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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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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

85. Only Bobby Knows (w/ Ophira Eisenberg, Akilah Hughes)

2/22/2018
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Ophira Eisenberg (Ask Me Another) and Akilah Hughes (Crooked Media) join Negin to dish about the latest in Mueller’s Russia investigation and why people are angry that Twitter is cracking down on bots. Plus, the panel discusses evangelicals and their silence on the Rob Porter and Stormy Daniels stories. Lastly, the panel debates the pros and cons of on-demand convenience. This episode is sponsored by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition and Color of Change.

Duration:00:51:49

84. Memento Presidency (w/ Jordan Carlos, Liel Leibovitz)

2/15/2018
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Jordan Carlos (Headliners) and Liel Leibovitz (Unorthodox) join Negin to share in her horror over the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Plus, they discuss the sky-high White House staff turnover rate. The panel imagines: if the White House were a reality show, who would get the final rose? Lastly, they discuss the resignation of South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma.

Duration:00:49:48

83. Money, Money, Money (w/ Stephanie Butnick, Sam Sanders)

2/8/2018
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Stephanie Butnick (Unorthodox) and Sam Sanders (It’s Been a Minute) join Negin to discuss the dip in the stock market and ask: should we be worried? Plus, they chat about the government shutdown and Nancy Pelosi’s marathon speech in support of the Dreamers. Lastly, the panel weighs the pros and cons of Trump’s plans for a military parade. This episode is sponsored by Showtime's Our Cartoon President.

Duration:00:47:10

82. SOTU, Rehashed (w/ Fazeelat Aslam, Katie Halper)

2/1/2018
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Fazeelat Aslam (Saving Face) and Katie Halper (The Katie Halper Show) join Negin to break down Trump’s first State of the Union. They also debate the merits of the Democratic speeches in response to SOTU— all five of them! Lastly, the panel tries to make sense of the FBI memo madness. This episode is sponsored by ModCloth (code: FAKE15), HelloFresh (code: FAKE30), and Ellevest.

Duration:00:46:59

81. America is Immigrants (w/ Scott Blakeman, Seema Iyer)

1/25/2018
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Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally) and Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer) join Negin to talk about Trump’s shifting stance on DACA and his proposed border wall. They also look at the promising statistics about women’s role in the resistance. Plus, Negin and the panel dig into the Oscar nominations and weigh in on Mo’Nique’s call for a Netflix boycott. This episode is brought to you by Ellevest (www.ellevest.com/fake) and Simple Contacts (www.simplecontacts.com/fake).

Duration:00:50:29

80. Swimming in a Sea of Diet Cokes (w/ Kendra Cunningham, Baratunde Thurston)

1/18/2018
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Kendra Cunningham (Last Comic Standing) and Baratunde Thurston (The Daily Show) join Negin to talk about the latest in immigration policy and the possible government shutdown. Plus, the panel grapples with the claims against Aziz Ansari and the difficult conversations it has prompted. Lastly, Negin brings the panel up to speed on the Trump administrations's plan to expand offshore drilling. This episode is brought to you by Ellevest (www.ellevest.com/fake) and Modcloth (www.modcloth.com...

Duration:00:49:24

79. You Get A Car! (w/ Rory Albanese, Mike Pesca)

1/11/2018
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Rory Albanese (The Daily Show) and Mike Pesca (The Gist) join Negin to talk about Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury.” Then the panel asks: if Oprah ran for President, would she win? Lastly, they try to make heads or tails of Trump’s public DACA meeting with Congress. This episode is brought to you by Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE15) and Ellevest (www.ellevest.com/fake).

Duration:00:52:42

78. Let’s Do A Bipartisan (w/ Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi)

1/4/2018
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Fellow Earwolf podcasters Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi (Throwing Shade) join Negin to talk about Trump’s rambling interview with the New York Times and imagine a future where women run government. Plus, Negin breaks down why people are protesting in Iran and Bryan divulges his sweet spot for Kim Jong-un. Lastly, the panel looks back at the culture wars of 2017. This episode is brought to you by Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE15), Ellevest (www.ellevest.com/FAKE), Hello Fresh...

Duration:00:51:04

77. Impeachment Wishes for 2018 (w/ Judy Gold, Seena Ghaznavi)

12/28/2017
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Comedians Judy Gold (Kill Me Now) and Seena Ghaznavi (Sirius XM) join Negin to discuss their go-to New Year's plans and their wishes for the year ahead. Plus, the perils of doing standup on New Year's Eve.

Duration:00:20:29

76. Merry Christmas to the 1% (w/ Jessica Chaffin, Julie Goldman, Brandy Howard)

12/21/2017
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Comedians Jessica Chaffin (Search Party), Julie Goldman (Dumb Gay Politics), and Brandy Howard (Dumb Gay Politics) join Negin to chat about Trump’s national security strategy and the CDC’s “word ban.” Plus, the panel imagines a year without shopping. This episode is brought to you by Better Help (www.betterhelp.com/FAKE), Tamara Mellon (www.tamaramellon.com/FAKE), and Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE15).

Duration:00:55:59

75. Dems Take a Victory Lap (w/ Scott Blakeman, Tom Brennan)

12/14/2017
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Comedians Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally) and Tom Brennan (Electoral Dysfunction) join Negin to cheer Doug Jones’ win in the Alabama Senate race. They also chat about the role of due process and proportionality in sexual harassment allegations. Plus, they blow off some steam and shares their favorite bingeable TV shows and movies. This episode is brought to you by Tamara Mellon (www.tamaramellon.com/FAKE), A Day Clothing (www.thisisaday.com code: FAKE), and SockFancy...

