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Fake the Nation

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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.

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.
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United States

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Earwolf

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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.

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@NeginFarsad

Language:

English


Episodes

Occam's Razor (w/ Tiff Stevenson, Chloe Koser)

9/12/2019
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Tiff Stevenson and Chloe Koser join Negin to discuss Trump's cancelled Taliban visit, try and make sense of Brexit, and envision a future without cars. This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE2)

Duration:01:10:43

Gifted, But Not Talented (w/ John Fugelsang, Shalewa Sharpe)

9/5/2019
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John Fugelsang and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to discuss CNN's Town Hall on climate change, if getting rid of gifted and talented programs will help with the problem of segregation in schools, and the troubled legacy of Woodstock.

Duration:01:07:38

Endless Summer (2019) (w/ Connie Wang, Christian Finnegan, Lindsey Boylan, Leah Bonnema, Seena Ghaznavi, Selena Coppock)

8/29/2019
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To celebrate what is definitely not the end of summer, Negin debuts all new conversations from the Fake the Nation Vault. Featuring conversations with Connie Wang, Christian Finnegan, Lindsey Boylan, Leah Bonnema, Seena Ghaznavi and Selena Coppock. This episode is sponsored by ModCloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE).

Duration:00:52:24

Ironically Detached (w/ Maeve Higgins, Lou Gonzalez)

8/22/2019
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Maeve Higgins and Lou Gonzalez join Negin to discuss immigration, recessions, the 2020 race, and debate the importance of brand and idealogical alignment.

Duration:01:10:33

Save the Butterflies, Kill the NRA (w/ Griffin Newman, Amanda Hunt)

8/15/2019
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Griffin Newman and Amanda Hunt join Negin to discuss the Endangered Species Act, the current state of the GOP, and to parse the Riverside Church pastor scandal. This episode is sponsored by Credo Mobile (www.credo.com/FAKE code: FAKE).

Duration:00:54:49

Bag v. Womb (w/ Benari Poulten, Michael Cruz Kayne)

8/8/2019
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Negin is joined by Benari Poulten and Michael Cruz Kayne to gab about artificial wombs, the streaming wars, and gun reform. It’s funny! This episode is sponsored by Credo Mobile (www.credo.com/FAKE code: FAKE) and Birchbox (www.birchbox.com/FAKE code: FAKE).

Duration:01:07:47

The Thick of Summer (w/ Rico Gagliano, Rob Kutner)

8/1/2019
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Negin chats with Rico Gagliano and Rob Kutner about the recent New Yorker piece on Al Franken, outgoing intelligence chief Dan Coats, and what they’re reading and listening to this summer. This episode is sponsoredd by Credo Mobile (www.credo.com/FAKE code: FAKE).

Duration:01:05:18

Poo on the Prime Minister (w/ Leah Bonnema, Lindsey Boylan)

7/25/2019
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Negin is joined by comedian Leah Bonnema and congressional candidate Lindsey Boylan to discuss the Mueller testimony, the UK’s new prime minister, and a recent trend of being sober but still drinking a little.

Duration:01:02:56

The Thunderous Horsewomen (w/ Jamie Denbo, Ashley England)

7/18/2019
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Negin is joined by Jamie Denbo and Ashley England to discuss the nickname “The Squad” and what it foreshadows for 2020 rhetoric. Then the panel discusses an article in the New York Times about touching and being touched.

Duration:00:44:55

The Other Side Wants Us Dead (w/ Chris Gethard, Marcia Belsky)

7/11/2019
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Chris Gethard and Marcia Belsky join Negin to talk about a variety of quick-fire topics such the current administration’s attempt to put a citizenship question on the U.S. census, the Jeffrey Epstein case, the resignation of a UK ambassador, proposed election security measures, and the commoditization of Pride Month. This episode is sponsored by The Citizenry (www.citizenrypodcast.com code: FAKE).

Duration:01:06:08

Unladylike Independence Day (w/ Cristen Conger, Caroline Ervin)

7/4/2019
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Negin is joined by Unladylike hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin to discuss dreaming about your ex. Then, an Unladylike pep talk from Negin about online dating.

