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David Spade | GOP Backs Trump Ahead of His First Post-Presidency Speech at CPAC: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Republicans continuing to rally around former President Donald Trump as he prepares to deliver his first speech since leaving office.Then, David Spade discusses having to film his show The Netflix Afterparty without an audience, shares a story about a time he cursed on Saturday Night Live and talks about buying Chris Farley's motorcycle....

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Colin Jost | Great Vaccine News Has Everyone Asking When Life Will Return to Normal: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at some glimmers of hope on the horizon nearly one year after the COVID-19 pandemic radically changed our lives.Then, Colin Jost shares how grueling it was to work six Saturday Night Live episodes in a row, talks about how strange it feels to not go out after taping the show and dishes on married life with Scarlett Johansson....

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Sec. Pete Buttigieg | Fox News Lies About the Texas Blackouts as GOP Lies About the Election: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party lying about the Green New Deal and the 2020 election as the U.S. passes a grim coronavirus milestone and Texas experiences an unprecedented power crisis.Then, Secretary Pete Buttigieg talks about having to attend his first Oval Office meeting via television, reveals how the Trump administration left the Department of Transportation and breaks down the relationship between racial equity and public transportation....

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Late Night Lit: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon & Brandon Hobson
On today's episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with New York Times bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of the new book Daughters Of Kobani.She also speaks with National Book Award finalist Brandon Hobson, author of the new novel The Removed.Then, some members of the Late Night with Seth Meyers staff share book recommendations.Mentioned in this episode:Daughters Of Kobani by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon"How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days""10 Things I Hate About Yo...

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Will Forte | GOP Senators Warned About Trump's Violence - Now They're Ignoring It: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the House impeachment managers presenting a damning and powerful case against former President Donald Trump this week, and still Republicans have made clear they just don’t care.Then, Will Forte explains how he is preparing for fatherhood, shares his experience adopting a dog during the pandemic and reveals his upcoming wedding plans....

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Rep. Cori Bush | Trump's Impeachment Lawyers Are Very Bad: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Senate Republicans sticking with former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial despite the House impeachment managers’ powerful evidence and the fact that Trump’s lawyers are very bad.Then, Rep. Cori Bush goes over her first month in Congress, explains which parts of the COVID-19 relief bill should be non-negotiable and confirms her friendship with Leslie Jones....

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Anthony Atamanuik | Impeachment Managers Make Powerful Case Against Trump to Open Trial: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, where House impeachment managers laid out powerful evidence of his guilt while most Republican senators had no interest in holding him accountable.Then, comedian Anthony Atamanuik shares his experience filming What We Do in the Shadows in Canada, goes over some predictions The President Show got right about Donald Trump’s presidency and explains how he chose to portray the former president....

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Bill Burr | GOP Senators Want to "Move On" from Trump's Second Impeachment Trial: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial being a chance to hold Trump accountable for his crimes and to shine a national spotlight on the decay of the GOP and our democratic institutions.Then, Bill Burr talks about cheering on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the Super Bowl, describes his experience participating in The Mandalorian and sets up his upcoming documentary Patrice O'Neal: Killing Is Easy....

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Impractical Jokers (The Tenderloins) | House Votes to Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from Committees: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Republicans standing by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene as her committee assignments were stripped from her after making a series of deranged, bigoted statements.Then, Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Prince Herb of comedy troupe The Tenderloins explain why they made Sal Vulcano change his name to Prince Herb and talk about the time they hired a Paul McCartney impersonator to go on their show Dinner Party....

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Amy Schumer | GOP Stands by Marjorie Taylor Greene; My Pillow Guy's Newsmax Meltdown: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Republicans making it clear they're willing to excuse the behavior of Donald Trump and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.Then, Amy Schumer talks about losing her Tony Award to Glenda Jackson, shares what happened to the oddly shaped carrot her husband found and talks about working with Hellmann's to fight against food insecurity....

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Post Malone | Republicans Demand "Bipartisanship" from Biden on COVID-19 Relief Bill: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Biden agreeing to meet with GOP senators after Republicans whined about the supposed lack of bipartisanship in his response to the COVID-19 crisis.Then, Post Malone talks about some fun construction projects at his Utah home, reveals why he moved to Utah in the first place and shares how opening a haunted dybbuk box caused him to experience a car accident and a house break-in....

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Late Night Lit: Robert Jones, Jr. | Jeff Conyers
On today's episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Robert Jones, Jr., author of The Prophets. She also speaks with Jeff Conyers, president of the Dollywood Foundation.Then, a few children of the Late Night with Seth Meyers staff share book recommendations....

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Sen. Bernie Sanders | Biden Gets to Work Undoing Trump’s Damage: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Joe Biden working to clean up the mess left by Donald Trump on his first full day as president, making Republicans lose their minds.Then, Sen. Bernie Sanders reacts to his inauguration photo becoming a meme, goes over the positives he’s seen in President Joe Biden so far and explains how the government can unite people of different viewpoints....

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Chris Hayes | Biden Sworn In as 46th President After Trump Leaves White House: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Joe Biden being inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States, officially ending the Trump presidency.Then, Chris Hayes talks about his feelings toward Joe Biden’s inauguration, Donald Trump’s silence surrounding COVID-19 and the protests that ultimately led to Joe Biden’s victory....

