The Colbert Report

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The Colbert Report is an American satirical late night television program that airs Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. It stars political humorist Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The Colbert Report is a spin-off from and counterpart to The Daily Show that comments on politics and the media in a similar way. It satirizes conservative personality-driven political pundit programs, particularly Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor. The show focuses on a fictional anchorman character named Stephen Colbert, played by his real-life namesake. The character, described by Colbert as a "well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot", is a caricature of televised political pundits. The Colbert Report has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards each in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, two Television Critics Association Awards Awards, and two Satellite Awards. In 2013, it won two Emmys. It has been presented as non-satirical journalism in several instances, including by the Tom DeLay Legal Defense Trust and by Robert Wexler following his interview on the program. The Report received considerable media coverage following its debut on October 17, 2005, for Colbert's coining of the term "truthiness", which dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster named its 2006 Word of the Year.

The Colbert Report Seasons & Episodes

The Colbert Report has 11 seasons with a total of 1443 episodes.

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Season 11 - Episode 40


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.

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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.

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 36


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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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.

Season 11 - Episode 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.

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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.

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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.

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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.

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 18

Andrew Sullivan

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.

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 16

David Miliband

Stephen unveils the paperback edition of "America Again," George Takei defends democracy, and David Miliband discusses the International Rescue Committee.

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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.

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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.

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 11 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 160

Walter Mischel

Attorney General Eric Holder resigns, Staten Island's famous groundhog dies under suspicious circumstances, and Walter Mischel discusses "The Marshmallow Test."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 157


Afghan soldiers go missing from Cape Cod, climate change protesters descend on Manhattan, Charles Krauthammer psychoanalyzes Obama, and Tweedy performs a song from "Sukierae."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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!"

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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?"

Season 10 - Episode 146

Mandy Patinkin

Hackers post nude photos of female celebrities, Norm Stamper discusses the implications of militarizing the police, and Mandy Patinkin talks "Homeland."

Season 10 - Episode 145


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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 136

Jon Batiste and Stay Human

A week's worth of horrible news weighs on Stephen, Sarah Palin launches her own web channel, and Jon Batiste and Stay Human perform a song off their album "Social Music."

Season 10 - Episode 135


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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 90


David Letterman announces his retirement, Botox helps treat depression, Bill O'Reilly fights the grievance-industrial complex, and Sting performs "The Last Ship."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 84

John Malkovich

Obamacare enrollment hits a major milestone, college athletes seek union rights, and John Malkovich chats about his movie "Cesar Chavez."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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?"

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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".

Season 10 - Episode 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".

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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".

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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."

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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".

Season 10 - Episode 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 ".

Season 10 - Episode 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".

Season 10 - Episode 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 ".

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 29

Daniel Goleman relaunches, turkeys compete for Obama's pardon, Amazon embraces drones, a Christmas tree saves Christmas, and Daniel Goleman discusses his book, "Focus".

Season 10 - Episode 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".

Season 10 - Episode 27


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".

Season 10 - Episode 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".

Season 10 - Episode 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".

Season 10 - Episode 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".

Season 10 - Episode 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".

Season 10 - Episode 22

David Christian 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".

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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".

Season 10 - Episode 19

Brian Lehrer

Toys "R" Us mocks nature, and the host of "The Brian Lehrer Show" discusses New York City politics.

Season 10 - Episode 18

Julius Erving

A bong-shaped mascot upsets a Canadian town, and Julius Erving discusses "Dr. J: The Autobiography".

Season 10 - Episode 17

David Folkenflik

Corporations find religion, and author David Folkenflik discusses "Murdoch's World".

Season 10 - Episode 16

Zach Sims

The NSA spying scandal reaches the Vatican, and Codecademy's Zach Sims talks computer programming.

Season 10 - Episode 15

Jack Andraka

Shepard Smith battles digital addiction, and Jack Andraka shares his passion for science.

Season 10 - Episode 14

Billy Collins

Americans resort to harvesting their bodies, and Billy Collins talks about his book, "Aimless Love".

