Fake The Nation

By Earwolf & Negin Farsad

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 Dec 25, 2018

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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.

Episode Date
144. The The Mueller Report Report (w/ Benari Poulten, Gastor Almonte)

Comedians Benari Poulten and Gastor Almonte join Negin to give their initial takes and takeaways from the recently released (and redacted) Mueller Report. Then they discuss how the Notre Dame fire reflects our own mortality, whether the rebuilding effort is a good use of resources, and one time Negin got stoned in France. 

This episode is sponsored by Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FakeTheNation) and ThirdLove (www.thirdlove.com/NATION).

Apr 18, 2019
143. Manhattan is Doing Great (w/ Hayes Davenport, Griffin Newman)

Hayes Davenport and Griffin Newman join Negin to discuss as many of the Democratic presidential candidates as they can get through. Then they ask if America is actually “full” (it's not) and how should we deal with former DHC Secretary Nielson (the jail from the Dark Knight Rises)? 

This episode is sponsored by Harper Collins - #IMomSoHard, Paint Your Life (text FAKE to 48-48-48), and Care/of (www.takecareof.com code: FAKE50).

Apr 11, 2019
142. AOC is A-OK (w/ Connie Wang, Christian Finnegan)

Connie Wang and Christian Finnegan join Negin to talk about the problem with Joe Biden and if him running for president would be a good or bad thing. Then, why is AOC so famous and does her celeb status impact her ability to be a politician? Finally, social media influencers: who, exactly, are they influencing?

This episode is sponsored by Harper Collins - #IMomSoHard, Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKETHENATION), and LivingProof (www.livingproof.com/FAKE code: FAKE).

Apr 04, 2019
141. Mueller Did a Thing (w/ Benari Poulten, Seena Ghaznavi)

From a train station in Boston, Negin is joined by Benari Poulten and Seena Ghaznavi for a discussion on the release of the Mueller Report, expectations versus realities and what democrats should do next. Then, we open the Fake the Nation Vault and hear conversations with Selena Coppock, Jena Friedman and Dave Hill.

This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com/FAKE), Paint Your Life (text FAKE to 48-48-48), and CBS - The Good Fight (www.cbs.com/FAKE).

Mar 28, 2019
140. Beto’s BBQ (w/ Open Mike Eagle, Jessie Gaskell)

Negin is joined by Open Mike Eagle and Jessie Gaskell for Fake the Nation’s first “trimulcast.” The three discuss the right-wing internet echo chamber and how it relates to recent tragedy in New Zealand. Then they ask: Why is Beto jumping on tables all the time? Why was “One Day at A Time” cancelled and what would happen if Netflix just disappeared?

This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com/FAKE), Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKETHENATION), and CBS - The Good Fight (www.cbs.com/FAKE).

Mar 21, 2019
139. Starz Are Just Like Us (w/ Paul F. Tompkins, Rhea Butcher)

Comedians Paul F. Tompkins and Rhea Butcher join Negin to discuss the recent celebrity college admissions scandal, if firing Tucker Carlson would actually matter, then give their take on which superhero has the least personality. The answer might surprise you!

This episode is sponsored by CBS The Good Fight (www.cbs.com/FAKE) and Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com/FAKE).

Mar 14, 2019
138. Everything In Moderation (w/ Jenny Kaplan and Cody Lindquist)

Jenny Kaplan (Wonder Media Network) and Cody Lindquist (Our Cartoon President) join Negin to discuss Trump’s seemingly endless CPAC speech, death on Facebook, Facebook’s death and lastly, confidence; what is it and how do you get it?

This episode is brought to you by Island of the Hungry Ghosts, Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FakeTheNation), and The Good Fight (www.cbs.com/FAKE).

Mar 07, 2019
137. Counting the Lady Numbers (w/ J.R. Havlan, MC Frontalot)

Negin is joined by comedian J.R. Havlan and rapper MC Frontalot to discuss Trump’s trip to North Korea and Warren's campaign forgoing traditional fundraising methods. Then they examine the merits of quantifying women's achievements, particularly in comedy writers' rooms.

Feb 28, 2019
136. Amazon Pulls Out (w/ Dave Hill, Jenna Friedman)

Negin is joined by comedians Dave Hill and Jena Friedman to discuss a recent white-haired addition to the 2020 presidential race, updates on the Mueller investigation, and Amazon’s recent decision to no longer move to NYC. 



This episode is sponsored by The Harold Ramis Film School (www.ramisfilmschool.com or call 312-883-1241) and Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKETHENATION).

Feb 21, 2019
135. My Sweaty Valentine (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Selena Coppock)

Negin is joined by comedians Seena Ghaznavi and Selena Coppock to talk about the proposed Green New Deal, Valentine’s Day, and three powerful women in the news: Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, and Ilhan Omar.

This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE).

