List of The Daily Show episodes (2014)

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The Daily Show 2014 episodes
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No. of episodes 160
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This is a list of episodes for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014.[1][2][3]

2014[edit]

January[edit]

Date Guest Promotion
January 6 Oscar Isaac Inside Llewyn Davis
Harsh winter conditions disprove global warming, the White House takes on the nuns, and "Inside Llewyn Davis" star Oscar Isaac remembers his punk rock roots.
January 7 Steve Coogan Philomena
Colorado opens for recreational weed business, beer advertisers earn America's trust with snow bikini parties, and Steve Coogan discusses "Philomena."
January 8 Richard Cordray
Chris Christie gets jammed by traffic, Aasif Mandvi learns about "brosurance," and Richard Cordray discusses the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
January 9 Scarlett Johansson Her
Long-term unemployment benefits lapse, Chris Christie addresses his role in the Bridgegate scandal, and Scarlett Johansson talks post-modern dating in "Her."
January 13 Roger Ross Williams God Loves Uganda
A chemical spill leaves thousands without water in West Virginia, Bill de Blasio shames New York pizza, and Roger Ross Williams discusses "God Loves Uganda."
January 14 Tim Gunn Under the Gunn
New evidence emerges in Chris Christie's bridge scandal, Brit Hume decries America's feminization, The Fox Five is a love story, and Tim Gunn hosts "Under the Gunn."
January 15 Robert Gates Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. ISBN 978-0307959478. 
Justin Bieber bothers his neighbors, Congress threatens to nuke a nuclear deal with Iran, and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates discusses his memoir, "Duty."
January 16 Steven Brill
Women breach the glass ceiling, Utah and Oklahoma grapple with marriage equality, and Steven Brill weighs in on unreasonably high health care costs.
January 20 Marilynne Roach
President Obama imposes self-enforced guidelines on secret government surveillance, bacon shortages haunt the Super Bowl, and Marilynne Roach explains the Salem witch trials.
January 21 Theresa Payton Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family. ISBN 978-1442225459. 
The 2014 Sochi Homophobic Olympics heats up, Jason Jones deals with untreated PTSD symptoms, and Theresa Payton talks "Privacy in the Age of Big Data."
January 22 Hari Sreenivasan
Bob McDonnell fails to heed his own financial advice, the Christie administration runs afoul of Hoboken's mayor, and Hari Sreenivasan discusses the art of real news.
January 23 Anjan Sundaram Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo. ISBN 978-0385537759. 
A Syrian peace conference erupts in a word war, the world's billionaires descend on Davos to fight income inequality, and Anjan Sundaram explains "Stringer."
January 27 Jeff Garlin The Goldbergs
Andrew Cuomo offends Sean Hannity, Justin Bieber supplants real news, Ted Cruz knows who's to blame for the government shutdown, and Jeff Garlin talks "The Goldbergs."
January 28 Louis C.K. Tomorrow Night
President Obama updates America on the State of the Union, Sam Bee investigates minimum wage protests, and Louis C.K. reveals details of his film, "Tomorrow Night."
January 29 Johnny Knoxville Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
President Obama of ends sensitive Republican souls by abandoning bipartisanship in his State of the Union, and Johnny Knoxville talks "Bad Grandpa."
January 30 Nancy Pelosi
Atlanta shuts down following a massive two-inch blizzard, Justin Bieber and Rob Ford keep Canada in the news, and Nancy Pelosi talks government inefficiencies.

February[edit]

