Each week Bill Maher surrounds himself with a panel of guests which include politicians, actors, comedians, musicians and the like to discuss what's going on in the world.
Best Episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher
July 29, 2011
29th Jul 2011
Guests: Financial-fraud investigator Harry Markopolos, former New York governor Eliot Spitzer; political strategist Margaret Hoover; FreedomWorks president and CEO Matt Kibbe; and emmy-award winning actor Bryan Cranston. Topics: Debt ceiling deal, deficit reduction, tea-party rise, washington and Obama's failure to negotiate, 'The Town' clip to inspire Republicans, drugs in America, Norway massacre, America's secret love of socialism
July 08, 2011
8th Jul 2011
Guests: Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance Ethan Nadelmann, Ann Coulter, The Nation editor and MSNBC host Christopher Hayes, historian Amanda Foreman, Chaz Bono Topics: U.S. debt ceiling, jobs, Michele Bachmann, Keith Ablow on Bill Maher, News of the World phone hacking scandal, Casey Anthony trial, favorable laws for the wealthy
June 17, 2011
17th Jun 2011
Guests: Ray Kurzweil, columnist Ross Douthat, Public Notice executive director Gretchen Hamel, pundit Chris Matthews, comedian Kevin Nealon Topics: Mitt Romney, FEMA, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, Republicans rooting for America to fail, Rep. Anthony Weiner scandal, Tracy Morgan, hunting, freedom vs. entitlement, Rick Perry's spiritual solutions to national problems
June 03, 2011
3rd Jun 2011
Guests: U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, professor Melissa Harris-Perry, former New York Rep. Rick Lazio, journalist Larry King, writer/director Adam McKay Topics: Mitt Romney's Presidential campaign, Republican hyperbolic rhetoric about Obama, Sarah Palin's bus tour, Rep. Anthony Weiner scandal, Lee Atwater, John Edwards scandal, the US budget deficit, link between cell phones and cancer, businessmen as politicians
March 18, 2011
18th Mar 2011
Guests: Actor Richard Belzer, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, columnist Dan Neil, author Annabelle Gurwitch, activist Erica Williams Topics: democracy in Arab countries, nuclear power, the economy's social impact, the environment, disaster porn, Charlie Sheen, Bradley Manning
February 20, 2009
20th Feb 2009
Guests: Financial Times editor Chrystia Freeland, journalist Tina Brown, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA); via satellite, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), journalist Brigitte Gabriel Topics: The economy, President Obama's first month in office
April 27, 2007
27th Apr 2007
Guests: Actor Richard Belzer, NPR correspondent Jamie Tarabay, commentator Lisa Schiffren, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, fmr US Attorney David Iglesias Topics: Pat Tillman controversy, U.S. attorney firings, privacy in America, Alec Baldwin, future of Iraq
October 06, 2006
6th Oct 2006
Guests: From Washington, D.C.: Sens. John Kerry and Lincoln Chafee; Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, counter-terrorism expert Richard Clarke, comedian/actor Robin Williams, journalist Chris Matthews Topics: Mark Foley scandal, 2004 and 2006 elections, Iraq War, international relations
September 09, 2005
9th Sep 2005
Guests: Walter Maestri, Joe Scarborough, comedian George Carlin, Cynthia Tucker, conservative editorialist James K. Glassman, writer Kurt Vonnegut Topics: Michael D. Brown, US political system, on race, on the Administration
March 04, 2005
4th Mar 2005
Guests: Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, former NIH administrator Bernadine Healy, actor Dave Foley, Ward Churchill and Michael Faughnan, and comic Whoopi Goldberg via satellite. Topics: BTK killer, on the Ten Commandments, torture, on raising children
October 22, 2004
22nd Oct 2004
Guests: Former CIA director James Woolsey, former Asst. Sec. of State James Rubin, actor Bradley Whitford, environmentalist Robert Kennedy, Jr. and White House advisor Dr. Bernadine Healy Topics: Iraq, flu vaccinations, Bill O'Reilly lawsuit
October 15, 2004
15th Oct 2004
Guests: Singer Alanis Morissette, former Rep. Jim Rogan, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Dr. Howard Dean, radio show host Garrison Keillor Topics: Election debates, media in politics, Iraq
October 01, 2004
1st Oct 2004
Guests: Comedian George Carlin, correspondent Katty Kay, economist Stephen Moore, The Dixie Chicks, talk show host Tucker Carlson Topics: Presidential election debates, religion
September 17, 2004
17th Sep 2004
Guests: Author P.J. O'Rourke, philosopher Cornel West, actress Julie Delpy, journalist Kitty Kelley, correspondent Christiane Amanpour Topics: Bush family, assault weapons ban lifted, antidepressant drugs
September 03, 2004
3rd Sep 2004
Guests: Actor Jason Alexander, Andrew Sullivan, Arianna Huffington, Howard Dean and Pat Buchanan Topics: Republican National Convention, Iraq
August 27, 2004
27th Aug 2004
Guests: Author Michael Eric Dyson, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, reporter Ashleigh Banfield, author and Vietnam veteran John E. O'Neill, Brigadier General Janis Karpinski, talk show host Chris Matthews Topics: McCain–Feingold Act, Iraq, environment
August 13, 2004
13th Aug 2004
Guests: Comedian D. L. Hughley, former Sen. Gary Hart, writer Michelle Malkin, Rep. Rahm Emanuel, and columnist Maureen Dowd Topics: Muhammad Khan, president Bush, racial profiling, Jim McGreevey
August 06, 2004
6th Aug 2004
Guests: Comedian Steve Harvey, Rep. Kay Granger, former Rep. Bob Barr, and reporter Cokie Roberts Topics: Terrorism, Kerry's war record, corn farming, Ricky Williams, gay marriage
July 30, 2004
30th Jul 2004
Guests: Rep. David Dreier, former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell, filmmaker Michael Moore, musician Andre 3000, Gov. Bill Owens, Ralph Nader Topics: Iraq, 7 minutes of silence, Nader's candidacy
March 19, 2004
19th Mar 2004
Guests: Journalist David Frum, comedian Eddie Izzard, author Gore Vidal, former governor of Vermont Howard Dean, businessman Russell Simmons Topics: Madrid bombings, renewal of the Patriot Act, young voters, voting machines
February 06, 2004
6th Feb 2004
Guests: Author Andrew Sullivan, journalist Ron Suskind, actor Rob Schneider, politician Carol Moseley Braun, politician Jennifer Granholm Topics: Janet Jackson's Super Bowl stunt, Martha Stewart, special interests' power over politicians
January 30, 2004
30th Jan 2004
Guests: Actor Larry Miller, actor Sean Astin, former Bush-Cheney 2000 press secretary Mindy Tucker-Fletcher; on satellite Max Cleland and Michael Moore Topics: Democratic presidential candidates, gay marriage, Israel
January 16, 2004
16th Jan 2004
Guests: Ret. Gen. Wesley Clark, musician Moby, Rev. Al Sharpton, actor Ron Silver, congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) Topics: American values, Iraq, MoveOn.org, environment
September 26, 2003
26th Sep 2003
Guests: Darrell Issa, filmmaker Michael Moore, basketball player Charles Barkley, Sen. John Edwards, Aaron McGruder, John Mellencamp, John Hansen (II) Topics: Terrorism, agricultural subsidies, R. Kelly
August 22, 2003
22nd Aug 2003
Guests: Comedian Margaret Cho, Rep. Harold E. Ford, Jr., Willie Brown, Bob Barr, James Woolsey Topics: Ten Commandments issue, religion, gay rights, California recall
August 15, 2003
15th Aug 2003
Guests: Author Ann Coulter, Arianna Huffington, Dana Rohrabacher, Orlando Jones, Jesse Ventura Topics: California recall election, airline security, George Bush action figure
April 18, 2003
18th Apr 2003
Guests: Author Ann Coulter, author Michael Eric Dyson, comedian Dennis Miller, journalist Fareed Zakaria, Earthquake Topics: Iraq, New York smoking ban
April 11, 2003
11th Apr 2003
Guests: Author and columnist Arianna Huffington, writer, radio host and professor Michael Eric Dyson, radio host Doug McIntyre, musician Jerry Minor (L. Witherspoon), professor of political science As'ad AbuKhalil Topics: Developments in the Iraq war, the Supreme Court, Augusta National Golf Club membership controversy
October 28, 2011
28th Oct 2011
Guests: Tax reform lobbyist Grover Norquist, journalist Michelle Goldberg, CNN foreign correspondent Michael Ware, philosopher Cornel West, Republican strategist Ron Christie. Topics: Herman Cain's creepy ad, Fallout from the Status of Forces Agreement, brutality of treatment of Gaddafi's corpse, Iran, Occupy Wall Street, Newt Gingrich as a big thinker, class warfare, recreational drugs vs. prescription drugs
October 21, 2011
21st Oct 2011
Guests: EPA Chief Lisa Jackson, novelist Touré, columnist Thomas Friedman, journalist Joshua Green, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow Topics: Attempts to dismantle the EPA, America falling behind on environmental issues, republican pettiness about Obama, drone warfare, death of Ghadafi, immigration, Herman Cain's campaign, need for a third party, occupy wall street, student debt and right wing reaction.
January 20, 2012
20th Jan 2012
Guests: Journalism legend Bill Moyers, journalist Matt Lewis, Former Governor Charles "Buddy" Roemer, Former Governor Jennifer Granholm, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Ind-VT). Topics: The Republican presidential primaries, Keystone oil pipeline and popular support for important legislation, Newt Gingrich's rise and possible racism, electoral disdain for Mitt Romney, SOPA and PIPA, Republicans' fictionalising president Obama, overcoming partisanship, Citizens United and corporate money in politics, venture capitalism.
