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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

738 Ratings
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588
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Happy 200. Thank you for the excellent coverage of politics in a very strange time of politics.

By ki11ersqurria11 - May 15 2020
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Thank you for rekindling my love of politics.

Ding ding ding!!

By A Dove - Nov 22 2019
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Negin's ability to balance analysis, comedy, and depth is unparalleled!

iTunes Ratings

738 Ratings
Average Ratings
588
69
14
17
50

Happy 200. Thank you for the excellent coverage of politics in a very strange time of politics.

By ki11ersqurria11 - May 15 2020
Read more
Thank you for rekindling my love of politics.

Ding ding ding!!

By A Dove - Nov 22 2019
Read more
Negin's ability to balance analysis, comedy, and depth is unparalleled!
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Fake The Nation

Latest release on Jul 02, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Women Emit Carbon (w/ Maeve Higgins, Danielle Durchslag)

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Maeve Higgins and Danielle Durchslag join Negin to weigh in on the Lev Parnas controversy and discuss Hillary Clinton's comments on Bernie Sanders. They also break down the importance of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Jan 23 2020

56mins

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Rank #2: The Rosa Parks of COVID-19 (Leah Bonnema, Jody Avirgan)

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Leah Bonnema and Jody Avirgan join Negin to share their thoughts on the anti-lockdown protests, Trump's immigration ban, and what we can learn from Sweden's approach to Coronavirus. They also review 'Tiger King' and its treatment of poverty.

Apr 23 2020

1hr 7mins

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Rank #3: Sex Toys or Dog Toys? (w/ Lou Gonzalez, Jeff Kreisler)

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Lou Gonzalez and Jeff Kreisler join Negin to discuss Tuesday's Democratic debate, the latest on impeachment proceedings and what's going on in Iran. They also get into the good and bad effects of complaining.

Jan 16 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #4: Monster in the White House (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Elie Mystal)

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Seena Ghaznavi and Elie Mystal join Negin to discuss the New Hampshire primary results, the problem with Pete Buttigieg, and the 'American Dirt' book controversy. They also get into why Idris Elba should be the next James Bond.

Feb 13 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #5: Feelings Aren’t Facts (w/ Ashley C. Ford, Shalewa Sharpe)

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Ashley C. Ford and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to break down the latest on the Democratic primary, the possible effect of coronavirus on voter turnout, and the baby boomer generation versus everyone else. They also discuss why being a Tomboy was empowering back in the day.  

Mar 12 2020

1hr 8mins

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Rank #6: Bread Porn (w/ Myq Kaplan, Dan Ahdoot)

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Myq Kaplan and Dan Ahdoot join Negin to dive into Donald Trump's contentious relationship with Anthony Fauci and the Joe Biden assault allegations. They also discuss how influencers are handling the coronavirus and what makes them hopeful.

Apr 16 2020

54mins

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Rank #7: Any F*cking Clown 2020 (w/ Katie Compa, Gastor Almonte)

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Katie Compa and Gastor Almonte join Negin to break down the best and worst moments of Wednesday's Debate and weigh in on Trump’s Pardons. They also talk about what it takes to be a female lead in today's cinematic landscape.

Feb 20 2020

56mins

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Rank #8: Destroy Your Life Hacks (w/ Joyelle Johnson, John F. O'Donnell)

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Joyelle Johnson and John F. O'Donnell join Negin to talk about why US unemployment is so high compared to other countries in the age of coronavirus and how Joyelle is going to get some of Jeff Bezos' money. To get dressed or not? They get to the bottom of it and more dumb debates.

Apr 02 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #9: Jowls Flapping in the Wind (w/ Sarah Pappalardo, Sam Dingman)

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Sarah Pappalardo and Sam Dingman join Negin for a fully remote episode of Fake the Nation. They get into how Coronavirus is affecting everyday life politically and personally, plus the latest on the Democratic primary.

