Whereas Howard Stern and Invoice Maher made amends, the 2 grew aside throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as Stern most popular to isolate. “I’ve an extended, storied historical past, ups and downs with that man, and I discover it so unhappy nowadays that I can not see him due to the pandemic. We do not agree on that,” Maher mentioned on a 2023 episode of his “Membership Random Podcast.” Whereas Maher mentioned the 2 had been on good phrases, he believed Stern’s worry of getting sick had made the radio host a recluse.
Stern’s dealing with of the pandemic was not the one conduct that rubbed Maher the fallacious approach. On one other episode of his “Membership Random Podcast” that aired later in the identical 12 months, Maher took concern with what he believed was ethical grandstanding from Stern. “We all know Howard had this different spouse earlier than Beth [Stern], so he is attempting to make me seem to be I am the marginally immoral one as a result of I will not calm down,” Maher mentioned. The stand-up comedian thought Stern gushing over his present spouse on-air was thoughtless to the previous Mrs. Stern.
These feedback made their approach again to Stern, who had robust phrases for Maher. “He must shut his mouth!” the radio host mentioned on “The Howard Stern Present.” Stern mentioned he despatched Maher an e mail however heard no phrase again. “I feel I am not mates with him,” he added. Nonetheless, the 2 quickly reached a ceasefire.