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Author: Bill Maher

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Bill Maher rewrites the rules of podcasting the way he did in television in this series of one on one, hour long conversations with a wide variety of unexpected guests in the undisclosed location called Club Random. There’s a whole big world out there that isn’t about politics and Bill and his guests talk about all of it.
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Bill Maher and Billy Corgan on rock-n-roll urban legends, the very bad thing that happened to the singer of Three Dog Night, how every band has a Connie, why Billy doesn’t behave like a typical rock star, Billy’s dad’s unorthodox career, Billy’s Bob Denver story, and what motivates Elon Musk (it’s not money).
Bill Maher and Kathy Griffin on why Kathy makes everything a battle, Kathy’s fight with MAGA nation, what it’s like to be cancelled, how the Trump photo happened, the brilliance of Joe Rogan, the upsetting Kennedy scene in the Marilyn Monroe movie, all the people who sued Kathy, and Bill’s pitch for a TV show for Kathy. 
Bill Maher and the hilarious David Spade on finding a woman who likes your sense of humor, what prevented Bill and David from “going all the way to Baghdad” in a relationship, Bill’s role in Woody Harrelson’s controversial SNL monologue, the phony posturing of the fake courageous, stories from clubs, pretty privilege for guys, the enduring genius of Nicholas Cage, and that very tricky next move after coming off of SNL. 
Bill Maher and Dr. Phil on the psychology of man caves, the time Bill tried therapy, Bill’s favorite quote about marriage, why Phil doesn’t drink, why America is headed for a cliff, how A.I. is going to destroy us, how are we are living the novel 1984, Phil’s opinion of Trump, why Phil won’t trash anyone in public, whether Phil will run for office, and Phil’s feelings about ending his TV show of 21 years.
Bill Maher and Kat Timpf of the Greg Gutfeld Show riff on her new number one best-selling book, how much Bill and Kat drink, how you’re a goner if you get a rare disease, Kat’s frozen future children, Kat’s past dating hot trash, how Kat made her colostomy bag nightmare funny, how much fake hair women wear, why Kat doesn’t watch movies, and Kat getting harassed for working at Fox News. 
Bill Maher and Richard Dreyfuss on: how the Me Too movement started with the big fish, Mafia wives and looking the other way, the time Bill passed out and why, Richard’s first line in a movie, why Richard passed on Jaws – TWICE, and Richard’s Close Encounter with the Queen of England. 
Bill Maher and Metallica's Lars Ulrich on getting into the performance zone to play the drums, Metallica’s intention with the Napster incident, why Bill thinks Bob Dylan sucks, songs that are so good they became uncool, why Metallica got grief for Fade to Black, handling the fans’ reactions on the Internet, how the audience is always changing, why all bands are always on the verge of breaking up, and the time Lars wasn’t allowed to make eye contact with Mick Jagger. 
Bill Maher and Fred Durst on: the truth behind the founding of Limp Bizkit, how Fred became an accidental rock star, the great irony of Fred’s bullies being his biggest fans, Fred’s theory on getting energy from a space vacuum, whether or not spirituality makes you live longer, the time Mick Jagger picked up a girl with just a look, and the very definition of hypocrisy. 
Russell Brand visits Club Random. Bill and Russell discuss the difference between hedonism and addiction, how they each define joy, America in pain, pondering vs. partying, religion and the curtailing of inquiry, the greatest threat to America, the concept of enlightened self-interest, Joe Rogan’s work ethic, MSNBC vs. Fox News, and their mutual admiration of Dave Rubin.
