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 Nov 9, 2021

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The #1 show in late night delivered straight to your ears, every weekday. Keep up with all the whip-smart writing, hilarious monologues, and revealing conversations with celebrity guests, only on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda And Stephen Perform "Button!" | Colbert Classic
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The next great American musical is here about one of the lesser-known founding fathers, and its name is "Button!" Enjoy this blast from the past as Stephen talks to Lin-Manuel Miranda about "Hamilton," New York and his influences, and stick around for a musical performance you won't want to miss this Independence Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2022
Pride Month News Parade: NASCAR, Bratz, Rednecks 4 Rainbows, Chersace
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Stephen Colbert celebrated the LGBTQIA+ community with a roundup of the most colorful stories from this year’s Pride Month.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2022
Ibram X. Kendi (Extended Cut)
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Watching Sen. Ted Cruz criticize one of his books during the confirmation hearing for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson did not deter author Ibram X. Kendi from pursuing his mission to encourage all Americans, especially children, to learn how to be antiracist. Check out Kendi’s two latest books, “Goodnight Racism” and “How to Raise an Antiracist,” available everywhere now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2022
Heidi Klum | Coaled Hearted
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The last day of this year’s Supreme Court session brought us a potentially devastating ruling that limits the power of the EPA, and the historic swearing in of the country’s first Black woman justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson. In lighter news, Stephen introduced a new segment that tracks this summer’s hottest trends, The Late Show’s “Crotch Wotch.” Stephen welcomes the incredible Heidi Klum to The Late Show for a two-part interview that begins with a preview of the new season of the fashion design competition show she co-hosts with longtime collaborator Tim Gunn, “Making The Cut,” streaming now on Amazon Prime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2022
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Extended Cut) | Charge!
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The former president publicly went after Cassidy Hutchinson after her testimony in front of the Jan. 6th Committee, and he may have attempted to intimidate her behind the scenes as well. Over at the Supreme Court, their recent rulings regarding religion further erode the idea that America’s government should operate independently of any church. And Rep. Kinzinger tells Stephen that the Jan. 6th Committee was aware of threats against Cassidy Hutchinson’s safety and that’s why her testimony was given at a hastily-announced surprise hearing on June 28th. He also addresses his frustration with the DOJ’s handling of people who refuse to testify before the Jan. 6th Committee, and lays out the bottom-line purpose of the committee: to make the coup plotters pay for their crimes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Extended Cut) | This Just In-surrection
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Today’s surprise Jan. 6th Committee hearing featured testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson who described shockingly violent behavior by the former president and damning details about how White House officials knew things could get out of control at the “Stop The Steal” rally. Next, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returns to The Late Show with her assessment of today’s Jan. 6th Committee hearing and her assertion that any member of congress who sought a pardon for their role in the insurrection should be expelled from their seat in the House of Representatives. The Congresswoman also says Democrats, in particular President Biden, need to show the American people they are ready to fight and to create leverage by signaling willingness to expand the Supreme Court and end the filibuster in the Senate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2022
Wanda Sykes | Roe To Hell
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Stephen reacts to the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, and introduces a new way for women in the United States to find out what rights they still have. Our friend Wanda Sykes returns to The Late Show to chat with Stephen about her Netflix show, “The Upshaws,” and her honest reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
Tom Segura Gives Stephen A New Leather Jacket
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Comedian and author Tom Segura stopped by to chat about his world tour and his new book, “I’d Like to Play Alone, Please.” Listen as he gifts Stephen a very expensive leather jacket that Netflix paid for! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
Meanwhile… U.K. Soldiers Busted For On-Base Orgy | Freak Out With Hard Mtn Dew
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Meanwhile… Soldiers deployed with NATO got in big trouble for a series of group sex parties, and extreme soda lovers are welcoming the arrival of alcohol-spiked cans of Mountain Dew. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2022
David Sedaris Answered 175 Fan Letters While Stuck At Home With Covid
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The hilarious David Sedaris stops by to introduce his latest book and share what he did to pass the time while recovering from his recent bout with Covid. David’s new book, “Happy-Go-Lucky,” is available everywhere now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2022
Beto O'Rourke | Beg Your Pardons
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Today the Jan. 6th Committee painted a chilling and criminally insane portrait of the former president’s attempt to steal the election by weaponizing the Department of Justice, and we also learned the list of Republican members of Congress who begged the former president for pardons. And the Democratic nominee for the governor of Texas, Beto O’Rourke, returns to The Late Show to discuss the effect of new voting restrictions in his state and the extreme positions staked out in the state GOP’s new political platform. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
Taika Waititi (Extended Cut) | What's Up, Doc?
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The former president’s campaign staff reportedly didn’t notice the documentary crew filming at the White House before, during and after January 6th, and Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson is doing a lousy job of distancing himself from a scheme to submit fake electors to the Vice President. And there are many reasons to check out the new “Thor” film, but director Taika Waititi recommends showing up to the theater for lead actor Chris Hemsworth’s infamous nude scene. Listen to this Pod Show exclusive extended interview with Taika Waititi to hear the epic tale of the New Zealand Avocado Heist and more bonus chitchat you won't see on TV! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2022
Werner Herzog | Man Of Steal
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Today the Jan. 6th Committee laid out in shocking detail how the former president’s scheme to overturn the 2020 election brought harrowing consequences for the public servants who resisted the pressure to support his lies. Elsewhere, GOP primary voters in Missouri are seeing yet another violent campaign ad from a gun-toting candidate. Werner Herzog is the author of the new book, “The Twilight World,” and he joins Stephen for a two-part interview that begins with an examination of the theater of life, and the incredible story of the subject of his book, Hiroo Onada. Stick around to hear Werner tell some jokes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2022
Sen. Cory Booker | Braking Bad
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Stephen talks about last week’s non-surrection. President Biden falls off his bike. Also, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker returns to The Late Show for a three-part chat that begins with a discussion about how best to celebrate America’s newest national holiday, Juneteenth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
Meanwhile… Chris Evans' Boston Accent | Caviar Is The New Cocaine
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Meanwhile… The internet loves Chris Evans this week, especially footage of him slipping back into his Boston accent. Also, if you’re rich and looking for a good time, try a bump of caviar!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2022
Father's Day First Drafts with Evie Colbert
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The fabulous Evie Colbert returns for a very special Father’s Day edition of everyone’s favorite late night greeting card segment, First Drafts. Happy Father's Day from The Late Show Pod Show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2022
Sen. Raphael Warnock (Extended Cut)
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When he needs a reminder of why his work as a Senator and a pastor is so important, Sen. Raphael Warnock remembers the example set by the late Rep. John Lewis who always encouraged him to keep the faith. Listen to this Late Show Pod Show exclusive extended interview where he remembers what it was like to be elected to the US Senate on January 5th, 2021 - just one day before the insurrection. Senator Warnock’s new book, “A Way Out of No Way,” is available everywhere now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2022
Tom Hanks (Extended Cut) | Pence & Sensibility
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John Eastman and the rest of the lawyers advising the former president knew that his plan to overturn the election was a crime, and today’s Jan. 6th Committee hearing revealed that the insurrectionist mob got alarmingly close to getting their hands on VP Mike Pence that day. Next up, Stephen calls a family meeting - so gather around, kiddo! And Tom Hanks describes the larger-than-life character he portrays in the new Baz Luhrmann film, “Elvis,” as “a diabolical genius in every way.” Listen as Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert talk all things Elvis Presley, Austin Butler, and in this Pod Show exclusive bonus moment, Hanks shares what it was like to be among the first household names to be hit by COVID in early 2020 in Australia along with his wife, Rita Wilson. "Elvis" opens everywhere in theaters next Friday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2022
Emma Thompson (Extended Cut) | Watch, Riot, Repeat
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A member of the seditionist group Proud Boys complained to a judge about being mentioned on The Late Show, and President Biden might be the only American who feels good about the economy right now. Dame Emma Thompson returns to The Late Show for a Pod Show exclusive extended interview where she tells Stephen all about the intimate details of her new film, “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande." Hear Emma talk about how she prepared for the nude scene in her new film, and offers some advice to anyone bothered by the sight of themselves naked in the mirror. Plus, find out where Emma Thompson's house guests might stumble upon her Oscar trophies... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
Extended Episode: Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein on Watergate, 50 Years Later
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The former president scammed $250 million dollars in low-dollar donations from his most passionate followers for his bogus Election Defense Fund, and only time will tell if the DOJ prosecutes anybody after the Jan. 6th Committee investigation concludes. Next up, a special bonus act that didn't air on TV, all about the Watergate hearings! Which brings us to legendary journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who have released an updated edition of their book, “All The President’s Men” fifty years after they broke the story of a break-in at the Watergate Hotel. Listen to this exclusive podcast extended interview as they share their thoughts on the Jan. 6th Committee hearings, compare how Republican congressmen like Barry Goldwater stood up to Nixon to the way the current crop of GOP lawmakers continued to back T**** even after the horrors of the Jan. 6th insurrection, and tell stories of great moments in journalism history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2022
Bryan Cranston (Extended Cut) | Hearing We Go Again
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The televised hearings of the Jan 6th Committee are proving to be must-see events, in particular the moments when witnesses have been asked to comment on the drinking habits of a certain former mayor of New York City. And Bryan Cranston shares the story behind the plot of his new film, “Jerry and Marge Go Large,” in which his character puts his math skills to extremely good use. Check out “Jerry and Marge Go Large” when it premieres this Friday on Paramount+! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
Marvel Star Simu Liu Got Fired From His Accounting Job
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The star of Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," Simu Liu, makes his first visit to The Late Show to tell Stephen about his experience as an honoree at the Time 100 gala and to introduce his new memoir, "We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story," which is available everywhere now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
Meanwhile... Popcorn Shortage Looms | Diners Lick A Restaurant Wall In Arizona
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Meanwhile... Stephen is concerned that moviegoers may not be able to enjoy popcorn when they head to theaters this summer, the European Union looks to force Apple to use USB-C chargers on iPhones, and restaurant patrons in Arizona are being encouraged to lick a wall made of salt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2022
Joel Kim Booster On Why Fire Island Is "A Safe Haven For Queer People"
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Joel Kim Booster, the writer and star of the new film, "Fire Island," made his first visit to The Late Show this week and explained what makes a small patch of land off New York's Long Island such a special place for LGBTQ people. "Fire Island" is streaming now on Hulu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2022
LIVE Monologue | Jon Batiste's Colbert Questionert (Extended Cut)
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Stephen Colbert delivers his LIVE monologue after watching the first night of televised hearings held by the January 6th Committee. And if you don’t know his favorite sandwich, or the one song he could listen to for the rest of his life, do you really know five-time GRAMMY winner Jon Batiste? Find out more about The Late Show’s resident maestro in this very special episode of The Colbert Questionert, including bonus answers that were cut for time on TV! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2022
Rep. Adam Schiff | Hearing Is Believing
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Stephen is getting hyped for Thursday’s televised Jan 6 Committee hearing, and wants manufacturers to know he isn’t fooled by the smaller package sizes we’re seeing on grocery store shelves these days. Congressman Adam Schiff returns to The Late Show to give a preview of what the American people can expect from Thursday’s primetime Jan 6th Committee hearings, and begins his interview with a stark warning about how vulnerable our democracy is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
Robert De Niro (Extended Cut) | Crimetime Special
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Stephen gives an update on the five Proud Boys members who face 20 years in prison if convicted of sedition for their role in the Jan 6 insurrection, and announces that The Late Show will broadcast LIVE following the primetime Jan 6 Committee hearing this Thursday, June 9th. The legendary founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro, returns to The Late Show for a two part interview that begins with some good news, that he’s sleeping better these days with President Biden in the White House. Stick around for more with Robert De Niro that didn't air on TV, and find tickets for the Tribeca Film Festival at http://www.tribecafilm.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2022
Jake Tapper | Treason Finale
