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The Problem With Jon Stewart

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The issues we tackle on The Problem With Jon Stewart are Too Big for TV™—so they spill over into the brilliantly titled The Problem With Jon Stewart podcast. Jon is joined by the staff and expert guests for nuanced discussions, updates on action items, and airing of grievances from writers over jokes that didn’t make the show. The Problem With Jon Stewart is an Apple TV+ podcast produced by Busboy Productions.

The issues we tackle on The Problem With Jon Stewart are Too Big for TV™—so they spill over into the brilliantly titled The Problem With Jon Stewart podcast. Jon is joined by the staff and expert guests for nuanced discussions, updates on action items, and airing of grievances from writers over jokes that didn’t make the show. The Problem With Jon Stewart is an Apple TV+ podcast produced by Busboy Productions.

 

#41

Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice Discuss America’s Role in the World

You know it’s a must-listen episode when we’ve got not one, but TWO former U.S. secretaries of state as our guests. Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice are here for a fascinating discussion about American power, whether spreading democracy has actually made us safer, and how our role on the world stage should look going forward. Plus, they plan a little train trip together. The first half of Season 2 is streaming now on Apple TV+. Credits: Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Editor: Denis Cardineau Sound Engineer: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Freddie Morgan Digital Producer: Cassie Murdoch Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Margorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, Harjyot Ron Singh, Irene Plagianos & Farah Otero-Amad Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast produced, by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

18 Nov 2022

45 MINS

45:23

18 Nov 2022


#40

I Was Kidnapped by the Taliban: Safi Rauf on Rescuing Afghan Allies

This week’s guest is Safi Rauf, an Afghan refugee who came to the U.S. as a teen and is now the president and founder of Human First Coalition. Also a veteran, he tells us about his work in Afghanistan helping to evacuate local interpreters who worked with American troops. He shares the astonishing story of how he was taken hostage—and eventually released—by the Taliban while working there. He also talks about the Afghan Adjustment Act and the obstacles he’s run into while advocating for it. Plus, writers Rob Christensen and Tocarra Mallard stop by for a little schadenfreude about Trump’s very bad midterms week. Stream our newest episode, “Election Wrap-Up Special,” now on Apple TV+. Credits: Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Tocarra Mallard, Rob Christensen, Safi Rauf Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Freddie Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Margorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, Cassie Murdoch, Farah Otero-Amad, Irene Plagianos Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

11 Nov 2022

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:35

11 Nov 2022


#39

Rep. Katie Porter Can Explain Anything: Inflation, GO!

This week we’re talking to Rep. Katie Porter, the Democratic congresswoman from California’s 47th district, who wields her whiteboard like a weapon. She explains (in plain English!) what we’ve got wrong about inflation and why Congress isn’t jumping at the chance to fix it. She updates us on the midterm elections, breaks down the hypocrisy of Republican rhetoric on crime, and blows our minds about why political ads never show members of Congress doing actual work. Plus, we’ve got writers Jay Jurden and Alexa Loftus here talking about Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover. Stream our newest episode, “Allies: Friends Without Benefits, ” starting November 4 on Apple TV+! Credits: Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Jay Jurden, Alexa Loftus, Rep. Katie Porter Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray, Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Freddie Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Margorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, Cassie Murdoch Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

02 Nov 2022

53 MINS

53:38

02 Nov 2022


#38

The Fumes of an Empire: UK Chaos and the U.S. Midterms

The midterms are two weeks out and chaos just keeps building. The UK is cycling through prime ministers faster than James Bonds as their economic crisis continues. Meanwhile, election deniers in the U.S. are whipping themselves into a frenzy. Jon is joined by British journalist Gabriel Gatehouse to break down what’s happening in the UK, plus what his QAnon and election-conspiracy reporting might tell us about our democracy’s post-election fate—if this election ever ends. Writers Tocarra Mallard and Robby Slowik are also here talking Ye and Adidas, antisemitism, and the conspiracy earworms that have infected us all. Stream our newest episode, “Midterms: This Is What Democracy Looks Like?,” starting October 28 on Apple TV+. CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Robby Slowik, Tocarra Mallard, Gabriel Gatehouse Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Freddie Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Marjorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, Cassie Murdoch Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

26 Oct 2022

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:42

26 Oct 2022


#37

Why Does Fighting Inflation Have to Hurt So Much?

