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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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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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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

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

42 The Trump Inauguration Special with Big Grande

1/18/2017
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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 of slavery. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir reveals they all sleep in the same giant organ. The "B Street Band" is dripping with sarcasm. And Mark deconstructs Chik-Fil-A!This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron ( www.blueapron.com/hardnation ).

Duration:01:00:00

41 Casey Affleck & Viggo Mortensen Are Sad and Mad (w/ Dan Klein, Kelly Hudson)

1/11/2017
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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 Casey’s favorite city will surprise absolutely no one. Plus: Mark identifies strongly with Florence Foster Jenkins.

Duration:01:00:00

40 Donald Trump's Doctor Gets Very Burpy (w/ Jon Gabrus)

1/4/2017
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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. Plus: Pete resolves to be less combative in the new year.

Duration:01:00:00

39 Santa Claus Is A Mixed Bag (w/ Allan McLeod)

12/21/2016
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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 Trump. Plus: Mark & Pete get punched in the face (a lot).

Duration:01:00:00

38 A 400-lb Hacker Has The Original McRib (w/ Charlie Sanders)

12/14/2016
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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 secrets about Putin, his own body, and the future of America that will make you question everything you thought you knew.

Duration:01:00:00

37 Kellyanne Conway Hates Facts (w/ Julie Brister)

12/7/2016
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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 appointment to Trump’s cabinet, and shaming Pete’s drug use, while Pete considers setting himself on fire. #FeelingsTrumpFacts #HesOurPresident #GetOverIt

Duration:01:00:00

36 Bodhi Sad-va Tells A Story About A Horse (w/ Suzi Barrett)

11/30/2016
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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 cleanse yourself of thetans, and Jerry Seinfeld’s Bee Movie. Make it so!

Duration:01:00:00

35 Dana and Derek Hard Brought String Bean Casserole (w/ Hillary Matthews, Zach Reino)

11/23/2016
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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 alt-right take on “Hamilton” called “Jefferson,” and everyone argues about whether plants have feelings.

Duration:01:00:00

34 Velveteen Carter Was in the Horse Pillow (w/ Carl Tart)

11/17/2016
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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 drunk on Svedka Mango Pineapple Jalapeño vodka. Ka-chunk!

Duration:01:00:00

33 Abraham Lincoln Invented the Car (w/ Beth Appel)

11/11/2016
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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 bringing a divided nation together, the widow he keeps in his outhouse, and the “Look Who’s Talking” cycle of plays.

Duration:01:00:00

32 Sarah Palin Has A Plate In Her Brain (w/ Mary Holland, Craig Rowin, Mike Mitchell)

11/2/2016
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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 intruder (Craig Rowin) shows up and all hell breaks loose. Can Jay Leno (Mike Mitchell) save the day?This episode is brought to you by Casper Mattresses.HEADS UP - Next week's episode will be coming on 11/11, so Mark & Pete can recover from their wild...

Duration:01:00:00

31 Gary Johnson and Jill Stein Live Together (w/ Jacob Wysocki, D'Arcy Carden)

10/26/2016
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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 soldiers, squatches, warp core technology, and the difference between a sea monkey and a sea horse.

Duration:01:00:00