3: Tek Jansen DVD
On August 8, 2006, the Report debuted a series of three to four minute-long animated shorts entitled Stephen Colbert Presents: Stephen Colbert's Alpha Squad 7: The New Tek Jansen Adventures, allegedly in response to a lack of publisher interest in the novel. The entire first season of the short animations was included as bonus material on the 'Best of The Colbert Report' DVDs. Jansen is voiced by Colbert himself.
4: Colbert/Cain Rally 2012
5: 2011 Year in Review
Saturday, April 29th, 2006
2: White House Correspondents Dinner
On April 29, 2006, American comedian Stephen Colbert appeared as the featured entertainer at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, which was held in Washington, D.C., at the Hilton Washington hotel. Colbert's performance consisted of a 16-minute podium speech and a 7-minute video presentation, which were broadcast live across the United States on cable television networks C-SPAN and MSNBC. Standing a few feet from U.S. President George W. Bush—in front of an audience of celebrities, politicians, and members of the White House Press Corps—Colbert delivered a controversial, searing routine targeting the president and the media. Cable television personality Colbert spoke in the persona of the character he plays on Comedy Central's popular The Colbert Report, a parody of a conservative pundit in the fashion of Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
1: A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!
Stephen Colbert must alter his Christmas plans when he's trapped in his upstate New York cabin by a bear, but he manages to get by with a little help.
Sunday, October 14th, 2012
6: Stephen on Meet The Press
Friday, November 23rd, 2012
7: Special Edition - A Look Back at Education
Stephen thinks the protesting Wisconsin custodians and elementary school teachers are authoritarian thugs, North Carolina diversifies its student body with tragically great results, and study drugs are a sure-fire way to improve your grades if you're too lazy to sleep with your teacher in this Colbert Report Special Edition.
Friday, November 30th, 2012
8: Special Edition - A Look Back at Super PACs
Stephen starts his own Super PAC with permission from the FEC, he hands over the reigns of his PAC to Jon Stewart, and Nancy Pelosi believes that Super PACs threaten American democracy in this Colbert Report Special Edition.
Friday, December 7th, 2012
9: Special Edition - A Look Back at News Media
Cable news networks report on Obamacare, Fox News covers the Iowa caucus and Arianna Huffington proves her Pulitzer is worth more than Stephen's Peabody in this Colbert Report Special Edition.
Monday, October 17th, 2005
1: Stone Phillips
In the premiere episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen starts off the show with a segment called The Word coining the term "Truthiness". Other segments include: The Threat Down rating avian flu, basketball, babies, hurricanes and James Brady. Stephen interviews Stone Phillips, an Emmy award winning journalist and host of Dateline NBC. At the end of the interview, Stephen and Stone Phillips have a competition of gravitas.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2005
2: Lesley Stahl
Stephen Colbert welcomes "60 Minutes" correspondent, Lesley Stahl!
Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
3: Fareed Zakaria
Stephen Colbert welcomes journalist, Fareed Zakaria!
Thursday, October 20th, 2005
4: Jim Cramer
Stephen Colbert welcomes host of "Mad Money", Jim Cramer!
Monday, October 24th, 2005
5: Lou Dobbs
Stephen Colbert welcomes host of "Lou Dobbs Tonight", Lou Dobbs!
Tuesday, October 25th, 2005
6: Greg Behrendt
Stephen Colbert welcomes author of "It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy", Greg Behrendt!
Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
7: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Stephen Colbert welcomes astrophysicist and author of "Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution", Neil DeGrasse Tyson!
Thursday, October 27th, 2005
8: Jeff Daniels
Stephen Colbert welcomes actor, Jeff Daniels!
Monday, October 31st, 2005
9: Monica Crowley
Stephen Colbert welcomes co-host of "Connected: Coast to Coast", Monica Crowley!
Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
10: Ken Burns
Stephen Colbert welcomes filmmaker & author, Ken Burns!
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
11: Bruce Feiler
Stephen Colbert welcomes author of "Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion", Bruce Feiler!
Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
12: Bradley Whitford
Stephen Colbert welcomes star of "The West Wing", Bradley Whitford!
Monday, November 7th, 2005
13: Eliot Spitzer
Stephen Colbert welcomes the New York State Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer!
Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
14: Catherine Crier
Stephen Colbert welcomes CourtTV anchor, Catherine Crier!
Wednesday, November 9th, 2005
15: Mary Roach
Stephen Colbert welcomes author of "Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife", Mary Roach!
Thursday, November 10th, 2005
16: Cokie Roberts
Stephen Colbert welcomes anchor and newswoman, Cokie Roberts!
Monday, November 14th, 2005
17: Sen. Bob Kerrey
Stephen Colbert welcomes former Senator Bob Kerrey!
Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
18: Rev. Al Sharpton
Stephen Colbert welcomes Reverend Al Sharpton!
Wednesday, November 16th, 2005
19: Matt Taibbi
Stephen Colbert welcomes author of "Spanking the Donkey", Matt Taibbi!
Thursday, November 17th, 2005
20: Tim Robbins
Stephen Colbert welcomes star of "Zathura", Tim Robbins!
Monday, November 28th, 2005
21: Brian Greene
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality", Brian Greene!
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
22: Richard Preston
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of several science books, Richard Preston!
Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
23: Katrina vanden Heuvel
Stephen Colbert welcomes author of "The Dictionary of Republicanisms", Katrina vanden Heuvel!
Thursday, December 1st, 2005
24: Richard Clarke
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "The Scorpion's Gate", Richard Clarke!
Monday, December 5th, 2005
25: Maureen Dowd
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Are Men Necessary?", Maureen Dowd!
Tuesday, December 6th, 2005
26: Anderson Cooper
Stephen Colbert welcomes the Host of "Anderson Cooper 360", Anderson Cooper!
Wednesday, December 7th, 2005
27: Craig Crawford
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Attack the Messenger: How Politicians Turn You Against the Media", Craig Crawford!
Thursday, December 8th, 2005
28: Peggy Noonan
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father", Peggy Noonan!
Monday, December 12th, 2005
29: Harry Smith
Stephen Colbert welcomes co-host of "The Early Show", Harry Smith!
Tuesday, December 13th, 2005
30: Bob Costas
Stephen Colbert welcomes the host of "Costas Now" and sports commentator, Bob Costas!
Wednesday, December 14th, 2005
31: Dermot Mulroney
Stephen Colbert welcomes actor and star of "The Family Stone", Dermot Mulroney!
Thursday, December 15th, 2005
32: Mark Cuban
Stephen Colbert welcomes the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban!
Monday, January 9th, 2006
1: Nancy Grace
Stephen Colbert welcomes the host of CNN's "Nancy Grace", Nancy Grace.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2006
2: Carl Bernstein
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat",Carl Bernstein.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2006
3: John Stossel
Stephen Colbert welcomes ABC News' John Stossel!
Thursday, January 12th, 2006
4: Ken Miller
Stephen Colbert welcomes Professor of Biology at Brown University, Ken Miller!
Monday, January 16th, 2006
5: George Stephanopoulos
Stephen Colbert welcomes the host of "This Week", George Stephanopoulos!
Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
6: Andrew Sullivan
Stephen Colbert welcomes author and blogger, Andrew Sullivan!
Wednesday, January 18th, 2006
7: Frank McCourt
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Teacher Man: A Memoir", Frank McCourt!
Thursday, January 19th, 2006
8: Nina Totenberg
Stephen Colbert welcomes National Public Radio's legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg!
Monday, January 23rd, 2006
9: David Gregory
Stephen Colbert welcomes NBC News White House Correspondent, David Gregory!
Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
10: Robin Givhan
Stephen Colbert welcomes "Washington Post" fashion editor, Robin Givhan!
Wednesday, January 25th, 2006
11: Norah Vincent
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back" Norah Vincent!
Thursday, January 26th, 2006
12: Paul Begala
Stephen Colbert welcomes CNN commentator and the co-author of "Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future", Paul Begala!
Monday, January 30th, 2006
13: Annie Duke
Stephen Colbert welcomes professional poker player and author of "Annie Duke: How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed, and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker", Annie Duke!
Tuesday, January 31st, 2006
14: Dave Marash
Stephen Colbert welcomes reporter, Dave Marash!
Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
15: Emily Yoffe
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "What the Dog Did: Tales from a Formerly Reluctant Dog Owner", Emily Yoffe!
Thursday, February 2nd, 2006
16: Christine Todd Whitman
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "It's My Party, Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America", Christine Todd Whitman!
Monday, February 6th, 2006
17: Sen. Barbara Boxer
Stephen Colbert welcomes California Senator Barbara Boxer!
Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
18: James Woolsey
Stephen Colbert welcomes former CIA Director James Woolsey!
Wednesday, February 8th, 2006
19: Alan Dershowitz
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "The Case for Peace: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Can be Resolved", Alan Dershowitz!
Thursday, February 9th, 2006
20: George Packer
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq", George Packer!
Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
21: Lama Surya Das
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Natural Radiance: Awakening to Your Great Perfection", Lama Surya Das!
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
22: Michael Eric Dyson
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina And the Color of Disaster", Michael Eric Dyson!
Thursday, February 23rd, 2006
23: David Brooks
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense", David Brooks!
Monday, February 27th, 2006
24: Tony Campolo
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel", Tony Campolo!
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
25: Brett O'Donnell
Stephen Colbert welcomes the director of debate at King's College, Brett O'Donnell!
Wednesday, March 1st, 2006
26: Arianna Huffington
Stephen Colbert welcomes author and internet blogger, Arianna Huffington!
Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
27: Jeffrey Sachs
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time", Jeffrey Sachs!
Monday, March 6th, 2006
28: Bob Schieffer
Stephen Colbert welcomes CBS News anchor and author of "This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV", Bob Schieffer!
Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
29: Norman Ornstein
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track", Norman Ornstein!
Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
30: James Webb
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America", James Webb!
Thursday, March 9th, 2006
31: Lorraine Bracco
Stephen Colbert welcomes actress, Lorraine Bracco!
Monday, March 13th, 2006
32: Christopher Buckley
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Thank You for Smoking : A Novel", Christopher Buckley!
Tuesday, March 14th, 2006
33: Keith Olbermann
Stephen Colbert welcomes the host of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann", Keith Olbermann!
Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
34: Al Franken
Stephen Colbert welcomes the host of "The Al Franken Show", Al Franken!
Thursday, March 16th, 2006
35: Frank Vincent
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "A Guy's Guide to Being a Man's Man", Frank Vincent!
Monday, March 20th, 2006
36: Connie Chung
Stephen Colbert welcomes former news anchor, Connie Chung!
Tuesday, March 21st, 2006
37: Steve Kroft
Stephen Colbert welcomes "60 Minutes" correspondent, Steve Kroft!
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006
38: Dan Senor
Stephen Colbert welcomes Advisor to the U.S. Presidential Envoy in Iraq, Dan Senor!
Thursday, March 23rd, 2006
39: John Kasich
Stephen Colbert welcomes the host of "John Kasich from the Heartland" and "Heroes with John Kasich", John Kasich!
Monday, March 27th, 2006
40: Sen. Gary Hart
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "The Shield and the Cloak : The Security of the Commons", former Senator Gary Hart!
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006
41: Michael Brown
Stephen Colbert welcomes former FEMA director, Michael Brown!
Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
42: Bruce Bartlett
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy", Bruce Bartlett!
Thursday, March 30th, 2006
43: Robert Greenwald
Stephen Colbert welcomes the producer of "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price", "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism", and most recently, "The Big Buy: How Tom Delay Stole Congress", Robert Greenwald!
Monday, April 3rd, 2006
44: Michael Smerconish
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Muzzled: From T-Ball to Terrorism - True Stories That Should Be Fiction", Michael Smerconish!
Tuesday, April 4th, 2006
45: Rev. Jesse Jackson
Stephen Colbert welcomes Rev. Jesse Jackson!
Wednesday, April 5th, 2006
46: Harvey Mansfield
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Manliness", Harvey Mansfield!
Thursday, April 6th, 2006
47: Markos Moulitsas
Stephen Colbert welcomes the owner of TheDailyKos.com and the co-author of "Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics", Markos Moulitsas!
Monday, April 17th, 2006
48: Reza Aslan
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "No god But God", Reza Aslan!
Tuesday, April 18th, 2006
49: Anthony Romero
Stephen Colbert welcomes the National Director of the ACLU, Anthony Romero!
Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
50: Caitlin Flanagan
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "To Hell With All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife", Caitlin Flanagan!
Thursday, April 20th, 2006
51: Ralph Nader
Stephen Colbert welcomes author and activist, Ralph Nader!
Monday, April 24th, 2006
52: Hugh Hewitt
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Painting the Map Red: The Fight to Create a Permanent Republican Majority", Hugh Hewitt!
Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
53: Sam Harris
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason", Sam Harris!
Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
54: Sebastian Junger
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "A Death in Belmont", Sebastian Junger!
Thursday, April 27th, 2006
55: Bill Kristol
Stephen Colbert welcomes the editor of "The Weekly Standard", Bill Kristol!
Monday, May 1st, 2006
56: Jon Meacham
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation", Jon Meacham!
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
57: Gov. Mike Huckabee
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork: A 12-Stop Program to End Bad Habits and Begin a Healthy Lifestyle" and the Governor of Arkansas, Gov. Mike Huckabee!
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006
58: Paul Rieckhoff
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Chasing Ghosts: A Soldier's Fight for America from Baghdad to Washington", Paul Rieckhoff!
Thursday, May 4th, 2006
59: Rick Reilly
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "Shanks For Nothing", Rick Reilly!
Monday, May 8th, 2006
60: Shere Hite
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "The Shere Hite Reader", Shere Hite!
Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
61: Frank Rich
Stephen Colbert welcomes editor of the "New York Times", Frank Rich!
Wednesday, May 10th, 2006
62: Bill Bastone
Stephen Colbert welcomes editor of The Smoking Gun.com, Bill Bastone!
Thursday, May 11th, 2006
63: Madeleine Albright
Stephen Colbert welcomes the former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright!
Monday, May 15th, 2006
64: Kevin Phillips
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century", Kevin Phillips!
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
65: Tyson Slocum
Stephen Colbert welcomes the Research Director for Public Citizen's Energy Program, Tyson Slocum!
Wednesday, May 17th, 2006
66: Jonathan Alter
Stephen Colbert welcomes the author of "The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope", Jonathan Alter!
Thursday, May 18th, 2006
67: Ted Daeschler
Stephen Colbert welcomes the Assistant Curator and Chair, Vertebrate Zoology at the Center for Systematic Biology & Evolution, Ted Daeschler!
Monday, June 5th, 2006
68: Stone Phillips
Tonight Stephen welcomes "Dateline NBC" anchor Stone Philips.
Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
69: Christiane Amanpour
Tonight Stephen welcomes CNN's chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
70: Steven Squyres
Tonight Stephen welcomes Cornell University scientist and author of "Roving Mars" Steven Squyres.
Thursday, June 8th, 2006
71: Steven Johnson
Tonight Stephen welcomes Steven Johnson, author of "Everything Bad Is Good For You".
Monday, June 12th, 2006
72: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Tonight Stephen welcomes environmental politician, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
73: Tim Flannery
Tonight Stephen welcomes mammologist and paleontologist Tim Flannery, author of "The Weather Makers".
Wednesday, June 14th, 2006
74: David Sirota
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of "Hostile Takeover", David Sirota.
Thursday, June 15th, 2006
75: Michael Pollan
Tonight Stephen welcomes Michael Pollans, author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma".
Monday, June 19th, 2006
76: Gustavo Arellano
Tonight Stephen welcomes ocweekly.com's Ask a Mexican columnist Gustavo Arellano.
Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
77: Bart Ehrman
Tonight Stephen welcomes Bart Ehrman, author of "Misquoting Jesus".
Wednesday, June 21st, 2006
78: Bay Buchanan
Tonight Stephen welcomes Angela "Bay" Buchanan, President of The American Cause.
Thursday, June 22nd, 2006
79: Douglas Brinkley
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of "The Great Deluge", Douglas Brinkley.
Monday, June 26th, 2006
80: Marc Bowden
Tonight Stephen welcomes Marc Bowden, author of "Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War With Militant Islam".
Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
81: Chris Matthews
Tonight Stephen welcomes the host of "Hardball", Chris Matthews.
Wednesday, June 28th, 2006
82: Robert Baer
Tonight Stephen welcomes form CIA agents and author of "Blow the House Down", Robert Baer.
Thursday, June 29th, 2006
83: Christopher Noxon
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist Christpher Noxon, author of "Rejuvenile".
Monday, July 10th, 2006
84: Amy Sedaris
Tonight Stephen welcomes Amy Sedaris, star of "Strangers with Candy."
Tuesday, July 11th, 2006
85: Tony Hawk
Tonight Stephen welcomes skateboarding legend Tony Hawk.
Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
86: Mort Zuckerman
Tonight Stephen welcomes editor in chief for "U.S. News & World Report", Mort Zuckerman.
Thursday, July 13th, 2006
87: Ron Suskind
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist Ron Suskind, author of "The One Percent Doctrine".
Monday, July 17th, 2006
88: Lee Silver
Tonight Stephen welcomes Princeton molecular biologist and author of Challenge Nature: The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life.
Tuesday, July 18th, 2006
89: Dhani Jones
Tonight Stephen welcomes Philadelphia Eagle's linebacker and poet, Dhani Jones.
Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
90: Joe Scarborough
Tonight Stephen welcomes the host of Scarborough Country, Joe Scarborough.
Thursday, July 20th, 2006
91: Tom Brokaw
Tonight Stephen welcomes former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw.
Monday, July 24th, 2006
92: Howell Raines
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of "The One That Got Away: A Memoir", Howell Raines
Tuesday, July 25th, 2006
93: William Donohue
Tonight Stephen Welcomes the president of the Catholic League, William Donohue.
Wednesday, July 26th, 2006
94: Neal Katyal
Tonight Stephen welcomes Professor of Law at Georgetown, Neal Katyal.
Thursday, July 27th, 2006
95: Joe Quesada
Tonight Stephen welcomes Joe Quesada, editor in chief for Marvel Comics.
Monday, July 31st, 2006
96: Ned Lamont
Tonght, Democratic hopeful for Senate in Connecticut, Ned Lamont.
Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
97: Peter Beinart
Tonight former editor for the "New Republic" and author of "The Good Fight: Why Liberals--And Only Liberals--Can Win the War On Terror and Make America Great Again", Peter Beinart.
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006
98: Linda Hirshman
Tonight former attorney and professor of philisophy Linda R. Hirshman, author of "Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women in the World".
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
99: Paul Hackett III
Tonight Stephen welcomes trial lawyer and veteran of the Iraq War, Paul Hacket III.
Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
100: Bill Rhoden
Tonight, "New York Times" columnist and author of "Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Black Athlete", Bill Rhoden.
Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
101: Alexandra Robbins
Tonight cultural anthropologist Alexandra Robbins, author of "The Overachievers: The Secret Life of Driven Kids".
Thursday, August 10th, 2006
102: Eli Pariser
Tonight campaign director for MoveOn.org, Eli Pariser.
Monday, August 14th, 2006
103: Ramesh Ponnuru
Tonight Stephen welcomes Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor of the "National Review" and author of "The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts and the Disregard for Human Life".
Tuesday, August 15th, 2006
104: David Gergen
Tonight Stephen welcomes political commentator of PBS's "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and author of "Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership Nixon to Clinton", David Gergen.
Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
105: Morgan Spurlock
Tonight Stephen welcomes documentary filmmaker and host of "30 Days", Morgan Spurlock.
Thursday, August 17th, 2006
106: Neil Young
Tonight Stephen welcomes legendary musician Neil Young.
Monday, August 21st, 2006
107: Geoffrey Nunberg
Tonight Stephen welcomes Geoffrey Nunberg, professor of linguistics and columnist for the "New York Times" and author of "Talking Right: How Conservatives Turned Liberalsim into a Tax Raising, Latte-Drinking, Sushi-Eating, Volvo-Driving, New York Times-Reading, Body Piercing, Hollywood Loving, Left-Wing Freak Show".
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006
108: Paul Krugman
Tonight Stephen welcomes economist and colmnist Paul Krugman, author of "The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century".
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
109: Gideon Yago
Tonight Stephen welcomes writer and correspondent for MTV News, Gideon Yago
Thursday, August 24th, 2006
110: Janna Levin
Tonight Stephen welcomes mathematician Janna Levin, author of A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines.
Monday, September 11th, 2006
111: Martin Short
Tonight Stephen welcomes comedian Martin Short.
Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
112: Toby Keith
Tonight Stephen welcome country music star Toby Keith.
Wednesday, September 13th, 2006
113: Ken Jennings
Tonight Stephen welcomes record setting "Jeopardy" champion and author of "Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competetive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs", Ken Jennings
Thursday, September 14th, 2006
114: Bill Simmons
Tonight Stephen welcomes ESPN's Sports Guy columnist and author of "Now I Can Die In Peace: How ESPN's Sports Guy Found Salvation with a Little Help from Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank, and the 2004 Red Sox", Bill Simmons
Monday, September 18th, 2006
115: Will Power
Tonight Stephen welcomes actor, performer, rapper, playwright and educator Will Power.
Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
116: Frank Rich
Tonight Stephen welcomes New York Times columnist Frank Rich, author of "The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina".
Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
117: James Carville
Tonight Stephen welcomes Democratic political consultant James Carville.
Thursday, September 21st, 2006
118: Daniel Ellsberg
Tonight former defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg.
Monday, September 25th, 2006
119: Arianna Huffington
Tonight Stephen welcomes back Arianna Huffington, blogger and author of "On Becoming Fearless...in Love, Work, and Life"
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
120: Ted Danson
Tonight Stephen welcomes actor Ted Danson.
Wednesday, September 27th, 2006
121: Lowell Bergman
Tonight Stephen welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist and the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Professor at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, Lowell Bergman.
Thursday, September 28th, 2006
122: Steve Wozniak
Tonight Stephen welcomes co-founder of Apple Computers, Steve Wozniak.
Monday, October 2nd, 2006
123: Michael Lewis
Tonight Stephen welcomes Michael Lewis, author of "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game".
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
124: Andy Stern
Tonight Stephen welcomes union leader and author of "A Country That Works: Getting America Back on Track", Andy Stern.
Wednesday, October 4th, 2006
125: Senator Byron Dorgan
Tonight Stephen welcomes North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan, author of "Take This Job and Ship It: How Corporate Greed And Brain-Dead Politics Are Selling Out America".
Thursday, October 5th, 2006
126: Amy Goodman
Tonight Stephen welcomes "Democracy Now!" host and co-author of "Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back", Amy Goodman.
Monday, October 9th, 2006
127: Randy Newman
Tonight Stephen welcomes musician Randy Newman.
Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
128: Ariel Levy
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of "Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture", Ariel Levy.
Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
129: George Lucas
Tonight Stephen reveals the winner of the Green Screen Challenge. Plus, another Tek Jansen Adventure.
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
130: Gov. Brian Schweitzer
Tonight Stephen welcomes Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer
Monday, October 16th, 2006
131: Barry Scheck
Tonight Stephen welcomes lawyer and co-founder of the Innocence Project, Barry Scheck.
Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
132: Richard Dawkins
Tonight Stephen celebrates his 1st anniversary episode with Oxford Professor of Biology and author of "The God Delusion" Richard Dawkins.
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
133: David Kuo
Tonight Stephen welcomes former special assistant to President Bush and author of "Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction", David Kuo.
Thursday, October 19th, 2006
134: Dr. Peter Agre
Tonight Stephen welcomes Nobel Prize winning chemist Dr. Peter Agre. Plus Stephen talks to Jim Gilchrist, founder of The Minuteman Project.
Monday, October 30th, 2006
135: Barry Manilow
Tonight Stephen welcomes musician Barry Manilow.
Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
136: Tim Robbins
Tonight Stephen welcomes actor and politcal activist Tim Robbins.
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
137: Penn Jillette
Tonight Stephen welcomes magician Penn Jillette.
Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
138: Ronald Reagan Jr.
Tonight Stephen welcomes political activist Ronald Reagan Jr.
Monday, November 6th, 2006
139: Mark Halperin
Tonight Stephen welcoms ABC News correspondent and co-author of "The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008", Mark Halperin.
Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
140: Indecision 2006 Election Coverage
Combined with the Daily Show for the night, Stephen talks to Warren Beatty by phone, Rep. Robert Wexler via satellite and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton via satellite.
Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
141: Jeff Greenfield
Tonight Stephen welcomes CNN anchor Jeff Greenfield.
Thursday, November 9th, 2006
142: Dean Kamen
Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder of "FIRST" and President of DEKA Research and Development Corporation, Dean Kamen.
Monday, November 13th, 2006
143: Dan Rather
Tonight Stephen welcomes former CBS News anchor Dan Rather.
Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
144: Jeff Swartz
Tonight Stephen welcomes CEO of Timberland, Jeff Swartz.
Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
145: Al Franken/Dr. Michael Novacek
Tonight Stephen welcomes Al Franken and paleontologist Dr. Michael Novacek.
Thursday, November 16th, 2006
146: Richard Linklater
Tonight Stephen welcomes Richard Linklater, director of "Fast Food Nation".
Monday, November 27th, 2006
147: Jim Lehrer
Tonight Stephen welcomes PBS News Hour anchor and author of "The Phony Marine: A Novel", Jim Lehrer.
Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
148: Harry Shearer
Tonight Stephen welcomes comedian Harry Shearer.
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
149: Nora Ephron
Tonight Stephen welcomes screenwriter and author of "I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman", Nora Ephron.
Thursday, November 30th, 2006
150: Mike Lupica
Tonight Stephen welcomes ESPN commentator and author of "Miracle on 49th Street", Mike Lupica.
Monday, December 4th, 2006
151: Will Wright
Tonight Stephen welcomes computer game designer Will Wright.
Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
152: Steven D. Levitt
Tonight Stephen welcomes economist and co-author of "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything", Steven D. Levitt.
Wednesday, December 6th, 2006
153: John Sexton
Tonight Stephen welcomes the president of New York University, John Sexton.
Thursday, December 7th, 2006
154: Dr. Francis S. Collins
Tonight Stephen welcomes the fromer head of the Human Genome Project and author of "The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief", Francis Collins.
Monday, December 11th, 2006
155: Dr. Peter Singer
Tonight Stephen welcomes Princeton ethicist, animal rights activist and co-author of "The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter", Dr. Peter Singer
Tuesday, December 12th, 2006
156: Dan Savage
Tonight Stephen welcomes nationally syndicated columnist and author of "The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family", Dan Savage.
Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
157: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Tonight Stephen welcomes historian and author of "Team of Rivals, The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln", Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Thursday, December 14th, 2006
158: Daniel Pinchbeck
Tonight Stephen welcomes a writer for the "Village Voice" and "Rolling Stone" and author of "Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism", Daniel Pinchbeck.
Monday, December 18th, 2006
159: Jack Welch
Tonight Stephen welcomes the retired CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch.
Tuesday, December 19th, 2006
160: Deepak Chopra
Tonight Stephen welcomes the leader in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra.
Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
161: Rock and Awe: Countdown to Guitarmageddon
Stephen Colbert vs the Decemberists.
Monday, January 8th, 2007
1: Ethan Nadelmann
Stephen opens the show disappointed that Saddam Hussein was suddenly hanged over the show's break. He responds to Lake Superior State University's ban of the word 'truthiness' in "Who's Attacking Me Now?", and gay.com's naming of Stephen as Person of the Year in "Who's Honoring Me Now?"; gives "Stephen's Sound Advice" for getting over the winter blues.
Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
2: Jim Cramer
Freem replaces superstantial in the opening sequence. Stephen thanks former Archbishop of Warsaw Stanis³aw Wielgus for being caught in a Catholic Church scandal of a non-sexual nature; scorns Democrats for taking a day off Congress for the college football National Championship game, with quick suggestion of taking a day off for a Ontario Junior League Hockey game; begins new segment "We the MEdiator" to pick sides in celebrity feuds, featuring Rosie O'Donnell vs. Donald Trump, Angelina Jolie vs. Madonna, and Amitabh Bachchan vs. Shahrukh Khan; and ends the show in tribute to James Brown by declaring himself the new "hardest working man in show business".
Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
3: David Kamp
Stephen criticizes Bush for not sending 300 million troops as Stephen advised the day before but he pardons him if this is "the only mistake he makes in this war". He then talks about illegal immigration in a new segment called "Invasion of the Country Snatchers" and about the new Democratic senator of Missouri and its liberal legislation in the Word-Segment. After the break there is a new episode of Stephen's Tek Jansen adventures.
Thursday, January 11th, 2007
4: Judy Woodruff
Stephen starts with another episode of his challenge "What Number is Stephen thinking of?" with a clip from 2005. He then celebrates 5 years of Guantanamo Bay and talks to the executive director of Human Rights Watch, Ken Roth. After that he does a "Tip of the Hat/Wag of the finger", double-wagging Apple (claiming this is his first double-wag) for 1) changing their name to "Apple, Inc." and 2) bringing out the iPhone.
Monday, January 15th, 2007
5: Alex Kuczynski
Wishing viewers a happy Martin Luther King Day, Stephen calls for a nationwide lie-in to refuse engaging in "anything at all", in the style of passive protest such as Rosa Parks, then attacks Senator Barbara Boxer for comments suggesting Condoleezza Rice has no personal ties to the Iraq War. Stephen praises the army for lowering recruitment expectations in order to be filled; channels last week's guest Jim Cramer for a new financial segment "Stephen's Bears and Balls" focusing on real estate, oil, Cingular's name change, soy milk, and beef jerkey.
Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
6: Dinesh D'Souza
In anticipation of Bill O'Reilly arriving in-studio on Thursday, Stephen lashes out at Jimmy the director for a squeaky chair. In a new segment "Invasion of the Country Snatchers", Stephen profiles immigration issues, from an Italian-descended anti-immigrant possible Presidential nominee, to a chain of pizza restaurants which accept pesos, segueing into Letters from Iwo Jima winning the Best foreign Film Golden Globe. In another "Stephen Colbert's Sport Report", Stephen covers David Beckham playing for Los Angeles, and an anti-Colbert movement of fans throwing teddy bears on the ice when the Saginaw Spirit played the Oshawa Generals in the Ontario Hockey League.
Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
7: Richard Clarke
Still in anticipation of Bill O'Reilly arriving in-studio on Thursday Stephen is more nervous than the day before, bringing out some cherished objects he plans to show O'Reilly the next day. He then talks about the NFL play-offs with Lynn Swann, trying to trash talk all teams except the New Orleans Saints who he favors. After the break "Better know a district" continues with Washington's 3rd congressional district representative, Brian Baird.
Thursday, January 18th, 2007
8: Bill O'Reilly
The big day is here, so Stephen is crazy with anticipation that Bill O'Reilly will be on the show, stating that his only goal with this show was to see this day, which makes him reveal a "Mission Accomplished" banner and open the last door on his "Bill O'Reilly advent calendar" (in which he finds Geraldo's mustache). He then turns back to US politics talking about Bush's plans to rise the troop levels in Iraq. He then talks about fights between celebrities on his segment "We the MEdiator", rethinking his last week's judgements.
Monday, January 22nd, 2007
9: Tom Schaller
Stephen is disappointed at the loss by the New Orleans Saints to the Chicago "God-less killing Machines" Bears. In another "Who's Riding My Coattails Now?", Stephen calls out Bill Clinton for speaking at Knox College after Colbert already had, and artist Terence Koh for selling sperm (in his art) after Stephen's Formula 401 line. The Word is based on the refusal of Alberto Gonzales to admit a right of the people not stated specifically in the Constitution. In another "Stephen Colbert's Balls For Kidz", gambling is discussed.
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
10: Michael S. Steele
Stephen explains that this is the second of two episodes they taped on January 22, so that he can host a State of the Union address party on the 23rd. Russ Lieber appears in-studio to comment on new laws of the Democrat-controlled Congress. A new Threatdown is "Media Watchdog" themed.
Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
11: Lou Dobbs
Lou Dobbs, author of War on the Middle Class, faces the truth hammer when he sits down to talk with Stephen.
Thursday, January 25th, 2007
12: Mike Wallace
Bill O'Reilly spills the beans on Stephen, and says what he really thought of him on his show. Stephen interviews Coach Bob Mancini of the Saginaw Spirit. And he doesn't like how he stands on the SMU dispute over Bush's library.
Monday, January 29th, 2007
13: Barry Lando
Colbert wins bet with mayor of Oshawa after Saginaw Spirit defeated Oshawa Generals. Colbert discusses Microsoft paying someone for Wikipedia edits, and concludes that reality has become a commodity. Wag of the finger to Scientology, which named Tom Cruise as the "Christ" of the cult.
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
14: Donna Shalala
Stephen opens the show by showing a clip from Fox News' Fox and Friends, talking about the invisible beam that makes a person think he is on fire. Stephen then talks about how he stole his neighbor's New York Times and argues with David Leonhardt about what one could do with $1.2 trillion. This is followed by a new segment, "Judge, Jury, and Executioner" and ends by revealing the new microwave (fitted with a Colbert Report logo) which he would be sending to Bill O'Reilly after stealing his earlier.
Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
15: Jed Babbin
Stephen opens the show by discussing the "problem" with Global Warming and in protest replaces Bobby with a 5000 Watt heat lamp. This is followed by the return of the "On Notice" board and the introduction of the "Fantasies" board. Jane Fonda (his fantasy) and The Weather Channel are placed on notice and Lutherans and E Street Band are taken off. This is followed by the 39th installment of Better Know a District, with New York's 6th congressional district representative,Gregory Meeks.
Thursday, February 1st, 2007
16: Chuck Schumer
Stephen comments on the 2007 Boston Mooninite Scare that occurred in Boston and laments the fact that he can no longer proceed with his obviously threatening-looking advertisements. This is followed by the "Movies Destroying America" segment, commenting on Steve Carrell's nomination and Ellen DeGeneres hosting. The show is ended by Stephen presenting "The Most Poetic F#@king Thing I've Ever Heard"
Monday, February 5th, 2007
17: Wendy Kopp
Stephen is ecstatic at the slaughtering the Bears underwent in Super Bowl XLI. Also, he introduces a new product "Formula 419" (A combination of his Formula 401 and 18, Peyton Manning's Jersey number). Then, Stephen notes that Stephen Jr. has returned from Canada and back into Washington (unfortunately in Washington's 3rd, where Better Known representative Brian Baird has lobbied for a new hunting law).
Tuesday, February 6th, 2007
18: Charlie LeDuff
Stephen receives a message from Master Media International that they would be praying on his behalf on February 22. This is followed by the 40th installment of Better Know A District (Ohio's 18th with congressman Zack Space).
Wednesday, February 7th, 2007
19: Steven Pinker
Stephen starts by introducing a new segment, "California Values Watch". After addressing San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's recent problems. Then talks about the controversy stirred between Representatives Loretta Sanchez and Joe Baca. This is followed by the series finale of Tek Jansen.
Thursday, February 8th, 2007
20: Debra Dickerson
Stephen starts by talking about the astronaut incident on the news and especially that everyone talks about Lisa Nowak wearing a diaper, admitting that he too wears a diaper during his workday. He then claims that Henry Kissinger called him to get him to run for president, which he says he will "not" do (or will he?) but he has formed an exploratory committee on whether to form an exploratory committee.
Monday, February 12th, 2007
21: Michael Oppenheimer
Stephen starts by dancing/singing "My Humps" behind his desk and discusses Grammys. He then talks about criticism of the Iraq War transitioning into "The Word." This is followed by a "Tip of the Hat - Wag of the Finger" segment, in which he commends Australian Prime Minister John Howard for his attack on Barack Obama, but also chastises him for attacking an American citizen.
Tuesday, February 13th, 2007
22: Sheryl WuDunn
Colbert talks about the Chinese Menace, entitling a Colbert Report special report "Apocalypse Mao: Murdered By The Orient's Success".
Wednesday, February 14th, 2007
23: Lance Armstrong
Stephen makes correction, that the Chinese have four times more population than the US, not three. Colbert admonishes people teaching seniors about sex. Sport Report: about the Westminster Dog Show, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, and mentions that the Saginaw Spirit had reached the playoffs.
Thursday, February 15th, 2007
24: Shashi Tharoor
Colbert talks about how Mastermedia International will pray for him on February 22nd. Asks J. J. Abrams how his prayer day went, with photo of Jimmie "J.J." Walker showing. Then he moves on, to talking about Helen Thomas losing her front row seat at the White House press room. Interviews Candice Bergen by phone about her prayer day too. Better Know A District guest was Vic Snyder from Arkansas's 2nd congressional district.
Monday, February 26th, 2007
25: Zev Chafets
Stephen compares Britain leaving Iraq to Britain leaving the U.S. and India - saying it will cause a flourish of Democracy.
Tuesday, February 27th, 2007
26: Craig Venter
Stephen comments on a recent report about Al Gore's energy usage. Outdoor Life Magazine fires a columnist for calling for an assault rifle ban, an action Stephen commends in the Word. Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle is named a top mascot, behind only the Toronto Raptor. As a result, the Toronto Raptors are moved from "on notice" to "dead to me." Tip/Wag: Wag to Bilk (Japanese beer + milk company), Tip to 107-year-old Chan Chi.
Wednesday, February 28th, 2007
27: Nina Jablonski
Colbert comments on how David Geffen has switched his support from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama. Then he mentions how Tom Vilsack chickened out of the presidential race, and interviews him in a new segment, Profiles In Quitters. And Problems Without Solutions, special report about SAHD's (Stay-at-home dad's), which Stephen says is against nature's laws.
Thursday, March 1st, 2007
28: Larry King
Mr. Colbert thanks those who prayed for him last Thursday, with his prayer hat and foam fingers. Also he comments on the coverage of the Anna Nicole Smith story. Better Know A District guest was Steve Cohen from Tennessee's 9th congressional district.
Monday, March 5th, 2007
29: Ben & Jerry
Stephen comments on how many politicians have visited Walter Reed Hospital since the scandal. Ben and Jerry appeared to promote their new ice cream flavor named in honor of Stephen. Bears & Balls segment about recent economic fluctuations. And Mara Vanderslice talked about how Democrats can adapt to reach out to Christians.
Tuesday, March 6th, 2007
30: Mark Frauenfelder
Stephen brags about winning the Mega Millions drawing, which hadn't happened yet. In this segment he also mocks Viacom CEO Sumner Redstone. Then he talks about how Lewis "Scooter" Libby was found Not Guilty on 1 of the 5 counts. In The Word segment, Colbert commends doctors who refuse to treat patients for religious reasons. ThreatDown segment: No. 1 was Gravity.
Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
31: Michael Specter
Colbert makes a rare correction about winning Mega Millions drawing, and calls his boss Sumner Redstone to grovel. The Word was about removing the military Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Then there was 2007's first installment of "Easter Under Attack": proposed Easter bunny name change to spring bunny. And Michael Specter talks about Vladimir Putin's suppression of and mysterious deaths of journalists in Russia.
Thursday, March 8th, 2007
32: Ted Koppel
Stephen wonders why the media is still discussing the Libby trial. Then he talks about the death of Captain America, and adds more in The Word. Better Know A District guest was John Yarmuth from Kentucky's 3rd congressional district.
Monday, March 12th, 2007
33: Nicholas Kristof
Stephen upbraids Bill Gates for giving charitably to other nations while bemoaning America's faltering competitiveness. He retracts his disparaging comments about Captain America when he learns that the superhero has bequeathed him his shield.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2007
34: Michael Eric Dyson
Stephen closes the show by announcing The Word ("Goodnight"), after which the credits roll.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
35: Ed Viesturs
Colbert introduces a new segment, "When Ancestors Attack." Then he mentions how Colorado has made John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" their second official song. Sport Report: advice on filling out March Madness brackets.
Thursday, March 15th, 2007
36: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Stephen celebrates the last St. Patrick's Day ever! Then he moves on to how Latin America has so many rabid admirers of President Bush, with comments from Esteban Colberto. In the 44th installment of Better Know A District, the guest was Phil Hare of Illinois's 17th congressional district.
Monday, March 19th, 2007
37: Jerome Groopman
Stephen talks about the latest attack in DC, on him, by Rahm Emanuel. The Word refers to South Carolina proposing to allow prisoners to donate organs to reduce jail time. Threatdown: 5.Angry seniors, 4.Dancing seniors, 3.Time Magazine, 2.Fertility clinics, 1.the FDA. And the "Alpha Dog Of the Week" was awarded to Robert Hancock of Carterville, Illinois.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2007
38: Willie Nelson
While unveiling threat # .5 as an addendum to yesterday's threatdown, Stephen finds himself in agreement with a German environmentalist over the euthanasia of Knut, a polar bear cub at the Berlin zoo, until Stephen becomes suddenly enamored when viewing footage of the cub. Later, Colbert collects on a hockey bet with the mayor of Oshawa, Ontario, wherein this day would become "Stephen Colbert Day" in the town; the day was chosen to be the same day as the mayor's birthday.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
39: Benjamin Barber
In the 45th installment of Better Know A District, the guest was Maurice Hinchey from New York's 22nd congressional district.
Thursday, March 22nd, 2007
40: Katie Couric
Debate over DC-residents voting bill with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Criticism over Chicago Sun-Times face reading expert Rose Rosetree's interpretation of Stephen's facial features. Phone conversation with Coach Bob Mancini of the Saginaw Spirit about the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.
Monday, March 26th, 2007
41: Gwen Ifill
Stephen expressed his anger that a severed mummy hand was recently sold at auction, but not to him; the hand was the earliest example of we're No. #1. In response to Rahm Emanuel's practice of discouraging fellow congresspeople to decline interviews with Stephen Colbert, Stephen played an interview of him conducted by PBS's Gwen Ifill rife with potential misinterpretations.
Tuesday, March 27th, 2007
42: Madeleine Albright
Stephen chided Sean Penn for his blunt criticism of the Bush administration. Stephen discusses Iran, specifically a clash over religion, with former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright who took the opportunity to promote her new book The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
43: Jabari Asim
Stephen displayed his disappointment at the elimination of Paulina Porizkova from Dancing with the Stars, especially given that her husband Ric Ocasek is a friend of the show. Stephen discussed oil found in the Arctic Ocean near Russia, and an attempt to add Italy to the Axis of Evil led to an uncharacteristic breakdown. Later, Stephen discussed the N-word with author Jabari Asim, who wrote a book on the subject.
Thursday, March 29th, 2007
44: Clive James
First, Stephen questioned the necessity of the Equal Rights Amendment, since everyone should be on the honor system. Later, Stephen cited the promulgation of John McCain that Sadr City is much safer than it was three months ago thanks to the military surge, despite the first-hand reports by Michael Ware that it is not safe for an American to leave the Green Zone. In response, Stephen suggested that Americans think of Iraq's capitol as Neverland.
Monday, April 9th, 2007
45: Colin Beavan
Colbert celebrates the 4th anniversary of the liberation of Baghdad, while he eats his "Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream" ice cream. He continues to eat it through the show. And announces that is now the number one flavor of Ben and Jerry's. He also runs an empty microwave in response to a family's attempt to live a "no environmental impact" lifestyle. Also in a fake radio show, Stephen insults Hungarians, reminiscent of the Don Imus scandal.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
46: Jeannette Walls
Stephen scolded the 15 British sailors whom after recently returning from captivity in Iran were seeking to publish accounts of their experience. In "The Word", he talked about America's bogus health care crisis. Stephen then changed the subject to an ethnic remark that he made against Hungarians on his fictional radio show, Colbert On the Ert (pronounced "air"), in which he described Hungarians as "those paprika-snorting ghoulies."
Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
47: Vali Nasr
Stephen introduced the latest eponymic animal, Stephanie Colburtle, one of the leatherback sea turtles being tracked from Costa Rica to the Galapagos Islands. In "The Word", Stephen revisited Monday's story about the 15 British sailors; in response to a British colonel making the distinction between the soldiers' experiences and reality TV, Stephen devised the notion that perhaps Americans should "make the war a reality show" to achieve success in Iraq and to prepare for a future "spin-off in Iraq."
Thursday, April 12th, 2007
48: Dr. Richard Land
Stephen criticized Democratic senator Harry Reid for using "politicizing the war in Iraq" by citing a translation of a recent speech by Pope Benedict XVI. In "The Wørd," Stephen praised the president for proposing a new "war czar" position that would "chiefly be in command" of managing wars. Later aired a video describing Stephen's building manager Tad's quest to find a female companion for Stephen Jr., the eponymous bald eagle being tracked by GPS.
Monday, April 16th, 2007
49: John Kerry
Stephen begins by issuing a correction for having called Boyd K. Packer the "Mormon Pope" or "Mope," when he is more of a Mormon Cardinal, or "Mardinal." Colbert then compares Don Imus' firing with upcoming testimony of Alberto Gonzales before Congress regarding the U.S. Attorney firings scandal.
Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
50: Elaine Pagels
Stephen announced that he will be having a metaphor-off with Sean Penn on Thursday's show. Update on Stephanie Colburtle the turtle who was in 2nd place at the time of broadcast on the race to the Galápagos Islands, by some logic "proving Darwin wrong." Short mention of Iraqi insurgents.
Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
51: Paulina Porizkova
On Who's NOT honoring me now, Stephen complained that he was not being awarded a Pulitzer Prize in journalism. In "The Word," Stephen suggested the corporate sponsorship of the War on Terror since the "War on Terror is more than a name." Video showed promoting bovine growth hormones in dairy cows.
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
52: Sean Penn
Stephen balks at a scientific study saying that chimpanzees are more evolved than humans in DNA. On "The Word," he talks about John Edwards' $400 haircut and considers him going over to the Republican party. Colbert then interviews Sean Penn, and leads to a Meta-Free-Phor-All hosted by Pinsky (the decider of topics for the rounds used humorous pictures and sound effects in the style of The Daily Show's "God Machine," which Colbert usually took part in).
Monday, April 23rd, 2007
53: Russell Simmons
Tuesday, April 24th, 2007
54: Dr. Andrew Weil
The first act opens with a remembrance of Boris Yeltsin. Stephen continues with a combative interview with Eleanor Holmes Norton regarding a recent bill to give the District of Columbia a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. In "The Word," Stephen comments on EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson's announcement that the Bush Administration's anti-global warming efforts are delivering "real results".
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
55: David Walker
Colbert decides that a new name is necessary for the long war, and comes up with Freemerican Victernity Made in China. He then backs the idea of having illegal immigrants fight in the armed services in exchange for citizenship. He points out his position on the cover of GQ, then complains about the Four Horsemen of the A-pop-calypse: movies, television, music, and books.
Thursday, April 26th, 2007
56: Madeleine Bordallo
Stephen is unhappy at the fact that Stephanie Colburtle The Turtle did not win The Great Turtle Race, after being bested by another turtle named Billy. He claims Billy is a male, and demands a re-race. (After explaining that one can tell the sex of a turtle by the concavity of its plastron, Stephen says that he checks the plastron on "all [his] dates, and if it's not concave, [he is] outta there."
Monday, April 30th, 2007
57: Neil deGrasse Tyson
"It's the last day of April. One more month 'till Speedo season! Do your squats. This is The Colbert Report."
Tuesday, May 1st, 2007
58: Malcolm Gladwell
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007
59: Gina Kolata
Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
60: Conn Iggulden
Monday, May 7th, 2007
61: Richard Preston
Tuesday, May 8th, 2007
62: Nassi Nicholas Taleb
Wednesday, May 9th, 2007
63: Salman Rushdie, Jane Fonda
Thursday, May 10th, 2007
64: Jann Wenner
Monday, May 14th, 2007
65: William Langewiesche
Tuesday, May 15th, 2007
66: Walter Isaacson
Wednesday, May 16th, 2007
67: Howard Dean
Thursday, May 17th, 2007
68: Randy Kearse, Rep. Tom Delay
Monday, May 21st, 2007
69: Jared Diamond
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
70: John Amaechi
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007
71: Bay Buchanan, Bob Deans
Thursday, May 24th, 2007
72: Jimmy Wales
Monday, June 4th, 2007
73: Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Leon Botstein
Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
74: Jessica Valenti
Wednesday, June 6th, 2007
75: Carl Bernstein
Thursday, June 7th, 2007
76: Cullen Murphy
Monday, June 11th, 2007
77: Dr. Michael D. Gershon
Tuesday, June 12th, 2007
78: Josh Wolf
Wednesday, June 13th, 2007
79: Rep. Ron Paul
Thursday, June 14th, 2007
80: Daniel B. Smith
Monday, June 18th, 2007
81: Toby Keith
Tuesday, June 19th, 2007
82: Anne-Marie Slaughter
Wednesday, June 20th, 2007
83: Will Schwalbe
Thursday, June 21st, 2007
84: Vincent Bugliosi
Monday, June 25th, 2007
85: Tom Hayden
Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
86: David France
Wednesday, June 27th, 2007
87: Tom Blanton, Daniel Gilbert
Thursday, June 28th, 2007
88: Doug Bailey
Monday, July 16th, 2007
89: Richard Florida, Ben Nelson
Tuesday, July 17th, 2007
90: Mark Moffett
Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
91: John Mellencamp
Thursday, July 19th, 2007
92: Frank Sulloway
Monday, July 23rd, 2007
93: Simon Schama
Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
94: Anthony D. Romero
Wednesday, July 25th, 2007
95: Charles Kaiser
Thursday, July 26th, 2007
96: Robert Shrum
Monday, July 30th, 2007
97: Evan Osnos
Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
98: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Wednesday, August 1st, 2007
99: Michael Beschloss
Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
100: Michael J. Behe
Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
101: Ian Bogost
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
102: Jim Cramer, Tina Brown
Thursday, August 9th, 2007
103: Judd Apatow
Monday, August 13th, 2007
104: Michael Jacobson
Tuesday, August 14th, 2007
105: Jerry Miller, Spencer Wells
Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
106: Michael Wallis
From the previous episode, Stephen again mentions the possibility that his ancestors were Jewish. He then discusses perceived inflammatory speech on the Daily Kos website and interviews the website's founder, Markos Moulitsas. In the "Monkey on the Lam" segment, Stephen talks about a capuchin monkey that picked the lock on his cage door at a zoo in Tupelo, Mississippi for the second time in two weeks. He then discusses Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' failure to meet his potential. Finally, Stephen interviews Michael Wallis about the Lincoln Highway.
Thursday, August 16th, 2007
107: Mike Huckabee
Stephen begins by asking people not to watch his interview with Richard Branson on August 22, which has been reported in the media as a "trainwreck." Stephen then interviews Mike Huckabee, claiming that he came second in the Iowa Straw Poll due to his appearances on The Colbert Report, and what Stephen claims is the "Colbert Bump."
Monday, August 20th, 2007
108: Nathan Sawaya
Stephen continues to attack wrist violence, and says the worst offender in "Wrist snuff" is Steven Seagal. He also announces that his "WristStrong" wristbands are now available from colbertneation.com, and all proceeds go to help the Yellow Ribbon Fund. Stephen introduces a new segement, "Nailed 'Em", focusing on successful stories in the criminal justice system.
Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
109: Michael Shermer
Stephen starts with the "Smokin' Pole: The Fight for Arctic Riches" segment, where he attacks Canada's claim to the Northwest Passage through the Arctic, claiming it belongs to the United States. In "The Word," Stephen attacks WikiScanner claiming it prevents corporations from editing their own entries, and describes Wikipedia as, "Second Life for corporations".
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
110: Richard Branson
In "Colbert Platinum", he talks about the shutting down of a helipad in Saint-Tropez and the growing demand for champagne. He then interviews Richard Branson about Virgin America and "Air Colbert". However, as the interview goes on, Branson and Stephen throw water over each other.
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
111: Thomas E. Ricks
Stephen reviews the Iraq War and Dick Cheney's role in advocating it. He then interviews Thomas E. Ricks about the war. Stephen then talks about his broken wrist and shows a documentary film entitled Fractured Freedom: The Stephen Colbert Story. He announces that several people had signed his cast, including Nancy Pelosi, Tim Russert, Tony Snow, Brian Williams, Bill O'Reilly and Michael Bloomberg.
Monday, September 10th, 2007
112: Bjorn Lomborg
Tonight Stephen welcomes the former director of the Environmental Assessment Institute and author of Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming, Bjorn Lomborg.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
113: Garrison Keillor
Tonight Stephen welcomes humorist and author of Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keillor.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
114: Joel Klein
Tonight Stephen welcomes the chancellor of New York City Schools, Joel Klein.
Thursday, September 13th, 2007
115: Ed Begley Jr
Tonight Stephen welcomes actor and environmental activist and co-author of Grassroots Rising, Ed Begley jr. Also Stephen talks with Father James Martin, author of My Life with the Saints, over recent revelations regarding Mother Teresa having doubts about God.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
116: Susan Sarandon
Tonight Stephen welcomes actress and activist and the co-star of In the Valley of Elah, Susan Sarandon.
Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
117: Naomi Wolf
Tonight Stephen welcomes feminist and author of The End of America: A Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot, Naomi Wolf
Thursday, September 20th, 2007
118: Jeffrey Toobin
Tonight Stephen welcomes legal writer and author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, Jeffrey Toobin.
Monday, September 24th, 2007
119: Thomas Friedman
Tonight Stephen welcomes New York Times columnist and author of The World is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Firedman
Tuesday, September 25th, 2007
120: John Grisham
Tonight Stephen welcomes retired attorney and author of Playing For Pizza, John Grisham.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
121: Tony Bennett
Tonight, Stephen reports on NBC and iTunes, questions the validity of a third political party, and interviews Tony Bennett.
Thursday, September 27th, 2007
122: David Schwartz
Tonight Stephen welcomes the chief film curator of the Museum of Moving Image, David Schwartz.
Monday, October 1st, 2007
123: Charlie Savage
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
124: John Mearsheimer
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
125: Jim Lovell
Thursday, October 4th, 2007
126: John Kao
Monday, October 8th, 2007
127: George Saunders
Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
128: Stephen Colbert
Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
129: General Wesley Clark
Thursday, October 11th, 2007
130: Chris Jordan
Monday, October 15th, 2007
131: Paul Glastris
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
132: Bob Drogin
Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
133: Garry Kasparov
Thursday, October 18th, 2007
134: Craig Newmark
Monday, October 29th, 2007
135: Richard Berman
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
136: Craig Venter
Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
137: Col. Lawrence Wilkerson
Thursday, November 1st, 2007
138: Walter Kirn
Monday, January 7th, 2008
1: Richard Freeman
Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
2: Gary Rosen
Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
3: Matt Taibbi
Thursday, January 10th, 2008
4: Muhammad Yunus
Monday, January 14th, 2008
5: Neil Shubin
Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
6: Jared Cohen
Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
7: Deborah Tannen
Thursday, January 17th, 2008
8: David Levy
Monday, January 21st, 2008
9: Eric Weiner
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
10: Andrew Young
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
11: Stephen Colbert's Sport Report
Thursday, January 24th, 2008
12: Charles Nesson
Monday, January 28th, 2008
13: Rick Warren
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
14: Alex Ross
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
15: Frans de Waal
Thursday, January 31st, 2008
16: Andrew Napolitano
Monday, February 4th, 2008
17: Jacob Weisberg
Tonight Stephen welcomes Slate editor in chief Jacob Weisberg, author of The Bush Tragedy. Also, Stephen talks with Tony Campolo, author of Red Letter Christians, about the Chrisitian right's influence on politics.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
18: Bob Dole
Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
19: Tad Devine
Tonight Stephen welcomes Democratic strategist Tad Devine. Also Stephen talks with the senior editor of The National Review Richard Brookhiser about whether the Republicans will vote for John McCain.
Thursday, February 7th, 2008
20: Mark Moffett
Tonight Stephen welcomes naturalist Mark Moffett, author of Face to Face with Frogs. Also, Presidental candiate and former Arkansas Governaor Mike Huckabee stops by to discuss, and play air hockey with Stephen, about which state he hopes to win next.
Monday, February 11th, 2008
21: Philip Zimbardo
Stephen begins with congratulating Barack Obama winning a Grammy award for "Best Spoken Word Album" for The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. He then talks about Mitt Romney dropping out of the race for President. He then interviews Aubrey de Gray about defeating aging and trying to make John McCain young. Stephen then talks about his portait to Marc Pachter (over the telephone). Pachter tells him that the portait has increased the number of visitors to the museum and that it will now be displayed in the National Portrait Museum until April 1. He then interviews Philip Zimbardo about "The Lucifer Effect" and how people become evil.
Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
22: Lisa Randall
Stephen begins with a discussion on Mike Huckabee's running mate. Stephen claims that via obligation, he should be the running mate. He also displays his dislike of John McCain, due to other right-wing political pundits, such as Rush Limbaugh, disliking McCain. He then talks to superdelegate Eliot Spitzer about superdelegates. He then talks to Eleanor Holmes Norton, another superdelegate, about her support of Barack Obama. Finally, Stephen interviews Lisa Randall about other dimensions.
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
23: Richard Thompson Ford
Stephen begins by talking about how he survived the writers strike. He brings his writers (including, strangely enough, Tiki Barber, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Kevin Bacon) onto the set and welcomes them back personally. He then interviews David Gracer about eating insects. Stephen then introduces a new segment, "Stephen Colbert's Fallback Position," where he investigates different jobs he may take if he loses his job as a pundit. He investigates becoming a astrophysicist with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Finally, he interviews Richard Thompson Ford about the Democrats, and how he thinks the "race card" is being played too often.
Thursday, February 14th, 2008
24: Leonard Nimoy
Stephen begins with "Who's Riding my Coattails now?", putting German comedian Oliver Pocher on notice for stealing his pose that he used on the front cover of GQ magazine. He then talks about the Roger Clemens hearing, defending Brian McNamee collecting used medical waste by claiming that he does it also. He then interviews John Feinstein about the use of steroids in sport. In "People Destroying America", Stephen talks about Susan Pagan, who refused to give his daughter a free Happy Meal for getting good grades. He then interviews Leonard Nimoy about a book featuring nude photos of overweight women.
Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
25: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Stephen starts by talking about a photo of Barack Obama in Muslim dress, claiming he is a terrorist. He says that the photo does not devide people, but unites people by making them think that Obama is a terrorist. In "The Wørd", Stephen agrees with Bill O'Reilly that a New York Times article about Vicki Iseman, but mainly because he claims the article was written poorly. In a special "Movies That Are Destroying America" entitled "Oscars That Are Destroying America", he attacks the fact that too many awards went to foreigners. Stephen then talks to Henry Louis Gates, Jr. about race and agrees to have a DNA test to see how black he is.
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
26: Tony Snow
Stephen begins by discussing a recent John McCain rally, in which opening speaker Bill Cunningham said negative things about Barack Obama. The "Threatdown:" 5. Monopoly! 4. Richard Branson! 3. Bankruptcy! 2. John McCain! 1. Starbucks! He then talks about all Starbucks locations closing for three hours to re-train employees. Finally, Stephen interviews Tony Snow about his experience as White House Press Secretary.
Thursday, February 28th, 2008
27: Ingrid Newkirk
Tonight Stephen welcomes the president and co-founder of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk. Also, Stephen talks with the senior editor for The National Review magazine Richard Brookhiser about the influence the late William F. Buckley Jr had on conservatism and political talk shows
Monday, March 3rd, 2008
28: Shashi Tharoor
Tonight Stephen welcomes the former UN undersecretary general for communications and public information, and author of The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: The Emerging 21st Century Power, Shashi Tharoor. Also, Stephen talks with the conductor for the New York Philharmonic, Maestro Lorin Maazel about their recent concert in North Korea.