October 14, 2011
14th Oct 2011
Guests: Pastor and Romney critic Dr Robert Jeffress, Magician Penn Jillette, Progressive talk radio host Thom Hartmann, CNBC host Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, American Spectator senior editor John Fund. Topics: The catholic church, faith vs good work, occupy wall street, Herman Cain's '999' plan, agnostics and atheism, morality without fear or reward, Obama's jobs plan, the fillibuster, attempts to dismantle the EPA, attack's on Mitt Romney's mormon faith.
October 07, 2011
7th Oct 2011
Guests: Labor leader Richard Trumka, humorist P.J. O'Rourke, author Jonathan Franzen, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), political commentator Nicolle Wallace. Topics: Chris Christie and Sarah Palin's decisions not to run for President, Romney's Mormonism, Hank Williams, Jr., voter registration rules, Occupy Wall Street, Republican denial of racism.
September 30, 2011
30th Sep 2011
Guests: Reporter Dana Priest, environmental advocate Van Jones, former Governer Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, Author Salman Rushdie Topics: Anwar al-Awlaki assassination, possibility of Chris Christie running for president, Obama returning to progressive values, heckler calling Obama the antichrist and religion in republicanism, occupy wall street, Solendria going bankrupt, Obama's comments to black voters, opening of the Ground Zero mosque, tax breaks for American job creation, Jesus Christ as a republican candidate.
September 23, 2011
23rd Sep 2011
Guests: Journalist Ron Suskind, musician and activist Tom Morello, co-editor of Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns John Avlon, former Representative and Director, President, and CEO of The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Jane Harman (D-CA), filmmaker Michael Moore Topics: Obama's first term in office, Ricky Perry's campaign, unemployment, Bill O'Reilly threat to quote, wealthy people unwilling to accept higher taxes, Tony Bennett remarks, artist censorship, occupation of Wall Street, poor people voting against their economic interests
April 29, 2011
29th Apr 2011
Guests: Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA), journalist Laura Flanders, blogger Andrew Breitbart, author Mark McKinnon, director John Waters Topics: Birther and schooler conspiracy theories, labor union bill in Massachusetts, Romneycare, racism in the GOP, Donald Trump, gas prices, windfall profits tax, censorship on TV, Victory Day in Afghanistan, monarchy in the UK
March 11, 2011
11th Mar 2011
Guests: Rep. Keith Maurice Ellison (D-MN), director Bill T. Jones, Democratic strategist Paul Begala, co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party Dana Loesch, former congressman Thomas M. Davis (R-VA) Topics: Peter King's radicalization hearings, Islamophobia, labor dispute in Wisconsin, sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Philadelphia, NPR, 2012 GOP presidential candidates, no-fly zone in Libya
January 28, 2011
28th Jan 2011
Guests: Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, NRO host Will Cain, former Canadian PM Kim Campbell, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), comedian D. L. Hughley Topics: 2011 State of the Union Address, deficit, education, 2011 Egyptian protests, 2011 Domodedovo International Airport bombing, climate change, evolution
May 4, 2012
4th May 2012
Guests: Comedian Arsenio Hall, comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, Republican strategist Susan del Percio, host of MSNBC's "The Ed Show" Ed Schultz, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell Lawrence Wilkerson Topics: Anniversary of Rodney King/LA riots, Obama being painted as the most left president ever, the future of NATO, Anniversary of Bin Laden's death, republican vice presidential nominee, war on women, success in America, charitable giving
June 15, 2012
15th Jun 2012
Guests: Economist Joseph Stiglitz, actor Alan Thicke, political consultant Karen Finney, journalist David Frum, pollster Kristen Soltis. Topics: Economic inequality, 'euro-zone' crisis, Obama's immigration reform, fake Obama, Canadian institutions, American's sense of entitlement, Racism, Vacation time in America.
November 11, 2011
11th Nov 2011
Guests: Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), MSNBC host Chris Matthews, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), commentator Andrew Sullivan, artist Common. Topics: The Dodd-Frank financial reform, defeat of pro-life legislation, defeat of anti-union legislation, John Hunstman, Rick Perry's debate gaffe, education, Penn State child abuse scandal, Herman Cain's sexual harassment, legacy of John F Kennedy, Republican party as Ebenezer Scrooge.
November 04, 2011
4th Nov 2011
Guests: Delaware Atty. Gen. Beau Biden, former N.Y. gov. David Paterson, journalist Alex Wagner, Rep. Darrell Issa, comedian Bill Engvall. Topics: Herman Cain's popularity, the United States national motto, why does Middle America vote for Republicans, climate change, legalizing marijuana, Occupy Wall Street, gay marriage, the Second Amendment, Republicans trusting Jesus over government.
September 16, 2011
16th Sep 2011
Guests: Host of Current TV’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” Keith Olbermann, Republican strategist Rich Galen, Fellow at the Eisenhower Institute Jennifer Donahue, author of "The Forever War" Dexter Filkins, actor/comedian Louis C.K. Topics: Exit strategy from Afghanistan, War on terror, Republican presidential debates, Vaccination controversy, President Obama's jobs plan, manhood, Sarah Palin book, Jackie Kennedy, New York congressional special election, Palestinian statehood petition to UN, Al Gore's climate reality project.
July 22, 2011
22nd Jul 2011
Guests: John Fetterman, DNC Vice-Chair Donna Brazile, Reason.com editor Nick Gillespie, actor John Turturro Topics: Republican strategy of no, the US budget, financial services industry, Marcus Bachmann, personal sacrifice in the US, independent voters, Michele Bachmann's migraines, political pledges
July 15, 2011
15th Jul 2011
Guests: Sex columnist Dan Savage, Global Editor-at-Large of Reuters Chrystia Freeland, Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, comedian Marc Maron Topics: American greed, the economy, the environment, Marcus Bachmann's gay therapy, marriage vow pledge, tax pledge, Rupert Murdoch's media empire, Carmageddon on Interstate 405, liberal vs. Christian sexism
June 24, 2011
24th Jun 2011
Guests: Chief Foreign Correspondent for NBC News Richard Engel, columnist David Carr, columnist Michael Smerconish, Republican strategist Susan del Percio, filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi Topics: Obama's non-Democratic policies, Republican candidate Jon Huntsman, Jr., Mormonism, Barack Obama impersonator Reggie Brown, Wal-Mart, the state of the news media, role of family in conservative politics & overbreeding
June 10, 2011
10th Jun 2011
Guests: Former Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-CA), comedienne Janeane Garofalo, columnist Joshua Green, journalist Sharon Waxman, actress Jane Lynch Topics: Tax cuts for the wealthy, climate change, Rick Santorum, Rep. Anthony Weiner scandal, Sarah Palin's gubernatorial record, the Republican field for 2012, cybersex
May 20, 2011
20th May 2011
Guests: Actor Zach Galifianakis, MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan, journalist Gillian Tett, journalist Reza Aslan, author Amy Chua Topics: Republican 2010 Presidential nominees, health care, socialism, Israel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Catholic priest abuse scandal report
May 13, 2011
13th May 2011
Guests: Counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke, author Andrew Ross Sorkin, columnist Reihan Salam, MSNBC analyst Michelle Bernard, actor Harry Shearer Topics: Osama Bin Laden's life in the compound, Pakistan as ally, Newt Gingrich, job gains/losses in the private and public sectors, US Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, education, green energy, John Ensign scandal, pediatricians and gun safety
April 15, 2011
15th Apr 2011
Guests: Theoretical Physicist Michio Kaku, MSNBC Ed Show host Ed Schultz, ex-RNC Head Michael Steele, ABC News Political Director Amy Walter, author Irshad Manji Topics: US Budget, trickle-down economics, Iraq War, military-industrial complex, France's ban on Muslim clothing, gender inequality in Muslim culture, Jon Kyl, health care in Paul Ryan's budget plan, racism in the Tea Party, National Endowment for the Arts
April 01, 2011
1st Apr 2011
Guests: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Special Olympics chairman Tim Shriver, director Julian Schnabel, radio host Randy Cohen, commentator Doug Heye Topics: government shutdown, budget cuts, public vs. private labor, corporate taxes, Birthers, Miral, Pastor Terry Jones, War Powers Resolution, American exceptionalism, Iowa Caucuses, gay marriage
25th Mar 2011
Guests: Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, Actress Ellen Page, columnist David Brooks, former Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA), Newsweek Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown Topics: Libya, youth bulge, Republican Birthers and racism, Labor Unions, bee colony collapse disorder, America's growing Hispanic population, General Electric's tax bill
June 19, 2009
19th Jun 2009
Guests: Commentator Paul Begala, BBC reporter Katty Kay, blogger Meghan McCain, columnist Joel Stein, writer Hooman Maj Topics: Iranian presidential election, 2009, health care reform, David Letterman joke controversy, sexuality and infidelity in politics, 2009 imprisonment of US journalists by North Korea
June 12, 2009
12th Jun 2009
Guests: CNN host Larry King, MSNBC host Chris Matthews, former White House Homeland Security advisor Frances Townsend, NAACP President Ben Jealous, humorist P. J. O'Rourke Topics: 2009 digital television transition, Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting, racism, affirmative action, nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, terrorism, car culture in the United States, socialism
June 05, 2009
5th Jun 2009
Guests: Actor and comedian D. L. Hughley, Council of Foreign Relations president Richard Haass, novelist Paula Froelich, journalist Jeremy Scahill, Fortune editor Matt Miller Topics: Obama's visit to the Middle East, terrorism, abortion debate and the murder of Dr. George Tiller, gay marriage, health care reform in the United States
September 23, 2005
23rd Sep 2005
Guests: Singer Willie Nelson, Rep. David Dreier, author/journalist Christopher Hitchens, BBC News correspondent Katty Kay, British politician George Galloway, journalist Andrea Mitchell Topics: Hurricane Rita, Vice President Cheney, Jet Blue emergency landing, foreign oil dependency, Margaret Thatcher, critiquing the U.S.
