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Fake the Nation

English, Comedy, 1 season, 285 episodes, 3 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes
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Hosted by Negin Farsad, everyone's favorite Iranian American Muslim Comedian Podcast Host with Black Hair and Red Glasses, Fake the Nation is a comedy show that isn't afraid to talk about news, culture, and humanity’s weirdness. Every week Negin is joined by her funniest, smartest, and most politically astute friends. People like Samantha Bee, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Paula Poundstone, Margaret Cho, Larry Wilmore and others. They’ll make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the country we all love, America. It's like a really fun dinner party where nothing is off limits but you don’t have to pretend to like salad. 
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404. Hush Trip (w/ Sally Kohn & Milly Tamarez)

Today, we're gonna talk about the phenomenon that is "the hush trip," we'll also talk the stereotypes that personal trainers have, third parties, and virtual first dates. To discuss all of this and more is host of the Go Touch Grass podcast, Milly Tamarez, as well as returning guest and communications strategist, Sally Kohn!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Factor - Head to FactorMeals.com/fakethenation50 and use code fakethenation50 to get 50% off——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/11/202448 minutes, 51 seconds
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403. The Rule of Foot (w/ Greg Proops & Andrew Ti)

Today, we're talking about the act of deciphering a man's text messages, the GOP's money woes, we'll see where America ranked on the global happiness report and finally, we'll ask if open toed shoes belong in professional settings. We're joined this week by hilarious comedians and podcasters, Greg Proops and Andrew Ti.——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Miracle Brand - Go to TryMiracle.com/FAKETHENATION and use the code "FAKETHENATION" to claim your FREE 3 PIECE TOWEL SET and SAVE over 40% OFF.Prose - Try Prose and get your healthiest hair in 30 days or your money back. Try an exclusive trial offer so you can see the difference custom care can make. Go to prose.com/fakethenation for your free consultation and fifty percent off your one-of-a-kind formulas.——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/4/202450 minutes, 22 seconds
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402. "Trad" Husband (w/ Jessica Bennett & Pete Dominick)

No topics are off limits on this week's episode! The Trump campaign, the kerfuffle at NBC, the yapping trend on TikTok, the decline in vanilla chocolate chip ice cream, and we'll ask if having children ruins women's careers - we're covering it all. To help break all of this down, we're joined by journalist, Jessica Bennett, and comedian, Pete Dominick!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Factor - Head to FactorMeals.com/fakethenation50 and use code fakethenation50 to get 50% offRocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/28/202442 minutes, 52 seconds
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401. The Subtext of Rage (w/ David Cross & Seena Ghaznavi and Laurel Braitman & Danielle Durchslag)

We're taking a lil' Persian New Year vacation this week! But fear not, we have a couple of segments of the show that we've been saving for this very moment. First up, we have David Cross and Seena Ghaznavi join to discuss how to channel your anger. Then, we have a wonderful conversation with Danielle Durchslag and Laurel Braitman on how many books we're reading.——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Paired - Connect with your partner every day using Paired. Head to Paired.com/FakeTheNation to get a 7-day free trial and 25% off if you sign up for a subscription. A happier relationship starts here!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/21/202429 minutes, 16 seconds
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400. Fake the Tenet (w/ Andrew Heaton & Benari Poulten)

Today, we're doing a political retrospective when we earnestly ask the question, "are you better off now than you were four years ago?" We'll also look at the Katie Britt phenomenon, Wendy's dynamic pricing kerfuffle, and we'll ask if you need a wallet anymore. Joining to break all of that and more down are two guests that have been on the podcast a zillion times before, Andrew Heaton & Benari Poulten!FactorMeals.com/fakethenation50——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Factor - Head to FactorMeals.com/fakethenation50 and use code fakethenation50 to get 50% off——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/14/202456 minutes, 23 seconds
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399. Sonny & Scare (w/ Judah Friedlander & Gabe Mollica)

Today, we're looking at the Super Tuesday election results as well as the latest Supreme Court ruling on Trump. We're also gonna discuss a man who sued Power Ball and how gossiping might actually be good for us. Today's panelists are returning guests comedians, Judah Friedlander & Gabe Mollica!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Miracle Brand - Go to TryMiracle.com/FAKETHENATION and use the code "FAKETHENATION" to claim your FREE 3 PIECE TOWEL SET and SAVE over 40% OFF.Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/7/202446 minutes, 45 seconds
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398. We're All Senators! (w/ Laurel Braitman & Danielle Durchslag)

Today, we're talking about weighing yourself before getting on a flight, standardized tests making a comeback, and whether you can still make honest criticism publicly. We'll also ask the question: what does bravery mean to us? And to help break all of this down is artist and filmmaker, Danielle Durchslag, and New York Times best selling author, Laurel Braitman.——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/29/202448 minutes, 1 second
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397. Mr. Mom (w/ Wajahat Ali & Adam Cayton-Holland)

Today, we're talking about the re-definition of the word "sober," the Mr. Mom trope and if it's a thing of the past, and finally we'll dip our toes into the political muck with Trump, Biden and Alabama. Joining to break all of this down is the hilarious comedian Adam Cayton-Holland, and the excellent writer Wajahat Ali.——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/22/202447 minutes, 20 seconds
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396. Tornado of Garbage (w/ Adam Burke & Traci Thomas)

Today, we're talking about the decline in dating apps and the debunking of love languages. We'll also discuss the latest seminal case on guns and the parental duty surrounding them and finally we'll ask the question: should we have a new national holiday? To break all of this down, we have returning guests: Adam Burke and Traci Thomas!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Factor - Head to factormeals.com/fakethenation50 and use code fakethenation50 to get 50% off.Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/15/202446 minutes, 42 seconds
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395. Glasshole (w/ Selena Coppock & Lilah Raptopoulos)

Today, we're talking about congress and the border deal and the Grammy's. We'll also discuss the Taylor Swift/ Super Bowl conspiracy theory, breakdown everything Apple Vision and deliberate menu trends across the nation. To break all of this down, we're joined by host of the podcast Two Wick Minimum, Selena Coppock, and host of the podcast Life and Art, Lilah Raptopoulos!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Paired - Connect with your partner every day using Paired. Download the app at https://www.paired.com/FAKETHENATION——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/8/202446 minutes, 11 seconds
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394. The Billion Dollar Question (w/ Cody Lindquist & Farnoosh Torabi)

Today, we're talking about a really delightful grocery store in the Netherlands making headlines, we'll discuss what's going on with E. Jean Carroll, and we're going to ask if the stigma of a lay-off is over and how one adopts a legacy mindset? And joining to break all of that down are veterans of Fake the Nation, Cody Lindquist & Farnoosh Torabi!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Miracle Brand - Go to TryMiracle.com/FAKETHENATION and use the code "FAKETHENATION" to claim your FREE 3 PIECE TOWEL SET and SAVE over 40% OFF.Immigrantly - Immigrantly uses personal stories to delve into authentic Immigrant experiences and dares to ask guests what they think of and hope for America. Find Immigrantly wherever you listen to podcasts.——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/1/202450 minutes, 28 seconds
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393. We're In Such a Place (w/ Lizz Winstead & Dustin Chafin)

Today, we're talking about this week's Oscars snub, the tween skincare movement, the presidential primaries, plus some pet ownership discourse with guests Lizz Winstead and Dustin Chafin!Guests: Lizz Winstead & Dustin Chafin——Thank you to this week’s sponsor:Rocket Money - Go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via Gumball.fm.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/25/202454 minutes, 58 seconds
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392. "Americans or American't's" (w/ Katie Hannigan & Anat Shenker-Osorio)

Today, we're talking about a truly odd form of stalker-ism, we'll also talk about the Iowa caucus, and what progressives should be messaging to get through 2024. Joining in discussion is an all-star panel of returning Fake the Nation guests: comedian, Katie Hannigan, and host of the podcast, Words to Win By, Anat Shenker-Osorio!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Miracle Brand - Go to TryMiracle.com/FAKETHENATION and use the code "FAKETHENATION" to claim your FREE 3 PIECE TOWEL SET and SAVE over 40% OFF.Paired - Connect with your partner every day using Paired. Download the app at https://www.paired.com/FAKETHENATIONSee, The Thing Is - Join Bridget and Mandii every week as they update you on everything going on in the world with their polarizing hot takes. Subscribe to “See, The Thing Is” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on YouTube. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/18/202454 minutes, 7 seconds
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391. Same As It Ever Was (w/ Ophira Eisenberg & Alison Leiby)

Today, we're discussing The Golden Globes, Harvard's president's resignation, and we'll look at the use of A.I. in online dating. Joining to break all of that down and more are comedians and past guests of Fake the Nation, Ophira Eisenberg & Alison Leiby!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/11/202452 minutes, 45 seconds
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390. Feet Awareness (w/ Christian Finnegan & Judy Gold)

Today, we're talking about how to make good resolutions that you'll actually keep, we'll also look at the cultural slush pile to figure out why feet have become such a thing, and we'll look back at the biggest cultural moments from 2023. Joining to break all of this down and more are hilarious comedians, Christian Finnegan and Judy Gold!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today!See, The Thing Is - Join Bridget and Mandii every week as they update you on everything going on in the world with their polarizing hot takes. Subscribe to “See, The Thing Is” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on YouTube. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/4/202451 minutes, 1 second
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389. Ethical Conundrums! (w/ Sam Bee & Gloria Riviera and John Fugelsang & Gabe Mollica)