Jon is joined by Steve Hanke, a professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University, for a chat about why we find ourselves in this current inflation disaster and how we might get out of it. They get into whether the Fed is blowing it, the role of money supply, and whether anyone is looking out for the little guy in all of this monetary maneuvering. They don’t always agree, but Jon manages to score a passing grade from the professor! Plus, staff writers Kasaun Wilson and Henrik Blix are here talking about Kanye’s anti-Semitism and, of course, the Mets. Stream our newest episode, “Globalization: Made in America,” starting October 21 on Apple TV+. CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Kasaun Wilson, Henrik Blix, Steve Hanke Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Freddie Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Margorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, Cassie Murdoch, Deniz Cam, Harjyot Ron Singh Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

19 Oct 2022

57 MINS

57:57

19 Oct 2022


#36

SEC Chair Gary Gensler Answers Your Questions

SEC Chair Gary Gensler is back! Jon throws him some of the thousands of audience questions we got, and they dive into the issue of whether the SEC is doing enough to ensure market transparency, why there’s not more accountability for the market’s biggest players, and what the limits on SEC power mean in a practical sense. Plus, we set a record for most acronyms in a single episode–PFOF, DRS, PSA, UBS! You name it, we got it. Below are definitions for some of the terminology used in this episode. Our website has a more in-depth explanation, and you can watch Jon’s first interview with Gary Gensler on our Apple TV+ “Stock Market” episode. [http://apple.co/JonStewartEpisode5] (http://apple.co/JonStewartEpisode5) [theproblem.link/StocksEpisode] (http://theproblem.link/StocksEpisode) Disgorgement: An SEC penalty that compels the return of any “ill-gotten gains,” meaning they were made in violation of U.S. securities laws. Dark pools: Private exchanges for trading securities that are not accessible by the investing public. And, yes, they are actually called dark pools. Market makers: Also known as “wholesalers,” these are firms who help investors buy and sell securities using the pool of shares they own. They’re basically a middleman with access to highly important information, who is seeing the game one thousand times faster than you. Payment for order flow (PFOF): When brokerages route the buy and sell orders of retail investors to big market makers instead of sending it directly to the stock market. This deal helps brokerages make hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Short-selling: Short-selling is when an investor borrows securities (usually from a broker who either has the security in their inventory or is also borrowing the security from elsewhere) and sells it on the open market with the plan to buy the security back later at a lower price. After buying back the shares, the investor returns the borrowed shares (plus interest) to the original broker and profits off of the difference. The Securities and Exchange Commission: Commonly known as the SEC, this is the government agency that oversees securities exchanges, brokers, investment advisors, and mutual funds. They’re in charge of creating fair dealings, ensuring the disclosure of important market information, and preventing fraud. CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Gary Gensler Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Freddie Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Lukas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, Cassie Murdoch, Deniz Çam, Harjyot Ron Singh Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

12 Oct 2022

54 MINS

54:50

12 Oct 2022


#35

Rep. Elissa Slotkin on Governing in an Era of Extremes

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) joins Jon to describe the frustrating circumstances that led to her fiery speech on the House floor last week, when several Republicans tried blocking a bill for veterans before ultimately voting for it. Later, they explore why being from a competitive district like hers is different than a safe district—and the governing challenges of working with an opposing party that won’t compromise. Staff writers Jay Jurden and Kasaun Wilson are also here to break down Herschel Walker’s abortion scandal and explain why none of his hypocrisies have derailed his campaign so far. CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Jay Jurden, Kasaun Wilson, Elissa Slotkin Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray, and Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Frederika Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Marjorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, and Cassie Murdoch Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