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Rachel Maddow | The End of the Trump Presidency: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump spending his last full day as president of the United States stewing in private, mulling pardons for well-connected allies and releasing a meaningless, lie-filled farewell message.Then, Rachel Maddow explains how Donald Trump’s presidency affected her, predicts how the events of January 6 may shake up Joe Biden’s presidency and goes over how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact his inauguration....

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Anne Hathaway | After Second Impeachment, Trump Begins Moving Out of White House: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at a twice-impeached Trump turning against some of his closest allies as his White House gets packed up.Then, Anne Hathaway shares how exhilarating it was to star in one of the first films to depict life during the COVID-19 lockdown and talks about working with the risk-taking director Doug Liman....

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Rep. Andy Kim | Trump Is Now the Only President To Be Impeached Twice: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the House voting to impeach President Trump for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, making him the first and only president in history to be impeached twice.Then, Rep. Andy Kim shares what led him to help clean up the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection, talks about the surreal experience he had returning to the Capitol and shares his thoughts on his colleagues who refuse to wear masks....

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Neil Gaiman | Trump Defends His Sedition Speech as Support for Impeachment Grows: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at House Democrats calling on Vice President Pence to remove President Trump through the 25th Amendment as they prepare to vote on a resolution to impeach Trump.Neil Gaiman explains why quarantine boredom is bad for creativity and shares how peculiar it is for his twenty-year-old book to be adapted into a show and still feel of-the-moment....

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Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar | House Democrats Move to Impeach Trump for Insurrection: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the Republicans who incited the violent insurrection at the Capitol telling everyone it's "time to move on" after House Democrats unveiled a text of impeachment calling for the removal of President Trump through the 25th Amendment.Then, sisters Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar talk about their book, "You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey," and share why their mom will not enjoy reading it....

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Bill Hader | Calls For Trump’s Removal Grow After Violent Insurrection at Capitol: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at a majority of Republicans in the House and a handful of GOP senators tried to throw out the results of the presidential election even after a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol attempted to overthrow American democracy.Then, Bill Hader imagines how his SNL character Stefon would react to the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses the future seasons of Barry....

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Chelsea Handler | Trump Falsely Claims Pence Can Overturn Election Results: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump defending his possibly illegal phone call pressuring Georgia election officials to overturn his loss to Joe Biden.Then, Chelsea Handler talks about living by herself in Canada, her cleaning lady’s very intimate relationship with her dogs and why she’s no longer crushing on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo....

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Craig Robinson | The Wright Thing
Late Night writer Jeff Wright comes clean about why he’s jealous of Donald Trump.Then, Craig Robinson shows off his vintage Seth Meyers posters, talks about the secrecy behind The Masked Singer and responds to people asking him to prevent The Office from leaving Netflix....

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Late Night Lit: Seth Meyers & 2020 Literary Reflections
To end 2020, Late Night Lit concluded that only one guest would be suitable to reflect on the year in books and how literature has nourished us during the pandemic. Luckily, Seth Meyers said yes. Late Night producer Sarah Jenks-Daly talks to Seth about the role of authors on Late Night. Plus, they pay tribute to one of Seth's favorite authors, the late John le Carré.Then, she talks to Late Night researchers Matt Reimann and Kat Spillane, who help out with all things related to literature on the show. They d...

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Jimmy Fallon | Amber Ruffin's 2020 Christmas Song
Late Night writer Amber Ruffin performs a special Christmas song in an attempt to cheer up those who won't be able to make it home for the holidays.Then, Jimmy Fallon talks about The Tonight Show adjusting to the limitations of the coronavirus pandemic, reinventing pajamas and his fourth book 5 More Sleeps ‘til Christmas....

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Mehdi Hasan | Trump Threatens Not to Leave White House on Inauguration Day: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the president and his enablers continuing their attempt to end democracy just a month ahead of the end of the Trump administration.Mehdi Hasan talks about launching The Mehdi Hasan Show on Peacock from home during the coronavirus pandemic, calls for Trump to be held accountable for his attempt to steal the election and explains why the right-wing media is a "safe space" in its own right....

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Stacey Abrams | Trump's Mar-a-Lago Neighbors Don't Want Him to Move There: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party and right-wing media still insisting there’s a way for Trump to subvert the will of the voters and remain in office.Then, Stacey Abrams discusses preparing for the upcoming Georgia Senate runoffs, expresses her concerns for Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue's support of Trump's false voter fraud claims and shares her expectations for voter suppression efforts in Georgia....

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The Chicks | Electoral College Formalizes Biden’s Win, Trump’s Loss: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Trump and the Republican Party desperately attempting to dismantle our democracy, even after the Electoral College voted to make Joe Biden the next president of the United States.Then, the band The Chicks (Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, Martie Maguire) wage their bets on who could drink Seth under the table, talk about their new album "Gaslighter" and reveal how close their sleuthing fans get while trying to decipher their lyrics....

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Jenny Slate | Trump Joins New Election Lawsuit as U.S. Hits Record COVID Deaths: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump live-tweeting Fox News and trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election while the coronavirus pandemic hits a new grim milestone.Jenny Slate shares a very important life update, then talks about the pet cemetery at her fiancé’s house and her book Little Weirds....

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Aubrey Plaza | Trump and Texas File New Election Lawsuit After Supreme Court Rejection: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the Supreme Court rejecting a lawsuit seeking to block Pennsylvania from certifying its electoral votes for Joe Biden and the GOP attempting another Hail Mary pass to overturn the election results.Then, Aubrey Plaza talks about her movie "Black Bear," becoming a small town’s crazy woman and shares her tips for exploring Delaware....

