11 episodes

Good Words with Kirk Franklin welcomes people from every cross section of life seeking inspiration and empowerment. Through candid conversations exploring faith, comebacks, and the realities of today’s world, Kirk invites us to see ourselves in the shared moments between himself and his guests, including celebrities, performers, and cultural leaders like Pharrell Williams, Kelly Rowland, Chance the Rapper, Glennon Doyle, H.E.R. and more.

New episodes drop every Tuesday.

Good Words with Kirk Franklin Kirk Franklin

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 834 Ratings

Good Words with Kirk Franklin welcomes people from every cross section of life seeking inspiration and empowerment. Through candid conversations exploring faith, comebacks, and the realities of today’s world, Kirk invites us to see ourselves in the shared moments between himself and his guests, including celebrities, performers, and cultural leaders like Pharrell Williams, Kelly Rowland, Chance the Rapper, Glennon Doyle, H.E.R. and more.

New episodes drop every Tuesday.

    Steve Harvey

    Steve Harvey

    Kirk Franklin is joined by legendary comedian, author, and host extraordinaire, Steve Harvey, for a conversation about faith, perseverance, and of course, comedy.



    Learn where Steve’s signature style came from. Hear how he was shaped by his upbringing in Cleveland and his struggles early on in his career. Also, find out whether or not his raunchy stand-up routines ever conflicted with his religious background.



    Kirk also asks Uncle Steve about his transition from “Black famous” to “everybody famous”. The two get into the origins and cultural impact of the Original Kings of Comedy, as well as how they were affected by Bernie Mac’s death. Plus, Kirk gets Steve's advice on how to be uniquely yourself and not limit your dreams.



    It’s a season finale packed with wisdom and laughter. Maybe even a little singing.



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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Stephen A. Smith

    Stephen A. Smith

    Kirk Franklin is joined by charismatic sports commentator Stephen A. Smith for a conversation about knowing your worth and staying true to yourself. Kirk asks Stephen A all about his journey from promising young basketball player, to aspiring journalist, to the highest paid talent in ESPN history.



    Learn about the impact Stephen’s hard-working mom had on his life. Find out whether or not he’s always had the gift of gab and if he considers himself an antagonist. And hear if he’s ever had to tone down his personality in his relationships or in the professional world.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Tabitha Brown

    Tabitha Brown

    Kirk Franklin is joined by actress and vegan sensation Tabitha Brown for a conversation about authenticity and having the faith to follow your dreams. Hear about all the peaks and valleys in Tabitha’s long journey pursuing an acting career, as well as how she feels about her rapid rise to stardom as a social media personality during the pandemic. Learn how Tabitha came to embrace her natural self and how going vegan helped save her life.



    Kirk and Tabitha also discuss dealing with delays, recovering from depression, and whether Black women’s long track record of saving the day is a gift or burden.
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    • 59 min
    Matthew McConaughey

    Matthew McConaughey

    Kirk Franklin is joined by Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey for a conversation about his colorful life and his new book Greenlights. Learn about Matthew's unique but loving upbringing, why his one goal has always been to be a dad, and life in Hollywood as a man of faith. 



    Kirk and Matthew also discuss the issue of inequality, why Matthew likes to go on adventures some might consider dangerous, and why he believes gratitude reciprocates.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Chris Paul

    Chris Paul

    Kirk Franklin is joined by current 11-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul for a conversation about hard work and the costs behind being successful. Learn about the influence CP3's parents had on him, his dual personality on and off the court, and what his momma thinks about his trash talking.



    Kirk also asks Chris about the death of Kobe Bryant and what it was like inside the NBA bubble during the summer of police brutality protests following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.



    Plus, Chris proves himself as a Kirk Franklin superfan.



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Kelly Rowland

    Kelly Rowland

    Kirk Franklin is joined by the one and only Kelly Rowland for a conversation about her incredible journey from a Houston girl with dreams to Destiny’s Child to fully-realized solo artist and mom. Find out about the important women that helped shape Kelly’s life, why hair is a form of self expression she fights for, how the church reacted when Destiny’s Child started doing their thing, how the group navigated the various pressures of the music industry, and how faith has guided Kelly through it all. Hear Kirk and Kelly share their stories of reconnecting with their estranged fathers, discuss the fears that come with stepping out on your own, and give advice on balancing career and relationships. Plus, the two have some fun with a little game...



    If you want to join Kelly in her charity work helping fellow mothers get the support they need, you can find out more about Baby2Baby at https://baby2baby.org/
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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
834 Ratings

834 Ratings

HousBles ,

Outstanding

Today I listened to Good Words for the first time, and I felt like (wished I could have been) I was there with you! The conversation with Steve Harvey was a blessing as it spoke to a place that God just delivered me from: It’s NEVER too late to see you dream/purpose realized! Thank you for an amazing conversation!

Laray2.0 ,

Awesome Podcast

The concept of the podcast is encouraging, entertaining, enlightening and inspiring. Kirk Franklin and his featured guest of the week captures the joy of loving the Lord. I look forward to future episodes.

Willeddy02 ,

My new favorite podcast!

I listened today for the first time. I will go back and listen to every show and be on here every Tuesday for the next. You keep it real and we love that about you! We’re all designed to serve differently, once you find your God given purpose, serve it to the best of your ability and let God do the rest.

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