By Earwolf and Mike Still, Paul Welsh
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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.
||Explicit42 The Trump Inauguration Special with Big Grande||On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Mark and Pete are live on the scene with some of the A-list performers headlining the festivities (Big Grande's Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg and Drew Tarver). 3 Doors Down comes out in favor...||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit41 Casey Affleck & Viggo Mortensen Are Sad and Mad (w/ Dan Klein, Kelly Hudson)||Golden Globe nominees Casey Affleck (Dan Klein) and Viggo Mortensen (Kelly Hudson) break down this year’s awards crop on a cinephilic Hard Nation! Viggo gets emotionally and physically revealing when he shows off his rows of tiny teeth, while...||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit40 Donald Trump's Doctor Gets Very Burpy (w/ Jon Gabrus)||Dr. Harold Bornstein (Jon Gabrus), Donald Trump's personal physician, shares fun facts about Trump’s health and fitness with Mark and Pete; his all-horse-meat diet, why he literally bleeds red, white and blue, and whether he is in fact immortal...||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit39 Santa Claus Is A Mixed Bag (w/ Allan McLeod)||This week on a special holiday edition of HARD NATION, the one and only Santa Claus (Allan McLeod) stops by the studio to disclose the mysteries of elf diapers, share the process behind the naughty or nice list, and reveal his affair with Melania...||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit38 A 400-lb Hacker Has The Original McRib (w/ Charlie Sanders)||On a special Hard Boys investigation, Mark & Pete track down the anonymous 400 lb. New Jersey hacker (Charlie Sanders) that Donald Trump claims leaked the DNC's emails. In between sips of liquified meat, this mysterious man will reveal...||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit37 Kellyanne Conway Hates Facts (w/ Julie Brister)||Former campaign manager and “Trump whisperer” Kellyanne Conway (Julie Brister) stops by Hard Nation to enthuse about the President-elect and our glorious future. Mark joins her in imagining Ted Cruz’s moist lips, cheering Omarosa’s possible...||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit36 Bodhi Sad-va Tells A Story About A Horse (w/ Suzi Barrett)||Self-proclaimed "Bodhi Sad-va" (Suzi Barrett) may be the Buddha incarnate, but she’s having trouble maintaining enlightenment in the face of global anxiety. Mark and Pete ask her about coping strategies in the wake of the election, how to...||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit35 Dana and Derek Hard Brought String Bean Casserole (w/ Hillary Matthews, Zach Reino)||On a very special Thanksgiving episode, Mark & Pete share the studio with their niece and nephew Dana and Derek Hard (Hillary Matthews and Zach Reino). Dana tries to teach Uncle Mark about gender neutral pronouns, Derek reads an excerpt from his...||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit34 Velveteen Carter Was in the Horse Pillow (w/ Carl Tart)||Mark and Pete welcome one of the few black female Trump supporters, Velveteen Carter (Carl Tart), to Hard Nation. Velveteen defends her “No Lunks” policy and explains how she knows Hillary Clinton killed Michael Jackson, before the whole gang gets...||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit33 Abraham Lincoln Invented the Car (w/ Beth Appel)||Still flabbergasted by the outcome of the 2016 election, Mark & Pete play a reenactment of an 1865 interview from the Hard Nation archives, with President Abraham Lincoln (Beth Appel). Listen to "Casual, Cool Abe” discuss the difficulties of...||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit32 Sarah Palin Has A Plate In Her Brain (w/ Mary Holland, Craig Rowin, Mike Mitchell)||Mark & Pete remember their favorite moments from the 2016 presidential campaign, then invite Sarah Palin (Mary Holland) on to gloat about Donald Trump’s recent good fortune in the polls and her bear-fighting prowess. That is, until a masked...||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit31 Gary Johnson and Jill Stein Live Together (w/ Jacob Wysocki, D'Arcy Carden)||Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson (Jacob Wysocki) and Green Party candidate Jill Stein (D’Arcy Carden) join Mark and Pete for a revealing candidates roundtable. Learn about important issues the two major parties won’t talk about, including...||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30 Ken Bone's Family Is Lost (w/ Sean Clements, Hayes Davenport)||Dog and Dinosaur Bone (Sean Clements & Hayes Davenport), the brother and grandfather of breakout debate star Ken Bone, baffle Mark and Pete with their plans to “go viral” and theories about the true nature of The Matrix. Plus: Mark remembers...||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit29 Debate 2016: Three Margarets (w/ Marcy Jarreau, Madeline Walter, Nicole Byer)||To help analyze the second Clinton-Trump debate, Mark and Pete have assembled a panel of undecided suburban voters named Margaret (Marcy Jarreau, Madeline Walter and Nicole Byer) They discuss the impact of Bill Clinton’s scandals on the race, why the...