Real Time with Bill Maher

Continuing Friday / 10:00pm HBO 55 min.
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.

Season 15

35 Episodes

Nov 17 2017
Nov 10 2017
Nov 03 2017
Oct 27 2017
The Interview: Janice Min. The Panel: James Carville (aka The Ragin’ Cajun), Erick Erickson, and Margaret Hoover. Mid-Show Interview: Daryl Davis.
Oct 20 2017
The Interview: Billy Crystal. The Panel: Fmr. Rep Harold Ford, Jr. (D), Olivia Nuzzi and Steve Schmidt. Mid-Show Interview: Russell Brand
Oct 06 2017
Guests Paul Hawken, Tom Morello, April Ryan, John Heilemann, and Kurt Andersen.
Sep 29 2017
Guests Barney Frank, Martin Short, Rick Wilson, Catherine Rampell, and Robert Costas.
Sep 22 2017
Sep 15 2017
Bill's interview guest is that man that wears the red sweaters, Ken Bone. Bill's roundtable panel includes author of 'Strangers at the Gate: Arrivals in New York', Adam Gopnik, political commentator S.E. Cupp and climate activist, hip-hop artist and author of the book 'We Rise', Xiuhtezcatz Martinez.
Sep 08 2017
Bill's interview guest is the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Bill's roundtable panel includes Democratic strategist and CNN political contributor Paul Begala, former White House and State Department advisor Nayyera Haq, Editor-At-Large for Reason Magazine Matt Welch and New York Times columnist Frank Bruni.
Aug 25 2017
Bill's roundtable panel includes the Democratic U.S. senator from Minnesota, Al Franken, the Democratic Lieutenant Governor from California, Gavin Newsome, political analyst for the Rasmussen Reports, Amy Holmes and comedian/magician Penn Gillette.
Aug 18 2017
Bill's interview guest is English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author of the new book, 'Science in the Soul', Richard Dawkins. Bill's roundtable panel includes Washington Post columnist and CNN commentator Fareed Zakaria, Pulitizer Prize winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham and four-time Emmy winning actor Jim Parsons.
Aug 11 2017
Bill's interview guest is former Vice President Al Gore. The Oscar® winning filmmaker will discuss his latest project, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power." Bill's roundtable panel includes political commentator and pollster Kristen Soltis-Anderson, NYT columnist and best selling author of "The Devil's Bargain", Joshua Green, author of "ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror", Michael Weiss and the chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition and author of "Awakening", Ralph Reed.
Aug 04 2017
Bill's interview guest is writer Dan Savage. Dan is the writer of the nationally syndicated column, “Savage Love,” and host of the “Savage Lovecast” podcast. Bill's roundtable panel includes the former Republican National Committee chair and MSNBC contributor Michael Steele, BBC America Newsnight anchor Katty Kay, former National Security advisor Richard Clarke and Mediate founder and ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams.
Jun 30 2017
Bill's interview guest is Maajid Nawaz. He is the founder of the world’s first counter-extremism think tank, Quilliam. He is co-author with Sam Harris of Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue. Bill's roundtable panel includes: conservative political commentator and prominent 'Never-Trump' member Charlie Sykes, Bianna Golodryga from Yahoo News, the former White House ethics lawyer from the Bush (2) administration, Richard Painter and actor/political activist Bradley Whitford.
Jun 23 2017
Bill's interview guest is Alex Marlow, who was the first employee of Breitbart News and has been the site's editor-in-chief since 2013. In 2015, Marlow was named to Forbes "30 Under 30" list. Bill's roundtable panel includes MSNBC's chief analyst for terrorism, torture and cyber intelligence, Malcolm Nance, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer and actor and comic Eddie Izzard.
Jun 16 2017
Bill's interview guest is Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, and the author of "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America." Dyson regularly writes about race and politics in America as a columnist for The New York Times. Bill's roundtable panel includes: CNN political commentator and former 'Meet The Press' moderator David Gregory, the former Republican Congressman from Florida, David Jolly, rapper and actor Ice Cube and the former national press secretary for the Bernie Sanders campaign, Symone Sanders.
Jun 09 2017
Bill's interview guest is the Republican United States Senator from Nebraska, Ben Sasse. Bill's roundtable panel includes: former NY State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer, writer-at-large for New York Magazine, Rebecca Traister, the CEO and Co-Founder of Axios, Jim VandeHei and ex-design ethicist for Google, Tristan Harris.
Jun 02 2017
Bill's interview guest is former special assistant to President Donald Trump, Boris Epshteyn. Bill's roundtable include: Princeton professor and social justice activist Cornell West, former Obama advisor and senior editor of the Atlantic, David Frum and astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
May 19 2017
Bill's interview guest is the Democratic U.S. Representative for California’s 28th district and the Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff. Bill's roundtable includes: rapper, actor and activist Michael Render (aka Killer Mike), blogger and libertarian political pundit Matt Welch, political commentator and the former Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama Jon Favreau, and actress/comedian Annabelle Gurwitch.
May 12 2017
Bill's interview guest is Ohio's Republican Governor and former Presidential Candidate, John Kasich. The Governor's new book is "Two Paths: America Divided or United." Bill's roundtable guests are Civil Rights Activist Maya Wiley, Novelist and Journalist George Packer, Ex-Deputy Director of the CIA's Counter-Terrorism Center Phillip Mudd and the National Affairs Editor of New York Magazine, Gabriel Sherman.
May 05 2017
Bill's interview guest is Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, author of the book, "This Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class." Bill's roundtable guests are: venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, film director Rob Reiner, CNN political commentator and editor of "Voices", Tara Setmayer and former Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz.
Apr 28 2017
Bill's interview guest is Arwa Damon. Arwa Damon is an Emmy-winning journalist and CNN’s Senior International Correspondent. Her documentary, “Return to Mosul,” about going back to the city she spent 28 hours hiding in while it was under siege by ISIS, aired last month on CNN. She is co-founder of INARA, a non-profit that helps war wounded children find medical care. Bill's roundtable guests include the President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, David Miliband, conservative political commentator S.E. Cupp, writer and author Hanna Rosin and the Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, Seth Moulton.
Apr 21 2017
Bill's interview guests are: former Presidential Candidate and CIA Operative Evan McMullin and Actress/Comedian Chelsea Handler. Bill's roundtable guests are: Democratic Congressman from California, Ted Lieu, Republican Strategist and CNN Commentator Ana Navarro and the New Yorker's Lelani Cobb.
Apr 07 2017
Bill's interview guests are: Republican Political Consultant and Trump Confidant, Roger Stone and the Former Director of the National Security Agency, General Michael Hayden. Bill's roundtable guests are: Former Republican US Senator and Presidential Candidate from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum, President for the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden and the Founder and CEO of Define America and EmergingUS, Jose Antonio Vargas.
Mar 31 2017
Bill's interview guests are: Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union and historian Timothy Snyder. Bill's roundtable guests are: MSNBC commentator Chris Hayes, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) and British commentator and former member of Parliament, Louise Mensch.
Mar 24 2017
Bill's roundtable guests include: Democratic US Senator from Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse, former Democratic US Congressman from Massachusetts Barney Frank, CNN anchor and host of "The Lead" Jake Tapper and conservative blogger and contributing editor of New York magazine Andrew Sullivan.
Mar 17 2017
Bill's interview guests are: Environmentalist and founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben and Charlie Sykes from Indivisible. Bill's roundtable include: CNN political commentator Jeffrey Lord, the MSNBC's Joy Reid and author and former Pentagon policy advisor Rosa Brooks.
Mar 03 2017
Bill's interview guests are: California Republican congressman Darrell Issa, and author Fran Lebowitz. Bill's roundtable includes: actor/producer Seth McFarlane, activist Asra Nomani, and Maine's US Senator Angus King.
Feb 24 2017
Bill's interview guests are Milo Yiannopoulos, senior editor of Breitbart News and actress Leah Remini. Bill's roundtable panel includes: comedian and political commentator Larry Wilmore, media commentator and terrorism/intelligence expert Malcolm Nance and former US congressman from Georgia, Jack Kingston.
Feb 17 2017
Bill's interview guests are Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken and filmmaker John Waters. Bill's roundtable includes: Mail Online editor-at-large Piers Morgan, comic and writer Jim Jeffries and Karine Jean-Pierre from MoveOn.org.
Feb 10 2017
Bill's interview guests are African American academic Michael Eric Dyson and actress Leah Remini. Bill's roundtable includes: Missouri's Secretary of State and US veteran Jason Kander, conservative political commentator for 'The Blaze', Tomi Lahren and Republican strategist and Daily Beast contributor Rick Wilson.
Feb 03 2017
Richard Haass, president of the Council of Foreign Relations and John Avlon, editor-in-chief of the Daily Beast are the interview guests. Bill's roundtable panel includes: actress Eva Longoria, Ohio's Democratic congressman Tim Ryan and the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist.
Jan 27 2017
Season 15 opens on inauguration day with actress Jane Fonda and GQ special correspondent Keith Olbermann as the interview guests. The roundtable includes: Demos president Heather McGhee, author and presidential historian Jon Meacham and former Secretary of Labor and DNC chair candidate Thomas Perez.
Jan 20 2017

