Super Soul Sunday

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Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday Title Card.jpeg
Genre Self Help
Format Talk show
Directed by Sally Jo Connor
Presented by Oprah Winfrey
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 80
Production
Camera setup Single
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Harpo Studios
Broadcast
Original channel Oprah Winfrey Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run October 16, 2011 (2011-10-16) – present (present)
Chronology
Related shows The Oprah Winfrey Show
Oprah's Lifeclass
External links
Website

Super Soul Sunday is an American daytime self-help talk show hosted by Oprah Winfrey, airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Super Soul Sunday premiered on October 16, 2011.

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Super Soul Sunday is designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a Daytime Emmy Awards, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation with a Gracie Award and the Religion Communicators Council with a Wilbur Award, Super Soul Sunday features conversations between Oprah and philosophers, authors, visionaries, and spiritual leaders. It presents an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today’s world. Exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality and conscious living, guests who have appeared include: Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, Maya Angelou, Brené Brown, India.Arie, Wayne Dyer, Gary Zukav, Iyanla Vanzant, Marianne Williamson, Coach Phil Jackson, Ram Dass, Eckhart Tolle, Diana Nyad, Sarah Ban Breathnach, and Thich Nhat Hanh.

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Timeslot (EST) Original Airing
Season Premiere Season Finale
1 8 Sunday 11:00 AM October 16, 2011 January 1, 2012
2 11 February 12, 2012 May 6, 2012
3 19 June 3, 2012 October 21, 2012
4 7 November 4, 2012 December 16, 2012
5 8 February 3, 2013 March 24, 2013
6 8 May 12, 2013 June 30, 2013
7 14 September 22, 2013 December 22, 2013
8 TBA March 23, 2014 TBA

Season 1 (2011-12)[edit]

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Original air date Title Guest Additional Segments
1 1 October 16, 2011 The World Beyond Jonas Elrod Wake Up
2 2 October 23, 2011 Crazy Sexy Life Kris Carr Kathy Freston discusses optimum health.
3 3 October 30, 2011 Finding Beauty Rainn Wilson A Man Named Pearl
4 4 November 6, 2011 Earth Love The world of plants from Life; a family gives up modern conveniences for one year.
5 5 November 13, 2011 Unexpected Gifts Jill Bolte Taylor Emmanuel's Gift
6 6 November 20, 2011 The Journey Within Elizabeth Gilbert Iyanla Vanzant discusses letting go of anger.
7 7 November 27, 2011 Super Soul Marathon Wayne Dyer, Reverend Ed Bacon, Mark Nepo SoulPancake's latest
8 8 January 1, 2012 What's Right with the World? Tom Shadyac Documentary I Am; the boy Oprah could not forget; SoulPancake's latest.

Season 2 (2012)[edit]

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9 1 February 12, 2012 Feeling the Love Gary Zukav, Linda Francis A segment on "Love Etc.," director Jill Andresevic's documentary following five couples over the course of a year.
10 2 February 19, 2012 Debbie Ford: Out of the Shadows Debbie Ford Short film The Shadow Effect; SoulPancake's latest
11 3 February 26, 2012 Lost & Found Daniel H. Pink The documentary "Lost In Woonsocket," about a humanitarian experiment attempting to help two homeless alcoholics.
12 4 March 4, 2012 Open Your Heart Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee "Love Hate Love," a documentary following families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, the July 7, 2005 attack in London and the 2002 nightclub bombing in Bali, Indonesia.
13 5 March 11, 2012 Finding Your Authentic Power with Gary Zukav Gary Zukav Music creates unity in the British television series What About Me.
14 6 March 25, 2012 Wayne Dyer: Living with Grace Wayne Dyer A segment on the British TV series "What About Me?" features spoken and musical ruminations on love, need and aging gracefully around the world.
15 7 April 1, 2012 The Shift Wayne Dyer Self-help author Wayne Dyer appears as himself in "The Shift," a drama about a group of Northern Californians searching for meaning in life beyond ambition and success. The cast includes Portia de Rossi.
16 8 April 15, 2012 Bestselling Author Daniel Pink: The Spark Within Daniel H. Pink
17 9 April 22, 2012 Oprah and Ram Dass: Fierce Grace Ram Dass
18 10 April 29, 2012 Oprah and Deepak Chopra in India Deepak Chopra
19 11 May 6, 2012 Oprah and Thich Nhat Hanh: The Meaning of Mindfulness Thich Nhat Hanh "The Dhamma Brothers," a 2008 documentary about inmates in an Alabama prison whose lives change when they participate in a 10-day Buddhist meditation course.

