48 episodes

Hear the greatest life lessons of some of the most respected and renowned actors, musicians, public figures and athletes. Handpicked by Oprah, these luminaries reveal their lives with candor and insight — in their own words. Listen as Jay -Z, Justin Timberlake, Ellen Degeneres, Shaquille O’Neal, Reba McEntire, Dwayne Johnson and Jane Fonda, (just to name a few), share what they’ve learned about life and their own insights into their personal stories.

Oprah’s Master Class: The Podcas‪t‬ Oprah

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 7.8K Ratings

Hear the greatest life lessons of some of the most respected and renowned actors, musicians, public figures and athletes. Handpicked by Oprah, these luminaries reveal their lives with candor and insight — in their own words. Listen as Jay -Z, Justin Timberlake, Ellen Degeneres, Shaquille O’Neal, Reba McEntire, Dwayne Johnson and Jane Fonda, (just to name a few), share what they’ve learned about life and their own insights into their personal stories.

    Dr. Condoleezza Rice

    Dr. Condoleezza Rice

    Dr. Condoleezza Rice reveals herself as the woman behind the Washington power player in an intimate and surprising interview. Dr. Rice shares the lessons of her childhood in racially charged Birmingham, Alabama, and how her parents instilled in her a sense of strength and conviction to succeed. She also reveals her candid thoughts on her years in the Bush administration, and what the events of 9/11 and the war on terror have taught her. Dr. Rice reveals how her background, ideals and vision helped shape her and ultimately gave her a front row seat to witnessing history.

    • 30 min
    Laird Hamilton

    Laird Hamilton

    Revolutionary surfer, author and model Laird Hamilton shares the lessons he says he’s learned from surfing with passion, enthusiasm and a sense of wonder. Laird is a veteran big-wave surfer who elevated the sport to an art form. He has risked his life to surf the biggest waves in existence, some that are more than 80 feet tall and move 50 miles per hour. Laird describes the first time he rode a giant wave as a mystical experience that inspired in him a fearless awe. Laird shares why he sees the ocean as a teacher: its power connects him with his spirituality and the waves teach him how to stand proudly and how to fall with grace.

    • 32 min
    Diahann Carroll

    Diahann Carroll

    Golden Globe-winning, and Oscar-, Grammy-, and Emmy-nominated actress Diahann Carroll has many firsts to her name, including the first African-American woman to win a Tony Award for a leading role and the first African American woman to star in her own primetime television sitcom, “Julia.” Diahann opens up about the prejudices she faced, how she helped create the role of Dominique Deveraux in the television soap opera "Dynasty,” and her battle with breast cancer. Diahann also explains how she learned to ignore the people who discouraged her passion for singing and instead began following her own internal compass.

    • 30 min
    Billy Bob Thornton

    Billy Bob Thornton

    Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning actor, director, screenwriter and musician Billy Bob Thornton opens up about his family, relationships and success, and shares his advice on how to keep the artist inside of you alive. Billy Bob explains how he dreams about the movies he wants to write, even if he knows they might fail. He says it's more important for him to create films that satisfy the artist inside than to generate an impressive weekend box office. Billy Bob also describes the sadness that has never gone away since his younger brother Jimmy died suddenly of a heart condition. Billy Bob says he’s come to accept that he’ll only ever be “50 percent happy.” He also shares his poignant advice for anyone who has lost a loved one.

    • 34 min
    Goldie Hawn

    Goldie Hawn

    Oscar- and Golden Globe-winner Goldie Hawn says she already knew at the age of 11 her goal in life--it wasn't to be a dancer, an entertainer or even an actress. Her goal was simply to be happy. Even from such an early age, this guiding principle has been at the core of Goldie’s most valuable life lessons. When she turned 50, Goldie says she wondered what else she was going to do with her life, and began searching for ways to give back. That's when, she says, she discovered the beauty of getting older: making the world a better place with the wisdom she's accrued over the years. Goldie also discusses her extraordinary career, her famous daughter, Kate Hudson, and her relationship with longtime love, Kurt Russell.

    • 34 min
    Jeff Bridges

    Jeff Bridges

    Golden Globe- and Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges made his debut on television as young boy alongside his father, legendary actor Lloyd Bridges, in the television series "Sea Hunt." Throughout his career, Jeff has been applauded for his ability to shine in an array of roles with his "shaggy charm," gaining wide popularity and respect from critics. He has been nominated for an Academy Award seven times for films such as "The Last Picture Show," "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" and “True Grit.” Jeff garnered his first win for his turn as a fading country star in "Crazy Heart," a role that reunited him with his teenage dream of making music and also launched a tour with his band, The Abiders. Jeff shares the joy of returning to music and opens up about his upbringing as a product of Hollywood royalty. Jeff also explains his "aimless" approach to his performances, why he believes in being present and the value of living a happy life.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7.8K Ratings

7.8K Ratings

Cairns57 ,

Don’t know

I have no interest in any of these people listed for the master class I really could care less what they have to say I wish they had more interesting people that were in the master class.All your master class segments are excellent I’m just so sorry I can enjoy them.

helphelp76 ,

Help me please

113/64 I fear for my life, as we speak there is a person up on my room I hear them. For 6 months now living in fear to the point that I am not afraid of death. Some humans are no able to feel therefore would not hesitate to hurt and take someone’s life. I live in highland on AltaVista a posh neighborhood that accommodates many politicians. I have to say it’s been the worse time of my life. This is the 6th month living in fear of dying I’m being hacked over and over. It’s exhausting and draining to have to constantly fight for survival. From causing an accident that almost took my life to daily having to worry about hackers and neighbors that spy on me with bad intentions. Alex Silva is an ex and almost family. He has a dark scary past. One in which he was abused and now he prowls to get his young vulnerable victims. He befriends neighbors in hopes of getting in their homes. That man Alex has hacked to all my phones 4 phones to keep me from reporting him of his actions. ive come to a point that I am ready to do everything in my power to come out with us in public. To bring to the light of everything that is going on. Cannot continue to ignore.  it’s unfortunate that many of the neighbors will also be in trouble. It’s almost unreal but thank goodness for technology and evidence see , pink journal links. This can all be proven.  Jarem Paul from Montebello Ca one of my best friends also has the videos. In the following videos you will be able to see and hear. I have been hacked and stalked for 6 months!! I have been threatened then I will die by drowning this is what the hacker has sent me. Makes me sick to my stomach that the person that I trusted the most is not my worst enemy and I fear for my life he is there now at the neighbors house like nothing is going on but behind the scenes you will know the truth. Please help me get to the bottom of this. For many women may have been going through the same situation and nobody listens this time I am and will be fighting for all of us it’s time to come out with the truth.  if you’re reading this, you can be the voice to pass this along until someone listens. What secrets are going on in here and how is it possible that people are involved. All I want is to be left alone my my own business and you mind yours but be left alone. Coming to find out that I rent from people that have done fraud in the healthcare system makes me sick to my stomach knowing everything that I represent I’m a patient advocate. Although it has nothing to do with my hacker, my hacker has befriended them and now sit in their home. To better control in spy on me.  please help me put an end to this horrible story. My name is Carolina Becerra I am an advocate for life. The highland police department has a record of my calls since September 2020 when the threats of kidnapping my daughter and myself were coming through. If I no longer live. It’s too late, still if you’re reading this there may be justice for those women that may be struggling with this.. please help I’m using my dead spouses phone in hopes that there is no way that the hacker is still in his phone too.  909688-3355

Churchl8t ,

Condoleezza

What a great message. I always knew she was a very smart lady. It is nice to here her tell the story of 9/11.

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