Season 14

38 Episodes

Bill Maher sits down with guests John Legend, Eric Holder, Ana Marie Cox, Thomas Friedman, David Axelrod and Trae Crowder.
Nov 11 2016
President Barack Obama is Bill's interview guest. This week's panelists are: former Democratic governor from Michigan Jennifer Granholm, comedian Martin Short and editor of The Atlantic Monthly, David Frum.
Nov 04 2016
The Interview: Van Jones. The Panel: Rick Lazio, Michael Moore and Kristen Soltis Anderson. Mid-show Interview: Chelsea Handler.
Oct 28 2016
The Interview: Ann Coulter. The Panel: Bob Kerrey, Rebecca Traister, and Andrew Sullivan. Mid-show Interview: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Oct 14 2016
Bill's guests include Senator Al Franken, James Carville, Johann Hari, Mark Cuban, and Pitbull.
Oct 07 2016
Bill's guests include Sean Penn, Angela Rye, Steve Moore, Peter Hamby and Sarah Silverman.
Sep 30 2016
Bill's guests include Maureen Dowd, Lanhee Chen, Neera Tanden, Max Brooks and Michael Franti.
Sep 23 2016
Bill's guests include Kellyanne Conway, Ralph Reed, Margaret Hoover, Adam Gopnik, and Kerry Washington.
Sep 16 2016
Bill's guests include Julian Assange, Rob Reiner, Angela Rye, Rick Santorum, and Jeff Ross.
Aug 05 2016
Senator Bernie Sanders and former congressman Barney Frank are the interview guests. Bill's roundtable consists of: the Atlantic's Alex Wagner, Matt Welch from Reason and academic scholar Dr Cornel West.
Jul 29 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.
Jul 28 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.
Jul 27 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.
Jul 22 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.
Jul 21 2016
Bill Maher and his guests – Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore, LGBT activist and author Dan Savage, MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid, and "Art of the Deal" ghostwriter Tony Schwartz – discuss the 2016 Republican National Convention during this special edition of Real Time.
Jul 20 2016
The Interview: Frank Luntz. The Panel: Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D), S.E. Cupp, Jelani Cobb. The Mid-Show Intervew: Viggo Mortensen
Jul 15 2016
Bill's guests include an interview with Gary Johnson, the panel with Barbara Lee, Ari Melber and mid-show interview with Jim Gaffigan.
Jul 01 2016
Bill and his roundtable guests - Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh, Betsy Woodruff, Paul Begala, Michael Steele & Larry Wilmore.
Jun 24 2016
Bill's guest tonight include "Meet the Patels" writer/director Ravi Patel, Ex Colin Powell chief-of-staff Lawrence Wilkerson, "All the Single Ladies" author Rebecca Traister, "Business Insider" senior editor Josh Barro, and "One America" senior political correspondent Emily Miller.
Jun 17 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.
Jun 10 2016
Bill's guests include Hayden Planetarium director Neil Degrasse Tyson, "Double Cup Love" author Eddie Huang, Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, and Reason magazine's Matt Welch.
Jun 03 2016
Bill's guests include Democratic President Nominee Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), elle.com editor-at-large Melissa Harris-Perry, entrepreneur and Trump supporter Wayne Allen Root, Daily Beast columnist Michael Moynihan and "Dilbert" comic strip creator Scott Adams.
May 27 2016
Bill's guests tonight include "Where to Invade Next" director Michael Moore, Ex-US Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), BBC WorldNews anchor Katty Kay, "The Assassination Complex" author Jeremy Scahill, and radio host Jack Hunter.
May 13 2016
Bill's guests tonight include Oscar-nominated actor Bryan Cranston, "Savage Love" columnist Dan Savage, "¡Adios, America!" author and she-witch Ann Coulter, Reason.com editor-in-chief Nick Gillespie, and Cliffside Malibu's Richard Taite.
May 06 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.
Apr 29 2016
Bill's guests include "Silicon Valley" star Thomas Middleditch, "60 Minutes" icon & author Lesley Stahl, CNN contributor Van Jones, Pulitzer prize-winning New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright, and "The Conservative Manifesto" author Charles Cooke.
Apr 22 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.
Apr 15 2016
Bill's guests include Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, author Max Brooks, radio talk show host & Trump supporter Andy Dean, Demos President Heather McGhee and comedian Kathy Griffin.
Apr 08 2016
Bill's guests include "United" author Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), "The Carmichael Show" star Jerrod Carmichael, Ex-Governor Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), "Superpower" author Ian Bremmer, and National Review executive editor Reihan Salam.
Mar 25 2016
Bill's guests include Grammy award-winning musician Esperanza Spalding, Ex-US Rep. & "Frank" author Barney Frank, "Only the Dead" writer/director Michael Ware, "Nun on a Bus" author Sister Simone Campbell, and GOP strategist Rick Wilson.
Mar 18 2016
Bill's guests include financial expert Monica Mehta, The Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, "Dark Money" author Jane Mayer, Huffington Post senior politics editor Sam Stein and "Confidence Game" author Maria Konnikova.
Mar 11 2016
Bill's guests include actress and comedian Sarah Silverman, Muslim activist Raheel Raza, N.P.R. "All Things Considered" host Ari Shapiro, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), and "Too Dumb to Fail" author Matt Lewis.
Mar 04 2016
Bill's guests include Oscar nominated "Spotlight" actor Mark Ruffalo, Ex-N.S.A. Advisor of Homeland Security Michael Hayden, "The Black Presidency" author Michael Eric Dyson, Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles and author Fran Lebeowitz.
Feb 26 2016
Musician and activist Michael "Killer Mike" Render, "And then all Hell Broke Loose" author Richard Engel, actress and comedian Margaret Cho, GOP strategist Ana Navarro, and Bloomberg Business national correspondent Josh Green.
Feb 12 2016
Bill's guests include consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, "My Life on the Road" author Gloria Steinem, radio host Armstrong Williams, MSNBC analyst Alex Wagner, and "Thrown Under the Omnibus" author P.J. O'Rourke.
Feb 05 2016
Bill's guests include Ex-Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL), syndicated radio host Thom Hartmann, Washington Examiner columnist Kristen Soltis Anderson, medical maverick Dr. Sam Chachoua and "The Big Short" director Adam McKay.
Jan 29 2016
Bill's guests include "No One Ever Tells You" singer Seth Macfarlane, "Destiny and Power" author Joe Meacham, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) and anti-Trump GOP strategist Liz Mair.
Jan 22 2016
Bill's guests include former Vice President Al Gore, Professor and activist Dr. Cornel West, former Bush communications director Nicolle Wallace, Ralph Reed and John Krasinski.
Jan 15 2016

Season 13

35 Episodes

Bill's guests include Angus King, Chrystia Freeland, Gavin Newsom, Andy Cohen, and Ben Domenech.
Nov 20 2015
Bill's guests include Jay Leno, Michael Steele, Dylan Ratigan, Asra Nomani, and Paul Reiser.
Nov 13 2015
Bill's guests include Quientin Tarantino, Keith Olbermann, Anthony Weiner, David Frum, and Jillian Melchior.
Nov 06 2015
David Spade, Maxine Waters, Grover Norquist, Tulsi Gabbard, and Roger Stone.
Oct 30 2015
Bernie Sanders, Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Lawrence Lessig, Johann Hari, and John Feehery.
Oct 16 2015
Ernest Moniz, Rob Thomas, Andrew Sullivan, Anne-Marie Slaughter and Patrick J. Kennedy.
Oct 09 2015
Neil Degrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Adam Gopnik, Matt Welch, and Angela Rye.
Oct 02 2015
Jane Goodall, John Cleese, S.E. Cupp, and Ron Reagan.
Sep 25 2015
Chris Matthews, Governor George Pataki, Mark Cuban and Jorge Ramos.
Sep 18 2015
Author Salman Rushdie, cable legend Keith Olbermann, Daily Beast columnist Michael Moynihan, political columnist Linda Chavez and actor Wendell Pierce.
Sep 11 2015
GOP Presidential candidate & Ex-Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Ex-State Senator Wendy Davis (D-TX), Washington Post national reporter Robert Costa and Senior Editor for The Daily Beast Michael Weiss.
Aug 28 2015
"Pretty Ladylike" author Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), WTF's Marc Maron, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), "Conservatarian Manifesto" author Charles Cooke, "The Blue Zones Solution" author Dan Buettner.
Aug 21 2015
The Interview: Sister Helen Prejean. The Panel: Jennifer Granholm, Doug Heye, Lawrence Wilkerson. Mid-Show Guest: Talib Kweli.
Aug 14 2015
The Interview: Michael Mann. The Panel: Mary Matalin, Steve Schmidt, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA). Mid-Show Guest: Caitlin Flanagan.
Aug 07 2015
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson, "The Selfie Vote" author Kristen Soltis Anderson, "End of Discussion" co-writer Mary Katherine Ham, and "Trainwreck" director & "Sick in the Head" author Judd Apatow.
Jun 26 2015
Bill's guests include Democratic President hopeful, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), "¡Adios America!" author Ann Coulter, MSNBC contributor Joy Reid and Daily Caller's senior contributor Matt Lewis.
Jun 19 2015
Bill's guests include "Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals" comic Jeff Ross, actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr., Daily Beast columnist Ron Christie, The Other 98% director Alexis Goldstein, and Slate's "The Gist" host Mike Pesca.
Jun 12 2015
Bill's guests include "Inside Out" actor Lewis Black, ex-representative Rick Lazio (R-NY), ex-senior CIA and FBI official Philip Mudd, ex-Ohio state senator Nina Turner (D-OH), and "Superpower" author Ian Bremmer.
Jun 05 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.
May 15 2015
Bill's guests include comedy legend Billy Crystal, MSNBC "Now" host Alex Wagner, Ex-Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, and ESPN commentator Will Cain.
May 08 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.
May 01 2015
Celebrity chef & "Fresh Off the Boat" author Eddie Huang, activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Daily Beast contributor Ana Marie Cox, Weekly Standard senior editor Christopher Caldwell, and G.O.P. consultant Liz Mair.
Apr 24 2015
Esquire TV's "The Runner-Up" star Clay Aiken, "The Story" author Judith Miller, "Thomas Jefforson" author Jon Meacham, CNBC chief international correspondent Michele Caruso Cabrera, Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden.
Apr 17 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.
Apr 10 2015
Interview: "God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy" author Mike Huckabee. Panel: "The Slap" star Zachary Quinto, "Frank" author and ex-Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), and CNN commentator S.E. Cupp. Panel Guest: NASA JPL Senior Water Scientist Professor Jay Famiglietti.
Mar 27 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.
Mar 20 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.
Mar 13 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.
Mar 06 2015
Director Rob Reiner, singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc, Bill Nye "The Science Guy", writer Fran Lebowitz and Washington Post's Elahe Izadi.
Feb 20 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.
Feb 13 2015
This weeks guests include "Course in Miracles" author Marianne Williamson, "Blaze" anchor Amy Holmes, "Weekly Standard" writer John McCormack, "Redefining Realness" author Janet Mock, and British writer and journalist Johann Hari.
Feb 06 2015
This weeks guests include comedy legend Mel Brooks, Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX), "Citizenfour" director Laura Poitras, BBC World News anchor Kitty Kay, and "The Entrepreneurial Instinct" author Monica Mehta.
Jan 30 2015
Ex-Governor Howard Dean (D-VT), comedian and "Black and White" actor Bill Burr, "America in Retreat" author Bret Stephens, Washington Post's Nia-Malika Henderson, and The Atlantic's James Fallows.
Jan 23 2015
Bill's guests include Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow, "Wedding Ringer" actor Josh Gad, "Being Mortal" author Atul Gawande, New York Times "Upshot" correspondent Josh Barro, "The Work: My Search For a Life That Matters" author Wes Moore.
Jan 16 2015
Comedy legend Jay Leno, literary icon Salman Rushdie, Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina, Chris Hardwick and Paul Begala.
Jan 09 2015

