Season 21
Real Time with Bill Maher
24 EPISODES • 2023
Season 21 of Real Time with Bill Maher was released on January 20 and consists of 24 episodes.

Season 20


1: January 20, 2023: William Barr, Andrew Sullivan, Rep. Nancy Mace
Jan 20, 2023
To kick off the new season, Bill interviews Bill Barr, former Attorney General under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Donald Trump, and for the panel he is joined by conservative commentator Andrew Sullivan and Rep. Nancy Mace, the congresswoman representing South Carolina's 1st congressional district .
2: January 27, 2023: Frances Haugen, Bari Weiss, Tim Ryan
Jan 27, 2023
This week, Bill starts the show by interviewing Frances Haugen, the social media activist and author of "The Power of One: How I Found the Strength to Tell the Truth and Why I Blew the Whistle on Facebook". On the panel, he is joined by commentator Bari Weiss and Tim Ryan, former Democratic Congressman for Ohio.
3: February 3, 2023: Medaria Arradondo, Bret Stephens, Ruben Gallego
Feb 3, 2023
To open this week's show, Bill interviews Medaria Arradondo, the former Minneapolis Police Chief who served from 2017-2022. For the panel discussion, he is joined by Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democratic Congressman from Arizona, and columnist Bret Stephens.
4: February 10, 2023: Malcolm Nance, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Paul Begala
Feb 10, 2023
This week, Bill opens the show by interviewing counterterrorism expert Malcolm Nance. On the panel, he is joined by Democratic strategist Paul Begala and pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson.
5: February 17, 2023: Christoph Waltz, Ari Melber, Sarah Isgur
Feb 17, 2023
Bill interviews actor Christoph Waltz to open the show. He is then joined on the panel by Ari Melber, MSNBC's chief legal correspondent, and Sarah Isgur, political commentator and former spokesperson in the United States Department of Justice.
6: March 3, 2023: Bernie Sanders, John Heiligman, Russell Brand
Mar 3, 2023
This week, Bill starts the show by interviewing Bernie Sanders, the Independent Senator from Vermont. On the panel, he is then joined by actor Russell Brand and journalist John Heilemann.
7: March 10, 2023: David Byrne, John McWhorter, Josh Tyrangiel
Mar 10, 2023
Opening this week's show, Bill interviews Oscar-nominated musician David Byrne. On the panel, he's joined by author John McWhorter and journalist Josh Tyrangiel.
8: March 17, 2023: Noa Tishby, Andrew Yang, Rep. Elissa Slotkin
Mar 17, 2023
Noa Tishby, an actress and activist who serves as Israel's Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism and Delegitimization, is Bill's interviewee to open this week's show. For the panel, he is joined by Rep. Elissa Slotkin, the Democratic Congresswoman representing Michigan's 7th district, and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
9: March 24, 2023: David Sedaris, Scott Galloway, Annie Lowrey
Mar 24, 2023
Bill's interview guest this week is humorist David Sedaris. On the panel, he is joined by Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at the New York University Stern School of Business, and Annie Lowrey, a staff writer for The Atlantic.
10: March 31, 2023: Chris Sununu, James Kirchick, Winsome Sears
Mar 31, 2023
Bill's interview guest this week is Republican Governor of New Hampshire, Chris Sununu. On the panel, he is joined by James Kirchick, a columnist at Tablet Magazine, and Winsome Sears the first woman to serve as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and first woman of color and Jamaican-born American to hold statewide office in Virginia's history.
11: April 14, 2023: Ben McKenzie, Rep. Katie Porter, Piers Morgan
Apr 14, 2023
Bill's interview guest this week is Ben McKenzie, actor and co-author of the forthcoming book, "Easy Money: Cryptocurrency, Casino Capitalism, and the Golden Age of Fraud". On the panel, he is joined by Democratic Congresswoman from California, Rep. Katie Porter, and English broadcaster Piers Morgan.
12: April 21, 2023: Esther Perel, Daniel Bessner, Glenn Loury
Apr 21, 2023
Bill opens this week's show by interviewing Belgian-American psychotherapist Esther Perel. For the panel discussion, he is joined by Daniel Bessner, Professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, and Glenn Loury, professor of economics at Harvard University.
13: April 28, 2023: Elon Musk, Michael Moynihan, Konstantin Kisin
Apr 28, 2023
Bill opens this week's show interviewing billionaire businessman Elon Musk. For the panel discussion, he is joined by Michael Moynihan, journalist and co-host of The Fifth Column podcast, and Konstantin Kisin, political commentator and satirist.
14: September 29, 2023: Gov. Ron Desantis, Sam Harris, Mary Katharine Ham
Sep 29, 2023
Guests: Gov. Ron DeSantis - Republican Governor of Florida who is running to be the 2024 Republican nominee for President; Sam Harris - host of the "Making Sense" podcast; Mary Katharine Ham - co-host of the "Getting Hammered" podcast and author of "End of Discussion: How The Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters and Makes America Less Free (and Fun)."
15: October 6, 2023: Keegan-Michael Key, Elle Key, Matt Welch, Sarah Isgur
Oct 6, 2023
Guests: a one-on-one interview with Emmy and Peabody Award-winning actor, writer, and producer, Keegan-Michael Key and award-winning film and TV director, writer, and producer, Elle Key, who together wrote the new book "The History of Sketch Comedy." Plus, Matt Welch - editor-at-large of Reason Magazine; and Sarah Isgur - senior editor for the online magazine The Dispatch.
16: October 13, 2023: Tristan Harris, James Kirchick, Matt Duss
Oct 13, 2023
Guests: Tristan Harris - tech ethicist, co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization Center for Humane Technology, and podcast co-host; James Kirchick - columnist for Tablet Magazine, writer-at-large for Air Mail, and author; Matt Duss - executive vice president at the Center for International Policy and former foreign policy advisor to Sen. Bernie Sanders.
17: October 20, 2023: Alexandra Pelosi, Paul Begala, Bret Stephens
Oct 20, 2023
Guests: Alexandra Pelosi - director and producer of HBO Original documentary "The Insurrectionist Next Door"; Paul Begala - Democratic strategist and CNN political contributor; Bret Stephens - New York Times columnist.
18: October 27, 2023: Andrew Cuomo, Melissa DeRosa, Scott Galloway
Oct 27, 2023
Guests: former Democratic Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo and his former Chief of Staff, Melissa DeRosa; Scott Galloway - professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business and host of "The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway"; Jessica Tarlov - co-host of Fox News' "The Five" and Head of Research at Bustle.
19: November 3, 2023: Rep. Dean Phillips, Fareed Zakaria, Ian Bremmer
Nov 3, 2023
Guests: Rep. Dean Phillips - Democratic Congressman from Minnesota's 3rd district who recently announced his campaign to primary Biden for the 2024 Presidential nomination; Fareed Zakaria - host of CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" and columnist for the Washington Post; Ian Bremmer - president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media.
20: November 10, 2023: Sen. Ted Cruz, Jordan Peterson, Pamela Paul
Nov 10, 2023
Guests: Sen. Ted Cruz - Republican senator from Texas and author of "Unwoke: How to Defeat Cultural Marxism in America"; Jordan Peterson - professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Toronto, author of the bestseller "12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos"; Pamela Paul - former editor of the New York Times Book Review and current opinion columnist for the paper.
21: November 17, 2023: Rob Reiner & Albert Brooks, Donna Brazile, Adam Kinzinger
Nov 17, 2023
Guests: An interview with Rob Reiner, director of the HBO Original documentary "Albert Brooks: Defending My Life," and Albert Brooks, Oscar(R)-nominated actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter; Donna Brazile - Georgetown University professor and contributor to ABC News, USA Today, and The Hill; Adam Kinzinger - former Republican Congressman from Illinois and author.
22: December 1, 2023: David Mamet, James Carville, Dave Rubin
Dec 1, 2023
Guests: An interview with David Mamet, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, and director who wrote and illustrated his newest book, "Everywhere an Oink Oink: An Embittered, Dyspeptic,and Accurate Report of Forty Years in Hollywood." This week's panel discussion includes James Carville, American political consultant and author; and Dave Rubin, American conservative political commentator and host of The Rubin Report."
23: December 8, 2023: Greg Lukianoff, Jane Ferguson, John Avlon
Dec 8, 2023
Guests: An interview with Greg Lukianoff, President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) and co-author of "The Canceling of the American Mind." This week's panel discussion includes Jane Ferguson, award-winning special correspondent for PBS NewsHour, contributor to The New Yorker, and author of the book "No Ordinary Assignment"; and John Avlon, senior political analyst and anchor at CNN and the former editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast.
24: December 15, 2023: Ray Romano, Laura Coates, Walter Kirn
Dec 15, 2023
Guests: An interview with Ray Romano, award-winning actor and comedian who directed, wrote, produced, and starred in the new film "Somewhere in Queens." This week's panel discussion includes Laura Coates, CNN's Chief Legal Analyst and host of "Laura Coates Live" and Walter Kirn, novelist and co-host of the podcast "America This Week."
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