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Fresh update on "stephen colbert" discussed on The Power Trip
"Started drinking eight years old Yikes Letterman David Letterman. Down Juniors either and that was the thing to watch them have that conversation and Letterman cut open vein and a couple of times downing not being A. standoffish. You're mean or anything like that. But a couple of times he tried to bring it back to funny and you can tell Letterman wasn't ready to do that He was ready to cut open advantage did and they had a serious discussion about the time Robert Downey junior sen spent in prison and how alcoholism affected David Letterman, and how bad and when he decided to stop being an alcoholic now art it was fascinating. Well one the things we're talking about Letterman, the guy that replaced David Letterman Stephen Colbert. Had Sasha Baron Cohen last night, and this is another sign that that late night TV has changed in the last couple of years specifically in the trump era but now more. So in the Cova Videira. Three full segments with Sasha Baron Cohen. So it like hey, Sasha's promote Borat to here's minutes. WE'RE GONNA ask three surface questions and promote the movie. We'll move on I mean he did like a deep dive on Sasha Baron Cohen. It was way better than a the same interview would have been four, five, six or fourteen years ago in borough at one came out. Yeah. I don't know if you guys saw the video that kind of went viral yesterday because Rex Chapman, tweeted it out but go back and watch Sasha Baron Cohen's little two minute clip that Rex Chapman tweeted out and watch him on Letterman last night or Letterman call last night. The dude is legit genius and when you watch Borat. Genius through the calculated stupidity for Man let's get into that guy talk. He is so clever. So smart and man I just can I vote for him? Yeah. He's British right. Can I vote for him? Man What a fascinating guy that guy is and I'm so glad that Stephen did the full three segments with a notch just five minutes and moved on it was great by the way if that becomes the model Stephen Uses from here on out he will win because that that is the future. That's the only way to do that. Yeah, I'm I'm sorry we're no shift topic. Out. The window. Is and. What they showed last year but they showed a couple of things that I hadn't. Hadn't seen or heard of yet. They showed the scene when he's in the country Steve Character and Borat too. which is he is borat dressed up as a stereotypical like Hick country singer and he got this group of like right wing extremist Sing Wuhan flu and about how like we should gas him like the Germans are like super aggressive and he got this group. To Sing along. Well, he told the story last night I'll make it really quick but he said basically what happened. Is a black lives matter group that was down the streets? Had A couple of people that figured out that Sasha. Baron Cohen was the guy on stage and not some random country Steve. So it started to spread throughout the right wing crowd that this is a plant and we're getting old. So it turned violence in like threatening quickly he said he had a bulletproof vest on just in case he said he didn't have that fourteen years ago when he made more at one but he wore a bulletproof vest and he said he paid for security because he knew if this thing turns out, he's in front of a group of a bunch of guns. So. They showed the clip on Kobe last night when the crowd realizes they're getting trolled, and this is Baron Cohen not country Steve. He basically ducks in runs offstage dive into a van and they tried to pull the van door open and he's like drive drive drive like he has to bail. Moly because he was in trouble and he said one guy. One Guy Pulls a gun. As he joked last night he said he called a pistol, but he's not sure if anybody calls it a pistol anymore. And he said somebody else on stage had a talk this right wing guy off the lead by just going it's not worth the dude it's not worth it, and then the guy put his gun down my God. So the guy was at least gonNA, threaten to shoot him. because. He pulled that prank off and. Almost watch it back for his explanation of the Rudy Giuliani scene. It's kind of terrifying. It's A. I I assume it's on like CBS online or something, but find Sasha Baron Cohen's. Interview from called bear last night it's definitely worth your time the him explaining the Giuliani zoom that's not make Guiliani looked better by the way. Scarier. Our man, the scariest thing about Giuliani in that scene regardless of what went down is the look on his face when he's flirting with that girl. Lillard it's just seeing your GRANDPA flirt with some. It's weird or seeing the. Nation of how alone Giuliani. Must thought he truly was makes it even worse slough? Okay. He he had a security guard sweep, the room and where Sasha Baron Cohen was hiding. The Guy just missed he was Sasha was in the room in like a hideaway, a I think in the closet or something. and. They swept the room to make sure that Julie was alone rudy was alone. So obviously for security reasons for Rudy Safety Y- and a Sasha points out that even makes it scarier because Rudy thought he was alone with a guard outside the door and this girl was alone with him and his in his hotel room. So he he thought he had a free pass. while. Terrify. Kobi's live at his Palatial Mansion John Boehner. Thank you. Love you, guys. You guys still doing show just impact the podcast we are We got the PODCAST Geek. Or stop by twins. Daily Dot Com. Fantastic appreciate. That were very late for break. We'll be right back on. The Fan. Time for Vikings. News. Presented lie. When? Really late in the last segment so we'll go right into the vikings. At his palatial mansion but Mark Rosen and Carly's occur in Studio Good Morning Good Morning Chris. Vikings. By the way because the by we can stuff, did you record with Kirk I did yesterday and how does he happy? You know what he's Great he's always the same. You really is he's not. Immune to the fact of what's going on I mean I think he realizes that There's been a lot of things are the negative about this football team. He's He puts his head down and goes to work like all of us to. Pay Thirty million dollars and he's he's a quarterback. So you know he's immune to also I asked him point blank I said as far as the noise outside You know there's a lot of criticism as one to be anytime especially when your team is one in five directed at the quarterback. And he goes Rosie honestly I hear more about it from. US anybody else I. Don't I know it's out there. I'm aware it's out there and looking at Carleen I'm sure Jason is as a pro athlete any. This ever known never ever and That's always been really. Okay, it's Score in a couple of weeks and people are always nice to monitor rights share creator. Jason Gunn two weeks about scoring I mean. Piss Carly's did. On the road right well. I think I think there's A. You know put the blinders on and you go to work and understanding that you know the fans are looking at it. I think everyone that. We're one five. Let's think about. Who they're going to draft express. Sure. They don't look at it. That way the players in that locker room don't give a rip about the NFL draft. Understand that you'll talk tanking for so-and-so tanking for so and so. It sounds good. The management will approach it with the trades they make looking for the future they.
Bruce Springsteen's New Album 'Letter to You' Released
"Just tweeted. His new movie is out right now on Apple TV, Plus, the new companion album Letter to You Drops Tomorrow, and Bruce was on Stephen Colbert last night. Colbert Breaking the news to the boss, that there is actually a Bruce Emoji that I think That's wonderful.
