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September 15, 2019
Maggie Gyllenhaal has made a name for herself with Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated performances in smaller-budget, often independent films like “Secretary" and “Crazy Heart.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the actress to talk about that successful film career, as well as her dual role as actor and producer on the hit HBO series “The Deuce,” and her relationship with her little brother, Jake Gyllenhaal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 8, 2019
With her breakout hit song “All I Wanna Do,” Sheryl Crow quickly went from talented backup singer to household name. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist travels to the musician’s Nashville home to talk about her journey from a tiny town in Missouri to the top of the music charts, and why she says her latest album “Threads” will be her last. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 25, 2019
Orlando Bloom landed the role of Legolas in “The Lord of the Rings” just 2 days after graduating from drama school, and his career hasn’t slowed down since. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the actor about that journey full of epic fantasy roles, his latest Amazon show “Carnival Row,” and his recent guengagement to pop star Katy Perry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 18, 2019
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. (Original broadcast date: May 19, 2019)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 11, 2019
Tiffany Haddish has been on a whirlwind two-year run since her breakout role in the box office hit “Girls Trip." She's appeared in movies, television, commercials, her own stand-up comedy special and even a historic hosting gig at “Saturday Night Live.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the actress to talk about her incredible journey from homelessness to Hollywood’s A-list, and her latest, more dramatic role in the new movie “The Kitchen.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 4, 2019
Viola Davis’ journey to the top of Hollywood’s A-list began on a former plantation in South Carolina, where she was born. She moved to Rhode Island at a young age and grew up poor, but found her way out through acting. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the actress about her extraordinary life and career, as well as a new project that’s close to her heart - a documentary about the diabetes crisis in the United States. (Original broadcast date: May 5, 2019)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 28, 2019
Jake Gyllenhaal’s role in the blockbuster hit “Spider-Man: Far From Home” was a first for the Oscar-nominated actor, who over the last twenty years has earned his place among Hollywood’s elite. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to Gyllenhaal about pivoting from that big-budget superhero film to his latest role in a critically-acclaimed new play on Broadway. The actor also opens up about growing up in Hollywood and the movie that he says changed his life forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 14, 2019
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
July 7, 2019
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
June 30, 2019
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
June 23, 2019
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
June 16, 2019
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
June 16, 2019
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
June 9, 2019
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
June 2, 2019
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
May 26, 2019
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
May 19, 2019
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
May 12, 2019
Keanu Reeves has been a Hollywood star for the past 30 years since "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" broke through the box office and put him on the map. He has made his name starring in big movies like "The Matrix," "Speed" and "Point Break." Through it all, Reeves has stayed grounded and kept his personal life private. In this week's "Sunday Sitdown" Willie Geist talks with the actor about his latest movie "John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum," his long career in Hollywood and everything in between. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 8, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 5, 2019
Viola Davis’ journey to the top of Hollywood’s A-list began on a former plantation in South Carolina, where she was born. She moved to Rhode Island at a young age and grew up poor, but found her way out through acting. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the actress about her extraordinary life and career, as well as a new project that’s close to her heart - a documentary about the diabetes crisis in the United States.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 28, 2019
At this point, you've probably already seen "Avengers: Endgame," the highly-anticipated twenty-second installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In this week's Sunday Sitdown, Willie Geist talks to one of the stars of the film, Jeremy Renner, about his role as one of the six original Avengers, Hawkeye. They also talk about the evolution of his career, from Oscar-nominated leading man to new ventures in music and home remodeling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 21, 2019
NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most dominant athletes in the history of sports. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the basketball legend to talk about his success on and off the court, including his second act as a prolific businessman and analyst on “Inside the NBA.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 14, 2019