Season 12

35 Episodes

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.
Nov 21 2014
Rep. Rand Paul (R-KY), Comedy Legend Martin Short, Founding Editor of "The Dish" Andrew Sullivan, CNN Political Contributor Margaret Hoover, and Investigative Journalist Jeremy Scahill.
Nov 14 2014
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), "Comeback" star Lisa Kudrow, Washington Post's Robert Costa, Daily Beast's Kristen Soltis Anderson.
Nov 07 2014
Actress and "Food Chain" EP Eva Longoria, Author and General (Ret.) Wesley Clark, Senator Angus King (I-ME), Pain-in-the-ass Rula Jebreal, and Actor Kal Penn.
Oct 31 2014
"Black Prophetic Fire" Author Dr. Cornel West, Conservative Commentator Mary Matalin, "Daily Beast" Editor-In-Chief John Avlon, Chloe Maxmin and James Risen.
Oct 24 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.
Oct 17 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.
Oct 03 2014
General Anthony Zinni, Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, "This Changes Everything" author Naomi Klein, New York Times columnist Charles Blow, and Conservative John Feehry.
Sep 26 2014
Ex-Secretary of State and General Colin Powell, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), The Nation's Editor-in-Chief Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Matthew Segal and actor Wendell Pierce.
Sep 19 2014
Live from Washington D.C. Guests include comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld, Ex-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) followed by a live stand-up special.
Sep 12 2014
Ralph Nader, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Doug Heye, Reza Aslan and Chris Hardwick.
Aug 01 2014
"Cosmos" star Neil deGrasse Tyson, Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, Freedomworks' Matt Kibbe, GOP Strategist Hogan Gidley, economist Richard Wolff.
Jul 25 2014
Ex-Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), From "Star Trek" George Takei, ESPN's Five Thirty Eight Statistician Nate Silver, Dialy Caller Senior Editor Jamie Weinstein and Rev. Dr. William Barber II.
Jul 18 2014
Author Sandra Tsing-Loh, Pulitzer prize-winner Ron Suskind, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), National Review's Reihan Salam, and Jason Box.
Jul 11 2014
MSNBC's Joy Reid, Journalist Bobby Ghosh, Radio Host Andy Dean, "Missing Microbes" Author Dr. Martin Blaser, and Graphic Novelist Max Brooks.
Jun 27 2014
"No Place to Hide" Author Glenn Greenwald, Linkin Park's Michael Shinoda, Atlantic Journalist Ta-Nehisa Coates, I.A.V.A. Founder Paul Rieckhoff, and Conservative Pollster Kristen Soltis.
Jun 20 2014
EPA Head Gina McCarthy, MSNBC Co-Host Krystal Ball, Novelist Richard Clarke, Comedian Carol Leifer and Conservative Blogger Tom Rogan.
Jun 13 2014
John Waters, Anthony Weiner, Ralph E. Reed, Jr., Nicolle Wallace and Jim Geraghty
Jun 06 2014
Jose Antonio Vargas, Anna Deavere Smith, Michael Smerconish, David Frum and Sarah Silverman.
May 23 2014
Comedian and Actor Kevin Nealon, Ex-Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-MN), from "Fed Up" Dr. Robert Lustig, GOP Pollster Kellyanne Conway and Author of "Every Nation for Itself" Ian Bremmer.
May 16 2014
Interviewee: Sister Simone Campbell ("Nun on a Bus") Panelists: Matt Welch ("Reason" magazine Editor-in-Chief), Baratunde Thurston (Author and Comic), Ariana Huffington ("Thrive" Scribe and HuffPost Founder) Panel Guest: Dinesh D'Souza (Conservative Film-maker) Topics:
May 09 2014
Musician Ziggy Marley, Ex-NBA Player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA), "Blood Will Out" Author Walter Kirn, and Financial Consultant Monica Mehta.
May 02 2014
Interviewee: Tom Steyer (Hedge Fund Manager & Philanthropist) Panelists: John Avlon ("Daily Beast" Editor), Charles Murray ("Curmudgeon" author), and Christine Quinn (Ex-NYC Councilwoman) Panel Guest: Annabelle Gurwitch (Comedian) Topics:
Apr 25 2014
Interviewees: Maria Alyokhina & Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (members of Pussy Riot) Panelists: Rob Lowe, Duncan D. Hunter, Ana Marie Cox Panel Guest: Matt Taibbi Topics:
Apr 11 2014
Interviewees: Paul Watson (Captain) Panelists: Alex Wagner (MSNBC host), Tom Davis (R-VA), and Carrie Sheffield (Forbes columnist) Panel Guest: Nas (Hip Hop icon) Topics: Marine pollution, Obamacare reaching its target number of enrollees, Flip a District candidates: Kerry Bentivolio & Scott Garrett, gerrymandering, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission & unlimited campaign contributions, 2014 Fort Hood shooting & PTSD, United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's report on torture.
Apr 04 2014
Interviewee: Jimmy Carter (former U.S. President) Panelists: W. Kamau Bell, Neera Tanden, Rick Lazio Panel Guest: Josh Gad Topics: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, treatment of women in various countries, militarized police force, GM's recall of vehicles & corporations' liability, Paul Ryan's statements about inner cities compared to Michelle Obama's, Erdoğan banning Twitter and YouTube, Frozen & gay conspiracy theory, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, marine pollution.
Mar 28 2014
Interviewee: Errol Morris (author of "The Unknown Known") Panelists: Keith Ellison, Sheila Bair, Simon Schama Panel Guest: Shane Smith (host of Vice) Topics: The Unknown Known, Donald Rumsfeld & the Iraq War, 2014 midterm elections, Democrats & gun politics, Flip a District candidates: Michael Grimm & Blake Farenthold, Greenland & climate change in the Arctic, CNN & quality of journalism in the 24-hour news cycle, 2014 Russian military intervention in Ukraine, relationship between Pakistan & bin Laden.
Mar 21 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.
Mar 14 2014
Interviewee: Christopher Leonard (author "The Meat Racket") Panelists: Austan Goolsbee, Margaret Hoover, William Kristol Panel Guest: Bruce Dern Topics: The Meat industry's secretiveness, Obama's failed efforts to reform corporate agribusiness, azodicarbonamide in Subway bread, Tea Party movement and bailouts, military budget of the United States, intervention vs. diplomacy, poverty in the Midwest, WhatsApp acquired by Facebook, homophobia in the bible, victim playing by the 1 percent.
Feb 28 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.
Feb 21 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.
Feb 14 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.
Feb 07 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.
Jan 31 2014
Interviewee: Erin Brockovich Panelists: Josh Barro, Howard Dean, Carly Fiorina Panel Guest: Willie Nelson Topics: 2014 Elk River chemical spill and coal mining, Republicans and women issues, Obamacare, Richard Sherman's outburst after game against the San Francisco 49ers, Obama's inconsistent policies about marijuana, poverty and income inequality, 2014 Winter Olympics and Vladimir Putin's comments on LGBT people.
Jan 24 2014
Interviewee: Glenn Greenwald Panelists: Steve Schmidt, Jennifer Granholm, James Carville Panel Guest: (a very stoned) Mary Matalin Topics: Obama's speech on NSA reform, Chris Christie's Fort Lee lane closure scandal, Benghazi, Independents' self-identification rising, 2014 Elk River chemical spill, marriage between a Democrat and a Republican, global warming affecting animals, Republicans' war against the poor, unemployment benefits, minimum wage, women in US politics.
Jan 17 2014

