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Making Space with Hoda Kotb

English, Social, 5 seasons, 71 episodes, 1 day, 16 hours, 1 minute
Where do you draw your strength? Join TODAY’s Hoda Kotb on a journey of self-discovery and resilience of the human spirit. Hoda hears from some of the people she admires most, and whose stories of personal triumph keep her going. Like Hoda, you’ll leave these talks stronger than when you started and inspired to make space in your own life.
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Yung Pueblo on the Power of Self-Healing

Diego Perez is a poet, meditator and #1 New York Times bestselling author, widely known through his pen name, Yung Pueblo. Inspiring millions with his writing, his work focuses on the power of self-healing, creating healthy relationships and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. Yung Pueblo’s path to deep healing began after struggling with physical and mental health, finding that the way forward was to turn inward. He dedicated himself to meditation and trusting his intuition, drawing on his own experiences to inspire healing in others. Yung Pueblo sat down with Hoda Kotb for an inspiring conversation, reflecting on the importance of finding stillness, connecting with the present and practicing self-compassion.
7/17/202443 minutes, 17 seconds
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An all-new season of ‘Dateline: Missing in America’

As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for Season 3 of Dateline: Missing in America. The chart-topping podcast series is back with a brand-new season and brand-new cases.   Are you the key to solving a mystery? Correspondent Josh Mankiewicz reports on perplexing missing person cases brought to Dateline’s attention by our social media followers. Each episode focuses on one person’s story, as told by those left behind. Listen carefully to the details, descriptions and clues offered by family, friends and investigators. Something you hear might jog a memory that could help authorities crack a case.   You can listen to the first episode of Dateline: Missing in America season 3 here:
7/16/20242 minutes, 5 seconds
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Lainey Wilson on Following Her Dreams

Grammy-award-winning and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Lainey Wilson has taken the music industry by storm with hits like “Heart Like a Truck” and “Watermelon Moonshine”, solidifying her status as a next-generation icon. Wilson has broken records and reached new milestones, all without compromising her voice. And while it may seem like Wilson is an overnight sensation, she’ll be the first to tell you that her success took time - she faced years of rejection and heartbreak before making it big, but she never gave up on her dreams. Wilson joined Hoda Kotb for a very special episode of Making Space, reflecting on her career, her music and her love of storytelling, marking a milestone as Kotb’s 50th guest.
7/10/202430 minutes, 46 seconds
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Steve Harvey on Navigating Highs and Lows

Steve Harvey is one of the most influential entertainers of our time. But success for Harvey was far from guaranteed, and it didn’t come overnight. In this inspiring conversation from January 2023 , Harvey opens up about his path to success - both the highs and the lows. He sat down with Hoda Kotb to talk about the struggles he faced, the lessons he’s learned and his advice for anyone who feels like they’re up against a challenge right now. Spoiler alert - you might as well keep going.
7/3/202421 minutes, 37 seconds
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Elise Loehnen on Being a Synthesizer, Seeker and Storyteller

Elise Loehnen is a bestselling author, editor, podcast host and former Chief Content Officer at Goop. She’s a synthesizer, a seeker and a sharer, leading with an open mind, and introducing us to new ideas, new concepts and new ways of thinking. At the heart of all she does is storytelling, taking all the life experience, wisdom and information she’s learned, and sharing it with the world. Loehnen sat down with Hoda Kotb to discuss her latest book “On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and The Price Women Pay To Be Good”, exploring perfectionism, insecurities, how we can often be our own toughest critics and more.
6/26/202433 minutes, 31 seconds
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Jamie Kern Lima on Believing You Are Worthy

Jamie Kern Lima is a self-made entrepreneur, CEO, thought-leader, founder of IT Cosmetics and bestselling author of “Worthy: How to Believe You Are Enough and Transform Your Life”. After a lifetime spent battling self-doubt, she began to lean in to her own self-worth and turned her life around, all by learning to believe in herself. Lima is living proof that when you change what you believe you’re worthy of, you can change your entire life. Lima sat down with Hoda Kotb to talk about the difference between self-confidence and self-worth, dealing with imposter syndrome and her mission to share a simple truth - you. are. worthy.
6/19/202438 minutes, 36 seconds
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Celine Dion on Living with Stiff Person Syndrome

Legendary singer and music icon Celine Dion sat down with Hoda Kotb for an NBC News Exclusive interview to discuss her life and health since being diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome, a rare autoimmune neurological disorder. Dion began quietly experiencing mysterious symptoms affecting her body and her voice, and after more than a decade of testing and treatment, was diagnosed with SPS. Fearful she may never return to the stage, or to her beloved fans, Dion has spent the last several years uncharacteristically out of the spotlight, fighting for her life and her voice. Dion opens up about her health struggles, the impact SPS has had on her life and where she’s finding hope.
6/12/20241 hour, 28 seconds
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Ashley Graham on Being a Model, Mogul and Mama