Date Guest Promotion
February 3 Bill de Blasio
The Best F#@king News Team Ever surveys New York's winter snowscape, Chris Christie employs high school tactics, and Bill de Blasio addresses the pizza controversy.
February 4 Elizabeth Banks The Lego Movie
Bill O'Reilly interviews President Obama before the Super Bowl, China's lunar rover says goodbye, and Elizabeth Banks talks "The Lego Movie."
February 5 George Clooney The Monuments Men
Al Qaeda fights an insurgency within its insurgency, Jason Jones investigates conservative Super PAC spending in Iowa, and George Clooney talks "The Monuments Men."
February 6 Robyn Doolittle Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story. ISBN 978-0-6700-6811-1. 
Fox News trumpets the CBO report's imaginary condemnation of Obamacare, Coca-Cola upsets American America, and Robyn Doolittle reveals the real Rob Ford.
February 10 Ty Burrell Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Jason Jones kicks off the Sochi Olympics in Moscow, an NFL prospect comes out as gay, and "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" star Ty Burrell reflects on working with Stephen Colbert.
February 11 Elizabeth Kolbert The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. ISBN 978-0-8050-9299-8. 
The Daily Show fills in for Bob Costas at the Olympics, François Hollande breaches state dinner etiquette, and Elizabeth Kolbert discusses "The Sixth Extinction."
February 12 Joel Kinnaman RoboCop
Jason Jones takes the pulse of gay Russia, Democrats prove they're not immune to political corruption, and Joel Kinnaman talks "RoboCop."
February 18 Kevin Spacey House of Cards
Another Florida man stands his ground against an unarmed black teenager, Republicans fight capitalism, and Kevin Spacey reveals the politics behind "House of Cards."
February 19 David O. Russell American Hustle
The Obama administration gets philosophical on drone policy, Jason Jones discovers an unlikely conservative wonderland, and David O. Russell talks "American Hustle."
February 20 Ronan Farrow Ronan Farrow Daily
Kansas Child-Hitting Law, Missouri Creationism Law, Food Recalls at Subway, Kraft and Hot Pockets, Ronan Farrow, "Ronan Farrow Daily"
February 24 Hooman Majd The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran. ISBN 978-1-4526-6695-2. 
The Sochi Games come to a close, Jason Jones discovers an important Russian adage, Larry Wilmore defends Lincoln, and Hooman Majd talks about life in Iran.
February 25 Michio Kaku The Future of the Mind. ISBN 978-0-3855-3082-8. 
Ukrainians depose President Viktor Yanukovych, Mexican police apprehend a notorious drug lord, and physicist Michio Kaku talks "The Future of the Mind."
February 26 Liam Neeson Non-Stop
Arizona preemptively fends off the gay agenda, Chuck Hagel announces cuts to American military spending, and Liam Neeson explains his beef with Bill de Blasio.
February 27 Kevin Roose Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits. ISBN 978-0-4465-8325-1. 
The corruption of financial institutions is revealed, Al Madrigal explains some problems with Medicaid expansion, and Kevin Roose reflects on morose young Wall Street bankers.

March[edit]

Date Guest Promotion
March 3 Seth MacFarlane A Million Ways to Die in the West. ISBN 978-0-5533-9167-1. 
Russian forces threaten to storm Ukrainian bases, Jordan Klepper reports from Crimea, and Seth MacFarlane novelizes "A Million Ways to Die in the West."
March 4 Jim DeMint Falling in Love with America Again. ISBN 978-1-4555-4980-1. 
Fox News fixates on food stamps, Jessica Williams discovers racism in surprising places, and Jim DeMint discusses "Falling in Love with America Again."
March 5 Rachel Maddow
Senate shamefully rejects a veteran benefits bill, Hamid Karzai criticizes American presence in Afghanistan, and Rachel Maddow revisits the Iraq War in "Why We Did It."
March 6 Kimberly Marten
Vladimir Putin embraces his own geopolitical propaganda, Aasif Mandvi discovers third world health care in America, and Kimberly Marten discusses the growing Crimean crisis.
March 10 Paul Taylor The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown. ISBN 978-1-6103-9350-8. 
Conservatives search for a presidential hopeful at CPAC, Pope Francis' papacy turns one, and Paul Taylor discusses millennials in his book "The Next America."
March 11 Andrew Napolitano
Crimea Is Lost, Vladimir Putin's Body Language, Andrew Napolitano, "Theodore and Woodrow", "The Weakest Lincoln".
March 12 Jason Bateman Bad Words
Jordan Klepper denies CIA interference in the Senate's torture investigation, Samantha Bee discovers Medicare covers penis pumps, and Jason Bateman learns Yiddish.
March 13 Anita Hill Anita
Fox News gives some math lessons on welfare spending, Mitch McConnell's campaign gives rise to the game #McConnelling, and Anita Hill is the subject of a new documentary.
March 24 Arianna Huffington Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. ISBN 978-0-8041-4084-3. 
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears mysteriously, Surgeon General nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy faces opposition, and Arianna Huffington redefines success in Thrive.
March 25 Amy Yates Wuelfing & Gibby Haynes No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes. ISBN 978-0-9913-4470-3. 
Russia annexes Crimea despite international scorn, the Mitch McConnell game continues with #meconnelling, and Amy Yates Wuelfing and Gibby Haynes fondly remember City Gardens.
March 26 Jude Law Dom Hemingway
Jordan Klepper promotes biblical health care, Samantha Bee finds family with the cast of Morning Joe, and Jude Law discusses getting into character for Dom Hemingway.
March 27 Nate Silver
Kristen Schaal offers marriage advice to young women, Aasif Mandvi investigates the impacts of fracking, and Nate Silver discusses his website FiveThirtyEight.com.
March 31 Peter Dinklage Game of Thrones
Governor Chris Christie's own investigation exonerates him, corruption scandals emerge nationwide, and Peter Dinklage shares his admiration for a Croatian security guard.