||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit28 Joe Biden Loves Ice Cream (w/ Seth Morris)||Vice President Joe Biden (Seth Morris) is amped to be on Hard Nation, dropping knowledge about the three types of animals, his superhuman levels of testosterone and his relationship with Lady Gaga. Plus: Mark & Pete remember their titty-twister...||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit27 Debate 2016: Defeating the Cyber (w/ Gilli Nissim, Dhruv Uday Singh, Jamie Denbo)||Debate season has begun, and Mark and Pete have invited celebrity campaign surrogates Lena Dunham (Gilli Nissim), George Clooney (Dhruv Uday Singh) and returning favorite Gennifer Flowers (Jamie Denbo) to discuss the first Clinton-Trump face off. Who...||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26 Richard Nixon's Ghost Is the Original Prankster (w/ Will Hines)||While messing with a Ouija board in studio, Mark & Pete summon the “crookedorkable” ghost of former President Richard Nixon (Will Hines). After discussing Nixon’s favorite nickname for Henry Kissinger and how the afterlife has affected his...||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25 Michell Obama Sets It Off (w/ Ego Nwodim)||First Lady Michelle Obama (Ego Nwodim) brightens up Hard Nation with stories about avoiding assassination, doing Pilates while watching pilots, and her burning hatred for Eleanor Roosevelt. Plus: Mark remembers 9/11, in poem.||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24 Delaware Burgess Is Sponsored By Chuggersticks (w/ Matt Gourley, Craig Rowin)||Right-wing radio host Delaware Burgess (Matt Gourley) surprises his rival Mark at the Hard Nation studio and agrees to participate in a ‘conservative-off', while Pete teaches him about polytheism and plugs his pan-flute album. Plus: A mysterious...||9/7/2016||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...||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21 Mike and Karen Pence Keep It White (w/ Kenny Stevenson, Julie Brister, Craig Rowin)||Vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence and his wife Karen (Kenny Stevenson and Julie Brister) turn the Hard Nation studios into a traditional Christian home, while Pete struggles with vertigo and Mark debuts a controversial new character. Plus: Dwayne...||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20 Bill Clinton Winks Mischievously (w/ Mike Mitchell, Anthony Atamanuik)||Former President "Mr. Bill" Clinton (Mike Mitchell) visits Hard Nation to play a little sax, read his AOL chat transcripts with Monica Lewinsky, and dish on his upcoming talk show on Spike. Plus: Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) calls from a...||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19 Ayn Rand Imagines Herself Dancing (w/ Heather Anne Campbell)||In this 1957 episode from the Hard Nation archives, author and philosopher Ayn Rand (Heather Anne Campbell) reveals her love of amphetamines and hatred of Elvis, and rewrites The Cat In The Hat as a capitalist manifesto. Plus: Mark thinks Pete is a...||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18 Bernie Sanders Parallel Parks at The DNC (w/ James Adomian, Jen Bartels)||Bernie Sanders (James Adomian) joins Mark and Pete live from the Democratic National Convention to explain why he might still be the nominee, and how he defended his wife from Ronald Reagan’s declaration of prima nocta. Plus: Debbie Wasserman Schultz...||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17 All Lives Matter at The RNC (w/ Matt Besser, Anthony Atamanuik)||Tim Pinebluff (Matt Besser), the founder of the All Lives Matter movement, joins Mark and Pete live from the Republican National Convention to discuss why some lives matter more than others and the demise of Crystal Pepsi. Plus; Mark reads poetry...||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16 Melania Trump Rides a Golden Throne (w/ Grace Parra, Devin Field)||Donald Trump's wife Melania (Grace Parra) and her manservants stop by Hard Nation to explain how she became genetically flawless, and tell the story of the time her husband rode a bus. Also: Gary Hargrove (Devin Field), a former Al Gore staffer...||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15 Carly Fiorina Has A Fetus In Her Purse (w/ Fran Gillespie, Anthony Atamanuik)||Former presidential candidate Carly "The Fiorins" Fiorina (Fran Gillespie) tells Mark and Pete why she sleeps in a drawer and tags Planned Parenthoods at night. Plus: Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) calls in to share how he celebrates the...||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14 Live from the Kennedy Center (w/ Jimmy Williams, Jessica McKenna, Ben Kissel)||Mark and Pete are live from the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC! Pete tells us why all libraries are abominations. Mark explains why camels are Jewish horses. Jimmy Williams (MSNBC, DecodeDC) reminisces about being a staff ass for Dick Durbin. Nancy...