Season 11

35 Episodes

Interviewee: Dan Savage ("Savage Love" columnist) Panelists: Paul Begala (CNN analyst), Katty Kay (BBC America anchor), Bob Ehrlich (Ex-Gov. R-MD) Panel Guest: Wendell Pierce ("Treme", actor) Topics: The 'Nuclear Option', conspiracy theories, ending the War in Afghanistan, contributions of New Orleans culture, bringing food to the inner city, businesses open on Thanksgiving, Trey Radel and drugs, Red states not accepting federal money for Medicaid, JFK vs. Ronald Reagan.
Nov 22 2013
Interviewee: Radley Balko ("Warrior Cop" author) Panelists: Ezra Klein (Washington Post columnist), Mattie Duppler (Americans for Tax Reform), Reihan Salam (National Review Online blogger) Panel Guest: Casey Affleck ("Out of the Furnace", actor) Topics: Problems for Obama & Democrats, botched 60 Minutes Benghazi report, troubled US veterans, cuts to food stamps, Typhoon Haiyan tied to climate change, harmful right-wing Supreme Court decisions
Nov 15 2013
Interviewee: Billy Binney (NSA whistleblower) Panelists: John Heilemann ("Double Down" co-author), Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto (University of Texas fellow), David Avella (GOPAC President) Panel Guest: Anthony Weiner (Ex-Rep. D-NY) Topics: NSA spying, 2013 elections, Chris Christie as a 2016 Republican presidential nominee, Republican constituents, Tea Party vs. GOP establishment, Anthony Weiner scandal and media coverage of the scandal, Obamacare, Bill de Blasio's victory, commemorating tragedies, self-importance of political authors, hypocrisy of the religious right.
Nov 08 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.
Nov 01 2013
Interviewee: Maajid Nawaz (ex Islamic radical) Panelists: Rev. Al Sharpton (MSNBC host & author of "Rejected Stone"), Michael Moore (filmmaker), Valerie Plame (co-author of "Blowback") Panel Guest: Richard Dawkins (author of "Appetite for Wonder") Topics: Obamacare's dysfunctional website, perceived strengths of each party, NSA spying on other countries, new evolution finding, Pope Francis, is Islam more dangerous than Christianity?, the minimum wage.
Oct 25 2013
Interviewee: Maya Wiley (Center for Social Inclusion president) Panelists: Jim Glassman (ex George W. Bush Institute director), Carol Roth (author of "The Entrepreneurial Equation"), Chris Matthews (MSNBC host & author of "Tip and the Gipper") Panel Guest: Oliver Stone (Oscar-winning filmmaker) Topics: Republicans' strategy backfiring, solving America's debt, America's role in the world, Republicans' debt denial, politicians with extreme religious beliefs
Oct 11 2013
Interviewee: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel (professor at the University of PA) Panelists: Alan Grayson (U.S. Rep. D-FL), Suzy Khimm (MSNBC news reporter), Matt Kibbe (FreedomWorks president & CEO) Panel Guest: Carl Reiner (TV icon & author of "I Remember Me") Topics: Government shutdown over Obamacare, Carl Reiner's history in showbiz, businesses vs. the GOP, dress for success
Oct 04 2013
Interviewee: Tim Robbins (founding Artistic Director of The Actors' Gang) Panelists: Robert Reich (ex U.S. Secretary of Labor), Monica Mehta (financial expert), Matt Welch (editor-in-chief for Reason Magazine) Panel Guest: Carl Hart (Professor & "High Times" author) Topics: Republicans threatening to defund the government, Ted Cruz, drug behavior in America, income inequality, California as a successful anti-Tea Party paradise.
Sep 27 2013
Interviewee: Billy Crystal Panelists: Chris Hayes (host of MSNBC's "All In"), Joy Behar (comic & ex-host of "The View"), David Frum (CNN contributor) Panel Guest: Jeremy Seifert (director of documentary "GMO OMG") Topics: Tea Party holding debt ceiling hostage, ObamaCare, GMOs & Monsanto, Pope Francis, gun control, widespread online hate, hopeless poor people.
Sep 20 2013
Interviewee: Dr. Edwin Lyman (UCS senior scientist) Panelists: Matt Taibbi (Rolling Stone journalist), Michael Steele (ex GOP Chairman), Zanny Minton-Beddoes (Economist editor) Panel Guest: Bill Nye ("Bill Nye the Science Guy") Topics: America's response to Syria, Republicans consistently distancing themselves from Obama, America's love of guns, politicization of science, is the economy safer now than before the 2007 crash?, US income inequality, college tuition and student loans, US tradition of bombing Muslim countries.
Sep 13 2013
Interviewee: Larry Miller (actor and comedian) Panelists: Barney Frank (ex congressman D-MA), Alexis Goldstein (Occupy Network member) & Josh Barro ("Business Insider" editor) Panel Guest: Jay-Z Topics: Chris Christie vs. Rand Paul, Department of Home Security, Bradley Manning, Occupy Wall Street, Jay-Z vs. Harry Belafonte, stop-and-frisk, House GOP votes to repeal Obamacare for 40th time, Pope Francis on LGBT people.
Aug 02 2013
Interviewee: Sarah Slamen (Texas activist); Panelists: Reza Aslan ("Zealot" author), Robert Ney (ex U.S. Representative R-OH), Eliot Spitzer (ex Governor D-NY); Panel guest: Jim Wallis (Sojourners magazine). Topics: Texas abortion debate, Anthony Weiner mayoral campaign, Obama's speech on the economy, social mobility, religion and fundamentalism, Steve King's comment about Hispanics, reactions to Zimmerman verdict.
Jul 26 2013
Interviewee: John Hargrove (ex Seaworld trainer) Panelists: Connie Mack IV, Grover Norquist & Rula Jebreal Panel Guest: Dan Savage ("Savage Love" columnist) Topics: Obama's speech about Trayvon Martin, Pope Francis offering indulgences for following him on Twitter, LGBT rights, Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner, Congress voted for 38th time to repeal Obamacare, IRS non-scandal
Jul 19 2013
Interviewee: Bobby Ghosh (Time International editor) Panelists: Matt Lewis, Liz Mair & Dr. Cornel West Panel Guest: Mike Rowe ("Dirty Jobs" host) Topics: George Zimmerman trial, Obama's record, blue-collar labor and the skills gap, the Southern Avenger, the "Border Surge"
Jul 12 2013
Interviewee: Anthony Leiserowitz (director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication) Panelists: Kristen Soltis, Dan Neil & Horace Cooper Panel Guest: Adrian Grenier (producer 'How to Make Money Selling Drugs') Topics: the Voting Rights Act, Defense of Marriage Act, the War on Drugs, abortions & executions in Texas, climate change, reproductive rights for women
Jun 28 2013
Interviewee: Haifaa al-Mansour (first female Saudi filmmaker) Panelists: Joshua Green (Bloomberg Businessweek journalist), Julia Reed (author of "But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!") & Bob Herbert (Ex New York Times op-eder & Demos Fellow) Panel Guest: Michael Pollan (author of "Cooked") Topics: Exodus International apologizes and closes its doors, 2013 IRS scandal, immigration, masturbating fetuses, food, Paula Deen, death of Michael Hastings, mainstream atheism
Jun 21 2013
Interviewee: Patrick Kennedy (Ex U.S. Rep. D-RI) Panelists: Niall Ferguson ("Great Degeneration" author & Harvard professor), Jonathan Alter ("The Center Holds" author), Kellyanne Conway (conservative pollster) Panel Guest: Josh Fox ("Gasland Part II" director) Topics: America's involvement in Syria, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, fracking, Democrats' problems with white voters, career congressmen.
Jun 14 2013
Interviewee: George Packer (author of "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America") Panelists: Kevin Williamson (author of "The End is Near"), Ana Navarro (GOP strategist) & Dana Gould (comedian) Panel Guest: Tom Shadyac (Filmmaker & author) Topics: 4th Amendment infringements (phone taps & DNA), immigration reform, happiness, Republicans vs. female breadwinners, Susan Rice, Reagan as proto-Republican
Jun 07 2013
Interviewee: Michael Isikoff (investigative journalist for NBC News) Panelists: James Poulos (producer of "HuffPost Live" and writer for "Vice"), Neera Tanden (from the Center for American Progress) & Paul Rudnick (screenwriter and humorist) Panel Guest: Brit Marling (Actress and screenwriter) Topics: Obama and the War on Terror, John McCain and Syria, health care, freeganism, Pope Francis and atheism, Bush's hypocrisy with the Wounded Warriors, marijuana as the new gay marriage.
May 31 2013
Interviewee: Richard Haass (author of "Foreign Policy Begins at Home") Panelists: Andrew Ross Sorkin (NYT Finance columnist), S. E. Cupp (co-host of "The Cycle") & Michael Moore (director) Panel Guest: Zach Galifianakis (actor & comedian from "The Hangover Part III") Topics: 2013 IRS scandal, CIA-AP scandal, the recent deficit reduction, food, organization of left vs. right political groups, gun control, Benghazi
May 17 2013
Interviewee: Mark Bittman (NYT Food & Opinion journalist) Panelists: Glenn Greenwald (Guardian columnist), Joy Reid (MSNBC analyst) & Charles C.W. Cooke (National Review journalist) Panel Guest: Zachary Quinto (actor from "Star Trek: Into Darkness") Topics: Politics of the Cleveland kidnapping case, What is the scandal in Benghazi?, theocracies as dictatorships, gay acceptance, printing 3-D guns, sexual assault in the military, the wealth gap.
May 10 2013
Interviewee: Jeremy Scahill (journalist & author of"Dirty Wars") Panelists: Lawrence O'Donnell (MSNBC host of "The Last Word"), Mattie Duppler (director of group Americans for Tax Reform), & Pete Hegseth (CEO of Concerned Veterans for America) Panel Guest: Marc Maron (host of WTF podcast) Topics: The economy, tax reform, Gitmo, drug reform, moral development of teenagers, will an insurrection to protect the 2nd Amendment ever be necessary?, should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be tried as an enemy combatant?
May 03 2013
Interviewee: Don Borelli (former FBI special agent & COO of The Soufan Group) Panelists: John Avlon (senoir columnist for Daily Beast), Robert Traynham (dean of Georgtown School of Continuing Studies), Anna Deavere Smith (playwright & actress from "Nurse Jackie") Panel Guest: Jimmy Kimmel (late night talkshow host) Topics: Fallout from the sequester, George W. Bush's presidential library, government regulations, number of terrorism deaths in context, looming war with Syria, U.S. a police state?, does solitary confinement violate the 8th Amendment?, why is redemption easier for Republicans?
Apr 26 2013
Interviewee: Brian Levin (director of Center for Study of Hate & Extremism) Panelists: Salman Rushdie ("Midnight's Children" author), Amy Holmes ("Real News" anchor) & Nicholas Kristof (NYT columnist) Panel Guest: Colin Goddard (gun safety advocate) Topics: Reactions to the Boston Marathon Bombings, NRA's power over lawmakers, rewriting the Constitution, women's rights.
Apr 19 2013
Interviewee: Peter Byck (Arizona State professor) Panelists: David Stockman (former Ronald Regan budget director), Bob Costas (sports caster) & Stephanie Cutter (former campain manager for O'bama's reelection) Panel Guest: Saru Jayaraman (Restaurant Opportunities Center co-founder) Topics: Gun control, official religion for America?, role of government funding, homosexuality in sports, plight of restaurant workers, how to help the working class, US policy on Cuba, crony capitalism, North Korea and the military-industrial complex.
Apr 12 2013
Interviewee: Sebastian Junger (war correspondent & "Which Way Is the Front Line from Here?" director) Panelists: Abby Huntsman, Stephen Moore, Bernie Sanders Panel Guest: Zack Kopplin (science education activist) Topics: Social Security chained to CPI, the economy and the middle class, the Keystone Pipeline and energy, Mark Sanford, science education and climate change, science funding, marriage equality, Libertarianism.
Apr 05 2013
Interviewee: Austan Goolsbee (economist) Panelists: John Feehery (journalist), Maria Teresa Kumar (voter registration advocate), Jim McGreevey (ex Gov. D-NJ) Panel Guest: Clive Davis (music-business executive) Topics: Obama's trip to Israel, what budget cuts to make?, gun control, Bloomberg hiding cigarettes, the music industry, prisons in America, LGBT acceptance, the Catholic Church's New Rules.
Mar 22 2013
Interviewee: Michelle Rhee (education reformer) Panelists: Jared Bernstein (economist), Tom Davis (ex Rep. R-VA) & Rachel Maddow (MSNBC host) Panel Guest: Tom Colicchio (chef) Topics: Budget plans, fallout from the Iraq War, hunger in America, NYC soda ban, Republican empathy, the extremely vocal conservative minority.
Mar 15 2013
Interviewee: Charlies LeDuff (journalist) Panelists: Avik Roy (health care expert), Michael Steele (ex RNC chair) & Arianna Huffington (editor) Panel Guest: David Cross (actor comedian) Topics: the Dow vs. the economy, Obama's dinner with Republicans, media panics over sinkholes, American culture, women in the workplace, why does everything in America have to be political?
Mar 08 2013
Interviewee: James Lyne (Cybersecurity expert) Panelists: Gavin Newsom (Lt. Governor of Cal.), Monica Mehta (finance expert) & Steve Schmidt(Republican strategist) Panel Guest: Snoop Lion (rapper) Topics: Cyber security; US Congress and President on sequestration; impact of spending cuts on defense, education, and social security; and upcoming Republican conference.
Mar 01 2013
Interviewee: Robert Zimmerman (brother of George Zimmerman) Panelists: Jamie Weinstein (editor), Donna Brazile (Democratic strategist) & Jon Meacham (author) Panel Guest: Joel McHale (actor on "Community") Topics: Is democracy working?, the Republican Party, Reality television, hypocrisy of the Catholic Church's wealth, gun control, future of the Catholic Church.
Feb 15 2013
Interviewee: Julian Assange (Wikileaks founder) Panelists: Lawrence Krauss (theoretical physicist), Martin Bashir (news anchor) & Josh Barro (journalist) Panel Guest: Tina Brown (editor of Newsweek & The Daily Beast) Topics: US drone policy, exhumation of Richard III, supply-side economics, Obama catering to conspiracy theorists, Malala Yousafzai and Muslim women, near death experiences, Super Bowl XLVII blackout and US infrastructure, Chris Christie's health, Donald Trump suing Bill Maher.
Feb 08 2013
Interviewee: Alex Gibney ("Mea Maxima Culpa" director) Panelists: Cory Booker (Mayor of Newark D-NJ), Jackie Kucinich (reporter) & Eva Longoria (actress) Panel Guest: Sam Harris (author & neuroscientist) Topics: Immigration to the United States, Crime in the United States, Chuck Hagel's nomination as United States Secretary of Defense, gun control, age and health of Americans, Presidential term limits, right-wing pundits as con men.
Feb 01 2013
Interviewee: Nancy Pelosi (House Minority Leader D-CA) Panelists: Howard Dean (ex Governor D-VT), Kristen Soltis(pollster) & David Avella (GOPAC President) Panel Guest: Jon Tester (Senator D-MT) Topics: Obama's inaugural address, Republicans focused on Benghazi attack, voter ID laws, GMOs and farming, women's rights, what to do about the actual "takers"?, 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, masculinity and sports hero worship
Jan 25 2013
Interviewee: Bob Kerrey (ex Governor & Senator D-NE) Panelists: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera (reporter), Martin Short (comedian) & Steve LaTourette (ex Congressman R-OH) Panel Guest: Rula Jebreal (journalist) Topics: The future of the Republicans, gun control, Israeli elections, revolution in Syria, torture, Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax, the media, neither party cares about privacy.
Jan 18 2013

Season 10

35 Episodes

Political strategist David Axelrod; journalist David Frum; filmmaker Michael Moore; political strategist Ana Navarro; comic Eric Idle.
Nov 16 2012
Political strategist James Carville; author S. E. Cupp; author Andrew Sullivan; actor Samuel L. Jackson; Mason Tvert.
Nov 09 2012
Political commentator Margaret Hoover, former Congressman Rick Lazio (R-NY), actor/director Rob Reiner, co-founder and president of Our Time, Matthew Segal, photographer James Balog
Nov 02 2012
Editor Chystia Freeland; former Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D-NY); political analyst Michael Steele; Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass); election forecaster Nate Silver.
Oct 26 2012
Political strategist Boris Epshteyn; Journalist John Fund; Author Goldie Taylor; Stonyfield Farm chairman Gary Hirshberg; Journalist Matt Taibbi.
Oct 19 2012
Actor Ben Affleck; Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Gov. Brian Schweitzer; former FDIC chair Sheila Bair; commentator Ann Coulter.
Oct 12 2012
Journalist Will Cain; Former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla) ; Actress Kerry Washington; Political consultant Frank Luntz; Environmentalist Bill McKibbe.
Oct 05 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.
Sep 21 2012
Columnist John Feehery, political commentator Chris Hayes, economist Zanny Minton Beddoes, musician John Legend, sportscaster Bob Costas
Sep 14 2012
Guests: Steve Schmidt, Jim Vandehei, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Christine O'Donnell, & David Simon.
Sep 07 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.
Aug 31 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
Aug 24 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
Aug 17 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.
Jun 29 2012
Guests: Actors Kirk Douglas and Mark Ruffalo are the interview guests. Panelists: editor Nick Gillespie; MSNBC's Rachel Maddow; publisher Mort Zuckerman. Topics: Fast & Furious scandal, Independents vs partisans, Sandusky trial verdict, War Powers Resolution, Obama courting minority votes, fracking, teenage conservatism.
Jun 22 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.
Jun 15 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
Jun 08 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.
May 25 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.
May 18 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
May 11 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
May 04 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.
Apr 27 2012
Guests: Environmentalist Lynn Henning, columnist Ross Douthat, author Thomas Frank, author Todd Buchholz, Reuters editor Chrysta 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.
Apr 20 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.
Apr 13 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.
Mar 30 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.
Mar 23 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.
Mar 16 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.
Mar 09 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'.
Mar 02 2012
Guests: Ex-Gov. Elliott 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.
Feb 17 2012
Guests: Rev. Al Sharpton, CBS News correspondent Mo Rocca, journalist Zanny Minton Beddoes, commentator Reihan Salam, Ex ambassador to Croatia Peter Galbraith. Topics: Uprising in Syria, Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, the Republican primaries, Rick Santorum becoming front-runner, anti-contraception legislation, valentines day, gay marriage and proposition 8 in california, Clint Eastwood Superbowl advert, Republican dividing America.
Feb 10 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.
Feb 03 2012
Guests: Former Rep. Mark Foley, celebrity chef Mario Batali, journalist Martin Bashir, political satirist Kennedy, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) Topics: Elections needing a bogeyman, state of the Union speech, Gov. Jan Brewer chastising Obama, food being politicised, Republicans turning on Newt Gingrich, Republicans creating a fake opponent to run against within the bubble, Saul Alinsky
Jan 27 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.
Jan 20 2012
Guests: Filmmaker Rob Reiner, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ex GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain, Daily Beast Blogger David Frum, Documentarian Alexandra Pelosi. Topics: Herman Cain's presidential campaign, attacks on Mitt Romney's 'vulture capitalism', US marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters, assassination of Iranian scientists, Romney's electability and the Republican primaries, Super PACs and campaign finance, holiday recap.
Jan 13 2012

