The Dennis Miller Option

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Each week, Emmy-winning comedian Dennis Miller provides his no-holds-barred, uncensored take on current events, politics, pop culture, and anything else that’s on his mind. Joining him will be a A-list guests from across the political, comedic, and entertainment spectrums, along with his “Guy Friday,” Christian Bladt.

Episode Date
Trump, Schumer and Pelosi Don't Make a Love Connection
Dennis is in New York for an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and he works out some of the material planned for the show. He also reacts to Trump's meeting with Pelosi and Schumer that pulled back the curtain and showed the American people how the sausage is made, the announcement of Time Magazine's "Person of the Year", Les Moonves threatening to sue CBS, Jerome Corsi actually suing Mueller, the DOJ, CIA, FBI and NSA for $350 million Plus, a conversation with Christian about an ingenuous new business where you hire dogs to clean up after people who relieve themselves in public, The Love Connection, Plinko, The Late Shift Movie, the sale of CBS Television City, Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies, the film "Heat" and much more. Thanks to our sponsors: Theraworx= Try Theraworx Relief – a non-greasy foam that’s proven to relieve muscle cramps fast and reduce muscle soreness. Learn more at PlutoTV= Pluto TV is the easy and completely legal way to watch your favorite TV shows and hit movies for free. Download PlutoTV today. Blink= Blink is an ultra-affordable, 100% wire-free home security camera that runs on 2 AA batteries for up to 2 years. To get your Blink Camera today go to Vivid Seats= Get the biggest concerts, games, theater tix and more, Vivid Seats has it all. Download the app, and enter promo code [[MILLERTIME]] for 10% off your first order on Vivid Seats. Blue Chew= Visit and get your first order free when use promo code DENNIS. Just pay $5 shipping.
Dec 13, 2018
HAS THE OVERTHROW HAPPENED? (with Victor Davis Hanson)
Dennis talks to Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson about whether or not the overthrow has already happened, if America is capable of staging a revolution if Democrats proceed with impeachment hearings and how effective Trump has been compared to the job another Republican President would have been. Victor also mentioned Obama’s collusion with Russia in 2012, and Dennis mentions how consequential he thinks Trump has been to the Republic. Dennis also talks to Christian about the arrest of Huawei's CEO in Canada, the great city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, planning Wednesday's appearance on The Tonight Show, watching CNBC, a great Lynrd Skynrd documentary, having dinner with Peter Noone to celebrate his 50 years of marriage, a couple of books he's reading: one about Rodgers and Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Weber, some flaws with the "Mission : Impossible" franchise, the HBO series "My Brilliant Friend", a shout out from Al Michaels and some memories of doing "Monday Night Football" with him, some truly bad flight moments and much more!
Dec 11, 2018
Presidents (Cloned and Otherwise), Jinky the Fruit Bat and more
Dennis starts off discussing the memorial service for Former President George HW Bush, and shares some of is personal remembrances of the 41st president. He also comments on a Vanity Fair piece called "Was Russiagate Worth It?" Dennis also chats with Christian about a radio station in Cleveland no longer playing the Christmas song "Baby, It's Cold Outside", the commemoration of 85 years since the end of Prohibition, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's denial that he died and was replaced by clone, Kevin Hart hosting the next Oscars, and New York City launching a drone program. Plus, the connection between Dennis's old syndicated Tribune television show and Les Moonves's accusers, trading marijuana on the Toronto stock exchange, Don Rickles' series "CPO Sharkey", Orson Welles and Howard Hawks, the caliber of food at an Outback steakhouse, McDonald's salt packets, Burger King's creative promotion for their app, the concept of terminal velocity and a group of vegans who clashed with diners after storming a steakhouse in order to play a recording of cows being slaughtered.
Dec 06, 2018
Is There A Rate Card for Golden Showers?
Dennis shares some fond remembrances of Former President George HW Bush, and talks about his legacy. He also talks to Christian about the mentality of the White House Press Corps, the fact that French President Macron has half the approval rating of President Trump, the political aspirations of Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Jeff Zucker, while Michael Avenatti regrettably won’t run. Also : the ongoing Jonas-Chopra nuptials, the recent wedding of Joe Scarborough and Mike Brezinski, the latest on-air skirmish between Joy Begar and Meghan McCain and how Bruce Springsteen thinks Trump will be re-elected. They also discuss Dennis performing with Paul Shaffer in Las Vegas over the weekend, his upcoming appearance with Jimmy Fallon, how you can help the show by subscribing, and so much more!
Dec 04, 2018
"Buffjack and Other Pertinent Musings"
Dennis talks to Christian about how the true genius of Democratic Party has been to convince young people they don't need much money to be truly rich, and how that belief can really bury them under the college loans. He also explains why he thinks you should be able to buy health care across state lines, the Bill and Hillary Clinton tour and Jerome Corsi possibly going to jail for not wanting to make a deal with the Mueller investigation. A conversation about a 24-hour Al Gore climate change special leads to a conversation that includes Moby, the Goo Goo Dolls, Sting, Frank Sinatra Jr. and a story about Don Rickles that he feels like he can't even tell anymore. They also discuss the passage of Spongebob Square Pants creator Stephen Hillenburg, brilliant social media announcement of the break-up of a band named Withchrot, Baker Mayfields criticism of Hue Jackson, the finer subtleties of Skylline Chili, adjusting care speaker settings, "The Graduate", Orson Welles, Celebrity Death Match, Kajagoogoo and a truly great hoagie from Danny's Parkview Pizza in Pittsburgh.
