Oprah’s Master Class: The Podcast

29 EpisodesProduced by Oprah

Hear the greatest life lessons of some of the most respected and renowned actors, musicians, public figures and athletes. Handpicked by Oprah, these luminaries reveal their lives with candor and insight — in their own words. Listen as Jay -Z, Justin Timberlake, Ellen Degeneres, Shaquille O’Neal, Reb… read more

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John Lewis

January 17th, 2019


Before he became a U.S. congressman, John Lewis was one of the pioneers of the civil rights movement. John reflects on his life of activism, his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and offers wisdom for the …

Smokey Robinson

January 10th, 2019


With dozens of Top 40 hits, more than 4,000 songs to his credit and more than six decades in the business, Smokey Robinson reflects on his legendary career. Smokey is known as the “King of Motown,” responsible for such …

Ellen DeGeneres

January 3rd, 2019


Throughout her childhood in New Orleans, Ellen Degeneres always looked at things a little differently. Ellen’s unique perspective has guided her courageous journey. She first became known to home audiences with a …

Grant Hill

December 27th, 2018


Grant Hill is one of the best-known players in professional basketball. After back-to-back National Championships with Duke University, Grant went on to play for nearly 20 years in the NBA. When he was a child, Grant's …

Cicely Tyson

December 20th, 2018


Oscar-, Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actress Cicely Tyson is a living legend whose remarkable dedication to what she calls her “life's purpose” is reflected on film, in television and on Broadway. Cicely says she …

Stevie Nicks

December 13th, 2018


As a member of Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist, singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks has produced more than 40 Top 50 hits, sold more than 140 million …

James Taylor

December 6th, 2018


James Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, with classics such as "How Sweet It Is," “You’ve Got a Friend” and “Shower the People.” In 1968, …

Vanessa Williams

November 29th, 2018


Emmy-, Grammy- and Tony-nominated actress and singer Vanessa Williams opens up about her Miss America controversy, motherhood, aging in Hollywood and …

Tim McGraw

November 22nd, 2018


Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and actor Tim McGraw sits down for an emotional conversation about his childhood, the family secret …

Robert Duvall

November 15th, 2018


Nominated for seven Academy Awards, acting legend Robert Duvall credits his deep belief in authenticity as the driving force behind his ability to bring characters to life. Robert explains how he started out in drama …

Cindy Crawford

November 8th, 2018


Supermodel, fitness expert and entrepreneur Cindy Crawford discusses her childhood, her former marriage to Richard Gere and her storied career. Growing up in the small town of DeKalb, Illinois, Cindy lost her younger …

Lionel Richie

November 1st, 2018


Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning musical genius Lionel Richie opens up about his childhood in Tuskegee, Alabama, the prejudices he …

Simon Cowell

October 25th, 2018


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear Simon Cowell critique himself? The infamous talent scout turns his critical eye on his own life …

Jon Bon Jovi

October 18th, 2018


Rock legend and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi has sold more than 125 million records with his eponymous band, Bon Jovi. Here, Jon takes us inside the …

Susan Sarandon

October 11th, 2018


Oscar-winning actress and humanitarian Susan Sarandon explains why she credits her success to the fact that all of her plans failed. A New Jersey native and the eldest of nine siblings, Susan grew up in a strict Roman …

LL Cool J

October 4th, 2018


Hip-hop legend, Grammy winner, TV and film star, devoted husband and father, LL Cool J has accomplished it all. Nevertheless, it's easy to see a …

Kevin Hart

September 27th, 2018


With persistence and sheer will, Kevin Hart worked his way up from selling sneakers in his hometown of Philadelphia to selling out stadiums all over the world as a stand-up comic. Today, Kevin is a blockbuster comedic …

Jane Fonda

September 20th, 2018


Two-time Oscar-winning actress, author, political activist and fitness pioneer Jane Fonda discusses her celebrity upbringing, her film career and her …

Patti LaBelle

September 13th, 2018


Legendary performer, Patti LaBelle, has electrified audiences more 50 years. When Patti was a little girl growing up in Philadelphia, she says she was so shy, her mother used to bribe her with quarters to play with …

Lenny Kravitz

September 6th, 2018


Actor, producer and Grammy-winning musician Lenny Kravitz talks about how his mixed cultural background influenced his signature retro music style …

Lynn Whitfield

August 30th, 2018


Emmy-winning actress Lynn Whitfield talks about fighting for better roles in Hollywood, how she learned to be a better mother, coming to terms with …

Steve Harvey

August 23rd, 2018


Standup comic, TV host, radio host and best-selling author Steve Harvey's journey to success has been anything but easy. Steve discusses the highs …

Reba McEntire

August 16th, 2018


Despite many obstacles and challenges, Reba McEntire used the lessons she learned throughout her life to find her own unique voice and go on to become one of the best-selling female country artists of all time. Before …

Shaquille O'Neal

August 9th, 2018


At over 7 feet tall, Basketball Hall of Famer and four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal was born to play hoops, but that doesn't mean it came easy. Shaquille talks about his life and the lessons he's learned in his …

Justin Timberlake

August 2nd, 2018


Musician, actor and global superstar Justin Timberlake is one of the most celebrated entertainers of his generation. From *NSYNC to "SexyBack" to his two-part album, "The 20/20 Experience," and his most recent release, …

Alicia Keys

July 26th, 2018


Multiple-Grammy-winning musician, songwriter and producer Alicia Keys discusses the trajectory of her personal life and career. A classically trained …


July 19th, 2018


Rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur and hip-hop mogul Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter charts his unlikely rise from the Brooklyn projects to …

Dwayne Johnson

July 17th, 2018


This is a special preview of the brand-new podcast, “Oprah’s Master Class: The Podcast.”

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson started his career as a professional wrestler and is now an actor, producer and father. Dwayne shares …

An Introduction

June 19th, 2018


Hear the greatest life lessons of some of the most respected and renowned actors, musicians, public figures and athletes. Handpicked by Oprah, these luminaries reveal their lives with candor and insight — in their own …

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