The Gift of Forgiveness

The Gift of Forgiveness

The Gift of Forgiveness explores what forgiveness means, how it affects us mentally and physically, and what it takes to truly move on. Hosted by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt and inspired by her book, The Gift of Forgiveness, these are the true stories of forgiveness from the people who’ve lived them. You’ll hear exclusive interviews from some of the people featured in Katherine’s book, and in-depth conversations with some of your favorite celebrities who share their own stories of forgiveness like you’ve never heard them before.

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July 2, 2020 3 min


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Actor, comedian, and one of Katherine’s oldest friends Sean Hayes joins her on the first episode of The Gift of Forgiveness to talk about coming out, where he gets his drive to succeed, and the forgiveness journey he didn’t realize he was on.

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July 22, 2020 31 min

Chris Williams was driving his family home from the ice cream shop one winter evening, when a drunk driver hit his car, totaling it, and killing his family. Chris sat among the wreckage, waiting for help to arrive and in that very moment, forgave the other driver.

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July 29, 2020 31 min

Katherine got to join Jessica in her home studio pre-COVID to talk about forgiving but not forgetting, how self-forgiveness helps her stay sober, and how her faith plays a role on her forgiveness journey. 

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August 5, 2020 20 min

One February afternoon, Sybrina Fulton got the call no mother should; her son, Trayvon Martin, was killed. It’s been eight years since Trayvon’s death, and Sybrina celebrates his legacy and the movement he inspired, and is open about the fact that she has not forgiven.

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August 12, 2020 35 min

An outburst on a basketball court sent Lewis Howes to group therapy where one day he told the secret that he’d kept buried for years. After he decided to share, he couldn’t stop. Speaking openly and publicly was one of the ways that Lewis Howes was able to forgive his abuser. 

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August 19, 2020 36 min

Fashion Designer & Beauty Entrepreneur Camila Coelho joins Katherine today to share her story of forgiveness. She talks about self-acceptance, living with epilepsy, and a forgiveness journey that began on her wedding day. 

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August 26, 2020 31 min

New York Times bestselling author, film producer, and motivational speaker DeVon Franklin joins Katherine to talk about forgiving his father after his passing and his mother as a young adult.

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September 2, 2020 37 min

Comedian, actress, and activist Chelsea Handler joins Katherine today to talk about losing her brother in a tragic hiking accident, how you forgive someone after they’re gone, and the type of anger that can’t be forgiven.

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What happens when the person you need to forgive isn’t around? That was the question that inspired Katherine to reach out to grief and loss expert David Kessler. David and Katherine discuss how anger in grief and forgiveness overlap, and how finding peace with yourself is the best way to manage any trials in your life. 

For more of David's work, you can visit his website, Grief.com.

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September 7, 2020 3 min

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September 9, 2020 33 min

Pablo Escobar had a lot of enemies, and his son, Sebastian Marroquin, has made it the mission of his life to try to speak to as many of them as possible and ask for their forgiveness. He joins Katherine to talk about growing up, and seeking forgiveness, in Escobar’s shadow.

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September 17, 2020 24 min

In 1994, Immaculee’s short Easter vacation turned into a 91-day siege, while the Hutu tribe set out to massacre as many members of the Tutsi tribe as they could find. Immaculee joins Katherine to talk about hiding from killers, and how she found it in her heart to forgive them their trespasses. 

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September 23, 2020 26 min

Cheryl Burke is a staple on Dancing With The Stars, but she’s also been doing the hard work of self examination and exploration. She joins Katherine today for one of the most honest and insightful conversations about forgiveness Katherine’s ever heard.

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September 30, 2020 32 min

Steve Leder is the Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles. He joined Katherine to discuss how difficult times makes us each more so, and what you have to do to earn forgiveness.

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October 7, 2020 38 min

When Michelle LeClair was just a teenager, Scientology promised her a better life. She decided to postpone college and squash her attraction to women in favor of being a member of the church. But she couldn’t ignore her feelings forever. Michelle joins Katherine to speak about forgiving the institutions that shape us, and accepting yourself for who you are. 

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October 14, 2020 28 min

Ron had a wife, two children, a career as an international art dealer, and an affair. Today, Ron joins Katherine to speak about being on the other side of forgiveness, seeking it from his wife.  

You can hear more of Ron’s story on his podcast, The Ron Hall Show, including an interview he did with Katherine.

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October 21, 2020 41 min

In our season finale, Dr. Dan Siegel joins Katherine to talk about forgiveness from a clinical perspective. As a psychiatrist, he’s been Katherine’s personal forgiveness expert and has helped her as she progressed on her own forgiveness journey. They discuss his tips and techniques, and what it’s like to witness forgiveness breakthroughs with his patients.

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