Oprah speaks with Nikole Hannah-Jones about her New York Times bestselling book The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story which is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning The 1619 Project issue of The New York Times Magazine from August of 2019. In the book’s collection of essays, Jones along with a variety of esteemed authors, journalists, historians, and poets share how the inception of enslavement in America in 1619 reaches into every part of American society up to present day. Nikole Hannah-Jones shares her thoughts on how the resistance efforts of Black Americans have always strived to hold our country accountable to the ideals of the Constitution.
Quinta Brunson Abbott Elementary
Oprah speaks with Emmy and Golden Globe-winning writer, producer and actress Quinta Brunson to discuss her mega hit comedy series, Abbott Elementary. Brunson shares reflections about her childhood, her greatest mentors and the pivotal moments of her career.
Super Soul Special: Daniel H. Pink: A New Mind
Original Airdate: November 21, 2018Is there one sentence that sums up your life? New York Times best-selling author of several provocative books about business, work and behavior Daniel H. Pink says a great person can be summed up in just a few words. Daniel discusses his book, “A Whole New Mind,” which has been translated into 39 different languages. Daniel explains the "six senses" he believes can help you learn to be more creative, successful and live up to your full potential. He offers tangible exercises that will help you find your greater purpose, including one called the “Gratitude Visit” and another called “Picturing Yourself at 90.” Also, Oprah shares what she thinks her one, descriptive sentence would be.
Super Soul Special: Father Richard Rohr: The Universal Christ
Original Airdate: June 3, 2019Contemporary theologian, mystic and author Father Richard Rohr discusses his new book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe. A Franciscan friar for more than 40 years and founder of The Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Father Rohr shares why he believes the essential function of religion is to radically connect humanity with the world around us and why “Christ” is another name for everything. He also explains true enlightenment as looking out from oneness and how these realizations can transform the way we live in our everyday world.
Super Soul Special: Oprah Winfrey: INTENTION
Original Air Date: December 16, 2020Oprah Winfrey says intention is at the heart of her every decision and has become an intrinsic part of her spiritual journey. When she first encountered the idea of intention in Gary Zukav’s best-selling book The Seat of the Soul, she says it was life changing. It soon became the guiding principle of her life. This episode draws from Oprah’s conversations with Gary Zukav, Joel Osteen, David Brooks, Brené Brown, Sue Monk Kidd, Devon Franklin, Amy Purdy and Diana Nyad, all of whom have been featured on her Emmy Award-winning show Super Soul Sunday. You can find this compilation and more profound conversations in Oprah’s New York Times best-selling book The Wisdom of Sundays.