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The Jan 6th committee is hoping to reach a large audience with hearings televised in prime time this week, and CNN is implementing a plan to limit the number of times the network uses “Breaking News” alerts each day. After welcoming Jon Batiste back from break, Stephen salutes Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and takes a look at how her family members behaved during the official events of her platinum jubilee celebration. And CNN’s Jake Tapper joins Stephen to discuss America’s options for gun control legislation in the wake of the latest school shooting, and to consider who the news media is protecting when choosing not to air gruesome images from these attacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2022
John Cleese & Big Furry Hat | Colbert Classic
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Comedy legend and Monty Python co-founder John Cleese stopped by to talk to Stephen about his book "So, Anyway," how he and his fellow Pythons pitched their show to the BBC, and why fish are funny. And Stephen's furry hat is back for some proclamations... and so is John Cleese's. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Meanwhile… Kris Jenner Wants To Freeze Kendall’s Eggs
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Meanwhile… Stephen volunteers to eat an exciting new innovation from the world of snack food, and TV mom Kris Jenner wants to make sure that the next generation of her family keeps expanding. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2022
Lady Gaga (Full Interview) | Colbert Classic
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Stephen's wide-ranging conversation with superstar Lady Gaga covers everything from her Oscar-nominated performance in "A Star Is Born" to the national debate surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2022
Stephen's Audience Q&A: Why Don't You Grow a Mustache? | Colbert Classic
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Every night before the show, our host Stephen Colbert takes questions from the audience. This time he's asked to explain why his "Colbeard" look never evolved into a proper mustache. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2022
Jason Bateman | Colbert Classic
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Netflix's 'Ozark' star Jason Bateman has considered a post-acting venture into late night TV. Stephen makes Jason's dream a premature reality and hands over the reigns to The Late Show in this Colbert Classic from the vault. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
Brad Pitt: Big Questions with Even Bigger Stars | Colbert Classic
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Movie star Brad Pitt cozies up by Stephen as they contemplate humanity's most puzzling uncertainties in this Colbert Classic from the Late Show vault. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2022
The Daily Show Reunion: Jon Stewart & The Correspondents | Colbert Classic
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Stephen's Daily Show Reunion extravaganza with Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, and John Oliver starts off with a flashback to Stephen's last day at The Daily Show. Next, Jon Stewart is appalled by Stephen's foul language when he sits down to catch up on the news, and says he's pretty sure comedians and Presidents shouldn't be held to the same standards of conduct. And finally, everyone gets their own seat on the sectional couch when Stephen sits down with his former colleagues Jon Stewart, Rob Corddry, John Oliver, Samantha Bee and Ed Helms about their favorite moments working at The Daily Show. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2022
Admiral James Stavridis On America's Permissive Gun Laws
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The former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO joined Stephen for a fascinating discussion about NATO, the relationship between Russia and China, and how the rest of the world puzzles over America’s chronic gun violence problem. Check out the new book by Admiral James Stavridis, “To Risk It All,” available everywhere now. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2022
Meanwhile… Endangered Penis Plant Is NSFW
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Meanwhile… Video of a tee-ball player’s elaborate at-bat dance is making the rounds online, and Stephen marvels at photos of a jungle flower that’s too phallic to show on TV.   We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2022
Patti LuPone On Stephen Sondheim's Passing
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Patti LuPone returns to The Late Show for a fascinating conversation that centers around her friend and mentor, the late Stephen Sondheim, who she lovingly describes as a “taskmaster” in rehearsals. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2022
Josh Brolin Takes The Colbert Questionert | Knee-Jerk Inaction
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Senators McConnell and Schumer opted not to consider any gun violence solutions before letting the Senate leave for a two week break, and Republicans who are concerned with violence on TV need look no further than their own campaign ads. And if you don’t know his favorite sandwich, or which animal he thinks is the scariest, do you really know “Outer Range” star Josh Brolin? Find out in this edition of The Colbert Questionert. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2022
Michael Che | See Something, Do Something
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If you’re heartbroken and frustrated after yesterday’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, you’re not alone. There are things Congress could do right now, Congress just refuses to do them. And Michael Che makes his first visit to the Ed Sullivan Theater since his standup comedy debut on “The Late Show with David Letterman” a decade ago, and shares the truly wild story of how he got to the theater that day amid the chaos of Superstorm Sandy. In the second part of his interview, Michael Che points out some key differences between his day job at “Saturday Night Live” and his side gig, “That Damn Michael Che” which is streaming its second season now on HBO Max. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2022
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern | The Devil Endorsed In Georgia
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The former president and VP are engaged in a high-profile battle over the Georgia gubernatorial race in what many see as a prelude to the 2024 presidential primary, and the world’s richest man took to Twitter to make light of allegations that he acted inappropriately towards a woman on his private plane. And New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern outlines what her country’s government did to enact sensible gun control after a terrible mass shooting in Christchurch. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2022
Jennifer Connelly | Monkey See, Monkey Flu
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Pandemic-weary Americans are in no mood to begin battling another deadly virus, and President Biden is surprising reporters with his casual candor while on tour in Asia. Stephen celebrates the Pod Show's recent Webby win and asks Louis Cato from Stay Human what it was like having Secretary of State Antony Blinken join the band last week. Next, investors are feeling the sting as NFT values crater and the celebrities who endorsed them look on in silence. And “Top Gun: Maverick” star Jennifer Connelly helmed a sailboat with Tom Cruise at full speed through choppy seas for their new film, which hits theaters this Friday. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2022
Judd Apatow On George Carlin’s Incredible Ability To Reinvent Himself
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Our friend Judd Apatow returns to The Late Show to chat with Stephen about the man he profiles in his new special, "George Carlin's American Dream," which is streaming now on HBO Max. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
Meanwhile... People May Cease To Print | GrubHub’s Free Lunch Disaster
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The Late Show Pod Show brings you the Meanwhiles of the week! Stephen is very upset with the people at People, and GrubHub is in big trouble after promising free lunch to everyone in New York City and failing to deliver.  We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2022
Shaquille O'Neal Takes The Colbert Questionert | Inflate of the Union
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Celebs like Matt Damon, Gwenyth Paltrow, Paris Hilton and others who made millions endorsing cryptocurrency have been remarkably quiet in recent days as the market crashed. And if you don’t know his favorite smell, or which animal he thinks is the scariest, do you really know Shaq? We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2022
Mike Myers (Extended Cut) | Gaffe From The Past
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After watching George W. Bush make an incredible Freudian slip about his unjustified invasion of Iraq, Stephen wonders what else the former president might come clean about. He’s also wondering just how terrified we should be about the news that a monkeypox outbreak has reached U.S. shores. And the creator and star of “The Pentaverate,” Mike Myers, chats with Stephen about their shared love of The Beatles and Peter Jackson’s documentary, “Get Back.” Stick around for more of this exclusive extended interview with Mike Myers, who is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the debut of his landmark hit film, “Wayne’s World,” by still being great friends and constantly riffing with Dana Carvey like the comedy legends they are. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2022
Sec. Antony Blinken | Results Penn-ding
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While Rep. Madison Cawthorn was the clear loser in the North Carolina primary, as of our taping time the results were still too close to call in the Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary pitting Dr. Mehmet Oz against David McCormick. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes his first visit to The Late Show for a three-part interview with Stephen Colbert, which begins with Sec. Blinken’s assertion that an independent Ukraine will long outlast the rule of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Stay tuned to hear the Secretary of State shred with our band! We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Ricky Gervais | Pennsylmania
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Polls were still open in Pennsylvania when Stephen taped this show, so we’ll have to wait to find out which brand of crazy GOP primary voters prefer. Ricky Gervais returns to The Late Show for another deep conversation with Stephen Colbert that kicks off with a chat about Ricky’s favorite animal, dogs. Check out his new standup comedy special, “SuperNature,” premiering May 24th on Netflix. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2022
Sec. Mark Esper | Singing In Ukraine
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The hateful, racist theory that inspired a teenager to commit mass murder in Buffalo, NY is a popular talking point among Republican politicians and the host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Elsewhere in America, parents are desperately searching for supplies of baby formula as the nationwide shortage becomes a full-blown crisis. Next, Stephen takes a look at some alarmingly stupid and dangerous ideas the former president pitched while former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper was in the administration. Then, Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper himself joins Stephen for a conversation about his time in the T*** administration, from which he was fired, which he writes about in his new book, “A Sacred Oath.” We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Neil deGrasse Tyson Takes The Colbert Questionert | Colbert Classic
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If you don't know about his connection to Joan Rivers, or where he stands on the "is a hot dog a sandwich" debate, do you really know Neil deGrasse Tyson? Stephen finds out what makes America's favorite astrophysicist tick in this edition of The Colbert Questionert. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Best of Quarantine-while | Colbert Classic
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Stephen spent weeks hand-selecting these outstanding moments from his notorious "Quarantine-while" segments, which he delivered directly to you from a storage closet at the Ed Sullivan Theater Office Building. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2022
Bill Hader's Best Celebrity Impressions | Colbert Classic
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"Barry" star Bill Hader and Stephen Colbert showed off their impressions of some very 'relevant' people during Bill's first visit to The Late Show in 2019. Catch new episodes from season 3 of "Barry" on Sunday nights on HBO. We want your feedback on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert! Visit http://www.colbertlateshow.com/podsurvey to take a brief survey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2022
John Oliver Interviews Stephen | Colbert Classic
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Ever wondered what kind of questions to ask on a first date? Wonder no more as guest host John Oliver takes over the desk to ask Stephen Colbert some date night questions over drinks in this classic flipped interview from 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2022
Matt Walsh Bravely Defends His Chickens Against Coyote Attacks
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Stephen’s longtime friend Matt Walsh returned to The Late Show last week to chat about his new film, “Unplugged,” and to catch us up on the perils of keeping chickens alive in his California backyard before busting out a bottle of Eva’s signature tequila to do some shots with our host. “Unplugged” is in theaters now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Glenn Close And Stephen Bond Over Their Favorite Film
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The amazing Glenn Close returned to The Late Show to teach Stephen a little Farsi she picked up while filming the Israeli spy series, "Tehran," and to chat about their shared love for the 1966 film, “A Man For All Seasons.” Watch Glenn in Season 2 of “Tehran” on AppleTV+. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2022
Elvis Costello Takes The Colbert Questionert
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If you don't know his favorite sandwich, or the name of the most used app on his phone, do you really know Elvis Costello? Find out how Elvis fared under the intense scrutiny of The Colbert Questionert and check out his latest album, "The Boy Named If." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
Meanwhile… Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza Returns | Florida’s Gators Are Thirsty
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Meanwhile… Taco Bell returned the fan-favorite Mexican Pizza to their menu, and homeowners in Florida got a shock when they found an alligator chugging sodas in their garage. Great news — the Late Show Pod Show is now 7-days a week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
First Drafts (Extended Cut): Mother's Day Cards with Evie McGee Colbert
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The fabulous Evie McGee Colbert returns to The Late Show to help Stephen pick out the perfect Mother's Day card in this Late Show Pod Show exclusive extended cut. Happy Mother's Day everyone! Great news — the Late Show Pod Show is now 7-days a week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2022
Chris O'Donnell | Return of Events
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Many NFT owners are finding their investments are worth significantly less than when they bought them, former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says T**** wanted him to shoot protestors in the legs, and disgraced former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani nearly broke the internet with his golf outfit. Chris O’Donnell returns to the show and Stephen wastes no time in pushing for an answer to the question he asks everyone who works on “NCIS: Los Angeles,” which is celebrating its 300th episode. Check out “Come Dance With Me,” Fridays at 8pm on CBS. Great news — the Late Show Pod Show is now 7-days a week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2022
Daniel Craig Takes The Colbert Questionert | False Profit
