Oprah Winfrey Sits Down With Disney Boss Bob Iger, Malcolm Gladwell & More For New ‘Super Soul Sunday’
EXCLUSIVE: Oprah Winfrey is prepping to kick off an arena tour early next year, but the Queen of All Media is also coming back to the small screen this weekend with some big names and big ideas.
Almost eight years after Super Soul Sunday debuted, the daytime talk show is back on OWN for more episodes of its ninth season. Starting September 15, Malcolm Gladwell, Disney CEO and The Ride of a Lifetime author Bob Iger and others will sit down with Winfrey for curated conversations aimed to find higher purposes and truth – and that often result in pulling back the corporate and professional curtain a bit.
The return of Super Soul Sunday comes at a busy time for OWN as the Season 4 finale of the Winfrey- and Ava DuVernay-executive produced Queen Sugar airs tonight. The chats coming up in the next few weeks will also appear on Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations podcasts as well as on Winfrey’s and Super Soul Sunday‘s respective Facebook pages.
Here’s the lineup kicking off this weekend:
Super Soul Sunday: Malcolm Gladwell
Air date: Sunday, September 15 at 11 a.m. ET/PT
“Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations” podcast date: Wednesday, September 18
Oprah Winfrey sits down with journalist, podcaster and bestselling author, Malcolm Gladwell. They discuss Gladwell’s new book, “Talking to Strangers,” where he examines his theory that prejudging people we do not know sometimes leads to dangerous consequences.
Super Soul Sunday: Dr. Dean and Anne Ornish
Air date: Sunday, September 22 at 11 a.m. ET/PT
“Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations” podcast date: Wednesday, September 25
Oprah Winfrey invites medical pioneer Dr. Dean Ornish and his wife Anne to her vegetable garden in Maui. They talk about their new book, “Undo It!,” which highlights four lifestyle changes they claim can reverse both chronic disease and the aging process.
Super Soul Sunday: Chanel Miller
Air date: Sunday, September 29 at 11 a.m. ET/PT
“Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations” podcast date: Wednesday, October 2
Oprah Winfrey sits down with Chanel Miller, formerly known to the world as “Emily Doe,” who was sexually assaulted on the Stanford University campus. In her memoir, “Know My Name,” Chanel shares the aftermath of the assault and trial that followed.
Super Soul Sunday: Bob Iger
Air date: Sunday, September 29 at 12 p.m. ET/PT
“Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations” podcast date: Monday, September 23
Oprah Winfrey talks with Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. In his book, “The Ride of a Lifetime,” Iger shares values and lessons he’s learned from his legendary forty-plus-year career in the entertainment business.
Super Soul Sunday: Joy Harjo
Air date: Sunday, October 6 at 11 a.m. ET/PT
“Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations” podcast date: Wednesday, October 9
Oprah Winfrey has a conversation with Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named United States Poet Laureate. They discuss Harjo’s tumultuous life, her career as an award-winning poet and her newest book of poetry, “An American Sunrise.”
Super Soul Sunday: Suzy Amis Cameron
Air date: Sunday, October 13 at 11 a.m. ET/PT
“Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations” podcast date: Wednesday, October 16
Oprah Winfrey sits down with environmental activist, actress and author, Suzy Amis Cameron. They discuss Cameron’s new book, “OMD,” where she asks readers to commit to one plant-based meal a day to help save the planet and improve health.
Super Soul Sunday: Pema Chödrön
Air date: Sunday, October 20 at 11 a.m. ET/PT
“Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations” podcast date: Wednesday, October 23
In her flower garden in Maui, Oprah Winfrey talks with Buddhist nun, author and a pioneer of the mindfulness movement, Pema Chödrön. They examine Chödrön’s new book, “Welcoming the Unwelcome,” where she reminds us how to connect to our basic goodness.