February 27, 2004
27th Feb 2004
Guests: Actor Ian McKellen, politician Christine Todd Whitman, Sandy Rios, Kwame Kilpatrick, Ralph Nader Topics: The Passion of the Christ, gay marriage, environment
August 31, 2012
31st Aug 2012
Political commentator Dinesh D'Souza and author Walter Kirn are the interview guests. Panelists: actor Jason Alexander; political strategist Ron Christie; news anchor Soledad O'Brien.
June 29, 2012
29th Jun 2012
Guests: Journalist Amy Goodman, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA), journalist Fareed Zakaria, former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, comedian Lizz Winstead. Topics: Affordable Care Act, Justices John Roberts and Antonin Scalia, reproductive health, Egypt election, Rep. Allen West, Mitt Romney's plan for China and health care, Romney's VP candidates.
March 16, 2012
16th Mar 2012
Guests: Documentarian Alexandra Pelosi, actor Ed Helms, author and MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan, journalist Amy Holmes, Mayor Mark Cornett (Oklahoma City-R) Topics: entitlement culture, democrats losing their base, gas prices and Obama's ratings, stupidest states, 'The Lorax' and liberal brainwashing, the south, Afghanistan, Goldman Sachs, Kony 2012 and youthful advice.
October 05, 2012
5th Oct 2012
Journalist Will Cain; Former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla) ; Actress Kerry Washington; Political consultant Frank Luntz; Environmentalist Bill McKibbe.
March 04, 2011
4th Mar 2011
Guests: Novelist T. Coraghessan Boyle, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA), Washington Post reporter Ezra Klein, actress and comedianne Tracey Ullman Topics: Overpopulation, road quality in the US, Planned Parenthood, Wisconsin Governor, Equal Pay
March 27, 2009
27th Mar 2009
Guests: Senator Bill Bradley, author Christopher Hitchens, rapper Mos Def, author Salman Rushdie Topics: Banking crisis, Legalization of marijuana, Nuclear proliferation
February 17, 2012
17th Feb 2012
Guests: Ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D-NY), Dr. Drew Pinsky, author Alexandra Wentworth, economist Steve Moore, journalist Erin McPike. Topics: American reliance on prescription drugs, death of Whitney Houston, Mitt Romney's failing campaign numbers, recovery of the economy, contraception, Republicans alienation of women voters, 'small government' republicans use of medicare, supreme court conservatism, alternative energy sources, disrespect of the office of President.
August 01, 2003
1st Aug 2003
Guests: Columnist Christopher Hitchens, conservative commentator Tara Setmayer, actor Alec Baldwin, former Boston mayor Raymond Flynn, Rep. Barney Frank, Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte Topics: Gay marriage, terrorism, California recall vote, runaway Texas State Senate members
September 21, 2012
21st Sep 2012
Top-of-show will be documentarian Eugene Jarecki who's latest film, "The House I Live In," will be out in theatres on October 5th. Mid-show will be literary icon Salman Rushdie who's latest book is Joseph Anton: A Memoir. Panel: Rana Foroohar – Assistant Managing Editor and Economic Columnist at Time Magazine. Roger Hedgecock – Radio Talk Show Host and former Mayor of San Diego. Chris Matthews – Host of MSNBC's "Hardball" and author of Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.
September 14, 2012
14th Sep 2012
Columnist John Feehery, political commentator Chris Hayes, economist Zanny Minton Beddoes, musician John Legend, sportscaster Bob Costas
August 05, 2011
5th Aug 2011
Guests: Ex-Obama economy adviser Christina Romer, Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Salon editor-at-large Joan Walsh, Palin biography filmmaker Stephen K Bannon and chef Anthony Bourdain. Topics: US credit downgrade, debt ceiling deal, failure of the stimulus package, inability of Democrats to negotiate, 'job creators', defunding of science in America, Rick Perry's prayer festival, escaping poverty, would Hillary Clinton have been better, need for a left-wing tea party equivalent.
May 06, 2011
6th May 2011
Guests: Journalist Peter Bergen, author Michael Eric Dyson, investigative journalist and author Jeremy Scahill, ex-Bush speechwriter David Frum, author Irshad Manji Topics: Death of Osama bin Laden, potential OBL successors, Bush doctrine, Bin Laden's decline of popularity in the Moslem world, celebrations of OBL's death, OBL's goal to bankrupt the US, David Petraeus as CIA director nominee
January 21, 2011
21st Jan 2011
Guests: Journalist Michael Hastings, politician/businessman David Stockman, political commentator Rachel Maddow, economist Stephen Moore, entrepreneur Russell Simmons Topics: Keith Olbermann, Tunisian protests, health care, Ronald Reagan's legacy, gun control, Tucson shooting
July 24, 2009
24th Jul 2009
Guests: Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano (via satellite), Iraq War veteran and California congressional candidate Anthony Woods, Susan Eisenhower, journalist John Heilemann, writer Matt Taibbi Topics: 2009 Henry Louis Gates, Jr. arrest by Cambridge police, racism and the Republican Party, Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories, health care reform, military-industrial complex
July 17, 2009
17th Jul 2009
Guests: Joe Scarborough, actor Jason Alexander, actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith, Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-MT), Markos Moulitsas. Topics: Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearings, racism and the Republican Party, clean coal electricity debate, health care reform in the United States, recent sex scandals involving politicians, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, death of Michael Jackson, drug use in the United States, death of Walter Cronkite (news broke shortly before tonight's show began), 40th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing
March 20, 2009
20th Mar 2009
Guests: Fmr. Sec. of State Madeleine Albright, television host Keith Olbermann, actress Kerry Washington, senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin Topics: AIG bonuses, the crisis, Teenage pregnancy in America, Glenn Beck, right-wing power
March 13, 2009
13th Mar 2009
Guests: Comedian Sarah Silverman, professor Michael Eric Dyson, author Andrew Breitbart, columnist Steven Pearlstein Topics: State of the Rep. party, racism in America, the Teachers' Union, stem cell research
February 15, 2008
15th Feb 2008
Guests: Commentator Andrew Sullivan, veterans' activist Paul Rieckhoff, Nina Hachigian of the Center for American Progress, pollster Frank Luntz (election correspondent), Sen Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Topics: Clinton vs. Obama, candidates' policies toward Middle East, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act renewal and changes, John McCain vs. Democrats, Roger Clemens congressional hearing
September 15, 2006
15th Sep 2006
Guests: Feminist icon Gloria Steinem, homeland security expert Clark Ervin, actor Michael McKean; via satellite, Pat Buchanan and CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour Topics: Immigration, torture by military, Muslim extremists, airport security, hunt for Osama bin Laden, free speech in media
August 19, 2005
19th Aug 2005
Guests: Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly; Iraq war veteran, Paul Hackett; former Homeland Security Under Secretary Asa Hutchinson; political consultant Kellyanne Conway; actor/comic Chris Rock. Topics: Cindy Sheehan, Iraq, John Kerry, racial profiling, activist judges
February 25, 2005
25th Feb 2005
Guests: Former baseball slugger José Canseco, actor Tim Robbins, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, talk show host Tucker Carlson, Gov. Mike Huckabee Topics: On steroids, on Iran and Iraq, on religious belief, Ward Churchill, President Bush, on Covenant Marriage, Million Dollar Baby
August 29, 2003
29th Aug 2003
Guests: Actor Larry Miller, Tom McClintock, Bay Buchanan, comedian Dennis Miller, Senator Joe Biden Topics: Iraq and North Korea, Republican Party's convention, influence of MTV and rap music
September 7, 2012
7th Sep 2012
Guests: Steve Schmidt, Jim Vandehei, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Christine O'Donnell, & David Simon.
August 17, 2012
17th Aug 2012
Documentary film maker Peter Byck, talk show host Chelsea Handler, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks' Mark Cuban, columnist Reihan Salam, journalist Alex Wagner
August 24, 2012
24th Aug 2012
Our top-of show interview will be with Arianna Huffington, President & Editor-In-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group. Mid-show will be D.L. Hughley who has a new book, I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up. Panel: Katty Kay – Anchor of the BBC's "WorldNews America" Rep. Jack Kingston – Republican (GA) Avik Roy – Romney Advisor and The Apothecary blogger for Forbes.com
April 5, 2013
5th Apr 2013
Interview Guest: Sebastian Junger Panelists: Abby Huntsman, Stephen Moore, Bernie Sanders Panel Guest: Zack Kopplin Sebastian Junger is an award-winning Afghanistan war correspondent and filmmaker. His latest project is a film for HBO titled "Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington". Abby Huntsman is a political commentator and host of HuffPost Live. Stephen Moore is an economist, conservative commentator and the author of "Who’s The Fairest of Them All: The Truth About Opportunity, Taxes, and Wealth in America". Bernie Sanders is the independent senator from Vermont. Zack Kopplin is a science education activist.
February 15, 2013
15th Feb 2013
Robert Zimmerman; actor Joel McHale; political strategist Donna Brazile; author Jon Meacham; editor Jamie Weinstein.