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It’s been a rough week on Wall Street after the Fed raised interest rates, and our former president claims to have done more for all religions than anyone who has ever lived. And if you don't know his least favorite smell, or what he thinks happens when we die, do you really know Daniel Craig? Find out in this edition of The Colbert Questionert, and check out Daniel on Broadway starring in "Macbeth" with Ruth Negga. Great news — the Late Show Pod Show is now 7-days a week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Sheryl Crow (Extended Cut) & Stephen's 2010 GRAMMYs Story
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GOP cowards spent decades packing the Supreme Court with justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade, but are now afraid to celebrate their victory. Over on Twitter, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz showed once again how much respect he has for women. Next, The Late Show Pod Show has Stephen's exclusive extended interview with legendary musician and subject of a new Showtime documentary, Sheryl Crow, who shares tales about some of the incredible artists she has worked with and shared stages with over the years. And for even more good stuff that didn't air on TV, stick around for Stephen Colbert swapping stories with Jon Batiste about Clive Davis's famous Pre-GRAMMY Gala after tonight's guests were wrapped but the cameras (and mics!) were still rolling. Great news — the Late Show Pod Show is now 7-days a week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
José Andrés & Ron Howard, Emily Bazelon | Ruh Roe
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“Well, s***.” Stephen reacts to the leaked Supreme Court opinion that appears to strike down Roe v. Wade, destroying a half century of protections for reproductive rights, and takes Maine Senator Susan Collins to task over her role in confirming Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett to the court. Next, listen as journalist and legal commentator Emily Bazelon joins Stephen to discuss the Supreme Court opinion that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade, including who may have leaked the report and what may happen next as Americans on both sides of the issue react to the expected ruling. Hear more of Emily’s work on “Slate Political Gabfest,” the weekly podcast she co-hosts with John Dickerson and David Plotz. And our friend José Andrés returns to The Late Show alongside Ron Howard, who directed the new film, “We Feed People,” which profiles the amazing work by World Central Kitchen volunteers and staff around the world. Listen as chef José delivers a pep talk for anyone who wonders how they can make an impact using resources they already have, and watch the documentary, “We Feed People,” when it premieres on Disney+ on May 27th, and consider supporting World Central Kitchen by volunteering or making a donation at http://www.wck.org. Great news — the Late Show Pod Show is now 7-days a week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2022
Jon Bernthal | Text-Posé
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Sean Hannity, Rick Perry and Marjorie Taylor Greene are among the prominent figures whose damning texts to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows were exposed when Meadows’ texts were leaked to the press last week. Elsewhere, a loosely coordinated army of international hackers are upending Russia’s sense of cyber-superiority. And Jon Bernthal tells Stephen about his time studying the performing arts at the Moscow Art Theater, and shares his concern for friends and former classmates who remain in Russia. Stick around for more with Jon Bernthal, and catch his new series, “We Own This City,” streaming now on HBO Max. Great news — the Late Show Pod Show is now 7-days a week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2022
Michelle Obama's Blanket Fort | Colbert Classic
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There's a place you can go where everything you knew as a child is still true. It's called The Late Show Blanket Fort, and back in 2016 it was under heavy security when the First Lady paid a visit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2022
Midnight Confessions | Colbert Classic
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Enjoy this blast from The Late Show's sinful past with one of our favorite classic segments: Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
Jerry Seinfeld | Colbert Classic
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When Jerry Seinfeld joined Stephen over Zoom in 2020 to talk about his new book, "Is This Anything?," the legendary comic compared notes with Stephen about performing without an audience and shared his disdain for the COVID-era elbow bump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
Adam Driver's Community Calendar | Colbert Classic
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Local boy made good (or bad, depending on which movie you're watching) alerted the Mishawaka, Indiana community to upcoming events in his hometown back when he was on the Late Show in 2017. Listen as Adam Driver honors his small town in one of our favorite segments, Community Calendar! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2022
Terry Gross | Colbert Classic
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Stephen's favorite interviewer becomes the interviewee in this Zoom call from the Ed Sullivan Office Building back in April of 2021. Listen as this legendary NPR personality and host of "Fresh Air" tells Stephen about her process and what she aims for each time she sits down to interview someone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Nicki Minaj (Extended Cut) | Colbert Classic
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She said WHAT to Colbert? Find out all that you missed in this extended version of Nicki Minaj's visit to The Late Show in 2018 in support of her album 'Queen.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2022
Conan O'Brien | Colbert Classic
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Back in the spring of 2020 when both late night hosts were broadcasting from the seclusion of their own homes, our guest Conan O'Brien reluctantly relinquished control of his Zoom interview and allowed our host Stephen Colbert to get in a few questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
Alexander Skarsgård, Jack White | The Great American Bake Off
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New Jersey will begin recreational marijuana sales on April 21st and we have a sneak peek at some of the strains that will be available. In non-pot news, investors have soured on Netflix after the company announced it lost subscribers last quarter. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida’s state legislature are pressing ahead with their plan to punish Disney after the company called for a repeal of Florida’s anti-gay law. Our friend Alexander Skarsgård returns for an interview with Stephen Colbert that kicks off with a sincere “thank you” from our host, who sought out Skarsgård’s help when prepping to play a Swede in “Girls5eva.” Catch Alexander in his new film, “The Northman,” which opens in theaters this Friday. And 12-time GRAMMY Award-winner Jack White sits down with Stephen Colbert to talk about his recent surprise wedding, the secrets of his upholstery hobby, and the great advice he once got from Prince. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Comedian Emmy Blotnick
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A federal judge ruled that the CDC can’t mandate mask usage on public transportation, and France’s president Emmanuel Macron is pulling out all the stops in his bid to win reelection against his extremist challenger, Marine Le Pen. Stephen sends a probe deep into the mind of America’s favorite astrophysicist to find out what questions about the universe are causing Neil deGrasse Tyson to lose sleep. And former Late Show writer Emmy Blotnick comes back to the Ed Sullivan Theater for a stand-up comedy set that’s full of great advice for new dog owners, and anyone venturing back out into the world after two years of quarantine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
Julia Roberts | Don't Mess With Taxes
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Cannabis users in New Jersey will be able to legally replenish their stashes starting this Friday, and Stephen tries to make sense of the trailer for Tucker Carlson’s new documentary about the dangers of low testosterone. Meanwhile… A kindergarten class gets a head start on happy hour, and why attend Coachella in person when your Fortnite avatar can model this year’s hottest festival looks for you? Academy Award winner Julia Roberts returns to The Late Show to tell Stephen about playing Martha Mitchell in the new Starz series, “Gaslit,” which takes place in the Watergate era. Stick around for more of Stephen’s interview with Julia Roberts, and check out her performance in “Gaslit” when it premieres this Sunday on Starz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Josh Brolin, First Drafts with Evie Colbert
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Newly released emails show that Secret Service agents were outraged at the White House’s attempts to downplay the severity of dog bites suffered while President Biden’s dog Major lived on the premises, and a shock poll reveals that The Weather Channel is the most trusted name in news. Next, the first lady of The Late Show, Evie Colbert, returns for this Easter 2022 edition of “First Drafts,” where we look at some questionable decisions made by the folks who write our greeting cards. And Josh Brolin fully intended to step away from acting for a nice long break, but then he picked up the phone and director Denis Villeneuve was on the other end with an invitation to appear in “Dune.” Stick around for more of Stephen’s interview with Josh Brolin and check out his new show, “Outer Range,” streaming now on Amazon Prime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2022
Hugh Laurie | Sank You, Next
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Ukraine appears to have sunk the same Russian warship that threatened soldiers on Snake Island at the beginning of Putin’s invasion, and Stephen isn’t buying Elon Musk’s claim that he wants to buy Twitter to support the ideal of free speech. Meanwhile… Stephen can relate to news that Kim Kardashian’s over-the-top look at the Met Gala made it impossible to reach her phone when future flame Pete Davidson tried to give her his number. Next, Hugh Laurie reads all 57 of the ‘Thank You’ notes he mailed Stephen after receiving a gift from our host in 2016. Catch Hugh in the fantastic new series, “Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?”, streaming now on BritBox. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2022
Claire Foy & Paul Bettany | Did A Bird Poop On The President?
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It’s our duty to fact check the video of President Biden supposedly being targeted by a bird while giving a speech, and Stephen checks in with NYC Mayor Eric Adams who announced the arrest of the suspect in yesterday’s subway shooting in Brooklyn. Next up, who has it worse when it comes to the housing market? We find out on this edition of “Generation Fights,” with Stephen Colbert representing Baby Boomers and Late Show writer Eliana Kwartler representing Millennials. And Claire Foy & Paul Bettany stop by for a two-part interview that kicks off with a frank description of the problematic characters they play in their new series, “A Very British Scandal,” which premieres next Friday on Amazon Prime. And finally, Stephen comments on the passing of comedy legend Gilbert Gottfried, and shares a clip from Gilbert’s final appearance on The Late Show in a very silly send-up of Netflix’s bodice-ripping period drama, “Bridgerton.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
Molly Shannon (Exclusive Extended Cut), Rep. Cori Bush
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President Biden hopes to counter the effects of inflation by increasing the availability of ethanol at the gas pump, and Stephen reacts to news that Rachel Maddow will cut back to hosting her namesake show only once per week. Meanwhile, the latest offering from American Airlines isn’t a flight, and people with cash to burn might consider visiting a Texas spa that offers $300 hot tub sessions with live otters. Our friend Molly Shannon returns to The Late Show to tell Stephen about losing her mom and sister at a young age, and the reason she included that story at the very beginning of her new memoir, “Hello Molly!” Stick around for more of this Pod Show exclusive extended interview, when Molly explains her motto: "struggle itself is meaningful," and tells the story of how she and a friend successfully scammed top agents by posing as associates of the playwright David Mamet early in her career. Next, Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri returns to The Late Show for her first in-studio interview and tells Stephen how she has merged her life as an activist with her responsibilities as a politician, such as when she successfully protested for an extension to the pandemic eviction moratorium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
Chance the Rapper (Exclusive Extended Interview), Beanie Feldstein
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Chance the Rapper tells Stephen how he learned about his family's deep spiritual roots in Ghana, just days before making his first visit there, in this Late Show Pod Show exclusive extended interview. He's also got a new Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream flavor, proceeds from which will go to further the work of Chance’s Chicago-based charity, SocialWorks. But first, Russia’s default on its foreign debt is evidence that global sanctions are squeezing the country’s economy, and texts between the former president’s son and his Chief of Staff Mark Meadows reveal details of a pre-election plot to subvert the will of American voters. Then, Jon Batiste composed a new song for early spring, and the pandemic has been rough on everyone, so Stephen demonstrates how to let off some steam by throwing a couple quarters in the office swear jar. And Beanie Feldstein returns to The Late Show to share her excitement at playing Fanny Brice, a trailblazing entertainer who inspired the Broadway show, “Funny Girl.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
Ringo Starr Takes The Colbert Questionert | Colbert Classic
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What's Ringo Starr's favorite Beatles song? What's his favorite action movie? What does he think about oranges? You'll really get to really know Ringo Starr in this Zoom edition of The Colbert Questionert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2022
Pete Holmes, Elizabeth Alexander | Supreme of the Crop
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Stephen lets out a big “WOO” to celebrate the news that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. Elsewhere in Washington, a coronavirus outbreak is washing over America’s politicians including Speaker Nancy Pelosi who was in close proximity to President Biden on Tuesday. Next, updates from beyond our world: including news about a newly-discovered star with a name borrowed from “The Lord of the Rings,” and an explosive report on unexplained alien phenomena from our buddy Bret Baier at Fox News. And Pete Holmes, star of “How We Roll” on CBS, returns to The Late Show for the first time in three years and tells Stephen how his friends Ben & Jerry helped him cope during the long months of quarantine. Then, author and poet Elizabeth Alexander joins Stephen to talk about the content and goals of her new book, “The Trayvon Generation,” which features works of art inspired by the struggle against racism.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2022
Anderson Cooper | Sanc-Shunned
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The U.S. added new sanctions to punish Russia for war crimes in Ukraine, and renowned Tolkein expert Stephen Colbert reacts to news that Facebook employees use a "Lord of the Rings" reference when poking fun at their boss Mark Zuckerberg. And we're nominated for a Webby award! Vote for The Late Show Pod Show for Best Interview/Talk Show Podcast at the link below. Meanwhile, rumor has it that actor Jared Leto took his method methods way too far on the set of “Morbius,” and you won’t believe some of the refuse that’s washing up on New Jersey’s beaches. Friend of the show Anderson Cooper stops by for a three-part interview that begins with a frank assessment of what he’s witnessed on the ground in Ukraine, and how well Putin’s domestic propaganda is working on the Russian public. Vote for The Late Show Pod Show to win a Webby Award: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2022/podcasts/general-series/interviewtalk-show Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
Oscar Isaac, Jon Batiste Is Back (With Grammys!)
