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Remade in America with Bassem Youssef

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Join Bassem Youssef, formerly an Egyptian satirical talk show host often called the "Jon Stewart of Egypt" who recently arrived in the United States, as he explores being an outsider in America figuring out what it means to belong.

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The Story of America with Baratunde Thurston

30:29 | Jun 5th, 2018

Baratunde Thurston is a comedian, writer and activist who has worked at The Onion and The Daily Show. He is the author of "How to Be Black," a satirical guide to better understanding issues around race. Baratunde talks with Bassem about being Black...Show More

Justice, Fairness and McDonald's with Preet Bharara

40:22 | Jul 17th, 2018

Preet Bharara is the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which made him one of the most powerful lawyers in America. Preet was the first Indian-American ever appointed U.S. Attorney in that district. After being fired from th...Show More

Don't Play a Terrorist and Other Lessons from Maz Jobrani

29:21 | May 29th, 2018

Maz Jobrani is a comedian, actor, and immigrant from Iran. He talks with Bassem about becoming an entertainer over his parents' protests, dealing with typecasting in Hollywood, and raising his own children. Do you have a question for Bassem? Tweet...Show More

Telling Stories with Sheila Nevins

29:31 | Jul 31st, 2018

Sheila Nevins was the longtime President of HBO Documentary films. She has worked on productions that have been recognized with 35 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, 42 Peabody Awards, and 26 Academy Awards. Sheila has also won 32 individual Primetim...Show More

Free Speech in Comedy: A Live Podcast with Jason Ross, Kendrick Sampson and Guy Branum

42:37 | Jul 24th, 2018

Jason Ross is a comedian and writer best known for his work on “The Daily Show” and “The President Show.” Kendrick Sampson is a comedian and actor who has been on shows like “How to Get Away with Murder” and “The Flash.” Guy Branum is a comedian, a...Show More

Immigrant Patriotism with Kiran Deol

33:10 | Jul 10th, 2018

Kiran Deol is a filmmaker, comedian and actor. She tours regularly as a stand-up comedian and has appeared on TV shows like “Modern Family” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” Kiran is currently working on “Arranged,” a half-hour comedy pilot on which...Show More

The Politics of Privilege: Arguments with Jordan Peterson

38:26 | Jun 26th, 2018

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian psychologist, professor, and self-help guru. He has become a controversial new voice of the conservative movement. Jordan recently published a book called "12 Rules for Life" and hosts "The Jordan B Peterson Podcast." J...Show More

Lesbian Without Apology: Being Out and Being Funny with Cameron Esposito

30:30 | Jun 19th, 2018

Cameron Esposito is a comedian, actor and writer. She hosts a weekly standup show, "Put Your Hands Together," at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. She and her wife, Rhea Butcher, co-starred in critically acclaimed television series...Show More

I'm Not White & I'm Not a Man: Making it in Media with Maria Hinojosa

28:00 | Jun 12th, 2018

Maria Hinojosa is the anchor and Executive Producer of NPR's "Latino USA," the longest-running Latino-focused program on public media. She also hosts "In The Thick," Futuro Media Group's political podcast. Over the past three decades, Maria has repo...Show More

Almost Here: Remade in America with Bassem Youssef

03:05 | May 25th, 2018

Join Bassem Youssef as he explores being an outsider in America by talking to people like actor and comedian Maz Jobrani, activist and comedian Baratunde Thurston, and journalist Maria Hinojosa.

Coming Soon: Remade in America with Bassem Youssef

01:53 | Apr 24th, 2018

Join Bassem Youssef, formerly an Egyptian satirical talk show host often called the "Jon Stewart of Egypt" who recently arrived in the United States, as he explores being an outsider in America and figuring out what it means to belong.