51 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 The Daily Show

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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.

    What Does a Post-Roe v. Wade America Look Like?

    What Does a Post-Roe v. Wade America Look Like?

    Over the past year, near-total abortion bans have been instituted across America, including in Texas and Oklahoma. In December 2021, Beyond the Scenes host Roy Wood Jr. sat down with Texas-based OB/GYN and abortion provider, Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, to discuss Texas’s new policies. In light of the Supreme Court leak that threatens Roe v. Wade, Dr. Moayedi rejoins Roy and executive director and founder of We Testify, Renee Bracey Sherman, to discuss where abortion rights are headed, how Texans and Oklahomans are already living without the protections of Roe v. Wade, and why voting isn’t the most effective solution for supporting abortion rights.

     

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    • 50 min
    The GOP Attack on Trans Rights

    The GOP Attack on Trans Rights

    There’s been a number of pieces of anti-trans legislation introduced around the country, with more than 300 bills proposed this year. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with ACLU Deputy Director for Transgender Justice, Chase Strangio, and author of “The Present Age” newsletter, Parker Molloy, to discuss the motivation behind these bills and how the attacks from conservatives have evolved from bathroom bans to women’s sports and now to gender-affirming care. Parker and Chase also discuss their own experiences, challenges, and joys of being trans in America. 

     

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    • 50 min
    What Can America Learn from Swiss Gun Culture?

    What Can America Learn from Swiss Gun Culture?

    In light of recent mass shootings in America, we revisit a piece we did on how Switzerland is able to have so many guns per capita, but no mass shootings. Host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with correspondent Michael Kosta, field producer Stacey Angeles, and their producer from Switzerland, Pierre-Adrian Irlé to discuss how the country’s approach to military service and common sense laws have created a safe gun culture. 

     

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    • 39 min
    How Sexual Racism Affects Online Dating

    How Sexual Racism Affects Online Dating

    We all have preferences when choosing who to date, but when do they cross the line into sexual racism? Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng, UMass Amherst sociology professor and associate dean, Jennifer Lundquist, and “Dates & Mates” podcast host, Damona Hoffman, join Roy Wood Jr. to discuss how dating apps amplify users’ racial biases and how this impacts those looking for love online.

     

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    • 53 min
    Why Have Women Left the Workforce? (feat. Sen. Patty Murray)

    Why Have Women Left the Workforce? (feat. Sen. Patty Murray)

    Working moms have left the workforce in disproportionate numbers over the last two years as reliable, affordable child care has gotten harder to find. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with correspondent Desi Lydic, segment director Sarah Hamblin, and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to discuss how child care impacts the economy, the challenges of being a working mother, and how parenting prepared Sen. Murray to work in Congress. 

     

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    • 40 min
    The Ongoing Battle to Remove Confederate Statues

    The Ongoing Battle to Remove Confederate Statues

    While America has made progress in removing confederate statues from public squares, many remain standing. Director of the PBS documentary The Neutral Ground, CJ Hunt, and founder of Project Say Something, Camille Goldston Bennett, join Roy Wood Jr. to discuss why these monuments were erected in the first place, how many are left, what’s being done on the ground to remove them, and where they should end up once they’re removed. 



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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
197 Ratings

197 Ratings

Juicy---j ,

New listener

hilarious and really enjoy the insight provided

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Excellent and Informative

I’m so impressed with the combination of data and thoughtfulness. I’m a white woman in the Midwest where there is little diversity. I find the episodes to be so eye opening. I’m a fan. Keeping fighting the good fight!

minnyc ,

Wish I had found this sooner

Roy Wood is an empathetic and curious interviewer. I enjoy him on the Daily Show but my respect for him grew exponentially by listening to a few of these podcasts. I really enjoyed his interview with Ronny Chieng on racism against Asian Americans. First off I didn’t know they were office mates which adds another dimension to their humor. It was just such a great thoughtful discussion on racism based on their personal experiences while also being constructive on solutions to move forward.

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