List of The Daily Show episodes (2014)

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The Daily Show 2014 episodes
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No. of episodes159
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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]

Original air dateGuest(s)Promotion
January 6Oscar IsaacInside 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 7Steve CooganPhilomena
Colorado opens for recreational weed business, beer advertisers earn America's trust with snow bikini parties, and Steve Coogan discusses "Philomena."
January 8Richard CordrayN/A
Chris Christie gets jammed by traffic, Aasif Mandvi learns about "brosurance," and Richard Cordray discusses the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
January 9Scarlett JohanssonHer
Long-term unemployment benefits lapse, Chris Christie addresses his role in the Bridgegate scandal, and Scarlett Johansson talks post-modern dating in "Her."
January 13Roger Ross WilliamsGod 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 14Tim GunnUnder 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 15Robert GatesDuty: 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 16Steven BrillN/A
Women breach the glass ceiling, Utah and Oklahoma grapple with marriage equality, and Steven Brill weighs in on unreasonably high health care costs.
January 20Marilynne RoachN/A
President Barack Obama imposes self-enforced guidelines on secret government surveillance, bacon shortages haunt the Super Bowl, and Marilynne Roach explains the Salem witch trials.
January 21Theresa PaytonPrivacy 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 22Hari SreenivasanN/A
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 23Anjan SundaramStringer: 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 27Jeff GarlinThe 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 28Louis 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 29Johnny KnoxvilleJackass 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 30Nancy PelosiN/A
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]

Original air dateGuest(s)Promotion
February 3Bill de BlasioN/A
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 4Elizabeth BanksThe Lego Movie
Bill O'Reilly interviews President Barack Obama before the Super Bowl, China's lunar rover says goodbye, and Elizabeth Banks talks "The Lego Movie."
February 5George ClooneyThe 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 6Robyn DoolittleCrazy 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 10Ty BurrellMr. 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 11Elizabeth KolbertThe 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 12Joel KinnamanRoboCop
Jason Jones takes the pulse of gay Russia, Democrats prove they're not immune to political corruption, and Joel Kinnaman talks "RoboCop."
February 18Kevin SpaceyHouse 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 19David O. RussellAmerican Hustle
The Obama administration gets philosophical on drone policy, Jason Jones discovers an unlikely conservative wonderland, and David O. Russell talks "American Hustle."
February 20Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow Daily
Kansas Child-Hitting Law, Missouri Creationism Law, Food Recalls at Subway, Kraft and Hot Pockets, Ronan Farrow, "Ronan Farrow Daily"
February 24Hooman MajdThe 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 25Michio KakuThe 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 26Liam NeesonNon-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 27Kevin RooseYoung 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]

Original air dateGuest(s)Promotion
March 3Seth MacFarlaneA 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 discusses his Oscars hosting performance and also about his new novel based on his film, A Million Ways to Die in the West.
March 4Jim DeMintFalling 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 5Rachel MaddowWhy We Did It
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 6Kimberly MartenN/A
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 10Paul TaylorThe 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 11Andrew NapolitanoTheodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom. ISBN 978-1595554215.
Crimea Is Lost, Vladimir Putin's Body Language, Andrew Napolitano, "Theodore and Woodrow", "The Weakest Lincoln".
March 12Jason BatemanBad 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 13Anita HillAnita
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 24Arianna HuffingtonThrive: 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 25Amy Yates Wuelfing & Gibby HaynesNo 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 26Jude LawDom 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 27Nate SilverFiveThirtyEight.com
Kristen Schaal offers marriage advice to young women, Aasif Mandvi investigates the impacts of fracking, and Nate Silver discusses his website FiveThirtyEight.com.
March 31Peter DinklageGame 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]

Original air dateGuest(s)Promotion
April 1Michael LewisFlash 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 2Samuel L. JacksonCaptain 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 3PeléWhy 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 7Matt TaibbiThe 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 8Denis LearyDraft 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 9Colin FirthThe 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 10Jennifer GarnerDraft 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 21Gina McCarthyN/A
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 22Elizabeth WarrenA Fighting Chance. ISBN 978-1627790529.
Women in politics continue to face sexist double standards, and Senator Elizabeth Warren discusses "A Fighting Chance" and the need for political reform.
April 23Robin RobertsEverybody'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 24Ramachandra GuhaGandhi 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 28Mookie WilsonMookie: 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 29William D. CohanThe 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 30Martin Gilens & Benjamin PageTesting 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]

Original air dateGuest(s)Promotion
May 1David SpadeComedy 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 5Mariano RiveraThe 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 6Peter SchuckWhy 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 7Seth RogenNeighbors
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 8Katie CouricFed 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 12Martin BlaserMissing 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 13Ron SuskindLife, 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 14BlondieN/A
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 15Jim ParsonsThe 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 19James McAvoyX-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 20Aneesh ChopraN/A
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 21Timothy GeithnerStress 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 22Drew BarrymoreBlended
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]

