In the 16-episode series “The Gift of Forgiveness,” Schwarzenegger Pratt explores the power and meaning of forgiveness, sharing inspiring stories and candid conversations with guests including Jessica Simpson, Chelsea Handler, Sean Hayes and other
Cadence13, a leading premium podcast company and part of Entercom’s podcast network, and Headspace Studios, a multi-platform content studio from global leader in meditation and mindfulness Headspace, today announced The Gift of Forgiveness, a new weekly podcast hosted and executive produced by New York Times bestselling author Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt on which she explores the power of forgiveness. This series marks the second in a slate of new and original podcasts from C13 and Headspace.
On the weekly series, inspired by her New York Times bestselling book of the same title, Schwarzenegger Pratt will explore the power and meaning of forgiveness, examining what happens in our lives, hearts, and minds when we hold on to trauma, and the impact on our lives and the lives of others when we are able to forgive.
Schwarzenegger Pratt will interview people from all backgrounds and all walks of life about their forgiveness journeys with the goal of examining why so many of us struggle with it and the freedom we feel when we are finally able to say, ‘I have forgiven.’ Guests include Jessica Simpson, Chelsea Handler, Sean Hayes, and Cheryl Burke, who will share their own powerful, raw stories of trauma, loss, and their complicated relationship with forgiveness, as well as Rabbi Steve Leder, grief expert David Kessler, Pablo Escobar’s son Sebastian Marroquín, “School of Greatness” host Lewis Howes, author Chris Williams and Daniel J. Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and executive director of the Mindsight Institute.
The Gift of Forgiveness will launch on July 15, 2020 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RADIO.com and everywhere podcasts are available, with new episodes available on Wednesday. Listen to the trailer and subscribe to the series here: https://bit.ly/GiftofForgiveness.
“I am so excited to be able to continue the conversation around forgiveness, and help listeners navigate their way through their own forgiveness journeys by sharing inspiring stories from some incredible people,” said Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt. “Writing and launching my book was such an amazing experience, and being able to dive deeper into the meaning behind forgiveness has been life changing. I have been lucky enough to seek out meaningful advice from some phenomenal guests for this podcast, who were open and vulnerable when talking about the gift that freedom from forgiveness can bring, and the struggles that come along the way to get there. Forgiveness is tough and complicated, and my hope is that these interviews will help listeners feel less alone in their forgiveness journey and leave people feeling inspired to go out and practice forgiveness themselves.”
“Katherine’s insightful, thoughtful approach to the fascinating topic of forgiveness makes hers a powerful voice to be heard on this, especially at a time when it is more relevant than ever,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13. “We are thrilled to expand our thriving partnership with Headspace with Katherine and this series.”
“At Headspace Studios, we aim to provide powerful content that can have lasting impact on peoples’ lives,” explained Morgan Selzer, head of programming and development at Headspace Studios. “Together with our partners, Katherine and Cadence13, we have the opportunity to start a dialogue around the power of forgiveness with not only Katherine and her guests, but with listeners all over the world.”
The first show in the C13 x Headspace Studios slate, Radio Headspace—a daily, short-form meditation podcast hosted by Headspace co-founder and former Buddhist monk, Andy Puddicombe, created to help listeners cope with the heightened stress of our changing world—launched in May 2020.
The Gift of Forgiveness is hosted and executive produced by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt in partnership with Headspace Studios and Cadence13. This show is produced by Monique LaBorde. Additional production by Otis Gray. Sound design by Dan Croll. From Headspace Studios, the executive producers are Leah Sutherland, Morgan Selzer and Sam Rogoway.
Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt is a New York Times bestselling author, (most recently launching her instant NY Times bestselling book “The Gift of Forgiveness), an animal advocate, daughter, sister, wife and stepmom. As a passionate animal advocate, she works as an ambassador for Best Friends Animal Society and the ASPCA, lending her time, voice and energy to spread awareness about animal rescue. As an author, she has skillfully translated her own personal experiences into all four of her books that speak to her generation. She lives with her family in Los Angeles. Follow her on Instagram at @KatherineSchwarzenegger.