Bill Maher and Arianna Huffington on the countries that revere old people, Arianna’s humble origins, Bill’s yearly birthday present to Arianna, the Harvard electroshock/phone experiment, the generation no one has a beef with, calling out social justice warriors, why Bill is okay being a Bad Environmentalist, why Twitter needed to be taken over by Elon Musk, the day Arianna’s divorce became final, and how Bill made her kids cry.
Bill Maher and Harvey Levin randomly riff on the Alec Baldwin case, Harvey’s 9-11 documentary (there was an extra plane), the generational differences at TMZ, when Harvey’s staff realized that he’s older than chips, the concept from Real Time of the national divorce, and Harvey’s heartbreaking, never-before-told story about why Cher is his favorite celebrity.
Bill Maher and Deepak Chopra randomly riff on true identity, preparing for the end, being chased by the monster that is death, Mother Theresa’s crisis of faith, Bill and Deepak’s spiritual journeys, the morality of spiritual transcendence, how the placebo effect is real, and how we are all just playing a part. 
Oscars Bonus Episode: The Oscars are here and it’s Slap Season. Bill and rapper Denzel Curry dissect The Slap, alopecia, Will Smith’s state of mind, plus Michael Jackson vs. R. Kelly, whether Bill knows the difference between Donald Duck and Daffy Duck, and the hit movie Bill has never seen. 
Bill Maher and the great Bob Costas randomly riff on the passing of Bill’s mentor Richard Belzer, Bill’s favorite Sports Illustrated cover, why today’s baseball pitchers are so frail, the legendary announcer Bill never liked, the best example of racial harmony in our culture, Bob’s take on Fox News and CNN, Bob’s favorite part of Real Time, why Bob turned down doing 60 Minutes, and what Bill hates about the NFL.
Bill Maher and Greg Gutfeld randomly riff on the terrifying thing about Chat GPT, why Bill doesn’t google people, the terrible quality phones bring out in people, losing audiences in comedy, Greg’s philosophy for staying married, why Rain Man couldn’t be made today, the mob trying to wreck peoples’ lives, the time Greg got mistaken for Harvey Levin, Greg’s career ascent, and Bill and Greg’s epiphany about certain kinds of “mature” movies.
Bill Maher and Andrew Sullivan randomly riff on Andrew’s history in debating, the legality of certain substances in England, the terrifying nature of the Catholic upbringing, the people Andrew bonds with best, their mutual moments of enlightenment as kids, the benefits of circumcision, whether we’re born with certain desires, the beautiful melting pot of London, how you know when to throw down, and much more. 
Bill Maher and Fran Lebowitz talk travel nightmares, their least favorite feral creatures, outdoor dining and New York City rats, who always wins in politics, city living vs. country living, Bill’s Tik Tok obsession, why Fran is stickler for grammar, the effect of being on Netflix, and her friendship with Martin Scorcese.
Bill Maher and Olivia Culpo randomly riff on how entertainers are sensitive to mean Internet comments, Olivia starring in a superhero movie, the downside of plastic surgery, Bill’s pitch for a revolutionary anti-aging product, Chat GPT writing a scene in Succession, the two must-see football movies, and couples’ rules for talking while watching a movie.
In a headline making episode, Bill Maher and Bryan Cranston talk about privilege vs. advantage, the role that got Bryan Cranston in hot water, critical race theory, the show where Bill and Bryan first met, bulldozer parenting, creeps vs. nuts in casting, white peoples’ bias against themselves and tons more.
Bill Maher and Sean Penn randomly riff on which one of the Three Stooges Sean was going to play, their opposing beliefs on personal health, why Sean is attracted to dangerous places, Oliver Stone, Sean’s crush on Diane Sawyer, Sean’s relationship with the paparazzi, Sean’s love of Hugo Chavez, the movies they couldn’t make today, the legend of Jack Nicholson, Bill and Sean’s mutual love of Amy Schumer and a LOT more. 
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Comments (59)

