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

42. Spring Break Edition (w/ Pete Dominick, Mark Thompson, Mike Pesca, Ben Kissel, Maeve Higgins, Benari Poulten)  

Spring has sprung! To celebrate, today’s episode is a special spring break edition featuring a grab bag of new conversations with some of Negin’s favorite guests. Negin is joined by Pete Dominick (Stand Up! With Pete Dominick) and Mark Thompson (Make It Plain) to talk about atheism and religion. Also, Mike Pesca (The Gist) and Ben Kissel (The Last Podcast On the Left) riff on how to get rid of negative thinking, and finally, Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America) and Benari Poulten (Garbage Time with Katie Nolan) discuss the benefits of being messy.   This episode is brought to you by Aaptiv (www.aaptiv.com code: FAKE), Credo Mobile (www.credomobile.com/fakethenation), and FilterBuy (www.filterbuy.com/fake).

41. 100 Days of Trump, North Korea and 420 (w/ Dan Pashman, Andrew Heaton)  

Dan Pashman (The Sporkful) and Andrew Heaton (Mostly Weekly) join Negin to talk about the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency, what’s going on with North Korea, and Bill O’Reilly (finally) getting axed from Fox News. Plus, they discuss the mysterious origins of 420 and Attorney General Sessions' views on marijuana. This episode is brought to you by Aaptiv (www.aaptiv.com code: FAKE) and Credo Mobile (www.credomobile.com/fakethenation).

40. Syria, the Tax Day March and Sleep (w/ Dean Obeidallah, Michael Caruso, Gianna Palmer, Nora Ritchie)  

Dean Obeidallah (SiriusXM) and Smithsonian Magazine editor Michael Caruso join Negin to discuss Trump’s strategy in Syria, Sean Spicer’s ill-advised Holocaust remarks, and the FBI’s secret court order to monitor Carter Page, a former Trump adviser. They also ace a quiz about the Kentucky Coal Museum. Plus, Nora Ritchie and Gianna Palmer from the Fake the Nation production team jump behind the mic to discuss the Tax Day March and sleep as a status symbol, respectively. This episode is brought to you by Aaptiv (www.aaptiv.com code: FAKE).

39. Russia Isn’t Going Away (w/ Christian Finnegan, Benari Poulten)  

Christian Finnegan (Black and White) and Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan) join Negin to talk about the latest Bill O’Reilly sexual harassment scandal, the Senate showdown over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, and the gender pay gap. Plus, they take another look at Trump’s Russian entanglements, including Erik Prince’s apparent effort to set up back-channel communications between Russia and Trump.

38. The Imploding GOP and Climate Change Woes (w/ Leah Bonnema, Jimmy Williams)  

Jimmy Williams (DecodeDC) and Leah Bonnema (New York Comedy Festival) join Negin to talk about Trump’s new executive order on climate change, strife within the GOP, and the automation of everything. Plus, they delve into why the mortality rate is rising for middle-aged white people without a college degree.

Hard Nation Takeover  

Negin is off this week and Fake the Nation is getting taken over by Hard Nation, another Earwolf political comedy podcast. Hard Nation is hosted by comedians Mike Still and Paul Welsh, who play the characters "Mark & Pete Hard." Mark is a conservative and Pete is a liberal, they are brothers and political pundits. In this episode, the Hard brothers appear on the The O'Reilly Factor. (Bill O'Reilly is played by Seth Morris).

37. The EPA, CBO Report Fallout and Gun Silencers (w/ Sopan Deb, J.R. Havlan)  

Sopan Deb (New York Times) and J.R. Havlan (The Daily Show) join Negin to talk about the future of the EPA, the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the GOP health care bill, and the Pope’s seeming openness to ordaining married men.  Plus, Congress could make it easier to get gun silencers.

36. Replacing Obamacare, WikiLeaks and Frexit (w/ Rory Albanese, Scott Blakeman)  

Rory Albanese (The Daily Show) and Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally) join Negin to talk about the GOP’s health care proposal, the WikiLeaks dump of alleged C.I.A. hacking documents, and far right candidate Marine Le Pen’s presidential run in France. Plus, is Frexit next? This episode is brought to you by CredoMobile (www.credomobile.com/fakethenation).

