The Problem With Jon Stewart

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 Oct 28, 2022
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 Jan 30, 2022
Love this podcast but really prefer just listening to Jon banter with his writers than with the guests

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 Nov 30, 2021

Description

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.



Episode Date
This CEO Wants a Fountain of Youth for Dogs. Can We Be Next? Please?
01:01:25

Jon turned 60 this week, which had him asking: “Can I live longer?” So we’re talking with Celine Halioua, the founder and CEO of Loyal, a biotech start-up with a mission to extend a dog’s lifespan. She believes that if they’re successful, it could work on humans too. Jon and Celine talk about Silicon Valley culture and ask the big tech question: Just because we can do something, should we? Plus, writers Kasaun Wilson and Alexa Loftus discuss the latest Twitter happenings, and Jon gives them a fashion show—which is great content for a non-visual medium like a podcast. 


The first half of Season 2 is streaming now on Apple TV+.


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart 


Featuring, in order of appearance: Kasaun Wilson, Alexa Loftus, Celine Halioua 


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 PhilipsonTalent: 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

Nov 30, 2022
Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice Discuss America’s Role in the World
00:45:23

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

Nov 18, 2022
I Was Kidnapped by the Taliban: Safi Rauf on Rescuing Afghan Allies
01:00:35

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

Nov 11, 2022
Rep. Katie Porter Can Explain Anything: Inflation, GO!
00:53:38

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

Nov 02, 2022
The Fumes of an Empire: UK Chaos and the U.S. Midterms
01:09:42

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

Oct 26, 2022
Why Does Fighting Inflation Have to Hurt So Much?
00:57:57

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

Oct 19, 2022
SEC Chair Gary Gensler Answers Your Questions
00:54:50

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. 


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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

Oct 12, 2022
Rep. Elissa Slotkin on Governing in an Era of Extremes
00:48:16

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

Oct 05, 2022
The #MahsaAmini Protest and Iran’s Fight for Freedom
00:58:22

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

Sep 29, 2022
A Former US Attorney on How Trump Politicized the DOJ
01:08:19

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

Sep 22, 2022
Three Jons and a Tommy: Pod Save America Talks Media, Messaging, and Midterms
01:10:04

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

Sep 15, 2022
Has America Learned Anything From Its Biggest Disasters? Not Really.
00:37:38

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

Aug 25, 2022
Jon Talks About the Passing of the PACT Act
00:48:22

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.


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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


Aug 04, 2022
How Brittney Griner Became a Political Pawn: With Coach Dawn Staley
00:49:53

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

Jul 21, 2022
Limber Up and Pack a Lunch: The Post-Roe Fight Ahead
01:01:38

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

Jun 30, 2022
The SEC Was in Trouble. Now They’re Screwed.
00:51:39

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

Jun 09, 2022
Judd Apatow on George Carlin
00:57:37

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

May 20, 2022
America’s Caste System With Isabel Wilkerson
01:00:19

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


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

Mar 31, 2022
Jon Talks About the Media—And It Talks Back
01:10:23

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


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

Mar 24, 2022
Jon Talks Climate Change: It Gets Heated
01:04:42

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


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

Mar 17, 2022
Reporter Called Jon Out, So We Called Him Up
01:06:26

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


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

Mar 10, 2022
A Conversation With Adam McKay
01:00:15

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


Mar 08, 2022
Jon Talks Stocks and Ukraine
01:04:18

We’re back on Apple TV+ with brand-new episode “The Problem With Stocks,” and we’re celebrating on the podcast the only way we know how—by interviewing former SEC commissioner Rob Jackson. (We’re bad at celebrating.) We get his thoughts on why the market isn’t held accountable and is less regulated than casinos. Robby Slowik and Rob Christensen join Jon to give their thoughts on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and how Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy went from comedian to courageous leader. Not to mention their recommendations for the cleanest restrooms in New York City.


Words in this episode you may not know but should know:


Arbitrage is exploiting a price difference of the same asset. It’s like buying avocados at the supermarket for $1 each and selling them at the hipster farmers market for double.


Dark pools are private exchanges for trading securities that are not accessible by the investing public.


Options trading is buying and selling of options, which are essentially contracts that give you the right to buy or sell a stock at a certain price by a certain date. It’s basically betting on a stock price going up or down. So if you purchase an option instead of buying a stock, it means that you are buying the option to buy a stock if it hits a certain price. This can lead to issues, because if your bet fails, you’ve lost all that you’ve invested. Whereas if you bought actual stocks, regardless of the price, you still own that asset.


