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 24, 2022 32 min

Original Air Date: 05/20/2011

After 25 years, and more than 30,000 guests, Oprah is ready to reveal her all-time favorite guest! Then, the 12-year-old who has a profound outlook on life, and changed Oprah’s mind when nobody else could.

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Original Air Date: 02/17/2011

Oprah interviews business owner, best-selling author and motivational speaker Dani Johnson. Dani was a featured participant on ABC's reality series Secret Millionaire. For one week Dani hid her true identity and lived on $40 a week in a cramped one-bedroom apartment in the impoverished Western Heights neighborhood of Knoxville, Tennessee. Oprah also speaks with Brazilian transgender model Lea T to d...

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Original Air Date04/19/2011

Oprah interviews a 61-year-old woman, a retired mother of three, who gave birth to her own grandson after her daughter wasn’t able to get pregnant. Then, Oprah interviews NFL quarterback Charles Tillman about his daughter clinging to life at just three-months-old, and the angel family who saved her life through a heart transplant.

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Original Airdate: 10/18/2010

The Kovarbasich family opens up about the details surrounding the murder of Duane Hurley, who Daniel Kovarbasich murdered after Hurley molested him. Rebecca Nesler joins Oprah to talk about her family's struggle to survive after her mother, Ellie Nesler, murdered the man who had been abusing her son.

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Original Airdate: 10/15/2010

Oprah talks to women who fought for our country and upon returning home, ended up homeless sleeping in cars, shelters and on the street. These American heroes are lifting the veil on this unexamined tragedy. Oprah also speaks to military moms who have lost custody of their children while, or as a result of, serving overseas.

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April 19, 2022 32 min

Original Airdate: 10/13/2010

Have you ever wondered if the things you do in private are normal, like cleaning the house naked or leaving voicemails for your dog? Oprah sits down with Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Phil McGraw to help audience members determine if the things they do in private are normal.

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April 12, 2022 37 min

Original Airdate: 10/08/2010

Oprah sits down with two women Shayla and Carla. One is terrified of relationships, the other is uncomfortable in her own skin. Both are grown women in their 30s who’ve never been in a serious relationship, never been in love, and have never had sex. Now they’re seeking help from sex therapist Dr. Laura Berman to uncover what’s really holding them back.

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Original airdate: 10/11/2010

Fifteen years after the O.J. Simpson trial, Oprah goes one-on-one with former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman about the trial as they discuss the key players, the evidence, and his shocking revelations. He also discusses how the case affected his life and what would happen if he met O.J. face to face.

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Original Airdate: 01/28/2011

Fran Drescher and her ex-husband Peter Jacobson discuss their relationship and Peter's subsequent coming out as a gay man. Oprah also revisits some of her most memorable guests, including Geno Jones, who put out a personal ad 17 years ago looking for the perfect woman; John and Rochelle, who is one of the most controlling wives in the history of the show; Michelle Kramer, whose husband, Dr. Mark Wein...

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Original Airdate: 10/06/2010

An unforgettable guest, Truddi Chase, originally brought the diagnosis “Multiple Personality” to our attention on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1990 . Discover what happened to her and hear her daughter describe what life was like inside their home. Then, meet Kim Noble, a mom with 20 personalities. 

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Airdate: 09/22/2010

Oprah talks to Ingrid Betancourt, who was kidnapped at gunpoint and held captive for six-and-a-half years in the jungle. Ingrid discusses her captivity and the book she wrote about her ordeal, "Even Silence Has an End." Ingrid was a Presidential candidate in Colombia when she was abducted by FARC rebels and held captive in the Amazon jungle.

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March 8, 2022 31 min

Airdate: 09/17/2010

Oprah, Nate Berkus, and Vera Wang help make some over-the-top ultimate wildest dreams come true for some of the most loyal Oprah Show viewers, including a single mother, a group of unsuspecting brides, and one of Oprah's all-time favorite guests, the amputee warrior mom.

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March 1, 2022 38 min

From May 20th, 2004

Oprah talks with people who have made mistakes that they cannot take back. Oprah speaks with a teen student who had an affair with her coach; a son who accidentally killed his mom while drag racing and the mother whose daughter died and her son was injured after not using a car seat.

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February 22, 2022 39 min

From July 16th, 1993Oprah speaks with Andrew Vachss, an attorney exclusively representing children and youth. He is also the author of Another Chance To Get It Right, a children's book for adults that explores the realities of child abuse and juvenile violence. They discuss Oprah's own experience with abuse and the abuse happening to other children. Andrew Vachss passed away on November 23rd, 2021 at the age of 79.

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February 15, 2022 39 min

From October 6th, 2008: A son masterminds the murder of his family. Now, Lisa Ling visits death row for an exclusive interview. Plus, why the father who was supposed to die forgives his son.

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From March 29th, 2010: At 69, find out how legendary model, Golden Globe winning actress and sex symbol, Raquel Welch is aging brilliantly. Plus, she helps one 64-year-old grandmother get her mojo back.

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February 1, 2022 38 min

From January 29th, 2008: Author and world renowned security specialist Gavin de Becker is widely regarded as America's leading expert on protecting public figures, including former Presidents. Today he talks about his book, The Gift of Fear, discussing the signals that occur before violence and how trusting your intuition can help save your life.

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From January 25th, 2008: Adult children of divorce confront their parents after years of pain. Divorce expert M. Gary Neuman, author of "Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way," talks about what to say during such a confrontation and how to say it. 

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January 18, 2022 40 min

From May 5, 2004: Oprah sits down with Kirsten and Jennifer, two of five women who lived through an unspeakable horror. They were kidnapped and held captive by eccentric loner and millionaire John Jamelske. Kirsten was Jamelske's first victim. She was kidnapped in 1988, when she was only 14 years old. Jamelske kept her captive for four years. Jennifer, a 26-year-old mother of two, was kidnapped in 2001 and held for two months. ...

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January 11, 2022 34 min

From May 31, 2007: Oprah sits down with Geoffrey Canada, the founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, an organization set out to prove that underprivileged Black children can and do succeed. Geoffrey adopted a 100-block area of Central Harlem and created programs that help inner-city children from birth through college. She also speaks with additional special guests including Hill Harper, discussing their work to help children in cri...

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