Ashley Graham is a supermodel, author, entrepreneur and activist, whose influence has reshaped the fashion and media industries and redefined traditional beauty standards. Graham has spent years advocating for body positivity and self-acceptance, breaking barriers and paving the path for the next generation of women. Graham sat down with Hoda Kotb for a bare and beautiful conversation, opening up about her childhood, what she’s learned over the course of her career and how she’s showing the world that beauty has no boundaries.
6/5/202438 minutes, 54 seconds
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Maria Shriver on Giving Herself Permission

As Maria Shriver has navigated her own personal journey, she’s figured out not only how to handle challenging times, but also how to live her most authentic life. She has spent a lifetime unpacking her experiences: whether it’s faith, family or friendship, Maria’s insight and wisdom is always profound. In this intimate and inspiring conversation from February 2023, Maria opens up like never before. She sat down with Hoda Kotb to talk about her continual quest to heal, the importance of slowing down and how she finally gave herself permission to be Maria.
5/29/202437 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tembi Locke on Love, Loss and Lifting Others

Tembi Locke is a New York Times best-selling author, screenwriter, producer, actor and podcast host. Her book ‘From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home’ follows her real-life love story, that all began with a chance encounter in the streets of Florence, where she fell in love with an Italian chef. Her life-changing journey of love, loss, resilience and hope was adapted for the screen by Netflix, in the limited series starring Zoe Saldana. Locke sat down with Hoda Kotb for a beautiful conversation on love, life after loss and how to begin again. 
5/22/202436 minutes, 7 seconds
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Introducing Dateline: True Crime Weekly

As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for Dateline: True Crime Weekly, an all-new weekly podcast series. Every Thursday Dateline correspondent Andrea Canning and her guests dive into the biggest crime stories of the week, bringing you the latest on trials and investigations around the country.  Listen now wherever you get your podcasts:
5/16/202439 seconds
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Selena Gomez on Her Mental Health Journey

Selena Gomez has spent most of her life in the spotlight, as one of the world’s biggest popstars and actors. After facing physical and mental health challenges, Gomez is stepping into what she considers to be her true calling, mental health advocacy. She’s partnering with Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy to change the conversation around mental health, and to help youth struggling with the same challenges she’s faced. Hoda Kotb sat down with Gomez and Dr. Murthy for a candid conversation about their mission, the importance of mental health advocacy and where Gomez is on her health journey today.
5/15/202418 minutes, 26 seconds
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Tiffany Haddish on Life, Loss & Laughter

Tiffany Haddish is a comedian, actress, producer, writer, New York Times Bestselling author, Grammy winner and an absolute force, on and off the screen. Haddish catapulted to fame, starring in films like “Girls Trip”, and has kept us laughing with her signature brand of honesty, humor and heart. But Haddish’s success didn’t come overnight, and it wasn’t easy. In Haddish’s new memoir, “I Curse You with Joy”, she opens up about the high and low moments she’s faced, sharing her personal struggles and the journey to find herself. Haddish joined Hoda Kotb to talk about it all - the joy, the pain and the lessons she’s learned.
5/8/202445 minutes, 22 seconds
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Sarah Jakes Roberts on Finding Your Power

Sarah Jakes Roberts is redefining what it means to be a modern woman of faith. As a bestselling author, pastor, speaker, founder, entrepreneur, philanthropist, wife and mother, at her core, she is a leader, aiming to inspire thought, growth and change. She followed in the footsteps of her father, Bishop T.D. Jakes, to become a co-pastor at The Potter’s House Church in Dallas, using her voice to spread messages of compassion and love. Jakes’ most recent book ‘Power Moves: Ignite Your Confidence and Become a Force’ invites readers to reclaim and redefine their power, in order to live an authentic life. Through her sermons, books, podcasts and events, Jakes is inspiring positive and lasting change. Jakes sat down with Hoda Kotb to talk about faith, family and what it truly means to have power.
5/1/202435 minutes, 17 seconds
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Carissa Moore on Riding the Wave

Carissa Moore is a World Champion surfer and Olympic gold medalist. Widely considered to be one of the female greatest surfers of all time, Moore is an inspiration both on and off the board. She burst into the world of professional surfing when she was a teenager, and by age 18, she became the youngest surfer to win a world title. She was crowned surfing’s first-ever female Olympic gold medalist, and has achieved legendary status as a dominant force in the sport. Earlier this year, Moore announced that she will step away from competitive surfing after she defends her title at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Moore sat down with Hoda Kotb to discuss her love affair with surfing, her Olympic journey and what lies ahead as she embraces her next chapter.
4/24/202428 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jenna Bush Hager on Love, Life & Friendship

