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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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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.

    Porn Industry Racism & Discrimination

    Porn Industry Racism & Discrimination

    The porn industry and sex work is often stigmatized, but adult performers face racism, discrimination, and pay disparities within the industry. Host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show segment director Stacey Angeles, and adult entertainers and co-creators of the adult film production company, Royal Fetish Films, Jet Setting Jasmine and King Noire to discuss how the porn industry perpetuates racist stereotypes and capitalizes on racist film titles, how consumers can hold companies accountable, and what constitutes a sexual “fantasy.”

     

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    https://www.cc.com/video/didt5n/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-is-the-porn-industry-racist
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    • 52 min
    Qatar’s 2022 World Cup

    Qatar’s 2022 World Cup

    The World Cup is underway in Qatar, and it’s already contentious. Host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show writer Joe Opio and sports journalist Grant Wahl to discuss how Qatar was awarded hosting privileges, the thousands of migrant workers who died while building whole cities and stadiums, accusations of bribery and corruption of FIFA officials throughout history, and the need for independent sports journalism on soccer’s biggest stage. 

     

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    • 43 min
    What’s Next for the Supreme Court?

    What’s Next for the Supreme Court?

    Last term, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, limited the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon emissions, and kicked gun issues back to the state level, overruling years of precedent and going against public opinion. Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show supervising producer and writer Zhubin Parang, ACLU legal director, David Cole and editor of SCOTUSBlog, James Romoser to discuss what Americans can expect from this new term, how justices could be held accountable for their rulings, and what it would take to course-correct and see a judiciary that is more closely aligned with public opinion. 
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    • 56 min
    Introducing: Jordan Klepper Fingers the Conspiracy

    Introducing: Jordan Klepper Fingers the Conspiracy

    Daily Show contributor Jordan Klepper knows the typical rally mottos. In his new podcast, "Jordan Klepper Fingers the Conspiracy", Jordan is diving into the wildest conspiracy theories pitched to him at Trump Rallies and is determined to trace down whether or not they’re true (they’re not). Join Jordan in finding out more about theories like The Deep State, Pizzagate, and Tim, which is apparently Osama Bin Laden’s real name. Listen to new episodes every Wednesday wherever you get your podcasts, and watch the Jordan Klepper Fingers the Midterms: America Unfollows Democracy special on Comedy Central.
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    Honoring The History & Legacy of Black Veterans

    Honoring The History & Legacy of Black Veterans

    In honor of Veterans Day, we observe the contributions of Black service members like The Harlem Hellfighters and the Tuskegee Airmen. In this episode, Host Roy Wood Jr. chats with the cofounder of the Black Veterans Project, Richard Brookshire and the author of “Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad,” Matthew F. Delmont. They discuss the racism and segregation Black soldiers have had to face in the military, how Black Veterans were excluded from GI Bill benefits, and how the GI Bill Restoration Act would be a step toward repairing the damage done to Black Veterans and their families.

     

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    • 52 min
    Transracial Adoption & Navigating Racial Identity

    Transracial Adoption & Navigating Racial Identity

    Transracial adoption has increased over the years and the experience of being raised by adoptive parents of a different race is not without complications. Host Roy Wood Jr. chats with author of the book,  All You Can Ever Know, Nicole Chung, and author of the book, Surviving the White Gaze, Rebecca Carroll, about their first-hand experiences as transracial adoptees. They discuss their upbringings in predominantly white cities, why adoptive families often don’t talk about race, and their lifelong journey navigating their racial identity. 

     

    Watch Nicole and Rebecca’s original Daily Show  interviews with Trevor Noah:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MZ485tl33k

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
251 Ratings

251 Ratings

Razzdat ,

Black Veteran Episode

I loved to hear this episode very informational. I served in the Navy During the Iraq campaign. I haven’t been able to get any assistance in SC and now CA. Paid my GI Bill kicker and I have nothing to show for it. I haven’t been ran around so much then chasing girls in college .

The Bubble God ,

I just want to thank y’all

I just finished the most recent episode “Defining Blackness” and as a biracial (black/white) man this episode spoke to my soul. At about the age of 15 my brother and I stopped letting folks call us mixed. We changed the language around our identity and started calling (and requiring others to, respectfully) ourselves hybrids. We identified as both black and white by choice. We generally identify with and spread out black culture but that is because 1. White American culture is never threatened and 2. A large portion of that community doesn’t want our inclusion anyway. All that to say this podcast made me feel seen, appreciated, and understood. Thank you for the great work you do Roy.

TJWenker ,

5 stars

I cannot wait until the new episodes are back.

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