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Oprah's Super Soul

Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with Oprah's 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.

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Super Soul Special: Oprah Winfrey: FORGIVENESS
Original Airdate: January 13, 2021Oprah 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. In this episode of Super Soul, Oprah sits down with such luminaries as Dr. Maya Angelou, Karen Armstrong, Marianne Williamson, Adyashanti, Mark Nepo, Wayne Dyer, Gabrielle Bernstein, Don Miguel Ruiz, Tracey Jackson, Shaka Senghor, Bryan Stevenson and Michael Singer to discover what it means to truly forgive and the steps we can all take to find personal freedom. These interviews with talented writers, speakers and thought leaders are excerpted from her Emmy Award-winning show Super Soul Sunday. You can also find this compilation and other insightful conversations, in Oprah’s New York Times best-selling book The Wisdom of Sundays.
21:56 11/30/2022
Super Soul Special: Oprah and Newton’s Third Law
Original Airdate: November 27, 2019Oprah explores what she calls one of the most important laws of physics and in life: Newton’s Third Law of Motion. Oprah explains why she lives her life by this law, which states, "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Oprah then explains to an audience why she believes the law affects everything we do physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually. She says, “The energy you’re putting out right now is coming back to you all the time whether you recognize it or not. And, if you can become conscious of that then it will change the way you operate your entire life.” Oprah also talks about Newton’s Third Law of Motion with filmmaker Tom Shadyac who gave up his glamorous Hollywood life after a near death accident.
29:00 11/23/2022
Super Soul Special: Charles Eisenstein: A More Beautiful World Is Possible
Original Airdate: December 19, 2018What will come to define the human race for future generations? Philosopher, teacher and writer Charles Eisenstein provides insight into what could await us in the future, and discusses how cynicism, self-delusion and separation help to create our troubled world. In his book The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, Charles explains why he believes the one way to resolve conflict is when opponents try to understand one another on a human level, become less judgmental and then begin to find common ground. Charles says, "It's basically anything that says, ‘Yeah, we're connected. Your well-being will bring my well-being. More for you is more for me. We're not really separate.’" Charles also talks about the themes of civilization, human cultural evolution and being aware of one's own existence.
33:21 11/16/2022
Super Soul Special: Elizabeth Lesser: The Healing Power of Love
Original Airdate: July 4, 2018Author 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.
33:10 11/09/2022
Super Soul Special: Oprah Winfrey: FULFILLMENT
Original Airdate: February 3, 2021In this episode Oprah sits down with inspirational teachers, including Gary Zukav, Mastin Kipp, Paulo Coehlo, Sue Monk Kidd, Pastor Wintley Phipps, Nate Berkus, Diana Nyad, India.Arie, Janet Mock, Jack Canfield, Daniel Pink, Daniel Goleman, Shawn Achor, Jeff Weiner, Wes Moore, Shonda Rhimes and Devon Franklin to discuss how we can fulfill our purpose with meaning and discover our own authentic power leading to the highest and truest version of ourselves. Interviews with these talented writers, speakers and thought leaders are excerpted from Oprah’s Emmy Award-winning show Super Soul Sunday. You can also find this compilation and other insightful conversations in Oprah’s best-selling booksThe Wisdom of Sundays andThe Path Made Clear.
32:56 11/02/2022
Super Soul Special: Suzy Amis Cameron: One Meal a Day
Original Airdate: October 16, 2019Environmental activist, actress and author Suzy Amis Cameron discusses her book, OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline and Save the Planet. Suzy asks readers to commit to one plant-based meal a day to help save the planet and improve health. She also discusses her storied career, her marriage to director James Cameron and what she is most grateful for.
40:11 10/26/2022
Super Soul Special: Dr. Shefali Tsabary: The Awakened Life
Original Air Date: May 13, 2019In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, clinical psychologist, parenting expert and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Shefali Tsabary teaches us how to let go of traditional ways of thinking to become the essence of who we truly are. She explains how our essential ‘selfhood’ is stripped from us, piece-by-piece, as we grow into adulthood. Dr. Shefali also makes a plea for what she calls ‘a case against parenting.’
27:29 10/19/2022
Super Soul Special: Mitch Albom: The Dying Know the Secrets to a Good Life
Original Airdate: August 27, 2017It’s been twenty-five 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.
