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Fake the Nation

Hosted by Negin Farsad, everyone's favorite Iranian American Muslim Comedian Podcast Host with Black Hair and Red Glasses, Fake the Nation is a comedy show that isn't afraid to talk about news, culture, and humanity’s weirdness. Every week Negin is joined by her funniest, smartest, and most politically astute friends. People like Samantha Bee, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Paula Poundstone, Margaret Cho, Larry Wilmore and others. They’ll make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the country we all love, America. It's like a really fun dinner party where nothing is off limits but you don’t have to pretend to like salad. 

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22andMe (w/ Benari Poulten, John F. O'Donnell)

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).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 16mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

59mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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Anything is Impossible (w/ Lane Moore, Christian Finnegan)

Negin is joined by Lane Moore and Christian Finnegan to discuss college athletes getting paid, the 2020 race, and an impeachment update.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 5mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Ironically Detached (w/ Maeve Higgins, Lou Gonzalez)

Maeve Higgins and Lou Gonzalez join Negin to discuss immigration, recessions, the 2020 race, and debate the importance of brand and idealogical alignment.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 9mins

22 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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The Thick of Summer (w/ Rico Gagliano, Rob Kutner)

Negin chats with Rico Gagliano and Rob Kutner about the recent New Yorker piece on Al Franken, outgoing intelligence chief Dan Coats, and what they’re reading and listening to this summer.This episode is sponsoredd by Credo Mobile (www.credo.com/FAKE code: FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

1 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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How To Give Advice (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Brian Faas)

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)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

59mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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The Thunderous Horsewomen (w/ Jamie Denbo, Ashley England)

Negin is joined by Jamie Denbo and Ashley England to discuss the nickname “The Squad” and what it foreshadows for 2020 rhetoric. Then the panel discusses an article in the New York Times about touching and being touched.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43mins

18 Jul 2019

Rank #9

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Women Emit Carbon (w/ Maeve Higgins, Danielle Durchslag)

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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Harry's Grand Goodbye (w/ Leah Bonnema, Aaron Jackson)

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).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 8mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Bag v. Womb (w/ Benari Poulten, Michael Cruz Kayne)

Negin is joined by Benari Poulten and Michael Cruz Kayne to gab about artificial wombs, the streaming wars, and gun reform. It’s funny!This episode is sponsored by Credo Mobile (www.credo.com/FAKE code: FAKE) and Birchbox (www.birchbox.com/FAKE code: FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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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).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41mins

27 Dec 2018

Rank #13

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Occam's Razor (w/ Tiff Stevenson, Chloe Koser)

Tiff Stevenson and Chloe Koser join Negin to discuss Trump's cancelled Taliban visit, try and make sense of Brexit, and envision a future without cars. This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE2)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 8mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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The Other Side Wants Us Dead (w/ Chris Gethard, Marcia Belsky)

Chris Gethard and Marcia Belsky join Negin to talk about a variety of quick-fire topics such the current administration’s attempt to put a citizenship question on the U.S. census, the Jeffrey Epstein case, the resignation of a UK ambassador, proposed election security measures, and the commoditization of Pride Month.This episode is sponsored by The Citizenry (www.citizenrypodcast.com code: FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 4mins

11 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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A Good Opportunity to Boo! (w/ Ashley England, Katie Compa)

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).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Endless Summer (2019) (w/ Connie Wang, Christian Finnegan, Lindsey Boylan, Leah Bonnema, Seena Ghaznavi, Selena Coppock)

To celebrate what is definitely not the end of summer, Negin debuts all new conversations from the Fake the Nation Vault. Featuring conversations with Connie Wang, Christian Finnegan, Lindsey Boylan, Leah Bonnema, Seena Ghaznavi and Selena Coppock. This episode is sponsored by ModCloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

50mins

29 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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The Great Debates Debate (w/ Christian Finnegan, Dustin Chafin, Gaby Alter)

Christian Finnegan, Dustin Chafin, and Gaby Alter join Negin to talk about the first democratic debate, a growing argument against college, and the UK’s ban on sexist ads. This episode is sponsored by PaintYourLife (text FAKE to 48-48-48) and Upstart (www.upstart.com/FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 20mins

27 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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Monster in the White House (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Elie Mystal)

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

13 Feb 2020

Rank #20