In my opinion, Howard Stern is the number one interviewer in the history of media. What makes him the best? I believe it’s years of therapy, becoming fully self-actualized, and being insanely curious about people. Guests lower their guard and revealing interviews I have ever heard. On top of that, his humor and self-revelations also attract some of the biggest personalities in our culture.
In 2016, Howard Stern interviewed at least 70 A level celebrities, musicians, and comedians. And these interviews are not 5 or 10 minute soundbites but often are 1 to 2 hour conversations.
Each interview feels as if you have read a biography of the individual, but Howard Stern manages to get information nobody else seems to capture. Through humor and self-deprecation, guests lower their guard and reveal their true story and nature. To listen to a Howard Stern interview, is as close to a public, therapeutic session you will hear.
Here is my list of the top 10 interviews by Howard Stern in 2016: