Real Time with Bill Maher (season 2)

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Real Time with Bill Maher (season 2)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 23
Original network HBO
Original release January 16 – November 5, 2004
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List of Real Time with Bill Maher episodes

This is a list of episodes from the second season of Real Time with Bill Maher.

Note that the Iraq War, President George W. Bush (from 2003 to 2009), and current/upcoming elections are frequent topics on the show and may not be listed under individual episodes.


No. in
Guests Original air date
21 1 Wesley Clark, Moby, Al Sharpton, Ron Silver, Darrell Issa January 16, 2004 (2004-01-16)
American values, Iraq,, environment
22 2 Richard Belzer, Farai Chideya, John Edwards, David Frum, Ralph Nader January 23, 2004 (2004-01-23)
Iowa caucus, The Apprentice, Olivia Goldsmith, sexuality in Islamic countries
23 3 Larry Miller, Sean Astin, Mindy Tucker-Fletcher, Max Cleland, Michael Moore January 30, 2004 (2004-01-30)
Democratic presidential candidates, gay marriage, Israel
24 4 Andrew Sullivan, Ron Suskind, Rob Schneider, Carol Moseley Braun, Jennifer Granholm February 6, 2004 (2004-02-06)
Janet Jackson's Super Bowl stunt, Martha Stewart, special interests' power over politicians
25 5 Jason Alexander, Deborah Simmons, William Baldwin, Bill Burkett, James Moore, Heather Wilson February 13, 2004 (2004-02-13)
George W. Bush military service controversy, The Passion of the Christ, pornography
26 6 D. L. Hughley, Debra Dickerson, Jon Favreau, George Allen, Dennis Kucinich February 20, 2004 (2004-02-20)
John Kerry, John Edwards, outsourcing, black culture
27 7 Ian McKellen, Christine Todd Whitman, Sandy Rios, Kwame Kilpatrick, Ralph Nader February 27, 2004 (2004-02-27)
The Passion of the Christ, gay marriage, environment
28 8 Martin Short, Tavis Smiley, Stephen Moore, Barbara Boxer, Bob Costas March 5, 2004 (2004-03-05)
Bush's new ads, John Kerry, Haiti, steroid scandal in baseball, Super Size Me and fast food, Martha Stewart found guilty
29 9 John McWhorter, George Carlin, Kim Campbell, Tommy Thompson, Sandra Tsing Loh March 12, 2004 (2004-03-12)
Religion, indecency in media, Madrid bombings
30 10 David Frum, Eddie Izzard, Gore Vidal, Howard Dean, Russell Simmons March 19, 2004 (2004-03-19)
Madrid bombings, renewal of the Patriot Act, young voters, voting machines
31 11 David Dreier, Kim Campbell, Michael Moore, André 3000, Bill Owens, Ralph Nader July 30, 2004 (2004-07-30)
Iraq, 7 minutes of silence, Nader's candidacy, first mention of Barack Obama
32 12 Steve Harvey, Kay Granger, Bob Barr, Cokie Roberts August 6, 2004 (2004-08-06)
Terrorism, John Kerry military service controversy, corn farming, Ricky Williams, gay marriage
33 13 D. L. Hughley, Gary Hart, Michelle Malkin, Rahm Emanuel, Maureen Dowd August 13, 2004 (2004-08-13)
Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan, president Bush, racial profiling, Jim McGreevey
34 14 Michael Eric Dyson, Dana Rohrabacher, Ashleigh Banfield, John O'Neill, Janis Karpinski, Chris Matthews August 27, 2004 (2004-08-27)
McCain–Feingold Act, Iraq, environment
35 15 Jason Alexander, Andrew Sullivan, Arianna Huffington, Howard Dean, Pat Buchanan September 3, 2004 (2004-09-03)
Republican National Convention, Iraq
36 16 P. J. O'Rourke, Cornel West, Julie Delpy, Kitty Kelley, Christiane Amanpour September 17, 2004 (2004-09-17)
Bush family, assault weapons ban lifted, antidepressant drugs
37 17 Larry Gelbart, Maureen Dowd, Aaron McGruder, Charles B. Rangel, Drew Barrymore September 24, 2004 (2004-09-24)
Dan Rather, Kerry campaign, tobacco lawsuit settlements
38 18 George Carlin, Katty Kay, Stephen Moore, Dixie Chicks, Tucker Carlson October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01)
Presidential election debates, religion
39 19 Michael Steele, David Cross, Tony Snow, Michael Moore, Frank Rich October 8, 2004 (2004-10-08)
Presidential election debates, terrorism, religion in politics
40 20 Alanis Morissette, James E. Rogan, Jesse Jackson, Howard Dean, Garrison Keillor October 15, 2004 (2004-10-15)
Election debates, media in politics, Iraq
41 21 R. James Woolsey, Jr., James Rubin, Bradley Whitford, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Bernadine Healy October 22, 2004 (2004-10-22)
Iraq, flu vaccinations, Bill O'Reilly sexual harassment lawsuit
42 22 Richard Belzer, Wesley Clark, Kevin Costner, Thomas Friedman, Ann Coulter October 29, 2004 (2004-10-29)
Osama bin Laden, missing ammunition in Iraq, elections
43 23 Alan K. Simpson, Susan Sarandon, Noam Chomsky, D. L. Hughley, Andrew Sullivan, Patricia Schroeder November 5, 2004 (2004-11-05)
Presidential election

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