Nov 29, 2018
Dennis is Cranky and when he's Cranky he's Funny and being Funny oddly makes him Crankier
Dennis talks to Christian about why it makes sense to take a breath and actually figure out who everyone is at the border, President Trump's handling of the border, how easily he handles how much his detractors hate him and how the Left requires everyone to be all-in on everything on their check list. They also go through headlines about how Alan Dershowitz expects the Mueller report to be devastating but with no criminal charges for President Trump, John Kasich's presidential ambitions, the ongoing riots in Paris, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski getting married, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, backlash against Kevin Hart having a cowboys and Indians party and a Houston real estate agent who used racy photos to help sell a house. Plus, feedback on last week's Ben Makiewicz interview, a great story about Jack Benny and George Burns driving across country,watching "My Brilliant Friend", "Succession" and checking out "Mr. Robot", Disney's "The Black Hole", a great book about Howard Hawks he's reading, and a visit from a certain Simian medical professional. Thanks to our sponsors: BetDSI= Join today using promo code [Miller101] to get in the action and get paid. Theraworx= Try Theraworx Relief – a non-greasy foam that’s proven to relieve muscle cramps fast and reduce muscle soreness. Learn more at My Pillow= GO TO MYPILLOW DOT COM, CLICK ON THE BUY ONE GET ON FREE SPECIAL AND USE CODE OPTION AND YOU’LL GET ONE FREE PILLOW WHEN YOU BUY ONE AT REGULAR PRICE PLUS SHIPPING Blink= Blink is an ultra-affordable, 100% wire-free home security camera that runs on 2 AA batteries for up to 2 years. To get your Blink Camera today go to Vivid Seats= Get the biggest concerts, games, theater tix and more, Vivid Seats has it all. Download the app, and enter promo code [[MILLERTIME]] for 10% off your first order on Vivid Seats.
Nov 27, 2018
Cornucopia of Headlines
On The Dennis Miller Option Thanksgiving special, Dennis stuffs 30 headlines into a little more than an hour, talking to Christian about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,flying with Mitt Romney, Ivanka's e-mails, the 9th Circuit Court blocking the administration's asylum ban, President Trump refusing considering a visit to a war zone, answering Mueller's questions, plans to appear at next year's White House Correspondents Dinner, wanting the Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey, plans to shut down the government if Congress doesn't fund the border wall, turning off cameras facing reporters in the White House Briefing Room, and Obama hinting that President Trump has "mommy issues". They also discuss the CDC warning to not eat Romaine lettuce, if your water consumption could be hurting you, how Facebook is handling recent scandals, a planned Northern Exposure reboot, James Woods on Twitter Amber Tamblyn saying she considered giving her baby to Canada after the 2016 election, Brenda Snipes resignation, a petition urging Maroon 5 to not perform at the Super Bowl, El Chapo bribing the Mexican president $6 Million, protests in Spain and France, the Cleveland Browns possibly interviewing Condoleeza Rice, Silicon Valley wages, a man who set his luggage on fire in Pakistan, a rare snake with 2 heads that died in Virginia, and a stranded camel who entertained motorists along a snowy roadway. If that's not enough for you, there's also talk about Black Friday, a ballerina with polio, an affliction called tryophobia, a book called "Roast Chicken and Other Stories", Bill Murray's yearly Oscar picks segment, Orson Welles, Ed McMahon, McDonald's and Jabba the Hutt. Thanks to our sponsors: BetDSI= Join today using promo code [Miller101] to get in the action and get paid. Theraworx= Try Theraworx Relief – a non-greasy foam that’s proven to relieve muscle cramps fast and reduce muscle soreness. Learn more at PlutoTV= Pluto TV is the easy and completely legal way to watch your favorite TV shows and hit movies for free. Download PlutoTV today. Blink= Blink is an ultra-affordable, 100% wire-free home security camera that runs on 2 AA batteries for up to 2 years. To get your Blink Camera today go to Vivid Seats= Get the biggest concerts, games, theater tix and more, Vivid Seats has it all. Download the app, and enter promo code [[MILLERTIME]] for 10% off your first order on Vivid Seats.
Nov 22, 2018
Ben Mankiewicz of Turner Classic Movies
Dennis is joined in studio by Ben Mankiewicz of Turner Classic Movies, who talks about his 15 years with the network, and how it took some viewers awhile to warm up to him. He also talks about some of the upcoming guest programmers and special Christmas programming. Ben also talks about his grandfather Herman Mankiewicz who wrote the script for Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane", and shares some of Peter Bogdanovich's recollections of Welles. Ben also discusses the rest of his famous family: his his father Frank Mankiewicz work as campaign director for George McGovern's 1972 presidential run, his uncle Tony Mankiewicz who wrote three James Bond films, the first two Richard Donner "Superman" films and created the television series "Hart to Hart" and Joe Mankiewicz getting paid a million dollars for "Cleopatra" but wanting his name taken off of it all the same. This leads to a Dennis and Ben discussing how they think that film is underrated. They also talk about the work of Howard Hawks, why Dean Martin was the greatest talk show guest, and some of the great output from the studio system. He also talks about growing up an A's fan in Washington DC and what it was like for him to see a game in Oakland for the first time. Thanks to our sponsors: BetDSI= Join today using promo code [Miller101] to get in the action and get paid. Theraworx= Try Theraworx Relief – a non-greasy foam that’s proven to relieve muscle cramps fast and reduce muscle soreness. Learn more at PlutoTV= Pluto TV is the easy and completely legal way to watch your favorite TV shows and hit movies for free. Download PlutoTV today. Blink= Blink is an ultra-affordable, 100% wire-free home security camera that runs on 2 AA batteries for up to 2 years. To get your Blink Camera today go to Vivid Seats= Get the biggest concerts, games, theater tix and more, Vivid Seats has it all. Download the app, and enter promo code [[MILLERTIME]] for 10% off your first order on Vivid Seats.
