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Fake The Nation

Earwolf & Negin Farsad

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 Obeida...Show More
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148. Trade, Facebook, Dragons (w/ Jon Lovett, Sarah Pappalardo)

56:24 | May 16th

Jon Lovett (Crooked Media) and Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) join Negin to talk about the tariff war, digital monopolies, and the final season of Game of Thrones. Spoilers for all these subjects, by the way. This episode is sponsored by Vistaprin...Show More
147. Reduce Political Panic (w/ Dan Taberski, Aaron Jackson)

56:35 | May 9th

Dan Taberski and Aaron Jackson join Negin to discuss the cesspool of White House, Trump’s billion dollar loss, and the continuously expanding 2020 race. This episode is sponsored by ThirdLove ( and Upstart ( More
146. Can We Talk About Snitty? (w/ Cristen Conger, Caroline Ervin)

1:05:46 | May 2nd

Unladylike podcast hosts Caroline Ervin and Cristen Conger join Negin to discuss a grab bag of topics from the recent Barr testimony to Elizabeth Warren’s proposed student loan debt forgiveness plan and the pros of cons of doing nothing. This epi...Show More
145. How Do We Solve a Problem Like Twitter? (w/ Nick Wiger, Dave Holmes)

1:01:55 | Apr 25th

Dave Holmes and Nick Wiger join Negin to dissect the Mueller Report, and give their takes on what should happen next. Then, the three talk about the difference between a Democrat and a Democrat on Twitter. Finally, the differences between moms runnin...Show More
144. The The Mueller Report Report (w/ Benari Poulten, Gastor Almonte)

1:01:43 | Apr 18th

Comedians Benari Poulten and Gastor Almonte join Negin to give their initial takes and takeaways from the recently released (and redacted) Mueller Report. Then they discuss how the Notre Dame fire reflects our own mortality, whether the rebuilding ef...Show More
143. Manhattan is Doing Great (w/ Hayes Davenport, Griffin Newman)

1:03:08 | Apr 11th

Hayes Davenport and Griffin Newman join Negin to discuss as many of the Democratic presidential candidates as they can get through. Then they ask if America is actually “full” (it's not) and how should we deal with former DHC Secretary Nielson (the j...Show More
142. AOC is A-OK (w/ Connie Wang, Christian Finnegan)

1:12:51 | Apr 4th

Connie Wang and Christian Finnegan join Negin to talk about the problem with Joe Biden and if him running for president would be a good or bad thing. Then, why is AOC so famous and does her celeb status impact her ability to be a politician? Finally,...Show More
141. Mueller Did a Thing (w/ Benari Poulten, Seena Ghaznavi)

59:30 | Mar 28th

From a train station in Boston, Negin is joined by Benari Poulten and Seena Ghaznavi for a discussion on the release of the Mueller Report, expectations versus realities and what democrats should do next. Then, we open the Fake the Nation Vault and h...Show More
140. Beto’s BBQ (w/ Open Mike Eagle, Jessie Gaskell)

1:08:50 | Mar 21st

Negin is joined by Open Mike Eagle and Jessie Gaskell for Fake the Nation’s first “trimulcast.” The three discuss the right-wing internet echo chamber and how it relates to recent tragedy in New Zealand. Then they ask: Why is Beto jumping on tables a...Show More
139. Starz Are Just Like Us (w/ Paul F. Tompkins, Rhea Butcher)

1:05:04 | Mar 14th

Comedians Paul F. Tompkins and Rhea Butcher join Negin to discuss the recent celebrity college admissions scandal, if firing Tucker Carlson would actually matter, then give their take on which superhero has the least personality. The answer might sur...Show More
138. Everything In Moderation (w/ Jenny Kaplan and Cody Lindquist)

1:10:54 | Mar 7th

Jenny Kaplan (Wonder Media Network) and Cody Lindquist (Our Cartoon President) join Negin to discuss Trump’s seemingly endless CPAC speech, death on Facebook, Facebook’s death and lastly, confidence; what is it and how do you get it? This episode...Show More
137. Counting the Lady Numbers (w/ J.R. Havlan, MC Frontalot)

1:07:01 | Feb 28th

Negin is joined by comedian J.R. Havlan and rapper MC Frontalot to discuss Trump’s trip to North Korea and Warren's campaign forgoing traditional fundraising methods. Then they examine the merits of quantifying women's achievements, particularly in c...Show More
136. Amazon Pulls Out (w/ Dave Hill, Jenna Friedman)

57:36 | Feb 21st

Negin is joined by comedians Dave Hill and Jena Friedman to discuss a recent white-haired addition to the 2020 presidential race, updates on the Mueller investigation, and Amazon’s recent decision to no longer move to NYC. More
135. My Sweaty Valentine (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Selena Coppock)

1:00:48 | Feb 14th

Negin is joined by comedians Seena Ghaznavi and Selena Coppock to talk about the proposed Green New Deal, Valentine’s Day, and three powerful women in the news: Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, and Ilhan Omar. This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint...Show More
134. Cancel Cancel Culture (w/ Baratunde Thurston, John Fugelsang)

1:04:01 | Feb 7th

Negin is back (hooray!) and joined by Fake the Nation favorites Baratunde Thurston and John Fugelsang. They tackle Trump’s SOTU & crooked tie, then turn to the recent deluge of incriminating photos from the past and why “cancelling” a human being isn...Show More
133. CHAOS 2019 (w/ Benari Poulten, Christian Finnegan, Leah Bonnema)

1:00:42 | Jan 31st

Guest host Benari Poulten is joined by Fake the Nation regulars Christian Finnegan and Leah Bonnema for Negin’s final show away on maternity leave. Topics include Roger Stone’s recent indictment, if anything can be done about America’s desensitizatio...Show More
132. People Of Color With Opinions (w/ Andrew Ti, Tawny Newsome, Joel Kim Booster)

59:56 | Jan 24th

This week, Earwolf's "Yo, Is This Racist" hosts Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome take over for Negin. They're joined by Joel Kim Booster (Big Mouth) to find some unexpected sympathy for TSA workers affected by Trump's shutdown, rage about the trans milita...Show More
131. What’s More Broken: US or UK Politics? (w/ Jody Avirgan, Maeve Higgins, Josie Long

