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Experience a side of Dr. Phil McGraw you may have been missing as he provides critical information on some of the most important issues we face today. McGraw delves into the minds of the most exciting and accomplished people. From celebrities to ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, to the… read more

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Keeping It Real: Relationship Reality Check Pt7

September 26th, 2023


In part seven of Relationship Reality Check, Dr. Phil drops some relationship wisdom: It's on you to own your actions and mindset. Don't give up on …

True Underlying Issues: Relationship Reality Check Pt6

September 19th, 2023


In part six of Relationship “Reality Check: How Fun Are You To Live With”; Dr. Phil unveils the intricacies of misdirection in relationships, …

Fault Finder: Relationship Reality Check Pt5

September 12th, 2023


Dr. Phil discusses the concept of the "bad spirit" that can ruin a relationship. He describes characteristics of the bad spirit, including being a …

Inspire Your Partner: Relationship Reality Check Part 4

September 5th, 2023


Dr. Phil McGraw and Dr. Justin Lehmiller, discuss topics related to sexuality and relationships. They talk about the importance of inspiring and …

Finding Middle Ground: Relationship Reality Check Pt3

August 29th, 2023


In the latest episode, part three of Relationship Reality Check, Dr. Phil delves into the critical concept of establishing compromise and mutual accommodation within relationships. The episode underscores the …

Self Reflection and Responsibilities Pt2

August 22nd, 2023


Step into the latest episode of "Relationship Reality Check," where Dr. Phil delves into the heart of relationships, unveiling the profound significance of self-reflection and the weight of responsibilities within them. …

How Not To Settle In A Relationship Pt1

August 15th, 2023


We often get back what we give in our connections with others, whether it is a friend, co-worker, lover, or spouse. Dr. Phil talks about this idea and emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for the quality …

How To Live A Meaningful Life Pt10

August 8th, 2023


In this final episode on “Toxic Personalities In The Real World”, Dr. Phil discusses the importance of being unique, essential, and relevant. He urges you to be intentional in your actions and choices, instead of simply …

Claim Your Right To Rid Yourself Of Toxic People PT9

August 1st, 2023


In this podcast episode, Dr. Phil McGraw discusses the importance of recognizing and removing toxic people from your life. Your uniqueness in relationships and situations is brilliant. Do not define yourself by toxic …

Personal Growth Pt8

July 25th, 2023


Dr. Phil explains how life is managed, not cured, and individuals have the power to manage their own lives as the "life manager." Dr. Phil encourages listeners to identify toxic people in their lives, whether it be …

Signs And Behaviors: Antisocial Personality Disorder Pt7

July 18th, 2023


Dr. Phil McGraw discusses antisocial personality disorder, also known as psychopathy or sociopathy. He explains that individuals with this disorder …

Emotional Rollercoaster: Borderline Personality Disorder Pt6

July 11th, 2023


Dr. Phil continues his discussion on borderline personality disorder (BPD). He emphasizes that BPD exists on a behavioral continuum and can be present to varying degrees. 

Dr. Phil cautions against assuming that all …

The Struggle: Borderline Personality Disorder Pt5

July 4th, 2023


Dr. Phil discusses borderline personality disorder and the impact it can have on people's lives. Labels are important for communication and understanding when it comes to therapy and treatment. Borderline personality …

Spot A Malignant and Communal Narcissist Pt4

June 27th, 2023


Dr. Phil continues his discussion about malignant narcissism, which combines narcissistic, Machiavellian, and psychopathic traits. Dr. Phi explains that malignant narcissists are dangerous and will use and abuse others …

The Triangle- Malignant Narcissist Pt3

June 20th, 2023


Dr. Phil discusses the philosophy and characteristics of malignant narcissists, individuals who believe that the world is out to get them and that they must get others first. Malignant narcissists prioritize their …

Gaslighting And The Covert Narcissist Pt2

June 13th, 2023


Dr. Phil continues discussing narcissism and focuses on covert narcissism, which is more subtle than classic narcissism. Narcissists have a false sense of superiority and lack empathy. Covert narcissists have the same …

Navigating Narcissism

June 6th, 2023


The term 'narcissist' is having a moment right now- but is the word being overused? It's important to know exactly who and what you are dealing with. An accurate, clear understanding of narcissistic behavior is …

An Autopsy Of Your Life: Living By Design Part Ten

May 30th, 2023


Now is the time to perform an autopsy of your life. In the final episode of the "Living By Design" series, Dr. Phil guides you through implementing …

Deal Only With The Truth: Living By Design, Part Nine

May 23rd, 2023


Work on your playbook for life. In Living By Design, Part 9 of the Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. Phil explains why you should only deal with the …

Be Bold Enough To Stretch Yourself: Living By Design, Part Eight

May 16th, 2023


Do you believe in yourself enough to reach for what you want? In Living By Design, Part 8 of the Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. Phil explains how you can master the system and make it work for you!

New episodes of Phil …

Figure Out What Makes People Tick: Living By Design, Part Seven

May 9th, 2023


Are you living your life reactively or proactively? What would happen if you made an appointment with yourself for 30 minutes every day to focus on …

Upgrade Your Playbook For Life: Living By Design, Part Six

May 2nd, 2023


If you are going to win at life, you need a playbook, Dr. Phil says. On this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast, he teaches you how to be a winner in life. “One of the things you’ve got to stop doing is talking to people …

How To Create A Better Life: Living By Design Part Five

April 25th, 2023


Do you have everything you want in life? If you don’t, then you have to identify which area of your life is missing something you need and ought to have. On this week’s episode of the Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. …

How To Adapt To The New Rules Of Life: Living By Design, Part Four

April 18th, 2023


If you’ve been doing everything “by the book” and your life still isn’t where you want it to be, you need to tune in to this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast. Dr. Phil teaches you how the world really works -- not how …

