Commencement: Speeches For The Class of 2021

iHeartRadio knows how important the graduation ceremony is. After four long years of hard work, commencement offers one last moment to reflect before you toss your hat into the air and take on the world. We also know that because of these difficult times, a lot of graduates won’t get to attend their ceremony in person. So, we've partnered with some of the biggest names across industries, to write a commencement speech just for you.

00:05:13 2021-05-17
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, Bowen Yang of Saturday Night Live looks back at why he remembers so little from his own graduations, to share some forward-looking suggestions for the graduating class of 2021. Learn more ...
00:10:42 2021-05-17
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, Ben Bowlin, on behalf of the entire cast of Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know, takes some time to reflect on making your own “normal”, as well as share some facts they may not want to ...
00:08:30 2021-05-17
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, best-selling author, podcaster, and award-winning journalist Jo Piazza sizes up the ups and the downs of being a graduate today, and shares what she believes is the most important decision m...
00:03:17 2021-05-17
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, award-winning singer/songwriter Demi Lovato offers a recognition of individual and collective hardships and a charge for the future, to the graduating class of 2021. Learn more about your ...
00:06:29 2021-05-17
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, comedienne, podcast and television host Nikki Glaser brings her signature wit to tell the class of 2021 what a real education looks like and how to stay focused on what they love. Learn mo...
00:06:06 2021-05-17
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, Academy Award Nominee Minnie Driver draws guidance from the ways that the lives of her parents grew out of brave reactions to the adversity that life threw at them, for the graduating class ...
00:06:00 2021-05-17
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, Destiny’s Child singer and actress, Michelle Williams, sends her heartfelt love, congratulations, and support, and takes some time to acknowledge the greatness of the graduating class of ...
00:06:19 2021-05-17
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2021, sportscaster and television personality, Erin Andrews, highlights her favorite guiding quotations from some of the legends of the football record books, as well as her own best advice, for t...
00:12:09 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, Grammy- and Academy Award-winning R&B singer/songwriter John Legend gives new graduates inspiration and wisdom as they take their first steps into adulthood. Learn more about your ad-choic...
00:09:00 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, business magnate and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates empower graduating seniors to embrace the mantra that progress is possible, and encourage them to accept the shared mission of pro...
00:07:16 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, award-winning singer/songwriter Halsey takes some time to offer words of encouragement and motivation for the graduating class of 2020. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.ihea...
00:11:05 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, American professional football player Eli Manning emboldens graduating students to discover their own unique grade of rocket fuel and blast off into a promising future. Learn more about yo...
00:09:37 2020-05-15
Aaron Mahnke is the creator, producer, and host of the hit podcast Lore (Best of iTunes 2015 & 2016). He is also the Executive Producer of the Lore television show on Amazon (from the producer of The Walking Dead), author of The World of Lore book series ...
00:13:35 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World champion Abby Wambach encourages seniors to not forget to rely on their team, as nobody wins alone, and to relentlessly believe in thems...
00:09:53 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, Angela Yee, co-host of The Breakfast Club emboldens the graduates to not be afraid to ask for help and to also help others, as they are the new visionaries, leading the way for the rest of u...
00:07:56 2020-05-15
Known as “The Voice of New York,” Angie Martinez is recognized as one of the most influential personalities in popular culture and media. In addition to her 25+ years of on-air hosting experience, Angie boasts a diverse portfolio of entrepreneurial en...
00:15:08 2020-05-15
As Captain of Moonshots (CEO) at X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory, Astro Teller oversees teams inventing and launching audacious new technologies to help solve some of the world’s hardest problems. This has led to breakthrough innovations such as self-d...
00:13:23 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, singer, songwriter, and actress Becky G advises seniors to embrace the bright future ahead of them, trust themselves, be empathic and compassionate, and work together to make our world a bet...
00:15:11 2020-05-15
Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones who “has carved out a place for himself in nearly every corner of the entertainment world,” Bones is host of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Bobby Bones Show, which broadcasts to over 150 stations and is ...
00:10:15 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, professional makeup artist, author, and founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Bobbi Brown motivates graduating seniors to pursue the next steps in their life with enthusiasm, fearlessness, and pe...
00:06:48 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, chef, restaurateur, and TV personality Bobby Flay encourages graduates to embrace the opportunites that are offered to them, and to look past disappointments into a brighter future. Learn ...
00:06:02 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, comedian, best-selling author, and activist Chelsea Handler challenges new graduates to do things that scare them, meditate, find a good therapist, and get a dog. Learn more about your ad-...
00:11:26 2020-05-15
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00:06:51 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, Chuck Bryant, co-host of the Stuff You Should Know podcast, reminds graduates to not let this season define them, reminding them the world believes in their ability to craft a better future ...
00:13:05 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, one of history's best college basketball coaches Mike Krzyzewski inspires graduating seniors to surround themselves with good people and to trust those who love them as they make life decisi...
00:07:10 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, restaurateur, author, and TV personality David Chang advises graduating students that true happiness comes from being selfless, encouraging them to leave the world better than you found it. ...
00:14:13 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, David Solomon, an investment banker, record producer, and CEO of Goldman Sachs inspires graduates to hold onto their unique spark in the world, be curious about the world and those we share ...
00:03:26 2020-05-15
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00:13:01 2020-05-15
Hear from five graduating seniors during the Doritos Valedictorian episode, as these students inspire a generation of seniors to rise to the next level during this trying time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com Se...
00:10:31 2020-05-15
In this episode of Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, an award-winning behavioral scientist and best-selling author, Dr. Jennifer Aaker shares insights on how to live a life of meaning and purpose, as shared through an unexpected lens: the reg...
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