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10 TV Shows That Will Help You Make Small Talk


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Anything Oprah Related
Oprah Winfrey

You'll always have small talk subjects close at hand by watching one of Oprah Winfrey's shows.

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Oprah Winfrey's talk show is off the air now, but her influence is still felt in television. She's head of the OWN network, and has helped Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil develop their own shows.

Whether you're watching her Life Class, getting money tips from Suze Orman, or reading about her friendship with Gayle King, Oprah's brand easily provides fuel for small talk.

Small talk ideas:

  • "I miss Oprah's talk show! Did you ever get to a live taping?"
  • "I've heard Oprah's new network is struggling. Have you seen any of the shows on it?"
  • "Do you think Oprah will ever go back to doing her talk show?"


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