Who's Talking to Chris Wallace

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  • 2022
  • 5 Seasons
  • 4.8  (229)

Who's Talking to Chris Wallace is an intimate interview show hosted by veteran journalist Chris Wallace. Premiering in 2022 on HBO Max, the series features Wallace sitting down for one-on-one conversations with a wide range of newsmakers, celebrities and influential figures.

Each episode focuses on a single guest, with Wallace using his decades of journalistic experience to engage them in thoughtful, probing discussions about their lives, careers, beliefs and more. Unlike traditional interview shows that jump from topic to topic, Who's Talking takes a deeper dive into the guest's story over the course of an entire hour.

Wallace, whose broadcast career has included roles at ABC, NBC and Fox News, brings a measured, civil approach to the interviews. He asks tough questions but allows the guests room to share their perspectives. This thoughtful style creates space for genuine dialogue rather than combative argument.

Guests during the show's first season have ranged from filmmaker Tyler Perry to singer/songwriter Halsey to former Disney CEO Bob Iger. Wallace explores their upbringings, paths to success, personal challenges and more. Even when discussing heated topics like politics or social issues, the conversations remain respectful and enlightening.

Stylistically, Who's Talking has an intimate feel. The interviews are conducted in close quarters, with Wallace and his guest seated across from each other in simple armchairs. There is no studio audience or distracting set design - just two people talking. This stripped-down atmosphere allows for vulnerability and candor.

Beyond the one-on-one interviews, Who's Talking incorporates creative segments to dive deeper into the guests' lives. For example, when interviewing celebrity chef Dan Barber, the show includes a cooking demonstration. For activist Malala Yousafzai, there is a trip back to her hometown where her social justice efforts began. These documentary-style features provide added perspective into what shaped the interviewees.

While entertaining and insightful, Wallace does not shy away from asking the hard questions during the interviews. He presses his guests on controversial opinions, career failures, personal struggles and more. This willingness to go beyond softball topics allows for authentic conversations where guests reflect and reveal themselves in ways other shows do not elicit.

Who's Talking to Chris Wallace offers viewers an intelligent, intimate alternative to traditional celebrity interviews or political punditry. Wallace's journalistic skills force guests to move beyond talking points and platitudes into more honest territory. The result is a show that genuinely enlightens, providing nuanced perspectives on captivating, culturally significant individuals.

Who's Talking to Chris Wallace is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (98 episodes). The series first aired on September 27, 2022.

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Jean Smart
16. Jean Smart
May 17, 2024
Jean Smart joins to talk about her show Hacks, her status as a gay icon, and what it's like being at the top after a career spanning five decades.
Whoopi Goldberg
15. Whoopi Goldberg
May 10, 2024
Whoopi Goldberg, the maven of daytime talk, discusses her new memoir, her groundbreaking career and previously untold stories from the comedy legend.
Michael Douglas
14. Michael Douglas
January 1, 2023
Actor Michael Douglas joins Chris Wallace to talk about his legacy in film playing iconic characters, his relationship with his famous father and his concerns about the state of our democracy.
Ethan Hawke
13. Ethan Hawke
January 1, 2024
Actor and Director Ethan Hawke joins Chris Wallace to talk about the experience of directing his daughter in his new film Wildcats, his remarkable film career and the role that changed his life.
Maura Tierney
12. Maura Tierney
January 1, 2023
Actress Maura Tierney joins Chris Wallace for a conversation about her latest series, American Rust, as well as the difficulty of making a serious character funny and her surprising secret to winning at poker.
Gloria Steinem
11. Gloria Steinem
January 1, 2023
The feminist icon Gloria Steinem sits down with Chris Wallace to talk about her trailblazing career, the status of the women
Larry David
10. Larry David
January 1, 2024
Comedian Larry David sits down with Chris Wallace to talk about the final season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the story behind an iconic Seinfeld episode and his issues with every day social graces.
Misty Copeland
9. Misty Copeland
March 22, 2024
Dancer Misty Copeland joins to talk about her history making career, how she broke ballet’s glass ceiling and her mission to inspire with every step.
Beau Bridges
8. Beau Bridges
March 15, 2024
Beau Bridges joins to talk about his return to screen, what it's like having a famous family and the truth behind his relationship with his brother.
Sam Waterston
7. Sam Waterston
March 8, 2024
Sam Waterston sits down to talk about his time on the television classic Law and Order, his connection to President Lincoln and why he won’t retire.
Wendell Pierce
6. Wendell Pierce
March 1, 2024
Actor Wendell Pierce joins talks about the role that defined his career, his similarity to a Supreme Court Justice and how Broadway gave him purpose.
Rob Reiner
5. Rob Reiner
February 16, 2024
Actor and Director Rob Reiner sits down with Chris Wallace to talk about his iconic career in front of and behind the camera, his new documentary on Christian Nationalism, and his relationship with his dad, the late Carl Reiner.
George Lopez
4. George Lopez
January 1, 2024
Comedian George Lopez joins Chris Wallace to talk about the real-life drama that inspired his sitcom, his trailblazing career and how he uses humor and honesty to make us laugh.
Melissa Etheridge
3. Melissa Etheridge
January 1, 2024
Chris Wallace is joined by musician Melissa Etheridge to talk about her iconic sound and memorable songs, her coming-out story and how she turned pain into purpose.
Drew Carey
2. Drew Carey
January 1, 2024
Comedian and The Price is Right host Drew Carey joins Chris Wallace to share game show strategy, advice from famed host Bob Barker and why he ends each show with a signature send-off.
Jon Hamm
1. Jon Hamm
January 19, 2024
Jon Hamm joins to talk about one of his best-known roles on Mad Men, how he avoided being typecast and what he learned working alongside Tom Cruise.
Where to Watch Who's Talking to Chris Wallace
Who's Talking to Chris Wallace is available for streaming on the HBO Max website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Who's Talking to Chris Wallace on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 27, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    4.8  (229)