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008
29: Jennifer 8. Lee
Stephen starts by talking about John McCain and his support from John Hagee. Stephen expresses his anger of Hagee's views about Catholics. However, as a Christian, he is forced to turn the other cheek. Therefore, Stephen gets William Donohue to express his anger for him. In "The Wørd," he talks about McCain's continued claims of experience, but only over certain things. Next, Howard Dean calls Stephen to talk about the primaries. In "Nailed 'Em," he talks about a six-year-old girl who was cited for vandalism after drawing on the pavement in front of her front door with chalk. Finally, Stephen interviews Jennifer 8. Lee about Chinese food.
Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
30: Gregory Rodriguez
Stephen begins by paying tribute to Brett Favre. He then becomes angry about Mike Huckabee losing the Republican primaries to John McCain. He then interviews Robert Reich about the Democrats. In "Difference Makers," Stephen interviews Jason Grunstra, a man who created a website which gives away free breast implants. He then interviews Gregory Rodriguez about race relations and Mexican immigration. Finally, he pays tribute to Gary Gygax.
Thursday, March 6th, 2008
31: John Legend
Tonight Stephen welcomes musician John Legend.
Monday, March 10th, 2008
32: George McGovern
Stephen begins by talking about the Eliot Spitzer scandal. In "The Wørd," he talks about Hillary Clinton's claim that she is ahead in the Democratic primaries because she was won bigger states. Stephen then presents a special repor-t called, "The '72 Democrats: Alone Again Naturally" covering the history of the 1972 Democratic presidential race. Stephen makes clear his dislike of George McGovern, whom he then interviews. This episode marks the first appearance of the phrase "President Bush Have a Hot Dog With Me" in the opening titles.
Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
33: Geraldo Rivera
Stephen talks about his hate for John McCain, which he is forced to set aside to support him as the Republican nominee. In "The Wørd," Stephen explains how McCain is like a boyfriend who the country could get used to after getting to know him better. He concludes the segments by showing clips of Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Mitt Romney saying negative things about McCain, then juxtaposing them with clips of most of these same people endorsing and talking proudly about McCain. Then in Colbert Platinum, he talks about fake Ferraris and the destruction of homes in Liechtenstein. Finally Stephen interviews Geraldo Rivera about his new book, HISPANIC (the "his" and "panic" portrayed as different words) about the fear generated by the right wing about illegal immigrants coming into the United States. Stephen ends the interview by playing the clip of Geraldo on The O'Reilly Factor when he said, "The two guys, Stewart and Colbert... they make a living showing clips of old ladies slipping on ice and people laughing. That's their life, that's their life. They exist in a small little place where they count for nothing." When Stephen asks Geraldo to clarify, Geraldo admits that he changed his mind about Stephen.
Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
34: Howard Kurtz
Thursday, March 13th, 2008
35: Sudhir Venkatesh
Tonight Stephen welcomes Columbia University professor and author of Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes it to the Streets, Sudhir Venkatesh.
Monday, March 17th, 2008
36: Samantha Power
Tonight Stephen welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World, Samantha Power.
Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
37: Carole King
Tonight Stephen welcomes legendary singer/songwriter Carole King.
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
38: Dee Dee Myers
Tonight Stephen welcomes former White House Press Secretary and author of Why Women Should Rule the World, Dee Dee Myers.
Thursday, March 20th, 2008
39: Dean Kamen
Monday, March 31st, 2008
40: Eric Alterman
Tonight Stephen welcomes professor of English and journalism and author of Why We're Liberals: A Political Handbook for Post-Bush America, Eric Alterman.
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
41: Van Jones
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Van Jones.
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes classic American rock band R.E.M. to talk about their new album, "Accelerate".
Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
43: Clay Shirky
Tonight Stephen welcomes telecommunications professor and author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations, Clay Shirky.
Monday, April 7th, 2008
44: Jesse Ventura
Tonight Stephen welcomes former pro wrestler and Governor of Minnesota and author of Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!, Jesse Ventura. Also, Stephen talks with Trevor Paglen about the supposed shoulder patches worn by black ops members.
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
45: Madeline Albright
Tonight Stephen welcomes former Clinton Secretary of State and author of Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership, Madeline Albright.
Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
46: Jeff Gore
Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder of Citizens for Retiring the Penny, Jeff Gore.
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
47: Robin Wright
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist (specializing in the Middle East) and author of Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East, Robin Wright.
Monday, April 14th, 2008
48: Chris Matthews
Tonight Stephen welcomes the host of Hardball, Chris Matthews.
Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
49: The Roots
Tonight Stephen welcomes Grammy Award winning musical group The Roots.
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
50: Governor Ed Rendell
Tonight Stephen welcomes Pennsylvania's Governor, Ed Rendell.
Thursday, April 17th, 2008
51: Rep. Patrick Murphy
Tonight Stephen welcomes Pennsylvania Congressman Rep. Patrick Murphy.
Monday, April 21st, 2008
52: Rep. Bernie Sanders
Tonight Stephen welcomes Vermont Congressman Rep. Bernie Sanders.
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
53: Susan Jacoby
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Age of American Unreason, Susan Jacoby.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
54: Mitch Albom
Tonight Stephen welcomes radio host and author of For One More Day, Mitch Albom.
Thursday, April 24th, 2008
55: Maria Shriver
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist, California's First Lady and author of Just Who Will You Be?: Big Question, Little Book. Answers Within, Maria Shriver.
Monday, April 28th, 2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes musician Feist.
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
57: Anne Lamott
Tonight Stephen welcomes political activist and author of Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott.
Wednesday, April 30th, 2008
58: Noah Feldman
Tonight Stephen welcomes law professor at Harvard University and author of The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State, Noah Feldman.
Thursday, May 1st, 2008
59: James Kunstler
Tonight Stephen welcomes social critic and author of World Made by Hand, James Kunstler.
Monday, May 5th, 2008
60: Carl Hiaasen
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport, Carl Hiaasen.
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
61: Nathan Gunn
Tonight Stephen welcomes opera singer Nathan Gunn.
Wednesday, May 7th, 2008
62: George Johnson
Tonight Stephen welcomes science writer and author of The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments, George Johnson.
Thursday, May 8th, 2008
63: Arianna Huffington
Tonight Stephen welcomes the editor in chief of the Huffington Post and author of Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe, Arianna Huffington.
Monday, May 12th, 2008
64: Dr. Mehmet C. Oz
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-author of You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty, Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Tuesday, May 13th, 2008
65: Jennifer Hooper McCarty
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-author of What Really Sank the Titanic: New Forensic Discoveries, Jennifer McCarty.
Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
66: Grover Norquist
Tonight Stephen welcomes the president of Americans for Tax Reform and author of Leave Us Alone: Getting the Government's Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives, Grover Norquist.
Thursday, May 15th, 2008
67: Andrei Cherny
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour, Andrei Cherny.
Tuesday, May 27th, 2008
68: Brian Greene
Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
69: Sen. Claire McCaskill
Tonight Stephen welcomes Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill.
Thursday, May 29th, 2008
70: David Sirota
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington, David Sirota.
Monday, June 2nd, 2008
71: Jon Paskowitz
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-producer of the movie Surf Wise, Jon Paskowitz.
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
72: George Will
Tonight Stephen welcomes political commentator and author of One Man's America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation, George Will.
Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
73: Rep. Bob Barr
Tonight Stephen welcomes Oklahoma Representative and Libertarian Presidential candidate, Bob Barr.
Thursday, June 5th, 2008
74: Pat Buchanan
Tonight Stephen welcomes conservative political commentator and author of Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War": How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, Pat Buchanan
Monday, June 9th, 2008
75: Phil Weiss
Tonight Stephen welcomes New York columnist Phil Weiss.
Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
76: Alan Rabinowitz
Tonight Stephen welcomes wildlife scientist and author of Life in the Valley of Death: The Fight to Save Tigers in a Land of Guns, Gold, and Greed, Alan Rabinowitz.
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
77: David Hajdu
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America, David Hajdu.
Thursday, June 12th, 2008
78: Dixon Despommier
Tonight Stephen welcomes professor of environmental health sciences at Columbia University, Dixon Despommier.
Monday, June 16th, 2008
79: Kenneth Miller
Tonight Stephen talks with biologist and author of Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul, Kenneth Miller.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
80: Jonathan Zittrain
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Security and author of The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It, Jonathan Zittrain.
Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
81: Junot Diaz
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz.
Thursday, June 19th, 2008
82: Bishop N.T. Wright
Tonight Stephen welcomes Bible scholar and author of Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, Bishop N.T. Wright.
Monday, June 23rd, 2008
83: Barbara Ehrenriech
Tonight Stephen welcomes political satirist and author of This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation, Barbara Ehrenriech.
Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
84: Will Smith
Tonight Stephen welcomes rapper, actor and star of Hancock, Will Smith.
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
85: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Tonight Stephen welcomes astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Also, Stephen talks with architecture critic and author of Up from Zero: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York, Paul Goldberger.
Thursday, June 26th, 2008
86: Rep. Robert Wexler
Monday, July 14th, 2008
87: Dan Esty
Tonight Stephen welcomes the head of Yale's Center for Business & the Environment, Dan Esty. Also Stephen talks with Lama Surya Das about whether Barack Obama should become a Tibetan Buddhist.
Tuesday, July 15th, 2008
88: Jason Riley
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders, Jason Riley. Also, Stephen talks with Julia Sweig, author of Friendly Fire about the rise of Venezuela and other South American nations rise out of poverty.
Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes rock group Rush. They perform Tom Sawyer
Thursday, July 17th, 2008
90: Elizabeth Edwards
Tonight Stephen welcomes the wife of former Presidential candidate John Edwards and author of Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers, Elizabeth Edwards.
Monday, July 21st, 2008
91: Sen. Jim Webb
Tonight Stephen welcomes Virginia Senator and author of A Time to Fight: Reclaiming a Fair and Just America, Senator Jim Webb.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
92: Lucas Conley
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of OBD: Obsessive Branding Disorder: The Illusion of Business and the Business of Illusion, Lucas Conley.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes rapper Nas who is representing www.colorofchange.org and their petition to FOX to stop racist bias in news.
Thursday, July 24th, 2008
94: Garrett Reisman
Tonight Stephen welcomes astronaut Garrett Reisman.
Monday, July 28th, 2008
95: Toby Keith
Tonight Stephen welcomes country music superstar Toby Keith and star of Beer for My Horses, plus Keith performs the song of the same name.
Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
96: Eric Roston
Tonight Stephen welcomes Eric Roston, author of The Carbon Age: How Life's Core Element Has Become Civilization's Greatest Threat.
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
97: Cosby Stills & Nash
Tonight Stephen welcomes legendary musical act Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Thursday, July 31st, 2008
98: Buzz Aldrin
Tonight Stephen welcomes former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Monday, August 4th, 2008
99: Lucas Conley
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of OBD: Obsessive Branding Disorder: The Illusion of Business and the Business of Illusion, Lucas Conley.
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
100: David Carr
Tonight Stephen welcomes New York Times columnist and author of The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of his Life--His Own, David Carr.
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
101: Kevin Costner
Tonight Stephen welcomes actor/director and star of Swing Vote, Kevin Costner.
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
102: Thomas Frank
Tonight Stephen welcomes contributing editor for Harper's and author of The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, Thomas Frank.
Monday, August 11th, 2008
103: Jorge Ramos
Tonight Stephen welcomes the anchor for Univision News and author of The Gift of Time: Letters from a Father, Jorge Ramos.
Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
104: Jane Mayer
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, Jane Mayer.
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
105: Dick Meyer
Tonight Stephen welcomes social critic and author of Why We Hate Us: American Discontent in the New Millennium, Dick Meyer.
Thursday, August 14th, 2008
106: Bing West
Tonight Stephen welcomes combat journalist and author of The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq, Bing West.
Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
107: Scott McClellan
Tonight Stephen welcomes former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, author of What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception, Scott McClellan. Also, Stephen talks with former Georgia Representative and Libertarian Presidential candidate Bob Barr about the Libertarian party's "green" efforts.
Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
108: Mike Huckabee
Tonight Stephen welcomes former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee.
Thursday, August 28th, 2008
109: Richard Brookhiser
Tonight Stephen welcomes biographer, historian and author of George Washington on Leadership, Richard Brookhiser.
Friday, August 29th, 2008
110: John McWhorter
Tonight Stephen welcomes political commentator and author of All about the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America, John McWhorter.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
111: Laura D'Andrea Tyson
Tonight Stephen welcomes the former director of the National Economic Council, Laura Tyson.
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
112: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
113: Ron Paul
Friday, September 5th, 2008
114: David Paterson
Monday, September 15th, 2008
115: Rev. Peter J. Gomes
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
116: Rick Reilly
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
117: Robert Lutz
Thursday, September 18th, 2008
118: Maria Bartiromo
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
119: Jackson Browne
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
120: Cornel West
Thursday, September 25th, 2008
121: Nick Carr
Monday, September 29th, 2008
122: Paul Begala
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
123: James Taylor
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
124: Dave Levin
Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
125: Naomi Klein
Monday, October 6th, 2008
126: Jim Cramer
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
127: Nate Silver
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
128: Joe Scarborough
Thursday, October 9th, 2008
129: Oliver Stone
Monday, October 13th, 2008
130: Bethany McLean, Kathleen Parker
Stephen offers his investment advice, and Kathleen Parker doesn't think Sarah Palin is ready.
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
131: Joseph Stiglitz
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
132: Shai Agassi
Thursday, October 16th, 2008
133: Robert Greenwald
Stephen starts by talking about the final presidential debate, praising John McCain, but attacking his references to Joe the Plumber. Stephen then talks about the third anniversary of The Colbert Report and that his portrait has now been accepted by Brent Glass as part of the National Museum of American History. He then interviews Robert Greenwald about his series of anti-McCain commercials on YouTube. Stephen then unveils a new portrait of himself, which features him holding his Emmy.
Monday, October 20th, 2008
134: Wynton Marsalis
Stephen begins by talking about Colin Powell endorsing Barack Obama for president. He then interviews Fareed Zakaria about the economic crisis. Stephen presents a new "lower cost" segment based on "Colbert Platinum", "Colbert Aluminum." He talks about Paris, rich people opening various bank accounts in order to protect themselves, and stealth wealth. Finally, Stephen talks to Wynton Marsalis about jazz and together they perform "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
135: Michael Farris
Stephen begins by talking about Stephen Jr., his adopted eagle son, who was spotted in Oregon. He claims that Stephen Jr. has been supporting John McCain in the state. In "The Wørd," Stephen discusses Acorn and voter fraud, with some votes containing the names of cartoon characters. He claims that cartoon characters should not be allowed to vote. Stephen then examines of God concerning the election, after claims of a battle between God, Allah, Buddah and Hindu (despite the fact Buddah and Hindu are not gods). He plays some reponses from his Atone-Phone. Stephen then interviews Michael Farris about the Patrick Henry College.
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
136: David Frum
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
137: Jonathan Alter
Monday, October 27th, 2008
138: Yo-Yo Ma
Grammy Award winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma, (Songs of Joy and Peace).
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
139: Sherman Alexie
Stephen welcomes Sherman Alexie, author of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian."
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
140: David Simon
Tonight Stephen welcomes Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon.
Thursday, October 30th, 2008
Monday, November 3rd, 2008
142: Andrew Sullivan
Andrew Sullivan says conservatives should support Obama.
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
143: Indecision 2008: America's Choice
Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart report live from Indecision World Headquarters where Comedy Central has rounded up the best researchers and consultants (that it can afford) to provide shallow analysis, obscure factoids, random guesses and pointless sound.
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
144: Ambassador Andrew Young
Stephen sits down with civil rights pioneer Andrew Young.
Thursday, November 6th, 2008
145: Rachel Maddow
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
146: Kevin Johnson
Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
147: Bob Woodward
Thursday, November 13th, 2008
148: Stephen Moore
Monday, November 17th, 2008
149: Malcom Gladwell
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell. Also, Stephen talks with the host of Meet the Press, Tom Brokaw about the important cabinet positions to be filled by Barack Obama.
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
150: Paul Simon
Tonight Stephen welcomes singer/songwriter Paul Simon.
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
151: Michael Lewis
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity, Michael Lewis.
Thursday, November 20th, 2008
152: Thomas Friedman
Tonight Stephen welcomes economist and author of Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America, Thomas Friedman.
Monday, December 1st, 2008
153: Roland Fryer
Stephen checks in on the war in Afghanistan, and Roland Fryer sees if cash incentives inspire students.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
154: Jeffrey Goldberg
Plaxico Burress could go to jail, and Jeffrey Goldberg says airline security is insufficient.
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
155: Barbara Walters
The media reacts to Obama's cabinet picks, and Barbara Walters promotes her TV special.
Thursday, December 4th, 2008
156: Nicholas Wade
A new report predicts a biological attack, and Nicholas Wade wants to recreate a woolly mammoth.
Monday, December 8th, 2008
157: Geoffrey Canada
Stephen briefly mentions Barbra Streisand kissing President Bush. He then talks about a potential government bailout of the Big Three U.S. automakers. Stephen then discusses Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen unknowingly hanging up on President-elect Obama. Finally, he interviews Geoffrey Canada about his work with the Harlem Children's Zone.
Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
158: Charlie Kaufman
Stephen briefly mentions the arrest and indictment of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. A discussion on Frost/Nixon, he interviews Kevin Bacon about the film. As a prelude to Thursday's new episode of Tek Jansen, Stephen shows the previous installment. Finally, he interviews Charlie Kaufman about his new film, Synecdoche, New York.
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
159: Richard Haass
Richard Haass believes this century has the potential for America to cooperate with other countries to make the world safer.
Thursday, December 11th, 2008
160: Michael Phelps
Stephen talks about Atheists trying to take the Christ out of Christmas. Michael Phelps will compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics after Stephen teaches him how to ice dance.
Monday, January 5th, 2009
1: John King
Stephen congratulates John King and the rest of the media on getting Obama elected.
Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
2: Matt Miller
Matt Miller says the government must make sure we have basic securities like health care and pensions.
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
3: Benicio Del Toro
Benicio Del Toro talks about meeting Castro to prepare for "Che."
Thursday, January 8th, 2009
4: Lawrence Lessig
Lawrence Lessig says the outdated copyright laws have turned our kids into criminals.
Monday, January 12th, 2009
5: Anthony Romero
Anthony Romero believes it will be a huge mistake if Barack Obama doesn't close Guantanamo immediately.
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
6: Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson explains how money is a relationship between a creditor and a debtor.
Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
7: Alan Khazei
Barack Obama may be over-marketed, and Alan Khazei wants Americans to volunteer.
Thursday, January 15th, 2009
8: Shepard Fairey
A look back on President Bush's relationship with the media -- Stephen wonders if tonight's the night they finally do it and Shepard Fairey's "Hope" poster belongs to everyone.
Monday, January 19th, 2009
9: Frank Rich
Frank Rich says George W. Bush delivers a message of hope for mediocrity.
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
10: Jabari Asim
Tonight Stephen welcomes Washington Post columnist and author of The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why, Jabari Asim.
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
11: Elizabeth Alexander
Elizabeth Alexander explains to Stephen the difference between a metaphor and a lie.
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
12: Jon Meacham
Tonight Stephen welcomes Newsweek editor and author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Jon Meacham.
Monday, January 26th, 2009
13: Pastor Ed Young
Obama changes Bush's policy on science, and Ed Young thinks married people should have more sex.
Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
14: Philippe Petit
Documentary, "Man on Wire"
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
15: Paul McCartney
Thursday, January 29th, 2009
16: John Podesta
President and CEO, Center for American Progress
Monday, February 2nd, 2009
17: Dan Zaccagnino
The government collapses in Iceland, and Stephen gets mad at Dan Zaccagnino.
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
18: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. says Abraham Lincoln was always against slavery, but he wasn't a fan of black people.
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
19: Steve Martin
Actor, "The Pink Panther 2"
Thursday, February 5th, 2009
20: Jonah Lehrer
Stephen salutes the Boy Scouts, and Jonah Lehrer discusses the neuroscience of decision-making.
Monday, February 9th, 2009
21: TV On The Radio
Stephen welcomes musical guest TV On The Radio.
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
22: Robert Ballard
It's tough times for the Republican Party, and Stephen gives a shout out to a former employee.
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
23: Steven Pinker
New York Times article, "My Genomic Self"
Thursday, February 12th, 2009
24: Adam Gopnik
Adam Gopnik claims that faith and fear no longer rule our lives because of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin.
Monday, February 23rd, 2009
25: Helen Fisher
Tonight Stephen welcomes the chief scientific advisor for chemistry.com, anthropology professor and author of Why Him? Why Her?: Finding Real Love By Understanding Your Personality Type, Helen Fisher.
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
26: Cliff Sloan
Cliff Sloan believes that Marbury v. Madison is significant because it established the rule of law.
Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
27: John Fetterman
Mayor John Fetterman believes Braddock, PA is a great place to spend some of the stimulus money.
Thursday, February 26th, 2009
28: Kris Kristofferson
Stephen wants to know how Kris Kristofferson can be a country musician and a liberal at the same time.
Monday, March 2nd, 2009
29: David Byrne
Late at night, who does David Byrne fear David Byrne is?
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
30: Mark Bittman
President Obama taxes the rich to pay for universal health care, and South Carolina may finally end gun prostitution.
Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
31: Carl Wilson
Carl Wilson tries to understand the popularity of Celine Dion in "Let's Talk About Love" and will NASA name part of the space station after Stephen if he changes his name to Stephen Urine Filtration System?
Thursday, March 5th, 2009
32: Steven Johnson
Steven Johnson talks about Joseph Priestley, the man who first realized that plants actually create the oxygen we breathe.
Monday, March 9th, 2009
33: Lisa Hannigan
Lisa Hannigan sewed the cover, liner notes and lyrics of her album "Sea Sew."
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
34: Dr. Jay Keasling
Tonight Stephen welcomes microbiologist and member of the Joint BioEnergy Institute, Dr. Jay Keasling. Also Stephen talks with NASA's associate administrator for space operations Bill Gerstenmaier about the Kepler Probe and other space exploration.
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
35: Howard Fineman
Tonight Stephen welcomes Newsweek correspondent and author of 'The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates that Define and Inspire Our Country', Howard Fineman.
Thursday, March 12th, 2009
36: Peter Singer
Peter Singer urges Stephen to give money to poor people rather than enjoying it himself.
Monday, March 16th, 2009
37: Neil Gaiman
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of 'The Graveyard Book'.
Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
38: David Grann
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of 'The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon'.
Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
39: Juan Cole
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of 'Engaging the Muslim World'.
Thursday, March 19th, 2009
40: John McCardell
Tonight Stephen welcomes the president of Choose Responsibility.
Monday, March 30th, 2009
41: Derrick Pitts
The guest tonight is Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer at The Franklin Institute.
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
42: David Plotz
David Plotz, Author of 'Good Book LP' talks to Stephen tonight.
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
43: Dambisa Moyo
Author of "Dead Aid", Dambisa Moyo is the guest on tonight's show.
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
44: Biz Stone
One of the co-founders of Twitter is the guest for tonight's show.
Monday, April 6th, 2009
45: Rich Lowry
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-author of Banquo's Ghosts, Rich Lowry.
Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
46: Queen Noor
Tonight Stephen welcomes Jordan's Queen Noor.
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
47: Phil Bronstein
Tonight Stephen welcomes the editor at large for the San Francisco Chronicle, Phil Bronstein.
Thursday, April 9th, 2009
48: Bart Ehrman
Tonight Stephen welcomes Bible expert and author of Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them), Bart Ehrman.
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
49: Susie Orbach
Tonight Stephen welcomes psychotherapist and author of Bodies, Susie Orbach. Also, Stephen talks with NASA's Deputy Chief, Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center, Sunita Williams about the naming of the new node on the International Space Station.
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
50: Jim Lehrer
Tonight Stephen welcomes the anchor of PBS' NewsHour and author of Oh, Jonny, Jim Lehrer.
Thursday, April 16th, 2009
51: Doug Kmiec
Tonight Stephen welcomes the former head of the Office of Legal Council for both President Reagan and George Bush Sr., and author of Can a Catholic Support Him? Asking the Big Questions about Barack Obama, Doug Kmiec. Also, Stephen talks with the associate editor for opendemocracy.net, Kanishk Tharoor.
Monday, April 20th, 2009
52: Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Sheriff Joe Arpaio denies that he focuses too much on illegal immigration.
Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
53: Coach Mike Krzyzewski
Tonight Stephen talks with Duke University men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
54: Ira Glass
Tonight Stephen talks with host of This American Life, Ira Glass.
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
55: Elizabeth Bintliff
Tonight Stephen welcomes the West Africa Program Officer for Heifer International, Elizabeth Bintliff.
Monday, April 27th, 2009
56: The Decemberists
Tonight Stephen welcomes musical group The Decemberists.
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
57: David Gross
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of 'Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation', Daniel Gross. Also, Stephen talks with war correspondent Richard Engel.
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
58: David Kessler
Tonight Stephen welcomes former FDA commissioner and author of The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, David Kessler.
Thursday, April 30th, 2009
59: Ethan Nadlemann
Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadlemann.
Monday, May 4th, 2009
60: J. J. Abrams
The Prescott Group needs a bailout, and J.J. Abrams reveals clues to Stephen's Persian Gulf mystery.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
61: Cliff Sloan, Paul Rieckhoff
Cliff Sloan believes that Marbury v. Madison is significant because it established the rule of law and Paul Rieckhoff wants to make sure returning veterans get education, employment and health care support.
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
62: Laurie Garrett
President Obama's approval numbers are at 67%, and public health expert Laurie Garrett is here to shed some light on the swine flu.
Thursday, May 7th, 2009
63: Mitchell Joachim
It's Bring Your Savior to Work Day, and Mitchell Joachim wants to build carbon-neutral cities.
Monday, May 11th, 2009
64: Jeff Daniels
Tonight Stephen welcomes actor Jeff Daniels Also, Stephen talks with the vice president of policy at Demos.org, Tamara Draut about credit cart reform.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
65: Ron Howard
Tonight Stephen welcomes the producer & director of Angels & Demons, Ron Howard. Also, Stephen talks with the head of Latin American Division of the Council on Foreign Relations, Julia Sweig about Cuba.
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
66: Michael Pollan
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, Michael Pollan.
Thursday, May 14th, 2009
67: Yusuf Islam
Donald Trump allows Miss California to keep her crown, the DonorsChoose competition continues, and Yusuf performs.
Monday, May 18th, 2009
68: Meghan McCain
Meghan McCain loves the Republican Party and wants to save it from the people trying to make it more extreme.
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
69: Walter Kirn
Republicans find a way to make us love them again, and a Difference Maker stands up to the government.
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
70: Seth Shostak
Torture memo author John Yoo gets a newspaper column, and Nancy Pelosi says the CIA lied to her.
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
71: Green Day
Stephen reveals most of the Indian election results, and Green Day talks about their album, "21st Century Breakdown."
Monday, June 1st, 2009
72: Byron Dorgan
Republicans could lose their Latino voter, and you can see Stephen's Persian Gulf destination from Sarah Palin's house.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
73: Katty Kay
The FDA challenges medical claims made by Cheerios, and Jim Moran protects kids from erectile dysfunction advertising.
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
74: Eric Schlosser
California allows some gay couples to stay married, and Obama invites Iran to celebrate 4th of July.
Thursday, June 4th, 2009
75: Dag Soderberg
Wikipedia takes on the Church of Scientology, and the latest on abstinence-only education will be worth the wait.
Monday, June 8th, 2009
76: General Raymond Odierno
General Ray Odierno steps up to the plate to be Stephen’s first guest in Iraq.
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
77: Specialist Tareq Salha, Sgt. Robin Balcom
Stephen welcomes Sergeant Robin Balcom and Specialist Tareq Salha to his international desk of wisdom and truthiness.
Wednesday, June 10th, 2009
78: Lieutenant General Charles Jacoby
Tom Hanks and Stephen prepare a care package, and Charles H. Jacoby Jr. picks his favorite soldier.
Thursday, June 11th, 2009
79: Command Sgt. Major Frank Grippe
George W. Bush praises the troops, and Frank A. Grippe orders his officers to sing the Army song.
Monday, June 15th, 2009
80: Austan Goolsbee
Stephen gives advice to the next leader of North Korea, and asks Austan Goolsbee if his arm gets tired from throwing money at problems.
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
81: Jim Rogers
According to polls, 120% say the Iranian election wasn't rigged, and Jim Rogers wants to reduce Duke Energy's carbon footprint.
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
82: Joshua Micah Marshall
Sonia Sotomayor belongs to an exclusive women's-only club, and Joshua Micah Marshall won't be doing the pointing and talking.
Thursday, June 18th, 2009
83: Paul Muldoon
Someone finally agrees to accept Gitmo detainees, and Stephen nails poet Paul Muldoon.
Monday, June 22nd, 2009
84: Simon Schama
Stephen suggests punching randomly until we find the enemy among us, and Simon Schama writes a history of the future of America.
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
85: David Kilcullen
David Kilcullen fights wars by taking a local approach to combat smaller guerrilla movements.
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
86: Matthew Crawford
The Jonas Brothers don't abstain from making awesome rock, and Matthew Crawford believes in working with his hands.
Thursday, June 25th, 2009
87: Jim Fouratt
ABC turns their network over to Barack Obama, and Jim Fouratt meets the leader of the gay shame movement.
Monday, June 29th, 2009
88: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson tries to make science accessible to whomever wants to reach out and touch it.
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
89: Kevin Mattson
Stephen questions whether America should embrace soccer, and Kevin Mattson thinks Jimmy Carter was underappreciated.
Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
90: Nicholas Kristof
The Supreme Court takes its recess, and Nicholas Kristof discusses "It's Time to Learn From Frogs" after crossing five lanes of busy traffic.