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America got a brief reminder of what hope and change look like when former president Obama visited the White House today, while Republicans continue to target Disney over the company’s support for LGBTQ rights in Florida. Next, Stephen invites the amazing Jon Batiste over to the guest seat to get the inside scoop on our hero’s incredible haul at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards, where he took home five awards including the big one, Album of the Year for “WE ARE.” And Oscar Isaac returns to The Late Show to treat Marvel fan Stephen Colbert to some details about his new series, “Moon Knight,” which he executive produced. Catch new episodes of “Moon Night” every Wednesday on Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
Shaquille O'Neal, Mayim Bialik | Jon Batiste's Gram Slam
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We couldn’t be more proud of Jon Batiste after his triumph at the GRAMMY Awards, where he performed “FREEDOM” and took home five awards including Album of the Year for “WE ARE.” The GRAMMYs audience also heard from Volodymyr Zelensky who urged musicians to use their voices to support the people of Ukraine. Legendary athlete and broadcaster Shaquille O’Neal returns to The Late Show to tell Stephen how he learned to cook during the pandemic, and why he brings his “no diet” attitude to the recipes in his new cookbook, “Shaq’s Family Style.” Stay tuned to hear Shaq and our host whip up a recipe from the book, a signature dish Shaq calls "Colbert Diesel Brownies!" But first, Mayim Bialik stops by to talk about her latest project, a film called “As They Made Us,” which she wrote and directed as a way to honor her late father, with whom she shared a deep love for music. Catch the film in theaters and on demand this Friday, and see Mayim on television hosting “Jeopardy!” and starring in her own sitcom, “Call Me Kat.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
Ken Burns & Mandy Patinkin, John C. Reilly | Hiding In Strain Sight
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It's April 1st at The Late Show but the latest Covid strain isn't fooling around as over half the new cases in the U.S. were Omicron BA-2 last week, and the former president wants the world to know that he hit a ball into a hole. Meanwhile, Stephen learns that a "metal detectorist" came to the rescue of a botched beach proposal. Then, John C. Reilly returns to The Late Show to tease the handful of new movies he and Stephen filmed together in our beloved segment, "Maybe Coming Soon." Next, legendary documentarian Ken Burns & Tony Award winning actor Mandy Patinkin share a spot on the couch to talk about what it was like teaming up for their new film, "Benjamin Franklin," premiering Monday on PBS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2022
James McAvoy, Jane Krakowski | Not O-K-G-B
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Vladimir Putin’s advisors may be too scared to tell the Russian leader the truth about his botched invasion of Ukraine, and Stephen checks in with the newest political contributor at CBS News. Then, in honor of Women’s History Month, our dear friend Jane Krakowski shines light on some of the lesser-celebrated accomplishments achieved by women throughout our history. The incredible James McAvoy returns to The Late Show, and while he’s here to promote his new play, “Cyrano de Bergerac,” he can’t help but chat up our host about his experience on the celebrity edition of “The Great British Bake Off.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2022
Elle Fanning, Ben Schwartz | Tanks But No Tanks
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It can be difficult to trace the owners of Russian superyachts, but authorities continue to find selfies on social media that help link oligarchs to their boats. In congressional news, Stephen is still waiting for an answer from Senator Chuck Grassley about the alleged annual gathering known as Chuck Grassley’s Ass Jamboree. Next, in the latest edition of “Cyborgasm,” Stephen examines a robot that feeds treats to your dog, and takes a cautious look at China’s latest space exploration technology. Elle Fanning makes her first visit to The Late Show for a chat about how she got into character for the very complicated role she plays in the new series, “The Girl From Plainville,” streaming now on Hulu. And former “Late Show with David Letterman” page Ben Schwartz returns to the Ed Sullivan Theater for the first time in decades to tell Stephen about his new film, “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” which opens in theaters on April 8th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Hannah Gadsby, Sandra Bullock Takes The Colbert Questionert | Burner Phoney
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We know the former president spoke to Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan as the January 6th insurrection unfolded, but his missing phone records leave a lot of open questions. Elsewhere in Washington, Republican congressman Madison Cawthorne’s allegations of cocaine use and orgies among lawmakers have drawn rebukes from members of his party. Meanwhile, keep your eyes on the sky if you visit Venice, and join us in taking a moment to thank the scientists who spent years developing an artificial tickling machine. Then find out Sandra Bullock's ideal BLT ratio when she takes The Colbert Questionert. Next, Hannah Gadsby returns to the show for a discussion of her writing process for, “Ten Steps to Nanette,” her new memoir which is available everywhere starting today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
Chris Wallace, Wilmer Valderrama | Talking Smack
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Stephen returns from hiatus with reactions to the Will Smith vs. Chris Rock drama at The Oscars, and an update on Russia’s change of strategy in Ukraine. And the Jan 6th committee wants to hear from two people who may have committed crimes in their efforts to help the former president overturn Joe Biden’s electoral victory: disgraced attorney John Eastman, and Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Next, Journalist Chris Wallace joins Stephen for a a frank discussion of what led Wallace to leave Fox News, and what he hopes to achieve with his new show, “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?,” which launches this week on the CNN+ streaming service. And “NCIS” star Wilmer Valderrama has learned a few law enforcement skills after five seasons on the job. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
Dana Carvey | Colbert Classic
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Friend of the show and master of impressions, Dana Carvey Zoomed into A Late Show to share some comedy advice and talk about what inspired his podcast, "Fantastic! With Dana Carvey." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2022
Meryl Streep Takes The Colbert Questionert | Colbert Classic
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How did 12-year old Meryl Streep get Richard Nixon's autograph on a Milky Way wrapper? Find out in this Meryl Streep edition of "The Colbert Questionert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2022
John Mulaney | Colbert Classic
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John Mulaney checked in with Stephen Colbert over Zoom early in the pandemic to compare the strangely specific dreams they had each been having during quarantine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
George Clooney Takes The Colbert Questionert | Colbert Classic
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Mar 23, 2022
Dolly Parton | Colbert Classic
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Dolly Parton graced us over Zoom in 2020 with a bit of "Bury Me Beneath The Willow," a song her mom would to sing to her as a child, and it brought Stephen Colbert to tears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
Maria Bamford | Unaired Exclusive
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On March 12, 2020, comedian Maria Bamford joined Stephen Colbert in an empty Ed Sullivan Theater for a conversation about the fears they were facing at that moment of uncertainty as the impact of the global pandemic was starting to be felt in New York City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2022
March 12, 2020 | The First-Ever No-Audience Late Show with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
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Stephen Colbert came to work business as usual on March 12, 2020, until New York City ordered its Broadway theaters to go dark in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Listen to this relic of late night history when Colbert said "the (Late) Show must go on!" and performed a playful monologue for a baker's dozen of his staff members in the otherwise empty Ed Sullivan Theater. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta also sat down with Stephen for a frank discussion about how Americans should cope and care for each other in the face of the global pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
Michael Bublé, Rose Matafeo (Extended Cut) | Commander In Speech
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Ukraine’s president addressed the U.S. Congress on Thursday and closed his speech with a direct appeal to President Biden for a no-fly zone and more weapons. In other Russia news, Stephen wonders if he will be the next American sanctioned after the Kremlin announced they will begin sanctioning media figures who are critical of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Meanwhile, fans of big potatoes may be bummed to hear about a ruling from the folks who track world-record size tubers, and Stephen imagines how Parisians might have reacted to watching their iconic Eiffel Tower grow by 20 feet this week. Next, Michael Bublé had the experience of a lifetime when he got to work with Paul McCartney, who produced Michael’s cover of “My Valentine” on his new album, “Higher,” which is available everywhere on March 25th. And in this Pod Show exclusive extended interview, Rose Matafeo finds common ground with Stephen Colbert as the two discuss their bungee jumping experiences in New Zealand. Season two of her show “Starstruck” premieres March 24th on HBO Max. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Anne Hathaway, Da'Vine Joy Randolph | Putin on the Fritz
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With Russia’s military bogged down in Ukraine, there is hope that the conflict could be over in a matter of weeks, especially if the Russian leader accepts Elon Musk’s challenge. Then, the metawedding trend is taking off across the globe. Next, Anne Hathaway offers Stephen some sound advice on when to order carrot cake (and when it’s safer to skip it). Catch Anne starring in the new AppleTV+ series, “We Crashed,” about the rise and fall of WeWork. And “The Lost City” star Da’Vine Joy Randolph tells Stephen how much she enjoyed working with Sandra Bullock, and confides that she kept a close eye on her neighbor Brad Pitt’s casita as they lived bubble-style in the Dominican Republic while filming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
Sandra Bullock | Czar Loser
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Evidence is mounting that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is not going as smoothly as he’d planned, with Russian troops undersupplied and looting groceries for food. In Ukraine, the postal service is honoring the brave soldiers of Snake Island with a stamp commemorating their infamous retort to a Russian warship. Meanwhile, there’s a cursed painting available for only $50 on eBay, and a man in Florida did one of the most Florida things imaginable: called the police because his meth wasn’t working. Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock returns to The Late Show with stories from the set of her new film, “The Lost City,” in which she spends a significant amount of time acting in front of a naked Channing Tatum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Aidy Bryant, Comedian Alex Edelman | It's Been Two Long
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Two years ago tonight, Stephen Colbert performed his monologue for a nearly-empty Ed Sullivan Theater as New York City began to enter the first phase of the pandemic lockdown. Join Stephen for a not-so-fond look back at the past two years and some of the ways we’ve grown (primarily at the waistband). Next, with so much money flowing into the NFT market, it’s no surprise that it has attracted a new generation of art thieves. And with NFT theft on the rise, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood turned it into a blockbuster heist movie. And Stephen can’t hide his shock when the delightful Aidy Bryant tells him she used to work four-month stints on a cruise ship teaching improv classes to young people. Stick around for more from Aidy Bryant, and check out her new show, “Human Resources,” streaming now on Netflix. Then, Stephen answers audience questions, and nothing is too personal, and no answer too dumb, especially if it involves aliens. And finally, comedian, writer and actor Alex Edelman makes his Late Show stand-up comedy debut and gets the whole theater laughing with true stories about his family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2022
Amb. Marie Yovanovitch (Former Ambassador to Ukraine), Martha Stewart Takes The Colbert Questionert
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Putin’s army is failing, in part because Russia’s oligarchs embezzled huge sums of money instead of upgrading gear and stocking fresh food rations. Over in Ukraine, members of the country’s prestigious ballet companies have put their careers on pause to return home and join the fight against Russia’s invaders. Meanwhile, Grimes and Elon Musk have done it again, and if you visit a museum in Denmark you can sit on a toilet shaped like Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich! Next, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, joins Stephen for a two-part interview focused on the latest developments in Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Her book, “Lessons From The Edge,” is available everywhere next Tuesday. And Martha Stewart takes The Colbert Questionert, so we can all finally have an answer to the question: what is Martha's favorite sandwich? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
Amb. Michael McFaul (Former Ambassador to Russia), Denée Benton
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Vladimir Putin’s propaganda machine is trying to turn the letter ‘Z’ into a symbol of domestic support for his war in Ukraine, but his government can’t hide the fact that the world’s economic war against Russia is succeeding, as evidenced by major brands like McDonalds and Coca-Cola pulling out of the country at lightning speed. President Obama’s ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, visits The Late Show to talk to Stephen about the latest developments in Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, and offers his analysis of what it would mean for NATO to establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine. And Denée Benton was born to be on stage, but she spent much of her younger life working to overcome preconceived notions about what a Black girl can achieve in the performing arts. Catch Denée in her latest role, starring as Peggy Scott in, “The Gilded Age,” Mondays on HBO. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
John C. Reilly, Kristin Chenoweth | Commander In Kyiv
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Volodymyr Zelensky courageously revealed his location in a speech intended to rally the world to Ukraine’s aid, while the women in Ukraine are demonstrating their bravery by taking up arms, and, in one case, taking out a Russian drone with a jar of pickled tomatoes. Meanwhile, anyone with information about a missing box of human heads is encouraged to call the Denver Police Department right away. Next, John. C. Reilly grew out his hair during lockdown and used the extra length to pull off a truly epic combover hairstyle for his portrayal of Lakers boss Jerry Buss in the new HBO series, “Winning Time.” And Kristin Chenoweth returns to the show to wow Stephen and Jon with her impressive vocal chops. Kristin’s new book, “What Will I Do With My Love Today?” is available everywhere now.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
Anderson Cooper (Live from Ukraine), Sutton Foster
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Vladimir Putin doesn’t want Russian citizens to know the truth about what he’s doing in Ukraine, and Americans are finding creative ways to get donations into the hands of Ukrainian civilians and small business owners. The anchor of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” and a correspondent for “60 Minutes,” Anderson Cooper, joins Stephen live from Lviv, Ukraine where he is covering Russia’s invasion and is amazed by the bravery of the Ukrainian people. Next, two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster returns to The Late Show to share stories about working with her “The Music Man” co-star Hugh Jackman, and to give Stephen something special she made by hand in her dressing room. Catch Sutton in “The Music Man” at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway and check out her new book, “Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life,” available everywhere now.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
Paul McCartney | Colbert Classic
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We're throwing it back to when Sir Paul McCartney took over The Late Show in 2019 with this epic four-part interview to promote his children's book, "Hey Grandude." Listen as Stephen divulges his personal connection to McCartney's music in a conversation about legacy, grief, and a little old band called The Beatles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2022
Kyle MacLachlan, Arian Moayed | Crime's Up
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The January 6th committee says they have evidence that former president Donald T**** knew he was committing fraud against the government, and despite evidence to the contrary, Russia’s leader insists that his invasion of Ukraine is proceeding exactly as he planned. Meanwhile, Stephen has seen Cristinao Ronaldo's shower video, and he has some thoughts on the comments. Friend of the show Kyle MacLachlan deploys some purrrfect puns aimed at fans of Carole Baskin, the subject of his new series, “Joe vs. Carole,” streaming now on Peacock. Next, Arian Moayed plays the attorney for Anna Delvey in Netflix’s “Inventing Anna,” and he says his children have watched the show several times and are always pulling for Anna to prevail in court.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2022
Andy Serkis, Fiona Hill, Special Appearance by Sara Bareilles & Josh Groban
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Amid reports of ill-equipped troops quitting the fight, the Russian military continues to target civilians in Ukraine while the U.S. and other countries move to seize superyachts belonging to Putin’s oligarch cronies. Next, Sara Bareilles & Josh Groban help celebrate a milestone in frozen dairy history, as Stephen Colbert’s signature flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream "Americone Dream" celebrates 15 delicious years of fudge-covered waffle cone and caramel swirl goodness. Then, one of Stephen’s favorite actors, Andy Serkis, returns to The Late Show with a preview of his new film, “The Batman,” where he plays Alfred alongside Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne. And Fiona Hill advised three American presidents on Russian policy and has spent time in close proximity to Vladimir Putin, so she is uniquely qualified to talk about the man’s strengths, his weak spots, and the things we misunderstand about him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
Sen. Bernie Sanders | Live After Biden's State of the Union
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Stephen Colbert delivers a live monologue following President Biden’s first State of the Union address, where the POTUS touted his covid response, underlined America’s steadfast support for the people of Ukraine, and unveiled his “Unity Agenda” of domestic policies. Meanwhile, smugglers are hiding balls of methamphetamine inside bags of onions, but there’s an easy way to spot the difference. And Senator Bernie Sanders returns to The Late Show to help Stephen Colbert break down the highlights of President Biden’s first State of the Union speech, starting with America’s support for Ukraine and the people of Russia who are protesting against their government. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Bob Odenkirk | Kyiv Hope Alive
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The world has been gripped by the dramatic images of heroism and heartbreak coming out of Ukraine, where things do not appear to be playing out according to Putin’s plan and a comedian-turned-president has emerged as a national hero. Next, Stephen's back with more monologue to talk about how the world is so united in opposing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that even famously-neutral Switzerland joined the effort to block access to crucial financial systems like SWIFT. And Stephen wishes a fond farewell to The Late Show’s executive producer and showrunner Chris Licht, who is leaving to run CNN. Then, friend of the show Bob Odenkirk stops by and talks about bidding farewell to his character Saul Goodman after more than a decade portraying the corrupt lawyer in “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” Stick around for more from Bob Odenkirk, and check out his new memoir, “Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama,” available everywhere now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
Jon Oliver Rescues Puppies, Sam Waterston, Sophia Bush
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Getting folks back to the office might not be that easy, as most remote workers report they’d prefer to continue working from home. Elsewhere, Britney Spears fans have a lot to look forward to now that the singer has confirmed her first memoir will be released next year. “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver helps Stephen Colbert tell some little white lies about these adorable puppies to help them find forever homes. “Law & Order” is returning to NBC and Sam Waterston is resuming his role as attorney Jack McCoy. Listen as he tells Stephen about walking onto the new set for the first time, and shares stories about meeting and working with mega-stars like Katharine Hepburn and Robert Redford. And the star of “Good Sam” on CBS, Sophia Bush, has a genuine interest in the amazing work done by doctors and surgeons but she prays no one mistakes her for a doctor in a real-life emergency situation. Catch Sophia in “Good Sam,” airing Wednesdays on CBS and streaming any time on Paramount+. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2022
Julia Ioffe, Tom Lennon | Total Dictator Move
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The talking heads at Fox News joined our former president in showering Vladimir Putin with praise for his strength and cunning, as the Russian leader launched a violent attack on Ukraine and stunned the world with his twisted justification for war. Julia Ioffe, founding partner and Washington correspondent for Puck News, joins Stephen for a three-part interview to offer her perspective on the latest developments in Russia’s attack on Ukraine, including an explanation of what Vladimir Putin’s choice of language signifies to the Russian public. And then, you can be TikTok-famous just like Thomas Lennon if you follow his guaranteed method for viral success. Catch Thomas in “Reno 911! Defunded,” streaming now on the Roku Channel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
Showtime's "The Circus" Hosts, Comedian Russell Howard | Troops, There It Is
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World leaders fear Vladimir Putin is isolated and paranoid after two years of extreme measures to dodge covid, and the bizarre anti-gay bill cooked up by Florida’s GOP is poised to have disastrous consequences, and not just for that state’s children. Next, Big Tech is struggling to attract Gen Z to established dating apps like Tinder, so our host offers some ideas for hip new dating apps in this edition of “Stephen Colbert’s Romansplaining.” Stephen’s guests Jennifer Palmieri, Mark McKinnon and John Heilemann from “The Circus” on Showtime stop by to discuss the situation in Ukraine and assess President Biden’s response. And comedian Russell Howard makes his Late Show stand-up debut. Watch Russell’s “Lubricant” comedy special on Netflix, and catch him on the U.S. leg of his world comedy tour, “Respite.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
John Turturro, John Avlon | Say It Ain't Soviet
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Ukrainians have been quick to push back on the Russian leader’s false claims of cultural ownership of their country, and the 4-time World Cup champion U.S. women’s soccer team won their six year fight to be paid the same as players on the men’s squad. Meanwhile… Stephen’s “Meanwhile” segment for Twosday, 2.22.22, is brought to you by none other than the Number 2! Then, John Turturro returns to the show to tell Stephen about his role as one of the bad guys in the new film, “The Batman,” which opens in theaters on March 4th. And John Avlon, CNN senior political analyst and author of the new book, “Lincoln and the Fight for Peace,” tells Stephen he fears that the Russian leader’s move to take parts of Ukraine amounts to a test case for future land-grabs by other countries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
Joseph Gordon-Levitt | From Vlad To Worse
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Although Putin appears to have ordered his troops to enter Ukraine, the Russian ambassador to the U.S. told “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan that the world owes his country a “thank you.” Next, U.K. metaverse marketplace Terra Virtua has designed a special NFT of Stephen Colbert holding his AFT (an “Actual F****** Thing”) that explains NFTs. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt stops by to tell Stephen about his role in the new Showtime anthology series, “Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber,” where he plays controversial Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
Personal Space with Conan O'Brien | Colbert Classic
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Listen to when Stephen Colbert gave Conan O'Brien the most intimate interview of his career before the age of social distancing, when these two legendary talk show hosts could talk face-to-face from centimeters away inside a cardboard box. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2022
Margaret Brennan, Adam Scott | Troops, He Did It Again!