Season 3 (2012)[edit]

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Original air date Title Guest Additional Segments
20 1 June 3, 2012 Focus Your Life Iyanla Vanzant, Tony Robbins
21 2 June 10, 2012 Oprah and Sara Ban Breathnach: Losing Everything, Finding Yourself Sara Ban Breathnach
22 3 June 17, 2012 Oprah and DeVon Franklin: Keeping the Faith in Hollywood DeVon Franklin
23 4 June 24, 2012 Oprah and Caroline Myss: Intuition, Power and Grace Caroline Myss
24 5 July 1, 2012 Living from the Core T.D. Jakes, Deepak Chopra
25 6 July 8, 2012 Oprah and Actor Rainn Wilson: The Man Behind SoulPancake Rainn Wilson Short film: Framed
26 7 July 15, 2012 Oprah and Wayne Dyer in Maui Wayne Dyer
27 8 July 22, 2012 Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Interview: Oprah and Author of Wild, Cheryl Strayed Cheryl Strayed
28 9 July 29, 2012 Oprah and Marianne Williamson: 20 Years After 'A Return to Love' Marianne Williamson The Best of The Oprah Show: Marianne Williamson
29 10 August 5, 2012 Oprah and Michael Singer: The Untethered Soul Michael Singer The Best of The Oprah Show: Gary Zukav
30 11 August 12, 2012 Oprah and Jill Bolte Taylor: A Stroke of Insight Jill Bolte Taylor The Best of The Oprah Show: Power of Prayer
31 12 August 19, 2012 Oprah and Rev. Ed Bacon: Faith and Spirituality Rev. Ed Bacon The Best of The Oprah Show: Deepak Chopra
32 13 August 26, 2012 Why Oprah Loves Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin, Dwight Henry, Quvenzhané Wallis The Best of The Oprah Show: What's Your Spiritual Belief?
33 14 September 2, 2012 Oprah and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: Sufism and the Wisdom of the Heart Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee The Best of The Oprah Show: Eat, Pray, Love Phenomenon & When Life Breaks You Open
34 15 September 9, 2012 Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant: Soul to Soul, Part I Iyanla Vanzant The Best of The Oprah Show: Iyanla Vanzant
35 16 September 16, 2012 Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant: Soul to Soul, Part II Iyanla Vanzant The Best of The Oprah Show: Marianne Williamson
36 17 October 7, 2012 Oprah and Debbie Ford: Shadows, Light & Courage Debbie Ford
37 18 October 21, 2012 Oprah and Gary Zukav: The Essence of The Seat of the Soul Gary Zukav Oprah, Gary Zukav and Linda Francis: Spiritual Partnerships, The Best of The Oprah Show: A Conversation with Gary Zukav
38 19 October 28, 2012 Oprah and Daniel Pink: A Whole New Mind Daniel H. Pink

Season 4 (2012)[edit]

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Original air date Title Guest Additional Segments
39 1 November 4, 2012 Meditation 101 with Deepak Chopra Deepak Chopra The Best of The Oprah Show: Gary Zukav and Emotional Awareness; The Best of The Oprah Show: The Power of Prayer
40 2 November 11, 2012 Oprah and Eckhart Tolle: Being in the Now Eckhart Tolle The Best of The Oprah Show: Memorable Thinkers; The Best of The Oprah Show: What’s Your Spiritual Belief?
41 3 November 18, 2012 Oprah and Three New Voices: Next Generation Spiritual Thinkers Mastin Kipp, Gabrielle Bernstein, and Marie Forleo The Best of The Oprah Show: You Were My Inspiration; The Best of The Oprah Show: Eat, Pray, Love Phenomenon
42 4 November 25, 2012 Oprah and Jean Houston: The Hero's Journey Jean Houston The Best of The Oprah Show: Gary Zukav On Real Power; The Best of The Oprah Show: Gratitude Stories
43 5 December 2, 2012 Oprah and Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander: Proof of Heaven Dr. Eben Alexander Oprah & Jill Bolte Taylor: A Stroke of Insight; The Best of The Oprah Show: The Law of Attraction: Real Life Stories
44 6 December 9, 2012 Oprah and Nobel Prize Winner Elie Wiesel: Living With an Open Heart Elie Wiesel The Best of The Oprah Show: Oprah and Elie Wiesel at Auschwitz; The Best of The Oprah Show: Remembering Your Spirit with Caroline Myss
45 7 December 16, 2012 Soul to Soul: Asking Life's Big Questions Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Eckhart Tolle, Gary Zukav, Wayne Dyer, Iyanla Vanzant Oprah and Rainn Wilson Present SoulPancake: Love

