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Super Soul

Super Soul

Oprah
Society & Culture
327 episodes
Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with Super Soul. 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.
  • Award-winning actress Julianna Margulies joins Oprah to discuss her new memoir, Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life. She shares candid reflections on her unconventional childhood, her marriage and the most memorable moments from her career. Julianna also explains why she walked away from a $27 million...
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  • Oprah and Dr. Bruce Perry discuss their new book What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing. Dr. Perry explains how childhood trauma impacts our adult lives, health and behavior. He also offers a path toward healing.
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  • Oprah is joined by Pulitzer-Prize winning author and historian Jon Meacham to discuss his book, The Soul of America. By examining America’s past, Meacham offers insights into our current political climate and provides a hopeful outlook for the future.
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  • Oprah talks with Viola Davis, the most nominated Black actress in Oscar history, about her new film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. In yet another superb performance, Davis inhabits “the Mother of the Blues” in an adaptation of the August Wilson play. Davis reveals what Ma's struggle says about today's Am...
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  • Oprah talks to Harvard-trained sociologist, world-renowned coach and New York Times bestselling author Martha Beck about her latest book "The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path To Your True Self." They discuss how living in alignment with our inner truth is the key to a purposeful and joyful life. B...
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  • Your life is always speaking to you in whispers, guiding you to your next right step. And in many situations, the whisper is also the first warning. It’s a quiet nudge from deep within saying, Hmmm, something feels off. A small voice that tells you, This is no longer your place of belonging. It’s th...
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  • World-renowned actress, mother and activist Sharon Stone discusses her revealing new memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice. In it Sharon reveals, for the first time, the trauma and abuse she suffered as a child. She discusses her near-death experience and recovery from suffering an almost fatal stroke....
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  • Actress, writer and humanitarian Priyanka Chopra Jonas is one of the most recognizable faces in the world.  She discusses her journey of self-discovery, her marriage to Nick Jonas and her New York Times bestselling memoir, Unfinished.
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  • America’s favorite home design couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, sit down with Oprah to talk about the launch of The Magnolia Network on Discovery+. The couple discusses their marriage, life on the farm and raising five children. Chip and Joanna also discuss how fame has impacted their lives.
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  • Oprah talks to singer-songwriter Andra Day about her first acting role as Billie Holiday in Lee Daniel’s, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday. They discuss how Andra transformed her voice, her body and her entire essence to play the legendary singer.
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  • There is no moving up and out in the world unless we are fully acquainted with the person we are meant to be. Whatever our calling, it’s already rooted within, and while those roots may get trampled on or tugged at, they can never be removed. They grow stronger only when tended, nurtured and most im...
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  • When you pay attention to what feeds your energy, you move in the direction of the life for which you were intended. Trust that the Universe has a bigger, wider, deeper dreams for you than you could ever imagine for yourself. Think about the parable of the mustard seed: if you have faith, even if it...
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  • Everything we do, every relationship we have, succeeds or fails based on our level of true spiritual connection with others. How do we get back on track when we find ourselves disconnected from people? In this episode of “Super Soul,” Oprah sits down with acclaimed spiritual teachers—including Jill...
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  • In this never-before-heard interview from 2012, Emmy and Tony-award-winning actress, Cicely Tyson explains the surprising story of how she found her calling, shares behind-the-scenes history of her most iconic roles and reveals the biggest life lessons she’s learned. Cicely Tyson passed away on Janu...
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  • In a rare interview from 2018, superstar quarterback Tom Brady, often called “the greatest quarterback of all-time,” reveals what he believes is the key to his longevity and success. At the time of this interview, he was 40 years old. Brady discusses his #1 New York Times best-selling book, The TB12...
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  • Making the shift from self to service brings joy and also a deep sense of fulfillment to our jobs, relationships and the vision we create of our best life, says Oprah's friend Gary Zukav. He says this is the moment when we discover authentic power--“when your personality comes fully to serve the ene...
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  • One of Oprah’s favorite quotes comes from German mystic Meister Eckhart. He said, “If the only prayer you say in your entire life is ‘thank you,’ that will be enough.” Oprah says when she started keeping a gratitude journal more than 20 years ago, it was one of the most important things she’s done....
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  • Job loss, addiction, a break up, the death of a loved one, illness… these are the kinds of struggles that have the potential to break us wide open. Oprah says that before you ask the question Why me, Why me? Realize that nothing is happening out of order.  Your life is always speaking to you. When t...
