Wyatt Cenac is the host of Problem Areas on HBO. It’s a new kind of program– think Last Week Tonight meets Frontline, except hosted by someone whose comedy is dryer than the Sahara desert. On the podcast, we talk early stand-up days, growing up in Dallas, Texas, ego in comedy, running a show in 2019, the “anxiety crisis” across America, and why Trump appeals to low-income communities. Oh, and some bits. Lots of bits in this one.

  • Stream the season premiere of Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas for free here.
  • To learn more about Wyatt, visit his personal site.
  • If you can’t get enough of Wyatt and Sam babbling, you can read their 2018 conversation for Vulture.

Illustrations by Krishna Shenoi. Music by Dylan Peck.

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