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Name  Episodes  Known for 

Evan A. Smith
Self  Host

276


Richard Linklater
Self  Interviewee

4


Carolyn Krawczyk
Self

4


Lawrence Wright
Self  Interviewee

3


Nancy Pelosi
Self  Interviewee

3


Allison Sandza
Self

3


Lynn Boswell
Self

3


Michael Emery
Self

3


Jake Tapper
Self / Self  Interviewee

2


Bill Bradley
Self  Interviewee

2


Jonathan Alter
Self / Self  Interviewee

2


Douglas Brinkley
Self

2


John Hodgman
Self  Interviewee

2


John Heilemann
Self

2


Jeff Tweedy
Self  Interviewee

2


Gloria Steinem
Self  Interviewee

2


Martin O'Malley
Self  Interviewee

2


Martin Baron
Self  Interviewee

2


Colleen Nelson
Self

2


Kasim Reed
Self  Interviewee

1


Carol Leonnig
Self  Interviewee

1


Kathy Valentine
Self  Interviewee

1


Ben McKenzie
Self

1


Amy Ray
Self

1


Barbara McQuade
Self

1


Katie Benner
Self

1


Phil Rucker
Self  Interviewee

1


Michael Pollan
Self  Interviewee

1


P.J. O'Rourke
Self  Interviewee

1


Howard Dean
Self  Interviewee

1


Amanda Hesser
Self  Interviewee

1


Ian Frazier
Self  Interviewee

1


Jim Leach
Self  Interviewee

1


Sam Tanenhaus
Self  Interviewee

1


Bill Paxton
Self

1


Holland Taylor
Self  Interviewee

1


Harry Shearer
Self  Interviewee

1


Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Self  Interviewee

1


Wyatt Cenac
Self  Interviewee

1


Garrison Keillor
Self  Interviewee

1


Chely Wright
Self  Interviewee

1


Susan Orlean
Self  Interviewee

1


Andy Borowitz
Self  Interviewee

1


Calvin Trillin
Self  Interviewee

1


Jim Lehrer
Self  Interviewee

1


Margaret Hoover
Self  Interviewee

1


Juan Williams
Self  Interviewee

1


Bill Moyers
Self  Interviewee

1


Julian Bond
Self  Interviewee

1


Matthew Dowd
Self  Interviewee

1


Edward Rendell
Self  Interviewee

1


Joe Klein
Self  Interviewee

1


Andrew Card
Self  Interviewee

1


Wendy Kopp
Self  Interviewee

1


Bill Keller
Self

1


John Mackey
Self  Interviewee

1


Diane P. Wood
Self  Interviewee

1


Gail Collins
Self  Interviewee

1


Len Downie
Self  Interviewee

1


Lawrence Lessig
Self  Interviewee

1


David Cross
Self  Interviewee

1


Molly Shannon
Self  Interviewee

1


Bob Balaban
Self  Interviewee

1


Meat Loaf
Self  Interviewee

1


Chris Isaak
Self  Interviewee

1


Fran Lebowitz
Self  Guest

1


Laurie Anderson
Self  Interviewee

1


Deepak Chopra
Self  Interviewee

1


Nick Lowe
Self  Interviewee

1


Newt Gingrich
Self

1


Elie Wiesel
Self  Interviewee

1


Russell Banks
Self  Interviewee

1


Seymour Hersh
Self  Interviewee

1


Jeffrey Toobin
Self  Interviewee

1


Robert A. Caro
Self  Interviewee

1


Gary Johnson
Self  Interviewee

1


Dylan Ratigan
Self  Interviewee

1


Joe Nick Patoski
Self  Interviewee

1


David Maraniss
Self  Interviewee

1


Jill Abramson
Self  Interviewee

1


Diane Ravitch
Self  Interviewee

1


Leonard Pitts Jr.
Self  Interviewee

1


Mark K. Updegrove
Self  Interviewee

1


Howard Fineman
Self  Interviewee

1


Michael Morton
Self  Interviewee

1


Annette O'Toole
Self

1


Michael McKean
Self

1


Tony Hale
Self  Interviewee

1


Fred Armisen
Self  Interviewee

1


Tony Kushner
Self  Interviewee

1


Larry Wilmore