Season 9

35 Episodes

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.
Nov 11 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.
Nov 04 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
Oct 28 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.
Oct 21 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.
Oct 14 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.
Oct 07 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.
Sep 30 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
Sep 23 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.
Sep 16 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.
Aug 05 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
Jul 29 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
Jul 22 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
Jul 15 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
Jul 08 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
Jun 24 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
Jun 17 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
Jun 10 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
Jun 03 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 20 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
May 13 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
May 06 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
Apr 29 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
Apr 15 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
Apr 08 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
Apr 01 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
Mar 25 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
Mar 18 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
Mar 11 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
Mar 04 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
Feb 18 2011
Guests: Syndicated columnist Arianna Huffington, philosopher Cornel West, journalist Hooman Majd, MSNBC host Norah O'Donnell, actor Matthew Perry Topics: AOL-HuffPo merger, Egypt after Mubarak and US reaction, Chris Lee, alcoholism, O'Reilly's interview of Obama, CPAC and homophobia, re-writing Mark Twain
Feb 11 2011
Guests: Journalist Mona Eltahawy, director Charles H. Ferguson, conservative columnist John Fund, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Topics: Egyptian protests, financial meltdown, RNC in debt, Kepler (spacecraft), NASA going to Mars, Clarence & Ginny Thomas, Civil War celebrations in the south, GOProud at CPAC
Feb 04 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
Jan 28 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
Jan 21 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
Jan 14 2011

Season 8

25 Episodes

Guests: Commentator Mike Huckabee, filmmaker Michael Moore, author Nora Ephron, reporter Jessica Yellin, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) Topics: Bush, Obama, midterm elections, Iraq, veterans, health care, deficit
Nov 12 2010
Guests: Commentator Bill O'Reilly, Rep. Darrell Issa, journalist Fareed Zakaria, comedian Dana Gould, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Topics: 2010 midterm election results, Obama's response to election results, Republican plan, balancing the budget and cuts, social justice, education, military budget, prison population, Rep. and Dem. cooperation
Nov 05 2010
Guests: Former US President Jimmy Carter, comedian Zach Galifianakis, political analyst Lawrence O'Donnell, political strategist Margaret Hoover, journalist Reihan Salam Topics: White House Diary, 2010 midterm elections, violence and the Tea Party, 2010 Craziest Candidate Countdown, Prop 19, separation of church and state
Oct 29 2010
Guests: Actor George Clooney, film director Rob Reiner, journalist Jake Tapper, political commentator Nicolle Wallace, Levi Johnston Topics: Crisis in Sudan, Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill, Campaign financing, 1st Amendment/ O'Donnell, Tea Party, 2010 elections, Sarah Palin, 'Don't ask, don't tell'
Oct 22 2010
Guests: Activist Al Sharpton, columnist Markos Moulitsas, musician John Legend, Dana Loesch, columnist Dan Neil Topics: Bill O'Reilly, Tea Party movement, 2010 Craziest Candidate Countdown, electric cars, education, Brett Favre
Oct 15 2010
Guests: Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, conservative commentator S. E. Cupp, comedian P. J. O'Rourke, journalist Joshua Green Topics: Gene Cranick, zero-sum economic theory, Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Christine O'Donnell, Rich Iott, climate change, religion
Oct 08 2010
Guests: Author Bob Woodward, TIME magazine columnist Joe Klein, philosopher and civil rights activist Dr. Cornel West, co-founder of Huffington Post Ariana Huffington, actor and comedian David Cross Topics: Hamid Karzai, 2010 Elections, Carl Paladino, Meg Whitman, the economy, personal responsibility, Bishop Eddie Long, homophobia, social network services
Oct 01 2010
Guests: Pat Tillman's brother Richard Tillman, conservative activist Andrew Breitbart, CNN analyst Amy Holmes, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, author and scientist Ann Druyan Topics: Pat Tillman, Pledge to America, healthcare repeal, Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal, Christine O'Donnell, evolution, science, climate change, Obama's Wars
Sep 24 2010
Guests: Filmmaker Michael Moore, economist Robert Reich, actor Jon Hamm, journalist Martha Raddatz, Republican strategist Mark McKinnon Topics: The Tea Party movement, Newt Gingrich describing Obama as having a 'Kenyan world view', Islamophobia in America, Christine O'Donnell's appearance on Politically Incorrect, the Democratic Party's new logo, tax cuts, Afghanistan, Republicans threatening to repeal health care reform, Republicans as the 'party of no', moderate Republicans
Sep 17 2010
Guests: Queen Noor of Jordan, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, ex-Senate Maj. Leader Bill Frist, director Oliver Stone Topics: Oil spill, Republican filibustering, Dan Duncan and inheritance tax, "running government like a business", Nikki Haley, Military budget of the United States, Helen Thomas' Israel comments
Jun 11 2010
Guests: Political strategist Paul Begala, journalist Andrew Sullivan, The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, environmental advocate Van Jones, filmmaker Judd Apatow Topics: Oil spill, Gaza flotilla raid, Joe McGinniss, Al Gore, marriage and divorce, Climate change Denial
Jun 04 2010
Guests: CEO of EarthEcho International Philippe Cousteau, Jr., senior editor for Newsweek Jonathan Alter, Republican political strategist Patrick Ruffini, philosopher and civil rights activist Dr. Cornel West, author Scott Turow Topics: Oil spill, Obama's reaction to the spill, black/white net worth gap, Supreme Court
May 28 2010
Guests: Economist Nouriel Roubini, author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, radio host Michael Eric Dyson, columnist John Fund, comedian Patton Oswalt Topics: Libertarianism, Rand Paul, Robert Bork, oil spill containment, Richard Blumenthal, Anwar al-Awlaki
May 21 2010
Guests: Journalist Sebastian Junger, Mayor Cory Booker, columnist John Avlon, author S. E. Cupp, Rep. Darrell Issa Topics: Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination, religion, MMS and oil drilling regulation, Miranda rights, tasering
May 14 2010
Guests: Comedian and author Sarah Silverman, novelist Salman Rushdie, business news anchor Alexis Glick, journalist David Frum, historian Alan Brinkley Topics: 2010 Times Square car bomb attempt, Muslim Americans, immigration, Gulf of Mexico oil spill, climate change denial, Big Business
May 07 2010
Guests: Rep. Anthony Weiner, political commentator Chris Matthews, economist Laura Tyson, author Ross Douthat, politician John Bolton Topics: Gulf of Mexico oil spill, oil dependency, High-speed rail technology, Goldman Sachs Senate hearings, Arizona immigration law, Charlie Crist, 2010 midterm elections
Apr 30 2010
Guests: Rep. Alan Grayson, author Susan Eisenhower, journalist Matthew Continetti, author Richard A. Clarke and via satellite Dr. Jack Kevorkian Topics: Arizona immigration law, racism in America, Army recruitment standards, technology, cyber war, South Park controversy, moderate Republicans, Sarah Palin
Apr 23 2010
Guests: Journalist David Remnick, economist Simon Johnson, journalist Laura Flanders, fmr. governor Jesse Ventura, film producer Lawrence Bender Topics: Tea Party movement, taxation, Goldman Sachs scandal, nuclear weapons, Supreme Court
Apr 16 2010
Guests: Musician Billie Joe Armstrong, chef Alice Waters, and comedian Chris Rock Topics: Bill conducts one-on-one interviews
Apr 09 2010
Guests: Journalist and author Christopher Hitchens, journalist Jonathan Capehart, musician Rob Thomas, President of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten and comedian Jeff Garlin Topics: Health care, Catholic sex abuse cases, war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Tea Party movement, Birthers, John McCain, the National Debt, Education Reform, Jesse James sex scandal, Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act, altering of curriculum and guidelines for textbooks by conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education, Intelligent design, Internet flames, Celebrity political activism, Political correctness
Mar 26 2010
Guests: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (D), economist Stephen Moore, PoliticsDaily.com editor-in-chief Melinda Henneberger and actor Emile Hirsch Topics: Health care, the economy, regulation of banking and insurance industries, the Congo, blood diamonds, "blood minerals" from the Congo (tantalum, tungsten, and tin), Oxfam, access to clean water in developing countries, campaign finance reform
Mar 19 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
Mar 12 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
Mar 05 2010
Guests: President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass, journalist Chrystia Freeland, political writer Reihan Salam, actress Olivia Wilde, comedian Adam Carolla, comedian Chris Rock Topics: Iran, health care, Obama Republicans summit, Congress majority, guns, defense budget, caged animals
Feb 26 2010
Guests: Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel Elizabeth Warren, comedienne Wanda Sykes, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane , former Governor Eliot Spitzer, and Norah O'Donnell Topics: Lack of action by government, bipartisanship, the filibuster, Obama's handling of terrorism, torture, controversy over Family Guy's Down's Syndrome episode, race and criticism of Obama, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Kevin Smith's airplane incident, obesity, Bill's tweet criticizing media coverage of Haiti
Feb 19 2010