Even if you haven’t kept up with the HBO show “Game of Thrones” since its debut in 2011, there’s no avoiding the cultural phenomenon based on the books of George R.R. Martin. At the center of it all is the heroic Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks with Harington about the show's highly anticipated final season and what it will be like to say goodbye to the series that launched his career, introduced him to his wife and changed his life forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 7, 2019
After a nearly 50-year run in Hollywood, Danny DeVito is the kind of star with generations of fans. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the actor and Oscar-nominee about that lengthy career, from his first big role in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” to “Taxi,” “Twins,” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” as well as his latest performance in the new live-action version of the Disney classic “Dumbo.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 31, 2019
Tracy Morgan rose to the heights of comedy from the depths of poverty, growing up between Brooklyn and the Bronx. But five years ago, he nearly died in a horrific accident when the van he was riding in was crushed by a speeding tractor trailer. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the former Saturday Night Live star about that accident and how it changed him, his return to comedy, and the newest season of his hit show “The Last O.G." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 24, 2019
In Jordan Peele’s highly-anticipated new horror film “Us,” Lupita Nyong’o plays both the hero and the monster. It’s a new genre for the 36-year-old actress who starred in last year’s cultural phenomenon “Black Panther” and won an Academy Award in 2014 for her performance in “12 Years a Slave.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to Nyong’o about her journey from Kenya to Yale Drama School to the Oscars stage, and the whirlwind 6 years she’s had since then. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 17, 2019
Over a 35-year career in Hollywood, Woody Harrelson has remained Woody: the one-of-a-kind guy you want to hang out with. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the legendary actor in Austin, Texas to talk about his long run in show business, from the early years on “Cheers” to big budget turns in “The Hunger Games” to his latest Netflix film “The Highwaymen,” and he opens up about his biggest influences along the way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 10, 2019
This weekend Brie Larson arrives as “Captain Marvel,” starring in the first solo, female-led film from the storied Marvel universe. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist chats with the 29-year-old actress about the training and physical transformation she underwent for that role, how winning the Best Actress Oscar for “Room” catapulted her career, and what’s next on her bucket list.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 3, 2019
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is currently ranked 7th on Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Powerful Women, and she tops the list of women in tech. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist chats with the titan about her rise to the top of Silicon Valley, the evolution of YouTube since its launch in 2005, and how the company polices the hundreds of hours of content posted to its platform every minute. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 24, 2019
Emily Blunt had never starred in a movie with husband John Krasinski until the two worked together on the horror film “A Quiet Place,” which Krasinski also directed and co-wrote. In this week's "Sunday Sitdown," the British actress talks to Willie Geist about working with her husband as well as what it’s like to have the stamp of approval from "The Devil Wears Prada” co-star Meryl Streep and the original Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 17, 2019
Liam Hemsworth is the youngest of the famous Hemsworth brothers, best known for starring with Jennifer Lawrence in “The Hunger Games” movies and for his recent marriage to Miley Cyrus. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist chats with the Australian actor about the legendary brother fights in his household growing up, and later fighting his brother Chris for the role of “Thor.” Liam also discusses trying his hand at comedy in the new movie “Isn’t it Romantic.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 10, 2019
Bradley Cooper is one of the biggest actors in Hollywood right now thanks to the success of his Oscar-nominated film "A Star is Born," which he both directed and stars in. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” the seven-time Oscar nominee talks to Willie Geist about the making of that film, what is was like to work alongside Lady Gaga, and when he first fell in love with movies and directing. He also opens up about his supportive mom and how his late father would react to his success in Hollywood.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 3, 2019
Amy Adams is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood with six Academy Award nominations over the years in movies like “The Fighter” and “American Hustle.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist chats with the actress about her latest Oscar nomination for the film “Vice,” where she plays former Vice President Dick Cheney’s wife, Lynne. She also talks about her journey from childhood in Colorado to performing dinner theater in Minnesota to making it big in Hollywood, and why she chooses to keep a low-profile amidst it all.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 27, 2019
