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Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
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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.
On this week's episode, Willie sits down with one of the brightest young stars in Hollywood, Sydney Sweeney. They talk about her breakout roles on "Euphoria" and "The White Lotus", and her new movie role getting rave reviews from critics.
An all-new season of ‘Dateline Missing in America’
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Melissa McCarthy (May 2023)
On this week's episode, Willie sat down with the hilarious Melissa McCarthy. They took a ride around Central Park, talked about how she landed her dream role as Ursula in the new, highly anticipated, live-action version of "The Little Mermaid", and much, much more.
This week, Willie gets together with Oscar Isaac to talk about his prolific career that has ranged from "Inside LLewyn Davis", to "Star Wars", and his acclaimed new play on Broadway, "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window”, nominated for a Tony Award.
On this week's episode, Willie sits down with Academy Award winner, Jessica Chastain. They talk about her Oscar win last year, her Tony-nominated performance in the new Broadway revival of "A Doll's House", her latest television series, and so much more.
On this week's episode, Willie sits downs with one of the most successful forces in Hollywood: Shonda Rhimes. Discussing everything from her first hit Grey's Anatomy to her most recent project, the Bridgerton spinoff, Queen Charlotte.
Stanley Tucci has been one of Hollywood’s most prolific and versatile actors since he started out in the industry over 30 years ago. In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Willie gets together with the star to talk about his roles from The Devil Wears Prada to The Hunger Games to his latest series Citadel, and his hit culinary travel show Searching for Italy.
Reba McEntire arrived in Nashville nearly five decades ago, when she was just a young rodeo queen with a knockout voice. Since then, the Queen of Country has sold more than 60 million albums, racked up 24 No. 1 songs and even become a television star. In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Willie gets together with the icon to talk about her lifetime of entertainment and the trail she has blazed through the music industry.
The 1988 cult-favorite film Dead Ringers left quite an impression on actress Rachel Weisz when she was a teenager – so much so that she is now starring in an updated, and no less riveting, version of the psychological thriller. In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Willie gets together with the Academy Award winner to talk about playing identical twins in the new television series, the moment she won her Oscar, and the possibility of working on-screen with her husband, Daniel Craig.
With the airing of its 15th season in 2021, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia became the longest-running live-action sitcom in the history of American television. In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Willie gets together with the show’s star and co-creator, Charlie Day, to talk about dreaming up that series with his best friends, his successful movie career, and his first turn at directing in the new film, Fool’s Paradise.
In this week's Sunday Sitdown, Willie got together with Actress Michelle Williams in Brooklyn. They discuss her latest acclaimed film, the emotional moment when Steven Spielberg saw her playing the role of his own mother in The Fabelmans, and why her experience on Dawson's Creek has guided her career.
In this week's "Sunday Sitdown," Willie gets together with Tony and Emmy-winner Nathan Lane to discuss the enduring impact of The Birdcage and his latest Broadway show at Studio 54.
Jessica Alba (July 2022)
If it feels like you haven't seen as much of Jessica Alba on screen in the last decade or so, that's because she's been busy growing a business. For more than a decade, "The Honest Company" she founded has been a pioneer for clean products for babies, beauty and the home. In this week's "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist gets together with the actor and entrepreneur to discuss how she found her confidence in Hollywood and the business world. (Original broadcast date: July 10, 2022)
Lately, when you hear the name Idris Elba, it often comes in the context of speculation about whether he'll be the next James Bond. The actor says it's not happening, and at the moment he's busy playing John Luther, a British crime-solving hero with a slightly harder edge than Bond's. The 50-year-old Elba worked as a young man at the same Ford manufacturing plant where his father worked before moving to America to chase an acting dream that now has far exceeded anything he ever imagined. In this week's Sunday Sitdown, Willie and Idris got together in New York.
Michelle Yeoh has swept through awards season, winning the Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild Award and just about every other trophy they give out for her performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once, the one-of-a-kind movie that is nominated for 11 Academy Awards. The 60-year-old actress now getting her due, after a long career that has included memorable roles in movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geisha and Crazy Rich Asians. In this week's Sunday Sitdown, Michelle and Willie got together in New York.
