Tonight, Stephen welcomes actor, director and photographer Leonard Nimoy, author of The Full Body Project: Photographs by Leonard Nimoy.
Also, Stephen talks with Washington Post sports writer and author of Living On the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember, John Feinstein, about the Roger Clemons steroid allegations.
Tonight Stephen welcomes professor of economics at Harvard and author of America Works: Critical Thoughts on the Exceptional U.S. Labor Market, Richard Freeman.
Also Stephen talks with the editor for The New Republic, Andrew Sullivan.
Tonight Stephen welcomes Stanford University professor Philip Zimbardo, author of The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil.
Also, Stephen talks with Dr. Aubrey de Grey, author of Ending Aging: The Rejuvination Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging In Our Lifetime.
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.
Tonight Stephen welcomes music critic Alex Ross, author of The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century.`
Also Stephen talks with Marvel Comics Editor-in-chief Joe Quesada about the new Captain America, Stephen's run for President in the Marvel U and the upcoming Secret Invasion storyline. Jon Stewart stops by to help Stephen in his feud with Conan O'Brien as to who made Mike Huckabee.moreless
Tonight Stephen welcomes L.A. Times columnist and author of Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America, Gregory Rodriguez.
Also, Stephen talks with former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich about the upcoming fight between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
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.
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.
Also, Stephen talks with astronaut Garrett Reisman, currently onboard the International Space Station.
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.
Stephen presents the head of the Yellow Ribbon Fund, Marie Wood, with a check from the profits of the Wrist Strong Bracelets.
Then Stephen welcomes base jumper Jeb Corliss.
Finally, Stephen welcomes extreme skier Andrew McLean, who is featured in the documentary Steep.
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
Tonight Stephen welcomes law professor Richard Thompson Ford, author of The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse. Stephen welcomes back his writers. (And Kevin Bacon, Tiki Barber & Mr. Met) Also, Stephen talks with entomological gastronomist David Gracer about if we should eat bug. Stephen's Fallback Position Stephen goes to the Hayden Planetarium and talks with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson about becoming an astrophysicist.moreless
Tonight Stephen welcomes science writer and author of The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments, George Johnson.
Also, Stephen talks with artist and SJSU professor Hasan Elahi about his being on the terrorism watch list. He created a webiste http://www.trackingtransience.net that tracks his location and every purchase he makes purportedly in order to "aid the government in tracking him".moreless
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.
Also, Stephen talks with actress Laura Dern, star of the upcoming HBO movie Recount.
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.
Also, Stephen talks with Olympic Gold Medalist and founder of Team Darfur, Joey Cheek.
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.
Tonight Stephen welcomes Fox News analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, author of A Nation of Sheep.
Also, Stephen talks with Tim Hartford, author of The Logic of Life about making decisions based on logic.
Tonight Stephen welcomes Texas Representative and former Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul.
Also, Stephen talks to blogger Adam Brickley about his efforts to get Sarah Palin chosen for Vice President.
Tonight Stephen welcomes political commentator and author of All about the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America, John McWhorter.
Also, Stephen talks with former Denver Bronco Terrell Davis about how Barack Obama did during his speech.
Tonight Stephen welcomes astronaut Garrett Reisman.
Also Stephen talks with journalist and religion reporter for the New York Times, Laurie Good Goodstein, about the schism in the Anglican Church over whether to ordain openly gay priests.
Tonight Stephen welcomes the author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz.
Also, Stephen talks with the president of the Hindu Temple Socity of North America Ameriica, Dr. Uma Mysorekar about Barack Obama becoming a Hindu.
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.moreless
Tonight Stephen welcomes theoretical physicist from Harvard Lisa Randall, author of Warped Passages: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions. Also, Stepehn talks with New York Governor Eliot Spitzer about his being a super-delegate for Hillary Clinton. Later, he talks with Washington D.C. Rep Eleanor Holmes Norton, who is a super-delagate for Barack Obaman.moreless
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington, David Sirota.
Also, Stephen talks with Democratic strategist Tad Devine about the problems with the delegates in Michigan and Flordia.
Tonight Stephen welcomes the president of the International Computer Games Association and author of Love & Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationsjips, David Levy.
