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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

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English


Episodes

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


65. Make Taxation Sexy Again (w/ Josie Long, Alex Schmidt)

10/5/2017
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Josie Long (Short Cuts) and Alex Schmidt (Cracked) join Negin in the Earwolf LA studios to talk about who wins and who loses in the GOP’s proposed tax plan. Plus, with far-right candidate Roy Moore’s Senate primary win last week in Alabama, Negin asks: What does his candidacy say about the GOP and the future of the party? Lastly, the panel tries to wrap their heads around gun regulation and how to reduce gun violence. This episode is brought to you by littleBits (www.littlebits.com),...

Duration: 00:57:22


64. Climate Change Is Like Steroids (w/ Beth McGregor)

9/28/2017
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It’s Fake the Nation abroad! Comedian Beth McGregor welcomes Negin into her London home to discuss Puerto Rico’s hurricane disaster, Trump’s latest travel ban, and the revelation that several of Trump’s advisers emailed about White House matters from their private email accounts.This episode is brought to you by Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE) and Ellevest (www.ellevest.com/FAKE).

Duration: 00:24:36


63. Cauliflower, Yoga and Jobs (w/ Faith Salie, Baratunde Thurston, Seena Jon, Benari Poulten, Charlie Pickering, Dean Obeidallah)

9/21/2017
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Negin welcomes several of her literal favs to tackle some big questions. Should drugs be legal? Do white guys get to say stuff? Does happiness take a dive in middle age? Plus, don't forget to pick up your very own eggplant-colored Fake the Nation t-shirt at podswag.com.This episode is brought to you by ModCloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE) and Ellevest (www.ellevest.com/FAKE).

Duration: 00:43:37


62. Talking About ‘What Happened’ (w/ Faith Salie, Baratunda Thurston)

9/14/2017
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Baratunde Thurston (How To Be Black) and Faith Salie (Science Goes To The Movies) join Negin to chat about Hillary Clinton’s new book, Trump’s latest waffling on DACA and Steve Bannon’s influence on the administration now that he’s out of the White House. Plus, Negin asks: why is it so hard for the GOP to consider that climate change is real?This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: FAKE30) and Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE).

Duration: 00:44:04


61. DACA and Disasters (w/ Dean Obeidallah, Charlie Pickering)

9/7/2017
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Dean Obeidallah (Sirius XM) and Charlie Pickering (The Weekly) join Negin to break down Trump’s decision to end the program known as Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (a.k.a. DACA). They also ask: how should flood-prone areas rebuild after natural disasters? Plus, Dean and Negin share some plans they’re hatching together and Dean explains why he’s suing The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website.To donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund please visit:...

Duration: 00:51:50


60. Back-to-School Shorty (w/ Christian Finnegan, Irene Bremis, Kaitlin Fontana, Scott Blakeman)

8/31/2017
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Break out your fall sweaters! Comedians Christian Finnegan (The Fun Part) and Irene Bremis (The Scuttlebutt) return to look back at their summer bucket list and get personal about what 'back to school' means to them. Plus, Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally) and Kaitlin Fontana (The Box) chat about how to make friends as an adult. Please join us in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort by making a donation to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. https://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/This episode is...

Duration: 00:30:52


59. A Tale of Two Trump Speeches (w/ Benari Poulten, Seena Jon)

8/24/2017
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Comedians Benari Poulten and Seena Jon join Negin to discuss the military plans Trump has laid out for Afghanistan and his inflammatory remarks at a rally in Phoenix. They also cover Steve "Jacked Up" Bannon's departure from the White House and take an unpolitical detour into Game of Thrones. Plus, they bemoan their physical aches and pains induced by the Trump administration. This episode is brought to you by Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE).

Duration: 00:52:49


58. Was That Racist? (w/ Christian Finnegan, Irene Bremis)

8/17/2017
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Christian Finnegan (The Fun Part) and Irene Bremis (The Scuttlebutt) join Negin to discuss white supremacy, confederate monuments, and Trump’s abominable remarks at Trump Tower. Plus, they dig into the plan from Betsy DeVos to weaken Title IX and ponder: what’s the difference between lying and being polite?This episode is brought to you by Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE).

Duration: 00:53:31


57. All-Star Edition (w/ Maeve Higgins, Seema Iyer, John Fugelsang, Dean Obeidallah, Stephanie Butnick, Azhar Usman)

8/10/2017
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Huddle up! It’s time for a dream team lineup of some of Fake the Nation’s smartest and funniest guests. Maeve Higgins (Maeve In America) and Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer) ponder how to take control of their emotions. John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything) and Dean Obeidallah (The Dean Obeidallah Show) discuss interracial dating and look ahead to America’s mixed race future. Plus, Stephanie Butnick (Unorthodox) and Azhar Usman (Ultra American) take a deep dive into cultural...

Duration: 00:52:34


56. The White House’s Revolving Door (w/ Dylan Marron, Joel Kim Booster)

8/3/2017
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Dylan Marron (Conversations with People Who Hate Me) and Joel Kim Booster (Comedy Central) join Negin to discuss staffing shakeups at the White House, the psychology of online trolls, and Trump’s new plan to cut legal immigration by half. Plus, why the Trump White House has serious echoes of ShondaLand.This episode is brought to you by Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE).

