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Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

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NBC's "Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist" provides sharp, conversational coverage of the day's news, along with in-depth profiles of the people and ideas shaping our culture. In his “Sunday Sitdowns,” Geist chats with some of the biggest names in news and pop culture, from actors and musicians to presidents and CEOs, about the stories behind their success. This podcast features the full, unedited versions of those conversations for an even deeper look at the names in the headlines. "Sunday TODAY" airs live on NBC from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. ET. Check your local listings.

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United States

Description:

NBC's "Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist" provides sharp, conversational coverage of the day's news, along with in-depth profiles of the people and ideas shaping our culture. In his “Sunday Sitdowns,” Geist chats with some of the biggest names in news and pop culture, from actors and musicians to presidents and CEOs, about the stories behind their success. This podcast features the full, unedited versions of those conversations for an even deeper look at the names in the headlines. "Sunday TODAY" airs live on NBC from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. ET. Check your local listings.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sheryl Lee Ralph

2/25/2024
On this week's episode, Willie sits down with the Emmy-winning star of the hit series "Abbott Elementary", Sheryl Lee Ralph. They talk about her role as a kindergarten teacher that is giving her a well-deserved moment in a long, storied career.

Duration:00:47:51

‘Making Space with Hoda Kotb’ featuring Savannah Guthrie

2/21/2024
Hey Sunday Sitdown fans! As a bonus, we’re giving you a special preview of season 5 of “Making Space with Hoda Kotb.” In season 5’s debut episode, Hoda sits down with her dear friend and TODAY co-anchor Savannah Guthrie. Savannah joins Hoda to discuss her latest book, “Mostly What God Does: Reflections on Seeking and Finding His Love Everywhere”. Guthrie beautifully and vulnerably opens up about the role of faith in her life, the power of divine love and the inspiration behind this collection of essays. She shares personal stories of moments that have tested her faith, strengthened her belief and left her in awe. To listen to the full conversation, just search “Making Space with Hoda Kotb” wherever you’re listening or click here: https://link.chtbl.com/ms\_sflw

Duration:00:03:45

John Oliver

2/18/2024
On this week's episode, Willie sat down with John Oliver. They got together to chat a little 'football at the pub' ahead of a new season of "Last Week Tonight", fresh off the show's latest annual sweep of the Emmy Awards.

Duration:00:54:52

Catherine O'Hara

2/11/2024
On this week's episode, Willie sits down with one of the funniest people on the planet: Catherine O'Hara. They talk about her new movie, "Argylle", the wild popularity of her character "Moira Rose", and a lifetime in comedy.

Duration:00:45:48

GRAMMY NOMINEE: Olivia Rodrigo (September 2023)

2/3/2024
Olivia Rodrigo joins Willie Geist to talk about her latest album, Guts. The 20-year-old superstar entered this new era with the powerful single ‘Vampire' - which has many speculating the true story behind the song. Here's why she'll never reveal her inspiration for the hit. (Original broadcast date September 12, 2023.)

Duration:00:24:07

GRAMMY NOMINEE: Chris Stapleton (October 2023)

2/3/2024
Chris Stapleton sat down with Willie Geist in Nashville. The two discussed the country superstar’s latest album and his stunning Super Bowl rendition of "The National Anthem." Stapleton is an 8-time Grammy winner and 4-time 2024 Grammy nominee. (Original broadcast date October 29, 2023.)

Duration:00:40:37

GRAMMY NOMINEE: Jack Antonoff (October 2023)

2/3/2024
2024 Grammy nominee Jack Antonoff sat down with Willie Geist to discuss the new album from his band, "Bleachers." The hit music producer also discussed his long-standing collaboration with Taylor Swift. (Original broadcast date October 15, 2023.)

Duration:01:06:38

GRAMMY NOMINEE: Brandi Carlile (October 2022)

2/3/2024
Brandi Carlile joined Willie Geist to talk about her path from rural Washington to sellout crowds at Madison Square Garden and her recent album, In The Canyon Haze. (Original broadcast date October 9, 2022.)

Duration:00:41:33

GRAMMY NOMINEE: Jon Batiste (December 2023)

2/3/2024
Musician Jon Batiste sat down with Willie Geist to talk about his latest album, his six Grammy nominations, and his feature acting debut in "The Color Purple". (Original broadcast date December 3, 2023.)