Self  Interviewee

1


Aimee Mann
Self  Interviewee

1


Sebastian Junger
Self  Interviewee

1


Reza Aslan
Self  Interviewee

1


Sonia Sotomayor
Self  Interviewee

1


Chris Hayes
Self  Interviewee

1


Naomi Wolf
Self  Interviewee

1


Mark Halperin
Self  Interviewee

1


Marc H. Morial
Self  Interviewee

1


Jonathan Lethem
Self

1


Eugene Robinson
Self  Interviewee

1


Mark Kelly
Self  Interviewee

1


David Carr
Self  Interviewee

1


Mark Leibovich
Self  Interviewee

1


Dan Balz
Self  Interviewee

1


Michael Oren
Self  Interviewee

1


Richard M. Daley
Self  Interviewee

1


Joyce Banda
Self  Interviewee

1


Jason Schwartzman
Self  Interviewee

1


Jeffrey Tambor
Self  Interviewee

1


Kevin Nealon
Self  Interviewee

1


Noël Wells
Self  Interviewee

1


John Sayles
Self  Interviewee

1


Neil deGrasse Tyson
Self  Interviewee

1


James Carville
Self  Interviewee

1


Martin Amis
Self  Interviewee

1


Mary Matalin
Self  Interviewee

1


Doris Kearns Goodwin
Self  Interviewee

1


Ian McEwan
Self  Interviewee

1


Amy Tan
Self  Interviewee

1


Bob Woodward
Self  Interviewee

1


Lucinda Williams
Self  Interviewee

1


Brian Stelter
Self  Interviewee

1


Nicholas Kristof
Self  Interviewee

1


Lizz Winstead
Self  Interviewee

1


Georgia Hubley
Self  Interviewee

1


Ira Kaplan
Self  Interviewee

1


Mark Bittman
Self  Interviewee

1


Ross Douthat
Self  Interviewee

1


Russell Gold
Self  Interviewee

1


Joel Klein
Self  Interviewee

1


Katha Pollitt
Self  Interviewee

1


Mary Lynn Rajskub
Self  Interviewee

1


Wendell Pierce
Self  Interviewee

1


Marc Maron
Self  Interviewee

1


Alex Gibney
Self  Interviewee

1


Kim Gordon
Self  Interviewee

1


Andy Roddick
Self  Interviewee

1


James Ellroy
Self  Interviewee

1


William Gibson
Self  Interviewee

1


Margaret Atwood
Self  Interviewee

1


Joyce Carol Oates
Self  Interviewee

1


Bernie Sanders
Self  Interviewee

1


Robert Reich
Self  Interviewee

1


Barney Frank
Self  Interviewee

1


Thomas Mallon
Self  Interviewee

1


David Axelrod
Self  Interviewee

1


Cokie Roberts
Self  Interviewee

1


John Sununu
Self  Interviewee

1


Taylor Branch
Self  Interviewee

1


Sal Khan
Self  Interviewee

1


Ron Kirk
Self  Interviewee

1


S.C. Gwynne
Self  Interviewee

1


Hendrik Hertzberg
Self  Interviewee

1


Bryan Cranston
Self  Interviewee

1


Ethan Hawke
Self  Interviewee

1


Diane Guerrero
Self  Interviewee

1


Colin Jost
Self

1


Barack Obama
Self  Interviewee

1


Ken Burns
Self  Interviewee

1


R.L. Stine
Self  Interviewee

1


Kara Swisher
Self  Interviewee

1


Tom Hayden
Self  Interviewee

1


Mike Love
Self  Interviewee

1


Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Self  Interviewee

1


Shawn Colvin
Self  Interviewee

1


Jon Meacham
Self

1


Steve Kornacki
Self  Interviewee

1


Jeffrey Goldberg
Self  Interviewee

1


Maureen Dowd
Self  Interviewee

1


Jane Harman
Self  Interviewee

1


T.C. Boyle
Self  Interviewee

1


Evan McMullin
Self  Interviewee

1


Steve Case
Self  Interviewee

1


Wendy Davis
Self  Interviewee

1


Kelly McEvers
Self  Interviewee

1


Anthony Foxx
Self  Interviewee

1


Giancarlo Esposito
Self  Interviewee

1


Thomas Haden Church
Self  Interviewee

1


John Doe
