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Phil in the Blanks

Phil in the Blanks

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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:

94 Episodes
Many people assume that willpower is the key to making meaningful changes in their lives. Decision-making and behavioral economics expert Dan Ariely suggests that’s not enough.  Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. He joins Dr. Phil on the next “Phil in the Blanks” podcast to give listeners a new perspective on life’s most challenging problems and the key to programming ourselves for success.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit



How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever?  Listen to 9/12:  All seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music or Wondery+. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this moving and enlightening episode of the Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. Phil speaks with Dr. Warren Farrell about “The Boy Crisis.” They discuss how boys are socialized into unhealthy relationships with themselves and the world, and the horrible price society pays when unhealthy boys grow up into unhealthy men, including failed relationships, lost contributions, violence and crime, and breakdowns in physical and mental health. Dr. Farrell lays out a bold path forward that keeps the best aspects of being male and adds an empowering new social and emotional landscape. If you know a boy or have been one yourself, then this episode will probably change your life for the better. for more information: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We recorded this episode earlier this year before schools reopened and prior to the Delta Variant. And judging by the current mental health studies of adolescents, I do believe we were right on track and our words ring true today. Pediatrician, Director of Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development at Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute, and child health expert, Dr. Dimitri Christakis joins Dr. Phil on the next "Phil In The Blanks" to discuss the long-term effects of the COVID-19 crisis on children’s health, education, and emotional well-being, and strategies to help them rebuild. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Legal expert Wendy Murphy is devoted to helping victims of child abuse and sex crimes get the justice they deserve. After witnessing what she describes as horrific, systemic discrimination against these victims, Murphy, who has over 15 years as a professor of violent sex crime law, opened a pro bono service to help them.  Murphy joins Dr. Phil, where they discuss the need to celebrate those who report crimes -- not tear them down -- the power of language to convey the truth, and the need to overcome the “post-truth” world we live in, where what words “really” mean is up for debate. Also, listen to Murphy’s fascinating insights into the American legal system and the critical work we need to do as a country to make things right. This episode covers sexual assault and rape at length. Need support? National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, y For more information: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dr. Phil continues his discussion with The Behavior Panel: body language and behavioral authorities, Scott Rouse, Greg Hartley, Mark Bowden, and Chase Hughes in part two of one of his favorite episodes. Together, they discuss how to look for behavioral patterns, what self-pity can reveal about a person, and the necessity to tune in to those around you. For more information: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In one of his favorite episodes of the Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. Phil brings together The Behavior Panel: behavioral and body language experts, who break down the clues and signals we give one another and explain how to interpret body language and understand human behavior. Scott Rouse, Greg Hartley, Mark Bowden and Chase Hughes discuss how external appearances reveal interior emotions and intentions, how to tell when someone is lying, and how to know what you are saying to the world with your behavior. You won't look at another person - or yourself - the same way ever again! For more information: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Do you know someone in a cult? Do you know how to tell? Dr. Phil and cult expert Rick Alan Ross continue their conversation on the structure of cults in the conclusion of this two-part “Phil in the Blanks” podcast on the warning signs and potential dangers of cults. Listen and learn how some cults acquire and wield power to control others, along with the dangers associated with these organizations and how to avoid them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
One Hundred Percent with Marcus Lemonis is a little bit of a masterclass, a cocktail party and a Sunday drive all wrapped up into 30 minutes with an audience invited to listen in. Marcus values family, community, character and ethics and helps small business owners who need his guidance and investment. His process is very personal and provides valuable insight through his ability to identify both problems and solutions. For years he has transformed the trajectory of businesses and the lives of its founders. Listeners will get to enjoy fun and unfiltered conversations centered around mentoring entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs that Marcus invites onto the show are creating products or services that will impact the world for the better. In each episode, listeners will meet the most exciting generation of business owners, including Charles Barkley, Kathy Ireland, Al Roker and Nicole Miller, and all the innovative ventures coming to and disrupting the market. Marcus talks to CEOs, entrepreneurs, inventors and all kinds of new leaders in the only way he knows how, it gets personal. They also talk about something successful people rarely reveal, what they need to take their success to the next level. Marcus and the guest explore that question in an effort to solve that puzzle.. Listen Here: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In part one of a two-part Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. Phil speaks with cult expert Rick Alan Ross who explains how people can lose themselves inside organizations that can sometimes be dangerous. They also discuss how to define a cult, the methods that cults often use to entice people to join, and how some of these organizations come to manipulate, isolate, and control the lives of their members. Plus, hear how experts are able to reach out and extricate those who have been caught up in cult communities. For more information: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Legendary Broadcaster Jim Gray Talking To GOATs In this endlessly entertaining episode Dr. Phil truly Phil’s in the blanks. Legendary broadcaster and 12-time Emmy Award-winner Jim Gray reveals fascinating truths behind the biggest names in sports history: Muhammed Ali, Pete Rose, Tiger Woods, Mike Tyson, Barry Bonds- whenever something important happened Jim Gray was there, and now he’s sharing the stories behind the stories that made sports history in his book “Talking To GOATs”. Who is the real Mike Tyson? What was Tiger Woods like as a boy? What’s it like to interview the greatest boxer who ever lived at 18 years old? What’s it like for an athlete to touch perfection? You don’t know sports history unless you know Jim Gray! To get Jim's book: For more information: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dr. Phil opens his brand-new season in a personal way, hosting son Jordan and daughter in-law Morgan for the first time. Father and son talk about where their relationship has been and where it’s going, the newly married couple’s first child, the joys of parenting, their similarities, and differences, growing up with fame, and share reflections on the incredible journey the McGraw family has taken over the last thirty years. Then, in a very special moment, Jordan makes an exciting announcement regarding his future. Download and listen to this memorable episode and PHIL in the Blanks in Dr. Phil’s life as a father and a family man. Jordan McGraw on Spotify: This show is sponsored by: Helix: Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at Care/Of: For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to and enter code phil50. Green Chef: Go to and use code 90phil to get $90 off including free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
America on Fire