Happy Taint Week - to celebrate, we're sharing a few wonderful conversations we had in the backlog! First, Sam Bee and Gloria Riviera join to discuss a morally dubious way to get your in-laws to leave and whether "liking" hot girl pics on IG is tantamount to cheating. And then, John Fugelsang and Gabe Mollica join to talk about a boyfriend who caught their future in-law cheating on their spouse.——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/28/202325 minutes, 38 seconds
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388. The Economy of Your Heart (w/ David Cross & Seena Ghaznavi)

Today, we're discussing how much money millennials think they need to be happy, how the concept of 'pretty privilege' works for men, and we'll ask "what to do with addiction to consumerism?" Joining us this week is host of the Fraudsters podcast, Seena Ghaznavi, and host of Senses Working Overtime, David Cross!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:See, The Thing Is - Join Bridget and Mandii every week as they update you on everything going on in the world with their polarizing hot takes. Subscribe to “See, The Thing Is” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on YouTube. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/21/202344 minutes, 59 seconds
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387. F*ckbags Who Suck (w/ Tala Ashe & Paula Poundstone)

Today, we're discussing tripping balls on magic mushrooms, TIME's Person of the Year, how Gen Z celebrates the holidays, and what happened at the College Antisemitism Hearing. And to breakdown all that and more, is Tala Ashe and Paula Poundstone!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:See, The Thing Is - Join Bridget and Mandii every week as they update you on everything going on in the world with their polarizing hot takes. Subscribe to “See, The Thing Is” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on YouTube. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday!Miracle Brand - Go to TryMiracle.com/FAKETHENATION and use the code "FAKETHENATION" to claim your FREE 3 PIECE TOWEL SET and SAVE over 40% OFF.——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/14/202340 minutes, 42 seconds
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386. Ugly Time (w/ Samantha Bee & Gloria Riviera)

On today's show, we're discussing the way of life known as "ugly time," a surprising debate between Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom, and the lexapro sweatshirts and what we can infer about the current state of the mental health struggle. Joining us today are Samantha Bee and Gloria Riviera, hosts of the new podcast, "The Defenders" which is an original series from Lemonada Media.——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/7/202339 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Golden Bachelor Recap: Finale (w/ Gabe Dunn & Corey Ryan Forrester)

Negin is joined by Gabe Dunn & Corey Ryan Forrester to breakdown the long awaited Golden Bachelor finale! They discuss porking gilfs, who they think will be The Golden Bachelorette, and what they thought of who got the final rose.——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/1/202355 minutes, 42 seconds
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385. Filled with Turkey & Hate (w/ Jody Avirgan & Jacquis Neal)

Benari Poulten is stepping in as guest host this week to discuss the latest in men's fashion and look at the merits of job training versus a college diploma. To break all of that down and more, Benari is joined by Jacquis Neal from Grand Crew and host of the This Day In Esoteric Political History podcast, Jody Avirgan!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:See, The Thing Is - Join Bridget and Mandii every week as they update you on everything going on in the world with their polarizing hot takes. Subscribe to “See, The Thing Is” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on YouTube. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/30/202352 minutes, 59 seconds
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384. An Exceptionally Delightful Slutbag (w/ Peppermint & Pete Dominick and John Hodgman & Akilah Hughes)

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Fake the Nation! To celebrate the holiday and long weekend, we've gathered two stories we think you'll love. First, Peppermint and Pete Dominick join to talk about a guy who has not told his wife of 15 years that he has a very lucrative trust fund. And then, John Hodgman and Akilah Hughes join to talk about a lady who had an affair with a dude for 15 years, the guy died unexpectedly and now his ex doesn’t want her at the funeral. What should all parties be doing here?——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/23/202331 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Golden Bachelor Recap: Episodes 7 & 8 (w/ Leah Bonnema & Katie Hannigan)

Negin is joined by a hilarious pair of comedians, Leah Bonnema and Katie Hannigan, to discuss and breakdown episodes 7 and 8 of The Golden Bachelor! The trio discuss Susan's gas, Gerry "knocking boots," and who they each think will win in the finale in two weeks.——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/17/202356 minutes, 12 seconds
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383. The Conclulu of Delulu (w/ John Fugelsang & Gabe Mollica)

Today, we're discussing the current craze known as "Delulu," how grocery chains are getting rid of self-checkout, and the collapse of Tim Scott's presidential campaign. To help break all of this down, Negin is joined by esteemed comedians, John Fugelsang & Gabe Mollica!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today!See, The Thing Is - Join Bridget and Mandii every week as they update you on everything going on in the world with their polarizing hot takes. Subscribe to “See, The Thing Is” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on YouTube. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/16/202346 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Reason We're All Still Here (Bonus Episode)

Last month, Negin joined Dr. Jeffrey Lewis for a live episode recording of The Reason We’re All Still Here. Negin, Jeffrey, and Carl Nellis (Gilded Audio) examine nuclear weapons and nonproliferation policies in the context of the film, Dr. Strangelove, and how citizen diplomacy can help bridge the diplomatic void left by uncooperative governments in Iran and beyond.——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/10/202347 minutes, 41 seconds
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382. Fake the Nipple (w/ Marcella Arguello & Joey Clift)

Today, we're dipping into the political hodgepodge by discussing this week's election results and the presidential election race. We'll also discuss a fake nipple craze, the power of a compliment, and whether saying "nice to see you again!" still works as a common greeting. And to break all of this down, Negin is joined by equally hilarious panelists, Marcella Arguello & Joey Clift!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Hello Fresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/FakeTheNationFree and use the code "fakethenationfree" for free breakfast for life. One breakfast item per box while subscription is active.Am I Doing It Wrong? - Am I Doing It Wrong? is a podcast from HuffPost that explores the anxieties we all have about trying to get our lives right.  Find it on HuffPost wherever you get your podcasts.——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterAdvertise on Fake The Nation via gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/9/202349 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Golden Bachelor Recap: Episodes 5 & 6 (w/ Rosebud Baker)

This week host Negin Farsad is joined by the delightfully hilarious, Rosebud Baker, as they recap episodes 5 & 6 of The Golden Bachelor. They discuss a helicopter/ yacht date, meeting the grandchildren, and who they believe could win over Gerry's heart in the end.——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/6/202355 minutes, 34 seconds
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381. The Ja Rulification of War Punditry (w/ Corey Ryan Forrester & Benari Poulten)

Today, we're discussing where you should *not* have a first date, the political hodgepodge that is the current state of things, and which countries are the most promiscuous. And to break all of that down, we're joined by an all star panel of comedians and FTN alums, Corey Ryan Forrester & Benari Poulten!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Hello Fresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/FakeTheNationFree and use the code "fakethenationfree" for free breakfast for life. One breakfast item per box while subscription is active.——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/2/202357 minutes, 3 seconds
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380. #NaziInfluencers (w/ Simone Polanen & Andrew Ti)

Today, we're talking about the latest on Nepo-Babies, the most recent manifesto from a tech billionaire, and finally an NEA study on museum and theater attendance. Joining us to break all of this down is television writer and co-host of the podcast, Yo, Is This Racist, Andrew Ti, as well as host of the podcasts, Past Perfect and Not Past It, Simone Polanen.——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/26/202347 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Golden Bachelor Recap: Episodes 3 & 4 (w/ Selena Coppock & Zachary Zane)

This week host Negin Farsad is joined by a pair of her funniest friends, Selena Coppock and Zachary Zane, as they recap episodes 3 & 4 of The Golden Bachelor. They all discuss Joan's sudden departure, Kathy's conniving, and who they think will win Gerry in the end.——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/20/202350 minutes, 35 seconds
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379. Circus Meltdown Trainwreck (w/ Susie Banikarim & Justin Krebs)

Today, we're talking about all the mess going on in politics, as well as the mess universities are finding themselves in with the epidemic of statement making. We'll also talk about the great psychic/ therapist divide and finally we'll discuss a new study that states "yelling at kids is bad." Shocker! We're joined by Emmy award winner and co-host of the podcast, In Retrospect, Susie Banikarim, as well as author and founder of Drinking Liberally, Justin Krebs.——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:See, The Thing Is - Join Bridget and Mandii every week as they update you on everything going on in the world with their polarizing hot takes. Subscribe to “See, The Thing Is” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on YouTube. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/19/202345 minutes, 7 seconds
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378. Chokingly Elitist (w/ Sally Kohn)

Today, we're talking about a Missouri teacher being placed on leave after her OnlyFans page being discovered, the tragic Israel-Gaza war, and finally we'll discuss if the 21st century is the least innovative artistic century. And joining Negin to break this all down, is journalist and author, Sally Kohn!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Hello Fresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/50FakeTheNation and use the code "50 Fake the Nation" for 50% off plus 15% off the next two months——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/12/202346 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Golden Bachelor Recap: Episodes 1 & 2 (w/ Candi Clare, Danielle Durchslag, & Ashley Ray)

This week host Negin Farsad is joined by a slew of funny ladies (Candi Clare, Danielle Durchslag, & Ashley Ray) as they recap episodes 1 & 2 of The Golden Bachelor. Negin is dipping her toes into the world of reality television for the very first time with this Bachelor spin-off that follows a more sophisticated bachelor as he looks for love.——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/6/202349 minutes, 54 seconds
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377. A Swampy Argument (w/ Graham Kay & Dan Pashman)

Today, we're talking about what's going on in congress, the "Scandinavian Sleeping Method," one of Taylor Swift's dating red flags, and "The Pandemic Skip." To talk about all of these topics and more, we're joined by host of The Sporkful podcast, Dan Pashman, as well as stand-up comedian, Graham Kay!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/5/202352 minutes, 13 seconds
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376. Noseless People from the South (w/ John Hodgman & Akilah Hughes)

