclaimed “The Seat of the Soul.” Gary explains how we can find more meaning and purpose in our lives, sharing three ways everyone can tap into their own authentic power. Gary believes owning your intentions will help lift your soul, and that what you put out into the world directly relates to what you get back. It is one of the passages in “The Seat of the Soul” that has resonated most with Oprah and is the principle that guides every part of her life. Gary and his spiritual partner Linda Francis co-founded The Seat of the Soul Institute. Gary’s books have sold more than six million copies and been translated into 32 languages.

Jul 16, 2018
Father Richard Rohr: Finding Your True Self
00:37:42

Contemporary theologian and author Father Richard Rohr discusses how we can reconnect to our true self by overcoming the many ways in which our ego blocks our path. A Franciscan priest for more than 40 years and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Father Richard has firsthand understanding of how silence and meditation, deeper spiritual intuition and the inherent experience of love can lead to transformational discoveries within oneself. According to Father Richard, within each of us lies the true self and the false self. The true self, he says, is what religion often calls the soul—your eternal essence. The false self is the persona you create for yourself. Father Richard believes your goal in life is to find and manifest your true self.

Jul 11, 2018
Michael Pollan: Conscious Eating
00:34:16

New York Times best-selling author and food expert Michael Pollan discusses our evolving relationship with food, what it means to eat with a fuller consciousness and how having a heightened awareness of the food that goes into our bodies can improve our physical and spiritual well-being. Michael says that food is an important link to other people, from those we dine with to those who produce what we eat. In light of that connection, Michael says mealtime is an opportunity to express what we believe in and learn about others' values as well. He says his awakening about the deeper meaning of food came about in the garden, a place he says has taught him many life lessons. Michael was named one of Newsweek magazine's Top 10 "New Thought Leaders" and Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World."

Jul 09, 2018
Elizabeth Lesser: The Healing Power of Love
00:33:10

Author of the New York Times bestselling book “Broken Open,” Elizabeth Lesser shares how she likes to unwind, make each day matter and learn from the challenges life puts in front of her. Elizabeth explains how she used what she calls the healing power of love to “clear up” relationships in her life and why she believes we should never wait to have life-changing conversations with those we love. Since the publication of “Broken Open,” Elizabeth has been through many tough times, including the return of her younger sister's lymphoma and later death. Elizabeth reveals what she would write if her book had an epilogue. Elizabeth is the co-founder of the world-famous Omega Institute. Based in the Hudson Valley area of New York, the institute is recognized as a pioneer in holistic studies.

Jul 04, 2018
Wayne Dyer: The Art of Manifestation
00:48:05

The late Wayne Dyer, known as the “Father of Motivation,” discusses his book “Wishes Fulfilled.” In his interview with Oprah, Wayne speaks candidly about his battle with leukemia and his decision to seek controversial treatment. Wayne explains why he believes we all have the ability to manifest anything we want into our lives, and why he feels the art of manifestation is different from the law of attraction. Wayne also shares his definition of God, what he believes happens after death and what he knows for sure. Oprah and Wayne had an ongoing spiritual conversation for more than 30 years before he passed away in 2015.

Jul 02, 2018
Maria Shriver, Part 2: Forgiveness, Love and the Truth
00:28:33
Oprah continues her conversation with Maria Shriver as the journalist, producer and author shares more from her number one New York Times best-selling book "I've Been Thinking...: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life." Maria explains why she chooses to "see the good" and what it means to reclaim your personal power. "Lately," she says, "I've been choosing to widen my gaze beyond the daily news I consume and seek out the good -- the light, the love and the truth -- that's shining through the cracks." Oprah also asks the former first lady of California whether she will ever run for political office. 
Jun 27, 2018
Maria Shriver, Part 1: Reflections, Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful Life
00:24:04
Maria Shriver, the Peabody- and Emmy-award winning journalist, producer and best-selling author, sits down with Oprah to share inspiring quotations, prayers and reflections featured in her number one New York Times best-selling book "I've Been Thinking...: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life." Oprah and Maria discuss their nearly 40-year friendship and the lessons they both learned from Maria's mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Maria looks back on the personal challenges she's experienced, including how she found the strength to navigate her mother's death and the grief that came afterward. Maria speaks candidly about growing up as a member of the powerful Kennedy family, and opens up about seeking her own passion and purpose beyond the legacy of her famous forebears. Maria is the founder of the Women's Alzheimer's Movement, a nonprofit committed to researching why women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer's disease and, in so doing, finding a cure.
Jun 25, 2018
Tom Brady, Part 2: Life After Football
00:28:14
Oprah’s conversation with superstar quarterback of the New England Patriots, Tom Brady, continues. After nearly two decades in the NFL, Tom explains to Oprah what he still wants to accomplish and why “life after football” may have to wait just a little bit longer. Tom’s supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen stops by to support her husband as he talks about parenting, marriage and his childhood. Tom also shares how he and his team chose to address the recent trend of NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem. Tom also reveals how he found resilience after the headline-grabbing “Deflategate” controversy. Tom also discusses his approach to mind, body and spiritual balance. Oprah asks Tom to end their conversation by reading an emotional Facebook message that he recently posted representing his beliefs.
Jun 20, 2018
Tom Brady, Part 1: How to Reach Peak Performance
00:30:49
In a rare interview, the superstar of the New England Patriots, Tom Brady, often called “the greatest quarterback of all-time,” reveals what he believes is the key to his longevity and success. Forty-year-old Brady discusses his #1 New York Times bestselling book “The TB 12 Method” and shares his insights into the spiritual side of football. Tom says, "Spirituality is my deepest purpose.  I want to know the whys of life and I want to know why we're here and where we're going."
Jun 18, 2018
Anthony Ray Hinton, Part 2: Finding Life, Hope and Redemption on Death Row
00:36:02
Oprah continues her extraordinary interview with wrongly convicted death row inmate Anthony Ray Hinton, who shares a remarkable story about an unlikely friendship he formed in prison. He explains how he eventually found his way to freedom through the help of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative. Anthony describes how he felt on the day he was finally released, in 2015, and how he adjusted to life outside prison. He also shares the powerful lessons he learned on death row: the true meaning of compassion, the root of racism and how we can all overcome our circumstances and learn how to love. Anthony's memoir, "The Sun Does Shine," is the latest selection for Oprah's Book Club.
Jun 13, 2018
Anthony Ray Hinton, Part 1: Freedom After 30 Years on Death Row
00:36:22
Anthony Ray Hinton's memoir, "The Sun Does Shine," the latest selection for Oprah's Book Club, chronicles his ability to endure, survive and thrive. Oprah sits down with Anthony to talk about his transformative, gripping and emotional story of faith, forgiveness and redemption. Oprah says, "I've been listening to people's stories for most of my career, since I was 19 years old, and this is one of the most incredible stories I've ever heard." In 1985, 29-year-old Anthony was convicted of the brutal murders of two fast food workers in Birmingham, Alabama. Despite no eyewitnesses, no evidence against him and a solid alibi, he was found guilty and sentenced to death. For 30 years, he suffered in isolation and darkness on death row, serving time for crimes he did not commit. Somehow, Anthony found a way to hold on to hope, remain positive and inspire his fellow inmates.
