Season 18

Season 18 (2012)




Episodes List

Ep.1 Arnold Schwarzenegger

Air Date: 2012-10-01

The Obama and Romney camps aim low at the debates, the White House responds to violence in Libya, and Arnold Schwarzenegger discusses time travel and his book, "Total Recall".

Ep.2 Liam Neeson

Air Date: 2012-10-02

A Pennsylvania judge rules against the state's voter ID law, John Oliver asks Herman Cain to save America from foreign debt, and Liam Neeson talks kicking ass in "Taken 2".

Ep.3 Rand Paul

Air Date: 2012-10-03

An explosive Obama video resurfaces, Stephen Colbert plays the part of Bill O'Reilly, and Rand Paul shares libertarian anecdotes from his book, "Government Bullies".

Ep.4 Bill O'Reilly

Air Date: 2012-10-04

Mitt Romney's lies win the first debate, Barack Obama breaks Chris Matthews, Al Gore ponders elevation sickness, and Bill O'Reilly discusses "Killing Kennedy".

Ep.5 Pete Townshend

Air Date: 2012-10-08

Slightly lower unemployment numbers spark conservative conspiracy theories, Sesame Street comes under fire, and Pete Townshend discusses his memoir, "Who I Am".

Ep.6 Ben Affleck

Air Date: 2012-10-09

Mitt Romney presents his vague deficit reduction plan, Jessica Williams interviews black Mormons in Utah, and Ben Affleck rescues hostages in "Argo".

Ep.7 Magic Johnson

Air Date: 2012-10-10

President Obama slams Mitt Romney over Big Bird comments, Jason Jones explains the polling of polls, and Magic Johnson reveals the secret to his rivalry with Larry Bird.

Ep.8 Paul Thomas Anderson

Air Date: 2012-10-11

Down-ticket congressional races intensify, John Oliver reports on a fast-growing sector of the US economy, and Paul Thomas Anderson talks writing and directing "The Master".

Ep.9 J. K. Rowling

Air Date: 2012-10-15

Joe Biden debates Paul Ryan, Martha Raddatz draws praise as debate moderator, and author J.K. Rowling discusses writing a novel without magic or Harry Potter.

Ep.10 Eugene Jarecki

Air Date: 2012-10-16

Paul Ryan visits a homeless shelter in Ohio, Herman Cain touches on American exceptionalism, and Eugene Jarecki discusses the war on drugs and "The House I Live In".

Ep.11 Nate Silver

Air Date: 2012-10-17

Barack Obama shows up for the second presidential debate, John Oliver recruits a focus group, and Nate Silver shares his book, "The Signal and the Noise".

Ep.12 Barack Obama

Air Date: 2012-10-18

Samantha Bee explains why women voters are turned off by the debates, and President Obama weighs in on the election, Libya and Joe Biden's swimwear.

Ep.13 D.L. Hughley

Air Date: 2012-10-22

The conservative media exploits an Obama sound bite, Jessica Williams and Samantha Bee follow the President's last campaign, and DL Hughley explains "The Endangered List".

Ep.14 Gerard Butler

Air Date: 2012-10-23

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate foreign policy, John Oliver and Aasif Mandvi share closing election arguments, and Gerard Butler talks surfing in "Chasing Mavericks".

Ep.15 Dakota Meyer

Air Date: 2012-10-24

Donald Trump challenges President Obama, military veterans fight the civilian economy, and war hero Dakota Meyer describes a dark day in Afghanistan.

Ep.16 Nancy Pelosi

Air Date: 2012-10-25

Both parties pick winners and losers, an Indiana Senate candidate stirs up controversy, and Nancy Pelosi shares her take on the 2012 presidential election.

Ep.17 Jon Ronson

Air Date: 2012-10-31

Hurricane Sandy reveals government competence, John Oliver and Jason Jones run eighth grade political campaigns, and Jon Ronson shares examples of investigative satire.

Ep.18 Bob Woodruff

Air Date: 2012-11-01

Ohio suffers a storm of political ads, Jason Jones and John Oliver raise student council election funds, and Bob Woodruff promotes the "Stand Up For Heroes" fundraiser.

Ep.19 Martha Raddatz

Air Date: 2012-11-05

The presidential campaigns wind down, John Oliver and Jason Jones coach young politicians, and Martha Raddatz shares the secret to her debate moderating authority.