Today, we're looking at a "Question of Asshole-ry," we're also going to talk about the partisan divide on life expectancy in America, and we'll discuss the senate's new dress code. And to break all of this down, we're joined by two exceptionally hilarious, prior guests of the show: John Hodgman & Akilah Hughes!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/28/202354 minutes, 11 seconds
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375. Superior Garbage (w/ Ian Karmel & Andrew Ti)

Today, we're talking about the popularity of The Roman Empire, shrink-flation in France, the ongoing writer and actor strikes, and we'll ask "what is the deal with Mitt Romney?!" And to break all of this down and more, is host of the podcast "Yo, Is This Racist?," Andrew Ti, as well as head writer of The Late Late Show with James Corden, Ian Karmel!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:See, The Thing Is - Join Bridget and Mandii every week as they update you on everything going on in the world with their polarizing hot takes. Subscribe to “See, The Thing Is” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on YouTube. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday!Hello Fresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/50FakeTheNation and use the code "50 Fake the Nation" for 50% off plus 15% off the next two months——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/21/202350 minutes, 23 seconds
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374. Introvert or Outrovert (w/ Charlotte Alter & Mike Pesca)

Today, we're talking about how to cancel plans, the really dumb impeachment plan (that should also be cancelled), and we'll discuss how America is getting really old and that no amount of botox is going to help this underlying problem. Joining to help break all of this down is host of The Gist podcast, Mike Pesca, as well as host of Time's Person of the Week podcast, Charlotte Alter!——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today!——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad on TwitterEmail Negin [email protected] her Patreon ——Host - Negin Farsad——Producer - Andrew McGuire——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/14/202352 minutes, 1 second
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Ethical Omissions (w/ Margaret Cho & Shirley Leung and Wajahat Ali & Bill Santiago)

This week, we're honoring Labor Day with two phenomenal conversations from the vault saved for this specific occasion. First, we have Margaret Cho and Shirley Leung discussing various ethical quandaries like, should you tell your ex you dated a famous person and should you leave a job that's paying TOO MUCH? Also, Wajahat Ali and Bill Santiago join to discuss the new phenomenon of men adding "in therapy" to their dating profiles ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: See, The Thing Is - Join Bridget and Mandii every week as they update you on everything going on in the world with their polarizing hot takes. Subscribe to “See, The Thing Is” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on YouTube. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Friday! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/7/202331 minutes, 18 seconds
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Slut for Items (w/ Pete Dominick & Peppermint)

Today, we're talking about snack drawers under your bed (both literal and figurative), some election ongoings, the one place in America where socioeconomic classes mix, and finally we'll weigh in on the eternal debate on whether you should let people wear shoes in your home. And to break all of that down is a very exciting panel made up of two prior panelists, Pete Dominick and Peppermint! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/31/202345 minutes, 27 seconds
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Mueller, She Wrote (w/ Christian Finnegan & Lizz Winstead)

This week, Benari Poulten steps in as guest host while Negin is guest-hosting Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Benari is joined by past panelists, Christian Finnegan & Lizz Winstead, to break down the Georgia Indictments, Indiana's bans on abortions, and we ask the question: "are we oversharing on Venmo?" ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/24/202352 minutes, 45 seconds
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Feeding the Trolls (w/ Margaret Cho & Shirley Leung)

Today, we're talking about the icon of getting rid of stuff, Marie Kondo, and what her house looks like. We'll also talk about the revolution of queer-baiting and we'll look a couple who's level of partying has changed over time. To break all of that down, we're joined by columnist at The Boston Globe and host of the podcast, Say More, Shirley Leung, as well as one of our favorite comedians, Margaret Cho! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/17/202344 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Third Space (w/ Sadia Azmat & Traci Thomas)

Today, we're going to weigh in on Time's official list of the 100 best films of the last ten decades, we'll also ask if landing a man is still part of the discourse for feminists, and we'll discuss the reasons why people are abandoning church. Joining the panel this week is creator and host of The Stacks podcast, Traci Thomas, as well as comedian and author of the book, Sex Bomb, Sadia Azmat! ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/10/202356 minutes, 41 seconds
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Negin in Paris (w/ Gabe Dunn & Benari Poulten)

Today, we're talking about a certain former president's third indictment and we're also looking at what some conservatives are saying about the new Barbie movie. We'll also talk about legacy admissions, and ask the question: "how to feel happier at work when quitting isn't an option?" We're joined by an all-star panel consisting of Gabe Dunn and Benari Poulten! ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/3/202348 minutes, 21 seconds
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Bidenomics (w/ Wajahat Ali & Bill Santiago)

Today, we're not talking about the world's reaction to Barbenheimer, but we will be discussing those people with perfect vacations and how they're making everyone crazy. We'll also dip into the crude political world with DeSantis missteps and Biden-omics, and finally we'll ask, "does your first love shape your life forever?" Joining the panel this week is co-host of the podcast, Democracy-ish, Wajahat Ali, as well as author of the book, Pardon my Spanglish, Bill Santiago! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/27/202347 minutes, 20 seconds
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Girl Dinner (w/ Seena Ghaznavi & Zachary Zane)

Today, we're talking about the ins-and-outs of this double strike and what AI has to do with it. We'll also talk about Canadians and their connections to social media and we'll also define the latest internet trend, "Girl Dinner." Joining us to break all of this down is host of the podcast, Fraudsters, Seena Ghaznavi, as well as sex columnist, Zachary Zane! ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Miracle Brand - Go to TryMiracle.com/FAKETHENATION and use the code "FAKETHENATION" to claim your FREE 3 PIECE TOWEL SET and SAVE over 40% OFF. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/20/202346 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Bear Recap: Season 2 Episodes 9 & 10 (w/ Leah Bonnema & Corey Ryan Forrester)

Comedian and Fake the Nation host Negin Farsad is joined by comedians Leah Bonnema and Corey Ryan Forrester to breakdown the last two episodes of season 2 of The Bear on FX/Hulu. It has been a wild ride in this culinary world and it all comes careening into opening night of The Bear, fine dining establishment. It is riveting television that gave our panelists all the feels. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/17/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Threading Into the Void (w/ Katie Hannigan & Jay Jurden)

Today, we're talking about Musk v. Zuck Twitter Threads cage match, we will also talk about SCOTUS on affirmative action and finally, "The No Wash Movement." What is it and do you have to try it? We're joined by equally delightful and hilarious comedians, Katie Hannigan and Jay Jurden! ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/13/202349 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Bear Recap: Season 2 Episodes 7 & 8 (w/ Deborah Basckin & Leah Bonnema)

This week host Negin Farsad is joined by comedian Leah Bonnema and producer Deborah Basckin to recap episodes 7 & 8 of season 2 of The Bear! In these episodes we learn that people - even Ritchie! - can change. And we also learn the secret behind fine dining. Enjoy! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/11/202345 minutes, 24 seconds
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Erudite OnlyFans (w/ Selena Coppock & Dean Edwards and Corey Forrester & Allison Raskin)

We're taking a lil' break to observe Independence Day, but we have a couple excellent conversations from the vault that we know you'll enjoy. First up, Dean Edwards and Selena Coppock join to talk about a "healthy wedding" and a husband who won't talk to his wife about his mysterious 5 week disappearance. And then Corey Forrester & Allison Raskin join me to talk about how to make friends, according to science. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/6/202338 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Bear Recap: Season 2 Episodes 5 & 6 (w/ John F. O'Donnell & Corey Ryan Forrester)

This week host Negin Farsad is joined by fellow comedians John F. O'Donnell and Corey Ryan Forrester as they recap episodes 5 & 6 of The Bear (season 2)! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/5/202353 minutes
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The Bear Recap: Season 2 Episodes 3 & 4 (w/ Jody Avirgan & Corey Ryan Forrester)

This week host Negin Farsad is joined by fellow podcasters Jody Avirgan and Corey Ryan Forrester as they recap episodes 3 & 4 of The Bear (season 2)! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/1/202345 minutes, 15 seconds
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Sexy Indifference (w/ Leah Bonnema & Jordan Morris)

Today, we're gonna ask if young professionals know how to behave when they start their first office job, we'll also look at the "candidacy" of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and we'll discuss how this one woman shared her secret in how to make a man obsessed with her. Joining us to discuss all of this and more is two Fake the Nation veterans, Leah Bonnema & Jordan Morris! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/29/202343 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Bear Recap: Season 2 Episodes 1 & 2 (w/ Leah Bonnema & Ashley Ray)

This week host Negin Farsad is joined by comedian Ashley Ray and comedian Leah Bonnema as they recap episodes 1 & 2 The Bear (season 2).The team of meat-loving chefs is in full renovation mode as they transform their shabby digs into fine dining fair and we deconstruct it all! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/27/202344 minutes, 16 seconds
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Beach Please (w/ Rob Kutner & Shalewa Sharpe)

Today, we're catching up on what's going with Trump's indictment, the mini kerfuffle over Elizabeth Gilbert's new book, and also we ask the question: "are beach vacations actually any fun?" We're joined by veterans of Fake the Nation, comedian, Shalewa Sharpe, as well as writer, Rob Kutner.  ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/22/202348 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Bear Recap: Season 1 (w/ Leah Bonnema & Corey Ryan Forrester)

