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Author: Willie Geist, Sunday TODAY

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NBC's "Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist" provides sharp, conversational coverage of the day's news, along with in-depth profiles of the people and ideas shaping our culture. In his “Sunday Sitdowns,” Geist chats with some of the biggest names in news and pop culture, from actors and musicians to presidents and CEOs, about the stories behind their success. This podcast features the full, unedited versions of those conversations for an even deeper look at the names in the headlines. "Sunday TODAY" airs live on NBC from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. ET. Check your local listings.
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Awkwafina

Awkwafina

2019-07-1400:46:171

Actor, rapper and comedian Awkwafina, whose given name is Nora Lum, has been on quite a ride over the last year with big roles in the box office hits “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 8.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the rising star about that whirlwind year as well as her latest, more dramatic performance in the new film “The Farewell.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

2019-07-0700:46:124

It’s been more than 20 years since “Seinfeld” left the air as the #1 show on television. Since then, Jerry Seinfeld has continued the career of a stand-up comedian that started when he was just a 20-year-old from Long Island. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist chats with the comedy legend about that lengthy career, why he still loves the craft of writing jokes, and his latest residency at the Beacon Theater in New York City. (Original broadcast date: December 16, 2018)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

2019-06-3000:45:531

Seth MacFarlane created “Family Guy” when he was just a 24-year-old animator, and the hit TV show is now heading into its 18th season. MacFarlane hasn’t written for the show in nearly a decade, though, as his ambitious portfolio has grown. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the star about his wide-ranging career, which includes hit film franchises, four Grammy nominations and a dramatic role in the new miniseries “The Loudest Voice” about the man who built Fox News.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson

2019-06-2300:46:23

Mark Ronson is the man behind many of the hit songs you hear on the radio, like Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and Lady Gaga’s “Shallow.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the Grammy Award-winning producer about the art of making those hits from the ground up, his latest solo album, and what it’s like to work with some of the biggest names in the music industry.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bill Geist

Bill Geist

2019-06-1600:45:352

In this special episode of "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist sits down with his dad, Bill Geist, to talk about his new book "Lake of the Ozarks." It's a hilarious memoir nearly 40 years in the making about Bill's teenage summers working at his Uncle Ed's Arrowhead Lodge in Missouri. He talks about how the characters he encountered there shaped his sense of humor and led to a 31-year career covering unique stories for CBS. (Original broadcast date: May 8, 2019)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

2019-06-1600:38:312

Samuel L. Jackson’s breakthrough in the cult classic “Pulp Fiction” came at the age of 45, after he had already lived a full life both professionally and personally. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the legendary actor about his prolific movie career since then and the road to becoming the most bankable star in Hollywood. He also opens up about his latest project – bringing the iconic role of “Shaft” back to the big screen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ina Garten

Ina Garten

2019-06-0900:39:221

Ina Garten is a beloved chef in part because she seems like one of us – she has no formal training and she taught herself how to make a great meal by experimenting with cookbooks. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist travels to the Hamptons for lunch with the television host and bestselling author to talk about her life before “The Barefoot Contessa,” her down-to-earth approach in the kitchen, and the release of her 11th cookbook “Cook Like a Pro.” (Original broadcast date: October 28, 2018)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bill Hader

Bill Hader

2019-06-0200:56:414

Bill Hader’s rise to stardom began behind the scenes on movies and TV sets, before he took an improv class and quickly made the leap to “Saturday Night Live.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the actor and comedian about what he calls his journey from "preschool to Harvard,” his Emmy-winning HBO series “Barry,” and his lifelong dream to meet the subject of his most famous impression: “Dateline” correspondent Keith Morrison.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

2019-05-2600:42:21

You may be accustomed to seeing Olivia Wilde in front of the camera, but the Hollywood star has recently taken her talents behind the scenes. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist chats with the actress about her directorial debut in the hit new film “Booksmart,” her experience learning from some A-list directors, and the push to give more women similar opportunities behind the camera.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
David Letterman

David Letterman

2019-05-1900:49:072

Almost exactly four years ago, David Letterman signed off his show for the last time, after 33 years that revolutionized late-night television. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist chats with the iconic TV host about his relatively quiet lifestyle since leaving that role, the second season of his hit Netflix show "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction," and the state of comedy in today’s political climate.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Patrice Swafford Welch

love it! I really enjoy your podcast and YOUR bring down to Earth Willie and I love Ina also for that reason... not so uppity... we ALL have things to offer in this world

Jun 9th
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Dana Peake

hilarious!

May 21st
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Dana Peake

what an adorable goofball

May 13th
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ppejump

so much respect for willy

Apr 26th
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Dana Peake

love love Bradley Cooper

Apr 16th
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William Vogel

Great podcast. I really enjoyed the insight to producing yourself. Kevin you're brilliant. Willie I'm happy to find out about this podcast. I feel like you are asking the questions for me. Thanks to you both.

Feb 15th
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Julie Holiday

Willie, on Jimmy Fallon you said there is a Jimmy Fallon one on here and I don't see it. If it exists please add it to the list. I love you interviews. i wish they dropped more than once a week. How about Justin Timberlake? 😍😍

Feb 10th
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Lauri Aliengena

Love your podcast!!

Jan 13th
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Chester Jefferson

I love this app.... period!

Jan 1st
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Malaki Muser

I love this show, try to watch it each weekend. He does a great interview... So I was excited to see that there was a podcast. But the audio is a bit off. The guests is a little low and it's just kinds difficult to hear what people are saying. But that's just me, thanks. Take it easy.

Dec 23rd
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Julia Marston

Could you ask Benedict why he has worn the same sweater yo every interview reference The Grinch. Am I missing a connection?

Dec 3rd
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Steve Arsenault

Wish the podcast was recorded a bit louder...can only listen with headphones on.

Nov 29th
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Frank Taylor

Awesome podcast w/Ina Garten. I could feel the warmth and smell the food.

Oct 28th
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Benjamin Grenier

I have been working like l

Aug 2nd
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Tom Blaine

the audio of the guests is weak and prevents me from seldom finishing a podcast.

Jun 14th
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Doris Foley

Tom Blaine A bit like NBC's closed captioning... terribly behind! Come on NBC!

Jul 1st
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