Defining Your External Factors: Living By Design Part Three

April 11th, 2023


Continue uncovering your authentic self with Dr. Phil in part three of his "Living By Design" series. You can trace who you've become in this life to external factors: 10 defining moments, seven critical choices, and …

Project Status: Living By Design Part Two

April 4th, 2023


It's time to put your life on Project Status! Put yourself first and start accomplishing your goals to get to where you want to be in life. Dr. Phil says it’s never too late to get started and recognize what's important …

Now Is The Time To Be Happy- Living By Design PT1

March 28th, 2023


Back by popular demand, Dr. Phil revisits how you can move from "being right" to "being happy". The time is now! Your internal dialogue powerfully …

How To Live By Design

March 21st, 2023


Dr. Phil revisits steps you can take to dramatically change your life. From claiming and accepting praise to knowing your real currency, learn how to “stretch” and behave your way to success – even if it feels like you …

How To Prepare For A Serious Accident

March 14th, 2023


Every year, over 500,000 Americans file for bankruptcy due to medical bills. Many of these arise from auto accidents that occur at alarming rates, oftentimes leaving the victim with a brain or spinal cord injury. These …

How Emotions Impact Heart Health

March 7th, 2023


One person dies of heart disease every minute in America. However, by proactively living a heart friendly lifestyle, you can mitigate and reduce your risk. 

Dr. John Whyte, Chief Medical Officer of WebMD and author of …

Coerced: Anatomy Of A False Confession

February 28th, 2023


If you think only guilty people confess to crimes, think again. Innocent people are often convicted after they provide police with a false …

Becoming Your Own Boss with Amy Porterfield

February 21st, 2023


“How can being your own boss redefine your life?” Amy Porterfield, online marketing expert, podcast host, and author, asks that question and much more to help women navigate into living the life they have dreamed. …

Families In America Are Under Attack – Conscious Parenting With Dr. Shefali

February 14th, 2023


Dr. Shefali, a clinical psychologist, New York Times best-selling author, and international speaker, joins Dr. Phil on his Phil in the Blanks podcast …

‘The War On Drugs’ With Clayton English And Greg Glod

February 7th, 2023


Lava for Good’s The War on Drugs podcast exposes the real-world consequences of five decades of America’s failed war on drugs. Co-hosts comedian Clayton English and Greg Glod, senior criminal justice fellow at Americans …

How To Protect Our Children From Psychological Malignancies On Social Media

January 31st, 2023


In part 2 of the Phil in the Blanks podcast about the dangers of social media content, Dr. Phil continues his discussion with Imran Ahmed, Founder and CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate. They discuss social …

The Dangers Of Social Media Content- Part 1

January 24th, 2023


Social media is full of wonderful opportunities for people to connect. It is also filled with people who push identity-based hate, extremism, …

Tech Addiction: Digital Madness- How Social Media Is Driving Our Mental Health

January 17th, 2023


Psychologist Dr. Nicholas Kardaras joins Dr. Phil to discuss the impact of excessive technology on younger brains. Can having a smartphone cause an …

Heal Your Body And Build Strength In A Sustainable Way

January 10th, 2023


Do crunches work? Should you warm up prior to working out? Dr. Patrick DeFazio and David Fabrizio join Dr. Phil on his Phil in the Blanks podcast to …

Your Best Start To 2023

January 3rd, 2023


2023 is the year of getting rid of time wasting media and using your precious attention more wisely, and there is no better way to gain all the insights, entertainment and information you need than to subscribe to Phil …

Best Moments: Phil in the Blanks

December 27th, 2022


Best moments of this season: In this riveting compilation of the very best memorable moments from this past podcast season listeners will find …

Teaching Kids To Speak Up

December 20th, 2022


From how to teach your kids what to do when it comes to safety online and in real life to what changes need to be made in the American education system, Dr. Phil and Ross Szabo, Wellness Director of the Geffen Academy …

What To Do About The Teen Mental Health Crisis

December 13th, 2022


Mental health issues among teens are on the rise. Why is this happening? How do parents and schools play a role? And most importantly, what do we do …

Parents? Teachers? Bureaucrats? – Who Can Fix The Education System In America?

December 6th, 2022


Sadly, the interest to become a teacher or remain a teacher is the worst in our nation’s history. We’ll tackle the teacher shortage, low standards, student whining, and new requirements in states like AZ & FL that …

The Psychology Of Good People With Social Psychologist Dolly Chugh

November 29th, 2022


Social psychologist Dolly Chugh joins Dr. Phil on the Phil in the Blanks podcast to discuss how to embrace, rather than ignore, the contradictions of …

From Revenge Porn To Identity Theft: Avoid Being Exploited Online

November 22nd, 2022


When it comes to taking or sending intimate pictures and videos, you need to tread very carefully because revenge porn is real! Cybersecurity expert …

40 Conversations To Have With Yourself

November 15th, 2022


Life is hard, but it gets a whole lot easier when you start to talk it out.

Psychotherapist and author of the book, “How Am I Doing? 40 Conversations …

Zero Victim!

November 8th, 2022


Victimhood culture, a concept that originates in sociology, is today defined as a tendency of people to over-emphasize the need to protect their …

The Search For Solutions To Homelessness And Addiction

November 1st, 2022


Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Michael Shellenberger, author of San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities, on the Phil in the Blanks podcast. They dig deeper into the controversial topic of harm reduction, …

Pushing Back On ‘Harm Reduction’ Policies

October 25th, 2022


“Harm reduction” is a theory that argues deaths from overdoses can be greatly reduced with the implementation of strategies that allow people with drug dependency access to drugs in a safe way. Michael Shellenberger, …

Sen. Scott Wiener Discusses ‘Safe Sites’ For Drug Addicts To Use

October 18th, 2022


Sen. Scott Wiener Discusses ‘Safe Sites’ For Drug Addicts To Use

California State Senator Scott Wiener joins Dr. Phil on his Phil in the Blanks podcast to discuss “safe sites” for drug addicts to use. Senator Wiener, …

The Four Essentials Of Modern-Day Parenting With Dr. Charles Sophy

October 11th, 2022


Psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy joins Dr. Phil on his Phil in the Blanks podcast to share parenting tips from his new book, Family Values: Reset Trust, Boundaries, and Connection With Your Child.

