53 minutes | Dec 14, 2022

Our Education System Is Broken. We Asked the Secretary of Education How to Fix It.

This week we’re joined by Miguel Cardona, the U.S. Secretary of Education. We cover why schools aren’t evolving fast enough to keep up with current challenges, how the shifting roles of schools and teachers are leaving many educators without the resources they need, and remaking the system so that it’s more about students and less about test scores and resume-building. Plus, staff writer Kasaun Wilson reveals that he lost a bet when Jon actually showed up at our holiday party, and Deniz Çam from our research team discusses the horrible legal limbo documented Dreamers are caught in — and how we can help. 

Season 2 is now streaming on Apple TV+.

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Hosted by: Jon Stewart 

Featuring, in order of appearance: Kasaun Wilson, Deniz Çam, Miguel Cardona 

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 Producer: Cassie Murdoch

Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez

Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek

Head Writer: Kris Acimovic 

Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella PhilipsonTalent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Marjorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm 

Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal

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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