1:03:38 | Jan 17th

While Negin continues her maternity leave & masters the art of strategic napping, guest host Jody Avirgan (ESPN's 30 for 30) chats with Maeve Higgins and Josie Long for a big think on how the rest of the world views the USA. Then, the three do their ...Show More
130. The Wider World (w/ Kaitlin Fontana, Catie Lazarus, Michael Cruz Kayne)

1:05:05 | Jan 10th

Guest host Kaitlin Fontana (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) chats with Michael Cruz Kayne and Catie Lazarus about the ongoing government shutdown and who its real victims are. Then, the trio looks ahead to the looming 2020 election and back at 2018 a...Show More
129. Charmed, I'm Sure (w/ Matt Rogers, Leah Bonnema, Baratunde Thurston, Jody Avirgan, Jason Selvig, Davram Stiefler)

52:37 | Jan 3rd

Negin is joined by Matt Rogers, Leah Bonnema, Baratunde Thurston, Jody Avirgan, Jason Selvig, and Davram Stiefler to consider questions such as: What does it mean for people to be charming? Will millennials save the institution of marriage? Are we al...Show More
Bonus: Yewande Finds Her Super Power

41:19 | Dec 27th, 2018

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 s...Show More
128. An Act of Optimism (w/ Catie Lazarus, Benari Poulten, Carolyn Castiglia, Sydnee Washington, Alissa Walker)

57:43 | Dec 20th, 2018

Negin begins a much needed a holiday break in this episode featuring an cast of Fake The Nation All Stars. Negin is joined by Catie Lazarus, Benari Poulten, Carolyn Castiglia, Sydnee Washington, and Alissa Walker to talk about the beautifully complic...Show More
127. Soybean Screams (w/ Aaron Jackson, Maeve Higgins)

1:14:17 | Dec 13th, 2018

Aaron Jackson (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper) and Maeve Higgins (New York Times) join Negin to discuss the possible impending government shutdown and Trump’s recent clash with Nancy Pelosi’s burnt orange power jacket. Then, they do their best to...Show More
126. The Biggest Liar Who Is Also The Most Honest (w/ Sydnee Washington, Carolyn Castiglia)

1:03:04 | Dec 6th, 2018

Sydnee Washington (Unofficial Expert) and Carolyn Castiglia (Laugh Exchange) join Negin to discuss the recent power grab in Wisconsin, the future of the GOP, and what it actually means to be conservative in this day and age. Then, the three discuss i...Show More
125. Kids Are a Problem For Everyone (w/ Matt Rogers, Leah Bonnema)

1:13:11 | Nov 29th, 2018

Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas) and Leah Bonnema (Comedy Drop) join Negin to discuss Paul Manafort’s 2016 meeting with Julian Assange and if new developments in the Russia probe will affect Trump politically. Then, they talk maternity leave in the U.S....Show More
124. Thanksgiving Memories (w/ Jason Selvig, Davram Stiefler)

46:46 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler of The Good Liars join Negin to discuss Matthew Whitaker and what his appointment as acting Attorney General could mean for the Mueller investigation. Then, they talk Thanksgiving and if getting drunk around your fami...Show More
123. It Looks Almost Like America (w/ Cody Lindquist)

59:34 | Nov 15th, 2018

Cody Lindquist (Two Beers In: A Tipsy Political Round Table) joins Negin to discuss voter turnout in the midterms and to determine how blue and wavey the results were. Then, the two weigh in on Amazon’s controversial scheduled delivery of a second he...Show More
122. Thank You For Voting (w/ Josh Sharp, Greta Titelman)

53:47 | Nov 8th, 2018

Josh Sharp (The Opposition) and Greta Titelman (Lady Lovin' podcast) join Negin to dissect the midterm results and their implications. Then, they discuss if the economy is doing as well as the numbers make it seem. Finally, with Russian meddling in o...Show More
121. It’s Time to Vote Now Please (w/ Catie Lazarus, Alissa Walker)

56:06 | Nov 1st, 2018

Catie Lazarus (Employee of The Month) and Alissa Walker (Curbed, LA Podcast) join Negin to discuss a truly terrible week and how much the current political climate has to do with it (spoiler: a lot). Then, they discuss whether or not stories like Tru...Show More
120. Alexa, Are You Listening? (w/ Michael Cruz Kayne, Keisha Zollar)

59:56 | Oct 25th, 2018

Comedians Keisha Zollar (The Opposition) and Michael Cruz Kayne (The Exhibition) join Negin to discuss reports that the Trump administration is considering a narrowing of the definition of gender. The proposal would effectively erase protections for ...Show More
119. Horseface Mob (w/ Cristen Conger, Benari Poulten)

53:23 | Oct 18th, 2018

Cristen Conger (Unladylike) and Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) join Negin to discuss the geopolitical implications of the missing Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Then, the panel asks: If the Democrats win the House, is a quest for impeac...Show More
118. Who’s Allowed to be Angry? (w/ John Fugelsang, Ann Herberger)

49:56 | Oct 11th, 2018

Comedians John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything) and Ann Herberger join Negin for a wide-ranging chat about the looming midterm elections and the the abysmal UN climate report. Plus, in the wake of the Kavanaugh hearings, they ask: is there still a sexi...Show More
117. Donald Trump Isn’t What He Claims to Be (w/ Baratunde Thurston, Jody Avirgan)

50:36 | Oct 4th, 2018

Baratunde Thurston (How to Be Black) and Jody Avirgan (FiveThirtyEight) join Negin for a lively discussion about the ongoing drama of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Plus, they share key takeaways from the New York Times’ investigation in...Show More
116. Why Don't We Got To Church Anymore? (w/ Jo Firestone, Kaitlin Fontana, DeRay Mckesson, Catie Lazarus, Chris Duffy, Sarah Pappalardo)

48:25 | Sep 27th, 2018

Negin take a breather from the dizzying news cycle to kick back and gab with some of her favorite friends and comedians. A cast of all-star guests convene to talk about dating and desirability and how parenting has changed over the years. Plus, they ...Show More
115. How to Talk to Anyone (w/ Christian Finnegan, Joyelle Johnson)

56:03 | Sep 21st, 2018

Comedians Christian Finnegan (The Fun Part) and Joyelle Johnson (Late Night with Seth Meyers) join Negin to discuss the sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s plan to impose an additional $200 billion on Chi...Show More
114. Money Diaries (w/ Leah Bonnema, Dan Wilbur)