Self  Interviewee

1


Timothy Simons
Self  Interviewee

1


Jim Gaffigan
Self  Interviewee

1


Jeff Nichols
Self  Interviewee

1


Lyle Lovett
Self  Interviewee

1


Al Franken
Self  Interviewee

1


Pete Buttigieg
Self  Interviewee

1


Chuck Todd
Self  Interviewee

1


Katy Tur
Self  Interviewee

1


Marcus Samuelsson
Self  Interviewee

1


Walter Isaacson
Self  Interviewee

1


Bob Schieffer
Self  Interviewee

1


Benjamin Domenech
Self  Interviewee

1


Peter Baker
Self  Interviewee

1


Nicole Krauss
Self  Interviewee

1


Kurt Andersen
Self  Interviewee

1


Katharine Hayhoe
Self  Interviewee

1


Matt Lewis
Self  Interviewee

1


DeRay Mckesson
Self  Interviewee

1


Khizr Khan
Self  Interviewee

1


Julián Castro
Self  Interviewee

1


Dean Baquet
Self  Interviewee

1


David Fahrenthold
Self  Interviewee

1


Helen Thorpe
Self  Interviewee

1


Jason Kander
Self  Interviewee

1


David O. Brown
Self  Interviewee

1


Gary Kelly
Self  Interviewee

1


Sean Penn
Self  Interviewee

1


Jason Reitman
Self  Interviewee

1


Lawrence O'Donnell
Self  Interviewee

1


Andrew Bujalski
Self  Interviewee

1


Amy Chozick
Self  Interviewee

1


Walter Mosley
Self  Interviewee

1


Lee Ann Womack
Self  Interviewee

1


Michael Avenatti
Self  Interviewee

1


Anne Lamott
Self  Interviewee

1


Mary Chapin Carpenter
Self  Interviewee

1


Brené Brown
Self  Interviewee

1


Michael Schmidt
Self  Interviewee

1


John Kerry
Self  Interviewee

1


Yamiche Alcindor
Self  Interviewee

1


Bill de Blasio
Self  Interviewee

1


Michael Beschloss
Self  Interviewee

1


Sean Spicer
Self  Interviewee

1


Nikki Giovanni
Self  Interviewee

1


Ana Marie Cox
Self  Interviewee

1


Junot Diaz
Self  Interviewee

1


Cecile Richards
Self  Interviewee

1


Sandra Cisneros
Self  Interviewee

1


Amy Bloom
Self  Interviewee

1


Joan Walsh
Self  Interviewee

1


Seth Moulton
Self  Interviewee

1


Sally Kohn
Self  Interviewee

1


Brooklyn Decker
Self  Interviewee

1


Robert Rodriguez
Self  Interviewee

1


Edward Zwick
Self  Interviewee

1


Stacey Abrams
Self  Interviewee

1


Aarón Sánchez
Self  Interviewee

1


Keb' Mo'
Self  Interviewee

1


Ani DiFranco
Self  Interviewee

1


Terrence McNally
Self  Interviewee

1


Roger Clemens
Self  Baseball Pitcher

1


Susan Rice
Self  Interviewee

1


Tim O'Brien
Self  Interviewee

1


Bari Weiss
Self  Interviewee

1


Kirsten Gillibrand
Self  Interviewee

1


Susan Page
Self  Interviewee

1


Tilman J. Fertitta
Self  Interviewee

1


Jake Sherman
Self  Interviewee

1


Tommy Orange
Self  interviewee

1


Jose Antonio Vargas
Self  Interviewee

1


Saeed Jones
Self  Interviewee

1


Tim Shriver
Self  Interviewee

1


Roger McNamee
Self  Interviewee

1


Alejandro Escovedo
Self  Interviewee

1


Anna Palmer
Self  Interviewee

1


Bob Mould
Self  Interviewee

1


Jeff Flake
Self  Interviewee

1


Michael Curry
Self  Interviewee

1


Isabella Rossellini
Self  Interviewee

1


John Cameron Mitchell
Self  Interviewee

1


John Grisham
Self  Interviewee

1


Robyn Hitchcock
Self  Interviewee

1


Scott Pelley
Self  Interviewee

1


Rick Wilson
Self

1


George W. Bush
Self

1


Emily Saliers
Self

1


Paula Kerger
Self

1


Jonathan Eig
Self  Interviewee

1
