Love late night TV? 9 podcasts to keep you up to speed with Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and more

TV & Film November 15, 2021

Podsauce had rounded-up the best of late night TV show podcasts, perfect for listeners with early bedtimes or for fans who want to listen to audio-only versions of shows on the go. In case you missed the latest late night episodes, these podcasts will bring you up to speed on monologues, guest interviews, and more.

On our list, we’ve included podcasts with Trevor Noah, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Andy Cohen, and Seth Meyers. We enjoyed listening to Jimmy Kimmel discuss writing in a podcast episode and an SNL review series hosted by a comedian. Conan O’Brien‘s writers host the podcast, “Inside Conan,” which is also on our list.

Check out our complete round-up:

The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert

Listen to ‘The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert’

CBS’ “The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert” is an edited, audio-only version of the TV show, bringing you the highlights: Stephen’s ripped-from-the-headlines monologues, jokes, meanwhiles, and interviews with newsmakers and celebrities – all in under-45-minute episodes. This week, The Late Show discussed People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Quentin Tarantino chatted with Stephen, and Brandi Carlile talked about performing Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” at Carnegie Hall. Tune in daily for new episodes.

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

Listen to ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition’

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition” presents extended interviews and highlights from Comedy Central’s show. Hosted by Trevor Noah, listen in as episodes tackle news from the headlines, chat with special guests, and more. Recent appearances included model/actress/author Emily Ratajkowski, filmmaker Spike Lee, climate activist Vanessa Nakate, and actress Anna Kendrick, just to name a few. Updates are posted daily.

Beyond the Scenes from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Listen to ‘Beyond the Scenes from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’

In a recent episode of Podsauce, hosts Alesha and Dax recommended “Beyond the Scenes from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” for fans of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition.” “Beyond the Scenes” takes listeners backstage with Daily Show correspondent and podcast host Roy Wood Jr. In this series, listeners will hear from the TV show’s writers, correspondents, producers, and special guests. Roy and guests explore how they comedically approach material when covering a variety of topics, from serious matters to the blatantly hilarious. New episodes are posted weekly.

Saturday Night Live (SNL) Afterparty

Listen to ‘Saturday Night Live (SNL) Afterparty’

If you’re an avid SNL fan, you’ll want to check out “Saturday Night Live (SNL) Afterparty,” hosted by comedian and writer Katherine Coleman. Each episode, Katherine is joined by comedic guests to review the sketches and music guests. Katherine says that watching SNL is like following your favorite sports team season after season. So accurate! New episodes are posted weekly.

Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast

Listen to ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast’

NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast’s” episodes are under 30 minutes long. Hear Seth’s Closer Looks, monologues and highlights from the show. Recent guests included Pete Davidson, Anderson Cooper, Roy Wood Jr., Kumail Nanjiani, and Colin Quinn, just to name a few. New episodes are posted semiweekly.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Listen to ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” releases clips from the TV show in under 10 minute podcast episodes. Hear music performances from guests like The Flaming Lips, interviews with guests like Maluma and Chloe Daniels, and recurring segments like “Hashtags.”

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Listen to ‘Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen’

Bravo king Andy Cohen releases audio versions of his TV mainstay, Watch What Happens Live. On the podcast, catch up on pop culture news, Bravolebrity drama, interviews with special guests, and more. Recent episodes included Gwyneth Paltrow, the cast of Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles, Chrissy Teigen, Below Deck’s Rayna Lindsay and Fraser Olender, Real Housewives, and more.

Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast

Listen to ‘Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast’

Conan’s writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell bring listeners behind the scenes on “Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast” by Team Coco and Earwolf. They will recap memorable moments on the show and discuss what it’s like writing for Conan. In episodes, the hosts will be joined by Conan’s favorite guests, writers, and Conan himself! Hear from Conan’s former intern Vanessa Bayer, who went on to SNL, and music booker Jim Pitt talked about booking Radiohead, Disturbed, and David Bowie’s willingness to participate in a sketch. In a recent episode, Chris Pratt discussed Parks and Recreation. We’ll also hear from Max Weinberg, from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and Late Night with Conan O’Brien’s bandleader, stopped by.

Two Writers Slinging Yang

Listen to Jimmy Kimmel on ‘Two Writers Slinging Yang’

Host and writer Jeff Pearlman interviews a writer each episode, hence the podcast’s title, “Two Writers Slinging Yang.” Jeff has written nine New York Times bestselling books and loves to unpack the writing process. In November, Jeff spoke with Jimmy Kimmel about hosting and producing the TV show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jeff and Jimmy covered the difference between being funny and writing comedy, Bob Hope’s humor, baseball player Steve Garvey, and actor Fred Savage. They also discussed Bill Simmons, and why Donald Trump Jr. is great source material. This episode runs just under an hour long.


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