55:12 | Sep 13th, 2018

Comedians Leah Bonnema (Comedy Drop) and Dan Wilbur (Never Flirt with Puppy Killers) join Negin to chat about Serena Williams and if there's a double standard in tennis. The panel also asks: why do we love to hate how other people spend their money? ...Show More
113. Has Louis C.K. Earned a Second Chance? (w/ Jo Firestone, Kaitlin Fontana)

54:25 | Sep 6th, 2018

Fellow Earwolf host Jo Firestone (Dr. Gameshow) and comedian Kaitlin Fontana (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) join Negin to dish about Bob Woodward’s new book, the anonymous anti-Trump New York Times op-ed and Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirma...Show More
112. State of the Unions (w/ Judah Friedlander, Stephanie Butnick, MC Frontalot, Mike Pesca, Scott Blakeman, Benari Poulten)

42:03 | Aug 30th, 2018

Negin takes a break from the weekly news grind to deliver an episode that packs a punch! An all-star cast joins Negin for a Labor Day chat about unions, a debate on tipping and some tips on how to argue. The panel includes Judah Friedlander (30 Rock)...Show More
111. Democracy is Still Here (w/ DeRay Mckesson, Catie Lazarus)

49:40 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson (On the Other Side of Freedom) and writer Catie Lazarus (Employee of the Month) join Negin to break down an unprecedented week of news spanning from Michael Cohen’s plea deal to Paul Manafort’s conviction on eight...Show More
110. The Reality TV White House (w/ Chris Duffy, Sarah Pappalardo)

51:27 | Aug 16th, 2018

Comedians Chris Duffy (Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas) and Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) join Negin to dish about the latest in White House drama including Omarosa’s secret tapes and Trump’s decision to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance. Then, th...Show More
109. It's Absurd That We're Even Here (w/ Scott Blakeman, Benari Poulten)

48:16 | Aug 9th, 2018

Comedians and Fake the Nation regulars Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally) and Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) join Negin for a wide-ranging conversation about the Trump administration’s cast of unsavory characters. They recap the Manafort trial, t...Show More
108. Fascism Doesn't Happen Overnight (w/ Judah Friedlander, Stephanie Butnick)

50:49 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Comedian Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) and journalist Stephanie Butnick (Unorthodox) join Negin to chat about the legality of Trump’s new claim that collusion is not a crime. The panel also throws out their predictions for the outcome of the Mueller in...Show More
107. We Don’t Have Olivia Pope to Save Us (w/ Mike Pesca, MC Frontalot)

53:50 | Jul 26th, 2018

Journalist Mike Pesca (The Gist) and rapper MC Frontalot (Question Bedtime) join Negin to chat about Michael Cohen’s secret recordings of Trump. Then, the panel delves into Trump’s plan to give billions in aid to farmers hurt by tariffs and they take...Show More
106. Russian Nesting Dolls (w/ Allison Yarrow, Dean Obeidallah)

55:44 | Jul 19th, 2018

Journalist Allison Yarrow (90s Bitch) and comedian Dean Obeidallah (Sirius XM) join Negin to reflect on the disastrous Trump-Putin summit and Trump’s subsequent attempts to walk things back, remarkable even by Trumpian standards. The panel asks: Is t...Show More
105. Resting Mitch Face (w/ Katrina vanden Heuvel, John Fugelsang)

57:05 | Jul 12th, 2018

Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation) and John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything) join Negin to chat about Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh and the close ties between the Trumps and Justice Kennedy’s son. The panel also discusses whether Democrati...Show More
104. Independence Day Shorty (w/ Greg Proops, Lizz Winstead)

17:12 | Jul 5th, 2018

Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show) and Greg Proops (The Smartest Man in the World) join Negin to chat about July 4th memories, hot dogs and the state of patriotism. Plus, Fake the Nation listeners share their wish list for America! This episode is...Show More
103. Look on the Bright Side (w/ Laurie Kilmartin, Mark Oppenheimer)

53:05 | Jun 28th, 2018

First, Negin gives a brief overview of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement and its implications. Next, Laurie Kilmartin (Conan) and Mark Oppenheimer (Unorthodox) join Negin to chat about the Supreme Court decisions on the ...Show More
102. Let’s Just Not Do That (w/ Greg Proops, Lizz Winstead)

56:47 | Jun 21st, 2018

Greg Proops (The Smartest Man in the World) and Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show) join Negin to find some comic relief amidst the turmoil! The panel discusses family separation at the border and Trump’s order for the Pentagon to establish a ‘Space Force...Show More
101. Aging, Dildos and Death Live from D.C. (w/ Wajahat Ali, Zack Beauchamp)

59:37 | Jun 14th, 2018

Journalists Wajahat Ali (New York Times) and Zack Beauchamp (Vox) join Negin for a special live podcast taping at the ACLU's conference in Washington, D.C. The panel asks: Why is the media hardly covering the deaths in Puerto Rico? Plus, they try to ...Show More
100. Happy 100th! (w/ Maeve Higgins, Larry Wilmore)

1:00:42 | Jun 7th, 2018

Comedians Maeve Higgins (New York Times) and Larry Wilmore (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore) join Negin to celebrate the 100th (!) episode of Fake the Nation. The panel gets up to speed on Trump and pardons, reflects on the primaries this week an...Show More
99. The ‘Roseanne’ Effect (w/ Ophira Eisenberg)

45:59 | May 31st, 2018

Comedian and writer Ophira Eisenberg (Ask Me Another) joins Negin to chat about the White House administration’s new policy to separate families who are caught crossing the border illegally. Plus, they react to ABC canceling ‘Roseanne’ after Roseanne...Show More
98. Humanize Porn! (w/ W. Kamau Bell, Leah Bonnema, Kendra Cunningham, Ophira Eisenberg, Akilah Hughes, Baratunde Thurston)

48:06 | May 24th, 2018

Negin takes a breather from political bedlam with an episode that’ll get you in the gut! A cast of all-stars assemble to chat about grief in the digital age, how to be good at being jealous, and the pitfalls of porn. Negin is joined by W. Kamau Bell ...Show More
97. The Blue Wave (w/ Benari Poulten, Franchesca Ramsey)