Fake the Nation is recapping THE BEAR, the Hulu/FX series. Sit in the low budget culinary world of beef sandwiches in Chicago, but there is so so much more to it! Today, we recap season one in anticipation of the forthcoming release of season two. Joining host Negin Farsad on today’s podcast is incredible comedian Leah Bonnema, and tremendous comedian Cory Ryan Forrester. Enjoy! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
6/20/202359 minutes, 54 seconds
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Medium Sized Grifting (w/ Jody Avirgan & Alex Mohajer)

Today, we're asking the eternal question: "can men and women be friends?" as well as check in on Texas because they're driving electric cars. We are joined by such an exciting panel: host of This Day in Esoteric Political History, Jody Avirgan, and candidate for California state senate and president of the Stonewall Democrats of California, Alex Mohajer! ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Miracle Brand - Go to TryMiracle.com/FAKETHENATION and use the code "FAKETHENATION" to claim your FREE 3 PIECE TOWEL SET and SAVE over 40% OFF. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/15/202344 minutes, 50 seconds
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Fascism 101 (w/ Corey Forrester & Allison Raskin)

Today, we're talking about the actual statistics on bachelor party mischief, we'll also talk about the debt ceiling, and the joyful pride merch that some people inexplicably hate! We're joined by an incredible panel consisting of host of Putting on Airs, Corey Ryan Forrester, as well as host of Just Between Us, Allison Raskin! ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/8/202345 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fat Scaffolding (w/ Ashley Austin Morris & Paula Poundstone, Cristen Conger & Greg Proops)

Happy Memorial Day! We've got a shorty special starting off with Paula Poundstone & Ashley Austin Morris who discuss the regrets of the dying - which sounds like a downer but was actually more of a segment on speed. And then! Greg Proops & Cristen Conger join to discuss a 45-year-old tech millionaire who is spending $2 mill a year to be 18 again.  ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/1/202336 minutes, 8 seconds
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Succession Recap: S4 E10 "With Open Eyes" (w/ Peter Sagal & Benari Lee)

Comedian and host Negin Farsad is joined by Peter Sagal from NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and comedian/writer Benari Lee Poulton to recap the series finale of HBO's Succession. Together, they dissect the twists and turns and wonder, is anyone on this show ultimately happy? ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad & Danielle Durchslag ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/29/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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Murder of Mirrens (w/ Adam Burke & Jon Gabrus)

Today, we'll discuss a new version of The Bachelor aimed at boomers as well as creating a utopia for renters. We're joined by two first time guests of the show: from the Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me universe, Adam Burke, and comedian and host of The High & Mighty Podcast, Jon Gabrus! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/25/202349 minutes
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Succession Recap: S4 E9 "Church and State" (w/ Tala Ashe)

This week host Negin Farsad is joined by Tala Ashe fartist/filmmaker Danielle Durchslag. In episode 9, "Church and State," the Roys and every fancy person in New York City assemble at Logan Roy's funeral. There are eulogies, champagne, and uneasy alliances. The FTN team dissect, emote, and keep tissues on hand for the incredible penultimate episode of the series. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad & Danielle Durchslag ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/22/202352 minutes, 45 seconds
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Common Sense Ain't Common (w/ Selena Coppock & Dean Edwards)

Today, we're talking about the very important underwear packing debate, the influencer AI that's trying to be your girlfriend, and we'll catch up on all the news: Trump's town hall, E. Jean Carroll's case, and George Santos' many criminal indictments. Negin is joined this week by creator of @NYTvows, Selena Coppock, as well as writer, actor and  stand-up comedian, Dean Edwards! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/18/202346 minutes, 13 seconds
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Succession Recap: S4 E8 "America Decides" (w/ Brian Babylon)

This week host Negin Farsad is joined by comedian Brian Babylon O'Neill from the Wait Wait Don't Tell Me universe and artist/filmmaker Danielle Durchslag. In Episode 8, "America Decides." its Election Day! Tensions are high and the backstabbing is even stabbier.  The FTN team battle election PTSD as they dissect this stressful episode of electoral shenanigans. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad & Danielle Durchslag ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/15/202355 minutes, 30 seconds
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LOL Nothing Matters (w/ Andrew Heaton & Felix Salmon)

Today, we're discussing a very particular wedding photo dilemma, we'll also talk about The Phoenix Economy, and finally: ask if it's the end of the digital media age? We're joined by host of the podcast, The Political Orphanage, Andrew Heaton, as well as host of the Slate Money podcast, Felix Salmon! the most intelligent  ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/11/202354 minutes, 58 seconds
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Succession Recap: S4 E7 "Tailgate Party" (w/ Shane O'Neill)

This week host Negin Farsad is joined by Shane O'Neill from the New York Times and artist/filmmaker Danielle Durchslag. In Episode 7, "Tailgate," the Roys are throwing an Election Eve party for luminaries of the right where mini-cheeseburgers are eaten, where Swedes insult New York City, and where Tom and Shiv make very good use of their balcony. The FTN team dissect, emote, and scream into pillows. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad & Danielle Durchslag ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/8/202355 minutes, 1 second
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Likability Jail (w/ Gabe Dunn & Gabe Mollica)

Today, we're talking about dumb stuff including potatoes and house sitters, and then we'll veer into some Disney lawsuits, and then we'll end on the topic of "likability jail." And we've got double the Gabe this week: comedians Gabe Dunn and Gabe Mollica help to break all of these topics down. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/4/202343 minutes, 36 seconds
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Succession Recap: S4 E6 "Living+" (w/ Isaac Mizrahi)

This week on Fake the Nation presents Succession Recaps, host Negin Farsad is joined by none other than fashion legend Isaac Mizrahi & artist Danielle Durchslag to dissect Episode 6, "Living Plus." Here, Kendal goes all-in on a scheme to boost the stock price just as Roman gets a taste for power. Tom and Shiv have what appears to be their first real conversation. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad & Danielle Durchslag ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/1/202357 minutes, 44 seconds
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Self-Smirching (w/ Michael Cruz Kayne & Gabe González)

Today, we're diving deep into a "Am I the A-Hole" question, we'll also ask what happened with Tucker Carlson, whether Dianne Feinstein should leave, and how excited we should be about Biden's election announcement. To break all of this down, we have comedians, Gabe González and Michael Cruz Kayne.  ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/27/202345 minutes, 39 seconds
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Succession Recap: S4 E5 "Kill List" (w/ Benari Lee Poulten)

This week Fake the Nation's Negin Farsad is joined by Benari Lee Poulten and Danielle Durchslag to recap Season 4 Episode 5 of Succession, "Kill List." In this episode, the gang goes to Norway where they try to bleed the Swede, sweat in saunas, and learn about frozen liters of blood. It's a weird one! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad & Danielle Durchslag ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/24/202348 minutes, 42 seconds
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Nazi Napkins? (w/ Maz Jobrani & Dan Wilbur)

Today! We're talking about the suspicious FOX settlement, as well as other forms of suspicious money, one of which including Justice Clarence Thomas. We'll also talk about the myth of the broke millennial, and we'll end on a segment on how to deal with people. We're joined by such an exciting panel consisting of comedians Maz Jobrani and Dan Wilbur! ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/20/202353 minutes, 41 seconds
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Succession Recap: S4 E4 "Honeymoon States" (w/ Peter Sagal)

It’s Logan’s wake complete with grief, backstabbing, front stabbing, and finger foods. We get into it with the incredible Peter Sagal from Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and artist, filmmaker and resident wealth expert Danielle Durchslag. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad & Danielle Durchslag ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/17/202359 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Tippification (w/ Judy Gold & Aaron Kominos-Smith)

This week, we're looking at lawmakers in Tennessee who got kicked off the job, discussing that apparently Freud is back, and we're talking about what the Pope thinks of Tinder. Today, we're joined by comedians Judy Gold and Aaron Kominos-Smith. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/13/202347 minutes, 10 seconds
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Succession Recap: S4 E3 "Connor's Wedding" (w/ Farnoosh Torabi)

On this week’s episode of Succession, the siblings get the holy fuck phone call and everyone breaks down. Joining Negin on the recap pod is finance expert Farnoosh Torabi and artist Danielle Durchslag ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad & Danielle Durchslag ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/10/202353 minutes, 43 seconds
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A Gift Indictment (w/ Myq Kaplan & V Spehar)

Today, we're discussing that lil' indictment that's happening in the news, regulations on social media for kids, and we'll also talk about "grams-plaining" and ask the question: does Gen-Z not want to drive? Extraordinary comedian, Myq Kaplan, and Tik-Toker, podcaster, and dapper human, V Spehar, join us for today's conversation! ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Füm - Head to tryfum.com and use code 'fakethenation' to save 10% off when you get the journey pack today - which comes with three unique flavors and the new Version 2 Füm will help kickstart your positive habits. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/6/202352 minutes, 41 seconds
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Succession Recap: S4 E2 "Rehearsal"

Welcome to the Succession Recaps, a Fake the Nation bonus pod. Host Negin Farsad is joined by artist, filmmaker and resident wealth expert Danielle Durchslag to break down episode 2 of season 4, The Rehearsal. In this episode, Logan makes tyrannical speeches to ATN employees, attempts to make apologies to his children and, in the end, everyone is stuck doing karaoke. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad & Danielle Durchslag ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/3/202345 minutes, 20 seconds
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Revolutions are Trendy (w/ Todd Barry & Ivy Le)