Feb 14, 2019
134. Cancel Cancel Culture (w/ Baratunde Thurston, John Fugelsang)

Negin is back (hooray!) and joined by Fake the Nation favorites Baratunde Thurston and John Fugelsang. They tackle Trump’s SOTU & crooked tie, then turn to the recent deluge of incriminating photos from the past and why “cancelling” a human being isn’t always the best course of action. Finally, is millennial burnout a thing and if so, who is to blame?

Feb 07, 2019
133. CHAOS 2019 (w/ Benari Poulten, Christian Finnegan, Leah Bonnema)

Guest host Benari Poulten is joined by Fake the Nation regulars Christian Finnegan and Leah Bonnema for Negin’s final show away on maternity leave. Topics include Roger Stone’s recent indictment, if anything can be done about America’s desensitization to violence and the polar vortex's place in the discussion of climate change. It's funnier than it sounds.

Jan 31, 2019
132. People Of Color With Opinions (w/ Andrew Ti, Tawny Newsome, Joel Kim Booster)

This week, Earwolf's "Yo, Is This Racist" hosts Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome take over for Negin. They're joined by Joel Kim Booster (Big Mouth) to find some unexpected sympathy for TSA workers affected by Trump's shutdown, rage about the trans military ban and discuss the melange of scandals surrounding the Oscar nominees.

This episode is sponsored by VistaPrint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE).

Jan 24, 2019
131. What’s More Broken: US or UK Politics? (w/ Jody Avirgan, Maeve Higgins, Josie Long

While Negin continues her maternity leave & masters the art of strategic napping, guest host Jody Avirgan (ESPN's 30 for 30) chats with Maeve Higgins and Josie Long for a big think on how the rest of the world views the USA. Then, the three do their best to make sense of the recent Brexit developments and analyze the backlash to a new Gillette commercial.

Jan 17, 2019
130. The Wider World (w/ Kaitlin Fontana, Catie Lazarus, Michael Cruz Kayne)

Guest host Kaitlin Fontana (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) chats with Michael Cruz Kayne and Catie Lazarus about the ongoing government shutdown and who its real victims are. Then, the trio looks ahead to the looming 2020 election and back at 2018 as a whole. Plus, an update from Negin!

Jan 10, 2019
129. Charmed, I'm Sure (w/ Matt Rogers, Leah Bonnema, Baratunde Thurston, Jody Avirgan, Jason Selvig, Davram Stiefler)

Negin is joined by Matt Rogers, Leah Bonnema, Baratunde Thurston, Jody Avirgan, Jason Selvig, and Davram Stiefler to consider questions such as: What does it mean for people to be charming? Will millennials save the institution of marriage? Are we all just selling ourselves online?

Jan 03, 2019
Bonus: Yewande Finds Her Super Power

Negin is joined by Dan Pashman who presents a tale of identity, politics, and food. This story of a woman searching for her roots through the meals of her home country originally aired as episode 255 of The Sporkful on Stitcher.

This episode is sponsored by G.H. Mumm (www.ghmummvictory.com), Care/of (www.takecareof.com code: FAKE) and HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/FAKE60 code: FAKE60).

Dec 27, 2018
128. An Act of Optimism (w/ Catie Lazarus, Benari Poulten, Carolyn Castiglia, Sydnee Washington, Alissa Walker)

Negin begins a much needed a holiday break in this episode featuring an cast of Fake The Nation All Stars. Negin is joined by Catie Lazarus, Benari Poulten, Carolyn Castiglia, Sydnee Washington, and Alissa Walker to talk about the beautifully complicated subject of having, raising, and genetically modifying children.

This episode is sponsored by G.H. Mumm (www.ghmummvictory.com), Living Proof (www.livingproof.com/FAKE code: FAKE), and Blinkist (www.blinkist.com/FAKE).

Dec 20, 2018
127. Soybean Screams (w/ Aaron Jackson, Maeve Higgins)

Aaron Jackson (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper) and Maeve Higgins (New York Times) join Negin to discuss the possible impending government shutdown and Trump’s recent clash with Nancy Pelosi’s burnt orange power jacket. Then, they do their best to make sense of Brexit, and Kevin Hart’s short stint as the future host of the Oscars.

This episode is sponsored by G.H. Mumm (www.ghmummvictory.com), Matangi/Maya/M.I.A, Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FTN), and Thoughtfully (www.thoughtfully.com/FAKE code: FAKE).

Dec 13, 2018
126. The Biggest Liar Who Is Also The Most Honest (w/ Sydnee Washington, Carolyn Castiglia)

Sydnee Washington (Unofficial Expert) and Carolyn Castiglia (Laugh Exchange) join Negin to discuss the recent power grab in Wisconsin, the future of the GOP, and what it actually means to be conservative in this day and age. Then, the three discuss if today’s Yelpified "rating culture” is contributing to a bland cultural sameness. (Please rate and review this episode in your podcast app of choice.)

This episode is sponsored by LivingProof (www.livingproof.com/FAKE code: FAKE) and G.H. Mumm (www.hmummvictory.com).

