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AIRED ON 12/18/2015
Season 14 : Episode 144
AIRS ON 2/9/2016
Season 14 : Episode 145
NBC news reporter Richard Engel is interviewed by Carson Daly.
In The Spotlight, comedian Chris Hardwick talks about his podcast "The Nerdist."
Death Cab for Cutie performs "You Are Tourists" and "The New Year" (2nd song incomplete, with closing titles).
West Coast rapper Game talks about his debut album "The Documentary," and his new release "The R.E.D. Album."
Spotlight segment: Photographer Melanie Pullen and her "High Fashion Crime Scenes" collection.
Thievery Corporation performs "Culture Of Fear."
Closing credits: Thievery Corporation - "Warning Shots" (incomplete).
Miranda July talks about her movie "The Future," and shows Carson some of her outdoor sculptures.
Spotlight segment: Jeff Jensen discusses "Green River Killer," a graphic novel he wrote about his father's search for a serial killer.
The Horrors perform "Still Life."
Closing credits: The Horrors - "Changing the Rain" (incomplete).
Paul Haggis talks about Artists for Peace and Justice, which provides relief for Haiti.
Snapshot segment: Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer, co-creators of the TV comedy "The League."
Spotlight segment: rock band Roll the Tanks are profiled.
Fool's Gold performs "Wild Window" and "Bark and Bite" (2nd song incomplete, shown during closing credits).
Actress Michelle Monaghan talks to Carson Daly about her role in the movie "Machine Gun Preacher."
Spotlight segment: Rapper-producer J. Cole.
Frightened Rabbits perform "Swim Until You Can't See Land."
Closing credits: Frightened Rabbits - "Living In Colour" excerpt.
Carson Daly interviews Mike White, producer of the HBO series "Enlightened."
Spotlight segment: Pedro Shanahan talks about the Seven Grand Whiskey Society, a society for Whiskey connoisseurs.
Biffy Clyro performs "Bubbles" and "The Captain."
Carson Daly interviews chef Roy Choi of Kogi BBQ in Los Angeles.
Spotlight segment: filmmaker Tiffany Shlain talks about her latest film "Connected."
The Joy Formidable perform "Whirring."
Closing credits: Joy Formidable - "Austere" excerpt.
Musician and record producer Butch Vig talks with Carson Daly.
Ukrainian heavyweight boxers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are featured in the Spotlight segment.
Portugal. The Man performs "So American" and "Floating (Time Isn't Working My Side)."
[2nd song incomplete, played during closing credits.]
Carson Daly interviews Chris Hayes, host of the MSNBC series "Up with Chris Hayes."
Spotlight segment: musician Justin Townes Earle, the son of Steve Earle, talks about some of his musical influences.
The Kills perform "Baby Says" and "Heart Is A Beating Drum" at The Music Box,Henry Fonda Theater.
Carson Daly interviews Cory A. Booker, the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey.
Spotlight segment: A look at the documentary "Where Soldiers Come From."
Foster the People perform "Pumped Up Kicks."
Carson Daly interviews Michael Calce, aka Mafia Boy, a reformed computer hacker.
Spotlight segment: "Knuckle," an Irish documentary about feuding families who settle their differences through bare-knuckle fighting.
Cold War Kids perform "Louder Than Ever" and "Royal Blue."
Spotlight segment: Radical Face (Florida musician Ben Cooper).
Weezer performs "Surf Wax America."
Closing credits: Weezer - "Beverly Hills" (incomplete song).
Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers is interviewed by Carson Daly.
Spotlight segment: Stephen Mitchell, director of "Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon."
Weezer performs "My Name Is Jonas."
Closing credits: Cold War Kids performs "Skip the Charade" (incomplete).
Dave Attell talks about his Showtime series "Dave's Old Porn," which features clips from "The Golden Age of Porn."
Spotlight segment: The documentary "Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles" follows Justin Duerr in his quest to solve an urban mystery.