Fresh update on "stephen colbert" discussed on Bob Sirott
"End of his daily column, Essentially, there's a feedback section and there is a note an email that was sent to him. Top feeder yesterday by the son of Ron Britain, who had the funeral for his mother yesterday. She died a week ago and then run. Britain apparently took his own life. After his wife passed away, But there's a note from his son, Mark. About the passing of Ron and what their family has gone through that. You know, if you're a fan of Iran, Britain, I think you'll find very touching because talks about how much he loved his fans and How much you know they meant to him. He just did not want to live without his wife of 62 years. It's very, very, very touching and and worth taking A look at that. Robert peter dot com Me up. It is sad, sad story and good to hear from Mark Ron and Peaches Son. Let's talk about this lawsuit and protest involving Borat and I got got to believe that when Sasha Baron Cohen makes these movies, he's got a lot of lawyers who helped him a lot of lawyers and I have to think that he likes these lawsuits. I remember when the first film came out. And people who were spoofed in the movie that you know became part of the film unknowingly. You know, we're suing him and complaining and saying that they didn't know that they were part of it. You know of what was going on. That was the case in one scene in particular in this movie that involved in eighties 88 year old Holocaust survivor. Sasha Baron Cohen, his Borat character goes to a synagogue. And gets into a conversation about the Holocaust with This whole Holocaust survivor s O, You know, that's what the scene is about. Before the film was completed, this lovely elderly lady passed away, and her family now is saying that she was duped. By Sasha Baron Cohen. She did not know that this was a satire. She was tricked into doing all of this. Went to a court in Georgia, where the judge ruled that the lawsuit should be thrown out. Because a document was produced, showing that she signed a letter permitting Sasha Baron Cohen and his company to use the scene that they filmed. And Sasha Baron Cohen said that she was very rarely do they tell people that this was all a gag that they did tell her that this was a gag that Indeed, Sasha Baron Cohen is Jewish himself and explained the the satire that he was doing in that scene. If you have watched the movie You see at the beginning of the credits, they dedicate the movie to Judith Dim Evans, who passed away before the movie came out, but they're the daughters. They're saying it's a forgery. She would have never agreed to. This s O. You know, this controversy is not going away. Also the Cassatt American Association. Not so happy with this movie and the way that the people of Kazakhstan are portrayed in the movie as racist and you know, stupid. The group says that they want Amazon prime to pull this movie, saying that it whitewashes their ethnicity. Neither Amazon or Sasha. Baron Cohen has had any comment on this. Last night, he was on a Stephen Colbert for very, very interesting interview He was himself. He was not in character as he usually is when he goes on talk shows. And talk with Stephen Colbert about the making of this movie previous encounters that he has had As his character. The Ali G from his old HBO show encountered Donald Trump. But most interestingly he talked about the making of this movie and how for the first time Well, he's been doing any of these, you know, spoof projects that he has become famous for. He wore a bulletproof vest while he was shooting on DH. He showed a clip previously unreleased clip that did not go into the movie. In which the boring character was dressed up as You know, pro American country singer gets on stage at a pro gun rally and is, you know, singing, singing a song? But people in the crowd at this pro gun rally recognize that it's Borat and they start shouting him down. They start storming the stage, they climb over security fences. And starts storming the stage. One security guard said that they saw somebody reaching for a gun. To shoot shot. Such a little scary used. You see him in this, You know, footage that they have that they showed last night on Stephen Colbert. You see him running away running into a trailer saying Get out of here. Let's get going. Because people are chasing him and running after him pounding on the door of this trailer to try to get to him as the Trailer pulls away, So it's a very interesting, you know, kind of behind the scenes Look at What happens when he pulls these pranks on people? You know, In the downside of what could happen, It could be very, very dangerous for him. When I was watching the Borat movie over the weekend, I kept saying two things one Sasha Baron Cohen. He's got a lot of guts to. I'd love to see Ah, movie on how they made this movie, and it sounds like a lot of that is in the Coburg segment from last night. I have to Google that I have to watch that on YouTube. You can if you go out or you go to the Stephen Colbert sight, they've They've got clips from last night. They show that one particular clip what they talked about other clips. Of the scene. This is not, you know, giving away anything I don't think because it's in the trailer. Of what happens in the movie, But there's a scene in which Sasha Birth kun encounters these two these two guys, I forget. In what City, North Carolina or someplace in the south where you know he is his hapless Man child, Borat, who doesn't know what Kobe 19 is, and he innocently asked these guys can I move in with you? And he really did move in with these was wondering about that. He Sasha Baron Cohen tells the story. Wow. He really did move in with these guys for several days, despite the fact that there was a camera crew with him and that there are cameras all over the place, and that's when the more incredible scenes that you wonder about, you know, I was wondering about that dedication to I didn't I didn't know it was that woman who was in the scene in the synagogue right on, and But you know what she comes off is very sweet and very kind and very smart. And Sasha Baron Cohen plays the fool. So I don't know that they you know, made fun of her so much. I don't think they did. I mean, you know that the intention was I mean, the way that the scene is set up is that You know Sasha Baron Cohen, who's it comes he portrays himself and the people of Kazakhstan is being extremely anti semetic, right? And most of the time in that movie, by the way, Sasha Baron Cohen speaking Hebrew, right? Right when you're supposed to be speaking, because it's actually Hebrew inside, double talk. Yeah, on, you know, he comes in as a Holocaust denier and this sweet Elderly lady is explaining to him that the Holocaust really did happen and that she was a survivor and very loving and understanding way is trying to explain to him. What? What really happened. So I agree with you. I don't I don't think that she was demeaned in. Ah, in any way. The purpose of that That was the meaning of this satire that Sasha Baron Cohen was supposed to be the idiot who didn't understand that the Holocaust really happened. He wass We'll get Teo, Phil Collins, Richard Pryor and Gilligan's Island. Next with Dean Richards. Quick break here and check on a.
Stephen Colbert Moved to Tears by Dolly Parton's Singing Voice During Late Show Interview
"Parton has got a brand new Christmas album out. She's probably been making the rounds, which is why she was on with Stephen Colbert on the late show and apparently She made him cry like he literally had to take off his glasses and wipe away tears because she sang an old folk song that her mom used to sing to her. Oh, yeah, during the show. And it's just impromptu started singing. And and she sounds beautiful. So good. The song is called Bury Me beneath the willow. But here's a little clip of that interview. Oh, where can he be? He's gone to see Cam and the bride. He cares no more for me, and then he goes. Are you crying? Oh, bury me needs Are you crying out the weeping willow tree? What he meant Nowhere. I am sleepin and perhaps you. you. We We pull pull me me so so I'd I'd better better hush hush for for your your crash crash after after death, death, And And we we can't can't finish finish like like a lot of Americans. I'm under a lot of stress right now. My trip wire right there. I'll tell you right there. That was pretty beautiful. He was too Oh,
Heard any Biden jokes? Study of late-night comics finds few
"Lately, and many from the perspective of late night comics Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon. There's really only one candidate running for president. Last month, President Trump was the butt of 97% of their jokes compared to 3% for Biden. That's according to the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University in Virginia. School says it hasn't seen this wide disparity since it began studying the political content of late night comedy in 1990 to the widest previous disparity came in the 2016 campaign. When President Trump was the butt of 78% of the jokes compared to his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
The Flaming Lips performed a concert with the band and fans encased in plastic bubbles
"To make sure their fans stay safe during the pandemic, the flaming lips place themselves and members of the audience into inflatable human size plastic feet spheres. During a recent concert in Oklahoma City, the band first unveiled the idea on the late show with Stephen Colbert and May they ordered about 100 of the bubbles from China and went to work.
Mindy Kaling secretly gives birth to second child
"Failing announcing that she quietly welcomed her second child a baby boy named Spencer a few weeks ago. She revealed that news during a virtual appearance on the late show with Stephen Colbert off something extraordinary that nobody knows up until this moment. Yes I'm. I'm telling it for the first time. Now feels so strange but I had a I give birth to a baby boy on September third. Don't even knew you were pregnant. I know. It's this is news to a lot of people. It's true. Well, congratulations. That's wonderful. That was one of so. You said baby boy. Did you say baby boy? Navy boy okay. Do we have a name yet? Yes Oh? Yes. He has a name his name is Spencer Guess. The most common part of this fencer Kaley.
Mindy Kaling secretly gives birth to a baby boy: ‘This is news to a lot of people’
"Sharing whatever baby news we can and today with the Baby News is about Mindy K. Ling XI was on with Stephen Colbert last night. And amazingly kept secret that she was pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy on September the third low baby boy named Spencer. So congratulations, Tio Mindy. Welcome to the world. Spencer. He joins his older sister, Catherine, who was now 2.5 years old. Indicating has not said who the father is of these kids.
Mindy Kaling reveals she quietly welcomed baby No. 2
"Mindy Kaling has some big news. The Mindy Project star appeared on the late show with Stephen Colbert Thursday night and dropped this bombshell. She had a baby boy last night. Killing says the baby's name is Spencer but didn't reveal anything else. Back in 2017 kalen gave birth to her first child, A baby girl named Catherine
"Court. That was the sound of spontaneous vigil last night in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is word of her death spread Tim and Al Jones. She was appointed to the high court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. And in recent years, Ruth Bader Ginsburg served as the senior member of the court's liberal wing down on issues such as same sex marriage, voting rights and abortion. This is Something central to a woman's. Life to her dignity. It's a decision that she must make along the way. Ginsberg developed Rock star status for her scathing Descents her famed exercise routine. And her view of the law. Talking to Stephen Colbert about her moniker, the Notorious RBG. Happy's The Notorious B. I G, a famous rapper. Sure Biggie. Every people ask. What do you have in common? Which in notorious B. I G said, we have one thing in common. And that is we were both born and red. In Brooklyn. A Ginsburg was well known for the work she did before taking the bench when she served as an advocate for the American Civil Liberties Union. She became the architect of a legal strategy to bring cases to the courts that would ensure the 14th amendment's guarantee of equal protection applied to gender. Vacancy gives President
The National Anthem in Sports: What's Next?
