Making Space with Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb, TODAY

Where do you draw your strength? Join TODAY’s Hoda Kotb as she continues on a journey of self-discovery and exploration of the resilience of the human spirit. Hoda hears from some of the people she admires most, and whose testimonies of compassion provide lessons for how to make space for whatever it is you may be seeking in life right now. Like Hoda, you’ll leave these talks stronger than when you started and inspired to make space for growth and change in your own life.

  • 38 minutes 36 seconds
    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.

    19 June 2024, 8:00 am
  • 1 hour 28 seconds
    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.

    12 June 2024, 8:00 am
  • 38 minutes 54 seconds
    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.

    5 June 2024, 8:00 am
  • 37 minutes 29 seconds
    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.

    29 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 36 minutes 7 seconds
    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.


    22 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 18 minutes 26 seconds
    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.

    15 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 45 minutes 22 seconds
    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.

    8 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 35 minutes 17 seconds
    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.

    1 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 28 minutes 35 seconds
    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.

    24 April 2024, 8:00 am
  • 29 minutes 37 seconds
    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.

    17 April 2024, 8:00 am
  • 36 minutes 44 seconds
    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.

    10 April 2024, 8:00 am
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