Fake The Nation

Fake The Nation

By 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 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.


139. Starz Are Just Like Us (w/ Paul F. Tompkins, Rhea Butcher)

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 surprise you!This episode is sponsored by CBS The Good Fight (www.cbs.com/FAKE) and Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com/FAKE).
14/03/191h 5m

138. Everything In Moderation (w/ Jenny Kaplan and Cody Lindquist)

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 is brought to you by Island of the Hungry Ghosts, Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FakeTheNation), and The Good Fight (www.cbs.com/FAKE).
07/03/191h 10m

137. Counting the Lady Numbers (w/ J.R. Havlan, MC Frontalot)

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 comedy writers' rooms.
28/02/191h 7m

136. Amazon Pulls Out (w/ Dave Hill, Jenna Friedman)

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. https://twitter.com/JenaFriedmanhttps://twitter.com/mrdavehillThis episode is sponsored by The Harold Ramis Film School (www.ramisfilmschool.com or call 312-883-1241) and Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKETHENATION).
21/02/1957m 36s

135. My Sweaty Valentine (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Selena Coppock)

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 (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE).

134. Cancel Cancel Culture (w/ Baratunde Thurston, John Fugelsang)

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’t always the best course of action. Finally, is millennial burnout a thing and if so, who is to blame?
07/02/191h 4m

133. CHAOS 2019 (w/ Benari Poulten, Christian Finnegan, Leah Bonnema)

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 desensitization to violence and the polar vortex's place in the discussion of climate change. It's funnier than it sounds.

132. People Of Color With Opinions (w/ Andrew Ti, Tawny Newsome, Joel Kim Booster)

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 military ban and discuss the melange of scandals surrounding the Oscar nominees.This episode is sponsored by VistaPrint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE).
24/01/1959m 56s

131. What’s More Broken: US or UK Politics? (w/ Jody Avirgan, Maeve Higgins, Josie Long

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 best to make sense of the recent Brexit developments and analyze the backlash to a new Gillette commercial.
17/01/191h 3m

130. The Wider World (w/ Kaitlin Fontana, Catie Lazarus, Michael Cruz Kayne)

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 as a whole. Plus, an update from Negin!
10/01/191h 5m

129. Charmed, I'm Sure (w/ Matt Rogers, Leah Bonnema, Baratunde Thurston, Jody Avirgan, Jason Selvig, Davram Stiefler)

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 all just selling ourselves online?
03/01/1952m 37s

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).
27/12/1841m 19s

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

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 complicated subject of having, raising, and genetically modifying children.This episode is sponsored by G.H. Mumm (www.ghmummvictory.com), Living Proof (www.livingproof.com/FAKE code: FAKE), and Blinkist (www.blinkist.com/FAKE).
20/12/1857m 43s

127. Soybean Screams (w/ Aaron Jackson, Maeve Higgins)

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 make sense of Brexit, and Kevin Hart’s short stint as the future host of the Oscars.This episode is sponsored by G.H. Mumm (www.ghmummvictory.com), Matangi/Maya/M.I.A, Modcloth (www.modcloth.com code: FTN), and Thoughtfully (www.thoughtfully.com/FAKE code: FAKE).
13/12/181h 14m

126. The Biggest Liar Who Is Also The Most Honest (w/ Sydnee Washington, Carolyn Castiglia)

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 if today’s Yelpified "rating culture” is contributing to a bland cultural sameness. (Please rate and review this episode in your podcast app of choice.)This episode is sponsored by LivingProof (www.livingproof.com/FAKE code: FAKE) and G.H. Mumm (www.hmummvictory.com).
06/12/181h 3m

125. Kids Are a Problem For Everyone (w/ Matt Rogers, Leah Bonnema)

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., and finally, Lena Dunham and Gina Rodriguez's recent attention-grabbing interviews.This episode is sponsored by Thoughtfully (www.thoughtfully.com/FAKE code: FAKE) and Blinkist (www.blinkist.com/FAKE).
29/11/181h 13m

124. Thanksgiving Memories (w/ Jason Selvig, Davram Stiefler)

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 family is a good idea. This is the perfect episode for tuning out your uncle’s hot takes this holiday. This episode is sponsored by BeFrugal (www.befrugal.com/FAKE) and Thoughtfully (www.thoughtfully.com/FAKE code: FAKE).
22/11/1846m 46s

123. It Looks Almost Like America (w/ Cody Lindquist)

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 headquarters, and whether the tech giant is a monopoly that needs to be controlled. Finally, they turn to the discussion to Monica Lewinsky in order to discuss: should Monica Lewinsky be discussed?This episode is sponsored by ModCloth (www.modcloth.com code: FTN).
15/11/1859m 34s