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
91: Ed Viesturs
Congress passes a renewable energy bill, and climber Ed Viesturs scales Stephen's ego.
Monday, July 13th, 2009
92: Paul Krugman
The Sotomayor confirmation hearings begin, and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman knows a lot about money.
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
93: Leymah Gbowee
Stephen suggests looking for change in the folds of Barney Frank, and asks Leymah Gbowee where Liberia is.
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
94: Douglas Rushkoff
There's bad news for people with target-shaped birthmarks, and Douglas Rushkoff lets Jews and Freemasons off the hook.
Thursday, July 16th, 2009
95: Edmund Andrews
Stephen is emotionally dead inside, and Ed Andrews should write about teen vampires if he wants to get out of debt.
Monday, July 20th, 2009
96: Geoffrey Canada, Bob Park
Geoffrey Canada can't find any area where white men are being disproportionately victimized and Bob Park doesn't understand why humans need go to space when robots can do a better job.
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
97: Dr. Aaron Carroll
Stephen will be the mighty oak when he investigates Acorn, and Aaron Carroll believes America should have a single-payer system.
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
98: Matthew Waxman, Chris Anderson
The truth behind the CIA's secret assassination squad is revealed, and Chris Anderson talks about a future economy where everything is free.
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
99: Zev Chafets
The British announce plans to cut and run, Tom Vilsack drops out of the presidential race, and Zev Chafets angles for a Christmas present.
Monday, July 27th, 2009
A report on tasers may shock you, and Swedish band Movits! helps Stephen put his Ikea futon together
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
101: Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington was born in the United States, but she cultivated an accent to give herself an air of being an ethnic minority.
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
102: Kevin Baker
Lance Armstrong comes in third in the Tour de France, and Kevin Baker says Obama is the new Hoover.
Thursday, July 30th, 2009
103: Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow's war movie, "The Hurt Locker," is getting great reviews, despite not having explosions and ear-splitting sound effects.
Monday, August 3rd, 2009
104: General Anthony Zinni
President Obama finds a way to pay for health care, and General Anthony Zinni will wax Stephen's chest.
Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
105: Kurt Anderson
According to Kurt Andersen, the economic and health crises give Americans a brief chance to get things where they want them.
Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
106: Kris Kobach
Kris Kobach wants to fight illegal immigration on the local level and reward the people willing to come to this country legally.
Thursday, August 6th, 2009
107: Meryl Streep
Stephen reviews the movies that are destroying America and talks to Meryl Streep about her role as Julia Child.
Monday, August 10th, 2009
108: Barbara Boxer
Vladimir Putin returns to the spotlight, and Stephen interviews Barbara Boxer with deaf suspicion.
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
109: Jonathan Cohn
Afghanistan prepares for Bring Your Rocket Launcher to Work Day, and Jonathan Cohn explains why America's having a health care crisis.
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
110: Mark Johnson
Americans speak Glenn Beck's mind at town hall meetings, and Mark Johnson spreads peace through music.
Thursday, August 13th, 2009
111: Mark Devlin
Glenn Beck loses his sponsors, and Mark Devlin uses giant balloons to life telescopes to the edge of space.
Monday, August 17th, 2009
112: Bill McKibben
Reporters get so desperate they'll even work for a newspaper, and Bill McKibben lowers carbon dioxide levels by not exhaling when he talks.
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
113: Robert Wright
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
114: Ang Lee
Ang Lee captures the hope and optimism of tired, dirty kids in his movie, "Taking Woodstock."
Thursday, August 20th, 2009
115: Chris Matthews
The Earth's population nears 7 billion, and Chris Matthews discusses his documentary, "The Kennedy Brothers."
Monday, September 14th, 2009
116: Cory Booker
The health care debate rages on, MTV's VMAs deliver a shock, and Cory Booker admits he is the mayor of Newark.
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
117: Christiane Amanpour
Christiane Amanpour is going to make Americans care about the rest of the world with her CNN show "Amanpour."
Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
118: Tony Danza
Obama indoctrinates America's school children, Tucker Carlson reveals Muslims' influence on textbooks, and The Flaming Lips perform.
Thursday, September 17th, 2009
119: Frank Bruni
Stephen resurrects the U.S. military technique of staring at a goats and Frank Bruni talks about mastering his addiction to compulsive eating as a food critic for the New York Times.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
120: Shai Agassi
The Senate votes to allow guns on trains, and Shai Agassi wants us all to drive electric cars.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
121: AJ Jacobs
AJ Jacobs' life experiments include following all the rules of the Bible, trying to be the most rational person alive and radical honesty.
Thursday, September 24th, 2009
122: Ken Burns
The Republican Party is accused of racism, another holiday is under attack, and Ken Burns makes a documentary about national parks.
Monday, September 28th, 2009
123: Sheryl WuDunn
Sheryl WuDunn believes giving women loans and educating girls is the way to lift developing nations out of poverty.
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
124: Matt Latimer
An exciting new tobacco product hits the market, and Matt Latimer recalls his Bush speechwriting days.
Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
125: Richard Dawkins
Stephen has an update on his space treadmill, and he'll evolve Richard Dawkins' book into tiny shreds of paper.
Thursday, October 1st, 2009
126: Francis Collins
Francis Collins informs Stephen that it's going to take time for stem cell research to give him crab claws.
Monday, October 5th, 2009
127: Arne Duncan
President Obama proposes a longer school year, and Arne Duncan could only get a job as a secretary.
Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
128: The Mountain Goats
The Mountain Goats perform "Psalms 40:2" from their album, "The Life of the World to Come."
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
129: Alison Gopnik
Doctors invent a radical new surgery, and Alison Gopnik says babies can help us understand deep philosophical questions.
Thursday, October 8th, 2009
130: Colin Beavan
The media attacks Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh may buy a football team, and Colin Beavan makes no environmental impact.
Monday, October 12th, 2009
131: Shashi Tharoor, Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Stephen takes on Norwegians for giving Obama the Nobel Peace Prize, plays tennis with James Blake and talks zombies with Sanjay Gupta.
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
132: David Javerbaum, Sylvia Earle
Stephen posts Twitter updates on Miley Cyrus, talks fetuses with David Javerbaum and asks Sylvia Earle why he should care about the ocean.
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
133: Amy Farrell, The RZA
Stephen gets angry over health care reform, discusses obesity with Amy Farrell, and talks wisdom with the RZA.
Thursday, October 15th, 2009
134: Jerry Mitchell
Stephen proves that mayo is the illest condiment, asks Jerry Mitchell what a newspaper reporter is and unveils his new portrait.
Monday, October 26th, 2009
135: Cornel West
Stephen criticizes Washington State, endorses your job application and disagrees with everything Cornel West stands for.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
136: Randall Balmer, Gail Collins
The Catholic Church reaches out to former members, and Gail Collins talks about the modern American woman.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
137: Brian Cox
Stephen finds out what broke the largest particle accelerator and preps for his interview with Brian Cox by watching "Baby Einstein" tapes.
Thursday, October 29th, 2009
138: Bill Simmons
Stephen talks to Rosanne Cash about torturing detainees with music and discusses "Teen Wolf" with Bill Simmons.
Monday, November 2nd, 2009
139: Nicholas Thompson
Stephen sponsors the U.S. speedskating team, analyzes Arnold Schwarzenegger's breakfast and disputes the end of the Cold War with Nicholas Thompson.
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
140: Andrew Sullivan
Stephen makes history with the U.S. Speedskating team, covers a gay couple's arrest on Mormon Church property and wants Andrew Sullivan to admit he's wrong.
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
141: Harold Evans
Stephen declares Barack Obama the loser, gets dunked in water by Al Gore and asks Harold Evans if he's going to be a chimney sweep.
Thursday, November 5th, 2009
142: Joey Cheek
Stephen puts Canada on notice with Joey Cheek, introduces Vaxaconda and talks to William Bratton about McGruff the Crime Dog.
Monday, November 9th, 2009
143: Tom Campbell
Stephen asks Mike Castle why he can't marry a chicken, helps Katherine Reutter win a gold medal, and talks art with Thomas Campbell.
Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
144: Maria Shriver
Stephen defends Barney Frank for not recognizing marijuana, enjoys a Taser XREP ad and feeds ice cream to Maria Shriver.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
145: Christopher Caldwell
Stephen believes bankers are God's representatives, criticizes "Sesame Street" and asks Christopher Caldwell where the Muslim pope is.
Thursday, November 12th, 2009
146: Woody Harrelson
Stephen uses Miracle Whip money to buy mayo, claims Lou Dobbs' audience and shaves Woody Harrelson's head.
Monday, November 16th, 2009
147: Paul Goldberger
Stephen shows Barack Obama how to greet foreign leaders, offers to sing in Aerosmith, and discusses architecture with Paul Goldberger.
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
148: Malcolm Gladwell
Stephen talks to Marc Kielburger about child labor, skateboards with Jackie Speier and asks Malcolm Gladwell to explain a New Yorker cartoon.
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
149: Norah Jones
Sarah Palin has a 400-page book, "2012" takes the world by storm, and Norah Jones talks about her famous father, Indiana.
Thursday, November 19th, 2009
150: Elvis Costello
The Senate introduces a tax on plastic surgery, and Elvis Costello plays "Cheap Reward" with Stephen.
Monday, November 30th, 2009
151: Dan Esty, Cevin Soling
Stephen talks to Dan Esty about global warming, forces Joseph Cirincione to play "Sanction, Bomb, Marry?" and compares school to prison with Cevin Soling
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
152: Guy Consolmagno, Sherman Alexie
Stephen profiles a made-up district, discusses alien Jesus with Guy Consolmagno and helps Sherman Alexie save part of white culture
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
153: Craig Watkins
Stephen critiques President Obama's speech, presents a device that lets him poop whenever he wants, and questions Craig Watson's innocence
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
154: Janet Napolitano
Stephen covers Tiger Woods' car crash, tries out for the U.S. skeleton team and talks to Janet Napolitano about the color-coded threat level.
Monday, December 7th, 2009
155: Bill T. Jones
Bill T. Jones describes how Fela Kuti fought against the Nigerian government with his music.
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
156: Senator Bernie Sanders, Andy Schlafly
Stephen gives Bernie Sanders a chance to address the vicious socialist rumors and discusses the best of the public with Andy Schlafly.
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
157: Matt Taibbi
Stephen appeals to the monkey demographic, gets a visit from Krampus and calls out Goldman Sachs with Matt Taibbi.
Thursday, December 10th, 2009
158: Lara Logan
Stephen details Russia's battle plan for Afghanistan, tries out for the U.S. bobsled team and puts words in Lara Logan's mouth.
Monday, December 14th, 2009
159: Snoop Dogg
Stephen interviews President Obama's cardboard cutout, signs Katherine Reutter's thigh and pre-censors Snoop Dogg.
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
160: Alicia Keys
John Slattery sells gold, Stephen relays the story of Treesus, and Alicia Keys performs her hit song.
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
161: Tom Brokaw
Stephen encourages Tiger Woods, sees the ghost of Stephen King and remembers the wacky decade with Tom Brokaw.
Monday, January 4th, 2010
1: Erick Erickson
Stephen tries out for the U.S. curling team, and Erick Erickson opposes the RNC's purity test.
Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
2: Riley Crane
The military responds to the underwear bomber, and Riley Crane wins a contest to find 10 balloons.
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
3: Capt. Charles Moore
The Senate and House debate health care, and Charles Moore discovers a floating patch of garbage.
Thursday, January 7th, 2010
4: James Fowler
America executes fewer prisoners, and James Fowler talks about the power of social networks.
Monday, January 11th, 2010
5: Morgan Freeman
Eugene Jarecki speaks out against large banks, and Morgan Freeman says untrustworthy things.
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
6: Raj Patel
Obama won't admit we're in the middle of a war, and Raj Patel talks about "The Value of Nothing."
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
7: John Heilemann
Stephen examines the "Avatar" controversy and talks to John Heilemann about "Game Change."
Thursday, January 14th, 2010
8: Kathleen Sebelius
Americans walk away from their mortgages, and Stephen talks to Kathleen Sebelius.
Monday, January 18th, 2010
9: Emily Pilloton
Stephen wants to dig for coal, and Emily Pilloton uses industrial design to help the world's needy.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
10: Stephen Bosworth
Stephen attempts to make an Olympic team, and Stephen Bosworth talks about North Korea.
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
11: Dick Ebersol
Stephen races speedskater Shani Davis and overcomes adversity to interview Dick Ebersol.
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
12: John Farmer
Stephen reviews Obama's first year in office, examines airport terrorism and discusses national security with John Farmer, dean of Rutgers-Newark Law School.
Monday, January 25th, 2010
13: Kati Marton
An unlikely candidate emerges for a New York Senate seat, and Kati Marton discusses communist Hungary.
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
14: Mika Brzezinski
Paul Begala urges Democrats to fight back, and Mika Brzezinski balances work with parenting.
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
15: Arthur Benjamin
Stephen demands an iPad and hopes Arthur Benjamin tells him what comes after 14.
Thursday, January 28th, 2010
16: David Gergen
Stephen praises Bob McDonnell's speech, and David Gergen examines the State of the Union address.
Monday, February 1st, 2010
17: Nicole Detling Miller, Jessica Smith, Harold Ford Jr.
Stephen wins a Grammy, and Harold Ford Jr. defends his new support for gay marriage.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
18: Eliot Spitzer
Stephen pays tribute to J.D. Salinger, and Eliot Spitzer is happy to see Obama tough on Wall Street.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
19: Peter Cove, John Durant
Stephen has advice for getting America back to work, and John Durant wants us to live like cavemen.
Thursday, February 4th, 2010
20: Henry Louis Gates
A former CIA agent makes startling revelations, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. analyzes Stephen's DNA.
Monday, February 8th, 2010
21: Jonathan Safran Foer
Sarah Palin writes notes on her hand, and Jonathan Safran Foer urges Americans to eat less meat.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
22: George Stephanopoulos
Chris Dodd wants to take away corporate free speech, and George Stephanopoulos drinks a Heineken.
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
23: Claire Danes
Stephen profiles Chicago's 5th district, and Claire Danes discusses her role as Temple Grandin.
Thursday, February 11th, 2010
24: Al Michaels, David Ross
Al Michaels considers an Al Qaeda bobsled team, and Stephen unveils his Vancouver poster to David Ross.
Monday, February 22nd, 2010
25: Shaun White
Stephen offends Ujjal Dosanjh and invites Shaun White for a Canadian beer.
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
26: Lindsay Vonn, Bob Costas
Lindsey Vonn discusses her Austrian cheese remedy, and Bob Costas doesn't care who wins.
Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
27: Scott Hamilton, Jeret Peterson, Ryan St. Onge
Scott Hamilton discusses figure skating, while Ryan St. Onge and Jeret Peterson face an intervention.
Thursday, February 25th, 2010
28: Seth Wescott
Shani Davis thanks the Colbert Nation for his medals, and Seth Wescott refuses to wear tight clothing.
Monday, March 1st, 2010
29: Don Cheadle
Michael Buble sings two national anthems, and Don Cheadle considers doing heroin for Darfur.
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
30: David Brooks
Kids may be the key to our economic future, and David Brooks discusses moderate conservatism.
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
31: Garry Wills
Scheherazade Rehman debates Greece's economy, and Garry Wills says the president has too much power.
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
32: Barry Schwartz
Iraqi candidates sway voters with gifts, and Barry Schwartz explains the downside of too many choices.
Monday, March 8th, 2010
33: Tom Hanks
Ezra Klein details the reconciliation process, and Tom Hanks discusses his role as a history maker.
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
34: Annie Leonard
Pringles recalls its two best flavors, and Annie Leonard says Americans have too much stuff.
Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
35: Sean Carroll
Charlie Cook discusses health care reconciliation, and Sean Carroll talks about the mystery of time.
Thursday, March 11th, 2010
36: David Aaronovitch
Scott Rasmussen interprets poll results, and David Aaronovitch discusses conspiracy theories.
Monday, March 15th, 2010
37: Robert Baer
Stephen questions the media's focus and asks Robert Baer if the squirrel is in the basket.
Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
38: Rebecca Skloot
Stephen examines the way Americans eat and talks to Rebecca Skloot about the ethics of science.
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
39: Nell Irvin Painter
Doctors offer vasectomy deals for March Madness, and Stephen arm-wrestles Nell Irvin Painter.
Thursday, March 18th, 2010
40: Mary Matalin
James Martin defends social justice, and Mary Matalin tries to avoid Republican talking points.
Monday, March 29th, 2010
41: Claire McCaskill
Stephen breeds the elderly in captivity, and Claire McCaskill sends a message to Rush Limbaugh.
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
42: Simon Johnson
Scandal rocks the church even harder than Creed, and Simon Johnson thinks banks have too much power.
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
43: Craig Mullaney
The federal government raids an anti-government militia, and Craig Mullaney discusses Afghanistan.
Thursday, April 1st, 2010
44: Judith Shulevitz
David Frum gets fired from the Republican cult, and Judith Shulevitz discusses the Sabbath.
Monday, April 5th, 2010
45: Dean Kamen
Fox cancels "24," and Dean Kamen talks about his new advanced prosthetic arm invention.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
46: Reverend Al Sharpton
Scrabble changes its rules to allow proper names, and Al Sharpton fights for education reform.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
47: David Simon
Jeff Goldblum blesses a cigarette, and David Simon talks about his new show, "Treme."
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
48: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Tonight Stephen welcomes astrophysicist and the director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Monday, April 12th, 2010
49: Julian Assange
Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange. Also, Stephen talks with Jeffrey Toobin about the replacement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
50: Jon Mooallem
Tonight Stephen welcomes New York Times journalist Jon Mooallem.
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
51: David Shields
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, David Shields. Also, Stephen talks with the host of This Week, Jake Tapper and Bill Adair from politicfact.com about fact checking the Sunday talk shows.
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
52: Aimee Mullins
Tonight Stephen welcomes athlete, actress and activist Aimee Mullins
Monday, April 19th, 2010
53: George Will
Tonight Stephen welcomes political pundit George Will. Also, Stephen talks with New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
54: Jeffrey Katzenberg
Tonight Stephen welcomes the chief executive of Dreamworks animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
55: Craig Robinson
Tonight Stephen welcomes Oregon State University's basketball coach and author of A Game of Character: A Family Journey from Chicago's Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond, Craig Robinson.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
Tonight Stephen welcomes musical group Gorillaz.
Monday, April 26th, 2010
57: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Tonight Stephen welcomes singer Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
58: Conn Iggulden
Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-author of The Dangerous Book of Heroes, Conn Iggulden.
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
59: Gregg Easterbrook
Tonight Stephen welcomes the contributing editor for the Atlantic Monthly and author of Sonic Boom: Globalization at Mach Speed, Gregg Easterbrook.
Thursday, April 29th, 2010
60: OK Go
Tonight Stephen welcomes the band Ok Go. Also, Stephen talks with California's Lt. Governor Abel Moldonado about Proposition 14.
Monday, May 3rd, 2010
61: Elizabeth Warren
Tonight Stephen welcomes Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren. Also, Stephen talks with the president of the Salt Institute Lori Roman and the executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest Michael Jacobson about salt intake regulation.
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
62: Mark W. Moffett
Tonight Stephen welcomes explorer, biologist and author of Adventures among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions, Mark Moffett. Also, Michael J. Fox interrupts the Word so that Stephen can sell his new book.
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
63: David Isay
Tonight Stephen welcomes the founder of StoryCorps and author of Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, David Isay.
Thursday, May 6th, 2010
64: Stewart Brand
Tonight Stephen welcomes environmentalist and author of Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto, Stewart Brand. Also, Stephen talks with The Atlantic Monthly columnist Andrew Sullivan about the British elections.
Monday, May 10th, 2010
65: Gary Johnson
Tonight Stephen welcomes the former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson, Also, Stephen talks with George Washington University's Scheherazade Rehman about the Greek bailout.
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
66: Hampton Sides
Tonight Stephen welcomes historian and author of Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin, Hampton Sides. Also, Stephen talks with Slate's legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick about Elena Kagen's Supreme Court nomination.
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
67: Deepak Chopra
Tonight Stephen welcomes self help guru and author of The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self, Deepak Chopra.
Thursday, May 13th, 2010
68: The Hold Steady
Tonight Stephen welcomes the band The Hold Steady.
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
69: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Manned spaceflight nears its end, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali lives under a constant death threat.
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
70: Lisa Miller
Stephen shows shocking footage from Spain, and Lisa Miller spends seven minutes in Heaven.
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
71: Vampire Weekend
Stephen visits the offices of Consumer Reports, and Vampire Weekend performs.
Monday, June 7th, 2010
72: Jonathan Alter
Stephen fundraises for a worthy cause, and Jonathan Alter discusses President Obama's first year.
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
73: Mark Frauenfelder
Stephen visits the Consumer Reports labs, and Mark Frauenfelder plays his cigar-box guitar.
Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
74: Sen. Sam Nunn
Michael Oren defends Israel's flotilla raid, and Sam Nunn warns of the nuclear terrorism threat.
Thursday, June 10th, 2010
75: Alan Bean
Marc Fisher debates soccer with Mark Starr, and Alan Bean shows off his moon dust paintings.
Monday, June 14th, 2010
76: Stephen Prothero
Stephen recaps the Tony Awards, and Stephen Prothero is going to Hell in seven religions.
Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
77: Dr. Carl Safina
Stephen has to stop hunting men and wants Carl Safina to change the color of his Blue Ocean Institute.
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Stephen gives a short, self-indulgent update on Twitter, and Devo performs.
Thursday, June 17th, 2010
79: David Mamet
Stephen helps Bob Inglis win in South Carolina, and David Mamet discusses the dying theater.
Monday, June 21st, 2010
80: Wes Moore
Stephen interviews for an astronaut position, and Wes Moore discusses the imprisoned Wes Moore.
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
81: Gloria Steinem
Stephen starts his astronaut training, and Gloria Steinem discusses the benefits of men raising kids.
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
82: Tim Westergren
Stephen asks if Glenn Beck is a civil rights hero and talks to Tim Westergren about Pandora.
Thursday, June 24th, 2010
83: Michael Specter
Stephen completes astronaut training, and Michael Specter discusses the dangers of denying science.
Monday, June 28th, 2010
84: John Waters
Michael Hastings discusses Rolling Stone article, and John Waters supports childhood rebellion.
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
85: Mayor Julian Castro
BP puts a positive spin on the oil spill, and Stephen interviews Mayor Julian Castro.
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
86: Nicholas Carr
Stephen plays one-on-one with Allan Houston, and Nicholas Carr criticizes the Internet.
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
87: Manny Howard
Texas Republicans want to criminalize homosexuality, and Manny Howard turns his backyard into a farm.
Monday, July 5th, 2010
88: Dr Michio Kaku
Stephen joins Cindy Cohn on the Internet and talks to Michio Kaku about invisibility cloaks.
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
89: Garret Keizer
Writer Garret Keizer talks about his new book: "The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want: A Book About Noise"
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
90: Steve Carell
Actor and old friend Steve Carell faces off against Stephen Colbert
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
91: Arturo Rodriguez
Arturo Rodriguez, president of the United Farm Workers of America talks with Stephen about immigrant workers.
Monday, July 26th, 2010
92: Hephzibah Anderson
Stephen downloads the solution to stop media piracy, and Hephzibah Anderson talks about her year without sex.
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
93: Kevin Kline
Stephen questions the mission in Afghanistan and challenges Kevin Kline with Shakespeare.
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
94: Elon Musk
President Obama blows off the Boy Scouts, and Elon Musk discusses the future of electric cars.
Thursday, July 29th, 2010
95: Andy Cohen
Bill O'Reilly issues a rare apology, and Stephen pours Andy Cohen a cocktail.
Monday, August 2nd, 2010
96: Jimmy Cliff
Stephen previews the 2012 Olympics in London, and Jimmy Cliff performs.
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
97: Laura Ingraham
Stephen reads some of Barack Obama's private musings to Laura Ingraham.
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
98: Michael Posner
P.K. Winsome introduces Nielsen Mandela, and Michael Posner discusses international democracy.
Thursday, August 5th, 2010
99: Savion Glover
Californians can now legally marry their pot plant, and Savion Glover performs.
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
100: Dylan Ratigan
Stephen names his Alpha Dog of the Week, and talks to Dylan Ratigan about Wall Street.
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
101: David Finkel
Michelle Obama vacations in Spain, and David Finkel describes the Iraq War's effect on American troops.
Thursday, August 12th, 2010
102: Chuck Close
Stephen checks in on the state of America's seniors and talks to Chuck Close about art.
Monday, August 16th, 2010
103: Richard Clarke, John Fetterman
Richard Clarke wants a smaller intelligence community, and John Fetterman revitalizes Braddock, PA.
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
104: Barry Levine
Stephen examines the meat industry and asks Barry Levine about his National Enquirer file.
Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
105: Thomas French
Laura Schlessinger gets in trouble, and Thomas French explains what it takes to build a zoo.
Thursday, August 19th, 2010
106: John Krakauer
Stephen finds out if there's still BP oil in the Gulf, and talks to Jon Krakauer about glory.
Monday, August 23rd, 2010
107: Leslie Kean
President Obama must prove he's not Muslim, and Leslie Kean calls for an investigation of UFOs.
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
108: Jeffrey Goldberg
Stephen examines Internet privacy and talks to Jeffrey Goldberg about conflict in the Middle East.
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
109: Heidi Cullen
Andrew Hacker dismisses for-profit colleges, and Heidi Cullen warns of extreme weather
Thursday, August 26th, 2010
110: Richard Engel
Glenn Beck re-founds America, and Richard Engel talks about the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
111: Anthony Romero
The Tea Party wins midterm primaries, and Anthony Romero celebrates the ACLU's anniversary.
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
112: Joe Biden, General Raymond Odierno
Stephen kicks off his salute to the troops tonight with appearances by the Vice President of the United States and the general who shaved his head.
Thursday, September 9th, 2010
113: Jim Webb, Joshua Bleil, John Legend
David Petraeus honors the Colbert Nation, while Brent Cummings and Josh Bleill talk about their tours.
Monday, September 13th, 2010
114: Lisa Birnbach
Lisa Birnbach released "The Official Preppy Handbook" in 1980. Who'd have thought that 30 years later, we'd still have preppies but not books.
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
115: Sean Wilentz
Stephen solves the Ground Zero mosque crisis and listens to Sean Wilentz mumble about Bob Dylan.
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
116: Saul Griffith
The Tea Party wins the Republican primaries, and Saul Griffith tries to solve global warming.
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
117: Lawrence O'Donnell
Stephen announces his March to Keep Fear Alive and talks to Lawrence O'Donnell about Tea Partiers.
Monday, September 20th, 2010
A 106-year-old woman shares her secret to long life, and Pavement reunites after 11 years.
Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
119: Eric Schmidt
Craigslist shuts down its adult services, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt searches for himself.
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
120: Guillermo Del Toro
President Obama gives a back-to-school speech, and Guillermo del Toro meets Stephen del Matador.
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
121: Oscar Goodman
Stephen concludes his migrant farm worker training and talks to Oscar Goodman about Las Vegas.
Monday, September 27th, 2010
122: Ken Burns
The GOP blocks the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," and Ken Burns talks about "The Tenth Inning."
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
123: Ross Douthat
Democratic voters suffer from apathy, and Stephen doubts if Ross Douthat is that conservative.
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
124: Steve Rattner
The koala population suffers from Chlamydia, and Steven Rattner discusses the auto industry bailout.
Thursday, September 30th, 2010
125: Aaron Sorkin
Stephen questions poll reliability and talks to Aaron Sorkin in the hall while people hand them stuff.
Monday, October 4th, 2010
126: Eugene Robinson
The Tea Party reaches out to kids, and Eugene Robinson discusses the four groups of black America.
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
127: Leon Botstein
Stephen looks at the Mexican drug war, and Leon Botstein wants to eliminate two years of school
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
128: Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy
The government tries to take control of America's food, and Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy perform.
Thursday, October 7th, 2010
129: Davis Guggenheim
Joseph Califano debates Gary Johnson over Prop 19, and Davis Guggenheim addresses failing schools.
Monday, October 11th, 2010
130: Robert Reich
Muslims might take over the food supply, and Robert Reich talks about the future of the U.S. economy.
Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
131: Brendan Steinhauser
Schools find a new way to raise money, and M. Night Shyamalan isn't really here.
Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
132: Austan Goolsbee
Stephen questions whether it's fair to tax the rich, and Austan Goolsbee gives Obama economic advice.
Thursday, October 14th, 2010
133: Bill Bryson
Stephen gives away free bus tickets to D.C., and Bill Bryson talks about sex in the Middle Ages.
Monday, October 25th, 2010
134: Nicholas Negroponte
Stephen celebrates his fifth anniversary, and Nicholas Negroponte gives laptops to poor children.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
135: Garry Wills
Stephen prepares for the apocalypse, and Garry Wills writes a book about himself.
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
136: Apolo Anton Ohno
Stephen looks at the Democrats' chances in the midterms and gives Apolo Ohno a regret.
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
137: Maira Kalman
The McRib returns on election day, and Maira Kalman falls in love with Abraham Lincoln.
Monday, November 1st, 2010
138: Jonathan Alter
Christine O'Donnell prays, and Jonathan Alter says Obama's allergy to gimmickry has hurt him.
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
139: Chrystia Freeland, David Frum
Stephen covers the change sweeping through America with a live broadcast.
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
140: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Californians decide on Prop 19, and Doris Kearns Goodwin puts the midterm election into perspective.
Thursday, November 4th, 2010
141: Elvis Costello
A popular children's TV character is outed, and Elvis Costello threatens to cut off Stephen's thumbs.
Monday, November 8th, 2010
142: Reza Aslan
Rand Paul wants to protect the rich, and Reza Aslan wants to bring down democracy through art.
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
143: Cee Lo Green
Stephen promises to lob softball questions at George W. Bush, and Cee Lo Green performs.
