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From the right, it's Mark Hard, and from the left it's Pete Hard! Join the Hard Brothers (Mike Still and Paul Welsh) for a bare-knuckle political brawl that will leave you with an America-shaped bruise on your brain. Featuring your favorite comedians performing as your (least) favorite politicians. 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!)
||Explicit104. Mark and Pete Hard Finally Kiss (w/ Paul F. Tompkins, D’Arcy Carden, Carl Tart, Henry Zebrowski, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino)||Jeff Foxworthy is at the door, and Mark & Pete are closing the borders with help from Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Paul F. Tompkins), former presidential candidate Jill Stein (D’Arcy Carden), prominent Trump supporter Velveteen Carter (Carl Tart), patriotic singer Miguel Wargo (Craig Rowin), conservative media personality Alex Jones (Henry Zebrowski), video game legend Mario and his talking hat Cappy (Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino), and maybe more. Secret alliances are revealed, murder will be attempted, and things get surprisingly intimate. Plus: Mark offers some words to live by.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit103. The Capitol Steps Pound It Out Their Peehole (w/ Baby Wants Candy)||DC musical legends The Capitol Steps (“Baby Wants Candy”’s Chris Grace, Ashley Ward, John Hartman and Scott Passarella) return to Hard Nation with catheters in tow, and songs about Sophie’s Choice, Laura Bush’s DUI, the complete history of America and Mockin Jay Pt. 1. Plus: Mark was in an all white male version of West Side Story, and Pete is taking a lot of Fentanyl. And don’t forget about Matthew Broderick...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit102. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Can’t Do Sit-Ups (w/ Pam Murphy)||White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Pam Murphy) returns to do shuttle runs around the Hard Nation studios. She reveals her true feelings about Hope Hicks, defends her handling of the Stormy Daniels scandal, and reads more real letters that real children wrote President Trump. Plus: Mark leads Pete on a meditative journey.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit101. Rick Gates Is Head Of The AV Club (w/ Andrew Hansen)||Former Trump advisor Rick Gates (Andrew Hansen) isn't just a person of interest in the Mueller investigation, he's also a very good boy. He talks to Mark and Pete about what he has in common with Spongebob and Mueller's baby blue eyes, but can't resist some gross-looking but delicious candy. Plus: The Hard boys get some shocking news.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit100. Elizabeth Warren & Chuck Schumer Love Ballers (w/ Rachel Bloom, Dan Gregor)||Rising Democratic Senators Elizabeth "Poseidon" Warren (Rachel Bloom) and Chuck "Lil Squish" Schumer (Dan Gregor) waltz into Hard Nation like a couple of Admiral Holdos. Warren thinks all Americans deserve a "double drop" like Splash Mountain, Schumer's famous cousin has been sending him dog crap for 1600 days, and both of them dish on their favorite taffy flavors. Plus: it's Hard Nation's 100th episode!||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit80. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Can Bench 550 (w/ Pamela Murphy)||White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Pamela Murphy) brings her skateboard and a bucket of mashed potatoes to the shores of Hard Nation. After reading some heartwarming letters to the president from children named Scallop and Scaliwag, she plays Mark & Pete her heavy metal mixtape. Plus: Pete is vaping again.||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit44 Alex Jones Bleeds Blood (w/ Henry Zebrowski)||Controversial radio host Alex Jones (Henry Zebrowski) brings a heavy dose of truth (and various bodily fluids) to Hard Nation. Jones enlightens Mark & Pete about 9/11, reptilians, weather weapons, Shakespeare, Beyonce, homosexual frogs, and why he chased a maid nude for seven miles in Mexico.This episode is brought to you by the DecodeDC podcast.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23 Roger Ailes Needs His Nectar (w/ John Gemberling)||Roger Ailes (John Gemberling), former Fox News head and Mark’s personal hero, comes on Hard Nation to ask what consent really means, explain his “orchestra pit” theory, and handle Mark’s unsubtle advances.||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22 Gabby Douglas & Ryan Lochte Get Bacon (w/ Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Drew Tarver)||U.S. Olympians Gabby Douglas & Ryan Lochte (Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Drew Tarver) help Hard Nation recap the 2016 Rio Olympics, while educating Mark & Pete on hand jobs, smiling, patriotism, slavery, and Chinese food. Plus: Pete fat-shames Mark.This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron.||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3 Ted Cruz Eats Lunch With Jesus (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)||Sen. Ted Cruz (Paul F. Tompkins) talks about why he empathizes with candles and his fantasy Ghostbusters reboot. Plus: Pete plugs his children’s book "Even Starfish Can Consent."||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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