List of The Daily Show episodes (2012)

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The Daily Show 2012 episodes
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 159
Original network Comedy Central
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This is a list of episodes for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2012.[1][2][3]



Date Guest Promotion
January 3 Charles Barkley Inside the NBA, Weight Watchers
January 4 Elizabeth Dowling Taylor A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons. ISBN 978-0-230-10893-6.
January 5 Craig Shirley December 1941: 31 Days That Changed America and Saved the World. ISBN 978-1-59555-457-4.
January 9 George Lucas Red Tails
January 10 Andrew Napolitano
January 11 Jim DeMint Now or Never: Saving America from Economic Collapse. ISBN 978-1-4555-1184-6.
January 12 Dolly Parton Joyful Noise
January 16 Jodi Kantor The Obamas. ISBN 978-0-316-09875-5.
January 17 Liam Neeson The Grey
January 18 Joe Nocera
January 19 Elizabeth Banks Man on a Ledge
January 23 Kathleen Sebelius Health and Human Services Secretary
January 24 Elizabeth Warren D- Candidate for U.S. Senate, Massachusetts
January 25 Paula Broadwell All In: The Education of General David Petraeus. ISBN 978-1-59420-318-3.
January 26 Tilda Swinton We Need to Talk About Kevin
January 30 Lou Dobbs Lou Dobbs Tonight
January 31 Jonathan Macey Professor, Yale Law School


Date Guest Promotion
February 1 Brad Pitt Moneyball
February 2 David Agus Author, The End of Illness. ISBN 978-1-4516-1017-8.
February 13 Ali Soufan Author, The Black Banners. ISBN 978-0-393-07942-5.
February 14 Ricky Gervais Life's Too Short
February 15 Louise Slaughter (D) New York
February 16 Arne Duncan Secretary of Education
February 20 Alan Huffman & Michael Rejebian Authors, We're With Nobody. ISBN 978-0-06-201577-8.
February 21 Russ Feingold Author, While America Sleeps. ISBN 978-0-307-95252-3.
February 22 Bruce Bartlett Author, The Benefit and the Burden. ISBN 978-1-4516-4619-1.
February 23 Paul Rudd Wanderlust
February 27 Neil deGrasse Tyson Author, Space Chronicles. ISBN 978-0-393-08210-4.
February 28 Stephen Merchant Life's Too Short
February 29 Masha Gessen Author, The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. ISBN 978-1-59448-842-9.


Date Guest Promotion
March 1 M. Cathleen Kaveny Professor of Law & Theology, Notre Dame
March 5 Shaun Donovan Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
March 6 Julianne Moore Game Change
March 7 Cecile Richards President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund
March 8 Trita Parsi Author, A Single Roll of the Dice. ISBN 978-0-300-16936-2.
March 12 Grover Norquist President, Americans for Tax Reform / Author, Debacle. ISBN 978-1-118-18617-6.
March 13 Will Ferrell CASA de mi PADRE
March 14 Rachel Weisz The Deep Blue Sea
March 15 None
March 26 Shaquille O'Neal TNT Analyst, Inside the NBA
March 27 Maria Goodavage Author, Soldier Dogs. ISBN 978-0-525-95278-7.
March 28 Ahmed Rashid Author, Pakistan on the Brink. ISBN 978-0-670-02346-2.
March 29 Rachel Maddow Author, Drift. ISBN 978-0-300-16936-2.


Date Guest Promotion
April 2 Mohamed Nasheed The Island President / Former President of the Maldives
April 3 Tom Goldstein Publisher, SCOTUSblog
April 4 Jack Goldsmith Author, Power and Constraint
April 5 Anthony Bourdain No Reservations
April 9 Tim Weiner Author, Enemies: A History of the FBI
April 10 Elon Musk CEO, SpaceX
April 11 Ricky Gervais The Ricky Gervais Show
April 12 Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society
April 16 Jane Goodall Spokesperson, Chimpanzee
April 17 Julia Louis-Dreyfus Veep
April 18 Robert Reich Author, Beyond Outrage
April 19 Judy Smith Author, Good Self, Bad Self
April 23 Ben Rattray Founder,
April 24 Madeleine Albright Author, Prague Winter / Former U.S. Secretary of State
April 25 Jason Segel The Five-Year Engagement
April 26 Robert Draper Author, Do Not Ask What Good We Do
April 30 Zach Wahls Author, My Two Moms


Date Guest Promotion
May 1 David Barton Author, The Jefferson Lies
May 2 Sen. Tom Coburn Author, The Debt Bomb / (R) Oklahoma
May 3 Peter Bergen Author, Manhunt
May 7 "Admiral General Aladeen"
(Sacha Baron Cohen)
The nation of Wadiya
May 8 Ambassador Ivo Daalder U.S. Ambassador to NATO
May 9 John R. Hall Author, Queen Elizabeth and Her Church / Dean of Westminster Abbey
May 10 Robert Caro Author, The Passage of Power
May 29 First Lady Michelle Obama Author, American Grown
May 30 Dan Rather Author, Rather Outspoken
May 31 Jim Parsons Harvey