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
144: Martha Stewart
Michelle Obama shakes hands with a conservative Muslim, and Stephen cooks for Martha Stewart.
Thursday, November 11th, 2010
145: Quincy Jones
Wall Street hands out record bonuses, Nintendo goes to court, and Quincy Jones wants a Latin Grammy.
Monday, November 15th, 2010
146: David Stern
Jeffrey Goldberg opposes full-body scanners, and David Stern misses short shorts.
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
147: John Legend
Stephen looks at the new trend in alcoholic energy drinks, and John Legend performs "Shine."
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
148: Ian Frazier
Stephen wonders if America can trim its national debt, and Ian Frazier talks about Siberia.
Thursday, November 18th, 2010
149: Salvatore Giunta & Dick Wolf
Joseph Gobbles shoots Jay the Intern, and Salvatore Giunta credits the bravery of American troops.
Monday, November 29th, 2010
150: Dan Savage
The advice columnist and Colbert Report national spokes-gay returns to talk about his new anti-suicide initiative for gay teenagers.
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
151: Tom Vilsack
James Rubin discusses the WikiLeaks document dump, and Tom Vilsack brings a cheddar cheese head.
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
152: Michelle Rhee
The former education commissioner talks about her efforts to reform the Washington D.C. school system.
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
153: David Stockman
Monday, December 6th, 2010
154: Garry Trudeau
Obama tries to win over Republicans, and Garry Trudeau looks back on 40 years of "Doonesbury."
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
155: Julie Nixon Eisenhower and David Eisenhower
Obama extends the Bush tax cuts, and David and Julie Eisenhower recall growing up in the White House.
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
156: Steve Martin
Stephen tests Steve Martin's art knowledge and tries to sell him last year's portrait.
Thursday, December 9th, 2010
157: Julie Taymor
William Wegman arts up Stephen's portrait, and Julie Taymor talks about "The Tempest."
Monday, December 13th, 2010
158: Patti Smith
Stephen wants to feed the economy that Jamie Lee Curtis yogurt and asks Patti Smith about her memoir.
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
159: Stephen Sondheim
Stephen wins the Golden Tweet Award and takes issue with some of Stephen Sondheim's lyrics.
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
160: Laird Hamilton
America is at cyberwar, and Laird Hamilton shoots the curl of Stephen's rage.
Thursday, December 16th, 2010
161: Amy Sedaris and Paul Simon
Jesus may be a liberal Democrat, Amy Sedaris makes a tie snake, and Paul Simon performs.
Monday, January 3rd, 2011
1: Gov. Ed Rendell
Stephen uncovers a menace in Florida and talks to Ed Rendell about leaving office by choice.
Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
2: Geoffrey Canada
Some want the dollar to be converted back to gold, and Geoffrey Canada advocates for education reform.
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
3: Atul Gawande
America's fruit supply is in danger, and Atul Gawande wants to reduce health risks in hospitals.
Thursday, January 6th, 2011
4: Ronald DePinho
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how tides work, and Robert DePinho wants to reverse the aging process.
Monday, January 10th, 2011
5: Fen Montaigne
Stephen violates the Constitution, and Fen Montaigne talks about Antarctic penguins.
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
6: Chris Hughes
Stephen picks this year's Grammy winners, and Chris Hughes starts a site for Jewish sumo wrestlers.
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
7: Bernard Henri-Levy
50 Cent makes $8 million on Twitter, and Bernard-Henri Levy discusses public intellectualism.
Thursday, January 13th, 2011
8: Kevin Spacey
Hitler delivers a moving speech in Tucson, and Stephen pictures Kevin Spacey naked with rose petals.
Monday, January 17th, 2011
9: Sherry Turkle
Stephen unveils a new portrait of himself and talks to Sherry Turkle about alienating technology.
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
10: Cornel West
Stephen looks at education reform and assumes Cornel West's book is about Obama joining the circus.
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
11: Ron Reagan, Jr.
Stephen gets a present from Afghanistan and talks to Ron Reagan about his memoir.
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
12: Chris Matthews
Christine Todd Whitman discusses state budget shortfalls, and Chris Matthews defends JFK's legacy.
Monday, January 24th, 2011
13: Charlie Rose
House Republicans repeal health care to create new jobs, and Stephen talks to Charlie Rose.
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
14: Amy Chua
Stephen covers home appliance safety and talks to Amy Chua about her controversial book.
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
15: Michael Waldman, Christine Yvette Lewis
Michael Waldman rates the State of the Union, and Christine Yvette Lewis fights for domestic workers.
Thursday, January 27th, 2011
16: Brian Greene
Stephen wonders if ESP exists and asks Brian Greene if there is a universe where people buy books.
Monday, January 31st, 2011
17: Dr. Paul Offit
There's a breakthrough in taser technology, and Dr. Paul Offit discusses the importance of vaccines.
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
18: Michael Lewis
Leslie Dach confirms Wal-Mart's collaboration with Obama, and Michael Lewis discusses Wall Street.
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
19: Sean Kelly
America must break its dependency on foreign turmoil, and Sean Dorrance Kelly discusses the sacred.
Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
20: Jane McGonigal
Stephen previews the Super Bowl and talks to Jane McGonigal about video games.
Monday, February 14th, 2011
21: LCD Soundsystem
Hosni Mubarak steps down onto a pillowy mound of money, and LCD Soundsystem performs.
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
22: David Albright
President Twitter Bird will lead Egypt, and David Albright talks about Iran's computer virus.
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
23: Eric Foner
Rupert Murdoch takes a new approach to journalism, and Eric Foner talks about Abraham Lincoln.
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
24: Jeffrey Leonard
Stephen poses for Project, and Jeffrey Leonard calls out big companies' late payment policies.
Monday, February 21st, 2011
25: Eugene Jarecki
Rick Santorum complains about his Google problem, and Eugene Jarecki dispels the myths of Reagan.
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
26: Bing West
Wisconsin Democrats waddle out of the state, and Bing West discusses the way out of Afghanistan.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
27: Stephanie Coontz
Stephen brings a criminal to justice, and Stephanie Coontz talks about women in the 60s.
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
28: Mike Huckabee
Aaron Barr threatens WikiLeaks, and Mike Huckabee doesn't believe Obama is a Muslim.
Monday, February 28th, 2011
29: Michael Scheuer
Stephen's portrait goes up for auction, and Michael Scheuer talks about Osama bin Laden.
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
30: Evan Osnos
Stephen addresses America's elderly and talks to Evan Osnos about the Oscars.
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
31: Harry Connick Jr.
There's a new hope for American manufacturing, and Harry Connick, Jr. won't be tickling the ivories.
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
32: Mark W. Moffett
Stephen fights Jimmy Fallon over his new ice cream flavor, and Mark Moffett talks about bees.
Monday, March 7th, 2011
33: Joshua Foer
Stephen examines new questions about Obama's past and asks Joshua Foer where he put his car keys.
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
34: Dan Sinker
Congress bans the sale of traditional light bulbs, and Dan Sinker impersonates Rahm Emanuel.
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
35: David Brooks
Clarence Thomas may have a conflict of interest, and David Brooks talks about "The Social Animal."
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
36: Reza Aslan
Al Qaeda recruits Americans, and Reza Aslan talks about the Islamic-American experience.
Monday, March 21st, 2011
37: Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers
Stephen's self-portrait goes up for auction, and Steve Martin does some bluegrass.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
38: Ayman Mohyeldin
The art world buzzes about Stephen's portrait, and Ayman Mohyeldin talks in the Situation Mosque.
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
39: Nathan Myhrvold
Simon de Pury dances to Snoop Dogg, and Nathan Myhrvold uses modern scientific methods to cook food.
Thursday, March 24th, 2011
40: Jody Williams
Food prices skyrocket, a cable news feud escalates, and Jody Williams wants to advance equality.
Monday, March 28th, 2011
41: Michael Moore
Labor unions fight on, and Stephen stands outside with a bullhorn to interview Michael Moore.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
42: Dr. Anthony Fauci
Stephen questions Obama's plan for Libya and talks infectious diseases with Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
43: Tim Schriver
Stephen practices Rebecca Black's "Friday" and does a PSA for Tim Shriver.
Thursday, March 31st, 2011
44: Piers Gibbon
The Wisconsin anti-union law faces trouble, and Piers Gibbon talks about cannibalism.
Monday, April 4th, 2011
45: Andrew Chaikin
Stephen prepares for a world without Glenn Beck, and Andrew Chaikin wants humans to travel to Mars.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
46: James Franco
Tim Pawlenty raps about pop culture, and James Franco proves he's a Tolkien fan.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
47: Sir David Tang
Stephen prepares for the royal wedding, and David Tang corrects celebrity rumors.
Thursday, April 7th, 2011
48: Jeff Greenfield
Stephen gets ready for the royal wedding and talks to Jeff Greenfield about alternate histories.
Monday, April 11th, 2011
49: Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage
Walgreens offers Pap smears, and Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage test the blue ice myth.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
50: Ray Kurzweil
Mitt Romney throws his hat in the ring, and Ray Kurzweil says man and machine are becoming one.
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
51: Morgan Spurlock
Unilever creates armpit insecurity among women, and Morgan Spurlock addresses product placement.
Thursday, April 14th, 2011
52: Caroline Kennedy
Trevor Potter helps Stephen fill out super PAC forms, and Caroline Kennedy recites poetry.
Monday, April 25th, 2011
53: Ron Paul
n this episode, Stephen recovers from a Catholic bender, and Donald Trump leads in the potential Republican candidate polls. Masturbation cures restless leg syndrome, and Ron Paul criticizes the Federal Reserve.
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
54: A.C. Grayling
The climate change debate continues, and A.C. Grayling writes a secular Bible.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
The new danger in air travel comes with a $25 fee, and Ice-T talks about his memoir.
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
56: Wade Graham
Stephen travels to England for the royal wedding, and asks Wade Graham about Covent Garden.
Monday, May 2nd, 2011
57: Francis Fukuyama
Stephen throws a "We Got Bin Laden" party, and Francis Fukuyama warns of the Chinese threat.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
58: Rex Ryan
Stephen covers new details in the hunt for Bin Laden and talks to Rex Ryan for six minutes.
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
59: Amy Farrell
"Atlas Shrugged" comes to the big screen, and Amy Farrell wants to end the persecution of fat people.
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
60: Bill James
Donald Trump applies his wisdom to same-sex marriage, and Bill James discusses true crime.
Monday, May 9th, 2011
61: Lupe Fiasco
Stephen looks at a unique solution to the debt crisis in Michigan, and Lupe Fiasco performs.
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
62: Geoffrey Rush
A billboard predicts the end of the world, and Geoffrey Rush explains why he's not a method actor.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
63: Eric Greitens
Stephen receives an unexpected honor, and Eric Greitens talks about being a Navy Seal.
Thursday, May 12th, 2011
64: John Bradshaw
Stephen warns of a new government intrusion and talks to John Bradshaw about dog behavior.
Monday, May 16th, 2011
65: Alison Klayman
Stephen files his super PAC request, and Alison Klayman talks about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
66: Amy Kremer
Stephen covers tax breaks for oil companies and talks to Amy Kremer dressed as an American patriot.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
67: Austan Goolsbee
Newt Gingrich struggles to stay on message, and Austan Goolsbee talks about the debt ceiling.
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
68: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
John Lithgow performs Gingrich's press release, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses the Harlem Rens.
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
69: James Stewart
Stephen wonders if the world ended and lies about reading James Stewart's book.
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
70: Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Stephen examines the Weiner scandal, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. makes a mountain out of a molehill.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
71: Salman Khan
Congress rejects raising the debt ceiling, and Salman Khan teaches over 53 million students.
Monday, June 6th, 2011
72: Werner Herzog
Sarah Palin describes Paul Revere's midnight ride, and Werner Herzog talks about cave paintings.
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
73: Sugar Ray Leonard
Rand Paul identifies terrorists, and Stephen thumb wrestles Sugar Ray Leonard.
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
74: Bre Pettis
Anthony Weiner captures the manscaping vote, and Bre Pettis print a 3-D copy of Stephen's head.
Thursday, June 9th, 2011
75: Tom Ridge
Andrew Breitbart shows a photo of Anthony Weiner's penis, and Tom Ridge talks about natural gas.
Monday, June 13th, 2011
76: Henry Kissinger
Freestyle canoe dancing heats up, and Henry Kissinger discusses America's relationship with China.
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
77: Janny Scott
Stephen explores "Sesame Street" corruption and talks to Janny Scott about Barack Obama's mother.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
78: Keith Olbermann
Seniors face a shocking new threat, and Keith Olbermann returns to television.
Monday, June 20th, 2011
79: Bon Iver
Stephen looks at new developments in technology, and Bon Iver performs.
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
80: Florence And The Machine
Jack White helps Stephen revive his music career, and Florence and the Machine perform.
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
81: Talib Kweli
Stephen comes clean with Jack White, Obama defends actions in Libya, and Talib Kweli performs.
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
82: The Black Belles
Jack White presents "Charlene II (I'm Over You)," and Stephen performs with the Black Belles.
Monday, June 27th, 2011
83: Grover Norquist
Ted Nugent writes an Op-ed, and Stephen wants to claim Grover Norquist as a dependent.
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
84: Alexandra Pelosi
The Supreme Court throws out a class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart, and Alexandra Pelosi discusses her documentary on immigrant naturalization in the U.S.
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
85: Gary Sinise
The FEC makes a decision about Stephen's Super PAC, and Gary Sinise entertains American troops.
Thursday, June 30th, 2011
86: Timothy Garton Ash
The FEC allows Stephen to form his Super PAC, and Timothy Garton Ash discusses subversive facts.
Monday, July 11th, 2011
87: Michael Shermer
The natural gas industry tries to counter bad press, and Michael Shermer discusses "Skeptic Magazine."
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
88: Dan Savage
Michele Bachmann signs a controversial pledge, and Dan Savage talks about marriage and monogamy.
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
89: David McCullough
The Republican Party has a fresh young face that's only 235 years old, and David McCullough has a new book about Americans in Paris.
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
90: Jose Antonio Vargas
The Rupert Murdoch scandal deepens, and Jose Antonio Vargas comes out of the border-gay closet.
Monday, July 18th, 2011
91: John Prendergast
Fox News blows the lid back onto the Murdoch story, and John Prendergast discusses South Sudan.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
92: David Carr
Newt Gingrich drowns in debt, and David Carr feels like the tallest leprechaun in "Page One."
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
93: Michael Sandel
A pie attack makes Rupert Murdoch sympathetic, Republicans limit who can vote, and Michael Sandel examines the ethical issue of sailor cannibalism.
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
94: David Eagleman
California passes a law requiring public schools to teach gay history, NBC loves breasts, and neuroscientist David Eagleman discusses the secret lives of the brain.
Monday, July 25th, 2011
95: Brian Cox
The media assumes Norway's native gunman is Muslim, Summer's Eve uses vaginal puppetry to market their product to vaginas, and Brian Cox reveals the mysteries of space.
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
96: Brooke Gladstone
Herman Cain breaks Stephen's heart, Peter Edelman talks "poors," and Brooke Gladstone reflects on the media's influence.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
97: Mary (Missy) Cummings
Home-owning vampire Patrick Rodgers turns the tables on Wells Fargo, electric car drivers face a critical deadline, and Missy Cummings develops a new breed of flying robots.
Thursday, July 28th, 2011
98: Buddy Roemer
John McCain enrages Tea Partiers by calling them "Hobbits," and Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer won't take special-interest donations.
Monday, August 1st, 2011
99: Tony Hsieh
Stephen tells the "Billy Goats Gruff" debt ceiling story, an Alabama company turns ashes into bullets, and Zappos' C.E.O. Tony Hsieh talks about delivering happiness.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
100: Al Hunt
Scandal rocks Newt Gingrich's Twitterverse, David Leonhardt knows how to save America's credit rating, and Al Hunt thinks everyone lost the debt ceiling deal.
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
101: Robert Wittman
A half-Hispanic teenager steals Spider-Man's job, Monopoly gets a makeover, and Robert Wittman solves art crimes.
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
102: Anthony Bourdain
Wisconsin Democrats get bad absentee ballot applications, Stephen takes over MLB's Twitter feed, and Anthony Bourdain describes the grossest things he's ever eaten.
Monday, August 8th, 2011
103: Nassir Ghaemi
America's credit rating plummets, Prescott Group has a cheap doomsday solution, and Nassir Ghaemi thinks madness creates first-rate leaders.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
104: The Cars
The liberal media's hot-airheads have started indoctrinating America's kids.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
105: Elliot Ackerman
Father Jim Martin discusses God's job performance, political junkies donate money for a fix, and Elliot Ackerman lets voters directly nominate a president.
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
106: Gloria Steinem
Mitt Romney thinks corporations are people too, Stephen reveals his super PAC ad, and Gloria Steinem discusses gender equality.
Monday, August 15th, 2011
107: Ambassador Susan Rice
Stephen apologizes to WOI in Des Moines, Michele Bachmann wins the Iowa straw poll, and Ambassador Susan Rice discusses the role of the United Nations.
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
108: STS-135 astronauts
Barack Obama spins "Obamacare," Frank Luntz transforms the Colbert Super PAC, and Atlantis' crewmembers talk about their final space mission.
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
109: Jeff Bridges
Rick Perry hires Colbert Super PAC's treasurer, Rick Santorum puts gay marriage into everyday napkin terms, and Jeff Bridges looks good by having fun.
Thursday, August 18th, 2011
110: Kevin Mitnick
America wants a badass president, WOI reports on the "Rick Parry" write-in scandal, and hacker Kevin Mitnick is the ghost in the wires.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
111: Gov. Tim Pawlenty
People enjoy a story more when they know how it ends, Prescott Group unveils its toning shoes, and Tim Pawlenty explains why he pulled out of the presidential race.
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
112: Robin Wright
The TSA makes changes to airport security, controversy surrounds Martin Luther King Jr.'s memorial, and Robin Wright discusses the cultural impact of the Arab Spring.
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
113: Tom Brokaw
The GOP debate drives Stephen to watch MSNBC, Rick Perry calls Social Security a Ponzi scheme, and Tom Brokaw follows the progress of 9/11 victims' family members.
Monday, September 12th, 2011
114: Diane Sawyer
Stephen reports on an old-school reporter, America profits from grief, and Diane Sawyer discusses "Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words."
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
115: Al Gore
Barack Obama unveils his jobs plan, Paul Krugman discusses the Lesser Depression, and Al Gore focuses on climate reality.
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
116: Michael Moore
Fox News objects to Barack Obama's jobs bill binder clip, Stephen unveils his postal solution, and Michael Moore talks about his memoir "Here Comes Trouble."
Thursday, September 15th, 2011
117: David Copperfield
Swiss banking giant UBS reports a $2 billion loss, Jimmy Fallon loves Stephen, and David Copperfield discusses the mind-bending science of perception.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
118: Jeffrey Kluger
Barack Obama unveils his deficit reduction plan; the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" changes everything; and Jeffrey Kluger examines the bond between siblings.
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
119: Daniel Yergin
Reuters' Chrystia Freeland discusses Europe's financial crisis, protestors occupy Wall Street, and Daniel Yergin discusses the world's quest for energy.
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
120: Jeremy Ben-Ami
A defunct satellite threatens the earth, the Marine Corps limits troops to silent farts in Afghanistan, and Jeremy Ben-Ami discusses the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Monday, September 26th, 2011
America reaches a milestone in corporate civil rights, Thom Yorke and Ed O'Brien discuss global warming, and rock legend Radiohead performs.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
122: Melinda Gates
Rick Perry owns his horrific debate performance, the NFL tightens stadium security, and Melinda Gates works on improving America's public schools.
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
123: Ken Burns
Rick Perry talks immigration, America gets tough on pregnant Mexicans, John Lithgow calls the Atone Phone, and Ken Burns discusses his Prohibition documentary.
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
124: Mark Cuban
Karl Rove's fundraising takes a turn, Trevor Potter arms Stephen with a 501(c)(4), Kevin Kline hosts The Donating Game, and Mark Cuban talks billionaires.
Monday, October 3rd, 2011
1: Jerome Groopman
Rick Perry's hunting camp once bore a racially charged name, Obamacare heads to the Supreme Court, and Jerome Groopman discusses medical decision-making.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
2: John Lithgow
Rick Davis weighs in on Chris Christie fever, ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr.'s song, and John Lithgow talks drama.
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
3: Black Star
Herman Cain gives his take on homosexuality, Mexico City proposes two-year marriage licenses, and Black Star performs.
Thursday, October 6th, 2011
4: Jason Amerine
Sarah Palin bows out of the presidential race, Stephen apologizes to Karl Rove, and Lieutenant Colonel Jason Amerine discusses the early days of the Afghanistan War.
Monday, October 17th, 2011
5: Harry Belafonte
The Occupy Wall Street movement goes global, Stephen unveils Colbert Super PAC's NBA lockout ad, and Harry Belafonte talks political activism.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
6: Steven Pinker
Herman Cain may or may not be joking about an electrified border fence, schools take potatoes off their menus, and Steven Pinker discusses the decline of human violence.
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
7: Ali Soufan
Herman Cain blames the unemployed, Republican candidates want to end EPA regulations, and Ali Soufan provides an inside look at the war on terror.
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Libyan rebels kill Muammar al-Gaddafi, Tea Party Nation demands a hiring freeze from its members, and Coldplay perform from "Mylo Xyloto."
Monday, October 24th, 2011
9: Jon Huntsman
Stephen unveils Colbert Super PAC's message, Frank Luntz conducts a focus group, and GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman talks about fixing America.
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
10: Susan Saladoff
Herman Cain's campaign ad gets buzz, Ben & Jerry's endorses Occupy Wall Street, and Susan Saladoff explores the myth of frivolous lawsuits.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
11: Taylor Branch
PETA files a lawsuit to free captive whales, immigrant farm workers flee Alabama, and Taylor Branch discusses the multi-billion dollar college sports industry.
Thursday, October 27th, 2011
12: Toby Keith
Occupy Wall Street wears out its welcome, Stephen unveils his second NBA lockout Super PAC ad, and Toby Keith performs.
Monday, October 31st, 2011
13: Neil MacGregor
Stephen joins Occupy Wall Street, Wisconsin allows concealed weapons in its Capitol, and Neil MacGregor tells the history of the world with 100 objects.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
14: Yo-Yo Ma
Herman Cain's sexual harassment controversy unfolds; Stephen returns to Wall Street; and Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile perform.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
15: Michael Pollan
Herman Cain discusses the Chinese nuclear threat, the government releases information on Muffingate, and Michael Pollan talks food.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
16: Nathan Wolfe
Hans Beinholtz hawks Europe to investors, Colbert Super PAC adopts Herman Cain's fundraising strategy, and Nathan Wolfe examines viral pandemics.
Monday, November 7th, 2011
17: Niall Ferguson
Make Us Great Again airs its Rick Perry ad, Colbert Super PAC takes on issue advocacy, and Niall Ferguson discusses the end of western dominance.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
18: Seth Meyers
Herman Cain holds a press conference to address sexual harassment charges, Stephen saves Christmas, and Seth Meyers talks "Saturday Night Live."
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
19: Father James Martin
Herman Cain blames Democrats for his troubles, Michigan Senate Republicans amend an anti-bullying bill, and Father James Martin explores the role of comedy in religion.
Thursday, November 10th, 2011
20: Brian Eno
Barack Obama plans to station U.S. troops in Australia, Rick Perry bungles another debate, and Brian Eno sings a cappella with Michael Stipe and Stephen.
Monday, November 14th, 2011
21: Thomas Thwaites
Michele Bachmann gets an e-mail snub, Bill McKibben opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and Thomas Thwaites talks toasters.
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
22: Elijah Wood
The NYPD dismantles Occupy Wall Street, investors accuse Goldline International of theft, and Elijah Wood talks Middle-earth and penguins.
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
23: Chris Matthews
Newt Gingrich defends his Greek cruise, Ron Paul supporters publish a pin-up calendar, and Chris Matthews discusses John F. Kennedy's elusive heroism.
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
24: Susan Orlean
People Magazine picks its sexiest man, the congressional super committee eyes veterans' healthcare benefits, and Susan Orlean discusses the life of Rin Tin Tin.
Monday, November 28th, 2011
25: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Barack Obama omits God from his online Thanksgiving address, CNN lays off staffers in favor of user-generated content, and Siddhartha Mukherjee researches cancer.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Herman Cain rethinks his candidacy, Pope Benedict XVI gets caught breaking the law, and Malian musical group Tinariwen performs.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
27: Stephen Sondheim
Newt Gingrich denies lobbying, conservatives bid Barney Frank farewell, and Stephen Sondheim ponders the artist life.
Thursday, December 1st, 2011
28: Richard Branson
Senator Lori Klein defends Herman Cain, Bret Baier grills Mitt Romney, and Richard Branson explains why he wants to screw business as usual.
Monday, December 5th, 2011
29: Jimmie Johnson
Herman Cain abandons his campaign, William Tapley studies apocalyptic signs, and Jimmie Johnson reveals NASCAR racing details.
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
30: The Black Keys
Iran claims to have captured an American drone, Donald Trump organizes his own GOP debate, and The Black Keys perform.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
31: David Hallberg
Stephen sets the date for his GOP debate, Dick Harpootlian helps Colbert Super PAC with its referendum, and ballet dancer David Hallberg performs.
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
32: Jack Abramoff
Rick Perry puts out a controversial ad, doctors perform fecal transplants, and Jack Abramoff exposes the truth about Washington corruption.
Monday, December 12th, 2011
33: Samuel L. Jackson
Newt Gingrich alerts America to electromagnetic threats, Norway faces a butter crisis, and Samuel L. Jackson considers Martin Luther King Jr.'s personal life.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
34: Mark Whitaker
Donald Trump backs out of his debate, Madison charges protesters for the right to protest, and Mark Whitaker pays tribute to his parents with his memoir.
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
35: Raymond Odierno
Christine O'Donnell backs Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann frets over military bestiality, and Ray Odierno celebrates the troops homecoming from Iraq.
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
36: Daniel Craig
Nat Geo Wild pulls out their lion humping footage and Animal Planet sends honeydew melons to get in on Stephen's debate. Megyn Kelly clarifies that Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are not the same person. Daniel Craig reveals his technique for staying sexy and arm-wrestles Stephen.
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
37: Sen. Bernie Sanders
Rick Santorum rises in the polls, Stephen remembers the late Kim Jong-il, and Bernie Sanders strives to overturn the Citizens United decision.
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
38: John Heilemann
Mitt Romney qualifies his Iowa caucus victory with a familiar speech, Newt Gingrich calls Mitt Romney a liar, and John Heilemann weighs in on the GOP frontrunners.
Thursday, January 5th, 2012
39: Steve Case
George Will thinks that Rick Santorum is fun, Pat Robertson gets a message from God, and Steve Case explores the benefits of sharing.
Monday, January 9th, 2012
40: Melissa Harris-Perry
Back-to-back New Hampshire GOP debates unfold, Rick Santorum offends African Americans, and Melissa Harris-Perry considers American history from a black female perspective.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
41: Bill Moyers
Mitt Romney takes heat for a firing gaffe, conservative pundits attack White House celebrations, and Bill Moyers considers corporate personhood a threat to democracy.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
42: George Stephanopoulos
Mitt Romney wins in New Hampshire, a Russian spacecraft threatens the Earth, and George Stephanopoulos weighs in on the GOP frontrunners.
Thursday, January 12th, 2012
43: Mike Allen
Jon Stewart adopts the Colbert Super PAC, Stephen makes a monumental announcement, and Mike Allen anticipates Stephen's possible South Carolina results.
Monday, January 16th, 2012
44: Scott Douglas
Jon Stewart puts out an attack ad, Jon Huntsman withdraws from the presidential race, and Scott Douglas takes a stand against Alabama's anti-immigrant law.
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
45: Jennifer Granholm
A controversial Colbert Super PAC ad surfaces, pastor Ed Young leads a sexperimental crusade, and Jennifer Granholm confesses secrets from her past.
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
46: David Frum
Mitt Romney faces questions about his tax rate, Stephen announces his South Carolina rally, and David Frum shares his hopes for the Republican Party.
Thursday, January 19th, 2012
47: Carrie Rebora Barratt
Rick Perry drops out of the GOP race, Newt Gingrich's ex-wife exposes his controversial marital request, and Carrie Rebora Barratt discusses historical American art.
Monday, January 23rd, 2012
48: Bruce Bueno De Mesquita
Newt Gingrich wins South Carolina, Stephen recalls the South Cain-olina Primary Rally with Herman Cain, and Bruce Bueno de Mesquita explores the applications of game theory.
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
49: Andrew Sullivan
Rick Santorum panders to the elderly, Maurice Sendak discusses his literary work, and Andrew Sullivan praises Barack Obama's greatest accomplishments.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
50: Terry Gross
Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address, Maurice Sendak gives Stephen a storybook ending, and Terry Gross provides a fresh perspective on Bill O'Reilly.
Thursday, January 26th, 2012
51: Drew Barrymore
Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney woo Florida; John Harwood, Katrina vanden Heuvel and David Cassidy answer hard-hitting questions; and Drew Barrymore considers an "E.T." prequel.
Monday, January 30th, 2012
52: Laurence H. Tribe
Stephen repossesses the Colbert Super PAC, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney compete for the Hispanic vote in Florida, and Laurence Tribe explores constitutional law.
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Sarah Palin spitefully endorses Newt Gingrich, Tennessee Tea Partiers strive to remove slavery from school textbooks, and Björk explores new methods for creating music.
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
54: Ameena Matthews
Mitt Romney beats Newt Gingrich in Florida, Stephen announces Americone Dream's 2012 election edition packaging, and Ameena Matthews strives to end gang violence.