Season 7

31 Episodes

Guests: Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) , Actor Alec Baldwin, comedian and actor Garry Shandling, Hardball host Chris Matthews, Maryland governor Martin O'Malley Topics: Balloon Boy incident, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, health care reform, H1N1 vaccination concerns, ongoing efforts to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, sexual harassment in the military, Rush Limbaugh's failed bid to buy the St. Louis Rams, steroid use in professional sports
Oct 16 2009
Guests: Former senator Bill Frist, actor Richard Belzer, professor Cornel West, former senator Lincoln Chafee, comedian Sarah Silverman Topics: Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Iran, peace, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, the economy and the job market, income inequality.
Oct 09 2009
Guests: Columnist Thomas Friedman, EPA Chief Lisa Jackson, actress Janeane Garofalo, Ohio congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, author Richard Dawkins Topics: Criticism of Barack Obama, health care reform, the senate, Iran's nuclear capabilities, religion in America, terrorism, Hollywood defending Roman Polanski
Oct 02 2009
Guests: Filmmaker Michael Moore, fmr. New York governor Eliot Spitzer, economist Paul Krugman, director John Waters Topics: Capitalism, the economy, the housing market, gay marriage, marijuana reform, terrorism
Sep 25 2009
Guests: Actor and comedian David Cross, law professor Annette Gordon-Reed, journalist Jeffrey Toobin, journalist Matthew Continetti, fmr. health insurance executive Wendell Potter Topics: Health care reform, racism
Sep 18 2009
Guests: New York representative Anthony Weiner, comedian Kathy Griffin, author and veterans advocate Paul Rieckhoff, journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran, former counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke Topics: Healthcare reform, eighth anniversary of 9/11, response to terrorism, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, race and criticism of Barack Obama, the media, global warming skepticism
Sep 11 2009
Guests: Rapper Jay-Z, journalist Bill Moyers Topics: Bill conducts one-on-one interviews
Aug 28 2009
Guests: TV host Jay Leno, journalist Chuck Todd, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), author Sam Harris, journalist Jeremy Scahill Topics: Health care reform, protesters bringing guns to town halls, lack of information and explanation of issues by the media, controversy over private military contractors like Blackwater, politicization of the terror alert level system in the 2004 presidential election, lack of employers offering vacation and sick leave pays in the United States
Aug 21 2009
Guests: Actor Ashton Kutcher, fmr. Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command Gen. Anthony Zinni (ret.), journalist and blogger Ross Douthat, comedian Dana Gould (also reporter), actor Brad Pitt Topics: 'Death panel' claims, healthcare, income inequality, the current state of the Republican party, John Brennan 'ending' the war on terror, town hall discussions, mobs comparing Obama with Hitler, climate change.
Aug 14 2009
Guests: Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Georgia congressman Jack Kingston, California congressman Darrell Issa, Dr. David Scheiner, President Obama's doctor in Chicago Topics: Health care, town hall mobs, Sarah Palin's 'death panel' comments, confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor, prescription drugs, children's health, bailouts, criticism of Bill Clinton's role in freeing American journalists.
Aug 07 2009
Guests: Journalist Jeff Sharlet, CNN foreign correspondent Michael Ware, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, economist Niall Ferguson, humorist Joe Queenan Topics: 2009 Henry Louis Gates, Jr. arrest by Cambridge police, health care reform, current economic crisis, resignation of Sarah Palin as Governor of Alaska
Jul 31 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
Jul 24 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
Jul 17 2009
Guests: Actress Cameron Diaz, director Oliver Stone, actor Billy Bob Thornton Topics: Bill conducts one-on-one interviews
Jun 26 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
Jun 19 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
Jun 12 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
Jun 05 2009
Guests: Actor Hill Harper, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, former House Representative Heather Wilson, documentarian Michael Pollan Topics: State of the Republican Party, torture and Guantanamo Bay, North Korea's nuclear weapons threat, nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, and California Supreme Court's decision regarding California's Proposition 8
May 29 2009
Guests: Nobel Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus, Pulitzer Prize-winner and Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, M.I.T. economist Simon Johnson, and rapper M.I.A. Topics: Global economic crisis, the progress of the Obama administration, Dick Cheney, religion in the United States
May 22 2009
Guests: Creator of The Wire David Simon, economist Elizabeth Warren, conservative commentator Amy Holmes, National Review's Richard Brookhiser, columnist Dan Savage Topics: Torture, climate change, gay marriage, War on Drugs
May 15 2009
Guests: Democratic consultant James Carville, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, author Naomi Klein, journalist Matt Taibbi, author Reza Aslan Topics: Tax evasion by big companies, torture, Pakistan & Taliban, US military handing out bibles, gay marriage
May 08 2009
Guests: Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), journalist Fareed Zakaria, NBC News foreign correspondent Richard Engel, former FDA chief David Kessler Topics: 2009 swine flu outbreak, state of the Republican Party, terrorism, Souter's resignation, Arlen Specter's party switch, Israel
May 01 2009
Guests: Ex-gov. Howard Dean (D-VT), comedian Dana Gould, writer Randy Cohen, author Bethany McLean, ex-CIA agent Robert Baer Topics: Obama's first 100 days, torture memos, economy, gun control, environment and global warming, children's health
Apr 24 2009
Guests: Filmmaker Ron Howard and novelist Gore Vidal Topics: Bill conducts one-on-one interviews
Apr 10 2009
Guests: Joe the Plumber, Journalist David Frum, comedian Carol Leifer, writer Reihan Salam, reporter Sam Donaldson Topics: 2009 G-20 London summit, tax cut, health care, Carbon tax, nuclear energy
Apr 03 2009
Guests: Senator Bill Bradley, author Christopher Hitchens, rapper Mos Def, author Salman Rushdie Topics: Banking crisis, Legalization of marijuana, Nuclear proliferation
Mar 27 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
Mar 20 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
Mar 13 2009
Guests: Businessman T. Boone Pickens; Mayor Cory Booker (D-Newark); news anchor Erin Burnett; author Peter Singer Topics: The economy, green energy, charity and philanthropy, socialism
Mar 06 2009
Guests: Actor Alan Cumming, political satirist and journalist P. J. O'Rourke, Mayor Gavin Newsom (D-San Francisco); via satellite, political correspondent George Stephanopoulos, author Robin Wright Topics: Obama's speech, Bobby Jindal, marijuana, home ownership, Iraq, Afghanistan and troops, future of the Rep. party, Vatican and indulgences
Feb 27 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
Feb 20 2009

Season 6

27 Episodes

Guests: Author and Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, actor Ashton Kutcher, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL); via satellite, musician Sean Combs, columnist Dan Savage Topics: Detroit auto-industry bailout, increase in gun sales since the election, California Proposition 8 (2008), marijuana decriminalization, Hillary for Secretary of State, voting
Nov 14 2008
Guests: Comedian Howie Mandel, humorist Joe Queenan, NPR commentator Farai Chideya, political advisor Paul Begala; via satellite, Mayor Cory Booker (D-Newark) Topics: 2008 election results, racism, John McCain, Barack Obama
Nov 07 2008
Guests: Singer/Songwriter John Legend, columnist Connie Schultz, commentator Amy Holmes, Prof Cornel West; via satellite, activist Michael Moore Topics: Sarah Palin, Patriotism, Joe the Plumber, Taxes
Oct 31 2008
Guests: Actor Tim Robbins, comedian Carol Leifer, political consultant Matt Dowd, economist Arthur Laffer; via satellite, ex-GOP operative Allen Raymond Topics: Electoral fraud, voting, the election, Joe the Plumber, economy, Barack Obama, future of the Republican Party
Oct 24 2008
Guests: Actor Ben Affleck; actor, comedian Martin Short; pollster Frank Luntz; Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT); via satellite, journalist Thomas Friedman Topics: Joe the Plumber, ongoing election, third presidential debate
Oct 17 2008
Guests: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), economist Stephen Moore, and comedian Dana Gould; via satellite, director Oliver Stone, former Comptroller General of the United States David Walker Topics: Economic situation, Palin's rhetoric, ongoing election, voting fraud, US military budget
Oct 10 2008
Guests: Actor Alec Baldwin, reporter Christiane Amanpour, and comedian Garry Shandling; via satellite, journalist Bob Woodward Topics: Bush's legacy, VP debate, Palin's performance, bailout bill, future of the country
Oct 03 2008
Guests: Politician Ralph Nader, actor Tim Daly, National Review Online contributor Lisa Schiffren; via satellite, journalist Ron Suskind, comedian Chris Rock Topics: The first presidential debate, subprime mortgage crisis, economic stimulus package, Sarah Palin
Sep 26 2008
Guests: Musician will.i.am, journalist Naomi Klein, political blogger Andrew Sullivan; via satellite, economist Paul Krugman Topics: Candidacy of Sarah Palin and responsibility for the subprime mortgage crisis.
Sep 19 2008
Guests: Actress Janeane Garofalo, Author Salman Rushdie, Roseanne Barr, political consultant Paul Begala, and journalist John Fund Topics: 7th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks
Sep 12 2008
Guests: Actress Kerry Washington, fmr. White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, fmr. Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, journalist Jeffrey Toobin, and Real Time correspondent Dan Savage Topics: 2008 Republican National Convention
Sep 05 2008
Guests: Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ), TV host Craig Ferguson, journalist Michel Martin, Matt Taibbi (election correspondent); via satellite, Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA) Topics: The 2008 election, 2008 Democratic National Convention, McCain's VP pick Sarah Palin
Aug 29 2008
Topics: TV host Phil Donahue, columnist Arianna Huffington, comedian Garry Shandling, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi (election correspondent); via satellite, economist Jeffrey Sachs Guests: Earth Day and demand for resources, Pennsylvania primary results, tax rebate checks, extension of veterans' benefits, Democratic campaign tactics
Apr 25 2008
Guests: Prof. Cornel West, blogger Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, writer/activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, journalist Jeremy Scahill (election correspondent); via satellite, MSNBC host Chris Matthews Topics: Pennsylvania primary and Democratic debate, Pope's visit to U.S., oil prices and worldwide food shortages, polygamy and raid on Texas compound
Apr 18 2008
Guests: Counter-terrorism expert Richard Clarke, journalist Dana Priest, actor Jason Alexander; via satellite, Rep Joe Sestak (D-PA), scientist/author Richard Dawkins Topics: Iraq War hearings and Bush speech, Bill Clinton's effect on Hillary's campaign, rationalizing religion, environment and global warming, airline cancellations and wiring inspections
Apr 11 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
Apr 04 2008
Guests: Talk show host Tavis Smiley, journalist Robin Wright, comedian Robert Klein, author/sex columnist Dan Savage (election correspondent); via satellite, actor John Cusack Topics: Violence in Iraq, Clinton statements on Bosnia trip, use of contractors in Iraq, definition of patriotism, more on Jeremiah Wright and race relations, use of Patriot Act in Eliot Spitzer case
Mar 28 2008
Guests: Rep Barney Frank (D-MA), actor Jon Hamm, professor/author Melissa Harris Lacewell, humorist/author P.J. O'Rourke (election correspondent); via satellite, CNN correspondent Michael Ware Topics: Fifth anniversary of Iraq War, Obama and Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy, economic class warfare, Eliot Spitzer resignation and scandal, legalization of marijuana
Mar 21 2008
Guests: MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, actor/director Adam Goldberg, NPR host Farai Chideya, journalist Jeremy Scahill (election correspondent); via satellite, fmr DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe Topics: Hillary wins primaries in Texas and Ohio, McCain clinches Republican nomination, media coverage of candidates, economic news and impact of Iraq War, strategies for Iraq withdrawal, elections in Russia
Mar 07 2008
Guests: Columnist Christopher Hitchens, author Shashi Tharoor, comedian Harry Shearer, author/sex columnist Dan Savage (election correspondent); via satellite, Gov Ed Rendell (PA) Topics: Pennsylvania primary, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, appeal of Barack Obama, religion in politics
Feb 29 2008
Guests: Former Bush speechwriter David Frum, The Hotline editor Amy Walter, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi (election correspondent), journalist Tom Brokaw Topics: Clinton/Obama debate, John McCain lobbyist controversy, Americans' love of country and Michelle Obama remarks, candidates' positions on war, resignation of Fidel Castro, beef recall
Feb 22 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
Feb 15 2008
Guests: Author/columnist Jonah Goldberg, political strategist Matthew Dowd, sportscaster Bob Costas, political humorist P.J. O'Rourke (election correspondent), CNN analyst Amy Holmes Topics: Super Tuesday results, suspension of Mitt Romney's campaign, McCain vs. conservatives, U.S. role as superpower, Roger Clemens steroid controversy and overdependence on prescription drugs, death of Maharishi
Feb 08 2008
Guests: Columnist Clarence Page, feminist Kim Gandy, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), pollster/author Frank Luntz, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi (election correspondent) Topics: State of the Union address, Clinton/Obama debate and Republican strategy, withdrawals of Giuliani and Edwards, Middle East policy
Feb 01 2008
Guests: Actor/comedian Richard Belzer, musician Herbie Hancock, reporter Martha Raddatz, political strategist Amy Holmes (election correspondent), country singer Merle Haggard Topics: Bill Clinton's role in campaign, Democratic campaign issues and oversight of Iraq War, Taliban's resurgence in Afghanistan, race and gender in the election, Rudy Giuliani's campaign strategy
Jan 25 2008
Guests: Comedian D. L. Hughley, Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund, country singer Trace Adkins, author/sex columnist Dan Savage (election correspondent), journalist Fareed Zakaria Topics: South Carolina primary and influence of religion, militant violence in Pakistan, U.S. relations with Iran, impact of economy on the election, defining victory in Iraq, thoughts on Confederate flag
Jan 18 2008
Guests: Entrepreneur Mark Cuban, former TV anchor Catherine Crier, former press secretary Tony Snow, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi (election correspondent), humorist P.J. O'Rourke Topics: New Hampshire primary, electronic voting machines, Iraq troop surge, subprime lending and prospects for economic recession. Maher refrained from a large-scale discussion of the ongoing writers' strike, offering only a brief opinion in the closing moments of the show.
Jan 11 2008