“If you put your child …

Diving Into The Homeless Crisis In America

October 4th, 2022


California has the highest number of homeless encampments in the United States and holds more than half of all unsheltered homeless people. In an …

WebMD’s Chief Medical Officer Talks About Diabetes Prevention

September 27th, 2022


Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer for WebMD and author of  “Take Control of Your Diabetes Risk, says nearly 95 million people are pre-diabetic, …

The Profile Of A School Shooter

September 20th, 2022


The Profile Of A School Shooter

Dr. James Densley and Dr. Jillian Peterson join Dr. Phil on his Phil in the Blanks podcast to share what they have …

Dr. Phil Welcomes Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump

September 13th, 2022


Dr. Phil Welcomes Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump 

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump has represented the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor and more. “All we’re trying to do is get …

The Most Important Season of Dr. Phil in 21 Years!

September 6th, 2022


Dr. Phil addresses the most important season of 'Dr. Phil' in the last 21 years! You asked him the tough questions and he is answering them right now! Tune in to see what's next for 'Dr. Phil' and how you can be a part …

Revenge Addiction And What You Can Do To Stop It

August 30th, 2022


"Revenge addiction is even more dangerous than substance addiction," says Dr. James Kimmel Jr., lecturer in psychiatry at the Yale School of …

Former White House Staffer Stephanie Grisham Talks Trump

August 23rd, 2022


Stephanie Grisham spent years as a member of Donald Trump’s innermost circle. Grisham, who worked at the White House as Press Secretary and as Melania Trump’s Chief of Staff, joins Dr. Phil on the Phil in the Blanks

The Psychology Of Success With Dr. Anne Shadle

August 16th, 2022


Dr. Anne Shadle is an expert in the psychology of success. “It’s training your mind to know exactly what you need to do,” says the two-time NCAA …

Free Speech And The Effects Of Cancel Culture

August 9th, 2022


Solveig Gold, a senior research assistant at Princeton's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and PhD candidate in classics at …

The Future Of America With Bakari Sellers

August 2nd, 2022


At just 22 years old, Bakari Sellers defeated a 26-year incumbent state representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state …

The Speeches You’ve Never Heard That Would’ve Changed The World

July 26th, 2022


How many times have people planned a certain outcome that never took place? They thought something was going to come to pass, and then it didn't. Or, what about leaders who had two different speeches written and gave …

Founder Of ‘Marshall Plan For Moms’ Talks About Empowering Working Women

July 19th, 2022


Attorney, activist, and founder of Girls Who Code and the Marshall Plan for Moms, Reshma Saujani has spent over a decade building movements to fight for women and girls’ economic empowerment, working to close the gender …

How Science May Prevent School Shootings - Dr. James Kimmel Jr.

July 12th, 2022


Dr. James Kimmel Jr., lecturer in psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, founder and co-creator of the Yale Collaborative for Motive Control …

Documentary Filmmaker Talks About ‘Cancel Culture’

July 5th, 2022


Author, business executive, retired national gymnast and award-winning documentarian Jennifer Sey joins Dr. Phil for a discussion on today’s toxic social climate and how she says she got caught up in the crosshairs of …

Human Trafficking In Our Own Backyard

June 28th, 2022


Kay Buck, executive director of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), the only organization in the U.S. that is exclusively …

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Spills All

June 21st, 2022


“He has been helping politicians get elected to the most powerful positions in the country for decades,” Dr. Phil says. Sean Spicer, former White …

Wrongful Convictions, Righteous Exonerations

June 14th, 2022


Valentino Dixon’s world was turned upside down when he was wrongly accused and then convicted of a double homicide after another man confessed to the crime. He was exonerated after spending 27 years behind bars. Marty …

Author And Soldier Izzy Ezagui Talks Returning To Battle After Losing An Arm – ‘Phil In The Blanks’ Podcast

June 7th, 2022


From video game nerd to squad commander in the Israeli Defense Forces, actor, stunt performer, screenwriter, and author Izzy Ezagui says he is the …

When Is Enough Enough? The Deadly School Shooting In Uvalde, Texas

May 31st, 2022


Two teachers and 19 children are dead after a recent shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. “Almost half of school shootings are over …

Communication Skills That Help You ‘Get What You Want’

May 24th, 2022


Dr. Phil and Dr. Frank Luntz, USC professor and president of Frank I. Luntz and Associates, continue their conversation with a focus group of USC students on how to communicate more effectively – and how young people …

Turning Opposing Views Into Effective Communication

May 17th, 2022


Is it possible to build bridges and put an end to “Us versus Them"? Dr. Frank Luntz, USC professor and president of Frank I. & Associates, survey …

Change Your Story, Change Your Life –With Lori Gottlieb

May 10th, 2022


Can people really change? Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Lori Gottlieb joins Dr. Phil on his Phil in the Blanks podcast and offers tips for changing your life – and making the changes stick. 

From Raising Kids To Raising ‘Hell’ – Stand-Up Comedian Christina P.

