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Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher

HBO 2003

Each week Bill Maher surrounds himself with a panel of guests which include politicians, actors, comedians, musicians and the like to discuss what's going on in the world.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher - S2E1

#1 - January 16, 2004

10.00

Season 2 - Episode 1

Guests: Ret. Gen. Wesley Clark, musician Moby, Rev. Al Sharpton, actor Ron Silver, congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) Topics: American values, Iraq, MoveOn.org, environment

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 2 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S5E10

#2 - April 27, 2007

10.00

Season 5 - Episode 10

Guests: Actor Richard Belzer, NPR correspondent Jamie Tarabay, commentator Lisa Schiffren, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, fmr US Attorney David Iglesias Topics: Pat Tillman controversy, U.S. attorney firings, privacy in America, Alec Baldwin, future of Iraq

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 2 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S7E1

#3 - February 20, 2009

10.00

Season 7 - Episode 1

Guests: Financial Times editor Chrystia Freeland, journalist Tina Brown, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA); via satellite, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), journalist Brigitte Gabriel Topics: The economy, President Obama's first month in office

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 2 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S9E29

#4 - September 30, 2011

9.67

Season 9 - Episode 29

Guests: Reporter Dana Priest, environmental advocate Van Jones, former Governer Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, Author Salman Rushdie Topics: Anwar al-Awlaki assassination, possibility of Chris Christie running for president, Obama returning to progressive values, heckler calling Obama the antichrist and religion in republicanism, occupy wall street, Solendria going bankrupt, Obama's comments to black voters, opening of the Ground Zero mosque, tax breaks for American job creation, Jesus Christ as a republican candidate.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 3 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S2E7

#5 - February 27, 2004

9.50

Season 2 - Episode 7

Guests: Actor Ian McKellen, politician Christine Todd Whitman, Sandy Rios, Kwame Kilpatrick, Ralph Nader Topics: The Passion of the Christ, gay marriage, environment

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 2 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S7E15

#6 - June 05, 2009

9.50

Season 7 - Episode 15

Guests: Actor and comedian D. L. Hughley, Council of Foreign Relations president Richard Haass, novelist Paula Froelich, journalist Jeremy Scahill, Fortune editor Matt Miller Topics: Obama's visit to the Middle East, terrorism, abortion debate and the murder of Dr. George Tiller, gay marriage, health care reform in the United States

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 2 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S7E16

#7 - June 12, 2009

9.50

Season 7 - Episode 16

Guests: CNN host Larry King, MSNBC host Chris Matthews, former White House Homeland Security advisor Frances Townsend, NAACP President Ben Jealous, humorist P. J. O'Rourke Topics: 2009 digital television transition, Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting, racism, affirmative action, nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, terrorism, car culture in the United States, socialism

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 2 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S7E17

#8 - June 19, 2009

9.50

Season 7 - Episode 17

Guests: Commentator Paul Begala, BBC reporter Katty Kay, blogger Meghan McCain, columnist Joel Stein, writer Hooman Maj Topics: Iranian presidential election, 2009, health care reform, David Letterman joke controversy, sexuality and infidelity in politics, 2009 imprisonment of US journalists by North Korea

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 2 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S10E20

#9 - June 15, 2012

9.38

Season 10 - Episode 20

Guests: Economist Joseph Stiglitz, actor Alan Thicke, political consultant Karen Finney, journalist David Frum, pollster Kristen Soltis. Topics: Economic inequality, 'euro-zone' crisis, Obama's immigration reform, fake Obama, Canadian institutions, American's sense of entitlement, Racism, Vacation time in America.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 21 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S10E2

#10 - January 20, 2012

9.36

Season 10 - Episode 2

Guests: Journalism legend Bill Moyers, journalist Matt Lewis, Former Governor Charles "Buddy" Roemer, Former Governor Jennifer Granholm, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Ind-VT). Topics: The Republican presidential primaries, Keystone oil pipeline and popular support for important legislation, Newt Gingrich's rise and possible racism, electoral disdain for Mitt Romney, SOPA and PIPA, Republicans' fictionalising president Obama, overcoming partisanship, Citizens United and corporate money in politics, venture capitalism.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 11 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S7E6
#11 - March 27, 2009
9.33
Season 7 - Episode 6

Guests: Senator Bill Bradley, author Christopher Hitchens, rapper Mos Def, author Salman Rushdie Topics: Banking crisis, Legalization of marijuana, Nuclear proliferation

