68 episodes

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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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.

    Illustrating Black Joy in Children’s Books

    Illustrating Black Joy in Children’s Books

    Children’s books craft the way a young person sees the world, and this view carries on well into adulthood. Daily Show researcher Stephanie O. and CEO, founder, and author of Hey Carter! Books, Dr. Thomishia Booker, sit with Roy Wood Jr. to discuss the importance of positively representing Black boys in children’s literature to help them develop their own sense of self.

     

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YO2q7l6zEA&t=100s
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    • 36 min
    Being Black in The Fashion Industry

    Being Black in The Fashion Industry

    Virgil Abloh, Zelda Wynn Valdes, and Stephen Burrows are iconic and influential Black designers, but the  fashion industry has had a long history of racism, classism, and nepotism. Host Roy Wood Jr. chats with Daily Show producer, Chelsea Williamson, CEO of Harlem’s Fashion Row, Brandice Daniel & Editor in Chief at The Cut, Lindsay Peoples about the influence Black culture has had on fashion and the hurdles of breaking into the industry. They also discuss how Lindsay’s 2018 article, “What’s It Really Like to Be Black and Work in Fashion” opened the door for conversations about racism in the industry. 

     

    Watch the original segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg3x3aW8OXs
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    • 44 min
    ​​Why Are So Many Books Being Banned?

    ​​Why Are So Many Books Being Banned?

    Books are being banned from schools and public libraries at alarming rates, and stories from LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC authors are disproportionately being pulled from shelves. How do book bans harm learning and access to information? What do these challenges say about the American educational system? Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom and George M. Johnson, author of the widely challenged book “All Boys Aren’t Blue'' join host Roy Wood Jr. to break down where these book bans are coming from, the political ideology behind them, and how these banned books can help young readers understand complex issues. 

     

    More on Banned Books Week: bannedbooksweek.org

     

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    • 54 min
    The Forgotten Black and Queer History of House Music

    The Forgotten Black and Queer History of House Music

    Beyoncé and Drake released house music albums this year, leaving fans confused by their shift from pop-soul sounds to dance beats. Despite popular belief, house music comes from the the 70s disco era and fostered a safe space for Black and queer folk to feel true liberation. Daily Show producer, Chelsea Williamson, house music great, DJ Derrick Carter, and music scholar and writer, Craig Seymour, join host Roy Wood Jr. to discuss the forgotten origins of house music.

     

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fii1VZ1U0yg
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    • 58 min
    The Power of Black Twitter (feat. Michael Harriot)

    The Power of Black Twitter (feat. Michael Harriot)

    From hashtag activism to action offline, Black Twitter has been a vehicle for real change. Host Roy Wood Jr. chats with author of the book, Black AF: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America, Michael Harriot and Professor of Media Studies at Northeastern University, Meredith D. Clark about how Black Twitter has changed the narrative around policing, its influence on elections, how Black Twitter bailed Michael out of jail, and why Roy has a 36-hour tweet rule.

     

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcSh2F8e__8 
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    • 55 min
    The Cost of Gentrification in Brooklyn

    The Cost of Gentrification in Brooklyn

    The number of white Brooklyn residents has increased over the years while Black residents have been displaced. Host Roy Wood Jr. chats with Daily Show segment producer, Jordana Hemingway and urban planner and Pratt Institute professor, Ronald Shiffman to discuss how gentrification directly impacts the displacement of people and culture, the relationship between gentrification and policing, and how people moving into Brooklyn neighborhoods can be part of responsible change. 

     

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbkLi2kC5Ig&t=27s 
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    • 53 min

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