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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

94. Steve Bannon Takes All His Shirts Off (w/ Josh Simpson)

1/17/2018
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Former White House strategist and Breitbart.com head Steve Bannon (Josh Simpson) comes to Hard Nation still reeling from his rough dismissal by the President. Steve explains why he’s the inspiration for every Seinfeld character and helps Mark with his “revenge porn” dilemma, while Pete demands to know what an Orange Julius is.

Duration: 00:49:58


93. Kim Jong-Un Has A Nacho Guy (w/ Sarah Claspell)

1/10/2018
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (Sarah Claspell) brings the party to this week's Hard Nation! The brutal dictator tells Mark & Pete he might be in the Olympics, doesn't know what a toilet is, and made Crocodile Rock the national song of North Korea. Plus: Mark swears that Three Billboards is a dark comedy.

Duration: 00:51:55


92. Ben Carson Knows Your Secrets (w/ Cory P. Willis)

1/3/2018
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HUD secretary Ben Carson (Cory P. Willis) may be a Cabinet member now, but on this week’s Hard Nation he wants to talk about his true passion; the brain. Carson explains why brains never really die, and pitches his animal frat comedy “Hippo Campus.” Plus: which Hard brother will receive free brain surgery before the episode is over?

Duration: 00:48:23


91. John Dowd and Maureen Dowd Aren’t Related (w/ Anna Rubanova, Adam Bozarth)

12/27/2017
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Hope...get the machine! New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd (Anna Rubanova) and Trump administration lawyer John Dowd (Adam Bozarth) were accidentally booked together on this week’s Hard Nation. Maureen remembers the time she ate a whole pot chocolate bar, John is covered in pasta, and Trump is scared of yetis. Plus: the Hard boys count down their 2017 year in review!

Duration: 00:49:14


90. Pope Francis Has A Skateboard (w/ Jace Armstrong)

12/20/2017
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His Holiness Pope Francis (Jace Armstrong) turns out to be a real sneaky Pete on a Christmas episode of Hard Nation. Francis explains why Jesus was “the best,” lists his favorite Scientologists, and gets passionate about eating Cheetos in a bubble bath. Plus: Mark goes wassailing in a sketchy neighborhood.

Duration: 00:47:22


89. Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Off-Puttingly Enthusiastic (w/ Dhruv Uday Singh)

12/13/2017
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The star and creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Dhruv Uday Singh) freestyles through a very dramatic Hard Nation. Lin talks about his all-cat musical Mewsies, envisions a musical based on the Hard brothers and challenges Pete to a duel. Plus: Mark is now a “woke-servative."

Duration: 00:49:39


88. Kate Middleton & Penelope Cruz Get Into Some Trouble (w/ Patty Guggenheim, Sofia Gonzalez)

12/6/2017
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Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton (Patty Guggenheim) and actress Penelope Cruz (Sofia Gonzalez) aren’t playing around on this week’s Hard Nation. Penelope wants to throw Woody Allen off a building and almost voiced a churro once, while Kate hates Meghan Markle is and shares her favorite Boxing Day traditions. Plus: Mark’s wife chose Captain Sully as her ‘hall pass.'

Duration: 00:57:25


87. James O’Keefe Never Claimed To Be A Doctor (w/ Kale Hills)

11/29/2017
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Conservative provocateur James O’Keefe (Kale Hills) joins Hard Nation mere days after the Washington Post foiled his latest sting. He tells Mark and Pete why he sees Project Veritas as an immersive theater company, how he got into character as “Daddy Peppermint,” and his admiration for John Leguizamo. Plus: Pete almost does a character.

Duration: 00:45:00


86. Barack Obama Is On Tinder (w/ Colton Dunn)

11/22/2017
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Former president Barack Obama (Colton Dunn) returns to Hard Nation for a special Thanksgiving episode! He reveals his true feelings about Hamilton, talks up the pranks he played at the White House, and tells a very disturbing story about Cory Booker. Plus: Mark played King Lear when he was 15 (?) Check out Colton's new movie Lazer Team 2 on YouTube Red and in select theaters!

Duration: 00:53:33


85. Richard Painter Knows What An Emolument Is (w/ Paul Brittain)

11/15/2017
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Richard Painter (Paul Brittain), one of the lawyers suing Donald Trump for ethics violations, gets into the nitty gritty on Hard Nation; why he no longer eats Cap'n Crunch, what makes a Courtyard Marriott different then a regular Marriott, and his favorite Gerry Rafferty song. Plus: Mark attempts to destroy his Keurig. This episode is brought to you by Casper (www.casper.com/HARD code: HARD).