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Stephen launches a new segment focused on the wild world of cryptocurrencies and NFTs, and takes a look how Ottawa locals feel about the Freedom Convoy. Meanwhile… Stephen’s personal friend Patrick Wilson has some explaining to do after telling an interviewer that he’s prone to licking dog poop off his hands when out for a walk with his pooch. And “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan catches us up on the latest developments in Ukraine and offers a big-picture perspective on the Russian leader's true goals in this standoff with the West. Next, Adam Scott shares a preview of his new AppleTV+ show, “Severance,” and fantasizes about a way to achieve the mythical goal of a balanced life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
Daniel Craig, Doris Kearns Goodwin | On The Edge of Retreat
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In sporting news, Stephen reacts to the image of a Russian Olympian who offered the United States a two gun salute during his victory celebration. Then, how are we supposed to discuss Black history if states keep making laws banning topics that make some white people uncomfortable? And Daniel Craig returns to The Late Show to talk about his upcoming role in “Macbeth” on Broadway, and tells Stephen about his close encounter with the Queen of England and her corgis. Next, friend of the show Doris Kearns Goodwin stops by with a preview of the new documentary series on The HISTORY Channel, “Abraham Lincoln,” and shares her thoughts on the nationwide attack on voting rights currently taking place in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
John Oliver | Ukraine Check
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Social media users are playing a key role in geopolitical contests the world over, from publicizing Russian troop movements on the Ukraine border to picking winners at the Oscars next month in Los Angeles. And John Oliver makes his triumphant return to the Ed Sullivan Theater for a three-part interview that kicks off with the “Last Week Tonight” host telling Stephen how much he adores blowing stuff up on his show. Season nine of “Last Week Tonight” begins this Sunday on HBO. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
Jeffrey Wright, Alex Borstein | My Heart Will Go On TV
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A day after the LA Rams prevailed in the Super Bowl, America woke up to news that Putin may invade Ukraine at any moment, and a bird flu outbreak could impact the poultry industry. Luckily, we can still enjoy a chuckle over Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s soup gaffe. Next, parents face a lot of questions when bringing a baby into this world. Stephen takes a look at those who ask: “what branded content should we tie to our child’s birth?” Jeffrey Wright Previews His Role As Lt. Gordon In The New “Batman” Series. Catch Jeffrey in his latest role in “Lincoln’s Dilemma,” premiering this Friday on Apple TV+. And the beloved star of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Alex Borstein, returns to The Late Show to tell Stephen about her fabulous life in Barcelona and offers a sneak peek at what to expect when her show returns for its fourth season this Friday on Amazon Prime.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
Amy Sedaris Flipped Interview | Colbert Classic
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Friend and special guest host Amy Sedaris helmed the desk for one night only in 2019 and got Stephen Colbert to reveal one of the proudest moments of his career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2022
Tiffany Haddish Takes The Colbert Questionert | Colbert Classic
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If you don't know what her favorite sandwich is, or how she feels about oranges, do you really know Tiffany Haddish? Stephen Colbert digs deep with America's sweetheart Tiffany Haddish in this Super Bowl edition of The Colbert Questionert from 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
Joe Biden Family Meeting | Colbert Classic
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Get in here kiddo, it's time for a little rap session with Dad and Papa Joe. Listen to Stephen and then-Vice President Joe Biden sit down for a family meeting back in 2016. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
John Oliver Takes The Colbert Questionert | Colbert Classic
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Can Stephen Colbert penetrate the mind and soul of John Oliver and find out his true character? He can in this edition of The Colbert Questionert! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
Trevor Noah Flipped Interview | Colbert Classic
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In this Colbert Classic from 2019, Trevor Noah takes the wheel (and our host's desk) to ask Stephen about the most important elements of a late night show in the era of Trump, one of which is pizza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
Jon Stewart Takes The Colbert Questionert | Colbert Classic
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Lend your ears to Stephen Colbert's deep psychological probe into the mind of his dear friend Jon Stewart, when he administered The Colbert Questionert to the "The Problem with Jon Stewart" host this past fall. What's the ideal bread-to-ingredient ratio in Jon's perfect sandwich? Tune in to find out! The Late Show Pod Show will be dropping more of your favorite Colbert Classics with stars like Jon Oliver, Trevor Noah, and Amy Sedaris throughout the next week before returning with all new episodes on February 14th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2022
Dua Lipa | The Masked Stinker
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We don’t know what song Rudy Giuliani sang in his controversial appearance on “The Masked Singer,” but we have a hunch why some protestors at the “Freedom Convoy” in Ottawa are waving a flag that has nothing to do with Canada. Stephen welcomes his sweetheart Evie McGee Colbert for this special Valentine’s Day edition of The Late Show’s First Drafts. Then, the amazing Dua Lipa returns to The Late Show to celebrate the launch of her Service95 newsletter. Listen as the pop star turns the tables on our host and interviews him for her new podcast, “At Your Service.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
Tim McGraw, Martha Stewart | We Got Punx'd
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It's Groundhog Day, but rodents predicting the weather aren't as accurate as the holiday cracks them up to be... and the NFL is reeling from new revelations of racism and unethical behavior detailed in a lawsuit by former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores. Meanwhile, Domino’s is encouraging customers to be their own delivery drivers, but if you drive a Tesla you might want to check the brakes first. And Tim McGraw, who stars in “1883” on Paramount+, stops by to tell Stephen what it was like wearing itchy period costumes on set, and working alongside legendary actor Sam Elliot. Next up, our dear friend Martha Stewart returns to the show with a bottle of Martha’s Chard and some fun ideas for a romantic Valentine’s Day. Listen as she reveals what it takes to impress her on a first date, and check out more of her delicious ideas at martha.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
Faith Hill, Clarissa Ward | Banned History Month
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Stephen kicks off Black History Month with a look at some disturbing new state laws which limit what can be taught about racism in schools. Then, Stephen breaks down the latest news about the standoff between Russia and the U.S. over Ukraine, and the curious sense of calm that’s evident on the streets in that country. CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward joins Stephen live from Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine with an update about the Russian troop buildup, analysis of Vladimir Putin’s strategic options, and the mood on the ground among the Ukrainian public. Next, Faith Hill makes her first visit to The Late Show to celebrate the premiere of her new Paramount+ series, “1883,” a prequel to the wildly popular series, “Yellowstone,” and she reveals a bit of how she and her husband and co-star Tim McGraw prepare for their scenes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
Whoopi Goldberg, Congressman Ro Khanna | Saying the Riot Part Out Loud
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Stephen recaps the weekend’s big football news, including the retirement rumors swirling around Tom Brady, and looks at some self-incriminating comments made by the former president at a rally in Texas. Meanwhile… Stephen looks at a dubious plan to use a virus to splice blockchain code with the DNA of a live rodent. What could go wrong? Then, EGOT winner and moderator of “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg, stops by to talk about how she unexpectedly became part of the news after this morning’s episode. Stick around for more from the amazing Whoopi Goldberg, and catch her upcoming film project, “Caught In His Web,” when it premieres on Lifetime on February 19th. And California congressman Rep. Ro Khanna makes his first visit to The Late Show to chat with Stephen about Big Tech’s influence over our lives and why he believes an ‘Internet Bill of Rights’ is needed. Learn more about Rep. Khanna’s work in his new book, “Dignity in a Digital Age.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
Marlee Matlin, Mackenzie Davis | Off To Meet The Blizzard
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While the Northeast braces for a wild winter storm, residents of Florida are being warned about frozen lizards falling from the trees. In election news, daytime TV host Dr. Oz is struggling to connect with GOP power brokers as he preps for a senate run in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile… You might want to think twice before you treat your special someone to Valentine’s Day dinner at White Castle this year. Then, the fabulous Marlee Matlin (joined by her interpreter, Jack) makes her first visit to The Late Show to celebrate the release of her new film, “CODA,” on Apple TV+. Matlin chats with Stephen about her decades-long efforts to coax Hollywood into hiring more deaf actors, writers, and directors, and increasing deaf representation on screen. Check out “CODA,” which stands for Child Of Deaf Adults, streaming now on Apple TV+. Next up, “Station Eleven” star Mackenzie Davis stops by to chat with Stephen about the new season of her pandemic-themed show, and how her relationship with the works of Shakespeare has changed over the years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2022
Kate & Oliver Hudson | Biden's Got Appoint
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Fox News is way off the mark with their “credible” speculation that VP Harris will be President Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court, and Stephen has a song for Senator Ron Johnson who thinks society has no duty to take care of children. Next up, a Gaetz-Gaete Up-Gaete: Friends flip on Matt Gaetz over drug-fueled sex parties. Then, the only at-home covid test guaranteed to be available right now is "OccupalMAX," and it isn’t like other Covid-19 tests, because it’s not one! And famous siblings Kate and Oliver Hudson have a fun, close relationship but they are no different than most families when it comes to competing for attention from their parents and each other. Hear more from both of Goldie Hawn’s kids on their podcast, “Sibling Revelry,” available wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
Adrien Brody | No Court For Old Man
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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, Russia is poised to invade Ukraine, and Boris Johnson can't have his cake and eat it at a non-socially-distanced "work event," too. Next, fashion expert and Late Show writer Eliana Kwartler goes over the latest textile trends with Stephen and dishes on which retro styles are making a comeback. And Stephen welcomes movie star Adrien Brody to talk about his new film, "Clean," in theaters and on demand this Friday, as well as his past as a birthday party magician and his guest role on the latest season of "Succession." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
Joy Reid, Thomas Middleditch | Oh Joe He Didn't!
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President Biden’s hot mic moment revealed a man who has had enough of that reporter’s shenanigans, and there’s something strange about the way Tucker Carlson is promoting Russia’s side of the story when covering the crisis in Ukraine. Meanwhile… Stephen launches his newest Meanwhile sub-segment, “Queenwhile,” with a look at the remarkable story of a female monarch in Japan. Next, the host of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” Joy Reid, returns to The Late Show to talk with Stephen about some of the biggest news stories of the moment. And Thomas MIddleditch shares stories from behind the scenes of his CBS sitcom, “B Positive,” where he gets to act alongside showbiz legends like Ben Vereen and Jane Seymore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
Kristen Stewart, Jonathan Van Ness | Russian Toward War
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Russia’s buildup of troops on the Ukraine border has NATO countries scrambling their fighter planes and President Biden considering the use of ground troops. Next up, Stephen answers kids' questions! If you have a kid who has a question for Stephen, post it to social media using the tag #ColbertKidQuestions and you may see your kid on a future episode of The Late Show! And Kristen Stewart returns to The Late Show for a two-part interview and talks to Stephen about what it was like to portray Princess Diana in her latest film, “Spencer.” On their new Netflix show, “Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness,” our good friend JVN gets to take an inquisitive look at topics as varied as insects, skyscrapers, figure skating, hair, gender identity and more. Listen as they tell Stephen about learning to garden during the pandemic, and the lengths they will go to in order to defend the veggies from predators. “Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness” premieres this Friday on Netflix, check it out!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
Elvis Costello | State of Inflation
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Stephen previews an exclusive new dining experience coming to New York City, and speculates as to which powerful men are on the list of eight “John Does” who could soon be exposed for alleged crimes committed with Jeffrey Epstein. Meanwhile… Stephen reacts to news that scientists have named a newly-discovered species of frag after climate activist Greta Thunberg. Next, Stephen kicks off his three part interview with rock legend Elvis Costello with a special “thank you” for the artist whose music played a key role in a wonderful and bittersweet moment Stephen shared with his mother near the end of her life. Stick around to hear these old pals talk about music, life, The Beatles, and Costello's new album, "The Boy Named If." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2022
Dionne Warwick, David Cross | Ukraine In The Membrane
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President Biden is taking heat for his loose talk about Putin and Ukraine at yesterday’s marathon press conference, while Mitch McConnell’s slip of the tongue about African American voters revealed more than the Senator likely intended. Also, the folks who make M&Ms unveiled updated looks for their candy-coated mascots, intended to represent a more dynamic and progressive world. Next, music legend Dionne Warwick makes her first visit to The Late Show for this two part interview that kicks off with a look at milestone moments in Ms. Warwick’s career, like her appearances on the “Ed Sullivan Show” and the pep talk she received from Nina Simone backstage at the Apollo Theater. Then, David Cross, star of the new comedy special, “I’m From The Future,” makes some brave choices during his first Late Show appearance since 2019, including showing up to his interview wearing a turtleneck that covered his entire head. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
Christine Baranski | Test Day Ever
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Experts believe the U.S. may soon be past the worst of the Omicron wave, and the Attorney General in New York has begun showing her cards in the years-long investigation of allegations of fraud at the former president’s family businesses. Next up, Stephen Colbert takes a look at how the world’s wealthiest people are spending their billions during the pandemic. And our dear friend Christine Baranski stops by for a three part interview with Stephen Colbert and pays tribute to her late friend Stephen Sondheim and talks about sharing her “actor’s dream” with him during one of their final conversations before he passed. Check out “The Gilded Age” when it premieres on HBO and HBO Max on January 24th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
Brian Cox, Samantha Bee | Kill Bill
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American treasure Stevie Wonder urged senators to protect voting rights in a video released yesterday, and a newscaster in Guadalajara sounded off against anti-vaxxers in a fiery rant on live TV. In tonight's Pod Show exclusive, Stephen vents to Jon about covid anxieties and contagious pumas. Meanwhile… Stephen helps the ubiquitous earworm “Baby Shark” song celebrate a milestone, and helps our head writer Opus Moreschi answer a tricky question from his father. Then, “Succession” star and author of the new memoir, “Putting the Rabbit in the Hat,” Brian Cox joins Stephen for a two-part interview that kicks off with a look back at his parents, his childhood in Scotland, and the experiences that cemented his desire to become an entertainer. Next, our good friend Samantha Bee stops by to celebrate the 200th episode of her namesake TBS show, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” and explain to Stephen what she means when she says this season will be “nut-nut.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
Senator Elizabeth Warren | Lift Every Vote and Sing
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President Biden is no longer confident that he and Senate Democrats will prevail in their push to pass voting rights legislation, and we’re learning more about the former president’s nefarious efforts to corrupt the 2020 census and the bureaucratic heroes who thwarted him. Up next, a Late Show Pod Show exclusive: Stephen tells Jon Batiste how he really feels about potential future covid variants. And romance is always evolving, and it can be hard to keep up with the latest terminology around dating - our host is here to help with the latest edition of “Stephen Colbert’s Romansplaining.” Then, Senator Elizabeth Warren returns to The Late Show for a three part interview with Stephen, which kicks off with a frank assessment of the filibuster and the challenges of passing voting rights legislation. Stay tuned to hear Stephen challenge Sen. Warren to justify the very existence of the U.S. Senate in this era of filibuster-fueled gridlock. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
Bradley Cooper Takes The Colbert Questionert, Corey Stoll | The More You Knomicron
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Stephen brings you another edition of “Disinformation Station” in an attempt to debunk some of the latest crazy covid cures, and that pillow guy has employed some very fuzzy math in his latest attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. Meanwhile… A baseball team mascot recently learned a valuable lesson in how to crop photos for social media. Next, if you don’t know his favorite smell, or the most-used app on his phone, do you really know “Nightmare Alley” and “Licorice Pizza” star Bradley Cooper? Then Corey Stoll talks Shakespeare with Stephen, and confesses that he has no interest in joining the 1% despite portraying one of them in “Billions” on Showtime. And every night before the show, Stephen answers a few questions from his live studio audience. This time, he fields hard-hitting inquiries about South Carolina barbecue, what he misses most about his home state, the perfect pizza, his facial hair, and no conversation with Stephen Colbert is complete without a "Lord of The Rings" deep dive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2022
Liev Schreiber | Oath Weepers
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Stephen’s faith in the Justice Department was restored today when ten so-called Oath Keepers were charged with sedition for their participation in the Jan. 6th attack. In covid news, experts think Omicron has hit its peak in the United States, with case numbers on the East Coast already starting to fall. Next, to celebrate the NFL post-season, we got famous film directors and the NFL to come together For Stephen's Super Bowl Special last year, debuting for the first time in front of his live studio audience. Then “Ray Donovan” himself, Liev Schreiber, returns to The Late Show for a three part interview with Stephen Colbert. Listen as they kick things off with a look at how Liev spent his holidays, playing music on an old Casio keyboard while quarantined on vacation in Chile. Catch Liev in “Ray Donovan: The Movie,” available now on Showtime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
Keanu Reeves Takes The Colbert Questionert, Caitríona Balfe | Cor-only A Matter Of Time
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Dr. Fauci predicts that Omicron will infect “just about everybody” in this country, but there are reasons to be hopeful because scientists announced that cannabis may help the body fight off the coronavirus. Next, Stephen gives an update on small business owner Zack Redmon, whose Redmon’s Popcorn shop was temporarily forced to close after the #ColbertSmallBizBump sent scores of hungry customers, and the health department, to his doorstep. Redmon’s is back in business and to celebrate, we got them an expensive billboard in Times Square for the rare Double Bump! Then, if you don’t know his favorite action movie, or what he thinks happens when we die, do you really know Keanu Reeves? Get to know the man behind “The Matrix” in this edition of The Colbert Questionert. And finally, Caitríona Balfe, star of the film “Belfast,” returns to The Late Show to celebrate her SAG Award nomination and to discuss the way the film portrays the human side of the events known as “The Troubles.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
Bradley Cooper | God Test America
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Dr. Fauci clashed with senators at a hearing, taking Sen. Rand Paul to task over his fundraising tactics and referring to Sen. Roger Marshall as “a moron” in a candid moment caught on tape. Meanwhile… Dolphin science just took a huge leap forward, and human science tells us it’s not weird to stare at our own faces during meetings. Next, Bradley Cooper returns to The Late Show to talk to Stephen about the character he plays in the fantastic new film, “Nightmare Alley.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
Gayle King, Tig Notaro | Infection Point
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While America grapples with a massive surge in Omicron cases, scientists in Cyprus are tracking dozens of infections they attribute to a new variant that combines elements of Delta and Omicron. Elsewhere, Rep. Jim Jordan announced he will not cooperate with the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6th insurrection. And this year’s Consumer Electronics Show featured an array of predictably upsetting new gadgets, including a furry robot that nibbles on your fingers. Stephen Colbert reviews all the new gear in the latest edition of his forward-looking technology segment, “Cyborgasm.” Gayle King, co-host of ‘CBS Mornings,’ joins us to mark her 10 year anniversary at CBS and to share a sweet home video of the greeting her grandson received when visiting Oprah’s house for the first time. Next, Tig Notaro, who stars in ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ on Paramount+, still hasn’t tried the industrial-sized cotton candy machine Stephen sent her as a gift years ago. Catch Tig’s ‘Hello Again’ comedy tour - dates and ticket information are available at http://www.tignotaro.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
Tom Hanks Takes The Colbert Questionert | Resign Of The Times
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Leaving your crappy job this year? Your boss may be forced to replace you with a robot. Did you storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th? You might see yourself in this edition of The Late Show’s 'Seditionist Round Up Roundup.' Meanwhile... In crime news, a Florida man is maintaining his innocence after police found cocaine and methamphetamine wrapped around his penis during a traffic stop. Next up: Tom Hanks and Stephen traded their favorite Dick Cavett moments and dove deep into the psyche of the beloved movie star in the very first Colbert Questionert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2022
John Dickerson, Corey Hawkins | Happy Birthday to Coup
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One year after a violent mob ransacked the U.S. Capitol, Stephen looks back at The Late Show’s spontaneous live episode from that night, and listens as President Biden blames the former president without mentioning him by name. Our good friend John Dickerson, Chief Political Analyst for CBS News, returns to the show to chat about the one year anniversary of the Jan. 6th insurrection. Listen as John tells Stephen about his experiences reporting the news during the riot, and shares why he feels the story of Jan. 6th is far from over. And Corey Hawkins returns to the show to talk about his latest role, acting alongside Denzel Washington in the new film, “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” streaming now on Apple TV+. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
Senator Amy Klobuchar | Coup Year's Eve
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It appears that Fox News host Sean Hannity had advance knowledge of the former president’s plans for the Jan 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, and Stephen Colbert has a special song to help everyone understand the CDC’s updated Covid-19 quarantine guidelines. Next, young people are falling for online scams at alarming rates, so Stephen invited certified young person and self-described internet safety expert, Eliana Kwartler, to offer some tips on how to surf the web without losing your money. And Senator Amy Klobuchar joins Stephen for a three-part interview to discuss the events of January 6, 2021 and what she has been doing since that day to bring the perpetrators to justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Jennifer Lawrence Takes The Colbert Questionert, Ralph Macchio | The Power of Positivity
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Florida’s surgeon general announced the state’s new plan to combat the Omicron wave: stop testing so much. Further north, drivers on Interstate 95 in Virginia were still stuck in their cars on Tuesday evening after a storm left thousands of cars stuck in the snow. Meanwhile… a new study reveals that hamsters are able to hold their liquor better than anyone else in the animal kingdom. Up next, Jennifer Lawrence takes The Colbert Questionert, because if you don’t know her favorite sandwich, or which animal she fears most, do you really know the star of “Don’t Look Up?” And “Cobra Kai” star Ralph Macchio says his show is so popular because the writers and producers have a deep love and respect for the “Karate Kid” movies and those who have been lifelong fans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Utkarsh Ambudkar | Catch 2022
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Andy Cohen’s tipsy rant about NYC’s mayor must have distracted CNN producers on New Year’s Eve, when several Twitter pranksters managed to get their NSFW usernames displayed on screen. Elsewhere, more details are coming to light about why the former president stayed silent for over three hours as a mob of his supporters ransacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The Director of the CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, makes a special visit to the show to talk Omicron, the science behind the CDC’s updated guidance for isolating after a Covid-19 infection, and responds to a recent comment by Dr. Anthony Fauci who suggested Americans may soon be able to test out of isolation after 5 days. And the star of the hit CBS comedy, “Ghosts,” Utkarsh Ambudkar tells Stephen about his role on the show and then treats our host to a freestyle rap about our host’s favorite topic, the “Lord of the Rings” films. Catch Utkarsh every Thursday in “Ghosts” on CBS and streaming on Paramount+. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
Audience Questions | Colbert Classic
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Every night before the show, our host takes a few questions from the audience. This time, he shared some advice for a newlywed couple, and weighed in on an existential question: what's up with Chicago-style pizza? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
Nick Offerman
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The author of "Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside," Nick Offerman, texts his famous buddies Jeff Tweedy and George Saunders a video message from Stephen Colbert and our Late Show audience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2021
Issa Rae
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The fabulous Issa Rae returned to The Late Show this fall to preview the fifth and final season of "Insecure," now streaming on HBO Max, and tells Stephen how she dealt with the pressure of writing an ending to the popular series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
Michael Keaton
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Michael Keaton was thrilled to be back in NYC for his visit to The Late Show, and he confirmed that he can still fit into the Bat Suit he wore in the seminal 1989 film. Keaton describes the real life actions of the Purdue Pharma executives depicted in "Dopesick," the Hulu limited series he stars in and executive produced. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
Kids Pitch: Santa Fight | Colbert Classic
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Not unlike Netflix's pitching process, Stephen let a room of children write their own holiday movie in 2018. The result? "Santa Fight: Saving the Holiday from Atnas," starring Bryan Cranston, Laura Linney, Nick Kroll, Rachel Dratch, and John Oliver. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2021
Steve Martin, Martin Short, & Selena Gomez
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A trio who give new meaning to the words "triple threat," Selena Gomez, Martin Short and Steve Martin, joined Stephen Colbert earlier this fall to talk about collaborating on their Hulu show, "Only Murders in the Building." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
"Jingle Jingle (Santa Party)" feat. Run The Jewels | Colbert Classic
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Stephen wanted to give his fans a nice, wholesome, family-friendly holiday music video for Christmas in 2017. Killer Mike and El-P from Run The Jewels had other plans. Enjoy this Christmas Colbert Classic and more Pod Show exclusives until The Late Show Pod Show is back with all new episodes in the new year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
Charlamagne Tha God
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Lenard McKelvey, AKA Charlamagne Tha God, tells Stephen what he has planned for upcoming episodes of "Tha God's Honest Truth," his new late night show which airs Friday nights at 10/9c on Comedy Central and streams on Paramount+ and is Executive Produced by Stephen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
Timothee Chalamet & Zendaya
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Earlier this fall, Stephen traveled to the planet Arrakis to meet "Dune" stars Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet, who told him how hard they worked to land the roles of Chani and Paul in the highly anticipated film by Denis Villeneuve. Superfan Stephen Colbert plays a little game he calls "Duner or Later" to see how well they know their history. "Dune" is streaming on HBO Max. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2021
Anderson Cooper | House of Horrors
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The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th came after a half dozen Republican lawmakers developed a blueprint to publicly hammer home the idea that the election was tainted, and plotted to disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s victory. Elsewhere, Stephen Colbert performed a special song to cheer up theatergoers who missed their Broadway shows last night due to Covid closures. And our annual Late Show Christmas Cartoon is back! It's Christmas Eve, and Santa is about to certify the Naughty & Nice List in the Klaus of Representatives, when he's interrupted by a "Stop the Sleigh" rally, fueled by the shadowy internet cult "Scrooge-Anon." Will Christmas survive a full-scale tinsel-rection led by Ted Cruz and Marjorie Taylor Greene? Only Santa and Mrs. Claus stand in their un-merry way. Next, CNN's Anderson Cooper takes shots of tequila with Stephen and watches footage of himself drunk on the air while hosting CNN’s “New Years Eve Live” with Andy Cohen. Tune in this year to see what trouble Anderson gets in while hosting the ball drop in Times Square. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
Denzel Washington, Maggie Gyllenhaal | Coup-Dunnit?!
