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Best OWN The Oprah Winfrey Network podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best OWN The Oprah Winfrey Network podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Life coach Iyanla Vanzant works with those whose lives are in chaos, encouraging them to do the work necessary for real change. Through emotional heart-to-heart conversations and a large dose of tough-love, Iyanla helps individuals confront unresolved issues that are causing upheaval in their lives. Coaching her guests, Iyanla gives them the tools to fix their own lives and help them break the negative patterns that are preventing true happiness.
 
Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Cadence13 Network.
 
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Actor, singer, and writer Melissa Errico suggests the Eight Stones Method for creativity, the fun of choosing a family holiday movies, and we talk about the two philosophies of food encouragement (a/ka/ food pushing): “You Do You” and “Let’s All Join In.” Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on I ...…
 
I love hearing a story of justice in action, and also of virtue recognized and praised. Virtue doesn’t always get rewarded! It’s thrilling when it happens. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Or ...…
 
In this Very Special Episode, we review our “19 for 2019” lists and report on what we did—and what we didn’t do—on our lists for 2019. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsl ...…
 
A funny episode from a long-ago family vacation is a great reminder that we can take all possible precautions, but we can’t protect ourselves from every eventuality. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#new ...…
 
For the Happier Podcast Book Club, we talk to Isaac Mizrahi about the role of family, fashion, and making his way in the competitive, high-stakes world of New York City in his acclaimed memoir I.M. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show ...…
 
Iyanla seeks to begin the healing process by helping two gay pastors fully accept themselves, encouraging them to come out to those they care most about and having them acknowledge the harm caused by their deceptive pasts.
 
I realized that although I don’t have much of a taste for music, I love the sound of the possibility of music. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER ...…
 
Try writing an aphorism, ways to use the UV index to protect yourself from the sun, and a deep dive into the question: “If you press others to take food and drink, why do you do it?” Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email ...…
 
After he reached out with a letter, Pastor Derek sits down with Iyanla. He confides that he has spent years hiding his identity as a gay man. His family has shown open hostility toward gay people and he lives in fear of what would happen if his true identify were revealed to his family and his parishioners. Iyanla works to help Derek understand ...…
 
When I got my first real job, my father gave me some advice that has proved to be very true. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: ...…
 
Why you should think about the “Solomon Paradox” when you’re dealing with a difficult situation, how to respond to a Rebel who refuses to wear a seat belt, a hack for staying in touch with distant friends and family—and would you like to be a twin? Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagra ...…
 
In an emotional three-episode podcast series, Iyanla travels to Louisville, Kentucky, to help two pastors whose true identities as gay men have been shrouded in years of lies, secrets and deception. The time has come for both to be true to themselves, while taking the very difficult step of coming out to the people they care about most.…
 
I realized that I often made the mistake of thinking of some people as main characters and some people as supporting characters. We’re all main characters, and we’re all supporting characters. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: ht ...…
 
When facing a tough situation, have your words ready, a hack related to email subject lines, and a conversation with Simon Sinek about “The Infinite Game.” Elizabeth gives herself a suitcase-related demerit. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336. Get in touch on Instagram: @G ...…
 
Iyanla travels to the Dallas area to support a couple in the midst of a serious marriage crisis. OJ and Janetria both admit that their frequent fights turn physical, but neither seems to think this is a real problem--until Iyanla arrives on their couch and asks them to reenact their latest fight. When their petty argument about the dish drain e ...…
 
At a recent event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the statute creating the Supreme Court clerkships, I got my “America feeling” when I saw that everyone in the room was eagerly taking home this keepsake from the dinner. Get tickets for our last live podcast events of 2019 in Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/ ...…
 
We discuss why it’s important to avoid false choices, and talk to Whole30’s Melissa Hartwig Urban about eating right when faced with Halloween candy or social pressure. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcas ...…
 