"If you got an a time machine four years ago and set it for twenty twenty, your eyes would get wide for all kinds of reasons and the site of full teams superstars kneeling during the anthem with support from their coaches and owners and leaks. That would be one of the most startling. Players coaches. Game officials alike, all taking me in Orlando, our full moment before the game during the national anthem all of the players wearing black lives matter shirts most of them taking a knee including Naperville Central Alum Casey short and team made Julia. Earth's clearly emotions running high for both of them in that moment with a moment of silence here and respect pre-game in support of social justice seventeen different Texas rangers players took a knee during that moment including meadow door Robinson. Torino's NFL is kicking off tonight and whether you cosigned the venue of his protest or not Colin Kaepernick did prove something that both sides of the aisle can agree up. There is no ritual more sacred in American sports than the. Star spangled banner. It would be crazy to underestimate how it makes us feel. Fans as citizens on all kinds of levels, and if you're a musician performing the anthem, I'm testing the microphone check one, two, your the one who channels almost emotions and identities in that pregnant moment. Can you hear that John Batiste is from New Orleans. Say Julia. Grad. Who among many hats leads the band for the late show with Stephen Colbert. His latest take on the national anthem played before the first game of the NBA Restart in Orlando back in July. When players took the court amid questions of how they keep the focus on social justice from inside the bubble. Tonight's presentation of the national anthem has been recorded by musician producer activist and Louisiana Native John Booties. This great to be here. Thank you for having me. So I wanna know what went through your mind when you're contemplating how to perform this particular song at this particular moment. What did it mean to have this opportunity to remotely address this community amid a broader social movement in our country? Asking these questions of how we fit into society and what? Society owes us in what society continues to maintain the status quo have been questions that I've been wrestling with prior to. All of the social unrest that we're seeing. Wrestling with these questions in dealing with the dice, sport influences of black music and really chronicling my own personal experiences, a black man in America and as a musician from the south, and you know this this moment presented itself. And it really felt organic to step into it. The anthem really being this combination, this historical document if you will in our country. There's also there seems to be a flavor of like to my on educated yearly southern rap kind of feeling the beats that you put in there. There's the orchestra sound of drums. There's maybe some Hendrix. So I just want you to clarify what went into your arrangement. Era Pablo you heard a lot. So many strains of the black American experience. Me Bay from the south ahead of bounce being. That is something that I grew up here in all over the streets in New Orleans. I. Picked up the Guitar Midway through with this kind of nod to Jimi. Jimi Hendrix version from. Woodstock The Blues Music which came from sharecroppers and slaves that then evolved into rock and roll and RB. Adding that to the anthem with the classical timpanist and the cello being the counter line to what I was playing on the piano. Gives it this epic quality that I feel? I ask for a deserves. If. They were musicians. What kind of activism would my heroes portray in a moment like this o'hare? And Counter John Lewis. Out Gradually, but we wanted to be free now. mlk My poor little children. Will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of skin but by the content of character, I have a dream. Now, John Is there a particular rendition of the song throughout history that resonates with you. is so many but you have to pick Whitney. You know come on man. Yes. This was at ninety one super bowl at the beginning of the first. Gulf War. In ESPN history of that performance says the NFL wanted Whitney's version sped up and re recorded but. Whitney said No. WIT WITH KNEE HOUSTON. Sings the anthem the way that it should be saw. Law. John I gotta say the Marvin Gaye Nineteen Eighty three NBA all star game anthem that is the one song I have played at a party and people weren't immediately sure what it was, but they were down man it took like maybe ten seconds you realize wait a minute this is the star spangled better I-. Marvins version of the anthem shows you. that. You know. I will culture and tradition to make lemonade. You. Could take something and you could filter it through the black. Experience. And what comes out on other side is just as soulful and is refreshing and as completely dope as anything.
Stephen Colbert warns Chris Christie he may not be allowed back on 'Late Show' if Trump is reelected
"Stephen Colbert is not happy to hear that Chris Christie is again helping President Trump with his campaign. The former New Jersey governor was on the late show on CBS last night. One last pitch. Please don't help this man get re elected. Here. It's on the show it was. We'll see if I find out that you helped that man get elected. We're just going. You'll be on the bubbles. What'll set you'll be on the bubble will come on your show. Come on. Now. Kristie insisted that he and Colbert have fun together to which Colbert replied, You're overestimating what I think fun is
Stephen Colbert Returns to (Somewhere Within) the Historic Ed Sullivan Theater
"Stephen Colbert returned to the Ed some of in theatre last night, but Not actually inside, Colbert says in the introduction. I'm here in the Ed Sullivan Theaters office building. He used a set that looks like Colbert's actual office. In the building ready to
'Late Show' Music Producer Fired Following Sexual Harassment Allegation
"Music producer for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS has been fired after being accused Of sexual harassment. According to the rap Giovanni CNC was let go following an instagram from page Stark, in which she detailed an incident where CNC pushed her against the wall and tried to kiss her at the C. M. J Festival. She claimed he followed her and later became aggressive even after she resisted. The musician has been a producer on the show since 2017 2 and on to share screenshot of an email she sent to his former boss before Colbert in 2017 at the height of the meat to movement, But you received no response. She ended the pope. Just stop protecting men who abuse their
Netflix is Hollywood
"Where are we? We are in Los Angeles. We're about to turn onto sunset. Boulevard Hollywood maybe in Hollywood. Okay, so we're. We're approaching. Hollywood hills. Really Tall Palm Trees. So should we explain why we're? We're driving through sunset radio. There's a bunch of billboards here, right? That's what we're. Getting at. Less Ronnie our producers, etc piled, a newborn, took a drive down Hollywood's main drag. It's a traffic jam packed with billboards promoting new TV shows and movies. I've been covering the business of media for a long time, so I served as tour guide for this trip, but Ronnie is a data reporter who mainly writes about tech companies. She doesn't typically pay a lot of attention to what's going on in Hollywood. Here, we have a a the crown net flicks up on the right. Have you watched any of the crown yet? I have not. On the left we have marriage story billboard. This is a Scarlett Johansson. I don't think I want to watch that. You may not be the right person for streaming roddy in a row. We got the Irishman. That's Scorsese's film and then DOLEMITE is my name. Reading that right. Alfie, these are both movies. They're both movies. You can see on Netflix Sega. Any of these this is this is a worthwhile trip for learning. What's on Netflix? You could just actually go to your browser. Are these like already outer. These are like I don't know. Someone like hermetically sealed raising. A drive down, sunset isn't just a chance for Ronnie to see what's coming on. TV, it's a way to watch Hollywood talking to itself, these billboards are messages which are very much directed at Hollywood except now. netflix's doing most of the talking. Stranger things net flix. The politician. Net flicks, one billboard tuna flexible work three Netflix. Netflix well years ago when Netflix was first getting into its own programming. Executive there told me that because they were tech company. They didn't have to do things that traditional media companies do like renting billboards, so it could show big-name talented netflix serious about Hollywood. That guy turns out was wrong. Netflix has decided loves billboards so much that it went out and bought some for itself, and now the company owns many of the signs on the Strip. This, you still look like before streaming. That's one of the main ideas we keep running across as we're working on the series, it's almost impossible to imagine what the world like before Netflix. Even though that time was just a few years ago. If you didn't know any better, you'd think. Netflix's has always been a huge part of Hollywood. Syphilis can be fatal to your baby free. Check that out not flick show. UNCLEAR UNCLEAR? Welcome the land of the giants. The NETFLIX's effect. I'm Peter Coffee. Today. We're talking about how NETFLIX's. Would outsider that no one took seriously took over the town and change the lives of the people in it. Are the CO founder and CEO of Net flicks. I'm going to conduct this interview netflix style. I'M GONNA. Have like five questions you're GonNa love and five thousand. You've never heard. Today. It's given it. NETFLIX's remade. The media. World to companies becomes so omnipresent in our lives that CEO Reed. Hastings even counts as a sort of celebrity. He's a big enough deal for a guest spot Stephen Colbert. You're like one of the big one of those big new media disruptors. Why did the entertainment industry need to be disrupted? Just for the fun of it. On this happened really quickly. We talked to Kim Masters veteran show business journalist at the Hollywood reporter who said that a decade ago Netflix's was an afterthought for big media companies newcomers from Silicon Valley or anywhere else did not strike fear in the hearts of moguls. There's a thing that happens in Hollywood. Which is the outsiders come in, and they think boy. There's a lot of stupid rules in Hollywood and people sure do dumb stuff, but we're going to be much smarter than these idiots, and then they get kilt. It turns out that Netflix was the exception to the rule. It didn't get killed at one. And NETFLIX's did it with Hollywood's help. You can trace all this back to two thousand eight, which is when Netflix's really broken into streaming by getting his hands on a bunch of blockbuster movies for a bargain, Ben, price, it had made a deal with stars premium cable channel. Let netflix's stream always rate movies from Sony and Disney so stars had created the service called Vong which nobody listening to this podcast is GonNa Remember, but there was a service before Netflix's. That was streaming. Streaming movies called. Longo Van Gogh was losing seventy million dollars a year. Rich Greenfield is an analyst with light shed partners. He's been following digital media closely for years, and in walks, Reed Hastings in Ted Sandoz and says hey will take that streaming content. You could sub-licensed to us and we'll pay you. Tens of millions of dollars Netflix's use it as the base to build their streaming service, versus what was historically just a DVD service. And the rest is they say is history.