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Nick Kroll | Trump Tries to Overturn Georgia's Election Results: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump focusing on overturning the results of the 2020 election and counter-programming Joe Biden’s inauguration while the nation weathers the worst stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.Then, Nick Kroll talks about the newest season of Big Mouth and helping parents broach tough subjects with their kids through the show....

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Journalist Adam Davidson
Late Night writer Dina Gusovsky interrupts Seth to explain why she’s jealous of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.Then, finance journalist Adam Davidson discusses how the world might change under the Biden administration, explains how Trump is a "bottom feeder" on corruption that already existed in the world and breaks down why Ivanka is the toughest Trump....

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Late Night Lit: Deesha Philyaw & Todd Doughty
On today's episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Deesha Philyaw, author of the new novel "The Secret Lives of Church Ladies."Then, she speaks with Todd Doughty, senior v-p and deputy publisher at Doubleday.Plus, hear some book recommendations from members of the Late Night staff.Mentioned in this episode:"The Secret Lives of Church Ladies" by Deesha Philyaw"The Prophets" by Robert Jones, Jr."Milk Blood Heat" by Dantiel W. Moniz"A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagi...

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The Meyers Family
For the seventh year, Seth spends Thanksgiving with his brother Josh, his father Larry and his mother Hilary....

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Rachel Bloom | Rudy Giuliani and Lindsey Graham Lead Trump’s Coup Attempt: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and senior members of the Republican Party engaging in an assault on democracy in an attempt to hang onto power and undercut the legitimately elected next president, Joe Biden.Then, Rachel Bloom talks about becoming a new mother during the pandemic, shares details from her labor and shares a poem from her book "I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are."...

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Ta-Nehisi Coates | Trump and the GOP Still Refuse to Accept Biden's Win: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party supporting Trump as he tries to invalidate the results of the 2020 election and overthrow the democratically elected government.Then, Ta-Nehisi Coates lays out why he didn't celebrate Joe Biden's win, talks about the difficulties of having his book The Water Dancer adapted into a film and shares a story about interviewing Chadwick Boseman while covering a protest for their college newspaper....

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Late Night Political Party, Part 3: Election Day
This is the third and final installment of our series Late Night Political Party, in which Late Night with Seth Meyers staffers reflect on what it's like to work on a comedy show in a truly unprecedented time in American politics.In this episode, Late Night staff writer Ally Hord talks to the fellow members of the show's writing staff: head writer Alex Baze and staff writers Karen Chee and Mike Scollins....

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Cindy McCain | Trump and Brett Kavanaugh Telegraph Their Plan to Steal the Election: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump whining about the media’s coverage of COVID-19 and signaling his intent to steal the election through the Supreme Court.Then, Cindy McCain reveals how she met her late husband John McCain, explains the close bond between her and Joe Biden’s families and reminisces about her 2008 cameo on SNL....

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Late Night Political Party, Part 2
This is the second part of our three-part series Late Night Political Party, in which Late Night with Seth Meyers staffers reflect on what it's like to work on a comedy show in a truly unprecedented time in American politics. In this episode, field producer Amanda Cowper talks to the members of the show's production team: writer/director Mike Karnell, production designer Ellen Waggett and assistant Justin McGriff....

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Late Night Lit: Susie Yang & Erin Geiger Smith
On today's episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Susie Yang, author of the new novel "White Ivy."Then, she speaks with Erin Geiger Smith, author of "Thank You for Voting: The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America."Plus, hear some book recommendations from members of the Late Night staff.Mentioned in this episode:"White Ivy" by Susie Yang"The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas"The Lying Life of Adults" and the "My Brilliant F...

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Late Night Cram: Nearing the End of the 2020 Campaign
Two weeks before Election Day, Late Night supervising producer Henry Melcher and A Closer Look supervising writer Sal Gentile offer their thoughts about the 2020 campaign season and predict what will happen next....

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Seth Off-Air: Amber Ruffin
In this podcast exclusive conversation, Seth talks to Amber Ruffin, host of The Amber Ruffin Show on Peacock, away from his desk in Studio 8G....

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Yaa Gyasi | October Surprise
Late Night writers predict what more surprises will arise from now until Election Day, although reality has outwitted them.Then, Yaa Gyasi talks about shadowing her neuroscientist friend for her new book, "Transcendent Kingdom," how her Ghanaian heritage influenced her writing and the new readership of her first novel, "Homegoing."...

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David Remnick | Trump Has Election Meltdown as White House Covers Up COVID-19 Outbreak: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump’s ongoing election-induced meltdown and the White House’s attempt to cover up its expanding COVID-19 outbreak. This special edition of A Closer Look aired live in prime time on October 8.Then, David Remnick talks about the changes to The New Yorker Festival 2020, discusses President Trump's response to the pandemic and to climate change and expands upon topics from his new book, The Fragile Earth....

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Bob Woodward | Trump Stages Maskless Photo Op While Still Infected with COVID-19: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at a symptomatic Trump staging a reckless photo op after leaving the hospital, using it as an occasion to downplay COVID-19 to Americans.Then, Bob Woodward talks about Donald Trump's reactions to his book, "Rage," discusses his interviews with the president about COVID-19 and reveals an important piece of advice he received from The Washington Post's late owner, Katherine Graham....