June 08, 2012
8th Jun 2012
Guests: Lawyer Susan Burke, journalist E.J. Dionne, politics editor at "Business Insider" Michael Brendan Dougherty, film maker John Waters, economist Dambisa Moyo. Topics: rape in the military, Wisconsin Governor recall election, soda tax in New York, unpatriotic to cause economic downturn, Catholic church's reprimand of nun's, farm subsidies and the impact on Africa, next move for occupy wall street
March 22, 2013
22nd Mar 2013
Economist Austan Goolsbee; music-business executive Clive Davis; journalist John Feehery; voter registration advocate Maria Teresa Kumar; former Gov. Jim McGreevey (D-NJ).
April 26, 2013
26th Apr 2013
Guests: Donald Borelli, Jimmy Kimmel, John Avlon, Anna Deavere Smith, Robert Traynham.
May 11, 2012
11th May 2012
Guests: Former White House advisor Richard Clarke, actress Eva Longoria, CNN political contributor Margaret Hoover, Reuters columnist David Cay Johnston, Founder Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist Topics: Obama's War on Terror, Obama versus Romney on gay rights, Romney and the hard right, Obama's economic recovery, the latino vote and immigration policy, is Romney insensitive to weak and vulnerable people?, obesity
March 1, 2013
1st Mar 2013
Cybersecurity expert James Lyne; musician Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg); finance expert Monica Mehta; Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA); political strategist Steve Schmidt.
September 13, 2013
13th Sep 2013
Panellists: Zanny Minton Beddoes, Edwin Lyman, Bill Nye, Michael Steele, Matt Taibbi.
April 12, 2013
12th Apr 2013
Gun control advocate Colin Goddard; sportscaster Bob Costas; political strategist Stephanie Cutter; economist David Stockman; activist Saru Jayaraman.
May 31, 2013
31st May 2013
Guests: Actress and screenwriter Brit Marling; humorist Raul Rudnick; from the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden; Journalist Michael Isikoff; from "HuffPost Live", producer James Poulos.
May 17, 2013
17th May 2013
Guests: Oscar winning director Michael Moore; from "The Hangover Part III", actor/comedian Zach Galifianakis; from "The Cycle", co-host S.E. Cupp; from "Foreign Policy Begins at Home", author Richard Haas; NYT Finance columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin.
November 16, 2012
16th Nov 2012
Political strategist David Axelrod; journalist David Frum; filmmaker Michael Moore; political strategist Ana Navarro; comic Eric Idle.
March 12, 2010
12th Mar 2010
Guests: Senator Michael Bennet, actor Hill Harper, former Governor Gary Johnson, Amy Holmes, journalist John Heilemann Topics: Health care, deficit spending and the national debt, climate change, marijuana legalization, race relations, Mitt Romney, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, Eric Massa, Game Change, Liz Cheney, education, Jihad Jane
March 05, 2010
5th Mar 2010
Guests: Actor Sean Penn, journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, co-founder of the Huffington Post Arianna Huffington, director Michael Moore Topics: Earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, Hugo Chávez, Economic activism, Health Care, the economy regulation of the financial industry, labor relations, the Oscars, Republican fundraising tactics, the Media
March 21, 2003
21st Mar 2003
Guests: Actor Larry Miller, Constance L. Rice, Tim Robbins, musician Grant-Lee Phillips, Jon Brion, US war veterans Ward Tayne, Delphine Metcalf-Foster, Shad Meshad Topics: Iraq war, veterans rights and whether or not support for the troops means supporting the war, the Oscars
March 07, 2003
7th Mar 2003
Guests: Michael Graham, Danielle Pletka, cartoonist Ted Rall, actor D. L. Hughley, comedian Arj Barker, Doug Benson, actor Woody Harrelson Topics: President Bush's press conference, reality TV and terrorism
May 25, 2012
25th May 2012
Guests: Journalist Jeffrey Gettleman, actor Kevin Nealon, journalist Michelle Bernard, economist Paul Krugman, economist Arthur Laffer Topics: The economy, the fillibuster, venture capitalism, resurgence of the birther movement, vice-president vetting, Romney's faith influencing his decisions, Facebook's IPO, fake narrative of Obama being a radical.
April 27, 2012
27th Apr 2012
Guests: Author Charles Murray, Founder and Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Paul Rieckhoff, Democratic strategist Paul Begala, columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, columnist S.E. Cupp Topics: class division in America, college education prices, Obama as celebrity, American definition of successful, farewell to Republican nominees, veteran healthcare and suicide prevention, need for a draft, media obsession with sex scandals and non-stories.
March 15, 2013
15th Mar 2013
Education reformer Michelle Rhee, chef Tom Colicchio, economist Jared Bernstein, former Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), and TV host Rachel Maddow.
March 09, 2012
9th Mar 2012
Guests: Israeli ambassador Michael Oren, Ex SEIU head Andrew Stern, author Catherine Crier, Ex, RNC chair Michael Steele, "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm. Topics: Iran's nuclear program, Israel's conservative government, Super Tuesday results, a third political party in America, the price of freedom of speech, contraception and abortion, prejudice and voting against economic interest, home schooling.
November 21, 2014
21st Nov 2014
Season Finale. "The Interview" star Seth Rogen, MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews, Monty Python Alum & "So Anyway..." author John Cleese, Canadian MP Chrystia Freeland and "News One Now" host Roland Martin.
February 03, 2012
3rd Feb 2012
Guests: Author Suze Orman, Ex Rep Rick Lazio (R-NY), host Wes Moore, monologist Mike Daisey, author Michael Hastings. Topics: Chinese sweatshops making electronics, Obama running on his record, job growth report, solving the housing crisis, "the haves and the soon to haves", US withdrawal from Afghanistan, decline of the occupy movement, correlation between intelligence and prejudice, education system, atheism not being a religion.
February 8, 2013
8th Feb 2013
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange; editor Tina Brown; journalist Josh Barro; jouralist Martin Bashir; theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss.
June 14, 2013
14th Jun 2013
Guests: Ex U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI); "The Center Holds" author Jonathan Alter; "Gasland Part II" director Josh Fox; "Great Degeneration" author and Harvard professor Niall Ferguson; conservative pollster Kellyanne Conway.
April 13, 2012
13th Apr 2012
Guests: News personality Tavis Smiley, author Eric Klinenberg, former Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell, former Rep. David Stockman (R-MI), author Matthew Continetti Topics: Trayvon Martin case, racism and gun control, poverty, abortion rights, tax laws, decline of marriage, women voters, the war on drugs, antiquated Cuba policy.
July 12, 2013
12th Jul 2013
Guests: "Hope on a Tightrope" author Dr. Cornel West; "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe; GOP strategist Liz Mair; Daily Caller blogger Matt Lewis.
September 20, 2013
20th Sep 2013
Bill's guests are Joy Behar, Billy Crystal, David Frum, Chris Hayes, and Jeremy Seifert.
March 30, 2012
30th Mar 2012
Guests: Dr Ezekiel Emanuel, author Van Jones, columnist Rich Galen, blogger Elise Jordan, "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner. Topics: Healthcare reform and the Supreme Court, Trayvon Martin shooting, historical and contemporary America, green energy initiatives, gun control in America.
July 19, 2013
19th Jul 2013
February 21, 2014
21st Feb 2014
Interviewee: Michelle Alexander Panelists: Charles Cooke, Jane Harman, Rachel Maddow Panel Guest: Steve Coogan Topics: The New Jim Crow, incarceration in the US, human rights in North Korea, MSNBC's overcoverage of the Chris Christie scandal, BYU's anti-masturbation campaign, Philomena, forced adoptions in the Catholic Church, Pat McCrory blocking lawsuits against Duke Energy, drought in California and regulations, John Kerry's statement about climate change.
February 14, 2014
14th Feb 2014
Interviewee: Jeremy Scahill ("Dirty Wars" Docu-maker) Panelists: Andrew Sullivan ("Daily Dish" blogger), Mayim Bialik ("Big Bang Theory" star and vegan author), Eric Klinenberg ("Going Solo" author) Panel Guest: Bill Nye Topics: Creationism vs. science, Comcast–Time Warner Cable merger, net neutrality, drop in infrastructure spending, targeted killings of US citizens who plot against other Americans, veganism, attachment parenting, World Health Organization's warning about cancer, Philip Seymour Hoffman's published diaries, Edward Snowden praising Russia.
January 14, 2011
14th Jan 2011
Guests: Assistant to the President Elizabeth Warren, actor Martin Short, political analyst James Carville, political consultant Mike Murphy, Editor-at-large of Reuters Chrystia Freeland Topics: Consumer protection, Tucson shooting, gun control, right wing rhetoric, health care
April 04, 2008
4th Apr 2008
Guests: Actor Esai Morales, fmr Labor Sec Robert Reich, Rep Barbara Lee (D-CA), CNN analyst Amy Holmes (election correspondent); via satellite, Sen Arlen Specter (PA) Topics: 40th anniversary of the King assassination, education in inner cities, Bush tax rebate and U.S. budget priorities, U.S. defense budget, abstinence education, investment in biofuels, bailout of Bear Stearns
April 07, 2006
7th Apr 2006
Guests: Actor Ben Affleck, Sen. Joe Biden, correspondent Bill Sammon, author/former Republican strategist Kevin Phillips, Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) Topics: Tom DeLay, on Bush's war, faith, Intelligent Design, Iraq exit strategy
March 17, 2006
17th Mar 2006
Guests: R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, actor/comedian Richard Belzer, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), writer Michele Mitchell, television anchor Lou Dobbs Topics: Troops and Iraq, corporate America, Chile's new President
November 05, 2004
5th Nov 2004
Guests: Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson, actress Susan Sarandon, linguist and political analyst Noam Chomsky, comedian D. L. Hughley, columnist Andrew Sullivan, and former U.S. Representative Pat Schroeder Topics: Presidential elections
November 22, 2013
22nd Nov 2013
Guests: Wendell Pierce ("Treme", actor), Bob Ehrlich (Ex-Gov. R-MD), Paul Begala (CNN analyst), Katty Kay (BBC America anchor), ...
