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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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Al Pacino

Al Pacino

2020-02-2301:19:532

The name Al Pacino calls to mind some of the most memorable performances in the history of film, from The Godfather and Scarface to Scent of a Woman and Heat. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the Hollywood icon to talk about his legendary career, including his Oscar-nominated performance in The Irishman and his new Amazon series Hunters. Plus Willie takes Al for a cruise around Beverly Hills in a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado. 
John Mulaney

John Mulaney

2020-02-1601:25:123

Since leaving Saturday Night Live as a writer in 2012, John Mulaney has become one of the most popular stand-up comedians in America. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the Emmy winner about his time at SNL and his run of hit Netflix specials, including his latest, John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch. 
Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

2020-02-0900:55:501

Ewan McGregor’s rise to stardom started in the small Scottish town of Crieff, where he was just a teenager when he dropped out of school to chase his dream of becoming an actor. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the Hollywood star about that journey, from starring in films like Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge, and Star Wars, to his latest role as the villain in the highly-anticipated new superhero movie Birds of Prey.  
Wondery presents WeCrashed

Wondery presents WeCrashed

2020-02-0500:05:56

The Rise and Fall of WeWork is a stunning story of hope and hubris. WeWork was the poster child for a new economy. Its founders wanted to revolutionize everything about the way people lived their lives. Its charismatic founder Adam Neumann had an intoxicating vision for the company - but did it ever match the reality?Subscribe today: wondery.fm/wecrashedsunday
Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay

2020-02-0200:44:531

It was only 8 years ago at the Sundance Film Festival that Ava DuVernay finally decided to become a full-time filmmaker. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the director and producer about that big career shift and establishing herself as a groundbreaking force in Hollywood with Oscar-nominated films like Selma and 13th.
Josh Gad

Josh Gad

2020-01-2600:54:021

Actor and comedian Josh Gad may be known best as the voice of Olaf the snowman in the two biggest animated movies in the history of Hollywood: Frozen and Frozen 2. But Gad originally rose to fame on Broadway, earning a Tony nomination for his role in the hit musical “The Book of Mormon.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Gad at his favorite bar in the theater district to talk about his journey from that show to his latest project, an HBO series called Avenue 5 set in outer space.  
Aidy Bryant

Aidy Bryant

2020-01-1900:49:33

Aidy Bryant grew up in Arizona watching women like Molly Shannon, Cheri Oteri and Ana Gasteyer on Saturday Night Live. Today, she is a member of that exclusive comedy club herself. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the actress and comedian about her eight season run on SNL, as well as her latest role as executive producer, writer and star of the acclaimed Hulu series Shrill.
Ed Harris

Ed Harris

2020-01-1200:37:14

Ed Harris burst onto the Hollywood scene in the 1983 movie The Right Stuff, and since then he’s earned four Academy Award nominations and won two Golden Globes in a prolific 40-year career full of memorable roles. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the actor about that lengthy career, which includes playing The Man in Black in HBO’s hit series Westworld and his latest role as Atticus Finch in the Broadway adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird.
Awkwafina

Awkwafina

2020-01-0500:46:40

Actor, rapper and comedian Awkwafina, whose given name is Nora Lum, has been on quite a ride recently with big roles in 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 ride as well as her more dramatic performance in the film “The Farewell," for which she is nominated for a Golden Globe. (Original broadcast date: July 14, 2019)
John Lithgow

John Lithgow

2019-12-2201:01:065

When you hear the name John Lithgow, you may call to mind a number of different movies, TV series or plays, including “The Changing Room,” “Terms of Endearment,” and “Third Rock from the Sun.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the Emmy and Tony award-winning actor about that prolific career on both stage and screen, and his latest transformation into former “Fox News” chief Roger Ailes for the highly-anticipated new movie “Bombshell.” 
Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

2019-12-1500:38:37

Jennifer Hudson’s big, unmistakable voice has carried her from the pews of a church in Chicago to stardom on “American Idol,” then to an Oscar and a pair of Grammy Awards. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the singer and actress about that journey from reality show to Academy Award, her role in the highly-anticipated new “Cats” movie, and how she moved forward after unthinkable tragedy in her life. 
Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe

2019-12-0800:47:402

Just over two years ago, actor, writer, and producer Lena Waithe made Hollywood history when she stood on stage with an Emmy award in her hand, and she’s been on a roll ever since. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to Laithe about how that Emmy changed her life, and her new movie “Queen and Slim” that has people talking. 
Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson

2019-12-0100:43:423

Robert Pattinson rocketed to fame in the movie “Twilight” and the four sequels that followed, earning an army of devoted fans and a constant pack of paparazzi prying into his personal life. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the actor about being thrust into that spotlight, the awards season buzz around his new film “The Lighthouse,” and how he’s preparing to take on the iconic role of Batman. 
Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell

2019-11-2400:55:235

Kristen Bell returns to the big screen this weekend as the voice of Anna in “Frozen 2,” the highly-anticipated sequel to the original “Frozen” movie which became a billion-dollar sensation six years ago. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Bell to talk about reprising that role, the final season of her hit show “The Good Place” and her marriage to fellow actor Dax Shepard.
Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K. Brown

2019-11-1701:00:401

Sterling K. Brown is best known for his role as Randall Pearson, the adopted son and adoring father on the hit NBC show “This Is Us.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the actor about the huge success of that show, the 13-year grind before landing that breakout role and his emotional connection to his new movie, “Waves.”
Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

2019-11-1000:36:322

Kerry Washington has a habit of playing strong women, from Anita Hill in the 2016 film "Confirmation" to her seven-season run as Olivia Pope on the hit show "Scandal." In this week's "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist talks to Washington about how starring in that show changed her life, her latest role in the Broadway play turned Netflix movie, "American Son," and why her parents didn't want her to become an actor.
Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert

2019-11-0300:36:412

Miranda Lambert is one of the biggest stars not just in country, but in all of music. In this week's "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist gets together with the Grammy-winning artist to talk about the roots of her Texas swagger, her new album "Wildcard," and its inspiration from her recent marriage to a New York City police officer.
Chip and Joanna Gaines

Chip and Joanna Gaines

2019-10-2701:13:30

Chip and Joanna Gaines have built something of an empire with their Magnolia lifestyle brand and sparked a renaissance in their hometown of Waco, Texas. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist travels to Waco to talk to the “Fixer Upper” stars about walking away from the show that made them famous, keeping life normal for their five children, and their latest projects – renovating a hotel and launching a television network.
Edward Norton

Edward Norton

2019-10-2001:12:00

Edward Norton burst onto the scene in 1996 with his appearance in the movie "Primal Fear," for which he was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe. In this week's "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist talks to the actor about his incredible run of award-winning films since then, including "The People vs. Larry Flynt," "American History X" and "Fight Club." They also chat about his latest work, "Motherless Brooklyn," a film which Norton wrote, produced, directed and stars in.
Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

2019-10-1300:44:331

Paul Rudd has won over fans for nearly 25 years as the likable, seemingly regular guy in Hollywood. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the actor to talk about that nice guy reputation and his lengthy career, from his breakout role in “Clueless” to a string of Judd Apatow comedies to Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” and his new Netflix series “Living With Yourself” where we get a double dose of Paul Rudd.
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