Hey Team,

Before I dive into the Colbert Report adventure I have some exciting news! Here’s an except from an email I got last night:

“I wanted to write and tell you that the team here at “News to Me” have selected a few of our favorite stories from the past year to include in our anniversary show which is coming up in a few weeks. Yours is one of our faves! We want to leave it up to the viewers though to determine which was THEIR favorite of the year so we’ve set up a vote on our website http://www.cnn.com/newstome.”

So, you guys know what you have to do. Go to their website. Find the poll on the right hand side. And vote for Amtrekker!

Also, apparently the segment is re-airing this weekend also!

Thanks guys, you rock.

Okay. The Colbert Report. Done. Thanks to Ace I got hooked up with a VIP ticket to last nights show where the guest was author, Mitch Albom.

Turns out Stephen Colbert is even funnier live! I had a great time and before the taping Colbert came out and did a quick Q&A with the audience that was out of character so that was pretty cool to see.

I’ve seen a couple live tapings of various shows before so when people are always saying, “The set is SO SMALL!” I’d usually agree. But Colbert’s set was surprisingly quite a bit bigger than I expected it to be.

All this AWESOMENESS aside: Security took my cameras away the second I set foot in the building. So…

1. I’m not sure what I’m going to do for next week’s podcast.

But more importantly:

2. What is Colbert hiding! What doesn’t he want me to show to America!!!

Is he afraid I’ll expose John Stewart putting on his Stephen Colbert mask? (Yep, stole that line from satori.) Is he protecting his extraordinarily hairy not so ironically bigfooted intern? Do aliens do all of his writing for him?!?!

The world wants to know.

And so do I.

I’m done.

Brett.





As long as you guys are going around pushing buttons I ask you to…you might as well push that little yellow one down there too!


Don’t let me stop you.