50:31 | May 17th, 2018

Comedian and writer Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) and Franchesca Ramsey (MTV’s Decoded) join Negin to talk about the controversial decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Plus, the panel asks: Should Democrats be hopeful that a ...Show More
96. Tall Glass of Justice Live from NYC (John Fugelsang, John Hodgman)

1:11:35 | May 10th, 2018

Comedians John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything) and John Hodgman (Judge John Hodgman) join Negin for a special live podcast taping in New York City. The panel asks: Has Rudy Giuliani gone completely rogue or is there a method to his madness? Plus, they...Show More
95. International Shenanigans (Rhea Butcher, Alex Schmidt)

56:36 | May 3rd, 2018

Comedians Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) and Alex Schmidt (Cracked) join Negin to chat about the Iran nuclear deal and the leaked Mueller questions for Trump. Plus, they talk about the proposal to break up California into three separate states and end u...Show More
94. The Candy Man (w/ Tom Brennan, Christian Finnegan)

53:40 | Apr 26th, 2018

Comedians Tom Brennan (Electoral Dysfunction) and Christian Finnegan (The Fun Part) join Negin to chat about the probes into EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s conduct and the allegations against Trump’s Veterans Affairs pick Ronny Jackson. Plus, they chat abo...Show More
93. Comey's Higher Royalty (w/ Tony Deyo, Jody Avirgan)

49:31 | Apr 19th, 2018

Jody Avirgan (FiveThirtyEight) and comedian Tony Deyo join Negin to chat about James Comey’s media blitz and Sean Hannity’s relationship with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. Plus, they delve into implicit bias and the baseless arrests of two black men at...Show More
92. Cohenoscopy (w/ Lauren Duca, Lizz Winstead)

48:12 | Apr 12th, 2018

Lauren Duca (Teen Vogue) and Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show) join Negin for an all-lady power hour. They chat about the FBI raid on Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen and rate Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony (and his suit). Plus, the panel breaks ...Show More
91. Great! Can't Wait! Thanks! (w/ Paul F. Tompkins, Rory Albanese, Mike Pesca, Scott Blakeman, Seema Iyer, Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi)

48:00 | Apr 5th, 2018

Negin takes a break from the political maelstrom to blow off steam with some of her favorites, including a surprise cameo by comedy podcast legend Paul F. Tompkins (SPONTANEANATION)! Other panelists in the mix include Rory Albanese (The Daily Show), ...Show More
90. Hush Money (w/ Todd Barry, Andrew Heaton)

46:38 | Mar 29th, 2018

Comedians Todd Barry (Spicy Honey) and Andrew Heaton (Reason) join Negin to chat about the impact of the Stormy Daniels 60 Minutes interview. Plus, they discuss Trump’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Lastly, Negin asks the pan...Show More
89. WTF Fatigue (w/ John Fugelsang, Ken Schultz)

52:13 | Mar 22nd, 2018

John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything) and comedian Ken Schultz join Negin to chat about the Cambridge Analytica data breach and why so many people are threatening to quit Facebook. They also discuss how to talk to your political foes and Negin explains...Show More
88. You May Get a Tweet (w/ W. Kamau Bell, Leah Bonnema)

48:53 | Mar 15th, 2018

Comedians W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America) and Leah Bonnema (Comedy Drop) join Negin to chat about Rex Tillerson’s ousting and Trump’s new picks for Secretary of State and CIA director. Plus, they discuss the potential U.S.-North Korea talks ...Show More
87. Grandpa Trump Isn’t Potty Trained (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Catie Lazarus)

44:45 | Mar 8th, 2018

Comedian Seena Ghaznavi (Sirius XM) and writer Catie Lazarus (Employee of the Month) join Negin to understand the latest string of White House scandals. Plus, the panel delves into Bibi Netanyahu’s corruption probes and they take a closer look at the...Show More
86. Losing Hope (w/ Benari Poulten, Evan Siegfried)

52:19 | Mar 1st, 2018

Writer and comedian Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) and bona fide Republican Evan Siegfried (Fox News) join Negin to chat about Hope Hicks’ resignation and the plethora of recent Jared Kushner scandals. They also recap Trump’s televised meeting wit...Show More
85. Only Bobby Knows (w/ Ophira Eisenberg, Akilah Hughes)

51:50 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Ophira Eisenberg (Ask Me Another) and Akilah Hughes (Crooked Media) join Negin to dish about the latest in Mueller’s Russia investigation and why people are angry that Twitter is cracking down on bots. Plus, the panel discusses evangelicals and their...Show More
84. Memento Presidency (w/ Jordan Carlos, Liel Leibovitz)

49:48 | Feb 15th, 2018

Jordan Carlos (Headliners) and Liel Leibovitz (Unorthodox) join Negin to share in her horror over the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Plus, they discuss the sky-high White House staff turnover rate. The panel imagines: if the Whi...Show More
83. Money, Money, Money (w/ Stephanie Butnick, Sam Sanders)

47:10 | Feb 8th, 2018

Stephanie Butnick (Unorthodox) and Sam Sanders (It’s Been a Minute) join Negin to discuss the dip in the stock market and ask: should we be worried? Plus, they chat about the government shutdown and Nancy Pelosi’s marathon speech in support of the Dr...Show More
82. SOTU, Rehashed (w/ Fazeelat Aslam, Katie Halper)

47:00 | Feb 1st, 2018

Fazeelat Aslam (Saving Face) and Katie Halper (The Katie Halper Show) join Negin to break down Trump’s first State of the Union. They also debate the merits of the Democratic speeches in response to SOTU— all five of them! Lastly, the panel tries to ...Show More
81. America is Immigrants (w/ Scott Blakeman, Seema Iyer)

50:29 | Jan 25th, 2018

Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally) and Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer) join Negin to talk about Trump’s shifting stance on DACA and his proposed border wall. They also look at the promising statistics about women’s role in the resistance. Plus, Ne...Show More
80. Swimming in a Sea of Diet Cokes (w/ Kendra Cunningham, Baratunde Thurston)

49:24 | Jan 18th, 2018

Kendra Cunningham (Last Comic Standing) and Baratunde Thurston (The Daily Show) join Negin to talk about the latest in immigration policy and the possible government shutdown. Plus, the panel grapples with the claims against Aziz Ansari and the diffi...Show More
79. You Get A Car! (w/ Rory Albanese, Mike Pesca)