122. Thank You For Voting (w/ Josh Sharp, Greta Titelman)

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 our past and possibly present, they give their predictions for our future relationship with social media.This episode is sponsored by Blinkist (www.blinkist.com/FAKE).
08/11/1853m 47s

121. It’s Time to Vote Now Please (w/ Catie Lazarus, Alissa Walker)

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 Trump’s threat of ending birthright citizenship are just noise that don’t even merit reporting. Finally, with the midterms around the corner, the trio discuss a New York Times piece on how to turn someone into a voter.This episopde is sponsored by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE), Care/Of (www.takecareof.com code: FAKE) and Away (www.awaytravel.com/FAKE code: FAKE).
01/11/1856m 6s

120. Alexa, Are You Listening? (w/ Michael Cruz Kayne, Keisha Zollar)

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 trans people. Then, the panel chats about the ‘pink wave’ and if the term treats female candidates as a novelty. Finally, they unpack the growing trend of smart assistants such as Alexa. They ask: Is convenience worth the price of privacy?This episode is sponsored by Sierra Club (www.beyondcoal.org/stories), HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/FAKE60 code: FAKE60), and Nutrafol (www.nutrafol.com code: FAKE).
25/10/1859m 56s

119. Horseface Mob (w/ Cristen Conger, Benari Poulten)

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 impeachment politically savvy? Plus, they unpack New York Times critic Wesley Morris’s essay “The Morality Wars" and how social justice and representation impact how we talk about art.This episode is sponsored by Harper Collins Children's Books, Newsvoice (www.newsvoice.com/fake), ModCloth (www.modcloth.com code: FTN), and Blinkist (www.blinkist.com/FAKE).
18/10/1853m 23s

118. Who’s Allowed to be Angry? (w/ John Fugelsang, Ann Herberger)

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 sexist double standard on who is allowed to be angry in public? Lastly, Ann shares her take on being a Republican woman in the midst of the #MeToo movement. This episode is sponsored by Sierra Club (www.beyondcoal.org/stories), Newsvoice app (www.newsvoice.com/fake), Harper Collins Children's Books (www.thehateugivebook.com), and Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps (www.chefsteps.com/joule code: FAKE).
11/10/1849m 56s

117. Donald Trump Isn’t What He Claims to Be (w/ Baratunde Thurston, Jody Avirgan)

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 into Fred Trump’s financial empire. Lastly, the panel asks: should Michael Bloomberg run for President?This episode is sponsored by Newsvoice (www.newsvoice.com/fake), Sierra Club (www.BeyondCoal.org/stories), Sagely Naturals (www.sagelynaturals.com/pages/fake code: FAKE), and Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps (www.chefsteps.com/joule code: FAKE).
04/10/1850m 36s

116. Why Don't We Got To Church Anymore? (w/ Jo Firestone, Kaitlin Fontana, DeRay Mckesson, Catie Lazarus, Chris Duffy, Sarah Pappalardo)

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 ask: why don’t people go to church anymore? The panel includes fellow Earwolf host Jo Firestone (Dr. Gameshow), Kaitlin Fontana (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), DeRay Mckesson (On the Other Side of Freedom), Catie Lazarus (Employee of the Month), Chris Duffy (Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas) and Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress).  This episode is sponsored by Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps (www.chefsteps.com/joule code: FAKE), Newsvoice (www.newsvoice.com/fake), Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKETHENATION), and Sagely Naturals (www.sagelynaturals.com/pages/fake code: FAKE).
27/09/1848m 25s

115. How to Talk to Anyone (w/ Christian Finnegan, Joyelle Johnson)

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 Chinese goods and the latest in North Korea denuclearization. Plus, they share their strategies for talking to strangers.This episode is sponsored by NewsVoice (www.newsvoice.com/fake), Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE), Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKETHENATION), and RXBAR (www.RXBAR.com/fake code: FAKE).
21/09/1856m 3s

114. Money Diaries (w/ Leah Bonnema, Dan Wilbur)

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? Plus, they discuss if fake news is better than too much news. This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE), ModCloth (www.modcloth.com code: FTN), and ChefSteps (www.chefsteps.com/joule code: FAKE).
13/09/1855m 12s

113. Has Louis C.K. Earned a Second Chance? (w/ Jo Firestone, Kaitlin Fontana)

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 confirmation hearings. Plus, the panel asks: What’s the right time for a second chance and has Louis C.K. earned his?This episode is sponsored by Past (www.wearpact.com code: FAKETHENATION) and Pluto Pillow (www.plutopillow.com code: FAKE).
06/09/1854m 25s

112. State of the Unions (w/ Judah Friedlander, Stephanie Butnick, MC Frontalot, Mike Pesca, Scott Blakeman, Benari Poulten)

