Author Bill Deresiewicz sits down with Stephen to discuss his book "Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite & The Way to a Meaningful Life."
Director Justin Simien talks to Stephen about his film "Dear White People."
Stephen chats with musician Neil Young about his book "Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars."
Author Walter Isaacson discusses his book "The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution."
Musician Robert Plant stops by the show to talk about his latest solo album "lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar."
Stephen talks with actress and comedian Carol Burnett about her role in the Broadway play "Love Letters."
Stephen welcomes to the show Leon Wieseltier, literary editor for The New Republic and author of "Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America."
Author James McPherson sits down with Stephen to discuss his book "Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief."
Lynn Sherr discusses her book "Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space."
Stephen is joined by Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Actor Jeffrey Tambor visits The Colbert Report to discuss his new show "Transparent."
Chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver talks to Stephen about his book "Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food: The Ultimate Weekend Cookbook."
Stephen speaks with psychologist Walter Mischel about his book "The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control."
Stephen welcomes comedian and actor Bill Cosby to the show.
Journalist Naomi Klein sits down with Stephen to discuss her book "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate."
The band Tweedy stops by the show to talk about their debut album "Sukierae."
In a desperate bid to attract young viewers, morning news shows upgrade their sets with Internet-themed hangout spaces.
ABC News correspondent Dan Harris describes how an on-air panic attack led him to discover meditation as a means of reducing stress and focusing on the present.
"A Window On Eternity" author Edward O. Wilson explains why he chose to study ants and describes the uniquely rich biodiversity of Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park.
More states legalize same-sex marriage, and the Vatican releases a statement preaching the acceptance of gays.
Errol Morris shares insights from "The Unknown Known," his documentary about Donald Rumsfeld and his role in the Iraq War.
Director Robert Rodriguez discusses his Latino-focused cable network El Rey and shares a clip from "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series."
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar weighs in on L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling's bigoted remarks, arguing that more white people believe in ghosts than in racism.
"The Innovators" author Walter Isaacson discusses the history of the computer, the importance of hackers and the blurry line between collaboration and intellectual piracy.
Bryan Cranston discusses his role as Lyndon Johnson in Broadway's "All the Way" and reflects on LBJ's habit of talking about his balls.
"Special Deluxe" author Neil Young talks about his passion for cars, the Pono music player and protecting the environment.
Spanish historians claim to have found the cup that Jesus drank from at the last supper.
John Malkovich discusses his role in "Cesar Chavez," the importance of labor rights and his natural fragrance.
Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott discusses Richmond's high tattoo ranking, the legitimacy of government jobs and whether rhyming has any effect on policy.
"Excellent Sheep" author William Deresiewicz argues that Ivy League schools are failing to provide students with the tools needed for a full and meaningful life.
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone describes his initial hesitance with using hashtags and introduces Stephen to the platform's secret kill switch.
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