||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13 The Capitol Steps Get Back To Laughing (w/ Baby Wants Candy)||DC musical mainstays The Capitol Steps ("Baby Wants Candy"'s Chris Grace, Ashley Ward, Amber Petty, John Hartman and Scott Passarella) perform some of their greatest hits on a Hard Nation musical extravaganza! Hear about their...||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12 Bernie Bros Think Banks Are Bad (w/ Fran Gillespie, Joe Spellman, Nick Mandernach)||Die-hard "Bernie Bros" Thad and Kirk (Fran Gillespie and Joe Spellman) explain to Mark and Pete why they live in a treadmill-powered house and what GORP stands for. Plus: John Drexler (Nick Mandernach) deals with the emotional fallout of...||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11 Punch Those D's America! (w/ Alison Rich, Pam Murphy, Dan Black)||The phone lines are open this week! Trump University student Alyssa Marezzo (Alison Rich) tries to sell Pete a scarf, gun shop owner Claudia Danger (Pamela Murphy) stumps for “Stand Your Womb” legislation, and Professor Charles Waterbury (Dan...||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10 Justin Trudeau Has A Tattoo (w/ Thomas Middleditch)||Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Thomas Middleditch) visits South Boys Mark and Pete to discuss Elbowgate, quantum mechanics, and his First Nations heritage, while squeezing in a couple rounds of naked basketball.This episode is sponsored by...||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9 Megyn Kelly Is Inside the Boys Club (w/ Jessica Chaffin, Craig Rowin)||Megyn Kelly (Jessica Chaffin) goes deep with Mark and Pete about her Donald Trump interview, her beauty secrets, and Mark’s unfortunate medical condition. Plus: Dwayne Johnson (Craig Rowin) takes initiative at school.This episode is sponsored by...||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8 Jeb Bush Is A Cat (w/ Daniel Van Kirk, Jessica McKenna)||Jeb Bush (Daniel Van Kirk) talks to Mark and Pete about his hopes for a contested convention, his nickname for 9/11, and the difference between the Bush family and Fight Club. Plus: Tamya Harding (Jessica McKenna) is in love with a Hillary...||5/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7 FDR is the Santa Claus of America (w/ Eugene Cordero)||In this April 1945 selection from the Hard Nation archives, Mark and Pete interview President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Eugene Cordero) about ending WWII and desegregating boxing. Plus: Pete might be a Communist.||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6 Gennifer Flowers Has a Website (w/ Jamie Denbo, Dan Black)||Gennifer Flowers (Jamie Denbo), Bill Clinton's one-time mistress, tells all about her fairytale romance with the former president and her burgeoning off-off-Broadway career. Plus: Professor Charles Waterbury (Dan Black) plugs his latest book...||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5 Chris Christie Goes to the Beach (w/ Jon Gabrus)||Gov. Chris Christie (Jon Gabrus) spills the beans on his famous Obama hug, his favorite swimwear, and which member of the E Street Band he’s assassinated. Plus: Mark wonders how water can come from space.||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4 Sarah Palin Can See In The Dark (w/ Mary Holland, Craig Rowin)||Sarah Palin (Mary Holland) stops by Hard Nation to promote her new book documentary on climate change and play the flute. Plus: a young man named Dwayne Johnson (Craig Rowin) needs help dealing with his mom.||4/20/2016||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|
||Explicit2 Donald Trump Goes Camping (w/ Anthony Atamanuik)||The Hard Brothers welcome Republican Presidential Primary front-runner Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) as they discuss bronze-plated “anchor babies,” the truth about 9-11 and the dangers of Italian ISIS.||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1 Hillary Clinton Eats A Burrito (w/ Nicole Byer, Jessica McKenna)||On the podcast debut of Hard Nation, Mark and Pete interview Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton (Nicole Byer), who reveals her favorite Chipotle order and what type of Animorph she is. Plus: a phone call from lovelorn Bernie supporter Tamya...||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPreview: Hard Nation||A sneak peek at Earwolf's new political comedy “Hard Nation” with Mike Still and Paul Welsh. Subscribe now; Hard Nation premieres April 6th!||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
"It's Mourning In America"...
...so it's time for Hard Nation!
Just when you can't take it anymore- feeling helpless, hopeless, and uncontrollably livid at what our "leaders" are doing to us (and U.S.) - along comes a new episode of Hard Nation...
Possibly the best new comedy podcast of 2016.
Pound those Ds!
Need emotional support to get through this counties never ending election cycle? This podcast can help. Democrat, republican, libertarian, pescotarian? Doesn't matter, all you need is a sense of humour.
I’m an election junkie and this is ridic but pretty great. Off to a good start, Earwolf.