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Imagine The Daily Show, but deeper. Host Roy Wood Jr. dives further into segments and topics covered on The Daily Show — from racial injustice to gun control to K-pop. Each week, he’s joined by Daily Show writers, producers, correspondents, as well as outside experts to unpack a different topic or segment in a way that's hilarious, nuanced, and compelling.

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. New episodes every Tuesday.


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How Flight Attendants Navigate the Not-So-Friendly Skies
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Flight attendants function as first responders in the sky and have to deal with unruly passengers, staff shortages, and flight cancellations. Season 2 of Beyond the Scenes takes flight with host Roy Wood Jr., who chats with Daily Show writer and frequent flier, Kat Radley, and the International President of the Association of Flight Attendants, Sara Nelson. They discuss the drive to unionize Delta flight attendants, how the #MeToo movement impacted the airline industry, and their worst flying experiences.

 

Watch the Original Segment: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HluvaeDvbeE 

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Aug 09, 2022
Season 2 - The Daily Show: Beyond the Scenes
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The Daily Show: Beyond the Scenes is back for season 2. Host Roy Wood Jr. dives further into segments and topics covered on The Daily Show — from racial injustice to gun control to K-pop. Each week, he’s joined by Daily Show writers, producers, correspondents, as well as outside experts to unpack a different topic or segment in a way that's hilarious, nuanced, and compelling. New episodes are available every Tuesday.

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Aug 02, 2022
Racism in America
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Get ready for the best moments about our favorite topic…racism! Beyond the Scenes host Roy Wood Jr. first chats with former Daily Show producer, CJ Hunt, to discuss white Boston natives’ disconnect with the racism in their city. Next, Roy’s back with CJ and leading scholar, Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, to talk about the fate of critical race theory. Roy then chats with Daily Show writer, Randall Otis, and ACLU president, Deborah Archer, about the racism built into city bus routes and the dangers that come with driving while Black. To conclude, Roy ends on a hopeful note with Daily Show correspondent, Dulcé Sloan, and Daily Show writer, Josh Johnson, as the three discuss a positive future with less Karens.

 

New episodes of Beyond the Scenes return August 9, wherever podcasts are available.

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Aug 02, 2022
A Look Back at The Experts
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We’re taking a look back at some of the best guest experts on Beyond the Scenes, from members of Congress to medical professions, even professional singer/songwriters. First, Roy sits down with Congresswoman Jackie Speier to discuss the Pink Tax and the challenges of being a female consumer. He’s also joined by doctor of nursing, Dr. Christopher Friese to discuss how nurses are managing during the pandemic. Lastly, Roy chats with Singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc about the rise of music streaming and how it’s leaving artists shortchanged.

 

New episodes of Beyond the Scenes return August 9, wherever podcasts are available.

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Jul 26, 2022
A Deep Dive Into the History of Black Representation in Movies and Television
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Let’s take a look at episodes this season that highlight Black representation in movies and television. Host Roy Wood Jr. sits with Daily Show writer, Josh Johnson, and JumpStart Comics creator, Robb Armstrong, to discuss how the first Black Peanuts cartoon character, Franklin, brightened the lives of young Black children. Next, Daily Show writer, Ashton Womack, filmmaker, Tananarive Due, author and screenwriter, Steven Barnes, and author and educator, Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, join Roy to talk about their favorite Black Horror movies and the evolutionary roles Black actors played within this genre. Roy wraps this recap up with Daily Show producer, Chelsea Williamson, and creator and showrunner of Amazon’s Harlem, Tracy Oliver, as they highlight the importance of portraying vulnerable moments Black women experience to remind the world that a Black woman’s strength does not equal invincibility. 

New episodes of Beyond the Scenes return August 9, wherever podcasts are available.