The Decemberists perform "Down by the Water."
Closing credits: The Decemberists - "Oceanside" excerpt.
Carson Daly interviews McG, executive producer of the web series "Aim High" and director of the upcoming feature "This Means War."
Spotlight segment: Dr. Brian Greene, host of the 2-part Nova series "The Fabric of the Cosmos."
Mastodon performs "Curl of the Burl."
Closing credits: Mastodon - "Black Tongue" excerpt.
Carson Daly interviews Wil Willis, former Army Ranger and host of the Military Channel's "Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World."
Spotlight segment: Eriberto and Estevan Oriol, an LA-based father-and-son photography team.
Trentemoller (Danish electronic musicians) perform "Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!!!"
Closing credits: Trentemoller - "Even Though You're With Another Girl" excerpt.
Carson Daly interviews rapper Wale.
Spotlight segment: Ellen Brill, the set decorator for the FX series "American Horror Story."
Portugal. The Man perform "Got It All" and"All Your Light (Times Like These)."
Carson Daly interviews Ziggy Marley (topics: touring, "Marijuanaman" comic book, and Ziggy's "Wild and Free" album).
Spotlight segment: Greg Nicotero, the makeup effects artist for the AMC show "The Walking Dead."
Fun performs "We Are Young" (filmed at the Troubadour).
Closing credits: Fun - "Carry On" excerpt.
Spotlight segment:Nick Waterhouse
M83 perform "Midnight City" (filmed at The Music Box).
Closing credits: M83 - "Reunion."
Chef Josef Centeno is interviewed.
Spotlight segment: rapper Dumbfoundead.
Kylesa performs "Don't Look back" at the Troubadour.
Closing credits: Kylesa - "Unknown Awareness."
Carson Daly interviews sportscaster Rich Eisen.
Spotlight segment: Director Alison Klayman talks about her documentary "Al Weiwei: Never Sorry."
The Horrors perform "I Can See Through You."
Closing credits: The Horrors - "Endless Blue" excerpt.
Carson Daly interviews Blake Shelton.
Spotlight segment: Stuart Krohn, Director of the ICEF Rugby Program for inner city youth.
Jessie Baylin performs "Hurry, Hurry" (at the Troubadour in Los Angeles).
Closing credits: Jessie Baylin - "I Feel That Too."
Freddie Roach; Danny Brown; Ed Sheeran
Carson Daly interviews MMA fighter and "Haywire" actress Gina Carano.
Spotlight segment: Filmmaker and writer Dee Rees talks about her movie "Pariah," about a teenage lesbian struggling with her sexuality.
Belgian singer-songwriter, Milow, performs "You And Me (In My Pocket)" at the Cafe Hotel.
Actor Max Greenfield is interviewed.
Spotlight segment: Golden Road Brewing.
Laura Marling performs.
The guests are political analyst Jamal Simmons, film editors Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter, and a performance by Young the Giant.
The Kills perform "DNA" and "Sour Cherry."
Rachael Yamagata performs"Starlight" and "Even If I Don't."
Bombay Bicycle Club performs "Lights Out, Words Gone" and "Leave It."
Carson Daly interviews singer Dev.
Spotlight segment: George Dawes Green, creator of "The Moth" storytelling events.
White Denim perform "Drug."
Closing credits: White Denim - "No Real Reason" (incomplete)
Carson Daly interviews CNN talk show host Piers Morgan.
Spotlight segment: "Getting Up: The TEMPT ONE Story," a documentary about LA graffiti artist Tony Quan's struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease.
Thee Oh Sees perform "Tidal Wave" and "Meat Step Lively" at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
Carson Daly interviews Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
Spotlight segment: blues singer ZZ Ward.
Jessie Baylin performs "Dancer" and "Holiday" at the Troubadour.
Actor Seann William Scott talks about his new movies "Goon" and "American Reunion."