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Late Night Political Party, Part 1
This is the first part of our three-part series Late Night Political Party, in which Late Night with Seth Meyers staffers reflect on what it's like to work on a comedy show in a truly unprecedented time in American politics.In this episode, supervising producer Henry Melcher talks to the members of the show's guest research department, comprised of Kat Spillane, Matt Reimann and Elisabeth Roberts. They discuss what goes into preparing Seth Meyers for his interviews with politicians and other political guest...

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Cecily Strong | Trump Lashes Out After Unhinged Debate Performance: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Trump trying to paint Biden as drugged up and senile while attempting to steal the election by lying about voter fraud.Cecily Strong talks about her iconic Jeanine Pirro impersonation on Weekend Update, shares which impersonation never made it to Saturday Night Live and discusses her upcoming musical comedy series....

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Brian Stelter | Trump's Debate Performance Was an Embarrassing Debacle: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump debasing himself and the nation on live TV and his deranged sycophants making excuses for his performance.Then, political commentator Brian Stelter talks about Chris Wallace's remarks about the first presidential debate, being one of Fox News' "hate objects" and what Sean Hannity really thinks of Trump....

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Colin Quinn | Trump Tax Bombshell Reveals How the System Is Rigged: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Trump being on the verge of putting a third justice on the Supreme Court after pulling one of the greatest tax cheats in American history.Then, he talks to comedian Colin Quinn about his new book "Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the 50 States."...

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Late Night Lit: Meena Harris & Karen Russell
On today's episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Meena Harris, an entrepreneur, lawyer, founder of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign and author of "Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea," a children's book about her aunt Kamala Harris and her mother Maya Harris.Then, she speaks with Karen Russell, a Pulitzer finalist and author of the novella "Sleep Donation." Plus, hear some book recommendations from members of the Late Night staff.Mentioned in this episode:"Phenom...

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H. Jon Benjamin | Trump Says COVID “Affects Virtually Nobody” As Death Toll Hits 200,000: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Trump holding another packed rally after telling his supporters that virtually nobody is affected by a disease that has killed at least 200,000 Americans.Then, H. Jon Benjamin talks about getting recognized by his voice, shares what his son thinks of Archer and Bob’s Burgers and discusses his jazz album....

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Neil deGrasse Tyson | Trump and GOP Rush to Fill Ginsburg's Seat Despite 2016 Hypocrisy: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Republicans rushing to fill the Supreme Court seat left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and force through a conservative supermajority that will help them cement minority rule for a generation.Then, Neil deGrasse Tyson confirms the possibility of an asteroid colliding with Earth on Election Day, talks about America’s resistance to science and data and discusses Cosmos: Possible Worlds....

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Stacey Abrams | Trump Blames “Blue States” For COVID Deaths: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the president blaming "blue states" for coronavirus deaths and Attorney General William Barr calling for sedition charges against protestors.Then, Stacey Abrams talks about her documentary covering voter suppression in the United States, lays out a plan for how to make sure every vote counts and shares what she thinks the outcome of the 2020 election will be....

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Larry WIlmore | Trump's ABC Town Hall Was Filled with Lies: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the president participating in an ABC town hall with undecided voters last night where he lied as often as he breathed.Larry Wilmore talks about launching his late-night show during a pandemic, reveals his favorite In Living Color sketch he wrote and discusses covering the upcoming election on his late-night show....

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Larry WIlmore | Trump's ABC Town Hall Was Filled with Lies: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the president participating in an ABC town hall with undecided voters last night where he lied as often as he breathed.Larry Wilmore talks about launching his late-night show during a pandemic, reveals his favorite In Living Color sketch he wrote and discusses covering the upcoming election on his late-night show....

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Michael Schmidt | Trump Holds Indoor Nevada Rally as Wildfires and Pandemic Rage: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and the Republican Party descending deeper into lawless authoritarianism as wildfires and an out-of-control pandemic continue to rage.Michael Schmidt shares the lengths he would go to while covering stories about the president, talks about what it was like to interview President Trump and shares his thoughts on Trump’s changes to his administration....

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Michael Cohen | Trump and the GOP Rocked by Bombshell Woodward Tapes: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump confessing on tape that he knew about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic and lied to the American people.Then, Seth's exclusive interview with Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and author of the book "Disloyal."...

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Jane Fonda | Trump Lashes Out Over Report that He Insulted Fallen Soldiers: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Trump ignoring the coronavirus pandemic and pretending he’s anti-war in response to the news that he insulted veterans. Jane Fonda talks about how her activism has changed over the years, Fire Drill Fridays and her fight against climate change and getting arrested during the Nixon administration....

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Paula Pell & John Lutz
John Lutz and Paula Pell talk about writing each other's characters in Mapleworth Murders....

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Jake Tapper | The Check In: Trump Rolling Back Environmental Regulations
Seth takes a break from breaking news to check in on President Trump quietly rolling back environmental legislations, ultimately harming the environment and disproportionately impacting people of color in the process.Then, Jake Tapper talks about getting feedback from veterans for his book-turned-movie The Outpost and how he and his colleagues are preparing for 2020 election night....

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Jeff Goldblum | Jason Sudeikis
Seth talks to Jeff Goldblum about reuniting with Sam Neill and Laura Dern to shoot the latest Jurassic World movie and shares a story about one of the dangerous T-Rex props in the original Jurassic Park film.Then, he interviews Jason Sudeikis about his kids’ acting styles and the evolution of his character Ted Lasso....

