Fake The Nation

Fake The Nation

Fake The Nation

CATEGORY: Comedy
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.
  1. November 26, 2020
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    What Does Thanksgiving Look Like In 2020? (w/ Judah…
    Judah Friedlander and Jody Avirgan join Negin to talk turkey, Croatian family traditions, and Thanksgiving 2020. Later on, Tochi Onyebuchi and Sarah Pappalardo break down what boredom really means. Sarah explai…
  2. November 19, 2020
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    It’s Not Magic, It’s Science (w/ Bill Nye, Ophira Ei…
    Bill Nye and Ophira Eisenberg join Negin to discuss New Zealand's approach to closing the gender pay gap, what they hope Biden does to combat climate change, and their mutual love of Canadian cereal. Bill defin…
  3. November 12, 2020
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    Rise Above-y (w/ Samantha Bee, Wajahat Ali)
    Samantha Bee and Wajahat Ali join Negin to share how they felt after finding out Joe Biden won the presidency. They also get into whether Trumpism will outlast Trump and how they plan to mentally prepare for an…
  4. November 05, 2020
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    Optimistic, Yet Miserable (w/ Paula Poundstone, Dori…
    Paula Poundstone and Dorian Warren join Negin to predict how the presidential election is going to play out. They unpack the role religion played for some Trump voters. Everyone reveals their favorite comfort m…
  5. October 29, 2020
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    Maybe The Future Is Good? (w/ David Cross, Cody Lind…
    David Cross and Cody Lindquist join Negin to discuss how early voting is going. In Cody's case, it involved Mariska Hargitay and free sandwiches. They also react to Amy Coney Barrett being sworn in and white wo…
  6. October 23, 2020
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    The Death Call For Democracy
    On this week's bonus episode, Danielle Durchslag joins Negin to break down the differences between the first presidential debate and the second. One point of agreement? The mute button sure helped.
  7. October 22, 2020
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    Hold Your Nose And Take It (w/ Alexandra Pelosi, Sha…
    Alexandra Pelosi and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to explain why they're wary of presidential polling. They also discuss whether hate speech should be protected and imagine what a city designed by women would look…
  8. October 16, 2020
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    The Battle of the Town Halls
    In this special bonus episode, John F. O'Donnell joins Negin to discuss Trump and Biden's competing town halls. Spoiler alert: they were really different.
  9. October 15, 2020
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    Weekend at Bernie’s: SCOTUS Edition (w/ Judah Friedl…
    Judah Friedlander and Jody Avirgan join Negin to break down Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing and Trump’s decision to participate in a town hall competing with Joe Biden. They debate whethe…
  10. October 08, 2020
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    Darling, It’s Karma (w/ Gaby Dunn, Peppermint)
    Gaby Dunn and Peppermint join Negin to provide insight on what Amy Coney Barrett's nomination could mean for the LGBTQ+ community, including the particular challenges transgender people face. They also react to…
  11. October 01, 2020
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    Cognitively Elegant (w/ Tochi Onyebuchi, Sarah Pappa…
    Tochi Onyebuchi and Sarah Pappalardo join Negin to break down the most insane moments of Tuesday night's presidential debate. They also discuss whether composting is a form of doomsday prepping and dig into Tru…
  12. September 24, 2020
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    Julián Castro and the Latinx Vote (w/ Julián Castro,…
    Julián Castro and Lou Gonzalez join Negin to shed light on why some Latinx voters are undecided and what issues are important to them. They also discuss Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy and why switching to a 4-day…
  13. September 17, 2020
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    The Mea Culpa-iest of Mea Culpas (w/ Margaret Cho, S…
    Margaret Cho and Sean Rameswaram join Negin to describe what it's been like living in California as fires ravage the West Coast. Margaret also defines the term "Koreaboo" and Sean explains why the U.S. should b…
  14. September 10, 2020
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    Sweatpants 2020 (w/ Allison Raskin, Sally Kohn)
    Allison Raskin and Sally Kohn join Negin to weigh in on the "October Surprise" vaccine and why election polls are often inaccurate. They also debate the rise of sweatpants during the pandemic. Negin has some st…
  15. September 03, 2020
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    Make Me Stupider and Hotter (w/ Joyelle Johnson, Joh…
    Joyelle Johnson and John F. O'Donnell join Negin for a discussion on the pros and cons of rationality. Later on, Jena Friedman and Michael Cruz Kayne decide if they'd rather be intelligent or hot, and address o…
  16. August 27, 2020
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    Using a Diamond Necklace As Spaghetti (w/ Joyelle Jo…
    Joyelle Johnson and John Fugelsang join Negin to dig into GOP dirt, including Kellyanne Conway’s White House departure and the Jerry Falwell, Jr. controversy. They also share what TV shows have been keeping the…
  17. August 20, 2020
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    MasterClass Your Life (w/ June Diane Raphael, Rob Ku…
    June Diane Raphael and Rob Kutner join Negin to analyze the highs and lows of the Democratic National Convention and attempt to get to the bottom of what MasterClass is actually selling. They also dig into how…
  18. August 13, 2020
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    Today’s Hot Take? Optimism! (w/ Baratunde Thurston,…
    Baratunde Thurston and Catie Lazarus join Negin to discuss Biden's choice for VP, Kamala Harris and why it's a big deal. They also get into the pros and cons of living in a big city during the pandemic. Pro: We…
  19. August 06, 2020
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    Mystery Poetry Slam (w/ Touré, Jeff Kreisler)
    Touré and Jeff Kreisler join Negin to dive into Trump's obsession with TikTok and attempt to identify the necessary components of a functional democracy. They also break down absentee versus vote-by-mail ballot…
  20. July 30, 2020
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    Influence the Polls (w/ Tala Ashe, Travon Free)
    Trump sought to trademark ‘tele-rally'. Tala Ashe, Travon Free, and Negin have plenty to say about it. They also explore misconceptions about people who receive stimulus checks and what white fragility means, h…

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