We record typically on Wed, and I post Saturday at noon Eastern time - give or take an hour for post production time.
This week was two hours late because I was in Vegas and forgot the time zone difference (Ack!)
The reason I give the date the show is recorded is because if a news story evolves over the next couple of days it will be clear what information we had at the time we recorded.
And yes - pre-TAM was anomalous because we had to pre-record shows. This week's show (posting on Sat 18th) will be the live show we recorded at TAM.