Episode 129 of The Letterman Podcast is the continuation of our journey down to Hollywood, California. This is Hollywood Day Two, a day full of fellowship with Letterman alumni, a reunion with J Ryan and his wife, Nicole, and Mike being the special guest for the taping of the season premiere of Frasier.

Our episode starts off with Mike visiting former monologue writer for Late Show with David Letterman, Gabe Abelson. Gabe takes Mike on a tour of many of the artifacts he kept from Late Show, including awards, props, and mementos from the show, and a giant pile of cue cards that were used in dozens of Late Show monologues. He and Mike discuss and deconstruct the process of building the monologue for David Letterman. Gabe also gives Mike a very cool souvenir.

After that, Mike visits J and Nicole Ryan, and they have a heartfelt reunion, receiving more incredible gifts to The Letterman Podcast from one of our favorite friends.

Finally, Mike makes his way to the Paramount Lot, where in Stage 18, executive producer and former Letterman writer Chris Harris allowed Mike to show up as his very special guest for the season two premiere of Frasier.

As with our first recap, the lovely Candace Chisholm joins Mike to recount these and many more stories of Day Two of The Letterman Podcast trip to Hollywood.

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