35. Trump Plays Nice for Congress (w/ Sarah Pappalardo, John Fugelsang)  

Sarah Pappalardo (The Reductress) and John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything) join Negin to talk about Jeff Sessions, Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress, his habit of attacking the press, and a gun-related ruling in Florida. Plus, John explains some NRA basics.This episode is brought to you by Credo Mobile (www.credomobile.com/fakethenation) and Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: FAKE35).

35. Trump Plays Nice for Congress (w/ Sarah Pappalardo, John Fugelsang)  

Sarah Pappalardo (The Reductress) and John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything) join Negin to talk about Jeff Sessions, Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress, his habit of attacking the press, and a gun-related ruling in Florida. Plus, John explains some NRA basics. This episode is brought to you by Credo Mobile (www.credomobile.com/fakethenation) and Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: FAKE35).

34. Milo Yiannopoulos, Scott Pruitt and the GOP (Maybe) Resists (w/ Seema Iyer, Christian Finnegan)  

Christian Finnegan (Black and White) and Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer) join Negin to discuss what's been going on while our heads were up Putin’s fur cap. They debate whether or not the media should give a voice to people like Milo Yiannopoulos, and whether or not comedy and politics make a good pairing. Plus, the nascent GOP resistance and Scott Pruitt’s history with the EPA.This episode is brought to you by Credo Mobile (www.credomobile.com/fakethenation).

34. Milo Yiannopoulos, Scott Pruitt and the GOP (Maybe) Resists (w/ Seema Iyer, Christian Finnegan)  

Christian Finnegan (Black and White) and Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer) join Negin to discuss what's been going on while our heads were up Putin’s fur cap. They debate whether or not the media should give a voice to people like Milo Yiannopoulos, and whether or not comedy and politics make a good pairing. Plus, the nascent GOP resistance and Scott Pruitt’s history with the EPA. This episode is brought to you by Credo Mobile (www.credomobile.com/fakethenation).

33. The Russian Quagmire (w/ Maeve Higgins, Benari Poulten)  

Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America) and Benari Poulten (Garbage Time with Katie Nolan) join Negin to talk about Michael Flynn's resignation, Stephen Miller’s big debut, and what to say to Trump supporters who think things are going great. Plus, White House power rankings and how to win over your co-workers.This episode is brought to you by Credo Mobile (www.credomobile.com/fakethenation) and Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/FAKE).

33. The Russian Quagmire (w/ Maeve Higgins, Benari Poulten)  

Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America) and Benari Poulten (Garbage Time with Katie Nolan) join Negin to talk about Michael Flynn's resignation, Stephen Miller’s big debut, and what to say to Trump supporters who think things are going great. Plus, White House power rankings and how to win over your co-workers. This episode is brought to you by Credo Mobile (www.credomobile.com/fakethenation) and Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/FAKE).

32. Snow Is God's Travel Ban (w/ David Feldman, Kaitlin Fontana)  

David Feldman (Triumph The Primary Election Special 2016) and Kaitlin Fontana (The Box) join Negin for a snow day conversation about Elizabeth Warren and other progressive leaders to watch, and Trump's travel ban, which is winding its way through the courts. Plus, they share tips for making phone calls to Congress.This episode is brought to you by DecodeDC podcast, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO.

31. Foreign Relations Gone Wrong (w/ Rhea Butcher, Robin Thede)  

Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) and Robin Thede (The Nightly Show) join Negin in LA to discuss the chaos sewn by the travel ban, our fraying foreign relations, and some mental health survival strategies. Plus, Trump's primetime SCOTUS nominee rollout. But first: Beyoncé is pregnant and Robin is thrilled.This episode is brought to you by the DecodeDC podcast, Shari’s Berries (www.berries.com code: FAKETHENATION), and Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com code: FAKE35).

30. Dawn of the Trump Era (w/ Leah Bonnema, Benari Poulten)  

Negin is on the road out West, but Fake the Nation rests for no one! Leah Bonnema (VH1) and Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan) get on the horn to discuss the sensitive, traumatizing first days of Trump's presidency. Hint: it's all a bit too Orwellian for comfort. Plus, women Trump voters at inauguration share why they're optimistic about their new president.This episode is brought to you by DecodeDC and Berries.com (www.berries.com code: FAKETHENATION).

29. Rep. John Lewis, Resistance, and the First Family (w/ Robin Thede, Josh Zepps)  

Robin Thede (The Nightly Show) and Josh Zepps (We The People Live) join Negin to lament Donald Trump's feud with civil rights hero John Lewis. Sad! They also discuss why public protest matters and try (but fail) to figure out the First Family.

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).

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