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Host Roy Wood Jr. gives listeners an inside look at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Hear how correspondents, writers, and producers of the Emmy-winning series use comedy to tackle a variety of topics — from racial injustice to gun control to sex robots — and where these issues stand today. Beyond the Scenes features a rotating cast of The Daily Show correspondents including Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan, Ronny Chieng, and Michael Kosta, as well as contributors Jordan Klepper and Lewis Black.
 
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Working moms have left the workforce in disproportionate numbers over the last two years as reliable, affordable child care has gotten harder to find. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with correspondent Desi Lydic, segment director Sarah Hamblin, and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to discuss how child care impacts the economy, the chall…
 
“Parents should treat playgrounds, the way people should treat airport carousels…take a step back.” Trevor discusses the difference between American and South African parenting. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Comedy Central and iHeartPodcasts
 
Not only was a Black jockey the first to win the Kentucky Derby in 1875, but Black riders were some of the best. Roy Wood Jr. discusses a few of the greatest Black horse racers in history, including 17-year-old Cheryl White, the first licensed Black female jockey. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
While America has made progress in removing confederate statues from public squares, many remain standing. Director of the PBS documentary The Neutral Ground, CJ Hunt, and founder of Project Say Something, Camille Goldston Bennett, join Roy Wood Jr. to discuss why these monuments were erected in the first place, how many are left, what’s being done…
 
New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns discuss their reporting process for their book “This Will Not Pass,” share new audio of President Donald Trump and Senator Lindsey Graham, and explain why Jared Kushner got involved in Kanye West’s presidential run. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Grammy winner and host of the web series 'Vinyl Destination,' DJ Jazzy Jeff shares his early days of a first job frying chicken at Roy Rogers restaurants, his love of music, and his lack of hobbies. Jeff also details the ways the music industry and radio stations have done a disservice to truly original music and how DJs and musicians can breakthro…
 
While America has made progress in removing confederate statues from public squares, many remain standing. Director of the PBS documentary The Neutral Ground, CJ Hunt, and founder of Project Say Something, Camille Goldston Bennett, join Roy Wood Jr. to discuss why these monuments were erected in the first place, how many are left, what’s being done…
 
“I don’t make it awkward on purpose. I’m just a little strange.” Comedian Ziwe discusses how she turns her interviews into iconic moments, her very specific brand of comedy, and the difference between herself and the character “Ziwe.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Comedy Central and iHeartPodcasts
 
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce started as a celebrity scandal, but has evolved into a larger discussion surrounding the harassment many women face when trying to leave a relationship. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show writer Christiana Mbakwe-Medina and journalist Rachel Louise Snyder to discuss how The Daily Sho…
 
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce started as a celebrity scandal, but has evolved into a larger discussion surrounding the harassment many women face when trying to leave a relationship. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show writer Christiana Mbakwe-Medina and journalist Rachel Louise Snyder to discuss how The Daily Sho…
 
“What most people want is to not have a politician in their decision.” Planned Parenthood’s President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson discusses the chipping away of women’s rights and reproductive health access, and how the Women’s Health Protection Act would codify Roe v. Wade. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Not only was a Black jockey the first to win the Kentucky Derby in 1875, but Black riders were some of the best. Roy Wood Jr. discusses a few of the greatest Black horse racers in history, including 17-year-old Cheryl White, the first licensed Black female jockey. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The Supreme Court prepares to overturn Roe v. Wade, Senator Amy Klobuchar talks about the threat to abortion rights and Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson discusses abortion rights. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Comedy Central and iHeartPodcasts
 
NASA plans to send nude images of humans to space, Roy Wood Jr. highlights pioneering Black horse racing jockeys, and co-authors Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin discuss "This Will Not Pass." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Comedy Central and iHeartPodcasts
 
Black folks seeking mental health treatment face a litany of obstacles: a scarcity of Black therapists, stigma within the Black community and discrimination. In this episode, Roy is joined by Daily Show writers X Mayo and Ashton Womack for a wide-ranging and deeply personal discussion about mental health, the Black church, the Black Lives Matter pr…
 
The well-intentioned “strong Black woman” stereotype limits Black women to only their strength, which can lead to harmful experiences in the workplace and in medical care situations. Daily Show producer Chelsea Williamson and creator and showrunner of Amazon’s "Harlem," Tracy Oliver, join Roy Wood Jr. to dissect and analyze what being a “strong Bla…
 
“I am in the most ‘I don’t have to prove anything’ space that I’ve ever been in in my life.” Grammy-nominated musician, actor, and author Janelle Monáe discusses healing during the pandemic, celebrating life, coming up with “The Memory Librarian” while on mushrooms, and her love of science fiction. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informatio…
 
For decades France has been one of the few European countries the rest of the world didn’t have to worry about, but with the upcoming April 24th election between current president Emmanuel Macron & far-right contender Marine Le Pen, that could all change. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The 2015 killing of Cecil the Lion ignited a global conversation around trophy hunting, the killing of wild animals for sport. Daily Show writer Joseph Opio and author of the book, Undercover Trophy Hunter, Eduardo Gonçalves, join Roy Wood Jr. to discuss the history and psychology of a practice widely seen as cruel and inhumane. Watch the original …
 
"Who am I to talk about all these other things out in the world? Actually, who am I? Let’s start there.” Comedian Jerrod Carmichael discusses processing life in real time and coming out as gay in his new special “Rothaniel. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Comedy Central and iHeartPodcasts
 
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