OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the upcoming programming slate for “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations” podcast. Guests include five-time Super Bowl Quarterback Tom Brady, Grammy Award-winning musician will.i.am, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Maria Shriver and former New Orleans Mayor and author Mitch Landrieu. Podcast interviews will be available on Apple Podcasts (ApplePodcasts.com/OprahSuperSoul) (and other podcast platforms) and full video from the interview will also be available via Facebook Watch on the SuperSoul Facebook platform (facebook.com/SuperSoulSunday).
In addition, a special featuring a rare sit-down interview between Oprah and Tom Brady, “Quarterback Tom Brady On Legacy & Longevity,” will air on OWN Sunday, June 17 at 11 a.m. PT/ET.
“Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations” podcast debuted as the #1 Apple Podcast in August 2017. Today, the podcast draws near 1.4 million downloads a week and is frequently ranked among the Top 10 podcasts on the overall Apple Podcasts’ Top Charts.
Following is the “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations” upcoming programming schedule and additional information:
Monday, June 4 – will.i.am: Grammy Award-winning musician, producer, tech entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist, will.i.am is best known as the founder of the super-group Black-Eyed Peas. Will.i.am shares why he’s shifting away from making music and focusing his energy on using technology to create a better future through artificial intelligence and robotics. Oprah and will.i.am have a conversation about the dangers of technology in the era of social media. With a passion for giving back to underserved communities, will.i.am explains why he believes the key to ending poverty begins with education, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Monday, June 18 – Tom Brady: In a rare sit-down interview, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reveals what he believes is the key to his longevity and success. Forty-year-old Brady shares his insights into the spiritual side of football, the meaning of family, and how he found resilience after the headline-grabbing “Deflategate” controversy. After nearly two decades in the NFL, Brady explains to Oprah what he still wants to accomplish and why “life after football” may have to wait just a little bit longer. Brady also discusses his #1 New York Times bestselling book “The TB 12 Method.” Brady’s famous supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen stops by. A special featuring a conversation between Oprah and Tom Brady, “Quarterback Tom Brady On Legacy & Longevity,” will air on OWN Sunday, June 17 at 11 a.m. PT/ET. Part 2 of this podcast interview will be available Wednesday, June 20.
Monday, June 25 – Maria Shriver: Peabody and Emmy-winning journalist, producer, and bestselling author, Maria Shriver sits down with Oprah to share inspiration from her #1 New York Times bestselling book, “I’ve Been Thinking … Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life.” Oprah and Shriver discuss their forty-year friendship and the lessons they both learned from Shriver’s mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Shriver opens up about growing up as a member of the powerful Kennedy family, and how she sought her own passion and purpose beyond the legacy of the Kennedy name. Shriver reflects on the personal challenges she’s experienced, and how she found the strength to navigate death, divorce, and the grief that comes after. She explains why she chooses to “see the good” and what it means to reclaim your personal power. Part 2 of this podcast interview will be available Wednesday, June 27.
Monday, July 9 – Mitch Landrieu: Mitch Landrieu, the former mayor of New Orleans joins Oprah for a candid, spiritual conversation about the realities of race, culture, and politics in our modern age. He discusses his controversial, headline-making decision to remove four prominent Confederate monuments from the city of New Orleans, that had stood in the city for over 100 years. Landrieu documents the historical removal of the monuments in his New York Times bestselling memoir “In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History.” As the country remains divided along racial and political lines, Landrieu and Oprah discuss the importance of forgiveness and how acknowledging the mistakes of the past is the only true path to healing. Part 2 of this podcast interview will be available Wednesday, July 11.