Season 10 - Episode 13

Orlando Bloom

Stuffed animals go sightseeing, and Orlando Bloom discusses his Broadway turn in "Romeo and Juliet".

Season 10 - Episode 12

Stephen Fry

Girly hats could emasculate the Marines, and Stephen Fry discusses his role in "Twelfth Night".

Season 10 - Episode 11

Gwen Ifill & Judy Woodruff

Stephen enrolls in Obamacare, and Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill discuss fact-based reporting.

Season 10 - Episode 10

A. Scott Berg

Stephen weighs in on lions and tigers, KFC invents the "Go Cup" and A. Scott Berg discusses his book, "Wilson".

Season 10 - Episode 9

The Reflektors

The government reopens, New Jersey allows gay marriage, and The Reflektors (a.k.a. Arcade Fire) perform "Normal People".

Season 10 - Episode 8

Reed Albergotti & Vanessa O'Connell

Hanksy dolls up Stephen's studio, and Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell discuss Lance Armstrong.

Season 10 - Episode 7

Tom Hanks

Truckers organize "Ride for the Constitution", and Tom Hanks talks about Somali pirates.

Season 10 - Episode 6

Paul Giamatti

The debt ceiling looms, Eric Holder permits pro-pot laws, and Paul Giamatti talks "Parkland".

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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".

Season 10 - Episode 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.

Season 10 - Episode 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".

Season 10 - Episode 1

Vince Gilligan

Congress shuts down the government, Butterball appeases male cooks, and "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan discusses the final season.

Season 9 - Episode 155

Chris Fischer

Season finale.

Season 9 - Episode 154

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Season 9 - Episode 153


Jon Stewart congratulates Stephen on his Emmys, Pope Francis speaks out on Catholic teachings, and Metallica presents its film, "Metallica: Through the Never.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 146

Shane Salerno

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 143

Piper Kerman

Barack Obama endorses military action in Syria, The New Yorker's Steve Coll unpacks the president's decision, and meteorologist Gary England talks twisters.

Season 9 - Episode 142

Gary England

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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 138

Sheldon Whitehouse

The Today Show features twerking, Senator Rush Holt champions public education, and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse chats about his book, "On Virtues.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 135

Daft Punk

Daft Punk abandons StePhest Colbchella '013, Stephen angers his Hyundai sponsors, and "Blurred Lines" singer Robin Thicke saves Stephen's career.

Season 9 - Episode 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".

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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".

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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".

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 114

Daniel Bergner

NSA Wiretapping Scandal, Jeffrey Rosen on the Fourth Amendment, TSA Detains Chewbacca, Daniel Bergner, "What Do Women Want?".

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 103

Cyndi Lauper

The UN describes bugs as "mini-livestock," Congresswoman Gwen Moore rides shotgun, and Cyndi Lauper outlines her Broadway musical, "Kinky Boots.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 47

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Obama launches the Presidential Pride Parade, Kate Middleton contaminates America, and Ta-Nehisi Coates reflects on Obama's second inauguration.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 43

Piers Morgan

Joe Biden develops gun law recommendations, Ted Nugent references Rosa Parks, a nonprofit disputes Vitaminwater, and Piers Morgan talks gun control.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 34

Peter Jackson

Hobbit Week ends, Stephen gets the Madame Tussauds treatment, and Peter Jackson receives clarification on Tolkien lore.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 26

Chris Stringer

Campbell's promotes soups for millennials, the Petraeus scandal escalates, meth protects against influenza, and Chris Stringer talks primitive humans.

Season 9 - Episode 25

Tony Kushner

"America Again" offends Canadians, Wall Street chucks its weakest link, Christopher Steiner reviews computer trading, and screenwriter Tony Kushner talks "Lincoln.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 6


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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 9 - Episode 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.

Season 8 - Episode 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.

Season 8 - Episode 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.

Season 8 - Episode 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.

Season 8 - Episode 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.

Season 8 - Episode 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.

Season 8 - Episode 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.

Season 8 - Episode 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.

Season 8 - Episode 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.

Season 8 - Episode 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.

Season 8 - Episode 146

Michael Grunwald