Today! We're talking about how pissed the French are and we're gonna ask if peak TV is now trough TV. We'll also talk about news anchors in Mississippi and the latest news on peanut butter. We're joined by host of the FOGO podcast, Ivy Le, as well as renowned comedian, Todd Barry!  ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/30/202344 minutes, 27 seconds
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Succession Recap: S4 E1 "The Munsters"

Welcome to the Succession Recaps, a Fake the Nation bonus pod. Host Negin Farsad is joined by artist/filmmaker Danielle Durchslag to break down every episode of the final season of Succession! In this premiere episode, Logan is sad and the kids are still emotionally stunted, but hey, Greg is on a date! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad & Danielle Durchslag ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/27/202348 minutes, 31 seconds
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Performative Happiness (w/ Margaret Cho & Sam Sanders, Alex Berg & Seena Ghaznavi)

We're celebrating spring break over here at Fake the Nation - but we've gathered a couple really great segments from the vault to share with you all. First up, we have Margaret Cho and Sam Sanders joining us to discuss the happiest and least stressful jobs in America. And for our second segment we have Alex Berg and Seena Ghaznavi who joined us to talk about gym etiquette and the eternal question if you should invite two people to a party that you know hate each other. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/23/202334 minutes, 56 seconds
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We're All Economists (w/ Jena Friedman & J. R. Havlan)

Today! We're gonna talk about that one bank failure, Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump in Iowa, and why teens are so miserable. We have a very exciting panel this week with decorated writers and performers, Jena Friedman and J. R. Havlan!  ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Füm - Head to tryfum.com and use code 'fakethenation' to save 10% off when you get the journey pack today - which comes with three unique flavors and the new Version 2 Füm will help kickstart your positive habits. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/16/202346 minutes, 57 seconds
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Quiche Transgressions (w/ Alison Leiby & Benari Poulten)

In this week's episode, we'll ask if this is the end of English majors, talk about the hazards of searching for "marriage material," discuss airplane etiquette and DNA etiquette. To break all of that down, Negin is joined by two former panelists: comedians Alison Leiby & Benari Poulten! ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/9/202349 minutes, 43 seconds
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Pro Bone-o (w/ Matt Braunger & Gianmarco Soresi)

Today, we're chatting about Fox News, we'll make the case for hanging out, and discuss the ins-and-outs of "quiet firing." And to help break all of that down, Negin is joined by some of the most astute comedians around: Matt Braunger and Gianmarco Soresi. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/2/202349 minutes, 39 seconds
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Make Ends Neat (w/ Samantha Bee & Joel Stein)

Today! We're talking about congress, and how so much of it doesn't make sense, we're asking if men need purpose more than they need respect, and we're talking about how robots are now replacing television hosts. And what a panel we have today to break all of that down: Joel Stein (journalist and host of podcast, 'Story of the Week' ) and Samantha Bee (Full Frontal, Daily Show)! ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. Füm - Head to tryfum.com and use code 'fakethenation' to save 10% off when you get the journey pack today - which comes with three unique flavors and the new Version 2 Füm will help kickstart your positive habits. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/23/202350 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Shock Comic of Governors (w/ Ashley Austin Morris & Paula Poundstone)

Today, we're dipping into the fuss behind Rihanna's halftime show, GOP presidential candidates and their fixation with African American studies,  and finally the rise of therapy jargon. And to help break all of that down, we have actor and comedian, Ashley Austin Morris, and alumnus of the show, a comedy icon and legend, Paula Poundstone! ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/16/202350 minutes, 50 seconds
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#NoSleepovers (w/ Vicky Kuperman & Andrew Rose Gregory)

Today, we're talking all things State of the Union, the new phenomenon of the 'Shoppy Shop', and think pieces on sleepovers. And to break this all down, Negin is joined by a delectable panel consisting of comedian and author, Vicky Kuperman, as well as Andrew Rose Gregory, the creator of the TikTok sensation, 'It's Corn!' ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/9/202349 minutes, 28 seconds
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God. Guns. Gas Stoves. (w/ Cristen Conger & Greg Proops)

Today! We're talking about the state of police reform, ask if you should feel incredible liberal guilt over your gas stove, and question if for the first time in forever, are Americans working less? And to discuss all of these things, we have returning guests: host of the Unlady Like podcast, Cristen Conger, and host of The Smartest Man in the World podcast, Greg Proops. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/2/202351 minutes, 45 seconds
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Lies of Color (w/ Margaret Cho & Sam Sanders)

Today, we're chatting about the debt ceiling, updates on Biden's classified documents, George Santos, and the joys of lying. Negin is joined by a star-studded panel of returning guests: Sam Sanders and Margaret Cho! ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/26/202346 minutes, 15 seconds
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Delightful Flatlining (w/ Alex Berg & Seena Ghaznavi)

In today's episode, Negin is talking all about the border crisis, Noma and the future of fine dining,  and The Slut Era and whether or not we're currently in it. Joining the conversation this week is host of Fraudsters and producer at Zerocool, Seena Ghaznavi, and on-air host and journalist, Alex Berg! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/19/202344 minutes, 4 seconds
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QAnon-anigans (w/ Reza Aslan & Lizz Winstead)

Author of An American Martyr in Persia, Reza Aslan, and founder of Abortion Access Front and co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead, join Negin in conversation this week to discuss what's happening in Brazil, Orlando, & Iran. We're also talking about making a case for social climbing and we elevate the discourse on "poop." ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/12/202352 minutes, 35 seconds
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What is Vabbing? (w/ Eureka O'Hara & Danielle Durchslag)

Ringing in the new year, Negin is joined by past guest and filmmaker, Danielle Durchslag, as well as new guest and drag superstar, Eureka O'Hara, to talk all about the new AI that has everyone freaking out, if the men of pop music have dismantled masculinity, and we ask the age-old question, "are single men smellier than married men?" ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: NomNom - Get fresh dog food with every portion personalized to your dog's needs, so you can bring out their best. Get 50% off your no-risk two week trial at TryNom.com/FAKETHENATION. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/5/202358 minutes, 9 seconds
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Listen to This: Midterm Mayhem, Recuse Me, Iran from America

V Interesting is a series form our friends at friends at Lemonada Media that we think you’ll love. Be sure to check out this special episode featuring our own Negin Farsad. Sometimes TikTok superstar V Spehar needs more than a minute to bring you the news. The Under the Desk News anchor is bringing their sharp outfits and sharper commentary to a weekly show with Lemonada Media. Big Issues that matter most, but don’t have a simple, Tweetable solution. Part explainer, part thought-starter show, V’s goal is to make you the most well-informed and “v interesting” person in any crowd. Did you know polling places used to have alcohol onsite? And that future elections could be controlled by fewer and fewer people? In this episode, V’s talking everything voting — past, present, and future. Then, V is joined by Negin Farsad, comedian and host of the podcast Fake the Nation. With lineage and firsthand experience in Iran, Negin shares what it’s really like under an authoritarian government and offers ways we can help those fighting against it. 'To hear more V Interesting, head to https://link.chtbl.com/vinteresting ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/29/202248 minutes, 12 seconds
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Taint Week (w/ Subhah Agarwal & Judy Gold, Adam Conover & Traci Thomas)

Happy Taint Week* to all that celebrate (*The week between the holidays and the new year)! In this two-part episode, Negin is joined by Subhah Argarwal and Judy Gold as they discuss whether or not you should let your child quit a sport. In part two, Adam Conover and Traci Thomas join Negin to discuss "breakup school" and how to combat ghosting. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/29/202233 minutes, 55 seconds
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Reiki & Paul McCartney (w/ Andrea Coleman and John Fugelsang)

We wish you a very, merry Muslim Christmas! This week, we're so grateful to be joined by stand-up comic and lawyer, Andrea Coleman, as well as the host of Tell Me Everything, John Fugelsang! We're discussing if Instagram is over, book bans and how they've been popping up all over the country, and we're ending the episode with a very special holiday segment just for you. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/22/202251 minutes, 9 seconds
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Democratic Primary Death Match (w/ Ophira Eisenberg and Randy Rainbow)

Negin is joined this week by comedians, Ophira Eisenberg and Randy Rainbow, to discuss what to do with your own dead body, what's been happening with Kyrsten Sinema, and a question for the ages: should friends be honest or offer unconditional support? ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Brooklinen - Go to brooklinen.com out Brooklinen's luxurious home and bedding essentials, and use Promo code FAKETHENATION for $20 off your purchase of $100 or more. Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/14/202245 minutes, 55 seconds
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Momfluencers (w/ Cody Lindquist & Benari Poulten)

Fake the Nation all-stars, Cody Lindquist and Benari Poulten, join Negin this week to talk about the psychological dynamics of gift-giving, momfluencers and why they're all up in our brains, and the new proposed Democratic primary calendar. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Storyworth - Help your family share their story this holiday season withStoryWorth and save $10 on your first purchase! That’s S-T-O-R-Y-W-O-R-T-H dot com slash fake to save $10 on your first purchase! StoryWorth dot com slash fake. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/8/202252 minutes, 44 seconds
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Super Soccer Stars (w/ Adam Conover and Traci Thomas)

Fake the Nation veterans, Adam Conover and Traci Thomas, join Negin this week to talk about the World Cup, China's protests, the Kardashians, and the most burning question of all time: When should you put up your Christmas lights? ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/1/202250 minutes, 7 seconds
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Nipple Energy (w/ Isaac Mizrahi & Marcella Arguello, Sally Kohn & V Spehar)