Season 5 (2013)[edit]

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Original air date Title Guest Additional Segments
46 1 February 3, 2013 Oprah's Book Club 2.0: Oprah and Ayana Mathis, Author of "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" Ayana Mathis In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod; Oprah and Rainn Wilson Present SoulPancake: Love
47 2 February 10, 2013 Oprah and Nate Berkus: The Things That Matter, Part I Nate Berkus The Best of The Oprah Show: How to Make Love Last; The Best of The Oprah Show: Gary Zukav on Fear and Surrendering
48 3 February 17, 2013 Oprah and Nate Berkus: The Things That Matter, Part II Nate Berkus Why Oprah Loves Beasts of the Southern Wild; The Best of The Oprah Show: There Are Angels Around Us
49 4 February 24, 2013 Oprah and Panache Desai: Change Your Energy, Change Your Life Panache Desai Oprah and Debbie Ford: Shadows, Light & Courage; The Best of The Oprah Show: Were You Here Before
50 5 March 3, 2013 Oprah and Don Miguel Ruiz: The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz Oprah and Michael Singer: The Untethered Soul; The Best of The Oprah Show: Shirley MacLaine: Out on a Limb
51 6 March 10, 2013 Oprah and Dr. Robin Smith: The Hungry Soul Dr. Robin Smith Oprah and DeVon Franklin: Keeping the Faith in Hollywood; Meditation 101 with Deepak Chopra
52 7 March 17, 2013 Oprah and Brené Brown: Daring Greatly Brené Brown Oprah and Caroline Myss: Intuition, Power and Grace
53 8 March 24, 2013 Oprah and Brené Brown: Living With a Whole Heart Brené Brown Oprah and Sara Ban Breathnach: Losing Everything, Finding Yourself; The Best of The Oprah Show: Gary Zukav's Romantic Class

Season 6 (2013)[edit]

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Original air date Title Guest Additional Segments Viewers
54 1 May 12, 2013 Oprah and Dr. Maya Angelou, Part I Dr. Maya Angelou Soul to Soul: Asking Life's Big Questions; The Best of The Oprah Show: Gary Zukav's Romantic Class 242,000[1]
55 2 May 19, 2013 Oprah and Dr. Maya Angelou, Part II Dr. Maya Angelou Oprah and Nobel Prize Winner Elie Wiesel: Living With an Open Heart; The Best of The Oprah Show: Getting the Love You Want 332,000[2]
56 3 May 26, 2013 The Bigger Picture with Oprah, Rev. Ed Bacon, Elizabeth Lesser, and Mark Nepo Rev. Ed Bacon, Elizabeth Lesser, and Mark Nepo Oprah and Panache Desai: Change Your Energy, Change Your Life; The Best of The Oprah Show: Spirit
57 4 June 2, 2013 Oprah and Dr. Brian Weiss: Reincarnation, Past Lives and Miracles Dr. Brian Weiss Oprah and Thich Nhat Hanh: The Meaning of Mindfulness; The Best of The Oprah Show: How to Forgive Yourself with Rabbi Irwin Kula 288,000[3]
58 5 June 9, 2013 Oprah and Karen Armstrong: Losing Faith, Finding God Karen Armstrong The Best of The Oprah Show: Gary Zukav on Addiction & Temptation; Oprah and Jean Houston: The Hero's Journey
59 6 June 16, 2013 Oprah and Coach Phil Jackson: The Zen Master Phil Jackson Oprah and Dr. Robin Smith: The Hungry Soul; Oprah and Daniel Pink: A Whole New Mind
60 7 June 23, 2013 Oprah and Grammy-Award Winner India.Arie: Spiritual Awakening India.Arie Oprah and Marianne Williamson: 20 Years After 'A Return to Love'; The Best of The Oprah Show: The Law of Attraction
61 8 June 30, 2013 Oprah and Grammy-Award Winner India.Arie: How to Break Through India.Arie Oprah and Actor Rainn Wilson: The Man Behind SoulPancake; The Best of The Oprah Show: Gary Zukav on Emotional Awareness