Duration:00:47:53

Matt Damon (July 2023)

1/28/2024
On this week's episode, Willie sits down with Matt Damon. They talk about his role in the stunning new Christopher Nolan movie, "Oppenheimer", his A-list Hollywood career, and how it all started when he and his buddy Ben Affleck wrote and starred in "Good Will Hunting". (Original broadcast date July 16, 2023.)

Duration:00:43:17

Colman Domingo

1/21/2024
On this week's episode, Willie sits down with actor Colman Domingo. He is nominated for just about every award you can think of for his starring performance in the acclaimed movie, "Rustin".

Duration:00:57:40

Tina Fey

1/14/2024
On this week's episode, Willie sat down with Tina Fey. They got together to talk about her rise from young "SNL" writer to comedy icon as she writes, produces, and stars in a new "Mean Girls" movie, two decades after the original.

Duration:00:33:41

Emily Blunt 2024

1/7/2024
On this week's episode, Willie sits down with Emily Blunt to talk about the all-star cast, her performance, and the award-season chatter around "Oppenheimer".

Duration:00:28:10

Shonda Rhimes (May 2023)

12/24/2023
On this week's episode, Willie sits downs with one of the most successful forces in Hollywood: Shonda Rhimes. Discussing everything from her first hit, Grey's Anatomy, to her most recent project, the Bridgerton spinoff, Queen Charlotte. (Original broadcast date May 7, 2023.)

Duration:00:39:00

Willem Dafoe

12/17/2023
On this week's episode, Willie sits down with Willem Dafoe. They discuss his latest film, "Poor Things" - the stunning, fantastical film that has Hollywood talking - and a long career that ranges from "Platoon" to "Spider-Man".

Duration:00:41:59

Dateline’s Keith Morrison reads “A Christmas Carol”

12/11/2023
As a bonus for Sunday Sitdown fans, we’re sharing the trailer for season 2 of Morrison Mysteries, the original podcast from Dateline and Keith Morrison... Each season, Keith Morrison takes listeners on a captivating ride through some of the most suspenseful and chilling works of fiction you’ll ever hear. Haunting stories of ghosts, love triangles, jealousy and rage – and now in the spirit of the holidays – he’s taking us to Victorian England for Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. If you like what you hear, just search “Morrison Mysteries” for the full story or click here: https://link.chtbl.com/mms2\_fdlw

Duration:00:02:01

Scarlett Johansson (June 2023)

12/10/2023
On this week's episode, Willie sits down with one of the biggest stars on the planet: Scarlett Johansson. They discuss stepping into the world of Wes Anderson in the new film, "Asteroid City", the secret behind the success of her new beauty line, "The Outset", and much more. (Original broadcast date June 18, 2023.)

Duration:00:46:31

Dateline presents: Mortal Sin

12/5/2023
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for Mortal Sin, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline. Dawn and Nick Hacheney are the perfect couple: spiritual, loving, and devoted to the church where Nick is a pastor. When Dawn is killed in a house fire the day after Christmas, the pastor and his flock are devastated. What few knew at the time was the dark prophecy that foretold it. In Dateline’s latest original podcast series, Josh Mankiewicz tells a twisted tale about sex, lies, religion…and murder. Listen to the first 2 episodes now for free or subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts to get access to new episodes 1 week early. Subscribers can also listen to all Dateline podcasts ad-free: https://link.chtbl.com/mtlsin_fdlw

Duration:00:02:13

Jon Batiste

12/3/2023
On this week's episode, Willie sits down with Jon Batiste. They get together to talk about his latest album, his six Grammy nominations, and his feature acting debut in "The Color Purple".

Duration:00:47:53

Reba McEntire (April 2023)

11/26/2023
Reba McEntire arrived in Nashville nearly five decades ago, when she was just a young rodeo queen with a knockout voice. Since then, the Queen of Country has sold more than 60 million albums, racked up 24 No. 1 songs and even become a television star. In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Willie gets together with the icon to talk about her lifetime of entertainment and the trail she has blazed through the music industry. (Original broadcast date April 23, 2023).

Duration:00:28:38