Nov 20, 2018
Trump Wants Out
Dennis talks to Christian about why he thinks Trump wants out, first meeting Judd Apatow when he emceed Paul Simon’s concert in the park, meeting Charlton Heston and Doc Gooden (separately), first impressions of Harvey Weinstein, Woodstock, seeing the reunited Zeppelin (with Jason Bingham), the great Leon Russell and his latest hike with Jimmy Connors. Plus, El Chapo, some truly unusual conduct at the ATM, the impracticality of outdoor sleepovers, daylight savings, the film “How to Get Ahead in Advertising” with Richard E Grant, the Kingda Ka roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure, karma for polar bears, genetically modified food, clarification of the story when he was shown Mark Twain’s grave, driving to Reno and laughing so hard withRick Overton and Kevin Rooney has had to pull over, the future for Carmelo Anthony, and a surprising piece of news about old friend from the radio show, Dr Jerome Corsi, Mysterious Visitor from the East!
Nov 15, 2018
Adorably Deplorable with Mark Steyn
Dennis is joined by author and columnist Mark Steyn to discuss last week’s mid-term election results, this year's Florida recount compared to 2000's, why Amy Comey Barrett will be the next Supreme Court Justice, Paul Ryan as “the invisible Speaker”, French Prime Minister Macron saying patriotism is the opposite of nationalism as the angry mob at Tucker Carlson’s front door. Mark and Dennis also talk about their upcoming Adorable Depolorable Tour, the surprising grave locations of Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, PG Woodhouse, JD Salinger and the recent Mark Steyn Cruise. Dennis also chats with Christian about the California fires, CNN planning to sue the White House over revoking Jim Acosta’s credentials and the belated Sinema win in Arizona They also discuss the passing of the great Marvel comic book creator Stan Lee at the age of 95, Ray Donovan, Mr Robot, Star Trek, baldness in the future, the new Paul McCartney album and how you can’t blame the entertainment industry for having a negative impact on our culture. Plus, the Eric Clapton biography, a lizard terrorizing a Florida neighborhood and Dennis seeing an alligator at spring training with his son.
Nov 13, 2018
Mid-Term Election Post-Game Show
Dennis reacts to Tuesday night’s midterm election results, congratulating Democrats on winning the House, how he hopes everyone can come together on some common sense issues and why Trump is now well-positioned to be re-elected in 2020. Then, Townhall Senior Writer Kurt Schlichter calls in to talk about his mixed feelings regarding the midterm elections, how President Trump can thrive in this new environment, the toughness of Ruth Baden Ginsburg, why liberals depend on the right so much, and his book “Militant Normals”. Dennis also talks to Christian about the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”, his preparation for Wednesday night’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and more!
Nov 08, 2018
Mid-term election predictions, Daylight Savings, Yoda, “The Sting” and more
Dennis has some observations about this past weekend in the NFL, discusses some great all-time quotes with Christian, gives his prediction of the mid-terms, but that even if Democrats have a big night, he won’t obsess over it the way the Left does over Trump. They also talk about Bridge on the River Kwai, Yoda and other Star Wars mysteries, Kayne’s evolving political involvement, Dennis’s upcoming appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, ongoing problems with Facebook and a drunk man who tried to ride onto the track at the Breeders Cup. There are also philosophical questions about why everything is so serious now, the necessity of Daylight Savings Time, bombing in comedy, a Car website mascot, Dennis going to the movies with his kids, the importance to a career of having a good name, the Mets hiring an agent as GM, the importance of a good nap, and the perfection of the film “The Sting”.
Nov 06, 2018
Political Correctness and Halloween, Whitey Bulger, Jimmy Connors, Star Search and more!
Dennis and Christian discuss Whitey Bulger’s murder in prison and other rough crowds on West Virginia. They also talk about Halloween, Megyn Kelly, political correctness, whether you could make “Napoleon Dynamite” today, Dennis’s Old CNBC Show, radio show, the merchandise they used to sell from it and the “bathrobe sessions” where he would answer questions from listeners. There’s also a quick visit from tennis great Jimmy Connors, who discusses hiking with Dennis, his workout regimen and how he can't play an hour's of tennis anymore. There’s also discussion of Barbara Streisand threatening to move to Canada (again!), the phrase nolo contendre, Dennis competing on Star Search against Sinbad, the Black Sabbath song War Pigs, allegations of voter suppression against NBC News, Election Day, ABC ordering an additional episode of “Roseanne” spin-off “The Connors”. Plus, Meryl Streep’s acting, the caravan, and how to make it look like no one is home for Halloween.
