What Is an 'Emotional Truth'

Sept. 28, 2023

Good looking, charismatic, and experienced, comedian and political commentator Hasan Minhaj is reportedly a frontrunner for Trevor Noah's hosting slot at The Daily Show. But when a writer starts looking into some of his standup stories, she realizes that he may be telling tall tales. This week, Natalie talks to New Yorker staff writer Clare Malone about her reporting on the scandal, and what questions it raises about comedy’s increasingly complicated relationship to truth. Click ‘Subscribe’ at the top of the Infamous show page on Apple Podcasts or visit to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.