Beyond the Scenes from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

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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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The Misappropriation of MLK (feat. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi) – Beyond the Scenes | The Daily Show
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Conservatives in America have a habit of citing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to score a variety of political points. Some have even used his words to undermine antiracist education and critical race theory. In this episode, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Daily Show writer Randall Otis join host Roy Wood, Jr. to discuss how conservatives pervert MLK’s words, why he’s so central to America’s civil rights education, and how to properly honor his legacy.   Watch the original segments:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NsnaVyJBAo  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxhgeSFJCsQ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 17, 2022
How Are Nurses Coping Through COVID?
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Nurses have been on the front lines throughout the pandemic, often overworked, underpaid, and without resources to address the mental health challenges that have come from two years on the front lines. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show associate producer Madeleine Kuhns and doctor of nursing, Dr. Christopher Friese to discuss why nurses are so burnt out, how hospital administrators can help, and why the solutions need to be better than pizza parties and banging on pans at 7 p.m. Watch the original segment:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP6VjrdSKAQ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 11, 2022
January 6th: Did It Even Happen?! (Spoiler: Yes) - A Conversation With Chris Hayes And Jordan Klepper
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One year after the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show contributor Jordan Klepper and MSNBC host Chris Hayes to discuss the aftermath of the riot, how conservative media and the GOP rewrote the narrative, and whether American democracy will survive. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 04, 2022
Jordan Klepper Goes Toe-to-Toe with Trump Supporters
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Contributor Jordan Klepper and supervising producer Ian Berger have been reporting from Trump rallies since 2016. In this episode, Roy invites Jordan and Ian to discuss their harrowing experiences, how Trump supporters have changed over the years, and what it was like on the ground at the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection. Beyond the Scenes is back January 4 with new episodes. Next week, we’re diving into the January 6 insurrection with Daily Show contributor Jordan Klepper and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who discuss how the media has handled coverage over the past year, and what to expect in 2022.  Watch the original segments: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeskMkEaHJYee9h3hS3nmRcgLNDanAmUu Originally aired: August 17, 2021 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 28, 2021
Debunking the Hysteria Around Critical Race Theory with Kimberlé Crenshaw
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In this episode, Roy Wood Jr. sits down with leading scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw and producer CJ Hunt to discuss Critical Race Theory, why it’s become Fox News’ favorite talking point, but how no one can seem to define it. The three also discuss why teaching CRT is necessary and how ignoring the blowback could endanger years of progress.  Watch the original segments: https://youtu.be/XQKRYJnqIdM https://youtu.be/6ofjZH80y3g Originally aired: September 21, 2021 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 21, 2021
Pizza and Rehabilitation in Chicago’s Cook County Jail
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How is pizza helping rehabilitate people in jail? Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng, segment director Sebastian DiNatale, and Chef Bruno Abate join host Roy Wood Jr. to discuss Recipe for Change, a pizza-making program for people in Chicago’s Cook County Jail. The group also delves into America’s mass incarceration crisis, and debates why deep dish pizza is trash.    Watch the original segment: https://youtu.be/PXOCEcIWiec Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 14, 2021
Black TikTokers on Strike
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What does it take to be an influencer? Better yet, who exactly gets to be one? “Collab Crib” creators Keith Dorsey, Robiiworld and Kaelyn Kastle join host Roy Wood Jr. to break down how creators of color are held to different standards, the Black TikTok strike, and its repercussions on the social media landscape.  Follow Collab Crib:  @Younggunsceo @robiiworld  @kaelynkastle Watch Collab Crin on Facebook Watch:  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=513333163088012 Watch the original segment:  https://youtu.be/gmz14WtBGew Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 07, 2021
The Karendemic
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From Permit Patti to Cornerstore Caroline, a Karen can have many names. Daily Show correspondent Dulce Sloan and writer Josh Johnson join host Roy Wood Jr. to break down the phenomenon of self-righteous people unnecessarily calling the police on Black people. #DailyShow #BeyondTheScenes   Watch the original segments: https://youtu.be/Nci4K-2sXdg https://youtu.be/gV1DJNfAbiM https://youtu.be/Jf5ToLsGYOg Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 30, 2021
Bonus - Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger
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In his stand-up special, Roy Wood Jr. gives his take on small talk in the pandemic era, taking desperate measures to feel good, brave white allies, mass shootings and more. New episodes of Beyond the Scenes will be back on Tuesday, November 30. Catch up now, wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 23, 2021
Peanuts, Franklin, and Representation in Cartoons
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Franklin was introduced as the first Black “Peanuts” character in 1968, opening up a conversation about race and representation in comics. In this episode, Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show writer Josh Johnson and Franklin’s namesake and creator of JumpStart Comics, Robb Armstrong to discuss how the character was created, and the influential impact of comics. #DailyShow #BeyondTheScenes   Watch the original segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A-SuVIMLnQ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 16, 2021
Lewis Black: Daily Show O.G.