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"For us Banning American tourists is a tragedy, says this restaurant owner. That's because of a stark contrast in Corona virus cases. U. S continues to see record numbers. While most of Europe has seen a decline, well, Stephen Colbert tweets that Carl Reiner was the greatest. The list of tributes is growing by the hour after word of the comedy Legends Death at 98. Reiner spooked TV
Comedy legend Carl Reiner dies at 98
"The great comedy legend Carl Reiner, who has died at age 98 from Jason Alexander. Carl Reiner was comedy genius and often that genius made other funny people even funnier, but give him a stage and he could spin laughter out of any moment I watched him do it time and time again. His contributions to comedy are eternal. And a lovely man as well. All right, P. Carl Reiner. Stephen Colbert says simply. Carl Reiner was the greatest
Lady Gaga's star-studded One World: Together At Home concert raises $127.9 MILLION for coronavirus relief efforts
"Did you see it one world together at home last night the two hour special boy featured performances by some of music's top names and how to help raise funds for the fight against the corona virus than tech they raise nearly a hundred and twenty eight million dollars hosted by late night talk show show host host Stephen Stephen Colbert Colbert Jimmy Jimmy Fallon Fallon and and Jimmy Jimmy Kimmel Kimmel the the show show featured featured a a host host of of stars stars from from Paul Paul McCartney McCartney Stevie Stevie Wonder Wonder Elton Elton John John Taylor Taylor swift swift Andre Andre but but chilly chilly Billy Billy Irish Irish doesn't get any better than that yeah Elton John I said him did not he was terrific the proceeds will support the covert nineteen solidarity response fund for the World Health Organization good work by the on the part of those folks
Dating at a Distance
"Should PEOPLE STILL DATE? Everything is aligned. Date no no no no blind date center definitely not but even before this tender. I'm kidding that was mean on the late show with Stephen Colbert. A month ago before most of the country was staying at home at the time. A conversation about dating during a pandemic may have felt like late night comedy fair. You know Stephen. Everything in life is is a risk reward. Proposition is riskier to do things versus before. Perhaps being in close contact with somebody especially somebody. You don't know Is Is. It's a different time right now. But as their new reality has evolved so as the act of finding love people are using dating apps more both tender and bumble have reported an increase in daily messages and user engagement. Other APPS had a video chat feature and some people are reaching out in ways I would have never imagined a look out my windows. Bill dancing traps to take and needed to say here down. She waved back. That's the start of the story you may have heard before. It's from a video on Tick Tock by Jeremy Cohen a photographer from Brooklyn New York. After Jeremy Waves to the dancing girl he flies his drone over with his cell phone number. She picked up my job and I guess it works. 'cause I our lady's Jeremy's video went viral if we're still allowed to say that it has over thirty million views on talk now. I'm not at all surprised. It's the meet cute of our time if our time is defined by isolation and physical distancing Jeremy and Tori Cigna Rela. She's the girl on the roof have gone on a few dates after that. Here's Jeremy and Tori. The first date was we had dinner. There was another restaurant she is on her roof and I was on my balcony. It was so funny because we'd be talking to other on facetime and then sometimes I like look over like I'd see him there and then we'd look at each other. It was like such a weird scenario lovely on another date. Jeremy win inside a huge plastic bubble so he could take a walk. I just couldn't stop laughing. I like hit the ground. Basically I was not expecting to see him in a bubble. It's a lot more effort to go through than your average date and it's hard to express the usual social and physical cues when you're six feet apart but there things about this new normal that for Jeremy Cohen. Surprisingly work well. It's really nice to get to know her. Just not have any of this pressure at the end of the day like okay. Am I going home or am I gonNA invite her back to my place? This awkward moment of okay. What what is the other person thinking? I don't WANNA be too forward but I also don't want to be a scaredy cat. Jeremy isn't immune to the loneliness of social distancing of not actually being physically around someone even though he's found this new connection I am in my apartment either remained but he's with his family in Minnesota. So I'm alone in this two bedroom apartment for about a month. Now it makes me realize how much the small things in life such as a hub. Like hug skill great. I've actually putting myself a couple of times. It doesn't feel the same because it isn't the same. There's a lot of research that shows. That physical touch is important for health and wellbeing. One behavior that we have focused on in some of our research is interpersonal touch or affectionate touch. We've shown that touch has powerful effects on our physical. Health are mental health. Our relationship health. That's Professor Brooke Fini. She's a social psychologist at Carnegie Mellon University. She studies how relationships impact our health throughout our entire lives. It increases feelings of security so it just makes people feel more secure. It increases people's willingness to embrace life opportunities affectionate touch has been associated with lower daily stress lower reactivity to stress A lower likelihood of even perceiving something as stressful in the first place for Professor Feeney affectionate touch has benefits even above and beyond sexual intimacy. Which is something else were missing in? A time of isolation can engage in sexual intimacy for a variety of reasons that have to do with reproduction and drives and less to do with communicating care and acceptance and love and value. And so on. They're both important forms of touch and Communicate very important information to significant others But we think they are very different types of processes hearing about all the benefits of touch at a time when a lot of people are deprived of. It isn't exactly comforting. So what happens when we do lose it in our everyday lives? Here's Professor Brittany Kubiak. Who Studies affectionate touch in romantic relationships? Children form attachments with their caregivers in a lot of ways through touch and in adulthood we think that some of the same processes happens you form an attachment to your romantic partner just like you form attachment to your parents. Although the relationship is obviously different long-term not having the ability to touch. I think there's the possibility that you may not be able to form as secure attachment to that person but Professor Jacoby Act doesn't want to overstate the benefits of touch. Either it is still possible to have meaningful connections with each other without it. We know that people maintain very satisfying long distance relationships. Even when there's not a pandemic going on people do things reminiscing about times that they did spend together or planning times that they will spend together and so I think we can find ways at least if this is going to be a somewhat short term separation to make sure that we're maintaining high quality relationships even through physical distance for Professor Feeney. There is a positive outcome at least in terms of human connection about the fact that this is all happening to us together our rates of loneliness and social isolation even before they pandemic had been increasing and people have just been feeling more relational disconnected across the board. One positive thing that I think has come out of this. Pandemic is that people first of all are all in this together. You know so. We're now all part of a big group of people who all this happening to them. When people are facing adversity together they usually reach out to each other more and try to connect stance. Oh I do see one positive side effective at this is that there are these more creative ways that people are trying to connect and help each other out and so on like Jeremy and Tori and whether or not they do end up together doesn't even matter to them anymore. We're absolutely going to meet up. Probably something a little bit more low key like drinks but definitely still could never forget it honestly no matter what happens between us like we're going to remain friends like there's nothing like this that doesn't bond to people and said it's just like look if he's not like in my wedding he'll be at my wedding like that's. I certain that's a powerful connection. Now there was a study from Harvard. That came out this week. Saying we might have to prolong intermittent social distancing measures. Up until two thousand twenty. Two professor. Feeney doesn't know what that means for physical and mental health. No one does she and a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon are just about to begin a study on this if we don't find these other creative ways to connect It remains to be seen. How well We can continue to abuse remote connections as a proxy for the more physical connections but I think the the core issue that underlies it all is. What touched communicates and so I think what we have to do. During the pandemic is just find other ways to communicate to our loved ones that were available to them if they need us even though we can't be physically proximal to them right now and might be more difficult to communicate that remotely but I think we can do it. Human beings are social creatures by nature. We crave connection. We're not meant to be isolated. These days. Some people might not have the security that comes from physical touch. But that's not all our relationship is built on find those other connections and lean on them. I think you'll be surprised by how strongly though resonate in your life.