Duration: 00:47:51


84. Mario and Cappy Have An Existential Crisis (w/ Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino)

11/8/2017
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It’s a Hard Nation Odyssey, as video game legend Mario and his sidekick Cappy (Jessica McKenna & Zach Reino) visit Mark & Pete to discuss their latest adventure. They discuss the ethics of “capturing” an enemy, what hats eat, Mario’s addiction to psychedelics, and Luigi’s shady real estate scheme. Plus: Mark & Pete decide who’s the Mario and who’s the Luigi of their relationship.

Duration: 00:44:55


83. Paul Manafort Drinks Feta Cheese (w/ Dan Black)

11/1/2017
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Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort (Dan Black) is preparing to go under house arrest when Mark & Pete catch him for Hard Nation. The man Pete calls “evil Roald Dahl” obsesses over his daughter’s boyfriends and discovers Rick Lazio is the Zodiac Killer. Plus: Mark blows his school board debate.

Duration: 00:48:11


82. Roger Clinton Is The First Brother of America (w/ Jacob Womack)

10/25/2017
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Roger Clinton (Jacob Womack), the half brother of former president Bill Clinton, already has a nosebleed when he joins Mark & Pete on Hard Nation. He spills what he learned about Paul Giamatti on the set of Fred Claus, and explains why his favorite vitamin is meth. Plus: Mark makes creative use of the Halloween season to boost his run for school board.

Duration: 00:47:57


81. Erik Prince Wants All the Boys (w/ George Basil)

10/18/2017
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Erik Prince (George Basil), founder of the “private military services” firm Blackwater/Academi, thoroughly terrifies Mark & Pete on this week’s Hard Nation. While chowing down on octopus tartar, he discusses creating human/Great Dane hybrid soldiers and his favorite movie Snow Dogs. Plus: Mark makes a major announcement.

Duration: 00:49:41


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


79. Miguel Wargo Stands for the Star Spangled Banner (w/ Craig Rowin)

10/4/2017
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Patriotic singer and possible hobo Miguel Wargo (Craig Rowin) brings his beautiful voice to Hard Nation to discuss the NFL protests. You wont want to miss his tribute to Tom Petty, or his renditions of American standards like Battle Hymn Of The Republic and the Chili's Baby Back Ribs song. Plus: Pete remembers his days as the owner of "Top Secret Massage"

Duration: 00:50:40


78. Stephen Miller Is The Three Eyed Raven (w/ Zac Oyama)

9/27/2017
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32 year-old White House policy adviser Stephen Miller (Zac Oyama) opens up to Mark & Pete about growing up on the mean streets of Santa Monica, littering to make a point, and stabbing Cesar Milan. Plus: Is Stephen more like Tommy Bahama or Tom Bombadil?

Duration: 00:44:55


77. Jim Mattis Can’t Be Cornered (w/ Lou Wilson)

9/20/2017
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Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis (Lou Wilson) is famously private, but on Hard Nation he opens up about everything from why he likes visiting IKEA late at night to his 44 year relationship with a prostitute named Strawberry. Plus: Mark thinks he can control Trump with his mind.This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: HARDNATION30).

Duration: 00:51:09


76. Salma Hayek Has Theresa May’s Insulin (w/ Alice Wetterlund, Veronica Osorio)

9/13/2017
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British Prime Minister Theresa May (Alice Wetterlund) and actress Salma Hayek (Veronica Osorio) are fast friends on this week’s Hard Nation. Theresa reveals she loves hacking the mainframe and threatening her husband with a cane, Salma plugs her movie Batteries Not Included, and yes, they go deep on Brexit. Plus: Mark and Pete both love that scene from My Girl with the bees.This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: HARDNATION30).

Duration: 00:52:02


75. Eric Bolling & Lilith Are All Out Of Faith (w/ Devin Field, Rose O’Shea)

9/6/2017
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Fox News personality Eric Bolling (Devin Field) and Fox’s HR representative Lilith (Rose O’Shea) thought they were on Hard Nation to discuss the sexual harassment allegations against Bolling, but that just scratches the surface of Eric’s dick pic addiction and Lilith’s methamphetamine-laden past. Mark & Pete lead Eric & Lilith on a journey of body-shaming, falafels, Natalie Imbruglia, and love.This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: HARDNATION30).

Duration: 00:42:44

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