Ep.20 Democalypse 2012: Election Night - This Ends Now

Air Date: 2012-11-06

Election night wraps up, the Best F#@king News Team Ever reports future election results, and Samantha Bee interviews undecided voters.

Ep.21 Nate Silver

Air Date: 2012-11-07

Barack Obama defeats Mitt Romney, Karl Rove refuses to admit defeat, Fox News plays the blame game, and Nate Silver explains his forecasting methodology.

Ep.22 Katie Dellamaggiore & Pobo Efekoro

Air Date: 2012-11-08

Colorado legalizes marijuana, John Oliver offers a unique interpretation of the election, and Katie Dellamaggiore and Pobo Efekoro talk "Brooklyn Castle".

Ep.23 Mike Huckabee

Air Date: 2012-11-12

New York cleans up after Hurricane Sandy, General Petraeus resigns as head of the CIA, and Mike Huckabee calls for a more inclusive GOP.

Ep.24 Jason Sudeikis

Air Date: 2012-11-13

White House petitioners threaten secession, the Petraeus scandal widens with a second implicated general, and Jason Sudeikis channels Joe Biden and Mitt Romney.

Ep.25 Jon Meacham

Air Date: 2012-11-14

The GOP does well among married women, the BBC confronts a decades-long child sex scandal, and Jon Meacham talks "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power".

Ep.26 Andrew Napolitano

Air Date: 2012-11-15

Mitt Romney accuses President Obama of bribery, Al Madrigal investigates Arizona's legislative landscape, and Andrew Napolitano waxes Constitutional.

Ep.27 David Nasaw

Air Date: 2012-11-26

Israel and Hamas call a ceasefire, God works in mysterious ways, and David Nasaw discusses "The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy".

Ep.28 Warren Buffett & Carol Loomis

Air Date: 2012-11-27

Wal-Mart employees surrender their front row Black Friday seats, several parties receive blame for the Twinkie's death, and Warren Buffett and Carol Loomis talk tax fairness.

Ep.29 Neil Young

Air Date: 2012-11-28

John McCain and Lindsey Graham attack Susan Rice, Marcia Fudge attacks their attack, Jason Jones examines political consulting, and Neil Young brings vinyl sound to digital.

Ep.30 Calvin Trillin

Air Date: 2012-11-29

Mitt Romney joins President Obama for a private White House meeting, John Hodgman threatens to secede, and Calvin Trillin recounts the presidential race in verse.

Ep.31 Denis Leary

Air Date: 2012-12-03

Fox News continues fighting the war on Christmas, Congress debates the filibuster, and Denis Leary spreads holiday cheer in his book, "Merry F**kin' Christmas".

Ep.32 R.A. Dickey

Air Date: 2012-12-04

The left and right debate fiscal cliff resolutions, House Republicans pass on diversity, and Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey describes the brotherhood of the knuckleball.

Ep.33 Alan Simpson

Air Date: 2012-12-05

Senate Republicans oppose the UN's disability rights treaty, Al Madrigal investigates pot-smoking seniors, and Alan Simpson untangles the fiscal cliff.

Ep.34 Chris Christie

Air Date: 2012-12-06

Kate Middleton battles morning sickness, Samantha Bee predicts the royal child's future, and Chris Christie shares details of his hug with Bruce Springsteen.

Ep.35 Bishop Gene Robinson

Air Date: 2012-12-10

Sports commentator Bob Costas switches subjects, Mitch McConnell's plan backfires, and Gene Robinson talks being the first openly gay bishop in Christendom.

Ep.36 Laura Linney

Air Date: 2012-12-11

Michigan and Indiana wage economic warfare, Silvio Berlusconi serenades the Italian electorate, and Laura Linney discusses "Hyde Park on Hudson".

Ep.37 Cory Booker

Air Date: 2012-12-12

Atheists assault Christmas, North Korea's Kim Jong-un averts Armageddon, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker touts his city's economic resurgence.

Ep.38 Kristen Stewart

Air Date: 2012-12-13

California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act face legal hurdles, Wyatt Cenac completes one last investigation, and Kristen Stewart dances in "On the Road".

Ep.39 Anne Hathaway

Air Date: 2013-01-07

America temporarily avoids the Fiscal Cliff, House Republicans vote against a Hurricane Sandy relief package, and Anne Hathaway divulges the ending to "Les Miserables".

