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Phil in the Blanks

Phil in the Blanks

Author: Dr. Phil McGraw

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Experience a side of Dr. Phil McGraw you may have been missing as he delves into the minds of the most interesting and accomplished people in the world today. From celebrities to ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, to the world’s leading experts and “disrupters,” every guest will be provocative, informative and relevant. For more information:
72 Episodes
The coronavirus outbreak continues and with it comes an increase in stress, pressure and uncertainty. Dr. Phil discusses ways to manage social distancing.
“I knew in my heart that I wasn’t a killer. I knew in my heart that I never wanted to take anybody’s life,” says reformed gang member, Joseph Lucero. On this week’s episode of Phil in the Blanks, Dr. Phil speaks with the youth mentor and actor about his life on the streets, his time behind bars, and what he says prompted him to turn his back on gang life. New episodes of the Phil in the Blanks podcast drop every Tuesday.  Listen and subscribe.
Coronavirus: What are the facts? Dr. Phil is joined by leading medical and health professionals for a deep dive into the complexities of the pandemic.
Carla Pennington says she gave “probably the worst interview of my career” when being considered for the position of Executive Producer at Dr. Phil, nearly two decades ago. Hear more about the television executive’s life and career when she sits down with Dr. Phil on this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast.
Psychiatrist and Medical Director for the County of Los Angeles DCFS Dr. Charles Sophy speaks out about the most significant problem he sees among youth, offers thoughts on a solution to the opioid crisis, and more on this week’s “Phil in the Blanks” podcast.
Jon Taffer is an entrepreneur, consultant, author, TV personality and host of Bar Rescue on the Paramount Network who says he’s fascinated by human behavior. “We’re not in the television business – we’re in the human reaction business,” the the hospitality icon tells Dr. Phil on the next Phil in the Blanks podcast.
This week on Phil in the Blanks, Dr. Phil welcomes Jason Flom - a music industry giant who may be most famous for the people he’s helped to make famous. The executive has backed scores of artists like Matchbox Twenty and Sugar Ray, to Katy Perry and Lorde. Flom is also an inaugural board member of the Innocence Project, and host of the podcast, Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom, which he says he started three years ago because, “I thought if I could help exonerees share their stories, and in so doing, help to prevent even one wrongful conviction from happening in the future – then let’s do that.” His newest series, Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a powerful 13-episode podcast that tells the story of twelve real false confessions, using actual audiotapes from inside the interrogation room, and asks and answers the question: why would an innocent person confess to a crime he didn’t commit? Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions launches, February 19. For more information:
New York Times bestselling author, speaker, founder of "Magnify Your Message" and top-rated TED talker Cheryl Hunter joins Dr. Phil on this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast. Hear about Hunter’s life -- including being kidnapped, assaulted and left for dead.
What Made Pop Star Meghan Trainor Say ‘Uh-Oh’? Singer-songwriter and award-winning pop star Meghan Trainor joins Dr. Phil on the next “Phil in the Blanks” podcast. Singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor first flew to the top of the charts in 2014 with her certified triple platinum album “Title” which included the hit singles “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin.’” “I was 19 when this all happened, and I was all of a sudden in charge – like the CEO of a million-dollar company – and I was like, ‘Uh-oh,’” the pop star tells Dr. Phil on this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast. Since then, Meghan has received multiple awards and nominations, including a Grammy, four ASCAP Pop Music Awards, and two Billboard Music Awards. Want to know more about her upbringing, career, personal life? She’ll share them all with Dr. Phil when the next episode of Phil in the Blanks drops this Tuesday. Check here to find out where you can listen and subscribe.
Dr. Phil speaks with veteran broadcaster Jim Hill of CBS2 Los Angeles about his friendship with Kobe Bryant. Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter, Gianna, 13, were among nine people who lost their lives when a helicopter crashed on a hillside in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning, January 26. Since then, tributes from thousands of fans across the world have been pouring in as they process the loss. and the tragic day he learned of his death along with his daughter Gianni and seven others.
On this encore episode, Dr. Phil "Phil's in the Blanks" in your life. I'm helping you live your best life by moving your position from being right to being happy, teaching life laws, and more.
On this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. Phil sits down with his good friend Ken Solomon, President of the Tennis Channel. They talk careers, television then vs. now, politics – and tennis!
Did you know that only 8 percent of people keep their New Year’s resolutions? If you want to be one of those people, tune in to this week’s “Phil in the Blanks” podcast to learn the key.  For more information:
It’s the new year! Are you making resolutions? If you plan on reaching your goals, tune in to this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast where Dr. Phil tells you how to increase your chances of keeping your resolutions. Learn how to program your environment, keep yourself accountable and make your resolutions part of your schedule. For more information:
Remembering What The Holidays Are Really About – Whether you’re celebrating time-honored traditions or creating new ones, Dr. Phil shares ways to remember what the holidays are really about with meaningful rituals and customs, on this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast. For more information:
Are you a serial dater? Do you have trust issues? Or, do family members sabotage your relationships?  Tracy McMillan, author, television writer and relationship expert from the hit OWN reality series Family of Fiancé, tackles these topics and more on this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast. For more information:
“The formula for a successful relationship is: The quality of a relationship is a function of the extent to which it is built on a solid underlying friendship and meets the needs of the TWO people involved.” - Dr. Phil. In the season finale of Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With? episode 8, Dr. Phil details the two jobs you need to master for a successful relationship. For more information and worksheets:
Dr. Phil dives into ways that you can make your relationship sing in episode 7 of Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?
Reclaim Your Core: ‘Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?’ Episode 6: “It’s time to make a substantial difference in the health, pleasure, joy and satisfaction in your relationship – whether your partner does anything or not,” says Dr. Phil in episode 6 of his Phil in the Blanks podcast series “Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?”  “If you’ve been listening to my latest series, Relationship Reality Check, we’ve worked hard to get rid of the myths and “bad spirits” in your relationships. Now, it’s time to choose to behave differently,” Dr. Phil says. Find out how to reclaim your core in episode 6 and how you can get through Thanksgiving with a smile on your face!
Tuesday People with Mitch Albom: Morrie said there was no substitute for the experience of having children. The hosts discuss the importance of family, the decision to have – or to not have – children and how today’s decisions will affect you later in life. To subscribe and for additional information:
Comments (1208)