Season 7 (2013)[edit]

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Original air date Title Guest Additional Segments Viewers
62 1 September 22, 2013 Oprah, Mariel Hemingway and Bobby Williams: Finding Soul Connections Mariel Hemingway and Bobby Williams Help Desk New York with Deepak Chopra; Help Desk Los Angeles with Reverend Ed Bacon 302,000[4]
63 2 September 29, 2013 Oprah and Steven Pressfield: Unlocking Your Creative Genius Steven Pressfield The Best of The Oprah Show: Dr. Phil: Uncovering Your Authentic Self; Help Desk New York with Deepak Chopra; Help Desk Los Angeles with Reverend Ed Bacon 236,000[5]
64 3 October 6, 2013 Oprah and Swimming Champion Diana Nyad: The Power of the Human Spirit Diana Nyad The Best of The Oprah Show: Our Disconnection from Our Children; The Best of The Oprah Show: Remembering Your Spirit with Caroline Myss
65 4 October 13, 2013 Oprah and Swimming Champion Diana Nyad Part 2: Dare To Dream Diana Nyad The Best of The Oprah Show: Embraced by the Light; The Best of The Oprah Show: Gary Zukav on Fear and Surrendering
66 5 October 20, 2013 Oprah and Bestselling Author Dani Shapiro: Finding Devotion Dani Shapiro The Best of The Oprah Show: Remembering Your Spirit; The Best of The Oprah Show: You Were My Inspiration
67 6 October 27, 2013 Oprah and Bestselling Author Anne Lamott: The 3 Essential Prayers Anne Lamott The Best of The Oprah Show: Age of Miracles: The New Midlife; The Best of The Oprah Show: Gary Zukav on Real Power
68 7 November 3, 2013 Oprah and Rob Bell: What We Talk About When We Talk About God Rob Bell Oprah and Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander: Proof of Heaven; Oprah and Steven Pressfield: Unlocking Your Creative Genius
69 8 November 10, 2013 Oprah and Mark Nepo: "The Big C": Healing Body & Soul Mark Nepo The Best of The Oprah Show: Shirley MacLaine: Out on a Limb; The Best of The Oprah Show: Wisdom From the Dying
70 9 November 17, 2013 Oprah and Mark Nepo: Listening to the Soul Mark Nepo The Best of The Oprah Show: Conversations with Oprah: Maya Angelou; The Best of The Oprah Show: Gary Zukav's Romantic Class 101
71 10 November 24, 2013 Oprah and Sandy Hook Parents Francine and David Wheeler: After Sandy Hook Francine and David Wheeler The Best of The Oprah Show: When Life Breaks You Open; The Best of The Oprah Show: Gary Zukav's Romantic Class 102
72 11 December 1, 2013 Oprah and Karen Armstrong: Twelve Steps to Compassion Karen Armstrong The Best of The Oprah Show: A No Holds Barred Conversation With Former Oprah Show Expert Iyanla Vanzant; The Best of The Oprah Show: How She Lost Her Marriage, Her House, Her Fortune: Iyanla Vanzant Part II
73 12 December 8, 2013 Oprah and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: Building A Business with Soul Howard Schultz The Best of The Oprah Show: How Happy Are You?; The Best of The Oprah Show: The Law of Attraction: Real Life Stories
74 13 December 15, 2013 Oprah and Jack Kornfield: Living Compassion Jack Kornfield The Best of The Oprah Show: Getting The Love You Want; The Best of The Oprah Show: Gratitude Stories
75 14 December 22, 2013 Soul to Soul 2: Asking Life's Big Questions Tina Turner, George Lucas The Best of The Oprah Show: The Power of Prayer; The Best of The Oprah Show: Gary Zukav on Emotional Awareness