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
55: Christiane Amanpour
Stephen unveils GOP super PACs' biggest donors, Newt Gingrich faces a copyright infringement lawsuit, and Christiane Amanpour examines Iran's political environment.
Monday, February 13th, 2012
56: Bill McKibben
The New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin seduces America, Stephen writes a love letter to Jimmy Fallon, and Bill McKibben fights the Keystone XL pipeline.
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
57: William J. Broad
Catholics oppose the Obama administration's birth control mandate, a Seattle woman marries a building, and William Broad considers the effects of yoga on the mind and body.
Monday, February 20th, 2012
58: Ann Patchett
Mitt Romney deploys Donald Trump in Michigan, Rick Santorum attacks environmentalists, and Ann Patchett fights to revive bookstores.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
59: Robert Kagan
Prince Pierre Casiraghi of Monaco sustains a beating, Nancy Pelosi slams Colbert Super PAC, and Robert Kagan examines Iran's potential nuclear threat.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
60: Nancy Pelosi
Stephen gives up something he truly enjoys for Lent, Target knows when customers miss their periods, and Nancy Pelosi objects to super PACs.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
61: Placido Domingo
Mitt Romney wins the Arizona GOP debate, Elie Wiesel protests the Mormon conversion of dead Jews, and Placido Domingo discusses his operatic performances.
Monday, February 27th, 2012
62: Peggielene Bartels
The Oscars' liberal clusterfarce unfolds, Rick Santorum criticizes Barack Obama's promotion of higher learning, and Peggielene Bartels talks about her kingship.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
63: Ross Eisenbrey
The Colbert Report airs its 1000th episode, rising oil prices threaten Barack Obama's approval rating, and Ross Eisenbrey examines the problem of unpaid labor.
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
64: William Shatner
Mitt Romney takes Michigan, researchers develop a male birth control pill, and William Shatner revels in his own beauty.
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
65: Claire Danes
Republicans eye Jeb Bush as a potential GOP candidate, researchers discover a 3500-year-old "Yo Mama" joke, and Claire Danes discusses mental health.
Monday, March 5th, 2012
66: Audra McDonald
Host Stephen Colbert interviews Audra McDonald and discusses the day's news and important topics.
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
67: Jonathan Safran Foer
Stephen prepares a Super Tuesday tailgating party, Attorney General Holder redefines due process, candy bars shrink, and Jonathan Safran Foer talks Passover traditions.
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
68: Willem Dafoe
Stephen prepares for Super Tuesday results, CNN visits a virtual Republican National Convention, Iran poses a new threat, and Willem Dafoe goes Martian for "John Carter."
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
69: Don Fleming, Elvis Costello, & Emmylou Harris
Stephen prank calls Eric Bolling, is inspired by Herman Cain's avant-garde ad, and talks folk music with Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris and Don Fleming.
Monday, March 12th, 2012
70: Katherine Boo
The Republican Southern primary leads to blue collar pandering, Dave "Mudcat" Saunders talks Southern strategy, and Katherine Boo discusses poverty and Mumbai's slums.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
71: Andrew Bird
Seattle's Pop Conference overlooks Stephen's dissertation; Pat Robertson and Muslim-American reality shows pose threats; and Andrew Bird performs "Eyeoneye."
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
72: Mark McKinnon
Greg Smith is a "Banker-dict Arnold," Rick Santorum condemns teleprompters, Kermit the Frog weighs in on the GOP primary race, and Mark McKinnon talks about reforming Congress.
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
73: Dexter Filkins
Stephen is suspicious of geriatric jihadists, Rick Santorum speaks from his heart, and Dexter Filkins tells Stephen why we need other countries.
Monday, March 26th, 2012
74: David Page
Geraldo Rivera blames the Trayvon Martin shooting on hoodies, Mitt Romney boosts Etch a Sketch sales, and biomedical researcher Dr. David Page defends the Y chromosome.
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
75: Charles Murray
Host Stephen Colbert interviews Charles Murray and discusses the day's news and important topics.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
76: Mark Ruffalo
The Supreme Court weighs in on Obamacare, a new magazine targets conservative teens, and Mark Ruffalo discusses the dangers of fracking.
Thursday, March 29th, 2012
77: Peter Beinart
Stephen involves college students with Colbert Super PAC, Mitt Romney tries comedy, and Peter Beinart discusses Israel.
Monday, April 2nd, 2012
78: Gary Johnson
College students order up Colbert Super PAC's Super Fun Pack, beef state governors defend pink slime, and Governor Gary Johnson runs as the 2012 Libertarian candidate.
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
79: Nikki Haley
Colbert Super PAC Super Fun Pack adds not-legal advice, Colbert Super PAC SHH! faces scrutiny, Rick Santorum speaks from his heart, and Governor Nikki Haley challenges Stephen.
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
80: Robert Ballard
Colbert Super PAC segments earn a Peabody award, Mitt Romney must appeal to Latino voters, Quaker Oats gets a facelift, and deep sea explorer Robert Ballard talks Titanic.
Thursday, April 5th, 2012
81: Anne Rice
Unemployment drops, Colbert's Very Wanted tracks a mailbox mutilator, a biker brightens Stephen's commute, and Anne Rice deals with werewolf psychology in "The Wolf Gift."
Monday, April 9th, 2012
82: Bob Lutz
The Easter Bunny meets competition down under, Mitt Romney reaps a potential running mate, Germany's elderly gymnast depresses Stephen, and Bob Lutz talks car business.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
83: Richard Hersh
Rick Santorum drops his presidential campaign, the EPA sets coal industry regulations, Stephen honors male "Lady Heroes," and Richard Hersh examines higher education.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
84: Michelle Obama
Troops and their families face unique economic challenges, Stephen trains a Marine to be a pundit, and Michelle Obama voices support for military families.
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
85: James Cameron
Mitt Romney flips the "war on women" script with the help of Hilary Rosen, survivalist singles embrace online dating, and director James Cameron talks "Titanic 3D."
Monday, April 16th, 2012
86: Bonnie Raitt
The Secret Service commits a sex scandal, Newt Gingrich endorses global gun rights, and blues performer Bonnie Raitt sings from her album "Slipstream."
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
87: Jonah Lehrer
Mitt Romney reveals his prankster side, insects add color to Starbucks drinks, GSA spending sparks outrage, and Jonah Lehrer explores creativity.
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
88: Arianna Huffington
Mitt Romney seeks a bland running mate, Tennessee outlaws "gateway sexual activity" education, survivalists plan for the unthinkable, and Arianna Huffington talks journalism.
Thursday, April 19th, 2012
89: Tavis Smiley & Cornel West
Cory Booker saves one of his constituents, bologna smuggling is on the rise, Time Magazine honors Stephen, and guests Tavis Smiley and Cornel West talk poverty in America.
Monday, April 23rd, 2012
90: Don McLeroy
Steve Doocy reports on Barack Obama's subtext, Arizona redefines pregnancy, Mitt Romney insults a Pittsburgh bakery, and Don McLeroy discusses textbook standards.
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
91: Magnus Carlsen
Super Tuesday II goes live, Stephen plugs his children's book, Julie Andrews discusses fairy tales, Canada creates a bioluminescent coin, and Magnus Carlsen talks chess.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
92: Michael Sandel
NASA shuts down its "Spacebook" site, some blame immigrants for global warming, feeding tube diets gain popularity, and Michael Sandel considers market ethics.
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
93: Jack White
Republicans attack Barack Obama's slow jam, Stephen releases the first Super Fun Pack treasure hunt clue, and Jack White discusses his solo album and rare marketing ploy.
Monday, April 30th, 2012
94: Diane Keaton
Chen Guangcheng escapes house arrest, Missouri wants to outlaw sexuality dialogue in schools, companies offer "concealed carry" clothing, and Diane Keaton promotes her memoir.
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
95: Carne Ross
Barack Obama makes an Osama bin Laden ad, Paul Ryan plans cuts to poor people, Rev. Thomas Reese contests Paul Ryan's budget, and Carne Ross recommends leaderless democracy.
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
96: Jonathan Haidt
Designers craft a Richard Branson ice mold, debt collectors infiltrate hospitals, Germany censures Kermit the Frog, and Jonathan Haidt discusses conflict and politics.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
97: Lena Dunham
Newt Gingrich suspends his campaign and backs Mitt Romney, Stephen tracks a Super PAC rival, Buzz Aldrin presents a space award, and writer Lena Dunham talks "Girls."
Monday, May 7th, 2012
98: Andy Cohen
L.A. teens drink Purell, Joe Biden supports same-sex marriage, Eric McCormack plays a straight man, bears hijack broadcasting, and TV host Andy Cohen talks entertainment.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Billionaires need donor anonymity, Claire McCaskill opposes secret money, Stephen honors the late Maurice Sendak, and Michelle Alexander examines racial inequality.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Billionaires need donor anonymity, Claire McCaskill opposes secret money, Stephen honors the late Maurice Sendak, and Michelle Alexander examines racial inequality.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Billionaires need donor anonymity, Claire McCaskill opposes secret money, Stephen honors the late Maurice Sendak, and Michelle Alexander examines racial inequality.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
99: Michelle Alexander
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
100: Anna Wintour
An ex-Playmate jolts Mexico's debate, North Carolina snubs gay marriage as Barack Obama backs it, Jon McNaughton paints socialist America, and Anna Wintour talks fashion.
Thursday, May 10th, 2012
101: Dr. Francis Collins
Stephen salutes Mother's Day, Barack Obama rejects Jesus, gay strokes and monkeys threaten America, Republicans forge identities, and Francis Collins examines obesit
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
102: Charlize Theron
Donald Trump makes a contentious claim, Egypt kicks off its presidential elections, and Charlize Theron discusses her film "Snow White and the Huntsman."
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
103: Alan Alda
A Mexican cartel burns down PepsiCo, gay bars target bachelorettes, Mitt Romney breaks into iPhone apps, Robert Mugabe heads global tourism, and Alan Alda talks science.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
104: Jack Hitt
"I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" gains Best Seller status, the Obama administration redefines "combatants," Michael Bloomberg confronts soda, and Jack Hitt talks amateurism.
Monday, June 4th, 2012
105: John Lewis
America's leaders talk like teens, North Carolina bans climate change models, Represent-O-Map 6000 fuels BKAD bookings, and John Lewis describes the civil rights movement.
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
106: Jill Biden
The CDC denies the zombie apocalypse, America exports the most sperm, a North Dakota woman marries herself, and Dr. Jill Biden reflects on teaching and troops.
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
107: Neil Patrick Harris
The private sector plans Mars reality TV, Scott Walker prevails in Wisconsin, an Arkansas town bans bingo, Neil Patrick Harris talks theater, and Stephen honors Ray Bradbury.
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
108: Regina Spektor
Pakistan's "Sesame Street" faces corruption, Mitt Romney's house meets critique, a pig divides America, and singer Regina Spektor talks about music and Russia.
Monday, June 11th, 2012
109: Martin Sheen
Neil deGrasse Tyson wrecks movies, the Church scorns a nun's sex book, Simone Campbell explores service, the Banana Bunker prevents bruising, and Martin Sheen talks acting.
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
110: Will Allen
Mitt Romney owns a competition horse, the U.S. leaks anti-terror info, Barack Obama blunders, Stephen seeks Sweden's Twitter, and Will Allen talks urban farms.
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
111: Greg Allman
Niagara Falls welcomes a stuntman, cafeteria workers demand expired food, orangutans operate iPads, and Gregg Allman recalls his rock 'n' roll past.
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
112: Steve Coll
Marijuana legalization can win elections, Super PACs raise more money than ad space, Xiaflex treatment corrects curved penises, and Steve Coll examines ExxonMobil.
Monday, June 18th, 2012
113: Paul Krugman
Barack Obama changes immigration policy, Neil Munro interrupts the president, Sweden confronts Stephen's Twitter-control crusade, and Paul Krugman talks economic strategy.
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
114: Olivia Wilde
John Kerry plays Mitt Romney in practice debates, Stephen invents a dressage tradition, PooPrints tracks suburban dog waste, and Olivia Wilde talks Maxim and politics.
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
115: Daniel Klaidman
Asians outnumber Mexican immigrants, the "Fast and Furious" scandal proves complex, a gun control ad causes controversy, and Daniel Klaidman examines the war on terror.
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
116: Lawrence Krauss
Officials delay Egypt's presidential election, penguins engage in erotic sex, Stephen sings to Sweden's Twitter executives, and Lawrence Krauss discusses the universe.
Monday, June 25th, 2012
117: Frank Deford
The Supreme Court postpones Obamacare rulings, Mitt Romney asks Florida to limit good jobs news, teens abuse drugs to study better, and Frank Deford explores sports writing.
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
118: Richard Ford
Arizona pursues state immigration laws, Pixar flaunts its gay agenda, Dish Network's AutoHop removes all TV ads, and writer Richard Ford talks about his novel "Canada."
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
119: Melinda Gates
Democrats lack money for the national convention, Mike Turzai sparks Voter ID controversy, Oreo cookies come out of the closet, and Melinda Gates explores family planning.
Thursday, June 28th, 2012
120: Aaron Sorkin
Obamacare passes as constitutional, Republicans slam John Roberts, Emily Bazelon explains the Obamacare tax, and Aaron Sorkin romanticizes TV journalism in "The Newsroom."
Monday, July 16th, 2012
121: Anne-Marie Slaughter
Katie Holmes divorces Tom Cruise, Mitt Romney retroactively retires from Bain Capital, Starbucks hits funeral homes, and Anne-Marie Slaughter talks career choice and family.
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Nevada's presidential ballot threatens Mitt Romney, Texas Republicans reject critical thinking education, the Rosenbach Museum honors Stephen, and Nas talks hip-hop.
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
123: Mayor Annise D. Parker
Mitt Romney spotlights struggling waiters, tablet computers go Christian, Def Leppard covers its songs, and Houston Mayor Annise Parker talks business and gay marriage.
Thursday, July 19th, 2012
124: Lisa Jackson
Police bust Fred Willard for lewd conduct, Dave Leonhardt explores the Libor scandal, Canadians out-earn Americans, and Lisa Jackson talks green standards.
Monday, July 23rd, 2012
125: Vikram Gandhi
Mike Tyson bails on The Report, liberal shills love Shepard Smith, pundits speculate about James Holmes' political ties, and filmmaker Vikram Gandhi explores made-up philosophy.
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
126: James Fallows
Late night television causes depression, America faces a disastrous drought, NASA schedules vegan meals, and James Fallows explores China's aerospace business.
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
127: Dan Gross
Mitt Romney values his Anglo-Saxon heritage, Barack Obama discusses entrepreneurship, "Fifty Shades of Grey" reaches hotels, and Dan Gross shares his gun control campaign.
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
128: Peter Westmacott
Engineers enhance Olympic sounds, Mitt Romney offends England, Chick-Fil-A opposes gay marriage, and Peter Westmacott discusses the summer Olympic games.
Monday, July 30th, 2012
129: Joan Rivers
Danny Boyle directs the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, Mitt Romney lacks dressage expertise, Tony Robbins' fire stunt burns participants, and Joan Rivers shares her memoir.
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
130: Jeff Koons
Mitt Romney's press secretary lashes out, Rafalca delays Mitt's VP announcement, Colbert Nation plans for StePhest Colbchella '012, and Jeff Koons explores arts education.
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
131: John Grunsfeld
Obamacare mandates birth control coverage, Democrats pass a Democratic tax bill, U.S.women's gymnastics wins Olympic gold, and John Grunsfeld shares NASA's plan for Mars.
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
132: Chris Hayes
Rafalca finishes one round of Olympic dressage, Russ Carnahan touts Missouri's redistricted district, plants talk to each other, and Chris Hayes describesbe U.S. elitism.
Monday, August 6th, 2012
133: Pete Seeger
NASA's Curiosity rover reaches Mars, Mike Huckabee's "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" boosts sales, and activist Pete Seeger discusses his music career and upbringing.
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
134: Mark Shriver
Alisyn Camerota criticizes U.S. patriotism, Wikipedia writers sway elections, Steve King defends dogfighting, and Mark Shriver highlights his father's civic influence.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
135: Liza Mundy
Obamacare increases Papa John's pizza rates, digital pills hold seniors accountable, General Mills backs same-sex marriage, and Liza Mundy examines women in the workforce.
Thursday, August 9th, 2012
136: Woody Harrelson
Michele Bachmann dabbles in McCarthyism, Representative Keith Ellison turns down Mitt Romney, scientists analyze truthiness, and Woody Harrelson talks theater.
Monday, August 13th, 2012
StePhest Colbchella '012 gets underway, Mitt Romney picks Paul Ryan as his running mate, and fun. reviews their history and hygiene.
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
138: Grizzly Bear
Colbchella '012 launches into night two, Mitt Romney's foreign experience comes into question, celebrities simulate soldiers, and Grizzly Bear describes their indie style.
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
StePhest Colbchella '012 embarks on night three, U.S. gymnastics' Fierce Five stops by The Report, Stephen visits the USS Intrepid, and Santigold discusses her music.
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
140: The Flaming Lips
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan connect over policy, GOP Senate candidates challenge the 17th Amendment, and The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne shares his latest album.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
141: Andrew Sullivan
Hurricane Isaac hits the 2012 GOP convention, Stephen hosts Colbert Super PAC's Convention, Rep. Todd Akin blunders on rape pregnancy, and Andrew Sullivan talks U.S. politics.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
142: Jennifer Burns
The "Mitt Romney story" storms the GOP convention, Ann Romney tries to reach women voters, Paul Ryan breaks from Ayn Rand, and Jennifer Burns explores Ayn Rand's objectivism.
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
143: Jon Huntsman
Mitt Romney struggles to attract African American voters, Paul Ryan lies in his GOP convention speech, and Jon Huntsman examines campaign finance and the Republican Party.
Friday, August 31st, 2012
144: James Carville
Mitt Romney wraps up the GOP convention, Clint Eastwood's empty chair joins Stephen, Neil Armstrong passes away, and James Carville talks about the middle class.
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
145: Reihan Salam
The DNC convention begins, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke praises Brooklyn's diversity, Paul Ryan lies about marathon times, and Reihan Salam explores election politics.
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
146: Michael Grunwald
Brit Hume critiques the DNC convention noise level, Michelle Obama rakes in record tweet numbers during her speech, and Michael Grunwald explores the Recovery Act.
Thursday, September 6th, 2012
147: Bill Richardson
Storms disrupt the Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton delivers a charming speech, Democrats reinstate "God" language, and Bill Richardson talks Hispanic outreach.
Friday, September 7th, 2012
148: Ed Rendell
A catchy message indulges young voters, Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination, Stephen analyzes both conventions, and Ed Rendell examines government leadership.
Monday, September 17th, 2012
149: Drew Faust
Rick Santorum errs at a conservative summit, Mitt Romney misconstrues Obama's handling of Libya, Ira Glass calls the Atone Phone, and Drew Faust reviews Civil War history.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
150: Jeffrey Toobin
USA Today redesigns its logo, Mitt Romney responds to secret fundraiser footage, Apple wins a patent lawsuit, and Jeffrey Toobin details Supreme Court cases.
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
151: Itzhak Perlman
Fox News slams Barack Obama's secret video, Mitt Romney explains what he won't do in office, a papyrus scrap mentions Jesus' wife, and violinist Itzhak Perlman performs live.
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
152: Errol Morris
Vladimir Putin glides with cranes, Mitt Romney tries to sway Hispanics, an amateur painter botches Jesus, and Errol Morris talks Jeffrey MacDonald and filmmaking.
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
153: Claressa Shields
Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney in the polls, Peggy Noonan gives Mitt advice, the NFL lockout bumps up ratings, and boxer Claressa Shields describes a satisfying punch.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
154: Jim Holt
The world faces an unavoidable bacon shortage, President Obama restores the Ottoman Empire, churchgoers pray for Mitt Romney, and Jim Holt ponders the universe.
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
155: Vince Gilligan
Stephen promotes "America Again," Mitt Romney ignores discouraging polls, Fox News doubts the election forecast, and Vince Gilligan explores his series "Breaking Bad."
Monday, October 1st, 2012
1: Ben Folds Five
Paul Ryan tiptoes around tax plan costs, U.S. prison labor threatens small business, Iran's presidential aides visit Costco, and Ben Folds Five explains their album title.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
2: Jorge Ramos
Stephen releases "America Again," pastors endorse politicians on Pulpit Freedom Sunday, the Romney camp praises Obama's rhetoric, and Jorge Ramos talks immigration policy.
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
3: Kenny Rogers
America meets Mitt Romney for the first time, George Will points out Obama's racial advantage, doctors treat low testosterone, and Kenny Rogers recounts his music career.
Thursday, October 4th, 2012
4: Dr George Church
Mitt Romney pledges to defund PBS, Chris Matthews berates Barack Obama, Pennsylvania rules against voter ID laws, and Harvard geneticist George Church explores DNA.
Monday, October 8th, 2012
5: Mark Kelly
Lower unemployment rates prompt GOP conspiracy theories, rich Americans want Obama's respect, World of Warcraft shapes a state campaign, and Mark Kelly talks mice in space.
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
Barack Obama seeks "obsessive" supporters, the Russian Church blesses the North Pole, Mitt Romney vaguely bullies four countries, and Morrissey slams the British Royal Family.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
7: Naomi Wolf
7-Eleven and Pizza Hut participate in politics, doctors prescribe Adderall for bad test scores, bears invade America's malls, and Naomi Wolf sheds light on female anatomy.
Thursday, October 11th, 2012
8: Chrystia Freeland
Joe Biden debates Paul Ryan, Martian Obama rumors surface, Stephen argues with Stephen over Mitt Romney's conservative credentials, and Chrystia Freeland talks "Plutocrats".
Monday, October 15th, 2012
9: Evan Thomas
Red Bull sponsors a record sky dive, the EU receives the Nobel Peace Prize, Florida deals with a marauding monkey, and Evan Thomas reveals President Eisenhower's views on war.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
10: Cory Booker
CNN enhances debate viewing, Emily Bazelon talks affirmative action, Paul Ryan pretends to volunteer, and Mayor Cory Booker explores party platforms and social media.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
11: Tyler Perry
Mitt Romney's Benghazi accusations backfire, two-parent households fix gun problems, Congressman Scott DesJarlais flip-flops on abortion, and Tyler Perry talks "Madea".
Thursday, October 18th, 2012
12: The Killers
A squirrel votes for Mitt Romney, a farmer puts candy in cow feed, Stephen reports on the world's only Corn Palace, and The Killers discuss their clean-cut reputation.
Monday, October 22nd, 2012
13: Donald Sadoway
Colin Small trashes voter registrations, CEOs threaten personnel over the election, Andrew Cuomo seeks to decriminalize pot, and Donald Sadoway shares his battery brainchild.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
14: John Grisham
Mitt Romney's presidential smile wins out, undecided voters skip the debates, Lance Armstrong's doping taints his charity, and John Grisham writes about crooked lawyers.
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
15: Anthony Everitt
Donald Trump wants Barack Obama's passport papers, Fox News rehashes the Benghazi attacks, Richard Mourdock justifies rape pregnancies, and Anthony Everitt talks Rome.
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
16: Mitch Daniels
Ovulation cycles sway female voting, Tom Hanks concocts neutral Halloween costumes, and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels talks about his book, "Keeping the Republic".
Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
17: Lilly Ledbetter
Hurricane Sandy wreaks havoc on New Jersey, Mitt Romney hosts a relief rally, Donald Trump cuts Obama some slack, and Lilly Ledbetter explores gender pay discrimination.
Thursday, November 1st, 2012
18: David Byrne & St. Vincent
Michael Bloomberg issues post-Sandy travel mandates, Mitt Romney sways Billy Graham on Mormonism, and music marvel David Byrne teams up with St. Vincent.
Monday, November 5th, 2012
19: Nate Silver
Colbert Super PAC inspires Mitt Romney, Sasha Issenberg talks data-driven politics, Joe Scarborough doubts liberal math models, and Nate Silver reviews election statistics.
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
20: Election 2012: A Nation Votes, Ohio Decides; The Re-Presidenting of America: Who Will Replace Obama? '12
America snubs the nice Romney boy and picks Obama, Andrew Sullivan sheds light on the election, and Joe Donnelly beats Richard Mourdock in Indiana.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
21: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Liberals and conservatives taint the election, Bill O'Reilly blames Romney's loss on non-whites, wind turbines affect mental health, and Doris Kearns Goodwin recites history.
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
22: Rachel Maddow
New York experiences a nor'easter, an Albany strip club claims to sell art, platonic friends learn the scientific truth, and Rachel Maddow talks election night.
Monday, November 12th, 2012
23: Ken Burns
CIA Director David Petraeus steps down after an affair, Karl Rove faces angry benefactors, Jon Stewart assists Colbert Super PAC, and Ken Burns shares "The Central Park Five".
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
24: Newt Gingrich
The media weighs presidential nominees for 2016, Sonia Sotomayor crushes girlish pipe dreams, and Newt Gingrich admits he guessed wrong about the election.
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
25: Tony Kushner
"America Again" offends Canadians, Wall Street chucks its weakest link, Christopher Steiner reviews computer trading, and screenwriter Tony Kushner talks "Lincoln".
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
26: Chris Stringer
Campbell's promotes soups for millennials, the Petraeus scandal escalates, meth protects against influenza, and Chris Stringer talks primitive humans.
Monday, November 26th, 2012
27: Jake Tapper
Shoppers break Black Friday records, the Supreme Court deliberates copyright law, Pope Benedict XVI modifies the nativity, and Jake Tapper discusses the Afghanistan War.
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
28: Dolly Parton
Police bust a Canadian for lying about Santa, congressional Republicans abandon Grover Norquist, Reihan Salam describes Reagan's tax plan, and Dolly Parton promotes literacy.
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
29: Frank Oz
Powerball sales skyrocket, Fox News explains why women can't get married, Harry Reid tries to curb filibusters, and Frank Oz talks Muppets.
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
30: Sean Carroll
America foregoes a nuclear moon missile, Boeing blocks pension benefits to gay couples, Stephen pushes "America Again," and Sean Carroll explains the Higgs field.
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
31: Ian McKellen
The Report hosts Hobbit Week, safer streets weaken a Republican wedge issue, medical grade sheds replace nursing homes, and Sir Ian McKellen prefers Gandalf the Grey.
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
32: Martin Freeman
Hobbit Week continues with Bilbo Baggins, testosterone gels trigger family hair growth, morning sickness socks Kate Middleton, and Martin Freeman talks TV roles and Tolkien.
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
33: Andy Serkis
Hobbit Week honors Denny's, the Senate votes down universal disability rights, and Andy Serkis compares "The Lord of the Rings" Gollum to "The Hobbit" Gollum.
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
34: Peter Jackson
Hobbit Week ends, Stephen gets the Madame Tussauds treatment, and Peter Jackson receives clarification on Tolkien lore.
Monday, December 10th, 2012
35: Diana Krall
Fans lobby for Stephen's Senate appointment, David Petraeus declines a presidential proposal from Roger Ailes, and Diana Krall resists jazz standards.
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
36: Malcolm Gladwell
Budget deal talks hit a wall, North Korea unearths a unicorn lair, California's ex-gay therapy ban meets resistance, and Malcolm Gladwell chats about man's best friend.
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
37: Mandy Patinkin
"America Again" defeats Papa Bear's bestseller, Jeff Bingaman gives Stephen a Senate how-to, Fox News attacks the 9/11 site mosque, and Mandy Patinkin talks national security.
Thursday, December 13th, 2012
38: Simone Campbell
Rockers raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims, Vince Gilligan leaks "Breaking Bad" footage, Colbert Super PAC money finds a home, and Simone Campbell talks social justice.
Monday, January 7th, 2013
39: Jimmy Wales
Republicans agree to tax the wealthy, a coin solves the debt ceiling debate, Bill O'Reilly insults Asians, and Jimmy Wales shares Wikipedia's next steps.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
40: Chris Kluwe
The Forever Stamp skyrockets in value, blood transfers boost health, the Senate looks into "Zero Dark Thirty," and Chris Kluwe defends same-sex marriage.
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
41: Neil Shubin
Idaho builds a firearms village, the NRA solves gun violence with more guns, wheat addiction spirals, and Neil Shubin explores humans' shared history with rocks.
Thursday, January 10th, 2013
42: Ben Gibbard
A man makes love to a couch, Obama flaunts his testosterone-filled Cabinet, Kevin Garnett hassles Carmelo Anthony, and musician Ben Gibbard grows up.
Monday, January 14th, 2013
43: Piers Morgan
Joe Biden develops gun law recommendations, Ted Nugent references Rosa Parks, a nonprofit disputes Vitaminwater, and Piers Morgan talks gun control.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
44: Jared Diamond
Lance Armstrong spends hours with Oprah, Stephen runs an Extra Special Report on Florida's mystery monkey, and Jared Diamond examines traditional New Guinea culture.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
45: Tom Brokaw
HSBC launders cartel money, Matt Taibbi chews out big banks, Pat Robertson educates "slatternly" wives, and Tom Brokaw tells the plight of second presidential terms.
Thursday, January 17th, 2013
46: Akhil Reed Amar
Subway cons consumers, President Obama tightens gun control, Megyn Kelly reveals her porn name, and Akhil Reed Amar shares his book, "America's Unwritten Constitution".
Monday, January 21st, 2013
47: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Obama launches the Presidential Pride Parade, Kate Middleton contaminates America, and Ta-Nehisi Coates reflects on Obama's second inauguration.
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
48: Kathryn Bigelow
Obama obscures America's hopelessness in his speech, Republicans pursue advanced redistricting, Dustin Hoffman shrinks his cast, and Kathryn Bigelow talks "Zero Dark Thirty".
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
49: Sally Field
Beyonce-Gate riles the media, Ayn Rand admirers find love, Virginia Republicans surprise Democrats with new districts, and Sally Field describes her character in "Lincoln".