Dec 06, 2018
125. Kids Are a Problem For Everyone (w/ Matt Rogers, Leah Bonnema)

Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas) and Leah Bonnema (Comedy Drop) join Negin to discuss Paul Manafort’s 2016 meeting with Julian Assange and if new developments in the Russia probe will affect Trump politically. Then, they talk maternity leave in the U.S., and finally, Lena Dunham and Gina Rodriguez's recent attention-grabbing interviews.

This episode is sponsored by Thoughtfully (www.thoughtfully.com/FAKE code: FAKE) and Blinkist (www.blinkist.com/FAKE).

Nov 29, 2018
124. Thanksgiving Memories (w/ Jason Selvig, Davram Stiefler)

Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler of The Good Liars join Negin to discuss Matthew Whitaker and what his appointment as acting Attorney General could mean for the Mueller investigation. Then, they talk Thanksgiving and if getting drunk around your family is a good idea. This is the perfect episode for tuning out your uncle’s hot takes this holiday. 

This episode is sponsored by BeFrugal (www.befrugal.com/FAKE) and Thoughtfully (www.thoughtfully.com/FAKE code: FAKE).

Nov 22, 2018
123. It Looks Almost Like America (w/ Cody Lindquist)

Cody Lindquist (Two Beers In: A Tipsy Political Round Table) joins Negin to discuss voter turnout in the midterms and to determine how blue and wavey the results were. Then, the two weigh in on Amazon’s controversial scheduled delivery of a second headquarters, and whether the tech giant is a monopoly that needs to be controlled. Finally, they turn to the discussion to Monica Lewinsky in order to discuss: should Monica Lewinsky be discussed?

This episode is sponsored by ModCloth (www.modcloth.com code: FTN).

Nov 15, 2018
122. Thank You For Voting (w/ Josh Sharp, Greta Titelman)

Josh Sharp (The Opposition) and Greta Titelman (Lady Lovin' podcast) join Negin to dissect the midterm results and their implications. Then, they discuss if the economy is doing as well as the numbers make it seem. Finally, with Russian meddling in our past and possibly present, they give their predictions for our future relationship with social media.

This episode is sponsored by Blinkist (www.blinkist.com/FAKE).

Nov 08, 2018
121. It’s Time to Vote Now Please (w/ Catie Lazarus, Alissa Walker)

Catie Lazarus (Employee of The Month) and Alissa Walker (Curbed, LA Podcast) join Negin to discuss a truly terrible week and how much the current political climate has to do with it (spoiler: a lot). Then, they discuss whether or not stories like Trump’s threat of ending birthright citizenship are just noise that don’t even merit reporting. Finally, with the midterms around the corner, the trio discuss a New York Times piece on how to turn someone into a voter.

This episopde is sponsored by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE), Care/Of (www.takecareof.com code: FAKE) and Away (www.awaytravel.com/FAKE code: FAKE).

Nov 01, 2018
120. Alexa, Are You Listening? (w/ Michael Cruz Kayne, Keisha Zollar)

Comedians Keisha Zollar (The Opposition) and Michael Cruz Kayne (The Exhibition) join Negin to discuss reports that the Trump administration is considering a narrowing of the definition of gender. The proposal would effectively erase protections for trans people. Then, the panel chats about the ‘pink wave’ and if the term treats female candidates as a novelty. Finally, they unpack the growing trend of smart assistants such as Alexa. They ask: Is convenience worth the price of privacy?

This episode is sponsored by Sierra Club (www.beyondcoal.org/stories), HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/FAKE60 code: FAKE60), and Nutrafol (www.nutrafol.com code: FAKE).

Oct 25, 2018
119. Horseface Mob (w/ Cristen Conger, Benari Poulten)

Cristen Conger (Unladylike) and Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) join Negin to discuss the geopolitical implications of the missing Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Then, the panel asks: If the Democrats win the House, is a quest for impeachment politically savvy? Plus, they unpack New York Times critic Wesley Morris’s essay “The Morality Wars" and how social justice and representation impact how we talk about art.

This episode is sponsored by Harper Collins Children's Books, Newsvoice (www.newsvoice.com/fake), ModCloth (www.modcloth.com code: FTN), and Blinkist (www.blinkist.com/FAKE).

Oct 18, 2018
118. Who’s Allowed to be Angry? (w/ John Fugelsang, Ann Herberger)

Comedians John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything) and Ann Herberger join Negin for a wide-ranging chat about the looming midterm elections and the the abysmal UN climate report. Plus, in the wake of the Kavanaugh hearings, they ask: is there still a sexist double standard on who is allowed to be angry in public? Lastly, Ann shares her take on being a Republican woman in the midst of the #MeToo movement.

This episode is sponsored by Sierra Club (www.beyondcoal.org/stories), Newsvoice app (www.newsvoice.com/fake), Harper Collins Children's Books (www.thehateugivebook.com), and Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps (www.chefsteps.com/joule code: FAKE).

Oct 11, 2018
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