Season 5

24 Episodes

Guests: Fmr CIA operative Valerie Plame and her husband, fmr Amb Joe Wilson; political blogger Markos Moulitsas; NPR host Alison Stewart (radio); actor/comedian Martin Short ; via satellite, author Jeremy Scahill Topics: CIA leak scandal, Hillary Clinton's debate performance and Democrats' campaign issues, Blackwater USA, Mukasey confirmation
Nov 02 2007
Guests: Commentator Andrew Sullivan, tennis pro Martina Navratilova, Gen Wesley Clark (ret.); via satellite, Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas) and author Sir David Frost Topics: California wildfires and global warming, immigration, reaching out to Iran, Bush's abuse of power
Oct 26 2007
Guests: Fmr Sen John Edwards (N.C.), journalist Joel Stein, Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (Texas), MSNBC host Chris Matthews; via satellite, chess master Garry Kasparov Topics: Environment, biofuels, drug-resistant viruses, bringing U.S. troops home, Russian politics, Mukasey confirmation hearings, Ellen DeGeneres dog controversy.
Oct 19 2007
Guests: Columnist Paul Krugman, MSNBC host Tucker Carlson, The View co-host Joy Behar; via satellite, fmr Pres Vicente Fox (Mexico) and author/activist Naomi Klein Topics: U.S./Mexico relations and immigration, Republican presidential debates, State Children's Health Insurance Program and Bush's veto, Middle East policy, more on Blackwater USA incident
Oct 12 2007
Guests: Rep Rahm Emanuel (Ill.), Prof Michael Eric Dyson, writer Pete Hamill; via satellite, filmmaker Ken Burns and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo Topics: Ahmadinejad's visit and U.S./Iran relations, funding for Iraq War, global economy, Bill O'Reilly racial controversy, hate crimes legislation
Sep 28 2007
Guests: Musician Rob Thomas, comedian/actress Janeane Garofalo, author Salman Rushdie; via satellite, fmr CIA agent Michael Scheuer and author Bjørn Lomborg Topics: Israel and Middle East policy, MoveOn.org ad controversy, Ahmadinejad visit to U.S., global warming, Blackwater USA and use of private contractors in Iraq
Sep 21 2007
Guests: Journalist Carl Bernstein, Rep Jan Schakowsky (Ill.), comedian Drew Carey; via satellite, Sen Chuck Hagel (Neb.) and author Robert Draper Topics: Petraeus report and Middle East policy, 9/11 anniversary and relationship to Iraq, Hillary Clinton campaign
Sep 14 2007
Guests: Prof Cornel West, rapper/actor Mos Def; via satellite, Army Col Larry Wilkerson (ret.) and consumer advocate Ralph Nader Topics: Iraq troop surge and upcoming Petraeus report, defining terrorism, roots of Islamic fundamentalism, black vote and political involvement, Jena Six
Sep 07 2007
Guests: Fmr Sen Mike Gravel (Alaska), diplomat Barbara Bodine, musician John Mellencamp; via satellite, entertainer Harry Shearer and PETA president Ingrid Newkirk Topics: Hurricane Katrina anniversary, Larry Craig arrest and resignation, Alberto Gonzales resignation, environmentalism and energy needs
Aug 31 2007
Guests: Actor Tim Robbins, journalist Michel Martin, writer Stephen Hayes; via satellite, Fmr Gov Mike Huckabee (Ark.) and New York Times correspondent Damien Cave Topics: Status of Iraq troop surge, Michael Vick dogfighting investigation, Utah mine collapse and response
Aug 24 2007
Guests: Humorist P. J. O'Rourke, actor Ben Affleck, Rep Ron Paul (Texas); via satellite, filmmaker Michael Moore Topics: Health-care crisis, world opinion of the United States, Iraq troop surge and funding, Republican presidential race
May 25 2007
Guests: Actor Bradley Whitford, Rep Loretta Sanchez (Calif.), columnist John Fund, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons; via satellite, Sen Christopher Dodd (Conn.) Topics: Congressional resolution on Iraq, economic effect of immigration, voter fraud, second Republican debate
May 18 2007
Guests: Columnist Arianna Huffington, comic Paula Poundstone, pollster Frank Luntz; via satellite, NBC News correspondent Richard Engel and columnist Christopher Hitchens Topics: Iraq troop surge, language of politics, how Democrats can win, Kansas tornadoes
May 11 2007
Guests: Fmr Rep Harold Ford, Jr., actor/activist Sean Penn, comedian Garry Shandling; via satellite, fmr Gov Tommy Thompson and CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta Topics: Republican presidential debate, State Dept terror statistics, anniversary of "Mission Accomplished" speech, "D.C. Madam" scandal, food safety, Hurricane Katrina aid
May 04 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
Apr 27 2007
Guests: Author John O'Sullivan, commentator Amy Holmes, Gov. Brian Schweitzer (Mont.); via satellite, journalist Bill Moyers Topics: Virginia Tech shooting, gun control, Alberto Gonzalez testimony to Congress, Supreme Court ruling on abortion, Earth Day
Apr 20 2007
Guests: Fmr Sen Bill Bradley, comedian Dana Carvey, Fmr White House Press Sec'y Scott McClellan; via satellite, Rev. Al Sharpton, activist Laurie David, musician Sheryl Crow Topics: Don Imus controversy and firing, extension of military deployments, global warming, performance of Democratic Congress
Apr 13 2007
Guests: Radio host Michael Smerconish, comedian D. L. Hughley, Court TV's Catherine Crier; via satellite, Fmr Sec'y of State Madeleine Albright and Rep. Ron Paul Topics: Funding of Iraq War, Clinton vs. Obama, privatization of government, still more on U.S. attorney firings, death of Pat Tillman
Mar 30 2007
Guests: Fmr Bush speechwriter David Frum, Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin, musician John Legend; via satellite, fmr Natl Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and Sen. Bernie Sanders Topics: Iraq War anniversary, more on U.S. attorney firings, energy independence, campaign finance, "purity balls"
Mar 28 2007
Guests: Actor Jason Alexander, Martha Raddatz of ABC News, journalist Dan Rather; via satellite, comedian Chris Rock and fmr Gov. Mike Huckabee Topics: Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy, war on drugs, gays in the military, evolution of news business
Mar 16 2007
Guests: Author David Kuo, Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank, comedienne Roseanne Barr, author Deepak Chopra; via satellite, Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton (ret.) Topics: Walter Reed controversy, Scooter Libby verdict, Rudy Giuliani campaign, Ann Coulter comments, afterlife and spirituality
Mar 09 2007
Guests: Author/commentator John Ridley, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, Rep. Barney Frank; via satellite, journalist Seymour Hersh and actress Mia Farrow Topics: Middle East dynamics, war criticism from Congress and John McCain, attempt on Dick Cheney, latest on Darfur conflict, James Cameron's Jesus documentary
Mar 02 2007
Guests: Rep. Darrell Issa, author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, actor Steven Weber; via satellite, Sen. Joe Biden and filmmaker David Mamet Topics: Guantanamo Bay detention camp, clash of civilizations, developments in Iraq, David Geffen political comments, cameras in courtrooms
Feb 23 2007
Guests: Fmr Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, fmr Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, TV host Craig Ferguson; via satellite, fmr Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) and basketball player John Amaechi Topics: Developments in North Korea, Iran, and Iraq; global warming; Mitt Romney and Mormonism; Al Franken Senate campaign
Feb 16 2007

Season 4

24 Episodes

Guests: Guitarist Tom Morello of Audioslave, journalist Dana Priest, actor Richard Dreyfuss; via satellite, journalist Dan Rather and television's Norman Lear Topics: Journalistic roles/ethics, strategy for Iraq, incoming Democratic Congress, O.J. Simpson book, future of democracy
Nov 17 2006
Guests: CNN's Candy Crowley, actor Rainn Wilson, author Salman Rushdie; via satellite, Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Jeff Flake Topics: 2006 elections, plan for Iraq, Congressional earmarks, resignation of Donald Rumsfeld
Nov 10 2006
Guests: Actor Alec Baldwin, Rep. Jack Kingston, The Hill associate editor A.B. Stoddard; via satellite, filmmaker Robert Greenwald and comedienne Roseanne Barr Topics: Cost of Iraq War, Republican fiscal policy, John Kerry remark controversy, energy alternatives, teaching of abstinence, political advertisements
Nov 03 2006
Guests: Journalist Andrew Sullivan, politician Christine Todd Whitman, singer Harry Belafonte; via satellite, Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. and Arianna Huffington Topics: Campaign tactics, gay marriage, toxic chemicals, character of politicians
Oct 27 2006
Guests: Gov. Bill Richardson, Rep. Barney Frank, actor Jason Alexander, Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal; via satellite, author David Kuo Topics: North Korea policy, Congressional scandals, gay marriage, Military Commissions Act
Oct 20 2006
Guests: Journalist Lou Dobbs, Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute, actor Ben Affleck; via satellite, fmr. Sen. John Danforth and Richard Branson of Virgin Group Topics: North Korean nuclear test, civilian casualties in Iraq, global warming, immigration and culture wars
Oct 13 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
Oct 06 2006
Guests: Actor Bradley Whitford, Fox News contributor Sandy Rios, author Reza Aslan; via satellite, New York Times columnist Frank Rich and filmmaker C.C. Goldwater Topics: Iraq War, anti-American dictators, torture legislation, religion
Sep 22 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
Sep 15 2006
Guests: Author P. J. O'Rourke, Salon.com editor Joan Walsh, singer Rob Thomas; via satellite, former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and NBC News correspondent David Gregory Topics: 9/11 anniversary
Sep 08 2006
Guests: Magician Penn Jillette, Rep. Darrell Issa, scholar Mary Frances Berry; via satellite, intellectual Fouad Ajami and actor Harry Anderson Topics: Katrina, poverty, church and state, Lebanon
Sep 01 2006
Guests: Filmmaker Spike Lee, music legend Elvis Costello, blogger Markos Moulitsas, fmr. Sen. Max Cleland, author/scholar Vali Nasr, and columnist Christopher Hitchens Topics: Katrina, war on terror
Aug 25 2006
Guests: Fmr. Sec. of State Madeleine Albright, singer/songwriter John Legend, national security expert Richard Clarke, academic Cornel West and Fox News show host John Gibson Topics: NSA, conspiracy theories, 2006 elections, homophobia, Iran
May 12 2006
Guests: Actor Bradley Whitford, Fmr. PM of Canada Kim Campbell, fmr. Gov. Jim Gilmore, Gen. Wesley Clark, and Sen. Mel Martinez Topics: Democrats, terrorism, Federal Emergency Management Agency, immigration
May 05 2006
Guests: Actor/director George Clooney, actor Ian McKellen, Rep. Barney Frank, correspondent Michel Martin, and historian Victor Davis Hanson Topics: Darfur, gas prices, immigration, The Da Vinci Code controversy
Apr 28 2006
Guests: Commentator Heather Higgins, Gen. Anthony Zinni, editor/publisher Mortimer Zuckerman, sports commentator Stephen A. Smith, Rep. Rahm Emanuel Topics: Iran, Iraq media bias, Barry Bonds, Duke University and Jesse Jackson, Bush & Hu
Apr 21 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
Apr 07 2006
Guests: Actor Robert Wuhl, actor Seth Green, author Erica Jong, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, anchorman Jorge Ramos Topics: Immigration, Bush, telling history
Mar 31 2006
Guests: Actor Jason Alexander, author/theologian Reza Aslan, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), reporter Michael Ware, talk show host Tavis Smiley Topics: Religion, torture, Katrina
Mar 24 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
Mar 17 2006
Guests: Feminist Gloria Steinem, actor Larry Miller, editor Ramesh Ponnuru, baseball's Pete Rose, reporter John Burns Topics: Port security, baseball, Bush, Iraq
Mar 10 2006
Guests: Comedian D. L. Hughley, editor/journalist Graydon Carter, correspondent Dana Priest, fmr. Dir. of FEMA Michael Brown, fmr. CIA case officer/author Bob Baer, actor Harry Anderson Topics: Oscars, rebuilding New Orleans, Iraq
Mar 03 2006
Guests: actor Danny Glover, fmr. Sen. Gary Hart, author Irshad Manji, Rep. Heather Wilson, and columnist Nicholas Kristof Topics: Dubai ports, the extreme Left, Iraq, religious use of hallucinogenic tea
Feb 24 2006
Guests: Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), commentator Fred Barnes, actor Eddie Griffin, reporter Helen Thomas, Iraq advisor Dan Senor Topics: Cheney shooting, on the Patriot Act, Bush, Mohammad cartoons
Feb 17 2006