Ep.40 Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Air Date: 2013-01-08

America debates gun control, Wayne LaPierre calls for a lunatic database, and retired General Stanley McChrystal discusses his memoir, "My Share of the Task".

Ep.41 Jeff Bridges

Air Date: 2013-01-09

Former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg sues America, Al Madrigal reports on Detroit's Canadian problem, and Jeff Bridges talks "The Dude and the Zen Master".

Ep.42 Josh Brolin

Air Date: 2013-01-10

The government considers minting a trillion dollar coin, Al Gore sells Current TV to Al Jazeera, and Josh Brolin discusses his handsome role in "Gangster Squad".

Ep.43 Roger Waters

Air Date: 2013-01-14

Paul Krugman teaches brand awareness, Jessica Williams parses President Obama's personal diversity, John Oliver investigates investigations, and Roger Waters battles the flu.

Ep.44 Bob Schieffer

Air Date: 2013-01-15

Lance Armstrong opens up to Oprah, Clarence Thomas speaks for the first time in seven years, and Bob Schieffer prepares for his 13th presidential inauguration.

Ep.45 Jessica Chastain

Air Date: 2013-01-16

The White House and the NRA debate gun control measures, House Republicans vote against Hurricane Sandy relief, and Jessica Chastain talks "Zero Dark Thirty".

Ep.46 Lena Dunham

Air Date: 2013-01-17

President Obama addresses gun control, the White House rebuffs a petition to build a Death Star, and Lena Dunham is a Golden Globes newbie.

Ep.47 Sonia Sotomayor

Air Date: 2013-01-21

President Obama is sworn in for a second term, the Best F#@king News Team Ever experiments with inauguration hairstyles, and Sonia Sotomayor talks "My Beloved World".

Ep.48 Jennifer Lopez

Air Date: 2013-01-22

President Obama is sworn in for his second presidential term, Beyonce "sings" the National Anthem, and Jennifer Lopez discusses her new action film, "Parker".

Ep.49 Missy Cummings

Air Date: 2013-01-23

Paul Ryan reviews President Obama's inaugural speech, Israel is no friend to Benjamin Netanyahu, and Missy Cummings shares the many applications of drones.

Ep.50 Christopher Walken

Air Date: 2013-01-24

House Republicans press Hillary Clinton on Benghazi intelligence, China's smog problem helps America's self-esteem, and Christopher Walken talks "Stand Up Guys".

Ep.51 Bob Costas

Air Date: 2013-01-28

Women gain access to front-line combat, North Korea promises to "settle accounts" with the United States, and Bob Costas discusses the American cultures of guns and football.

Ep.52 Melissa McCarthy

Air Date: 2013-01-29

Would-be right-wing homesteaders envision a perfect society, homosexuality comes to the Boy Scouts and the NFL, and Melissa McCarthy blames Jason Bateman for "Identity Thief".

Ep.53 Al Gore

Air Date: 2013-01-30

Republicans reach out to Latino voters, and Al Gore talks climate, democracy, and his book, "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change".

Ep.54 Jason Bateman

Air Date: 2013-01-31

The Senate investigates a range of gun control measures, President Obama makes a controversial skeet-shooting remark, and Jason Bateman discusses "Identity Thief".

Ep.55 Michelle Rhee

Air Date: 2013-02-04

The Super Bowl suffers a power failure, Chinese hackers infiltrate the New York Times, and education reformer Michelle Rhee discusses her book, "Radical".

Ep.56 Ray Kelly

Air Date: 2013-02-05

Republicans explore alternative methods of voter outreach, Facebook frustrates Germany, and Ray Kelly talks gun control and large sodas.

Ep.57 Ed Whitacre

Air Date: 2013-02-06

The Obama administration is questioned over its legal basis for drone strikes, the British government addresses gay marriage, and Ed Whitacre discusses GM's revival.

Ep.58 Neil Barofsky

Air Date: 2013-02-07

The White House opens up about drones, the United States Postal Service changes its work schedule, and Neil Barofsky talks banks and bailouts.

Ep.59 George Stephanopoulos

Air Date: 2013-02-11

Pope Benedict XVI steps down, Harvard fails to produce the best cheaters, and George Stephanopoulos talks State of the Union addresses past and future.

