Season 2

Episode Guide

S2 E121 11/12/21 (Adm. William McRaven/Rep. Nikema Williams/Rep. Cori Bush)

S2 E121
Nov 12, 2021
This week on the season finale of Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News, the battle over Biden's Build Back Better plan with Rep. Cori Bush and the Jan. 6 Commission's new subpoenas for Trump allies with Rep. Nikema Williams. Plus, on Veteran's Day, Big News is joined by Adm. William McRaven to discuss the future of the U.S. military.

S2 E120 11/5/21 (Padma Lakshmi/Jonathan Lemire/Norman Lear)

S2 E120
Nov 05, 2021
This week on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News, the fallout from the Virginia governor's race with MSNBC's Jonathan Lemire, Trump's chokehold on the Republican Party with the legendary Norman Lear, and Padma Lakshmi speaks out on the right-wing attack on reproductive rights.

S2 E119 10/29/21 (Rep. Tony Cardenas/Rep. Adam Schiff/Chris Hadfield)

S2 E119
Oct 29, 2021
This week on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News: Rep. Adam Schiff reacts to Rolling Stone's bombshell Jan. 6 report. Plus, Rep. Tony Cardenas joins to cover Biden's effort to pass the Build Back Better bill, and astronaut Chris Hadfield discusses the billionaire space race.

S2 E118 10/22/21 (Mark Hamill/Gen. Stanley McChrystal/Ken Burns)

S2 E118
Oct 21, 2021
This week, Mark Hamill and General Stanley McChrystal join Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News to cover vaccine mandates, Colin Powell's legacy, and fallout from the Afghanistan withdrawal. Plus, an extended interview with documentarian Ken Burns.

S2 E117 10/15/21 (George Will/Charlotte Alter/H.R. McMaster)

S2 E117
Oct 15, 2021
This week on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News: This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include Donald Trump's 2024 campaign push, the right-wing freakout over Columbus Day, the firestorm over workplace vaccine mandates, an exclusive interview with the Trump Administration's National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, and more. Featuring guests Charlotte Alter, H. R. McMaster, and George Will.

S2 E116 10/8/21 (Jennifer Rubin/Rev. Al Sharpton/Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney/Malcolm Gladwell)

S2 E116
Oct 08, 2021
This week on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News: Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin's chokehold on Biden's infrastructure bill, the debt ceiling tug-of-war, a Facebook whistleblower breaks their silence, and more. Featuring guests Malcolm Gladwell, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Jennifer Rubin, and Rev. Al Sharpton.

09/17/21 FRIDAY WEEK IN REVIEW (Jeff Daniels/Barry Sonnenfeld/Ijeoma Oluo/Rep. Ted Deutch)

S2 E115
Sep 17, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include Gavin Newsom's survival in the California recall election, bombshell revelations about Gen. Milley's feud with President Trump, vaccine mandates at the Met Gala, and more.

09/10/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Cecile Richards/ Clarissa Ward/Randi Weingarten)

S2 E110
Sep 10, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the fallout from Texas's extreme anti-abortion bill, the Taliban's power struggle in Afghanistan, the latest Covid surge as teachers and students head back to school, and more.

9/3/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Tiffany Cross/Rep. Raul Grijalva/Rep. Mike Levin/Ian Bremmer)

S2 E106
Sep 03, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the Supreme Court's refusal to block the restrictive 'heartbeat bill' in Texas, Biden's ending of America's longest war in Afghanistan, a climate change "code red" following Hurricane Ida's path of destruction, and more.

8/27/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Gen. Wesley Clark/Rep. Mark Takano/Touré)

S2 E101
Aug 27, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the Biden administration's evacuation from Afghanistan, the passage of the historic $3.5T infrastructure plan, corporate vaccine mandates, and more.

FRIDAY 8/27/21 COUNTDOWN TO TRUMP'S REINSTATEMENT

S2 E100
Aug 27, 2021
The Tooning Out The News special coverage super-panel has the countdown to Trump's speculated reinstatement, a ranking of right-wing grifters, an exploration into the MAGA mind, a focus group of fierce Trump loyalists, and Kylie Weaver's ultimate, history making Trump insult. Plus, Tyler Templeton is visited by the ghost of Rush Limbaugh.

8/13/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Robert Draper/Cullen Hoback/Katty Kay/Rep. Darren Soto)

S2 E96
Aug 13, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include Andrew Cuomo's shocking resignation, the passing of the $1 trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure deal in the Senate, the furor around vaccine mandates, the Taliban's shocking victories in Afghanistan, and more.

8/6/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Peter Bergen/Cornel West/Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig/Lawrence Wright)

S2 E91
Aug 06, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the bombshell sexual harassment report on Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the White House's controversial push for vaccine mandates, the bruising fight to extend the eviction moratoriums, and more.

7/30/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (James Carville/Dr. Vivek Murthy and Rep. Jake Auchincloss/Deepak Chopra/Rep. Marc Veasey)

S2 E86
Jul 30, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the start of the Jan. 6th commission, Simone Biles' withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics, the CDC's new mask guidelines, a contentious interview with the Ragin' Cajun James Carville, and more. Plus, a sit-down with mindfulness expert Deepak Chopra.