America on Fire


As the country continues to navigate its way through an unprecedented global pandemic and widespread civil unrest following the May 25 death of George Floyd, the unarmed Minneapolis man who lost his life while in police custody, Dr. Phil leads a discussion with prominent members of the Black community analyzing the events of the past week and what may have sparked them. Guests include national civil rights attorney S. Lee Merritt, Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass representing California’s 37th district, author and activist Marc Lamont Hill, and activist and one of “Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People” of 2017, Tamika Mallory. And as the focus shifts to the future, what happens now? And how can you help? See for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dr. Phil discusses human trafficking and touches on sober living fraud in part two of his interview with George Mueller, Deputy Commissioner for the California Department of Insurance’s Enforcement Branch and Jennifer Lentz Snyder, Head Deputy of the Norwalk Branch of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dr. Phil speaks with Head Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Lentz Snyder and Deputy Commissioner George Mueller, CA Department of Insurance Enforcement Branch about high profile cases, fraud and ways to empower the community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dr. Phil speaks with First Amendment attorneys Nancy Wells Hamilton and Charles L. “Chip” Babcock about science, censorship, and the pandemic. For more information Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dr. Phil provides ways we can be resilient under the pressure of social distancing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Velocity of Life

Velocity of Life


Dr. Phil takes you through the anatomy of an emotion, stressors, and ways to maximize opportunities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
What have you learned about yourself during this crisis? This week on Phil in the Blanks, we're talking to people who care about things that matter and how you can move forward by being adaptive, agile and creative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dr. Phil is discussing the impact of stress, what you can do to help manage, and more. See for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Comments (1256)

Ojo Eira

As a widow I have some very wonderful male role models for my sons. I do agree that boys without fathers or father like roll models can be stunted in many areas.

Sep 16th

Andrea Thomas

Interview with Warrwn Farrell- YES!! We turned off cable TV because my young sons were watching commercials with the dads who were always an idiot. My sons don't EVER need to see thier father, or themselves, as a doofus! We had conversations with them about that misinformation. That was 26 years ago, we have 2 more young sons again (through foster/adoption) and we still still have this conversation!! *I love the new podcasts about children's mental health, and the focus on how to help them. We have 8 children, and the ones still living at home were severly affected(especially the females), by quarwntine, and we are working through it with many avenues. Thank you!

Sep 7th

Dana Jenkins

you guys are amazing

Aug 12th

Im Watching You

In the words of lunatic Democrats, "my body, my choice" when it comes to the vaccine. Funny how they use that phrase to kill innocent babies, but they force the vaccine on everyone.

Jul 14th

Ashley Jean

this one was very disappointing. blm is pushing for segregation

Jun 19th
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Humans have had anxiety, depression, etc. for centuries. Thats why we have a history, such as, the witch paranoia, The Dark Ages etc., again. The only difference now is we tend to single them out and make excuses for their sometimes, despicable actions. We also tend to make it the public's problem to fix. I believe that the family should be rock that helps these people out of their despair. All humans have disappointment in their life.This is not a NEW disease.

Jun 9th

Ojo Eira

Welcome back! Thank you for the look into family.

May 20th
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dchamberss dchamberss

Never knew Phil was such a racist. Yuck!

Apr 2nd

Brandy E

Kathy Bates is an amazing person! If I could have a cup of coffee with anyone...

Mar 5th

Erik C. Stone

how come we aren't seeing any new episodes?

Dec 14th

T. Rebecca Harrington

When will more episodes be released?