Nov 01, 2018
Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco and Why Clayton Kershaw Isn’t An Ace
Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is in studio to talk about his Halloween costume this year, four upcoming shows at Madison Square Garden, how he first started doing stand-up, working on television, meeting Jerry Seinfeld, his podcast, the pressure placed on preschoolers today, his father, throwing out a first pitch at a Mets game, how his role in a film called “Cruise” led to an audition for Martin Scorsese, whose next film he appears in. Then, Dennis and Christian recap the World Series, discussing why Clayton Kershaw isn’t a big game pitcher, the length of games and questionable managerial decisions. They also talk about Hillary’s desire to be president, who Dems’ best options are for 2020, a new Titanic setting sail in 2022, the film “The Sweet Smell of Success”, Dennis’s upcoming appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, the time he played golf with Charles Barkley and more! Thanks to our sponsors: BetDSI= Join today using promo code [Miller101] to get in the action and get paid. Theraworx= Try Theraworx Relief – a non-greasy foam that’s proven to relieve muscle cramps fast and reduce muscle soreness. Learn more at
Oct 30, 2018
WWE Superstar and Rock Star Chris Jericho
Dennis talks to Chris Jericho about growing up in Winnipeg, wanting to be a rock star and a wrestler instead of playing hockey, his thoughts about the WWE's Roman Reigns announcing he step aside from wrestling so that he can battle leukemia and the importance of storylines in the WWE. Chris also discusses his rock band Fozzy and his upcoming cruise and taking his kids to see the latest "Halloween" movie. Dennis also chats with Christian about taking another, steeper hike with Jimmy Connors, the Broncos cutting back-up quarterback Chad Kelly after he ended up in the wrong house, remembering a Hollywood party with Swifty Lazar, Michael Avenatti's presidential ambitions, a suspect who was excused from a police interrogation for a surprising reason, a highly suspect "greatest books" list from PBS and the post-season inconsistencies from Clayton Kershaw. Thanks to our sponsors: PlutoTV= Pluto TV is the easy and completely legal way to watch your favorite TV shows and hit movies for free. Download PlutoTV today. Leesa Mattress= Get up to $160 off the Leesa mattress or $235 off the luxury Sapira mattress and free shipping on the Leesa mattress at and enter promo code dennis at checkout. BetDSI= Join today using promo code [Miller101] to get in the action and get paid. Theraworx= Try Theraworx Relief – a non-greasy foam that’s proven to relieve muscle cramps fast and reduce muscle soreness. Learn more at
Oct 25, 2018
Liz Warren, Hillary Clinton and Other Women Who Won't Be President
Dennis reacts to Elizabeth Warren's decision to publicize the results of a DNA test, Hillary Clinton's comments that Bill's relationship with Monica Lewisnky wasn't an abuse of power because she was an adult, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. There's also some free-associative conversation with Christian about hiking with Jimmy Connors, the Harlem Globetrotters, Wilt Chamberlain scoring on and off the field, the MLB Playoffs, the Final Four, Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon", "My Favorite Year", Matt Murdock (better known as Daredevil), Jack Benny, Superman, phaser settings on "Star Trek", Red Foxx, "Beerfest", "Zoolander", Bevo Francis, Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show, getting into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and more! Thanks to our sponsors: PlutoTV= Pluto TV is the easy and completely legal way to watch your favorite TV shows and hit movies for free. Download PlutoTV today. Leesa Mattress= Get up to $160 off the Leesa mattress or $235 off the luxury Sapira mattress and free shipping on the Leesa mattress at and enter promo code dennis at checkout. BetDSI= Join today using promo code [Miller101] to get in the action and get paid. Theraworx= Try Theraworx Relief – a non-greasy foam that’s proven to relieve muscle cramps fast and reduce muscle soreness. Learn more at
Oct 23, 2018
High Bidder and Hot for Teacher (More with David Spade)
Dennis starts off talking with Christian about Halloween, Kanye and Trump, Taylor Swift getting involved in politics, President Trump liking her music 25% less and his predilection for fast food. Christian and Dennis also remember working together on his CNBC series 14 years ago, and Dennis reveals that he has upcoming appearances on Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon. Then, comedian David Spade is back to tell some more great stories, starting with memories of Chris Farley at the SNL Monday meeting, his OCD, leaving a message for Spade's friend, and how much the new cast enjoyed when Dennis would reduce them to their most basic qualities. They also discuss how acting sometimes takes you out of your comfort zone, Spade being peer pressured into bidding too much at a Sean Penn fundraiser, dating the girl from the "Hot for Teacher" video and much more.
Oct 18, 2018
Hanging with Kinison, Trivia with Norm MacDonald and Making McCartney Self-Conscious (with David Spade)
Dennis is joined by David Spade for the first of two episdoes this week, discussing the dinner they recently had with Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon. David also talks about getting his start in stand-up and great advice that he got from Dennis, hanging out with Sam Kinison, working with Sandler for Netflix and going out on the “Grown Ups” tour with him, where Schneider insulted Norm MacDonald, whom Spade does trivia nights with. He also tells a story about Chris Farley’s brothers making Paul McCartney self-conscious, and will have plenty more stories in our next episode. PlutoTV= Pluto TV is the easy and completely legal way to watch your favorite TV shows and hit movies for free. Download PlutoTV today. Leesa Mattress= Get up to $160 off the Leesa mattress or $235 off the luxury Sapira mattress and free shipping on the Leesa mattress at and enter promo code dennis at checkout. BetDSI= Join today using promo code [Miller101] to get in the action and get paid. Theraworx= Try Theraworx Relief – a non-greasy foam that’s proven to relieve muscle cramps fast and reduce muscle soreness. Learn more at ZipRecruiter= Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter dot com slash [miller]! That’s
Oct 16, 2018
In the Future, Everyone Will Be Hated for Fifteen Minutes
Dennis starts off talking about Winston Churchill and updates Andy Warhol’s prediction that everyone will be hated for 15 minutes. He also asks Christian about the TV show “Glee”, characterizes Nancy Pelosi as Oblivia de Haviland, comments on the film “Remains of the Day” and “ships” a romance between Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Jim Bob Cooter. There’s also discussion of Nikki Haley resigning as Ambassador to the UN, the business portfolio of Papa John, marveling at the brilliance of David Bowie, giving tennis advice to Andre Agassi, and skepticism regarding Hillary Clinton’s distinction between allegations against her husband and Brett Kavanaugh.
Oct 11, 2018
Democrats 2020 Ticket
Dennis discusses Brett Kavanaugh's swearing in as Supreme Court justice, which leads to a conversation about the field of potential Democratic presidential hopefuls, and where Joe Biden and Michael Avanatti factor in. He also theorizes about what Democrats actually want and reacts to images of Progressive activists clawing at the door of The Supreme Court. Dennis also talks to Christian about Indigeonous Peoples Day, an upcoming episode with David Spade, remembering hanging out on the Sunset Strip with Randy Quaid and Ron Jeremy. They also discuss the recent Space X launch, sitting next to Matthew McConaughey on a flight, a CNN Reporter who has to apologize for past tweets, the impending doom from Climate Change, astronaut Scott Kelly trying to negotiate the mob mentality of Twitter, the MLB Playoffs and Banksy Christian also reads a comment from a listener about the recent “cranky” episodes of the podcast, which leads to a discussion on downloads and how everyone listening can help the show. Thanks to our sponsors: Leesa Matress= Get up to $160 off the Leesa mattress or $235 off the luxury Sapira mattress and free shipping on the Leesa mattress at and enter promo code dennis at checkout. BetDSI= Join today using promo code [Miller101] to get in the action and get paid.