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Jul 19, 2022
Infiltrating the Trump MAGAverse with Jordan Klepper and Desi Lydic
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What is it like deep inside the MAGAverse? Host Roy Wood Jr. revisits his conversation with Jordan Klepper and segment director Ian Berger as they recount their wild experiences at Trump rallies. Later, he’s joined by correspondent Desi Lydic, senior producer Matt Negrin, and CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy to discuss the Daily Show digital segment “Desi Lydic Foxsplains” and the role journalists play in covering a divided America. Finally, Jordan Klepper returns with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, and they break down their observations around the January 6 insurrection and the future of American democracy. 

 

New episodes of Beyond the Scenes return August 9, wherever podcasts are available.

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Jul 12, 2022
Now Available: Hold Up with Dulcé Sloan & Josh Johnson from The Daily Show
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In the premiere episode of their new podcast, Hold Up, Daily Show correspondent Dulcé Sloan and Daily Show writer Josh Johnson debate the merits of two pillars of hip-hop: conscious rap and club bangers. Kendrick Lamar or Drake? J. Cole or Future? Movement music or ratchet beats? Dulcé and Josh leave no stone unturned.

 

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Jul 07, 2022
Recognizing Female Trailblazers: From the Recording Studio to the White House
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From the recording studio to the White House, Women have played an important role in shaping history. We take a look back at some of Roy’s favorite Beyond the Scenes moments from Season 1 that celebrate female trailblazers. Roy is joined by CNN contributor Kate Andersen Brower and producer Jeff Gussow to discuss the historical impact of America’s first ladies. Next, he chats with Daily Show correspondent Dulcé Sloan and producer Chelsea Williamson about how female rappers made a name for themselves in a male-dominated industry. And finally, he’s joined by Daily Show correspondent Desi Lydic and writer Kat Radley to discuss how female pleasure on screen has evolved over the years to be more sex positive.

New episodes of Beyond the Scenes return August 9, wherever podcasts are available.

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Jul 05, 2022
Dulcé Sloan and Josh Johnson Discuss Their New Podcast, “Hold Up”
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On this special episode of Beyond the Scenes, Daily Show correspondent Dulcé Sloan and writer Josh Johnson join Roy Wood Jr. to talk about their new podcast, Hold Up! The two discuss the relatively inconsequential topics they plan to debate, beginning with the one that started it all: the merits of Crime Mob’s 2004 hit, “Knuck If You Buck.”

 

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Jun 28, 2022
What Does a Post-Roe v. Wade America Look Like?
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Over the past year, near-total abortion bans have been instituted across America, including in Texas and Oklahoma. In December 2021, Beyond the Scenes host Roy Wood Jr. sat down with Texas-based OB/GYN and abortion provider, Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, to discuss Texas’s new policies. In light of the Supreme Court leak that threatens Roe v. Wade, Dr. Moayedi rejoins Roy and executive director and founder of We Testify, Renee Bracey Sherman, to discuss where abortion rights are headed, how Texans and Oklahomans are already living without the protections of Roe v. Wade, and why voting isn’t the most effective solution for supporting abortion rights.

 

To support Renee Bracey Sherman’s work with We Testify, consider donating: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wetestify

 

More on abortion bans from Beyond the Scenes:
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Jun 21, 2022
The GOP Attack on Trans Rights
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There’s been a number of pieces of anti-trans legislation introduced around the country, with more than 300 bills proposed this year. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with ACLU Deputy Director for Transgender Justice, Chase Strangio, and author of “The Present Age” newsletter, Parker Molloy, to discuss the motivation behind these bills and how the attacks from conservatives have evolved from bathroom bans to women’s sports and now to gender-affirming care. Parker and Chase also discuss their own experiences, challenges, and joys of being trans in America. 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynfnfhBJ51c&t=633s

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Jun 14, 2022
What Can America Learn from Swiss Gun Culture?
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In light of recent mass shootings in America, we revisit a piece we did on how Switzerland is 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 Irlé 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

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Jun 07, 2022
How Sexual Racism Affects Online Dating
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We all have preferences when choosing who to date, but when do they cross the line into sexual racism? Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng, UMass Amherst sociology professor and associate dean, Jennifer Lundquist, and “Dates & Mates” podcast host, Damona Hoffman, join Roy Wood Jr. to discuss how dating apps amplify users’ racial biases and how this impacts those looking for love online.