52:42 | Jan 11th, 2018

Rory Albanese (The Daily Show) and Mike Pesca (The Gist) join Negin to talk about Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury.” Then the panel asks: if Oprah ran for President, would she win? Lastly, they try to make heads or tails of Trump’s public DAC...Show More
78. Let’s Do A Bipartisan (w/ Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi)

51:04 | Jan 4th, 2018

Fellow Earwolf podcasters Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi (Throwing Shade) join Negin to talk about Trump’s rambling interview with the New York Times and imagine a future where women run government. Plus, Negin breaks down why people are protesting in Ir...Show More
77. Impeachment Wishes for 2018 (w/ Judy Gold, Seena Ghaznavi)

20:29 | Dec 28th, 2017

Comedians Judy Gold (Kill Me Now) and Seena Ghaznavi (Sirius XM) join Negin to discuss their go-to New Year's plans and their wishes for the year ahead. Plus, the perils of doing standup on New Year's Eve.
76. Merry Christmas to the 1% (w/ Jessica Chaffin, Julie Goldman, Brandy Howard)

56:00 | Dec 21st, 2017

Comedians Jessica Chaffin (Search Party), Julie Goldman (Dumb Gay Politics), and Brandy Howard (Dumb Gay Politics) join Negin to chat about Trump’s national security strategy and the CDC’s “word ban.” Plus, the panel imagines a year without shopping....Show More
75. Dems Take a Victory Lap (w/ Scott Blakeman, Tom Brennan)

49:26 | Dec 14th, 2017

Comedians Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally) and Tom Brennan (Electoral Dysfunction) join Negin to cheer Doug Jones’ win in the Alabama Senate race. They also chat about the role of due process and proportionality in sexual harassment allegations. P...Show More
74. Screaming at the Tax Bill (w/ Maeve Higgins, Jena Friedman)

52:48 | Dec 8th, 2017

Comedians Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America) and Jena Friedman (American Cunt) join Negin to talk about Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, what’s next for the #MeToo movement, and whether or not Mueller’s investigation will br...Show More
73. Trickle Downer Tax Plan (w/ Judy Gold, Seena Ghaznavi)

42:47 | Nov 30th, 2017

Comedians Judy Gold (Kill Me Now) and Seena Ghaznavi (Sirius XM) join Negin to hash out who wins and who loses in the GOP tax plan. Just hours ahead of the Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor news, the panel also digs into how recent sexual misconduct sc...Show More
72. Love Doctors (w/ Josie Long, Alex Schmidt, Travon Free, John Fugelsang, Christian Finnegan, Ana Lucia Fabrega)

52:32 | Nov 23rd, 2017

This Thanksgiving, Negin pushes politics to the side of her plate and welcomes a medley of guests to debate big questions about love and relationships. Should you stay friends with your ex? Why are there so many unmarried Americans? How do you know i...Show More
71 Jeff ‘I Can’t Recall’ Sessions (w/ Leah Bonnema, Benari Poulten)

51:23 | Nov 16th, 2017

Leah Bonnema (Solving Leah) and Benari Poulten (Garbage Time) join Negin to discuss Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, the potential special counsel on the Clinton Foundation, and Donald Trump Jr.’s cozy relationship with ...Show More
70. Trump In The Streets, Ryan In The Sheets (w/ Jon Lovett, Joel Kim Booster)

47:41 | Nov 9th, 2017

Jon Lovett (Crooked Media) and Joel Kim Booster (Model Minority) join Negin to reflect on the anniversary of the 2016 election. Plus, they discuss the recent election results in Virginia and the state of the GOP and the Democratic Party. Lastly, if y...Show More
69. Indictment Jenga (w/ Rachel Sklar, Jeff Kreisler)

49:51 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Jeff Kreisler (Dollars and Sense) and Rachel Sklar ( join Negin to talk about Trump’s response to the Halloween terrorist attack in New York. Plus, they discuss the Mueller indictments and some of the conservative media’s favorite topics: Hi...Show More
68. GOP, Divided (w/ Ana Lucia Fabrega, Christian Finnegan)

49:10 | Oct 26th, 2017

Ana Lucia Fabrega (The Chris Gethard Show) and Christian Finnegan (My Goodness) join Negin to talk about Sen. Jeff Flake’s passionate anti-Trump speech on the floor of the Senate. Did it mark a turn in the GOP’s stance on Trump or was it just posturi...Show More
67. Orangewashing History (w/ Travon Free, John Fugelsang)

46:05 | Oct 19th, 2017

John Fugelsang (Page Six TV, Tell Me Everything) and Travon Free (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) join Negin to talk about why the Iran Deal and the Clean Power Plan make conservatives so mad. They also discuss Congress’s response to Trump scrapping ...Show More
66. Harvey Weinstein Is A Total Dirtbag (w/ James Adomian, Maeve Higgins)

50:31 | Oct 12th, 2017

James Adomian (Trump vs. Bernie) and Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America) join Negin to discuss the bombshell reports of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged decades of sexual misconduct. They also dig into Jemele Hill’s suspension from ESPN and at...Show More
65. Make Taxation Sexy Again (w/ Josie Long, Alex Schmidt)

57:22 | Oct 5th, 2017

Josie Long (Short Cuts) and Alex Schmidt (Cracked) join Negin in the Earwolf LA studios to talk about who wins and who loses in the GOP’s proposed tax plan. Plus, with far-right candidate Roy Moore’s Senate primary win last week in Alabama, Negin ask...Show More
64. Climate Change Is Like Steroids (w/ Beth McGregor)

24:36 | Sep 29th, 2017

It’s Fake the Nation abroad! Comedian Beth McGregor welcomes Negin into her London home to discuss Puerto Rico’s hurricane disaster, Trump’s latest travel ban, and the revelation that several of Trump’s advisers emailed about White House matters from...Show More
63. Cauliflower, Yoga and Jobs (w/ Faith Salie, Baratunde Thurston, Seena Jon, Benari Poulten, Charlie Pickering, Dean Obeidallah)

