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On Mondays, Jon Stewart hosts The Daily Show, but on Thursdays he hosts The Weekly Show — A podcast featuring in- depth conversations with special guests that explores the biggest threats to our democracy. Also hear from producers and friends of the show who discuss the latest headlines, what’s on their minds, and more!

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    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

On Mondays, Jon Stewart hosts The Daily Show, but on Thursdays he hosts The Weekly Show — A podcast featuring in- depth conversations with special guests that explores the biggest threats to our democracy. Also hear from producers and friends of the show who discuss the latest headlines, what’s on their minds, and more!

    Biden 2024: It Is What It Is?

    Biden 2024: It Is What It Is?

    After a lackluster debate performance, calls are mounting for President Biden to drop out of the 2024 race. Yet, he insists he is still running. Is this the right move? Joining us to explore our current conundrum, we’re joined by Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor, Founders of Crooked Media, hosts of Pod Save America and Authors of Democracy or else: How to Save America in 10 Easy Steps, as well as Bakari Sellers, CNN political commentator and Author of The Moment. Together, they hash out the best path forward for Democrats to defeat Trump this election and save democracy.


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    Host/Executive Producer – Jon Stewart
    Executive Producer – James Dixon
    Executive Producer – Chris McShane
    Executive Producer – Caity Gray
    Lead Producer – Lauren Walker
    Producer – Brittany Mehmedovic
    Video Editor & Engineer – Rob Vitolo
    Audio Editor & Engineer – Nicole Boyce
    Researcher/AP – Gillian Spear
    Music by Hansdle Hsu


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    • 55 min
    Two-Party System: Third Parties Need Not Apply

    Two-Party System: Third Parties Need Not Apply

    The first presidential debate is here, and voters do not seem thrilled with the two, very different candidates. How does a consumerist country built on choice produce so few options? This week, helping us to understand our two party system and why third parties don’t work within it, we’re joined by Max Stearns, Law Professor at University of Maryland Carey School of Law, and the author of “Parliamentary America: The Least Radical Means of Radically Repairing Our Broken Democracy,” as well as Sam Rosenfeld, Associate Professor of Political Science at Colgate University, and the co-author, with Daniel Schlozman, of “The Hollow Parties: The Many Pasts and Disordered Present of American Party Politics.” Together, they help us to understand the flaws in how our current system functions and offer some possible remedies going forward.

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    Host/Executive Producer – Jon Stewart
    Executive Producer – James Dixon
    Executive Producer – Chris McShane
    Executive Producer – Caity Gray
    Lead Producer – Lauren Walker
    Producer – Brittany Mehmedovic
    Video Editor & Engineer – Rob Vitolo
    Audio Editor & Engineer – Nicole Boyce
    Researcher – Catherine Nouhan
    Music by Hansdale Hsu

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    • 58 min
    Abortion: Mission Impossible

    Abortion: Mission Impossible

    The media may have you believe that the recent Supreme Court decision on Mifepristone was a win for reproductive rights. In reality, it merely upheld the current status quo – a drastic departure from the standard once set by Roe. And an onslaught of challenges, aimed at making abortion impossible, if not illegal, are on the horizon. Joining us to explore this regression we have Melissa Murray, NYU Law Professor and co-host of the Strict Scrutiny Podcast, and Jessica Valenti, founder of AbortionEveryDay.com and author of the forthcoming book, Abortion: Our Bodies, Their Lies, and the Truths We Use to Win. Together, they discuss how our distorted democracy brought us to this moment, unpack the backward slide of abortion rights in America, and offer tips on what we can do to counter this trend. 

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    Host/Executive Producer – Jon Stewart
    Executive Producer – James Dixon
    Executive Producer – Chris McShane
    Executive Producer – Caity Gray
    Lead Producer – Lauren Walker
    Producer – Brittany Mehmedovic
    Video Editor & Engineer – Rob Vitolo
    Audio Editor & Engineer – Nicole Boyce
    Researcher – Catherine Nouhan
    Music by Hansdale Hsu


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    • 46 min
    The Military Industrial Complexity

    The Military Industrial Complexity

    On the 80th anniversary of D-Day, we reflect on how the US military saved democracy from fascism. This week, as the Senate marks up next year’s defense spending bill, Jon sits down with Bill Hartung of the Quincy Institute and Roxana Tiron of Bloomberg to investigate whether our arsenal is still bolstering democracy, both abroad and at home. From the active conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza to our rivalry with China, we explore the efficacy of U.S. strategy. Plus, we dive deep into the ballooning defense budget and discuss Jon’s attempts to shine a light on it all. 
    And you can also check out the tax tool shared with us by a resourceful listener here:
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    CREDITS
    Host/Executive Producer – Jon Stewart
    Executive Producer - James Dixon
    Executive Producer – Chris McShane
    Executive Producer – Caity Gray
    Lead Producer – Lauren Walker
    Producer – Brittany Mehmedovic
    Video Editor & Engineer - Rob Vitolo
    Audio Editor& Engineer Nicole Boyce
    Researcher - Catherine Nouhan
    Music by Hansdle Hsu


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Democracy Under Threat: The Soft Hum of Corruption

    Democracy Under Threat: The Soft Hum of Corruption

    Despite what cable news may have you believe, Donald Trump is not the sole threat to our democracy. This week, we’re peeling back the rhetoric and taking a look at where the vulnerabilities in our institutions lie. In conversation with Jane Mayer, Chief Washington Correspondent for The New Yorker magazine and Noah Bookbinder, President of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Jon explores the roots of our democratic dysfunction. From ever-multiplying dark money to shark tanking ideas for tax transparency, this episode has it all. Plus, hear from producers of the pod and get a taste for what you can expect in episodes to come!

    Fact Check: Jane Mayer mentions that Jon said the FEC is about as useless as male nipples. It was, in fact, Jordan Klepper who said this. 

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    Host/Executive Producer – Jon Stewart
    Executive Producer - James Dixon
    Executive Producer – Chris McShane
    Executive Producer – Caity Gray
    Lead Producer – Lauren Walker
    Producer – Brittany Mehmedovic
    Video/Audio Editor & Engineer - Rob Vitolo
    Researcher - Catherine Nouhan
    Music by Hansdale Hsu

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Introducing The Weekly Show with Jon Stewart

    Introducing The Weekly Show with Jon Stewart

    On Mondays, Jon Stewart hosts The Daily Show, but on Thursdays, he hosts The Weekly Show — A new podcast featuring in-depth conversations with special guests that gets to the heart of some of the most complex issues of our time. Also hear from producers and friends of the show who discuss the latest headlines, what’s on their minds, and more!
    Catch new episodes of the podcast every Thursday.

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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
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9 Ratings

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