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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.
 
Comedian, Actress and Daily Show Correspondent Dulcé Sloan invites special guests to celebrate some of America’s iconic black tv shows, movies, plays and all types of black content that have and continue to shape the world. From 90’s classics like the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Martin, to modern shows like Insecure and Atlanta, Sloan does a deep dive into the show’s origin, classic moments and fun facts that everyone can enjoy.
 
Complex’s weekly Pop Culture podcast Watch Less will focus on the world of television and film, highlighting conversations exploring what’s missing from the more mainstream entertainment discussions out there. Featuring an array of interesting guest interviews alongside our staff’s own takes, this show will give you a deeper look into what’s being missed and what should be praised in the world of entertainment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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A comedy queen who will not be disrespected, actor and comedian Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show) joins us at SXSW in Austin Texas, for a blazing and very funny live interview. We cover her natural authority and its relationship to what “every Black person and woman has to learn”; caring about the crowd and why no successful comic ignores the audience; …
 
“Parents should treat playgrounds, the way people should treat airport carousels…take a step back.” Trevor discusses the difference between American and South African parenting. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Comedy Central and iHeartPodcasts
 
Not only was a Black jockey the first to win the Kentucky Derby in 1875, but Black riders were some of the best. Roy Wood Jr. discusses a few of the greatest Black horse racers in history, including 17-year-old Cheryl White, the first licensed Black female jockey. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
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…
 
BAFTA-winning, Cumberbatch-beating actor, comic, and now the writer-performer of his screamingly funny new audiobook “Isaac Steele and the Forever Man”, Daniel Rigby is an extraordinary talent. The star of “Eric & Ernie” (BBC), Black Mirror’s “Waldo” episode, and Donald in Will Sharpe’s amazing “Flowers” (CH4), Daniel is dipping his toe back into s…
 
Celebrating the return of their beloved and influential sketch show, streaming now on Amazon Prime, this week’s guests are The Kids In The Hall… yes, seriously, we got all of them. Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson join Jesse David Fox for a hilarious (and at times somewhat chaotic) interview breaking do…
 
New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns discuss their reporting process for their book “This Will Not Pass,” share new audio of President Donald Trump and Senator Lindsey Graham, and explain why Jared Kushner got involved in Kanye West’s presidential run. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Grammy winner and host of the web series 'Vinyl Destination,' DJ Jazzy Jeff shares his early days of a first job frying chicken at Roy Rogers restaurants, his love of music, and his lack of hobbies. Jeff also details the ways the music industry and radio stations have done a disservice to truly original music and how DJs and musicians can breakthro…
 
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…
 
“I don’t make it awkward on purpose. I’m just a little strange.” Comedian Ziwe discusses how she turns her interviews into iconic moments, her very specific brand of comedy, and the difference between herself and the character “Ziwe.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Comedy Central and iHeartPodcasts
 
I know we say this a lot, but this week, host Jesse David Fox is bringing something a little different to the Good One feed: Instead of a comedian talking about a bit they wrote and love that explains what they're trying to do with their comedy, he brought two academics into the (digital) studio! Meet Matt Sienkiewicz and Nick Marx, authors of the …
 
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce started as a celebrity scandal, but has evolved into a larger discussion surrounding the harassment many women face when trying to leave a relationship. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show writer Christiana Mbakwe-Medina and journalist Rachel Louise Snyder to discuss how The Daily Sho…
 
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce started as a celebrity scandal, but has evolved into a larger discussion surrounding the harassment many women face when trying to leave a relationship. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show writer Christiana Mbakwe-Medina and journalist Rachel Louise Snyder to discuss how The Daily Sho…
 
“What most people want is to not have a politician in their decision.” Planned Parenthood’s President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson discusses the chipping away of women’s rights and reproductive health access, and how the Women’s Health Protection Act would codify Roe v. Wade. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Not only was a Black jockey the first to win the Kentucky Derby in 1875, but Black riders were some of the best. Roy Wood Jr. discusses a few of the greatest Black horse racers in history, including 17-year-old Cheryl White, the first licensed Black female jockey. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The Supreme Court prepares to overturn Roe v. Wade, Senator Amy Klobuchar talks about the threat to abortion rights and Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson discusses abortion rights. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Comedy Central and iHeartPodcasts
 
NASA plans to send nude images of humans to space, Roy Wood Jr. highlights pioneering Black horse racing jockeys, and co-authors Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin discuss "This Will Not Pass." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Comedy Central and iHeartPodcasts
 
Last year, Henry Winkler put on a virtual acting class for us that blew our minds. Lucky for us, the time for virtual learning is over, and Professor Winkler is here to teach us all a thing or two *in person*. Winkler’s approach to the craft has earned him a career that’s spanned almost 50 years as an actor, producer, and director. From his role as…
 
Black folks seeking mental health treatment face a litany of obstacles: a scarcity of Black therapists, stigma within the Black community and discrimination. In this episode, Roy is joined by Daily Show writers X Mayo and Ashton Womack for a wide-ranging and deeply personal discussion about mental health, the Black church, the Black Lives Matter pr…
 
Vanessa Bayer stops in to discuss the creation of her character Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy. She talks about her formative years of comedy, Judaism, and how the process of writing a subtle and specific character evolved each time Jacob returned. Watch I Love that For You, Fridays, on Showtime. Listen to Vanessa's podcast HOW DID WE GET WEIRD? whereve…
 
The well-intentioned “strong Black woman” stereotype limits Black women to only their strength, which can lead to harmful experiences in the workplace and in medical care situations. Daily Show producer Chelsea Williamson and creator and showrunner of Amazon’s "Harlem," Tracy Oliver, join Roy Wood Jr. to dissect and analyze what being a “strong Bla…
 
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