May 3rd, 2022


Christina P. is a stand-up comedian, writer, TV personality, and mother of two. Her hugely successful podcast Your Mom’s House, which she hosts with …

Nikki Glaser On Comedy, Her Life, And Her New Show

April 26th, 2022


One of the funniest voices in comedy today, Nikki Glaser, joins the Phil in the Blanks podcast. Glaser, who has been performing stand-up for over a decade, is the host of three hit podcasts and has a brand new daily …

Obsessed With The Experience Of Guy Fieri

April 19th, 2022


Dr. Phil dives into the "secret sauce" of Guy Fieri and how he has become one of the most recognizable and influential culinary stars in the …

Imagine...How YOU Can Change The World

April 12th, 2022


Dr. Phil has an in-depth conversation with Dr. Frank Luntz, President of Frank I. Luntz & Associates, a survey research and consulting firm, and …

Avoid Getting Conned, Scammed and Ripped Off

April 5th, 2022


Dr. Phil addresses the top scams and frauds plaguing the world today. Who are these scammers? Why do they do what they do? What are the different kinds of currency that motivate fraudsters? Laura McNeal, Tracy Siska, …

Analyzing Body Language With The Behavior Panel

March 29th, 2022


Have you ever wondered how experts determine whether someone is lying? Dr. Phil and The Behavior Panel debunk the biggest misconceptions about body language and discuss the finer points of deception detection.

“Pay …

The Pandemic Aftermath And How It’s Affecting Students

March 22nd, 2022


Dr. Phil speaks with parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba and author of Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine, about how students are struggling with depression, anxiety, and overwhelm …

How Coddling Kids Is Ruining Their Future

March 15th, 2022


Dr. Phil speaks with psychologist and licensed clinical social worker Dr. Deena Manion about how coddling the younger generation is at odds with the …

Dr. Phil: Ukraine, Putin and Implicit Bias (Part 2)

March 8th, 2022


Dr. Phil answers psychological questions about the war in Ukraine, Putin “who is this guy?” and digs into implicit bias. For more information:

Dr. Phil Announcement On Ukraine (Part 1)

March 8th, 2022


Dr. Phil makes an announcement on Ukraine and addresses listeners' questions.

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2 Years Later: Have Views On Black Lives Changed?

March 1st, 2022


Dr. Phil devotes his platform to analyzing how life has changed for Black Americans in the almost two years since the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, and the subsequent widespread Black …

Treat Specific Parts of Your Brain To End Anxiety, Depression And Tremors

February 22nd, 2022


Internationally recognized neuroradiologist Dr. Bradley Jabour joins Dr. Phil to offer important information about brain bleeds, warning signs and …

The Fentanyl Crisis: How To Protect Your Kids

February 15th, 2022


Derek Maltz, former director of DEA Special Operations, and Tim Mackey, CEO of S-3 Research, join Dr. Phil on this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast when he addresses the national crisis of drugs, both real and …

Pronouns And The Power Of Language With Dr. Suzy D’Enbeau

February 8th, 2022


Communications expert Dr. Suzy D’Enbeau, who specializes in feminism and gender, joins Dr. Phil on the next Phil in the Blanks podcast. They discuss why pronouns are important, the power of language, when to share …

No One Tells Me To Shut Up and Stay Quiet: Judge Rosemarie Aquilina (Part 2)

February 1st, 2022


Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, one of the most influential judges in recent American history, on this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast. Aquilina, whom most people know for presiding …

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina: The Future of Justice Part 1

January 25th, 2022


Dr. Phil talks to one of the most important and influential judges in recent American history. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina was the first female JAG officer in the U.S. military justice system and the first female …

Why Lyle Lovett Says He Didn’t Think Music Was A Realistic Career To Aspire To

January 18th, 2022


Singer, songwriter, and actor Lyle Lovett discusses his life and career with Dr. Phil. Find out why the four-time Grammy winner says he never thought making a living in music was a “realistic” goal to aspire to, and why …

How To Reverse Brain Trauma And Disorders

January 11th, 2022


Approximately half of the people in the United States experience some mental health issue. “If your brain is not right, you’re going to get nowhere,” Dr. Phil says.

New breakthroughs in neuroscience are helping to …

A Path To A Purpose

January 4th, 2022


“As we go into 2022, I want you to go into it saying, ‘I’ve kind of been a passenger in my life. We’re not going to be that way anymore,’" Dr. Phil says on his Phil in the Blanks podcast. “I want you to be you on …

Efficiency For 2022: Toxic Personalities in the Real World (Part 10)

December 28th, 2021


The new year is just around the corner. Are you ready to set new boundaries, stop reacting to others’ toxic behavior, become more efficient, and take …

Winning Strategies For Life: Toxic Personalities in the Real World (Part 9)

December 21st, 2021

In this powerful episode Winning Strategies For Life, Dr. Phil continues his series “Toxic Personalities in the Real World” which is aimed at taking …

The Truly Dangerous People In Your Life: Toxic Personalities in the Real World (Part 8)

December 14th, 2021


Dr. Phil continues his “Toxic Personalities in the Real World” series where he takes the narcissistic, borderline and antisocial personality …

Identifying Antisocial Personality Disorder: Toxic Personalities in the Real World (Part 7)

December 7th, 2021


Can you identify the behaviors associated with Antisocial Personality Disorder? In previous installments of this series, Dr. Phil talked about Narcissistic and Borderline Personality disorders. In this week’s episode, …

Dos And Don’ts For Living With Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder (Part 6)

November 30th, 2021


Dr. Phil’s series, Toxic Personalities in the Real World, continues delving into borderline personality disorder, which Dr. Phil says is “the most …

Recognizing Borderline Personality Disorder: Toxic Personalities in the Real World (Part 5)

November 23rd, 2021


“Sometimes you get really frustrated with people and you’re wondering, is it you or is it them? You might very well be dealing with a borderline personality,” says Dr. Phil on his mental health podcast series, “Phil in …

Malignant + Communal Narcissists: Toxic Personalities in the Real World (Part 4)

November 16th, 2021


“If you ever start defending yourself with a narcissist, you will never ever stop,” says Dr. Phil in part 4 of the "Toxic Personalities in the Real World”. “They simply can't be confronted. That's why you can't win an …

Malignant Narcissist: Toxic Personalities in the Real World (Part 3)

November 9th, 2021


In part three of the "Toxic Personalities in the Real World” Phil in the Blanks podcast series, Dr. Phil examines the traits of a malignant narcissist.