Oct 09, 2018
Alone Again. Crankier.
Dennis and Christian discuss the download numbers of the podcast with producer KC, compared to other podcasts. They also talk about Tesla heading in a similar direction as Apple has without Steve Jobs, and the time that Dennis introduced Clint Eastwood to Ed Norton. The conversation shifts to Lindsey Graham, Trump's taxes, politicians being morons, and how important it is to not let politics ruin your life. Then, Dennis celebrates a strong week of NFL picks and talks a little baseball. Plus, Kanye West, Macedonia, the impact of marijuana on DUI's in Colorado, an engagement on a high elevation, and rounding things out with a discussion of the Dark Web, Facebook and their policy towards boosting posts
Oct 04, 2018
Me. Alone. Cranky.
There's no guest and Dennis is in the studio alone and cranky, discussing a variety of topics including Tom Cruise, Matt Lauer, Bob Costas, the importance of compartmentalizing football, his dislike of the phrase "truth to power" and reading Michael Ovitz's memoir "Who Is Michael Ovitz?". Dennis and Christian also share their thoughts about the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh and the FBI investigation and weigh in on Bill Cosby going to prison. They also discuss Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom's prospects of winning NL Cy Young and Mets 3rd baseman David Wright's retirement. They also discuss a New Jersey man who was killed by a brain-eating parasite he contracted at a Texas wave pool, a fear of flying, the new NAFTA, El Chapo, preparing a comedy special, and Sammy Davis and Joey Bishop. And thank you to today's sponsors: RXBAR= For 25% off your first order, visit and enter promo code: dennis at checkout . Pluto TV= Never pay for TV again. Download Pluto TV for free on all of your favorite devices today.
Oct 02, 2018
More Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits
Dennis continues with Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits. The conversation continues about swinging London They talk all things Beatles. You'll hear about Beatles manager Brian Epstein and how he downsized the groups show into 1 van and made the band money. John Lennon's loyalty to Brian Epstein and stories of him as a lead singer. Peter tells stories of Coronation Street in London and his plans to move to Australia, his hilarious cab ride, and Dennis shares a funny encounter with William Shatner. Also hear stories of Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney.
Sep 27, 2018
Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits
Dennis is joined by Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits. Peter and Dennis share a funny lunch story from Peters father, and discuss the book Ready Steady Go by Shawn Levy and the their fascination with Rolling Stones producer/ manager Andrew Oldham. They tell stories about swinging London from David Bowie to Roger Daltry and drinking with John Lennon and the Beatles. Peter talks about his career beginnings singing as a boy, and the creation of Herman's Hermits. Also Dennis and Peter talk about never released David Bowie/ Freddie Mercury music plus answer fan questions.
Sep 25, 2018
Mt. Everest, The Vatican and Bert & Ernie
Dennis talks to Christian about a trip he took years ago to Mt. Everest, including the difficulty flying in and out of Bhutan, meeting the monks, and seeing an actual Golden Child. This transitions to a conversation about the Vatican and the Pope, the Young Pope with Jude Law, and purple nurples. There's also discussion about a Republican winning a Texas special election in a district Hillary won by 12 points in 2016, whether Democrats can win the House this year, and whether millennials will follow the elderly Democrat revolution. Also, more on North Korea's nukes, mailbag comments about Paul McCartney's recent revelation, An "Inside Edition" camera crew that was robbed (and the fact that the show is still on), a surprising declaration from a former "Sesame Street" writer, a listener's guide to bit-surfing, great jokes throughout history, and the comedic tandem of Norm MacDonald and Drake Sather.
Sep 20, 2018
I'm Cranky As Hell and I'm Not Gonna Take It Anymore
Dennis is cranky and lays into Dianne Feinstein for waiting to release on the letter she received with the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh until she considered it to be politically expedient. He also stresses the importance of avoiding confrontations over politics, shares his exhaustion at comparisons between President Trump and Hitler, and wades into the continued furor over Norm MacDonald's comments to the Hollywood Reporter. Later, he takes Joe Biden to task for saying "God forbid me" for not speaking up about Trump sooner which leads to commentary about how this November's election will be very telling for where we're at as a country. He also rails against weather reporters who over-act on camera to exaggerate the effect of a storm, but finds time to commend Vontae Davis of the Buffalo Bills for retiring at half time.
Sep 18, 2018
Tom Berenger
In an all-new Dennis Miller Option, Dennis talks to Christian about the controversy surrounding Norm MacDonald’s comments about Roseanne Barr and Louis CK, Paul McCartney’s revelation about group masturbation with John Lennon, a million less viewers for the swimsuit-less Miss America pageant, Will Smith’s career, zombies, Bowie Drummer Woody Woodmansey and the Charles Bronson movie Telefon. Then, actor Tom Berenger is in studio to talk about his new movie "American Dresser", their shared appreciation of "Fargo", actors being replaced by holograms, working with Oliver Stone on "Platoon", "Major League", "The Big Chill", working with Bill Paxton and Powers Boothe on "Hatfields & McCoys" and more!