Deyanna Lynn

Best!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Mar 31st


The name of Obama's healthcare plan is the Affordable Care Act or the A.C.A. Republicans started calling it ObamaCare as a way to deride it. Now many moronic conservatives think the ACA is a good thing & ObamaCare is bad. I'm kind of shocked that Jimmy & Phil think Obama named it after himself. It quite literally saved my life (uterine cancer), so I don't care what it's called - I love it!

Mar 21st

Brenda Mowery

Thank you so much for this information. one question I do have is, once a person contracts this disease is an immunity built up against it? I heard health care people say this is the first wave of the disease, and that it will come again.

Mar 19th
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Ojo Eira

A voice of truth and reason amidst the panic, hyperbole, and speculation. INFORMATION combats FEAR. ALWAYS. Thank you DrP.

Mar 18th

Kunal Shaparia


Mar 17th

Cheryl Dorazio-Jones

Thank you Dr Phil for taking the time to educate us, we are all worried and you make this more understandable...I/we appreciate everything you do!!

Mar 17th


Thank you Dr. Phil for putting this into perspective in a way easy to understand. Being immunodeficient because of having MS I’ve been panicked because I am the only parent my kids (14 & 23) have left. Lost my husband to cancer in 2014, So I have to be really careful.

Mar 17th
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Women For Adam Friedland

dr phil please dm me back you've left me on read for 2 weeks

Mar 11th

Violet Watt

Part of the cultural issue for families and kiddos that is more foundational then the social media or political influences is the shift to looking to others for leadership... While analyzing the problems of today, it strikes me that looking towards 'influencers' for leadership is a major misstep in going through this life. Better to look towards a higher power, historical successes and lessons, and have compassion for our humanity.

Mar 4th

Roberta Augustini

such an inspirational person who overcame such trama and pain. loved it all till you started with Trump. I easily agree with your view of him, I totally disagree with why he was elected. .. the greater percentage of the people who elected him were voting against the status quo, not him, they decided it couldn't get worse..maybe you they were wrong maybe not. the vindictive, hateful speech among both sides of this is what is hurting this country and it's status in the world, don't give Trump this power. talk to people. you are not all right and they are not all wrong. play nice. be kind. debate. don't attack.

Mar 3rd

Deyanna Lynn

I absolutely love this Dr. Phil this helps me so much very eye opening I need this. I am seeing a lot that I do and have caused in my life. I want to be better an the only way to be better is hearing about my worst and not getting defenssive about it anymore just to take it in an be better.

Feb 25th

Akash Patel

Not sure if he's a credible source especially since he's a psychologist and not actually doctor.

Feb 19th

LaRae Larson Shipper

I have thoroughly enjoyed your wisdom Dr. Phil since your time on Oprah. I'm just finishing up the living by design series & will be re listening to all of them. I'm so grateful for the substance you provide in these podcasts & am hoping you will be doing some podcasts on how to deal with teenagers & young adults who can't seem to move on in life or refuse to help out while living in your home. I'd love to hear your advise. Thank you again for doing these podcasts!!

Feb 11th


why was the podcast "moved" what does that mean?

Feb 10th

Miki Hapte

Shaq is funny. By far my favorite serious on Phil in the blanks!

Jan 15th
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Sofia Pineda

Thank you so much for this. I needed it.

Jan 11th

Evelyn McCarthy

I'm trying to listen to episode 46 Part 1 of "How much fun are you to live with" and it won't play. Is there a time limit on these podcasts? Can I listen to the older podcasts or only the current ones? By the way, I think you're both wonderful Dr Phil and Robin You do an amazing job helping people through myriads of crises. God bless you both.

Jan 7th

ionut - valentin simion

greetings from Romania. thanks.

Jan 6th

Michele Marie

I dream about telling my story to help others- I just pray and keep fighting everyday until my children are in my arms again. We live in a sad world when you have someone who works 60-80 hr wks, no drugs no alcohol not a criminal and JUST BECAUSE of who someone is, poof your kids who you were 200% part of their lives ...Are gone 😢

Jan 5th


I can’t help but admire Shaq’s honesty; The need to curb spending and cutting off limitless cash handouts should be learned by many of us who feel pressurized to support deadweights who can’t bother with earning their keep or spend within their means.

Jan 4th
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