28 episodes

Host Roy Wood Jr. gives listeners an inside look at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Hear how correspondents, writers, and producers of the Emmy-winning series use comedy to tackle a variety of topics — from racial injustice to gun control to sex robots — and where these issues stand today. 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.

Beyond the Scenes from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central and iHeartPodcasts

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    • 4.6 • 158 Ratings

Host Roy Wood Jr. gives listeners an inside look at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Hear how correspondents, writers, and producers of the Emmy-winning series use comedy to tackle a variety of topics — from racial injustice to gun control to sex robots — and where these issues stand today. 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.

    The Misappropriation of MLK (feat. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi) – Beyond the Scenes | The Daily Show

    The Misappropriation of MLK (feat. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi) – Beyond the Scenes | The Daily Show

    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. 

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    • 47 min
    How Are Nurses Coping Through COVID?

    How Are Nurses Coping Through COVID?

    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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    • 52 min
    January 6th: Did It Even Happen?! (Spoiler: Yes) - A Conversation With Chris Hayes And Jordan Klepper

    January 6th: Did It Even Happen?! (Spoiler: Yes) - A Conversation With Chris Hayes And Jordan Klepper

    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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    • 47 min
    Jordan Klepper Goes Toe-to-Toe with Trump Supporters

    Jordan Klepper Goes Toe-to-Toe with Trump Supporters

    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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    • 59 min
    Debunking the Hysteria Around Critical Race Theory with Kimberlé Crenshaw

    Debunking the Hysteria Around Critical Race Theory with Kimberlé Crenshaw

    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. 

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    https://youtu.be/6ofjZH80y3g

    Originally aired: September 21, 2021
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Pizza and Rehabilitation in Chicago’s Cook County Jail

    Pizza and Rehabilitation in Chicago’s Cook County Jail

    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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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

TJWenker ,

5 stars

I love this episode. I love Roy Brown Jr..

Hirelings ,

More of this!

Roy is a fantastic facilitator. He strikes the perfect balance of gravitas and humor while asking questions that move the discussion forward. I’ve always appreciated him but now more so.

The first Mothgirl ,

Beyond more than the scenes

This podcast is a ray of light for me, especially thru Trump and COVID. I didn't actually expect that I would like the podcast initially, because it wasn't meant to include the actual humorous tidbits from the show. But I am finding that I really appreciate the work and thinking and ideas behind what they do at the show, and as actual PEOPLE having experiences and their interaction with the world.

It's sometimes hard to know how to reach out across those social constructs and boundaries. What I appreciate about the conversations in this podcast is the intelligent and inclusive insight Roy brings to those conversations. He don't just get behind the production of the scenes, but also behind the issues themselves that satire aims to illuminate. These conversation ALSO suspend the social boundaries we get pinned into (despite our best efforts sometimes) in real life.

I love that they’re actually looking underneath the realities of the problems themselves in the podcast, more than just the production of how the Daily Show tells it's jokes. it's a really valuable conversation, and I'm so happy I started listening. Thank you Roy, for doing this work.

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