Audible today announced a multi-project development deal with well-being authority and pioneer in integrated medicine Deepak Chopra. Kicking off the collaboration is an Audible Original exclusive podcast, Deepak Chopra’s Mind Body Zone: Living Outside the Box, releasing September 16, 2021.
Deepak Chopra’s Mind Body Zone: Living Outside the Box features thought-provoking conversations between Chopra and a mix of influential leaders including Oprah Winfrey, Jon Batiste, X González, Jenny Odell and more, exploring how connecting the mind to the body can promote physical and emotional well-being, creativity, inspiration and conflict resolution. Launching on September 16, each of Mind Body Zone’s twelve 30-minute episodes will be tied to a specific theme, including embracing the unknown, self-acceptance, white privilege, and overcoming trauma and addiction, and will be accompanied by a guided meditation, creating a holistic experience for listeners as they reflect upon each episode’s key learnings.
Additional projects forthcoming from the development deal include a short-form memoir about Chopra’s quest for inner freedom, as well as a poetry project featuring notable guests and friends of Chopra.
“Over the course of my life, I’ve had the privilege of learning from brilliant friends and inspiring individuals, while discovering how to connect with my deeper self,” said Deepak Chopra. “I believe that there is immense power behind the spoken word. Emotions are tethered to the human voice. This is why I chose to share my insights and experiences through the audio medium, and develop passion projects with Audible. Through storytelling, shared dialogue and guided meditations delivered in my own voice and the voices of others, I hope to create a deeply intimate, sensory listening experience for audiences – as if we are all in the room together, learning together and reflecting together.”
“We couldn’t be more honored to collaborate with Deepak Chopra, one of the most respected and inspirational leaders within the wellness space,” said Zola Mashariki, SVP, Head of Audible Studios at Audible. “We’re seeing the appetite for wellness and meditation content grow at a rapid pace, with audiences continuing to turn to Audible for unique, new ways to ground themselves and work on their overall state of wellbeing. There is no one better suited to help guide listeners on their personal development journey than Deepak.”
This deal follows Audible’s recently announced production and development deals with top industry creatives such as Topic Studios, Treefort Media, Team Coco, Steph Curry’s Unanimous Media, Kevin Hart’s HartBeat Productions, Charlamagne tha God’s CThaGod World Productions, and The SpringHill Company, founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter. Projects produced via this new deal will join a series of best-in-class Audible Originals including recent releases like The Pursuit of Healthiness with Blake Griffin, the #1 New York Times best-selling audio fiction The Sandman from Neil Gaiman, Letters from Camp, produced and performed by Jamie Lee Curtis, among many more.
Mind Body Zone: Living Outside the Box Guests include:
- Oprah Winfrey – Global media leader and philanthropist
- Jon Batiste – Musician
- Wendy De La Rosa – behavioral scientist, cofounder, Common Cents Lab
- Avi Loeb – Harvard professor and author, Extraterrestrial
- Joy Harjo – National Poet Laureate
- Gabor Mate – Physician and expert on trauma and addiction
- Jenny Odell – Artist, professor and author, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
- Layla Saad – Anti-racism educator and author, Me and White Supremacy
- Jessamyn Stanley – Yoga instructor, body positivity advocate
- Suzanne Simard – Forest and conservation scientist and author
- X González – Activist and advocate for gun control
- Coree Woltering – Ulta-runner
About Deepak Chopra
DEEPAK CHOPRA MD, FACP, 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 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. For the last thirty years, Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution and his 91st book, Total Meditation (Harmony Books) helps to achieve new dimensions of stress-free living and joyful living. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”