May 9, 2014
9th May 2014
Interviewee: Sister Simone Campbell ("Nun on a Bus") Panelists: Matt Welch ("Reason" magazine Editor-in-Chief), Baratunde Thurston (Author and Comic), Arianna Huffington ("Thrive" Scribe and HuffPost Founder) Panel Guest: Dinesh D'Souza (Conservative Film-maker) Topics:
June 7, 2013
7th Jun 2013
Guests: Filmmaker & author Tom Shadyac; journalist & author George Packer; GOP strategist Ana Navarro; comedian Dana Gould; author Kevin Williamson.
June 21, 2013
21st Jun 2013
Guests: Ex New York Times Op-Eder & Demos Fellow Bob Herbert; first female Saudi filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour; "Cooked" author Michael Pollan; "Queen of the Turtle Derby" author Julia Reed; Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Josh Green.
September 19, 2014
19th Sep 2014
Former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell; political activist Matthew Segal; Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.); editor Katrina vanden Heuvel; actor Wendell Pierce.
July 18, 2014
18th Jul 2014
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of North Carolina NAACP; actor George Takei; former Rep. Jane Harman (D- Calif.); statistician Nate Silver; editor Jamie Weinstein.
July 26, 2013
26th Jul 2013
January 25, 2013
25th Jan 2013
GOPAC president David Avella; former Vt. Gov. Howard Dean; political strategist Kristen Soltis; House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi; Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont).
June 13, 2014
13th Jun 2014
EPA Head Gina McCarthy, MSNBC Co-Host Krystal Ball, Novelist Richard Clarke, Comedian Carol Leifer and Conservative Blogger Tom Rogan.
April 19, 2013
19th Apr 2013
Tonight's guests are director Brian Levin, gun control advocate Colin Goddard, TV anchor Amy Holmes, columnist & author Nicholas Kristof and author Salman Rushdie.
January 31, 2014
31st Jan 2014
Interviewee: John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave" screenwriter) Panelists: Chrystia Freeland (Canadian Member of Parliament), Ronan Farrow (MSNBC host), Darrell Issa (R-CA) Panel Guest: Stephen Merchant (writer/actor "Hello Ladies") Topics: Solomon Northup and slavery, 2014 State of the Union Address, minimum wage in the United States, income inequality, demographics of the top 1%, Gerrymandering, differences between UK and US politics, stand-your-ground laws and African Americans, gun politics, Michael Grimm threatening a reporter, Flip a District, puritanism.
February 7, 2014
7th Feb 2014
Interviewee: Charlie Crist Panelists: Tom Colicchio, Alicia Menendez, S. E. Cupp Panel Guest: P. J. O'Rourke Topics: Independents in US politics, Cuban embargo, immigration reform, executive orders, Congressional Budget Office's report on Obamacare's effect on jobs, lowest abortion rates in 30 years, Russia and communism, heroin and prescription drugs, United States Department of State's report on the Keystone Pipeline, federal spending for children vs. for senior citizens.
June 27, 2014
27th Jun 2014
Bill's guests are: Martin Blaser, Max Brooks, Bobby Ghosh, Andy Litinsky, and Joy-Ann Reid.
June 28, 2013
28th Jun 2013
The Interview: Anthony Leiserowitz is the Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, which "investigates the psychological, cultural, political, and geographic factors that drive public environmental perception and behavior." Twitter: @ecotone2 The Panel: Kristen Soltis has been described as "the Republican Party's leading millennial pollster" and serves as the Vice President of DC-based opinion research and political communications firm The Winston Group. Twitter: @KSoltisAnderson Dan Neil is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of The Wall Street Journal's "Rumble Seat" column, where he reviews everything from the Aston Martin Rapide S to John Deer's latest Gator. Twitter: @Danneilwsj Horace Cooper is a writer and legal commentator who serves at the Co-Chairman of the National Advisory Board for Project 21: "an initiative of The National Center for Public Policy Research to promote the views of African-Americans whose entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to family and commitment to individual responsibility has not traditionally been echoed by the nation's civil rights establishment." He is also a partner at Monument Communications. Adrian Grenier will join the panel mid-show. He is an actor, filmmaker and entrepreneur who recently produced 'How to Make Money Selling Drugs,' a film exploring the failure of American's drug war. It opens in New York on June 26th and Los Angeles on June 28th and is currently available on demand. Adrian recently penned an editorial for The Huffington Post, calling for the "return a sense of rationality and proportion to a justice system that has spun wildly out of control."
March 02, 2012
2nd Mar 2012
Guests: Former Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI), former Vice Chairman of General Motors Bob Lutz, Democratic strategist James Carville, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, journalist John Heilemann. Topics: Rush Limbaugh's 'slut' comments, campaign finance and Super PACs, Rick Santorum self destructing, 'Blunt' healthcare amendment, the highjacking of the Republican establishment, the auto bailout, climate change, the space program, the importance of scientific advancement, the liberal bubble and the 'joke candidate'.
October 3, 2014
3rd Oct 2014
This weeks guests include Oscar winner Ben Affleck, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), New York Times Op-Editor Nicholas Kristoff, Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele, and "Waking Up" author Sam Harris.
October 12, 2012
12th Oct 2012
Actor Ben Affleck; Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Gov. Brian Schweitzer; former FDIC chair Sheila Bair; commentator Ann Coulter.
March 14, 2014
14th Mar 2014
Interviewee: Alan Weisman (author of "Countdown") Panelists: Andrew Sullivan, Salman Rushdie, Amy Chua Panel Guest: Seth MacFarlane Topics: Environmentalism and overpopulation, family planning in Iran, 2014 Crimean crisis, Rand Paul winning the 2014 CPAC straw poll, paid time off in the United States and Europe, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Rush Limbaugh's comment on 12 Years a Slave winning the Academy Award for Best Picture, SAT changes for 2016, random religious rules.
May 23, 2014
23rd May 2014
Jose Antonio Vargas, Anna Deavere Smith, Michael Smerconish, David Frum and Sarah Silverman.
November 1, 2013
1st Nov 2013
Interviewee: Ann Coulter (author) Panelists: Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Rep. D-FL), Neil deGrasse Tyson (scientist), Rob Reiner (filmmaker) Panel Guest: Rob Lowe (actor, "Killing Kennedy") Topics: Obama's lie about current health care plans, Ted Cruz, Sr., women in politics, Rob Lowe as JFK, US embargo against Cuba, Kessler Syndrome, NSA spying, Republicans should appeal to stoners.
November 7, 2014
7th Nov 2014
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), "Comeback" star Lisa Kudrow, Washington Post's Robert Costa, Daily Beast's Kristen Soltis Anderson.
May 10, 2013
10th May 2013
Guests: From "Star Trek: Into Darkness", actor Zachary Quinto; NYT Food & Opinion journalist Mark Bittman; Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald; MSNBC analyst Joy Reid; National Review journalist Charles Cooke.
May 18, 2012
18th May 2012
Guests: Journalist Dan Rather, former senator Bill Bradley (D-N.J.); business reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera; journalist Jeremy Scahill, columnist Joel Stein. Topics: the trivialisation of the mainstream news, citizens united and unions, the debt under Obama, masculinity in America, minority babies, economic growth, Obama as a socialist, religious Universities.
April 20, 2012
20th Apr 2012
Guests: Environmentalist Lynn Henning, columnist Ross Douthat, author Thomas Frank, author Todd Buchholz, Reuters editor Chrystia Freeland Topics: Earth day and environmentalism, media exaggeration of Trayvon Martin case, the war on women, secret service sex scandal, the decline of religion in America, the defeat of the Buffett rule, pink slime and Republican obstructionism.
April 08, 2011
8th Apr 2011
Guests: Pilot Chesley Sullenberger, CNN host Eliot Spitzer, BBC anchor Katty Kay, Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan, comedian Colin Quinn Topics: Government shutdown, Planned Parenthood, US Budget, Objectivism, Libya, reaction to Pastor Terry Jones, Donald Trump, Class conflict
February 18, 2011
18th Feb 2011
Guests: PBS host Tavis Smiley, director Kevin Smith, journalist John Heilemann, CNBC host Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, journalist Matt Taibbi Topics: Griftopia, budget cuts, Obama as a bad negotiator, trade unions for government employees, Tea Party Review magazine, Red State, treatment of women in Arab world, Natalie Munroe, Civil War reenactments
Worst Episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher
February 18, 2005
18th Feb 2005
Guests: Correspondent Lesley Stahl, actor Robin Williams, former HHS Sec. Tommy Thompson, Sen. Joe Biden, actor Don Cheadle Topics: On protecting sources, Jeff Gannon, on interrogating prisoners, Iraq elections, Darfur
February 28, 2003
28th Feb 2003
Guests: Actor Larry Miller, conservative commentator Monica Crowley, comedian Eric Idle, musician Dave Matthews, author David Horowitz, columnist Ted Rall Topics: Possibility of war with Iraq, selection of the new World Trade Center designs
August 19, 2022: B.J. Novak, Catherine Rampell, Noah Rothman
19th Aug 2022
Bill opens this week's show by interviewing actor and director B.J. Novak about his new film, Vengeance. On the panel, he is joined by CNN political and economic commentator Catherine Rampell and conservative political commentator Noah Rothman.
