What a Creep Season 9, Episode 1: Oprah’s Favorite Creeps

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful talk show hosts in the history of television. Her talk show, which ran from 1986- to 2011, was so powerful that she could create superstars from obscurity.

The Oprah Winfrey Show started as a celebrity chat/tabloid talk show but eventually, it morphed into a spiritually-based program with subjects as varied as how to empower your soul and what our dead relatives have to teach us.

Oprah is a perpetual seeker of wisdom and is unapologetically a hedonist who enjoys her wealth. She went from absolute poverty, born to a single mother to being an Oscar-nominated actress and one of the richest people in the media world.

In the search for Namaste—she has had her share of self-help hucksters on her program. Most have been forgotten—but there are a few that have been proven to be total, unrepentant Creeps

Today we will discuss four such Creeps who at one time were anointed by the Big O.


Trigger warnings: Pseudoscience, woo, death by suicide, claustrophobia, and total bullshit 

Sources for the segments include:

Dr. Phil McGraw

Dr. Mehmet Oz

Jenny McCarthy

James Arthur Ray (“The Secret”)

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