Sept. 29, 2022
This week we’re talking about the #MahsaAmini protests in Iran with Rana Rahimpour, an Iranian-British journalist with BBC Persian. Jon is also joined by staff writer Alexa Loftus and our Iranian supervising producer Reza Riazi. It’s a fascinating discussion about why this uprising is different from anything that’s come before, what comes next for the people of Iran, and what the U.S. can do to help. (The bad news is it involves Elon Musk.) And if that’s not enough, they go down a Lord of the Rings rabbit hole you simply will not see coming.
For more information on the protests in Iran, you can follow Rana Rahimpour, Amnesty International, or MiddleEastMatters on social media.
Hosted by: Jon Stewart
Featuring, in order of appearance: Reza Riazi, Alexa Loftus, Rana Rahimpour
Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler.
Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson
Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray, and Robby Slowik
Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos
Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal
Senior Digital Producer: Frederika Morgan Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez
Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek
Head Writer: Kris Acimovic
Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson
Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Marjorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm
Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, and Cassie Murdoch
Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr.
The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions.