List of The Daily Show episodes (2013)

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The Daily Show 2013 episodes
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 160
Original network Comedy Central
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This is a list of episodes for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2013.[1][2][3] Every episode from June 10 until August 15 was guest hosted by John Oliver, as Stewart had left temporarily to direct Rosewater.[4]



Original air date Guest(s) Promotion
January 7 Anne Hathaway Les Misérables
January 8 Stanley McChrystal My Share of the Task. ISBN 978-1591844754. 
January 9 Jeff Bridges The Dude and the Zen Master. ISBN 978-0399161643. 
January 10 Josh Brolin Gangster Squad
January 14 Roger Waters Musician
January 15 Bob Schieffer Host of Face the Nation
January 16 Jessica Chastain Zero Dark Thirty
January 17 Lena Dunham Girls
January 21 Sonia Sotomayor My Beloved World. ISBN 978-0307594884. 
January 22 Jennifer Lopez Parker
January 23 Missy Cummings Academic
January 24 Christopher Walken Stand Up Guys
January 28 Bob Costas Sportscaster
January 29 Melissa McCarthy Identity Thief
January 30 Al Gore The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. ISBN 978-0812992946. 
January 31 Jason Bateman Identity Thief


Original air date Guest(s) Promotion
February 4 Michelle Rhee Radical: Fighting to Put Children First. ISBN 978-0062203984. 
February 5 Ray Kelly New York City Police Commissioner
February 6 Ed Whitacre American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA. ISBN 978-1455513017. 
February 7 Neil Barofsky Bailout: An Inside Account of how Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street. ISBN 978-1451684933. 
February 11 George Stephanopoulos Good Morning America and This Week
February 12 Mike Piazza Long Shot. ISBN 978-1439150221. 
February 13 Fawzia Koofi The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future. ISBN 978-0230120679. 
February 14 Susan Rice United States Ambassador to the United Nations
February 19 Alison Brie Community
February 20 Helaine Olen Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry. ISBN 978-1591844891. 
February 21 Steven Brill Law Writer. TIME Magazine article "Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us"
February 25 Donnie Wahlberg Boston's Finest
February 26 Lori Silverbush & Kristi Jacobson A Place at the Table
February 27 R. J. Cutler The World According to Dick Cheney
February 28 Rachel Maddow Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power. ISBN 978-0307460981. 


Original air date Guest(s) Promotion
March 4 Paul Rudd Admission
March 5 Sandra Day O'Connor Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court. ISBN 978-0812993929. 
March 6 Neil deGrasse Tyson Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier. ISBN 978-0393343625. 
March 7 Tom Coughlin Earn the Right to Win: How Success in Any Field Starts with Superior Preparation. ISBN 978-1591846123. 
March 25 Peter Dinklage Game of Thrones
March 26 Michael Moss Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. ISBN 978-1400069804. 
March 27 Eva Mendes The Place Beyond the Pines
March 28 Denise Kiernan The Girls of Atomic City. ISBN 978-1451617528. 


Original air date Guest(s) Promotion
April 1 Mary Roach Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. ISBN 978-0393081572. 
April 2 Jonathan Sperber Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life. ISBN 978-0871404671. 
April 3 Sheryl Sandberg Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. ISBN 978-0385349949. 
April 4 Danny Boyle Trance
April 8 David Stockman The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America. ISBN 978-1586489120. 
April 9 Jimmy Carter Former President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
April 10 Ken Burns The Central Park Five
April 11 Edie Falco Nurse Jackie
April 16 Tom Cruise Oblivion
April 17 Ricky Gervais Comedian and Actor
April 18 Mark Mazzetti The Way of the Knife: the CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth. ISBN 978-1594204807. 
April 22 Christina Hendricks Mad Men
April 23 Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children
April 24 Bassem Youssef "Egypt's Jon Stewart", Satirist/host in El Bernameg; Time 100 Most Influential People In The World (2013)
April 25 Vali Nasr The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat. ISBN 978-0385536479. 
April 29 Jon Hamm Mad Men
April 30 Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man 3