Iyanla goes to Minneapolis to help a woman who says she feels worthless in her life as a wife and mother. Married to her husband for three years, she feels he is detached and unsupportive. Her teenage daughter says that she wishes her mother would leave him. This mom is struggling to hang on to her marriage and deal with unhappy children. She s ...…
 
I’m always looking for good examples of people finding the right words, and I was very struck by this example from a crucial scene from the TV show “Game of Thrones.” Get tickets for our last live podcast events of 2019 in Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/events Happier with Gretchen Rubin is part of ‘The Onward P ...…
 
Why it’s important to go outside into the sunlight, how brushing your teeth after dinner can help with night snacking, and a dentist demerit from Elizabeth. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes ...…
 
Former reality stars Neffeteria "Neffe" Pugh and her husband, Shelby (aka "Soullow"), return to Iyanla in an attempt to heal their broken marriage for a second time. Iyanla first meets with Neffe to understand what has changed--or what hasn't changed--since last year's healing work. After listing excuses for why she didn't complete her homework ...…
 
The song and the scene “Edelweiss” from “The Sound of Music” is a reminder that our love for our country can burn brightly, even when events look very dark. Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Charlotte here:https://gretchenrubi ...…
 
Why you should treat yourself like a dog, why telling someone, “Calm down” is usually a bad idea, and ideas for Obligers who are trying to resist expectations that they eat or drink. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft ...…
 
Iyanla travels to Nanuet, New York, to help rapper, actor and reality TV star Saigon and his on-again, off-again lover and mother to his son, Erica Jean. Many know the couple for their tumultuous relationship, displayed on the reality series "Love & Hip Hop: New York." Anger, fighting, resentment and a failure to communicate is threatening thei ...…
 
An episode from the life of John F. Kennedy is a terrific reminder of the fact that we don’t know, we can’t really understand, what other people are thinking, why they’re doing the things they do, or how they see the world. Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphi ...…
 
We discuss why and how we can buy some happiness, do a hack round-up with terrific ideas for remembering to take daily medications, and tackle a listener’s question about her husband’s brewing Obliger-rebellion. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336. Get in touch on Instagram ...…
 
Iyanla works with a couple from Knoxville, Tennessee, who say they are trapped in a sexless marriage. Tiffany and Nick have been married for five years, but they admit to rarely having sex, sometimes going a full year without being intimate. Tiffany feels that the problem rests with Nick's lack of initiative. Nick says Tiffany's nagging and con ...…
 
Novelist John Steinbeck’s decision to set his King Arthur story in the hazy “before” showed me a solution that I would never have devised—and taught me a great lesson. Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Charlotte here:https://g ...…
 
We talk to Malcolm Gladwell about “Talking to Strangers” and explore why taking a shower can boost your happiness, and I reveal the easy, new low-carb recipe I love. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast s ...…
 
Iyanla travels to Los Angeles to work with Bonnie, a woman whose weight has spiraled to a staggering 600 pounds, confining her to her home and bed for years. Iyanla helps Bonnie examine the emotional road that led to her health crisis, beginning with the death of her mother, and her increasingly deteriorating relationship with her daughter and ...…
 
I remind myself and other writers, “There are many ways for a book to succeed.” And many ways for a vacation to succeed, or a college student to succeed. It’s a comforting thought, because it’s true. Get tickets for our live podcast events in Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: ...…
 
For this Very Special Episode, we talk about the Emergency Kit for Anxiety—a long list of strategies to put to work immediately to manage anxiety, worry, stress, and fear. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the pod ...…
 
Iyanla travels to the suburbs of Detroit to help a husband and wife who are in the midst of a breakdown. Felisha tells Iyanla that her husband's online affair has made her angry and she feels she may never be able to forgive him. Felisha's anger has also been used to cover up her well-kept secret --- her own affair from years past that could ul ...…
 
