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.Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)
||Explicit93. Comey's Higher Royalty (w/ Tony Deyo, Jody Avirgan)||Jody Avirgan (FiveThirtyEight) and comedian Tony Deyo join Negin to chat about James Comey’s media blitz and Sean Hannity’s relationship with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. Plus, they delve into implicit bias and the baseless arrests of two black men..||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit92. Cohenoscopy (w/ Lauren Duca, Lizz Winstead)||Lauren Duca (Teen Vogue) and Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show) join Negin for an all-lady power hour. They chat about the FBI raid on Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen and rate Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony (and his suit). Plus, the panel...||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit91. Great! Can't Wait! Thanks! (w/ Paul F. Tompkins, Rory Albanese, Mike Pesca, Scott Blakeman, Seema Iyer, Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi)||Negin takes a break from the political maelstrom to blow off steam with some of her favorites, including a surprise cameo by comedy podcast legend Paul F. Tompkins (SPONTANEANATION)! Other panelists in the mix include Rory Albanese (The Daily Show)...||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit90. Hush Money (w/ Todd Barry, Andrew Heaton)||Comedians Todd Barry (Spicy Honey) and Andrew Heaton (Reason) join Negin to chat about the impact of the Stormy Daniels 60 Minutes interview. Plus, they discuss Trump’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Lastly, Negin asks the...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit89. WTF Fatigue (w/ John Fugelsang, Ken Schultz)||John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything) and comedian Ken Schultz join Negin to chat about the Cambridge Analytica data breach and why so many people are threatening to quit Facebook. They also discuss how to talk to your political foes and Negin explains...||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit88. You May Get a Tweet (w/ W. Kamau Bell, Leah Bonnema)||Comedians W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America) and Leah Bonnema (Comedy Drop) join Negin to chat about Rex Tillerson’s ousting and Trump’s new picks for Secretary of State and CIA director. Plus, they discuss the potential U.S.-North Korea...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit87. Grandpa Trump Isn’t Potty Trained (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Catie Lazarus)||Comedian Seena Ghaznavi (Sirius XM) and writer Catie Lazarus (Employee of the Month) join Negin to understand the latest string of White House scandals. Plus, the panel delves into Bibi Netanyahu’s corruption probes and they take a closer look at the.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit86. Losing Hope (w/ Benari Poulten, Evan Siegfried)||Writer and comedian Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) and bona fide Republican Evan Siegfried (Fox News) join Negin to chat about Hope Hicks’ resignation and the plethora of recent Jared Kushner scandals. They also recap Trump’s televised meeting...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit85. Only Bobby Knows (w/ Ophira Eisenberg, Akilah Hughes)||Ophira Eisenberg (Ask Me Another) and Akilah Hughes (Crooked Media) join Negin to dish about the latest in Mueller’s Russia investigation and why people are angry that Twitter is cracking down on bots. Plus, the panel discusses evangelicals and their.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit84. Memento Presidency (w/ Jordan Carlos, Liel Leibovitz)||Jordan Carlos (Headliners) and Liel Leibovitz (Unorthodox) join Negin to share in her horror over the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Plus, they discuss the sky-high White House staff turnover rate. The panel imagines: if the...||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit83. Money, Money, Money (w/ Stephanie Butnick, Sam Sanders)||Stephanie Butnick (Unorthodox) and Sam Sanders (It’s Been a Minute) join Negin to discuss the dip in the stock market and ask: should we be worried? Plus, they chat about the government shutdown and Nancy Pelosi’s marathon speech in support of the..||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit82. SOTU, Rehashed (w/ Fazeelat Aslam, Katie Halper)||Fazeelat Aslam (Saving Face) and Katie Halper (The Katie Halper Show) join Negin to break down Trump’s first State of the Union. They also debate the merits of the Democratic speeches in response to SOTU— all five of them! Lastly, the panel tries...||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit81. America is Immigrants (w/ Scott Blakeman, Seema Iyer)||Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally) and Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer) join Negin to talk about Trump’s shifting stance on DACA and his proposed border wall. They also look at the promising statistics about women’s role in the resistance. Plus...||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit80. Swimming in a Sea of Diet Cokes (w/ Kendra Cunningham, Baratunde Thurston)||Kendra Cunningham (Last Comic Standing) and Baratunde Thurston (The Daily Show) join Negin to talk about the latest in immigration policy and the possible government shutdown. Plus, the panel grapples with the claims against Aziz Ansari and the...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit79. You Get A Car! (w/ Rory Albanese, Mike Pesca)||Rory Albanese (The Daily Show) and Mike Pesca (The Gist) join Negin to talk about Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury.” Then the panel asks: if Oprah ran for President, would she win? Lastly, they try to make heads or tails of Trump’s...