Oct 5th

KaeLee Eddlemon

please delete if not ok, my family lost everything in the alemeda wildfire can anyone help me financially I'm struggling right now as embarrassing as it is to admit. I can post the link to our fundraiser. if this isn't allowed please delete . I'm not trying to be that person that doesn't care. I care a lot . Having a hard time covering the basics at this point . My grandfather, my mom her fiancee lost their homes in the fire in talent we lost our trailer. Anything helps . Anyone willing to donate any funds or share ? Just a dollar can help , same with just a share can help as well . In search of any financial help, my grandfather didn't have insurance he was a renter, lived in a studio in the totem pole mobile home park. With that being said we have contacted red cross and they're not able to provide help financially, only food and clothes they say. We have started the process with fema, and are awaiting to hear what is going to happen. We have also been referred out to other agencies however they require him to have a rental agreement of which burned up in the fire , and he didn't have a utility bill as it was included in his space rent. So many people didn't have insurance as their mobile home was too old to insure . My grandfather lost EVERYTHING. So did my mom and her fiancee, we lost our trailer, and storage. I have taken him in and my brother and offered anything I have to others as well to help. I'm in need of help with gas funds , and funds to help my grandfather and family rebuild their life's as they won't be able to rebuild their homes , I can at least try to help them get back into a "norm" and try to make them a bit more comfortable. I have had problems finding clothing for my grandfather, same with shoes .

Sep 22nd

Monica Carolina Perez

When i hear about how Americans treat black people(and colored people) i the USA, i just shake my head and (almost) loose my speaking abilities. Rasisme is everywhere, but people in America is beating almost the rest of the world. Are you afraid that black people will be better in schools and jobs? From M. L King to now, it hasn't been so many changes. Only promises, that haven't been done yet. Its not the first black man who has been killed because of the color of the skin. You are acting like Neanderthals, because their brains did not envelop as good as the humans. And why are black people defending them selves and their rights? Since you already practicing the death penalty. This situation talks for its selvs. I am so glad that i live in Norway 🇳🇴 no guns, no wrong killings

Jun 26th
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Maurice Bellstewart

(Dr Phil) Black people rise up and let me hear your voice (Nina Richardson) black people discuss me they are animals (whole black race) but your black bitch (the KKK) did someone drop this bitch down the stairs then ram a car door twice to her head when she was a baby (the police) ... (Me) well I gonna beat my meat due due

Jun 24th

Joe Ozment

10, 7, 5. Dr Phil has been one of my 5 pivotal people. Dr Phil has been a critical choice in grasping to learn and change consistently. Dr Phil has been defining in many moments to keep rising and staying the course. Dr Phil has been pivotal as a changing person in my life. I have become a gratefully appreciative discipling study of this "ol grey dog." Ha! Lol. But for real, as a C-6,7 quadriplegic after a car accident at age 21, and being "burnt" from too much LSD at age 16 and hallucinating everyday for the next 22 years, the suicide of my father, poorly diagnosing and prescribing psychiatrist, and the greatest bioneuroohysiological challenging 33 years of all time, Phil McGraw has given me enough knowledge in a Pandora's Box of multifactorial complexities to "get it" in his profession and otherwise to my most uncommon toll of trauma neurologically and mentally from some of the mentioned matters above to stay the course to navigate through the criminal "justice" persecutors for being a one in a million to live, survive, and overcome as a winner. Thank You Dr Phil, I've been blessed to have you as a beacon of knowledge to pull this off, still alive, still "standing." You're a modern day, contemporary, apostle of the Lord God in this world as I see it -- religion set aside. But do have a question. What is the difference in mind and "spirit" with spirit being defined as your soul that leaves your body after death? Do you have evidence based belief in the human body as having a spirit that has everlasting life after our bodies die? Or would you think such beliefs are supernatural nonsense?

Jun 13th


I sure hoped he speaks out for Black lives matter soon or Im done listening and it beter not be a bunch of cops are good BS

Jun 6th

Jackie Woychesin

" if your data is what it is, it is what it is", Dr Phil. ....really? No tests were available. No data can be correct if you don't have all of the information. Also, the " experts" did not say to "send the kids back to school," months ago, and "we lose only around 2 percent of them", Dr Phil said that. Do we listen to the experts or do we listen to you? I for one want want the social media platforms to fact check these quacks putting their garbage out there that could kill people.

May 30th

The Audios' Series

I will follow you and your podcast is incredible.

May 15th

Kerensa Erickson

After this man likened COVID-19 to drowning deaths in swimming pools on national television in attempt to strengthen the idea that this pandemic isn't a big deal he lost all credibility to me. Yeah, maybe if drowning in swimming pools was something I could catch at school or at the super market or at work, but no. That is not the case, sir.

May 12th
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Deyanna Lynn

Thank you for all the information on the Covid-19 as well.

Apr 29th
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