39:01 10/12/2022
Jarvis Jay Masters – That Bird Has My Wings
Oprah speaks with the author of her latest Oprah’s Book Club selection Jarvis Jay Master. Written from prison, his memoir chronicles his tumultuous childhood which was impacted by addiction, poverty, violence and the foster care system. The conversation takes place over the phone as Jarvis is currently sitting on death row in California’s San Quentin State Prison for a crime he says he did not commit. Jarvis explains how the practice of Buddhism has kept him sane and allowed him to become a role model for fellow inmates, guards and a growing public audience.
47:42 10/05/2022
Super Soul Special: Suzy Amis Cameron: One Meal a Day
Original Air Date: October 16, 2019Environmental activist, actress and author Suzy Amis Cameron discusses her book, OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline and Save the Planet. She also discusses her storied career, her marriage to director James Cameron and what she is most grateful for.
40:11 09/28/2022
Super Soul Special: Oprah & Joel Osteen — I Am: Life is How You See It
Original Air Date: December 18, 2019Oprah and Pastor Joel Osteen take the stage at Houston’s Hobby Center, with an audience of thousands, to share the principles that guide our lives. Pastor Osteen explains why what we say after “I am” is what we become. He says the words you speak can become your destiny.
29:31 09/21/2022
Super Soul Special: Oprah and Dwayne Johnson: Your Life in Focus
Original Air Date: Jan 29, 2020As a part of Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour, New York Times best-selling author, wrestler, producer and actor Dwayne Johnson sits down with Oprah in front of a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia. Dwayne opens up about the sudden loss of his father, legendary wrestler Rocky Johnson. He also discusses his childhood, mental health, fatherhood and fame. Dwayne then explains why he believes being true to yourself is one of the most powerful lessons he’s ever learned.
58:33 09/14/2022
Edward Enninful: A Visible Man
Oprah speaks with British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful about his new memoir A Visible Man. Edward discusses his turbulent childhood growing up in Ghana and his teen years as a new immigrant in London. He recounts his early days as a fashion director at i-D magazine, a job he landed when he was just 18. Edward opens up about his drug and alcohol addiction and the moment he hit rock bottom. He shares stories about his illustrious career including working with fashion icons Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley. He also explains how he has shaken up the status quo in the fashion industry making it more inclusive.
56:52 09/07/2022
Super Soul Special: Dr. Edith Eva Eger: The Choice
Original Air Date: June 24, 2019Holocaust survivor, psychologist and author Dr. Edith Eva Eger discusses her international bestselling book, “The Choice: Embrace the Possible.” In a gripping discussion, Dr. Eger shares how her traumatic experiences at the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp shaped her life and talks about her philosophies and her work as a clinical psychologist. 91 at the time of this conversation, she reminds us what courage looks like in the worst of times. Dr. Eger helps us to understand that our circumstances don’t define what makes us free and that being free is a choice we must make every day. Dr. Eger shares her healing process and explains how serving others in her work as a psychologist helped her to formulate a healthy relationship with her own trauma. She openly shares her grief and resilience in hopes that others begin to embrace what is possible for their own lives.
38:23 08/31/2022
Super Soul Special: Caroline Myss: Myths and Truths About Healing
Original Air Date: May 1, 2019In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, author, spiritual teacher and intuitive Caroline Myss shares a powerful exercise that demonstrates why healing doesn’t begin in the mind, but deep within the soul. Caroline also explains how to know when something is incongruent in your life and how to fix it. Caroline is a five-time New York Times best-selling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality, mysticism, health and the science of medical intuition.
24:46 08/24/2022
Super Soul Special: Transform Your Life With Bishop T.D. Jakes
Original Air Date: Jan 1, 2020Oprah and Bishop T.D. Jakes talk about how to use transformational thinking to get to the core of who you really are, move beyond limiting beliefs and live life in a new and more purposeful way. Bishop Jakes is known for cutting to the core of many matters and now he's demonstrating how to become who we are meant to be. Bishop Jakes uses an apple to show how we are often surrounded by situations and expectations that prevent us from getting to our true centers. Find out why he says that at the center of everything lie the seeds of our highest potential. While some people feel paralyzed by fear and self-doubt, others find ways to move past them. Bishop Jakes reveals what separates people who nurse their fears from those who rebuke them. Bishop Jakes also encourages an audience member to stop putting her life on hold.
