Do you love Oprah’s books? We’ve got amazing news for you. Oprah’s latest book with Arthur C. Brooks, Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier is getting a companion podcast! Here’s all the new details so far (everything book lovers need to know) about Oprah’s book podcast, Build the Life You Want.
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All New! Oprah’s Book Podcast
Have you read Oprah’s new book, Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier? Co-authored with Arthur C. Brooks (professor, social scientist and happiness trainer), this #1 New York Times bestseller is essentially a research-based plan on how to improve your life – and feel happier – right now. Even better, they’re launching a brand new podcast to delve even deeper into this book, the Build the Life You Want Companion Podcast (and we absolutely can not wait to listen).
In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about this highly anticipated new podcast that is sure to help you “begin a journey toward greater happiness”. From when Oprah’s book podcast starts to how to listen, what to expect from every episode and more – we’ve got all the details known so far, right here. Are you ready for Oprah’s book podcast? Let’s get to it!
And if you’d like even more from Oprah and her favorite nonfiction books, be sure to check out our post on the 7 Soulful Books On Oprah’s Bookshelf.
Oprah’s New Book: Build the Life You Want
Before we get into all the exciting new details on Oprah’s book podcast, let’s first take a minute to talk about the brand new book it’s based on, Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier, written by Oprah Winfrey and Arthur C. Brooks.
Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier is written by Oprah Winfrey and Arthur C. Brooks. An instant #1 New York Times bestseller and Amazon editors’ pick in ‘Best Books of the Year 2023’ and best nonfiction, it discusses the four pillars with which “you can get happier. And getting there will be the adventure of your lifetime.” Here is the publisher’s book description of Build the Life You Want.
In Build the Life You Want, Arthur C. Brooks and Oprah Winfrey invite you to begin a journey toward greater happiness no matter how challenging your circumstances. Drawing on cutting-edge science and their years of helping people translate ideas into action, they show you how to improve your life right now instead of waiting for the outside world to change.
With insight, compassion, and hope, Brooks and Winfrey reveal how the tools of emotional self-management can change your life―immediately. They recommend practical, research-based practices to build the four pillars of happiness: family, friendship, work, and faith. And along the way, they share hard-earned wisdom from their own lives and careers as well as the witness of regular people whose lives are joyful despite setbacks and hardship.
Equipped with the tools of emotional self-management and ready to build your four pillars, you can take control of your present and future rather than hoping and waiting for your circumstances to improve. Build the Life You Want is your blueprint for a better life.Build the Life You Want (2023)
Oprah’s New Book Co-Author: Arthur C. Brooks
Let’s meet Oprah’s co-author of Build the Life You Want, Arthur C. Brooks. Brooks is a Harvard professor, speaker and social scientist who teaches courses on happiness, leadership and personal development. He is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and columnist, who writes a very popular weekly series called “How to Build a Life”. Together with Oprah, they’ve co-authored the incredibly successful, Build the Life You Want, inviting readers to “make greater happiness a choice” and showing them how to begin the journey today.
Build the Life You Want Companion Podcast
Now that you know all about the book, it’s time for all the details we know so far about Oprah’s book podcast, the Build the Life You Want Companion Podcast. If you are ready to find out exactly how to listen, when it will be launched, and what to expect from each episode, be sure to read on!
Oprah’s Book Podcast: How & When to Listen
We can’t wait to listen to the new Build the Life You Want Companion Podcast! Oprah’s book podcast is a brand new aspect of her OWN’s Super Soul programming, taking place in three distinct parts – and you won’t want to miss a single one (we’ll talk more about these three parts next). But first, let’s find out all the details on how and when we can listen to each episode.
Each of the three episodes will launch on the following dates.
- Episode 1: Monday, November 20 (2023)
- Episode 2: Monday, November 27 (2023)
- Episode 3: Monday, December 4 (2023)
We don’t know about you, but we honestly can’t wait to start our weeks off right with Oprah and Arthur on Monday mornings. If you want to kick start your week in the very best way possible (on a personal journey to becoming happier), you’ll definitely want to be tuning in the next few Mondays.
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The Build the Life You Want Companion Podcast will be available to listen on all major streaming/podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible and many more (you’re likely to find it wherever you love listening to your favorite podcasts). Where do you love to listen to podcasts the most? Share with us in the comments below, we always love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
Oprah’s Book Podcast: What to Expect
What do we know so far about what Oprah and Arthur will discuss in the Build the Life You Want Companion Podcast? An article on Oprah Daily explains that each of the three episodes of Oprah’s book podcast will expand on key themes found throughout the book (you may want to have a copy on hand as you listen).
You can get your hands on a copy of Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier right here on Amazon, if you’d like to follow along in the best way possible.
Specifically, you can expect Oprah and Arthur to do the following three things (and more) in their conversations on the Build the Life You Want Companion Podcast.
- Discuss and explore the science of happiness.
- Offer active, concrete steps and advice for listeners to really dig deep into their own personal happiness journeys.
- Answer questions from Build the Life You Want readers (on how everyone can improve their lives and be happier right now, no matter their current circumstances).
What are you looking forward to the most? We just can’t wait for the first episode of Oprah’s book podcast!
More from Oprah & Super Soul . . .
But that’s not all! In addition to the brand new Build the Life You Want Companion Podcast, there’s even more coming to Oprah’s Super Soul programming lineup that you won’t want to miss. Oprah Daily also explains that throughout the winter, she is releasing five anticipated new interviews that you’ll absolutely want to check out. Stay tuned for Dr. Anita Phillips, Nicole Avant, Courtney B. Vance, Kerry Washington and Jamie Kern. Announced alongside Oprah’s book podcast, listeners will be just as excited for these incredible new interviews too.