February 18, 2022: Brooke Jenkins, John Avlon, Katrina Vanden Heuvel
18th Feb 2022
This week, Bill interviews Brooke Jenkins, a former San Francisco Assistant District Attorney. For the panel discussion, he is joined by John Avlon, a senior Political Analyst and anchor for CNN, and Katrina vanden Heuvel, a columnist for The Washington Post.
March 23, 2012
23rd Mar 2012
Guests: Journalist Charles M. Blow, comedian Fred Armisen, author Glenn Greenwald, political scientist Wendy Schiller, political commentator Andrew Sullivan Topics: Hate crimes, Trayvon Martin murder and racism in America, 'stand your ground' law, stupidest states, assassination of American citizens, Jason Russell meltdown, catholicism in America, Romney's inevitability and the need to curb fake outrage.
February 4, 2022: Rep. Ro Khanna, Johann Hari, Katherine Mangu-Ward
4th Feb 2022
This week, Bill interviews Rep. Ro Khanna, the U.S. Congressman representing California's 17th district. On the panel, he is joined by British author Johann Hari and Katherine Mangu-Ward, the Editor-in-Chief of Reason Magazine.
29th May 2020
The Real Time panel returns this week and joining Bill are: chef Tom Colicchio, journalist Soledad O'Brien, political scientist Ian Bremmer, and comedian Jay Leno.
1st Oct 2021
Bill opens this week's show interviewing musician and activist Stevie Van Zandt. For the panel, he's joined by journalist and podcaster Matt Taibbi alongside Editor-in-Chief of Reason magazine Katherine Mangu-Ward.
12th Jun 2020
This week, Bill interviews Radley Balko, an opinion journalist for The Washington Post, and Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and public health expert. Joining him for the panel discussion are writer Larry Wilmore and Matt Welch, Editor-at-Large of Reason Magazine.
January 21, 2022: Timothy Snyder, Bari Weiss, Rep. Ritchie Torres
21st Jan 2022
Kicking off the new season, Bill interviews Yale University history professor Timothy Snyder about the repercussions of The Big Lie and the January 6th insurrection. For the panel discussion he is joined by Democratic Congressman representing New York's 15th district, Ritchie Torres, and writer Bari Weiss.
August 5, 2022: David Duchovny, Matt Taibbi, Lis Smith
5th Aug 2022
Bill opens this week's episode interviewing award-winning actor David Duchovny about his new book. For the panel, he is joined by author Matt Taibbi and Democratic political strategist Lis Smith.
28th May 2021
Returning from a two-week break after testing positive for COVID-19, Bill opens this week's show by interviewing Emmy-winning broadcaster Bob Costas. For the panel discussion, he is joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof, and Democratic strategist and co-host of the weekly podcast Politics War Room, James Carville.
October 28, 2022: Quentin Tarantino, Gillian Tett, Yuval Noah Harari
28th Oct 2022
Acclaimed movie director Quentin Tarantino is Bill's interviewee to open the show, while on the panel he is joined by Gillian Tett, Editor-at-Large of the Financial Times, and Yuval Harari, Professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
21st Aug 2020
This week, Bill interviews former Governor of Ohio John Kasich about his endorsement of Joe Biden and also lauded director Oliver Stone. For the panel discussion, author Thomas Frank and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II join Bill to talk about the direction of the Democratic party.
March 18, 2022: Ernest Moniz, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Max Brooks
18th Mar 2022
This week, Bill interviews Ernest Moniz, who served as the U.S. Secretary of Energy from 2013-2017. On the panel, he is joined by pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson and author Max Brooks.
19th Jun 2020
This week Bill interviews former US Ambassador to the UN who served as President Obama's National Security Advisor from 2013-2017, Susan Rice, and columnist for The Washington Post, George Will. For the panel discussion, he is joined by career U.S. Counterterrorism Intelligence Officer and MSNBC contributor, Malcolm Nance, and Writer-at-Large for New York Magazine, Andrew Sullivan.
June 10, 2022: Dr. Cornel West, Kellyanne Conway, Josh Barro
10th Jun 2022
Dr. Cornel West, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and contributor to The Guardian; Kellyanne Conway - former Senior Counselor to President Trump and author of the memoir, "Here's the Deal"; Josh Barro, host of the weekly podcast "Very Serious" and blogger for "Very Serious" on Substack.
August 26, 2022: John Waters, Amy Klobuchar, Rob Reiner
26th Aug 2022
This week, Bill interviews filmmaker John Waters and is joined on the panel by senior Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar and filmmaker Rob Reiner.
February 11, 2022: Ricky Williams, Vivek Ramaswamy, Marianne Williamson
11th Feb 2022
Bill starts this week's show by interviewing Ricky Williams, a former NFL star and cannabis entrepreneur. On the panel, he is joined by Vivek Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur and author, and Marianne Williamson, political activist and former Democrat Presidential Candidate.
8th May 2020
Joining Bill remotely for a chat this week are: Representative for Michigan Justin Amash, columnist Dan Savage, and political commentator Amy Holmes.
17th Apr 2020
Joining Bill remotely this week for a chat are: journalist Fareed Zakaria, Republican Representative Dan Crenshaw, and political commentator Andrew Sullivan.
June 17, 2022: Danny Strong, Krystal Ball, James Kirchick
17th Jun 2022
Bill interviews actor and director Danny Strong at the top of the show. For the panel, he is joined by political commentator Krystal Ball and conservative reporter James Kirchick.
29th Oct 2021
This week, Bill opens the show by opening Sean Spicer, former Press Secretary to President Trump. For the panel, he is joined by Caitlin Flanagan, staff writer at The Atlantic, and Sen. Chris Coons, Democratic U.S. Senator from Delaware.
February 25, 2022: Ruben Gallego, Bret Stephens, Chloé Valdary
25th Feb 2022
Bill opens the show by interviewing Rep. Ruben Gallego, Democratic Congressman from Arizona. Joining him on the panel are entrepreneur Chloé Valdary and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.
26th Jun 2020
This week, Bill interviews Former National Security Advisor John Bolton, and co-host of the award-winning podcast "Pivot" and New York Times columnist Kara Swisher. Plus, a virtual panel with president of the Robin Hood Foundation and New York Times bestselling author, Wes Moore; and author, Tulane University professor and MSNBC political analyst, James Carville.
April 22, 2022: Bob Odenkirk, Mary Katharine Ham, Caitlin Flanagan
22nd Apr 2022
Bill returns this week by interviewing comedian Bob Odenkirk and is joined for the panel discussion by CNN Commentator Mary Katharine Ham and writer at The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan.
May 20, 2022: Mark Esper, Donna Brazile, Adam Carolla
20th May 2022
This week, Bill opens the show by interviewing Dr. Mark T. Esper, the former Secretary of Defense under President Trump. On the panel, he is joined by veteran political strategist Donna Brazile and comedian Adam Carolla.
12th Nov 2021
Bill opens this week's episode interviewing Canadian businessman Kevin O'Leary. For the panel, he's joined by Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff and talk show host Tavis Smiley.
30th Jul 2021
Bill returns from his summer break, opening the show by interviewing Eric Adams, the Democratic nominee for NYC Mayor. For the panel discussion, he's joined by Democratic congresswoman Rep. Stacey Plaskett and author Joshua Green who is also a senior national correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek.
21st Jun 2019
Guests: Allan Lichtman, Dr. Debra Soh, Thom Hartmann, Liz Mair, Dan Savage.
April 29, 2022: Fran Lebowitz, Ali Velshi, Doug Jones
29th Apr 2022
Opening the show this week, Bill interviews author Fran Lebowitz. On the panel, he is joined by MSNBC journalist Ali Velshi and former Democratic Senator from Alabama Doug Jones.
January 28, 2022: Ira Glasser, Fiona Hill, Matt Welch
28th Jan 2022
Bill opens the show this week by interviewing former Executive Director of the ACLU, Ira Glasser. For the panel, he's joined by former Senior Director at the U.S. National Security Council, Fiona Hill, and journalist Matt Welch.
17th Sep 2021
This week, Bill interviews Pulitzer-prize winning historian and staff writer at The Atlantic, Anne Applebaum. On the panel, he is joined by advice columnist and author Dan Savage, and Chair of the editorial board and U.S. Editor-at-Large of The Financial Times, Gillian Tett.
10th Sep 2021
Bill opens this week's show by interviewing Rep. Barbara Lee, the Democratic Congresswoman representing California's 13th district. For the panel, he is joined by journalist Christina Bellantoni and columnist George F. Will.
31st Jul 2020
Joining Bill for his first show back after his summer break are actress Kerry Washington, actor Jim Carrey, critic and author Thomas Chatterton Williams, and columnist Bari Weiss.
20th Aug 2021
Bill opens the show interviewing political commentator Andrew Sullivan and is joined on the panel by journalist Jackie Calmes and former Democratic congressman Max Rose.
September 05, 2003
5th Sep 2003
Guests: Comedian D. L. Hughley, Al Franken, William Kristol, Wolf Blitzer, Wesley Clark Topics: John Kerry, Osama Bin Laden, news media behaviour
4th Jun 2021
This week, Bill interviews Democratic Congressman representing New York's 15th district, Rep. Ritchie Torres. Joining him for the panel discussion are Governor John Kasich and journalist Chris Matthews.
August 12, 2022: Ross Douthat, Rikki Schlott, Piers Morgan
12th Aug 2022
This week, Bill interviews columnist Ross Douthat about his recent experience with Lyme disease. For the panel he's joined by journalist Piers Morgan and GenZ columnist Nikki Schlott.
11th Sep 2020
This week, Bill interviews former FBI agent Pete Strzok and actor Ewan McGregor, and joining him in the studio for the panel discussion are journalists Jessica Yellin and Peter Hamby.
