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!)
||Explicit110. The Reality TV White House (w/ Chris Duffy, Sarah Pappalardo)||Comedians Chris Duffy (Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas) and Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) join Negin to dish about the latest in White House drama including Omarosa’s secret tapes and Trump’s decision to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance...||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit109. It's Absurd That We're Even Here (w/ Scott Blakeman, Benari Poulten)||Comedians and Fake the Nation regulars Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally) and Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) join Negin for a wide-ranging conversation about the Trump administration’s cast of unsavory characters. They recap the Manafort trial...||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit108. Fascism Doesn't Happen Overnight (w/ Judah Friedlander, Stephanie Butnick)||Comedian Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) and journalist Stephanie Butnick (Unorthodox) join Negin to chat about the legality of Trump’s new claim that collusion is not a crime. The panel also throws out their predictions for the outcome of the Mueller...||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit107. We Don’t Have Olivia Pope to Save Us (w/ Mike Pesca, MC Frontalot)||Journalist Mike Pesca (The Gist) and rapper MC Frontalot (Question Bedtime) join Negin to chat about Michael Cohen’s secret recordings of Trump. Then, the panel delves into Trump’s plan to give billions in aid to farmers hurt by tariffs and they...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit106. Russian Nesting Dolls (w/ Allison Yarrow, Dean Obeidallah)||Journalist Allison Yarrow (90s Bitch) and comedian Dean Obeidallah (Sirius XM) join Negin to reflect on the disastrous Trump-Putin summit and Trump’s subsequent attempts to walk things back, remarkable even by Trumpian standards. The panel asks: Is...||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit105. Resting Mitch Face (w/ Katrina vanden Heuvel, John Fugelsang)||Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation) and John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything) join Negin to chat about Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh and the close ties between the Trumps and Justice Kennedy’s son. The panel also discusses whether...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit104. Independence Day Shorty (w/ Greg Proops, Lizz Winstead)||Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show) and Greg Proops (The Smartest Man in the World) join Negin to chat about July 4th memories, hot dogs and the state of patriotism. Plus, Fake the Nation listeners share their wish list for America! This episode is...||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit103. Look on the Bright Side (w/ Laurie Kilmartin, Mark Oppenheimer)||First, Negin gives a brief overview of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement and its implications. Next, Laurie Kilmartin (Conan) and Mark Oppenheimer (Unorthodox) join Negin to chat about the Supreme Court decisions on the..||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit102. Let’s Just Not Do That (w/ Greg Proops, Lizz Winstead)||Greg Proops (The Smartest Man in the World) and Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show) join Negin to find some comic relief amidst the turmoil! The panel discusses family separation at the border and Trump’s order for the Pentagon to establish a ‘Space...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit101. Aging, Dildos and Death Live from D.C. (w/ Wajahat Ali, Zack Beauchamp)||Journalists Wajahat Ali (New York Times) and Zack Beauchamp (Vox) join Negin for a special live podcast taping at the ACLU's conference in Washington, D.C. The panel asks: Why is the media hardly covering the deaths in Puerto Rico? Plus, they try...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit100. Happy 100th! (w/ Maeve Higgins, Larry Wilmore)||Comedians Maeve Higgins (New York Times) and Larry Wilmore (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore) join Negin to celebrate the 100th (!) episode of Fake the Nation. The panel gets up to speed on Trump and pardons, reflects on the primaries this week and..||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit99. The ‘Roseanne’ Effect (w/ Ophira Eisenberg)||Comedian and writer Ophira Eisenberg (Ask Me Another) joins Negin to chat about the White House administration’s new policy to separate families who are caught crossing the border illegally. Plus, they react to ABC canceling ‘Roseanne’ after...||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit98. Humanize Porn! (w/ W. Kamau Bell, Leah Bonnema, Kendra Cunningham, Ophira Eisenberg, Akilah Hughes, Baratunde Thurston)||Negin takes a breather from political bedlam with an episode that’ll get you in the gut! A cast of all-stars assemble to chat about grief in the digital age, how to be good at being jealous, and the pitfalls of porn. Negin is joined by W. Kamau Bell..||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit97. The Blue Wave (w/ Benari Poulten, Franchesca Ramsey)||Comedian and writer Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) and Franchesca Ramsey (MTV’s Decoded) join Negin to talk about the controversial decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Plus, the panel asks: Should Democrats be hopeful that a..||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit96. Tall Glass of Justice Live from NYC (John Fugelsang, John Hodgman)||Comedians John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything) and John Hodgman (Judge John Hodgman) join Negin for a special live podcast taping in New York City. The panel asks: Has Rudy Giuliani gone completely rogue or is there a method to his madness? Plus, they...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit95. International Shenanigans (Rhea Butcher, Alex Schmidt)||Comedians Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) and Alex Schmidt (Cracked) join Negin to chat about the Iran nuclear deal and the leaked Mueller questions for Trump. Plus, they talk about the proposal to break up California into three separate states and end up..||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit94. The Candy Man (w/ Tom Brennan, Christian Finnegan)||Comedians Tom Brennan (Electoral Dysfunction) and Christian Finnegan (The Fun Part) join Negin to chat about the probes into EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s conduct and the allegations against Trump’s Veterans Affairs pick Ronny Jackson. Plus, they chat...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
||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.