Fake The Nation

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.

Episodes

28. Farewell Obama, Hello Trump (w/ Mike Pesca, Ben Kissel)  

Mike Pesca (The Gist) and Ben Kissel (The Last Podcast On The Left) join Negin to digest President Obama's farewell address, Donald Trump's first press conference since July and Meryl Streep's Golden Globes remarks. Plus, Mike offers his one-sentence take on Rex Tillerson.

27 Twitter-Baited Transition (w/ Pete Dominick, Mark Thompson)  

SiriusXM hosts Pete Dominick (Stand Up! With Pete Dominick) and Mark Thompson (Make It Plain) join Negin to kick off 2017 by discussing the latest hullabaloo from the presidential transition and what they expect from Trump's first 100 days in office. They also tackle the GOP's intra-party dynamics and Trump's inauguration performers (or lack thereof).This episode is brought to you by Hello Fresh ( www.hellofresh.com code: FAKE35).

26. New Year's Shorty (w/ Leah Bonnema, Katie Halper)  

Katie Halper (The Katie Halper Show) and Leah Bonnema (VH1) join Negin for a willfully positive discussion to ring in 2017. They recap their favorite moments of 2016 and make resolutions and predictions for the year ahead. Also, some deep reflections on drinking water's optimal temperature.

25. A Revolving Door of Crazies (w/ Seema Iyer, Charlie Pickering, Becky Donohue, Sarah Pappalardo, Frank Conniff)  

If variety is the spice of life, today's Christmas grab bag episode is zesty af. Negin shares a newsy dispatch from under parents' roof in Palm Springs before talking with Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer) and Charlie Pickering (The Weekly) about why really obnoxious people sometimes become super successful. Next up: comedian Becky Donohue explains her love of all things delivery. Finally, Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) and Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000) ponder the value of not being in the moment.

24. The Jane Goodall of White People (w/ Kaitlin Fontana, Jim David)  

Comedians Kaitlin Fontana and Jim David join Negin to talk about Russian hacking, Rex Tillerson and their Christmas traditions. They also revisit a mortifying and newly ironic debate moment from Rick Perry. Plus, should Democrats ditch identity politics?

23. Minority Prez Donny Twimp (w/ Leah Bonnema, Katie Halper)  

Katie Halper (The Katie Halper Show) and Leah Bonnema (VH1) join Negin to talk about how to talk about Donald Trump. Meta! They also get into the latest developments from Transition 2016 and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Plus, why nonviolent protesting is anything but a wuss move.This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com code: FAKE.

22. Duct-Taped Republic (w/ Sarah Pappalardo, Frank Conniff)  

Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) and Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000) join Negin as first-time guests to talk about the Jill Stein-led recount effort, Fidel Castro's death, and Donald Trump's cabinet picks. Plus, presidential conflicts of interest, Negin's trip to Cuba, and tips for confronting hateful comments and racist jokes.This episode is brought to you by Stamps.com ( www.stamps.com code: FAKE)

21. Thanksgiving Shorty (w/ Dean Obeidallah, MC Frontalot)  

Dean Obeidallah (SiriusXM) and nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot join Negin for a special holiday edition of Fake the Nation. They share Thanksgiving memories of food and family, including the saffron-flavored basmati rice and currant stuffing that...

20. The Dark Abyss (w/ Dean Obeidallah, Benari Poulten, Leah Bonnema, Dylan Marron, Andrew Heaton)  

In today's grab bag episode, Negin calls up Dean Obeidallah (SiriusXM) to talk about the latest president-elect developments, including widespread peaceful protests. Next up: Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan) and Leah Bonnema (New...

19. A Bigotry Buildup (w/ Charlie Pickering, Seema Iyer)  

Charlie Pickering (The Weekly) and Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer) join Negin in an attempt to process the painful finale of Cesspool 2016. They cover voter demographics, the Electoral College and the future of the Affordable Care Act. Plus, they do...

18. Go Vote (w/ J.R. Havlan, Jordan Carlos)  

J. R. Havlan (SPY on Esquire, The Daily Show) and Jordan Carlos (Friends From College, The Nightly Show) join Negin to talk about the last throes of the presidential election and some down-ballot races, including measures to legalize recreational...

17 Zaftigcare (w/ Christian Finnegan, Katie Halper)  

Katie Halper (The Katie Halper Show) and Christian Finnegan (A&E's Black and White) join Negin to dive into the dismal final days of the election cycle. They dissect Newt Gingrich and Megyn Kelly's on-air tiff, Donald Trump's...

16 Cesspool 2016 (w/ Dean Obeidallah, MC Frontalot, Benari Poulten)  

Today's episode is a two-parter! First up: Negin calls Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan) from a hotel room in Chicago to recap the third (and thankfully final) presidential debate. Then Dean Obeidallah (Sirius/XM) and Nerdcore rapper...

15 The Election Compost Heap (w/ Benari Poulten, Leah Bonnema)  

Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan,) and Leah Bonnema (New York Comedy Festival, VH1) join Negin to talk about Donald and Billy unbleeped, the indignities of the latest debate and #MuslimsReportStuff. Plus, they dip their toes into...

14 Guy, Interrupted (w/ Dylan Marron, Andrew Heaton)  

Dylan Marron (Seriously.TV, Welcome To Night Vale) and Andrew Heaton (Mostly Weekly) swing by the studio to talk about the Vice white guys debate, the Donald's tax returns and the first veto override of Obama's presidency. Plus, Negin...

13 The Debate Shimmy Shake (w/ Maz Jobrani, Rebecca Donohue)  

Comedians Maz Jobrani (Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero) and Rebecca Donohue join Negin Farsad to discuss the first presidential debate. They also talk about the blanket of violence that's covering the country, Oliver Stone's new...

12 The Reason U Must Pray (w/ Aasif Mandvi, Aparna Nancherla)  

Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show, No Land's Man) and Aparna Nancherla (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Comedy Central) join Fake the Nation for their first ever LIVE SHOW from WNYC's The Greene Space! On tap: the thing giving Americans widespread...

11 Death Cab for Racism (w/ John Fugelsan, Erin Gaetz)  

John Fugelsang (SirusXM) and one-time Jeb Bush senior staffer Erin Gaetz join Negin to discuss Hillary Clinton and germ warfare. Plus, prepare to meet and love Fake the Nation's very own medical correspondent: Negin's dad. The group also...

10. Beautiful, Towering, Veiny Wall (w/ Christian Finnegan, Benari Poulten)  

Christian Finnegan (Black and White) and Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show, Garbage Time) join Negin to discuss Trump & the Mexicans (not a band) and his impenetrable, not-at-all phallic wall. They also recap the first Commander-In-Chief Forum -- a...

9. Are You Voting for Trump or the Gal? (w/ Jena Friedman, Kaitlin Fontana)  

Jena Friedman (Seeso, The Daily Show) and Kaitlin Fontana (The Box, A&E's Black and White) join Negin for Fake the Nation's first-ever all-lady roundtable. They punch democracy right in the junk with a conversation about sexism in...

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