Economic impact of coronavirus outbreak deepens
"Ever gonna get right back to David Goldman now he's a columnist for the Asia times joining us to talk about the coronavirus of course what it means for markets what it means for the economy and you do that I must say I find myself working between yes you know it'll be it has to be temporary because will they'll they'll get last sued right but I and then we'll market will come back and it will be as bad as we thought and thinking everyone's been over I'm just me underplaying this particularly now as we look at the rest of the world who was you mean you noted earlier you know there's a lot of surveillance in China maybe it'll be easier to get some things going but you don't have similar patterns or is that what I say structures in place to deal with it in the same way in other countries which we're seeing it in recurring in more and more okay the last time I spoke to Bloomberg I urge people to buy the dip in the jet as been a spectacular purchase particularly in Chinese tech companies they they basically were candles are old highs that was the classic hedge fund trading everybody did it at this point we're dealing with so many unknowns that I think taking out hedges is the best thing to do the traditional hedges like the Japanese yen have ceased to act that way because the Japanese economy is particularly vulnerable to the virus so the end has given up that role and the only quality currency that acts as an effective head in this situation is gold so gold is a must as a portfolio had one goal so obviously by long term bonds which should be traded no more or less similarly to gold as well until we know what the extent of the spread is is capping the saying we're going to have appeared at such speed bumps in the market there's also the option of looking for companies that are not so affected and and maybe would even benefit looking at the text fear in China you could compare say ten cent Ali Baba Ali Baba could be getting hurt in one sense Tencent maybe not so much are you doing that or you just sticking with as you mentioned golden and silver and other top ten cents is a long term portfolio holding which I think everybody should have Chinese is sitting at home playing live streaming game play a lot of them can't go out so tense that is extremely well only Baba which depends on physical delivery has not performed as well and obviously the biomedical Sears a potential winner in any kind of a pandemic sadly but for the most part I think it's really a time to be cautious builder hedges and simply watch the rise and to get more information because we're in a situation we've never been in before and I've been in markets for forty years none of the previous experience that I have it brings to it has bearing on what we're looking at now is it just one jumping coming around shortly what what do you what do you look for actually because you know we look at the number of infections in China the top and then they started to head down we thought okay that's the key but turned out not to be so when you watch most carefully we have to see what the viruses containable outside China we have to look at Italy South Korea Iran and even England well so if you go back to China even though okay quite apart from an appeal could contain the virus are we we just had a guessing people are going back to work and then we have stories about people not going back to work yet Sergey on Bloomberg and a traffic story today on Bloomberg saying how there are going to be millions of Chinese firms facing collapse of banks don't act fast all the small medium sized business so important the Chinese economy right people jobs they support president xi with things are good and those people are in trouble they can get help Kathleen if marriage racket was willing to use it the suit could revive the European economy xi Jinping will use atomic weapons there is no limit to which the people's bank of China and the Chinese authorities will not go to keep firms in business to keep people employed and prevent the coronavirus and turning into a financial crisis and there's these yeah I stuck with more targeted measures of late do you expect this sort of big blast anytime soon I expect and directed to go out to all the banks in China saying that you will extend to bones as much as you have to resent bankruptcies that are occasioned by the temperate conditions of the virus academic academic principles quickly like ten seconds if this can't be contained outside of China is this the big stock market correction coming that's definitely a possibility okay in less than ten seconds Brian I love that Stephen Colbert thank you so very much for joining us and sharing your thoughts
"stephen colbert" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"I really really don't like they don't turn their very turn. They WanNa break them in or something. They're like duster who chairs. They're black mirror jeers. Is that aw this. There's your photo pay fast. These chairs are built for someone with a much younger but yeah my this is good good. These are not pass the chairs so I understand you're on the Paleo Diet. That's what this is all about. It's good it's good French fries Yup and Tacos all the things that caveman if he you don't think caveman would eat French fries. That's my whole thing about the Paleo Diet which is what this festival is all about is that if a caveman knew you were forgoing a croissant because you were trying to mimic him he'd kill you with a sharp and C.. Show right and take your crisan. Take Your Grisanti. This is better than anything I in all my long twenty years have no teeth beat the dates twenty. They don't flaws. We don't know we don't know. Do you floss you look like a floss or do you want an honest answer. Yeah I WanNa see you want me to beat or night. That sounds like a seven. Do I do not flaws yeah until the the night. Is there a dental hygienists in the house. My wife losses every day. I've been lying to her for thirty years big. Oh I don't I I need to I need to be a good Christian and floss <music>. Jesus wants you to floss you know that right loaves and fishes getting the guy who gets in there gotTA get in there turned water into listerine ones. We're GONNA make a lot of Jesus jokes just for us. The people going to be heavily heavily heavily religious childhoods right yeah we did. I was differ. You were Catholic and you were different and I was Catholic and you're going to hell the I forget. What is what was your extraction Evangelical Toronto? That's kind of broad though fairly Rodman who we believe is going to hell. Is that what you mean by including unique specifically ain't no I love listening to a Christian radio why because occasional oh yeah I enjoy that I remember that story the Bible and sometimes I like hearing that I'm GonNa go to hell because I'm a Catholic I enjoy it. Sometimes it's just for old time's sake I get because I grew up in South Carolina heard fairmount then yeah yeah did that fuel you like it did mean that feeling like that. You want to please the church you want to please God and then he sort of want to take that to the streets and please audiences no no. I want to please my mom on a please my mom that's where I was really getting their religion from. I wasn't getting e me too. I wasn't really getting it from Father Hopwood or waters. That's what you call it your dad breath second all father hopwood. Yes you're down pop would know my mom was the more religious one in my family to equally religious equally religious. My father was sort of intellectual Catholic. You read a lot of French Christian philosophy humanist Philosophy Jacques Maritime Liam Wa and my mother was a little more ooh little more mystical may be a little more. She say something. I'm sorry keep going no no. I'm all done no no. I don't want to talk about my mother and this is about your mother was the question did she. I said something beautiful that I actually this is Patrick Patrick Chair these here Kyrie and Kyrie Kyrie here. What kind of an accent is that O.? L. Yeah Yeah that's nice. That is nice. That's Nice Actors Studio Yeah. Can we talk to Stephen Colbert who I'm steven well. Let's talk about your mother and then we could talk about how you love to talk about them. Well your mother correct ah you will because I'm parallel one hundred percent correct you. She said something very beautiful. About how does it play out in the scope of eternity she say like if you're particularly anxious about something or you feel you've made some terrible mistake or there was some crisis in your life right now she would say well. I mean look at it in the light of eternity..
"stephen colbert" Discussed on WLAC
"Pushing if it's on paper on a computer screen. They believe it. I wish we would say it more often than call it for what it is wish who would say it more often and call it for what it is any anyone who any reporting in the in the like. Conservative outlet or any any Stephen Colbert, call it going you for your call it go. Look, there's a lot of factors that go into this believe me, I have studied this for for example. Let's talk about branding. Have you ever wondered why? I'm sure you've seen evidence of it. Just the word Republican is mentioned by a comedian or by anybody and the audience there starts, laughing or booing or what have you? Well, it doesn't matter. What follows all that meant that the word Republican triggered a bunch of bullying and laughter among certain people in an audience go, that's branding that neither Republicans have a branding problem. In addition to other Democrats have their own version of branding problems with well, how do you overcome that? How do you ever come bunch of people who've grown up and been taught that Republicans hate x y and z and oppose x y and z how do you deal with that? How do you you're dealing you? You think people being stupid? Or blindly obedient or whatever they don't. They think they're very smart. They think they're really up to speed. They know that Republicans are whatever. And this is the Democrats have had a this is one of the powers of the media to brand Republicans as racist, sexist bigots, and so forth, they've been doing this for fifty some odd years, and it's it's asking a lot for consumers to distrust this. I've been doing it for thirty years to get people distrusted I've been asked for thirty years to people understand what liberalism is why you should immediately distrusted wherever you hear it or see it. It's a long arduous process. But the question of white why don't why are people gullible. It's easy number one path of least resistance believe what somebody tells you. Accept your spouse. Have you ever noticed? Your spouse is the person you distrust, the most. See? No, my point is there are certain things that spouse cannot tell the other spouse that a third party has to do it. I would like to. Thank you got did advice. I, but I do appreciate your support. Well. Well, hang on just say. I'm okay. I did not fall. I'm cool. My watch. Thanks. I just felt it does this. Thank you. Thank you very much. I.
"stephen colbert" Discussed on KTOK
"Or any any Stephen Colbert, call it? What it is. You for yourself. Go. Look, there's a lot of factors that go into this believe me, I have studied this for for example. Let's talk about branding. Have you ever wondered why? I'm sure you've seen evidence of it. Just the word Republican is mentioned by a comedian. Or by anybody in the audience, there starts laughing or booing or what have you? Well, it doesn't matter. What follows all that meant that the word Republican triggered a bunch of booing and laughter among certain people in an audience go, that's branding. That'd be the Republicans have a branding problem. In addition to other than the Democrats have their own version of branding problems with well, how do you overcome that? How do you ever come a bunch of people who've grown up and been taught that Republicans hate x y and z and oppose x y and z how do you deal with that? How do you you're dealing you think people being stupid or blindly? Obedient or whatever they don't. They think they're very smart. They think they're really up to speed. They know that Republicans are whatever. And this is the Democrats have had a this is one of the powers of the media to brand Republicans as racist, sexist, bigots, and so forth, they've been doing this for fifty some odd years, and it's it's asking a lot for consumers to distrust, this I've been doing it for thirty years to get people distrusted I've been asked for thirty years to people understand what liberalism is why you should immediately distrusted wherever you hear it or see it. It's a long arduous process. But the question of white why don't why are people gullible. It's easy number one path of least resistance believe what somebody tells you. Accept your spouse. Have you ever noticed? Your spouse is the person you distrust, the most. See? No, my point is there are certain things that spouse cannot tell the other spouse that a third party has to do.
