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Jon Stewart Takes on Anti-Trans Legislation and Politicians

Jon Stewart returns Friday, October 7 for the second season of his Apple TV+ show The Problem With Jon Stewart. For the season premiere, Stewart looks at the “problem of gender.”

“Ah, yes, the gender wars!” Stewart exclaims at the start of the trailer. He then goes into the data, explaining that anti-trans legislation has increased by 800 percent in recent years.

“What? Did trans people storm the Capitol?” he jokes.

Friday’s episode will feature a guest lineup including parents of trans children Keisha Michaels and Debi Jackson, trans attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union Chase Strangio, endocrinologist Joshua Safer, and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

In the trailer, Stewart is shown interviewing Rutledge. She tells Rutledge that almost 100 percent of those with gender dysphoria “can move past that.”

“That’s an incredibly made-up figure,” Stewart responds

New episodes of The Problem With Jon Stewart go live every week

“The highly anticipated new current affairs series from the acclaimed host, writer, producer, director, and advocate Jon Stewart, takes a deep dive into some of the most enduring, deeply-entrenched issues of our time,” a series description reads. “Using comedy and common sense, the series features tough, topical, and culture-moving conversations from the perspectives of stakeholders, experts, and individuals confronting these issues.”

Stewart, the former host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, received the 2022 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Watch the trailers for the season premiere and for season 2 below.

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