Also, Estaban Colberto interviews CNN anchor Lou Dobbs regarding the war on the middle class.
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.
Also, Stephen talks with Neal Katyal, lawyer for one of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay about his client and others being released.
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.
Also, Stephen talks with the Mayor of Newark, Cory Booker.
Tonight Stephen welcomes Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
Also Stephen talks with Socialist Party candidate for President, Brian Moore about whether Barack Obama is a socialist or not.
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.
Also Cookie Monster from Sesame Street stops by when Stephen starts complaining that Cookie no longer eats cookies.
Tonight Stephen welcomes theoretical physicist and co-founder of the World Science Fair, Brian Greene
Also, Stephen talks to the president of the Family Research Council and author of Personal Faith, Public Policy, Tony Perkins.
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein.
Also, Stephen talks with Shakespearean scholar Stephen Greenblatt about how the candidates match characters from Shakespeare's plays.
Tonight Stephen welcomes contributing editor for Harper's and author of The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, Thomas Frank.
Also, Stephen talks to Newsweek Olympic editor Devin Gordon about what China hopes to get out of the games, and the athletes that will emerge from the Olympics.
Tonight Stephen welcomes Columbia University professor and author of Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes it to the Streets, Sudhir Venkatesh.
Also, Stephen talks with Hussein Ibish from the Foundation for Arab-American Leadership about whether Barack Obama is a Muslim or not.
Tonight Stephen welcomes New York Times reporter and author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food, Jennifer 8. Lee. Also, Stephen lets the President of the Catholic League William Donohue express Stephen's outrage over comments made by Rev. John Hagee. Later, Stephen takes a phone call for the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean about who will win the Texas & Ohio primaries.moreless
Tonight Stephen welcomes Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?.
Also, Stephen talks with the writer and director of Persepolis, Marjan Satrapi, about the youth of Iran.
Tonight Stephen welcomes former NBA player and the new Mayor of Sacramento, California, Kevin Johnson.
Also Stephen talks with advice columnist Dan Savage over the fallout in California concerning Proposition 8.
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.
Tonight Stephen welcomes professor of religion and African American studies at Harvard and author of Hope On a Tightrope, Dr. Cornel West.
Also, Stephen talks with New York Times business columnist Joe Nocera about how the Wall Street bailout will save the economy.
Stephen discusses the democratic presidential candidates, the economy and promotes Doritos. Stephens gets some welcome news about his portrait. Stephen welcomes the founder and president of Green For All, Van Jones. The topic of discussion is creating more "green" jobs for Americans and how this would benefit our country.
Tonight Stephen welcomes science journalst and author of Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of our Ancestors, Nicholas Wade. Also, Stephen talks with former Senator Bob Graham, chairman of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, on the looming threat of terrorism coming from Pakistan.moreless
Tonight Stephen welcomes comservatige blogger for TheAtlantic.com, Andrew Sullivan.
Also, Stephen talks with the founder and chief editor of the Cook Political Report, Charlie Cook about the numbers in the election.
Tonight Stephen welcomes eco architect Michael Reynolds, subject of the documentary Garbage Warrior.
Also Stephen talks with professor of English and journalism and author of Why We're Liberals: A Political Handbook for Post-Bush America, Eric Alterman.
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.
Tonight Stephen welcomes producer/director and political activist Robert Greenwald.
Also, Stephen talks with the director of the National Museum of American History, Brent Glass about where Stephen's portrait will be hung.
Tonight Stephen welcomes Nick Carr, author of The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google.
Also Stephen talks with the president of the National Organization for Women's Kim Gandy about why NOW is endorsing Obama/Biden and not Sarah Palin.
Tonight Stephen welcomes musician and author of Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life, Wynton Marsalis.
Also, Stephen talks with the editor for Newsweek International, Fareed Zakaria, about the bright side of the economic crisis.
Tonight Stephen welcomes journalist and author of OBD: Obsessive Branding Disorder: The Illusion of Business and the Business of Illusion, Lucas Conley.
Also, the band Apples in Stereo perform Can You Feel It to close the show.
Highlights from the world of Stephen and his guests include a liberty-loving duet with John Legend and saying Hucka-bye. Highlights from the world of Stephen and his guests include a question about John McCain's balls and a dramatic reunion with some Starbucks coffee.
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