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
50: Tavi Gevinson
France sends troops into Mali, Edward Berenson outlines French martial history, Hillary Clinton answers questions about Benghazi, and Tavi Gevinson chats about "Rookie".
Monday, January 28th, 2013
51: Michael Shellenberger
The TSA abandons nude scanners, Australia and conservatives cope with climate change, North Korea goes after America, and Michael Shellenberger debates energy sources.
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
52: George Saunders
Iran launches a monkey into space, states work to nullify Obama's gun grab, Cliff Sloan explains supreme law, Gitmo stays open, and George Saunders boasts about short stories.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
53: Bill Gates
Gay men stress less, Paul Clement defends DOMA in court, the KKK drops its racist message, and Bill Gates shares global health updates.
Thursday, January 31st, 2013
54: Matthew Guerrieri
Super Bowl ads release teasers, Gatorade does away with BVO, a clever crow uses utensils, and Matthew Guerrieri explores Beethoven's cultural impact.
Monday, February 4th, 2013
55: Sonia Sotomayor
A blackout stalls the Super Bowl, Senate members tackle immigration reform, Obama claims to enjoy skeet shooting, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor details "My Beloved World".
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
56: Julie Andrews
A parking lot covers up royal remains, CBS brings unemployment to reality TV, Californians thank a hatchet-armed hitchhiker, and Julie Andrews responds to kids' book critics.
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
57: Lawrence Wright
Lobbyists try to save the penny, Elizabeth Colbert Busch takes on 16 GOP candidates, and Lawrence Wright confirms abuse within the Church of Scientology.
Thursday, February 7th, 2013
58: Benh Zeitlin
A snowstorm slams the Northeast, Senator Stacey Campfield homes in on kids' sexuality, Facebook promotes hookups, and Benh Zeitlin explores Louisiana's Bathtub country.
Monday, February 11th, 2013
59: Garry Wills
The Bush family gets hacked, Pope Benedict becomes the first pope to resign in 717 years, Father Jim Martin details papal appointment, and Garry Wills talks priests.
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
60: Roger Hodge
The GOP holds a conference to self-reflect, Karl Rove targets Tea Partiers, Steven Seagal trains volunteer gun posses, and Roger Hodge touts Southern literature.
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
61: Dave Grohl
President Obama focuses on the middle class and infrastructure, Marc Rubio suffers from dry mouth, and Dave Grohl relives rock 'n' roll history.
Thursday, February 14th, 2013
62: Gavin Newsom
A fertility feast leads to Valentine's Day, the Obama administration targets S&P, and "Citizenville" author Gavin Newsom brings government into the digital age.
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
63: Emily Bazelon
A meteor streaks over Russia, Detroit gleans a libertarian investor, Obama goes golfing with Tiger Woods, and Emily Bazelon explores the culture of bullying.
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
64: David Goldhill
The U.K. responds to a horse meat scare, Alexi Lalas assesses soccer match fixing, Norway celebrates firewood, and David Goldhill critiques health insurance.
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
65: Lil Buck
A rumor links Chuck Hagel to a made-up Islamic group, for-profit incarceration teams up with football, MTV cons BET Twitter fans, and Lil Buck explains jookin.
Monday, February 25th, 2013
66: Simon Garfield
Michelle Obama crashes the Oscars, the CDC researches gun violence, sex scandal gossip plagues the Vatican, and Simon Garfield endorses handmade maps.
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
67: Dr. Michio Kaku
Pope Benedict shares the Vatican with his successor, Jeremy Bird disrupts the natural order in Texas, Al Qaeda evades drone attacks, and Michio Kaku tracks asteroid paths.
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
68: Paola Antonelli
Stephen endorses Halls cough drops, the government bugs Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's trial, John Kerry makes a case for dimwits, and Paola Antonelli shares the future of design.
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
69: Jon Favreau
Pat Robertson confirms that demons occupy garments, shops sell Pope Benedict XVI memorabilia, federal spending cuts loom, and Jon Favreau describes speechwriting methods.
Monday, March 4th, 2013
70: Kirk Bloodsworth
Obama confuses "Star Wars" with "Star Trek," Stephen investigates scallop gonad research, Texas reconsiders gun training, and Kirk Bloodsworth opposes the death penalty.
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
71: James Franco
Hugo Chavez passes away, Obama travels to Israel, Michael Oren discusses Iran, married couples retreat to Mars, and James Franco talks "Oz".
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
72: Brendan O'Connell
The media introduces "Snowquester," Alabama calls the Voting Rights Act into question, Michael Bloomberg bans soda deliveries, and Wal-Mart inspires Brendan O'Connell.
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
73: John Sexton
Rand Paul talks for 13 hours, North Korea creates an ominous music video, "The Bachelor" incites emotionally-charged staring, and John Sexton compares baseball and religion.
Monday, March 25th, 2013
74: Junot Diaz
The Vatican welcomes Pope Francis, Roma Downey stars in "The Bible," Trevor Potter memorializes Ham Rove, and Junot Diaz shares the Freedom University project.
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
75: Eric Topol
Republicans contemplate a Celebrity Task Force, Senator Rob Portman flip-flops on gay marriage, and Eric Topol shares his book, "The Creative Destruction of Medicine".
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
76: Carl Edgar Blake II
Papa Bear reassess gay marriage, scientists study Facebook "Likes," Tennessee lawmakers mistrust a mop sink, and Carl Edgar Blake II shows off his pigs.
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
77: Robert Lustig
Same-sex marriage divides the Supreme Court, Emily Bazelon explains Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, and Robert Lustig warns against sugar.
Monday, April 1st, 2013
78: Sigourney Weaver
Google pays tribute to Cesar Chavez, Pope Francis breaks a New Testament tradition, Tennessee uses a health care lottery, and Sigourney Weaver talks theater.
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
79: Jim McGreevey
Sue Everhart warns of gay marriage fraud, Victor Cha dissects North Korea's bomb threats, Florida plans to outlaw bongs, and Jim McGreevey advocates in-prison rehab.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
80: A.C. Grayling
Mark Sanford runs against Elizabeth Colbert Busch, Louie Gohmert compares gun control to bestiality, the GOP surveys young people, and A.C. Grayling talks God and reason.
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
81: Francis Collins
An Exxon pipeline bursts in Arkansas, Jeremy Irons compares gay marriage to incest, and NIH Director Francis Collins explains Obama's BRAIN Initiative.
Monday, April 8th, 2013
82: Bill Clinton
At the Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting, President Bill Clinton discusses foreign aid, poverty, TED Talks, Twitter and the Colbert Galactic Initiative.
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
83: Charlie LeDuff
Stephen attends the Clinton Global Initiative University Exchange, Exxon sweeps oil into storm drains, and Charlie LeDuff shares his book, "Detroit: An American Autopsy".
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
84: Shane Smith
The Navy builds a laser missile, Senate Republicans give in to gun control, Anthony Weiner ponders the mayoral race, and VICE cofounder Shane Smith talks storytelling.
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
85: Cass Sunstein
NASA develops an asteroid lasso, Nick Gillespie talks about pot legalization, New York City targets filthy Times Square mascots, and Cass Sunstein slams the food pyramid.
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
86: Caroline Kennedy
Terrorists attack the Boston Marathon, Canada manufactures Sexcereal, the Rollie Eggmaster cooks up gelatinous egg rods, and Caroline Kennedy recites poetry with Stephen.
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
87: Alan Cumming
The media dreams up Boston bombing suspects, Adam Davidson explains Bitcoin, Brad Paisley makes a sucky song about racism, and Alan Cumming tackles an almost one-man play.
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
88: Richard Engel
The New York Post misidentifies Boston Marathon suspects, Stephen debuts the Bucket, the Senate opposes gun background checks, and Richard Engel describes Syrian militias.
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
89: Michael Pollan
The Boston manhunt ends, Canadian police expose an Al Qaeda plot, America's infrastructure earns a bad grade, and Michael Pollan describes the four ways of cooking.
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
90: Eric Schmidt
Chris Christie is full of Scooby-Doo-doo, Thomas Herndon takes down Reinhart and Rogoff, and Google's Eric Schmidt talks digital identities.
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
91: Danica Patrick
Twitter hackers trigger a market crash, Bill Clinton picks a dignified Twitter name, the Mars rover draws a penis in the sand, and NASCAR's Danica Patrick manages her rage.
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
92: Gene Robinson
Stephen starts an "O" Book Club, Matt Cartwright speaks Spanish, Fox & Friends gets the word out about a guy singing like a canary, and Gene Robinson advocates gay rights.
Monday, April 29th, 2013
93: Iggy & the Stooges
Jason Collins comes out as gay, New Zealand sanctions same-sex marriage, conservatives get defensive, criminals turn to Yelp, and Iggy Pop performs shirtless.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
94: Evan Spiegel & Bobby Murphy
Congress disregards the Army's wishes, Iowa cracks illegal immigration, Budweiser encourages Facebook friendships, and Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy make photos disappear.
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
95: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
A Newtown victim's daughter confronts Senator Kelly Ayotte, pro-gun senators lose voters' support, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis share their album, "The Heist".
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
96: Ben Kingsley
The Feds identify three accomplices in the Boston bombings, President Obama addresses the Gitmo hunger strike, and Sir Ben Kingsley chats about "Iron Man 3".
Monday, May 6th, 2013
97: Robert Caro
Stephen plugs cOlbert's Book Club, conspiracy theorists explain the government's ammo purchases, dogs ride the Mary Jane train, and Robert Caro scares Republicans.
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
98: Douglas Rushkoff
Fox News prepares for the Benghazi whistleblowers, Rep. Donna Edwards deals with a senile senior, teens amp up their promposals, and Douglas Rushkoff pinpoints the present.
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
99: Richard Besser
Stephen's sister loses her run for Congress, Republicans spite Obama, parents forego diapers, and Richard Besser shares his book, "Tell Me the Truth, Doctor".
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
100: Baz Luhrmann
Carey Mulligan divulges a dark secret, Jennifer Egan discusses "The Great Gatsby"'s place in American letters, and Baz Luhrmann pays homage to F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Monday, May 13th, 2013
101: Jessica Buchanan & Erik Landemalm
The Obama administration lies about Benghazi talking points, the IRS inspects Tea Party groups, and Jessica Buchanan and Erik Landemalm share their book, "Impossible Odds".
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
102: Dan Brown
The House tries to repeal Obamacare again, an immigration study slams Hispanics, Maxim honors Miley Cyrus, and Dan Brown takes inspiration from Dante.
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
103: Cyndi Lauper
The UN describes bugs as "mini-livestock," Congresswoman Gwen Moore rides shotgun, and Cyndi Lauper outlines her Broadway musical, "Kinky Boots".
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
104: Daniel Lieberman
Congress peppers and grills Eric Holder, China seeks peace in the Middle East, a nonprofit provides access to printable guns, and Daniel Lieberman endorses toe shoes.
Monday, May 20th, 2013
105: David Sassoon
ABC's Jonathan Karl lies about the Benghazi scandal, Stephen applies for Tea Party tax exemption, and David Sassoon shares his e-book, "The Dilbit Disaster".
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
106: Noah Feldman
Scientists solve the Irish potato famine mystery, pot boosts metabolism, Rep. Jeff Duncan plans to ban the census, and Noah Feldman describes the Cool War with China.
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
107: The National
Lois Lerner won't spill the IRS scandal beans, Mitch McConnell endorses hemp, PBS appeases David Koch, and The National shares their album "Trouble Will Find Me".
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
108: Christopher Chivers
Barack Obama addresses his usage of drones, Andrew Bacevich thinks war is bad, Pope Francis embraces atheists, and C.J. Chivers reports on Syrian rebels.
Monday, June 3rd, 2013
109: John Dingell
Mark Pocan tempts Stephen with divorce, precision-guided guns promote skill-free killing, and John Dingell wants Congress to learn how to compromise.
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
110: Alex Gibney
The Report pays tribute to Michele Bachmann, NASA researches printable food, the IRS invests in line dancing, and Alex Gibney explores WikiLeaks.
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
111: Jonathan Alter
Superman gets a makeover, Laurie Garrett reviews Monsanto's wheat incident, the Chicago Sun-Times scraps photojournalism, and Jonathan Alter dissects the 2012 election.
Thursday, June 6th, 2013
112: Stephen King, John Mellencamp & T-Bone Burnett
The Obama administration snoops on Verizon customers, Stephen becomes a spy, and Stephen King writes a musical with John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett.
Monday, June 10th, 2013
113: Dan Savage
The NSA whistleblower explains himself, violent protests break out in Turkey, missile launch officers dislike their jobs, and Dan Savage criticizes DOMA.
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
114: Daniel Bergner
NSA Wiretapping Scandal, Jeffrey Rosen on the Fourth Amendment, TSA Detains Chewbacca, Daniel Bergner, "What Do Women Want?".
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
115: Paul McCartney
The NSA builds a data compound, Paul McCartney describes his music career with The Beatles and Wings, and Michael Bloomberg's bike share "begrimes" New York.
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
116: The Postal Service
Stephen honors his late mother, Cap'n Crunch lies about his rank, house flipping makes a comeback, and the Postal Service discusses their electronic music.
Thursday, June 20th, 2013
117: Joss Whedon
Iran replaces outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Rep. Steve King opposes chicken cage laws, Nestle markets to higher-income women, and Joss Whedon talks Shakespeare.
Monday, June 24th, 2013
118: Andrew Solomon
NSA leaker Edward Snowden goes missing, Darrell Issa probes the IRS, news becomes truthinews, the KKK engineers a laser, and Andrew Solomon defines "exceptional" children.
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
119: Peniel Joseph
The Supreme Court guts part of the Voting Rights Act, Brazilians protest government spending, and Peniel Joseph criticizes the Supreme Court's decision.
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
120: Bill Moyers
Gay marriage gets a legal boost, Emily Bazelon analyzes the Supreme Court's decisions, and Bill Moyers chronicles the slow death of the American middle class.
Thursday, June 27th, 2013
121: Chuck Schumer
Mayor Michael Bloomberg declares war on the 4th of July, the Senate enacts immigration reform, and Senator Chuck Schumer talks tattoos and gang signs.
Monday, July 15th, 2013
122: Jeremy Scahill
A Florida jury acquits George Zimmerman, Stephen inspects a SkyMiles scandal, Asiana Airlines sues KTVU over made-up pilot names, and Jeremy Scahill criticizes drone strikes.
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
123: David Karp
Britain prepares for the royal baby, George Zimmerman protestors sing instead of riot, NPR critiques multitaskers, and David Karp promises not to police Tumblr.
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
124: Jerry Seinfeld
Rolling Stone features the Boston bombing suspect, Congress removes food stamps from the farm bill, and Jerry Seinfeld shares his series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee".
Thursday, July 18th, 2013
125: Jeff Bridges
Edward Snowden seeks asylum in Russia, San Diego's mayor faces sexual harassment charges, Eliot Spitzer runs for NYC comptroller, and Jeff Bridges shares his film, "R.I.P.D.".
Monday, July 22nd, 2013
126: Kjerstin Gruys
Kate Middleton delivers her baby, Geraldo Rivera tweets a naked selfie, fast food workers protest the minimum wage, and Kjerstin Gruys examines body image issues.
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
127: Kenneth Goldsmith
The Prince of Wails is born, George Zimmerman helps a family in need, Barack Obama empathizes with black men, and poet Kenneth Goldsmith revisits seven U.S. tragedies.
Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
128: Anant Agarwal
The royal couple name their baby George, Anthony Weiner apologizes for his latest sexts, Kanye West designs a blank t-shirt, and Anant Agarwal discusses his nonprofit, edX.
Thursday, July 25th, 2013
129: Olympia Snowe
An MC crashes the royal birth, Detroit files for bankruptcy, Steve King incites Jorge Ramos, and Olympia Snowe shares her book, "Fighting for Common Ground".
Monday, July 29th, 2013
130: The Lumineers
FreedomWorks burns fake Obama insurance cards, North Carolina allows concealed weapons in bars, and the Lumineers share their self-titled debut album.
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
131: Atul Gawande
The North Pole becomes a lake, Tea Partiers criticize Mitch McConnell, lawmakers brainstorm tax reform in secret, and Atul Gawande shares his article, "Slow Ideas".
Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
132: Emily Matchar
Bradley Manning is found not guilty, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have lunch, Chris Christie and Rand Paul feud, and Emily Matchar shares the "new domesticity".
Thursday, August 1st, 2013
133: Bryan Cranston
Russia protects Edward Snowden, Mayor Bob Filner blames San Diego for his sexual misconduct, Gitmo prisoners read erotic romance, and Bryan Cranston talks meth and Malcolm.
Monday, August 5th, 2013
134: Hugh Laurie
The U.S. government warns of a looming terror threat somewhere, Alex Rodriguez gets suspended for doping, and Hugh Laurie shares his blues album, "Didn't It Rain".
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
135: Robin Thicke
Daft Punk abandons StePhest Colbchella '013, Stephen angers his Hyundai sponsors, and "Blurred Lines" singer Robin Thicke saves Stephen's career.
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
136: Ashton Kutcher
Online critics bash StePhest Colbchella '013, union activist Mary Kay Henry supports fast-food strikers, the SEC comes down on a trader, and Ashton Kutcher talks "Jobs".
Thursday, August 8th, 2013
137: Colum McCann
CNN's doctor switches his position on pot, Matt Damon comes to Stephen's rescue, Darrell Issa wants ocean waters named after Reagan, and Colum McCann talks "TransAtlantic".
Monday, August 12th, 2013
138: Sheldon Whitehouse
The Today Show features twerking, Senator Rush Holt champions public education, and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse chats about his book, "On Virtues".
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
139: John Lewis
Mayor Mike Bloomberg defends New York's stop-and-frisk, the TSA expands its duties, and Congressman John Lewis chats about his graphic novel, "March".
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
140: Kevin Spacey
Russia's anti-gay laws affect Olympic athletes, Obama hires psychologists to "nudge" public opinion, and Kevin Spacey talks "House of Cards".
Thursday, August 15th, 2013
141: Richard Brodhead
A rodeo clown wears an Obama mask, fracking companies put gag orders on families, Obama talks NSA transparency, and Professor Richard Brodhead promotes the humanities.
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
142: Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad employs chemical weapons, The Daily Show gets Jon back, Rep. Dan Kildee promotes sugar beets, and Timothy Cardinal Dolan examines the papacy.
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
143: Gary England
Barack Obama endorses military action in Syria, The New Yorker's Steve Coll unpacks the president's decision, and meteorologist Gary England talks twisters.
Thursday, September 5th, 2013
144: John Prine
Ariel Castro commits suicide, kittens close down the NYC subway, Stephen assigns reading for cOlbert's Book Club, and John Prine shares his folk album, "The Missing Years."
Monday, September 9th, 2013
145: Billie Jean King
Americans oppose military action in Syria, Fox News dreams up "Super Reagan," Iowa grants gun permits to blind people, and Billie Jean King recalls the "Battle of the Sexes."
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
146: Shane Salerno
JD Salinger releases "The Catcher in the Rye" in 1951, Tobias Wolff debates Salinger's short stories, and Shane Salerno co-authors Salinger's biography
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
147: Sheryl Crow
New York City holds the mayoral primary, Syria agrees to surrender its chemical weapons, Rand Paul flip-flops, and Sheryl Crow discusses her album, "Feels Like Home."
Thursday, September 12th, 2013
148: Philip Mudd
The New York Times prints Vladimir Putin's op-ed on Syria, Rep. Jim McDermott defends gay rights, and Philip Mudd shares his book, "Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda."
Monday, September 16th, 2013
149: Andrew Bacevich
Stephen honors the Lehman Brothers, pundits criticize government "moochers," Miss America receives racist comments, and Andrew Bacevich shares his book, "Breach of Trust."
Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
150: Arne Duncan
Billionaires get left behind, Kanye West performs for Kazakhstan's controversial leader, Cheerios cashes in on death, and Arne Duncan endorses early education.
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
151: Nicholson Baker
Andrew Sullivan supports U.N. intervention in Syria, conservatives attack gun violence in video games, and Nicholson Baker shares his book, "Traveling Sprinkler."
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
152: Jack Johnson
Michelle Obama promotes H2O, Republicans regulate Obamacare navigators, Jihawg Ammo makes bacon bullets, and Jack Johnson shares his album, "From Here to Now to You."
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Jon Stewart congratulates Stephen on his Emmys, Pope Francis speaks out on Catholic teachings, and Metallica presents its film, "Metallica: Through the Never."
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
154: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Google cracks down on YouTube, Fox News assesses the "war on football," Ted Cruz gives a 21-hour anti-Obamacare speech, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt describes his film, "Don Jon."
Thursday, September 26th, 2013
155: Chris Fischer
Americone Dream is made with meth, CNN's "Crossfire" encourages incoherent yelling, Rush Limbaugh writes for kids, and Chris Fischer talks about his nonprofit, OCEARCH.
Monday, September 30th, 2013
156: Vince Gilligan
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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
157: Daniel Radcliffe
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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
158: Chris Matthews
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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
159: David Finkel
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Monday, September 30th, 2013
1: Vince Gilligan
Congress shuts down the government, Butterball appeases male cooks, and "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan discusses the final season.
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
2: Daniel Radcliffe
The government shuts down, Americans flood the Affordable Care Act website, anti-Obamacare groups target youth, and Daniel Radcliffe describes his film, "Kill Your Darlings".
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
3: Chris Matthews
Barack Obama meets with congressional leaders about the government "slim down", Bill O'Reilly talks divine inspiration, and Chris Matthews compares Obama and Reagan.
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
4: David Finkel
Congressional leaders fail to compromise on the government shutdown, Stephen officiates a wedding, and David Finkel examines post-war trauma in "Thank You for Your Service".
Monday, October 7th, 2013
5: James Spithill
Republicans hold Obama responsible for the government shutdown, Emily Bazelon reviews McCutcheon v. F.E.C., and James Spithill shares some history of the America's Cup.
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
6: Paul Giamatti
The debt ceiling looms, Eric Holder permits pro-pot laws, and Paul Giamatti talks "Parkland".
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
7: Tom Hanks
Truckers organize "Ride for the Constitution", and Tom Hanks talks about Somali pirates.
Thursday, October 10th, 2013
8: Reed Albergotti & Vanessa O'Connell
Hanksy dolls up Stephen's studio, and Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell discuss Lance Armstrong.
Monday, October 21st, 2013
9: The Reflektors
The government reopens, New Jersey allows gay marriage, and The Reflektors (a.k.a. Arcade Fire) perform "Normal People".
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
10: A. Scott Berg
Stephen weighs in on lions and tigers, KFC invents the "Go Cup" and A. Scott Berg discusses his book, "Wilson".
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
11: Gwen Ifill & Judy Woodruff
Stephen enrolls in Obamacare, and Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill discuss fact-based reporting.
Thursday, October 24th, 2013
12: Stephen Fry
Girly hats could emasculate the Marines, and Stephen Fry discusses his role in "Twelfth Night".
Monday, October 28th, 2013
13: Orlando Bloom
Stuffed animals go sightseeing, and Orlando Bloom discusses his Broadway turn in "Romeo and Juliet".
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
14: Billy Collins
Americans resort to harvesting their bodies, and Billy Collins talks about his book, "Aimless Love".
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
15: Jack Andraka
Shepard Smith battles digital addiction, and Jack Andraka shares his passion for science.
Thursday, October 31st, 2013
16: Zach Sims
The NSA spying scandal reaches the Vatican, and Codecademy's Zach Sims talks computer programming.
Monday, November 4th, 2013
17: David Folkenflik
Corporations find religion, and author David Folkenflik discusses "Murdoch's World".
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
18: Julius Erving
A bong-shaped mascot upsets a Canadian town, and Julius Erving discusses "Dr. J: The Autobiography".
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
19: Brian Lehrer
Toys "R" Us mocks nature, and the host of "The Brian Lehrer Show" discusses New York City politics.
Thursday, November 7th, 2013
20: Daniel Lieberman
The Senate cracks down on sexual discrimination in the workplace, Stephen is nominated for a People's Choice Award, and author Daniel Lieberman discusses "The Story of the Human Body".
Monday, November 11th, 2013
21: Peter Baker
"60 Minutes" anchor Lara Logan apologizes for her flawed Benghazi story, and "Days of Fire" author Peter Baker discusses George W. Bush's rocky relationship with Dick Cheney.
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
22: David Christian
HealthCare.gov glitches lead to low enrollment, France rejects a nuke deal with Iran, a luxury hotel offers poverty-themed vacations, and David Christian talks "Big History".
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
23: Blind Boys of Alabama
Human Rights groups protest U.S. drone attacks, Richard Cohen faces backlash over race comments, and the Blind Boys of Alabama perform a song from "I'll Find a Way".
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
24: Alexis Ohanian
Stephen calls for aid to the Philippines, The Today Show airs live prostate exams, and Alexis Ohanian discusses online democracy and his book, "Without Their Permission".
Monday, November 18th, 2013
25: Steve McQueen
The Colbert Nation helps the Philippines, conservatives gloat over Obamacare, Chip Wilson defends his yoga pants, and Steve McQueen talks "12 Years a Slave".
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
26: Rick Santorum
Wal-Mart hosts a food drive for its own employees, Robert Reich argues for better income equality, and Rick Santorum discusses his movie, "The Christmas Candle".
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Congressman Trey Radel pleads guilty to cocaine possession, Russia cracks down on "gay propaganda", and guest M.I.A. performs a song from her album "Matangi".
Thursday, November 21st, 2013
28: J.J. Abrams
Senate Democrats go nuclear, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin blocks same-sex benefits, Stephen invites himself to Thanksgiving dinner, and J.J. Abrams discusses his novel, "S".
Monday, December 2nd, 2013
29: Daniel Goleman
HealthCare.gov relaunches, turkeys compete for Obama's pardon, Amazon embraces drones, a Christmas tree saves Christmas, and Daniel Goleman discusses his book, "Focus".
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
30: Ed Stone
The pope might lead a secret life, the FDA targets trans fat, the McRib is scrutinized, a tech firm invents an office robot, and Ed Stone discusses the Voyager missions.
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
31: Bryan Stevenson
Congress's productivity hits a record low, the rich get a floating tax shelter, Common Core threatens cursive, and Bryan Stevenson argues for an equitable justice system.
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
32: Alan Mulally
Stephen weighs flight against invisibility, Colorado legalizes pot, the GOP learns how to talk to women, and Alan Mulally discusses the Ford Mustang's 50-year legacy.
Monday, December 9th, 2013
33: David Keith
Stephen honors Mandela, Bill O'Reilly & John Stossel discourage giving, "America Again" vies for a Grammy, and author David Keith discusses "A Case For Climate Engineering ".
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
34: Alex Blumberg
Walmart becomes an elite institution, Virginia Postrel examines the value of television, Venezuela starts Christmas early, and Alex Blumberg discusses "The T-Shirt Project".
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
35: Elizabeth Gilbert
Festivus comes to the Florida Capitol, Obama's handshake causes outrage, Mike Huckabee fights Obamacare with music, and Elizabeth Gilbert talks "The Signature of All Things ".
Thursday, December 12th, 2013
36: George Packer
Congress agrees on a budget, a sleeping aid has terrifying side effects, Megyn Kelly argues that Santa is white, and author George Packer discusses "The Unwinding".
Monday, December 16th, 2013
37: Jonah Peretti
Google buys a robotics company, the NSA infiltrates online games, Stephen and Billy Crystal compete for a Grammy, and Jonah Peretti discusses BuzzFeed's journalism initiative.
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
38: Garry Trudeau
Edward Snowden seeks political asylum in Brazil, China embraces pollution, Ted Cruz gets his own coloring book, and Garry Trudeau discusses his show, "Alpha House."
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
39: Keanu Reeves
Customer satisfaction is worthless, Germany joins the debate over Santa's ethnicity, Keanu Reeves talks "47 Ronin", and Aaron Neville performs with members of MusiCorps. Christmas Carol: Aaron Neville and MusicCorps.
Thursday, December 19th, 2013
40: Ben Stiller
Jamie Dimon flaunts his wealth with a decadent Christmas card, A&E suspends Phil Robertson for anti-gay remarks, and Ben Stiller talks "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". Christmas Carol: The Blind Boys of Alabama.
Monday, January 6th, 2014
41: Ken Roth
America endures a polar vortex, the FDA targets antibiotics in livestock, recreational weed goes on sale in Colorado, and Ken Roth discusses Human Rights Watch.
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
42: John Seigenthaler
Donald Trump takes on global warming, Pope Francis criticizes wealth disparity, scientists look for time travelers online, and John Seigenthaler discusses Al Jazeera America.
Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
43: Ishmael Beah
Scandal engulfs Chris Christie, the media explains the concept of cold weather, and Ishmael Beah talks being a child soldier and his book, "Radiance of Tomorrow".
Thursday, January 9th, 2014
44: Jeff Skoll
Chris Christie's bridge scandal deepens, Robert Gates's "Duty" has harsh words for Obama, and Jeff Skoll discusses his film company, Participant Media.
Monday, January 13th, 2014
45: David Fanning
A chemical spill threatens West Virginia's water supply, Obama's Iraq policy comes under fire, a company provides retroactive advertising, and David Fanning talks Frontline.
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
46: Deborah Solomon
A-Rod is suspended for drug use, Pat Buchanan supports Russia's anti-gay laws, Billie Jean King is a U.S. Olympic delegate, and Deborah Solomon talks "American Mirror".
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
47: Gabriel Sherman
America gets its own commercial, college athletes struggle with literacy, a sex scandal rocks France, and Gabriel Sherman talks "The Loudest Voice in the Room".
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
48: Naquasia LeGrand
The NSA infects personal computers, a jewelry company sells diamond pacifiers, Carol Burnett gets sarcastic, and Naquasia LeGrand talks "Fast Food Forward."
