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AFTER a career spanning more than four decades, it is David Letterman’s enduring curiosity that makes him the compelling broadcast interviewer he is and the second season of his sit-down series so fascinating. His line-up includes familiar names such as Ellen DeGeneres, Tiffany Haddish, Kanye West, Melinda Gates and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton. But Letterman’s unique perspective draws out fascinating details about these famous faces and some rare confessions. Kanye talks candidly about his bipolar depression. Ellen talks about her high school experience dating boys (while kissing girls in the bathroom). Like Denton, Letterman provides a safe space for celebrities to talk, but also does the audience a favour by making it devoid of product promotion or something to plug. You get the feeling 72-year-old Letterman needs this show as much as the audience enjoys having him back on air; lost to late-night television but with energy to burn and a desire to keep his brain ticking over in semi-retirement. For those who enjoy intelligent conversations, not just advertorials, this is great company and worth bingeing.