Season 20
Real Time with Bill Maher
35 EPISODES • 2022
Season 20 of Real Time with Bill Maher was released on January 21 and consists of 35 episodes.

Season 19

Episodes

1: January 21, 2022: Timothy Snyder, Bari Weiss, Rep. Ritchie Torres
Jan 21, 2022
Kicking off the new season, Bill interviews Yale University history professor Timothy Snyder about the repercussions of The Big Lie and the January 6th insurrection. For the panel discussion he is joined by Democratic Congressman representing New York's 15th district, Ritchie Torres, and writer Bari Weiss.
2: January 28, 2022: Ira Glasser, Fiona Hill, Matt Welch
Jan 28, 2022
Bill opens the show this week by interviewing former Executive Director of the ACLU, Ira Glasser. For the panel, he's joined by former Senior Director at the U.S. National Security Council, Fiona Hill, and journalist Matt Welch.
3: February 4, 2022: Rep. Ro Khanna, Johann Hari, Katherine Mangu-Ward
Feb 4, 2022
This week, Bill interviews Rep. Ro Khanna, the U.S. Congressman representing California's 17th district. On the panel, he is joined by British author Johann Hari and Katherine Mangu-Ward, the Editor-in-Chief of Reason Magazine.
4: February 11, 2022: Ricky Williams, Vivek Ramaswamy, Marianne Williamson
Feb 11, 2022
Bill starts this week's show by interviewing Ricky Williams, a former NFL star and cannabis entrepreneur. On the panel, he is joined by Vivek Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur and author, and Marianne Williamson, political activist and former Democrat Presidential Candidate.
5: February 18, 2022: Brooke Jenkins, John Avlon, Katrina Vanden Heuvel
Feb 18, 2022
This week, Bill interviews Brooke Jenkins, a former San Francisco Assistant District Attorney. For the panel discussion, he is joined by John Avlon, a senior Political Analyst and anchor for CNN, and Katrina vanden Heuvel, a columnist for The Washington Post.
6: February 25, 2022: Ruben Gallego, Bret Stephens, Chloé Valdary
Feb 25, 2022
Bill opens the show by interviewing Rep. Ruben Gallego, Democratic Congressman from Arizona. Joining him on the panel are entrepreneur Chloé Valdary and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.
7: March 11, 2022: Kenneth Branagh, Frank Bruni, Batya Ungar-Sargon
Mar 11, 2022
Bill opens this week's show by interviewing award-winning actor and director, Kenneth Branagh. On the panel, he is joined by Frank Bruni, a Professor of Public Policy at Duke University, and Batya Ungar-Sargon, Deputy Opinion Editor of Newsweek.
8: March 18, 2022: Ernest Moniz, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Max Brooks
Mar 18, 2022
This week, Bill interviews Ernest Moniz, who served as the U.S. Secretary of Energy from 2013-2017. On the panel, he is joined by pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson and author Max Brooks.
9: March 25, 2022: Julia Ioffe, John Heilemann, Sen. Jon Tester
Mar 25, 2022
Bill kicks off this week's episode by interviewing journalist and Russian expert, Julia Ioffe. On the panel, he is joined by Sen. Jon Tester, the senior Democratic Senator from Montana, and John Heilemann, creator, host & executive producer of Showtime’s The Circus.
10: April 1, 2022: Nicole Perlroth, Laura Coates, Andrew Yang
Apr 1, 2022
Kicking off this week's episode, Bill interviews Nicole Perlroth, former lead cybersecurity and digital espionage reporter for The New York Times. On the panel, he is joined by Laura Coates, a CNN Senior Legal Analyst, and Andrew Yang, former Democratic Presidential candidate and founder of the new political third party, Forward.
11: April 8, 2022: David Mamet, Nancy MacLean, David Leonhardt
Apr 8, 2022
Bill interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author, David Mamet and is joined on the panel by historian Nancy MacLean and columnist David Leonhardt.
12: April 22, 2022: Bob Odenkirk, Mary Katharine Ham, Caitlin Flanagan
Apr 22, 2022
Bill returns this week by interviewing comedian Bob Odenkirk and is joined for the panel discussion by CNN Commentator Mary Katharine Ham and writer at The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan.
13: April 29, 2022: Fran Lebowitz, Ali Velshi, Doug Jones
Apr 29, 2022
Opening the show this week, Bill interviews author Fran Lebowitz. On the panel, he is joined by MSNBC journalist Ali Velshi and former Democratic Senator from Alabama Doug Jones.
14: May 6, 2022: Chloe Maxmin, Paul Begala, Michele Tafoya
May 6, 2022
This week, Maine State Senator Chloe Maxmin is Bill's first guest and for the panel discussion he is joined by Democratic strategist Paul Begala and former NBC Sports reporter Michele Tafoya.
15: May 13, 2022: Rod Stewart, Ian Bremmer, Jane Harman
May 13, 2022
Legendary musician Sir Rod Stewart is Bill's interviewee this week. On the panel, he is joined by political scientist Ian Bremmer and former Representative for California Jane Harman.
16: May 20, 2022: Mark Esper, Donna Brazile, Adam Carolla
May 20, 2022
This week, Bill opens the show by interviewing Dr. Mark T. Esper, the former Secretary of Defense under President Trump. On the panel, he is joined by veteran political strategist Donna Brazile and comedian Adam Carolla.
17: June 3, 2022: Eric Holder, Michael Shellenberger, Douglas Murray
Jun 3, 2022
Eric Holder, former US Attorney General, is this week's opening interviewee. On the panel, Bill is joined by California gubernatorial candidate Michael Shellenberger and columnist Douglas Murray.
