Phil in the Blanks

By Dr. Phil McGraw

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 Jul 19, 2019
I was never a Dr. Phil fan but this podcast made me one. Dr. Phil has the best guests and is really comfortable talking to anyone. Makes for a great long form interview. I do wish there was an uncensored feed however.

Justin Smith
 Apr 28, 2019
Great guests and awesome conversation


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:

Episode Date
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?
Jun 09, 2020
Behind The Scenes: Human Trafficking and Sober Living Fraud
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.
Jun 02, 2020
Behind The Scenes: Fraud, Felons and Empowerment
Dr. Phil speaks with Head Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Lentz Snyder and Commissioner George Mueller, CA Department of Insurance Enforcement Branch about high profile cases, fraud and ways to empower the community.
May 26, 2020
Science, Censorship And The Pandemic
Dr. Phil speaks with First Amendment attorneys Nancy Wells Hamilton and Charles L. “Chip” Babcock about science, censorship and the pandemic. 
May 19, 2020
Peak Performance: Showing Strength Under Pressure
Dr. Phil provides ways we can be resilient under the pressure of social distancing.
May 12, 2020
Velocity of Life
Dr. Phil takes you through the anatomy of an emotion, stressors and ways to maximize opportunities.
May 05, 2020
Moving Forward By Being Adaptive, Agile and Creative
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.
Apr 28, 2020
The Turning Point - Stress, Health and Healing
Dr. Phil is discussing the impact of stress, what you can do to help manage, and more. 
Apr 21, 2020
Impact Of Distance Learning, Lost Social Interactions and Help For Parents
On this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. Phil discusses the impact of distance learning, lost social opportunities, and helping parents know how to maximize homeschooling during the COVID19 pandemic. Hear from a school principal and a few teachers who offer insight and ideas to help cope with these unusual times.
Apr 14, 2020
Silent Infectors: What You Need To Know
This week on we are talking unbiasedly about coronavirus. We're discussing the facts, "covidiots," the mental and emotional impact of everything happening now, silent infectors and more.
Apr 07, 2020
Strategies for Success: Living in the Age of COVID-19
The coronavirus outbreak continues and with it comes an increase in stress, pressure and uncertainty. Dr. Phil discusses ways to manage social distancing. 
Mar 31, 2020
I Knew In My Heart That I Wasn’t A Killer - Joseph Lucero, Father, Mentor, Actor

“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. 



Mar 24, 2020
COVID-19: A Deep-Dive Into The Pandemic

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.

Mar 17, 2020
How ‘Dr. Phil’ Executive Producer Carla Pennington Got Her Job

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.

Mar 10, 2020
Renowned Psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy Sits Down With Dr. Phil
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.
Mar 03, 2020
The Human Reaction Business with Jon Taffer of Bar Rescue

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.

Feb 25, 2020
Music Exec And Innocence Project Inaugural Board Member Jason Flom

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:

Feb 18, 2020
How Cheryl Hunter Found A Way To Transcend Trauma And Help Others

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. 

Feb 11, 2020
Singer-Songwriter And Award-Winning Pop Star Meghan Trainor

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. 

Feb 04, 2020
Mourning Kobe Bryant - Veteran Sports Broadcaster Jim Hill

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. 

Jan 28, 2020
Dr. Phil's Living By Design: Move From Being Right to Being Happy

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.

Jan 21, 2020
Point, Set, Match! President Of Tennis Channel Ken Solomon

Dr. Phil speaks with his good friend Ken Solomon President, Tennis Channel about his career, new media, the future of betting on tennis and more!

Jan 14, 2020
How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick - Part 2

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:

Jan 07, 2020
How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick - Part 1

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:

Dec 31, 2019
Holiday Traditions with Dr. Phil, Robin and Friends

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:

Dec 24, 2019
Relationship Expert Tracy McMillan Offers Dating Advice

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:

Dec 17, 2019
Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With? EP8

“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:

Dec 10, 2019
Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With? EP7

Dr. Phil dives into ways that you can make your relationship sing in episode 7 of Relationship Reality Check: How Fun Are You To Live With?

Dec 03, 2019
Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You to LIve With? EP 6

Reclaim Your Core: ‘Relationship Reality Check: How 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 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!

