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.
Rachel Brosnahan’s performance in the hit series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has earned her an Emmy, two Golden Globe Awards and international recognition as the spirited stand-up comic, Midge. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Brosnahan in New York City to talk about filming that show in the place she calls home and her buzzed-about performance in the new film I’m Your Woman.
Gal Gadot was ready to walk away from show business before she teamed up with director Patty Jenkins on the blockbuster movie Wonder Woman, which became a cultural phenomenon and made Gadot a role model for women and girls around the world. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Gadot for a virtual conversation about the film’s highly-anticipated sequel, Wonder Woman 1984.
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson is synonymous with Cookie Lyon, the unforgettable matriarch she played on the hit series Empire which earned her a Golden Globe award. But she has also won praise her performances in films like Hustle & Flow, Hidden Figures and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Henson over Zoom to talk about a different kind of project – her new Facebook Watch series Peace of Mind with Taraji, where she hosts open, honest conversations about mental health.
Bryan Cranston earned four Emmy Awards for his role as Walter White on Breaking Bad, which is widely regarded as one of the best shows in the history of television. Since the series ended in 2013, he has won a pair of Tony Awards and earned an Oscar nomination for his leading role in Trumbo. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with Cranston over Zoom to discuss his latest series Your Honor, the legacy of Breaking Bad, and how he always finds himself playing the part of a man compromised.
You may know Keegan-Michael Key as one half of the comedy duo “Key and Peele” or as President Obama’s anger translator, Luther. But Key has recently found his way back to the dramatic acting that interested him back in high school, and he is now starring opposite Meryl Streep in the new Netflix movie musical The Prom. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the actor over Zoom to talk about his road from drama class to the big screen, and his 16-year detour into comedy.
Al Pacino (2020)
The name Al Pacino calls to mind some of the most memorable performances in the history of film, from The Godfather and Scarface to Scent of a Woman and Heat. In this week’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Willie Geist gets together with the Hollywood icon to talk about his legendary career, including his Oscar-nominated performance in The Irishman and his Amazon series Hunters. Plus Willie takes Al for a cruise around Beverly Hills in a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado. (Original broadcast date: February 23, 2020)