Season 3

23 Episodes

Guests: fmr Pres. Mary Robinson of Ireland, Joe Scarborough, John Waters, fmr. Sen. Tom Daschle, Dr. Sanjay Gupta Topics: Rosa Parks' funeral, national security leak
Nov 04 2005
Guests: Richard A. Clarke, reporter Helen Thomas, actor Billy Connolly, TV host Tony Snow, writer Nadira Hira Topics: Press Corps, Scooter Libby
Oct 28 2005
Guests: Arianna Huffington, Tucker Carlson, Michel Martin, Spike Lee, Chris Webber Topics: Valerie Plame, New York Times, health care, NBA dress code, governments response to Katrina, conspiracy in New Orleans
Oct 21 2005
Guests: Former Sen. Max Cleland, columnist Tina Brown, actor/comedian Larry Miller, author Tom Wolfe, police chief Richard Pennington, former Sen. John Edwards Topics: President's approval rating, poverty, police beatings, Iraq, Harriet Miers
Oct 14 2005
Guests: Conservative columnist Ann Coulter, journalist Andrew Sullivan, actor Ben Affleck, writer Salman Rushdie, soldier/author Kayla Williams Topics: Harriet Miers, religion, torture
Oct 07 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.
Sep 23 2005
Guests: Sen. Charles Schumer, PJ O'Rourke, Joy Behar, Willie Brown, Dan Senor Topics: John Roberts, Bush taking responsibility, poverty, Iraq
Sep 16 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
Sep 09 2005
Guests: Television journalist Anderson Cooper, Stephen Schneider, Michael Eric Dyson, actor Bradley Whitford, professor Mary Frances Berry, journalist Fareed Zakaria Topics: Hurricane Katrina, poverty, Iraq
Sep 02 2005
Guests: Activist Cindy Sheehan, Gov. Mike Huckabee, journalist Dan Savage, feminist activist Eve Ensler, novelist Kinky Friedman Topics: Camp Casey, gay marriage, health, Bush's vacation
Aug 26 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
Aug 19 2005
Guests: Sen. Norm Coleman, talk radio's Al Franken, reporter Liz Marlantes, author Gore Vidal, and basketball's Charles Barkley. Topics: Terror alerts, Voting irregularities, Iraq, Darfur, gay Republicans
May 13 2005
Guests: Former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright, blogger Andrew Sullivan, former Canadian PM Kim Campbell, actor Michael McKean, and Rep. Bernie Sanders. Topics: Kim Jong Il, Pat Robertson, Pope, censorship, activist judges
May 06 2005
Guests: Senator Charles Schumer (D) New York, Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R) Maryland, Farai Chideya, Martin Short, and Jeff Gannon. Topics: Voter issues, US budget, on the Presidential press conference
Apr 29 2005
Guests: Actress Jane Fonda, talk show host Joe Scarborough, columnist Maureen Dowd, former Sen. Alan Simpson, environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Topics: Religion, Pope, airport security, environment, John Bolton
Apr 22 2005
Guests: Columnist Thomas Friedman, writer David Frum, singer Natalie Mames, Gen. Wesley Clark and Sen. Barbara Boxer. Topics: Middle East, Darfur, gays in the military, guns, immigration
Apr 15 2005
Guests: former Gov. Mario Cuomo, actor Ian McShane, writer Arianna Huffington, TV host Rev. Joe Watkins, and conservative Richard Perle. Topics: Tom DeLay, Iraq, immigration
Apr 08 2005
Guests: TV host Bill O'Reilly, academic Cornel West, actor Alec Baldwin, actor/comedienne Whoopi Goldberg, and Rev. Jesse Jackson. Topics: Pope, Terri Schiavo, Republican majority
Apr 01 2005
Guests: Gov. Frank Murkowski, actor Jason Alexander, Gov. Christie Whitman, Rep. Ileana Ross-Lehtinen, and author Thomas Frank. Topics: ANWR, steroids, Republican Party, environment
Mar 18 2005
Guests: Rep. Barney Frank, comedian Richard Belzer, writer Andrew Breitbart, writer Irshad Manji, and writer Camille Pagila. Topics: Gay marriage, women of Iraq, war, teachers sleeping with students, Michael Jackson
Mar 11 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
Mar 04 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
Feb 25 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
Feb 18 2005

Season 2

23 Episodes

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
Nov 05 2004
Guests: Actor Richard Belzer, General Wesley Clark, actor Kevin Costner, columnist Thomas Friedman, commentator Ann Coulter Topics: Osama bin Laden, missing ammunition in Iraq, elections
Oct 29 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
Oct 22 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
Oct 15 2004
Guests: Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, comedian David Cross, commentator Tony Snow, filmmaker Michael Moore, columnist Frank Rich Topics: Presidential election debates, terrorism, religion in politics
Oct 08 2004
Guests: Comedian George Carlin, correspondent Katty Kay, economist Stephen Moore, The Dixie Chicks, talk show host Tucker Carlson Topics: Presidential election debates, religion
Oct 01 2004
Guests: Screenwriter Larry Gelbart, columnist Maureen Dowd, comic strip artist Aaron McGruder, Rep. Charles Rangel, actress Drew Barrymore Topics: Dan Rather, Kerry campaign, tobacco lawsuit settlements
Sep 24 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
Sep 17 2004
Guests: Actor Jason Alexander, Andrew Sullivan, Arianna Huffington, Howard Dean and Pat Buchanan Topics: Republican National Convention, Iraq
Sep 03 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
Aug 27 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
Aug 13 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
Aug 06 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
Jul 30 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
Mar 19 2004
Guests: Author John McWhorter, comedian George Carlin, former Canadian PM Kim Campbell, HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, NPR radio host Sandra Tsing Loh Topics: Religion, indecency in media, Madrid bombings
Mar 12 2004
Guests: Comedian Martin Short, talk show host Tavis Smiley, economist Stephen Moore, Sen. Barbara Boxer, sportscaster Bob Costas Topics: Bush's new ads, Kerry, Haiti, steroid scandal in baseball, Super Size Me and fast food, Martha Stewart found guilty
Mar 05 2004
Guests: Actor Ian McKellen, politician Christine Todd Whitman, Sandy Rios, Kwame Kilpatrick, Ralph Nader Topics: The Passion of the Christ, gay marriage, environment
Feb 27 2004
Guests: Comedian D. L. Hughley, writer Debra Dickerson, actor Jon Favreau, George Allen, Rep. Dennis Kucinich Topics: John Kerry, John Edwards, outsourcing, black culture
Feb 20 2004
Guests: Actor Jason Alexander, writer Deborah Simmons, actor William Baldwin, Bill Burkett (II), James Moore[ (II), Heather Wilson Topics: Bush military service, The Passion of the Christ, pornography
Feb 13 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
Feb 06 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
Jan 30 2004
Guests: Actor Richard Belzer, novelist Farai Chideya, senator John Edwards, David Frum, Ralph Nader Topics: Iowa caucus, The Apprentice, Olivia Goldsmith, sexuality in islamic countries
Jan 23 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
Jan 16 2004

Season 1

20 Episodes

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
Sep 26 2003
Guests: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Heather Wilson, Christine Todd Whitman, Tim Robbins, Dana Carvey Topics: The environment, women and politics, the Iraq War
Sep 19 2003
Guests: Betsy Hart, Paul Krugman, Jesse Ventura, musician Liz Phair, Terry McAuliffe Topics: Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 attack, anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Governor of Alabama, music piracy
Sep 19 2003
Guests: Comedian D. L. Hughley, Al Franken, William Kristol, Wolf Blitzer, Wesley Clark Topics: John Kerry, Osama Bin Laden, news media behaviour
Sep 05 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
Aug 29 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
Aug 22 2003
Guests: Author Ann Coulter, Arianna Huffington, Dana Rohrabacher, Orlando Jones, Jesse Ventura Topics: California recall election, airline security, George Bush action figure
Aug 15 2003
Guests: Actress Janeane Garofalo, Rep. David Dreier, political strategist Donna Brazile, Gov. Gray Davis Topics: California recall vote, Arnold Schwarzenegger, airport security, Homeland Security budget, Kobe Bryant
Aug 08 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
Aug 01 2003
Guests: Actor D. L. Hughley, cartoonist Aaron McGruder, former US treasurer Bay Buchanan, Rev. Al Sharpton, senator (presidential candidate) Bob Graham Topics: Congressional report on 9/11, Liberia, Kobe Bryant, banning ephedra
Jul 25 2003
Guests: Author Ann Coulter, author Clive Barker, actor D. L. Hughley, economist Stephen Moore, musical guests The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show Topics: Santorum controversy, Iraq, rights of the unborn child
Apr 25 2003
Guests: Author Ann Coulter, author Michael Eric Dyson, comedian Dennis Miller, journalist Fareed Zakaria, Earthquake Topics: Iraq, New York smoking ban
Apr 18 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
Apr 11 2003
Guests: Arianna Huffington, radio host Michael Graham, Aaron McGruder, Jeffrey Ross, Joe Scarborough Topics: Iraq war, SARS, Peter Arnett, Geraldo Rivera, Affirmative Action
Apr 04 2003
Guests: Actor Larry Miller, Michael Graham (II), Janeane Garofalo, Bob Odenkirk, Michael Moore Topics: Iraq war, southern states, Dixie Chicks controversy
Mar 28 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
Mar 21 2003
Guests: Monica Crowley, Arianna Huffington, comedian Dennis Miller, comedian Nick Swardson, Rev. Jesse Jackson Topics: The coming Iraq war, the stock market
Mar 14 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
Mar 07 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
Feb 28 2003
Guests: Author Ann Coulter, actor Larry Miller, author Michael Eric Dyson, comedian Sarah Silverman, comedian Chris Rock Topics: The United Nations, Affirmative Action
Feb 21 2003