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Late Night Lit: Raven Leilani & Lisa Lucas
On the second episode of Late Night Lit, "Late Night" supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly interviews two remarkable women in the world of literature.First, she talks with Raven Leilani, author of the New York Times bestselling novel "Luster." She then talks to Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, and starting in January the publisher at Pantheon and Schocken Books....

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J.B. Smoove | Busy Philipps
Seth talks to actors J.B. Smoove and Busy Philipps....

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Kenan Thompson
Seth talks to new writer Jeff Wright about what's going on with TikTok, and then interviews Kenan Thompson about "Saturday Night Live" and his new podcast "You Already Know."...

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Gayle King | Ex-Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Arrested and Charged with Fraud: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at one of Trump’s closest confidantes, former campaign manager and former chief strategist Steve Bannon getting arrested for a wild scam that captures so much of what’s rotten about Trumpism.Gayle King talks about Oprah taking quarantine very seriously, putting Breonna Taylor on the cover of O Magazine and why she loves live radio....

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Patton Oswalt | Trump and Fox Try to Distract from the DNC: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Trump and Fox News desperately trying to distract attention from the Democratic National Convention.Then, Patton Oswalt reveals how he got his daughter a personal skateboarding lesson from Tony Hawk, talks about the Golden State Killer documentary I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and shares what it was like racing against the clock to film Season 3 of A.P. Bio....

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Robert Costa | Trump and the GOP Are Trying to Destroy the Post Office: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and the Republican Party’s plan to dismantle the US Postal Service that is both an assault on democracy and the culmination of a decades-long movement to privatize one of the country’s most cherished public institutions.Then, Robert Costa shares how he learned who Cardi B is, discusses Bernie Sanders shifting the Democrats to the left and talks about the 2020 election....

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Sam Jay | Trump and Fox Struggle to Attack Sen. Kamala Harris: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and his allies straining to come up with ridiculous ways to attack Sen. Kamala Harris after her first public appearance as Joe Biden’s running mate yesterday.Then, comedian Sam Jay talks about writing a Cardi B-inspired Saturday Night Live sketch for Seth, shares what it was like to work on Eddie Murphy's return to SNL and reveals how her girlfriend helps out with her comedy....

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Sam Jay | Trump and Fox Struggle to Attack Sen. Kamala Harris: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and his allies straining to come up with ridiculous ways to attack Sen. Kamala Harris after her first public appearance as Joe Biden’s running mate yesterday.Then, comedian Sam Jay talks about writing a Cardi B-inspired Saturday Night Live sketch for Seth, shares what it was like to work on Eddie Murphy's return to SNL and reveals how her girlfriend helps out with her comedy....

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Sarah Snook | Trump’s Plan to Sabotage the Post Office Before the Election: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the president trying to undermine the integrity of the election by sabotaging the post office because he knows he can’t win in November with a majority of votes.Sarah Snook addresses whispers of when the third season of Succession will begin taping, shares how Halloween helped her realize how big Succession has become and clears up when her real birthday is....

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Tracee Ellis Ross | Trump Signs Sham Executive Orders, Takes Credit for Obamacare: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the president announcing a bunch of meaningless and blatantly unconstitutional executive orders in a PR stunt at his golf course.Then, Tracee Ellis Ross urges people to vote up and down the entire ballot in the general election, shares her unfortunate Amazon toilet paper mishap and talks about dabbling in music for the first time in The High Note, despite her mother being Diana Ross....

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Dana Bash, Kaitlan Collins & Kyung Lah | Trump Investigated for Fraud, Says Coronavirus Will “Go Away”: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Trump calling into friendly TV shows to promise the pandemic will go away while our urgent national health crisis deepens.Then, CNN journalists Dana Bash, Kaitlan Collins and Kyung Lah discuss the documentary On the Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries, the coronavirus pandemic and diversity in journalism....

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Seth Rogen | Trump Rushes Back to Fox After Disastrous Axios Interview: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the president rushing back to Fox News after stepping out of his right-wing media bubble for a disastrous interview with Axios.Then, Seth Rogen talks about his film An American Pickle, reminisces on performing stand-up as a 13-year-old and shares stories about his grandparents....

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Seth Rogen | Trump Rushes Back to Fox After Disastrous Axios Interview: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the president rushing back to Fox News after stepping out of his right-wing media bubble for a disastrous interview with Axios.Then, Seth Rogen talks about his film An American Pickle, reminisces on performing stand-up as a 13-year-old and shares stories about his grandparents....

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Sean Penn | Jared Kushner’s Failed Testing Plan; Trump Threatens to Ban TikTok: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the Trump administration scrapping a nationwide testing plan because they wanted to blame Democrats for the coronavirus pandemic.Then, Sean Penn discusses his recent socially distant wedding, his nonprofit CORE helping with COVID-19 testing and his audition for Fast Times at Ridgemont High....

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Sean Penn | Jared Kushner’s Failed Testing Plan; Trump Threatens to Ban TikTok: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the Trump administration scrapping a nationwide testing plan because they wanted to blame Democrats for the coronavirus pandemic.Then, Sean Penn discusses his recent socially distant wedding, his nonprofit CORE helping with COVID-19 testing and his audition for Fast Times at Ridgemont High....