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The Daily Show’s longest serving contributor Lewis Black joins host Roy Wood Jr. to talk rage, comedy and how the show, and satire in general, have evolved over his 25 year tenure. #DailyShow #BeyondTheScenes   Check out some Back in Black segments: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDailyShow/search?query=back%20in%20black Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 09, 2021
Who Is Florida Man?
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What the f**k is up with Florida? Host (and former Florida resident) Roy Wood Jr. is joined by correspondent Desi Lydic, segment director Sebastian DiNatale, and local author Craig Pittman to break down what makes the Sunshine State so special when it comes to the eccentric local newsmakers that have come to be known as “Florida Man.” #DailyShow #BeyondTheScenes Watch the original segment: https://youtu.be/UD9LEPML8uk Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 02, 2021
The State of Black Shit
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From Meghan Markle to police violence to the run on Popeye’s chicken sandwiches, The Daily Show’s annual “State of Black Shit Address” seeks to encapsulate the year in Black life. Writers X Mayo and Randall Otis talk to Roy about how they deal with tough subject matter comedically, what makes this segment unique, and the eternal question, “where we is?”    Watch the original segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBY4dxPyxI4 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 26, 2021
Why Women Are Leaving the Workforce (feat. Sen. Patty Murray)
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Since February 2020, 2.5 million women have left their jobs, and many aren’t returning because of a lack of access to reliable, affordable child care. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with correspondent Desi Lydic, segment director Sarah Hamblin, and Senator Patty Murray to discuss child care’s impact on the economy, the challenges of being a working mother, and how dealing with toddlers can prepare anyone for a job in Congress.    Watch the original segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXJpJl1H8wE Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 19, 2021
Why Are Restaurants Understaffed? (feat. Padma Lakshmi)
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Throughout the pandemic, restaurant workers have been acting as “essential,” but haven’t been treated as such. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Padma Lakshmi, and Daily Show staffers Madeleine Kuhns and Stephanie O. to discuss why restaurant workers aren’t running back to the industry and its long list of problems including low pay, long hours, and rude customers.   Watch the original segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp0sEXWSMwk Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 12, 2021
Being Black in Corporate America
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As Black Lives Matter protests sprung up across America in June 2020, Daily Show producer Chelsea Williamson posed a question on Instagram: “If you’re Black and my friend, can you tell me what racial things have happened to you at your job?” The responses led Chelsea to pitch a segment exploring what it’s like to be Black in overwhelmingly white workplaces. Chelsea and Daily Show writer Christiana Mbakwe-Medina join Roy to discuss the resulting piece and their personal experiences, from being called “too professional” to going from “pet to threat.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 05, 2021
Copaganda: How Cop Shows Lie to You
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Are we being brainwashed by cop shows? Daily Show producer Madeleine Kuhns and writer Ashton Womack join Roy to look at the legacy and popularity of policing onscreen, and how it shapes our relationship with police in the real world. #DailyShow #BeyondTheScenes   Watch the original segment: https://youtu.be/s_L-ingGsxY Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 28, 2021
The Battle Over Critical Race Theory (feat. Kimberlé Crenshaw)
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Critical Race Theory has become the right wing’s new boogeyman, but no one seems to know how to even define it. Leading scholar Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw and producer CJ Hunt join host Roy Wood Jr. to break down what CRT actually is, why it’s necessary, and how ignoring the blowback could endanger years of progress. #DailyShow #BeyondTheScenes   Watch the original segments: https://youtu.be/XQKRYJnqIdM https://youtu.be/6ofjZH80y3g Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 21, 2021
Desi Lydic Foxsplains
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What does it mean to “Foxsplain”? Correspondent Desi Lydic and senior producer Matt Negrin join Roy Wood Jr. for a discussion about the viral digital series Desi Lydic Foxsplains, and the rampant spread of misinformation in right-wing media. They are joined by CNN’s senior media reporter Oliver Darcy, who breaks down why Fox News and other outlets are so successful at pushing misleading and conspiratorial narratives. #DailyShow #BeyondTheScenesWatch the original segments: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeskMkEaHJYdOXvRtkfk74voH5F_hstsv Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 14, 2021
How Female MCs Helped Shape Hip-Hop
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Megan Thee Stallion. Queen Latifah. MC Lyte. In this episode, correspondent Dulcé Sloan and producer Chelsea Williamson join Roy Wood Jr. to discuss the female rap trailblazers who found success in the misogynistic, male-dominated arena of hip-hop.     Watch the original segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoLoRJ7nnAM Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 07, 2021
What Can America Learn from Swiss Gun Culture?