In this two-part holiday edition of Fake the Nation, Negin is joined by Isaac Mizrahi and Marcella Arguello as they discuss why a 91 year old Minnesota woman went skydiving. In part two, Negin is joined by Sally Kohn and V Spehar as they talk about the art of sexting. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/24/202232 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Terping Community (w/ Harry Terjanian and Jacquis Neal)

Negin is joined this week by comedians, Jacquis Neal and Harry Terjanian, to discuss the state of post-midterm politics, people who are angry on Broadway, the latest Astrology dating show, and the American obsession with lawns. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Brooklinen - Go to brooklinen.com out Brooklinen's luxurious home and bedding essentials, and use Promo code FAKETHENATION for $20 off your purchase of $100 or more. Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/17/202250 minutes, 12 seconds
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Boring Wins (w/ Grace Lynch and Zach Stafford)

Negin is joined this week by returning guest and host of the podcast, Teaching Texas, Grace Lynch, as well as Tony Award winner and host of the podcast, Vibe Check, Zach Stafford. They all break down the midterm results, why Gen Z has a problem with the thumbs up emoji, and the epidemic which is being quiet fired. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Helix - Use this link or go to HelixSleep.com/fakethenation for up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows Storyworth - Help your family share their story this holiday season withStoryWorth and save $10 on your first purchase! That’s S-T-O-R-Y-W-O-R-T-H dot com slash fake to save $10 on your first purchase! StoryWorth dot com slash fake. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/10/202247 minutes, 46 seconds
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Impending Midterms (w/ David Cross)

This week Negin is joined by David Cross to talk Obama's recent speech, the Paul Pelosi attack, midterms, the state of Twitter, Iran protests, if we should be allowed to curse on license plates, and date night debates. It's fun! We promise.  ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby Alter  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/3/202240 minutes, 44 seconds
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Modest Madonna (w/ Dan Pashman and Sami Sage)

This week, Negin is joined by Dan Pashman and Sami Sage to discuss the upcoming midterms, the price of gas, and Madonna claiming she's the OG sex icon. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. Aspiration - Apply for the Aspiration Zero credit card today and earn a three-hundred-dollar welcome bonus after spending three thousand dollars in the first ninety days at aspiration.com/FAKETHENATION to go carbon neutral effortlessly and earn a three-hundred-dollar bonus! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/27/202249 minutes, 41 seconds
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Trauma Folder (w/ Rosebud Baker and Christian Finnegan)

This week, Negin is joined by Rosebud Baker and Christian Finnegan to discuss the misconception of unfunny women, attacks against comedians, and climate activists throwing cans of soup on Van Gogh's artwork. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! Brooklinen - Go to brooklinen.com out Brooklinen's luxurious home and bedding essentials, and use Promo code FAKETHENATION for $20 off your purchase of $100 or more. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/20/202254 minutes, 48 seconds
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Not Pumpkin Lube (w/ Subhah Agarwal and Judy Gold)

This week Negin is joined by Subhah Agarwal and Judy Gold to discuss Democrats behaving badly, our voting plans considering what's at stake, Iranian protests, Roe V. Wade discourse, police funding, Midterm voting, Kanye West, and most consequentially, Pumpkin Spice flavoring (lotion and lube included). ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/13/202248 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Iran Episode (w/ Sally Kohn & V Spehar)

This week Negin is joined by host of the V Interesting podcast from Lemonada Media, V Spehar, and returning guest, the wonderful Sally Kohn, to explain what's going on in Iran, why it's sparked international interest, and if It's our responsibility to get involved. The panel also discusses what's also going on in Italy and the most important things to do before you turn 40. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/6/202255 minutes, 31 seconds
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Needlepointing Metallica Lyrics (w/ Bruce McCulloch & Benari Poulten)

Bruce McCulloch makes his pioneer Fake the Nation appearance this week while Benari Poulten returns to the podcast for his millionth time! Negin, Bruce and Benari discuss how to fix the future of debates, television’s existential crisis, and why millennials don't have hobbies. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/29/202244 minutes, 39 seconds
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Introducing: It Was Said Season 2

It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it’s important to never forget them. It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/28/20223 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Demonization of Single Women (w/ Selena Coppock & Danielle Moodie)

Returning panelist, Two Wick Minimum host- Selena Coppock, and first time panelist, Woke Af Daily host - Danielle Moodie, join Negin to talk about this week's biggest stories. Should billionaires have a way to give away their money? Why do people care if some women don't have children? All that and more is answered on this week's episode! ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Aspiration - Apply for the Aspiration Zero credit card today and earn a three-hundred-dollar welcome bonus after spending three thousand dollars in the first ninety days at aspiration.com/FAKETHENATION to go carbon neutral effortlessly and earn a three-hundred-dollar bonus! Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/22/202244 minutes, 9 seconds
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Racists to Watch (w/ Isaac Mizrahi & Marcella Arguello)

Star-studded panel this week as Negin is joined by the fabulous, Isaac Mizrahi, and the hilarious, Marcella Arguello! The panel discusses the Queen's passing, abortion bans, and why everyone stopped drinking. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Rocket Money - Use this link or go to rocketmoney.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/15/202249 minutes, 46 seconds
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Quiet Partying (w/ Ophira Eisenberg & Kristen Meinzer)

This week Ophira Eisenberg and Kristen Meinzer join Negin to talk about everything from California banning sales of new gasoline cars to what's been going on with Sarah Palin! Then the panel discusses being quiet in two separate topics - why people are quitting "quietly" and why rich people are found to be quiet. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Helix - Use this link or go to HelixSleep.com/fakethenation for up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/8/202248 minutes, 21 seconds
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Elon Tusk (w/ Chris Gethard, Jeff Nussbaum, Nadia Alexander, Gaby Dunn, & Quinn Shephard)

In this special LDW cultural grab bag episode, Negin is joined by a panel of fantastic friends, Chris Gethard, Jeff Nussbaum, Nadia Alexander, Gaby Dunn, and Quinn Shephard! Chris and Jeff talk about asking strangers for help, while Nadia, Gaby, and Quinn weigh the pros and cons of bringing back animals from extinction ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby Alter .See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/1/202231 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Emperor's Really Dingy New Clothes (w/ Peppermint & Katie Hannigan)

Negin is joined this week by comedian, Katie Hannigan, and drag queen activist, Peppermint, to talk about everything going on in the news this week! They talk about everything from student loan forgiveness, to Papa John's latest endeavor, to what makes something 'fun?' ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Aspiration - Apply for the Aspiration Zero credit card today and earn a three-hundred-dollar welcome bonus after spending three thousand dollars in the first ninety days at aspiration.com/FAKETHENATION to go carbon neutral effortlessly and earn a three-hundred-dollar bonus! Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/25/202248 minutes, 37 seconds
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Nips Out in the Spanish Parliament (w/ Jolenta Greenberg & Andrew Ti)

Negin is joined this week by host of the By the Book podcast, Jolenta Greenberg, and host of Yo, Is This Racist podcast, Andrew Ti! They talk about all the democratic emails they've been receiving, why wearing ties to work might be coming to an end, and their thoughts on Will Smith's apology video. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: GodPod - You can’t go wrong with adding The God Pod to your podcast rotation. It’s  incredibly funny, there’s never a dull show. Search for The God Pod on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you  listen to podcasts. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/18/202247 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dated & Related (w/ Stephanie Butnick & Liel Leibovitz)

Negin is joined this week by hosts of the Unorthodox podcast, Stephanie Butnick & Liel Leibovitz! They discuss two pretty terrible men in the news this past week, list off celebrities with the worst private jet CO2 emissions, and unpack the latest Netflix reality television series. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Helix - Use this link or go to HelixSleep.com/fakethenation for up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/11/202247 minutes, 24 seconds
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Violently Average (w/ Mary Houlihan & Mike Pesca)

Negin is joined this week by comedian, Mary Houlihan, and journalist, Mike Pesca, to talk about everything from Joe Manchin, to teenagers getting jobs, to finally finding out how normal we are! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/4/202246 minutes, 56 seconds
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Engaygement (w/ Nadia Alexander, Gaby Dunn, & Quinn Shephard)

Negin's "Not Okay" director, Quinn Shephard, and co-star, Nadia Alexander, along with comedian, Gaby Dunn, all join in conversation to talk about all the things going on this week. What's going on with gay marriage bills? How is social media affecting our brain? And how should we feel about Bennifer being married? ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/28/202247 minutes, 6 seconds
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Political Multiverse of Madness (w/ Chris Gethard & Jeff Nussbaum)

Chris Gethard and Jeff Nussbaum join Negin this week to discuss Hershel Walker and why he sucks, some of history's most famous undelivered speeches of all time, and everything that makes up a terrible house guest. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. Outschool - Head over to Outschool.com/fakethenation and use code fakethenation to learn all about Outschools’s summer programs and save fifteen dollars on your child’s first class. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/21/202247 minutes, 2 seconds
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Big Gopher (w/ Pete Dominick & Solomon Georgio)

Pete Dominick and Solomon Georgio join Negin to discuss Biden’s executive order on abortion, why air travel is having problems, and everything you need to know about the latest movie watching trend known as, "Gentleminions." ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: TrueBill - Use this link or go to TrueBill.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/14/202245 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Summer Shorty (w/ Joel Kim Booster & Traci Thomas- Danielle Durschlag & Shalewa Sharpe)

Negin is joined by Joel Kim Booster and Traci Thomas as they talk about the weird stuff on Wikipedia. In part 2, Negin is joined by Danielle Durschlag and Shalewa Sharpe as they give advice to a late bloomer.——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Audible - Use this link or go to audible.com/thebiglie to listen to Jon Hamm lead an all-star cast in The Big Lie, a riveting new Audible Original. Helix - Use this link or go to HelixSleep.com/fakethenation for up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/7/202232 minutes
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1,000 Band-Aids (w/ Yedoye Travis & Justin Robert Young)

