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Making Space with Hoda Kotb

19 EpisodesProduced by Hoda Kotb, TODAYWebsite

Where do you draw your strength? Join TODAY’s Hoda Kotb as she continues on a journey of self-discovery and exploration of the resilience of the human spirit. Hoda hears from some of the people she admires most, and whose testimonies of compassion provide lessons for how to make space for whatever i… read more

19 Episodes | 2021 - 2022

Rita Moreno: "I Needed Someone to Believe in Me"

May 9th, 2022


Rita Moreno has been an icon of stage and screen for over seven decades, making history as the first Latina to win an Academy Award for her 1961 performance as Anita in West Side Story. But life wasn’t always easy for …

Delia Ephron: “Your Writing Is Your Fingerprint”

May 2nd, 2022


Famed screenplay writer and author Delia Ephron got a second chance at life and love, both later in life. After suffering back-to-back losses, she coped by putting her pen to paper, offering perspective and lessons of …

Viola Davis: "I Want to Love Me"

April 25th, 2022


Viola Davis on finding herself. It’s hard to imagine the Academy Award-winning actress survived the childhood she did. Bullied at a young age for …

Bevy Smith: "It Gets Greater Later"

April 18th, 2022


Bravo star, author, and fellow podcaster Bevy Smith had it all: A powerful career, financial success, and a strong sense of self-worth. But at 38, …

Kim Kardashian: "A Sense of Inner Calmness"

April 11th, 2022


The last 20 years of Kim Kardashian’s life have been a whirlwind. From busy schedules to booming businesses and ever-present paparazzi, life for Kim …

Thomas Rhett: "Balance is the Key to Life"

April 4th, 2022


It’s been more than five years since country superstar Thomas Rhett has made space for an alone day. So how would the devoted husband and father of …

Amy Schumer: "Is This My Moment?"

March 28th, 2022


On this episode of Making Space, Hoda sits down with comedian Amy Schumer as she prepares to host the Academy Awards. Amy touches on everything from growing up as class clown to the famous names who gave her advice …

Wintley Phipps: "Your Highest Purpose"

March 21st, 2022


On this episode of Making Space with Hoda Kotb, when Hoda stumbled upon a clip of singer and pastor Wintley Phipps performing “Amazing Grace,” she was immediately drawn to his voice and presence and knew she wanted to …

Emmanuel Acho: "As Long As I Get Up, I Win."

March 14th, 2022


Hoda sits down with former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho, creator of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man. Emmanuel shares how he found his calling – not in his strength on the football field – but with the power …

Season 2 of Making Space with Hoda Kotb

March 7th, 2022


Where do you draw your strength? Join TODAY’s Hoda Kotb as she continues on a journey of self-discovery and exploration of the resilience of the human spirit. Hoda hears from some of the people she admires most, and …

Matt Hutchins: "Her Light Shapes Our Lives"

February 24th, 2022


On this special episode of Making Space, Hoda sits down exclusively with Matt Hutchins, whose wife Halyna died after a gun discharged on the set of the film Rust in October 2021. Matt opens up about loss, legacy, moving …

Jenna Bush Hager: "Allow For That Space"

November 1st, 2021


You probably know Jenna Bush Hager as Hoda’s co-host on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna. As you’ll hear, they’re so friendly on air because they’re real friends off-air — and their friendship has only grown and deepened …

Sheryl Crow: “Getting to the Other Side”

October 25th, 2021


Nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow has spent the last three decades performing for sold-out crowds and festivals. But rarely do we get a …

Iyanla Vanzant: “When the Student is Ready, the Teacher Appears”

October 18th, 2021


Life Coach Iyanla Vanzant joins Hoda for a meaningful and eye-opening conversation. Stepping away after ten seasons of her smash hit “Iyanla: Fix My …

Mitch Albom: “What We Choose to Carry is Actually What Ends Up Defining Us”

October 11th, 2021


When sportswriter Mitch Albom started meeting with his former professor Morrie Schwartz toward the end of Morrie’s life, Mitch had no idea the impact …

Oprah Winfrey & Maria Shriver: “The Word Was Cherish”

October 4th, 2021


Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver describe their forty-two-year friendship as loyal, consistent and honest. Together they’ve navigated the ups and …

Anne Lamott: "Grace Always Meets You Exactly Where You Are"

September 27th, 2021


Best-selling author Anne Lamott knows a thing about overcoming obstacles. Thirty-five years on the other side of her addiction, Anne is the author of 19 books, a mother, grandmother, and in her 60s, a wife for the first …

Suleika Jaouad & Jon Batiste: “Know How to Anchor Yourself”

September 20th, 2021


At just 22 years old, writer Suleika Jaouad was given a 1-in-3 chance to live after a deadly cancer diagnosis. Today, she's celebrating seven years …

Michael Todd: “It’s Only Crazy Until It Happens”

September 20th, 2021


Pastor Michael Todd is the leader of the Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This dynamic 34 year-old speaks to the power we all have to …

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