Sep 13, 2018
Tom Papa
Dennis reacts to the announcement that Les Moonves is out at CBS, the couple who set up a Go Fund Me for a homeless veteran and kept the money. Dennis and Christian also discuss Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the TV show "Big Brother", Dennis signing autographs at a supermarket early in his career and some of his earliest memories of doing stand-up. Then, comedian Tom Papa is in the studio who talks about his new Food Network show "Baked" about baked goods around the country, his new book "Your Dad Stole My Rake", being a part of "Live From Here" the new version of "Prairie Home Companion", and his friendships with Rob Zombie and Stephen Soderbergh. Finally, Christian has a mailbag question about an upcoming "Fountainhead" remake and a discussion and Eva Gardner.
Sep 11, 2018
Spike Feresten
Dennis chats with Spike Feresten, who joins Christian in the studio to discuss working with Dennis as a receptionist at SNL, podcasting, writing for David Letterman and being a part of the legendary writing staff for “Seinfeld”, where his first script was the famous “Soup Nazi” episode. They also answer a mailbag question about the greatest frontmen, which leads to a great story about Mick Jagger. They discuss the boycotts of In N Out Burger and Nike, the Aretha Franklin funeral, Dorothy’s ruby slippers and so much more.
Sep 06, 2018
More Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey
Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey once again join Dennis and Christian for the entire show, giving more specifics about the weekly schedule at SNL and the famous dinners with Lorne. Jon also talks about knowing Phil Hartman at The Groundlings back in 1984 and the kind of guy he was on stage and around the office. They also talk about having out with Walter Peyton, Joe Montana, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Billy Joel and Brooke Shields. They all talk about their New York apartments back in those days. Dana talks about first meeting Burt Lancaster. Jon discusses taking up stand-up 15 years ago. They also talk about Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, performing at Dennis's wedding, the genesis of Dana's Regis Philbin impression, Carvey performing with his kids now, and he gives his impression of President Trump in Helsinki and pitching a movie idea to Barack Obama.
Sep 04, 2018
Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey
Dennis talks to Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey who join Christian in studio for the entire show, talking about auditioning for SNL, joining the cast of the show, and the day-to-day week-to-week schedule of the show. Jon talks about how Dennis helped him settle into the show. They also talk about developing their performing style, creating some of SNL’s best loved characters and impressions and so much more!
Aug 30, 2018
European Vacation and Bus Trips Not Taken
Dennis is back from vacation to tell Christian and all the listeners about his time in Prague and London and bus trips not taken to Budapest and Vienna, and a cross-country US bus trip he did take when he was younger. He talks about getting on stage immediately after flying in from Europe twice in his life, which leads to a discussion of fate. Plus talk of the Titanic, Gene Shalit, Vince Vaughn, Ben Grimm of the Fantastic Four, Ken Watanqbe, Jools Holland, Aiden Turner, MLB’s 1967 pennant race and a town called Mayo, Florida. Dennis also reacts to the latest Trump-related headlines with regards to Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, and things wind down with a chat about James Bond and Star Wars and to thank everyone for their support in helping the podcast become a success.
Aug 28, 2018
Dennis talks a little more about Wesley Snipes, the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, how the Houston Astros were able to succeed last year, the TV shows "24" and "Lost", Saudi Arabia, the CN Tower and St. Louis Arch, Steven Seagal, James Whitmore, Star Trek, a Beauty Queen who resigned rather than cover her tattoos and more! Dennis and Christian are also joined by Author and Discovery Institute Senior Fellow WESLEY SMITH , who talks about adjusting to life in Washington DC, writing about end of life issues, so-called "nature worship" and state-sponsored euthanasia in European countries,
Aug 23, 2018
Dennis discusses COPD, Penn and Teller, boosting Facebook posts, the kind of people who fall for Nigerian Princes, male cheerleaders in the NFL, counseling for Mets fans, the Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" and his friend Bo Derek introducing him to Ann Margret. He also takes calls from Corbie in Missouri, William in Ohio and answers a question about whether the 2012 election could have been rigged.
Aug 21, 2018
Actor, author and raconteur Orson Bean is back in the studio talking with Dennis and Christian about getting started at the Blue Angel, meeting Bob Hope and Orson Welles, The Three Stooges, Al Jolson, Jayne Mansfield, more about Brando, Desperate Housewives, Celebrating 25 years with his wife Alley Mills, the art of joke telling, butterflies, Johnny Carson, Milton Berle, how no one wants to get offended anymore, Roseanne Barr, his son-in-law Andrew Breitbart, President Trump and his role in the "Equalizer 2" with Denzel Washington.
Aug 15, 2018
Actor, author and raconteur Orson Bean joins Dennis and Christian in studio for the first of two shows this week, talking about his Christianity, appearing on the Tonight Show 200 times (including being there the night Jack Parr walked off the show), The Rat Pack, the Marx Brothers, Louie Armstrong, race relations, Bert Williams, the power of The Ed Sullivan Show, being blacklisted, Playhouse 90, Art Carney, The Twilight Zone, Marlon, Brando, Wally Cox, moving to Australia and the Weather Underground.
Aug 14, 2018
Show Business, Hosting the MTV Awards and Hollywood in Toto with Christian Toto of Hollywood In Toto
Dennis talks about not being able to go through with a calonic, hosting the MTV Awards (twice!) and then Christian Toto of talks about summer movies looks ahead to what he's looking forward to in the fall. There's also a conversation about all the late-night hosts in television and how there's room for a more moderate or even possibly a conservative voice. Finally Dennis talks about working with Wesley Snipes on the film "Murder At 1600", and a great TV movie about Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Aug 09, 2018
Open Phones : Gene in Philly and Lisa in Colorado
Dennis starts off talking about the California wild fires and wonders about the connection to global warming. He also talks about his son getting married earlier in the week. Then, Dennis and Christian open up the phones to talk to listeners: First up, Gene in Philly who discusses the Beatles, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, then, Lisa in Colorado asks about actors who take you out of a movie. Finally, Dennis wonders about just how President Trump would handle it if the DOJ tried to send one of his kids to jail.