Jun 11, 2018
Bryan Stevenson: The Power of Mercy and Forgiveness
00:35:54
Oprah sits down with Bryan Stevenson, the law professor, civil rights attorney and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, who shares why he has dedicated his life to giving a voice to incarcerated men and women. Bryan has spent more than three decades challenging poverty and racial discrimination within the criminal justice system. He explains why he believes we are not fully evolved as human beings until we care about universal human rights and basic dignity. Bryan has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners and confronting abuse of the incarcerated. Bryan also discusses his New York Times best-selling book, "Just Mercy," his views on the death penalty, and the transformative power of mercy and forgiveness. Next week,  be sure to download Oprah's two-part podcast interview with one of Bryan Stevenson's most extraordinary clients, Anthony Ray Hinton, a man who wrongfully spent 30 years on death row until Bryan helped him win his freedom. Anthony's new memoir about his experience in prison, "The Sun Does Shine," was just selected for Oprah's Book Club.
Jun 06, 2018
will.i.am: The Future of Social Media and Artificial Intelligence
00:44:02
Grammy-winning musician, producer, tech entrepreneur, author and philanthropist will.i.am is best known as the founder of the Black Eyed Peas. He shares why he's shifting away from making music and has been focusing his energy on using technology to create a better future through artificial intelligence and robotics. Oprah and will.i.am have a conversation about the dangers of technology, the era of social media, and how people have become "digitally rude." With a passion for giving back to underserved communities, will.i.am explains why he believes the key to ending poverty begins with education, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The artist also reveals why he believes artificial intelligence can be used as a tool to serve humanity and actually make us more humane. Will.i.am says, "For a long time, we've ignored our God-given technology: spirituality."
Jun 04, 2018
Diana Nyad, Part 2: “Find a Way”
00:27:15
Oprah’s conversation with marathon swimming champion and female warrior Diana Nyad continues. Diana captivated the world when, on her fifth and final attempt, she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida, without a shark cage. Diana explains why it was important for her to dream big, achieve the impossible and find joy in the face of skepticism. While experts, friends and family said it couldn’t be done, Diana's iron-will would not be swayed. When faced with unending obstacles and excruciating pain, her spirit would not be defeated. More than just a mantra for Diana, "find a way" is a prescription for fulfilling dreams and uplifting the spirit. Find out why Diana says the near-impossible swim elevated her sense of presence and mindfulness. 
May 30, 2018
Diana Nyad, Part 1: The Swim of Her Life
00:29:02
At 64, marathon swimming champion Diana Nyad inspired the world by becoming the first person to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Proving the human spirit is capable of triumphing over extreme adversity, Diana explains why she decided to take on the quest and shares why the swim was about far more than breaking records. She also reveals her empowering three-word mantra, and shares how “The Wizard of Oz,” Stephen Hawking and the Taj Mahal helped her through the toughest times in the ocean.
May 28, 2018
Sarah Ban Breathnach: Surviving the Fall
00:37:38
Author of the international phenomenon “Simple Abundance,” Sarah Ban Breathnach opens up about the spiritual lessons she learned from earning a multimillion-dollar fortune and eventually losing it all. “Simple Abundance” is a collection of comforting, practical and simple essays written for women who want to live their most authentic lives. The 1995 book became a runaway hit: It was translated into 30 languages, sold more than seven million copies and stayed on the New York Times best-seller list for two years. The book’s success made Sarah a multi-millionaire but the wealth didn't last, and a little more than a decade later, Sarah found herself alone on her sister's doorstep with nothing but a single suitcase and her beloved cat. In her memoir, “Peace and Plenty,” Sarah shares the story of her rapid rise and fall, the truths she discovered about herself, and her journey back to health and happiness.
May 23, 2018
Wes Moore: Is Your Job Your Life’s Purpose?
00:37:24
Does this sound like you? After years working at the same job, you realize you've just been going through the motions for as long as you can remember. Wes Moore, a war veteran, entrepreneur, Rhodes Scholar and New York Times best-selling author, believes we can all discover and pursue our life’s purpose. “If your job no longer brings you joy, there's an important question you need to ask yourself: ‘What is your real work and who will you fight for?’” In his book “The Work,” Wes, a former combat officer in Afghanistan, a White House Fellow and a Wall Street banker, discusses his journey of self-discovery, which led him to walk away from financial success to create a more meaningful life. 
May 21, 2018
Dr. Phil, Part 2: The Keys to a Successful, Full and Contented Life
00:24:50
Oprah continues her conversation with Dr. Phil, who shares the principles of his spiritual foundation and how they shifted when he became a parent. The TV host and author opens up about a recent time when his faith was tested, and explains when he most leans on his relationship with God. He recounts how he practices what he calls the "continuity of life" and how it keeps him connected to his past. Dr. Phil reveals who counsels him when he has a problem, and he shares what he believes are the keys to a successful, full and contented life. He also explains how he thinks our fractured, divided country can come together and heal.
May 16, 2018
Dr. Phil, Part 1: Lifelong Lessons on Accountability, Responsibility and Forgiveness
00:31:58
Psychologist, TV host and author Dr. Phil McGraw sits down with Oprah to share personal stories from his childhood that he's never before spoken about publicly. He talks about growing up with an alcoholic father and the spiritual lessons he learned from that experience, recounting a vivid, life-changing dream he had about his father after he passed away. Dr. Phil also looks back on his 16 years in television as host of "Dr. Phil" and shares the core lessons he's learned from his guests about accountability, responsibility and forgiveness. Dr. Phil tells Oprah what he loves about doing the show every day and explains why his wife, Robin, has never missed sitting in the audience for one of his shows. Plus, Oprah shares one of her favorite Dr. Phil aha! moments.
May 14, 2018
Dr. Shefali Tsabary: Conscious Parenting Can Change the World
00:33:45
Clinical psychologist, parenting expert, and “New York Times” bestselling author Dr. Shefali Tsabary shares her eye-opening ideas on raising happier, more conscious children. Dr. Shefali believes that traditional methods of parenting and disciplining are broken, and that if done consciously, the parenting journey "holds the potential to be a spiritually regenerative experience for both parent and child." Dr. Shefali also discusses her groundbreaking book “The Conscious Parent,” explaining how to take a hands-on, fully present approach to parenting that will help any child thrive.
May 09, 2018
Thich Nhat Hanh: How to Listen with Compassion
00:33:51
Thich Nhat Hanh, the Buddhist monk, author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, sits down with Oprah to discuss his dedication to mindful meditation and his legacy of nonviolent opposition to the Vietnam War. In 1966, the spiritual leader met with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and urged him to publicly denounce the Vietnam War. After the meeting, Dr. King nominated Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize, saying, "His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity." Nhat Hanh also explains how to practice "compassionate listening," which he believes will help ease suffering, end wars and change the world for the better.  
May 07, 2018
Marianne Williamson: A Return to Love
00:37:21
Best-selling author Marianne Williamson talks about the 20th anniversary of her groundbreaking book "A Return to Love." A global phenomenon, the book went on to sell more than 1.5 million copies in the United States and has been published in 23 different languages. The New York Times best-selling spiritual guide explores how love is the key to inner peace. In the book, Marianne writes that our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate; it's that we are powerful beyond measure. It's a passage that remains one of Oprah's favorites. Marianne explains why we fear our light more than our darkness and how everyone has a built-in platform to connect with others. She also shares how living in the present, without fear or resentment, can bring you closer to inner peace.