05 Oct 2022

48 MINS

48:16

05 Oct 2022


#34

The #MahsaAmini Protest and Iran’s Fight for Freedom

This week we’re talking about the #MahsaAmini protests in Iran with Rana Rahimpour, an Iranian-British journalist with BBC Persian. Jon is also joined by staff writer Alexa Loftus and our Iranian supervising producer Reza Riazi. It’s a fascinating discussion about why this uprising is different from anything that’s come before, what comes next for the people of Iran, and what the U.S. can do to help. (The bad news is it involves Elon Musk.) And if that’s not enough, they go down a Lord of the Rings rabbit hole you simply will not see coming. For more information on the protests in Iran, you can follow Rana Rahimpour, Amnesty International, or MiddleEastMatters on social media. CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Reza Riazi, Alexa Loftus, Rana Rahimpour Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray, and Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Frederika Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Marjorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, and Cassie Murdoch Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

29 Sep 2022

58 MINS

58:22

29 Sep 2022


#33

A Former US Attorney on How Trump Politicized the DOJ

Jon is joined by Geoffrey Berman, a former US attorney from the Southern District of New York—and author of the new book Holding the Line: Inside the Nation’s Preeminent US Attorney’s Office and Its Battle with the Trump Justice Department. They dig into how Bill Barr tried to have Berman fired, why nailing down powerful guys like Trump is so hard, and whether better guardrails could protect our democracy. Berman also happened to be Jon’s neighbor growing up in New Jersey, so they reminisce about old neighborhood gossip. Plus, writers Jay Jurden and Tocarra Mallard trash-talk Ron DeSantis and Brett Favre, who fully deserve it. CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Tocarra Mallard, Jay Jurden, Geoffrey Berman Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray, and Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Frederika Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Marjorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, and Cassie Murdoch Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

22 Sep 2022

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:19

22 Sep 2022


#32

Three Jons and a Tommy: Pod Save America Talks Media, Messaging, and Midterms

One Jon is nice—but have you ever heard a podcast with three of them? (Plus, a Tommy for good measure.) The Pod Save America guys are here to discuss midterm elections, the problem with polling, and whether we should look to journalism to save us. They also take a stroll down memory lane to the Obama White House, reminiscing about the good old days of government website crashes and that time a gaping hole opened in the bottom of the ocean. As of this week, we’re back to new episodes weekly! Don’t miss the Season 2 premiere of our TV show, coming October 7 on Apple TV+. CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray, and Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Frederika Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Marjorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, and Cassie Murdoch Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

15 Sep 2022

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:04

15 Sep 2022


#31

Has America Learned Anything From Its Biggest Disasters? Not Really.

Jon talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink, whose book Five Days at Memorial is the basis for the Apple TV+ series of the same name. They discuss why our healthcare system is always ill-equipped for disasters—and whether there’s something else coming our way that we should panic about. Writers Robby Slowik and Maria Randazzo also stop by to talk about the Trump raid, the oddest menu items at Mar-a-Lago, and the scourge of lanternflies CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Robby Slowik, Maria Randazzo, Sheri Fink Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray, and Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Frederika Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Marjorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, and Cassie Murdoch Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

25 Aug 2022

37 MINS

37:38

25 Aug 2022


#30

Jon Talks About the Passing of the PACT Act

Jon is joined by staff writers Kasaun Wilson and Rob Christensen to talk about his fight to get the PACT Act—which gives urgently needed healthcare to sick veterans—passed in the Senate. He discusses battling Republican misinformation and the behind-the-scenes work it took to achieve this victory. Plus, Kay and Rob chat about their struggle to behave in the Senate gallery, Jon’s Bernie Sanders impression, and what the Senate has in common with an assisted living facility. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, reach out to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988 or visiting 988lifeline.org. [http://apple.com/heretohelp] (http://apple.com/heretohelp) CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Rob Christensen and Kasaun Wilson Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray, and Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Frederika Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Marjorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, and Cassie Murdoch Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