Duration:00:49:26

74. Screaming at the Tax Bill (w/ Maeve Higgins, Jena Friedman)

12/7/2017
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Comedians Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America) and Jena Friedman (American Cunt) join Negin to talk about Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, what’s next for the #MeToo movement, and whether or not Mueller’s investigation will bring America an early Christmas present. Plus, Negin and the panel offer up tips to fight the tax bill. This episode is brought to you by Tamara Mellon (www.tamaramellon.com/FAKE), Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE15), and SockFancy...

Duration:00:52:48

73. Trickle Downer Tax Plan (w/ Judy Gold, Seena Ghaznavi)

11/30/2017
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Comedians Judy Gold (Kill Me Now) and Seena Ghaznavi (Sirius XM) join Negin to hash out who wins and who loses in the GOP tax plan. Just hours ahead of the Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor news, the panel also digs into how recent sexual misconduct scandals in politics are playing out. Plus, they take a closer look at Jared Kushner and the changing power dynamics in the White House. This episode is brought to you by Mash-Up Americans (www.mashupamericans.com/listen), Tamara Mellon...

Duration:00:42:47

72. Love Doctors (w/ Josie Long, Alex Schmidt, Travon Free, John Fugelsang, Christian Finnegan, Ana Lucia Fabrega)

11/23/2017
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This Thanksgiving, Negin pushes politics to the side of her plate and welcomes a medley of guests to debate big questions about love and relationships. Should you stay friends with your ex? Why are there so many unmarried Americans? How do you know if you’re in love? Plus, some musings on whether or not to post about your relationship on social media. This episode is brought to you by Be Frugal (www.befrugal.com/FAKE), Modcloth (www.modcloth.com/FAKE30), Ellevest (www.ellevest.com/FAKE),...

Duration:00:52:31

71 Jeff ‘I Can’t Recall’ Sessions (w/ Leah Bonnema, Benari Poulten)

11/16/2017
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Leah Bonnema (Solving Leah) and Benari Poulten (Garbage Time) join Negin to discuss Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, the potential special counsel on the Clinton Foundation, and Donald Trump Jr.’s cozy relationship with WikiLeaks. Plus, they dig into recent high-profile sexual assault allegations and the anxiety produced by push alerts. This episode is brought to you by ModCloth (code: FAKE30), American Public Media's Mash-Up Americans, Ellevest, and littleBits.

Duration:00:51:23

70. Trump In The Streets, Ryan In The Sheets (w/ Jon Lovett, Joel Kim Booster)

11/9/2017
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Jon Lovett (Crooked Media) and Joel Kim Booster (Model Minority) join Negin to reflect on the anniversary of the 2016 election. Plus, they discuss the recent election results in Virginia and the state of the GOP and the Democratic Party. Lastly, if you've ever wondered the difference between a metonym and a demonym, Lovett and Negin get to the bottom of it. This episode is brought to you by Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE30), littleBits, and Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/FAKE).

Duration:00:47:41

69. Indictment Jenga (w/ Rachel Sklar, Jeff Kreisler)

11/2/2017
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Jeff Kreisler (Dollars and Sense) and Rachel Sklar (TheLi.st) join Negin to talk about Trump’s response to the Halloween terrorist attack in New York. Plus, they discuss the Mueller indictments and some of the conservative media’s favorite topics: Hillary Clinton, the Russia dossier, and Uranium One.This episode is brought to you by Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE30), Saffron Road (www.saffronroad.com/fake), and littleBits.

Duration:00:49:51

68. GOP, Divided (w/ Ana Lucia Fabrega, Christian Finnegan)

10/26/2017
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Ana Lucia Fabrega (The Chris Gethard Show) and Christian Finnegan (My Goodness) join Negin to talk about Sen. Jeff Flake’s passionate anti-Trump speech on the floor of the Senate. Did it mark a turn in the GOP’s stance on Trump or was it just posturing? Plus, they discuss the FBI’s controversial ‘Black Identity Extremists’ report and the latest Bill O’Reilly revelations.This episode is sponsored by Advocates for Youth, ModCloth (code: FAKE25), littleBits, and Saffron Road.

Duration:00:49:10

67. Orangewashing History (w/ Travon Free, John Fugelsang)

10/19/2017
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John Fugelsang (Page Six TV, Tell Me Everything) and Travon Free (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) join Negin to talk about why the Iran Deal and the Clean Power Plan make conservatives so mad. They also discuss Congress’s response to Trump scrapping health insurance subsidies. Plus, John explains that Trump’s goal is “to undo everything the black guy did.”This episode is brought to you by Advocates for Youth (www.advocatesforyouth.org/litmus), Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE25),...

Duration:00:46:05

66. Harvey Weinstein Is A Total Dirtbag (w/ James Adomian, Maeve Higgins)

10/12/2017
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James Adomian (Trump vs. Bernie) and Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America) join Negin to discuss the bombshell reports of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged decades of sexual misconduct. They also dig into Jemele Hill’s suspension from ESPN and athletes taking knees to protest police brutality and racial injustice. Plus, how Senator Bob Corker might unexpectedly save us all.This episode is brought to you by Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE25), Saffron Road...

Duration:00:50:31

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