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Rep. Jim Jordan and the rest of the Republican Caucus are accessories to the Jan. 6th coup attempt, and they are doing everything they can to prevent Congress and the public from hearing about what happened that day and who was behind it. Next, a big trend emerged in Google's Year in Search 2021: people want to heal, and Stephen Colbert’s “Lord of the Rings” rap celebrates 20 years of the greatest trilogy in movie history - thanks to Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Method Man, Killer Mike, and Anna Kendrick for helping Stephen and Jon Batiste honor the number one trilly. Denzel Washington returns to the show to talk Shakespeare with Stephen and preview his new film, “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” which hits theaters on Christmas Day and streams on Apple TV+ beginning January 14th. And the amazing Maggie Gyllenhaal returns to the show to tell Stephen about making her directorial debut with the new film, “The Lost Daughter,” which is in theaters this Friday and streaming on Netflix on December 31st. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Henry Cavill, Jonathan Groff | Let's Talk About Text
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The Jan. 6th committee is examining text messages that Mark Meadows received during the attack on the U.S. Capitol, including several revealing messages sent by personalities at Fox News. Meanwhile… You won’t believe the raunchy titles in the new slate of holiday movies Stephen Colbert is releasing this year. The star of “The Witcher” on Netflix, Henry Cavill, stops by for a two part interview with Stephen Colbert which starts with a comparison of Cavill’s Superman costume to those worn by earlier versions of the Man of Steel. The amazing Jonathan Groff returns to the show with stories from the set of “The Matrix Resurrections,” in which he gets a rare chance to play a bad guy. “The Matrix Resurrections” is in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22nd. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
Keanu Reeves | Abuse of PowerPoint
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The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is turning up the heat on administration officials involved with the insurrection, like former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who handed over a PowerPoint document filled with "extreme plans" to overturn the 2020 election; and It’s the end of an era at Fox News as veteran journalist Chris Wallace announced that he’s leaving to join CNN’s streaming service. Tonight’s “More Show” segment is brought to you by DoorDash’s DashPass, which we just found out does more than food. Then, a couple years ago our drummer Joe Saylor got his own spinoff show, “Jazz Cowboy,” which has become such a big hit on CBS that it’s now getting its own spinoff series, “Jazz Cowboy: Cyber,” featuring Paul Giamatti! And Keanu Reeves returns to the show to talk to Stephen about his new film, “The Matrix Resurrection,” and talks about the journey his character Thomas Anderson has taken over the course of the series. “The Matrix Resurrection” is in theaters and on HBO Max starting December 22nd.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
Sting, David Alan Grier (Extended Cut) | Sex And The Vatican City
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Pope Francis raised some eyebrows at the Vatican this week when he said extramarital sex sins aren't that "serious," and Stephen shines a spotlight on the latest democracy derailing dingus in trouble for his actions on January 6th. And Evie McGee Colbert makes a special appearance to ring in the holiday season, with First Drafts: Christmas cards. Then, Sting takes the Colbert Questionert - and if you don’t know his favorite sandwich or what he thinks happens when we die, do you really know Sting? Finally, star of the new series, “Joe Pickett,” David Alan Grier, returns to the show and explains to Stephen why the Tony Award is statistically the hardest to win, and in this Pod Show exclusive extended cut, compares notes with Stephen on the new "Beatles: Get Back" documentary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2021
Michael B. Jordan | Tell Me Summit Good
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The folks at Fox News continue to play the victim after their Christmas tree was torched by an arsonist in New York, while in Washington the U.S. Senate showed how out of step they are with the challenges America faces by holding a pointless vote to overturn President Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses. Meanwhile… Our good friend over at goop released a holiday promotional video, and you won’t believe what Gwyneth is stuffing in Stephen Colbert’s stocking. And Michael B. Jordan, the star of “A Journal For Jordan,” gets some advice from Stephen Colbert as he prepares for his directorial debut in the upcoming “Creed” sequel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
Dr. David Agus | Vax Evasion
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Friends at Fox News who are reeling from the loss of their “holiday tree” after a suspected arson last night. Down in Washington, Congress is once again threatening to destroy the world economy by playing games with America’s nonsensical debt ceiling. Then, feeling left out because you don’t understand the new dating lingo? Stephen has you covered in the latest edition of “Stephen Colbert’s Romansplaining.” And Covid expert and CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus makes his first visit to the show and briefs Stephen on the latest science surrounding the Omicron variant, and gives us reasons to be hopeful about where the pandemic is headed - offering tips on how to travel safely this holiday season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
Kristin Davis & Cynthia Nixon | The Best Is Nyet To Come
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President Biden took a tough stance with Russian leader Vladimir Putin today, while Australia announced plans for a recording device that will preserve evidence of humanity’s demise for future generations to study. Meanwhile… What a woman did with her cat on board a Delta flight stunned the other passengers, and the metal band Omicron may have to change their name. And the stars of “And Just Like That…” on HBO Max, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, stop by talk about their new series and learn how close Stephen Colbert came to landing a hot part in “Sex and the City.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
Jennifer Lawrence | Ho Ho Ho-micron
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Scientists are still racing to learn more about Omicron and how the seemingly highly infectious variant will impact this holiday season, and one man in Italy tried to dodge his Covid vaccine by wearing a fake arm to his appointment. Next, in his latest edition of “Cyborgasm,” Stephen Colbert examines the U.S. military’s decision to test robotic tanks while New Zealand urges the world to ban the deployment of killer robots. Jennifer Lawrence stops by to talk about her new film, “Don’t Look Up,” crack some jokes about what she did during her time off from Hollywood, and to reminisce with Stephen about their hilarious rum-fueled 2018 interview on The Late Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
Jeff Goldblum (Colbert Questionert), Stephen Sondheim | Tree's Company
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The White House is fully in the holiday spirit as the Second Family celebrates Hanukkah and the Capitol Christmas Tree gets lit, as the nation's supply chain issues get even worse, threatening America’s access to some of our favorite wines and liquors. Meanwhile… The government of Jamaica is promoting the joys of marijuana, and scientists spent a lot of time proving Thanos couldn’t have snapped his fingers wearing that bulky Infinity Gauntlet. The incomparable Jeff Goldblum agrees to embark on television’s most rigorous examination of mind, body and soul, known as The Colbert Questionert - see how he handles the pressure of revealing his favorite sandwich. And next, a special tribute to "the greatest composer and lyricist in the history of American theater:" Stephen's extended interview with the legendary Stephen Sondheim. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2021
Mahershala Ali, Jason Reynolds | It's On Like Omicron
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That stench emanating from the Supreme Court Is the smell of conservative justices, five of whom were appointed by presidents who lost the popular vote, doing exactly what they were put there to do: restrict access to abortions. Elsewhere, anti-vaxxers have been cooking up wild new pandemic conspiracy theories since the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Next, don’t be one of those people who buys an expensive Peloton bike, only to watch it become a clothing rack after the first week. Save your money and get a Hangoton instead! Then the incredible Mahershala Ali returns to the show to tell Stephen about his latest project, “Swan Song,” and he offers a preview of how he is preparing for his upcoming role as Blade in a new Marvel film. And New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds makes his first visit to The Late Show for a fascinating discussion of the novels he writes for children, and he shares how he has dealt with a lifetime of anxiety. His latest novel, “Stuntboy, in the Meantime,” is available everywhere now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
Javier Bardem | The Walking Spread
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The first case of the Omicron variant hits the US, and Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows' new book revealed that the Former President tested positive for Covid a few days before his debate with Joe Biden, about a week before the diagnosis went public. Goop is back with their holiday gift guide, so Stephen's luxury brand, Covetton House, steps up their game. Academy-Award winning actor Javier Bardem tells Stephen what it was like to step into Desi Arnaz's shoes for the new biopic, "Being The Ricardos," with co-star Nicole Kidman who plays Lucille Ball. And of course, Stephen can't let Javier leave without talking "Dune." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Peter Dinklage, Lee Jung-Jae | New Covid On The Block
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The Omicron variant makes waves in the headlines, and in Pennsylvania, Dr. Oz launched his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat. Meanwhile… In a move that symbolizes the nation’s shift away from British traditions and figureheads, Barbados bestowed a formal title to one of the nation’s most successful exports, the Right Honorable Rihanna. Next, Stephen welcomes Peter Dinklage to talk about his singing parts in the new film, “Cyrano,” and how he managed to approach the gig with confidence. Then the star of Netflix’s “Squid Game,” Lee Jung-jae, makes his first appearance on The Late Show and shows Stephen how to unlock the secrets of the Dalgona candy featured in the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Peter Jackson Continued | The Most Plunderful Time of The Year
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This Cyber Monday, consider shopping at one of the small businesses profiled on Late Show’s #ColbertSmallBizBump, like Redmon’s Popcorn run by Zack Redmon in New Hope, Minnesota. How good is Zack’s luxury popcorn? Just ask Redmon’s official commercial spokesperson, Nick Offerman. And while 146 new Christmas movies were released this year, 2021 was set to give us zero Hanukkah movies until The Late Show stepped in with a slate of brand new holiday classics with titles like, “Home for the Challah-days,” “Casino Dreidel,” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Rabbi.” In part two of his conversation with Stephen, Director Peter Jackson examines the mindset of The Beatles as they prepared for a rooftop concert profiled in the new Disney+ documentary, “The Beatles: Get Back,” and sheds light on why the band suppressed the footage for decades. Jackson also mentions a chat between George Harrison and John Lennon that might have changed the direction of the band had they ever shared the details with Paul. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
"Succession" Cast | Colbert Classic
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This October, Stephen welcomed the cast of "Succession," including Brian Cox, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, and J. Smith-Cameron for their FIRST EVER group interview, celebrating the show's third season which which is now airing every Sunday on HBO and HBO Max. Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at The Late Show! We'll be back with all new episodes on Monday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2021
Rosamund Pike, Peter Jackson | Thanksgiving: We Meat Again
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Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at The Late Show! Families around the country are planning a return to larger Thanksgiving celebrations as 53 million Americans are hitting the road and traveling this week for the holiday. Meanwhile… New York City’s elected leaders decided they no longer wanted to conduct business in the shadow of a man who enslaved people, so a statue of Thomas Jefferson was packed up and moved to a new location this week. Next, Rosamund Pike, the Oscar-nominated actor you know from "Gone Girl" and "Pride & Prejudice," shows Stephen how she used a pencil to train her British self to speak in an American accent, a lesson that came in handy for her starring role in the new Amazon Prime series "The Wheel Of Time." Then, in part one of their extended interview, Stephen welcomes Sir Peter Jackson and sets the stage for their in-depth discussion of Jackson’s work directing the incredible Disney+ documentary, “The Beatles: Get Back,” which is set to change the public’s perception of the relationship between John, Paul, George and Ringo in their final years as bandmates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
Lady Gaga | Oil's Well That Ends Well
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In Washington, D.C., two of the former president’s cronies are set to face the Jan. 6th committee as they investigate organizers of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, and Biden announced he'll be releasing 50 million barrels of oil from the strategic reserve to combat rising gas prices in the US. Next, join us in celebrating the incredible Jon Batiste on his 11 GRAMMY nominations! And the woman, the myth, the legend, Lady Gaga catches up with Stephen in a 4-part interview after a whirlwind year of performing the national anthem at President Biden's inauguration just weeks after the attack on the Capitol, collaborating with her good friend Tony Bennett, and starring in "House of Gucci" as Patrizia Reggiani. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
Andrew Garfield, Chef José Andrés | Hit Me With Your Boost Shot
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In booster shot news, CNN’s Dr. Jonathan Reiner argues that it’s time to move the goalposts on what it takes to be considered “fully vaccinated.” Next, confused about Non-Fungible Tokens? That might be because everyone who tries to define them does a terrible job. Luckily, Stephen Colbert is here to help with an AFT (an Actual F****** Thing) that perfectly explains how NFTs work. Andrew Garfield gets emotional when talking about the recent loss of his mother, and relates her life to the life of Jonathan Larson, the man he portrays in the new film, “Tick, Tick, Boom!” Then, our good friend Chef José Andrés stops by for a holiday cooking segment and gets the party started with a fancy pour of some fancy Spanish sherry. For more information on Chef José's amazing organization World Central Kitchen go to www.wck.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
Kevin Hart | Honey, I Vaxxed The Kids
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Nearly 1 in 10 younger U.S. children got a coronavirus shot in the first two weeks of eligibility, and the right wing media is still up in arms that Big Bird encouraged children to get shots in their arms. Meanwhile, a Pod Show exclusive Sesame Street story from A to Z! And Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh's pants caught on fire during a football game. Kevin Hart sits down with Stephen and explains why his new project is intentionally darker and less comedic than the work he’s been known for to date. “True Story” is streaming now on Netflix.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2021
Butterball Hotline | Colbert Classic
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It's important to get accurate information on turkey preparation this time of year, so back in 2016, Stephen volunteered to man the phones at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, and his timeless advice has been coming to the rescue of countless Thanksgiving dinners ever since. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
Adam Driver, America Ferrera | Start Spreading The Boost
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The FDA plans to authorize Pfizer boosters for all adults this week, and hundreds of QAnon believers are still in Dallas waiting for the late John F. Kennedy Jr. to show up. Next, The Late Show staff asks the superstars of WWE just one question. Stephen sits down with Adam Driver to talk "House of Gucci" and what motivates him to bring live theater experiences to members of the military with his organization Arts in the Armed Forces. America Ferrera returns to the show to talk about season two of “Gentefied,” the Netflix comedic drama she executive produces and directs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Mayor-Elect Eric Adams, Dwyane Wade | Hit The Road, Joe!
