The Problem With Jon Stewart

10 Worst Episodes of The Problem With Jon Stewart

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the world's problems. It's harder to pinpoint the systems responsible for creating them. In this series, Jon Stewart brings together people impacted by different parts of a problem to discuss how we come up with change.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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The Problem With Jon Stewart - S2E5

#10 - Allies: Friends Without Benefits (Season 2 - Episode 5)

When America needs help from allies, it makes promises. When those allies ask for help, it breaks those promises.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 59 votes.

The Problem With Jon Stewart - S1E1

#9 - War (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Supporting the troops is one thing Americans seem to agree on—but why are so many veterans struggling to receive the care they need?

The episode was rated 7.58 from 177 votes.

The Problem With Jon Stewart - S2E4

#8 - Midterms: This Is What Democracy Looks Like? (Season 2 - Episode 4)

The most important U.S. midterm elections of all time are here (again). But the game has changed.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 68 votes.

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#7 - Guns (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Shootings in America are an epidemic. Many agree that bad guys shouldn't have gun access, but how do we decide who the bad guys are?

The episode was rated 7.57 from 104 votes.

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#6 - Climate Change (Season 1 - Episode 6)

We’re being told the planet is headed towards catastrophe if we don’t fix climate change. What will it take for everyone to change their behavior?

The episode was rated 7.56 from 79 votes.

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#5 - Freedom (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Americans love freedom. But what price are they willing to pay for it—and what can be learned from other countries that are fighting to be free?

The episode was rated 7.54 from 135 votes.

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#4 - Racism (Season 1 - Episode 8)

No matter how sincerely some white people want to educate themselves and take action against racism, white comfort seems to block progress.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 85 votes.

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#3 - Globalization: Made in America (Season 2 - Episode 3)


America's leaders know what's plaguing the country: globalization. Thankfully they have a plan—globalization of their own, American-style.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 67 votes.

The Problem With Jon Stewart - S1E5

#2 - The Stock Market (Season 1 - Episode 5)

The rise of e-brokers was meant to democratize the stock market—yet inequality in the market has actually worsened. How can it be fixed?

The episode was rated 7.46 from 94 votes.

The Problem With Jon Stewart - S2E6

#1 - Election Wrap-Up Special (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Who won? Who lost? Are we still a democracy? All we know is that everyone is happy and absolutely no one is questioning the results.

The episode was rated 7.32 from 65 votes.

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