Real Time with Bill Maher (season 12)

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Real Time with Bill Maher (season 12)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes35
Original networkHBO
Original releaseJanuary 17 –
November 21, 2014
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List of Real Time with Bill Maher episodes

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


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GuestsOriginal air date
3031Glenn Greenwald, Steve Schmidt, Jennifer Granholm, James Carville, Mary MatalinJanuary 17, 2014 (2014-01-17)
Obama's speech on NSA reform, Chris Christie's Fort Lee lane closure scandal, Benghazi, Independents' self-identification rising, 2014 Elk River chemical spill, marriage between a Democrat and a Republican, global warming affecting animals, Republicans' war against the poor, unemployment benefits, minimum wage, women in US politics
3042Erin Brockovich, Josh Barro, Howard Dean, Carly Fiorina, Willie NelsonJanuary 24, 2014 (2014-01-24)
2014 Elk River chemical spill & coal mining, Republicans & women issues, Obamacare, Richard Sherman's outburst after game against the San Francisco 49ers, Obama's inconsistent policies about marijuana, poverty & income inequality in the United States, 2014 Winter Olympics & Vladimir Putin's positions on LGBT rights, American football & concussions
3053John Ridley, Chrystia Freeland, Ronan Farrow, Darrell Issa, Stephen MerchantJanuary 31, 2014 (2014-01-31)
Solomon Northup and slavery, 2014 State of the Union Address, minimum wage in the United States, income inequality, demographics of the top 1%, Gerrymandering, differences between UK and US politics, stand-your-ground laws and African Americans, gun politics, Michael Grimm threatening a reporter, Flip a District, puritanism
3064Charlie Crist, Tom Colicchio, Alicia Menendez, S. E. Cupp, P. J. O'RourkeFebruary 7, 2014 (2014-02-07)
Independents in US politics, Cuban embargo, immigration reform, executive orders, Congressional Budget Office's report on Obamacare's effect on jobs, lowest abortion rates in 30 years, Russia and communism, heroin and prescription drugs, United States Department of State's report on the Keystone Pipeline, federal spending for children vs. for senior citizens
3075Bill Nye, Dylan Ratigan, Jeremy Scahill, Eric Klinenberg, Mayim BialikFebruary 14, 2014 (2014-02-14)
Creationism vs. science, ComcastTime Warner Cable merger, net neutrality, drop in infrastructure spending, targeted killings of US citizens who plot against other Americans, veganism, attachment parenting, World Health Organization's warning about cancer, Philip Seymour Hoffman's published diaries, Edward Snowden praising Russia
3086Michelle Alexander, Charles C. W. Cooke, Jane Harman, Rachel Maddow, Steve CooganFebruary 21, 2014 (2014-02-21)
The New Jim Crow, incarceration in the US, human rights in North Korea, MSNBC's overcoverage of the Chris Christie scandal, BYU's anti-masturbation campaign, Philomena, forced adoptions in the Catholic Church, Pat McCrory blocking lawsuits against Duke Energy, drought in California and regulations, John Kerry's statement about climate change
3097Christopher Leonard, Austan Goolsbee, Margaret Hoover, William Kristol, Bruce DernFebruary 28, 2014 (2014-02-28)
Meat industry's secretiveness, Obama's failed efforts to reform corporate agribusiness, azodicarbonamide in Subway bread, Tea Party movement and bailouts, military budget of the United States, intervention vs. diplomacy, poverty in the Midwest, WhatsApp acquired by Facebook, homophobia in the bible, victim playing by the 1 percent
3108Alan Weisman, Andrew Sullivan, Salman Rushdie, Amy Chua, Seth MacFarlaneMarch 14, 2014 (2014-03-14)
Environmentalism and overpopulation, family planning in Iran, 2014 Crimean crisis, Rand Paul winning the 2014 CPAC straw poll, paid time off in the United States and Europe, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Rush Limbaugh's comment on 12 Years a Slave winning the Academy Award for Best Picture, SAT changes for 2016, random religious rules
3119Errol Morris, Simon Schama, Sheila Bair, Keith Ellison, Shane SmithMarch 21, 2014 (2014-03-21)