More New Book Podcasts We Love
Do you love podcasts about books and reading? Do you love celebrity book clubs? Oprah is not the only celebrity book lover (or book club host) with a brand new podcast. The TODAY Show’s Read with Jenna book club has just launched a new podcast too! If you can’t get enough of celebrity book clubs, you’ll definitely want to check out our recent post about the all new Read with Jenna Podcast (it will tell you everything you need to know so that you don’t miss a thing).
We Love Oprah’s Book Club
How do you have a discussion about Oprah and books, without mentioning Oprah’s Book Club? You can’t! And so before we go, let’s talk about Oprah’s Book Club and why we love it so much (we’ll even let you in on the latest Oprah’s Book Club selection too). Keep in mind, Build the Life You Want is not an Oprah’s Book Club selection, but rather a book authored by Oprah herself. We just knew that no conversation on both books and Oprah is complete without checking in on Oprah’s Book Club!
At Love Beauty Thrive, we love celebrity book clubs and following all the latest celebrity book club picks. Each month, we share with you the most popular celebrity book club selections and some thoughts on each (including how to get your hands on your own copies to join the fun and read along). You’ll find all the hottest celebrity book club picks listed here – on Love Beauty Thrive – so you don’t have to search the internet or endlessly scroll on social media to find out what to read next. If you want to read like a celeb, you’ll find out exactly how to do that right here, each and every month.
As monthly selections are announced, we list all the most popular celebrity book club picks that the reading community can’t stop talking about, in a round-up post here on Love Beauty Thrive.
And Oprah’s Book Club is definitely one of our all-time favourite celebrity book clubs to follow (making Oprah’s book podcast announcement super exciting for us). You know Oprah’s Book Club will always be on our list of the best celebrity book club picks of the month!
It’s important to note once again that Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier is not an Oprah’s Book Club selection, but is instead a book authored by Oprah Winfrey and Arthur C. Brooks. We just knew you’d love to know the latest on Oprah’s Book Club too (and so thought we’d keep you posted)!
Are you caught up on all the latest celebrity book club picks this fall? Don’t forget to check out all the most recent, absolutely incredible, selections to kick off the season right here (and stay up to speed with the celebrity reading community) . . .
And if you’re brand new to Oprah’s Book Club? Here are the basics . . .
Oprah’s Book Club is Oprah Winfrey’s book club. Since the 1990’s, it’s been one of the most famous book clubs in the world. It makes frequent selections (but not on a regular monthly schedule). Oprah’s Book Club reads books that often focus on Black voices.
Visit Oprah’s Book Club here to read with Oprah.Love Beauty Thrive (2023)
In case you might be interested, we’ll let you in on the latest Oprah’s Book Club selection next and then will share will you other amazing books authored by Oprah too.
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK (CURRENT)
The current pick for Oprah’s Book Club is Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward (selected in mid-October 2023).
An Oprah’s Book Club pick, instant New York Times bestseller and Amazon editors’ pick in best literature and fiction, this top new release is written by Jesmyn Ward (two-time National Book Award winner, youngest winner of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction and MacArthur Fellow). A Book of the Month selection (November 2023) described as a “haunting masterpiece”, here is the publisher’s book description of Let Us Descend.
“‘Let us descend,’ the poet now began, ‘and enter this blind world.’” —Inferno, Dante Alighieri
Let Us Descend is a reimagining of American slavery, as beautifully rendered as it is heart-wrenching. Searching, harrowing, replete with transcendent love, the novel is a journey from the rice fields of the Carolinas to the slave markets of New Orleans and into the fearsome heart of a Louisiana sugar plantation.
Annis, sold south by the white enslaver who fathered her, is the reader’s guide through this hellscape. As she struggles through the miles-long march, Annis turns inward, seeking comfort from memories of her mother and stories of her African warrior grandmother. Throughout, she opens herself to a world beyond this world, one teeming with spirits: of earth and water, of myth and history; spirits who nurture and give, and those who manipulate and take. While Ward leads readers through the descent, this, her fourth novel, is ultimately a story of rebirth and reclamation.
From one of the most singularly brilliant and beloved writers of her generation, this miracle of a novel inscribes Black American grief and joy into the very land—the rich but unforgiving forests, swamps, and rivers of the American South. Let Us Descend is Jesmyn Ward’s most magnificent novel yet, a masterwork for the ages.Let Us Descend (2023)
Read more about Let Us Descend on Goodreads.
Need More By Oprah? Oprah’s Book Podcast
Throughout this post, we’ve shared with you Oprah’s most recent book release, Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier, the latest selection from Oprah’s Book Club, Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward and even some bestselling earphones to enhance your podcast listening experience. They are all sure to help support your Oprah-guided journey to building a happier, more fulfilling life.
If you’d like even more books by Oprah on living your best life, here are five more popular (and bestselling) books available on Amazon. All authored by Oprah Winfrey, they are some of the best personal development books available for those on a journey of self improvement or individual growth. You won’t want to miss checking these out . . .
What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry
Publication Date: April 27, 2021
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The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose
Publication Date: March 26, 2019
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The Wisdom of Sundays: The Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
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Food, Health, and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life
Publication Date: January 3, 2017
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Oprah’s Book Podcast: Build the Life You Want
Oprah’s book podcast, Build the Life You Want Companion Podcast is launching soon, and definitely looks to be an inspirational listen for anyone seeking positive change and personal growth in their life. Whether you’re a fan of the book it’s based on, Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier or are new to Oprah’s personal development wisdom, this podcast is sure to support you on your journey to building a happier, more fulfilling life. Get ready to listen, and let the journey begin!
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