Want to learn whether you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel—and what that means? Gretchen gives a quick overview of her popular personality framework, and explains how you can use it to end procrastination, reduce conflict, and stick to good habits. Plus an interview with an Obliger about how she learned how to harness the strengths ...…
 
As a child growing up in Kansas City, I loved to listen to languages other than English, but I rarely had the chance—so I remind myself to feel grateful for hearing so many languages here in New York City. It would have so delighted young Gretchen. Get tickets for our live podcast events in Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washin ...…
 
Why you should make a concrete offer when someone needs a hand, how to break the ice using a simple button-maker, and a thoughtful conversation about life’s big questions with writer and podcaster Kate Bowler. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336. Get in touch on Instagram: ...…
 
Iyanla travels to Newark, New Jersey, to help two sons who are trying to heal from a lifetime of abandonment by their father. Son Isaam tells Iyanla that he has spent decades living in pain because of his distant relationship with his father. He and his brother Chon recall how their father was in and out of their lives, sometimes disappearing f ...…
 
Oscar Wilde famously observed: “‘I find it harder and harder every day to live up to my blue china.” What do you think he meant by that? Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and Brooklyn here: https://gretchenrubin.com/eve ...…
 
Strategies to help you and your family create good back-to-school habits, the fun of undertaking a library quest, and author and host of MarieTV Marie Forleo talks about happiness and productivity. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/238; 774-277-9336. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRub ...…
 
Iyanla hits the road to help a family in crisis in Stockbridge, Georgia. Popular radio personality "Sasha the Diva" is caught in the middle of a tumultuous relationship between her 42-year-old husband of two years, Kevin, and her 17-year-old son, Dominique. Since remarrying, Sasha's husband's harsh parenting style and her son's rebellious behav ...…
 
The ancient and haunting teaching story about “an appointment in Samarra” is a wonderful illustration of the inevitability of fate. Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta Brooklyn and Charlotte here:https://gretchenrubin.com/events Lea ...…
 
We can use the Labor Day holiday as a catalyst to think about making our work lives happier, healthier, more productive, or more creative. #HappierLaborDay Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gre ...…
 
Iyanla travels to Easton, Pennsylvania, to work with Jennifer and David. Despite being married for two decades and having two sons, David admits to lying to Jennifer, cheating on her multiple times and leading a double life. Iyanla works with Jennifer and David individually and then brings them together. After David admits to a pornography addi ...…
 
A memoir about the failure of the musical “Song of Spider-Man” is a sobering example of how sometimes, we choose not to know the things we know—with very bad consequences. Get tickets for our live podcast events in Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Chicago, Kansas City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Charlotte here: http ...…
 
Why you should stay the course with your good habits, the challenge of taking daily medication, and a return to a favorite question, “What’s your signature color?” Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: ht ...…
 
At 21 years old, Tab Virgil, Jr., a.k.a "Turk," had it all. He was a famous rapper with the up-and-coming group Hot Boys, alongside megastar Lil Wayne. His albums were going platinum, money was abundant and he had fallen in love with his new girlfriend, Erica McClain. But only two months after meeting Erica, Turk's life fell apart when he was i ...…
 
Back in 1992, Dolly Parton and Oprah Winfrey talk about pride, humbility, and hubris. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Links and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/ Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletter Or ...…
 
Why you might recreate a childhood menu, a conversation with blockbuster bestseller Rachel Hollis about how to be happier, and technology hack to help keep your phone charged. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Get the podcast show notes by email every w ...…
 
Iyanla heads to New York to sit down with Evelyn Lozada, star of “Basketball Wives,” for an update after the headline-making news of the alleged domestic violence incident between her and husband, Chad Ochocinco Johnson, that resulted in Evelyn filing for divorce. Evelyn reveals to Iyanla what happened and whether or not it was the first time. ...…
 
I love being part of the “varsity team,” or witnessing a varsity team at work—and even knowing the phrase varsity team. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraft Links and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/ Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http: ...…
 
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