Duration: 00:47:34


55. The Epitome of Flaccidity (w/ Scott Blakeman, Kaitlin Fontana)

7/28/2017
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Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally) and Kaitlin Fontana (The Box) join Negin to discuss Jared Kushner’s limp remarks on his Russia ties, the continued GOP scramble for a health care bill, and the latest White House shenanigans. Plus, they dig into the Democrats’ new populist plan: A Better Deal for American Workers.This episode is brought to you by Kiva (www.kiva.org/FAKE) and Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/ftn).

Duration: 00:50:52


54. Trumpcare Meltdown (w/ Stephanie Butnick, Azhar Usman)

7/21/2017
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Stephanie Butnick (Tablet Magazine) and Azhar Usman (Ultra American) join Negin to discuss the collapse of the latest G.O.P health care bill, the upcoming tax reform battle, and how the right spins the Trump-Russia scandal. Plus, America’s infrastructure is in a state of crisis. How did we get in this mess and what can we do about it? The panel weighs the pros and cons of private financing for public works. This episode is brought to you by Kiva (www.kiva.org/FAKE) and Talkspace...

Duration: 00:50:39


53. Russia Can’t Stop Being a Thing (w/ John Fugelsang, Dean Obeidallah)

7/14/2017
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John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything) and Dean Obeidallah (The Dean Obeidallah Show) return to discuss Donald Trump Jr. and his revelatory emails, the latest with the GOP health care bill, and the nationwide debate over Confederate statues. Plus, they sift through the long-term effects of climate change and potential doomsday scenarios. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/ftn) and Kiva (www.kiva.org/FAKE).

Duration: 00:50:04


52. One Year of Fake The Nation (w/ Maeve Higgins, Seema Iyer)

7/7/2017
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To celebrate Fake the Nation’s one year anniversary (!) Negin is joined by two of her favorite guests: Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America) and Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer). They discuss the latest salacious Trump tweets, North Korea’s nuclear push, and the annual G-20 summit. They also ponder what Trump and Putin will talk about in their first meeting and share strong views on the American obsession with work.

Duration: 00:48:03


51. A Very Muslim 4th of July (w/ Bassem Youssef)

6/30/2017
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Negin celebrates the 4th of July with special guest (and fellow Muslim) Bassem Youssef. Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem is a surgeon-turned-comedian whose satirical political show once captivated 30 million viewers a week in Egypt. Negin talks to Bassem about the new documentary about his show's rise and eventual end due to government censorship and political pressure. Plus, they debate whether or not populism is killing political reform and ponder why people pretend they...

Duration: 00:51:45


50. Trickle-Down Dickonomics (w/ Liz Plank, Vicky Kuperman)

6/23/2017
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Liz Plank (Vox.com) and Vicky Kuperman (How To Spy On Your Neighbor) join Negin to discuss Senate Republicans' mysterious health care bill, the resignation of Uber’s CEO and Silicon Valley’s bro culture problem. Plus, Vicky explains partisan gerrymandering using a Friday Night Lights reference. This episode is brought to you by CozyPhones (www.cozyphones.com/FAKE) and The Venture Podcast.

Duration: 00:48:37


49. Lifestyle Feminism and Being Terrible With Money (w/ Greg Proops, Tom Shillue, Rachel Sklar, Sarah Rose Siskind, Dan Pashman, Andrew Heaton)

6/16/2017
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Gather round! This episode features an all-star lineup of some of Negin’s funniest and brightest guests. Rachel Sklar (TheLi.st) and Sarah Rose Siskind (StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson) take on lifestyle feminism. Is it a gateway to activism or just a ploy to sell more t-shirts? Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and Tom Shillue (Red Eye) get into their personal budgeting habits. Plus, Dan Pashman (The Sporkful) and Andrew Heaton (Mostly Weekly) discuss our biological fixation on the...

Duration: 00:44:50


48. Summer Break Shorty (w/ Myq Kaplan, Laurie Kilmartin)

6/9/2017
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Surf’s up! Comedians Myq Kaplan (Last Comic Standing) and Laurie Kilmartin (45 Jokes About My Dead Dad) return to kick off summer with Negin and share stories of dog days past. Sunscreen, camp makeouts and bagpipes (really) factor heavily. Negin wonders why she can't get anyone in LA to go to the beach with her. Plus, she celebrates her book turning one by jamming out to a song by Earwolf’s own, Casey Holford.

Duration: 00:21:27


47. Paris Climate Accord Woes and Kathy Griffin Takes Heat (w/ Myq Kaplan, Laurie Kilmartin)

6/2/2017
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Comedians Myq Kaplan (Last Comic Standing) and Laurie Kilmartin (45 Jokes About My Dead Dad) join Negin to get both political and personal (because, after all, the personal is political). First, they discuss the conflicting voices within the White House that advised Trump on his Paris Climate Agreement decision. They also dive into their disappointment over the Kathy Griffin photo scandal. Finally, they close out the show on a light topic: death and dying!

Duration: 00:43:26

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