May 02, 2018
Jay Williams: You Can Survive Your Worst Mistake
00:32:28
Former professional basketball player Jay Williams opens up to Oprah about his near-fatal, career-ending motorcycle crash, his regrets and how he's learned to fulfill his destiny despite those who say he threw it all away. Jay was poised to become one of the biggest superstars in the NBA until his devastating accident brought it all to a heartbreaking halt. After Jay's big mistake cost him his career, his dreams and nearly his life, he began to refocus his energies on overcoming not just the physical challenges of his injuries but also the spiritual and mental hurdles he faced in the aftermath. Jay explains why he says that the worst decision he ever made has turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to him. "I was lost. Basketball had defined me. My accident had defined me. And I had no idea what I wanted to do," Jay tells Oprah. "I don't think it was until later, a couple of years later, until I started going to counseling, started to try to go to church. I put my faith into something bigger."
Apr 30, 2018
Jean Houston: Lessons from 'The Wizard of Oz'
00:30:27
American philosopher and best-selling author Jean Houston describes herself as an "evocateur of the possible" and a "midwife of souls." She sits down with Oprah to talk about her expansive career, mythologist Joseph Campbell, her work with luminaries like Hillary Clinton and the moment she had her spiritual awakening at age 6. Jean discusses her book "The Wizard of Us: Transformational Lessons from Oz," which examines the timeless American classic "The Wizard of Oz," a mythic tale brimming with spiritual insights and lessons. Jean reveals how Dorothy's journey can be a catalyst to live an authentic life filled with heart, brains and courage. Oprah also shares her favorite spiritual lesson from "The Wizard of Oz."
Apr 25, 2018
Amy Schumer: A Modern-Day Warrior Woman
01:01:12
Amy Schumer, the Peabody- and Emmy-winning comedian, actress and best-selling author, discusses one of Oprah's favorite life lessons: You become what you believe. This message of empowerment is the theme of Amy's latest romantic comedy, "I Feel Pretty." Amy's character in the film, Renee, suffers from low self-esteem and a lack of confidence until a series of events allows her to shift her paradigm and believe in her own beauty and self-worth. Oprah describes Amy as a "modern-day warrior woman changing the way so many women perceive themselves and their lives." Amy also talks about her personal #MeToo story, her work to help prevent gun violence, and the one lesson that took her the longest to learn. Plus, she opens up about her recent marriage to chef Chris Fischer.
Apr 23, 2018
Timothy Shriver: Fully Alive, Discovering What Matters Most
00:34:57
Oprah sits down with Timothy Shriver, the impassioned chairman of the Special Olympics and a member of the prominent Kennedy family, to talk about some of the spiritual lessons he's learned from the athletes, how courage and grit are fundamental to success, and why vulnerability is a virtue that everyone can nourish. The son of 1972 Democratic vice presidential candidate Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics in 1968, Timothy grew up among some of the most powerful public and political figures in American history. Yet, he says, it was his Aunt Rose Marie "Rosemary" Kennedy, born with intellectual disabilities, who taught him that self-worth isn't defined by accomplishments. Timothy also discusses his memoir, "Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most," in which he shares the story of the remarkable teachers and inspiring way of life he discovered during his search for how to make a difference in the world.
Apr 18, 2018
Madonna Badger: Finding Light After Unimaginable Tragedy
00:36:26
Madonna Badger, who lost her three children and her parents in a devastating Christmas Day house fire, opens up to Oprah about how she found the strength and courage to live after the unthinkable tragedy. Madonna discusses the ever-present spiritual connection she feels to her children, her quest for answers and the legacy of love she knows will endure forever. She talks about how she puts one foot in front of the other in moments of grief. Madonna also shares a life-changing definition of grief and reveals three things that have helped her cope. Her journey to the light from the depths of despair will touch anyone's life and remind us all what it means to be grateful for what we have.
Apr 16, 2018
Tim Storey: How Do You Turn a Setback into a Comeback?
00:34:29
Oprah sits down with Tim Storey, the acclaimed author, motivational speaker, ordained minister and life adviser, to talk about finding deeper meaning in your life and how to transform a setback into a comeback at any age. Tim has helped guide people, including many celebrities, through some of life's most difficult circumstances, including cancer, drug addiction, depression and divorce. He reveals how to move forward when your situation seems insurmountable. Tim also discusses the power of manifesting dreams and how so many of us have the desire to live our dreams yet haven't learned the strategies for doing so.
Apr 11, 2018
Jack Kornfield: Buddhism 101
00:34:55
What is Buddhism? How could it help your daily life? Is it a religion? And what does the statue we always see really represent? Jack Kornfield, one of the leading Buddhist teachers in America, introduces the basic principles behind Buddhism, discusses the steps involved in mindful living and offers practical tips on how to grow your own spiritual practice. His teachings begin with the idea that people are born whole and good, and that later, they can choose to turn back to their innate goodness. Jack also shares his best advice on how to stay in the now, quiet your thoughts and lead a truly awakened life. Jack trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma (now Myanmar). He has taught meditation internationally for decades and is one of the key people to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. His best-selling books, including "The Wise Heart," "Living Dharma" and "No Time Like the Present," have been translated into 20 languages.
Apr 09, 2018
Malala Yousafzai: What Is Your Defining Moment?
00:31:28
In every life, there are defining moments when a person must decide whether to stand up for what is right or remain silent. At a young age, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai began boldly advocating for girls' access to education, which had been denied by the Taliban, an extremist Islamic group. The consequences were grave. In October 2012, the Taliban shot Malala point-blank in the head because of her outspoken beliefs. Miraculously, Malala survived and would go on to become the co-founder of the Malala Fund, which seeks to advocate and provide education to millions of young girls globally who are denied an education because of poverty, violence or tradition. Two years after the attack, Malala became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala describes to Oprah the last moment she remembers before being shot. The young activist says her recovery taught her that "there is nothing greater than the love and the prayer of people." Later in the podcast, Malala's father, Ziauddin, joins the discussion and explains why he felt closest to God on the day Malala was attacked.
Apr 04, 2018
Carole Bayer Sager: Music as Prayer
00:33:03
Oprah sits down with Carole Bayer Sager, the Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter and painter, to discuss her legendary career. Carole shares the stories behind some of her biggest songs, including "That's What Friends Are For" and "The Prayer." One of the most prolific writers in pop history, Carole has worked with numerous legendary performers, such as Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Stevie Wonder. In her memoir, "They're Playing Our Song," Carole reflects on her spiritual journey both in and out of the recording studio, including her decadelong marriage to, and painful divorce from, composer and singer Burt Bacharach. She opens up about how her mother's harsh criticism of her weight led to lifelong emotional insecurity. Nevertheless, Carole says she found healing in her songwriting and believes that her life's purpose has always been to touch others' hearts through her work and to help them feel connected and less alone.
Apr 02, 2018
The Rev. Ed Bacon: Do You Recognize Grace?
00:35:34
Oprah sits down with the Rev. Ed Bacon, a retired priest from the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and the author of the book "8 Habits of Love." Saying that we often obscure our ability to identify grace in our lives, the Rev. Bacon reveals how to recognize grace in your life, especially during the toughest times. He tells Oprah that people operate from a place of either fear or love when it comes to their relationship with God, and explains why he believes there is a bit of God in all of us and why we should embrace it. Plus, the Rev. Bacon offers a surprising and enlightening answer to the question of whether religion and spirituality can work together.