Aug 07, 2018
Thaddeus McCotter
Dennis talks about running into Steve Martin at a steakhouse, martinis, his new favorite Beach Boys song, the term "nonplussed", and then he and Christian are joined by former Republican Congressman of Michigan Thaddeus McCotter who talks about how much he prefers life outside of the House and why some people are so attracted to the power. They also discuss what it takes to actually impeach a president, their overall thoughts on President Trump's performance, the reality of Socialism, England, the inability of the LEft to concede when Trump's policies work, and their mutual thoughts of Obama.
Aug 02, 2018
Patty Smyth
The show starts off with Dennis chatting with musician Patty Smyth, fresh off of four consecutive nights of performing. They discuss what was great on the radio growing up, Dennis helping her move a piano in the village up four floors, some of her earliest performances, her experiences working with Don Henley, the difficulty in breaking the first Scandal record because radio didn't like to play more than one female-fronted band per week, the greatness of Neil Young and so much more. Then, Dennis reads a passage from Nabakov's memoirs, discusses reading a collections of Gore Vidal essays, chats with Christian about traveling in Africa, meeting Shaquille O'Neal, 50 years of the Big Mac, songs that get stuck in your head, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and closing things out with a conversation on soybeans and bacon.
Jul 31, 2018
Curt Schilling
Dennis discusses President Trump's joint press conference with EU president with Jean-Claude Juncker, Nikki Haley's comments about Russia, a sorority that will no longer exclude membership based on gender and the film "The Sweet Smell of Success". The baseball great Curt Schilling calls in to talk about his podcast, tell some great stories, including the bloody sock game, Johnny Podres and Greg Maddux, comparisons between President Trump and Ronald Reagan and why he doesn't worry about the opinions of people who don't know him. Then, Dennis and Christian read some of your comments from the mailbag.
Jul 26, 2018
John Corbett
Dennis is joined in studio by his friend acting John Corbett, who talks about some of his jobs before he got famous, including working at a whorehouse, in a steel factory, as a hairdresser, at the Magic Castle, working the spotlight at The Groundlings theater. He also talks about meeting Vincent Price, his first appearance on "Leno", getting cast on "Northern Exposure", "Sex and the City", and his improbable involvement in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding".They also talk some favorite old movies, including "Diner", "Asphalt Jungle", "A Catered Affair" and "The Wild Bunch", which was written by John's friend Waylon Greene. Finally, the conversation winds down with John explaining how he got together with Bo Derek when neither of them had a date for a party they both wanted to go to.
Jul 24, 2018
AJ Benza
Dennis and Christian start off chatting about President Trump's Helsinki meeting with Vladimir Putin, his half-hearted clarification of those comments and the impact it has on Dennis's impression of the President. They also discuss Jeff Bridges, the new HBO Robin Williams documentary, golfing with Alice Cooper and Matthew McCaughnehey, Marriot and Starbucks getting rid of drinking straws and the greatness that is "Kenneth Branaugh's Mary Shelly's Frankenstein". They also chat with AJ Benza who has a podcast called "Fame Is A Bitch", about dating the same woman as Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Bourdain, Liza Minelli, Nicholas Cage, Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Fatty Arbuckle, Crazy Joe Gallo and more.
Jul 19, 2018
Adam Carolla
Dennis and Christian talk a little bit about President Trump’s meeting with Putin and his trip to the UK. They also discuss France’s World Cup win, surprising comments from Anthony Bourdain’s final interview, and a raccoon in the news. Also, Adam Carolla calls in to discuss his trip to the UK, George Clooney’s recent accident, Pac Man Jones and more!
Jul 17, 2018
Debra Saunders of the Las Vegas Review-Journal
Dennis and Christian discuss the Croatia-England World Cup match, the prolific output of PG Wodehouse, and show business stories involving Kirk Douglas, Jerry Lewis, Brandon Tartikoff, Grant Tinker, Brad Grey, to name but a few. They also chat with Las Vegas Review-Journal White House Correspondent Debra Saunders about life in that briefing room, NATO, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and her Kim Jong Un sighting in Singapore.
Jul 12, 2018
Clint Howard
Dennis and Christian are joined in studio by actor Clint Howard, who reflects on some great memories with his father Rance who passed away last year. He also discusses his mother Judy, filming "Gentle Ben" in Florida, his brother Ron Howard stepping in to finish directing "Solo: A Star Wars Story” and Clint’s role in that film, and his audition for the original “Star Wars”. He also talks “Star Trek”, William Shatner, the moon landing, meeting Walt Disney, his appearance on “Bonanza”, bad movies, and things wind down with a little light political conversation about Hillary Clinton.
Jul 10, 2018
Nick DiPaolo Returns
Dennis and Christian look back on Robin Williams, Phil Hartman's comedic nuance, William Shatner's great turn hosting Saturday Night Live, the films "Quiz Show", "Zodiac" and "Lost in America", LeBron James' new tax bracket in LA, the Golden State Warriors and the questionable artistic expression of Joss Whedon. Also, comedian Nick DiPaolo returns to promote his new podcast, and talk about "The Godfather", Joe Rogan, fitness guru Sean T and boxing.
Jul 05, 2018
Bo Derek
Dennis and Christian have a fun, freewheeling conversation that includes, but not limited to: World Cup, Godzilla, Sam Kinison, Batman, Chuck Schumer, James Caan, “Dr. No”, crows and olive loaf. (Yes, Olive loaf). Bo Derek also calls in to discuss her love of animals, veterans, her career and her man, John Corbett.
Jul 03, 2018
Gary Sinise
Dennis and Christian discuss the surprise announcement that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring, Mitch McConnell and his wife Elaine Chao, the original pilot to "Star Trek" called "The Cage", and dueling Iguanas in a parking lot. Plus, your comments and questions from the mailbag remind Dennis of some great memories of David Bowie. Also, actor-philanthropist Gary Sinise calls in to talk about all the work going on with his Gary Sinise Foundation.