Ep.60 Mike Piazza

Air Date: 2013-02-12

North Korea goes miniature, Lewis Black looks to the real gun control experts, and Mike Piazza talks baseball, steroids, and his book, "Long Shot".

Ep.61 Fawzia Koofi

Air Date: 2013-02-13

President Obama updates America on the State of the Union, Marco Rubio takes a water break, and Fawzia Koofi discusses her book, "The Favored Daughter".

Ep.62 Susan E. Rice

Air Date: 2013-02-14

CNN owns the cruise ship story, John Oliver meets with the secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and Susan Rice shares her side of the Benghazi story.

Ep.63 Alison Brie

Air Date: 2013-02-19

Great Britain questions the quality of its fast food, a meteor explosion over Russia fails to resonate, and Alison Brie talks "Community," "Mad Men," and Springsteen.

Ep.64 Helaine Olen

Air Date: 2013-02-20

Republicans revenge themselves on Chuck Hagel, Mississippi ratifies the 13th Amendment, and Helaine Olen discusses her book, "Pound Foolish".

Ep.65 Steven Brill

Air Date: 2013-02-21

The White House vows greater transparency, Jessica Williams joins up with Texas secessionists, and Steven Brill discusses his health care industry investigation.

Ep.66 Donnie Wahlberg

Air Date: 2013-02-25

Mississippi's Dick Molpus is vindicated, Samantha Bee prepares for post-sequester America, and Donnie Wahlberg straddles the police communities of Boston and New York.

Ep.67 Lori Silverbush & Kristi Jacobson

Air Date: 2013-02-26

Dov Hikind addresses the blackface controversy, Robert Gibbs acknowledges the drone program, and Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson discuss hunger and "A Place at the Table".

Ep.68 R.J. Cutler

Air Date: 2013-02-27

Wall Street enjoys a boom, Italy wanders into a religious and political power vacuum, and R.J. Cutler describes "The World According to Dick Cheney".

Ep.69 Rachel Maddow

Air Date: 2013-02-28

Bob Woodward runs afoul of the White House, Jason Jones battles maple syrup addiction, and Rachel Maddow decodes the Supreme Court.

Ep.70 Paul Rudd

Air Date: 2013-03-04

Congress punishes itself by not punishing itself, Dennis Rodman reaches out to Kim Jong-un, and Paul Rudd discusses his life on the Supreme Court.

Ep.71 Sandra Day O'Connor

Air Date: 2013-03-05

The Supreme Court reconsiders the Voting Rights Act, and Sandra Day O'Connor discusses her life on the bench and her book, "Out of Order".

Ep.72 Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Air Date: 2013-03-06

Rand Paul filibusters for real, Al Madrigal questions Puerto Rico's desire for statehood, and Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the Russian meteor event.

Ep.73 Tom Coughlin

Air Date: 2013-03-07

Biological imperatives end Rand Paul's filibuster, potential papal successors gather in Rome, and Tom Coughlin discusses his book, "Earn the Right to Win".

Ep.74 Peter Dinklage

Air Date: 2013-03-25

Barack Obama brokers Middle Eastern peace, Al Madrigal investigates a lesser-known form of gun violence, and "Game of Thrones"' Peter Dinklage coins a phrase.

Ep.75 Michael Moss

Air Date: 2013-03-26

Republicans reboot, Larry Wilmore offers the GOP minority outreach advice, and "Salt Sugar Fat" author Michael Moss shares processed food industry secrets.

Ep.76 Eva Mendes

Air Date: 2013-03-27

Government doesn't work for returning veterans, the Supreme Court weighs in on same-sex marriage, and Eva Mendes talks "The Place Beyond the Pines".

Ep.77 Denise Kiernan

Air Date: 2013-03-28

The Supreme Court hears gay marriage arguments, Rupert Murdoch looks to expand his reach in LA, and Denise Kiernan investigates the women of the Manhattan Project.

Ep.78 Mary Roach

Air Date: 2013-04-01

Egypt suffers democratic growing pains, John Oliver investigates violence against guns, and Mary Roach demystifies the digestive process.

Ep.79 Jonathan Sperber

Air Date: 2013-04-02

Kim Jong-un fails to take the hint, Pope Francis I makes his mark, and author Jonathan Sperber delves into the personal life of Karl Marx.

