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Cory Booker kicks off Season 2 of In Quarantine With Steve Bodow

The pandemic-borne podcast from Reboot and the former Daily Show executive producer makes its return with the New Jersey senator as its first guest

Let’s face it: hunkering down for months in quarantine stinks. There’s comfort in communal experience and Steve Bodow, 14-time Emmy Award-winning former Daily Show executive producer, once again reminds you with his In Quarantine podcast that you are not alone. He sits down (virtually) with some of the nation’s most esteemed entertainers, thinkers and scholars to share their stories of being trapped at home, offering insights of how creative people are living, personally and professionally, as something to inspire us. During the second season of In Quarantine, presented by the nonprofit Reboot, Bodow once again shares nuggets of human connection that we can all use in this lonely new normal in the weekly series of funny and revealing conversations.

Following a pair of teaser episodes, In Quarantine with Steve Bodow is kicking off its second season with New Jersey state senator Cory Booker. 

In Quarantine Season 2, Episode 1: Cory Booker’s Sure He’s My Most Difficult Podcast Interview

Nah but: The New Jersey senator talks about the ascent of Kamala Harris, the future of the racial justice movement, and which medical procedure most resembles getting vetted for the vice presidency.

Cory Booker believes that the American dream isn’t real for anyone unless it’s within reach of everyone. Booker has dedicated his life to fighting for those who have been left out, left behind, or left without a voice. Starting in 2006, Booker served as Newark’s mayor for more than seven years. In October 2013, Booker won a special election to represent New Jersey in the United​ ​States Senate. In November 2014, Senator Booker was re-elected to a full six-year term.

As New Jersey’s junior Senator, Cory Booker has brought an innovative and consensus-building approach to tackling some of the most difficult problems facing New Jersey and our country. He has emerged as a national leader in the effort to fix our broken criminal justice system and end mass incarceration, helping craft the most sweeping set of criminal justice reforms in a generation, the First Step Act, which became law in December 2018.

Booker sits on the Judiciary Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, and the Environment and Public Works Committee.

Guests in the first season included Nick Kroll (co-creator, Netflix’s Big Mouth), Ben Sinclair (star/co-creator, HBO’s High Maintenance), A.J. Jacobs (editor at large, Esquire),  Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer, Big Mouth), Brina Milikowsky (co-founder, Voting Rights Lab) and Annie Polland (executive director, American Jewish Historical Society). To listen, please visit: rebooters.net/in-quarantine


Reboot is an arts and culture nonprofit that reimagines and reinforces Jewish thought and traditions. As a premier R&D platform for the Jewish world, Reboot catalyzes its network of preeminent creators, artists, entrepreneurs and activists to produce experiences and products that evolve the Jewish conversation and transform society. Find out more at rebooters.net.

Reboot Studios is the incubator and accelerator arm of Reboot, focusing investments toward Jewish arts and culture that are impactful and scalable. In addition to In Quarantine, projects from Reboot Studios include Silver Screen Studios with its two original series Dispatches from Quarantine and Coming of Age and a cooking show Joy of Quarantine. Reboot Studios podcasts include In Quarantine with Steve Bodow, Closening with Jessie Kahnweiler, and Kasher vs Kasher with Rabbi David Kasher and his brother, comedian Moshe Kasher, offering listeners humor, insight, emotion and an audacious take on Jewish life and culture and its place in today’s society. Find them all here or wherever you listen to podcasts. Find out more at rebooters.net.

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