Vorec6:17

your interview of Richard Dreyfuss (one of the A-list actors of my lifetime) Was one of the most frustrating and disappointing podcasts I ever heard. There he was, trying to dish on some of the biggest celebrities of Hollywood's golden age, and it seemed like he had the really good stuff. But before he could finish any story, you had to but in with one of your stories of how much fun you had back in the day, playing with your winky. and you did it over and over. GIVE US A BREAK!

Apr 27th
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dp

bill needs to let his guests finish their sentences. he pontificate over them and interrupts far too much. becoming unlistenable as he ages. I stopped religiously tuning in because it's hard work to make out what guests are saying.

Apr 18th
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Corinne Anne

Bill, did you throw a scorpion in the bath water lately? Apparently, it works. Hahahaaaa. Just yesterday a clip of Geena on Graham Norton had come up and she mentioned Sara. Today, you do. Kismet, I guess. I had never heard of it, which surprised me because the mid 80s was the last sitcom gold time. I just watched my first episode, which was ep2. Omg, it also had Ronnie Corbett, aka Corabeth Godsey, little Matthew Lawrence, and Kate and Oliver Hudson's uncle. Maybe we didn't get it up here in Canucker land. Anyway, Lisa/Phoebe, my favourite Friends actress/girl character. I just could not stomach the show until early 2020... Sorry. Heck, same with Seinfeld and The Office... I tried but just couldn't until recently and now I love them. In certain circles I was called the ditzy one and teased about being smart. What can I say? It's fun, keeps 'em guessing and shocked, right, Lisa? (April 17, 2023)

Apr 17th
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Corinne Anne

I thoroughly enjoyed this! Thanks. (April 17, 2023)

Apr 17th
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Lippy Himself

I disagree with you on a good 70% of shit. your opinion is important. keep it up. really liked the recent episode of real time with brand maybe bring him in personally lol he has a tendency to talk over everyone. he's very smart but control his rants. a podcast With you, him, and carolla would be wild.

Mar 4th
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Natnael Aklile

Why bill

Mar 4th
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Mike Turner

I was sooooo annoyingly disappointed with this episode. I thought I could FINALLY hear a rational 'point, counter point' discussion about why an informed person would be a Trump supporter. But all I got was "oh I like that song".

Feb 18th
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Paul Morse

pompous

Jan 2nd
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Marc Annis

Jay Leno's great. Notice how much funnier he is than Bill Maher without using any profanity. I thought Maher had a lot of chutzpah to say he could go toe to toe with Jay in the realm of comedy.

Dec 13th
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Abel Santa Ana

Bill still fancies himself as a liberal. The world has moved on. Now, he is just a bitter, pot-smoking conservative.

Dec 12th
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Andrew Evan

hey Bill, when you have a pathetic cum on a womans ankles, does she ever ask you back to finish what you started on her knees?

Dec 12th
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Andrew Evan

@ the real jew Bill Maher: ok ok. I never mentioned black on black Crime. I am not allowed to mention that....c'mon I have richard dawkins on my pod....he tried to rape many of them *audience lauagh* yes I have many of them on. also not a rapist ...well maybe haha

Dec 12th
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Andrew Evan

Bill I used to be a south side Chicago racist you made me woke. I now believe in peanut butter and black on black Crime. thanks for exposing justice Bill

Dec 12th
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Andrew Evan

hire me bill. I am a white ripped Polish/German Male. the other writers will love me. my mother told me to never tell the others I was Jewish. my father called me a smart boy and said we were joining the nazi party. I was just a boy. sounded cool.

Dec 12th
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Andrew Evan

I could write for you Bill. be the house n*** you wanted to be. I also used to be a napkin. it is is evolution.....richard dawkins folks....

Dec 12th
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Andrew Evan

shut up! I knew his name was adam. adam is a pure name. nothing happened. his kids loved him, his wife was scared of snakes......wait a minute

Dec 12th
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Andrew Evan

All jews control the media. so you are saying first name samberg is unintelligent?????? what is wrong with you people?

Dec 12th
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Andrew Evan

two comics meet on a podcast. Howard Stern asks what a podcast is.

Dec 12th
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Andrew Evan

the reasons.why you know Bill Maher is not part of the illuminati: 1. jewish.....very easily manipulated. non athletic. 2. atheist. cannot plant a seed or defend himself. 3. hopeless. his legacy is the punchline. have fun with that money Bill!!! ;)

Dec 12th
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Andrew Evan

One day bill will be naked in the forest. no one will help him. Dawkins will scream "there is no God". well, God told us this would happen and this is slightly comical.

Dec 12th
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