Ep.80 Sheryl Sandberg

Air Date: 2013-04-03

Congress anonymously supports genetically modified food, Republicans look to re-rebrand, and Sheryl Sandberg offers suggestions to close the gender gap.

Ep.81 Danny Boyle

Air Date: 2013-04-04

Rutgers University fires its basketball coach, CNN evolves goats and the news, the Department of Veterans Affairs needs help, and Danny Boyle talks "Trance" and the Queen.

Ep.82 David Stockman

Air Date: 2013-04-08

President Obama's budget proposal satisfies no one, Jessica Williams talks pubic lice with John Waters, and David Stockman predicts another economic crash.

Ep.83 Jimmy Carter

Air Date: 2013-04-09

Virginia's "Cooch" revives the state's anti-sodomy laws, a Tennessee lawmaker takes on the young and poor, and Jimmy Carter celebrates his defeat of the guinea worm.

Ep.84 Ken Burns

Air Date: 2013-04-10

Senate Republicans thwart the UN's assault on the Second Amendment, China tunes in, and Ken Burns seeks justice in "The Central Park Five".

Ep.85 Edie Falco

Air Date: 2013-04-11

"Crazy" Rand Paul visits Howard University, Aasif Mandvi delves into the complicated financial world of student athletics, and Edie Falco talks theater and "Nurse Jackie".

Ep.86 Tom Cruise

Air Date: 2013-04-16

The Senate proposes a long and arduous "path to citizenship," Lewis Black takes on poverty in America, and an ageless Tom Cruise talks "Oblivion".

Ep.87 Ricky Gervais

Air Date: 2013-04-17

CNN goes down speculation road, the United States is accused of torture, and Ricky Gervais brings back his character from "The Office".

Ep.88 Mark Mazzetti

Air Date: 2013-04-18

The Senate fails once again, John Oliver proves that gun control actually does work, and Mark Mazzetti sheds light on the CIA's secret wars.

Ep.89 Christina Hendricks

Air Date: 2013-04-22

The Czech Republic ambassador clears the air, CNN covers every moment of the Boston manhunt, and Christina Hendricks considers possible "Mad Men" spinoffs.

Ep.90 Salman Rushdie

Air Date: 2013-04-23

The STOCK Act gets the Congressional treatment, John Oliver continues his Australian gun control investigation, and writer Salman Rushdie transitions to filmmaking.

Ep.91 Bassem Youssef

Air Date: 2013-04-24

Fox News questions the Constitution, John Hodgman finds an investment alternative to gold, and Bassem Youssef considers the humorlessness of government.

Ep.92 Vali Nasr

Air Date: 2013-04-25

The George W. Bush Presidential Library opens for business, John Oliver concludes his investigation of Australian gun control, and Vali Nasr analyzes American foreign policy.

Ep.93 Jon Hamm

Air Date: 2013-04-29

Congress feels the sequester pinch, the Elvis impersonator accused of mailing ricin to government officials is found innocent, and Jon Hamm talks "Mad Men"'s sixth season.

Ep.94 Robert Downey Jr

Air Date: 2013-04-30

Syria questions America's resolve and line-drawing ability, longtime NBA center Jason Collins comes out as gay, and Robert Downey Jr. dons his "Iron Man 3" promotional suit.

Ep.95 Kay Bailey Hutchison

Air Date: 2013-05-01

Guantanamo goes on hunger strike, Ted Cruz rankles everybody, and Kay Bailey Hutchison identifies Texas' independent roots.

Ep.96 Eric Greitens

Air Date: 2013-05-02

Paper joins the axis of evil, the Best F#@king News Team Ever tracks down a fugitive document, and Eric Greitens lays out his plan to help returning veterans.

Ep.97 Christiane Amanpour

Air Date: 2013-05-06

The NRA does its best CPAC impression, and Christiane Amanpour bets on CNN's resurgence.

Ep.98 Mindy Kaling

Air Date: 2013-05-07

Chris Christie goes under the knife, Jessica Williams learns the real meaning of Cinco de Mayo, and Mindy Kaling divulges her Met Ball 2013 punk credentials.

Ep.99 Carey Mulligan

Air Date: 2013-05-08

Benghazi-gate continues apace, CNN pulls a fast one, and Carey Mulligan immerses herself in the flapper culture of "The Great Gatsby".