Original air date Guest(s) Promotion
May 1 Kay Bailey Hutchison Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas. ISBN 978-0062130693. 
May 2 Eric Greitens CEO of The Mission Continues
May 6 Christiane Amanpour CNN's Chief International Correspondent
May 7 Mindy Kaling The Mindy Project
May 8 Carey Mulligan The Great Gatsby
May 9 David Sedaris Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. ISBN 978-0316154697. 
May 13 J. J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness
May 14 Nathan Lane The Nance
May 15 Olympia Snowe Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress. ISBN 978-1602862173. 
May 16 George Packer The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. ISBN 978-0374102418. 
May 20 Ellen Page The East
May 21 Phil Jackson Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. ISBN 978-1594205118. 
May 22 Bill O' Reilly Keep It Pithy: Useful Observations in a Tough World. ISBN 978-0385346627. 
May 23 Morgan Freeman Now You See Me


Original air date Guest(s) Promotion
June 3 Maxim Pozdorovkin & Mike Lerner Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
June 4 Brian Williams Anchor and Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News
June 5 Jon Favreau Former Head Speechwriter for President Obama
June 6 No Guest -
June 10† Seth Rogen This is the End
June 11† Armando Iannucci Veep
June 12† Mavis Staples One True Vine
June 13† Fareed Zakaria Fareed Zakaria GPS
June 17† Linda Cardellini Mad Men
June 18† Jim Gaffigan Dad Is Fat. ISBN 978-0385349055. 
June 19† Dawn Porter Gideon's Army, regarding public defenders
June 20† Tom Brokaw The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation About America. ISBN 978-0739326831. 
June 24† Maggie Gyllenhaal White House Down
June 25† Questlove Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove. ISBN 978-1455501359. 
June 26† Josh Fox Gasland Part II
June 27† Tom Goldstein SCOTUSblog

† These episodes were hosted by John Oliver


Original air date Guest(s) Promotion
July 15† Aaron Sorkin The Newsroom
July 16† Helen Mirren RED 2
July 17† Reza Aslan Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. ISBN 978-1400069224. 
July 18† Sarah Vowell Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel. ISBN 978-0385535212. 
July 22† Louis C.K. Blue Jasmine
July 23† Richard Haass Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order. ISBN 978-0465057986. 
July 24† Shailene Woodley The Spectacular Now
July 25† Bob Bradley Manager of Egypt's National Soccer Team
July 29† Mark Leibovich This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital. ISBN 978-0399161308. 
July 30† Tim Gunn Project Runway
July 31† Hank Azaria Lovelace

† These episodes were hosted by John Oliver


Original air date Guest(s) Promotion
August 1† Colin Quinn Unconstitutional
August 5† Neal Thompson A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley. ISBN 978-0770436209. 
August 6† Liam Hemsworth Paranoia
August 7† Lake Bell In a World...
August 8† Kirsten Gillibrand US Senator (D-NY)
August 12† Rand Paul Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds. ISBN 978-1455522750
August 13† Joshua Oppenheimer The Act of Killing
August 14† Regis Philbin Television personality
August 15† Simon Pegg The World's End

† These episodes were hosted by John Oliver


Original air date Guest(s) Promotion
September 3 Andrew Harper United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees representative to Jordan
September 4 Mario Livio Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe. ISBN 978-1469286044. 
September 5 Michael C. Hall Dexter
September 9 Sheri Fink Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. ISBN 978-0307718969. 
September 10 Bill Dedman Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune. ISBN 978-0345534521. 
September 11 Bob Odenkirk & David Cross Hollywood Said No!: Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show. ISBN 978-1455526307. 
September 12 Billy Crystal Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?. ISBN 978-0805098204. 
September 16 Robert Reich Inequality for All
September 17 Jake Gyllenhaal Prisoners
September 18 Hugh Jackman Prisoners
September 19 Chelsea Clinton Clinton Foundation
September 24 Richard Dawkins An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist. ISBN 978-0062287151. 
September 25 Atoms for Peace Amok
September 26 Robin Williams The Crazy Ones
September 30 Bill O'Reilly Killing Jesus. ISBN 978-0805098549. 