The Unknown Known, Donald Rumsfeld & the Iraq War, 2014 midterm elections, Democrats & gun politics, Flip a District candidates: Michael Grimm & Blake Farenthold, Greenland & climate change in the Arctic, CNN & quality of journalism in the 24-hour news cycle, 2014 Russian military intervention in Ukraine, relationship between Pakistan & bin Laden
31210Jimmy Carter, W. Kamau Bell, Neera Tanden, Rick Lazio, Josh GadMarch 28, 2014 (2014-03-28)
A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, treatment of women in various countries, militarized police force, GM's recall of vehicles & corporations' liability, Paul Ryan's statements about inner cities compared to Michelle Obama's, Erdoğan banning Twitter and YouTube, Frozen & gay conspiracy theory, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, marine pollution
31311Paul Watson, Thomas M. Davis, Carrie Sheffield, Alex Wagner, NasApril 4, 2014 (2014-04-04)
Marine pollution, Obamacare reaching its target number of enrollees, Flip a District candidates: Kerry Bentivolio & Scott Garrett, gerrymandering, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission & unlimited campaign contributions, 2014 Fort Hood shooting & PTSD, United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's report on torture
31412Pussy Riot (Maria Alyokhina & Nadezhda Tolokonnikova), Rob Lowe, Duncan D. Hunter, Ana Marie Cox, Matt TaibbiApril 11, 2014 (2014-04-11)
31513Tom Steyer, Christine Quinn, John Avlon, Charles Murray, Annabelle GurwitchApril 25, 2014 (2014-04-25)
31614Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ziggy Marley, Walter Kirn, Gavin Newsom, Monica MehtaMay 2, 2014 (2014-05-02)
31715Simone Campbell, Dinesh D'Souza, Arianna Huffington, Baratunde Thurston, Matt WelchMay 9, 2014 (2014-05-09)
31816Kevin Nealon, Brian Schweitzer, Robert Lustig, Kellyanne Conway, Ian BremmerMay 16, 2014 (2014-05-16)
31917Sarah Silverman, Michael Smerconish, David Frum, Anna Deavere Smith, Jose Antonio VargasMay 23, 2014 (2014-05-23)
32018John Waters, Anthony Weiner, Ralph E. Reed, Jr., Nicolle Wallace, Jim GeraghtyJune 6, 2014 (2014-06-06)
32119Gina McCarthy, Krystal Ball, Richard A. Clarke, Carol Leifer, Tom RoganJune 13, 2014 (2014-06-13)
32220Glenn Greenwald, Mike Shinoda, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Paul Rieckhoff, Kristen Soltis AndersonJune 20, 2014 (2014-06-20)
32321Joy-Ann Reid, Bobby Ghosh, Andy Dean, Martin J. Blaser, Max BrooksJune 27, 2014 (2014-06-27)
32422Jason Box, Sandra Tsing Loh, Ron Suskind, Donna Edwards, Reihan SalamJuly 11, 2014 (2014-07-11)
32523Jane Harman, George Takei, Nate Silver, Jamie Weinstein, William Barber IIJuly 18, 2014 (2014-07-18)
32624Neil deGrasse Tyson, Amy Goodman, Matt Kibbe, Hogan Gidley, Richard D. WolffJuly 25, 2014 (2014-07-25)
32725Ralph Nader, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Reza Aslan, Chris Hardwick, Doug HeyeAugust 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)
32826Nancy Pelosi, Andrea Mitchell, Haley Barbour, Jon Huntsman, Jr., Jerry SeinfeldSeptember 12, 2014 (2014-09-12)
32927Colin Powell, Matthew Segal, Jack Kingston, Joan Walsh, Wendell PierceSeptember 19, 2014 (2014-09-19)
33028Anthony Zinni, Alexandra Pelosi, Naomi Klein, Charles M. Blow, John FeeherySeptember 26, 2014 (2014-09-26)
33129Ben Affleck, Elizabeth Warren, Nicholas Kristof, Michael Steele, Sam HarrisOctober 3, 2014 (2014-10-03)
33230Kirsten Gillibrand, Barbara Lee, David Miliband, David Frum, Joel SteinOctober 17, 2014 (2014-10-17)
33331James Risen, Cornel West, Mary Matalin, John Avlon, Chloe MaxminOctober 24, 2014 (2014-10-24)
33432Eva Longoria, Wesley Clark, Angus King, Kal Penn, Rula JebrealOctober 31, 2014 (2014-10-31)
33533Bernie Sanders, Lisa Kudrow, Robert Costa, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Linda TiradoNovember 7, 2014 (2014-11-07)
33634Rand Paul, Martin Short, Andrew Sullivan, Margaret Hoover, Jeremy ScahillNovember 14, 2014 (2014-11-14)
33735Seth Rogen, Chris Matthews, John Cleese, Chrystia Freeland, Roland MartinNovember 21, 2014 (2014-11-21)

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