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The Oprah Winfrey Show: The Podcast
29 minutes | 2 days ago
Bob Greene’s Best Life Diet
From January 15, 2007: Exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer, Bob Greene discusses his #1 New York Times Bestselling book, The Best Life Diet. He talks through the three phases of the diet plan, reveals the type of food needed to maintain and lose weight more effectively, and gives tips for success on the plan. Guests share their weight loss journey and success using the Best Life Diet.
31 minutes | 10 days ago
Kidnapped as A Child: Why I Didn’t Return
From February 21, 2007: Child abduction survivor, Todd Bequette, shares his experience of being kidnapped at age 13 and held captive for 18 months. He opens up about the abuse he suffered, the guilt he feels for recruiting other children and how this experience affected him. Elizabeth Smart’s father Ed discusses what happens when an abducted child returns home. Plus, President and CEO of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Ernie Allen, discusses laws that need to change. Todd Bequette died of a heart attack in 2013.
38 minutes | 17 days ago
The Cycle of Family Abuse
From November 1, 1988: A mother discusses the physical and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her father and how she later married an abuser. Her four children recall being abused by their father, and talk about the effect it’s had on their lives and how they see the pattern in their own lives. Professor and author of The Future as if it Really Mattered James Garbarino shares how to break the abusive cycle.
26 minutes | 24 days ago
The Person Who Changed My Life
From March 22, 2000: Oprah shares stories featured in Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book The Person Who Changed My Life, including Emmy-winning actor Martin Sheen and actor, producer, and host Jada Pinkett-Smith. Cuomo also surprises three-time Super Bowl-winning football player Emmitt Smith and actor Andrew Shue with the people who changed their lives.
34 minutes | a month ago
Sexual Abuse Ramifications
From April 14, 1988: Oprah brings together a panel of women who have been sexually abused. The women open up about their traumatic experiences and the damage the abuse has caused. Dr. Susan Forward—lecturer and author of the No. 1 New York Times best seller, Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them—shares how survivors of sexual abuse feel “dirty, damaged and different.” She also explains how survivors can begin to put back the pieces of their lives, begin to heal and move forward. (Dr. Susan Forward passed away in February 2020.)
27 minutes | a month ago
What's Your Achille's Heel?
From April 16, 1998: Author Wess Roberts discusses his book, Protect Your Achilles Heel, and the connection between behavior and intention. He explains the difference between behavior patterns and character flaws, the number one problem in relationships and the importance of selflessness. Oprah also talks to audience members about their biggest flaws.
34 minutes | a month ago
How to Save Your Marriage, Day 2
From February 28, 1989: Eight married couples go through the second of two days of marriage counseling to save their marriages. Dr. Harville Hendrix—therapist, speaker and author of the New York Times best-selling book Getting the Love You Want—walks the couples through marital exercises and gives tips on how to minimize arguments within the relationship.
34 minutes | a month ago
How to Save Your Marriage, Day 1
From February 27, 1989: Eight married couples kick off two days of marriage counseling to save their marriages. Dr. Harville Hendrix—therapist, speaker and author of the New York Times best-selling book Getting the Love You Want—walks the couples through exercises that help resolve childhood wounds that are affecting their marriages.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Do One Thing Differently
From October 15, 1999: Oprah talks to people about the one thing they would change in order to make their lives better. Psychotherapist, speaker and author of Do One Thing Different, Bill O'Hanlon, shares how doing just one thing differently can move you in the right direction. He gives steps to making change, including transition rituals and what he describes as the “Mr. Rogers technique.”
39 minutes | 2 months ago
Messages from Dying Mothers
From April 20, 1998: Oprah talks to mothers who are making preparations for family after their deaths. New Zealand mother Tobi Mills opens up about placing a newspaper ad seeking a new family for her 10-year-old twins as she undergoes treatment for liver cancer. Erin Kramp shares motherly advice in videos to her daughter and husband while fighting breast cancer. Rose and Al Malavolti adopted eight children from a mother who was suffering from a terminal illness. (Erin Kramp passed away on October 31, 1998; her daughter was 6 years old. Tobi Mills also passed away in 1998.)