38:35 08/17/2022
Super Soul Special: India Arie: Life After Rock Bottom
Original Air Date: July 17, 2019In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter India.Arie reveals the five most important lessons she learned after she hit rock bottom. India.Arie uses what she calls "songversation" to beautifully describe her journey from breakdown to breakthrough. "Songversation is not a concert," she explains. "It's not a lecture. It's not a performance, even. Songversation is a practice that is part meditation, part prayer, part fellowship and part action." At the height of her fame, India.Arie says she snapped under the unrelenting pressure of the music business. At age 35, she made the bold decision to take a hiatus, rethink her life and start over.
22:05 08/10/2022
Super Soul Special: Glennon Doyle: First the Pain, Then the Rising
Original Air Date: May 15, 2019In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author Glennon Doyle asks what would happen if we stopped being afraid of our pain? The founder of the online community Momastery and president of the nonprofit organization Together Rising, Glennon takes us on what she calls the “journey of the warrior,” explaining there is no easy way out when it comes to life’s challenges. “The willingness to dwell in our discomfort and truly listen is how we turn our pain into power,” she says.
23:54 08/03/2022
Super Soul Special: David Brooks: The Quest for a Moral Life
Original Air Date: May 20, 2019New York Times best-selling author, columnist and political commentator David Brooks discusses his book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. David explains there are two metaphorical mountains we must climb to live a moral life. He describes the “first mountain life,” which is self-centered, versus the “second mountain life,” which is others-centered. David provides insight into how our culture operates from a “first mountain” perspective, by shaping us to be individualistic. However he explains why it is the community approach to life where joy can be found. David also shares how his own suffering led him to discover a deeper spiritual and connected life.
71:00 07/27/2022
Super Soul Special: Oprah Winfrey: The Path Made Clear
Original Air Date: April 1, 2019On a special edition of “Super Soul Conversations,” Oprah Winfrey discusses her book, “The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose,” featuring some of the most profound insights and Aha! moments. In this follow-up to her New York Times best-selling book “The Wisdom of Sundays,” Oprah shares her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. Hear from luminaries and trailblazers in a wide array of fields share the life lessons that helped them find meaning and purpose in their own lives: A.R. Bernard, Sue Monk Kidd, Shefali Tsabary, Elizabeth Gilbert, Caroline Myss, Brian Grazer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tracy Morgan, Sister Joan Chittister, Wintley Phipps, Shauna Niequist, Wes Moore, Amy Purdy, Adyashanti, Steven Pressfield, Iyanla Vanzant, Michael Singer, India.Arie, Gary Zukav, Michael Beckwith, Carole Bayer Sager, Janet Mock, Brene Brown, Barbara Brown Taylor, Marianne Williamson, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Shonda Rhimes, Jay-Z, Eckhart Tolle, Joe Biden, Tracy McMillan, Glennon Doyle, Stephen Colbert, Thich Nhat Hanh, Gloria Steinem, Jimmy Carter, Lynne Twist, Bryan Stevenson, John Lewis, Cicely Tyson, Jordan Peele, Trevor Noah, Jeff Weiner, Goldie Hawn and Elizabeth Lesser. If you are feeling stuck or at a crossroads, wondering if there is more to life, “The Path Made Clear” provides inspiration and guidance to help you discover not only who you are, but who you are meant to be.
40:13 07/20/2022
Super Soul Special: Elizabeth Gilbert: The Curiosity-Driven Life
Original Air Date: April 24, 2019New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert is known for following her passion, but says she no longer advises others to do the same. Instead, Elizabeth makes the case to follow your curiosity. Elizabeth says she believes the word "passion" can trigger feelings of stress and pressure. “At some point in your life, you were told, ‘Chase your passion,’” she says. “Not everyone knows how to answer that command.”
29:06 07/13/2022
Super Soul Special: Deepak Chopra: Creating Harmony
Original Air Date: March 13, 2019World-renowned spiritual thought leader Deepak Chopra welcomes Oprah to his homeland, India. Deepak discusses his groundbreaking work in the field of mind-body medicine, the life lessons he's learned from his family and the influence that India's rich cultural traditions have had on his life’s work. Deepak explains how we can create harmony in our own lives. He says learning to move with the flow of life wherever you are is key to appreciating every moment. He also describes his life-changing experience as a Buddhist Monk in Thailand.
37:51 07/06/2022
Super Soul Special: Oprah and Gary Zukav: Live from Calgary Canada
Original Air Date: Aug 21, 2019Oprah sits down with Gary Zukav, spiritual pioneer, master teacher and author of four consecutive New York Times best sellers, including the internally acclaimed “The Seat of the Soul.” As a part of her “Path Made Clear” book tour, Oprah is joined on stage by this special guest, who impacted her journey, for a unique one-on-one conversation. Gary talks about living with intention, authentic power and explains what he calls “holy, sacred moments.”
