The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart






February 2023
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The exclusive, definitive Jon Stewart exit interview.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

Episode 19: The Flop House Takeover

Correspondent Jessica Williams and supervising producer Justin Melkmann join head writer Elliott Kalan and writer Dan McCoy (also the hosts of America's favorite bad movie podcast, The Flop House) to give Jon's first episode as Daily Show host the Flop House treatment. Is Jon's 1999 Daily Show debut a Jon Bomb Show-vi? Does it Jon StewHurt-So-Good? Or is it a work of Jon StewART?

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:02pm EST

Jordan Klepper sits down with war veterans and current staffers Production Coordinator Justine Cabulong and Associate Field Segment Producer Nate Witmer to discuss The Daily Show's Veteran Immersion Program. Senior Coordinating Producer Elise Terrell and Production Manager Camille Hebert discuss how the program came to be and how other organizations can create their own.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:45am EST

Correspondent Hasan Minhaj goes deep into the Daily Show's control room with two veterans:  director Chuck O'Neil and associate director/ post production supervisor Paul Pennolino.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:47pm EST

Correspondent Samantha Bee bids farewell to The Daily Show alongside senior producer Miles Kahn, coordinating field producer Alison Camillo and writer Zhubin Parang. Sam and Miles share some of the best advice Jon ever gave them. Zhubin details how his obsession with Fox's The Five led to one of Sam's most memorable performances.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

Correspondent Aasif Mandvi is joined by senior researcher Adam Chodikoff, writer Daniel Radosh and Hillary Kun, co-executive producer and guest booker. How do Chodikoff and Radosh help Jon prepare for big-named interviews? What's been Hillary's biggest booking triumph? And finally, does Jon actually read the books?

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:14pm EST

Correspondent Hasan Minhaj and writer Delaney Yeager discuss an experience familiar to anyone involved in comedy: rejection. Writers Matt Koff and Owen Parsons chat about taking risks in their scripts. Plus! Conan O'Brien's message for Jon.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:43am EST

Correspondent Jason Jones bids farewell to The Daily Show with the help of head writer Elliott Kalan, executive producer Tim Greenberg and field producer Brennan Shroff.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:37pm EST

Bassem Youssef joins executive producer Steve Bodow and senior producer Sara Taksler for a conversation about how The Daily Show inspired Bassem to create Al-Bernameg, his massively popular (and now banned) Egyptian news satire program. Sara discusses her soon-to-be-released documentary, Tickling Giants, which chronicles how Bassem and his staff risked their safety every day to tell jokes.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

New contributor Trevor Noah joins executive producer Steve Bodow and writer Jo Miller for a conversation about Trevor's comedy roots in South Africa, the international perspective he brings to The Daily Show and his friend back home named after one of history's most brutal dictators. 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:28pm EST

Correspondents Jessica Williams and Hasan Minhaj join executive producer Adam Lowitt and supervising producer Stu Miller on stage in front of a sold-out crowd at the NYC Podfest! 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:43pm EST

Correspondent Jordan Klepper and writer Zhubin Parang take a look back at 2014 -- the harrowing news stories that tested their comedic chops and the movies that provided respite. Zhubin talks about his transition from being a lawyer to writing comedy, then cross-examines Jordan, a former national mock trial champion. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

Correspondent Samantha Bee, field producer Chad Carter, and researcher/ segment producer Nate Witmer discuss their recent field piece about breast cancer awareness and the fracking industry. Nate relates his experience in the army to his job at the show. Sam "answers" your Twitter questions. Plus, the latest #mydailyshowtheme winner revealed! 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

Correspondent Jason Jones and producers Ian Berger and Ramin Hedayati talk about what drives the show to celebrate pizza with such passion and what makes an ideal New York slice. Senior Pizza Correspondent Jessie Kanevsky leads us deep into Brooklyn to sample her favorite slice.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:41pm EST

The Best F#@king News Team Ever joins head writer Elliott Kalan on stage in front of a roaring capacity crowd at The North Door in Austin, Texas! 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:59pm EST

Correspondent Al Madrigal and writer Hallie Haglund reveal how they collaborated to help Al land his role as Senior Latino Correspondent. In search of a first job, one host commuted to an internship at The Daily Show shirtless. The other spent years firing people for a living before settling into comedy. The long-awaited interview with Samuel L. Jackson? Plus the latest #MyDailyShowTheme.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:51am EST

Correspondent Jordan Klepper and executive producer Adam Lowitt talk about how their experience performing improv and stand-up comedy helps them contribute to The Daily Show. The hosts remember working alongside their heroes: Lowitt re-writes with Seinfeld. Klepper finds himself in the green room surrounded by the Wu-Tang Clan. Plus, the smooth, smooth sounds of the latest #MyDailyShowTheme winner.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:30am EST

Correspondent Michael Che and writers Travon Free and Jo Miller remember The Daily Show's coverage of the events surrounding Michael Brown's shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. The hosts discuss their personal experiences with two different but equally maddening facts of life: racial profiling and Twitter trolls. As he departs to co-host Weekend Update on SNL, Che looks back at his summer at The Daily Show and shares tweets of encouragement from SNL legends. Plus, your Twitter questions answered, a brand new #MyDailyShowTheme winner, and more.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:33am EST

Correspondent Jason Jones and writer Zhubin Parang welcome field producer Brennan Shroff for a look back at Jason's recent reporting from Russia and India, including the time Jones found himself stuck on top of an elephant. The Daily Show's senior researcher Adam Chodikoff explains how he remembers decades-old Senate speeches and helps Jon and the writers stay on a factually sound footing. Chodikoff is put to the test in the new game "Stump The Chods" and the first winner of #MyDailyShowTheme is revealed. Submit yours!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

Episode 01: Elliott Kalan & Jessica Williams

Head writer Elliott Kalan and correspondent Jessica Williams welcome producer Sara Taksler and writer Jo Miller for a conversation about mining comedy out of the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. Then, veteran Daily Show writer J.R. Havlan looks back on 18 years at the show. Finally, musically inclined listeners are invited to create their own unique covers of The Daily Show theme song using the hashtag #MyDailyShowTheme. Go to to submit yours.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:46pm EST