Ep.100 David Sedaris

Air Date: 2013-05-09

The Jodi Arias trial ends, Aasif Mandvi steers wayward youth away from dead end college degrees, and David Sedaris talks "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls".

Ep.101 J.J. Abrams

Air Date: 2013-05-13

The IRS apologizes for targeting conservative political groups, the government does something right, and J.J. Abrams notes the differences between "Star Trek" and "Star Wars".

Ep.102 Nathan Lane

Air Date: 2013-05-14

President Obama takes a question about the IRS, Jessica Williams counsels a wayward conservative, and Nathan Lane shares his personal theme song.

Ep.103 Olympia Snowe

Air Date: 2013-05-15

The Obama administration is hit by Hurricane Scandy, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney call for more government accountability, and Olympia Snowe considers bipartisanship.

Ep.104 George Packer

Air Date: 2013-05-16

The 2016 presidential election heats up, Disney neglects its parenting duties, and George Packer surveys three decades of American life in his book, "The Unwinding".

Ep.105 Ellen Page

Air Date: 2013-05-20

The Obama administration deploys some guy to do damage control, China flushes away all traces of a mysterious ooze, and Ellen Page sings Canada's praises.

Ep.106 Phil Jackson

Air Date: 2013-05-21

Toronto's mayor learns that crack is whack, Al Madrigal tracks down former MSNBC pundit Dylan Ratigan, and Phil Jackson talks basketball and managing big egos.

Ep.107 Bill O'Reilly

Air Date: 2013-05-22

The IRS proves short on answers, Apple answers for its tax dodge, Peggy Noonan ranks presidential scandals, and Bill O'Reilly considers the Obama administration's troubles.

Ep.108 Morgan Freeman

Air Date: 2013-05-23

The Obama administration prosecutes dangerous potheads and journalists, Jason Jones measures conservative reactions to IRS profiling, and Morgan Freeman waxes scientific.

Ep.109 Maxim Pozdorovkin & Mike Lerner

Air Date: 2013-06-03

The IRS gets a taste of its own medicine, John McCain visits Syrian rebels, and Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin explain the meaning of Pussy Riot.

Ep.110 Brian Williams

Air Date: 2013-06-04

China wins the Iraq War, health officials warn of a global MERS epidemic, and Brian Williams weighs in on press freedoms.

Ep.111 Jon Favreau

Air Date: 2013-06-05

Chris Christie calls for a special election, Jessica Williams observes Tennessee's signature health care initiative, and Jon Favreau looks back on his White House days.

Ep.112 No Guests

Air Date: 2013-06-06

New York City residents react to Citi Bike, Jon announces his trip to Iran, and John Oliver seizes power.

Ep.113 Seth Rogen

Air Date: 2013-06-10

Details of the government's domestic surveillance practices emerge, the Best F#@king News Team Ever congratulates John Oliver, and Seth Rogen talks "This Is the End".

Ep.114 Armando Iannucci

Air Date: 2013-06-11

Republican senators respond to the NSA surveillance controversy, Al Madrigal exposes undercover whistleblowers, and Armando Iannucci talks American politics and "Veep".

Ep.115 Mavis Staples

Air Date: 2013-06-12

The "Summer of the Whistleblower" continues, Lewis Black scrutinizes cutting-edge technologies, and Mavis Staples performs songs from her album, "One True Vine".

Ep.116 Fareed Zakaria

Air Date: 2013-06-13

The "Summer of the Whistleblower" continues, Lewis Black scrutinizes cutting-edge technologies, and Mavis Staples performs songs from her album, "One True Vine".

Ep.117 Linda Cardellini

Air Date: 2013-06-17

Sarah Palin quits quitting, Iran votes for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's replacement, Sam Bee reports on a bullied majority, and Linda Cardellini talks "Mad Men".

Ep.118 Jim Gaffigan

Air Date: 2013-06-18

The Senate nearly accomplishes something, Mick Foley issues an immigration reform challenge, and Jim Gaffigan reflects on fatherhood.

Ep.119 Dawn Porter

Air Date: 2013-06-19

President Obama doesn't feel the love in Germany, the Supreme Court rules on human gene patenting, and Dawn Porter reflects on underappreciated public defenders.

Ep.120 Tom Brokaw

Air Date: 2013-06-20

Paula Deen finds herself embroiled in controversy, old-timey gangster stories dominate the news, and Tom Brokaw discusses technological innovations in news.

