One World Pop Culture

One World Pop Culture brings together pop culture’s principal characters in the music, art, comics and entertainment industries. The conversations hosted by Deepak Chopra unfold the icons’ illustrious lives of stardom and how each uses their platform of influence for the greater good.

About the show

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About Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 89 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”

Visit his website at deepakchopra.com

Season 1

Rachel Roy
Rachel Roy

Contemporary Clothing

Personal history is so much a part of the people we become later in life; our experiences mold us in a multitude of ways big and small. Nowhere is that more true than in fashion designer, Rachel Roy's life. She recently discussed with Deepak Chopra the important influences in her work and in her life. My dad is Indian and so I consider myself an Indian woman, my mother is Dutch and I think having that balance of two nationalities in the house has affected everything that I do both personally and professionally. Because of the mix of cultures in her life, Rachel loves to mix thing in her professional life; fabrics, colors and patterns are all combined in new ways when things are oddly beautiful that's when I find perfection in it. Read more.

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Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu

Making It Big

Lucy Liu, an award-winning actress, has appeared in both studio and independent films, on television and on Broadway. As the child of Chinese immigrants in New York City, an acting career was not what Lucy was raised to aspire to, but now her illustrious film and television career has made her a household name. She is also a director, artist and continues to be a UNICEF Ambassador advocating for children's health and protection. Read more.

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Isabella Huffington
Isabella Huffington

Connections Between Meditation & Art

Arianna Huffington’s daughter, Isabella is an emerging artist with sold-out shows in LA and NYC. She’s dedicated to making her art more accessible and less restricted to the museum space. In this show, Isabella Huffington explores the comparisons between meditation and art and being able to appreciate the world around us. Read more.

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DJ Spooky
DJ Spooky

Music Is A Mirror

Composer, artist, and writer Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, speaks to Deepak Chopra about music an art and its relation to the cultural and ecological state of the planet. DJ Spooky dives into his life goals, his outlook on the evolution of music, and its relationship to well-being and ecology. Read more.

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Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe

The Unexpected Outcome

Willem Dafoe never set out to be a famous actor; he wasn’t a child who dreamed of a reputation in Hollywood, but an actor is exactly what he became. In this episode, Willem Dafoe discusses his work, the art of acting and how he approaches each new role. Read more.

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JeromeASF
JeromeASF

Video Gaming for Humanity

Deepak Chopra questions JeromeASF concerning the socio-cultural implications of video games and gaming. JeromeASF does not know exactly how video games are going to affect the evolution of mankind, but through his experience, shared both on YouTube, and in the game-worlds themselves, he believes that video gaming benefits people by teaching them how to interact with the world around them. Read more.

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Nadia Manzoor
Nadia Manzoor

Self-Discovery in the Western World

Nadia P. Manzoor, British-Pakistani writer and performer shares the struggles of her traditional conservative Pakistani upbringing, where she was considered rebellious and a failure to her family. She shares her journey of self-discovery through a sea of secular ideas in the Western world, while still trying to hold on to her Pakistani identity. Read more.

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Trevi Moran
Trevi Moran

Finding Inner Peace

Trevi Moran was only 16-years old when she gained viral attention as a singer and songwriter on YouTube, gaining worldwide attention with millions of fans. Because of Trevor’s issues with anxiety, she and Deepak Chopra discuss the meaning of transcendence and the power of transcendental meditation for finding inner peace. Read more.

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Mike D
Mike D

Staying Grounded

Mike D, founder of the Beastie Boys humbly speaks to his success with host, Deepak Chopra. With the fame of the music industry comes many challenges. Mike D shares this critical skill of being able to enter the unknown and be comfortable with the risks involved. Read more.

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Desmond Child
Desmond Child

A Voice For The Voiceless

Grammy winning, and Emmy nominated songwriter-producer Desmond Child is one of music’s most prolific and accomplished hitmakers. He shares his transformative perspectives on sexuality, gender identity, suicide prevention and the meaning of life. Read more.

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Sharad Devarajan
Sharad Devarajan

Synthesizing Culture Through Comics

Sharad Devarajan is accredited to building Asia’s largest comics publisher, Liquid Comics bridging the gaps between Western content and the Eastern world through his stories, themes and characters. Read more.

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Nigel Barker
Nigel Barker

Photographer With A New Purpose

Nigel Barker shares how his career working as a photographer for the hit TV show, America’s Next Top Model, which airs in over 140 countries has given him a platform to share issues that deserve global awareness. Read more.

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Season 2

Rasselas Lakew
Rasselas Lakew

The Athlete

Rasselas Lakew talks about his life, cultural upbringing in Ethiopia during a revolution, and its impact on his filmmaking career. Rasselas Lakew talks about the historical significance of his film, “The Athlete”, where Rasselas Lakew played the principal character, Abebe Bikila. Read more.

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Fran Drescher
Fran Drescher

An Iconic Voice For Cancer

From The Nanny to Cinderella, the Emmy Award winning actress, NY Times bestselling author and executive producer Fran Drescher is one of the smartest women in entertainment.

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Stephen Levitin
Stephen Levitin

Apple Juice Kid's Beat Making Lab

Stephen Levitin, drummer, producer and DJ goes by the musical alias, Apple Juice Kid. He has co-founded the PBS web series, Beat Making Lab which collaborates with cultural centers, connect youth centers to contribute equipment and training. Read more.

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Krishna Das
Krishna Das

Finding Himself Through Chant

Krishna Das, Grammy Award Nominated Kirtan artist elaborated on the common “tortured soul” of many musicians by reflecting on his own mental state and former depression as a result of addiction. Read more.

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Jazz Johnson
Jazz Johnson

The Social Climber’s Bible

Sustainable farmer, Johnson & Johnson heiress & Co-author of The Social Climber’s Bible Jazz Johnson, outlines in her book the satire, history & tips for the trade of social climbing, and how it pervades American culture.

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Russell Simmons
Russell Simmons

Entertainment Mogul with Passion For Philanthropy

Most Influential People of the past 25 Years, dedicated yogi, bestselling author & media mogul Russell Simmons' groundbreaking vision has influenced music, fashion, finance, jewelry, TV, film & the face of modern philanthropy.

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Hafez Nazeri
Hafez Nazeri

Peace Through Music

Hafez Nazeri is a famous Iranian singer and composer who spreads peace through the power of music. Listen as Hafez Nazeri shares his story from his early life in Tehran to becoming one of the most well-known Iranian musicians in America. Read more.

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Michael Fitzpatrick
Michael Fitzpatrick

Awakening the Conscious State

Michael Fitzpatrick is an American Cellist and Composer who shares his 18-year musical collaboration with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. Michael Fitzpatrick and host, Deepak Chopra compare discoveries in science and philosophical ideas to make sense of the feelings and emotions music can create for the human experience. Read more.

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Kabir Sehgal
Kabir Sehgal

Connections Between Music & Money

Kabir Sehgal is an American author, composer, producer, navy officer, military veteran, investment banker, and financial executive who shares his ideas on the connection between music, religion, culture, spirituality, philosophy and wealth, with money being defined as an exchange of debt and source of dependency. Read more.

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Jehane Noujaim
Jehane Noujaim

Documenting The Egyptian Revolution

With her unusual background and upbringing between the United States and the Middle East, Jehane Noujaim has a unique vantage point from which to film stories. In her Oscar nominated documentary The Square Noujaim follows a number of Egyptians through the ongoing Egyptian Revolution, the Arab Spring. Read more.

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