Fake The Nation
By Earwolf and Negin Farsad
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Hosted by Negin Farsad, Fake the Nation is all the comedy about politics without any of the politics about politics. Every week Negin and a cast of her funniest, smartest and most politically astute friends (John Fugelsang, Lizz Winstead, Dean Obeidallah and others) gather 'round the political roundtable to break down the news, make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the American political system.
||Explicit29. Rep. John Lewis, Resistance, and the First Family (w/ Robin Thede, Josh Zepps)||Robin Thede (The Nightly Show) and Josh Zepps (We The People Live) join Negin to lament Donald Trump's feud with civil rights hero John Lewis. Sad! They also discuss why public protest matters and try (but fail) to figure out the First Family.||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit28. Farewell Obama, Hello Trump (w/ Mike Pesca, Ben Kissel)||Mike Pesca (The Gist) and Ben Kissel (The Last Podcast On The Left) join Negin to digest President Obama's farewell address, Donald Trump's first press conference since July and Meryl Streep's Golden Globes remarks. Plus, Mike offers...||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit27 Twitter-Baited Transition (w/ Pete Dominick, Mark Thompson)||SiriusXM hosts Pete Dominick (Stand Up! With Pete Dominick) and Mark Thompson (Make It Plain) join Negin to kick off 2017 by discussing the latest hullabaloo from the presidential transition and what they expect from Trump's first 100 days in...||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26. New Year's Shorty (w/ Leah Bonnema, Katie Halper)||Katie Halper (The Katie Halper Show) and Leah Bonnema (VH1) join Negin for a willfully positive discussion to ring in 2017. They recap their favorite moments of 2016 and make resolutions and predictions for the year ahead. Also, some deep reflections...||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25. A Revolving Door of Crazies (w/ Seema Iyer, Charlie Pickering, Becky Donohue, Sarah Pappalardo, Frank Conniff)||If variety is the spice of life, today's Christmas grab bag episode is zesty af. Negin shares a newsy dispatch from under parents' roof in Palm Springs before talking with Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer) and Charlie Pickering (The Weekly)...||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24. The Jane Goodall of White People (w/ Kaitlin Fontana, Jim David)||Comedians Kaitlin Fontana and Jim David join Negin to talk about Russian hacking, Rex Tillerson and their Christmas traditions. They also revisit a mortifying and newly ironic debate moment from Rick Perry. Plus, should Democrats ditch identity politics?||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23. Minority Prez Donny Twimp (w/ Leah Bonnema, Katie Halper)||Katie Halper (The Katie Halper Show) and Leah Bonnema (VH1) join Negin to talk about how to talk about Donald Trump. Meta! They also get into the latest developments from Transition 2016 and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Plus, why nonviolent protesting...||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22. Duct-Taped Republic (w/ Sarah Pappalardo, Frank Conniff)||Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) and Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000) join Negin as first-time guests to talk about the Jill Stein-led recount effort, Fidel Castro's death, and Donald Trump's cabinet picks. Plus, presidential...||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21. Thanksgiving Shorty (w/ Dean Obeidallah, MC Frontalot)||Dean Obeidallah (SiriusXM) and nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot join Negin for a special holiday edition of Fake the Nation. They share Thanksgiving memories of food and family, including the saffron-flavored basmati rice and currant stuffing that...||11/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20. The Dark Abyss (w/ Dean Obeidallah, Benari Poulten, Leah Bonnema, Dylan Marron, Andrew Heaton)||In today's grab bag episode, Negin calls up Dean Obeidallah (SiriusXM) to talk about the latest president-elect developments, including widespread peaceful protests. Next up: Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan) and Leah Bonnema (New...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19. A Bigotry Buildup (w/ Charlie Pickering, Seema Iyer)||Charlie Pickering (The Weekly) and Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer) join Negin in an attempt to process the painful finale of Cesspool 2016. They cover voter demographics, the Electoral College and the future of the Affordable Care Act. Plus, they do...||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18. Go Vote (w/ J.R. Havlan, Jordan Carlos)||J. R. Havlan (SPY on Esquire, The Daily Show) and Jordan Carlos (Friends From College, The Nightly Show) join Negin to talk about the last throes of the presidential election and some down-ballot races, including measures to legalize recreational...||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17 Zaftigcare (w/ Christian Finnegan, Katie Halper)||Katie Halper (The Katie Halper Show) and Christian Finnegan (A&E's Black and White) join Negin to dive into the dismal final days of the election cycle. They dissect Newt Gingrich and Megyn Kelly's on-air tiff, Donald Trump's...||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16 Cesspool 2016 (w/ Dean Obeidallah, MC Frontalot, Benari Poulten)||Today's episode is a two-parter! First up: Negin calls Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan) from a hotel room in Chicago to recap the third (and thankfully final) presidential debate. Then Dean Obeidallah (Sirius/XM) and Nerdcore rapper...||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15 The Election Compost Heap (w/ Benari Poulten, Leah Bonnema)||Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan,) and Leah Bonnema (New York Comedy Festival, VH1) join Negin to talk about Donald and Billy unbleeped, the indignities of the latest debate and #MuslimsReportStuff. Plus, they dip their toes into...