Mar 28, 2018
Yara Shahidi: Next-Generation Actress and Activist
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At Harlem's famed Apollo Theater, Oprah sits down for the first time with Yara Shahidi, the teenage star of ABC's hit comedy "Black-ish" and its spinoff, "Grown-ish." Just a few days from her 18th birthday, Yara talks about her generation's view on politics, social media and history. She discusses her family's involvement in the civil rights movement during the '60s and why that era fascinates her. Yara also shares behind-the-scenes stories and insights from the sets of "Black-ish" and "Grown-ish," and opens up about her plans to juggle her career and her impending Harvard University education. Oprah says, "Every little thing [she] says sounds like a tweetable moment." In this special edition of "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations," you'll hear Oprah and Yara's full interview, featuring more than 15 minutes of bonus content not included in Part 2 of the OWN special "Oprah at the Apollo."
Mar 26, 2018
Lin-Manuel Miranda: Creativity and Compassion
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At the famed Apollo Theater in New York City, Oprah sits down with Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behind the Tony-, Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Hamilton." Lin-Manuel shares behind-the-scenes stories and insights into how he wrote and created the show that became a Broadway phenomenon. He explains how legacy plays a huge role in the lives of both Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, and reveals what he believes will be the greatest legacy of the show. Lin-Manuel provides an update on his newborn son, Francisco, and news from his beloved Puerto Rico, which was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Finally, Lin-Manuel opens up about how "creative loneliness" during his childhood in New York City helped shape his career. In this special edition of "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations," you'll hear Oprah and Lin-Manuel's full interview, featuring more than 15 minutes of bonus content not included in Part 2 of the OWN special "Oprah at the Apollo."
Mar 21, 2018
Trevor Noah: Born a Crime
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In his interview with Oprah at the famed Apollo Theater in New York City, Trevor Noah, the late-night comedy host and best-selling author of "Born a Crime," discusses his childhood in South Africa, his mother who risked her life to raise him, and his unlikely path to becoming the host of "The Daily Show." Trevor shares inspiring stories about overcoming extreme poverty under apartheid. Oprah tells Trevor, "You're the only person I've interviewed, that I can remember, who's a famous person, who grew up poorer than I did." Trevor says, "We laughed. We enjoyed ourselves. We had something that sometimes you don't have when you have too much, and that's the ability to focus on the human beings around you." Trevor also explains the "black tax" that he writes about in his book. He tells Oprah, "It's one of the hardest conversations to have with people." In this special edition of "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations," you'll hear Oprah and Trevor's full interview, featuring more than 15 minutes of bonus content not included in Part 1 of the OWN special "Oprah at the Apollo."
Mar 19, 2018
Jimmy Kimmel: What Do You Stand For?
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Oprah speaks to joke-teller-turned-truth-teller Jimmy Kimmel about the watershed year that changed his personal life and public image. Jimmy reflects on hosting the Oscars, losing his mentor Don Rickles, turning 50 and speaking out on gun control. He also discusses his emotional, tear-filled monologue about his son Billy’s rare congenital heart defect.  Speaking from his heart and soul, Jimmy explains how the past year has made him a more spiritually connected person. “I’ve been praying a lot more, that’s for sure,” Jimmy says. He also speaks about the mass shooting in his hometown Las Vegas and the ways he finds peace, and shares an update on Billy.
Mar 14, 2018
Salma Hayek Pinault: Making Peace with Yourself
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In her interview with Oprah at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater, activist, producer and Oscar-nominated actress Salma Hayek Pinault reveals why she published her personal essay in The New York Times titled "Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too." Salma opens up about the emotional abuse she suffered during the making of her Oscar-winning film, "Frida,"and other sexual harassment she has endured during her life. Salma also discusses her spiritual approach to aging, her commitment of 20-plus years to fight for women's rights, and her struggle with depression. Salma says, "The mystery of life, to me, is the relationship with you and you. As long as you need others to feel comfortable, you will always suffer from anxiety. You are alone in life, and it's a beautiful place to be if you make peace with yourself." In this special-edition podcast, you'll hear Oprah and Salma's full interview, featuring more than 15 minutes of bonus content not included in Part 1 of the OWN special "Oprah at the Apollo."
Mar 12, 2018
Salma Hayek Pinault: More to Say About Harvey Weinstein, Aging and Gratitude
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After Oprah and Salma Hayek Pinault's conversation at the Apollo Theater in New York City, Harvey Weinstein issued a statement through his spokesperson in which he "deeply apologizes for any pain [Salma] has suffered as a result of his behavior or comments." In this supplemental podcast, Oprah and Salma pick up their conversation as Salma reacts to the statement and adds additional insight to the lessons she's learned about sexual predators. Salma also shares her thoughts on the importance of gratitude, how she feels about aging and the one lesson that took her the longest to learn. Salma says, "A deep sense of gratitude can be such a beautiful, powerful, euphoric sensation."
Mar 12, 2018
Stephen Colbert: Finding Your Stride
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In an interview at Harlem's famed Apollo Theater, Stephen Colbert, host of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and best-selling author, discusses his nightly talk show, the times we live in and his deep-rooted Catholic faith. Stephen opens up about the nervousness he felt in taking David Letterman's old time slot and how his intention for the show guided it to the top of the ratings. Stephen also reveals how he keeps his ego in check, why love is the most important thing we have, and what he thinks is the "last, best hope of mankind." In this special edition of "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations," you'll hear Oprah and Stephen's full interview, featuring more than 15 minutes of bonus content not included in Part 2 of the OWN special "Oprah at the Apollo."
Mar 07, 2018
Oprah at the Apollo, Part 2: Stephen Colbert, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson
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In another special edition of "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations," Oprah continues her one-on-one interviews at Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theater. Stephen Colbert, the best-selling author and host of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," discusses the nightly intention of his show and his deeply rooted Catholic faith. Broadway genius Lin-Manuel Miranda opens up about his newborn baby, his Pulitzer Prize-winning show, "Hamilton," and the state of his beloved Puerto Rico. "Black-ish" and "Grown-ish" star Yara Shahidi explains why she believes her generation is politically aware and helping to reshape the world we live in. Plus, we share a few laughs with Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, from the podcast "2 Dope Queens," who helped welcome our audience at the Apollo.
Mar 05, 2018
Jordan Peele: Can Film Change Our Culture?
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For the first time, Oprah sits down with Jordan Peele, the funnyman-turned-screenwriter/producer/director, for a one-on-one conversation at the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City. Jordan shares the stories behind his groundbreaking film "Get Out," which was nominated for four Oscars and has sparked a national conversation about race, becoming one of those rare films that has had a truly profound impact on our culture. Jordan is the first African-American filmmaker to be nominated for the Oscar trifecta of Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Motion Picture. Jordan says he spent seven years conceiving, crafting and writing "Get Out," adding, "It was the idea for designing my favorite movie that I'd ever seen." Jordan also reveals how he's been able to meet this moment, receive praise and keep his ego in check. In this special-edition podcast, you'll hear Oprah and Jordan's full interview, featuring more than 15 minutes of bonus content not included in Part 1 of the OWN special "Oprah at the Apollo."