Date Guest Promotion
June 4 Thomas Mann & Norman Ornstein Co-authors, It's Even Worse Than It Looks
June 5 Gary Johnson Former Governor of New Mexico
June 6 Michael Fassbender Prometheus
June 7 Edward Conard Author, Unintended Consequences
June 11 Boris Johnson Mayor of London / Author, Johnson's Life of London
June 12 Colin Powell Former Secretary of State / Author, It Worked for Me
June 13 Maggie Gyllenhaal Actor
June 14 Catherine Zeta-Jones Actor
June 18 Parmy Olson Author, We are Anonymous
June 19 Denis Leary Actor (originally planned was: Sen. Marco Rubio)
June 20 Steve Carell Actor
June 21 Bassem Youssef Al Bernameg
June 25 Marco Rubio U.S. Senator
June 26 Seth MacFarlane Ted
June 27 Andrew Garfield Actor
June 28 Tenacious D Band


Date Guest Promotion
July 16 Louis C.K. Stand-up comedian
July 17 Victor Cruz American football player / Author, Out of the Blue
July 18 Sigourney Weaver Political Animals
July 19 E.J. Dionne Author, Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent. ISBN 1-60819-201-6.
July 23 Fareed Zakaria Author, The Post-American World. ISBN 978-0-393-33480-7.
July 24 Matthew McConaughey Killer Joe
July 25 Joseph Stiglitz Author, The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future. ISBN 0-393-08869-3.
July 26 Zach Galifianakis & Will Ferrell The Campaign
July 30 Rashida Jones Celeste and Jesse Forever
July 31 Dambisa Moyo Author, Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World. ISBN 0-465-02828-4.


Date Guest Promotion
August 1 Fred Guterl Author, The Fate of the Species: Why the Human Race may Cause Its Own Extinction and How We Can Stop It. ISBN 978-1-60819-258-8.
August 2 Jessica Biel Total Recall
August 6 Tim Gunn Project Runway
August 7 Saima Wahab Author, In My Father's Country. ISBN 978-0-307-88494-7.
August 8 Chris Rock 2 Days in New York
August 9 Joanna Brooks Author, The Book of Mormon Girl: Stories from an American Faith. ISBN 978-0-615-59344-9.
August 13 Robert Pattinson Cosmopolis
August 14 Misty May-Treanor London 2012 Olympic gold medallist
August 15 Brian Williams NBC Nightly News
August 16 Rob Corddry Childrens Hospital
August 28 Marco Rubio U.S. Senator
August 29 Herman Cain Former presidential candidate for the Republican Party
August 30 Michael Steele Former Republican National Committee Chairman
August 31 none


Date Guest Promotion
September 4 Tom Brokaw Author
September 5 Kirsten Gillibrand U.S. Senator
September 6 Austan Goolsbee
September 7 none
September 17 Kofi Annan Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
September 18 Salman Rushdie Author, Joseph Anton: A Memoir
September 19 Pink Musician
September 20 Bill Clinton Former President of the United States
September 25 Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein King of Jordan
September 26 Olivia Wilde Butter
September 27 Amar'e Stoudemire Professional basketball player and author of the STAT book series for children


Date Guest Promotion
October 1 Arnold Schwarzenegger Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story. ISBN 978-1-4516-6243-6.
October 2 Liam Neeson Taken 2
October 3 Rand Paul Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds ISBN 978-1455522750
October 4 Bill O'Reilly Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot. ISBN 978-0-8050-9666-8.
October 8 Pete Townshend Who I Am: A Memoir. ISBN 978-0-06-212724-2.
October 9 Ben Affleck Argo
October 10 Magic Johnson Spokesperson for OraQuick
October 11 Paul Thomas Anderson The Master
October 15 J. K. Rowling The Casual Vacancy. ISBN 978-1-4087-0420-2.
October 16 Eugene Jarecki The House I Live In
October 17 Nate Silver The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail – But Some Don't. ISBN 978-1-59420-411-1.
October 18 President Barack Obama
October 22 D. L. Hughley The Endangered List
October 23 Gerard Butler Chasing Mavericks
October 24 Dakota Meyer Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War. ISBN 978-0-8129-9340-0.
October 25 Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives
October 31 Jon Ronson Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries. ISBN 978-1-59463-137-5.


Date Guest Promotion
November 1 Bob Woodruff The Bob Woodruff Foundation's Stand Up For Heroes
November 5 Martha Raddatz American reporter with ABC News
November 6 Election Night: This Ends Now Live coverage of the United States Presidential Election
November 7 Nate Silver The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail – But Some Don't. ISBN 978-1-59420-411-1.
November 8 Katie Dellamaggiore and Pobo Efekoro Brooklyn Castle
November 12 Mike Huckabee Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most. ISBN 978-1-59523-093-5.
November 13 Jason Sudeikis Saturday Night Live
November 14 Jon Meacham Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. ISBN 978-1-4000-6766-4.
November 15 Andrew Napolitano Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom. ISBN 978-1-59555-351-5.
November 26 David Nasaw The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy. ISBN 978-1-59420-376-3.
November 27 Warren Buffett and Carol Loomis Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012. ISBN 978-1-59184-573-7.
November 28 Neil Young Waging Heavy Peace. ISBN 978-0-399-15946-6.
November 29 Calvin Trillin Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse. ISBN 978-0-8129-9368-4.


Date Guest Promotion
December 3 Denis Leary Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas. ISBN 978-0-7624-4762-6.
December 4 R.A. Dickey Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball. ISBN 978-0-399-15815-5.
December 5 Alan Simpson Co-Chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
December 6 Chris Christie Governor of New Jersey
December 10 Bishop Gene Robinson God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage. ISBN 978-0-307-95788-7.
December 11 Laura Linney Hyde Park on Hudson
December 12 Cory Booker Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
December 13 Kristen Stewart On the Road