 

Watch the original segment: https://on.cc.com/3MTECIX

 

Tune in to Dates & Mates Podcast with Damona Hoffman: DatesandMates.com

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May 31, 2022
Why Have Women Left the Workforce? (feat. Sen. Patty Murray)
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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 challenges of being a working mother, and how parenting prepared Sen. Murray to work in Congress. 

 

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May 24, 2022
The Ongoing Battle to Remove Confederate Statues
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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 on the ground to remove them, and where they should end up once they’re removed. 



Watch the original segment: https://youtu.be/rUZL4z5Drcw

 

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May 17, 2022
Violence Against Women & What Men Can Do to Stop It
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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 Show has covered this topic, the many types of violence women endure on a daily basis, and the lengths women go to in order to feel safe. 

 

For further resources visit The National Domestic Violence Hotline:  https://www.thehotline.org 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDclMXpjvj8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEZdsisM8ZI

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May 10, 2022
Revisiting 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

 

Watch the original segment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5qZv...

Originally aired: 

July 20, 2021

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May 03, 2022
Dissecting the “Strong Black Woman” Stereotype
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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 Black woman” means and how Black men and onscreen representation can help provide safer spaces for Black women.

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Apr 26, 2022
Trophy Hunting in Africa - The History and Psychology of a Barbaric “Sport”
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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.

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Apr 19, 2022
Pizza as Rehabilitation in Chicago’s Cook County Jail
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How can making pizza help rehabilitate people in jail? How is America dealing with its mass incarceration crisis? Is deep dish pizza even real pizza?

In this episode, 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.

Watch the original segment:

https://youtu.be/PXOCEcIWiec

Originally aired: December 14, 2021

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Apr 12, 2022
How Racism Is Built Into America’s Interstate Highways
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President Biden's Infrastructure bill aims to address racism in America's highway design. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show writer Randall Otis and ACLU President Deborah Archer to discuss how the initial construction of U.S. highways displaced and destroyed thriving Black communities, the legacy of racist transportation policies, and how to repair and rebuild highways without inflicting additional harm on Black communities. 



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Apr 05, 2022
A Conversation About Natural Black Hair, Identity, and Discrimination
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From white women appropriating traditional Black hairstyles to society telling Black men to keep their hair short and neat, natural Black hair is a source of unsolicited opinion and controversy. Daily Show Correspondent Dulcé Sloan, Writer Josh Johnson and Deep Dive Producer Chelsea Williamson join Roy Wood Jr. to discuss the history and politics around how we treat Black hair in America using anecdotes from their own natural hair journeys.

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Mar 29, 2022
Being a Black Journalist in America: Beyond the Scenes LIVE at SXSW | The Daily Show
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In this live edition of Beyond the Scenes from South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, Roy Wood Jr. sits down with moderator of Washington Week on PBS, Yamiche Alcindor, CBS News Correspondent Vladimir Duthiers, and MSNBC host Symone D. Sanders for a poignant discussion about what it’s like to be a Black journalist and commentator in America. They each share personal experiences with racism on the job, talk about whether there’s been a shift in newsrooms to address the lack of representation, and exchange essential self-care tips for the job.



 

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Mar 22, 2022
Bonus Episode: Should the NCAA Pay its Athletes? (feat. Michael Kosta)
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Earlier this week, Roy Wood Jr. sat down with WNBA star Sabrina Ionescu to discuss how college athletes are cashing in on the NCAA’s new Name Image and Likeness rules. In this bonus episode, former college and professional tennis player, and Daily Show correspondent Michael Kosta breaks down his experiences and how he thinks players could benefit from the NCAA’s profits. 

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Mar 17, 2022
How College Athletes Are Cashing In On New NCAA Rules (feat. Sabrina Ionescu)
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Last summer, the NCAA introduced Name Image and Likeness deals that allow college athletes to accept payment from sponsors and brands -- including anything from endorsement deals to TikTok sponsorships. In this episode, WNBA star Sabrina Ionescu sits down with Roy Wood Jr. to discuss what this means for college athletes, the future of compensating players, and how she is involved with navigating deals for students at her alma mater, University of Oregon.