Payment for order flow (PFOF) is when brokerages such as Robinhood route the buy and sell orders of retail investors to big market makers such as Citadel and Virtu instead of sending it directly to the stock market. This deal helps brokerages make hundreds of millions of dollars every year.


Retail investors are individual, nonprofessional investors who are buying assets with their own money.


Securities are any tradable financial asset: stock share (equities), bonds, investment funds, pensions, etc.


The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) oversees securities exchanges, brokers, investment advisors, and mutual funds to create fair dealings, disclose important market information, and prevent fraud.


Bildungsroman isn’t relevant to our episode, but do you remember that from English class? You need to know it. Please google it.


For more words and definitions, visit https://theproblem.link/glossary To watch our stocks episode, visit https://theproblem.link/AppleTV


We want to hear from you! What did you think of our Stock Market episode? Have a question, comment, or criticism? Call our hotline: 212-634-7222


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance: Rob Christensen, Robby Slowik, Rob Jackson, Alexa Loftus


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

Mar 03, 2022
Jon Referees an Economist Battle
01:22:07

When economist and Fed exec Thomas Hoenig told Jon on this podcast that printing money was a bad idea, economists Stephanie Kelton and Rohan Grey took to the internet to start an Economist Battle (it’s more fun than it sounds). Now they’re here to tell Jon about a new approach to economics called Modern Monetary Theory, and why printing money maybe isn’t so bad after all. But first, Jon discusses trespassing bears and the current situation in Ukraine with staff members Tocarra Mallard, Alexa Loftus, and Deniz Cam.


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance: Alexa Loftus Tocarra Mallard, Deniz Cam, Stephanie Kelton, Rohan Grey, Rob Christensen


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

Feb 24, 2022
Jon Talks Racial Injustice & Inflation
01:27:48

We’re doubling up the content—and the problems. Jon talks with Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, about racial injustice in America today. But first, alongside staff writers Henrik and Kasaun, Jon welcomes inflation expert Lindsay Owens, executive director of the Groundwork Collaborative, to discuss greedy CEOs jacking up prices. 


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance: Kasaun Wilson, Henrik Blix, Lindsay Owens, Bryan Stevenson, Maria Randazzo


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

Feb 17, 2022
Jon Talks Misinformation With Ev Williams and Dr. Joan Donovan
01:10:29

Well, Jon has gone and stepped in it again! So this week, along with writers Jay Jurden and Kris Acimovic, Jon is joined by Harvard professor and misinformation expert Dr. Joan Donovan to discuss RoganGate and how to combat misinformation. Later, Jon speaks with Ev Williams, CEO of Medium. Who also happens to be the confounder of Twitter, the website where misinformation goes to superspread alongside Wordle scores.


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance: Kris Acimovic, Jay Jurden, Dr. Joan Donovan, Ev Williams, Alexa Loftus


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

Feb 10, 2022
Jon Talks With Dr. Mae Jemison: The First Black Woman in Space
00:49:03

Jon is joined by head writer Chelsea Devantez and staff writer Jay Jurden to discuss Joe Rogan and Neil Young, Taylor Swift’s scarf, and how Twitter makes you want to leave the planet. Speaking of which: This episode’s guest, Dr. Mae Jemison, has done just that. The first Black woman to travel to space, Dr. Jemison talks to Jon about how space is for everyone and not just the billionaire boys’ club.

CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance: Jay Jurden, Chelsea Devantez, Dr. Mae Jemison, Henrik Blix


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: Chelsea Devantez

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

Feb 03, 2022
Jon Goes Down the QAnon Rabbit Hole With Gabriel Gatehouse
00:54:39

Jon talks with (very charming, very British) BBC foreign correspondent Gabriel Gatehouse about his work covering the U.S. elections—which turned into reporting on QAnon, because what’s an election without a global cabal of blood-drinking billionaires? Jon is also joined by writers Kris Acimovic and Robby Slowik to discuss their favorite conspiracy theories, and maybe start some new ones.

CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance: Kris Acimovic, Robby Slowik, Gabriel Gatehouse, Jay Jurden


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: Chelsea Devantez

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 

Jan 27, 2022
Jon Talks to Thomas Hoenig: Our Economy Is a Delusion
00:48:53

You've probably heard that inflation is getting worse—and not just from your grandpa who remembers when soda cost a nickel and movies were movies. Jon talks with Thomas Hoenig, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, about how the Fed has destroyed everything we hold dear. Jon is joined by staff writers Alexa Loftus and Kasaun Wilson to discuss the news of the week, including Rand Paul’s TV subscriptions and the gymnastic abilities of skunks.


