As America emerges from the pandemic and summer begins, we’re sharing some of the best from our archives. It’s a look back to before the pandemic. And it is a fun one. Samantha Bee joined Paul back on October 17, 2019 for one of our most popular episodes ever. If you’ve never heard this episode, you’re in for a treat. And if you’re a long time listener, you’ll enjoy hearing this gem again.
From October 17, 2019:
This episode is really fun. And important. Samantha Bee (@iamsambee) has taken on the rich, the powerful, the crooked and the wrong. She’s been a voice for the voiceless. And a true patriot. After 12 legendary years at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the trailblazing comedian, writer and producer launched her own groundbreaking satirical news show on TBS. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (@FullFrontalSamBee) debuted in 2016. And with the launch, Sam became the first woman to host a late-night satire show.
She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, her show has won an Emmy, she’s battled Bill O’Reilly, and in 2017 hosted “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner”. Sam’s always squared the circle from TV into political and social impact and created on-ramps into politics for millions. In 2017, her “Nasty Woman Shirt” campaign raised over $1 million for Planned Parenthood and now she’s launching a new app to gamify the primary process.
Host and Iraq Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) leads a conversation with Sam and takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) into the powerful place where comedy and activism intersect. It’s a hilarious, moving and candid conversation that takes you deep inside the world of comedy, satire, politics and television. Sam shares stories of life inside the early days of The Daily Show–and through a personal life journey that has taken her from working as a waitress in Toronto, to becoming an American citizen, to challenging three Presidents. She also breaks down the latest Debate of Democratic candidates, Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds and shares her very first car. And Paul rips into Trump’s betrayal of our troops, Le Bron James’ China comments and the latest on America’s electric scooter invasion.
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And stay vigilant, America.