Mar 19 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #10: Love is Quarantined (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Evan Siegfried)

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Seena Ghaznavi and Evan Siegfried join Negin to discuss the politics of coronavirus and tips on how to stay sane during self isolation. They also share how they've been navigating romance and dating in this strange new reality.

Mar 26 2020

1hr 5mins

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Aliens and Makeouts (w/ Elie Mystal, Justin Krebs)

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Elie Mystal and Justin Krebs join Negin to wax nostalgic about their favorite Fourth of July celebrations. They also share what makes them hopeful about America. 

Jul 02 2020

15mins

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50% Winston Churchill, 50% Fred Rogers (w/ Andy Slavitt, Brian Babylon)

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Andy Slavitt and Brian Babylon join Negin to debate Joe Biden's options for VP. They also touch on the senate race in Kentucky and question whether working from home has made people more or less productive during lockdown.

Jun 25 2020

1hr 5mins

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"Colombused" As A Verb (w/ Elie Mystal, Justin Krebs)

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Elie Mystal and Justin Krebs join Negin to dive into how media companies are reacting to the Black Lives Matter movement and whether firing problematic CEOs is enough. They also share their thoughts on the recent DACA and LGBTQ Supreme Court rulings.

Jun 18 2020

56mins

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Drape a Kente Cloth Scarf On It (w/ Amy Goodman, Shalewa Sharpe)

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Amy Goodman and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to break down what abolishing the police actually means and the critical part social media plays in the Black Lives Matter movement. They also react to Cuomo's Phase One plan and to the Republicans' inexplicable support of Trump.

Jun 11 2020

1hr 9mins

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The Pandemic and the Klandemic (w/ Dwayne Kennedy, Josh Gondelman)

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Dwayne Kennedy and Josh Gondelman join Negin for a conversation about the Black Lives Matter movement and why voting matters now more than ever. They also share their thoughts on police militarization, why people loot, and how protests and the pandemic are connected.

Jun 04 2020

1hr 12mins

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Netflix and Be Solitary (w/ Shalewa Sharpe, Ashley Ford, Myq Kaplan, Dan Ahdoot)

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Shalewa Sharpe and Ashley Ford join Negin to explore their relationships with noise pollution. Later, Negin dives into the history of loneliness with Myq Kaplan and Dan Ahdoot. Dan shares what it's been like living with his parents during quarantine. 

May 28 2020

45mins

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We Need More Female Dictators (w/ Ziwe Fumudoh, Dustin Chafin)

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Ziwe Fumudoh and Dustin Chafin join Negin to share their thoughts on California's Covid-19 aid fund for undocumented immigrants, reopening the entertainment industry, and why female leaders are thriving during the pandemic. They also get into how lockdown has affected friendships between single and coupled friends. 

May 21 2020

1hr 5mins

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Happy 200th! (w/ John Hodgman and Maz Jobrani)

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John Hodgman and Maz Jobrani join Negin to celebrate 200 episodes of Fake the Nation. They cover the latest White House chaos, what it's like being in lockdown with kids, and whether or not the handshake will survive in a post-pandemic world. This special episode also features voicemails from past guests and fans telling us what they hope to see change in the next 4 years.

May 14 2020

1hr 21mins

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Emotionally Horny (w/ Tochi Onyebuchi, Sharron Paul)

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Tochi Onyebuchi and Sharron Paul join Negin to discuss the complications of reopening the economy, Justin Amash's presidential bid, and Joe Biden's response to the Tara Reade allegations. They also reveal which exes have slid into their DMs during lockdown.  

May 07 2020

59mins

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Survive and Thrive (w/ Joan Walsh, Aaron Jackson)

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Joan Walsh and Aaron Jackson join Negin to weigh in on Trump's meat processing mandate and the rent strike. They also have tips on how to make a love connection at a Zoom wedding. 

