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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 Larry Wilmore on people their age dying, best stripper names, meet Patina and Original Cindy, Tik Tok and cultural permission to be stupid, generational trauma of the past, protesters having no skin in the game, the glory of cigars, the first OJ jury, racism being written about by white people, the genius of Bernie Mac and Bill’s love of Bad Santa, health myths, how far we’ve come as a society, the super powers of Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno, and which band was the first to experience cancel culture.  Sponsor Club Random: https://public.liveread.io/media-kit/clubrandom Check out Bill's tour dates here: https://www.billmaher.com/schedule/ We have Merch! Get it here: https://clubrandom.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bill Maher and Ray Romano on vices, Bill’s first bit at an open mic, Ray’s acting career post Raymond, how many times Ray quit comedy before starting his career, Ray’s hilarious encounter while playing a cruise ship, Bill on how begging a woman to take you back is a huge turn off, Ray’s roughest gig ever, the desire to wash a city off of you after a bad show, how Ray downplays his achievements, and much more. Sponsor Club Random: https://public.liveread.io/media-kit/clubrandom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bill Maher and Kara Swisher on strip clubs then and now, protest culture and the complexity of our current issues, tech leaders’ narrow focus, the premature release of certain technologies, the shift from an information desert to an information flood, the key to raising smart kids, engaging in meaningful dialogue across the divide, with Swisher highlighting the importance of talking to people with differing views, the challenges faced by the LGBTQ community, the historical context of race relations, and the fly on the Mona Lisa theory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bill and Sandra on how Bill asked her out at Catch a Rising Star comedy club in New York, Sandra’s avant-garde image, her one-woman shows, her role in "The King of Comedy." Personal anecdotes and experiences, Sandra's Playboy cover in 1992, Bill’s mentions his early attempts to write jokes for various shows and magazines, the lack of depth and authenticity of today's celebrity culture, how to keep a relationship fresh, Sandra’s estranged father, the challenges of being funny in a politically correct environment. Sandra’s critique of Netanyahu and his impact on Israel, Bill’s sleep wear, Sandra’s firing by Woody Allen, and the “what if” had they ever gotten together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bill Maher and Steven Van Zandt on their mutual efforts to stay in shape, Steven’s authentic style, the evolution from tour buses to planes, the changes in Las Vegas from the mob era to corporate, the commercialization of everything, how Steven is a "law and order liberal," police reform, homelessness, and the balance between liberal and woke ideologies, how this conversation is NOT about Bruce Springsteen, accurately depicting stand-up and music in movies, Steven’s role in "The Sopranos," climate change, and Elon and the feasibility of Mars as a habitat.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bill Maher and Bill Burr on why Bill directed Old Dads, the state of cancel culture, what happens if you keep drinking with age, how kids are a buzzkill, the problem with self-driving cars, the age gap between the two Bills, big roast energy, what happened to Bill Maher while wearing leopard shoes, the randomness of award shows, how Bill Burr fell in love with his wife, Bill’s Burr’s take on The Beatles, Bill Burr’s hilarious hometown friends, why war is legal and much, much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bill Maher and Jerry Seinfeld on the gift Bill gave Jerry, Jerry’s attention to detail, the car Jerry picked up Bill in for Comedians in Cars, their respective career maturity, the mistakes Bill made with stand-up crowds, Lorne Michaels’ philosophy on retirement, Bill’s changing desires about performing live, the ruthless nature of Johnny Carson, picking apart compliments, whether there is such a thing as a bad crowd, the genius of Marcus Aurelius, and so much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bill and Dana White on being polarizing, their mutual Catholic upbringings, how Dana built his empire, how nuns are meaner than the toughest UFC fighter, the law they made to stop Jack Johnson from fighting, how Bill never heard his Dad curse, when the media writes about someone’s net worth, what destroyed the evening news, why Dana moved to Vegas as a kid, the thing Bill and Dana’s moms have in common, the annoying trend of art trying to teach the audience a lesson, Dana’s personal health renaissance thanks to Gary Brecka, Dana’s fandom of Real Time, the concept of regrets, the book The Doors of Perception, and so much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s a Creedence Clearwater Revival. Bill and John Fogerty on John’s goal of making songs that sound good in a car, when John sang on The Ed Sullivan Show, the subversive messages in John’s songs, John gives Bill his signature flannel shirt Fortunate Son, the working class appeal of certain music then and now, the incredible longevity of Mick Jagger, the leap from popular band to legendary band, the Woodstock that broke bad, John’s love of the Grateful Dead, and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bill and Katie Couric on Bill’s Today Show appearance and what Katie said about Bill on a hot mic, what’s in that dropper Bill puts in his soda water, Bill’s gift to his longtime employees, Katie’s review of Bill’s new book, why the loudest, meanest voices are the ones that get heard, the astrological sign of Jesus, doing Club Random vs. Real Time, the genius of Andy Warhol’s fame prediction, the complete lack of trust in the media, Mr. Beast trying to cure peoples’ ills, and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bill and Billy Dee Williams on the difference between cockiness and arrogance, A.I. making us live longer, Billy’s storied career, Billy’s new book on his very colorful life, why certain people with tough upbringings turn out fine, the big bang theory, Billy’s Lawrence Olivier moment, the different schools of acting, and George Carlin’s influence on Bill Maher regarding religion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Watch the brilliant Matt Friend berate Bill Maher as Trump, Matt’s Bill impression, Bill and Matt on “lefty lunatic” Bill, Matt’s Johnny Carson intros young comedian Bill Maher, Matt’s Howard Stern on Bill and his single life with no wife, navigating the dating apps, Matt’s fun on the red carpet, Matt’s comedy expertise across generations, Matt asks Bill the question everybody wants answered, Matt explains Charli D’Amelio, the time Trump wore a power suit to a pajama party at the Playboy Mansion, how voices change with age, and much more. Follow Matt: YouTube Check out Bill's tour dates HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bill and Sheryl Crow on Bill’s love of Sheryl’s documentary, the artist who is most like Bill’s dog Chico, the madness of being famous super young, how it’s impossible to make money from streaming music, Bill’s awesome Sheryl Crow playlist, the things that make Bill cry, the massive artists who love Sheryl, from Prince to Michael Jackson to Dylan to Mick Jagger, Sheryl and Kid Rock talking after a national tragedy, the intrinsic appeal of Sheryl’s lyrics, Sheryl’s secret to hanging onto her money, and a ton more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
John Cleese and Bill Maher on Monty Python’s best work, Bill’s new book “What This Comedian Said Will Shock You,” meditation, how to slow down time, whether British people or the Irish drink more, the American propensity to worship weakness, the three phases of relationships, how many soulmates you can have in life, the source of creativity, how stress affects our lifespan, how Trump attacked Bill, John's psychic experience, Bill's friends who've seen ghosts, and much, much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The brilliant Cameron Crowe reveals how Sean Penn got cast in Fast Times at Ridgemont High; Bill and Cameron on Bill’s love for Billy Joel, the artists that influenced them both, the most poetic lyric by Elvis Costello, what it was like being the youngest writer ever at Rolling Stone, Bill and Cameron’s mutual love for Eddie Vedder, why lyrics are unimportant in some songs, what Salman Rushdie told Bill about writing, as an artist what it means to accrue a body of work over time, and at this point, you could have watched about three minutes and decided for yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thursday drop! Two guests for one! Bill and comedy-podcasting duo Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher go deep on vital topics like Bill’s main news source, the cult of Beyonce, an important examination of the song No Scrubs, the old standards of certain types of behaviors by men, how many words dogs know, the specific things our bodies can handle, how everyone drove seatbelt-less and tanked in the past, the dangers of new medicine, and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bill and Alan Ritchson discuss his new movies, fame, family, how Alan got Reacher, mental health, Bill and Alan’s on set attitudes, Alan’s career ascension, how people with differing religious beliefs can get along, and much much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bill and Chris Robinson on The Black Crowes controversial album cover, Chris’s gift for Bill, Chris’s favorite billboard in Vegas, the time Chris spent a weekend with Don Rickles, Chris’s meeting with Rod Stewart, Jim Morrison’s way of ruining a party, what would make Bill leave show business, generational differences in comedic style, the similarities between comedians and musicians, the rise of female music stars, and why bands formed by brothers tend to have the biggest fights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The hilarious and provocative Whitney Cummings and Bill on the engaging personality of Jeff Bezos, Bill’s favorite Whitney bit, late night hosts who laugh at everything, the ways you can be turned off by a date, why toxic masculinity is necessary, the words we can’t say anymore, the one thing you can’t get cancelled for, that thing female comedians have to worry about that men don’t, how men used to openly assault women in movies, Bill’s admiration for Arnold Schwarzenegger, the undeniable creepiness of Shirley Temple movies, and tons more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The hilarious and provocative Whitney Cummings and Bill on the engaging personality of Jeff Bezos, Bill’s favorite Whitney bit, late night hosts who laugh at everything, the ways you can be turned off by a date, why toxic masculinity is necessary, the words we can’t say anymore, the one thing you can’t get cancelled for, that thing female comedians have to worry about that men don’t, how men used to openly assault women in movies, Bill’s admiration for Arnold Schwarzenegger, the undeniable creepiness of Shirley Temple movies, and tons more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Feb 5th
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Enea Koxhioni