43:37 | Sep 21st, 2017

Negin welcomes several of her literal favs to tackle some big questions. Should drugs be legal? Do white guys get to say stuff? Does happiness take a dive in middle age? Plus, don't forget to pick up your very own eggplant-colored Fake the Nation t-s...Show More
62. Talking About ‘What Happened’ (w/ Faith Salie, Baratunde Thurston)

44:04 | Sep 14th, 2017

Baratunde Thurston (How To Be Black) and Faith Salie (Science Goes To The Movies) join Negin to chat about Hillary Clinton’s new book, Trump’s latest waffling on DACA and Steve Bannon’s influence on the administration now that he’s out of the White H...Show More
61. DACA and Disasters (w/ Dean Obeidallah, Charlie Pickering)

51:50 | Sep 7th, 2017

Dean Obeidallah (Sirius XM) and Charlie Pickering (The Weekly) join Negin to break down Trump’s decision to end the program known as Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (a.k.a. DACA). They also ask: how should flood-prone areas rebuild after natur...Show More
60. Back-to-School Shorty (w/ Christian Finnegan, Irene Bremis, Kaitlin Fontana, Scott Blakeman)

30:52 | Aug 31st, 2017

Break out your fall sweaters! Comedians Christian Finnegan (The Fun Part) and Irene Bremis (The Scuttlebutt) return to look back at their summer bucket list and get personal about what 'back to school' means to them. Plus, Scott Blakeman (Laughing Li...Show More
59. A Tale of Two Trump Speeches (w/ Benari Poulten, Seena Jon)

52:49 | Aug 24th, 2017

Comedians Benari Poulten and Seena Jon join Negin to discuss the military plans Trump has laid out for Afghanistan and his inflammatory remarks at a rally in Phoenix. They also cover Steve "Jacked Up" Bannon's departure from the White House and take ...Show More
58. Was That Racist? (w/ Christian Finnegan, Irene Bremis)

53:31 | Aug 17th, 2017

Christian Finnegan (The Fun Part) and Irene Bremis (The Scuttlebutt) join Negin to discuss white supremacy, confederate monuments, and Trump’s abominable remarks at Trump Tower. Plus, they dig into the plan from Betsy DeVos to weaken Title IX and pon...Show More
57. All-Star Edition (w/ Maeve Higgins, Seema Iyer, John Fugelsang, Dean Obeidallah, Stephanie Butnick, Azhar Usman)

52:34 | Aug 10th, 2017

Huddle up! It’s time for a dream team lineup of some of Fake the Nation’s smartest and funniest guests. Maeve Higgins (Maeve In America) and Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer) ponder how to take control of their emotions. John Fugelsang (Tell Me Every...Show More
56. The White House’s Revolving Door (w/ Dylan Marron, Joel Kim Booster)

47:34 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Dylan Marron (Conversations with People Who Hate Me) and Joel Kim Booster (Comedy Central) join Negin to discuss staffing shakeups at the White House, the psychology of online trolls, and Trump’s new plan to cut legal immigration by half. Plus, why t...Show More
55. The Epitome of Flaccidity (w/ Scott Blakeman, Kaitlin Fontana)

50:52 | Jul 28th, 2017

Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally) and Kaitlin Fontana (The Box) join Negin to discuss Jared Kushner’s limp remarks on his Russia ties, the continued GOP scramble for a health care bill, and the latest White House shenanigans. Plus, they dig into th...Show More
54. Trumpcare Meltdown (w/ Stephanie Butnick, Azhar Usman)

50:39 | Jul 21st, 2017

Stephanie Butnick (Unorthodox) and Azhar Usman (Ultra American) join Negin to discuss the collapse of the latest G.O.P health care bill, the upcoming tax reform battle, and how the right spins the Trump-Russia scandal. Plus, America’s infrastructure ...Show More
53. Russia Can’t Stop Being a Thing (w/ John Fugelsang, Dean Obeidallah)

50:04 | Jul 14th, 2017

John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything) and Dean Obeidallah (The Dean Obeidallah Show) return to discuss Donald Trump Jr. and his revelatory emails, the latest with the GOP health care bill, and the nationwide debate over Confederate statues. Plus, they ...Show More
52. One Year of Fake The Nation (w/ Maeve Higgins, Seema Iyer)

48:03 | Jul 7th, 2017

To celebrate Fake the Nation’s one year anniversary (!) Negin is joined by two of her favorite guests: Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America) and Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer). They discuss the latest salacious Trump tweets, North Korea’s nuclear push,...Show More
51. A Very Muslim 4th of July (w/ Bassem Youssef)

51:45 | Jun 30th, 2017

Negin celebrates the 4th of July with special guest (and fellow Muslim) Bassem Youssef. Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem is a surgeon-turned-comedian whose satirical political show once captivated 30 million viewers a week in Egypt. Negin ...Show More
50. Trickle-Down Dickonomics (w/ Liz Plank, Vicky Kuperman)

48:37 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Liz Plank ( and Vicky Kuperman (How To Spy On Your Neighbor) join Negin to discuss Senate Republicans' mysterious health care bill, the resignation of Uber’s CEO and Silicon Valley’s bro culture problem. Plus, Vicky explains partisan gerryman...Show More
49. Lifestyle Feminism and Being Terrible With Money (w/ Greg Proops, Tom Shillue, Rachel Sklar, Sarah Rose Siskind, Dan Pashman, Andrew Heaton)

44:50 | Jun 16th, 2017

Gather round! This episode features an all-star lineup of some of Negin’s funniest and brightest guests. Rachel Sklar ( and Sarah Rose Siskind (StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson) take on lifestyle feminism. Is it a gateway to activism or jus...Show More
48. Summer Break Shorty (w/ Myq Kaplan, Laurie Kilmartin)

21:27 | Jun 9th, 2017

Surf’s up! Comedians Myq Kaplan (Last Comic Standing) and Laurie Kilmartin (45 Jokes About My Dead Dad) return to kick off summer with Negin and share stories of dog days past. Sunscreen, camp makeouts and bagpipes (really) factor heavily. Negin wond...Show More
47. Paris Climate Accord Woes and Kathy Griffin Takes Heat (w/ Myq Kaplan, Laurie Kilmartin)

43:26 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Comedians Myq Kaplan (Last Comic Standing) and Laurie Kilmartin (45 Jokes About My Dead Dad) join Negin to get both political and personal (because, after all, the personal is political). First, they discuss the conflicting voices within the White Ho...Show More
46. The Budget Blueprint And Russia, Russia, Russia (w/ Greg Proops, Tom Shillue)