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President Biden hits the road on an infrastructure bill victory tour, and Jonathan Karl's new book "Betrayal" hits the shelves to reveal the actions taken on the former president’s behalf by pardoned criminal Michael Flynn and conspiracy lawyer Sydney Powell who pressed Pentagon officials to stage a coup and overturn the election results. Meanwhile, a messy situation at a Florida rock concert and a strange confession from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Stephen gets to know Eric Adams, the next mayor of New York City, a man who stays up late, gets up early, and is determined to change the way the city deals with thorny issues like policing and inequality. Next, Stephen challenges three-time NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist Dwyane Wade to a game of wastepaper basketball, stay tuned 'til the very end to find out who wins (pssst: it's the guy who says "WOO!") Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Paul Rudd | Bill Back Better
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President Biden signed the bipartisan infrastructure bill today, and on Friday, Steve Bannon was indicted by a federal grand jury on contempt charges. Stephen can't stop raving about Peter Jackson's "Get Back" Beatles docu-series, until he's reminded of the NDA he signed and needs to "Let It Be." Sexiest Man Alive Paul Rudd is here to talk "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" and how his life has changed since being bequeathed with the sexiest title on earth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
Jeff Goldblum | Will Work For Workers
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Some of the dumbest insurrectionists involved in the Jan. 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol are being brought to justice, including realtor Jenna Ryan and the guy known as the “Capitol Rotunda Doobie Smoker.” Then, find out what happens when a Late Show producer sends him mom, Bootsie, to a sex party. Next, iconic actor Jeff Goldblum indulges our host with stories of appearing on “The Tonight Show” and partying at Johnny Carson’s house prior to shooting the seminal film, “The Big Chill.” Jeff’s show, “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” is streaming now on Disney+. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2021
Kenneth Branagh, Ellie Kemper | Wave New World?
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Experts are warning the U.S. could soon be facing a fifth major wave of COVID cases as the weather gets colder and folks gather indoors. Meanwhile, an age old tale about an exotic dancer, her monkey, a football coach, and a haunted house. Stephen sits down with writer and director Kenneth Branagh to talk about his new film "Belfast," which Stephen calls his "favorite movie he's seen in many years." Next, friend of the show Ellie Kemper was thrilled by the chance to play a villain in her role in the upcoming film, ‘Home Sweet Home Alone,’ which is a reimagining of the beloved holiday classic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
Aubrey Plaza, Bruce Springsteen Takes The Colbert Questionert | The Rig Is Up
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U.S. inflation hits a 30-year high, a nationwide truck driver shortage further derails the supply chain crisis, and a federal judge admonished our former president in a starkly-worded decision denying his claim to executive privilege over White House documents related to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th. Next, our new erotic/environmental segment "Dil-Do's and Dil-Don'ts" looks at how the sex toy industry is starting to lead towards greener pastures. Then, find out what The Boss's favorite sandwich is when Bruce Springsteen takes The Colbert Questionert, and then, it’s time for another episode of “Tea At The Plaza” with everyone’s favorite Late Show guest, Aubrey Plaza. Wait until you hear what she has to say about her famous co-stars like Kristen Stewart, Molly Shannon and Michael Caine. Aubrey’s latest project, “The Legend of the Christmas Witch,” is available everywhere starting November 16th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
Quentin Tarantino, Sexiest Man Alive Reveal | That's A Pricey Meatball!
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Meat prices are soaring as a perfect storm of higher demand and supply chain issues hit America’s beef producers. In Washington, several former White House officials and advisors to the former president were issued subpoenas by the Jan. 6th committee who wants to examine their roles in the attack on the U.S. Capitol. AND AN EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Late Show reveals People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. Up next, legendary director Quentin Tarantino grew up reading novelised versions of classic films, so the art form was already familiar to him when he got inspired to write a novel based on his 2019 film, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
Jonathan Karl, Brandi Carlile | Where There's A Pill, There's A Way
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President Biden spent the weekend passin' the bill and gassing Camill' after Congress approved his $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan and he reportedly cut the cheese in front of the British Royal Family, and Pfizer announced their COVID-19 pill cut the risk of hospitalization and death by 90%. Up next, who will be named the Sexiest Man Alive tomorrow night on the Late Show? Stephen talks to Jonathan Karl about his bombshell new book "Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show," and sits down with Brandi Carlile to gush over her performance of Joni Mitchell's "Blue" at Carnegie Hall this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
Tony Hale | Fall Back Plan
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Times, they are a'changing as daylight saving time kicks into effect this weekend and experts announce the pandemic seems to be winding down in the United States. Next, Stephen answers your kids' questions, and Hollywood agents sign the next viral sensation. Tony Hale stops by the Ed Sullivan to talk Veep, Arrested Development, and his new movie, Clifford The Big Red Dog. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2021
Billy Porter, Annaleigh Ashford | Left Behind
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Cable news is freaking out about what this year's elections mean for the future of the Democratic party, so Congressional Democrats vow to plow full steam ahead on finally getting Biden's Build Back Better plan passed. Meanwhile, the world's largest potato breaks ground, and the world's best cheese leaves one judge head over heels. Up next, Fashion icon, Emmy, Tony, & Grammy winning performer Billy Porter talks zebra print shoes and his new memoir, "Unprotected." Then, Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford is feeling great to be back on Broadway in the Ed Sullivan Theater to promote her CBS show, "B Positive." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
Andy Cohen | The Youngkin and the Restless
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The gubernatorial election results in Virginia and New Jersey pointed to a strong showing by Republicans and those unhappy with President Biden. Up next, throngs of Q-Anon believers were disappointed when John F. Kennedy, Jr. didn’t show up at their gathering on the grassy knoll in Dallas yesterday, nor did he materialize on stage with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger later that night at a concert by The Rolling Stones. Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen chats about his new book Glitter Every Day: 365 Quotes from Women I Love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
Michael C. Hall, Michael Eric Dyson | Virginia Is For Voters
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It's election day in America and NYC is prepared to say bye bye to de Blasio. The UN's COP26 conference heats up as Queen Elizabeth chimes in to talk climate change, and the CDC votes to give the Pfizer vaccine to kids ages 5-11. Meanwhile, Christmas dinner is in the can this holiday season. Next, Dexter: New Blood's Michael C. Hall is not only reviving his beloved character, he's fronting a rock band. And author Michael Eric Dyson gets into a fierce debate over the greatest performer of all time with Stephen, Jon Batiste, and Stay Human while talking about his new book, Entertaining Race: Performing Blackness In America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
Huma Abedin, David Byrne | Summit of All Fears
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President Biden spent his Halloweekend shaking hands with the Pope at the Vatican and shaking things up at the UN's Climate Conference in Glasgow. Next, Stephen "Romansplains" the hot new thing in relationships - but DON'T call them that! Huma Abedin chronicles her 25-year career working alongside Hillary Clinton in her new memoir "Both/And," and David Byrne's "American Utopia" is back on Broadway - and so is David Byrne, tonight in the Ed Sullivan Theater! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
Trevor Noah | It's Friday, Witch!
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President Biden met with Pope Francis in the Vatican today, police in Seattle go undercover to bust a Lego trafficking ring, and Cleveland's baseball and roller derby teams are dueling over the same name. Next, Evie graces the stage to help Stephen sort through The Late Show's first drafts of Halloween greeting cards! And later, Trevor Noah tells Stephen how making "The Daily Social Distancing Show" from home during the quarantine influenced how he approaches hosting "The Daily Show" today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2021
John Leguizamo, Thomasin McKenzie | Meta-morphosis
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Facebook changes its company name to "Meta," the White House unveils its new $1.75 trillion spending plan, and can you guess which Senator dressed up as Ted Lasso for Halloween? Meanwhile, Lebron James is underwhelmed by the "Squid Game" finale, and hundreds of rolls of toilet paper spilled onto a California highway. John Leguizamo is creating a whole new universe of superheroes, and "Last Night in Soho" star Thomasin McKenzie compares New Zealand notes with Stephen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
Elizabeth Banks, Jorja Fox | Who Wants to Tax a Billionaire?
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A proposal to tax the ultra-rich keeps Washington lawmakers fighting over the spending bill in Congress, while Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe busts a move. Then, find out which companies are getting their beaks wet in the booze industry. Stephen sits down with actor, director, and host of “My Body, My Podcast,” Elizabeth Banks to talk birds and the bees. Next, what happens in “CSI: Vegas” doesn’t stay in “CSI: Vegas,” when star Jorja Fox joins Stephen to discuss the new series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
Katie Couric | Inflated Cents of Worth
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Extreme weather continues to strike from coast to coast as world leaders gear up to talk climate crisis this weekend, and Stephen gives his two cents on inflation as Americans are faced with historic price hikes for gas and groceries. Meanwhile, the football from Tom Brady’s 600th touchdown gets a bad handoff, and Franzia debuts a new fully-functional halloween costume. Stephen welcomes legendary journalist Katie Couric to talk about her new memoir, “Going There.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
Bruce Springsteen | The Wet Coast
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Northern California is hit with a huge storm and torrential rain after declaring a drought emergency last week, while Democrats are inching towards a deal on the spending bill. Stephen sits down with Bruce Springsteen to talk about his new book “Renegades: Born in the USA,” and what it was like working from podcast to page with Former President Barack Obama. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
Introducing The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert
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Keep up with all the whip-smart writing, hilarious monologues, and revealing conversations with celebrity guests, only on The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert. New episodes every weekday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021