"stephen colbert" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Destruction? You don't know her name? But that's okay. Name is Ariel demoss. She. Is a writer for Stephen Colbert. Stephen Colbert show. He's a governor for David Letterman, you you haven't watched the show I understand. But it's there and she put out on Twitter. Regarding Brad, Kavanagh, whatever happens. I'm just glad we ruined Brett Kavanagh's life. Isn't that exactly what we all said was the objective here in what they were doing, by the way, she's come out now to apologize for it? She deleted the tweet she she locked her account. But people still shared the tweet why it's that disgusting and despicable and it is the by a writer of of a comedy show. This is what they think is good the destruction of someone's life. Don't tell me that somehow I don't have it on this concept of the civil war. It's not percolating. It's here. I have often said we're not on the, you know. If we keep down this road things are going to get bad. No, we are in in the start of the dystopia nightmare. We are in it. For sure. Then I came across this piece by Michael Goodwin over at the New York Post. Hillary Clinton is still finding ways to denigrate democracy. Right. Now, Hillary Clinton is still out there talking. They're still trying to make a star out of her. They put her on Murphy Brown. She was doing a whole thing with Tony from Madam secretary was her and Madeleine Albright and Colin.
"stephen colbert" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"I think the the thing that will save us from people who don't want to know is that knowledge is power. And if they refused to know they will lose power. Is there tipping point. For the power of knowledge, overcoming the forces of ignorance. So the big thing that you see in col- bear is that he loves knowledge, right? What we're seeing today isn't so much a distinction between ignorance and knowledge. It's misinformed versus uninformed versus informed. Okay. So if you're misinforms and I try to inform you, it's not likely to go well for me because I will actually sort of ask you to give up a thing you think is true, conquer down on, but if you say, hey, you know there's a new planet and I say, oh, okay, I didn't know. I'm cool, but I didn't know. And you you, you informed me that that relationship is, is that still works? Okay, misinformed versus. But. So is this a pendulum is a we in a swing of the pendulum where misinformation Trump's accurate information. Your metaphor here assumes that there will be another swing right movement. I'm asking you study the stuff. So no, it's not good. The misinformation and the general public today is significantly worse than we've ever seen at a time when in fact, people have so much information at their fingertips. So Adam, if scientists suppressed in society, like like, Kobe mentioned, what's going to happen, you have thoughts on that. I mean, there's nothing good can happen as a result. You know, scientists how we learn about the world around us, how we take action. If you don't know the world, you can't take appropriate action in the world. So I mean, if scientists is beautiful, thank you. Thank you. I mean, it's a lot coming before we wrap Stephen Colbert offered a final thought on the importance of knowledge and learning. Flew his own excitement for science. Check it out. Here's what got me excited about science among other things. I would say two things that happen in rapid succession, though the moon landing sixty nine the clips of nine hundred seventy which was totality going east coach. I live in Charleston, South Carolina, but then all the missions throughout the seventies I was glued to all of them. I still believe that it's the most exciting thing most exciting way to light a candle in the mind of child is to say, see all of that out there. That's for all of us to discover we can go do it. You know, that's that that is a tangible frontier for us. I mean, I'm totally hooked into that hopeful vision of the future. I'm still with. We do not choose to do this and the other things because they're easy. But because they are hard. The Harvard is the more valuable it'll be to do the better, the more we have to do them. The deepest respect I have for any profession that's out there is for the community of comedians as a as a as a group. They're smart clever witty, they know stuff and they've access to us. They know how to reach us, make a smile, make us think. And. What does satire, it's a way to open a door. To an idea that you might otherwise be uncomfortable with. But now you hear it in in this comedic context, then you start laughing at it and you know what happens. Which is why comedy at its best, there's no substitute for it. You know what happens? Big, get inside of who you are and they understand society like no one else does. And they connect you to society. They figure it out. They put it back to you in a way that makes you laugh. And then you realize. That the jokes you just laughed at the comedian, who's delivering the jokes, they're not really there at all because all they did was hold up a mirror to society and a mirror to ourselves. That is the value of comedy in this world, and we need it because without it. Civilization itself would be unbearable. That is a cosmic perspective. Gentlemen. Been your host, the grass. Ever guess. Thanks for joining us, and I think you to keep looking.
"stephen colbert" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"It's a, it's a part of it, but it's not the only part. I mean the the final part of the the Christian stories, the resurrection, which is joyful. And you know, ADEMA saw how we remember. That's pretty bloody up until that point. Right for for a few days, right. All right. But you know, ADEMA saying that Huma helps us remember things and New Testament scholar said, Jesus used humor and his parables. We don't understand it because we're not in a first century Judea, Galilea NHS, but there are sort of examples. For example, he's he cracks jokes. He does. There's there's an example you're talking about how to remember things at one point with the scribes and the Pharisees says, you strain out a net and you swallow a camel, and we say, well, it's interesting, but in Aramaic, the words, right for camel and net are gum, LA and Gama. So what he's doing, he's he's doing a little pond. He's been a little word play, which would have helped people remember things in his day. So we don't understand joke. Yes. Yes. There's another time little time. We're one of the disciples, here's it's the messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, and he says, can anything good come from Nazareth? Which is a little bit of a dig basically. So there we, we don't. We don't get it because it's, you know, first college. Yeah. And so part of it is is recognizing that in these stories that we know so well is some humor and the people at in those times would have understood these things as funny and as ADEMA saying, memorable to some of the best satires when you make fun of yourself or your own your own tribe, I guess. So father, how would a Catholic gore about satirizing the Catholic church very easily. There's a lot to there's lots of laugh at and I, I mean, I think that's perfectly legitimate target. I mean, they're human organizations. We have to keep humble. And so why wouldn't you make fun of, you know, people were pump as or or stuffy, or things that we do that are crazy. So why not? Father, thank you once again for being on. Coming up. Stephen Colbert shares a hopeful reminder that knowledge is power when star talk retirees. This is star talk. Star talk from the American Museum of natural history right here in New York City. We've been discussing the intersection of science and satire with comedian, talk show, host, Stephen Colbert, check it out. So Stephen. Yeah, I'm Neil. Whatever are the challenges of politics between knowing what is true and what isn't. I think we feel that even more deeply in the sciences when you have people rising up with platform speaking objectively false things about the natural world, it's frustrating and we don't even know what to do. And I have to say, let's just fall to the bottom and then everyone figures out. How they should pay attention to knowledge. I, I don't know late in the in the process of that fall, things are broken and things are neglected. When instead things could be built, an action can be taken to prevent further damage. A report was recently published leaked actually from fifteen different federal agencies. I believe who all agree the climate change is happening faster. The effects are more profound, more media more palpable knowable. By individuals you can see it happening in your lives. It was leaked because the fear was that the president ministration would. Suppress this report. So this is the world we live in now that science has to be leaked, or we're gonna get our weather forecasts from guy wearing a trenchcoat and a shadowy. Deep throat is giving us our weather forecasts in a in a parking lot somewhere in Washington DC. You know, you know, leaking the information that is partly cloudy tomorrow, just fear of knowledge, like fear of knowing things about the world is so weak..