Jun 28, 2018
Nick DiPaolo
Dennis and Christian recap their weekend in Knoxville for the recording of Dennis’s upcoming comedy special, “Fake News, Real Jokes”. They also discuss reactions to Sarah Huckabee Sanders being asked to leave a restaurant by President Trump and Maxine Waters, and how Florida Secretary of State Pam Bondi was accosted outside of a screening of the Mr Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” They’re also joined by comedian Nick DiPaolo who discusses an altercation he had after a show, and being fired from his satellite radio show for something he Tweeted.
Jun 26, 2018
Larry O'Connor of The Washington Times and WMAL
Dennis chats with Christian about spending the week in New York, President Trump's Space Force, watching the World Cup and how host country Russia is close to running out of beer. There are also mailbag questions about what Dennis is reading and how he keeps happy. They also chat with Larry O'Connor of the Washington Times and WMAL in Washington DC about FBI agent Peter Strzok and the media's coverage of immigration.
Jun 21, 2018
Victor Davis Hanson
Dennis and Christian discuss this weekend's shows in Knoxville for Dennis's upcoming "Fake News, Real Jokes" comedy special, and Dennis reminisces about Sam Kinison, Robin Williams, Rick Overton, being interviewed about an epic Monday Night Football game he called, reading Moby Dick and the demise of his favorite hiking path. Then, guest Victor Davis Hanson discusses his most recent book, “World Wars Two”, the denuclearization of North Korea, whether Trump is reckless or savvy, and why there are so many people who aren't willing to give him credit for anything, even for something that works, like his tax cut.
Jun 19, 2018
Steve Hayes of The Weekly Standard
Dennis and Christian discuss President Trump’s North Korea summit in Singapore with Weekly Standard Editor and Fox News Contributor Steve Hayes, who also discusses his friendship with Charles Krauthammer. There’s also discussion of Mark Sanford’s primary loss, Michael Cohen and Scott Pruitt. Plus, more De Niro talk, and a question from the mailbag about Alfred Hitchcock.
Jun 14, 2018
Gene Simmons
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Simmons of Kiss discusses presidents, politics, his new role in the cannabis business, the Gene Simmons Vault experience, the new Kiss toilet seats and his wife Shannon. Also, Dennis and Christian discuss the North Korean summit, McDonald’s, Robert De Niro’s comments at the Tony Awards, and your questions and comments in the mailbag!
Jun 12, 2018
Bill Clinton, Vladimir Putin, Dennis Rodman, LeBron and more!
Christian tees Dennis up with the latest headlines, including Bill Clinton's continued non-apology tour, Dennis Rodman heading to the North Korean Summit, Mitch McConnell canceling the Senate's August recess, LeBron James and Steph Curry vowing to not visit Trump, Vladimir Putin's relationship with Trump, and the White House letting go of press aide Kelly Sadler. Plus, your comments in the mailbag!
Jun 07, 2018
Take a stand on kneeling
Dennis and Christian go through the latest headlines to discuss President Trump canceling a meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles, and how to navigate living in a world where we're told that Obama was too good for us, Bill Clinton doesn't need to apologize and the Miss America Pageant will no longer judge based on looks. We also dip into the mailbag and find out what Dennis has been reading, and he wind tunnel tests a piece he's writing.
Jun 05, 2018
Kevin Nealon
Dennis is joined by comedian Kevin Nealon, who discusses his hiking show on YouTube, Garry Shandling, their time together on SNL, and Kevin’s role on the CBS sitcom “Man With A Plan”. Then, Dennis and Christian chat about the disappointing box office for Disney’s latest Star Wars film, a bad tweet from President Trump, and some encouraging comments from Pope Francis. Plus, Hillary Clinton’s “bulge”, Louis Farrakhan, Morgan Freeman and more on Starbucks.
May 30, 2018
Starbucks new policy/Trump 2020
Dennis and Christian react to the latest news, including public urination on an airplane seat, Starbucks' new bathroom policy, the latest on the North Korea summit, Trump 2020, and whether or not volcanoes just do whatever they want. Plus, your comments and questions in the hopefully soon-to-be-retitled "Mailbag" segment! Your thoughts?
May 23, 2018
Tales of Jack Nicholson, Chevy Chase, The Titanic, Raccoons and Other Thoughts
It's a loose, free-wheeling free-associative super-sized episode of "The Dennis Miller Option", including stories about Jack Nicholson, Chevy Chase, real tales of the Titanic and raccoons digging through trash. There are also suggestions for the border wall, a discussion about North Korea, President Trump's chances at a nobel prize and so much more! Plus, we dip into the mailbag to read some of YOUR comments and questions!
May 16, 2018
Dana Carvey
Dennis takes a new sound system for a spin, and reminisces with Dana Carvey about their days on Saturday Night Live, the birth of the Church Lady and Hans & Franz. Dana also shares memories from his career and shows off a number of impressions, including President Trump.
May 09, 2018
The White House Correspondents Dinner
Dennis and Christian discuss the White House Correspondents Dinner, starting with the reactions to this year’s dinner, and why it’s a no-win for President Trump to go. They also discuss the performances from the 2011 Dinner, when Seth Meyers and President Obama decimated President Trump to his face. Dennis also details the time that he performed at the Correspondents Dinner for George H W Bush. They also discuss Kanye West and whether or not President Trump can win a Nobel Peace Prize.
May 02, 2018
In the premiere episode, Dennis and Christian review the latest headlines which leads to a discussion about the left's obsession with Trump and their inability to give him credit, even if he de-nuclearizes North Korea.
Apr 25, 2018
Coming soon!
Apr 20, 2018