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance: Alexa Loftus, Kasaun Wilson, Thomas Hoenig, Tocarra Mallard


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: Chelsea Devantez

Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson

Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Haley Denzak

Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, 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 

Jan 20, 2022
Jon Talks to Mark Cuban: Billionaires, Basketball, and Bitcoin
00:46:50

We’re back, baby! We’re kicking off 2022 with billionaire/colonoscopy bargain hunter Mark Cuban. Jon and Mark discuss the American Dream, barriers to entry, and why tying healthcare to jobs makes no sense. And what’s a chat with a tech billionaire if crypto doesn’t come up? Jon is joined by show writers Tocarra Mallard and Rob Christensen to talk national anthems and Jon’s experience at the White House.

CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart

Featuring, in order of appearance:

Tocarra Mallard, Rob Christensen, Mark Cuban, Robby Slowik

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, Chester Gwazda 

Senior Digital Producer: Kwame Opam

Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez

Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek 

Head Writer: Chelsea Devantez

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 

Jan 13, 2022
The Problem With Jon: According to Our Listeners
00:45:53

We finally checked our voicemail and hereby present our first ever mailbag episode. Jon is joined by Chelsea, Jay, and Robby to engage with your questions, comments, and criticism about the show and Jon’s increasingly fragile appearance.


Want to be featured in our next mailbag episode? Call in to ask a question or just bully Jon. The number is 1-212-634-7222.


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance: Chelsea Devantez, Robby Slowik, Jay Jurden


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 Designer & Audio Engineer: Miguel Carrascal 

Senior Digital Producer: Kwame Opam

Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez

Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek 

Head Writer: Chelsea Devantez

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 

Dec 09, 2021
Jon Talks With Steve Kerr: The Nicest, Whitest Man in Basketball
00:49:46

Steve Kerr thinks he’s here to talk with Jon about his career, speaking out on social issues, and the racial and political dynamics of the NBA. And he does get to talk about those things, but not before enduring Jon’s pleas for him to coach the Knicks. Staff writers Jay and Henrik offer some color commentary as well. 


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance: Jay Jurden, Henrik Blix, Steve Kerr


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 Designer & Audio Engineer: Miguel Carrascal

Senior Digital Producer: Kwame Opam

Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez

Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek

Head Writer: Chelsea Devantez

Elements Producer: Kenneth Hull

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 

Dec 02, 2021
The Problem With Guns (and Domestic Abusers)
00:37:38

Domestic violence is a predictor for gun violence, yet we have a problem enforcing laws that strip firearms from domestic abusers. Jon talks with head writer Chelsea Devantez about her experiences with these issues, possible solutions...and also, somehow, puppet TV shows from the '70s. Jon then talks with bounce musician Big Freedia about her documentary, Freedia Got a Gun, and how gun violence has affected her hometown of New Orleans.


Content warning: This episode deals with topics of domestic violence and gun violence. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance: Chelsea Devantez, Big Freedia, Tocarra Mallard


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: Chelsea Devantez

Elements Producer: Kenneth Hull

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 

Nov 18, 2021
The Problem With War: Veterans Day Episode
00:52:26

It’s Veterans Day, so we're talking to some vets. Jon is joined by Staff Sergeant Wesley Black, who sadly passed away shortly after this episode was recorded, and Sergeant Isiah James. You may remember them from the Apple TV+ episode we did on burn pits—if you didn’t see it, you really should. Jon also catches up with his friend, Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Israel Del Toro.


If you are looking for ways to help, please check out Burn Pits 360. You can also subscribe to our newsletter at theproblem.com.


We want to hear from you! Have a question, comment, or criticism? Call our hotline: 212-634-7222


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance:


Isiah James, Israel Del Toro, Rob Christensen, Robby Slowik, Kris Acimovic, Tocarra Mallard, Wesley Black


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: Chelsea Devantez

Elements Producer: Kenneth Hull

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 


Nov 11, 2021
The Problem With the NFL: Keyshawn Johnson Explains
00:35:31

Fantasy football legend Jon Stewart sits down with real football legend Keyshawn Johnson to discuss coach Jon Gruden’s leaked racist emails and how the power structure of the NFL enables such behavior. Jon is also joined by Kris Acimovic and Kasaun Wilson, who don’t hold back on the Gruden controversy.