When people think of William H. Macy, they often think of his Oscar-nominated performance in the movie “Fargo” or his nine-season run on the hit TV show “Shameless.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist chats with the actor about those iconic roles, as well as many others he’s had throughout a long career in Hollywood. He also opens up about the man who was the biggest influence on his career and the secret to his 21-year marriage to fellow actor Felicity Huffman.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 21, 2019
Andy Samberg arrived at Saturday Night Live as a Featured Player in the fall of 2005, and within a couple of months he shook up the legendary show and brought it into the digital age. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the SNL alum about his time on the show and those infamous digital shorts that he produced with his comedy group “The Lonely Island.” Samberg also talks about the new season of his hit NBC comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and the fans who kept the show alive after it was canceled on Fox.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 13, 2019
This year will mark the 25th anniversary of Natalie Portman’s film debut in “Léon: The Professional,” where she played a 12-year-old child assassin. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks with the Israeli-born actress about the ups and downs of her long career since then, which included a four-year break to earn a degree from Harvard. She also opens up about the dark role she takes on in her latest film, “Vox Lux.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 6, 2019
Last January, Margot Robbie was racking up nominations for her performance in the hit movie “I, Tonya.” She was also uniting with other women in Hollywood to wear black on the Golden Globes red carpet in support of the newly created “Time’s Up” movement. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks with the Australian actress about the one year anniversary of that movement's launch, running her own production company, and her latest performance as Queen Elizabeth I in the film “Mary Queen of Scots.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 23, 2018
In 2001, Jennifer Lopez became the first artist in history to have America’s #1 movie and #1 album in the same week. Since then, she has added a clothing line, perfume, and a production company to her empire. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks with the superstar about building that empire, her rise to stardom, and the critics she’s faced along the way.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 16, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 9, 2018
Ben Stiller is known for a great run of comedy hits, including “There’s Something About Mary,” “Meet the Parents,” and “Zoolander.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks with the actor about that long career, as well as his latest project behind the camera, directing the dramatic new Showtime series “Escape at Dannemora.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 2, 2018
Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired a worldwide phenomenon known as “Cumbermania,” but long before his army of fans began to sweep the globe, Cumberbatch was a successful stage actor in the UK. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown” Willie Geist chats with British actor about his rise to fame, from his on-screen breakthrough in “Sherlock” to his latest, more family-friendly role as “The Grinch,” and the reputation he has built as one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 25, 2018
Hugh Jackman is often considered to be the nicest guy in Hollywood, and it’s easy to see why. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the actor about his wide-ranging career spanning from Wolverine to “The Greatest Showman,” his love of the stage, and his starring role as Gary Hart in the new film “The Front Runner” about the former politician’s scandal-rocked presidential run. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 18, 2018
Ethan Hawke hasn’t starred in many big-budget blockbusters, but that’s by his own design. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” the movie star opens up to Willie Geist about how he built a career on deep, challenging roles, like the one in “Boyhood” that earned him an Oscar nomination in 2015, his breakout role in “Dead Poets Society,” and his latest performance in “First Reformed.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 11, 2018
British actress Claire Foy exploded onto Hollywood’s A-List, and onto the awards circuit, with a captivating performance as the young Queen Elizabeth in Netflix's hit series “The Crown.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist sat down with the star to talk about passing on that role after two seasons, and her latest performance as a different kind of icon in the movie “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 4, 2018
Over the past two decades, Mark Wahlberg has worked his way onto Hollywood’s A-list with memorable performances in movies like “The Departed,” “The Fighter,” and a string of hit comedies, often with his friend Will Ferrell. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist meets up with the actor in Boston to talk about his childhood there and the overnight hip-hop career that made him a star, as well as his latest film “Instant Family.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 28, 2018
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.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 21, 2018
The “Deadpool” franchise gave Ryan Reynolds the signature role of his 20-year career, but its success was far from a sure thing. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the Hollywood superstar about his decade-long fight to bring that character to the big screen, plus his new life as a businessman and majority owner of American gin company, Aviation Gin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 14, 2018