||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit78. Let’s Do A Bipartisan (w/ Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi)||Fellow Earwolf podcasters Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi (Throwing Shade) join Negin to talk about Trump’s rambling interview with the New York Times and imagine a future where women run government. Plus, Negin breaks down why people are protesting in...||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit77. Impeachment Wishes for 2018 (w/ Judy Gold, Seena Ghaznavi)||Comedians Judy Gold (Kill Me Now) and Seena Ghaznavi (Sirius XM) join Negin to discuss their go-to New Year's plans and their wishes for the year ahead. Plus, the perils of doing standup on New Year's Eve.||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit76. Merry Christmas to the 1% (w/ Jessica Chaffin, Julie Goldman, Brandy Howard)||Comedians Jessica Chaffin (Search Party), Julie Goldman (Dumb Gay Politics), and Brandy Howard (Dumb Gay Politics) join Negin to chat about Trump’s national security strategy and the CDC’s “word ban.” Plus, the panel imagines a year without...||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit75. Dems Take a Victory Lap (w/ Scott Blakeman, Tom Brennan)||Comedians Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally) and Tom Brennan (Electoral Dysfunction) join Negin to cheer Doug Jones’ win in the Alabama Senate race. They also chat about the role of due process and proportionality in sexual harassment allegations...||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit74. Screaming at the Tax Bill (w/ Maeve Higgins, Jena Friedman)||Comedians Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America) and Jena Friedman (American C**t) join Negin to talk about Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, what’s next for the #MeToo movement, and whether or not Mueller’s investigation...||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit73. Trickle Downer Tax Plan (w/ Judy Gold, Seena Ghaznavi)||Comedians Judy Gold (Kill Me Now) and Seena Ghaznavi (Sirius XM) join Negin to hash out who wins and who loses in the GOP tax plan. Just hours ahead of the Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor news, the panel also digs into how recent sexual misconduct...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit72. Love Doctors (w/ Josie Long, Alex Schmidt, Travon Free, John Fugelsang, Christian Finnegan, Ana Lucia Fabrega)||This Thanksgiving, Negin pushes politics to the side of her plate and welcomes a medley of guests to debate big questions about love and relationships. Should you stay friends with your ex? Why are there so many unmarried Americans? How do you know if..||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit71 Jeff ‘I Can’t Recall’ Sessions (w/ Leah Bonnema, Benari Poulten)||Leah Bonnema (Solving Leah) and Benari Poulten (Garbage Time) join Negin to discuss Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, the potential special counsel on the Clinton Foundation, and Donald Trump Jr.’s cozy relationship...||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit70. Trump In The Streets, Ryan In The Sheets (w/ Jon Lovett, Joel Kim Booster)||Jon Lovett (Crooked Media) and Joel Kim Booster (Model Minority) join Negin to reflect on the anniversary of the 2016 election. Plus, they discuss the recent election results in Virginia and the state of the GOP and the Democratic Party. Lastly, if...||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit69. Indictment Jenga (w/ Rachel Sklar, Jeff Kreisler)||Jeff Kreisler (Dollars and Sense) and Rachel Sklar (TheLi.st) join Negin to talk about Trump’s response to the Halloween terrorist attack in New York. Plus, they discuss the Mueller indictments and some of the conservative media’s favorite topics...||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit68. GOP, Divided (w/ Ana Lucia Fabrega, Christian Finnegan)||Ana Lucia Fabrega (The Chris Gethard Show) and Christian Finnegan (My Goodness) join Negin to talk about Sen. Jeff Flake’s passionate anti-Trump speech on the floor of the Senate. Did it mark a turn in the GOP’s stance on Trump or was it just...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit67. Orangewashing History (w/ Travon Free, John Fugelsang)||John Fugelsang (Page Six TV, Tell Me Everything) and Travon Free (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) join Negin to talk about why the Iran Deal and the Clean Power Plan make conservatives so mad. They also discuss Congress’s response to Trump scrapping..||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit66. Harvey Weinstein Is A Total Dirtbag (w/ James Adomian, Maeve Higgins)||James Adomian (Trump vs. Bernie) and Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America) join Negin to discuss the bombshell reports of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged decades of sexual misconduct. They also dig into Jemele Hill’s suspension from ESPN and..||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit65. Make Taxation Sexy Again (w/ Josie Long, Alex Schmidt)||Josie Long (Short Cuts) and Alex Schmidt (Cracked) join Negin in the Earwolf LA studios to talk about who wins and who loses in the GOP’s proposed tax plan. Plus, with far-right candidate Roy Moore’s Senate primary win last week in Alabama, Negin...||10/5/2017||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|
||ExplicitFind Full Archive of Fake The Nation on Stitcher Premium||Find Full Archive of Fake The Nation on Stitcher Premium||7/2/1970||Free||View in iTunes|
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!
So far so good!
There's a real need today for a political podcast that's both smart and funny/entertaining. Sounds like this could be that show.