How Brittney Griner Became a Political Pawn: With Coach Dawn Staley
07.21.2022 - By The Problem With Jon Stewart
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.