Conversation has played a major role in shaping civilization since the dawn of time, and talk shows have proven to be nearly as important to the success of TV. We all have our favorite talk show hosts, but who are the top overall? We can look at their ratings, how much money they make, how influential they’ve been to TV history or what kind of debates they trigger around the water cooler—or on social media. We can also look at how passionately vocal their fans are. Since all of those points are valid, let’s make a somewhat unscientific amalgamation of all of them.