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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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Father Richard Rohr: Finding Your True Self

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.

37mins

11 Jul 2018

Rank #1

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Michelle Obama: Becoming, Part 1

At the Hearst Tower in New York City, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama sit down for a conversation about Mrs. Obama’s much-anticipated memoir “Becoming.” The two speak in front of an audience that includes a group of local, female high school students. The former first lady, mother, wife, attorney and author discusses the life experiences that have shaped her. She reminisces about her humble childhood on the South Side of Chicago with her family, which she describes as “four corners of a square:” her mother, Marian, her late father, Fraser, and her brother, Craig. Mrs. Obama explains how her parents invested everything they had into her and her brother’s futures. She discusses her years as an attorney and executive in Chicago and how she worked to balance the demands of her career and raising two daughters. Mrs. Obama candidly discusses some of the challenges she and Barack Obama faced during the early years of their marriage, including a stint in counseling. She also opens up about her years in the White House and the pressure of being the “first black family” to live there. Finally, Mrs. Obama explains her thoughts on how she believes President Trump put her family’s safety at risk.

40mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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Transform Your Life with Bishop T.D. Jakes

Oprah 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 the those who rebuke them. Bishop Jakes also encourages an audience member to stop putting her life on hold.

38mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Michael Pollan: Conscious Eating

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."

34mins

9 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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Caroline Myss: Discovering Your Life's Purpose

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.

36mins

25 Jul 2018

Rank #5

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Brené Brown Part 2: Living with a Whole Heart

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!”

28mins

7 Aug 2017

Rank #6

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Amy Schumer: A Modern-Day Warrior Woman

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.

1hr 1min

23 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Michael Singer: Free Yourself from Negative Thoughts

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.”

33mins

4 Oct 2017

Rank #8

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Deepak Chopra: Spiritual Solutions

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 explains how to connect to something greater than ourselves, how to live fully in the present and how to dissolve negative thoughts to create richer, more joyful lives. Oprah and Deepak also talk to gossip blogger Perez Hilton about his path to spiritual awakening and how it has impacted his business.

1hr 1min

29 Jul 2020

Rank #9

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Oprah and Michelle Obama: Your Life in Focus

As a part of WW Presents “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus,” Grammy-winner, New York Times best-selling author and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama sits down with Oprah in front of a live audience in Brooklyn, New York. Michelle Obama discusses her memoir, “Becoming,” which held the #1 spot on the New York Times best-seller list for 58 weeks. Michelle Obama talks about what life is like for her and Barack now that they are officially empty nesters. She also discusses the ups and downs of their 28-year marriage, reveals her favorite TV shows and talks about her new-found hobby, yoga.

52mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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The Best Relationship Advice

Oprah talks about the life-changing advice she received from her mentor Dr. Maya Angelou—"When someone tells you who they are, believe them"—and shares how she learned this lesson the hard way. Oprah also recalls teaming up with Dr. Phil to help engaged couple Angela and Eric confront mistrust and infidelity in their relationship. Then, Oprah revisits her interview with Dina McGreevey, ex-wife of former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, who resigned from office after admitting to an affair with a man. Dina shares the secrets and signs of deception she missed in their marriage.

37mins

29 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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Eckhart Tolle: Free Yourself From Anxiety, Stress and Unhappiness

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.”

31mins

23 Oct 2017

Rank #12

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Pastor Wintley Phipps: Becoming the Person You Were Created to Be

Pastor, education activist and U.S. Dream Academy founder Wintley Phipps discusses how faith and character can help create a life of value, meaning, purpose and fulfillment. Wintley shares how he believes we can all step into our best lives by adopting and strengthening the eight essential pillars of God's ethos, which he details in his book "Your Best Destiny: Becoming the Person You Were Created to Be." Wintley is a world-famous pastor who has preached on six continents, and a renowned gospel singer who has sung for six U.S. presidents. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago and later raised in Montreal, Canada. As a boy, Wintley imagined escaping his difficult childhood by traveling the world, which he now sees as his first yearning to achieve his God-given destiny.

34mins

22 Aug 2018

Rank #13

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Shawn Achor: The Life-Altering Power of a Positive Mind

In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, New York Times best-selling author, happiness expert and Harvard-trained researcher Shawn Achor says that pleasure isn't the only thing that brings people happiness. How do you explain the joy felt during spiritually and emotionally challenging moments, such as when your legs are burning halfway through a marathon or when you cradle your 1-year-old in the middle of the night until she falls back to sleep? He offers a definition of happiness that encompasses all things that bring us deep, lasting joy. Shawn also explains how by making a single positive behavioral change, you can spark a powerful chain of happiness in your own life.

32mins

10 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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Julia Roberts: Daring and Vulnerable, Part 1

Oprah talks with Oscar-winning actress, mother and wife Julia Roberts, who shares the most daring thing she's ever done, the top quality she taught her children and when she feels the most vulnerable. Julia opens up about her private life, including the truth about her 16-year marriage and how tabloids affect her family. She talks about a negative Instagram experience and what she believes are the neurological effects of social media. Julia reveals the surprise her husband, cinematographer Danny Moder, orchestrated for her 50th birthday. Julia explains why she's living a dream starring in her new Amazon series, "Homecoming," based on the psychological thriller podcast of the same name, and starring in the movie "Ben Is Back," co-starring Oscar-nominated actor Lucas Hedges. Julia also opens up about her spiritual practice, the lesson that took her the longest to learn and what she's most grateful for. Part 1 of 2.

45mins

23 Oct 2018

Rank #15

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Paulo Coelho, Part 2: Your Journey of Self-Discovery

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.

26mins

10 Aug 2017

Rank #16

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Lady Gaga: Heal Through Kindness

Grammy and Oscar winner Lady Gaga talks about the lessons she’s learned as an international pop star, actress and cultural icon. Lady Gaga shares intimate details on how and why she created her famous persona. She also talks about her personal traumas, her daily rituals of mental and physical wellness and how she learned it’s her life’s purpose to help heal the world through kindness. Lady Gaga also discusses why she recently became an entrepreneur, creating Haus Laboratories, her brand-new beauty company.

57mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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Daniel Goleman: Emotional Intelligence 101

Do you have a good sense of how others see the world? Psychologist, journalist and best-selling author Daniel Goleman discusses his ground-breaking research on emotional intelligence. Daniel explains how we can enhance and manage our emotions to expand our brain capacity. As a pioneer in the emotional and social intelligence movement, Daniel's research changed the way we look at what it means to be smart. He explains how people can sharpen their emotional intelligence to improve their relationships, work and even the empathy they have for others. Daniel wrote for “The New York Times” for 12 years, specializing in psychology and brain sciences. He has also authored more than 10 books on psychology, education and leadership, including the 1995 bestseller "Emotional Intelligence," which has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

34mins

31 Dec 2018

Rank #18

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Dr. Brené Brown: The Anatomy of Trust

In a live appearance at UCLA’s Royce Hall, research professor, social scientist, New York Times best-selling author and TED Talk sensation Dr. Brené Brown discusses the fundamentals of trust. Brené explains how she was moved to focus on the topic after watching her daughter struggle with a betrayal of trust. Brené says she eventually found a way to teach her daughter to build trust and identify the people in her life who deserve it. She also explains why gossip harms relationships more than we realize and creates an intimacy that isn’t real.

24mins

15 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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Dr. Maya Angelou, Part 1: 9 Words That Changed Her Life

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.

29mins

22 Jan 2018

Rank #20