Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher - Season 10 Episodes

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Episode 1

January 13, 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.

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Episode 2

January 20, 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.

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Episode 3

January 27, 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

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Episode 4

February 03, 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.

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Episode 5

February 10, 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.

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Episode 6

February 17, 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.

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Episode 7

March 02, 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'.

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Episode 8

March 09, 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.

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Episode 9

March 16, 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.

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Episode 10

March 23, 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.

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Episode 11

March 30, 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.

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Episode 12

April 13, 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.

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Episode 13

April 20, 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.

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Episode 14

April 27, 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.

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Episode 15

May 4, 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

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Episode 16

May 11, 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

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Episode 17

May 18, 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.

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Episode 18

May 25, 2012

The roundtable guests this week are journalist Michelle Bernard, economist Paul Krugman and economist Arthur Laffer; journalist Jeffrey Gettleman and actor Kevin Nealon are interview guests.

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Episode 19

June 08, 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

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Episode 20

June 15, 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.

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Episode 21

June 22, 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.

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Episode 22

June 29, 2012

The roundtable guests this week are radio host Amy Goodman, Lt. Gov. of California Gavin Newsom and journalist Fareed Zakaria; author and former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and author Lizz Winstead are interview guests.

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Episode 23

August 17, 2012

The roundtable guests this week are entrepreneur Mark Cuban, columnist Reihan Salam and news anchor Alex Wagner; talk-show host Chelsea Handler is an interview guest.

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Episode 24

August 24, 2012

The roundtable guests this week are commentator Will Cain, news anchor Katty Kay and Ga. Rep. Jack Kingston; comedian D.L. Hughley is an interview guest.

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Episode 25

August 31, 2012

The roundtable guests this week are actor Jason Alexander, political strategist Ron Christie and news anchor Soledad O’Brien; political commentator Dinesh D’Souza and author Walter Kirn are interview guests.

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Episode 26

September 7, 2012

The roundtable guests this week are political strategist Steve Schmidt, Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation; former Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell and David Simon, creator of “The Wire” and co-creator of “Treme,” are interview guests.

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Episode 27

September 14, 2012

The roundtable guests this week are columnist John Feenery, political commentator Chris Hayes and economist Zanny Minton Beddoes; musician John Legend and sportscaster Bob Costas are interview guests.

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Episode 28

September 21, 2012

The roundtable guests this week are editor Rana Foroohar, talk-radio host Roger Hedgecock and news anchor Chris Matthews; documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki and writer Salman Rushdie are interview guests.

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Episode 29

October 05, 2012

The roundtable guests this week are columnist Will Cain, former Fla. Rep. Mark Foley and actress Kerry Washington; political consultant Frank Luntz and environmentalist Bill McKibben are interview guests.

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Episode 30

October 12, 2012

Actor Ben Affleck; Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Gov. Brian Schweitzer; former FDIC chair Sheila Bair; commentator Ann Coulter.

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Episode 31

October 19, 2012

Political strategist Boris Epshteyn; Journalist John Fund; Author Goldie Taylor; Stonyfield Farm chairman Gary Hirshberg; Journalist Matt Taibbi.

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Episode 32

October 26, 2012

Editor Chystia Freeland; former Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D-NY); political analyst Michael Steele; Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass); election forecaster Nate Silver.

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Episode 33

November 2, 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

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Episode 34

November 9, 2012

The roundtable guests this week are political strategist James Carville, commentator S.E. Cupp and commentator Andrew Sullivan; actor Samuel L. Jackson is an interview guest.

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Episode 35

November 16, 2012

The roundtable guests this week are journalist David Frum, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore and political strategist Ana Navarro; humorist Eric Idle is an interview guest.

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