Feb 28, 2018
Oprah at the Apollo, Part 1: Jordan Peele, Salma Hayek Pinault and Trevor Noah
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In this special edition of "SuperSoul Conversations," Oprah welcomes Jordan Peele, Salma Hayek Pinault and Trevor Noah to the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City for one-on-one conversations. Writer, director and producer Jordan Peele discusses his Oscar-nominated film, "Get Out," which sparked a national dialogue on race. Oscar-nominated actress, film producer and co-founder of the Time's Up movement Salma Hayek Pinault shares her personal experiences with sexual assault and emotional abuse. Comedian, best-selling author and host of "The Daily Show" Trevor Noah recounts the challenges of growing up as a mixed-race child in apartheid-era South Africa.
Feb 26, 2018
Dani Shapiro: What Do You Believe?
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Best-selling author Dani Shapiro discusses one of life's biggest questions: What do you believe? When Dani's young son asked her what happens when we die, she realized that she didn't know what she truly believed. This question inspired a spiritual quest that caused her to delve deep inside her past to find the answers for her son. Dani shares her path to discovering a deeper, fuller and more joyful life. Dani says she finally learned to live in the moment and not take life for granted, something she says anyone can achieve.
Feb 21, 2018
Carl Lentz: A New Generation of Spiritual Seekers
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Carl Lentz is a lead pastor at Hillsong Church in New York City and is the dynamic force behind one of the most talked-about new congregations in American Christianity. His come-as-you-are approach to faith appeals to a new generation of spiritual seekers, including pop singers, young Hollywood and NBA players. Pastor Lentz says, "Our soul is who we are without the InstaFilter and without the hair and makeup." 
Feb 19, 2018
Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling: Brave New Worlds
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Oprah sits down with Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling, her co-stars from the film "A Wrinkle in Time," for a lively conversation about ambition, guardian angels, learning to say no, and the pressures women face in today's culture. Reese and Mindy discuss the hardest decisions they had to make in order to fulfill their destinies. Oprah says, "I'm so excited to have a conversation with such beautiful, innovative, powerful women." Directed by pioneer filmmaker Ava DuVernay, "A Wrinkle in Time" is adapted from Madeleine L'Engle's classic 1962 novel of the same name. The movie is about a young girl, Meg Murry, played by newcomer Storm Reid, who hops through time to rescue her father from an evil, universe-threatening force. Ava describes the story as a tapestry of "spirituality and self-empowerment." Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time" has its premiere in movie theaters on March 9, 2018.
Feb 14, 2018
Reese Witherspoon: It's About Time
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In light of the Time's Up and #MeToo movements, Reese Witherspoon, the producer, activist and Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress, discusses her own story of being sexually assaulted by a director when she was just 16 years old. She also shares her reaction to first hearing about the Harvey Weinstein scandal. During the conversation, Oprah talks about the sexual harassment she endured during her early years in TV, saying, "It was absolutely, implicitly understood that if I said a word about it, I would have been out of television."
Feb 14, 2018
Ram Dass: The Life of a Spiritual Teacher
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In a rare interview at his home on the Hawaiian island of Maui, cultural icon Ram Dass sits down with Oprah to discuss his role as a global spiritual teacher. Born in 1931 to a wealthy family outside of Boston, Richard Alpert was the star of his family. By age 27, he was an assistant professor at Harvard University, with a corner office. When another professor, Dr. Timothy Leary, moved into the office next door in 1959, Dr. Richard Alpert began the journey to become the man we know today as Ram Dass. Learn more about the psychedelic drug experiment that got them both fired, and the Indian guru who changed Ram's life forever.
Feb 12, 2018
Janet Mock: Redefining Realness
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Janet Mock, the transgender advocate, television host and New York Times best-selling author, discusses her powerful journey, the importance of speaking your truth, and becoming the person you know you were always meant to be. Janet offers insight into not only her transgender experience but also the importance of creating a vision for what is possible, and shows us how to see and accept one another through love. Janet's first memoir, "Redefining Realness," details her bold and inspiring perspective on being young, multicultural and transgender in America. Janet says her journey is similar to that of many people: "I think that we're all searching for the truth. I was constantly, as a person, going through this society trying to figure out who I was in relation to what people were telling me I should be. And so, for me, 'Redefining Realness' was about tapping into my most authentic self. Who am I to me?"
Feb 07, 2018
Amy Purdy: The Power of Visualization
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After losing both her legs at age 19 as a result of bacterial meningitis, Amy Purdy survived to lead a life of extraordinary accomplishments. She embodies inner strength as she continues to overcome obstacles and serve as a role model for those who have faced their own challenges. Amy is a Paralympic bronze medalist in snowboarding, a finalist on "Dancing with the Stars". Her inspiring conversation with Oprah is about rising above your circumstances, living with spiritual courage and the power of visualizing your dreams. They also discuss Amy's memoir, "On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life."
Feb 05, 2018
Brian Grazer: The Secret to a Bigger Life
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From "A Beautiful Mind" to "Empire," Brian Grazer has produced some of the greatest films and television shows of the past 40 years. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Brian sits down with Oprah to discuss his book, "A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life," in which he writes about how expanding our curiosity should be as much a part of our culture as creativity and innovation. Brian not only attributes his success to curiosity but also says it's his daily spiritual practice. "It does get me into the place of truth within the person I'm connecting with," he tells Oprah. "It's the deepest emotional connection." Plus, Brian reveals how to optimize your curiosity in order to live a more satisfying, connected and soulful life.
Jan 31, 2018
Thomas Moore: A Religion of One's Own
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Religious scholar, psychotherapist and former monk Thomas Moore has dedicated his life to exploring the questions at the heart of theology. Thomas' classic 1992 book, "Care of the Soul," redefined spirituality in the modern age, and now he believes we are facing an exhilarating new phase of our spiritual evolution. Thomas and Oprah talk about ways to bring the soul and spirituality back into your life. While discussing his book "A Religion of One's Own," he explains the difference between the part of us that searches for more and the part of us that finds solace in what we have. His broad message resonates with those who see themselves as spiritual but not necessarily religious. Thomas’ latest book is called “Ageless Soul: An Uplifting Meditation on the Art of Growing Older” in which he describes how to live agelessly, embrace our time in life and find the endless joy nestled inside our soul.  
Jan 29, 2018
Dr. Maya Angelou, Part 2: Best Advice She Ever Received
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Oprah’s heart-to-heart conversation with the late Dr. Maya Angelou continues. Dr. Angelou shares some of her greatest life lessons on aging brilliantly and living with gratitude. She is moved to tears as she recalls the revelation that changed her life forever, and reveals the best piece of advice she ever received.
Jan 24, 2018
Dr. Maya Angelou, Part 1: 9 Words That Changed Her Life
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In the first of a special two-part podcast, Oprah has a conversation with her beloved mentor, the late poet, author, icon and activist Dr. Maya Angelou. She's also the woman Oprah called her mother, sister and friend for more than 30 years. Oprah says, "She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet, but at the heart of her, she was a teacher." Dr. Angelou discusses her last book, "Mom & Me & Mom," delving into one of the deepest personal stories of her life: her relationship with her mother. Dr. Angelou shares intimate memories of her childhood, including the nine words her nurturing yet fiery mother said to her that changed her life forever, challenging her to find strength in the face of adversity.
