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From the right, its Mark Hard, and from the left its 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.

From the right, its Mark Hard, and from the left its 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.
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United States

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From the right, its Mark Hard, and from the left its 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.

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English


Episodes

104. Mark and Pete Hard Finally Kiss (w/ Paul F. Tompkins, D’Arcy Carden, Carl Tart, Henry Zebrowski, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino)

3/28/2018
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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...

Duration:01:24:44

103. The Capitol Steps Pound It Out Their Peehole (w/ Baby Wants Candy)

3/21/2018
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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...

Duration:01:14:53

102. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Can’t Do Sit-Ups (w/ Pam Murphy)

3/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:10

101. Rick Gates Is Head Of The AV Club (w/ Andrew Hansen)

3/7/2018
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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.

Duration:00:46:27

100. Elizabeth Warren & Chuck Schumer Love Ballers (w/ Rachel Bloom, Dan Gregor)

2/28/2018
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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!

Duration:00:56:17

80. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Can Bench 550 (w/ Pamela Murphy)

10/11/2017
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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.

Duration:00:46:41

56. Spring Break at Mar-a-Lago (w/ Mark Rennie, Jennie Pierson)

4/26/2017
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This week on HARD NATION, the guys are on location at the infamous "Winter White House", Mar-a-Lago! They talk with resort staffers Gabriel St. Jennifer (Mark Rennie) and Roz (Jennie Pierson) about poolside Wonder Bread, nuclear footballs in the jacuzzi, Trump's Cobb salad, and much more.

Duration:01:00:00

55. United CEO Was Born On A Plane (w/ Zhubin Parang)

4/19/2017
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Oscar Muñoz (Zhubin Parang), the CEO of United Airlines, is full of ideas to make your United experience better, and he pitches Mark & Pete on free scorpions, sky bodegas, and a sentient Mother Of All Bombs on every plane. Plus: Mark spills details from his couple’s therapy sessions.

Duration:01:00:00

54. Mike Huckabee Has Blazer Sausages (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)

4/12/2017
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This week, Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (Paul F. Tompkins) joins the guys to teach them all about the art of comedy. Plus, Huckabee discusses his guacamole disguise, the importance of a good "bass face" and his love of full milk. This episode is brought to you by MyHopscotch (www.myhopscotch.com code: HARD) and Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/hardnation).

Duration:01:00:00

53. Neil Gorsuch Did A Baby Elephant Walk (w/ Ali Ghandour, Mary Grill, Cass Bugge, Matt Hobby)

4/5/2017
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (Ali Ghandour) visits Hard Nation to discuss the infamous “frozen trucker” case and his true ambitions - and that’s before Mark & Pete bring in surprise guests Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Mary Grill), Elena Kagan (Cass Bugge), and Stephen Breyer (Matt Hobby) to haze him. Plus: Pete finally grills Mark on his Pinocchio fascination.This episode is brought to you by MyHopscotch (www.myhopscotch.com code: HARD).

Duration:01:00:00

52. Rudy Giuliani Has Chain Guys (w/ Jon Daly)

3/29/2017
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Former NY mayor / Republican presidential nominee Rudy Giuliani (Jon Daly) comes in hot on this week's episode of Hard Nation! Rudy talks about his "rat kids", his love of the Times Square M&M Store, and admits to what he was up to on 9/11. This episode is brought to you by MyHopscotch.com (www.myhopscotch.com code: HARD).

Duration:01:00:00

51. Paul Ryan Believes In Aryan Jesus (w/ Matt Newell)

3/22/2017
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Speaker Of The House Paul Ryan (Matt Newell) comes to Hard Nation to defend his health care plan, do some man-Kegels and play Eat, Piggy, Eat with Mark. Later, Pete uses his Freudian magic to help Paul confront his demons (and get his Instagram password).This episode is brought to you by MyHopscotch (www.myhopscotch.com code: HARD).

Duration:01:00:00

50. Bill O'Reilly Interviews The Hard Boys (w/ Seth Morris)

3/15/2017
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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly (Seth Morris) had Mark & Pete on his show, and Hard Nation is running the interview in full! Listen to some of the show’s best moments, while learning about the international Build-A-Bear conspiracy and Hillary Clinton’s secret penis.This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/HARDNATION) and MyHopscotch (www.myhopscotch.com code: HARD).

Duration:01:00:00

49. Uber CEO Wants To Be A Horse (w/ Christine Nangle)

3/8/2017
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (Christine Nangle) joins the boys of HARD NATION this week to explain the current controversy surrounding Uber. Travis has trouble breaking out of speaking in ride-share lingo, reveals details about the WEE MAT app, and shares his deep appreciation of the OWN Network, and more.

Duration:01:00:00

48. Betsy DeVos Bought Sea World (w/ Lauren Adams)

3/1/2017
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Secretary Of Education Betsy DeVos (Lauren Adams) brings a crow named “Jim” and a binder full of Earth facts to Hard Nation. She explains to Mark & Pete why even elephants deserve vouchers, and enthuses about her Black-History-Month-themed topiary. Plus: Pete performs an excerpt from his rap single.LA: See Hard Nation live at UCB Sunset on 3/6/17 with special guests Paul F. Tompkins, Colton Dunn, and Nicole Byer! Get tickets here: https://sunset.ucbtheatre.com/performance/52329

Duration:01:00:00

47. Herman Cain Talks Pizza and Oscars (w/ Ronnie Adrian)

2/22/2017
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Former GOP presidential nominee Herman Cain (Ronnie Adrian) joins Mark and Pete to chat all things business, pizza, and Oscar nominees! Herman reveals his "trumpet pin bag" to the guys and gets emotional about Godfather's Pizza. Plus, "everybody gets a little Cain"!

Duration:01:00:00

46. A Hard Nation Valentine's Day (w/ Mary Sasson, Matthew Brian Cohen)

2/15/2017
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This Valentine’s Day, Hard Nation welcomes Jean & Howard DiTillo (Mary Sasson & Matthew Brian Cohen), a loving couple who disagree politically. They plug their book “Love Your Body, Hate Your Guts,” recount their trip to ‘gay California,’ and explain why Desert Storm was ‘lots of fun.’ Plus: Are Mark & Pete living in a bubble universe?This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/hardnation) and Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/HARD).

Duration:01:00:00

45. Negin Farsad Bypassed The Alarm

2/8/2017
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Mark & Pete welcome Negin Farsad from Earwolf's "Fake The Nation" as they process the wild early days of the Trump administration. Pete posits that Donald is forever stuck in the New York City of the 1970's, Mark wants to replace everyone's hands with guns, and Negin is concerned about mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds.This episode is brought to you by the DecodeDC podcast.

Duration:01:00:00

44 Alex Jones Bleeds Blood (w/ Henry Zebrowski)

2/1/2017
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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.

Duration:00:42:11

43 Ivanka Trump Has A Lot of Fingers (w/ Jen D'Angelo)

1/25/2017
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On this episode of HARD NATION, Mark and Pete interview First Daughter / First Lady Ivanka Trump (Jen D'Angelo) post-her father's inauguration. We hear more about Ivanka's clothing line, her husband Jared Kushner's true racial identity and what's hidden under her clothes. Is this interview real?! Or is there just some "funky poison" in the air...This episode is brought to you by the DecodeDC podcast.

Duration:01:00:00