Original air date Guest(s) Promotion
October 1 David Mitchell The Reason I Jump. ISBN 978-0812994865. 
October 2 Sandra Bullock Gravity
October 3 Kerry Washington Scandal
October 7 Kathleen Sebelius United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
October 8 Malala Yousafzai I am Malala. ISBN 978-0297870920. 
October 9 Michael Fassbender 12 Years a Slave
October 10 Brian Jay Jones Jim Henson: The Biography. ISBN 978-0345526113. 
October 21 Alan Greenspan The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting. ISBN 978-1594204814. 
October 22 Malcolm Gladwell David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. ISBN 978-0316204361. 
October 23 Charles Krauthammer Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics. ISBN 978-0385349178. 
October 24 Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave
October 28 Nick Offerman Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living. ISBN 978-0525954217. 
October 29 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Member of the United States House of Representatives, Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee
October 30 Diane Ravitch Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools. ISBN 978-0385350884. 
October 31 Mark Fainaru-Wada League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth. ISBN 978-0804128193. 


Original air date Guest(s) Promotion
November 4 Bob Woodruff Journalist
November 5 John Goodman Alpha House
November 6 Monique Brinson Demery Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu. ISBN 978-1610392815. 
November 7 Patrick Stewart No Man's Land, Waiting For Godot
November 11 Doris Kearns Goodwin The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. ISBN 978-1416547860. 
November 12 Joe Scarborough The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics and Can Again. ISBN 978-0812996142. 
November 13 Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele Key & Peele
November 14 Geoffrey Rush The Book Thief
November 18 Elizabeth Olsen Oldboy
November 19 Bill Cosby Bill Cosby: Far From Finished
November 20 Tom Brokaw Where Were You?
November 21 Jennifer Lawrence The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


Original air date Guest(s) Promotion
December 2 Ian McKellen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, No Man's Land, Waiting For Godot Relaunch, Black Friday Violence, British B&B and Anti-Gay Discrimination
December 3 Jared Leto Dallas Buyers Club
War on Christmas, Republican National Committee and the End of Racism
December 4 Jehane Noujaim The Square
Bad Mortgage Settlements, Samantha Bee & Blackstone Fraud
December 5 Jorge Ramos Univision
Fast Food Worker Strike, Minimum Wage Raise, Bill de Blasio & New York's Millionaires
December 9 Husain Haqqani Magnificent Delusions. ISBN 978-1-6103-9317-1. 
The Truth About NSA Surveillance, Government Spying in World of Warcraft, Reaction to Nelson Mandela's Death
December 10 Amy Adams American Hustle
Historically Ineffective Congress, Jason Jones on Gerrymandering, The Obama-Castro Handshake
December 11 Reza Aslan Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Bipartisan Budget Agreement, Jason Jones in Budget Battle Movies, Iranian Nuclear Agreement
December 12 Evangeline Lilly The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
War on Christmas, Black Santa and White Jesus, Lewis Black & Twerking Robots
December 16 Haifaa al-Mansour Wadjda
Black Santa & Megyn Kelly, The Knockout Game, China on the Moon
December 17 Erik Prince Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror. ISBN 978-1-5918-4745-8. 
Conservative Budget Critics, John Boehner's Catchphrase, The Real-Life Hunger Games
December 18 Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, David Koechner & Paul Rudd Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
John C. Beale (EPA fraudster), IKEA Spying Scandal
December 19 Jonah Hill TBA
Royal Phone Hacking Scandal, John Oliver's Goodbye