 “In my opinion, this is the most dangerous narcissist of all!” Dr. …

Covert Narcissist: Toxic Personalities in the Real World (Part 2)

November 2nd, 2021


Are you living with a covert narcissist? In part two of "Toxic Personalities in the Real World,” Dr. Phil takes you through the traits and behaviors of a covert narcissist and how to respond to them so you don't end up …

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Toxic Personalities in the Real World (Part 1)

October 19th, 2021


Are you living with a Narcissist? Find out all about Narcissistic Personality Disorder on Dr. Phil’s new mental health podcast series, “Phil in the Blanks: Toxic Personalities in the Real World.” Listeners will learn …

What Controls Your Decisions May Shock You (Part 2)

October 5th, 2021


Dan Ariely, expert in decision-making and behavioral economics, reveals the science behind online dating in part 2 of this life-changing episode of the Phil in The Blanks podcast. Plus, he shares how to make the most of …

What Controls Your Decisions May Shock You (Part 1)

September 21st, 2021


Many people assume that willpower is the key to making meaningful changes in their lives. Decision-making and behavioral economics …

The Boy Crisis: What Happens When Unhealthy Boys Grow To Be Unhealthy Men – And How To Change It

September 7th, 2021


In this moving and enlightening episode of the Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. Phil speaks with Dr. Warren Farrell about “The Boy Crisis.” They discuss how boys are socialized into unhealthy relationships with …

Actionable Strategies To Rebuild and Help Our Children

August 24th, 2021


We recorded this episode earlier this year before schools reopened and prior to the Delta Variant. And judging by the current mental health studies …

Use The Power Of Language To Convey The Truth – Wendy Murphy

August 10th, 2021


Legal expert Wendy Murphy is devoted to helping victims of child abuse and sex crimes get the justice they deserve. After witnessing what she describes as horrific, systemic discrimination against these victims, Murphy, …

How To Look For Behavioral Patterns And What Self-Pity Tells Us About People: The Behavior Panel Part 2

July 27th, 2021


Dr. Phil continues his discussion with The Behavior Panel: body language and behavioral authorities, Scott Rouse, Greg Hartley, Mark Bowden, and Chase Hughes in part two of one of his favorite episodes. Together, they …

Using Body Language, Nonverbal Cues To Get The Truth: The Behavior Panel Part 1

July 13th, 2021


In one of his favorite episodes of the Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. Phil brings together The Behavior Panel: behavioral and body language experts, who break down the clues and signals we give one another and explain …

The Dangers and Warning Signs of Cults, Part 2

June 29th, 2021


Do you know someone in a cult? Do you know how to tell? Dr. Phil and cult expert Rick Alan Ross continue their conversation on the structure of cults …

The Dangers and Warning Signs of Cults Part 1

June 15th, 2021


In part one of a two-part Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. Phil speaks with cult expert Rick Alan Ross who explains how people can lose themselves …

Legendary Sportscaster Jim Gray On Talking To GOATs

June 1st, 2021


Legendary Broadcaster Jim Gray Talking To GOATs

In this endlessly entertaining episode Dr. Phil truly Phil’s in the blanks. Legendary broadcaster and …

It's A Family Affair: Jordan McGraw And Morgan Stewart McGraw Kick Off The New Season Of Phil In The Blanks

May 19th, 2021


Dr. Phil opens his brand-new season in a personal way, hosting son Jordan and daughter in-law Morgan for the first time. Father and son talk about where their relationship has been and where it’s going, the newly …

America on Fire

June 9th, 2020


As the country continues to navigate its way through an unprecedented global pandemic and widespread civil unrest following the May 25 death of …

Behind The Scenes: Human Trafficking and Sober Living Fraud

June 2nd, 2020


Dr. Phil discusses human trafficking and touches on sober living fraud in part two of his interview with George Mueller, Deputy Commissioner for the California Department of Insurance’s Enforcement Branch and Jennifer …

Behind The Scenes: Fraud, Felons and Empowerment

May 26th, 2020


Dr. Phil speaks with Head Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Lentz Snyder and Deputy Commissioner George Mueller, CA Department of Insurance Enforcement Branch about high profile cases, fraud and ways to empower the …

Science, Censorship And The Pandemic

May 19th, 2020


Dr. Phil speaks with First Amendment attorneys Nancy Wells Hamilton and Charles L. “Chip” Babcock about science, censorship, and the pandemic. For more information

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Peak Performance: Showing Strength Under Pressure

May 12th, 2020


Dr. Phil provides ways we can be resilient under the pressure of social distancing.

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Velocity of Life

May 5th, 2020


Dr. Phil takes you through the anatomy of an emotion, stressors, and ways to maximize opportunities.

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Moving Forward By Being Adaptive, Agile and Creative

April 28th, 2020


What have you learned about yourself during this crisis? This week on Phil in the Blanks, we're talking to people who care about things that matter and how you can move forward by being adaptive, agile and creative.

The Turning Point - Stress, Health and Healing

April 21st, 2020


Dr. Phil is discussing the impact of stress, what you can do to help manage, and more. See for privacy information.