04 Aug 2022

48 MINS

48:22

04 Aug 2022


#29

How Brittney Griner Became a Political Pawn: With Coach Dawn Staley

Basketball legend and coach Dawn Staley is here with the latest on Brittney Griner—one of the best players in the WNBA—who has been detained in Russia since February after officials allegedly found cannabis oil in her luggage. Dawn and Jon break down the financial inequalities of the WNBA, how we can keep players from becoming political pawns, and what needs to happen to get Griner home. Plus, writers Tocarra Mallard and Kasaun Wilson tell the odd tale of how Stephon Marbury starred in a Chinese musical about himself. CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Tocarra Mallard, Kasaun Wilson, Dawn Staley Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray, and Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Frederika Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Marjorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, and Cassie Murdoch Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

21 Jul 2022

49 MINS

49:53

21 Jul 2022


#28

Limber Up and Pack a Lunch: The Post-Roe Fight Ahead

Roe v. Wade has been overturned, so now what the hell are we supposed to do? The hosts of the Strict Scrutiny podcast—law professors Leah Litman, Melissa Murray, and Kate Shaw—are back to help Jon process the crushing decision. Plus, writers Kris Acimovic and Tocarra Mallard weigh in on why the Democrats’ answer to this crisis seems to be donating $15. If you’d like to hear more, check out the Strict Scrutiny podcast on Apple Podcasts. CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Tocarra Mallard, Kris Acimovic, Melissa Murray, Leah Litman, Kate Shaw Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray, and Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Sound Mixer: Ignacio Bonet Senior Digital Producer: Frederika Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Marjorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, and Cassie Murdoch Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

30 Jun 2022

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:38

30 Jun 2022


#27

The SEC Was in Trouble. Now They’re Screwed.

Jon is joined by the hosts of the Strict Scrutiny podcast—law professors Leah Litman, Melissa Murray, and Kate Shaw—to discuss the Fifth Circuit Court’s recent ruling on the SEC. Could it signal the demise of government as we know it, even though it’s gibberish to most of us? Staff writers Jay Jurden and Alexa Loftus also drop by to help balance our lawyer-to-layman ratio. CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Jay Jurden, Alexa Loftus, Melissa Murray, Leah Litman, Kate Shaw Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray, and Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Lucas Thimm Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, Cassie Murdoch Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

09 Jun 2022

51 MINS

51:39

09 Jun 2022


#26

Judd Apatow on George Carlin

Jon talks to his longtime friend Judd Apatow about his new documentary, George Carlin’s American Dream. They delve into why Carlin’s groundbreaking comedy feels more relevant than ever, Judd’s obsession with cataloging comedy history, and their formative experiences writing together for Garry Shandling’s The Larry Sanders Show. CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring: Judd Apatow Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Caity Gray, Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos, Zach Silberberg Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Haley Denzak Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

20 May 2022

57 MINS

57:37

20 May 2022


#25

America’s Caste System With Isabel Wilkerson

The season finale of The Problem With Jon Stewart is now streaming on Apple TV+, so we decided to go out with something light and noncontroversial: Race! Who could have guessed that even after a full hour of TV, there would still be more to discuss about race in America? Jon is joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Isabel Wilkerson to discuss race, racism, and America’s caste system. Staff writers Jay Jurden and Kasaun Wilson also talk to Jon about their experiences writing this episode with him. We want to hear from you! Call in your questions or comments to our hotline: 1-212-634-7222. To watch our latest episode, visit [https://theproblem.link/AppleTV] (https://theproblem.link/AppleTV) CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Jay Jurden, Kasaun Wilson, Isabel Wilkerson Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Caity Gray, Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Sound Mixer: Ignacio Bonet Senior Digital Producer: Kwame Opam Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Haley Denzak Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, Anne Bennett, Deniz Çam, Harjyot Ron Singh Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem With Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