Original air dateGuest(s)Promotion
June 2Robert De NiroRemembering 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 3Ricky GervaisDerek
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 4Gihan IbrahimN/A
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 5Tom CruiseEdge 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 9Philip K. HowardThe 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 10Sebastian JungerKorengal
Congress scrutinizes the V.A. for its ongoing failures, Jordan Klepper investigates how unionizing would affect college athletes, and Sebastian Junger discusses "Korengal."
June 11Charles SchumerN/A
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 12Christopher WalkenJersey 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 16Howard SchultzN/A
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 17Daniel SchulmanSons 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 18Kevin HartThink 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 19Hamid Al-BayatiN/A
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 23Bill MaherN/A
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 24Jennifer EspositoJennifer'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 25Keira KnightleyBegin 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 26Melissa McCarthyTammy
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]

Original air dateGuest(s)Promotion
July 14Dahlia LithwickN/A
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 15Hillary ClintonHard 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 16Jerry SeinfeldComedians 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 17Emma StoneMagic 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 21Sue TurtonN/A
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 22Richard LinklaterBoyhood
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 23George TakeiTo 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 24Fareed ZakariaN/A
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 28Sonia NazarioEnrique'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 29Sara FirthN/A
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 30Maggie GyllenhaalThe 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 31Aubrey PlazaLife 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]

Original air dateGuest(s)Promotion
August 4Elisabeth MossThe 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 5Helen ThorpeSoldier 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 6Wu-Tang ClanA 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 7Tracy Droz TragosRich 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 26David L. RoseEnchanted 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 27Hassan AbbasThe 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 28Todd GlassThe 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]

Original air dateGuest(s)Promotion
September 2Ramita NavaiCity 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 3Rory KennedyLast 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 4Adam LevineV
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 9Kirsten GillibrandOff 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 10Ban Ki-moonN/A
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 11Tavis SmileyDeath 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 15Ken BurnsThe 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 16Bill HaderThe 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 17Zephyr TeachoutCorruption 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 18Bill ClintonClinton 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 22Jenny NordbergThe 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 23Tony ZinniBefore 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 24Tia TorresPit Bulls & Parolees
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 25Steven JohnsonHow 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 29Hadi al-BahraN/A
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 30Ben AffleckGone 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]

Original air dateGuest(s)Promotion
October 1Lena DunhamNot 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 2Ben SteeleHunted: 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 6Atul GawandeBeing 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 7Wyatt CenacWyatt 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 8Leon PanettaWorthy 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 9Jeremy RennerKill 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 13Matt BaiAll 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 14Zach GalifianakisBirdman
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 15Bill O'ReillyKilling 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 16Bryan StevensonJust 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 27Wendy DavisForgetting 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 28Joaquin CastroN/A
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 29Ellar ColtraneBoyhood
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 30SpoonThey 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]

Original air dateGuest(s)Promotion
November 3Jake GyllenhaalNightcrawler
Republicans surge ahead in the midterm election polls, Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley defends his boat's name, and Jake Gyllenhaal discusses "Nightcrawler."
November 4Reince PriebusN/A
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 5John CleeseSo 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 6James RisenPay 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 10Bruce Springsteen & Frank CarusoOutlaw Pete. ISBN 978-1501103858.
President Obama increases the military presence in Iraq, Jordan Klepper examines police sensitivity training, and Bruce Springsteen and Frank Caruso discuss "Outlaw Pete."
November 11Samantha PowerN/A
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 12Steve CarellFoxcatcher
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 13Maziar Bahari & Gael García BernalRosewater
Not feeling comfortable hyping his own film, after a brief introduction Jon Stewart turned hosting duties over to John Oliver.
November 17Laura PoitrasCitizenfour
President Obama considers an executive order on immigration, Jessica Williams reports on Detroit's water shutoffs, and Laura Poitras discusses her documentary "Citizenfour."
November 18Benedict CumberbatchThe Imitation Game
Obamacare faces scrutiny yet again, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi demonstrates her political ruthlessness, and Benedict Cumberbatch discusses "The Imitation Game."
November 19Jessica ChastainInterstellar
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 20Eddie RedmayneThe 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]

Original air dateGuest(s)Promotion
December 1Andrew NapolitanoSuicide 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 2Sophie DelaunayDoctors 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 3Dave GrohlFoo 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 4Angelina JolieUnbroken
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 8Norman LearEven This I Get to Experience. ISBN 978-1-594-20572-9.
Congress works together to prevent Nazis from receiving Social Security benefits, and Norman Lear discusses his memoir, "Even This I Get to Experience."
December 9Kathryn Bigelow & Juan ZarateLast 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 10Suki KimWithout 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 11Mick FoleyI 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 15Tim BurtonBig 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 16Paul McCartneyHope 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 17Anna KendrickInto 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 18Chris RockTop 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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