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Seth Off-Air: Chris Evans & Mark Kassen
In this podcast exclusive interview, Seth interviews Chris Evans and Mark Kassen about their new civics engagement website, AStartingPoint.com....

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Seth Off-Air: Chris Evans & Mark Kassen
In this podcast exclusive interview, Seth interviews Chris Evans and Mark Kassen about their new civics engagement website, AStartingPoint.com....

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Dan Levy | Trump Suggests Delaying the Election, Which He Can't Do: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the president suggesting delaying the November election, which would be a flagrant violation of the Constitution and the law.Then, Dan Levy discusses Schitt's Creek going from a small production to an Emmy-nominated show, shares stories from the time he was a red carpet correspondent and talks about Schitt's Creek being a love letter to the LGBTQ community....

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Billy Porter | Trump Praises “Demon Sperm” Doctor Who Pushed Hydroxychloroquine: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and his allies in the right-wing media amplifying an unhinged viral video lying about the coronavirus.Then, Billy Porter shares Billie Eilish's role in the creation of his motorized fringe hat, what he has been working on since the upcoming season of Pose was postponed due to the pandemic and his grassroots campaign Be an Arts Hero....

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Billy Porter | Trump Praises “Demon Sperm” Doctor Who Pushed Hydroxychloroquine: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and his allies in the right-wing media amplifying an unhinged viral video lying about the coronavirus.Then, Billy Porter shares Billie Eilish's role in the creation of his motorized fringe hat, what he has been working on since the upcoming season of Pose was postponed due to the pandemic and his grassroots campaign Be an Arts Hero....

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Chris Evans | Trump Holds Coronavirus Briefing, Threatens to Send More Secret Police: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump trying to convince Americans he suddenly cares about the pandemic he’s been ignoring for months.Then, actor Chris Evans talks about his civic engagement site A Starting Point and why he wants to give elected officials a bipartisan platform to explain and debate policy....

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Colin Jost | Trump’s Insane Chris Wallace Interview; Secret Police in Portland: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump’s terrifying interview with Chris Wallace in which he made clear that he does not care about the pandemic, as he sends secret police to American cities to snatch protestors off the street.Then, he talks to SNL's Colin Jost about his new book, "A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir."...

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth | Trump and His Allies Want You to "Adapt" to the Coronavirus Crisis: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the president and his political allies telling people to suck it up and deal with the out-of-control coronavirus outbreak.Then, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth addresses Tucker Carlson's criticisms of her policies and shares her fears for the U.S. reopening schools too soon without proper sanitation methods....

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Late Night Lit: Colson Whitehead & Danielle Mullen
On this first episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night's new literary podcast, supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly talks to two-time Pulitzer winning author Colson Whitehead.She also speaks with Danielle Mullen, founder of Semicolon, the only black female owned bookstore in Chicago.Plus, hear some book recommendations from members of the Late Night staff.Books mentioned in this episode:"The Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead"Zone One" by Colson Whitehead"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead"The City W...

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Authors C. Pam Zhang & Sarah Kendzior
Seth talks to authors C. Pam Zhang ("How Much of These Hills Is Gold") and Sarah Kendzior ("Hiding in Plain Sight").Be on the lookout for Late Night Lit, our new podcast franchise, in this feed tomorrow. That episode features Late Night producer Sarah Jenks-Daly interviewing acclaimed author Colson Whitehead and Semicolon bookstore owner Danielle Mullen....

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Best of Bill Hader & Andy Samberg
Hear some selections featuring two of Late Night's favorite guests, Bill Hader and Andy Samberg. You can also watch the videos on Late Night's YouTube channel....

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Best of Amy Poehler
Listen to the best clips from Amy Poehler on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Check out the video on YouTube....

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Best of John Mulaney
Listen to some of the most hilarious moments from John Mulaney’s interviews on Late Night with Seth Meyers.You can also watch the video on YouTube....

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Wanda Sykes | Quarantine Love
Hear some selections from "Quarantine Love," the hottest R&B album focusing on socially isolated romance.Then, Seth interviews comedian Wanda Sykes. Finally, he checks in with Amber Ruffin about how to be a better ally....

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John Early | Trump Pretends Coronavirus Doesn’t Exist: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the president deciding to inhabit an alternate reality where the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t exist, even as the US sets a single-day record for new cases.Then, he talks to actor and comedian John Early about the new season of "Search Party."...

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Judd Apatow | Trump’s Tulsa Rally Was a Flop: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump staking his political fortunes on a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that turned out to be a dud.Then, he talks to Judd Apatow about his new movie "The King of Staten Island."...

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Josie Duffy Rice | Bolton Tries to Cash in with Trump Book: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Trump’s ex-national security adviser trying to cash in with a tell-all book after refusing to testify in Trump’s impeachment trial.Then, journalist Josie Duffy Rice, president of The Appeal, shares her appreciation for people taking the time to educate themselves during the fight for racial equality and says that she will not be wasting her time on "All Lives Matter" posts....

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Sen. Bernie Sanders | Trump’s Coronavirus Cover-Up; Bolton’s Tell-All Book: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the Trump administration deciding to move on from the coronavirus pandemic and pretend it’s over even though it’s still here - and getting worse.Then, he speaks to Senator Bernie Sanders about the pandemic, Joe Biden's presidential campaign, Black Lives Matter and more....