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), Stephanie Butnick (Unorthodox), MC Frontalot (Question Bedtime), Mike Pesca (The Gist), Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) and Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally).This episode is sponsored by ChefSteps (www.chefsteps.com/joule code: FAKE), Pluto Pillow (www.plutopillow.com code: FAKE), and Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKETHENATION).
30/08/1842m 3s

111. Democracy is Still Here (w/ DeRay Mckesson, Catie Lazarus)

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 felony counts to Trump’s Twitter reactions. Plus, the panel talks about the EPA’s plan to loosen federal restrictions on coal-fired power plants. Lastly, they have a wide-ranging discussion about the path forward for activism.This episode is sponsored by Chef Steps (www.chefsteps.com/joule code: FAKE) and Care/of (www.takecareof.com code: FAKE).
23/08/1849m 40s

110. The Reality TV White House (w/ Chris Duffy, Sarah Pappalardo)

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, the panel shares favorite Aretha Franklin memories. Lastly, they discuss 3-D printed guns and delve into diversity and representation.  This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/FAKE60 code: FAKE60) and ExpressVPN (www.expressvpn.com/FAKE).
16/08/1851m 27s

109. It's Absurd That We're Even Here (w/ Scott Blakeman, Benari Poulten)

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, take a look at Stephen Miller’s plans to limit citizenship for legal immigrants, and try to make sense of the Iran sanctions. Lastly, they chat about the podcast bros who want to optimize your life. This episode is sponsored by Chef Steps (www.chefsteps.com/joule code: FAKE).
09/08/1848m 16s

108. Fascism Doesn't Happen Overnight (w/ Judah Friedlander, Stephanie Butnick)

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 investigation. Then, they dig into the potential government shutdown and Trump’s new tax cut proposal. Plus, is Twitter making everyone a comedian?This episode is sponsored by Psyonix and SugarBearHair (www.sugarbearhair.com.com/FAKE).
02/08/1850m 49s

107. We Don’t Have Olivia Pope to Save Us (w/ Mike Pesca, MC Frontalot)

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 a closer look at the impact of the tax cuts. But first, the panel asks some basic economic questions: What are tariffs? Why do farmers need aid? Should we be worried about the national debt? Lastly, they chat about small acts of kindness and Negin shares why planting flowers brought her closer to her neighbors.This episode is sponsored by Psyonix and SugarBearHair (www.sugarbearhair.com/FAKE).
26/07/1853m 50s

106. Russian Nesting Dolls (w/ Allison Yarrow, Dean Obeidallah)

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 the talk of treason legitimate or will it blow over? What does the Trump-Putin summit mean for the Democrats?  Also, how does all of this play with Trump’s base? So many questions! Plus, the panel takes a look back at the 90s and the “bitchification” of women to understand how we got to the #MeToo movement.This episode is sponsored by ModCloth (www.modcloth.com code: FTN) and Psyonix.
19/07/1855m 44s

105. Resting Mitch Face (w/ Katrina vanden Heuvel, John Fugelsang)

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 Democratic Socialism is the path forward for the Democratic Party. Lastly, they chat about women who are in their 40s, single and happy, and the discussion quickly veers into a feminist critique of Sex and the City!This episode is sponsored by Psyonix and ExpressVPN (www.expressvpn.com/FAKE).
12/07/1857m 5s

104. Independence Day Shorty (w/ Greg Proops, Lizz Winstead)

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 sponsored by Psyonix (www.rocketleague.com).
05/07/1817m 12s

103. Look on the Bright Side (w/ Laurie Kilmartin, Mark Oppenheimer)

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 travel ban and so-called “crisis pregnancy centers.” They also discuss whether ICE should be abolished and weigh in on the civility debate that’s been raging since Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant. This episode is sponsored by ExpressVPN (www.expressvpn.com/FAKE) and LOLA (www.mylola.com code: FAKE).
28/06/1853m 5s

102. Let’s Just Not Do That (w/ Greg Proops, Lizz Winstead)

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.’ Plus, they chat about how the South and the Midwest are stereotyped in the media. This episode was taped prior to Trump’s executive order on family separation.This episode is sponsored by ModCloth (www.modcloth.com code: FTN) and ExpressVPN (www.expressvpn.com/FAKE).
21/06/1856m 47s

101. Aging, Dildos and Death Live from D.C. (w/ Wajahat Ali, Zack Beauchamp)

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 find middle ground on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Lastly, is wellness culture helping or hurting us?This episode is sponsored by Care/Of (www.takecareof.com code: FAKE).
14/06/1859m 37s

100. Happy 100th! (w/ Maeve Higgins, Larry Wilmore)

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 and takes a look back at the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. Plus, they demystify the writing process and chat about procrastination.This episode is sponsored by The Brave Podcast (www.TheBraveRiseUp.com).

