The Fumes of an Empire: UK Chaos and the U.S. Midterms

The Fumes of an Empire: UK Chaos and the U.S. Midterms

By Apple TV+

The midterms are two weeks out and chaos just keeps building. The UK is cycling through prime ministers faster than James Bonds as their economic crisis continues. Meanwhile, election deniers in the U.S. are whipping themselves into a frenzy. Jon is joined by British journalist Gabriel Gatehouse to break down what’s happening in the UK, plus what his QAnon and election-conspiracy reporting might tell us about our democracy’s post-election fate—if this election ever ends. Writers Tocarra Mallard and Robby Slowik are also here talking Ye and Adidas, antisemitism, and the conspiracy earworms that have infected us all.

Stream our newest episode, “Midterms: This Is What Democracy Looks Like?,” starting October 28 on Apple TV+.


Hosted by: Jon Stewart

Featuring, in order of appearance: Robby Slowik, Tocarra Mallard, Gabriel Gatehouse

Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. 

Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson

Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray

Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos

Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal 

Senior Digital Producer: Freddie Morgan 

Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez 

Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek 

Head Writer: Kris Acimovic

Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella Philipson

Talent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Marjorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm

Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal, Cassie Murdoch Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr.

The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions.

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