39 minutes | 2 months ago
Faces of Autism
From April 5, 2007: Oprah talks to parents and siblings of children on the autism spectrum about how this condition affects their lives. Dr. Anshu Batra, a developmental-behavioral pediatric specialist, discusses the three behavioral deficits that define autism, possible causes and early warning signs. Dr. Batra also opens up about the symptoms of her own autistic children and shares coping strategies parents can put in place.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Do You Believe?
From February 15, 2007: Television personality, author and psychic medium John Edward discusses his ability to speak to the dead. He describes how the process works, performs readings for families seeking to connect with deceased loved ones and provides tips on how the average person can be receptive to hearing from the other side. Allison DuBois, psychic, medium and author of the New York Times best-seller We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us, shares her experience working with law enforcement, which inspired the show Medium.
42 minutes | 3 months ago
What Five Words Describe Your Marriage?
From January 24, 2007: Spiritual teacher and author of the #1 New York Times best-seller The Seat of the Soul, Gary Zukav shares how to transform your relationship into a spiritual partnership. He explains spiritual growth, the principle of intention and the difference between internal and external power. He also coaches couples in becoming emotionally aware and describes the importance of changing yourself before trying to change others.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
This Is the Year to Get Richer!
From January 22, 2007: Journalist, financial columnist and author of The New York Times best-seller Make Money Not Excuses, Jean Chatzky gives the money lesson that every woman should learn. She also shares four steps to get richer. Plus, her dream team of financial experts helps audience members find ways to make more money with what they already have. Viewers who joined Oprah’s Great American Debt Diet share their experiences and results.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
A Mother’s Controversial Confession
From April 20, 2005: Writer and mother of four, Ayelet Waldman, opens up about her controversial New York Times article, “Truly, Madly, Guiltily.” She explains why she stands by her words, “I love my husband more than my children.” Ayelet discusses the “all or nothing” proposition of motherhood, disconnection between spouses and how dissatisfaction can turn into anger. Roland Warren, President of the National Fatherhood Initiative, says that there is a clear difference between how men and women think about their roles in a family after children are born.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
Stop Being a Doormat!
From June 13, 2002: Sociologist, life coach and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Martha Beck discusses what she calls “the disease to please.” She also coaches women on breaking their “doormat mentality.” Martha explains the K.I.S.S. rule, talks about why people pleasing can become an addiction and shares a quiz to see where you rank on the “doormat scale.” Plus, physician, journalist and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Nancy Snyderman discusses the physical effects of people pleasing and what she calls the “chew and stew” theory, which explains how we think and why we worry.
41 minutes | 4 months ago
What to Feed Your Heart
From March 13, 2002: Physician, researcher and author of the New York Times best-selling book Reversing Heart Disease, Dr. Dean Ornish advises women on how to prevent and reverse heart disease through diet and lifestyle. He discusses the importance of knowing your cholesterol level, the physical effect of toxic emotions and how just one minute a day of meditation can improve your health. Dr. Ornish also highlights three categories of food—the foods to eat most often, those to eat in moderation and those to eat least often.
39 minutes | 4 months ago
De-Stressing Your Life
From February 13, 2002: Life coach, speaker and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Martha Beck counsels overstressed and overscheduled women. She coaches women on how to de-stress and de-clutter their lives. Martha explains the importance of teaching your kids instead of doing for them, how to use your life goals to clean your house and why she believes people pleasing is as dangerous as an addiction.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
Choose Your Life
From June 21, 2000: Oprah talks to people who have made drastic changes to live the lives of their dreams. Plus, spiritual teacher and New York Times best-selling author Gary Zukav gives advice on how to find strength and courage to follow your heart’s desire. He also explains the importance of choice, life experimentation and how to reach what he calls “authentic power.”
40 minutes | 4 months ago
How to Connect with Your Children
From June 8, 2000: Oprah and a team of parenting experts teach frazzled moms and dads how to spend conscious, attentive time with their children. They discuss strategies for having great family conversations, explain what teenagers really want and give tips for divorced parents. The panel also discusses the importance of tradition, rituals and how to recognize what you want your kids to remember from their childhood. Plus, children share how they feel loved and when they know their parent is not listening.
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