22:34 06/29/2022
Super Soul Special: Oprah and Cheryl Strayed: Regret and Forgiveness
Original Air Date: Aug 28, 2019In a live conversation, Oprah sits down with New York Times best-selling author Cheryl Strayed. As a part of her “Path Made Clear” book tour, Oprah is joined on stage in front of a live audience by this special guest for a unique one-on-one conversation. Oprah and Cheryl discuss the meaning of forgiveness, the importance of vulnerability and the meaning of regret. Cheryl also talks about turning 50 and why she now puts herself first. Cheryl’s best-selling memoir “Wild,” which recounted her spiritual journey hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, was chosen as an Oprah’s Book Club selection and went on to become a critically acclaimed film starring Reese Witherspoon.
12:12 06/22/2022
Super Soul Special: Aging Well With Cybill Shepherd, Bo Derek and Beverly Johnson
Original Airdate: September 11, 2019Oprah talks to Cybill Shepherd, Ali MacGraw, Beverly Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis and Bo Derek about what it's like to age in the spotlight. In a candid conversation, Cybill Shepherd reveals that her model looks opened doors for her and also discusses the moment she realized that heads were no longer turning her way. Oprah also sits down with ‘70s icon Ali MacGraw to talk about how she's learned to embrace getting older, as well as what it was like for her to realize she was not the "it girl" any more. Supermodel Beverly Johnson shares the moment she realized she should stop trying to look like a younger woman and Jamie Lee Curtis discusses why aging has finally given her freedom. Bo Derek reveals why getting older makes her better.
32:04 06/15/2022
Super Soul Special: Pema Chödrön: Welcoming the Unwelcome
Original Airdate: October 23, 2019Buddhist nun, author and pioneer of the mindfulness movement Pema Chödrön discusses her new book, Welcoming the Unwelcome. Pema reminds us how to connect to our basic goodness. She shares the first things we should do when moments show up for us that are uncomfortable, stressful or hopeless. Pema also addresses the sexual abuse allegations that rocked the Buddhist community.
40:32 06/08/2022
Super Soul Special: Oprah and Lady Gaga: Your Life in Focus
Original Airdate: January 8, 2020As a part of Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour, Grammy- and Oscar-winner Lady Gaga sits down with Oprah in front of a live audience in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Lady Gaga talks honestly about the lessons she’s learned as an international pop star, actress and cultural icon. As she says, “There’s a discipline for passion, and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down, or you’ve been beaten up; it’s how many times you stand up and are brave and you keep on going.” Lady Gaga also shares intimate details on how and why she created her famous persona, which she describes as a “superhero.” She talks about her personal traumas, her struggle with chronic pain, and her daily rituals of mental and physical wellness. Lady Gaga also shares her greatest spiritual awakening.
55:25 06/01/2022
Super Soul Special: Tara Westover: Educated
Original Airdate: May 6, 2019New York Times best-selling author Tara Westover discusses her memoir, “Educated.” Tara describes what it was like growing up in the remote Idaho mountains as the daughter of survivalist Mormons. She explains her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when Tara’s older brother became violent. Tara did not attend school or see doctors and had minimal interaction with the outside world for 17 years. Despite this unorthodox upbringing, Tara taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to earn acceptance into Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her to Cambridge University, where she earned her Ph.D. in history. This coming-of-age story of courage serves as an inspiring reminder to anyone looking to find their own voice. This conversation was recorded in front of an audience.
65:12 05/25/2022
Molly Shannon
Oprah and actress Molly Shannon discuss her new best-selling memoir Hello, Molly! Molly takes us behind her funny persona to share how she had to “walk through her fear” to write her new book. She discusses the life-altering tragic loss of her mother and sister when she was just four years old. Molly shares how she got her big break on Saturday Night Live and why learning that “not having to be the best” became a game-changing revelation.
35:23 05/18/2022
Michael Singer
Oprah talks to author and spiritual teacher Michael Singer about his new book, Living Untethered: Beyond the Human Predicament, which is the sequel to his #1 New York Times bestseller, The Untethered Soul. Michael provides guidance for moving beyond the feelings, thoughts and habits that keep us stuck so we can heal our past and find peace within. He explains how difficult experiences get lodged in our psyches and cause "blockages." Michael explains techniques to help us let go and free ourselves. 
42:22 05/11/2022