Fake The Nation

By Earwolf & Negin Farsad

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 Dec 25, 2018

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 Jul 26, 2018


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
153. Whomst Are the Guzzlers? (w/ Amy S. Choi, Emily Yoshida)

Emily Yoshida and Amy S. Choi join Negin to discuss Trump’s upcoming 2020 run, New York’s proposed decriminalization of sex work, and the pros and cons of the wellness industry.

This episode is sponsored by Green Chef (www.greenchef.us/fake75) and PaintYourLife (text FAKE to 48-48-48).

Jun 20, 2019
152. PB&J 365 (w/ Paul F. Tompkins, Rhea Butcher, Sarah Pappalardo, Jon Lovett, Dan Taberski, Aaron Jackson)

Negin opens the Fake the Nation vault for previously unheard discussions with your podcast best friends such as Paul F. Tompkins, Rhea Butcher, Sarah Pappalardo, Jon Lovett, Dan Taberski, and Aaron Jackson. 

This episode is sponsored by The Citizenry (www.citizenrypodcast.com code: FAKE) and StoryWorth (www.storyworth.com/FAKE).

Jun 13, 2019
151. Avocado Tax (And Other Bad News) (w/ Leah Bonnema, Ted Alexandro)

Leah Bonnema and Ted Alexandro join Negin to talk about Trump’s recent trip to London, the national desensitization to mass shootings, and ask: what is our responsibility when it comes to travel?

This episode is sponsored by Upstart (www.upstart.com/FAKE) and ThirdLove (www.thirdlove.com/NATION).

Jun 06, 2019
150. Bernie Doesn't Mueller (Tom Thakkar, Seena Ghaznavi)

Tom Thakkar and Seena Ghaznavi join Negin to give their reactions to Mueller’s press conference, run down the astonishingly long list of proposed abortion laws, and ask: should democrats do Fox News appearances? Also, plenty of talk about our nation’s 19th state.

This episode is sponsored by OMGyes (www.OMGyes.com/fake) and Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com/fake).

May 30, 2019
149. The Peen In Subpoena (w/ Marcia Belsky, Kaitlin Fontana)

Marcia Belsky and Kaitlin Fontana join Negin to discuss how Democrats are losing the subpoena battle, partially because “subpoena” is such a boring word. Then, some good news as the group discusses the Equality Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Finally: are religious families more happy? Answer not guaranteed.

This episode is sponsored by OMGyes (www.omgyes.com code: FAKE).

May 23, 2019
148. Trade, Facebook, Dragons (w/ Jon Lovett, Sarah Pappalardo)

Jon Lovett (Crooked Media) and Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) join Negin to talk about the tariff war, digital monopolies, and the final season of Game of Thrones. Spoilers for all these subjects, by the way.

This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE) and LivingProof (www.livingproof.com/FAKE code: FAKE).

May 16, 2019
147. Reduce Political Panic (w/ Dan Taberski, Aaron Jackson)

Dan Taberski and Aaron Jackson join Negin to discuss the cesspool of White House, Trump’s billion dollar loss, and the continuously expanding 2020 race.

This episode is sponsored by ThirdLove (www.thirdlove.com/NATION) and Upstart (www.upstart.com/FAKE).

May 09, 2019
146. Can We Talk About Snitty? (w/ Cristen Conger, Caroline Ervin)

Unladylike podcast hosts Caroline Ervin and Cristen Conger join Negin to discuss a grab bag of topics from the recent Barr testimony to Elizabeth Warren’s proposed student loan debt forgiveness plan and the pros of cons of doing nothing.

This episode is sponsored by Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKETHENATION) and Care/of (www.takecareof.com code: FAKE30).

May 02, 2019
145. How Do We Solve a Problem Like Twitter? (w/ Nick Wiger, Dave Holmes)

Dave Holmes and Nick Wiger join Negin to dissect the Mueller Report, and give their takes on what should happen next. Then, the three talk about the difference between a Democrat and a Democrat on Twitter. Finally, the differences between moms running and dads running for office.

This episode is sponsored by Lola (www.mylola.com code: FAKE) and Living Proof (www.livingproof.com/FAKE code: FAKE).

Apr 25, 2019
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
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