48:14 | May 26th, 2017

Two veterans of the comedy world, Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and Tom Shillue (Red Eye), join Negin to discuss Trump’s frighteningly-titled 2018 budget, “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” They also check in on the latest developmen...Show More
45. Trump’s Worst Week (w/ Ana Marie Cox, Mike Pesca)

49:34 | May 19th, 2017

Ana Marie Cox (With Friends Like These) and Mike Pesca (The Gist) join Negin to break down the week’s particularly dizzying news cycle. They get into the Comey paper trail, the new special prosecutor and Trump’s possible obstruction of justice. Plus,...Show More
44. Comey Gets Canned (w/ Benari Poulten, Kaitlin Fontana)

52:09 | May 12th, 2017

Negin phones in from a gig in Salt Lake City, Utah to chat with Benari Poulten (Garbage Time with Katie Nolan) and Kaitlin Fontana (The Box) about the biggest news of the week: Trump firing FBI Director James Comey. They discuss the Comey fallout and...Show More
43. Trump's Tax Plan, School Lunch Shaming and Skim Milk Feminism (w/ Rachel Sklar, Sarah Rose Siskind)

45:40 | May 5th, 2017

Rachel Sklar ( and Sarah Rose Siskind (StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson) join Negin to talk about Ivanka Trump’s puzzling role in the White House, so-called school ‘lunch shaming’, and Trump’s proposed tax plan. Plus, they get into regulati...Show More
42. Spring Break Edition (w/ Pete Dominick, Mark Thompson, Mike Pesca, Ben Kissel, Maeve Higgins, Benari Poulten)

45:30 | Apr 28th, 2017

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

48:16 | Apr 20th, 2017

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

47:45 | Apr 14th, 2017

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

44:57 | Apr 5th, 2017

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

44:15 | Mar 31st, 2017

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 ris...Show More
Hard Nation Takeover

43:06 | Mar 24th, 2017

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

45:20 | Mar 16th, 2017

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

1:00:49 | Mar 10th, 2017

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

52:49 | Mar 3rd, 2017

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

54:23 | Feb 22nd, 2017

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

56:03 | Feb 17th, 2017

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

51:46 | Feb 10th, 2017

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

57:47 | Feb 3rd, 2017

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

49:33 | Jan 27th, 2017

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

51:52 | Jan 20th, 2017

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)

51:01 | Jan 13th, 2017

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...Show More
27 Twitter-Baited Transition (w/ Pete Dominick, Mark Thompson)

53:28 | Jan 6th, 2017

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....Show More
26. New Year's Shorty (w/ Leah Bonnema, Katie Halper)

26:05 | Dec 30th, 2016

Katie Halper (The Katie Halper Show) and Leah Bonnema (VH1) join Negin for a willfully positive discussion to ring in 2017. They recap their favorite moments of 2016 and make resolutions and predictions for the year ahead. Also, some deep reflections...Show More
25. A Revolving Door of Crazies (w/ Seema Iyer, Charlie Pickering, Becky Donohue, Sarah Pappalardo, Frank Conniff)

52:02 | Dec 23rd, 2016

If variety is the spice of life, today's Christmas grab bag episode is zesty af. Negin shares a newsy dispatch from under parents' roof in Palm Springs before talking with Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer) and Charlie Pickering (The Weekly) about why...Show More
24. The Jane Goodall of White People (w/ Kaitlin Fontana, Jim David)

56:16 | Dec 16th, 2016

Comedians Kaitlin Fontana and Jim David join Negin to talk about Russian hacking, Rex Tillerson and their Christmas traditions. They also revisit a mortifying and newly ironic debate moment from Rick Perry. Plus, should Democrats ditch identity polit...Show More
23. Minority Prez Donny Twimp (w/ Leah Bonnema, Katie Halper)

50:32 | Dec 9th, 2016

Katie Halper (The Katie Halper Show) and Leah Bonnema (VH1) join Negin to talk about how to talk about Donald Trump. Meta! They also get into the latest developments from Transition 2016 and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Plus, why nonviolent protesting...Show More
22. Duct-Taped Republic (w/ Sarah Pappalardo, Frank Conniff)

59:23 | Dec 2nd, 2016

Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) and Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000) join Negin as first-time guests to talk about the Jill Stein-led recount effort, Fidel Castro's death, and Donald Trump's cabinet picks. Plus, presidential conflicts of in...Show More
21. Thanksgiving Shorty (w/ Dean Obeidallah, MC Frontalot)

25:49 | Nov 24th, 2016

Dean Obeidallah (SiriusXM) and nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot join Negin for a special holiday edition of Fake the Nation. They share Thanksgiving memories of food and family, including the saffron-flavored basmati rice and currant stuffing that horrif...Show More
20. The Dark Abyss (w/ Dean Obeidallah, Benari Poulten, Leah Bonnema, Dylan Marron, Andrew Heaton)

49:41 | Nov 18th, 2016

In today's grab bag episode, Negin calls up Dean Obeidallah (SiriusXM) to talk about the latest president-elect developments, including widespread peaceful protests. Next up: Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan) and Leah Bonnema (New York C...Show More
19. A Bigotry Buildup (w/ Charlie Pickering, Seema Iyer)

57:06 | Nov 11th, 2016

Charlie Pickering (The Weekly) and Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer) join Negin in an attempt to process the painful finale of Cesspool 2016. They cover voter demographics, the Electoral College and the future of the Affordable Care Act. Plus, they d...Show More
18. Go Vote (w/ J.R. Havlan, Jordan Carlos)

52:39 | Nov 4th, 2016

J. R. Havlan (SPY on Esquire, The Daily Show) and Jordan Carlos (Friends From College, The Nightly Show) join Negin to talk about the last throes of the presidential election and some down-ballot races, including measures to legalize recreational pot...Show More
17 Zaftigcare (w/ Christian Finnegan, Katie Halper)

56:08 | Oct 28th, 2016

Katie Halper (The Katie Halper Show) and Christian Finnegan (A&E's Black and White) join Negin to dive into the dismal final days of the election cycle. They dissect Newt Gingrich and Megyn Kelly's on-air tiff, Donald Trump's newest hotel, and Obamac...Show More
16 Cesspool 2016 (w/ Dean Obeidallah, MC Frontalot, Benari Poulten)

