Episodes
Matthew McConaughey is known for his free-spirited, easy-going philosophy on life, as embodied in his famous catchphrase “Alright, Alright, Alright.” The actor first uttered those words in the movie Dazed and Confused and they have followed him through a long career in Hollywood, from romantic comedies to TV series to an Academy Award for Dallas Buyers Club. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with McConaughey over Zoom to talk about that journey and what it was like...
Published 06/13/21
Julianne Moore grew up moving around the world with her military dad before making her way to Hollywood as a young actress. Since then she’s had an extraordinary career, including five Academy Award nominations and a win for her performance in Still Alice. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Moore to talk about her shift from movies to television with her latest role in the Stephen King series Lisey’s Story.
Published 06/06/21
Kevin Hart has barely slowed down during the pandemic – he released a Netflix comedy special, a new movie, a new book and he has a new baby daughter. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the comedy superstar to talk about his busy year and his turn towards dramatic acting in his latest film, Fatherhood.
Published 05/30/21
The son of a Hollywood icon, Michael Douglas made a name for himself in the 1980s with a string of hit movies, from Wall Street and Fatal Attraction to Romancing the Stone. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the Oscar winner to talk about his successful career, including the final season of his award-winning Netflix series The Kominsky Method.
Published 05/23/21
Forest Whitaker does not look for the spotlight, but it always seems to find him. He was a high school football star in Southern California, a talented young opera singer in college and now he is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the Academy Award winner to talk about his career from The Color of Money to The Butler, and his latest role as a crime boss in the hit show Godfather of Harlem.
Published 05/16/21
Over the course of two decades in Hollywood, Michael B. Jordan has made a name for himself in television series like The Wire and Friday Night Lights, and in movies like Fruitvale Station, Creed and of course the billion-dollar blockbuster Black Panther. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the actor to talk about his impressive career, his new leading role as a Tom Clancy Navy SEAL, and his current reign as People’s “Sexiest Man Alive.”
Published 05/09/21
Growing up, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson bounced around the country as the son of barnstorming professional wrestler Rocky Johnson. He eventually got into the family business and became the biggest star in wrestling, before transitioning to Hollywood where he is now the highest-paid actor in the business. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Johnson to talk about that career move, the latest calls for him to run for president and his successful new tequila brand,...
Published 05/02/21
Justin Theroux began his career on the stage in New York City, where he still lives today. He eventually landed roles on Sex and the City and in movies like American Psycho and Mulholland Drive, but nothing would compare to the attention he earned after marrying Jennifer Aniston. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the actor at the bar he owns in Manhattan to talk about that wild ride and his latest television series The Mosquito Coast.
Published 04/25/21
As a bonus for Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Killer Role, a new podcast from Dateline NBC and Keith Morrison. An actress playing a killer in a horror film is so good, you’d almost think she’d done it in real life. Turns out she had… Dateline’s Keith Morrison takes you inside a story where fiction and reality collide. Search for Killer Role and listen now.
Published 04/13/21
Amanda Seyfried began her career as a teenager riding the bus back and forth between her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania and New York City for auditions. Then in 2004, she shot to fame in the hit movie Mean Girls playing the memorably ditzy Karen. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the star about her career since then, including roles in Mamma Mia! and Les Misérables, and her latest Oscar-nominated performance in the acclaimed film Mank.
Published 04/11/21
Andra Day is a Grammy-nominated musician best known for her powerful anthem “Rise Up.” Recently, though, she has stunned Hollywood in her first ever movie after reluctantly accepting the lead role in The United States Vs. Billie Holiday. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the star to talk about playing the jazz icon, a performance which has already earned her a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination.
Published 04/04/21
In many ways, Sharon Stone is the very picture of a movie star – bursting onto the scene with her unforgettable performance in Basic Instinct and earning an Oscar nomination for her role in Casino. But around that success there has been a great deal of struggle. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Stone to talk about her journey from a small town in Pennsylvania to Hollywood’s A-List and her new book The Beauty of Living Twice about her near-death experience 20...
Published 03/28/21
Michael J. Fox was just 29 years old and at the peak of his acting career when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but he continued to work in movies and television before stepping away to create his now-famous research foundation. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Fox to talk about his new book “No Time Like the Future” in which he reveals a recent breaking point in his 30-year fight against the disease. (Original broadcast date: November 22, 2020)
Published 03/21/21
Guy Fieri and his famous red Camaro have been a staple of the Food Network for over 15 years, as he built a vast collection of shows, products and restaurants around the world. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist talks to the star chef about building that empire and his fundraising efforts over the last year to feed frontline workers and help restaurant employees during the pandemic.
Published 03/14/21
Amy Poehler spent 7 seasons as one of the biggest stars on Saturday Night Live, followed by 7 more on the beloved NBC series Parks and Recreation. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Poehler to discuss her journey to comedy stardom, hosting the Golden Globes with her friend, Tina Fey, and her buzzed-about new Netflix movie Moxie, which she directs and stars in.
Published 03/07/21
Jim Gaffigan’s relatable, family-focused stand-up act has made him one of the biggest draws in comedy, with Forbes recently ranking him 3rd on the list of highest-earning comedians. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Gaffigan for a conversation about his 30 years in the industry and a lesson in his newest quarantine hobby: cross-country skiing.
Published 02/28/21
Willie Nelson is an American icon and music legend, winning 10 Grammy Awards over the course of his eight decades in the industry. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the country singer to talk about 80 years of music, including his latest album “That’s Life,” a tribute to his friend Frank Sinatra.
Published 02/21/21
As a bonus for Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Mommy Doomsday, a new podcast from Dateline NBC and Keith Morrison. The disappearance of two of Lori Vallow’s children in Rexburg, Idaho in September 2019 would expose a bizarre trail of death, devotion and Doomsday beliefs that captivated the nation. From the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam comes the haunting mystery that has to be heard to be believed. Subscribe to...
Published 02/16/21
Kenan Thompson is the longest-running cast member on Saturday Night Live, playing an endless range of characters and performing a record number of celebrity impressions throughout his 18 seasons on the show. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the actor and comedian to talk about pulling double duty with SNL and his new sitcom, Kenan, which films in Los Angeles.
Published 02/14/21
Jared Leto is known for his fully-immersive transformations in movies, including Dallas Buyers Club, Suicide Squad and his latest film, The Little Things, which just earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In this week’s "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist talks to the actor about working on that movie alongside one of his heroes, Denzel Washington, and his other career as a rock star in the band 30 Seconds to Mars.
Published 02/07/21
Published 01/31/21
Kate Hudson was just 21 years old when she won a Golden Globe for her role in Almost Famous. In the two decades since, she has starred in a run of romantic comedies, launched a successful athleisure brand and raised three children ranging in age from toddler to teenager. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Hudson for a virtual conversation about her life and career, and what quarantine has been like with those three kids.
Published 01/24/21
Published 01/24/21
Rob Lowe was just 18 years old when Francis Ford Coppola cast him in the 1983 movie The Outsiders, and he quickly became a fixture of 1980’s Hollywood. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Lowe to talk about the pitfalls that came with that early success and how it propelled a run of nearly 40 years on screen, including in his latest show 9-1-1: Lone Star.  
Published 01/17/21
Rob Lowe was just 18 years old when Francis Ford Coppola cast him in the 1983 movie The Outsiders, and he quickly became a fixture of 1980’s Hollywood. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Lowe to talk about the pitfalls that came with that early success and how it propelled a run of nearly 40 years on screen, including in his latest show 9-1-1: Lone Star.
Published 01/17/21