22nd Oct 2021
This week, Bill opens the show by interviewing Saru Jayaraman, Director of UC Berkeley's Food Labor Research Center. For the panel discussion, he is joined by former Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang and New York Times opinion writer John McWhorter.
6th Aug 2021
This week, Bill opens the show interviewing two-time Olympic gold medalist Donna de Varona. For the panel, he's joined by Malcolm Nance, a career U.S. Counterterrorism Intelligence Officer and MSNBC contributor, alongside right wing commentator Ben Shapiro.
14th Aug 2020
This week, Bill interviews Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and sports anchor Colin Cowherd. For the panel discussion, he chats with former Democratic 2020 presidential candidates Andrew Yang and Pete Buttigieg.
22nd May 2020
This week, Bill speaks with NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman, LA Lakers' Science Consultant Dr Cate Shanahan, and film director Michael Moore.
20th Mar 2015
Interview: NBC and MLB sportscasting legend Bob Costas. Panel: ex-US Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), ex-NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, GOP Strategist Mercedes Schlapp. Panel Guest: "God's Bankers" author Gerald Posner.
13th Mar 2020
First interview: David Ropeik. On the panel: Tim Miller, Lis Smith, and Edward Luce. Second interview: Andrew Zimmern
7th Aug 2020
This week, Bill interviews former chief of staff to Colin Powell, Lawrence Wilkerson, and actor Chris Evans. Joining him for the panel discussion are former adviser to President Bill Clinton, Paul Begala, and author Meghan Daum.
24th Apr 2020
Bill's guests this week are Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, comedian Jay Leno, and preventive medicine and public health specialist Dr. David Katz.
November 4, 2022: Richard Reeves, Maggie Haberman, Fareed Zakaria
4th Nov 2022
This week, Bill begins the show by interviewing Richard Reeves, author and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. On the panel, he is joined by Maggie Haberman, Senior Political Correspondent for The New York Times, and political commentator Fareed Zakaria.
12th Feb 2021
Bill interviews Rep. Adam Kinzinger about his recent Washington Post op-ed urging Senate Republicans to convict Donald Trump. For the panel discussion, he is joined by political blogger Markos Moulitsas and MSNBC Political Analyst Steve Schmidt.
1st May 2020
Bill's guests this week are Attorney General Eric Holder, author Matt Taibbi, and journalist Bret Stephens.
9th Apr 2021
This week, Bill interviews former Secretary of State of California, Sen. Alex Padilla. For the panel discussion, he is joined by author Heather McGhee and writer Reihan Salam.
March 11, 2022: Kenneth Branagh, Frank Bruni, Batya Ungar-Sargon
11th Mar 2022
Bill opens this week's show by interviewing award-winning actor and director, Kenneth Branagh. On the panel, he is joined by Frank Bruni, a Professor of Public Policy at Duke University, and Batya Ungar-Sargon, Deputy Opinion Editor of Newsweek.
October 17, 2014
17th Oct 2014
This weeks guests include Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ex-British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, and "Atlantic" Senior Editor David Frum.
5th Nov 2021
Bill begins this week's show interviewing Amy Klobuchar, the senior U.S. Senator from Minnesota. On the panel, he's joined by Glenn Loury, professor of economics at Brown University, and Michael Eric Dyson, professor at Vanderbilt University.
18th Sep 2020
This week, Bill interviews actress and activist Jane Fonda and Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen. For the panel segment he's joined by writer Tim Miller and comedian Trae Crowder.
20th Jan 2023
To kick off the new season, Bill interviews Bill Barr, former Attorney General under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Donald Trump, and for the panel he is joined by conservative commentator Andrew Sullivan and Rep. Nancy Mace, the congresswoman representing South Carolina's 1st congressional district .
1st May 2015
Bill's guests include "The Great Divide" author Joseph Stiglitz, Human Rights Foundation chairman Garry Kasparov, Wilson Center President and Ex-Representative Jane Harman (D-CA), New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik and Foreign Policy Initiative co-founder Dan Senor.
April 1, 2022: Nicole Perlroth, Laura Coates, Andrew Yang
1st Apr 2022
Kicking off this week's episode, Bill interviews Nicole Perlroth, former lead cybersecurity and digital espionage reporter for The New York Times. On the panel, he is joined by Laura Coates, a CNN Senior Legal Analyst, and Andrew Yang, former Democratic Presidential candidate and founder of the new political third party, Forward.
11th Jun 2021
Opening the show this week, Bill interviews astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. On the panel, he is joined by filmmaker Rob Reiner and political scientist Rachel Bitecofer.
26th Mar 2021
This week, Bill opens the show interviewing Christopher Krebs, the former Director of the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. Then, joining him on the panel are Caitlin Flanagan, staff writer at The Atlantic, and Bret Stephens, columnist for The New York Times and an MSNBC contributor.
5th Jun 2020
Joining Bill this week are: rapper and activist Michael "Killer Mike" Render; former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI, Frank Figliuzzi; Professor of Law and Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, Rosa Brooks; and conservative political commentator, Michael Steele.
5th Mar 2021
This week, Bill interviews journalist Joe Scarborough, and for the panel discussion is joined by author Frank Bruni and radio host Charlamagne Tha God.
June 3, 2022: Eric Holder, Michael Shellenberger, Douglas Murray
3rd Jun 2022
Eric Holder, former US Attorney General, is this week's opening interviewee. On the panel, Bill is joined by California gubernatorial candidate Michael Shellenberger and columnist Douglas Murray.
5th Feb 2021
Bill interviews comedian Jimmy Kimmel ahead of a panel discussion with TIME's Senior Correspondent Charlotte Alter and political pundit Matt Welch.
28th Aug 2020
Bill returns to the studio for the first time since March and remote-interviews former federal prosecutor Trey Gowdy and musician Wynton Marsalis, while journalist Nina Burleigh and political strategist Rick Wilson join him for the remote panel discussion.
July 29, 2022: Chris Cuomo, John McWhorter, Sam Stein
29th Jul 2022
Returning from his Summer break, Bill opens the show by interviewing journalist Chris Cuomo. On the panel he is joined by John McWhorter, associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, and political journalist Sam Stein.
19th Mar 2021
This week, Bill interviews political data scientist David Shor. For the panel discussion, he is joined by Heidi Heitkamp, former Senator for North Dakota, and journalist Nick Gillespie.
May 13, 2022: Rod Stewart, Ian Bremmer, Jane Harman
13th May 2022
Legendary musician Sir Rod Stewart is Bill's interviewee this week. On the panel, he is joined by political scientist Ian Bremmer and former Representative for California Jane Harman.
September 9, 2022: Wynton Marsalis, Scott Galloway, Matt Welch
9th Sep 2022
Bill opens this week's show by interviewing jazz musician Wynton Marsalis. For the panel, he is joined by author and business professor Scott Galloway and journalist Matt Welch.
27th Jan 2023
This week, Bill starts the show by interviewing Frances Haugen, the social media activist and author of "The Power of One: How I Found the Strength to Tell the Truth and Why I Blew the Whistle on Facebook". On the panel, he is joined by commentator Bari Weiss and Tim Ryan, former Democratic Congressman for Ohio.
26th Feb 2021
This week, Bill interviews journalist Megyn Kelly. For the panel discussion, he is joined by Democratic Senator from Montana, Jon Tester, and New York Times opinion columnist, Ezra Klein.
May 6, 2022: Chloe Maxmin, Paul Begala, Michele Tafoya
6th May 2022
This week, Maine State Senator Chloe Maxmin is Bill's first guest and for the panel discussion he is joined by Democratic strategist Paul Begala and former NBC Sports reporter Michele Tafoya.
September 23, 2022: Michael Moore, Jonathan Lemire, Vivek Ramaswamy
23rd Sep 2022
Bill opens this week's episode by interviewing award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore. For the panel discussion, he is joined by journalist Jonathan Lemire and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
7th Aug 2015
The Interview: Michael Mann. The Panel: Mary Matalin, Steve Schmidt, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA). Mid-Show Guest: Caitlin Flanagan.
6th Sep 2019
Guests: Rep. Joe Walsh, Christina Hoff Sommers, Rep. John Delaney, María Teresa Kumar & Matt Welch
Episode 400: Convention Edition #4
28th Jul 2016
Bill Maher and his guests: author Salman Rushdie, "Vice" magazine editor Michael Moynihan and political analyst Amy Holmes - discuss the 2016 Democratic National Convention during this special edition of Real Time.
April 8, 2022: David Mamet, Nancy MacLean, David Leonhardt
8th Apr 2022
Bill interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author, David Mamet and is joined on the panel by historian Nancy MacLean and columnist David Leonhardt.
16th Apr 2021
Sharon Osbourne gives her first interview since her abrupt firing from The Talk, while joining Bill for the panel discussion are journalist Ian Bremmer and Law and Policy professor Rosa Brooks.
13th Aug 2021
Screen legends Martin Short and Steve Martin join Bill for the opening interview, while journalist Michael Moynihan and former DNC chair Donna Brazile join him for the panel discussion.
27th Aug 2021
Bill opens this week's episode by interviewing Washington Post journalist Craig Whitlock. For the panel, he's joined by British journalist Katty Kay and conservative Christian lobbyist Ralph Reed.
16th Aug 2019
Guests: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Carl Hulse, Betsy Woodruff, Rick Wilson & Michael Render
8th Oct 2021
Harvard's professor of psychology, Steven Pinker is Bill's interview subject this week. For the panel, he is joined by activist and musician Killer Mike alongside national political reporter for The Washington Post, Robert Costa.
8th Mar 2019
Guests: Matt Schlapp, Noah Rothman, Jonathan Alter, Mary Katharine Ham, Michael Steele.