Wow. so RANDOM! Not at all self-righteous, curmudgeonly, opportunistic, selfish, or a union scab! Just like the everyman...

Jan 23rd
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Bea Kiddo

Seth McFarlane is the best. I love that man and want to thank him for all the laughs thru the years.

Jan 20th
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ID28187755

Jesus, Bill has had some terrible guests lately, Roseanne, Candace Owens, lunatics.

Dec 10th
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Nicolas Brylle

Thanks Bill for standing up against Kremlin propaganda!

Nov 20th
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ID28187755

Candace Owens? What a terrible guest. First time I’ve been disappointed in this show, or Real Time.

Oct 27th
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Marie Nastazio Alicata

what happened to the AJ Benza interview??

Oct 17th
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CY Perez

I luv'd this interview. Always been a fan of Julian and had the biggest crush of him in the 80s and 90s, still do. A great Man.

Sep 23rd
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Matthew Miller

DOL missed the housing crash of 2008. that sentiment that government data is reliable is an elite point of view

Aug 28th
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Kelly Wood

great show right up until bill started sucking up about false police violence

Aug 18th
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A Dude

She's right, Bill does just rail on like a bitter old man. It's reflexive. I also think these "conversations" , as he calls them, would be more useful if he would actually let the guests form and complete those thoughts. Bill just talks over everyone.

Aug 18th
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Nicolas Brylle

First person to really push back on Bills biases. Bless him but he gets stuck sometime in the same rants. Still a truth sayer in the public view though.

Aug 14th
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Curtis Massey

Wow man, I don't listen to all of these, but when I saw Mrs Osborn on the show, it was a done deal. She's a legend in the industry, and such an incredibly tough, smart lady that I just had to listen. Great episode.

Jul 31st
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Lag3rTha°●

hahahaha

Jul 9th
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JML

A voice made for silent film.

Jul 7th
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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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