Impact Of Distance Learning, Lost Social Interactions and Help For Parents

April 14th, 2020


On this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. Phil discusses the impact of distance learning, lost social opportunities, and helping parents know …

Silent Infectors: What You Need To Know

April 7th, 2020


Dr. Phil has an unbiased discussion about the coronavirus -- numbers, “covidiots,” and more. Plus, hear why he says the mental and emotional impact of the disease may have a bigger impact and take more lives than the …

Strategies for Success: Living in the Age of COVID-19

March 31st, 2020


The coronavirus outbreak continues and with it comes an increase in stress, pressure and uncertainty. Dr. Phil discusses ways to manage social distancing. 

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I Knew In My Heart That I Wasn’t A Killer - Joseph Lucero, Father, Mentor, Actor

March 24th, 2020


“I knew in my heart that I wasn’t a killer. I knew in my heart that I never wanted to take anybody’s life,” says reformed gang member, Joseph Lucero. On this week’s episode of Phil in the Blanks, Dr. Phil speaks with …

COVID-19: A Deep-Dive Into The Pandemic

March 17th, 2020


COVID-19: What are the facts? Dr. Phil is joined by leading medical and health professionals for a deep dive into the complexities of the pandemic.

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How ‘Dr. Phil’ Executive Producer Carla Pennington Got Her Job

March 10th, 2020


Carla Pennington says she gave “probably the worst interview of my career” when being considered for the position of Executive Producer at Dr. Phil, nearly two decades ago. Hear more about the television executive’s …

Renowned Psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy Sits Down With Dr. Phil

March 3rd, 2020


Psychiatrist and Medical Director for the County of Los Angeles DCFS Dr. Charles Sophy speaks out about the most significant problem he sees among …

The Human Reaction Business with Jon Taffer of Bar Rescue

February 25th, 2020


Jon Taffer is an entrepreneur, consultant, author, TV personality, and host of Bar Rescue on the Paramount Network who says he’s fascinated by human …

Music Exec And Innocence Project Inaugural Board Member Jason Flom

February 18th, 2020


This week on Phil in the Blanks, Dr. Phil welcomes Jason Flom - a music industry giant who may be most famous for the people he’s helped to make famous. The executive has backed scores of artists like Matchbox Twenty …

How Cheryl Hunter Found A Way To Transcend Trauma And Help Others

February 11th, 2020


New York Times bestselling author, speaker, founder of "Magnify Your Message" and top-rated TED talker Cheryl Hunter joins Dr. Phil on this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast. Hear about Hunter’s life -- including being …

Singer-Songwriter And Award-Winning Pop Star Meghan Trainor

February 4th, 2020


What Made Pop Star Meghan Trainor Say ‘Uh-Oh’? Singer-songwriter and award-winning pop star Meghan Trainor joins Dr. Phil on the next “Phil in the Blanks” podcast. Singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor first flew to the top …

Mourning Kobe Bryant - Veteran Sports Broadcaster Jim Hill

January 28th, 2020


Dr. Phil speaks with veteran broadcaster Jim Hill of CBS2 Los Angeles about his friendship with Kobe Bryant. Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter, Gianna, 13, were among nine people who lost their lives …

Dr. Phil's Living By Design: Move From Being Right to Being Happy

January 21st, 2020


On this encore episode, Dr. Phil "Phil's in the Blanks" in your life. I'm helping you live your best life by moving your position from being right to being happy, teaching life laws, and more. See …

Point, Set, Match! President Of Tennis Channel Ken Solomon

January 14th, 2020


On this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. Phil sits down with his good friend Ken Solomon, President of the Tennis Channel. They talk careers, …

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick - Part 2

January 7th, 2020


Did you know that only 8 percent of people keep their New Year’s resolutions? If you want to be one of those people, tune in to this week’s “Phil in …

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick - Part 1

December 31st, 2019


It’s the new year! Are you making resolutions? If you plan on reaching your goals, tune in to this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast where Dr. Phil …

Holiday Traditions with Dr. Phil, Robin and Friends

December 24th, 2019


Remembering What The Holidays Are Really About – Whether you’re celebrating time-honored traditions or creating new ones, Dr. Phil shares ways to …

Relationship Expert Tracy McMillan Offers Dating Advice

December 17th, 2019


Are you a serial dater? Do you have trust issues? Or, do family members sabotage your relationships? Tracy McMillan, author, television writer and relationship expert from the hit OWN reality series Family of Fiancé, …

Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With? EP8

December 10th, 2019


“The formula for a successful relationship is: The quality of a relationship is a function of the extent to which it is built on a solid underlying …

Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With? EP7

December 3rd, 2019


Dr. Phil dives into ways that you can make your relationship sing in episode 7 of Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?

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Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You to LIve With? EP 6

November 26th, 2019


Reclaim Your Core: ‘Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?’ Episode 6: “It’s time to make a substantial difference in the health, pleasure, joy and satisfaction in your relationship – whether …

Episode 4 - Should You Have Children?

November 21st, 2019


Tuesday People with Mitch Albom: Morrie said there was no substitute for the experience of having children. The hosts discuss the importance of family, the decision to have – or to not have – children and how today’s …

Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?

November 19th, 2019


In episode five of Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With? Dr. Phil explains how every one of us has an irrational and destructive emotional side to our personality. This dark side can sabotage …

Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With? - Dr. Justin Lehmiller, Leading Human Sexuality Expert

November 12th, 2019


In episode 4 of Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With? Dr. Phil is joined by leading human sexuality expert Justin Lehmiller to bust myths about sex and discuss ways to improve your sex life. …

Tuesday People - Ep. 2 - You Are Who You Eat With Dr. Phil McGraw

November 6th, 2019


BONUS EPISODE: Mitch Albom’s beloved professor Morrie Schwartz once said, when you have a terminal disease as he had, you find out really quickly who your friends are, and how important your family is. Guest Dr. Phil …

Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?