November 18, 2022: Matthew Perry, Laura Coates, Jonathan Haidt
18th Nov 2022
For the last show of the season, Bill interviews actor Matthew Perry about his new book. On the panel, he is joined by CNN anchor Laura Coates and Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at NYU’s Stern School of Business.
13th Feb 2015
This weeks guests include director of "Merchants of Doubt" Robert Kenner, former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives Tom Davis, Editor-in-Chief for the Economist magazine Zanny Minton Beddoes, co-founder of the black political blog Jack and Jill Politics and CEO of Cultivated Wit Baratunde Thurston, and actor and author of "Holy Cow" David Duchovny.
March 25, 2022: Julia Ioffe, John Heilemann, Sen. Jon Tester
25th Mar 2022
Bill kicks off this week's episode by interviewing journalist and Russian expert, Julia Ioffe. On the panel, he is joined by Sen. Jon Tester, the senior Democratic Senator from Montana, and John Heilemann, creator, host & executive producer of Showtime’s The Circus.
Episode 399: Convention Edition #3
27th Jul 2016
Bill Maher and his guests: comedian D.L. Hughley, author Charles Cooke and former New York congressman Anthony Weiner - discuss the 2016 Democratic National Convention during this special edition of Real Time.
14th Jun 2019
Guests: George Will, Martin Short, Eliot Spitzer, Charlie Sykes, Bari Weiss.
1st Feb 2019
Guests: Will Hurd, Bill de Blasio, Peter Hamby, Jon Meacham, Jennifer Rubin.
1st Nov 2019
Guests: Ronan Farrow, Rick Stengel, Christina Bellantoni, Dennis Prager, & Dr. Jay Gordon.
3rd Apr 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bill hosts this week's Real Time from his backyard and features remote interviews with Senator Bernie Sanders, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, actor and writer Seth MacFarlane, author and journalist Max Brooks, and musician Willie Nelson.
25th Jan 2019
Guests: Ann Coulter, Michael McFaul, Joshua Green, Dan Savage, Heather McGhee.
30th Apr 2021
This week, Bill interviews author Ben Sheehan and for the panel discussion is joined by historian Nancy MacLean and author Thomas Frank.
13th Mar 2015
Huffington Post's Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington, "Stonewalled" author Sharyl Attkisson, The National Review's Tom Rogan, The Hunting Ground's Annie Clark & Andrea Pino and actor Sean Penn.
14th Feb 2020
First interview: Senator Amy Klobuchar. On the panel: Katie Couric, Van Jones, and Bret Stephens. Second interview: Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.
28th Jun 2019
Guests: Tulsi Gabbard, Seth MacFarlane, Max Brooks, Adam Gopnik, Joy Reid.
25th Jun 2021
This week, Bill opens the show by interviewing acclaimed film director Quentin Tarantino, and for the panel is joined by author Max Brooks and pop-historian Dan Carlin.
24th Sep 2021
Tristan Harris, co-founder of The Center for Humane Technology, is Bill's interviewee at the top of the show and joining him on the panel are MSNBC contributor Jennifer Rubin and national spokesperson for No Dem Left Behind, Richard Ojeda.
22nd Jan 2021
This week, Bill interviews former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi. Joining him for the panel discussion are Lead Producer and Co-Founder of Freethink, Kmele Foster, and Contributing Writer for Vanity Fair, Peter Hamby.
5th Oct 2018
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; actor Jeff Bridges; former Fla. Rep. David Jolly; journalist Soledad O'Brien; author Andrew Sullivan.
3rd Feb 2023
To open this week's show, Bill interviews Medaria Arradondo, the former Minneapolis Police Chief who served from 2017-2022. For the panel discussion, he is joined by Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democratic Congressman from Arizona, and columnist Bret Stephens.
9th Oct 2015
Ernest Moniz, Rob Thomas, Andrew Sullivan, Anne-Marie Slaughter and Patrick J. Kennedy.
15th May 2015
Bill's guests include film-maker & "Carsick" author John Waters, "Heretic" author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Democratic president Heather McGhee, and "By the People" author Charles Murray.
10th Apr 2020
Once again hosting from his backyard, Bill's remote interviewees this week are: Former Vice President Al Gore, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, political commentator Ian Bremmer, and comedian Nikki Glaser.
19th Nov 2021
For the season's final show, Bill interviews journalist Fareed Zakaria about his forthcoming new book. For the panel discussion, he is joined by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Mayor-Elect of New York City, Eric Adams.
8th Nov 2019
Guests: Judd Apatow, Gov. Steve Bullock, Rahm Emanuel, Steve Schmidt, and Judge Judy.
9th Oct 2020
This week, Bill interviews Congressman Adam Schiff and Former CIA Director John O. Brennan. Joining him for the panel discussion are conservative journalist Bret Stephens and writer Keli Goff.
22nd Mar 2019
Guests: Irshad Manji, Larry Charles, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Evelyn Farkas, Rep. Eric Swalwell.
June 24, 2022: Christine Emba, Andrew Sullivan, Katie Herzog
24th Jun 2022
Bill begins this week's show by interviewing author and Washington Post columnist Christine Emba. On the panel, he is joined by political commentator Andrew Sullivan and culture writer Katie Herzog.
5th Apr 2019
Guests: Julian Castro, Chelsea Handler, Danielle Pletka, Gideon Rose, Salman Rushdie.
Episode 397: Convention Edition #2
21st Jul 2016
Bill Maher and his guests: California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Democratic activist Heather McGhee and UC-Berkeley professor Robert Reich - discuss the 2016 Republican National Convention during this special edition of Real Time.
September 30, 2022: Masih Alinejad, Van Jones, Caitlin Flanagan
30th Sep 2022
This week, Bill begins the show by interviewing Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad. For the panel, he is joined by political commentator Van Jones and journalist Caitlin Flanagan.
10th Jun 2016
Bill's guests include "Art of Tough" author Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), musician Tom Morello, New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, MTV news correspondent Ana Marie Cox, and GOP strategist Katie Packer.
7th Jun 2019
Guests: Andrew Yang, Bret Easton Ellis, Charles Blow, Katie Porter, Clint Watts.
30th Oct 2020
Bill interviews former Democratic U.S. Senator from Minnesota, Al Franken and New York Times national security correspondent, David E. Sanger. Joining him on the panel are MSNBC political analyst John Heilemann and Lis Smith, former Senior Advisor to Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 presidential campaign.
6th Mar 2015
Bill's guests include Ex-Obama guru & "Believer" author David Axelrod, "Going Clear" author Lawrence Wright, "American Crime" creator John Ridley, Heritage Foundation's daily signal Genevieve Wood, and author and journalist Matt Taibbi.
15th Apr 2016
Bill's guests include Oscar winner & "Meddler" star Susan Sarandon, "Sleep Revolution" author Arianna Huffington, Democracy Now! host and executive producer Amy Goodman, MSNBC analyst & Ex-Cruz spokesperson Rick Tyler, and CNN contributor Mary Katharine Ham.
25th Sep 2020
Joining Bill this week are Senator Bernie Sanders, actor Jim Belushi, journalist Coleman Hughes, and Bakari Sellers former Representative for South Carolina.
13th Sep 2019
Guests: Michael Moore, Krystal Ball, Michael Steele, Fernand Amandi & Bari Weiss
10th Apr 2015
"A Fighting Chance" author Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), "Live Right and Find Happiness" author Dave Barry, "In Defense of Liberal Education" author Fareed Zakaria, "Bad Religion" author Ross Douthat and Roll Call editor-in-chief Christina Bellantoni.
10th May 2019
Guests: Michael Lewis, Tim Ryan, Nayyera Haq, Van Jones, Matt Lewis.
October 14, 2022: Netanyahu, Smerconish, Degrasse Tyson
14th Oct 2022
This week, Bill opens the show by interviewing Benjamin Netanyahu, the former Prime Minister of Israel. For the panel, he is joined by columnist Michael Smerconish and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
29th Apr 2016
Bill's guests tonight include director Rob Reiner, New York Times national correspondent Mark Leibovich, The Polling Company president/CEO Kellyanne Conway, "Listen, Liberal" author Thomas Frank, and Humane Society president/CEO Wayne Pacelle.
14th Aug 2015
The Interview: Sister Helen Prejean. The Panel: Jennifer Granholm, Doug Heye, Lawrence Wilkerson. Mid-Show Guest: Talib Kweli.
27th Sep 2019
Guests: Gina McCarthy, Linette Lopez, Noah Rothman, Salman Rushdie & Barney Frank
July 11, 2014
11th Jul 2014
Author Sandra Tsing-Loh, Pulitzer prize-winner Ron Suskind, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), and National Review's Reihan Salam.
7th Feb 2020
First interview: Steve Bannon. On the panel: Mayor Andrew Gillum, Sarah Isgur, and Ezra Klein. Second interview: Fareed Zakaria.
22nd Jul 2016
Bill's interview guests are Trump advisor Lt. General Michael T Flynn and Actress America Ferrera. His panel is: Ana Marie Cox from the NY Times Magazine, Political Scientist Ian Bremmer and Former Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston.
24th Jun 2016
Bill and his roundtable guests - Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh, Betsy Woodruff, Paul Begala, Michael Steele & Larry Wilmore.
18th Jan 2019
Guests: John Kasich, Marshawn Lynch, Erick Erickson, Barney Frank, Catherine Rampell.
September 16, 2022: Trace Adkins, Julia Ioffe, Jon Meacham
16th Sep 2022
Country singer Trace Adkins is Bill's interviewee this week, while on the panel he is joined by Julia Ioffe, founding partner and Washington Correspondent for the media company Puck, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.