Negin is back as host this week and is joined by Yedoye Travis and Justin Robert Young to discuss everything from SCOTUS overturning Roe to bringing party vibes to your political party.——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION. Made Cozy - Use this link or go to madecozy.com and enter promo code FAKETHENATION at checkout to get 15% off quality and unique statement pieces for your home today. Audible - Use this link or go to audible.com/thebiglie to listen to Jon Hamm lead an all-star cast in The Big Lie, a riveting new Audible Original. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/30/202254 minutes, 42 seconds
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Reboot the Courts (w/ Justin Krebs & Keisha Zollar)

Benari Poulten steps in as guest this week and is joined by panelists Justin Krebs and Keisha Zollar to discuss the continued January 6th hearings, the separation of church and state, and what films unite us a nation.——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Outschool - Head over to Outschool.com/fakethenation and use code fakethenation to learn all about Outschools’s summer programs and save fifteen dollars on your child’s first class. Made Cozy - Use this link or go to madecozy.com and enter promo code FAKETHENATION at checkout to get 15% off quality and unique statement pieces for your home today. Audible - Use this link or go to audible.com/thebiglie to listen to Jon Hamm lead an all-star cast in The Big Lie, a riveting new Audible Original. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Guest Host - Benari Poulten ——Producer - Andrew McGuire ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/23/202246 minutes, 27 seconds
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Backseat STDs (w/ Jeet Heer & Leah Bonnema)

Jeet Heer and Leah Bonnema join Negin to discuss the January 6th hearings, why everyone may be marrying the wrong person for them, and why one woman is drawing connection between having Geico insurance and HPV.——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: TrueBill - Use this link or go to TrueBill.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today! Made Cozy - Use this link or go to madecozy.com and enter promo code FAKETHENATION at checkout to get 15% off quality and unique statement pieces for your home today. Audible - Use this link or go to audible.com/thebiglie to listen to Jon Hamm lead an all-star cast in The Big Lie, a riveting new Audible Original. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby AlterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/16/202248 minutes, 30 seconds
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#NotAllKathys (w/ Danielle Durschlag & Shalewa Sharpe)

Danielle Durschlag and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to discuss California primaries, a bubbling Google controversy, and (hopefully) the last thing anyone will ever say about the Depp-Heard trial.——Thank you to this week’s sponsor: Helix - Use this link or go to HelixSleep.com/fakethenation for up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar  ——Theme Music - Gaby Alter ——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/9/202248 minutes, 9 seconds
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Passive Aggressive Venmo Requests (w/Pete Dominick, Rebecca Soffer and Benari Poulten, Eddie Geller)

Pete Dominick and Rebecca Soffer join Negin in Part 1 of this episode and chat about people who charge for attending house parties --- and the social norms around hosting a party. In part two of this episode, Benari Poulten and Eddie Geller chat with Negin about the hierarchy of relationships.  ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor: Aurate - Use this link or go to AurateNewYork.com/Fakethenation for 20% off your first Aurate purchase ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie AguilarTheme Music - Gaby Alter ——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/2/202234 minutes, 46 seconds
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It's Not Working For Us (w/ Evan Gregory, Brian Brushwood)

Evan Gregory and Brian Brushwood join a tearful Negin as they mourn the senseless murder of elementary school children in Ulvlade, Texas. Then, a political round up convo featuring John Fetterman's primary win in Pennsylvania, Dr. Oz's recount against David McCormick and Stacy Abrams in Georgia. Last, the panel chats about, BeReal, a newer social media site that calls itself the "anti-instagram” and Brian and Evan give their full review. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor: Outschool - Use code fakethenation to save fifteen dollars off your child’s first class. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie AguilarTheme Music - Gaby Alter ——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/26/202241 minutes, 58 seconds
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Astrophysicist Himbos (w/ Pete Dominick and Rebecca Soffer)

This week Pete Dominick and Rebecca Soffer join Negin and talk about the shooting in Buffalo and solutions to stop something like this from happening again. Rebecca talks about her new book, The Modern Loss Handbook, and the words to use when speaking to someone who is grieving. Then, a 'cultural grab bag of topics' from himbos, big companies announcing travel support for their worker's abortions, to fast food's new approach to selling you food: horoscopes. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor: Helix Sleep - Helix is offering up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie AguilarTheme Music - Gaby Alter ——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/19/202253 minutes, 5 seconds
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Domestic Supply Of Infants (with Benari Poulten, Eddie Geller)

Benari Poulten and Eddie Geller join Negin on the panel this week as they discuss thoughts and feelings around the SCOTUS draft leak.  Afterwards, a conversation on the life and times of Madison Cawthorn -- and if congress needs to rethink its obsession with longevity. Then, they discuss the ethics of deep fake technology in reference to Kendrick Lamar's latest music video.  Eddie Geller is running for Congress in Flordia's 15th Congressional District ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Stamps.com - Use promo code FAKETHENATION for a special offerTruebill.com ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar/ Daniel RamosTheme Music - Gaby Alter ——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/12/202250 minutes, 28 seconds
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I Recognize 'Goblin Mode' As a Thing (with Christian Finnegan, Dani Faith Leonard)

*This episode was recorded before the SCOTUS draft leak* Negin is joined by Christian Finnegan and Dani Faith Leonard on this week's panel. The three discuss the pitiful and melodramatic nature of personal essays, the cultural significance of ‘goblin mode’, and what Baby Boomers got right about parenting. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Aurate - Use promo code Athletic Greens - Use this link for a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/5/202251 minutes, 22 seconds
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Elon Might Clown Us All (w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson and Sean Rameswaram)

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Sean Rameswaram join Negin Farsad to talk Twitter & Elon, Mask Mandates and the link between astrology and narcissism. Then NDT talks about his new book, WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSE IN 3D, which highlights the visual grandeur of space. Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Athletic Greens - Use this link to receive FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchaseNutrafol - Use promo code FAKETHENATION to save fifteen dollars off your first month’s subscription —— Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Daniel Ramos——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/28/202252 minutes, 18 seconds
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Fancy College is a Fancy Scam (w/ Danielle Durchslag and Katie Compa)

This week, Negin is joined by Danielle Durchslag and Katie Compa on the panel, and the three discuss Elizabeth Warren's strategies for winning in November and offer their own strategies on how to win. Then, they discuss the importance of "Are we sharing boyfriends" Facebook groups and talk about the implications of a New York Times article titled Rags to Riches Stories are Actually Kinda Disturbing. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Athletic Greens - Use this link for a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/21/202248 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Toddler's Need to Unionize (w/ Lizz Winstead and Jody Avirgan)

Lizz Winstead and Jody Avirgan join Negin for this weeks panel, they kick off the show with the heartwarming story of a couple of dudes and how they defied the giant that is Amazon and unionized 8000 Amazon workers. Then, they tackle the Japanese tradition of allowing toddlers to run their first errand, the real reason fit people drink more than unfit people and how we are feeling now that taxes are due. Last the panel has a conversation about where they hid as kids and how they hide now as adults. Thank you to this week’s sponsors:True Bill Helix - Helix is offering up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at HelixSleep.com/fakethenation —— Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/14/202249 minutes, 59 seconds
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She'll Keep It QAnon (w/ Joel Kim Booster, Traci Thomas)

Joel Kim Booster and Traci Thomas join Negin on the panel as they discuss what is going on with the January 6 committee and those *weird* Ginni Thomas text messages. Afterwards they move onto a NYT article which blames COVID for the shortage in surrogate birthers. Last they chime in on the decline of sexual activity from 1990 to now, and if the decline is a bad thing?  Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Aurate -  use promo code FAKETHENATION to get 20% off during Aurate’s All Humankind Sale 37:20—— Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/7/202247 minutes, 36 seconds
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Emails That Fall Below The Fold (w/ Jon Lovett & Karen Chee, Adam Felber & Nicole Hemmer)

Negin is joined by Jon Lovett & Karen Chee for part one of this episode as they discuss Yale’s happiness professor saying anxiety Is destroying her students lives. Then, Adam Felber & Nicole Hemmer join Negin for a conversation on the healthy boundaries of ghosting.    Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Athletic Greens - Use this link for a FREE 1 yearsupply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase—— Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/31/202235 minutes, 41 seconds
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Eff Those Guys (w/ Marcella Arguello and Jesse Case)

Marcella Arguello and Jesse Case join Negin on the panel and discuss Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz's questioning during Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s hearing. Then, a conversation about an article in the Atlantic that talks about losing skills you used to have. Last, they jump into a grab bag of topics that include the sold-out Coors Light lollipops (what?), DMT-making-toads and nickels.    Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Aurate - Use this link to get 20% off during Aurate’s All Humankind SaleAthletic Greens - Use this link for a FREE 1 yearsupply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchaseNutrafol - Use this promo code FAKETHENATION to save fifteen dollars off your first month’s subscription ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/24/202246 minutes, 26 seconds
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Doppelbanger (w/ Alzo Slade, Seena Ghaznavi)

Negin is joined by Seena Ghaznavi and Alzo Slade as they talk about Daylight Savings and the shocking senate bill that passed to make daylight savings time permanent. Then the panel discusses the Iowa caucus, the price of gas and the safety of pickup trucks. Finally, they shine a light on Doppelbangining -- no judgements! Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:True Bill Athletic Greens - Use this link for a FREE 1 yearsupply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/17/202254 minutes, 50 seconds
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Looking Hot Is Its Own Reward (w/ Gianmarco Soresi, Carmen Lagala)