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How is Switzerland able to have so many guns per capita, but no mass shootings? Host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with correspondent Michael Kosta, field producer Stacey Angeles, and their producer from Switzerland, Pierre-Adrian Irle to discuss how the country’s approach to military service and common sense laws have created a safe gun culture.     Watch the original segments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjlT4BME2aE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgYJ5V2HYy4 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 31, 2021
Is Music Streaming Helping or Hurting Musicians? (feat. Aloe Blacc)
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Singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc and Daily Show senior writer Daniel Radosh join host Roy Wood Jr. to discuss the rise of music streaming, how it has driven record profits for the music industry, and how it’s leaving artists shortchanged. Watch the original segment: https://youtu.be/APC0R8vhMyc Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 24, 2021
Jordan Klepper vs. Trump Supporters
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Contributor Jordan Klepper and field producer Ian Berger join host Roy Wood Jr. to recount their many wild and harrowing experiences at Trump rallies. Who are their favorite characters? How has the mood changed among Trump supporters over the last few years? What was it like to be in the middle of the January 6th Capitol riot? Jordan and Ian tell all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 17, 2021
Ronny Chieng’s Chinatown Report & The Wave of Anti-Asian Racism
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Correspondent Ronny Chieng talks to host Roy Wood Jr. about his viral response to a 2016 Fox News segment filled with racist Asian stereotypes, and the dramatic rise in anti-Asian violence in the years since. They’re joined by Norman Chen, CEO and co-founder of Asian-American advocacy group LAAUNCH.   Watch the original segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX8jZTN0CdU More on LAAUNCH: Website: https://www.laaunch.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/go_laaunch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/go_laaunch/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 10, 2021
How Racist is Boston?
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In this episode, Roy and Daily Show producer CJ Hunt discuss their 2018 field piece exploring Boston’s reputation as one of America’s most racist cities, and ask Boston’s NAACP President Tanisha Sullivan whether the city has made any progress in the wake of the 2020 racial reckoning.  Watch the original segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dasjAibvSjo Get involved with NAACP Boston:  Website: https://naacpboston.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bostonnaacp1911 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIw_zW1BOoZlkj4ailfZ_bQ More on “The Neutral Ground”: https://www.neutralgroundfilm.com/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 03, 2021
The Female Orgasm Onscreen
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From the sex-shaming of early cinema legend Hedy Lamarr to trapping Jane Fonda in an exploding orgasm piano, Hollywood’s relationship to female sexuality is complicated, controlling and sometimes just plain weird. Roy is joined by correspondent Desi Lydic and Daily Show writer Kat Radley for a stimulating discussion about the depiction of female pleasure onscreen.    Watch the original segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dasjAibvSjo Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 27, 2021
Therapy in the Black Community
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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 protests of 2020 and more. Further mental health resources: https://www.NationalCouncil.org https://www.TherapyForBlackGirls.com https://www.AskDrJess.com Couples Therapy on Showtime: https://www.sho.com/couples-therapy Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 20, 2021
Introducing: Beyond the Scenes from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
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Go Beyond the Scenes with The Daily Show correspondent and podcast host Roy Wood Jr. as he invites producers, writers, and fellow correspondents to dive deeper into your favorite pieces and topics. It's a chance to explore some of the most complicated topics from the show with no time limits; topics like therapy in the Black community, the female orgasm in film and TV, and “copaganda”: the fictionalized, friendly portrayal of police in popular media. New episodes are available every week starting July 20 wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 02, 2021