99. The ‘Roseanne’ Effect (w/ Ophira Eisenberg)

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 Barr’s racist Twitter rant. Lastly, they dish about sex without attraction and why pre-date texting is a drag.This episode is sponsored by Gun Violence Awareness Day and The Brave Podcast (www.thebraveriseup.com).
31/05/1845m 59s

98. Humanize Porn! (w/ W. Kamau Bell, Leah Bonnema, Kendra Cunningham, Ophira Eisenberg, Akilah Hughes, Baratunde Thurston)

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 (United Shades of America), Leah Bonnema (Comedy Drop), Kendra Cunningham (Last Comic Standing), Ophira Eisenberg (Ask Me Another), Akilah Hughes (Crooked Media), and Baratunde Thurston (How To Be Black). This episode is sponsored by ModCloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE).
24/05/1848m 6s

97. The Blue Wave (w/ Benari Poulten, Franchesca Ramsey)

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 blue wave is coming in 2018? Lastly, the panel dives deep on liberal tactics and what it means to be woke.
17/05/1850m 31s

96. Tall Glass of Justice Live from NYC (John Fugelsang, John Hodgman)

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 chat all things Stormy, consider if universal basic income is the answer to automation, and discuss Incel, the community of men who believe they are unfairly denied sex. Lastly, they take audience questions and a fierce debate about gazpacho erupts! This episode was recorded on Tuesday evening.
10/05/181h 11m

95. International Shenanigans (Rhea Butcher, Alex Schmidt)

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 up diving face-first into a discussion about the Electoral College and representation.  Lastly, why is everyone making such a big deal about Michelle Wolf’s monologue at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Plus, don't miss out on the Fake the Nation live show in NYC on May 8th, featuring John Fugelsang and John Hodgman.Get your tickets now: http://ear.WF/LiveFTNThis episode is sponsored by Harper Collins Children's Books and ModCloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE).
03/05/1856m 36s

94. The Candy Man (w/ Tom Brennan, Christian Finnegan)

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 about Cynthia Nixon running for governor of New York and revisit their college admission essays. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, before Jackson withdrew his name from consideration for the VA job.This episode is sponsored by Tripping.com (www.tripping.com/FAKE).
26/04/1853m 40s

93. Comey's Higher Royalty (w/ Tony Deyo, Jody Avirgan)

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 a Philadelphia Starbucks.
19/04/1849m 31s

92. Cohenoscopy (w/ Lauren Duca, Lizz Winstead)

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 down Syria’s recent history. This episode is sponsored by Forto Coffee (www.fortocoffee.com code: FAKE) and Tripping.com (www.tripping.com/FAKE).
12/04/1848m 12s

91. Great! Can't Wait! Thanks! (w/ Paul F. Tompkins, Rory Albanese, Mike Pesca, Scott Blakeman, Seema Iyer, Erin Gibson, Bryan Safi)

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), Mike Pesca (The Gist), Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally), Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer), and Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi (Throwing Shade). They gab about how to have a good relationship, why being blunt can be useful, and how thinking like an old person could make you happier.This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com code: FAKE30) and Forto Coffee (www.fortocoffee.com code: FAKE).
05/04/1848m 0s

90. Hush Money (w/ Todd Barry, Andrew Heaton)

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 panel: How do you deal with negative feedback?This episode is sponsored by The Harold Ramis Film School (ramisfilmschool.com)
29/03/1846m 38s

89. WTF Fatigue (w/ John Fugelsang, Ken Schultz)

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 the civil war in Yemen. Plus, don’t miss out on the Fake the Nation live show in NYC on May 8th, featuring John Fugelsang and John Hodgman. Get your tickets now: http://ear.wf/LiveFTN.This episode is sponsored by Tripping.com and Forto Coffee (code: FAKE).
22/03/1852m 13s

88. You May Get a Tweet (w/ W. Kamau Bell, Leah Bonnema)

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 and the House GOP’s break with the intelligence community on Russia. Lastly, the panelists talk about their relationships to money and class. This episode was recorded on Tuesday afternoon EST, before the results of Pennsylvania’s special House election were available.This episode is sponsored by Modcloth (code: FAKE).
15/03/1848m 53s

87. Grandpa Trump Isn’t Potty Trained (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Catie Lazarus)

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 blossoming bromance between Trump and Netanyahu. Lastly, the Communist party in China changed the constitution to allow President Xi to remain president indefinitely. The panel asks: What does this mean for the future of China?This episode is sponsored by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition.
08/03/1844m 45s

86. Losing Hope (w/ Benari Poulten, Evan Siegfried)

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 with lawmakers about gun policy and his surprising comments on due process. Lastly, most mass shooters are men. Why is this? The panel goes deep on masculinity and how we are raising our men. This episode is sponsored by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition, HelloFresh (code: FAKE30), and Color of Change.
01/03/1852m 19s

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