Season 8 (2014)[edit]

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Original air date Title Guest Additional Segments Viewers
76 1 March 23, 2014 Oprah & Legendary Actress Shirley MacLaine: The Soul of a Star Shirley MacLaine Super Soul Sunday Presents Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth- Chapter 1; The Best of The Oprah Show: How to Forgive Yourself
77 2 March 30, 2014 Oprah & Gary Zukav: Celebrating 25 Years of “The Seat of the Soul” Gary Zukav Super Soul Sunday Presents Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth- Chapter 2; The Best of The Oprah Show: There Are Angels Around Us
78 3 April 6, 2014 Oprah & Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg: The World Beyond What We Can See Louie Schwartzberg Super Soul Sunday Presents Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth- Chapter 3; The Best of The Oprah Show: How to Forgive Yourself
79 4 April 13, 2014 Oprah & Book Club Author Sue Monk Kidd: The Soul of A Writer Sue Monk Kidd Super Soul Sunday Presents Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth- Chapter 4; The Best of The Oprah Show: Are You Listening to Your Life?
80 5 April 20, 2014 Oprah & Adyashanti: Falling Into Grace Adyashanti Super Soul Sunday Presents Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth- Chapter 5; The Best of The Oprah Show: Were You Here Before?
81 6 April 27, 2014 Oprah & Bestselling Author Elizabeth Lesser: The Healing Power of Love[6] Elizabeth Lesser Super Soul Sunday Presents Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth- Chapter 6
82 7 May 4, 2014 Oprah & Tracy McMillan: Soulmates, Love & Marriage[7] Tracy McMillan Super Soul Sunday Presents Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth- Chapter 7
83 8 May 11, 2014 Oprah & Arianna Huffington: Her Big Wake-Up Call[8] Arianna Huffington Super Soul Sunday Presents Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth- Chapter 8
84 9 May 18, 2014 Oprah & Shawn Achor: The Secret of Happy People[9] Shawn Achor Super Soul Sunday Presents Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth- Chapter 9

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2012 39th Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Series Won[10]
2013 Gracie Awards Outstanding Special or Variety Won
40th Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Series Nominated
Wilbur Award from the Religion Communicators Council Won

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 14, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Game of Thrones' Wins Night + 'Breaking Amish', 'Mad Men', 'Long Island Medium', 'River Monsters' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  2. ^ Bibel, Sara (May 21, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings:'Game of Thrones' Wins Night, 'North America', 'Mad Men', 'Veep', 'The Client List' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  3. ^ 'OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Scores Highest Rated Week in Network History Across Key Demos' The Futon Critic June 4, 2013
  4. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 1, 2013). "OWN Delivers Record High Third Quarter". TV by the Numbers (Press release). 
  5. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 1, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings:'Breaking Bad' Wins Big, 'Talking Bad', 'Homeland', 'Boardwalk Empire','Masters of Sex' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  6. ^ OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. "ALL-NEW SEASON OF EMMY AWARD-WINNING SERIES "SUPER SOUL SUNDAY" PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 23 AT 11 A.M. ET/PT ON OWN". Discovery Press Web. Retrieved 2014-03-9. 
  7. ^ OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. "ALL-NEW SEASON OF EMMY AWARD-WINNING SERIES "SUPER SOUL SUNDAY" PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 23 AT 11 A.M. ET/PT ON OWN". Discovery Press Web. Retrieved 2014-03-9. 
  8. ^ OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. "ALL-NEW SEASON OF EMMY AWARD-WINNING SERIES "SUPER SOUL SUNDAY" PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 23 AT 11 A.M. ET/PT ON OWN". Discovery Press Web. Retrieved 2014-03-9. 
  9. ^ OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. "ALL-NEW SEASON OF EMMY AWARD-WINNING SERIES "SUPER SOUL SUNDAY" PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 23 AT 11 A.M. ET/PT ON OWN". Discovery Press Web. Retrieved 2014-03-9. 
  10. ^ Weisman, Jon (June 18, 2012). "PBS tops at Daytime Emmys prelude". Variety.