The Oprah Winfrey Show: The Podcast


Oprah is opening the vault of The Oprah Winfrey Show with 25 years of hand-picked legendary interviews, a-ha moments, ugly cries and unforgettable surprises. A lot has changed since she ended the show, but many of our personal struggles have stayed the same. We’re all still looking to connect, to be seen and to know that we’re not alone. We’re also looking for some joy, some laughs and some much-needed inspiration. As we head into this new decade, what better time to look back and reflect, to take stock of how we’ve grown and to be reminded that we’re all in this together. The Oprah Winfrey Show aired from September 8th, 1986 to May 25, 2011 with 4,561 episodes. The show remains the highest-rated daytime talk show in American television history, averaging between 10 to 20 million viewers a day. read less

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The Oprah Winfrey Show: The Podcast features compelling episodes from the legendary daytime TV talk show. Oprah Winfrey started the series in 1986, making history as the first Black woman to become such a host. The Oprah Winfrey Show featured everything from emotional interviews to incredible giveaways. The series went off the air in 2011. But it still has a cultural impact, with expressions like "aha moments" and "living your best life."

On The Oprah Winfrey Show: The Podcast, Oprah herself picks out the episodes for the program. She refers to her talk show as "one of the greatest classrooms." With this podcast, she shares some powerful lessons. She hopes they help inspire more people to follow their path and find their purpose. On The Oprah Winfrey Show, she hosts everyone from Diana Ross to Tom Cruise to Maya Angelou. Her interviews are without judgment and with compassion. She asks thought-provoking questions to unearth inspiring stories.

In the podcast episode "Venus & Serena Williams," Oprah replays her interview with the tennis star sisters. There's a lot of laughter throughout, but what is most prevalent is their determination and focus.

Oprah had many other interviews besides celebrity ones, of course. "35 Years Later: Black & White Student Reunions" tells the story of Little Rock. In 1957, nine black students joined an all-white school despite protests and bullying. Oprah chats to seven of the students for their first interview in 35 years. One student reunites with a white friend who chose to share her algebra book with him. It was a bold move that put herself at risk.

It's not all challenging conversations. Other episodes offer guidance for viewers. Resident expert Dr. Laura Berman helped couples improve their sex lives. One woman admitted to not even wanting to kiss her husband anymore. Dr. Berman talks to them about why they view sex as a chore.

The Oprah Winfrey Show: The Podcast features Oprah's own "favorite things." These are her favorite moments from 25 years of episodes. Listeners can expect an array of emotions, from joy and laughter to tears and inspiration.

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