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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…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Trump firing one of his lawyers after she claimed the election was rigged as part of a vast conspiracy involving the CIA, the Republican governor of Georgia and the president of Venezuela - who died seven years ago. Then, he speaks with musician Jeff Tweedy.
 
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 he…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Trump irreversibly lighting American democracy on fire as his allies and lawyers pursue one deranged conspiracy theory after another while also letting a deadly plague ravage the country uncontrolled. Then, Seth talks to author Cazzie David.
 
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 s…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Trump administration giving up on containing the coronavirus pandemic as the country sets new records for daily cases and the White House faces its second outbreak. Then, he chats with Giancarlo Esposito of The Mandalorian.
 
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 Karne…
 
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 …
 
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump’s poll margins declining as he continues to ignore the coronavirus spike and threatens to leave the country if he loses the election to Joe Biden. Then, he talks to Senator Amy Klobuchar about the 2020 campaign and the Senate hearings for Amy Coney Barrett.…
 
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."…
 
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 t…
 
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 receive…
 
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 o…
 
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.…
 
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.…
 
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."
 
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 Pulitz…
 
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.…
 
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 res…
 
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 t…
 
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.…
 
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 thou…
 
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."
 
Seth takes a closer look at Trump holding an old-fashioned campaign rally in North Carolina, as if the coronavirus pandemic that’s still raging out of control had just magically disappeared. Then, Glenn Howerton shares an update on life in California during the pandemic and wildfires and the return of A.P. Bio.…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
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 Januar…
 
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 li…
 
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 c…
 
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