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Join host Scott Aukerman ("Comedy Bang! Bang!" on IFC, "Mr. Show") for a weekly podcast that blends conversation and character work from today's funniest comedians. While Scott begins by traditionally interviewing the celebrities, the open-door policy means an assortment of eccentric oddballs can pop by at any moment to chat, compete in games, and engage in comic revelry. With all that, and regular bonus episodes, we bet your favorite part will still be the plugs!
 
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.
 
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott orders a sweeping ban on COVID-19 vaccine mandates, William Shatner goes to space, and a record-breaking number of Americans quit their jobs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
A megadrought ravages the American Southwest, Lewis Black rails against the use of de-aging technology in movies, and actor Rosario Dawson discusses her series "Dopesick." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Throughout the pandemic, restaurant workers have been acting as “essential,” but haven’t been treated as such. In this episode, host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Padma Lakshmi, and Daily Show staffers Madeleine Kuhns and Stephanie O. to discuss why restaurant workers aren’t running back to the industry and its long list of problems including low pay…
 
Actress, comedian, and SNL alum Vanessa Bayer joins Scott to talk about fake laughter, her new podcast with her brother Jonah “How Did We Get Weird?,” and Lean Pockets commercials. Then, lightning enthusiast Brent Finley stops by to talk about his love of lightning. Plus, rapper Mack Attack drops by to talk about coming out of retirement.…
 
Black people face major mental health obstacles, including a stigma that favors church over therapy, and Roy Wood Jr. comes to Jaboukie Young-White's aid. Originally aired December 2019. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
A huge oil spill occurs off the West Coast, Americans seek religious exemptions from vaccine mandates, and Meghan Trainor installs two toilets in her bathroom to use alongside her husband. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Trevor's two "brothers" debate a congressional spending bill, The Daily Show explains how Hollywood works, and activist Monica Lewinsky discusses her documentary "15 Minutes of Shame." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Americans claim religious exemptions for vaccine mandates, Michael Kosta chats with a clitoris expert, and Tristan Harris talks about Facebook's toxic effects on society. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
As Black Lives Matter protests sprung up across America in June 2020, Daily Show producer Chelsea Williamson posed a question on Instagram: “If you’re Black and my friend, can you tell me what racial things have happened to you at your job?” The responses led Chelsea to pitch a segment exploring what it’s like to be Black in overwhelmingly white wo…
 
A data leak exposes super-rich tax evaders, Dulcé Sloan challenges people to prove her wrong, and professional tuba player Richard Antoine White discusses his book "I'm Possible." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Comedian, actor, and Home Economics star Sasheer Zamata joins Scott to talk about the commercial for Home Economics, playing a ghost in the new movie Muppets Haunted Mansion, and witches. Then, party planner Harper L. Cosmopolitan stops by to talk about her new proposal planning business. Later, Reverend Good Feeling drops by to try to convert ever…
 
Daily Show producer Madeleine Kuhns and writer Ashton Womack join Roy to look at the legacy and popularity of policing onscreen and how it shapes our relationship with police in real life. Hear a new episode of Beyond the Scenes every Tuesday wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Britney Spears's father loses control of her conservatorship, Switzerland legalizes same-sex marriage, and a hamster becomes a superstar among cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Trevor covers a nail-biting showdown in Congress, Roy Wood Jr. and Dulcé Sloan discuss outsized media coverage of missing white women, and Derecka Purnell talks "Becoming Abolitionists." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Are we being brainwashed by cop shows? Daily Show producer Madeleine Kuhns and writer Ashton Womack join Roy to look at the legacy and popularity of policing onscreen, and how it shapes our relationship with police in the real world. #DailyShow #BeyondTheScenes Watch the original segment: https://youtu.be/s_L-ingGsxY Learn more about your ad-choice…
 
Trevor examines the effects of Texas's draconian anti-abortion law, Roy Wood Jr. channels Francis Scott Key, and Neal Brennan discusses his off-Broadway show "Neal Brennan: Unacceptable." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
CBB fave Jason Mantzoukas joins Scott once again to chat about Tony the Tiger, West Side Story, and Space Jam. Dalton Wilcox, Poet Laureate of the West also stops by to premiere a new poem and share some big news. Plus, Darren Matichek returns to talk about the membership tiers at his National Bobblehead Museum and Hall of Fame.…
 
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 surpasses that of the 1918 Spanish flu, New Zealand police arrest men suspected of smuggling fried chicken, and a belief in ghosts skyrockets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Trevor examines America's ongoing border crisis, Jordan Klepper visits an anti-mask rally in North Carolina, and singer-songwriter Jason Isbell discusses his covers album "Georgia Blue." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Trevor highlights unexpected effects of the climate crisis, Michael Kosta investigates water witches in California, and activist Greta Thunberg discusses the fight against climate change. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Critical Race Theory has become the right wing’s new boogeyman, but no one seems to know how to even define it. Leading scholar Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw and producer CJ Hunt join host Roy Wood Jr. to break down what CRT actually is, why it’s necessary, and how ignoring the blowback could endanger years of progress. #DailyShow #BeyondTheScenes Wa…
 
Nurses experience pandemic burnout in the U.S., Trevor rolls out the second annual Pandemmy Awards, and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman discusses her documentary special "Darkness to Light." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Chicago Party Aunt stars/producers Ike Barinholtz and Katie Rich join Scott and co-host Sprague the Whisperer to talk about how their Netflix animated series Chicago Party Aunt started as a Twitter account, their dream SNL cast, and Avengers auditions. Plus, contest winners Gary and Marge Filipowski stop by to talk about what they’ve been up to dur…
 
Scientists plan to resurrect woolly mammoths, Nicki Minaj sparks a controversy with a tweet about her cousin's friend getting swollen testicles due to vaccination, and Instagram harms teens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Anderson .Paak becomes Trevor's bandleader, Trinidad health minister Terrence Deyalsingh responds to Nicki Minaj's vaccination misinformation, and LeVar Burton discusses his diverse career. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
What does it mean to “Foxsplain”? Correspondent Desi Lydic and senior producer Matt Negrin join Roy Wood Jr. for a discussion about the viral digital series Desi Lydic Foxsplains, and the rampant spread of misinformation in right-wing media. They are joined by CNN’s senior media reporter Oliver Darcy, who breaks down why Fox News and other outlets …
 
Actor and returning champion Kristian Bruun joins Scott to talk about becoming closer friends, dying on the toilet, and his new show Family Law. Then, salesperson Lorenzo Borgia drops by to talk about his new line of poisons. Plus, startup CEO Lane Driver stops by to talk about her new renaming startup.…
 
Comedian Ali Wong discusses her book "Dear Girls," playing Keanu Reeves's love interest in "Always Be My Maybe" and the challenges that women in comedy face. Originally aired October 2019. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
Dulce Sloan talks to Stanford University climate economist Marshall Burke and activist Delaney Reynolds about the staggering economic costs of a do-nothing approach to the climate crisis. Originally aired November 2020. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Comedy Central and iHeartRadio
 
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