Jeff Bridges’ character in “The Big Lebowski” has become a folk hero since the movie was released 20 years ago, partly because “The Dude’s” laid-back vibe fits so well with the man who plays him. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks with the legendary actor about his childhood in a Hollywood family, his sixty-year, Oscar-winning career, and his personal “dude”-like zen.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 7, 2018
Over the last two years, Riz Ahmed had a blockbuster breakout in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," he appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine as one of the world's Most Influential people, and he became the first Asian man and first Muslim to win an Emmy Award. In this week's "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist chats with the actor and hip-hop artist about his rise in Hollywood, including that award-winning role in HBO's "The Night Of" and his latest performance as evil genius Carlton Drake in the new marvel movie, "Venom."Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 23, 2018
After blockbuster hits like “Jumanji,” “Ride Along,” and "Central Intelligence," Kevin Hart has become one of the world’s biggest comedians, living in the rarified air of his own comedy heroes. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown” Willie Geist met up with Hart at Madison Square Garden on his “Irresponsible Tour” to talk about growing up in the Philadelphia stand-up circuit, his confessional style of humor, and how he became the king of his own media empire.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 16, 2018
Maya Rudolph knew from an early age that she was meant to make people laugh, but a seven-season run on “Saturday Night Live” put her comedic genius on the map. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist met the actress inside SNL’s famous Studio 8H to talk about her time on that show, including her favorite celebrity impressions and what it was like to work alongside cast members like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. She also shares how the show served as comedy boot camp, giving her a foundation for roles in films like “Bridesmaids” and her new Amazon series “Forever,” in which she stars alongside fellow SNL alum Fred Armisen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 9, 2018
It’s been nearly 30 years since Lenny Kravitz released his breakthrough first album, “Let Love Rule.” Since then he has sold more than 40 million albums and at one point won the Grammy Award for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” four years in a row. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the rock star about his long career in the industry and the interesting way he came up with his latest album, “Raise Vibration.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 2, 2018
Sarah Silverman is known for her hard-edged, taboo-breaking standup act and her progressive political bent off stage, but her Emmy-nominated TV series “I Love You, America” shows a different side of the comedian. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to Silverman about traveling the country for that show as she tries to understand today's American divide. She also opens up about her early love of performing and her rise from the basement comedy clubs of New York City to being one of the most successful comics in the business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 26, 2018
Jason Aldean isn’t just one of the biggest names in country, he’s one of the biggest names in all of music. His latest album “Rearview Town” debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, knocking Cardi B out of the top spot. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist met up with the country superstar on tour to talk about his long journey through Nashville, his unique sound, and how he’s coping after the Las Vegas shooting nearly a year ago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 19, 2018
Chris O’Dowd was already big in the U.K. before he moved to Los Angeles, but he made a name for himself in America playing Officer Nathan Rhodes in the smash comedy "Bridesmaids." In this week’s "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist talks to the actor about his journey from Ireland to Hollywood, and how that film launched him into a series of roles in movies, television and Broadway. O'Dowd also opens up about his latest role in the hit series "Get Shorty," a different kind of character for an actor known for his charm and sense of humor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 5, 2018
Mila Kunis was only 14 years old when she landed the role of Jackie Burkhart on “That 70’s Show,” where she spent eight seasons from 1998 to 2006. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” the actress talks to Willie Geist about that breakout role which introduced her to co-star Ashton Kutcher, a friend back then and her real-life husband today. Kunis also chats about moving to America with her family from the Soviet Union when she was just 7 years old, the acting class that started her career in Hollywood, and her latest action film “The Spy Who Dumped Me.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 15, 2018
Lady Antebellum, the trio of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, is famous for its pitch-perfect harmony, which began when they met in a Nashville bar 12 years ago. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist got together with the band to talk about that first meeting, the Grammy-winning song that changed their career, and how they manage to stick together after all these years. Plus the band took Willie on a tour of their rehearsal space as they get ready to head out on the “Summer Plays On” tour with Darius Rucker.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 8, 2018