Jan 22, 2018
RuPaul Charles: We’re All In Drag
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Underneath his over-the-top hair, makeup and outfits, RuPaul Charles believes that at the core “we’re born naked and the rest is drag.” It’s a radical way of interpreting who we are, but whatever we claim as our identity is considered our drag, he says. A pop culture fixture since the early 90s, RuPaul has preached a gospel of self-love and tolerance that has permeated American culture. Now more popular than ever, thanks to the success of his Emmy-award winning competition show “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” RuPaul shares what he believes is the authentic meaning of “identity,” and how we can all see past the stereotypes and labels to discover true connection with those around us.
Jan 17, 2018
Lynne Twist: The Soul of Money
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Would you like to expand your wealth and improve your relationship with money? Lynne Twist, author of the groundbreaking book "The Soul of Money," exposes three deep-seated financial myths and explains how letting go of these beliefs can align our money habits with our souls. She explains why our deep-rooted connection to money can be our most unexamined and "wounded" relationship.  Lynne says we can even create a spiritual relationship with our finances, transforming our values and ourselves so as to lead a more fulfilling life.
Jan 15, 2018
Rob Bell: Let's Talk About God
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Time magazine named Pastor Rob Bell "one of the most influential Christian leaders in the country." Rob's progressive and unique interpretation of the Bible considers new ways of thinking about God, religion and faith. In his book "What We Talk About When We Talk About God," Rob explains why more people are identifying with spirituality over religion, and walks listeners through his three basic principles: "God is with us, God is for us, and God is ahead of us."
Jan 10, 2018
Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson: A Better You Through Trust and Gratitude
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Paul Williams is the songwriting legend behind hits such as Barbra Streisand's Oscar-winning song, "Evergreen," Kermit the Frog's beloved "Rainbow Connection" and the Carpenters classic "We've Only Just Begun." Paul says that, at the height of his fame, an addiction to alcohol and drugs nearly destroyed him. After hitting rock bottom in a harrowing public meltdown, Paul got sober and started a difficult journey to discovering the true happiness he feels today. Together with author, director and screenwriter Tracey Jackson, Paul has written a book, "Gratitude and Trust," outlining six affirmations they say can help people become better versions of themselves. The co-authors claim that the affirmations work for fear-based habits like perfectionism, overeating, fear of intimacy and even smartphone obsession. Paul says, "When getting help was important enough for me to let go of ego and do it, I began to connect. And that connection, that brought me to life."
Jan 08, 2018
Gretchen Rubin: 8 Rules to Happiness
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A graduate of Yale Law School, Gretchen Rubin spent a year doing scientific research and practical projects in an attempt to discover how to lead a happier life. This experiment of self-discovery led to her New York Times bestselling book and phenomenon “The Happiness Project.” The book recounts what Gretchen learned about herself and how she was able to become happier and more fulfilled.  Gretchen shares her eight personal rules of happiness, which she says can help fill your day with more joy.
Jan 03, 2018
Geneen Roth: Conscious Eating
00:35:03
New York Times bestselling author and weight loss pioneer Geneen Roth was one of the first people to link compulsive eating and perpetual dieting with deeply personal and spiritual issues that go far beyond food, weight and body image. Geneen believes that our relationship to food reveals everything about our lives.  She discusses guidelines for mindful eating and the real reasons people binge eat. Geneen also shares her acceptance with losing her life savings to the Bernie Madoff financial scandal, and why it was a positive transformative experience.
Jan 01, 2018
Norman Lear: Lessons on Longevity
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He’s the creator of some of the most groundbreaking shows in television history. Legendary producer, writer and director Norman Lear talks about changing the landscape of TV, his life as a spiritual seeker and his political activism.  Norman shares behind-the-scenes stories from his socially conscious shows “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times.” Norman explains why he believes there may be no greater unifying spiritual expression than when we laugh together. He also discusses his documentary film "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You," and his first-ever book, the memoir "Even This I Get to Experience."
Dec 27, 2017
Jack Canfield: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Purpose
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How do you find your purpose? Jack Canfield is co-creator of the worldwide phenomenon “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series, which has sold more than 110 million copies and been translated into more than 43 languages. Based on the lessons in his New York Times bestseller “The Success Principles,” Jack explains how to align our vision and goals with the fulfillment of our purpose. “Everyone has a purpose on this planet,” Jack explains. “The key is figuring out what you really want, deep inside, by listening to your internal GPS.”
Dec 25, 2017
Shawn Achor, Part 2: How to Find Happiness in Today’s World
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The conversation with Harvard-trained researcher and New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor continues. Shawn offers advice on how to turn down the noise of the electronic, hyper-connected world we live in, which he says is blocking us from true happiness. Shawn also shares how we can increase the levels of happiness for others in our lives.
Dec 20, 2017
Shawn Achor, Part 1: The Secrets of Happy People
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Do you want to be happier? Harvard-trained researcher and bestselling author Shawn Achor shares his simple, achievable steps to diminish depression, increase joy, and shift our perspective to be more positive. Shawn brings to life his research on the science of happiness and the techniques of what he calls positive psychology.
Dec 18, 2017
Sebastian Junger: The Quest for a Tribe
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Sebastian Junger, the New York Times bestselling author of “The Perfect Storm” and “War,” discusses his newest book “Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.”  Sebastian challenges us to rethink some of our culture’s most fundamental ideas about purpose and prosperity.  He says, “It’s about what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging and the eternal human quest for meaning.”  Read more about identity and belonging in the January 2018 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
Dec 13, 2017
Pema Chödrön: Dealing with Difficult Times
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Born in New York City, Pema Chödrön is one of the first Western women to be fully ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. Pema explains how difficult times can be an opportunity for growth and change if you're willing to embrace the situation and the feelings that come with it. One of the basic Buddhist tenets, Pema says, is that change is constant. "Things are going to keep changing," she says. "If you're invested in security and certainty, then you're not going to feel good a lot of the time."
Dec 11, 2017
Mariel Hemingway and Bobby Williams: Finding Soul Connections
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Would you like more fun, love, laughter and adventure in your life? Oscar-nominated actress and best-selling author Mariel Hemingway and her boyfriend, Bobby Williams, a stuntman and extreme athlete, say they have the answers to living a simpler, more vibrant life. In their book, "Running with Nature," Mariel and Bobby show us how to tap into our soul's mission and reconnect with our true selves. Mariel also opens up about her famous family, including her grandfather Ernest Hemingway, and their legacy of addiction, mental illness and suicide.
Dec 06, 2017
Cheryl Strayed: Brave Enough
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The New York Times best-selling author Cheryl Strayed talks to Oprah about her book "Brave Enough," a collection of her own quotes, which Cheryl describes as a "mini instruction manual for the soul." Cheryl also says the book urges readers toward their own "incredible capacity for love, compassion and forgiveness." Cheryl's best-selling memoir, "Wild," which recounted her spiritual journey hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, was an Oprah's Book Club selection and was adapted into the critically acclaimed film starring Reese Witherspoon.
Dec 04, 2017
Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 2: What Is a Soul Mate?
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Oprah's conversation with New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert continues. Elizabeth shares what she knows for sure about love, happiness and what it means to be a soul mate. Elizabeth says, "A true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that's holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention." She also opens up about her decision not to have children and its impact on her life spiritually.