November 5th, 2019


Dr. Phil continues his series "Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?" on his Phil in the Blanks podcast. This week, he dives into relationship myths, like, there’s a right way and wrong way to …

Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?

October 29th, 2019


How well do you know your partner? And, does your partner know you? Dr. Phil continues his Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With? Series on his Phil in the Blanks podcast. Find out how Dr. Phil …

Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?

October 22nd, 2019


In order to fix your relationship, you'll need to get real about yourself first. The journey towards a better relationship begins with you. You may be in a relationship that has gone off the rails, you feel disappointed …

Living By Design 10 - Never Too Late

October 15th, 2019


In Living By Design, Episode 10, on this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. Phil revisits the 16 steps people can take to dramatically change their lives. From having a life-script to taking responsibility for your …

Living By Design 9 - Pick Your Battles

October 8th, 2019


Dr. Phil says, “Never put yourself in an untenable position by picking a battle that you don’t need to fight and don’t know with great certainty, …

Living By Design 8 - Working On Your Playbook For Life

October 1st, 2019


Are you bold enough to stretch yourself? Find out in the eighth installment of Living By Design. In this episode, Dr. Phil tells listeners, “You have …

Living By Design 7 - The Master Plan

September 24th, 2019


Dr. Phil is continuing to discuss the 16 steps you can take to come out on top – a playbook for life. Are you reactive or proactive? How can change your life by doing a few key strategies for 30 minutes every day? …

I’ve Got a Secret! with Robin McGraw: The Secret to the Perfect Girls Night with Jennifer Meyer

September 17th, 2019


Bonus Episode: Robin swaps secrets about the perfect Girls Night with jewelry designer and entrepreneur JENNIFER MEYER! Robin and Jennifer discuss Girls Night do's and dont's (does Robin bring Dr. Phil to Girls …

Living By Design 6 - Learn To Claim And Accept Praise!

September 17th, 2019


In the sixth installment of his series Living By Design on the fan-favorite “Phil in the Blanks” podcast, Dr. Phil continues his discussion of the 16 steps people can take to come out on top - from learning to claim and …

Living By Design 5 - How To Be A Winner And Come Out On Top

September 10th, 2019


If you want to be a winner, Dr. Phil says there are 16 things you need to do to get ahead and come out on top. On this week’s all-new Living By Design Phil in the Blanks podcast, learn what you can do to maximize your …

A Cautionary Tale For Parents and Teens

September 3rd, 2019


Every 92 seconds, another person experiences sexual assault. That’s according to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation's …

Dr. Phil and Sergeant Adam Plantinga: '400 Things Cops Know'

August 27th, 2019


Veteran police sergeant and author of 400 Things Cops Know and Police Craft, Adam Plantinga, is Dr. Phil’s guest on this week’s Phil in the Blanks …

Grammy-Nominated Singer/Songwriter Mary Lambert On Overcoming Childhood Abuse And Trauma

August 20th, 2019


Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Mary Lambert’s says she was abused as a child, attempted suicide at 17, turned to drugs and alcohol before being …

When Robin McGraw Knew Dr. Phil Was ‘The One’

August 13th, 2019


Robin McGraw is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. She also just happens to be married to Dr. Phil! “I fell in love with you that very first night,” Robin tells her husband, whom she fondly refers …

Body Language Expert Susan Constantine Decodes The Truth Behind Lies

August 6th, 2019


Leading body language expert human behavior analyst and author, Susan Constantine, talks deception detection, ways to catch a liar and decoding the truth behind lies on this week’s “Phil in the Blanks” podcast from Dr. …

NBA Champion Metta World Peace: No Malice

July 30th, 2019


Americans are fascinated by athletes. There is an entire media industry built around critiquing their work, assessing their value, and holding them …

Empowering Children Back To School: Dr. J. Patrick Johnson and Tracie Arlington

July 23rd, 2019


Renowned neurosurgeon and concussion expert Dr. J. Patrick Johnson talks about how medicine is changing and the markers that can tell whether someone is likely to have Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) - the brain …

Cedric The Entertainer: Comedy, Life and Being Bold

July 16th, 2019


Every single one of us has some kind of sense of humor, but only a precious few can make all of us laugh. Cedric The Entertainer is one of those rare people with near-universal appeal who has put together a hugely …

CoCo Vandeweghe: U.S. Olympian and Tennis Champion

July 9th, 2019


We all strive to do our best. That’s why we love champions. We love to win. Americans in particular love to learn how to win. Tennis Champion Coco …

Mitch Albom: Your Pebble on the Pond Matters

July 2nd, 2019


Best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright and radio and television personality Mitch Albom joins Dr. Phil on this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast. Albom, whose books include Tuesdays with Morrie and …

Amanda Cerny: The Power of Influence

June 25th, 2019


People have been talking about the potential of the internet since its inception. Amanda Cerny has fulfilled some of that vast potential in …

Jay Leno - A Crash Course in Comedy and Money

June 18th, 2019


Winning the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the greatest prestigious award given in the field of comedy can be the most rewarding experiences of …

The Jonas Brothers Opens Up To Dr. Phil

June 11th, 2019


The Jonas Brothers are back – and they’re opening up to Dr. Phil on the next Phil in the Blanks podcast! Kevin, Joe and Nick, who formed their rock band in 2005 and broke up in 2013, give their first interview since …

Chief David Brown: Bodycams, School Shootings and the Deadly Force Fight

June 4th, 2019


Former Police Chief David Brown is best known for his steady leadership during the 2016 Dallas sniper shooting. During the shooting, five police …

Ron White: Unfiltered and Off the Cuff Funny

May 28th, 2019


Ever wish you could live a life where you could say exactly what is on your mind at all times? Very few people actually have that kind of freedom. It …

