Oprah's Super Soul
Oprah's Super Soul
Oprah
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.
Super Soul Special: India Arie: Life After Rock Bottom
Original Air Date: July 17, 2019 In 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.
Aug 9
22 min
Super Soul Special: Glennon Doyle: First the Pain, Then the Rising
Original Air Date: May 15, 2019 In 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.
Aug 2
23 min
Super Soul Special: David Brooks: The Quest for a Moral Life
Original Air Date: May 20, 2019 New 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.
Jul 26
1 hr 11 min
Super Soul Special: Oprah Winfrey: The Path Made Clear
Original Air Date: April 1, 2019 On 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.
Jul 19
40 min
Super Soul Special: Elizabeth Gilbert: The Curiosity-Driven Life
Original Air Date: April 24, 2019 New 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.”
Jul 12
29 min
Super Soul Special: Deepak Chopra: Creating Harmony
Original Air Date: March 13, 2019 World-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.
Jul 5
37 min
Super Soul Special: Oprah and Gary Zukav: Live from Calgary Canada
Original Air Date: Aug 21, 2019 Oprah 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.”
Jun 28
22 min
Super Soul Special: Oprah and Cheryl Strayed: Regret and Forgiveness
Original Air Date: Aug 28, 2019 In 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.
Jun 21
12 min
Super Soul Special: Aging Well With Cybill Shepherd, Bo Derek and Beverly Johnson
Original Airdate: September 11, 2019 Oprah talks to Cybill Shepherd, Ali MacGraw, Beverly Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis and Bo Derek about what it's like to age in the spotlight. In a candid conversation, Cybill Shepherd reveals that her model looks opened doors for her and also discusses the moment she realized that heads were no longer turning her way. Oprah also sits down with ‘70s icon Ali MacGraw to talk about how she's learned to embrace getting older, as well as what it was like for her to realize she was not the "it girl" any more. Supermodel Beverly Johnson shares the moment she realized she should stop trying to look like a younger woman and Jamie Lee Curtis discusses why aging has finally given her freedom. Bo Derek reveals why getting older makes her better.
Jun 14
32 min
Super Soul Special: Pema Chödrön: Welcoming the Unwelcome
Original Airdate: October 23, 2019 Buddhist nun, author and pioneer of the mindfulness movement Pema Chödrön discusses her new book, Welcoming the Unwelcome. Pema reminds us how to connect to our basic goodness. She shares the first things we should do when moments show up for us that are uncomfortable, stressful or hopeless. Pema also addresses the sexual abuse allegations that rocked the Buddhist community.
Jun 7
40 min
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