Nov 26, 2019
Episode 4 - Should You Have Children?

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:

Nov 21, 2019
Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?

In episode five of Relationship Reality Check: How Fun Are You To Live With? Dr. Phil explains how every one of us has an irrational and destructive emotional side to our personality. This dark side can sabotage your relationship in an insidious way. Take your own inventory!

Nov 19, 2019
Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With? - Dr. Justin Lehmiller, Leading Human Sexuality Expert

In episode 4 of Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With? Dr. Phil is joined by leading human sexuality expert Justin Lehmiller to bust myths about sex and discuss ways to improve your sex life. Plus, learn the seven most common fantasies that people have about sex. For more information:

Nov 12, 2019
Tuesday People - Ep. 2 - You Are Who You Eat With Dr. Phil McGraw

BONUS EPISODE: Mitch Albom’s beloved professor Morrie Schwartz once said, when you have a terminal disease as he had, you find out really quickly who your friends are, and how important your family is. Guest Dr. Phil McGraw joins Mitch Albom to discuss who he keeps close and how he chooses those he spends his precious time with. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SUBSCRIBE:

Nov 06, 2019
Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?

Dr. Phil continues his series "Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?" on his Phil in the Blanks podcast. This week, he dives into relationship myths, like, there’s a right way and wrong way to have a great relationship. “Not true!” Dr. Phil says. Also, Dr. Phil tells you how four minutes can change your whole relationship.

Nov 05, 2019
Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?

How well do you know your partner? And, does your partner know you? Dr. Phil continues his Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With? Series on his Phil in the Blanks podcast. Find out how Dr. Phil can predict if you’re going to get a divorce based on the Four Horsemen. Tune in to find out what they are. For more information and worksheets:

Oct 29, 2019
Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With?

In order to fix your relationship, you'll need to get real about yourself first. The journey towards a better relationship begins with you. You may be in a relationship that has gone off the rails, you feel disappointed and disillusioned but now is the time to change all of that. I am going to give you the means to turn any relationship around. Episode one of Relationship Reality Check: How Much Fun Are You To Live With? For more information: Also, Tuesday October 22nd on Dr. Phil more relationship issues: "Liar, Liar: Which Sister is Telling the Truth?" Check out this clip:

Oct 22, 2019
Living By Design 10 - Never Too Late

In Living By Design, Episode 10, on this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast, Dr. Phil revisits the 16 steps people can take to dramatically change their lives. From having a life-script to taking responsibility for your own actions, Dr. Phil says, no matter your age, it’s never too late to start. For more information:

Oct 15, 2019
Living By Design 9 - Pick Your Battles

Dr. Phil says, “Never put yourself in an untenable position by picking a battle that you don’t need to fight and don’t know with great certainty, that you can win.” For more information:

Oct 08, 2019
Living By Design Episode 8: Working On Your Playbook For Life

Are you bold enough to stretch yourself? Find out in the eighth installment of Living By Design. In this episode, Dr. Phil tells listeners, “You have to believe enough in yourself to get out there and reach for what you want,” and discusses working on your Playbook for Life.

Oct 01, 2019
Living By Design 7 - The Master Plan

Dr. Phil is continuing to discuss the 16 steps you can take to come out on top – a playbook for life. Are you reactive or proactive? How can change your life by doing a few key strategies 30 minutes everyday? Listen in and learn how having a plan, keeping things “close to the vest” and always being in investigatory mode can propel you to the top!

Sep 24, 2019
I’ve Got a Secret! with Robin McGraw: The Secret to the Perfect Girls Night with Jennifer Meyer

Bonus Episode: Robin swaps secrets about the perfect Girls Night with jewelry designer and entrepreneur JENNIFER MEYER! Robin and Jennifer discuss Girls Night do's and dont's (does Robin bring Dr. Phil to Girls Night?!), favorite activities, and some juicy Girls Night Out stories! Robin also surprises Jennifer with a few of her FAVORITE things to do on Girls Night: we're talking karaoke, cocktails, and a special psychic reading from acclaimed psychic/medium BILL PHILIPPS! Change into something comfy, because we're having a GIRLS NIGHT IN tonight! For more information:

Sep 17, 2019
Living By Design 6 - Learn To Claim And Accept Praise!