Nov 29, 2017
Elizabeth Gilbert, Part 1: Your Life’s Calling
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Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 memoir, "Eat, Pray, Love," sparked a global conversation about what it means to fulfill your life's purpose. Elizabeth opens up about the soulful lessons she learned from her yearlong quest around the world. She also discusses how the uncertainty of transformation in our lives is never easy or painless, but is essential to experience. Elizabeth gives practical advice on how to start your own spiritual quest and answer your life’s calling.
Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor: “My Stroke of Insight”
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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained brain scientist, describes how a massive stroke gave her a second chance at life. Dr. Jill couldn't walk, talk or remember her own name, but she was able to turn this life-changing experience into a spiritual awakening. Although she was unable to communicate, Dr. Jill says she was aware of the energy around her. She learned a simple, powerful and profound lesson while recovering in the hospital: “Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.”
Nov 22, 2017
David Brooks: The Road to Character
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New York Times columnist, political pundit and bestselling author David Brooks reveals how we can discover and build a stronger, more meaningful moral character and deeper inner life. David shares his personal and well-researched path on the road to “save his own soul.” He takes listeners on a journey through history, sharing examples of people who cultivated their own character with self-sacrifice and honor. David also shares his thoughts on vulnerability, the importance of believing in yourself and gaining strength from those around you.
Nov 20, 2017
Shonda Rhimes: Change Your Life By Saying “Yes” (And "No" Too)
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Prolific TV show creator, writer and executive producer Shonda Rhimes reflects on her memoir “Year of Yes.” The force behind the hit shows "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder," Shonda explains how saying “yes” for one year allowed her to live a more awakened life. She also shares the one sentence to use when you want to say “no” without feeling rude.
Nov 15, 2017
Former Vice President Joe Biden: Hardship, Hope and Purpose
00:37:37
Former Vice President Joe Biden reflects on his political career and his personal tragedies. The vice president shares how his faith informed his toughest moments, including his decision not to run for president and the death of his beloved son Beau. He also discusses a time in his life when he lost his faith and describes the journey to get it back.
Nov 13, 2017
Marie Forleo, Gabrielle Bernstein and Mastin Kipp: 9 Ways to Become More Spiritual
00:37:38
Three young, socially aware thought leaders from the next generation of soulful thinkers, Marie Forleo, Mastin Kipp and Gabrielle Bernstein, share their unique perspectives and open up about the life-changing events that began their spiritual journeys. They have developed self-made businesses, written reflective best-sellers and lectured to sold-out crowds about how to enrich your life. Each guest gives three simple ways to enlighten your life today.
Nov 08, 2017
Oprah's Book: "The Wisdom of Sundays"
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In a special edition of "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations," Oprah presents her latest New York Times number one best-selling book, "The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations," with an episode filled with Oprah's most memorable aha! moments from "SuperSoul Sunday." It is a soul-stirring hour from an extraordinary group of thought leaders, including Caroline Myss, Gary Zukav, Eckhart Tolle, Sue Monk Kidd, Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jack Kornfield, Elizabeth Lesser, Sister Joan Chittister, Pastor John Gray, Michael Singer, Tony Robbins, Iyanla Vanzant, Brene Brown, DeVon Franklin, Amy Purdy, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Shonda Rhimes, Russell Simmons, former President Jimmy Carter, Wayne Dyer, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Adyashanti, Shaka Senghor, Bryan Stevenson, Glennon Doyle, Pastor Wintley Phipps, Janet Mock, Tracy Morgan, Malala Yousafzai and Elie Wiesel.
Nov 06, 2017
Ali MacGraw: Aging, Love and Sobriety
00:31:33
In 1994, iconic actress and author Ali MacGraw left Los Angeles and moved to Santa Fe in order to live her spiritual journey more fully. In a frank conversation, Ali discusses what she's come to know about aging with grace, shares the real-life lessons in love she learned from her marriages to legendary actor Steve McQueen and famed film producer Robert Evans, and opens up about how sobriety allowed her to feel more connected to her soul.
Nov 01, 2017
Brother David Steindl-Rast: Happiness Begins with Gratitude
00:29:04
Benedictine monk, author and scholar Brother David Steindl-Rast guides us to the source of lasting joy and the essence of grateful living. He invites listeners to exercise gratefulness as a spiritual practice and a source of well-being that can be embraced every day. He also shares lessons on love, hope and life. Brother David Steindl-Rast says, “Hope is something very different from our hopes. Hopes are something we can imagine… but hope, in a truly spiritual sense, is openness for surprise.”
Oct 30, 2017
Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith: Manifest the Life of Your Dreams
00:30:41
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.”
Oct 25, 2017
Eckhart Tolle: Free Yourself From Anxiety, Stress and Unhappiness
00:31:55
Visionary thought leader and author of “A New Earth,” Eckhart Tolle explains his view of where we are in the state of the new Earth today. With a shift that has separated millions of Americans, Eckhart teaches us how to lift the pain that can show up for all of us. Oprah calls Eckhart Tolle one of the “greatest spiritual teachers and inspirations here on the planet.”
Oct 23, 2017
DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good: Sex Worth Waiting For
00:26:43
Hollywood power couple DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good discuss their faith, courtship and marriage as well as the spiritual keys to their successful relationship. They candidly share how celibacy allowed them to form a deeper, more soulful connection. In their New York Times best-selling book, “The Wait,” they write, “To wait is to delay the temptation for instant gratification in relationships in order to get what you really want in life.”
Oct 18, 2017
David and Francine Wheeler: Life After Loss
00:32:55
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.
Oct 16, 2017
Shaka Senghor: Prison Taught Him the Power of Love, Forgiveness and Redemption
00:34:31
Oprah calls this interview one of the most powerful in her career. Author, mentor and criminal justice activist Shaka Senghor turned his life around after spending 19 years in prison and solitary confinement for committing second-degree murder. During his incarceration, an unexpected act of forgiveness led to his spiritual redemption. Shaka discusses the challenges of fixing the soul of a broken prison system that doesn’t focus on rehabilitation and reintegration.
Oct 11, 2017
Phil Jackson: The Soul of Success
00:35:27
They call him the Zen Master. Legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson says that when he began coaching the Chicago Bulls, and later the Los Angeles Lakers, he drew upon the Zen philosophy of mindfulness to help build both teams. He used tai chi, yoga and meditation to help his players live in the moment and put their egos in check. Learn why Phil says, “What I put into the lives of others will come back unto its own.”
Oct 09, 2017
Michael Singer: Free Yourself from Negative Thoughts
00:33:50
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.”
Oct 04, 2017
Shirley MacLaine: A Legendary Seeker
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During her iconic 60-year Hollywood career, Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine was also a pioneer by being outspoken in her beliefs about spirituality, meditation and reincarnation. Oprah calls Shirley one of her “great spiritual teachers.” This episode is a continuation of the metaphysical conversation Oprah and Shirley have been having together for more than 30 years.
Oct 02, 2017
Nate Berkus: Surviving the Storm
00:32:27
Oprah’s conversation continues with award-winning interior designer and best-selling author Nate Berkus. Nate describes how he picked up the pieces of his life after surviving the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which claimed more than 200,000 lives in several countries. Oprah describes Nate’s harrowing story of survival as “emotional, spiritual and metaphysical.”