April[edit]

Date Guest Promotion
April 1 Michael Lewis Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. ISBN 978-0-3932-4466-3. 
CNN desperately struggles to fill its news cycle with Flight 370 developments, and Michael Lewis discusses the rigged Wall Street system detailed in his book "Flash Boys."
April 2 Samuel L. Jackson Captain America: The Winter Soldier
General Motors takes its sweet time recalling a deadly part, John Hodgman gets into offshore banking, and Samuel L. Jackson shares how cool it is to film action movies.
April 3 Pelé Why Soccer Matters. ISBN 978-0-4514-6844-4. 
Aasif Mandvi reports on a Supreme Court ruling that gives wealthy Americans a stronger voice in politics, and Pele shares highlights from his remarkable soccer career.
April 7 Matt Taibbi The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap. ISBN 978-0-8129-9342-4. 
The leaders of the Bush administration defend their legacy, Afghan voters overcome immense obstacles, and author Matt Taibbi talks justice and the wealth gap in "The Divide."
April 8 Denis Leary Draft Day
Al Madrigal tackles the liberal Latino media bias regarding Obamacare, "Noah" disappoints certain moviegoers, and Denis Leary shares his hairstyle choices for "Draft Day."
April 9 Colin Firth The Railway Man
Samantha Bee fears that Putin is plotting to invade Brooklyn, Fox News covers spring break festivities, and Colin Firth discusses his role in "The Railway Man."
April 10 Jennifer Garner Draft Day
Stephen Colbert makes an exciting career move, college athletes struggle to unionize, and Jennifer Garner shares Kevin Costner's off-set activities while filming "Draft Day."
April 21 Gina McCarthy
Cliven Bundy fights for his lawless ranching practices, Putin is questioned about Russia's involvement in Ukraine, and Gina McCarthy discusses being EPA administrator.
April 22 Elizabeth Warren A Fighting Chance
Women in politics continue to face sexist double standards, and Senator Elizabeth Warren discusses "A Fighting Chance" and the need for political reform.
April 23 Robin Roberts Everybody's Got Something. ISBN 978-1-4555-7845-0. 
Sean Hannity contradicts his own beliefs, Stephen Colbert reveals his plans for the future, and Robin Roberts shares her struggles with breast cancer.
April 24 Ramachandra Guha Gandhi Before India. ISBN 978-0-3074-7478-0. 
Cliven Bundy's racist remarks; CNN continues obsession with Malaysia flight 370; Will & Kate tour Australia; John Oliver promotes his new show on HBO
April 28 Mookie Wilson Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the '86 Mets. ISBN 978-0425271339. 
Diverse forms of still-thriving racism hit the media, Larry Wilmore explains how to tackle racism in America, and Mookie Wilson discusses loyalty amongst sports champions.
April 29 William D. Cohan The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities. ISBN 978-1-4516-8180-2. 
Sarah Palin gives a speech at the NRA convention, Jordan Klepper reports on low-cost legal aid for gun users, and William D. Cohan discusses the Duke lacrosse scandal.
April 30 Martin Gilens & Benjamin Page Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens
Controversies hit several government agencies, Rep. Michael Grimm faces fraud charges, and Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page take an empirical look at politics and corruption.

May[edit]

Date Guest Promotion
May 1 David Spade Comedy Central Special David Spade: My Fake Problems
Bill O'Reilly complains about Beyonce's sexiness, crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford checks into rehab, and David Spade reminds himself that he does stand-up.
May 5 Mariano Rivera The Closer. ISBN 978-0-3164-0073-2. 
News about the Benghazi investigation sparks outrage from Fox News, Jordan Klepper covers the South Carolina primaries, and Mariano Rivera discusses his baseball career.
May 6 Peter Schuck Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better. ISBN 978-0-6911-6162-4. 
Samantha Bee defends the real victims of the financial crisis, lesbians face discrimination during major life events, and Peter Schuck describes effective public policy.
May 7 Seth Rogen Neighbors
Rumors about 2016 presidential hopefuls start circulating, Jordan Klepper reports on the disastrous effects of a chemical spill, and Seth Rogen talks about "Neighbors."
May 8 Katie Couric Fed Up
The New York Senate engages in a spirited debate about yogurt, John Hodgman looks to acquire the Los Angeles Clippers, and Katie Couric discusses the obesity epidemic.
May 12 Martin Blaser Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues. ISBN 978-0-8050-9810-5. 
Boko Haram abducts hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls, Donald Sterling apologizes for his racist remarks, and Martin Blaser warns against the overuse of antibiotics.
May 13 Ron Suskind Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism. ISBN 978-1-4231-8036-4. 
Harry Reid takes on the Koch brothers, Hillary Clinton's health scare inspires a #Brainghazi conspiracy, and "Life, Animated" author Ron Suskind talks about autism.
May 14 Blondie
The media searches for the reason why Solange Knowles attacked Jay-Z in an elevator, Lewis Black considers cloning himself, and Blondie celebrates their 40th anniversary.
May 15 Jim Parsons The Normal Heart
India holds elections for prime minister, aging incumbents continue to run for Congress, and Jim Parsons discusses AIDS activism and "The Normal Heart."
May 19 James McAvoy X-Men: Days of Future Past
The V.A. continues to mismanage veterans' health care, Jason Jones compares democracy in India and America, and James McAvoy chats about "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
May 20 Aneesh Chopra
Chipotle bans guns in its restaurants, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg eats a bad burger at a Mets game, and Aneesh Chopra discusses technology in government.
May 21 Timothy Geithner Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises. ISBN 978-0-8041-3859-8. 
Mitch McConnell defeats the Tea Party in Kentucky's Republican primary, Jason Jones explores India's media, and Timothy Geithner defends the handling of the financial crisis.
May 22 Drew Barrymore Blended
America upholds a long tradition of mistreating its veterans, Jason Jones attempts to interview India's new prime minister, and Drew Barrymore talks about filming "Blended."

June[edit]

Date Guest Promotion
June 2 Robert De Niro Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.
Egypt's popular satirical news show ends abruptly, Samantha Bee discovers a dangerous epidemic of stupidity, and Robert De Niro remembers his father's artwork.
June 3 Ricky Gervais Derek
Controversy quickly shatters the happy news of a P.O.W.'s return home, Herman Cain considers the presidential race, and Ricky Gervais shares his conditions for an ideal death.
June 4 Gihan Ibrahim
Michael Che joins the Best F#@king News Team Ever, Republicans hold steadfast to their myopic views, and Gigi Ibrahim discusses the revolutionary movement in Egypt.
June 5 Tom Cruise Edge of Tomorrow
Gun rights activists in Texas start carrying rifles in public, Michael Che and Jordan Klepper give tips on proper gun etiquette, and Tom Cruise chats about "Edge of Tomorrow."
June 9 Philip K. Howard The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government. ISBN 978-0-3930-8282-1. 
Fox News gets worked up over a beard, Jason Jones and Jessica Williams report on the Bowe Bergdahl controversy, and Philip K. Howard discusses government paralysis.
June 10 Sebastian Junger Korengal
Congress scrutinizes the V.A. for its ongoing failures, Jordan Klepper investigates how unionizing would affect college athletes, and Sebastian Junger discusses "Korengal."
June 11 Charles Schumer
Eric Cantor loses his primary election in a surprising upset, a Connecticut boy accidentally brings a grenade to school, and Charles Schumer shares some news from Washington.
June 12 Christopher Walken Jersey Boys
The militant group ISIS overruns much of Iraq, Jason Jones delves into the world of Google Glass users, and Christopher Walken discusses "Jersey Boys."
June 16 Howard Schultz
Iraq War supporters go on a reunion tour, America has conflicting feelings about Iran and Saudi Arabia, and Howard Schultz shares some exciting news about Starbucks.
June 17 Daniel Schulman Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty. ISBN 978-1-4555-1873-9. 
Texas Republicans try to "cure" gay people with reparative therapy, Donald Trump clashes with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Daniel Schulman discusses "Sons of Wichita."
June 18 Kevin Hart Think Like a Man Too
CNN and Fox News interview Hillary Clinton on the same day, Al Madrigal investigates chicken boxing, and "Think Like a Man Too" star Kevin Hart talks about hosting "WWE Raw."
June 19 Hamid Al-Bayati
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revokes the Redskins' trademark, Republicans find new ways to deny climate change, and Hamid Al-Bayati discusses the crisis in Iraq.
June 23 Bill Maher
President Obama sends military advisors to Iraq, an Egyptian court convicts three well-respected journalists, and Bill Maher talks politics and the New York Mets.
June 24 Jennifer Esposito Jennifer's Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease -- What Doctors Don't Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again. ISBN 978-0-7382-1710-9. 
The IRS struggles with proper recordkeeping, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden drum up support, and Jennifer Esposito discusses her book, "Jennifer's Way."
June 25 Keira Knightley Begin Again
Two aging incumbents win re-election, Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams share campus safety do's and don'ts, and Keira Knightley describes singing in "Begin Again."
June 26 Melissa McCarthy Tammy
Republicans spout incongruous domestic and foreign policy ideas, Samantha Bee reports on child labor in the U.S., and Melissa McCarthy discusses her film "Tammy."