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  • Oprah Winfrey says that for many people searching for peace and purpose, one of the biggest obstacles can be the struggle to forgive. Especially if one has suffered trauma, abuse or personal betrayals, forgiveness can seem like an insurmountable hurdle. The journey to releasing resentments and venge...
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  • Oprah Winfrey says that she didn’t understand the true meaning of ego until she met Eckhart Tolle. He opened her eyes to how an ego-based mind can sabotage everything. Initially she thought ego meant arrogance or superiority. But now she sees it's the part of us that identifies as our personality, o...
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  • Oprah calls that persistent knowing inside of us our Spiritual GPS. She says it’s our inner compass guiding us to move through our lives no matter what difficulties come our way. In this SuperSoul Conversation Oprah talks with renowned spiritual teachers Michael Beckwith, Caroline Myss, Cheryl Stray...
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  • Oprah believes mindfulness will not only help us to be fully present for those we love, but will also propel us further down the road to living a conscious and awakened life. But how many of us miss out on the beauty or the joy of the present because we’re projecting into the future or worrying abou...
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  • Oprah Winfrey says intention is at the heart of her every decision and has become an intrinsic part of her spiritual journey. When she first encountered the idea of intention in Gary Zukav’s best-selling book The Seat of the Soul, she says it was life changing. It soon became the guiding principle o...
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  • Oprah Winfrey talks with some of today’s most admired thought leaders, writers and thinkers, gathering some of the most powerful spiritual lessons on the subject of “awakening.” Based on her New York Times best-selling book, The Wisdom of Sundays, this episode is a compilation of some of Oprah’s mos...
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  • From April 4, 2002: Poet, writer and icon Dr. Maya Angelou joins Oprah to celebrate her 74th birthday on the Oprah Winfrey Show and discuss her New York Times best-selling book, A Song Flung Up to Heaven. Dr. Angelou opens up about motherhood, growing older and the lessons she learned from her frien...
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  • From July 15, 1993 Oprah Winfrey Show: Activist, author and Nobel Peace Prize-winner, Elie Wiesel, discusses his New York Time Bestseller, Night, which recounts his experience as a Holocaust survivor. Wiesel opens up about his memories of the Auschwitz concentration camp, the first thing he did once...
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  • From April 11, 2011: On the Oprah Winfrey Show, Oscar-, Golden Globe-, Emmy-winning actress and author Shirley MacLaine discusses her New York Times best-selling book I’m Over All That. She opens up about her decades in show business, her favorite leading men and her lifelong spiritual journey. Shir...
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  • From the June 24, 1992: Spiritual leader, activist and author Marianne Williamson joins The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss her New York Times best-selling book A Return to Love. She explains her concepts of love and inner peace, and what she considers “a real miracle:” perspective change. Marianne al...
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  • From July 14, 1993: Oprah talks with psychiatrist and author Dr. M. Scott Peck about his New York Times best-selling book, The Road Less Traveled. Dr. Peck explains why discipline is necessary to solve problems, how every life experience is a lesson and why love is an act—not a feeling. The Road Les...
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  • Pastor and author, Reverend Dr. Otis Moss III shares his short film, Otis’ Dream, which details the legacy of his grandfather, Otis Moss, Sr. The beautifully crafted film retells the story of Otis Moss, Sr., a black man who was denied the right to vote in 1946. He died before he could ever cast a vo...
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  • From October 19, 2001 Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah talks to Mattie Stepanek, an 11-year-old boy who, despite having muscular dystrophy, has written two New York Times best-selling inspirational books of poetry, Heartsongs and Journey Through Heartsongs. He aims to help create world peace. Mattie shares...
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  • From February 23, 1998: Oprah talks to James Van Praagh—television personality and author of the No. 1 New York Times best seller Talking to Heaven—about his communications with those who have passed on before us. He discusses how he receives messages from the dead, explains how the bond of love doe...
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  • From November 27, 2000: In what she considers an interview of a lifetime, Oprah talks with philanthropist, revolutionist and former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. In this memorable Oprah Showinterview, Nelson Mandela opens up about his struggles, including the 27 years he spent in prison...
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  • From January 30, 1996: Psychotherapist, speaker and author of The Little Book of Big Questions, Jonathan Robinson joins The Oprah Winfrey Show to share how asking certain questions can create a spiritual connection with friends and family. Oprah asks the audience some of the book’s big life question...
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  • From October 13, 1998: Public speaker, philanthropist and #1 New York Times best-selling author Sarah Ban Breathnach discusses her book Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self. She explains what she calls the three secret wounds that lead to inauthenticity: self-loathing, betrayal and marital...
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  • In 2013, Oprah sat down with 11-time Grammy winner John Legend in his Hollywood Hills home to talk about his first solo album in five years and his passion for education. John's then-future-wife, Chrissy Teigen—who is a model, TV host and social media personality—also joins the conversation to discu...
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  • From 2013: Oprah sits down with global superstar, multi-platinum artist and 21-time Grammy Award-winner Beyoncé about the making of her documentary, "Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream." Beyoncé talks to Oprah about her daughter, Blue Ivy, and what Jay-Z is like as a father and as a husband. Beyoncé also...
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  • In 2013, Oprah Winfrey spoke with legendary late-night talk show host David Letterman at his alma mater, Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana. No question is off-limits in this rare interview: David is candid about the public sex scandal that rocked his marriage; he speaks frankly about his rel...
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  • In 2012, Oprah travelled to Rihanna's home on the island of Barbados for a rare, no-holds-barred conversation with the pop star about her career, her family, the passing of her grandmother and the price of fame. In an emotional discussion, Rihanna reveals how she really feels about Chris Brown and h...
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  • Oprah is joined by New York Times best-selling author and University of Houston graduate professor Dr. Brené Brown, as they delve into the power of vulnerability. In front of a live studio audience, Brené shares the four myths of vulnerability, explains why vulnerability means being truthful to who...
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  • Oprah sits down for an intimate conversation with Hugh Jackman, the man behind the iconic Wolverine character from the "X-Men" franchise. Hugh talks about his wife, Australian actress Deborra-Lee Furness, and about their two children. He also talks about the discipline it takes to maintain his chise...
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  • In 2013 Oprah, headed to the South of France for an intimate conversation with rock-and-roll legend Tina Turner. In the only television interview following the iconic singer's private wedding ceremony in Switzerland to longtime love Erwin Bach, Oprah joins Tina during a stop on their honeymoon to ta...
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  • In part two of Oprah’s intimate conversation with Aerosmith front man, Steven Tyler, they are joined by Steven’s daughter, Mia Tyler and his long-time girlfriend, Erin Brady from their home in Sunapee, New Hampshire. Steven opens up about American Idol, seeing himself through Mia’s eyes in her 2008...
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  • In the two-part podcast, Oprah visits idyllic Sunapee, New Hampshire for an intimate, heart-to-heart talk with rock n' roll icon, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. The conversation takes place just days after the death of Steven’s beloved father. Steven speaks of his parents' influence on him and his own r...
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  • Through Facebook, Twitter, Skype and an audience of more than 5,000 in New York's Radio City Music Hall, Oprah and world-renowned thought leader Deepak Chopra take questions from all around the world. Deepak teaches people to find spiritual solutions to life's most difficult problems. He also explai...
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  • Oprah looks back at her interview with Allison Jacobs and Lisa Williams, the two U.C. Berkeley campus officers who acted on instinct and helped rescue Jaycee Lee Dugard. Jaycee had been missing for 18 years. Through this powerful story and others, Oprah talks about how life first speaks to you in a...
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  • Oprah looks back on best-selling author Terry McMillan's riveting appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and explores how McMillan's intense rage almost destroyed her. Oprah, for the first time, reveals how uncomfortable she was during McMillan's 2005 appearance with her ex-husband Jonathan Plummer....
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  • In an enlightening and spiritual hour, Oprah remembers one of the most profound moments of validation on The Oprah Winfrey Show: when Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison asked, "Do your eyes light up when your child walks into the room?" Plus, Oprah reveals why the highest grossing movie of all...
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  • Oprah Winfrey visits Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda and her adopted African-American daughter Mary Williams for their first-ever interview together. They discuss how they met and Mary shares what it was like becoming a part of Jane's larger-than-life world. Jane's biological son Troy also...
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  • Comedian, producer and actor Kevin Hart discusses his comedic influences, his NAACP Image Award for “Entertainer of the Year” and how social media played a role in his success. Hart also talks about raising his children with his ex-wife, the support his mother gave him when he was first starting out...
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  • In part 2 this special conversation continues in response to the continuing civil unrest in America following the tragic murder of George Floyd, Oprah speaks directly with Black leaders, offering insight and tangible plans to answer the following questions: “What matters now? What matters next? Wher...
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