Brendan Fraser was on a role in the 1990s and early 2000s, starring in The Mummy, George of the Jungle, Crash and many other films. He says it was a break-neck pace. Since then, he took on smaller roles and retreated from Hollywood. But now he is back with a critically-acclaimed performance in The Whale. In this week's Sunday Sitdown, Willie and Brendan got together for a fireside chat.
Since the release of Elvis, Austin Butler has stepped into the celebrity spotlight, winning a Golden Globe, hosting Saturday Night Live, and rolling-out a list of upcoming roles. Willie and Austin got together in New York for a "Sunday Sitdown," to talk about the ride.
Paul Rudd 2023
Since we first saw Paul Rudd in Clueless nearly 30 years ago, he has been one of those actors you're just always happy to see on the screen. Rudd has starred in a long list of hit comedies, earned praise for his dramatic roles and of course, now also is known as a superhero. In this week's Sunday Sitdown, Willie Geist and Paul Rudd got together at the White Horse Tavern in New York.
Long before she became a global star, Salma Hayek was a young actress making her name on television, in her home country of Mexico. She announced her arrival in America with a run of memorable roles in movies like Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, and Fools Rush In. Despite the success of those films, Hayek began to feel locked-in to a certain type of Latina character. So she carved her own path and established herself as a force in Hollywood. Willie and Hayek got together in New York for a Sunday Sitdown.
Ana De Armas (September 2022)
In the movie Blonde, Ana De Armas is in every scene playing the lead role of Marilyn Monroe. Director Andrew Dominik has been developing the fictionalized movie, based on a novel, for more than a decade. He cast De Armas as the lead seven years ago when he saw the actress in her first-ever English language film. In the time since, she caught the attention of wider audiences and critics especially with her performance in the popular 2019 movie Knives Out. In this week's "Sunday Sitdown" Willie Geist gets together with De Armas just before the premiere of her latest film to talk about what it took to play Monroe and the path that got her here. (Original broadcast date: September 18, 2022)
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this interview is so raw. I love it.
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First of his podcasts I've listened to, and very impressed. Difficult to interview someone the stature of Pacino, but he absolutely aced it. Respectful and not fawning. Great questions and just let him go. Excellent stuff
I love watching Sunday SITDOWN with Willie Geist. My 70th Birthday is Nov. 1st, 2020, and am trying to send yo a video for your people screen. If you see this, please guide me of where to post my birthday video. Being 70, allows me to ask.
Nice show!! Enjoyed it ☺️
Thank you for sharing the full broadcast of this talented, hard working young icon, gone too soon.
A delight! ❤️
I enjoy your show very much. I like your segment on a life well lived and would like to recommend someone, She died on Saturday, April 11th, Her name is Ruth B Mandel. She is well-known in some circles, but not nation-wide. She had a tremendous impact on many people. Her is a link to article in NY Times.k There is also information through Rutgers University as she held some key positions there. Thank you for your consideration.np://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/us/politics/ruth-b-mandel-a-voice-for-women-in-politics-dies-at-81.html
Willie, your show today (April 12) was great! I love how you kept the entire show positive and uplifting. In these difficult days, we need the encouragement of news personalities who are honest, forthright, and keep even those who attempt to put a negative spin on the Coronavirus and the government responses in check. Great job today! Thanks for all you are doing!
Thanks Willie. Another great interview and how nice to hear Al Pacino tell storys. I always wanted to hear him do things like this but, he just didn't, but now! Wow! Can't wait for Sunday to see whos next.
Start my 🌞 morning with NBC Willie and Meet the Press Sunday
I love these interviews!!! Listen to at least three a day.😁
Cried hearing of Jennifer loss to her faimaly and how that phone call broke her. as mine was losing my sister and a month losing my father and brother in a plane crash. 4 years later losing my last broth dieing from compliocation of being a diebetic. All before they to make it pass forty years of age.. 502-338-8688 "HUTCH" Class mate to Senitor Tammy Duckworth.
you're a great interviewer Willie!! @ much respect
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