July[edit]

Date Guest Promotion
July 14 Dahlia Lithwick
Numerous global crises emerge during summer vacation, Jessica Williams and Jason Jones report on the Hobby Lobby case, and Dahlia Lithwick discusses the Supreme Court.
July 15 Hillary Clinton Hard Choices. ISBN 978-1-4767-5144-3. 
Thousands of child immigrants flee to America in search of a better life, and Hillary Clinton talks about "Hard Choices" and her experiences as Secretary of State.
July 16 Jerry Seinfeld Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
The federal Highway Trust Fund runs dry, an "anonymous" informant reveals the CIA's cafeteria secrets, and Jerry Seinfeld talks about "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."
July 17 Emma Stone Magic in the Moonlight
Republicans seek to impeach Barack Obama, Jessica Williams investigates an Army regulation that targets black women, and Emma Stone chats about "Magic in the Moonlight."
July 21 Sue Turton
International tensions escalate after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Ukraine, and Sue Turton discusses the Egyptian trial of several Al Jazeera journalists.
July 22 Richard Linklater Boyhood
Rupert Murdoch decides that he wants to own Time Warner, Jordan Klepper interviews the victims of civil forfeiture, and Richard Linklater discusses his film "Boyhood."
July 23 George Takei To Be Takei
A court ruling deals Obamacare a heavy blow, the summer news cycle needs more scandals and animal attacks, and George Takei discusses the documentary "To Be Takei."
July 24 Fareed Zakaria
Gov. Andrew Cuomo tackles corruption everywhere but in his own office, a Japanese artist commits an unusual crime, and Fareed Zakaria discusses diplomacy in a changing world.
July 28 Sonia Nazario Enrique's Journey
A Times Square photo op goes awry, global leaders struggle to broker peace in the Middle East, and Sonia Nazario discusses "Enrique's Journey."
July 29 Sara Firth
The U.S. buys weapons for several countries in the Middle East, the LetsBuyCNN.com Kickstarter campaign is a success, and Sara Firth discusses her decision to leave RT.
July 30 Maggie Gyllenhaal The Honourable Woman
Corporations throw tantrums and move to Europe, Jordan Klepper reports on hard-hitting journalism in a digital world, and Maggie Gyllenhaal discusses "The Honorable Woman."
July 31 Aubrey Plaza Life After Beth
Congress spends the time before summer recess deciding to sue Barack Obama, Jason Jones tries to stop supporting the NFL, and Aubrey Plaza discusses "Life After Beth."

