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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.

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Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges

2019-04-2500:33:56

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.
Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts

2019-04-1800:35:05

"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts opens up about her brave battle with breast cancer and how she uses her diagnosis to help others. She shares her most valuable life lessons, including how to be true to yourself and listen to your inner voice. Robin also reveals the two most influential people she’s ever met.
Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters

2019-04-1100:32:005

Legendary journalist Barbara Walters is a 13-time Emmy award winner, an Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Famer and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient whose career is unrivaled. In this rare glimpse into Barbara's personal journey, she details how she got her big break and describes her ascent, from being the first woman to co-anchor "The Today Show" to interviewing every president and first lady since Richard Nixon. She offers the most valuable lessons learned from her five decades in the business. Barbara also explains why she chose to step away from the Emmy-winning daytime show she created, "The View."
Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

2019-04-0400:34:0615

Emmy-, Grammy-, Oscar- and Tony-winning actress, TV host and stand-up comic Whoopi Goldberg talks candidly about her childhood in New York City, her most valuable life lessons and her defining screen roles. Whoopi explains how she landed her two most iconic roles: Celie in "The Color Purple" and Oda Mae Brown in "Ghost." She shares how she learned to accept success and open up doors of opportunity in her life. Whoopi also describes the moment she made peace with her mother’s death.
Lorne Michaels

Lorne Michaels

2019-03-2800:24:3110

Creator and producer of “Saturday Night Live,” Lorne Michaels discusses the landmark series that changed television and comedy forever. Lorne shares what he's learned from being at the helm for more than 25 years, and his thoughts on the power of laughter and taking risks. He reflects on the importance of changing with the times and the value of comedy as a political tool. Lorne also discusses the tragic loss of “SNL” cast members John Belushi and Chris Farley.
Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

2019-03-2100:36:0522

Actor, producer, writer and director Tyler Perry discusses his difficult childhood, his struggles as a playwright and his path to becoming a media mogul. Despite enduring emotional, physical and sexual abuse as a child, Tyler says he always knew he would grow up to be somebody. Tyler credits God and his mother’s love for guiding him along the way, and discusses his rocky relationship with the man he calls his father, despite lifelong suspicions that he isn’t Tyler's biological dad. Tyler also talks about becoming a parent at the age of 44 and how fatherhood has shifted his life forever.
Diane Sawyer

Diane Sawyer

2019-03-1400:26:5610

Award-winning journalist and news anchor Diane Sawyer opens up about her career, her tireless curiosity and what fuels her passion. Diane talks about the biggest lesson her father taught her and what she learned from working in the Nixon White House during his resignation. She also shares an idea that she says can truly spark lasting change.
Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou

2019-03-0700:33:4654

The late poet, author, icon and activist Dr. Maya Angelou speaks about her creative process, the power of words and how she overcame a traumatic childhood. Dr. Angelou says that in order to be the best human being you can be, you must follow one simple directive: "Just do right." She also discusses what it felt like to stand side-by-side with leaders of the civil rights movement. Dr. Angelou’s most notable work, “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” in on TIME magazine’s list of the “100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.”
Berry Gordy, Jr.

Berry Gordy, Jr.

2019-02-2800:35:056

Berry Gordy Jr. forever changed the music scene with a new sound he called Motown Records. Under Berry’s guidance, the Motown record label pumped out #1 hits for The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Four Tops and Smokey Robinson. Berry talks about his childhood growing up in Detroit, his love affair with Diana Ross and how he turned $800 and a small Detroit studio into Motown's first headquarters.
Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight

2019-02-2100:37:227

Motown legend and seven-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight reflects on coming of age in the music business, the harsh reality of touring during the 1950s in the segregated South, and finding her own voice late in her career. Gladys also explains how she's finally come to understand now, with her fourth husband, what marriage truly means. In 1996, Gladys Knight & the Pips were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Gladys is on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time.”
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Faranak Javaheri

loved it. it made me to read her books

Apr 5th
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Faranak Javaheri

she was so full of herself. I couldn't finish it

Apr 5th
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Erika Myers

how sad is that? made to sleep outside at 6! raped and molested. I never knew this about oprah

Mar 30th
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me me

Jane is my hero <3

Mar 27th
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Erika Myers

love Ellen!

Mar 26th
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Alex McMillan

I wish I was able to meet Dr. Angelou.

Mar 25th
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Mafeenah Emm

Just what I needed to hear to get my act into gear. Podcast being written as this show plays.

Mar 23rd
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Erika Myers

he sounded like he was tearing up when talking about how lucky his girls are to have faith as a mom. so sweet

Mar 12th
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Tami Merlie

I just love Oprah. fantastic

Mar 7th
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Erika Myers

damn you oprah doing these interviews that hit me right in my soft spot and have me tearing up at work. doing my best to clear my eyes

Feb 28th
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Tami Merlie

Agreed... what a great view into her story

Feb 27th
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Erika Myers

wow I learned something I never knew today. his grandmother sounded amazing

Feb 25th
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Erika Myers

choking her with her bra! love it lol

Feb 22nd
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Slobodan Cekic

shaquillicious!

Feb 19th
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Slobodan Cekic

big time!

Feb 19th
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Slobodan Cekic

very inspiring!

Feb 19th
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Erika Myers

love Steve, I cant stop crying. this makes me love him even more

Feb 15th
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Laura Michelle

wow is all I can say.

Feb 15th
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Mis T

Great interview. Speed is off though.

Feb 10th
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karen shields

I have no words for how much this touched me. thank you for sharing your story.

Feb 8th
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