||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14 Guy, Interrupted (w/ Dylan Marron, Andrew Heaton)||Dylan Marron (Seriously.TV, Welcome To Night Vale) and Andrew Heaton (Mostly Weekly) swing by the studio to talk about the Vice white guys debate, the Donald's tax returns and the first veto override of Obama's presidency. Plus, Negin...||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13 The Debate Shimmy Shake (w/ Maz Jobrani, Rebecca Donohue)||Comedians Maz Jobrani (Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero) and Rebecca Donohue join Negin Farsad to discuss the first presidential debate. They also talk about the blanket of violence that's covering the country, Oliver Stone's new...||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12 The Reason U Must Pray (w/ Aasif Mandvi, Aparna Nancherla)||Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show, No Land's Man) and Aparna Nancherla (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Comedy Central) join Fake the Nation for their first ever LIVE SHOW from WNYC's The Greene Space! On tap: the thing giving Americans widespread...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11 Death Cab for Racism (w/ John Fugelsan, Erin Gaetz)||John Fugelsang (SirusXM) and one-time Jeb Bush senior staffer Erin Gaetz join Negin to discuss Hillary Clinton and germ warfare. Plus, prepare to meet and love Fake the Nation's very own medical correspondent: Negin's dad. The group also...||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10. Beautiful, Towering, Veiny Wall (w/ Christian Finnegan, Benari Poulten)||Christian Finnegan (Black and White) and Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show, Garbage Time) join Negin to discuss Trump & the Mexicans (not a band) and his impenetrable, not-at-all phallic wall. They also recap the first Commander-In-Chief Forum -- a...||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9. Are You Voting for Trump or the Gal? (w/ Jena Friedman, Kaitlin Fontana)||Jena Friedman (Seeso, The Daily Show) and Kaitlin Fontana (The Box, A&E's Black and White) join Negin for Fake the Nation's first-ever all-lady roundtable. They punch democracy right in the junk with a conversation about sexism in...||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8. Parsing Trumple Tongue (w/ Justin Krebs, Jim David)||Justin Krebs (Blue in a Red State, Moveon.org) and stand-up comedian Jim David chat with Negin about Trump's possible shift on immigration and whether or not the Clinton Foundation is evil. They also dig into one of America's favorite...||8/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7. Extreme Vetting At The Monster Trump Rally (w/ Tom Brennan, Dean Obeidallah)||Tom Brennan (Electoral Dysfunction) and Dean Obeidallah (Sirius/XM) join Negin to talk about Hillary's campaign for once. But don't fret, you're still going to get a solid hit of Trump, because we're all addicts at this point. And...||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6. #GOPocalypse (w/ Justin Krebs, J.R. Havlan)||Justin Krebs (Blue in a Red State, Moveon.org), J.R. Havlan (Daily Show, A&E’s Black and White) and the the founder of this podcast, Negin Farsad, dig into this week's political gaffes, missteps and wins -- including all of Trump's...||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5. Trump's Tiny Constitution (w/ Jeff Kreisler, Hari Kondabolu)||Hari Kondabolu (Politically Re-Active) and Jeff Kreisler (The Final Edition Radio Hour) join Negin to dissect the continued fallout of Trump's reaction to Khizr Khan's speech at the DNC. They also explain "The Letter" and how...||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4. Say Hola To America's New Stepdad (w/ Benari Poulten, Kaitlin Fontana)||Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) and Kaitlin Fontana (A&E's Black and White) gather round to discuss another blockbuster week, including: the latest email scandals; the speeches, the tears and the A-list celebs at the DNC in Philly; and what...||7/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3. Vote With Your Couscous (w/ Dean Obeidallah, Nato Green)||Sirius/XM host Dean Obeidallah and comedian/writer Nato Green join Negin at the roundtable to talk about all things RNC and a little bit of Turkey. They discuss what Melania Trump has in common with My Little Pony and which Trump corresponds to which...||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2. We've Lost the Will to Emoji (w/ John Fugelsan, Benari Poulten)||Sirius/XM host John Fugelsang and comedian and Nightly Show producer Benari Poulten join Negin this week. What's on tap? Adorable baby talk between Trump and the Notorious RBG, Bernie's "endorsement" of Hillary, and the polarizing...||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1. Beyonce For Vice President (w/ Josh Zepps, Lizz Winstead)||Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead and Josh Zepps (We the People Live) join Negin Farsad for this inaugural episode of Fake the Nation. They talk about Hillary's ideal running mate (Beyonce, obvs), whether Microsoft's Clippy is anti-Semitic...||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing...Fake The Nation||A sneak peek of Negin Farsad's new show "Fake the Nation," coming to Earwolf on July 8th! Subscribe now and you won’t miss a thing. Take that, American political system!||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Surprised how much I liked this
I'm not an Earwolf fan, so I went in with low expectations, but I loved this first episode! The intro podcast made me think it was a comedy show about politics, but really it's a politics show without the anger/formality/buffoonery and with a touch of humor. Unsurprisingly, I guess, it's like the Daily Show as a podcast and led by a woman (hooray for funny ladies)! Will definitely keep listening. Hope to see more like this from Earwolf.
I like what I hear!
This sounds so good - about time Negin got a podcast! Can't wait for the full episodes.
As a political junkie I could stand a little humor thrown in. Good luck!