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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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    • 4.5 • 6.2K 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!

    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:
    https://us.abalancingact.com/2023-federal-taxpayer-receipt

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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

4.5 out of 5
6.2K Ratings

6.2K Ratings

davefromDaphne ,

Military industrial complex

The “military” is the recipient of the MIC decisions. Indeed, the “military” will be the last to say “go.” The US politicians are the final decision makers - not the generals and admirals, not the consultants and not even the lobbyist. No 4 star general buys a tank. No deputy secretary of the Navy buys an aircraft carrier. The expansion and intrusive danger of the MIC are the individual Congress person.

Second point, once given a directive by the commander-in- chief, e.g., “liberate Europe,” the WWII generals and admirals made the follow on decisions. (British General Montgomery aside.). Today, politicians are actually making tactical field decisions. Recall, President Johnson was actually picking bombing targets on a map in the Oval Office!

mtyogini ,

industrial war podcast

the guests DID get a chance to talk but Jon quit interrupting - i’m trying h to learn something here
it’s frustrating -if you can relisten to this podcast you’ll hear what i’m talking about- the subject matter is all good and i appreciate it - let your quests talk uninterrupted - thank you

DrDK2 ,

Evolving

I love Jon Stewart and actually think his leaving The Daily Show when he did led to Trump’s election in 2016. I loved his Apple+ show where he dug deeply into complicated issues. But he needs to prep better for these podcasts. In the abortion episode, he apparently was unfamiliar with Texas SB 8 (The Bounty Hunter Law). He did not understand the distinction between the “health” of the mother and “the life” of the mother in various state abortion bans, which is a huge distinction. I did appreciate Jon’s discussion of who should be liable for negative consequences of forced pregnancy or untreated complications of a wanted because of the abortion laws. But that’s a huge legal and ethical question. Why is there no liability of politicians and judges for their laws? That question itself could have been an entire episode, and if prepared for like Jon did for his Apple show could have been very enlightening and thought provoking. Hopefully Jon will find his footing here, because he does have a lot to say.

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