August[edit]

Date Guest Promotion
August 4 Elisabeth Moss The One I Love
Numerous global crises emerge during summer vacation, Jessica Williams and Jason Jones report on the Hobby Lobby case, and Dahlia Lithwick discusses the Supreme Court.
August 5 Helen Thorpe Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War. ISBN 978-1-4516-6810-0. 
Jessica Williams does some dubious reporting, Michael Che reports on a very particular sort of brand-name loyalty, and Helen Thorpe discusses her book "Soldier Girls."
August 6 Wu-Tang Clan A Better Tomorrow
Republicans battle it out in the Kansas and Kentucky primaries, Jordan Klepper shows off his rap skills, and Wu-Tang Clan performs "Ron O'Neal" and "Triumph."
August 7 Tracy Droz Tragos Rich Hill
Former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife face corruption charges, Rand Paul begins to act like a presidential candidate, and Tracy Droz Tragos discusses "Rich Hill."
August 26 David L. Rose Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things. ISBN 978-1-4767-2563-5. 
A police officer shoots an unarmed black teenager in Missouri, Michael Che flees Earth to avoid discrimination, and David Rose discusses his book "Enchanted Objects."
August 27 Hassan Abbas The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier. ISBN 978-0-3001-7884-5. 
ISIS looks to establish a caliphate, Samantha Bee comes up with ways for Michael Sam to succeed in the NFL, and Hassan Abbas discusses "The Taliban Revival."
August 28 Todd Glass The Todd Glass Situation: A Bunch of Lies about My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories about My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy. ISBN 978-1-4767-1441-7. 
Rick Perry is indicted on two felony counts, Jason Jones examines Germany and America's friendship, and Todd Glass discusses his book "The Todd Glass Situation."

September[edit]

Date Guest Promotion
September 2 Ramita Navai City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran. ISBN 978-1-6103-9519-9. 
Jessica Williams addresses a catcaller, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor finds a new job, and Ramita Navai discusses her book "City of Lies."
September 3 Rory Kennedy Last Days in Vietnam
Jordan Klepper bares it all in the wake of a hacking scandal, conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues, and Rory Kennedy discusses her documentary "Last Days in Vietnam."
September 4 Adam Levine V
Campaign ads for the midterm elections roll out, Michael Che investigates a potential children's invasion of the U.S., and Adam Levine discusses Maroon 5's album "V."
September 9 Kirsten Gillibrand Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World. ISBN 978-0-8041-7907-2. 
ISIS inspires an unexpected reunion, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand describes the struggles women face in her book "Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World."
September 10 Ban Ki-moon
The NFL suspends Ray Rice indefinitely, Scotland considers breaking away from the U.K., and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discusses the state of the world.
September 11 Tavis Smiley Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year. ISBN 978-0-3163-3276-7. 
President Obama delivers a speech about ISIS, Jordan Klepper becomes an Obamacare critic, and Tavis Smiley discusses his book "Death of a King."
September 15 Ken Burns The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
President Obama gathers a coalition to fight ISIS, Samantha Bee explains Senator Lindsey Graham's paranoia, and Ken Burns discusses "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."
September 16 Bill Hader The Skeleton Twins
Hillary Clinton remains secretive about her intentions for 2016, Michael Che takes on the pharmaceutical industry, and Bill Hader discusses his movie "The Skeleton Twins."
September 17 Zephyr Teachout Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United. ISBN 978-0-6740-5040-2. 
The NFL struggles with its image after several cases of domestic abuse emerge, Ebola poses a greater threat than ISIS, and Zephyr Teachout discusses "Corruption in America."
September 18 Bill Clinton Clinton Global Initiative
Joe Biden's word choices jeopardize his election hopes, The Best F#@king News Team Ever says goodbye to Michael Che, and Bill Clinton discusses the Clinton Global Initiative.
September 22 Jenny Nordberg The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan. ISBN 978-0-3079-5249-3. 
New York City hosts a historic climate change march, Jason Jones pilfers an outfit from the White House, and Jenny Nordberg discusses "The Underground Girls of Kabul."
September 23 Tony Zinni Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win or Lose Off the Battlefield. ISBN 978-1-1372-7938-5. 
Jessica Williams reports on the terrorist supergroups seeking to replace ISIS and the Khorasan Group, and General Tony Zinni discusses "Before the First Shots Are Fired."
September 24 Tia Torres
Samantha Bee runs for election on her home planet, the Chinese company Alibaba debuts on Wall Street, and Tia Torres discusses the sixth season of "Pit Bulls & Parolees."
September 25 Steven Johnson How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World. ISBN 978-1-5946-3296-9. 
The media fixates on President Obama's "latte salute," Jason Jones speaks with activists protesting the Redskins' name, and Steven Johnson discusses "How We Got to Now."
September 29 Hadi al-Bahra
Congress fails to debate going to war with ISIS, the U.N. Climate Summit draws global leaders, and Hadi al-Bahra discusses the Syrian National Coalition's opposition movement.
September 30 Ben Affleck Gone Girl
Congress's system for passing laws slows to a halt, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the U.S., and Ben Affleck discusses "Gone Girl" and "Batman v Superman."

