'Behind the Table': A special podcast series from 'The View'

New episodes are available every Tuesday starting on Sept. 14.

November 16, 2021, 3:03 AM

"The View" is taking an extraordinary look inside the talk show that has been making headlines since Barbara Walters first uttered the phrase, "I had this idea for a show," with its new podcast, "Behind the Table."

In 1997, the legendary Walters set out to create a show that celebrated strong women and their individual views. Twenty-five years later, the Emmy-winning talk show is celebrating its television success with the special podcast series.

Listen to the trailer for "Behind the Table" HERE:

"Behind the Table" is available for free on major listening platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn, Audacy and the ABC News app.

With new episodes every Tuesday, "Behind the Table" will showcase candid and revealing conversations, never-before-heard stories, firsthand details behind headline-making controversies and moments that firmly cemented the talk show in pop culture history from the incredible women who have had a seat at the notorious Hot Topics table.

Meredith Vieira, Sherri Shepherd, Lisa Ling, plus other former and current co-hosts join to discuss exclusive interviews with celebrities, newsmakers and politicians, as well as behind-the-scenes stories and their Twitter-trending conversations on-air.

New Episode: Whoopi Goldberg & 'The View' executive producer Brian Teta

Nov. 9: Whoopi Goldberg & Joy Behar

For 23 seasons, since "The View" premiered in 1997, Joy has been making audiences laugh. She is the longest-running host in "View" history and brings a mix of her comedy and strong political opinions to the table every day. Whoopi joined the show in 2007 as moderator and has been at the helm of the table ever since. In the episode, they talk about why they joined the show, look back at their time with other co-hosts and discuss some of the most buzz-worthy moments when they became the Hot Topic.

Oct. 26: Jedidiah Bila & Sunny Hostin

Later, Jedidiah discusses her biggest regret from being on the show and how she felt leaving her co-host spot.

Oct. 19: Debbie Matenopoulos & Joy Behar

On "Behind The Table," Matenopoulos talks about getting the job at 22 years old and looks back on how it all started when they auditioned together for the show. Matenopoulos also discusses what it was like when "Saturday Night Live" started doing parodies of her and she tells Behar how she really felt when she was let go after one season.

Oct. 12: Raven-Symoné, Candace Cameron Bure & Sara Haines

Sara Haines talks with them about all the ups and downs Raven and Candace experienced together – from their toughest moments, to the pressure they felt to speak up for certain communities, and how the 2016 election changed everything for them.

Sept. 28: Lisa Ling & Sara Haines

Listen to Lisa discuss the one moment she regrets on the show and listen to Sara reflect on her early days guest co-hosting the show and her decision to come back on the panel after leaving in 2018.

Sept. 21: Sherri Shepherd & Sunny Hostin

Sherri Shepherd co-hosted "The View" for seven years and she sat down with co-host Sunny Hostin to share about the ups and downs of her time at the Hot Topics table! From being hired after guest co-hosting on the epic Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck split-screen day to revisiting her infamous "Earth is flat" comment, Shepherd gets candid on how the show made a lasting impact on her life and the lessons she learned from show creator Barbara Walters.

Though the two were never on the panel together, they discuss their friendship and Hostin shares why she commended Shepherd for her openness when she became a part of the show.

Sept. 14 episode: Meredith Vieira & Joy Behar

As two of the original five co-hosts on "The View" in 1997, Meredith Vieira and Joy Behar have seen it all. From being hired by Barbara Walters to leaving the daytime talk show, they discuss how their experience on the show has changed them and reflect on how the show has evolved since its inception.

Every episode of ABC's award-winning talk show "The View" is available as a podcast! Listen and subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Spotify, Stitcher or the ABC News app.

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