Duration:00:45:25

The Great Debates Debate (w/ Christian Finnegan, Dustin Chafin, Gaby Alter)

6/27/2019
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Christian Finnegan, Dustin Chafin, and Gaby Alter join Negin to talk about the first democratic debate, a growing argument against college, and the UK’s ban on sexist ads. This episode is sponsored by PaintYourLife (text FAKE to 48-48-48) and Upstart (www.upstart.com/FAKE).

Duration:01:21:41

Whomst Are the Guzzlers? (w/ Amy S. Choi, Emily Yoshida)

6/20/2019
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Emily Yoshida and Amy S. Choi join Negin to discuss Trump’s upcoming 2020 run, New York’s proposed decriminalization of sex work, and the pros and cons of the wellness industry. This episode is sponsored by Green Chef (www.greenchef.us/fake75) and PaintYourLife (text FAKE to 48-48-48).

Duration:01:17:09

PB&J 365 (w/ Paul F. Tompkins, Rhea Butcher, Sarah Pappalardo, Jon Lovett, Dan Taberski, Aaron Jackson)

6/13/2019
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Negin opens the Fake the Nation vault for previously unheard discussions with your podcast best friends such as Paul F. Tompkins, Rhea Butcher, Sarah Pappalardo, Jon Lovett, Dan Taberski, and Aaron Jackson. This episode is sponsored by The Citizenry (www.citizenrypodcast.com code: FAKE) and StoryWorth (www.storyworth.com/FAKE).

Duration:00:54:04

Avocado Tax (And Other Bad News) (w/ Leah Bonnema, Ted Alexandro)

6/6/2019
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Leah Bonnema and Ted Alexandro join Negin to talk about Trump’s recent trip to London, the national desensitization to mass shootings, and ask: what is our responsibility when it comes to travel? This episode is sponsored by Upstart (www.upstart.com/FAKE) and ThirdLove (www.thirdlove.com/NATION).

Duration:01:12:30

Bernie Doesn't Mueller (Tom Thakkar, Seena Ghaznavi)

5/30/2019
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Tom Thakkar and Seena Ghaznavi join Negin to give their reactions to Mueller’s press conference, run down the astonishingly long list of proposed abortion laws, and ask: should democrats do Fox News appearances? Also, plenty of talk about our nation’s 19th state. This episode is sponsored by OMGyes (www.OMGyes.com/fake) and Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com/fake).

Duration:01:06:24

The Peen In Subpoena (w/ Marcia Belsky, Kaitlin Fontana)

5/23/2019
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Marcia Belsky and Kaitlin Fontana join Negin to discuss how Democrats are losing the subpoena battle, partially because “subpoena” is such a boring word. Then, some good news as the group discusses the Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Finally: are religious families more happy? Answer not guaranteed. This episode is sponsored by OMGyes (www.omgyes.com code: FAKE).

Duration:01:10:17

Trade, Facebook, Dragons (w/ Jon Lovett, Sarah Pappalardo)

5/16/2019
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Jon Lovett (Crooked Media) and Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) join Negin to talk about the tariff war, digital monopolies, and the final season of Game of Thrones. Spoilers for all these subjects, by the way. This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE) and LivingProof (www.livingproof.com/FAKE code: FAKE).

Duration:00:58:21

Reduce Political Panic (w/ Dan Taberski, Aaron Jackson)

5/9/2019
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Dan Taberski and Aaron Jackson join Negin to discuss the cesspool of White House, Trump’s billion dollar loss, and the continuously expanding 2020 race. This episode is sponsored by ThirdLove (www.thirdlove.com/NATION) and Upstart (www.upstart.com/FAKE).

Duration:00:58:32

Can We Talk About Snitty? (w/ Cristen Conger, Caroline Ervin)

5/2/2019
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Unladylike podcast hosts Caroline Ervin and Cristen Conger join Negin to discuss a grab bag of topics from the recent Barr testimony to Elizabeth Warren’s proposed student loan debt forgiveness plan and the pros of cons of doing nothing. This episode is sponsored by Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKETHENATION) and Care/of (www.takecareof.com code: FAKE30).

Duration:01:06:42