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Mar 15, 2022
The Pink Tax And Why It Costs More To Be a Woman (feat. Rep. Jackie Speier)
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The pink tax is a form of gender discrimination that can cost women  an average of $1,400 more a year. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with correspondent Desi Lydic, segment director Stacey Angeles, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier to discuss everyday examples of goods and services that cost women more, the economic impact of the pink tax, and the challenges of being a female consumer.


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https://youtu.be/As2p2vsdrfk

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Mar 08, 2022
The Changing Role and Influence of America's First Ladies
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America’s First Ladies have historically been expected to champion social causes, be style icons, and serve as the nation’s matriarch. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with CNN Contributor Kate Andersen Brower, and Daily Show Senior Producer Jeff Gussow to discuss how the role of First Lady has evolved, how they have impacted policy, navigated gender expectations, and shaped history.


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Mar 01, 2022
Revisiting Ronny Chieng’s Response To 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 that was filled with negative 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/


Originally aired: August 10, 2021

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Feb 22, 2022
The History & Evolution of Black Horror Movies
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What is the movie genre known as Black horror and how has the Black experience been portrayed over time in these movies? Daily Show writer Ashton Womack, filmmaker and executive producer of Shudder’s Horror Noire documentary Tananarive Due, author and screenwriter Steven Barnes, and author and educator Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman join Roy Wood Jr. to  discuss the history and evolution of Black representation in film, specifically in the genre of Black horror.

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Feb 15, 2022
How Washington’s Football Team Went from Racial Slur to the “Commanders”
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The fight to change Washington’s NFL team name and its mascot has been around since the 1960s, but the shift from being called an anti-Native slur to the “Commanders” gained traction after the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and movements for racial justice. Sports journalist Bomani Jones and Crystal Echo Hawk, executive director of IllumiNative and citizen of Pawnee, join Roy Wood Jr. to discuss how harmful Native imagery is in sports branding, how Americans are undereducated in Native issues, and what’s next for other professional sports teams (looking at you, Kansas City).

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Feb 08, 2022
Athletes & Mental Health: Shifting the Narrative
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Athletes have been making news over the past year because of the difficult conversations surrounding mental health, performance, and the role of sports media. In this episode, Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Olympian Ajee’ Wilson and exercise psychology professor, Dr. Leeja Carter to discuss the specific challenges athletes face, how fans can support athletes, and why female athletes of color like Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka are leading the charge when advocating for their own mental health. 

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Feb 01, 2022
What’s Happening Now That Texas Has Banned Abortions?
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Texas’s new abortion law, SB8 is the most restrictive in the country. Daily Show senior producer Allison MacDonald and OB-GYN and abortion provider Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi join host Roy Wood Jr. to discuss  the current state of the Texas abortion ban, the common misconceptions surrounding abortion, why banning abortions isn’t an effective (or safe) way to lower the abortion rate, and the conversations men should be having about abortions. 



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Jan 25, 2022
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

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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.



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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.

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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

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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

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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. 

 

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https://youtu.be/PXOCEcIWiec

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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


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 https://youtu.be/gmz14WtBGew

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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

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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.

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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

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A-SuVIMLnQ

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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

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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


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https://youtu.be/UD9LEPML8uk

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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?” 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBY4dxPyxI4

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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. 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXJpJl1H8wE

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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.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp0sEXWSMwk

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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.”

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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

 

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https://youtu.be/s_L-ingGsxY

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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

 

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https://youtu.be/XQKRYJnqIdM

https://youtu.be/6ofjZH80y3g

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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

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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

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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. 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjlT4BME2aE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgYJ5V2HYy4

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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.


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Aug 24, 2021
Jordan Klepper Recounts His Wild Experiences at Trump Rallies
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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.

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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/

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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


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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. 


 

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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

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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.

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Jul 02, 2021