In the sixth installment of his series Living By Design on the fan-favorite “Phil in the Blanks” podcast, Dr. Phil continues his discussion of the 16 steps people can take to come out on top - from learning to claim and accept praise, to knowing your real currency. For more information:

Sep 17, 2019
Living By Design 5 - How To Be A Winner And Come Out On Top

If you want to be a winner, Dr. Phil says there are 16 things you need to do to get ahead and come out on top. On this week’s all new Living By Design Phil in the Blanks podcast, learn what you can do to maximize your position in life.

“I am going to tell you why winners win and losers lose, and trust me, it is not an accident and it’s not luck,” Dr. Phil says. “You could be a Goody Two-shoes, or you can be a winner; but you can’t be both.”


Sep 10, 2019
A Cautionary Tale For Parents and Teens

Every 92 seconds, another person experiences sexual assault. That’s according to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. On this week’s podcast, Dr. Phil discusses campus safety, sexual assault and what parents can do to better prepare their kids for college and the best resources students can use to reach out for help.

Sep 03, 2019
Dr. Phil and Sergeant Adam Plantinga: '400 Things Cops Know'
Aug 27, 2019
Grammy-Nominated Singer/Songwriter Mary Lambert On Overcoming Childhood Abuse And Trauma
Aug 20, 2019
When Robin McGraw Knew Dr. Phil Was ‘The One’
Aug 13, 2019
Body Language Expert Susan Constantine Decodes The Truth Behind Lies
Aug 06, 2019
NBA Champion Metta World Peace: No Malice
Jul 30, 2019
Empowering Children Back To School: Dr. J. Patrick Johnson and Tracie Arlington
Jul 23, 2019
Cedric The Entertainer: Comedy, Life and Being Bold
Jul 16, 2019
CoCo Vandeweghe: U.S. Olympian and Tennis Champion
Jul 09, 2019
Mitch Albom: Your Pebble on the Pond Matters
Jul 02, 2019
Amanda Cerny: The Power of Influence
Jun 25, 2019
Jay Leno - A Crash Course in Comedy and Money
Jun 18, 2019
The Jonas Brothers Opens Up To Dr. Phil
Jun 11, 2019
Chief David Brown: Bodycams, School Shootings and the Deadly Force Fight
Jun 04, 2019
Ron White: Unfiltered and Off the Cuff Funny
May 28, 2019
Jimmy Kimmel: 'Mockery of the Podcast Industry'
May 21, 2019
Gayle King: Press Pass to Life
May 14, 2019
The Killer Thorn of Gypsy Rose
May 11, 2019
Dr. Phil Gets Real About Suicide, the Opioid Crisis and Cyber Bullying
May 07, 2019
The Killer Thorn of Gypsy Rose: Analysis of Murder by Dr. Phil
May 02, 2019
Dr. Phil on Tracks of Life
May 01, 2019
Emmitt Smith On The NFL, ‘Dancing With The Stars’ And More
Apr 30, 2019
Justin Paperny: College Admissions Scam and Federal Sentencing
Apr 23, 2019
'Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner Reigns Supreme
Apr 16, 2019
Oprah Winfrey - "The Path Made Clear"
Apr 09, 2019
Living By Design Part 4
Apr 02, 2019
Charlamagne Tha God: The Man Behind— ‘Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me’
Mar 26, 2019
Piers Morgan - An Appetite For Conflict And Controversy
Mar 19, 2019
Charles Barkley Rebounds Off The Court
Mar 12, 2019
Living By Design Part III
Mar 05, 2019
Pamela Meyer - Lies and Liars
Feb 26, 2019
Tony Romo - A Drive To Win
Feb 19, 2019
Living By Design Series Part II
Feb 12, 2019
Living By Design Series Part 1
Feb 05, 2019
Kathy Bates Shares Her Life
Jan 29, 2019
Steve Harvey Campaigns for More
Jan 22, 2019
TMI with Dax Shepard
Jan 15, 2019
Shaquille O'Neal In Full Force
Jan 08, 2019
Dr. Phil’s New Podcast - Coming Jan. 8th
Dec 07, 2018