The Oprah Winfrey Show: The Podcast

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.

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May 11, 2021 34 min
From September 27, 2004: Oprah interviews Amy Elizabeth Fisher known as "the Long Island Lolita". In 1992, at the age of 17, Amy shot and severely wounded Mary Jo Buttafuoco. At the time Amy was having an affair with Mary’s Jo’s husband, Joey Buttafuoco. Amy served seven years in prison. After staying out of the public eye she told her story in a book, Amy Fisher: If I Knew Then. Oprah feels there's a larger lesson in A...
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From October 9, 2000:?Oprah talks about how toxic relationships affect your health and well-being. We all have toxic people in our lives. In this episode we learn the words to say to stand up to toxic friends and family. Guests share how to confront conflict with grace and love.?
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From January 18, 2007: Shawn Hornbeck and his family (his mother and stepfather, Pam and Craig Akers, and his aunt, Shari Frazier) sit down with Oprah for their first interview since Shaun's safe return four years after he was allegedly kidnapped. Oprah also talks to Gary Wagster and Chris Nelson, the police officers who followed a tip that led them to the home of Michael Devlin, where they found Ben Ownby and Shawn Hornbeck. S...
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April 20, 2021 31 min
From June 17, 1993: Oprah speaks with Cynthia and David Dowaliby who were both put on trial for the murder of their 7-year-old daughter Jaclyn Dowaliby. The couple claimed that she was taken by an intruder. Cynthia was acquitted and David was found guilty and sentenced to 45 years in jail. A year after David's sentencing, his guilty verdict was overruled.  Oprah interviews the couple to better understand this unsolved crime. We...
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From September 30, 2008: Actress Christina Applegate opens up about her battle with cancer and her radical decision to remove both breasts. Oncologist, Dr. Philomena McAndrew, explains the breast cancer gene and provides treatment recommendations. Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, talks about how the conversation around breast cancer has changed since her sister died. Other breast cancer survivo...
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From November 14, 2006: Oprah talks with David Crespi, the suburban banker who murdered his twin daughters during a psychotic episode. She also sits with his wife Kim Crespi & Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner to better understand depression and mental illness. We learn that what may start as a thought can lead to great devastation if ignored. 
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March 30, 2021 39 min
From November 2, 2006: Cardiothoracic surgeon, author and TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz and anesthesiologist, internist and author Dr. Michael Roizen discuss their #1 New York Times Bestseller, You: On A Diet. They share the four steps to losing weight, the emergency foods to always have on hand and the only four exercises you will ever need to do again. Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen also explain why you should focus on your waist size instead of ...
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From February 22, 2011: At age seven, Chelsea Vosters was rescued from living in a dog cage in a dark and cold basement. Thirteen years later, Chelsea shares her memories of being in the cage, recalls the day she was rescued and returns to her childhood home. She also opens up about life after the rescue, the relationship with her family and raising her own son.
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From May 13, 2011: Oprah looks back at some of her most memorable episodes and guests over 25 seasons of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah shares the lessons she learned, several guests return with updates on their lives and viewers share how the show impacted their lives.
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From May 24, 2007: Oprah talks to people in the public eye who are dealing with the effects of depression. Actress and author of On the Couch, Lorraine Bracco shares what she called “a vortex of pain,” and her daughters talk about how they were affected. Country singer, Gary Allan opens up about his wife’s depression and ultimate suicide. Plus-size model, Emme Aronson and her husband Phil recount his battle with depression and the ...
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From February 17, 2010: Oprah talks to Jim Jones, Jr., the son of the notorious Peoples Temple leader, about the Jonestown Massacre, why he didn’t “drink the Kool-Aid,” and how sports saved his life. Karen Kuzma opens up publicly, for the first time, about her brother serial killer John Wayne Gacy. She recalls life as they were growing up, the phone call when he was arrested and his last hours before he was executed.
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February 23, 2021 26 min
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.
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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 Exploite...
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February 9, 2021 35 min
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.
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February 2, 2021 23 min
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.
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January 26, 2021 32 min
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 t...
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January 19, 2021 24 min
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.
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January 12, 2021 31 min
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.
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January 12, 2021 31 min
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.
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January 5, 2021 29 min
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.”
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