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 3 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S10E15
#12 - May 04, 2012
9.20
Season 10 - Episode 15

Guests: Comedian Arsenio Hall, comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, Republican strategist Susan del Percio, host of MSNBC's "The Ed Show" Ed Schultz, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell Lawrence Wilkerson Topics: Anniversary of Rodney King/LA riots, Obama being painted as the most left president ever, the future of NATO, Anniversary of Bin Laden's death, republican vice presidential nominee, war on women, success in America, charitable giving

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 15 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S9E33
#13 - October 28, 2011
9.17
Season 9 - Episode 33

Guests: Tax reform lobbyist Grover Norquist, journalist Michelle Goldberg, CNN foreign correspondent Michael Ware, philosopher Cornel West, Republican strategist Ron Christie. Topics: Herman Cain's creepy ad, Fallout from the Status of Forces Agreement, brutality of treatment of Gaddafi's corpse, Iran, Occupy Wall Street, Newt Gingrich as a big thinker, class warfare, recreational drugs vs. prescription drugs

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 6 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S10E22
#14 - June 29, 2012
9.17
Season 10 - Episode 22

Guests: Journalist Amy Goodman, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA), journalist Fareed Zakaria, former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, comedian Lizz Winstead. Topics: Affordable Care Act, Justices John Roberts and Antonin Scalia, reproductive health, Egypt election, Rep. Allen West, Mitt Romney's plan for China and health care, Romney's VP candidates.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 18 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S10E29
#15 - October 05, 2012
9.13
Season 10 - Episode 29

Journalist Will Cain; Former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla) ; Actress Kerry Washington; Political consultant Frank Luntz; Environmentalist Bill McKibbe.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 15 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S10E6
#16 - February 17, 2012
9.08
Season 10 - Episode 6

Guests: Ex-Gov. Elliott Spitzer (D-NY), Dr. Drew Pinsky, author Alexandra Wentworth, economist Steve Moore, journalist Erin McPike. Topics: American reliance on prescription drugs, death of Whitney Houston, Mitt Romney's failing campaign numbers, recovery of the economy, contraception, Republicans alienation of women voters, 'small government' republicans use of medicare, supreme court conservatism, alternative energy sources, disrespect of the office of President.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 12 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S2E13
#17 - August 13, 2004
9.00
Season 2 - Episode 13

Guests: Comedian D. L. Hughley, former Sen. Gary Hart, writer Michelle Malkin, Rep. Rahm Emanuel, and columnist Maureen Dowd Topics: Muhammad Khan, president Bush, racial profiling, Jim McGreevey

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 2 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S2E14
#18 - August 27, 2004
9.00
Season 2 - Episode 14

Guests: Author Michael Eric Dyson, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, reporter Ashleigh Banfield, author and Vietnam veteran John E. O'Neill, Brigadier General Janis Karpinski, talk show host Chris Matthews Topics: McCain–Feingold Act, Iraq, environment

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 2 votes.

#19 - February 25, 2005
9.00
Season 3 - Episode 2

Guests: Former baseball slugger José Canseco, actor Tim Robbins, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, talk show host Tucker Carlson, Gov. Mike Huckabee Topics: On steroids, on Iran and Iraq, on religious belief, Ward Churchill, President Bush, on Covenant Marriage, Million Dollar Baby

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 2 votes.

Real Time with Bill Maher - S3E13
#20 - August 19, 2005
9.00
Season 3 - Episode 13

Guests: Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly; Iraq war veteran, Paul Hackett; former Homeland Security Under Secretary Asa Hutchinson; political consultant Kellyanne Conway; actor/comic Chris Rock. Topics: Cindy Sheehan, Iraq, John Kerry, racial profiling, activist judges

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Real Time with Bill Maher from 2 votes.

Last updated: apr 17, 2021

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Even though Bill Maher himself can go on my nerves, it's still a pretty good show.

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Such a terrific and unique show. Funny _and_ insightful, Real Time is an important show and long may it continue.

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He is a TOTAL A-Hole!

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Bill is loosing it this days

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Great Show

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basically a liberal, atheist version of a late night christian tv show. borderline propaganda

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I accidentally hid Real Time on my calendar. How do I get it to show back up?

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Sharp & witty sarcastic farce, voice of reason and optimism

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I'm glad I found this site thanks to my Android box. I'm just learning how to use the darn thing but I hope to learn how to set myself up on the box with this account too. Thanks for being so kool

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