Ep.121 Maggie Gyllenhaal

Air Date: 2013-06-24

Jason Jones learns about the Canadian financial services industry, Edward Snowden eludes the media and the authorities, and Maggie Gyllenhaal discusses "White House Down".

Ep.122 Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson

Air Date: 2013-06-25

The Supreme Court takes on the Voting Rights Act, George Zimmerman's lawyer starts the trial with a joke, and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson links hip hop and "The Cosby Show".

Ep.123 Josh Fox

Air Date: 2013-06-26

The Best F#@king News Team Ever responds to the Supreme Court's DOMA decision, Kristen Schaal cheers Wendy Davis, and Josh Fox discusses his film, "Gasland Part II".

Ep.124 Tom Goldstein

Air Date: 2013-06-27

Jon Stewart says hello, Justice Scalia objects to the DOMA ruling, Edward Snowden turns up in a Moscow airport, and Tom Goldstein explains the Supreme Court's decisions.

Ep.125 Aaron Sorkin

Air Date: 2013-07-15

The George Zimmerman murder trial concludes, Al Madrigal questions Latinos about other Latinos, and Aaron Sorkin talks CNN and "The Newsroom".

Ep.126 Helen Mirren

Air Date: 2013-07-16

The Senate avoids destroying itself, Kate Middleton's unborn child keeps his or her fans waiting, and Helen Mirren explains why she enjoys touching celebrities.

Ep.127 Reza Aslan

Air Date: 2013-07-17

Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner poll well in NYC, Lewis Black responds to Rick Perry's job offer, and Reza Aslan considers the historical Jesus in his book, "Zealot".

Ep.128 Sarah Vowell

Air Date: 2013-07-18

Egyptians mark the end of democracy, CNN rocks the news, and Sarah Vowell sits in for her friend, the late David Rakoff.

Ep.129 Louis C.K.

Air Date: 2013-07-22

A royal son is born, Edward Snowden considers moving out of the Moscow airport, Detroit goes bankrupt, and Louis C.K. talks Woody Allen and "Blue Jasmine".

Ep.130 Richard Haass

Air Date: 2013-07-23

The Best F#@king News Team Ever reports on the royal birth, and foreign policy expert Richard Haass reflects on the importance of domestic stability.

Ep.131 Shailene Woodley

Air Date: 2013-07-24

Anthony Weiner becomes Carlos Danger, Larry Wilmore begins a conversation on race, and Shailene Woodley discusses "The Spectacular".

Ep.132 Bob Bradley

Air Date: 2013-07-25

Goldman Sachs gets into the aluminum game, Aasif Mandvi tries convincing someone to run for Congress, and Bob Bradley talks Egyptian soccer and the World Cup.

Ep.133 Mark Leibovich

Air Date: 2013-07-29

Edward Snowden receives a literary care package, Congress agrees on something, Anthony Weiner gets more bad news, and Mark Leibovich surveys the Washington landscape.

Ep.134 Tim Gunn

Air Date: 2013-07-30

Judge Johnny judges Halliburton, Lance Armstrong and Joe Biden, Pope Francis changes the Catholic tone toward homosexuality, and Tim Gunn talks "Project Runway".

Ep.135 Hank Azaria

Air Date: 2013-07-31

Congress continues being unpopular, Jason Jones travels to Kentucky, Anthony Weiner 9/11s his d**k pics, and Hank Azaria discusses "Lovelace".

Ep.136 Colin Quinn

Air Date: 2013-08-01

America's fast food workers demand better pay, Hillary Clinton's lunch ignites 2016 election buzz, and Colin Quinn teaches Constitutional history.

Ep.137 Neal Thompson

Air Date: 2013-08-05

The 2016 Republican presidential field expands, politics engulfs sports and the royal baby, and Neal Thompson recounts the life of Robert Ripley in "A Curious Man".

Ep.138 Liam Hemsworth

Air Date: 2013-08-06

Tax reform terrifies politicians who want tax reform, Jessica Williams and Samantha Bee debate the race question, and Liam Hemsworth talks sports and white-collar crime.

Ep.139 Lake Bell

Air Date: 2013-08-07

President Obama breaks his date with Vladimir Putin, David Cameron takes away England's porn, "Shark Week" is engulfed in shark-troversy, and Lake Bell talks filmmaking.