Spotlight segment: Director Parris Patton discusses his documentary "No Room for Rockstars" filmed during the 2010 Warped Tour.
Dr. Dog perform "Lonesome" and "Heavy Light" at the Orpheum Theatre
Carson Daly interviews Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, creators and stars of the NBC sitcom "Best Friends Forever."
Spotlight segment: sisters Este, Danielle and Alana of the band Haim.
Foster The People perform "I Would Do Anything For You" and "Houdini" at the El Rey Theatre.
Carson Daly interviews movie actor Guy Pearce.
Spotlight segment: Director Jay Bulger talks about filming "Beware of Mr. Baker," a documentary about former Cream drummer Ginger Baker.
Plus, aperformance by Lee Fields and the Expressions.
Carson Daly interviews actor James Van Der Beek, currently appearing on the ABC sitcom "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23."
Spotlight segment: "Beatie Boy" Mike D talks about the "Transmission LA: AV Club" art exhibit.
Kasabian perform "Days Are Forgotten."
Closing credits: Kasabian perform "Club Foot."
Carson interviews actress Megan Hilty, of the TV series "Smash."
Spotlight segment: environmental journalist Deborah Bassett.
We Are Augustines perform "Chapel Song."
Closing credits: We Are Augustines - "Book Of James."
Carson Daly interviews actor Dave Giuntoli, the star of NBC's "Grimm."
Spotlight segment: singer-songwriter Meg Myers.
Bomba Estereo perform "Caribbean Power" (filmed at Red 7 in Austin, Texas).
Closing credits: Bomba Estereo - "Fuego" (incomplete).
Carson Daly interviews stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan.
Spotlight segment: singer-songwriter L.P. (Laura Pergolizzi).
Ed Sheeran performs "Give Me Love" (filmed at the Hotel Cafe).
Closing credits: Ed Sheeran - "Lego House" (excerpt).
Carson Daly interviews Dr. Drew Pinsky.
Spotlight segment: science writer Jonah Lehrer.
Bombay Bicycle Club perform "Beggars" (filmed at the El Rey Theatre).
Closing credits: Bombay Bicycle Club - "Always Like This."
Carson Daly interviews Michael Ian Black.
Spotlight segment: folk singer-songwriter Father John Misty (aka Joshua Tillman).
Rachael Yamagata sings "The Way It Seems To Go."
Closing credits: Rachael Yamagata - "You Won't Let Me" (excerpt).
Carson Daly interviews actress-singer Katherine McPhee.
Spotlight segment: Kurt Sutter talks about his new TV series "Outlaw Empires."
Wallpaper performs "Two Pair of Shades" (filmed at the El Rey Theater, Los Angeles CA).
Closing credits: Wallpaper performs "F---ing Best Song Ever."
Carson Daly interviews comedian Artie Lange.
Spotlight segment: Chely Wright, country artist and LGBT activist, talks about the documentary "Wish Me Away."
We Are Augustines perform "Strange Days."
Closing credits:We Are Augustines - "Chapel Song" (excerpt).
Carson Daly interviews actor Jake M. Johnson (from the movie "Safety Not Guaranteed").
Spotlight segment: electronic band The Glitch Mob talk about a paralyzed fan, Grant Korgan, who credits their music for helping in his recovery.
The Ting Tings perform "Hit Me Down Sonny."
Closing credits: The Ting Tings - "Hang It Up" (incomplete).
Carson Daly interviews actor-producer Peter Berg.
Spotlight segment: "Ballplayer: Pelotero," a documentary about two young baseball players in the Dominican Republic.
Young the Giant perform "Apartment."
Closing credits: Young the Giant - "I Got" (incomplete).
Carson Daly interviews singer-songwriter Juliet Simms.
Spotlight segment: Benh Zeitlin, director of "Beasts of the Southern Wild."
The Naked And Famous perform "No Way."
Closing credits: The Naked And Famous - "All of This" (incomplete).