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Nicole Byer | Trump and the Police Lash Out at the Black Lives Matter Protests: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the president and police lashing out at Black Lives Matter protests despite polls showing overwhelming support for the demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism.Then, he talks to comedian Nicole Byer talks about her involvement in protests against police violence, helping parents explain racism to their children and her book, #VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE....

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Ramy Youssef & Patrisse Cullors | Mattis Denounces Trump, Cotton Calls for Deploying Troops Against Protests: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the nationwide protests over George Floyd's murder being incredibly successful in swaying the public opinion and how even military leaders are speaking out against the president's attempts to suppress them.Then, comedian Ramy Youssef and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors talk about leading the fight against police brutality and share different ways to help create change....

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms | Trump Threatens to Deploy Military in Response to Protests: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump threatening to unleash the military on American citizens protesting the brutal police murder of George Floyd.Then, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms talks about the speech she made in regard to the Atlanta protests against police violence and shares her thoughts on 21st century policing....

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Michael Che | Trump’s Deranged Response to the George Floyd Protests: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the countless instances of violent police escalation in response to the protests over the murder of George Floyd.Then, he talks to SNL's Michael Che, who shares his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter protests and taping SNL from home....

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Amy Schumer & Chris Fischer | Coronavirus Antibody Test PSA
Seth Meyers found a PSA that explains how coronavirus antibody tests work.Then, Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer discuss their new cooking show on Food Network and talk about having to change their son's name a month after he was born....

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Issa Rae | Impressions Nobody Asked For
Seth shares some of his writers' obscure celebrity impressions that nobody asked for, like Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs.Then, he talked to Issa Rae of the new movie The Lovebirds....

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer | Trump Says He’s Taking Hydroxychloroquine: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Trump’s claim that he’s taking hydroxychloroquine.Then, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talks about the protests against Michigan’s stay-at-home order, the continuing efforts to flatten the curve and the state’s Big Three car manufacturers reopening....

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Tina Fey | Trump Goes Off the Rails on Twitter and Fox News: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Trump reeling off fantasies about the coronavirus just "going away" after two West Wing aides test positive and unemployment soars to its highest level since the Great Depression.Then, he chats with his friend Tina Fey....

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Ricky Gervais | Trump’s Fox News Coronavirus Town Hall: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump participating in an unhinged town hall on Fox News as a damning new report details how he’s wasted time he could have been using to develop a strategy for safely reopening the economy.Then, he calls Ricky Gervais....

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Rep. Katie Porter | Trump Sinks in Polls, Claims Disinfectant Comments Were Sarcastic: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump suggesting that coronavirus could be cured with disinfectants, claiming it was a joke and then threatening to stop doing press briefings altogether.Then, he speaks to Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) about how Congress can use their power to work with the White House on the coronavirus pandemic....

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Jane Fonda | Amber's Minute of Fury: Jerome Adams, Surgeon General of the United States
Late Night writer Amber Ruffin focuses a minute of fury on Jerome Adams, Surgeon General of the United States, for telling people of color to "step up" and take responsibility for keeping themselves healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.Then, Seth talks to activist and Hollywood legend Jane Fonda....

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Tracy Morgan | The Kind of Story We Need Right Now: Coronavirus Good News Edition
Seth steps away from bleak and depressing news to share news stories about a Rhode Island liquor distillery making free hand sanitizer, a bagpipe player celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and a socially distant wedding.Then, he talks to his pal Tracy Morgan....

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Sen. Kamala Harris | Trump Contradicts Experts on Coronavirus Treatment After Months of Denial: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at public officials urging Americans to continue observing social distancing rules while President Trump and Jared Kushner contradict those experts and spread misinformation.Then, he has a remote conversation with Senator Kamala Harris about how she and how the Senate is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic....

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Sen. Kamala Harris | Trump Contradicts Experts on Coronavirus Treatment After Months of Denial: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at public officials urging Americans to continue observing social distancing rules while President Trump and Jared Kushner contradict those experts and spread misinformation.Then, he has a remote conversation with Senator Kamala Harris about how she and how the Senate is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic....

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Trump Pretends He Never Compared Coronavirus to the Flu: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump extending social distancing guidelines to the end of April - while he and his allies try to memory hole their early dismissal of the coronavirus outbreak. Then, he interviews Sen. Elizabeth Warren about how the Senate is tackling the coronavirus pandemic, and post-campaign life....

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Jokes Seth Can't Tell: The First Black Astronaut, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Candle
Recorded remotely by Seth Meyers, Amber Ruffin, Jenny Hagel and the 8G Band at their respective homes. There are some jokes that just sound wrong coming from Seth, like the one about Joe Biden winning 86% of the African American vote....

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David Simon | Trump Contradicts Experts as Coronavirus Is Declared a Pandemic: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump contradicting public health officials about the severity of the global coronavirus pandemic.Then, David Simon discusses the prescient nature of The Plot Against America, meeting Philip Roth and Charles Lindbergh’s anti-Semitism.He also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for this podcast....

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David Simon | Trump Contradicts Experts as Coronavirus Is Declared a Pandemic: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump contradicting public health officials about the severity of the global coronavirus pandemic.Then, David Simon discusses the prescient nature of The Plot Against America, meeting Philip Roth and Charles Lindbergh’s anti-Semitism.He also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for this podcast....

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Nicolle Wallace | Markets Plunge as Trump Lies About Coronavirus Response: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Trump's lies about the coronavirus outbreak, showing what it’s like when a lifelong scam artist is in charge of responding to a public health crisis.He then talks to MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, who also takes a few more questions backstage just for this podcast....

