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Hoda Kotb shares which celebrities she likes on her podcast



Hoda Kotb shares which celebrities she likes on her podcast

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Hoda Kotb shares which celebrities are her “dream guests” on her “Making room“podcast.

The Today show anchor, 59, recently celebrated having her 50th guest on the hour-long podcast, which is released on Wednesday. Ahead of the milestone episode, Kotb marked the occasion by dishing on the A-listers she’d like to chat with, one of whom is Sandra Bullock.

‘I admired her, and she So determined the path of my life,” Kotb said Today of the Ms. Congeniality actress, 59, on Tuesday, July 9. “I feel like I adopted my kids because I saw that it was possible through her at our age, and I realized, ‘Wow, it can be done.'” (Kotb is mom to daughters Haley, 7, and 4 year-old Hope.)

She added, “I feel like we would have a great conversation right away.”

Moreover, Kotb mentioned Princess Kate Middleton as another guest she would like to have on “Making Space.”

“I think she’s great,” she explained. “I have always thought about her because I feel like she is full of goodness and grace. You see how she even deals with this chapter of her life and how she does it her way… It’s funny because all my guests have experienced hardships in one way or another. They have done things against expectations. It seems that I am attracted to such people.” (Princess Kate announced her cancer diagnosis in March.)

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Kotb also spoke highly of her “incredible” and “incredible” 50th guest, country superstar and Grammy Award winner Laine Wilson.

“She’s one of those people that a lot of us felt like just showed up on the scene,” Kotb said. “I’m such a fan [of] people who had to fight their way to where they are now, and almost everyone I interviewed is.

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Kotb – who has been a permanent fixture Today for more than 15 years – also candid about why she cherishes the longer interviews she gets to do on her weekly podcast.

“We are limited to four minutes of airtime, which is great for one Today show interview – four or five minutes – but on the podcast we really get to know someone,” she said. “Not just know what they stand for, but know their heart, know their soul.”

She added of hearing about her guests’ life stories: “Imagine that privilege. I feel like it’s full of life lessons because I only get one life: mine.”