October[edit]

Date Guest Promotion
October 1 Lena Dunham Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'. ISBN 978-0-8129-9499-5. 
An intruder breaches White House security, the first case of Ebola in the U.S. causes the media to panic, and Lena Dunham discusses her memoir, "Not That Kind of Girl."
October 2 Ben Steele Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia
Conservatives panic about ISIS and Ebola, Jessica Williams explores the idea that sexism doesn't exist, and Ben Steele discusses "Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia."
October 6 Atul Gawande Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. ISBN 978-0-8050-9515-9. 
Protests in Hong Kong become more relaxed, Kim Jong-un suffers from a mysterious illness, Jordan Klepper visits the U.N., and Atul Gawande discusses his book "Being Mortal."
October 7 Wyatt Cenac Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn
Guest hosted by Jason Jones along with Samantha Bee, as Stewart was out sick. Bill O'Reilly was originally slated to appear to promote Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General.
October 8 Leon Panetta Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace. ISBN 978-1-5942-0596-5. 
ISIS moves to attack the Syrian border town of Kobani, Kristen Schaal reports on the GOP's campaign targeting female voters, and Leon Panetta discusses "Worthy Fights."
October 9 Jeremy Renner Kill the Messenger
AIG's former CEO sues the U.S. government, Al Madrigal reports on Republicans' sudden interest in LGBT voters, and Jeremy Renner discusses his film "Kill the Messenger."
October 13 Matt Bai All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid. ISBN 978-0-3072-7338-3. 
Democrats display unparalleled persistence in campaign fundraising, Jessica Williams reports on modern-day exorcisms, and Matt Bai discusses "All the Truth Is Out."
October 14 Zach Galifianakis Birdman
A health worker in Texas contracts Ebola, Staten Island's midterm election race comes down to two lackluster candidates, and Zach Galifianakis discusses his film "Birdman."
October 15 Bill O'Reilly Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General. ISBN 978-0-8050-9668-2. 
Candidates square off in the midterm election debates, the coalition against ISIS encounters unexpected obstacles, and Bill O'Reilly discusses white privilege.
October 16 Bryan Stevenson Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. ISBN 978-0-8129-9452-0. 
Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist cools his balls, Jessica Williams reports on Kansas's conservative utopia, and Bryan Stevenson discusses his book "Just Mercy."
October 27 Wendy Davis Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir. ISBN 978-0-3991-7057-7. 
The Best F#@king News Team Ever heads to Austin, Texas, for the midterms, a doctor in New York City contracts Ebola, and Wendy Davis discusses "Forgetting to Be Afraid."
October 28 Joaquin Castro
Democrats' prospects in the midterms grow dire, Jason Jones reports on the key political issues in Texas, and Rep. Joaquin Castro describes a difficult year in Congress.
October 29 Ellar Coltrane Boyhood
The Best F#@king News Team Ever reports on the immigration crisis in Texas, a Koch Brothers' advertisement gets some apt alterations, and Ellar Coltrane discusses "Boyhood."
October 30 Spoon They Want My Soul
Texas Democrats are in denial about the blueness of their state, Samantha Bee investigates what makes Austin weird, and Spoon performs from their album "They Want My Soul."

November[edit]