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Nicolle Wallace | Markets Plunge as Trump Lies About Coronavirus Response: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Trump's lies about the coronavirus outbreak, showing what it’s like when a lifelong scam artist is in charge of responding to a public health crisis.He then talks to MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, who also takes a few more questions backstage just for this podcast....

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | Trump Keeps Lying About the Coronavirus Outbreak: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump lying to millions of people about the coronavirus outbreak as his administration bungles its response to the crisis.Then, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks about fighting the coronavirus, supporting Bernie Sanders in the 2020 election and the youth vote.She also takes a few more questions exclusively for this podcast from Late Night's Henry Melcher and Sal Gentile....

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Patrick Radden Keefe | Trump’s Flailing Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump appointing Mike Pence to take charge of the response to the coronavirus outbreak and reassuring absolutely nobody.Patrick Radden Keefe talks about the unique way he was inspired to write Say Nothing and naming a suspect in an unsolved murder case in the book. He then takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G just for this podcast....

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Carson Daly | Democrats Debate Dictators While Trump Acts Like One: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Democrats screaming over each other in a chaotic debate as President Trump tightens his authoritarian grip on power.Then, Carson Daly talks about Last Call with Carson Daly, the success of The Voice and his stint as an intern for Jimmy Kimmel’s radio show. He also takes a few more questions exclusively for this podcast....

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Andrew Zimmern & José Andrés | Paul Yoon
Andrew Zimmern and José Andrés talk about Zimmern's new show What's Eating America and how it explores the ties between political issues and cuisine.Author Paul Yoon discusses his book Run Me to Earth and his dog’s unique role in his writing process....

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Desus & Mero | Stand-Up From Erin Jackson
Desus and Mero talk about getting starstruck at the Critics' Choice Awards, interviewing David Letterman and Derek Jeter not getting a unanimous vote for the Hall of Fame.Then, hear a stand-up comedy set from Erin Jackson live on Late Night. She also takes a few more questions backstage from Late Night opening comic Ryan Reiss exclusively for this podcast....

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Seth Off-Air: Aidy Bryant
Seth Meyers talks to Aidy Bryant in a podcast exclusive interview away from Studio 8G....

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Seth Off-Air: Aidy Bryant
Seth Meyers talks to Aidy Bryant in a podcast exclusive interview away from Studio 8G....

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Maria Bamford | Trump and Barr Corrupt the Justice Department as John Kelly Speaks Out: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and his attorney general turning the Justice Department into a political weapon to protect Trump’s friends and punish his enemies.Then, comedian Maria Bamford discusses her attempt to file a restraining order against the president and meeting with random Twitter users to practice her stand-up comedy.She also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for this podcast....

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Stacey Abrams | Late Night Democratic Presidential Debate: New Hampshire
Seth moderates another high-stakes debate between the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.He also talks to Stacey Abrams, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and founder of Fair Fight 2020. She also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast....

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Gov. Gavin Newsom | Trump Retaliates Against Impeachment Witnesses as Rudy Digs Up Dirt in Ukraine: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump's retaliation against impeachment witnesses as his attorney general works with Rudy Giuliani to keep digging up dirt on his political rivals.Then, he speaks with Gavin Newsom, governor of California, about the lawsuits between California and the Trump administration.Governor Newsom also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast....

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Iowa Special Episode, Part 2: The Aftermath
In part two of our special series about the Iowa caucuses, Late Night supervising producer Henry Melcher follows up with a few people he spoke to while in Des Moines to understand how Iowans felt about the election fiasco on Monday, resulting in a vote whose results are delayed — if they ever come out at all.He also conducts some interviews to learn more about the activism and organization that helps mobilize people of color during Iowa elections....

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Rob McElhenney | Trump’s Deranged Post-Impeachment Press Conference: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at the president reeling off a deranged tirade at the White House, where he celebrated his sham impeachment acquittal with his Republican co-conspirators.Then, Rob McElhenney shares how he and his wife decided to name their sons and the inspiration behind Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet.He also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for this podcast....

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John Early | GOP Senators Block Witnesses in Trump Impeachment Cover-Up: A Closer Look
Seth takes a closer look at Senate Republicans all but completing their cover-up of the president’s crimes as they block witnesses and move to acquit him.Then, actor and comedian John Early talks about his embarrassing appearance in a local news report from Nashville and his tenure in high school theater.He also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast....

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Iowa Special Episode, Part 1: Visiting Des Moines
The weekend before the 2020 Democratic caucuses in Iowa, Late Night supervising producer Henry Melcher went to Des Moines. Hear his interviews with Troy Price, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party; undecided voters Pam and Harry Bookey; journalist David Yepsen; members of the College Democrats at Iowa State University; Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand; and Brown and Black Forum founders Wayne Ford and Mary Campos....

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The Good Place Cast | Leslie Jones
Seth moderates a panel with the cast of The Good Place after the finale aired on NBC.Then, hear his interview with Leslie Jones....

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Philip Rucker & Carol Leonnig | Jokes Seth Can't Tell
There are some jokes that just sound wrong coming from Seth, like the one about Megan Rapinoe on the cover of Sports Illustrated.The, journalists Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig discuss documenting the Trump administration in their book A Very Stable Genius and speaking with anonymous sources.They also take a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G....

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