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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.

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Negin's ability to balance analysis, comedy, and depth is unparalleled!

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718 Ratings
Average Ratings
571
68
12
17
50

Ding ding ding!!

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

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By Sanbrook - Jul 27 2019
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This show is awesome! Thank you!
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Fake The Nation

Latest release on Apr 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: How To Give Advice (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Brian Faas)

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Seena Ghaznavi and Brian Faas join Negin to talk about why they never see their friends, how to give advice, and an update on the impeachment inquiry. 

This episode is sponsored by Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKE), GovMint (1-888-201-7082), and Native (www.nativedeodorant code: FAKE)

Oct 24 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #2: All Is Well (w/ Benari Poulten, Judy Gold, Catie Lazarus)

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Today on Fake the Nation, Judy Gold and Catie Lazarus join guest host Benari Poulten to unpack what's happening in Iran, and the latest impeachment drama. They also dive into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to "consciously uncouple" from the Royal Family.

Jan 09 2020

59mins

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Rank #3: 22andMe (w/ Benari Poulten, John F. O'Donnell)

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Benari Poulten and John F. O'Donnell join Negin to discuss the Supreme Court's DACA decision, the campaigns of Bloomberg & Patrick, and the (ever evolving) impeachment trial.

This episode is sponsored by Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKE) and Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: FAKE).

Nov 14 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #4: A Good Opportunity to Boo! (w/ Ashley England, Katie Compa)

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Negin is joined by comedians Ashley England and Katie Compa to discuss mass protests, what’s going on in the White House, and Facebook’s proposed launch of a digital currency. 

This episode is sponsored by GovMint (call 1-888-201-7082).

Oct 31 2019

54mins

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Rank #5: Holliest and Jolliest (w/ John Hodgman, Selena Coppock, Benari Poulten, John F. O'Donnell)

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This boxing day, Negin is joined by John Hodgman and Selena Coppock to discuss whether AI should be doing our menial tasks. Then she talks holiday traditions with Benari Poulten and John F. O'Donnell. 

Dec 26 2019

46mins

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Rank #6: Cheers to the Algae (w/ Peter Grosz, Justin Krebs, Myq Kaplan, Jody Avirgan)

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In this first episode of 2020, Negin talks with Peter Grosz and Justin Krebs about the highs and lows of the last decade. She also dissects a "Secret Concierge Service" with Myq Kaplan, and Jody Avirgan.

Jan 02 2020

43mins

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Rank #7: Harry's Grand Goodbye (w/ Leah Bonnema, Aaron Jackson)

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Leah Bonnema and Aaron Jackson join Negin to discuss the presidential debates, the impeachment hearings, and why people aren't having babies. Listeners also get to hear Harry's voice for the first and last time as he says goodbye to Fake the Nation. 

This episode is sponsored by UNCOMMITTED: Iowa 2020 podcast and Aurate (www.AurateNewYork.com/fake code: FAKE).

Nov 21 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #8: Spicening of the American Palate (w/ Dan Pashman, Dustin Chafin)

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Dan Pashman and Dustin Chafin join Negin to discuss the latest on the Afghanistan Papers and how civility has changed during the Trump Era. Then they ask: should the United States should be more like the capitalist paradise Finland?

Dec 19 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #9: Anything is Impossible (w/ Lane Moore, Christian Finnegan)

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Negin is joined by Lane Moore and Christian Finnegan to discuss college athletes getting paid, the 2020 race, and an impeachment update. 

Nov 07 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: The Empathy Drain (Matt Gourley, Vicky Kuperman, Ashley England, Katie Compa))

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This Thanksgiving, Negin talks with Matt Gourley and Vicky Kuperman about the decline of American happiness, and Turkey Day traditions with Ashley England and Katie Compa.

This episode is sponsored by UNCOMMITTED: Iowa 2020 podcast.

Nov 28 2019

42mins

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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

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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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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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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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Podcast Poetry (w/ Tanael Joachim and Sally Kohn)

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Tanael "TJ" Joachim and Sally Kohn join Negin to get into the nitty-gritty of this week's State of the Union address and Iowa Caucus chaos. They also share their thoughts on Bernie Sanders embracing an endorsement from Joe Rogan.

Feb 06 2020

1hr 1min

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STD (Save the Date) (w/ Sean Rameswaram, Leah Bonnema)

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Sean Rameswaram and Leah Bonnema join Negin to discuss Trump's Middle East Peace Plan, the benefits of a boring Democracy, and a new nickname for Susan Collins. They also get into the latest developments on the Coronavirus.

Jan 30 2020

1hr 11mins

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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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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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All Is Well (w/ Benari Poulten, Judy Gold, Catie Lazarus)

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Today on Fake the Nation, Judy Gold and Catie Lazarus join guest host Benari Poulten to unpack what's happening in Iran, and the latest impeachment drama. They also dive into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to "consciously uncouple" from the Royal Family.

Jan 09 2020

59mins

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Cheers to the Algae (w/ Peter Grosz, Justin Krebs, Myq Kaplan, Jody Avirgan)

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In this first episode of 2020, Negin talks with Peter Grosz and Justin Krebs about the highs and lows of the last decade. She also dissects a "Secret Concierge Service" with Myq Kaplan, and Jody Avirgan.

Jan 02 2020

43mins

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Holliest and Jolliest (w/ John Hodgman, Selena Coppock, Benari Poulten, John F. O'Donnell)

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This boxing day, Negin is joined by John Hodgman and Selena Coppock to discuss whether AI should be doing our menial tasks. Then she talks holiday traditions with Benari Poulten and John F. O'Donnell. 

Dec 26 2019

46mins

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Spicening of the American Palate (w/ Dan Pashman, Dustin Chafin)

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Dan Pashman and Dustin Chafin join Negin to discuss the latest on the Afghanistan Papers and how civility has changed during the Trump Era. Then they ask: should the United States should be more like the capitalist paradise Finland?

Dec 19 2019

1hr 17mins

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Subscribe, Make Out (w/ Andrew Heaton, Sarah Pappalardo)

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Andrew Heaton and Sarah Pappalardo join Negin to discuss the latest on impeachment hearings and whether Baby Yoda should run for office. Then they dissect the rise of sassy "Mommy Merch" and Nicolas Kristof’s article, The 4 Secrets of Success.

Dec 12 2019

1hr 3mins

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Malarkey (w/ Peter Grosz, Justin Krebs)

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Peter Grosz and Justin Krebs join Negin to dissect the impeachment hearings, the current state of the NATO alliance and the 2020 election. Then they discuss what's going on in Iran, and our 'always on' work culture.

Dec 05 2019

1hr 4mins

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The Empathy Drain (Matt Gourley, Vicky Kuperman, Ashley England, Katie Compa))

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This Thanksgiving, Negin talks with Matt Gourley and Vicky Kuperman about the decline of American happiness, and Turkey Day traditions with Ashley England and Katie Compa.

This episode is sponsored by UNCOMMITTED: Iowa 2020 podcast.

Nov 28 2019

42mins

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iTunes Ratings

718 Ratings
Average Ratings
571
68
12
17
50

Ding ding ding!!

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

Get your news here

By Sanbrook - Jul 27 2019
Read more
This show is awesome! Thank you!