7/23/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Rep. Jahana Hayes/Howard Fineman/Sen. Michael Bennet/Sheera Frenkel & Cecilia Kang)

S2 E81
Jul 23, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News includes the bombshell investigation into Andrew Giuliani's small business "Giuliani Golf," Chuck Schumer's early infrastructure vote, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space flight, Olympics COVID worries, and more.

7/16/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Rep. Sharice Davids/Ed Asner/Rainn Wilson & Reza Aslan/P.J. O'Rourke)

S2 E76
Jul 16, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the Democrats' $3.5T infrastructure plan, highlights from Trump's speech at CPAC, Olivia Rodrigo's vaccine push at the White House, and more.

FRIDAY 7/2/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Jonathan Capehart & Craig Fugate/Sen. Mazie Hirono/Steve Rattner/Wes Moore)

S2 E71
Jul 02, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include President Biden's infrastructure campaign, the Trump Organization indictments, the Surfside condo collapse, Nancy Pelosi's bipartisan January 6th commission, and much more.

6/25/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Sen. John Hickenlooper/Rep. Eric Swalwell/Ziwe/ Rep. André Carson)

S2 E66
Jun 25, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News includes the setback for the "For the People Act", President Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's "all-white" beach club scandal, rumors of Trump running for Speaker of the House, and much more.

FRIDAY 6/18/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Rep. Veronica Escobar/Anthony Mason/Rep. Sara Jacobs/Andy Slavitt)

S2 E61
Jun 18, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include President Biden's historic face-off with Vladimir Putin, the latest on the criminal investigation into Donald Trump, the return of Jeffrey Toobin to CNN, the lifting of COVID restrictions across the country, and much more.

FRIDAY 6/11/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Rep. Judy Chu/Salman Rushdie/Michael Beschloss/Ben Rhodes)

S2 E56
Jun 11, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include Donald Trump's pants mystery, Joe Manchin's battle for the status quo, the mega rich tax evasion bombshell, and more. Plus, the highly anticipated premiere of Smart Talk Tonight with world-renowned author Salman Rushdie.

5/28/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Preet Bharara/Sebastian Junger/Patrick Radden Keefe/Eleanor Clift)

S2 E51
May 28, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the Wuhan Lab COVID origin theory, the debate over the January 6th commission, Marjorie Taylor Greene's offensive comments, and more.

FRIDAY 5/21/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Eugene Daniels/Rep. Marie Newman /Dr. Ibram X. Kendi/Gov. Ed Rendell)

S2 E46
May 21, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the conflict between Israel-Palestine, the January 6th commission, UFOs, Bill Gates' scandals, and more.

FRIDAY 5/7/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Rev. William J. Barber II/Michael Lewis/Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton/Rep. Ruben Gallego)

S2 E41
May 07, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the GOP's revolt against Mitt Romney and Liz Cheney, the worldwide explosion of COVID cases, Rudy Giuliani's FBI troubles, and more.

FRIDAY 4/30/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz/Michael Cohen/Gov. Ned Lamont /Sen. Alex Padilla)

S2 E36
Apr 30, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include President Biden's first joint address to Congress, the possible prosecution of Donald Trump, nationwide loosening of COVID restrictions, and more.

FRIDAY 4/23/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Sen. Jeff Merkley, Rep. Raul Ruiz, Tara Palmeri, Shannon Watts)

S2 E31
Apr 23, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict, gun reform, Biden's climate change summit, and more.

FRIDAY 4/16/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Judy Woodruff/Willie Geist/Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes/Rep. Ritchie Torres)

S2 E26
Apr 16, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the latest in Matt Gaetz's underage sex trafficking scandal, Biden's call to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the tragic shooting of Duante Wright, and more.

FRIDAY 4/2/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Rob Reiner/Rep. Mondaire Jones/Kara Swisher/Margaret Hoover)

S2 E21
Apr 02, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include Matt Gaetz underage sex trafficking allegations, Lil Nas X's controversial music video, Biden's "Build Back Better" plan, and more.

FRIDAY 3/26/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Weijia Jiang/Gov. Phil Murphy/Rep. Jason Crow/Marc Lamont Hill)

S2 E16
Mar 26, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include Biden's first press conference, the push for gun reform, exploitation of the southern border crisis, and more.

FRIDAY 3/19/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse/Nina Turner/Ross Douthat/Rep. Jimmy Gomez)

S2 E11
Mar 19, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the horrific hate crime in Atlanta, Gov. Cuomo's scandals, the filibuster debate, and more.

3/12/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Jeh Johnson/Charles Blow/Rep. Madeleine Dean/Sen. Tina Smith)

S2 E6
Mar 12, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the bombshell royal family interview, the historic COVID relief bill, and a deep-dive into the latest culture wars.

3/4/21 SEASON PREMIERE (Fareed Zakaria/Gov. Jared Polis/Ed O'Keefe/Yamiche Alcindor)

S2 E1
Mar 03, 2021
The season premiere of Tooning Out The News features Gov. Andrew Cuomo's sexual harassment allegations, Biden's response to the MBS-Khashoggi report, and Trump's CPAC splash.