• colbaby

    “Stephen” with Bjork should be a trip. I want to see him prance around in that swan dress. He dressed up like Feist once after all! And I too want to be Christiane Amanpour when I grow up. She’s just an all around impressive woman. Wonder if we’ll get another Amanpurr appearance.

    Is Jon having Brad on to balance out the gag factor of Lou Dobbs? If so, well played sir.

    • karenatasha

      Stephen in the swan dress! *Giggle* Well, now that he’s done ballet, maybe this should be his “Swan Lake!”

  • Mr. Arkadin

    IMHO the fact that Bjork has TWELVE Grammy nominations confirms the downfall of western civilization. I apologize to all the Bjork fans (and Doris Kearns Goodwin) for that last statement.
    As colbaby wrote, it should a trip. Of course trips can lead to car wreaks too.

    The other three guest all look solid. Although I love the SuperPac segments. I’d love for “Stephen” to quiz Tribe on how he feels his former student is doing on civil liberties. Unless he’s a complete tool, he can’t be very happy. Sadly, Stephen/”Stephen” doesn’t do that many “in your face” interviews anymore. The last one I can think is the annihilation of Laura Ingraham. That was great!

    Wow! Lou Dobbs and Brad Pitt!? I guess their doing Hollywood hunks week over at TDS. ;)

    Thanks for another great job Karenatasha!

    • Mr. Arkadin

      “it should a trip.”
      Be! Be! It should BE a trip! *headdesk*

    • Ann G

      You get a cookie for that extra apology to Doris Kearns Goodwin.

      • somuch2kno

        Oh, Ann G! You beat me to it! Mr. A strikes (and makes me *snerk*) again!

    • karenatasha

      Ah, Mr. Arkadin: I’m always so glad you’re here! More cookies to you!

      I don’t know how hard he’ll come down on Tribe for what Obama is doing; after all, I’m sure that Tribe would have advised against much of it. Sometimes your students can be so disappointing. But in any case, it would be great if he asked. We shall see.

  • Caroline

    Of this week’s guests, I’m most looking forward to Ameena Matthews – who sounds amazing – and a return visit from Christiane Amanpour.

    • karenatasha

      I think Matthews sounds incredible, too. I can’t wait to see the film. Boo to the Academy Awards.

  • CN Helper

    I like the Bjork, she writes great songs and has a powerful voice, but I understand that she is off the wall and not everyone’s cuppa tea. Definitely looking forward to her meeting Stephen. Ameena Matthews looks cool, and I will compliment TCR on having 2+ female guests per week 2 weeks in a row!! Especially 3 ladies this week.

    • karenatasha

      And two very different ladies, too!

      I do understand that many people respond to Bjork; I just haven’t ever quite “gotten” her. But I agree that the meeting should be very strange. It will either go very well…or be a total disaster, with them both speaking “at” each other. Hoping it’s the former.

  • lockhart43

    Like you hinted at in your above comment, karenatasha, the Bjork interview can either go incredibly well or horribly wrong. And as I am physically incapable of watching something that makes me very uncomfortable and awkward (I can’t watch the Jane Fonda interview for that exact reason), I’m hoping for the former as well.

    I’m most looking forward to the interviews with Laurence Tribe and Ameena Matthews. I won’t turn down a discussion on the SuperPAC and I’ve heard wonderful things about The Interrupters. And two thumbs up for Brad Pitt on TDS on Wednesday! I like him already, and Moneyball was a fantastic movie. I don’t know how they turned it into such a fantastic movie, but they did and I’m so happy for it.

    • karenatasha

      I share your “Fonda” discomfort. When I first watched it (not when it happened, but later), it amused me at the start. But as Stephen became increasingly uncomfortable, so did I. The character just totally disappeared. I wish he’d just kept thinking: I’m an actor! I’m an actor! This is a role!

  • Kris

    I never realized that Michel Gondry had directed Human Behavior! It’d been so long since I’d seen the video… It’s terrible but my thought at the end was that “Stephen” would be happy that they’d portrayed the bear as a godless killing machine:)

    It sounds like we’ll have a pretty great line up on both shows this week.

    I also never knew that Brad and Angelina refused to get married until everyone had the right to. That’s pretty amazing. Thanks for the great report!!

    • karenatasha

      I hadn’t realized about Gondry, either, until I wrote this. I just never followed Bjork. The video I actually remember best of hers is “It’s Oh So Quiet,” which played a lot years ago. That was probably my first encounter with her music, and I wasn’t won over. Guess I’m still not.

      • Kris

        I’ve never owned any of her music either but yeah, in the early to mid nineties when they actually played music on MTV I remember enjoying her bizarreness. Don’t have anything against her but I’m not a fan. I wonder if she’s going to do a song on the show?

  • Katt

    Can’t say I’m overly looking forward to Bjork or Brad Pitt, though I will confess to never having heard a Bjork song. Any recommendations? It is only fair that I listen to some of her music before I diss her completely.

    I will say I am really looking forward to Ameena Matthews and Christiane Amanpour.

    • karenatasha

      I couldn’t recommend the best, although you can listen to the two I posted and begin by seeing how you feel about her voice! “Human Nature” is old, but it was her first big hit, so historically, that’s a good one. And then I chose something new, but not sure which ones to recommend in the “middle” period.

      Fans–which do you like best?

  • susan209

    I don’t know where else to post this! But tonight’s show! Now THAT was a toss!!!!

    • karenatasha

      Glad to provide a temporary home for your joy until the ep guide goes up!

      It was something, wasn’t it? I think they missed their tosses as much as we did.

    • lockhart43

      “I taught that money manners!!!”

      When Stephen started reciting that Liam Neeson monologue from Taken, I lost it.

    • Anna S

      SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Love a chase scene. I was almost expecting Conan.

      • karenatasha

        Such a delight!

        Yes, Lockhart, that was a hysterical line. Pure Stephen.
        And I think the sound of fangirl squeeing is probably resonating around the world right now.

        • lockhart43

          I love how excited each audience gets when Jon shows up on TCR or Stephen shows up on TDS. And how awesome is it that the TDS audience chants “Stephen! Stephen!” every time he shows up!

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