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    Jon Stewart Talks The Weekly Show and Prepping for the Conventions | Behind the Show

    enJune 10, 2024

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    • IBM AI, The BearIBM AI solutions can help businesses elevate their operations and deliver critical outcomes efficiently, similar to how The Bear team strives to improve their fine dining establishment.

      The team behind FX's "The Bear" is back with new episodes, focusing on their fine dining establishment's journey to greatness while staying afloat. Meanwhile, IBM Consulting offers businesses the opportunity to use AI, like Watson X, to accelerate impact and modernize operations. During this episode of The Daily Show, the team discussed their upcoming conventions and Jon Stewart's surprise appearance. Despite some miscommunications, they were excited to have him join them. IBM's AI solutions can help businesses deliver critical outcomes with speed and efficiency, just like how "The Bear" team strives to elevate their establishment.

    • City Conventions, BratwurstAttending city conventions, despite challenging conditions like high temperatures and unpleasant smells, can bring people together and create unifying experiences, such as enjoying bratwurst.

      Attending city conventions, especially during the summer months when temperatures are high and the smell of bratwurst fills the air, can bring people together despite their differences. The speaker shared his experience of attending conventions in both Chicago and Milwaukee and was surprised to find that Milwaukee offered a fun experience as well. They were the first late-night show to attend conventions, and during that time, they had to stay in less-than-ideal living conditions, leading them to buy air fresheners to mask the smell. However, they learned that air fresheners only add another bad smell and don't actually filter anything. Despite these challenges, the speaker believes that the shared experience of attending conventions and enjoying bratwurst can unify the country.

    • Technology evolution in eventsFrom solid towers to energy-wasting plug-ins, technology in air fresheners has evolved significantly. Political conventions, however, have lagged behind in adopting advanced stagecraft, with modern Broadway productions outshining the 2012 Republican Convention's use of a country singer for innovation.

      Technology has significantly evolved over the years, transforming everyday experiences. For instance, air fresheners have progressed from Renews It solid towers to energy-wasting plug-ins, and political conventions have lagged behind in adopting advanced stagecraft. During the 2012 Republican Convention in Tampa, the use of a country singer to entertain was considered innovative, but it paled in comparison to modern Broadway productions. Another memorable experience was attending the convention in Austin, which was more of a fun trip with no real purpose other than to enjoy the city and its famous breakfast tacos. Overall, these anecdotes illustrate the impact of technological advancements and the evolution of events over time.

    • Travel and Duck-sized Jordan KleppersHosts prefer dealing with multiple smaller threats over one large one, acknowledging the fear of a giant duck, while also discussing the importance of confidence in social media interactions and age.

      The hosts of the show had an unexpected conversation about travel plans and hypothetical fights involving Jordan Klepper and ducks. They decided they would rather face 50 duck-sized Jordan Kleppers than one full-sized one, acknowledging the terrifying prospect of a giant duck. The conversation also touched on the hosts' social media interactions with fans and the importance of feeling confident at any age. Additionally, the episode was sponsored by FX's "The Bear" and Meaningful Beauty, and a fan question about fighting ducks was discussed in detail.

    • Perspectives and PerceptionOur perspectives can significantly influence how we react to situations. Changing our perspective can make a daunting task seem less overwhelming.

      The discussion touched on the idea that certain situations or elements can be perceived differently based on our perspectives, and these perspectives can significantly influence our reactions. Using the example of Jordan Klepper, the speaker initially imagined him as a small duckling, which made the idea of dealing with a large number of them less daunting. However, if they were full-sized ducks, the speaker acknowledged that they would tire more quickly. The conversation also touched on the topic of cloning, with the speaker sharing their past experience working at a cloning institute. The speaker's new podcast, "The Weekly Show," was introduced, and they discussed the challenges and benefits of producing two shows a week. The speaker also shared their recent use of creatine, which they attributed to their increased productivity. The conversation then shifted to the topic of democracy and the potential threats it faces, with the speaker expressing the view that Donald Trump is a symptom of deeper issues within the democratic system.

    • South Carolina business growthSouth Carolina's favorable location with sunny weather, food, friendly atmosphere, and pro-business government has contributed to BMW's decision to produce more cars there than anywhere else, investing $1.7 billion in electric vehicles.

      Jon Stewart praised Shubin's succinct answer during their podcast conversation, and they discussed the importance of being in a favorable location for business growth, specifically mentioning South Carolina. The state's sunny weather, food, friendly atmosphere, and pro-business government have contributed to BMW Manufacturing's decision to produce more BMWs there than anywhere else in the world and invest $1.7 billion in electric vehicles. The partnership with the Department of Commerce has been instrumental in the company's growth over the last 30 years.

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