• Show Notes

In a special live show at New York City’s Town Hall theater on March 31st, Preet was joined on stage by Ben Stiller, Garry Kasparov, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman (Ret.) for a discussion about the war in Ukraine, what Putin is thinking, and the importance of humor, especially in dark times.

This recording is the interview portion of the event, which also featured a monologue by Preet and an audience Q&A session. 

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Executive Producer: Tamara Sepper; Senior Editorial Producer: Adam Waller; Technical Director: David Tatasciore; Audio Producer: Matthew Billy; Editorial Producers: Noa Azulai, Sam Ozer-Staton, David Kurlander, Jake Kaplan.



  • Ben Stiller’s filmography
  • Severance on AppleTV+
  • “Ben Stiller to Direct Adaptation of Rachel Maddow’s ‘Bag Man’ Podcast,” Variety, 2/5/21
  • “Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller: five years with UNHCR,” UNHCR, 12/10/21


  • Kasparov’s website with recent tweets and bylines
  • Jane Bradley, “Ukraine-Russia: Chess grand master Garry Kasparov tells the West ‘Ukraine is not Vladimir Putin’s. Stop treating it like it is,’” The Scotsman, 3/22/22
  • “Kasparov calls on world powers to throw Russia ‘back into the Stone Age,’” Reuters, 3/3/22


  • Vindman’s Washington Post interview, 3/23/22
  • “Vindman: It’s a Travesty the US is Not Doing More [for Ukraine],” MSNBC, 4/3/22
  • “Alexander Vindman, Trump Whistleblower, Stars in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Finale,” Newsweek, 12/27/21