Apr 30 2020

1hr

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The Rosa Parks of COVID-19 (Leah Bonnema, Jody Avirgan)

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Leah Bonnema and Jody Avirgan join Negin to share their thoughts on the anti-lockdown protests, Trump's immigration ban, and what we can learn from Sweden's approach to Coronavirus. They also review 'Tiger King' and its treatment of poverty.

Apr 23 2020

1hr 7mins

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Bread Porn (w/ Myq Kaplan, Dan Ahdoot)

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Myq Kaplan and Dan Ahdoot join Negin to dive into Donald Trump's contentious relationship with Anthony Fauci and the Joe Biden assault allegations. They also discuss how influencers are handling the coronavirus and what makes them hopeful.

Apr 16 2020

54mins

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Money Insulates You (w/ Jena Friedman, Michael Cruz Kayne)

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Jena Friedman and Michael Cruz Kayne join Negin to break down how coronavirus could affect voter turnout in November and their thoughts on celebrities putting out quarantine content. They also discuss Negin's use of the phrase "you guys" and whether Jena's viral Stephen Miller tweet was a joke or performance art. 

Apr 09 2020

1hr 11mins

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Destroy Your Life Hacks (w/ Joyelle Johnson, John F. O'Donnell)

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Joyelle Johnson and John F. O'Donnell join Negin to talk about why US unemployment is so high compared to other countries in the age of coronavirus and how Joyelle is going to get some of Jeff Bezos' money. To get dressed or not? They get to the bottom of it and more dumb debates.

Apr 02 2020

1hr 2mins

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Love is Quarantined (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Evan Siegfried)

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Seena Ghaznavi and Evan Siegfried join Negin to discuss the politics of coronavirus and tips on how to stay sane during self isolation. They also share how they've been navigating romance and dating in this strange new reality.

Mar 26 2020

1hr 5mins

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Jowls Flapping in the Wind (w/ Sarah Pappalardo, Sam Dingman)

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Sarah Pappalardo and Sam Dingman join Negin for a fully remote episode of Fake the Nation. They get into how Coronavirus is affecting everyday life politically and personally, plus the latest on the Democratic primary.

Mar 19 2020

1hr 2mins

Play

Feelings Aren’t Facts (w/ Ashley C. Ford, Shalewa Sharpe)

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Ashley C. Ford and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to break down the latest on the Democratic primary, the possible effect of coronavirus on voter turnout, and the baby boomer generation versus everyone else. They also discuss why being a Tomboy was empowering back in the day.  

Mar 12 2020

1hr 8mins

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Bonus the Nation: Boner Adjacent

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Maeve Higgins and Danielle Durchslag join Negin to discuss the awkwardness of shooting sex scenes and how intimacy coordinators are making it better. Listen to more Bonus The Nation episodes by signing up for Stitcher Premium! Use the promo code [FAKE] for a free one month trial.

Mar 06 2020

26mins

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Alpha Women (w/ Weston Wamp, Ophira Eisenberg)

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Weston Wamp and Ophira Eisenberg join Negin to analyze what happened on Super Tuesday, the Harvey Weinstein verdict, and why the Census matters. Today's episode also includes real time reactions to Elizabeth Warren suspending her campaign, and Negin has some thoughts.

Mar 05 2020

1hr 5mins

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Bastions of Light (w/ Alex Schmidt, Jody Avirgan)

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Alex Schmidt and Jody Avirgan join Negin to discuss Tuesday's Debate drama, global reactions to the coronavirus, and what role corporations should have regarding climate change. They also examine their relationships with darkness, which isn't as dark as it sounds.

Feb 27 2020

1hr 1min

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iTunes Ratings

738 Ratings
Average Ratings
588
69
14
17
50

Happy 200. Thank you for the excellent coverage of politics in a very strange time of politics.

By ki11ersqurria11 - May 15 2020
Read more
Thank you for rekindling my love of politics.

Ding ding ding!!

By A Dove - Nov 22 2019
Read more
Negin's ability to balance analysis, comedy, and depth is unparalleled!