"stephen colbert" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"So Sophia, what is it about him that he can rally fans with such thoroughness? Well, so part of it is that he's a lot like you. She combines smart sort of a smart bit with a lot of charisma, and so he was also at the forefront of using Twitter. I mean, he had such energy behind getting the coal bear nation, right? The fans to get connected and also that you be in on the joke when you did that like because you're participant? Yeah, we call it citizens satire, citizens. You gotta turn, right. So this is a real kind of relationship with his fan base. This was very new, especially at the kind of magnitude that Colbert home. Well, you know, he's a true science lover and he actually had a question for me about something he'd forgotten in science class from his days in school. Let's check it out. Can you explain to me something about that? It was a theory hypothesis. I've had this explained to me all all over again over and over again. And then we get to this stage in my life. I forget the difference when theory and I. So let me give bigger answer in the old days. We would measure some phenomenon in nature new, repeat zillion times. Yep, that is law. Okay. The law Newton's laws of gravity, yeah. Okay. In the twentieth century, we discovered that these laws were incomplete and at the edges of the law, they would like breakdown and we needed a bigger understanding of what happened. This Newton's laws became Einstein's laws. Newton is a special case in Nevada. We said, well, this is going to continue. The word law just is too is not appropriate. So we'll just simply call them theories. So with theory is an idea that accurately describes what you see and. Empowers you to predict accurately what you've yet to observe okay, theory of Aleutian theory of gravity when they'll call it a Syria of gravity, a quantum theory all of this. Now, if you have an idea, especially when you just pulled out of your ass, don't call that theory. I fear is I puff est. And for and until it is fully supported by evidence, you gotta keep calling hypothesis. All right. Did you get that straight from signs from science? I was pretty good recall. Well up. Next Stephen Colbert shares his FOX on reason and.
"stephen colbert" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"As guests, like Neil DGT even being g once in a while. Now, one thing the United States does export for better or for worse is our popular culture are pop culture and a lot of produce right here in Hollywood USA. Now, here's hoping that Stephen Colbert passion and good humor get exported right along with the memory of all these storms. Back to you nail. Sofia. I've known this for a while that one of our biggest exports is entertainment. You kind of stumble on it when you travel and you put on the TV and all the shows are like, shows you back on, but dubbed in the local language, but we don't have any of their shows dubbed in our language back here. So so there's a great a symmetry there. And so I'm just curious, how long do you think American entertainment will continue to influence the world? Well, I mean, what we see is especially with things like what we saw on the Colbert report. Right? And the daily show there are sort of versions of this everywhere. In fact, there was a total Kobe report rip off in China. It was really funny. It was almost identical. And in fact, we have these examples of satire news show similar to what we had and part of it is it's not a very expensive format and people enjoy it. But the other piece of it that we want to remember is that. Across cultures and across time. Human beings have always produced tire. 'cause it's what you do when you need to mock systems of power that are abusing their status. Right? So there's always been a need for it's always been. So for instance, Colbert reference Jonathan swift on his show, right? So they Jonathan swift. Goes to unease are. Even all and all that stuff. So, yeah, wrote over travels. Yeah. Just showing off that I, I'm later. We all knew. Okay. Thank you. So Stephen Colbert Colbert report had such a pop culture following that it reached all the way to face. Let's check it out. Dude. You got a treadmill in space. The combined operational load bearing load-bearing external resistance. Treadmill call bear the greatest. That's. I mean, that's crazy. Man. I mean, Newton take me now. I don't. I got a bust of is over. He's looking at you smiling and credible. Here's here's how it happened. Do one is that so the old show I love having things named after me because the whole show is expression of the ego of my character. Not of me. I have no ego, a humble servant. What are the great things that I could piggy Bank, my ego on his ego and I, we were on break or something like that is about to go back to work the next day. And I noticed online that NASA was having a naming contest for one of the new modules that would attached to the space station, and and I went well, surely they're not letting people just submit names. They have to be like a list of four and it's going to be like tranquility, or, you know, serenity or some nonsense like that and that, Nope, you can submit your own. So I myself the next day, I said, go vote and we beat everybody. And then as before they announced you wanna said, okay, we need to because we're not going to name the module after you. Sorry. So this is what they, I offered me. They was through an intermediary or else I would have jumped on it right away. They said, we have a water reclamation system where it reclaims the astronauts, urine, please. Urine, this is a family show urine, and then it's filtered. So it's drinkable again, and I was like, I'm in, you mean you could name the astronaut urine filtration system after me, and and then you could bring some that watered down. I can have a bourbon and astronaut p. you know, I wanna have. That's a perfect cocktail. That's the most American cocktail Kentucky bourbon astronaut pee on carve my face on mount Rushmore. And before I could say yes, they said, okay, we've run it through the higher channels and they're not gonna let you name because this is exactly why. And they said, what about a treadmill? And I said, that sounds fantastic. Of course, not the only thing the man has named after him. He's got a flavor of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. There's a bald eagle in zoo, which is, of course the symbol of show named after him, and he has a species of spider named after him..
"stephen colbert" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"Dot org. It was then viewed hundreds of thousands of times and the media had to start to cover it, react to what people reacting to. Right, right. So that was also part it wasn't just that Colbert would do. He would impersonate pundit and get away with saying stuff that other. He did it in care. It was also that it was the beginning of this amazing relationship bears had with social media and with like fan based sort of that ongoing relationship he has with this fan, what I found so fast. Fascinating that moment as a comedian as a young comedian, I was just, you know, I was an amateur comedian at that point. I was just doing open mic and stuff, but every comedian noticed that moment open mic is walks up. Anybody walks your name is not on the marquee outside. Yeah, right. You ever have this business, you have to go up and just start reading your paper out loud. Doing that. Your name was in a schedule. So so. Everybody watch that. It was such a huge moment for comedians. Like we all noticed, holy crap. This guys doing something really different. The other shocking thing about it is that they would never book him now if they were going to if they were booking White House correspondent mean, you know if they were booking today, they would never book Stephen Colbert because they didn't the political class. And the media didn't realize the power that comedy had at that moment. It always jokes. And there is actually some debate over whether they really knew what he, you know, who is character was in, can't be clear on it. Maybe they set shop or maybe they didn't, right. But no one's admitting it since then it has thirty one EMMY nominations and nine wins, and he's got a Grammy award for Christmas comedy, album winner, Grammy for for comedy. And of course the for me, the most coveted of these awards is to body. That's the one where they. You know, didn't watching not just how popular you are kind of messaging change maker change change maker. Exactly. So so I can see why he might be influential given that exposure, but why would he be so important a comedian in your circles? I mean, he he and John Stewart, both. You know, I think as a unit that that classic our back to back, you know, really showed me as a comedian, what comedy was capable of doing comedy? Could you know 'cause there? Oh, yeah. People used to make fun of the president, you know, but it was that comedy could really speak to people intelligently with intelligence and talk about actual issues that were happening today, and I never thought about that. What you're saying is that the the, the the perimeter of what counted as important and good comedy? Yes, grew, yes. So for me, I picked up different things about it, so so there was all that what you described, but I was guest on his show multiple times and that was not unusual. I. Tists get that scientists all the both of them just do it and Stephen Colbert. And so I just thought, wow, scientists now have a voice, get an important outlet that wasn't previously accessible to them. So I asked him about this heavy presence of science on his show, shake it out. There was kind of like a scientist every week or an academic who had expertise by that had to mean unlike most talk show hosts, yes, that you valued science. I love it in the conversation. I love. I love learning come from with, where's the science come from? Was a science come from? Because you're, you're comedian, your talk show host at is not anybody's. I thought, well, listen, comedians are great deconstructionist's by nature. You take things apart this case..
"stephen colbert" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"Stephen Colbert. So let's do that. So my co host tonight comedian Adam conifer and. You are close through TV's Adam ruins everything. You always more win and things for everybody. That's what we do on the show. We tell you about the helpful truth, but that's what that's what you don't about truth. Yeah, but we'll come on, you must like, do educate. Some other people don't like to say though, is better know the truth. Okay. I agree. And also with me, joining us is Sophia McLennan, Sophia director, the center for global studies at Penn State, welcome to New York. And in particular, your author of co bears America satire and democracy. Very cool. You the right person for this show? Yes. I met Stephen Colbert back in two thousand and six as one of his first guests on the Colbert report. Wow. And so I go back and I go back and he dropped by my office recently and I had to clear up one thing. Right off the bat. Check it out. So Steve, I got to tell you something. Don't don't start something you're not gonna. Okay. Two thousand six your time. One hundred. I was one of the time. One hundred most influential people in the world in the world personally presented sixty five million people and. As math man hundred people. Six point five billion you go. Yeah. Gotcha. Sure. Two thousand seven. You were not. But I was, I remember, and I seem to remember some monologue where you accused me of taking your spot. I, I think I remember that. Yeah, I think you got a contact influence off me. You weren't that influential before you're on my show, suddenly you one of those influence your people world? Yeah, pretty shady pretty shady. Then. Then I got back on at twenty. Twelve was was the second time you were on forget. I'm sorry. I just forgot anybody else. Knows. No, yeah..