In honor of the fifth anniversary of TODAY with Hoda & Jenna¸Hoda is revisiting her conversation with co-host and friend Jenna Bush Hager from Season 1 of Making Space. As you’ll hear, Hoda and Jenna are friendly on air because they’re real friends off-air — and their friendship has only grown and deepened over the years. We are again inviting you into this intimate conversation, touching on everything from lessons learned by example during childhood to what it meant for Jenna to turn 40. Together, Hoda and Jenna talk about birth, love, loss and the importance of work ethic. Plus, a special look back at the highlights and moments that touch on what Hoda is finally making space for.
4/17/202429 minutes, 37 seconds
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Drew Brees on Navigating Change

Drew Brees spent 20 years as an NFL quarterback, playing on the New Orleans Saints for 15 seasons. Brees is a leader on and off the field, and in 2010, he led the Saints to their first ever Super Bowl championship, helping to bring back the spirit of the city after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. For Brees and wife Brittany, playing for the Saints was about more than football, it was a calling to be part of something greater. Brees sat down with Hoda Kotb to discuss his prolific career, life after football and their mutual love for New Orleans.
4/10/202436 minutes, 44 seconds
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Chip Conley on Learning to Love Midlife

Chip Conley is a bestselling author and co-founder of the Modern Elder Academy, the world’s first “midlife wisdom school”. After an impressive career in the hospitality industry, first as the founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, then as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, Conley is now leading a worldwide revolution to re-frame midlife. In his latest book “Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better with Age”, Conley is changing the narrative around midlife, helping people to navigate this often misunderstood lifestage. Conley joins Hoda Kotb for an inspiring conversation, sharing tips to navigate midlife with a renewed sense of purpose and possibility. 
4/3/202442 minutes, 52 seconds
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Arthur Brooks on How to Be Happier

Arthur Brooks is a bestselling author, acclaimed public speaker and professor at the Harvard School of Business, where he teaches courses on leadership and happiness. Brooks joined Hoda Kotb for a conversation on the art and science of getting happier, and how to build the life you want. The two discuss practices to increase happiness, how to get unstuck, how to parent and why happiness is not a destination, but a direction.
3/27/202442 minutes, 5 seconds
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Viola Davis On Overcoming Trauma and How To Shape Your Own Future

It’s hard to imagine Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis survived the childhood she did. Bullied at a young age for being different, Davis now realizes the power — and the potency — of those differences. Davis sat down with Hoda Kotb in spring of 2022 for an intimate conversation on overcoming trauma and how to shape your own future, one leg of the relay race at a time.
3/20/202437 minutes, 6 seconds
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Keith Morrison Opens Up About Dateline, His Career in True Crime and the Loss of His Stepson, Matthew Perry

Keith Morrison is an award-winning correspondent for Dateline NBC, beloved journalist and host of several #1 podcasts. He’s made a speciality of true crime mysteries, and after more than five decades in the business, he’s gained status as a pop culture icon. Morrison joins Hoda Kotb to discuss his prolific career, his upcoming Dateline original podcast “Murder in the Hollywood Hills” and the loss of his stepson, actor Matthew Perry.
3/13/202430 minutes, 21 seconds
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Brianna Wiest on Her Inspiring Books & Messages of Hope

Bestselling author Brianna Wiest has touched millions of readers with her books and quotes featuring messages of empowerment, self-reflection and hope. She found healing and growth in the written word while overcoming personal struggles, and now, she hopes to help others through her writing. Wiest joins Hoda Kotb to discuss her own journey inward, the impact she hopes her words have and her latest book “The Pivot Year: 365 Days to Become the Person You Truly Want to Be”.
3/6/202435 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ziggy Marley: "I'm a Seeker"

Ziggy Marley is a musician, producer, author, Grammy winner, activist, humanitarian and son of beloved musician Bob Marley. Growing up in the Marley household, it’s no surprise that his life has always been filled with music. Marley joins Hoda Kotb to discuss his father’s legacy, the side of his dad many didn’t know and his role as a producer on the recent film “Bob Marley: One Love”.
2/28/202438 minutes, 41 seconds
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Savannah Guthrie: “Mostly What God Does”

Savannah Guthrie joins Hoda Kotb to discuss her latest book, “Mostly What God Does: Reflections on Seeking and Finding His Love Everywhere”. Guthrie beautifully and vulnerably opens up about the role of faith in her life, the power of divine love and the inspiration behind this collection of essays. She shares personal stories of moments that have tested her faith, strengthened her belief and left her in awe. As Guthrie so beautifully puts it, mostly what God does is love… and you can feel the love in every word of this uplifting and inspiring conversation.
2/21/202453 minutes, 53 seconds
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Introducing Season 5 of ‘Making Space with Hoda Kotb’

Making Space with Hoda Kotb is back for Season 5! Join TODAY’s Hoda Kotb as she continues on a personal journey of self-discovery and learning. This season, she sits down with guests like former NFL quarterback Drew Brees, reggae musician Ziggy Marley, self-help author Brianna Wiest and her very own TODAY co-anchor Savannah Guthrie.Catch the premiere episode of Season 5 with guest Savannah Guthrie, Wednesday, February 21st. Follow now
2/15/20243 minutes, 58 seconds