Monday, January 20th, 2014
49: Scott Stossel
Peyton Manning chants for Omaha, a drug shortage threatens the death penalty, Pope Francis encourages breastfeeding in church, and Scott Stossel talks "My Age of Anxiety."
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
50: Michael Chabon & Mariel Hemingway
cOlbert's Book Club begins with a primer on Ernest Hemingway, Michael Chabon talks "A Farewell to Arms," and Mariel Hemingway discusses her grandfather's romantic side.
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
51: Charles Duhigg
NASA discovers a Martian doughnut, U.S. nuclear officers cheat on proficiency tests, the Westminster Dog Show allows mutts, and Charles Duhigg talks "The Power of Habit."
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
52: Patricia Churchland
Riots break out in the Ukraine, Tim Wu weighs in on net neutrality, China bootlegs The Report, and Patricia Churchland discusses "Touching a Nerve."
Monday, January 27th, 2014
53: Nate Silver
The NFL prohibits mention of the Super Bowl, Richard Sherman unleashes a post-game rant, the Grammys embrace gay marriage, and FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver discusses sports.
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
54: Justin Tuck
The NFL cracks down on extra points, Stephen trains to be a quarterback, spotted owls fight for survival, and Justin Tuck describes the thrill of football.
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
55: Cris Carter
Stephen trains for Super Bowl greatness, the Puppy Bowl gets a new player, Joe Biden distracts at the State of the Union, and Cris Carter discusses football and "Going Deep."
Thursday, January 30th, 2014
56: Drew Brees
The NFL rethinks their marijuana policy, football might cause brain damage, the mayors of Denver and Seattle root for their home team, and Drew Brees talks "Playoff Face Off."
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
57: Jennifer Senior
Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad sparks outrage, cheerleaders sue the Oakland Raiders, J.K. Rowling regrets pairing Hermione and Ron, and Jennifer Senior talks "All Joy and No Fun."
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
58: Pussy Riot
Black History Month coincides with Children's Dental Health Month, Chris Christie's bridge scandal worsens, and Pussy Riot discusses human rights and the Putin regime.
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
59: Lake Street Dive
Critics argue that Obamacare will destroy jobs, Mort Zuckerman weighs in on Tom Perkins' Nazi analogy, and Lake Street Dive performs a song from "Bad Self Portraits."
Thursday, February 6th, 2014
60: Paul Krugman
Obama faces pressure to approve the Keystone Pipeline, Olympic journalists share Sochi horror stories, TSA agents gawk at body scan images, and Paul Krugman talks Obamacare.
Monday, February 10th, 2014
61: Patrick Kennedy
The Sochi Olympics open with a technical glitch, Buddy Cole investigates Russia's anti-gay laws, the Taliban captures a spy dog, and Patrick Kennedy discusses Project SAM.
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
62: Charlie Crist
Stephen launches a fundraiser for the U.S. speedskating team, Buddy Cole helps athletes appear straight, Michael Sam comes out, and Charlie Crist discusses "The Party's Over."
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
63: Godfrey Reggio
Stephen attends the White House State Dinner, Bill O'Reilly gloats over his Obama interview, Shepard Smith recites the White House menu, and Godfrey Reggio talks "Visitors."
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
64: Brian Greene
Stephen welcomes Jimmy Fallon to The Tonight Show, Piers Morgan offends the trans community, Janet Mock explores gender identity, and Brian Greene discusses World Science U.
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
65: Alexander Payne
U.S. ice dancers nab a gold medal, Buddy Cole investigates gay propaganda in Sochi, Al Qaeda members accidentally kill themselves, and Alexander Payne talks "Nebraska."
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
66: Stanley McChrystal
Bill O'Reilly accuses Stephen of mockery, Bode Miller discusses his Olympic win, Buddy Cole goes undercover in Sochi, and Stanley McChrystal talks "My Share of the Task."
Monday, February 24th, 2014
67: Darlene Love
A Dutch Olympics coach slams the U.S. speedskating team, protesters oust the Ukrainian president, and Darlene Love talks "20 Feet From Stardom."
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
68: St. Vincent
Huffington Post asks parents if their kid is Hitler, critics fume over military budget cuts, a lobby fights for paper, and St. Vincent performs "Digital Witness."
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
69: Meryl Davis & Charlie White
Michelle Obama tackles child obesity, a Gumby thief terrorizes a small town, critics target Hillary Clinton's age, and Meryl Davis & Charlie White bask in Olympic glory.
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
70: Jeff Goldblum
Jan Brewer vetoes anti-gay legislation, a study suggests that race is subjective, the KKK embraces sci-fi technology, and Jeff Goldblum discusses "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
Monday, March 3rd, 2014
71: Caitlin Flanagan
Slavery makes history at the Oscars, an anti-Obamacare ad spreads falsehoods, Barbie poses for Sports Illustrated, and Caitlin Flanagan talks "The Dark Power of Fraternities."
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
72: Jaron Lanier
Stephen gives a primer on Crimea, Republicans blame Obama for the Ukraine crisis, Steve King defends Arizona's anti-gay bill, and Jaron Lanier talks "Who Owns the Future?"
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
73: Beau Willimon
Bill O'Reilly cites the "downside" of woman presidents, Chevron delivers pizza, Headline News targets the social media generation, and Beau Willimon talks "House of Cards."
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
74: Theaster Gates
Massachusetts allows upskirt photography, teens pursue the "thigh gap," Warner Music holds "Happy Birthday" hostage, and Theaster Gates uses art to revitalize urban spaces.
Monday, March 10th, 2014
75: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Atheists protest a cross displayed at the 9/11 memorial, a Kentucky church group hosts a gun giveaway, and Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses his Fox series, "Cosmos."
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
76: Ronan Farrow
The pope gets his own magazine, the Huffington Post investigates anal sex, the government sues Sprint over wiretapping fees, and Ronan Farrow discusses "Ronan Farrow Daily."
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
77: Maria Shriver
Obama appears on "Between Two Ferns," Liz Wahl discusses her resignation from Russia Today, the NSA hires an advice columnist, and Maria Shriver talks "Paycheck to Paycheck."
Thursday, March 13th, 2014
78: Simon Schama
Recreational marijuana sales skyrocket in Colorado, Obama expands overtime pay for millions of Americans, and Simon Schama talks "The Story of the Jews."
Monday, March 24th, 2014
79: Bryan Cranston
G.K. Butterfield gives a primer on North Carolina, cable news pundits embrace wild theories about Malaysia's missing plane, and Bryan Cranston discusses LBJ and "All the Way."
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
80: Jimmy Carter
Former president Jimmy Carter visits The Report to discuss his lifelong passion for human rights and his book "A Call to Action."
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
81: Errol Morris
Secret Service agents go on a bender, a Belgian baby gets a soccer contract, the Washington Redskins reach out to Native Americans, and Errol Morris talks "The Known Unknown."
Thursday, March 27th, 2014
82: Darren Aronofsky
Russia seizes Ukraine's dolphin army, morning news shows pander to millennials, Hawaii's cops lose the right to have sex with prostitutes, and Darren Aronofsky talks "Noah."
Monday, March 31st, 2014
83: Biz Stone
Apple announces ethnically-diverse emoticons, Stephen responds to the #CancelColbert Twitter fiasco, and Biz Storm discusses his Jelly app and "Things a Little Bird Told Me."
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
84: John Malkovich
Obamacare enrollment hits a major milestone, college athletes seek union rights, and John Malkovich chats about his movie "Cesar Chavez."
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
85: Dan Harris
A U.N. report warns of devastating climate change, Tennessee seeks new death penalty drugs, aging tech workers resort to plastic surgery, and Dan Harris talks "10% Happier."
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
86: Mark Mazzetti
Experts claim to have found the Holy Grail, Emily Bazelon weighs in on money in politics, Bill O'Reilly embraces inequality, and Mark Mazzetti talks "The Way of the Knife."
Monday, April 7th, 2014
87: Edward Frenkel
Jeb Bush defends illegal immigrants, Alaska outlaws drone-assisted hunting, a GOP candidate speaks at a cockfighting rally, and Edward Frenkel talks "Love and Math."
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
88: Jane Goodall
A Senate report reveals that the CIA made false claims about enhanced interrogation, Common Core math tests create mass confusion, and Jane Goodall talks "Seeds of Hope.
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
89: Sheryl Sandberg
An Internet bug causes panic, Andrew Sullivan weighs in on Brendan Eich's resignation from Mozilla, Obama pushes for equal pay, and Sheryl Sandberg talks "Lean In."
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
David Letterman announces his retirement, Botox helps treat depression, Bill O'Reilly fights the grievance-industrial complex, and Sting performs "The Last Ship."
Monday, April 21st, 2014
91: Ken Burns
An Al Qaeda video tips off U.S. forces, critics advance conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton, a church embraces mixed martial arts, and Ken Burns talks "The Address."
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
92: George Will
The U.S. Postal Service honors gay activist Harvey Milk, Stephen examines California's 29th district, and George Will talks "A Nice Little Place on the North Side."
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
93: John Calipari
Canada's middle class surges, college athletes get unlimited snacks, a senator defends cockfighting, America faces a lime shortage, and John Calipari talks "Players First."
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
94: George Saunders
The Supreme Court upholds a ban on affirmative action, a cattle rancher battles the federal government, and author George Saunders discusses "Congratulations, by the Way."
Monday, April 28th, 2014
95: Michael McFaul
Pope Francis grants sainthood to his predecessors, Dr. Paul Offit makes the case for vaccination, and Michael McFaul expands on Russia's complex relationship with the U.S.
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
96: Robert Rodriguez
Donald Sterling lands in hot water over his racist remarks, Congress names a mountain after Reagan, Obama pushes for prisoner clemency, and Robert Rodriguez talks El Rey.
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
97: Audra McDonald
Syria's president runs for reelection, Clay Aiken discusses his bid for Congress, a lesbian trio gets married, and Audra McDonald talks "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill."
Thursday, May 1st, 2014
98: Saul Williams
Jesse Watters mocks America's youth, CNN waits endlessly for news on Flight 370, and poet Saul Williams talks about his role in Broadway's "Holla If Ya Hear Me."
Monday, May 5th, 2014
99: Edward O. Wilson
Stephen examines Virginia's 3rd District, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar weighs in on racism in America, and renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson talks "A Window on Eternity."
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
100: Bette Midler
Rand Paul courts Rupert Murdoch at the Kentucky Derby, Georgia allows guns in public, Satanists build a statue in Oklahoma, and Bette Midler discusses "A View From a Broad."
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
101: David Remnick
A vibrating pill fights constipation, scientists discover the world's first female penis, violence escalates in Ukraine, and The New Yorker's David Remnick talks "The 40s."
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
102: Ellen Page
Stephen interviews a role-playing congressional candidate, Fox Business anchor Stu Varney gushes about his popular appeal, and Ellen Page talks "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
Monday, May 12th, 2014
103: Glenn Greenwald
Michael Sam becomes the NFL's first openly gay draft pick, conspiracy theories swirl around Monica Lewinsky's Vanity Fair essay, and Glenn Greenwald talks "No Place to Hide."
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
104: The Black Keys
Pope Francis embraces socialism, Rosemary Nyirumbe talks #BringBackOurGirls, the Koch brothers target the Columbus Zoo, and The Black Keys perform a song from "Turn Blue."
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
105: Keri Russell
The pope declares that he would baptize Martians, climate change reaches the point of no return, Amazon secures a questionable patent, and Keri Russell talks "The Americans."
Thursday, May 15th, 2014
106: Tom Friedman
Russia kicks the U.S. out of the International Space Station, robots get lessons in morality, and Thomas Friedman talks "Years of Living Dangerously."
Monday, May 19th, 2014
107: Elizabeth Warren
Scientists embrace gender equality for lab rats, a product revolutionizes beef jerky, and Elizabeth Warren discusses the banking industry and her memoir, "A Fighting Chance."
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
108: Matthew Weiner
The U.S. accuses China of cyber spying, Republicans take ferocious aim at Hillary Clinton, the E.U. offers people a clean slate on Google, and Matthew Weiner talks "Mad Men."
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
109: Patrick Stewart
Eccentric candidates dominate Idaho's gubernatorial debate, a Middle Eastern virus migrates to the U.S., and Patrick Stewart chats about "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
110: Ray Mabus
Paul Rieckhoff weighs in on a growing Veterans Affairs scandal, Marco Rubio dodges a question about his marijuana use, and Ray Mabus sheds light on the U.S. Navy.
Monday, June 2nd, 2014
111: Thomas Piketty
Obama negotiates a prisoner swap with the Taliban, a Florida man installs a firing range in his yard, and Thomas Piketty discusses "Capital in the Twenty-First Century."
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
112: Morgan Freeman
Open-carry gun advocates make the NRA uncomfortable, Dan Esty weighs in on Obama's climate change initiative, and Morgan Freeman talks "Through the Wormhole."
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
113: Jonah Hill
Female hurricanes cause more deaths than male ones, Sherman Alexie discusses the Amazon-Hachette feud, The Report educates the public, and Jonah Hill talks "22 Jump Street."
Thursday, June 5th, 2014
114: Chrissie Hynde
Conservatives scrutinize Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, North Korea invents a mushroom sports drink, football players sue the NFL, and Chrissie Hynde performs songs from "Stockholm."
Monday, June 9th, 2014
115: Esther Perel
A GOP candidate changes his name in order to win Hispanic votes, Vincent van Gogh's ear finds new life at an art museum, and Esther Perel talks "Mating in Captivity."
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
116: John Waters
A computer passes for a human being, a robot demands civil rights, the Jacksonville Jaguars install swimming pools in their stadium, and John Waters talks "Carsick."
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
117: Rob Rhinehart
Tea Party challenger David Brat defeats Eric Cantor, debtors' prison makes a comeback in the U.S., and Rob Rhinehart discusses his food substitute, Soylent.
Thursday, June 12th, 2014
118: James Webb
Ted Cruz drops his Canadian citizenship, Led Zeppelin faces a plagiarism lawsuit, Hans Beinholtz discusses the World Cup, and James Webb talks "I Heard My Country Calling."
Monday, June 16th, 2014
119: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ben Van Heuvelen discusses the ISIS threat in Iraq, a study finds that financial hardship can lead to racist attitudes, and Ta-Nehisi Coates talks "The Case for Reparations."
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
120: David Boies & Theodore B. Olson
Team USA defeats Ghana at the World Cup, Hispanics prove that being white is a choice, and David Boies and Theodore B. Olson discuss "Redeeming the Dream."
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
121: Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
The RNC sends a giant squirrel after Hillary Clinton, Thad Cochran reminisces about indecent acts with animals, and Katty Kay and Claire Shipman discuss "The Confidence Code."
Thursday, June 19th, 2014
122: Jay Carney
Dick Cheney slams Obama over Iraq, Doritos unveils experimental flavors, an app reduces all messages to "yo," and Jay Carney chats about being White House press secretary.
Monday, June 23rd, 2014
123: John Green
Team USA ties Portugal in the World Cup, Mark Mazzetti discusses U.S. military advisers in Iraq, a handsome mug shot goes viral, and John Green talks "The Fault in Our Stars."
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
124: Edie Falco
ISIS militants invade the Twittersphere, Ben & Jerry's becomes GMO-free, New York lawmakers ban tiger selfies, and Edie Falco talks about Showtime's "Nurse Jackie."
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
125: Eleanor Holmes Norton
Obama breaches Chipotle etiquette, John Burnett discusses America's child immigrant crisis, and Eleanor Holmes Norton reflects on Mississippi's Freedom Summer.
Thursday, June 26th, 2014
126: Paul Rudd
Fox News's Dr. Keith Ablow floats a conspiracy theory about the World Cup, North Carolina upholds a possum-dropping tradition, and Paul Rudd chats about "They Both Came."
Monday, July 14th, 2014
127: Jad Abumrad & Robert Krulwich
The World Cup comes to an end, John Boehner sues President Obama, a company invents a beverage-identifying cup, and Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich discuss "Radiolab."
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
128: Vint Cerf
Obama develops a case of senioritis, bears continue to threaten America, and Google's Vint Cerf describes his role in co-creating the Internet.
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
129: Bill de Blasio
Rick Perry faces criticism over his fashion choices, Joe Quesada discusses Captain America's replacement, and Bill de Blasio weighs in on the challenges facing New Yorkers.
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
130: Steven Wise
A Malaysia Airlines plane crashes in Ukraine, conservatives react to the child immigrant crisis, coal rollers embrace pollution, and Steven M. Wise talks "Rattling the Cage."
Monday, July 21st, 2014
131: Nancy Pelosi
Tensions rise over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Edan Lepucki's "California" becomes a best seller, and Nancy Pelosi discusses the "Middle Class Jumpstart" plan.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
132: Julia Ioffe
Rep. Steve Pearce investigates the child immigrant crisis, P.K. Winsome offers advice on impeaching Obama, and Julia Ioffe discusses the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
133: Mary Mazzio & Oscar Vazquez
Tim Draper discusses his Six Californias initiative, Lowe's employees deliver top-notch health care to a veteran, and Mary Mazzio and Oscar Vazquez talk "Underwater Dreams."
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
134: Elon Musk
Darth Vader polls higher than all 2016 presidential candidates, "True Blood" slams conservatives, a typo threatens Obamacare, and Elon Musk shares his visionary technology.
Monday, July 28th, 2014
Stephen hosts "The Hobbit" panel at Comic-Con, a luxury apartment complex includes a "poor door," and Beck performs a song off his album "Morning Phase."
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
136: Jon Batiste & Stay Human
A week's worth of horrible news weighs on Stephen, Sarah Palin launches her own web channel, and Jon Batiste & Stay Human perform a song off their album "Social Music."
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
137: James Franco
Orlando Bloom throws a punch at Justin Bieber, Allan Sloan discusses corporate tax dodgers, nudity becomes a big hit on reality TV, and James Franco talks "Child of God."
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
138: Campbell Brown
Obama supports putting women on U.S. currency, controversy swirls around coverage of the Gaza crisis, Satan sends text messages, and Campbell Brown talks education reform.
Monday, August 4th, 2014
139: Pat Buchanan & John W. Dean
Stephen commemorates the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation, Pat Buchanan discusses "The Greatest Comeback," and John W. Dean talks "The Nixon Defense."
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
140: James Cameron
Open-carry gun supporters publish a children's book, Hillary Clinton discusses "Hard Choices," and James Cameron talks about "DeepSea Challenge 3D."
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
141: Michael Fassbender
Kim Jong-un tours a lube factory, Rand Paul runs away from immigration activists, a five-year-old gives a stellar TV interview, and Michael Fassbender chats about "Frank."
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
142: Brian Chesky
Ebola panic spreads across America, Vladimir Putin bans food from the West, Stephen takes sides in a sandwich showdown, and Brian Chesky chats about his company, Airbnb.
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
143: Jeff Bridges & Lois Lowry
The Report wins the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series, Stephen chats with Rep. Marcia Fudge about Ohio's 11th District, and Jeff Bridges and Lois Lowry talk "The Giver."
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
144: Michael Sheen
Protests erupt over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Scrabble adds thousands of trendy words to its dictionary, and Michael Sheen talks about "Masters of Sex."
Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Critics blast Obama as ISIS advances in Syria, a company provides a convenient way to inhale alcohol, and street artist JR shares his award-winning work.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
146: Mandy Patinkin
Hackers post nude photos of female celebrities, Norm Stamper discusses the implications of militarizing the police, and Mandy Patinkin talks "Homeland."
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
147: Randall Munroe
Critics demand that Obama go to war with ISIS, Frank Underwood from "House of Cards" offers leadership advice, and Randall Munroe discusses his book "What If?"
Thursday, September 4th, 2014
148: Doris Kearns Goodwin
New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade welcomes gays, Cosmopolitan covers the midterms, Al Qaeda expands into India, and Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses "The Bully Pulpit."
Monday, September 8th, 2014
149: John Lithgow
Pundits rejoice over a royal pregnancy, immigration reform remains in limbo, a fitness bracelet shocks people into exercising, and John Lithgow discusses "Love Is Strange."
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
150: Jason Segel
Apple unveils its smartwatch, Detroit firefighters manage to innovate despite a lack of resources, and Jason Segel discusses his children's book, "Nightmares!"
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
151: Henry Kissinger
President Obama plans to destroy ISIS, Donald Trump tries to protect his name, the BuyPartisan app helps people shop politically, and Henry Kissinger discusses "World Order."
Thursday, September 11th, 2014
152: Lonn Taylor
President Obama declares military action against ISIS, global warming threatens birds, and Lonn Taylor discusses "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon."
Monday, September 15th, 2014
153: Mindy Kaling
A new Miss America reigns, The Guardian editor Matt Wells weighs in on Scottish independence, think tanks accept foreign money, and Mindy Kaling discusses "The Mindy Project."
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
154: Unlocking the Truth
President Obama draws on Bush-era policies to battle ISIS, an detailed report insults the Olive Garden's menu, and Unlocking the Truth performs from "Monster."
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
155: Viggo Mortensen
Stephen dresses up as Prince Hawkcat at Comic-Con, California school districts receive armored military vehicles, and Viggo Mortensen chats about "The Two Faces of January."
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
156: Terry Gilliam
A new app helps people cut down on their smartphone usage, Sean Hannity reminisces about being spanked, and Terry Gilliam discusses his film "The Zero Theorem."
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Afghan soldiers go missing from Cape Cod, climate change protesters descend on Manhattan, Charles Krauthammer psychoanalyzes Obama, and Tweedy performs a song from "Sukierae."
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
158: Naomi Klein
The U.S. launches airstrikes in Syria, Jared Huffman chats about California's 2nd district, a Russian brewer acquires Pabst, and Naomi Klein talks "This Changes Everything."
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
159: Bill Cosby
Jeff Tweedy calls the Atone Phone hotline, President Obama comes under fire for saluting with a coffee cup, and Bill Cosby sits down with Stephen.
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
160: Walter Mischel
Attorney General Eric Holder resigns, Staten Island's famous groundhog dies under suspicious circumstances, and Walter Mischel discusses "The Marshmallow Test."
Monday, September 29th, 2014
1: Jamie Oliver
Pundits imply that Obama is mimicking George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton becomes a grandmother, Kim Jong-un battles a cheese addiction, and Jamie Oliver talks "Comfort Food."
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
2: Jeffrey Tambor
A Muslim NFL player gets punished for praying, Bobby Jindal rethinks his pro-knowledge agenda, Hans Beinholtz accentuates the negative, and Jeffrey Tambor talks "Transparent."
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
3: Mike Mullen
Author Louisa Lim discusses civil unrest in Hong Kong, Stephen offends Bill O'Reilly, and retired Navy Admiral Mike Mullen discusses ISIS and the Middle East.
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
4: Lynn Sherr
Dr. Kent Sepkowitz discusses America's first Ebola case, rich Americans develop new ways to exclude others, and Lynn Sherr talks "Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space."
Monday, October 6th, 2014
5: James M. McPherson
Gay marriage becomes legal in 30 states, Allison Orr Larsen explains amicus briefs, the CDC attempts to quell Ebola fears, and James M. McPherson talks "Embattled Rebel."
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
6: Leon Wieseltier
CNN compares Ebola to ISIS, Rep. Tammy Duckworth talks about Illinois's 8th district, and The New Republic's Leon Wieseltier discusses "Insurrections of the Mind."
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
7: Carol Burnett
John Boehner raises money for an openly gay politician, Obama faces pressure to name the war against ISIS, and Carol Burnett talks about her role in "Love Letters."
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
8: Robert Plant
Seattle puts an end to Columbus Day, two toddlers argue about rain, political ads humanize Republicans, and Robert Plant shares songs from "lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar."
Monday, October 13th, 2014
9: Walter Isaacson
Michelle Obama flubs a candidate's name, South Dakota's Senate race heats up, Stephen prepares for his final 32 episodes, and Walter Isaacson discusses "The Innovators."
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
10: Neil Young
The Vatican promotes acceptance of gays, a Republican ad compares Governor Rick Scott to a wedding dress, and "Special Deluxe" author Neil Young performs a duet with Stephen.
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
11: Justin Simien
Google botches Stephen's height, Stan Lee creates an Indian superhero, Sean Hannity shares his fitness secrets, and writer-director Justin Simien talks "Dear White People."
Thursday, October 16th, 2014
12: William Deresiewicz
C.J. Chivers weighs in on abandoned WMDs found in Iraq, Rick Scott and Charlie Crist face off in an unusual debate, and author William Deresiewicz discusses "Excellent Sheep."
Monday, October 27th, 2014
13: Meredith Vieira
The Ebola virus arrives in New York City, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert argues against gays in the military, and Meredith Vieira discusses "The Meredith Vieira Show."
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
14: Michael Lewis
The government takes the fun out of Halloween, the NRA defeats a bill against pet eating, Gov. Tom Corbett gets caught using Photoshop, and Michael Lewis talks "Liar's Poker."
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
15: Jill Lepore
Anita Sarkeesian discusses Gamergate, Kevin Vickers stops a shooting spree in Canada's parliament building, and Jill Lepore talks "The Secret History of Wonder Woman."
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
16: David Miliband
Stephen unveils the paperback edition of "America Again," George Takei defends democracy, and David Miliband discusses the International Rescue Committee.
Monday, November 3rd, 2014
17: Chuck Todd
Voters receive shame-inducing flyers, Hitler's face appears on Swiss coffee creamers, Disney offers animated cakes, and Chuck Todd talks "Meet the Press" and "The Stranger."
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
18: Andrew Sullivan
MIDTERMS ‘014: DETOUR TO GRIDLOCK... Stephen provides live coverage of the midterms, cable news pundits flaunt high-tech gadgets, and "The Dish" blogger Andrew Sullivan weighs in on the election results.
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
19: Kirsten Gillibrand
Rep. Barbara Lee talks about California's 13th district, voters legalize marijuana in Washington, D.C., and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand discusses "Off the Sidelines."
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
20: Steven Johnson
Police arrest an elderly man for feeding the homeless, conservative leaders embrace their lack of scientific knowledge, and Steven Johnson talks "How We Got To Now."
Monday, November 10th, 2014
21: Andy Cohen
North Korea releases two American prisoners, Rush Limbaugh warns the GOP against governing, snack technology leaps forward, and Andy Cohen discusses "The Andy Cohen Diaries."
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
22: Diane von Furstenberg
The U.S. targets the leader of ISIS, President Obama faces criticism after visiting China, and Diane von Furstenberg chats about "The Woman I Wanted to Be."
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
23: Terence Tao
A drone is used to film people having sex, a Colorado lawmaker claims that President Obama is possessed by demons, and Terence Tao discusses his passion for math.
Thursday, November 13th, 2014
24: Jennifer Lawrence
Emily Bazelon discusses a Supreme Court challenge to Obamacare, gay marriage spreads to South Carolina, and Jennifer Lawrence talks "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1."
Monday, November 17th, 2014
25: Bernie Sanders
U2's Bono loses his luggage in midair, "Good Morning America" offers sensational survival tips, and Senator Bernie Sanders discusses health care and his plans for 2016.
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
26: Eva Longoria
Freezing temperatures grip the nation, Esteban Colberto talks immigration reform, salvage stores sell expired food to the poor, and Eva Longoria discusses "Food Chains."
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
27: Toni Morrison
A police drill causes panic at a Florida school, activists in New Hampshire target meter maids, Black Friday gets an early start, and Toni Morrison discusses her writing.
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
28: Jon Stewart
President Obama's amnesty plan outrages Republicans, the world's chocolate supply drops to catastrophic levels, and Jon Stewart discusses his movie "Rosewater."
Monday, December 1st, 2014
29: John McCain
"Star Wars" fans react to a new lightsaber design, members of the St. Louis Rams protest the Ferguson decision, and Senator John McCain discusses "Thirteen Soldiers."
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
30: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Stephen announces an upcoming special in Washington, D.C., T.G.I. Friday's deploys mistletoe drones, and Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga talk about their album, "Cheek to Cheek."
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
31: Christopher Nolan
Congress bans Social Security benefits for Nazis, Pizza Hut introduces a mind-reading menu, Amy Sedaris pays a surprise visit, and Christopher Nolan talks "Interstellar."
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
32: Paul Farmer
Stephen lands an interview with President Obama, a grand jury decision sparks outrage, a soap opera producer becomes an ambassador, and Paul Farmer talks Partners In Health.
Monday, December 8th, 2014
33: President Barack Obama
In his Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington special, Stephen broadcasts from George Washington University and discusses job creation and immigration with President Barack Obama.
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
34: James Corden
A Discovery Channel special sparks outrage, Rep. Jack Kingston joins Stephen for the final installment of Better Know a District, and James Corden discusses "Into the Woods."
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
35: Sarah Koenig
Pundits react to a scathing Senate report on torture, Tom Blanton discusses CIA interrogation tactics, and Sarah Koenig talks about her investigative podcast, "Serial."
Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Gov. Scott Walker botches a Jewish phrase, Ridley Scott casts white actors to play Egyptians, Stephen raffles off set pieces from The Report, and Smaug discusses "The Hobbit."
Monday, December 15th, 2014
37: Seth Rogen
Michele Bachmann shares an explosive holiday wish with President Obama, Stephen argues with Stephen about torture, hackers attack Sony, and Seth Rogen talks "The Interview."
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
38: Kendrick Lamar
Jeb Bush eyes a presidential run, Jason Bordoff discusses OPEC's oil price war, Stephen lets a sponsor rebrand The Report, and Kendrick Lamar debuts an untitled track.
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
39: Phil Klay
The Report's set lives on in cyberspace, Stephen holds a yard sale to clear out his studio, the U.S. lifts its Cuban embargo, and author Phil Klay discusses "Redeployment."
Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Stephen weighs in on his impressive legacy, Grimmy resorts to violence, friends of the show join a massive sing-along, and The Report draws to a spectacular close.