"stephen colbert" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"So if you don't agree with that outcome now this is a hard hardly a scientific poll but feel free to go to mike online dot com and vote away i'm hoping one person just kept voting i mean i it's a funny thing with people say i agree with the last caller i'm missing the point fine thank you tell me what point i'm missing sandy well i i'm not sure that i referring to the last caller the woman i'm referring to a female callers right okay anyway i just feel that we have continue to had to swallow all of the horrible negative comments that have been made about our president i can't remember that late talk show hosts that you know seems like every single night she has stephen colbert and you know after i think the second time of hearing him i said that's it i will not listen to him anymore can i i continue to just you know do what i can do and turn my tv channels off i listen to you all throughout the day from the time you get up i'm going to get out of bed i turn you all on and then when i go to it's just it's so refreshing to me to hear support of what i stand for and i just feel that we need to make an impact on the people who are throwing out negative comments we need to have a voice and i think it's totally wrong that stephen colbert is allowed to continue to you know be little our president and nothing is being done to stop but here's what where's where we might disagree somewhat i when you say nothing's being done shows like mine push back against the stephen colbert keith olbermann all the time and you know who listens to us people who are on the fence people who aren't just have not decided yet how to vote in november and they're watching our reaction sandy and a lot of people are wondering well how do republicans and conservatives feel when somebody who they support like this great tv show that came along and she sends out a stupid offensive tweet how're people going to respond to that.
"stephen colbert" Discussed on On The Media
"This useful service for medical professionals like all of us radio you aspire to something greater best of luck about another honor you were the boys of the kennedy center awards and you did it unseen from a booth give me a little studio in storage room in the back of the stage have a tv monitor on a script about so thick and then the night of show everybody has to come dressed because when the show is over they turn the lobby into a giant restaurant i get to meet some people had never met before not too long ago looking for stephen colbert i won't over to stephen he says karl on your that was you introducing me i just so happen to have stephen colbert stephen colbert here just saying what everyone else is thinking all of us who loved you on npr all of us who listen for your voice every week on wait wait are so so sad sad going to go send us some limericks or something very few things rhyme with carl by the way i tried the rhyming dictionary goes carl naral and snarl you were delver rough hand when it came to a first name i gotta say when it comes to rhyming how ironic.
"stephen colbert" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"A more ring the voting age to sixteen because this is where we if they've infanta lies themselves to the point where it kinda makes no difference whether you have olds voting or or a seventy year olds voting because the seventy year olds have all lost their minds and they're in a lager capable of thinking and then we've got stephen colbert hussein i mentioned this 1968 movie wild in the streets with hellhole broken uh a few other people and how they are rock band takes over the country and and they lower the voting age to sixteen and they takeover and then they put everybody over thirty an internment camps and feed them lsd just to kick men retained or something like that it's fun movie but i think we're headed in that direction uh and stephen colbert night before last advancing the cause of the democratic party as he is wont to do not really a thinking person colbert has has a new thought on this subject the adults aren't cutting it anymore i think we need to change the voting age until into something about guns you can't vote if you're over eighteen and more i feel better i feel better he's feel it feels better i don't know why they chills berries got a crooked ahead there's something wrong with the boy and that's it and and honestly it's it's wild nobody knows this movie but it's wild in the streets from 1968 and it's edits coming to fruition these people are these people are nutty wasn't president trump had a group of individuals at the at the white house yesterday and there were parents of students that were killed at columbine in colorado decades ago now serve the first the starting point of all of this i think generally speaking school shooting madness although still last time i looked the greatest number of people ever killed in a school attack was a a crazy person in michigan about a century ago blew up a school house with a bomb and killed dozens and dozens of children and he was he was not i think they outlawed bombs.
"stephen colbert" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"I think in now i don't know if it it was in response to it but certainly after nine eleven in the early ought s punditry and i pongy became this tremendous cash cow because the nation is whipped up into an emotional froth as it well should be an punditry harvests motion for profit i think and so the folks at the daily amount smith burke saint me like we've got to do something with you that we wanted to something that's pundit based on we think it should be you and so we started doing a commercial here called the kobe report and the daily within the daily show and it was just day an ad for show that doesn't didn't exist called the coal bearup war and i was stephen colbert some some people give you the truth some people give your opinion will he'll give you neither of reagan puerto as if the no factors that was were first came up with the no fact zone and you know kobe are it's french bitch you know it was and it was like you know don't my name of my book on this commercials like my new book don't buy this book of you don't have any ball do you have any well do iaea i do levy shown to you and we've cut me into like interviewing cotti rise gyn godley i'll give you the last word shut up your stuff like that so it really does seem like if there was one person more than anyone else who was the model it would be mr o'reilly oh yeah well he's the king like if you're gonna model punditry there were other people like erin brown in a way he is sort of in some ways the anderson cooper bright as a shiny new penny aaron brown who was like you would kind of mall over the news and.
"stephen colbert" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Loyd third season of strangers i really wasn't there are rounded ed the daily show because it was super intensive and paul now writing every word breaking every story and during that period of time this guy named jon stewart to cover the daily show handed out of them well the ivy i do john around from the short tension theater my wife new john really strange when he got the gig when he got the gig good john what john label would still ended up there because she knew him fact when he first came up to new york because his roommate was moved dated her roommate or something like that and and so she would dis this quite guy and the corner drink an amstel light all the tally he's not a funny and sell genome before i did and when i came back when i when i came back for the two thousand campaign i remember are the first day really came back to the john's enough that i hadn't done i don't bits with before i did his first show in may i but i didn't do much that first year and he was he was we had a real hit it off immediately like i immediately wanted to be back i was like well i've strangers even go that his want wanna be back your did i could feel that he was injecting the show with purpose and our editorial position and when i came back i was hit vited us tillich have our own two to put our own thoughts our own feelings our own editorial position in what we're doing it was an we weren't widgets to him or a earlier creative partners and when i came back i was completely blown away with a show he had created in the year that i essentially been gone and i realised immediately that idss kind of stumbled into the best possible job on tv in the second greatest campaign of all time we thought at the time calculate how can it possibly be strained so indecision two thousand which is how you guys promoted that coverage was that the first introduction of quote unquote stephen colbert.
"stephen colbert" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Because of the show had contracted with the onion to do a newscast every week and i was going to be the anchor of the onion news and we shot him we shot some of these pieces and they didn't air than ever it just didn't really work out now wow i know nothing about it so why is somebody thinking of you in this context i i'm wondering if it's because especially as you adopted this this kind of conservative persona on as quote unquote stephen colbert eu i guess by being a pretty clean cut side parted you know white bread i i am late what conservative you should use you read conservative right right i i mean i i i look establishment yes even have not conserve yes because i look establishment and so who look straight but can be funny they they recommended me i can't remember her name she was a very nice casting director at abc and so i went over there and they didn't really want me to be funny they didn't really want me funding i did to pieces and then they shot down 25 pitches in a row and so i'm like but i'll they had to pay me recall was very grateful because i could make red funeral and while i was doing that i got a call from my agent saint you want to go meet with the daily show people are looking for correspondents i'm like oh my god i'm an actor why you see why am i gonna be a correspondents like just go just meet them like this is my career now now more reporter and because i didn't know anything about the daily show as was the first year this before the first anniversary critic kilburn yeah and so i watched it the night before i went i didn't flight there is really didn't even have an audience you know it was just the studio nobody's which is in the camera you know it was like watching you know a news version of talk suit paul mike and but i went over there and of course i said i just loved it i just thought it was fantastic and they said the people there said hey so.
"stephen colbert" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"In april two thousand fourteen it was announced that david letterman would be vacating his job is host of cbs's latenight institution the late show and to the surprise of many the cold bear would be replacing him trading in cable for broadcast for half hour shows a week for five hourlong shows a week and most significantly retiring the character of quote unquote stephen colbert for something that few people had seen before steven kull bear himself over the course of our conversation at the offices of the late show high above the ad sullivan theater and midtown manhattan on a pizza tuesday as in a day when the staff of the late show was treated to pizza because the show had topped the ratings for the preceding week call baron i discussed a wide range of topics among them how he feels the tragedy the truck his family in 1974 shaped the person that he became how his background in improper prepared him for the daily show and how the quote unquote stephen colbert character evolved there and later at the kobe report why he walked away from the kobe reporter for the late show why he initially struggled to find his footing there and what turned it around and how it feels a year after the late show with slumping in the ratings wasn't even nominated for the best righty series emmy and was rumored to be in danger of having to swap timeslots with james cordons the late late show to now be the toprated show in all of late night and nominated for best variety series on top of a best variety special for colbert showtime oneoff stephen colbert is live election night democracies series finale who's going to clean up the shit all at an emmy ceremony the cole bear himself will host on september 17th great comeback or greatest comeback we report you decide so without further ado let's go to that conversation.