54:48 | Oct 21st, 2016

Today's episode is a two-parter! First up: Negin calls Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan) from a hotel room in Chicago to recap the third (and thankfully final) presidential debate. Then Dean Obeidallah (Sirius/XM) and Nerdcore rapper MC ...Show More
15 The Election Compost Heap (w/ Benari Poulten, Leah Bonnema)

52:40 | Oct 14th, 2016

Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan,) and Leah Bonnema (New York Comedy Festival, VH1) join Negin to talk about Donald and Billy unbleeped, the indignities of the latest debate and #MuslimsReportStuff. Plus, they dip their toes into interna...Show More
14 Guy, Interrupted (w/ Dylan Marron, Andrew Heaton)

46:48 | Oct 7th, 2016

Dylan Marron (Seriously.TV, Welcome To Night Vale) and Andrew Heaton (Mostly Weekly) swing by the studio to talk about the Vice white guys debate, the Donald's tax returns and the first veto override of Obama's presidency. Plus, Negin recaps the most...Show More
13 The Debate Shimmy Shake (w/ Maz Jobrani, Rebecca Donohue)

49:13 | Sep 30th, 2016

Comedians Maz Jobrani (Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero) and Rebecca Donohue join Negin Farsad to discuss the first presidential debate. They also talk about the blanket of violence that's covering the country, Oliver Stone's new movie Snowden, and how ...Show More
12 The Reason U Must Pray (w/ Aasif Mandvi, Aparna Nancherla)

55:10 | Sep 20th, 2016

Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show, No Land's Man) and Aparna Nancherla (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Comedy Central) join Fake the Nation for their first ever LIVE SHOW from WNYC's The Greene Space! On tap: the thing giving Americans widespread panic; Put...Show More
11 Death Cab for Racism (w/ John Fugelsan, Erin Gaetz)

52:06 | Sep 16th, 2016

John Fugelsang (SirusXM) and one-time Jeb Bush senior staffer Erin Gaetz join Negin to discuss Hillary Clinton and germ warfare. Plus, prepare to meet and love Fake the Nation's very own medical correspondent: Negin's dad. The group also takes a meta...Show More
10. Beautiful, Towering, Veiny Wall (w/ Christian Finnegan, Benari Poulten)

53:56 | Sep 9th, 2016

Christian Finnegan (Black and White) and Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show, Garbage Time) join Negin to discuss Trump & the Mexicans (not a band) and his impenetrable, not-at-all phallic wall. They also recap the first Commander-In-Chief Forum -- a li...Show More
9. Are You Voting for Trump or the Gal? (w/ Jena Friedman, Kaitlin Fontana)

43:36 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Jena Friedman (Seeso, The Daily Show) and Kaitlin Fontana (The Box, A&E's Black and White) join Negin for Fake the Nation's first-ever all-lady roundtable. They punch democracy right in the junk with a conversation about sexism in politics, burkinis,...Show More
8. Parsing Trumple Tongue (w/ Justin Krebs, Jim David)

47:59 | Aug 26th, 2016

Justin Krebs (Blue in a Red State, and stand-up comedian Jim David chat with Negin about Trump's possible shift on immigration and whether or not the Clinton Foundation is evil. They also dig into one of America's favorite pastimes: segre...Show More
7. Extreme Vetting At The Monster Trump Rally (w/ Tom Brennan, Dean Obeidallah)

47:04 | Aug 19th, 2016

Tom Brennan (Electoral Dysfunction) and Dean Obeidallah (Sirius/XM) join Negin to talk about Hillary's campaign for once. But don't fret, you're still going to get a solid hit of Trump, because we're all addicts at this point. And finally, they'll ta...Show More
6. #GOPocalypse (w/ Justin Krebs, J.R. Havlan)

44:53 | Aug 12th, 2016

Justin Krebs (Blue in a Red State,, J.R. Havlan (Daily Show, A&E’s Black and White) and the the founder of this podcast, Negin Farsad, dig into this week's political gaffes, missteps and wins -- including all of Trump's latest headlines. ...Show More
5. Trump's Tiny Constitution (w/ Jeff Kreisler, Hari Kondabolu)

41:54 | Aug 5th, 2016

Hari Kondabolu (Politically Re-Active) and Jeff Kreisler (The Final Edition Radio Hour) join Negin to dissect the continued fallout of Trump's reaction to Khizr Khan's speech at the DNC. They also explain "The Letter" and how children of immigrants c...Show More
4. Say Hola To America's New Stepdad (w/ Benari Poulten, Kaitlin Fontana)

50:17 | Jul 29th, 2016

Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) and Kaitlin Fontana (A&E's Black and White) gather round to discuss another blockbuster week, including: the latest email scandals; the speeches, the tears and the A-list celebs at the DNC in Philly; and what on eart...Show More
3. Vote With Your Couscous (w/ Dean Obeidallah, Nato Green)

43:45 | Jul 22nd, 2016

Sirius/XM host Dean Obeidallah and comedian/writer Nato Green join Negin at the roundtable to talk about all things RNC and a little bit of Turkey. They discuss what Melania Trump has in common with My Little Pony and which Trump corresponds to which...Show More
2. We've Lost the Will to Emoji (w/ John Fugelsan, Benari Poulten)

46:58 | Jul 15th, 2016

Sirius/XM host John Fugelsang and comedian and Nightly Show producer Benari Poulten join Negin this week. What's on tap? Adorable baby talk between Trump and the Notorious RBG,  Bernie's "endorsement" of Hillary, and the polarizing issue of gun viole...Show More
1. Beyonce For Vice President (w/ Josh Zepps, Lizz Winstead)

52:03 | Jul 8th, 2016

Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead and Josh Zepps (We the People Live) join Negin Farsad for this inaugural episode of Fake the Nation. They talk about Hillary's ideal running mate (Beyonce, obvs), whether Microsoft's Clippy is anti-Semitic and, bec...Show More
Introducing...Fake The Nation

02:35 | Jul 1st, 2016

A sneak peek of Negin Farsad's new show "Fake the Nation," coming to Earwolf on July 8th! Subscribe now and you won’t miss a thing. Take that, American political system!
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00:29 | Jul 2nd, 1970

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