Date Guest Promotion
November 3 Jake Gyllenhaal Nightcrawler
Republicans surge ahead in the midterm election polls, Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley defends his boat's name, and Jake Gyllenhaal discusses "Nightcrawler."
November 4 Reince Priebus
Republicans sweep the midterms, The Best F#@king News Team Ever offers expert election coverage, and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus celebrates his party's victory.
November 5 John Cleese So Anyway... ISBN 978-0-3853-4824-9. 
Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams report on the Republicans' sweeping victory in the midterm elections, and John Cleese discusses his memoir, "So, Anyway..."
November 6 James Risen Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War. ISBN 978-0-5443-4141-8. 
President Barack Obama and Republicans attempt to work together, Democrats intentionally avoid making legislative decisions, and James Risen discusses "Pay Any Price."
November 10 Bruce Springsteen & Frank Caruso Outlaw Pete
President Obama increases the military presence in Iraq, Jordan Klepper examines police sensitivity training, and Bruce Springsteen and Frank Caruso discuss "Outlaw Pete."
November 11 Samantha Power
New York City is declared Ebola-free, China hosts the APEC summit, and U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power discusses the international efforts to combat Ebola and ISIS.
November 12 Steve Carell Foxcatcher
Poaching threatens elephants and funds terrorists, police accuse Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges of flashing a gang sign, and Steve Carell discusses his film "Foxcatcher."
November 13 Maziar Bahari & Gael García Bernal Rosewater
Not feeling comfortable hyping his own film, after a brief introduction Jon Stewart turned hosting duties over to John Oliver.
November 17 Laura Poitras Citizenfour
President Obama considers an executive order on immigration, Jessica Williams reports on Detroit's water shutoffs, and Laura Poitras discusses her documentary "Citizenfour."
November 18 Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game
Obamacare faces scrutiny yet again, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi demonstrates her political ruthlessness, and Benedict Cumberbatch discusses "The Imitation Game."
November 19 Jessica Chastain Interstellar
Hasan Minhaj and Jordan Klepper debate the use of gestation crates, Lewis Black investigates Black Friday's impact on laborers, and Jessica Chastain discusses "Interstellar."
November 20 Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything
The Keystone XL pipeline bill fails for the time being, Republicans oppose eminent domain at least in theory, and Eddie Redmayne discusses "The Theory of Everything."

December[edit]

Date Guest Promotion
December 1 Andrew Napolitano Suicide Pact: The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Lethal Threat to American Liberty. ISBN 978-0-7180-2193-1. 
Civil rights protests erupt across the U.S., Governor Chris Christie vetoes a bill to ban pig gestation crates, and Judge Andrew Napolitano discusses his book "Suicide Pact."
December 2 Sophie Delaunay Doctors Without Borders
The St. Louis Rams clash with local police, Larry Wilmore talks about the Ferguson protests, China bans puns, and Sophie Delaunay discusses Doctors Without Borders.
December 3 Dave Grohl Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways
The NYPD officer whose chokehold led to Eric Garner's death is not indicted, Samantha Bee reports on pinkwashing, and Dave Grohl discusses "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways."
December 4 Angelina Jolie Unbroken
The Eric Garner decision elicits any number of explanations except racism, Trevor Noah joins The Best F#@king News Team Ever, and Angelina Jolie discusses "Unbroken."
December 8 Norman Lear Even This I Get to Experience
Congress works together to prevent Nazis from receiving Social Security benefits, and Norman Lear discusses his memoir, "Even This I Get to Experience."
December 9 Kathryn Bigelow & Juan Zarate Last Days
The Senate releases its report on CIA torture, Jordan Klepper investigates a discriminatory restaurant, and Kathryn Bigelow and Juan Zarate discuss their PSA "Last Days."
December 10 Suki Kim Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite
Proponents of the CIA's torture program try to justify it, Hasan Minhaj defends America's awesomeness, and Suki Kim discusses her memoir, "Without You, There Is No Us."
December 11 Mick Foley I Am Santa Claus
The royal family visits New York City, millennials get more than they bargained for when they join ISIS, and Mick Foley discusses his documentary "I Am Santa Claus."
December 15 Tim Burton Big Eyes
Dick Cheney defends the CIA's torture program, Jordan Klepper visits Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven for governing advice, and Tim Burton discusses his film "Big Eyes."
December 16 Paul McCartney Hope for the Future
Congress passes a budget bill that's full of surprises, Aasif Mandvi reports on a suggestive South Dakotan PSA, and Paul McCartney discusses his song "Hope for the Future."
December 17 Anna Kendrick Into the Woods
LeBron James and Andrew Hawkins join the police brutality protests, Jessica Williams defends Jay Z's reputation, and Anna Kendrick discusses her film "Into the Woods."
December 18 Chris Rock Top Five

Sony decides not to release "The Interview," the U.S. and Cuba begin to rebuild their relationship, Jordan Klepper reports on SantaCon, and Chris Rock discusses "Top Five."

This episode ends with Jon Stewart checking in with Stephen Colbert (a discontinued practice used in earlier years of the show's run) before the final episode of The Colbert Report. Colbert does not acknowledge it being the final episode at first, but then immediately starts The Colbert Report, ending The Daily Show abruptly without closing credits.

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