As a child, Jordan Spieth was a golf prodigy. He played in his first professional tournament at just 16 years old, and by the age of 23 he had won three of golf's four major tournament titles. In this week's "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist got together with the young star at his home course in Dallas as he prepared to defend his British Open title. Spieth talks about his meteoric rise to the top of the PGA rankings, the comparisons to golf legends such as Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, and how he's managed to keep his life as normal as possible during it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 1, 2018
Bobby Flay has been a star on the Food Network almost since its beginning nearly 25 years ago, and his shows and restaurants have since made him a household name. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist visits the chef at his summer home in the Hamptons to discuss his long career in the business, starting with his childhood interest in cooking and his rise from high school dropout to the head of a food empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 24, 2018
Blake Shelton will be the first to tell you that being a coach on “The Voice” changed his life in more ways than one. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” the country music superstar opens up to Willie Geist about how that show not only exposed him to millions of new fans, but also introduced him to his current girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, at a very difficult time in his life. The Oklahoma native also chats about the early days of hunting for record deals as a teenager in Nashville, and what it’s like returning to Music City to open up his new bar and music venue “Ole Red.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 17, 2018
When Jon Stewart announced he would give up his hosting chair on “The Daily Show” after 16 years, almost no one speculated his replacement would be Trevor Noah. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist chats with the popular comedian about his astounding journey from apartheid South Africa where his biracial background was literally a crime to now sitting in that famous chair. Noah also discusses his unique approach to covering today’s politics and breaking through in a crowded late-night field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 10, 2018
For the last seven years, Claire Danes has played one of the most intense and complex characters on television, CIA officer Carrie Mathieson on the hit series “Homeland.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” the Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress sits down with Willie Geist to chat about what it’s like to play that memorable role and how the show’s storylines have an uncanny way of predicting the future. She also discusses her childhood growing up in show business, including moving from New York City to Los Angeles at age 13 to audition for “My So-Called Life,” as well as her latest movie, “A Kid Like Jake.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 3, 2018
Andrew Garfield captured Hollywood’s attention in “The Social Network,” and he became a star when he was cast as a blockbuster superhero in “The Amazing Spider-Man.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” the Oscar-nominated actor chats with Willie Geist about his complicated relationship with fame and why he has always felt more comfortable on the stage than as a global movie star. He opens up about his current role in the theater, the demanding lead in the iconic play “Angels in America” on Broadway. The show is nominated for a record-breaking 11 Tony Awards, including one for Garfield, and he talks about that positive response and why he feels the play’s themes are resonating today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2018
Jason Bateman is living a double life these days, playing the leader of the Bluth family in the comedy cult classic “Arrested Development” while also starring in the dark series “Ozark,” where he plays a family man who is in deep trouble with a drug cartel. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist chats with the actor about his lengthy career, from growing up a child star on the sitcom “Silver Spoons,” to facing some dark times in his twenties, to landing “Arrested Development” and his recent success on Netflix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2018
Actress Laura Dern has a long career of big-name credits, but this past year has thrust her into the spotlight. In this week’s episode of “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks with the Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress about her big year that’s included roles in the hit HBO series “Big Little Lies,” on the big screen in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and in the revival of the cult classic “Twin Peaks.” She opens up about growing up in Hollywood the daughter of movie stars, and what it was like to be nominated for an Oscar alongside her mother for their film “Rambling Rose.” Dern also discusses her intense new movie “The Tale” and the importance of stepping up as a leader in the era of #MeToo and Time’s Up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2018
Comedian Melissa McCarthy is known for her outrageous roles in “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat,” but not everyone knows about her journey to stardom. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” the actress talks to Willie Geist about her path from a soybean farm in Illinois to crashing on couches in New York City to becoming the fourth-highest paid actress in Hollywood. And in honor of Mother’s Day, McCarthy opens up about raising two young daughters and why her latest film, “Life of the Party,” is the first one she’ll let them watch.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 6, 2018