31 Mar 2022

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:19

31 Mar 2022


#24

Jon Talks About the Media—And It Talks Back

Last week’s episode of our Apple TV+ series was all about the news media. So we invited Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan to talk with Jon about the media sensationalism—and YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT! Actually, you will. They have a thoughtful discussion about the state of news media and if it can be improved. Jon is also joined by executive producer Brinda Adhikari and staff writer Henrik Blix, both of whom worked in news before escaping to the world of late night comedy. To watch our latest episode, visit [https://theproblem.link/AppleTV] (https://theproblem.link/AppleTV) CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Henrik Blix, Brinda Adhikari, Margaret Sullivan Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Caity Gray, Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Sound Mixer: Ignacio Bonet Senior Digital Producer: Kwame Opam Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Haley Denzak Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, Anne Bennett, Deniz Çam, Harjyot Ron Singh, Irene Plagianos Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem With Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

24 Mar 2022

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:23

24 Mar 2022


#23

Jon Talks Climate Change: It Gets Heated

We don’t want to send the message that criticizing us on Twitter is a ticket to the podcast...but that’s what climate reporter Kendra Pierre-Louis did, and now here she is. Kendra had some issues with our climate episode on Apple TV+, so Jon invited her on for a conversation. And just like our planet, things heated up—insofar as you can call a thoughtful exchange of ideas “heated up.” Jon is also joined by writers Rob Christensen and Tocarra Mallard to talk about Twitter trolls, beard maintenance, and the importance of a steady government job. Jon recorded this episode away from the studio, so if it sounds like he’s talking into a paper cup tied to a string it’s because he actually might be. Please excuse the sound issues. What did you think of our episode? Give our hotline a call and leave your questions, comments, or thoughts: 1-212-634-7222. To watch our latest episode, visit [https://theproblem.link/AppleTV] (https://theproblem.link/AppleTV) CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Tocarra Mallard, Rob Christensen, Kendra Pierre-Louis Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Caity Gray, Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Designer & Audio Engineer: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Kwame Opam Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Haley Denzak Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, Anne Bennett, Deniz Çam, Harjyot Ron Singh Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem With Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

17 Mar 2022

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:42

17 Mar 2022


#22

Reporter Called Jon Out, So We Called Him Up

Last week’s episode of our Apple TV+ show took on the stock market, GameStop, and the Robinhood app. Spencer Jakab, an editor with The Wall Street Journal, took to Twitter to vent his disagreements with it. So we invited him on the podcast (we’re gluttons for punishment) to talk it out. Jon is also joined by writers Kris Acimovic and Kasaun Wilson to talk about rising gas prices and why comedy clubs are the only landmarks comedians know. What did you think of our episode? Call in your questions or comments to our hotline: 1-212-634-7222. To watch our climate episode, visit [https://apple.co/TheProblem-ClimateChange] (https://apple.co/TheProblem-ClimateChange) CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring, in order of appearance: Kris Acimovic, Kasaun Wilson, Spencer Jakab Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Caity Gray, Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Designer & Audio Engineer: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Kwame Opam Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Haley Denzak Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, Anne Bennett, Deniz Çam, Harjyot Ron Singh Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem With Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

10 Mar 2022

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:26

10 Mar 2022


#21

A Conversation With Adam McKay

Jon welcomes his pal Adam McKay to discuss climate change and his film Don’t Look Up…and they barely do either. But! They do take a long stroll down comedy memory lane. From Adam’s start as a Philly stand-up, to his time with SNL and hits like Anchorman, to producing and directing Oscar®-nominated films, Adam’s fingerprints are all over 21st-century comedy. We want to hear from you! Have a question, comment, or simply want to share your thoughts on our episodes? Call our hotline: 1-212-634-7222. CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart Featuring: Adam McKay Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Caity Gray, Robby Slowik Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos Sound Designer & Audio Engineer: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Kwame Opam Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Haley Denzak Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, Anne Bennett, Deniz Çam, Harjyot Ron Singh Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem With Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions. [https://apple.co/-JonStewart] (https://apple.co/-JonStewart) ... Read more

08 Mar 2022

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:15

08 Mar 2022