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Telling Stories with Sheila Nevins

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 Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other person. Sheila talks to Bassem about being an outsider both in her childhood and also as a woman in Hollywood. They discuss Sheila's philosophy of storytelling and her favorite documentary. And, Sheila asks...


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

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, actor, writer and producer best known for “Talk Show The Game Show” and “Chelsea Lately.” Bassem and his guests talk about whether certain jokes are funny or tasteless, what counts as hate speech and how to deal with it, and the effect of...


Justice, Fairness and McDonald's with Preet Bharara

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 that job by President Trump, Preet began hosting a podcast, “Stay Tuned with Preet,” on which he explores issues of justice and fairness with his guests. Preet is also a CNN commentator, teaches at NYU Law School, and is almost done with his first...


Immigrant Patriotism with Kiran Deol

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 she plays one of the leads. Kiran has produced films including “Woman Rebel,” which was shortlisted for an Oscar, and “American Haze,” which she made for Sundance. Kiran talks with Bassem about immigrant patriotism, filmmaking, and her...


The Politics of Privilege: Arguments with Jordan Peterson

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." Jordan talked with Bassem about the origins of his ideology, identity politics, transgender pronouns, Ukrainian farmers, and white privilege. If you have questions or comments for Bassem, tweet them to him at @Byoussef with the hashtag...


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

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 "Take My Wife." Cameron has been named a Comic to Watch by The New York Times, Variety, The Guardian, LA Weekly, Time Out Los Angeles, Jezebel, Los Angeles Magazine and Cosmopolitan Magazine. Cameron talks with Bassem about figuring out she...


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

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 reported for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN and NPR, and has won dozens of awards, including: four Emmys, the John Chancellor Award, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Ruben Salazar Lifetime...


The Story of America with Baratunde Thurston

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 in America, the different stories that Americans tell themselves about their country, and how he has been able to tell his own story, on his terms. If you have questions or comments for Bassem, tweet them to him at @Byoussef with the hashtag...


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

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 them at @Byoussef with the hashtag #askbassem, email, or call 785-422-7736 (785-4-BASSEM) and leave Bassem a voicemail.


Almost Here: Remade in America with Bassem Youssef

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

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.