Jimmy Kimmel: 'Mockery of the Podcast Industry'

May 21st, 2019


Jimmy Kimmel, radio host, sports guy, multiple award-winning writer, producer, and host, accomplished voice over actor, legend of the groundbreaking …

Gayle King: Press Pass to Life

May 14th, 2019


Gayle King is a voice of reason, calm and love who has been in our lives for decades now. We count on having her there in the morning to inform us, lead us, entertain us and get the positive vibes flowing bright and …

The Killer Thorn of Gypsy Rose

May 11th, 2019


Click link below to navigate to Dr. Phil’s other podcast 'Analysis of Murder by Dr. Phil' where this week you will hear all about what happened the night Dee Dee Blancharde lost her life, in one of the most bizarre and …

Dr. Phil Gets Real About Suicide, the Opioid Crisis and Cyber Bullying

May 7th, 2019


Dr. Phil and Coach Mike Bayer, the New York Times best-selling author of Best Self: Be You, Only Better, go LIVE and take questions from listeners! In this special episode, Dr. Phil and Coach Mike get real about …

The Killer Thorn of Gypsy Rose: Analysis of Murder by Dr. Phil

May 2nd, 2019


Police issue a nationwide, all-points bulletin for the safe return of Gypsy Rose Blancharde, believed to be kidnapped by her mother’s killer. Police …

Dr. Phil on Tracks of Life

May 1st, 2019


Episode 3 of Tracks of Life is truly a family affair! Jordan’s dad Dr. Phil shows up to take us on a journey through night shifts in factories, …

Emmitt Smith On The NFL, ‘Dancing With The Stars’ And More

April 30th, 2019


When it comes to judging future success, most people get it wrong, one way or the other. There are simply too many variables. One of the hardest things to do on Earth is play in the National Football League. It is also …

Justin Paperny: College Admissions Scam and Federal Sentencing

April 23rd, 2019


Justin Paperny, who spent time in prison and now prepares others for their time behind bars, visits with Dr. Phil on this week’s Phil in the …

'Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner Reigns Supreme

April 16th, 2019


Sophie Turner, known as Sansa Stark on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, opens up about what it was like to be in front of the camera starting at a young age, and how she has worked to overcome her own body image …

Oprah Winfrey - "The Path Made Clear"

April 9th, 2019


Dr. Phil and Oprah Winfrey have been close friends and professional colleagues since she first invited him to be a regular contributor on The Oprah …

Living By Design Part 4 - BAITERs and Evil 8

April 2nd, 2019


Life is riddled with bad guys so in the latest installment of the Living By Design series Dr. Phil teaches you how to identify the people who will “screw you over” and “take what is yours” -- and how to protect yourself …

Charlamagne Tha God: The Man Behind— ‘Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me’

March 26th, 2019


Money, success, fame, and influence are not an antidote to anxiety and can even make things worse. For Charlamagne Tha God, living with anxiety has been a life-long issue, from an unsafe childhood and a dysfunctional …

Piers Morgan - An Appetite For Conflict And Controversy

March 19th, 2019


If you like celebrities and controversy then you are going to love Piers Morgan who does both better than anyone else in the world. The youngest editor in fifty years of a British national newspaper succeeds with a …

Charles Barkley Rebounds Off The Court

March 12th, 2019


Anyone who can be called both "Sir Charles" and "The Round Mound Of Rebound" has got to be an interesting person. Charles Barkley is serious and regal and joyous and athletic and always funny whether he's trash-talking …

Living By Design Part 3 - Five Pivotal People

March 5th, 2019


What are the ten defining moments in your life? What seven critical choices have you made? And who are the five pivotal people that you’ve encountered along the way? These are just a few of the questions that Dr. Phil …

Pamela Meyer - Lies and Liars

February 26th, 2019


Pamela Meyer is a best-selling author, successful entrepreneur, has an MBA from Harvard and that’s not even the coolest part. What makes her so …

Tony Romo - A Drive To Win

February 19th, 2019


Tony Romo, winner of the prestigious Walter Payton Award for outstanding division 1-AA football player, and a consensus All- American, was an undrafted rookie out of Eastern Illinois University when he signed with the …

Living By Design Part 2 - Core Characteristics of a Champion

February 12th, 2019


Are you ready to put yourself first and start accomplishing your goals to get to where you want to be in life? Dr. Phil says it’s never too late to get started -- and he’s going to tell you what you need to do to get an …

Living By Design Part 1 - Get The Edge

February 5th, 2019


On this episode, I will be "Phil -ing in the Blanks" in your life. This is my new series where I will help you get “the edge” in your life. I want you to know who you are, and more importantly how you got to be …

Kathy Bates Shares Her Life

January 29th, 2019


There is strength and accomplishment and then there is our next guest, Kathy Bates. She has hundreds of acting credits on stage and in film and television, and a formidable body of television directing work. She is an …

Steve Harvey Campaigns for More

January 22nd, 2019


Dr. Phil taps into the huge reservoir of strength and talent that is Steve Harvey. Twenty-seven years doing something is impressive. Being successful …

TMI with Dax Shepard

January 15th, 2019


Dax Shepard, comedian, writer, director, editor, actor, voice-over artist, and political force. He grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and came to the …

Shaquille O'Neal In Full Force

January 8th, 2019


Former NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal is a Sheriff's deputy in Georgia. He has a deep love and appreciation for law officers and how hard they work and how much they risk doing their jobs. He's also a platinum recording …

Dr. Phil’s New Podcast - Coming Jan. 8th

December 7th, 2018


Dr. Phil McGraw will draw on his background in broadcasting, psychology, human functioning, litigation, medical sciences, and that of a Hollywood …

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