In Quarantine with Steve Bodow

In Quarantine with Steve Bodow is a twice-weekly series of funny, insightful, and revealing 10-minute conversations between some of America’s least house-leaving artists and thinkers, and 14-time Emmy-winning former Daily Show executive producer Steve Bodow. Offering a quick hit of connection, In Quarantine is about how creative people are living, personally and professionally, in this very weird time.

Guests include Ben Sinclair (star/co-creator, HBO’s High Maintenance), A.J. Jacobs (editor at large, Esquire), Jessica Koslow (James Beard finalist chef, Sqirl Restaurant), and many others!

Season 2 Episode 7

Ben Smith Distrusts Facebook, TikTok, and Poppy Seeds

The NY Times’ “Media Equation” columnist weighs in on how cable news might blow Election Night, tech platforms’ hopeless hunt for “fairness,” and Trump’s next move if he, y’know, loses.

Season 2 Episode 6

Ronny Chieng Would Try Parking Garage Standup At This Point

After five months quarantined in Sydney, the Daily Show correspondent reports on returning to NYC, why Australia kicked our corona response ass, and what Chinese New Year can teach Rosh Hashana.

(It’s dragons. The answer is dragons.)

Season 2 Episode 5

Marina Gorbis Thinks Ahead. Like, That’s Literally Her Job.

How is the pandemic changing us? Institute for the Future exec director Marina Gorbis on how to tell short-term trends from long-term shifts, using stories to shape what’s coming, and why you’ll be spending much less time at the dermatologist’s office.

Season 2 Episode 4

Sharon Brous didn’t want to be a Rabbi

The LA-based, nationally recognized rabbi talks about what to do when your society is having five crises at once, why the pulpit is for politics, and hot ’90s kiddush seduction techniques.

Season 2 Episode 3

Cory Booker’s Sure He’s My Most Difficult Podcast Interview

Nah, but: The New Jersey senator talks with Steve Bodow on “In Quarantine” about Kamala’s ascent, the future of the racial justice movement, and which medical procedure most resembles getting vetted for the vice presidency.

Season 2 Episode 2

“What to my people is the fourth of July?” — Idris Goodwin & Adam Mansbach

Two creators, one Black and one white, of a biting new BLM video – inspired by Frederick Douglass’s best-known speech and performed by Daveed Diggs – discuss their collaboration, how an 1852 speech matters so much right now, and why “white privilege” doesn’t go far enough.

Season 2 Episode 1

Jacob Soboroff Somehow Gets The People Who Do The Bad Things To Talk to Him

NBC News’ Jacob Soboroff on his new book Separated, the story of the Trump Administration’s disastrous child-separation immigration policy – and how it relates directly to their disastrous Covid public-health policy.

Season 1 Episode 8

Nick Kroll Loves Ancient Rituals And Also Watching Lettuce

Multi-talented comedian Nick Kroll on animation’s pandemic immunity, how Netflix made the world ready for Jewish-teen jack-off jokes, and why his brother-in-law Roger won’t return Steve’s calls.

Season 1 Episode 7

Karen Levy Wipes Down Everything

Atlanta-based epidemiologist Karen Levy says Covid’s second wave is a question of when, not if – and Georgia’s “premature” reopening isn’t helping.

Season 1 Episode 6

Brina Milikowsky Supports Mail Privilege

Voting Rights Lab co-founder Brina Milikowsky is making sure you don’t have to risk getting ‘rona just to vote this fall.

To learn more about how states are adapting their election systems in response to the COVID-19 pandemic visit

Season 1 Episode 5

Jessi Klein’s Xanax Is Kicking In

Comedian Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer, Big Mouth) balances writing, voiceovers, a Springsteen-mad preschooler and assessing which governors can “get it”.

Season 1 Episode 4

Ben Sinclair Was Kind Of Made For This Shit

The star and co-creator of HBO’s High Maintenance is in his sweet spot: “existential wandering through unstructured days.”

Season 1 Episode 3

Jessica Koslow Feeds the Folks Who Feed LA

Celebrated chef Jessica Koslow retooled her Silver Lake flagship Sqirl to serve free meals to unemployed restaurant workers. And she’s still looking for the perfect matzo brei.

Season 1 Episode 2

Annie Polland Thinks Spitting Remains Bad

NYC-based historian Annie Polland hits the archives for lessons from the 1918 pandemic.

Season 1 Episode 1

A.J. Jacobs Was a Germaphobe Before It Was Cool

Best-selling author A.J. Jacobs talks about the art of not shaking hands, Zoom lunch techniques, and the importance of pandemic thank-you notes.