Super Soul Special: Wes Moore: Is Your Job Your Life’s Purpose?
Original Air Date: May 20, 2018Does this sound like you? After years working at the same job, you realize you've just been going through the motions for as long as you can remember. Wes Moore, a war veteran, entrepreneur, Rhodes Scholar and New York Times best-selling author believes we can all discover and pursue our life’s purpose. “If your job no longer brings you joy, there's an important question you need to ask yourself: ‘What is your real work and who will you fight for?’” In his book The Work, Wes, a former combat officer in Afghanistan, a White House Fellow and a Wall Street banker discusses his journey of self-discovery, which led him to walk away from financial success to create a more meaningful life. This interview was taped in 2018, five years before Wes Moore was elected the first Black Governor of Maryland.
Nikole Hannah-Jones The 1619 Project
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.