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance:

Kris Acimovic, Kasaun Wilson, Keyshawn Johnson, Henrik Blix


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: Chelsea Devantez

Elements Producer: Kenneth Hull

Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Haley Denzak


Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, 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

Nov 04, 2021
The Problem With Our Not-At-All-Free Market
00:41:47

In this episode, Jon sits down with Claudia Sahm, a former Federal Reserve economist with a passion for dunking on Larry Summers. They discuss the American economic system, who gets that sweet government cheese, and why Jon wasn’t as wrong as Jamie Dimon insisted.


We also have a hotline! Call in and ask us a question before we regret this idea entirely. The number is 1-212-634-7222.


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance:


Henrik Blix, Alexa Loftus, Claudia Sahm, Robby Slowik


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 Assistant Sound Editor: Brian Bonifacio

Senior Digital Producer: Kwame Opam

Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez

Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek

Head Writer: Chelsea Devantez

Elements Producer: Kenneth Hull

Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Haley Denzak


Research: Susan Helvenston, 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 


Oct 28, 2021
Jon Talks With Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase
00:58:53

In the United States, we pride ourselves on having a free market economy—but we don’t actually have one. Corporations are given endless help while workers often struggle to survive. Jon sits down with Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, to discuss these two sides of the economy.


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance:


Jay Jurden, Jamie Dimon


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 

Assistant Sound Editor: Brian Bonifacio

Senior Digital Producer: Kwame Opam

Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez

Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek

Head Writer: Chelsea Devantez

Elements Producer: Kenneth Hull

Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Haley Denzak


Research: Susan Helvenston, Anne Bennett, Deniz Çam 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

Oct 21, 2021
The Problem With Freedom: It Ain’t Free
01:02:33

We’re talking freedom and race in America (we know!). Jon, who is famously old and white, is joined by staff writer Kasaun Wilson and associate producer Trey Sherman before talking to Alex Stamos, former chief of security at Facebook and current director of the Stanford Internet Observatory, about the impact of social platforms on democracy—and guess what? It’s not great.


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance:


Kasaun Wilson, Trey Sherman, Robby Slowick, Rob Christensen, Maria Randazzo, Chelsea Devantez, Tocarra Mallard, Henrik Blix, Jay Jurden, Kris Acimovic, Alex Stamos, Jennifer Lewis


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 Assistant Sound Editor: Brian Bonifacio

Senior Digital Producer: Kwame Opam

Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez

Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek

Head Writer: Chelsea Devantez

Elements Producer: Kenneth Hull

Talent Producer: Brittany Mehmedovic


Talent Coordinator: Haley Denzak

Research: Susan Helvenston, Anne Bennett, Deniz Cam


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 

Oct 14, 2021
The Problem With War: You Break It You Buy It
00:43:15

Like the annoying guy at a party who won’t shut up about Bitcoin, we have some investment advice: America is not investing enough in our veterans, both emotionally and financially. So today, Jon sits down with some staff who are very emotionally invested, and also talks to Professor Linda Bilmes about her proposed solution for investing more financially.


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance:


Jon Stewart 

Chelsea Devantez 

Tocarra Mallard 

Reza Riazi

Alexa Loftus 

Maria Randazzo 

Linda Bilmes

Rob Christensen 

Robby Slowik

Kris Acimovic

Alexa Loftus


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: Chelsea Devantez

Researchers: Andy Crystal and 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

Oct 07, 2021
The Problem With War: Garbage Fire (Literally!)
00:46:35

Jon figured out how to podcast! In our first episode, he's joined by two staff members who happen to be veterans to discuss their experiences. Then, he sits down with Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) to talk about what’s being done in Congress to help vets suffering from toxic exposure. 


CREDITS

Hosted by: Jon Stewart


Featuring, in order of appearance: 

Jon Stewart

Rob Christensen

Charles Wojcik

Henrik Blix

Kris Acimovic

Andy Crystal

Irene Plagianos

Sen Jon Tester

Sen Jerry Moran

Robby Slowik


Recorded in New York, Summer of 2021


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: Chelsea Devantez


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

Sep 30, 2021
Sneak Peek: The Problem With My Staff
00:05:00

The content-stuffed first episode of the podcast drops September 30, so here’s Jon getting mercilessly bullied by his own staff to hold you over.

https://apple.co/-JonStewart

Sep 27, 2021
The Problem With Teasers
00:00:15

The Problem With Jon Stewart podcast launches September 30. Follow now to get the first episode as soon as it's released. In the meantime, here's this!

Aug 30, 2021