Costello has an amazing line-up of famous guests, who reminisce about everything from their pre-fame jobs to encounters with musical superstars of days of yore. Each show opens with an ensemble performance of a classic hit song by Costello. Then the guest comes out and they chat, punctuated by ads that are mostly showcases for young performers, which is way cool, and additional performances by the guest(s) and Costello.
Costello's questions range from the simple (What's your favorite Police song?) to the intricate (see the quotes for the Tony Bennett episode). Guests reminisce about their early musical influences, tell anecdotes, and generally enjoy themselves. If you like music, you will enjoy them, too.