18: June 10, 2022: Dr. Cornel West, Kellyanne Conway, Josh Barro
Jun 10, 2022
Dr. Cornel West, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and contributor to The Guardian; Kellyanne Conway - former Senior Counselor to President Trump and author of the memoir, "Here's the Deal"; Josh Barro, host of the weekly podcast "Very Serious" and blogger for "Very Serious" on Substack.
19: June 17, 2022: Danny Strong, Krystal Ball, James Kirchick
Jun 17, 2022
Bill interviews actor and director Danny Strong at the top of the show. For the panel, he is joined by political commentator Krystal Ball and conservative reporter James Kirchick.
20: June 24, 2022: Christine Emba, Andrew Sullivan, Katie Herzog
Jun 24, 2022
Bill begins this week's show by interviewing author and Washington Post columnist Christine Emba. On the panel, he is joined by political commentator Andrew Sullivan and culture writer Katie Herzog.
21: July 29, 2022: Chris Cuomo, John McWhorter, Sam Stein
Jul 29, 2022
Returning from his Summer break, Bill opens the show by interviewing journalist Chris Cuomo. On the panel he is joined by John McWhorter, associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, and political journalist Sam Stein.
22: August 5, 2022: David Duchovny, Matt Taibbi, Lis Smith
Aug 5, 2022
Bill opens this week's episode interviewing award-winning actor David Duchovny about his new book. For the panel, he is joined by author Matt Taibbi and Democratic political strategist Lis Smith.
23: August 12, 2022: Ross Douthat, Rikki Schlott, Piers Morgan
Aug 12, 2022
This week, Bill interviews columnist Ross Douthat about his recent experience with Lyme disease. For the panel he's joined by journalist Piers Morgan and GenZ columnist Nikki Schlott.
24: August 19, 2022: B.J. Novak, Catherine Rampell, Noah Rothman
Aug 19, 2022
Bill opens this week's show by interviewing actor and director B.J. Novak about his new film, Vengeance. On the panel, he is joined by CNN political and economic commentator Catherine Rampell and conservative political commentator Noah Rothman.
25: August 26, 2022: John Waters, Amy Klobuchar, Rob Reiner
Aug 26, 2022
This week, Bill interviews filmmaker John Waters and is joined on the panel by senior Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar and filmmaker Rob Reiner.
26: September 9, 2022: Wynton Marsalis, Scott Galloway, Matt Welch
Sep 9, 2022
Bill opens this week's show by interviewing jazz musician Wynton Marsalis. For the panel, he is joined by author and business professor Scott Galloway and journalist Matt Welch.
27: September 16, 2022: Trace Adkins, Julia Ioffe, Jon Meacham
Sep 16, 2022
Country singer Trace Adkins is Bill's interviewee this week, while on the panel he is joined by Julia Ioffe, founding partner and Washington Correspondent for the media company Puck, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.
28: September 23, 2022: Michael Moore, Jonathan Lemire, Vivek Ramaswamy
Sep 23, 2022
Bill opens this week's episode by interviewing award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore. For the panel discussion, he is joined by journalist Jonathan Lemire and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
29: September 30, 2022: Masih Alinejad, Van Jones, Caitlin Flanagan
Sep 30, 2022
This week, Bill begins the show by interviewing Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad. For the panel, he is joined by political commentator Van Jones and journalist Caitlin Flanagan.
30: October 7, 2022: Chris Wallace, Katty Kay, Chris Christie
Oct 7, 2022
Bill opens this week's show by interviewing CNN anchor Chris Wallace. On the panel, he is joined by former Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie and Special Correspondent for BBC News Katty Kay.
31: October 14, 2022: Netanyahu, Smerconish, Degrasse Tyson
Oct 14, 2022
This week, Bill opens the show by interviewing Benjamin Netanyahu, the former Prime Minister of Israel. For the panel, he is joined by columnist Michael Smerconish and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
32: October 28, 2022: Quentin Tarantino, Gillian Tett, Yuval Noah Harari
Oct 28, 2022
Acclaimed movie director Quentin Tarantino is Bill's interviewee to open the show, while on the panel he is joined by Gillian Tett, Editor-at-Large of the Financial Times, and Yuval Harari, Professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
33: November 4, 2022: Richard Reeves, Maggie Haberman, Fareed Zakaria
Nov 4, 2022
This week, Bill begins the show by interviewing Richard Reeves, author and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. On the panel, he is joined by Maggie Haberman, Senior Political Correspondent for The New York Times, and political commentator Fareed Zakaria.
34: November 11, 2022: Jared Polis, Robert Costa, Ro Khanna
Nov 11, 2022
Democratic Governor for Colorado, Jared Polis is Bill's interviewee to open the show. On the panel, he is joined by Robert Costa, Chief Election and Campaign Correspondent for CBS News, and Ro Khanna, Democratic Congressman representing California's 17th district.
35: November 18, 2022: Matthew Perry, Laura Coates, Jonathan Haidt
Nov 18, 2022
For the last show of the season, Bill interviews actor Matthew Perry about his new book. On the panel, he is joined by CNN anchor Laura Coates and Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at NYU’s Stern School of Business.
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