Ep.140 Kirsten Gillibrand

Air Date: 2013-08-08

The SEC holds big banks accountable in small ways, Obama speaks out on sexual assault in the military, and Kirsten Gillibrand criticizes how the military handles such cases.

Ep.141 Rand Paul

Air Date: 2013-08-12

Chris Matthews makes 2016 election predictions, Australia's federal candidates slip up, Dr. Sanjay Gupta turns pro-pot, and Senator Rand Paul talks health care.

Ep.142 Joshua Oppenheimer

Air Date: 2013-08-13

A judge goes after NYC's stop-and-frisk policies, Jessica Williams demands stop-and-frisk on Wall Street, and Joshua Oppenheimer describes his film, "The Act of Killing".

Ep.143 Regis Philbin

Air Date: 2013-08-14

Amazon's Jeff Bezos takes over The Washington Post, Elon Musk dreams up a supersonic transport capsule, and Regis Philbin describes his sports talk show, "Crowd Goes Wild".

Ep.144 Simon Pegg

Air Date: 2013-08-15

Protestors oppose Russia's gay propaganda ban, Anthony Weiner insults BuzzFeed, former correspondents bid farewell to John Oliver, and Simon Pegg talks "The World's End".

Ep.145 Andrew Harper

Air Date: 2013-09-03

Jon returns from the Middle East, Syria crosses America's red line, and Andrew Harper explains the reality for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Ep.146 Mario Livio

Air Date: 2013-09-04

John McCain shows his poker face, Samantha Bee searches for common ground with Russia, and Mario Livio shares some of science's greatest blunders.

Ep.147 Michael C. Hall

Air Date: 2013-09-05

The New York City Democratic mayoral candidates debate the issues, Anthony Weiner fights back, and Michael C. Hall discusses the final season of "Dexter."

Ep.148 Sheri Fink

Air Date: 2013-09-09

Americans debate intervention in Syria, Bashar al-Assad launches a campaign to charm the west, Republican mayoral candidates clash, and Sheri Fink prepares for disaster.

Ep.149 Bill Dedman

Air Date: 2013-09-10

John Kerry offers inadvertent hope for peace in Syria, a drug boat burns off the coast of Italy, and Bill Dedman sheds light on a reclusive heiress.

Ep.150 Bob Odenkirk & David Cross

Air Date: 2013-09-11

Bill de Blasio wins the New York City Democratic primary, members of Congress address Egypt's people, and David Cross and Bob Odenkirk talk "Hollywood Said No!"

Ep.151 Billy Crystal

Air Date: 2013-09-12

Vladimir Putin assumes the role of peacemaker, Aasif Mandvi reports on the plight of biotech companies, and Billy Crystal recounts a bygone era in comedy.

Ep.152 Robert Reich

Air Date: 2013-09-16

Lindsey Graham declares war on not going to war in Syria, Pope Francis takes aim at Catholic dogma, and Robert Reich predicts a return to progressivism.

Ep.153 Jake Gyllenhaal

Air Date: 2013-09-17

CNN learns the wrong lessons from Boston, the Best F#@king News Team Ever speculatively reports a Godzilla attack, and Jake Gyllenhaal talks "Prisoners."

Ep.154 Hugh Jackman

Air Date: 2013-09-18

Washington D.C. gun laws prove ineffective, Al Madrigal tests the limits of southern hospitality, and Hugh Jackman embraces the darkness in "Prisoners."

Ep.155 Chelsea Clinton

Air Date: 2013-09-19

Businesses circumvent Obamacare, Aasif Mandvi celebrates India's Miss America victory, and Chelsea Clinton shares details of her work at the Clinton Foundation.

Ep.156 Richard Dawkins

Air Date: 2013-09-24

Republicans rally against Obamacare, Jessica Williams reports on the future of international shipping, and Richard Dawkins compares science and religion.

Ep.157 Atoms for Peace

Air Date: 2013-09-25

Ted Cruz takes a stand against the Affordable Care Act, and Thom Yorke and Flea perform songs from their joint project, Atoms for Peace.

Ep.158 Robin Williams

Air Date: 2013-09-26

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran hits New York, Pope Francis and Republicans disagree on scriptural matters, and Robin Williams talks "The Crazy Ones."