Sep 27, 2017
Nate Berkus: Design for Your Spirit
00:33:39
How does your home make you feel? Does it lift you up or soothe your soul? Our surroundings greet us each morning and welcome us home each night. Award-winning interior designer Nate Berkus reveals how design can bring beauty, meaning and memories to our lives–and sometimes represent our very soul. Nate says, “When our homes really do reflect who we are and who we aspire to be, that’s when we have a space that everyone is drawn to.”
Sep 25, 2017
Sister Joan Chittister: Two Words That Can Change the World
00:31:55
Life changing wisdom and insights from one of America’s key spiritual voices. Sister Joan 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.
Sep 20, 2017
Don Miguel Ruiz: Find Freedom, Happiness and Love
00:26:05
It’s the book that Ellen DeGeneres recommended to Oprah. Renowned 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.
Sep 18, 2017
Howard Schultz: Pouring Your Heart into Your Business
00:34:37
Can a company have a soul? Oprah interviews the executive chairman of Starbucks Coffee Company, Howard Schultz, who shares his inspiring story of rising from the Brooklyn housing projects to becoming one of the most innovative business leaders of our time. Howard explains how companies can be committed to fostering the human spirit. For him, Starbucks’ motto is “One person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.”
Sep 14, 2017
Pastor A.R. Bernard: Four Things Women Want from a Man
00:38:27
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.”
Sep 11, 2017
Cookie Johnson: Why She Stood by Magic Through It All
00:30:42
Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA legend, entrepreneur and philanthropist Earvin “Magic” Johnson, opens up about how her deep faith and spiritual beliefs have guided her through some of life’s darkest challenges. She reveals how her husband’s HIV diagnosis brought her to her knees, and how she found the strength to stand up again. Cookie also discusses how she reconciled her Christian faith with acceptance of her gay son, E.J.
Sep 07, 2017
President Jimmy Carter: His Prayers from Inside the White House
00:34:08
The former U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize winner discusses how his faith guided him and how his global influence grew after he left the White House.  He also opens up about the secret to his over 70-year marriage to former First Lady Rosalynn. Following this interview, Mr. Carter announced he had been diagnosed with cancer.
Sep 04, 2017
Rainn Wilson: Why Are We Really Here?
00:28:41
Actor Rainn Wilson of “The Office” fame comes with his own list of “Life’s Big Questions.” Rainn reveals his uniquely spiritual upbringing and how it has affected every aspect of his life. Rainn also discusses his meaningful digital platform, “SoulPancake,” which challenges people to be “creative, explore their souls and dig into life’s big questions.” Rainn’s revelations about his beliefs in regards to art and prayer causes Oprah to say, “That made the hairs on my head raise.”
Aug 30, 2017
Mitch Albom: The Dying Know the Secrets to a Good Life
00:39:01
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.
Aug 28, 2017
Alanis Morissette: Is Happiness Temporary? (Maybe That’s Okay)
00:33:57
Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette reflects on passion, art and the spiritual lessons that helped her become grounded. Alanis is candid about the toll that fame took on her life. After admitting she didn’t laugh for two years, Alanis shares what she has come to realize about happiness: “I think happiness is a state, and it’s a temporary state. … Sitting in the seat of awareness can give some relief … but I wouldn’t call it happiness. I would call it the bliss, or the joy, of consciousness.”
Aug 23, 2017
India.Arie, Part 2: Refresh Your Spiritual Roots
00:30:32
In Part 2 of Oprah’s conversation with India.Arie, a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, the Grammy winner reveals how she returned to her spiritual roots, regained her energy and rediscovered her true identity. Oprah says, “India’s honesty and openness moves me deeply.”
Aug 16, 2017
India.Arie, Part 1: Why She Walked Away from Music
00:30:25
Do you ever feel spiritually exhausted but aren’t sure how to replenish or reconnect to your soul? Multiplatinum-selling singer India.Arie opens up about hitting rock bottom and ignoring the signs that her “soul was sick.” The Grammy winner tells Oprah about the spiritual crisis that caused her to walk away from the music industry for a four-year self-imposed hiatus.
Aug 14, 2017
Joel Osteen: The Two Powerful Words That Can Change Your Life
00:33:48
Learn how to manifest the life you want with two simple words. Pastor Joel Osteen, one of America’s most influential religious leaders, discusses personal success, the power behind the words we speak and how each of us can make a difference. Oprah says Pastor Osteen changed the way she speaks power into her life.
Aug 11, 2017
Deepak Chopra: Meditation 101
00:34:55
What is the best time of day to meditate? How much time should you meditate each day? What is a mantra? Listen as renowned spiritual pioneer Deepak Chopra demystifies meditation and answers the most frequently asked questions. Oprah has known Deepak for 25 years, and she says he has “inspired her to lead a more conscious life.”
Aug 10, 2017
Paulo Coelho, Part 2: Your Journey of Self-Discovery
00:26:26
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.
Aug 10, 2017
Paulo Coelho, Part 1: What If the Universe Conspired in Your Favor?
00:30:28
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.”
Aug 10, 2017
Arianna Huffington: What Will Be Your Spiritual Wake-up Call?
00:30:53
Is your life in overdrive? Are you frantic, stretched thin, doing too much with too little time? Entrepreneur and media mogul Arianna Huffington discusses the unexpected spiritual wake-up call that shifted her entire perception of success and what makes life meaningful. Oprah says this about Arianna’s candid interview: “Finally, someone says out loud what so many of us have been thinking.”
Aug 09, 2017
Tracy Morgan: What His Near-Death Experience Taught Him About How to Live
00:36:37
Superstar comedian Tracy Morgan, of “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” fame, opens up about the near-death experience he had after a horrific multicar crash in 2014. While in a coma, Tracy encountered his late father, who told him, “I’m not ready for you, son.” Oprah says, “Anybody who has been able to live, go to the other side and come back has the greatest story to tell.”
Aug 09, 2017
Glennon Doyle: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life
00:31:30
How to 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.”
Aug 08, 2017
Iyanla Vanzant, Part 2: Back from the Brink
00:34:57
Oprah continues her conversation with life coach Iyanla Vanzant, who reveals how she came back from the brink of suicide and survived her daughter’s tragic death. Iyanla explains how she uses the lessons she’s learned throughout her life to help others in crisis.
Aug 08, 2017
Iyanla Vanzant, Part 1: Put the Pieces Back Together and Find Peace
00:33:54
Spiritual teacher/author/life coach Iyanla Vanzant sifts through the tragedies, misfortune and abuse she suffered in her early life. Iyanla opens up about how she was able to reinvent herself and claim the life she knew she was destined to live.
Aug 08, 2017
Sheryl Sandberg: How to Build Resilience and Find Joy After Loss
00:40:21
Cutting-edge research and advice on how to move forward after life’s inevitable setbacks, and how to build up your own resilience practically. Applying the lessons she learned after the unexpected death of her beloved husband, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg explains how to lean in to those uncomfortable conversations with friends and loved ones after loss.
Aug 07, 2017
Brené Brown Part 2: Living with a Whole Heart
00:28:37
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!”
Aug 07, 2017
Brené Brown Part 1: Daring Greatly
00:35:40
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.
Aug 07, 2017
An Introduction
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Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.
Jul 27, 2017