Oscar-winning director Ron Howard has been in show business almost since he was born. He appeared in his first movie at just 18 months old and by the age of 6 he was a star on “The Andy Griffith Show.” In this week’s episode of “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist chats with Howard about growing up on the sets of some of the most beloved shows on television, all while dreaming of being behind the camera. Howard is now one of the most acclaimed filmmakers in Hollywood, directing hits like "Apollo 13," "A Beautiful Mind," and "Frost-Nixon." He opens up to Willie about that prolific career, including his latest adventure directing the new Star Wars movie "Solo" and all the pressure that comes along with it.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 29, 2018
Laurie Metcalf is on a roll. The 62-year-old actress is coming off a year that included a Tony Award for her performance in “A Doll’s House,” an Oscar nomination for her acclaimed role in “Lady Bird” and a revival of her Emmy-winning performance on the hit TV sitcom “Roseanne.” In this week’s episode of “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks with the actress about her whirlwind of a year and how she juggles that crazy work schedule, including her latest adventure on Broadway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 22, 2018
Damian Lewis is the British actor you usually hear using an American accent on television. The star of the hit show “Billions” first made a name for himself playing an American soldier on HBO’s “Band of Brothers,” before he went on to shake up television with his Emmy and Golden Globe winning performance as Sergeant Nick Brody on “Homeland.” In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” the actor talks to Willie Geist about his in-depth preparation for his current role as ruthless hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod, including studying real-life Wall Street titans. It turns out Lewis has also learned a mean game of ping pong in his downtime on the set, so he challenged Willie to a friendly match.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 15, 2018
When the one and only Bill Murray comes calling for interview, you drop everything to make it happen. In the first episode of "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist meets up with the legendary actor on a moment’s notice to talk about his days on Saturday Night Live, his epic movie career, and everything in between, including the infamous 1-800 phone number he uses to connect with Hollywood. Even Wes Anderson, who directed Murray’s latest film “Isle of Dogs,” has to leave a message for him there, and they’ve worked on eight movies together. Murray opens up to Willie about his decision to live outside the spotlight, besides crashing a party every now and then.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 10, 2018
Join us for the brand new “Sunday Sitdown” with Willie Geist. In this podcast, we’re giving you the uncut, unfiltered interviews with the biggest names out there from pop culture to politics. On his show “Sunday TODAY” on NBC, Willie sits down with stars like Justin Timberlake, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and even President George W. Bush to talk about the stories behind their success. Now, these conversations will be available to you in full, right here every week on “Sunday Sitdown.” Check it out!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 8, 2018
Emily Blunt had never worked with husband John Krasinski until the two starred together in the new horror film “A Quiet Place,” which Krasinski also directed and co-wrote. In this episode of "Sunday Sitdown," the British actress talks to Willie Geist about working with her husband as well as what it’s like to have the stamp of approval from “The Devil Wears Prada” co-star Meryl Streep and the original Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews. Plus she shares some of her lesser known hobbies and talents, including the one her husband didn’t even know she had until recently. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 1, 2018
More than 20 years after “Roseanne” ended, John Goodman and the cast are back together for the show’s revival. In this episode of "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist visits Goodman in New Orleans to talk about how the reboot isn’t so different from two decades ago and how his life has improved in recent years after overcoming struggles with alcoholism. He also chats about what it was like to work with the Coen Brothers on the cult classic “The Big Lebowski” and the impact that movie has had 20 years on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 25, 2018
Drew Barrymore has been acting nearly her entire life, but it was not always glamorous. In this episode of "Sunday Sitdown," the actress opens up to Willie Geist about those tough early years growing up in Hollywood, what it’s like to be a mom now, and her latest adventure on the small screen in in Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet.” She also reflects on that infamous interview with David Letterman, plus what she sees on the horizon after 35 years in the industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 18, 2018
Chadwick Boseman soared to fame this year with the release of “Black Panther,” Marvel’s first movie to feature a largely black cast and crew. In this episode of "Sunday Sitdown," the actor joins Willie Geist to talk about the impact of the record-breaking film, the response he’s received and what it means for the movie industry. Boseman also opens up about what it’s like to play some of history’s most famous figures, plus that time Denzel Washington helped him pay for acting school.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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