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How Brittney Griner Became a Political Pawn: With Coach Dawn Staley

How Brittney Griner Became a Political Pawn: With Coach Dawn Staley

By Apple TV+

Basketball legend and coach Dawn Staley is here with the latest on Brittney Griner—one of the best players in the WNBA—who has been detained in Russia since February after officials allegedly found cannabis oil in her luggage. Dawn and Jon break down the financial inequalities of the WNBA, how we can keep players from becoming political pawns, and what needs to happen to get Griner home. Plus, writers Tocarra Mallard and Kasaun Wilson tell the odd tale of how Stephon Marbury starred in a Chinese musical about himself.


Hosted by: Jon Stewart

Featuring, in order of appearance: Tocarra Mallard, Kasaun Wilson, Dawn Staley

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

Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson

Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray, and Robby Slowik

Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos

Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal

Senior Digital Producer: Frederika 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, and 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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