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: 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.
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.
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.
Super Soul Special: Oprah and Lady Gaga: Your Life in Focus
Original Airdate: January 8, 2020
As 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.
Super Soul Special: Tara Westover: Educated
Original Airdate: May 6, 2019
New 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.
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.