This week Negin is joined by Gianmarco Soresi and Carmen Lagala as they discuss ‘Bigorexia’ — a new teenage social media trend, the Don’t Say Gay Bill, and why Florida is worried about the wrong things. Last, a conversation on the phrase “vibe shift”, what it means, and tips to survive.  ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Aurate New York Use this link for a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Aurate New York Use this link for a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchaseSurf Shark - Use this promo code FAKETHENATION for 83% off and 3 extra months free! ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/10/202251 minutes, 57 seconds
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It Was Nice (w/ Adam Felder, Nicole Hemmer)

This week Negin is joined by Adam Felder and Nicole Hemmer as they discuss the State of The Union, the international reaction to Ukraine and Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Then, a conversation on a Vogue article that asks, What happens if your friends don’t like your partner? ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:Aurate New York Use this link for a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/3/202242 minutes, 55 seconds
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Unfair Exaggerations (w/ Jon Lovett, Karen Chee)

This week Jon Lovett & Karen Chee join Negin on the panel as they discuss themisinformation around the Biden drug strategy. Then they talk about the new social media app that shall not be named. Last they land on an article in Wired that explains why flexible work hours often mean women work more. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor:athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION - (a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase) ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/24/202242 minutes, 55 seconds
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How Is This Happening in Canada? (w/ Leah Bonnema and Virginia Heffernan)

This week Virginia Heffernan and Leah Bonnema join Negin to discuss Canada's truck strike and if they are winning any supporters. Then a very serious conversation about the years long McDonalds vs Burger King's fast food war. Finally, a conversation about an article in Vox that takes a look at comedies identity crisis.  ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor:athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION - (a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase)TrueBill.com/FAKETHENATIONStamps.com - (Sign up with promo code FAKETHENATION for a special offer that includes a 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale. No long-term commitments or contract)——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/17/202250 minutes, 39 seconds
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Straight As for Voting (w/ Wajahat Ali, Anat Shenker-Osorio)

This week Negin is joined by Wajahat Ali and Anat Shenker-Osorio, they chat about voting and what democrats should be doing to mobilize, get their messages across, and why they consistently seem to fall short (featuring some words we should probably adopt). Then, a conversation on the banning of books, and Wajahat plugs his new book, 'Go Back To Where You Came From'.  Last they talk about an article in the Atlantic that asks 'Is Old Music Killing New Music?' ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor:Athletic Greens - (FREE 1 yearsupply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase)Helix - (Helix is offering up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows) ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/10/202251 minutes, 54 seconds
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These People Are Not Epidemiologists (w/Maeve Higgins, Tehran Von Ghasri)

This week Negin is joined by Maeve Higgins and Tehran Von Ghasri as they discuss  the forming of a Trump-free GOP and Boris Johnson's fall from grace. Then, a conversation on Whoopi Goldberg's suspension from The View and how Joe Rogan continues to spread COVID misinformation. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor:Aurate (Aurate.com/FAKETHENATION)——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/3/202250 minutes, 46 seconds
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Quit Before They Fire You (w/ Benari Poulten, Traci Thomas)

This week Negin is joined by Benari Poulten and Traci Thomas as they delve into the realities of the job market a la The Great Resignation. Then a conversation on if it is okay to ask an ex to delete a nude, before jumping into the satisfaction of holding a grudge ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor: Get Super Leaf (Use promo code FAKETHENATION)——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/27/202259 minutes
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Panic About Their Peen (w/ Corey Ryan Forrester, Selema Masekela)

This week Negin is joined by Selema Masekela and Corey Ryan Forrester as they check-in on voting rights across the country, a bill that seeks to hold fashion brands accountable for waste, and COVID-dick.——Thank you to this week’s sponsor: Truebill (Use promo code FAKETHENATION)Athletic Greens (Use this link for special gift)——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/20/202249 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Politics of Celebrity (w/ Sarah Marshall, Sally Kohn)

This week Negin is joined by Sarah Marshall and Sally Kohn as they discuss the Theranos trial and Elizabeth Holmes verdict as well as Dr.Oz and Clay Aiken running for public office. Afterward, the panel discusses a cultural grab bag of topics ranging from Bob Saget's death to the relevance of the Golden Globes without telecast. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor:Helix Sleep (Use promo code FAKETHENATION)Aurate (For 20% off your first Aurate purchase)Athletic Greens (Use this link for special gift) ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/13/202254 minutes, 56 seconds
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Goth In My Heart (w/ Jenny Yang and Gaby Dunn)

This week Negin is joined by Jenny Yang and Gaby Dunn as they chat about Omicron and the 1 year anniversary of the Jan 6 Insurrection (but keep it light). Afterwards, the panel discusses why goth coming back is -- kind of exciting. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor:BetterHelp (Use this link for 10% off your first month)Stamps.com (Use promocode FAKETHENATION)Athletic Greens (Use this link for special gift) ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin FarsadProducer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar & Mike Coscarelli ——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/6/202247 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Holiday Shorty (w/ Connor Franta & Shalewa Sharpe - Bobcat Goldthwait & James Arthur)

Negin is joined by Connor Franta and Shalewa Sharpe as they tackle the audacity of a 105 year old marathon runner. In part 2, Negin is joined by Bobcat Goldthwait and James Arthur as they discuss why grandma's fake fruit basket is making a comeback.  ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor:BetterHelp (Use this link for 10% off your first month) ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad Producer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar  ——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/30/202133 minutes, 53 seconds
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Hospitality For Alien Algae Please (w/ Lizz Winstead, Ali Vingiano)

Negin is joined by Lizz Winstead and Ali Vingiano as they discuss an article in Vox that talks about how expensive it is to be' single. Then Lizz gives an update on the direction of abortion rights and the best ways to get involved. Afterwards, the panel looks at a New Yorker article on alien life on Earth and discusses why these findings were disappointing and not really a big deal.  ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor:BetterHelp (Use this link for 10% off your first month) ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email Negin [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad Producer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar  ——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/23/202153 minutes, 15 seconds
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Artificially Enhanced Camels (w/ Bob the Drag Queen, Youngmi Mayer)

Negin is joined by Bob the Drag Queen and Youngmi Mayer as they discuss a group of camels who were disqualified from a beauty contest because of Botox usage (i.e. our google search, Attractive Camels). Then the panel discusses the CEO of Better.com's decision to fire 900 employees over Zoom and why Jeremy Strong's profile in the New Yorker reminds us that method acting is a group project. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:TruebillBetterHelp (Use this link for 10% off your first month) ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Write to Negin at [email protected] Support her Patreon  ——Host - Negin Farsad Producer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar  ——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/15/202143 minutes, 51 seconds
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I Gotta Kill That Thing (w/ Bobcat Goldthwait and James Arthur M.)

In this week's episode, Negin is joined by comedy legend Bobcat Goldthwait and James Arthur M. as they discuss paternity leave and why it is important for dads. Afterward, Negin and the panel talk about a 1997 Wired magazine article that predicted we'd be living in a utopian era by now -- and why this article may have missed a few points.  ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!—— Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter: @NeginFarsadEmail Negin at [email protected] her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. —— Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.—— Host - Negin Farsad  Producer - Danielle Jones-Wesley Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/9/202157 minutes, 5 seconds
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Variant Names Could Get Cuter (w/ Brian Park, Giulia Rozzi)

In this week's episode, Negin is joined by Brian Park and Giulia Rozzi as they discuss the new COVID-19 strain of concern, Omnicron. Negin and the panel chat about Barbados ending its 400 years of British rule and yes, Rihanna. Then, a conversation on what it means to be a #sexinfluencers and the psychology of tracking packages   ———————— Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter: @NeginFarsad Write to Negin at [email protected] Support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm. ———————— Host - Negin Farsad Producer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar  ———————— See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/2/202147 minutes, 46 seconds
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We Need to Feel Alive Again (w/ Grace Lynch and John Fugelsang, Sherrod Small and Seena Ghaznavi)

In this two-part holiday edition of Fake the Nation, Negin is joined by Grace Lynch and John Fugelsang as they tackle a cultural grab bag of topics from the origins of "No Bones Day" to the astrological signs of killers -- sorry Scorpios. In part two, Negin is joined by Sherrod Small and Seena Ghaznavi as they talk about the socioeconomics of Black artists. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/25/202132 minutes, 36 seconds
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Infrastructure Is Sexy (w/ Connor Franta, Shalewa Sharpe)

In this week's episode, Negin is joined by Shalewa Sharpe and Connor Franta as they discuss the necessity for a new University of Austin, sponsored by think-tankers. Negin and the panel break down the bill and the politics surrounding it Then, they dig down into a cultural grab bag that includes #freedBritney, the culture of Botox, and Sesame Street's new Asian muppet.————Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad:Twitter: @NeginFarsadWrite to Negin at [email protected] her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad.  ————Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm. ————Host - Negin Farsad Producer - Danielle Jones-WesleyEngineer - Stephanie Aguilar  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/18/202154 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Career Hot Streak (w/ Liz Miele and Matt Bellassai)

In this week's episode, Negin is joined by Liz Miele and Matt Bellassai as they examine China's push to promote vocational training over college and if the US should consider a similar model. Negin and the panel break down an article in The Atlantic that claims to have the science of a replicating a career hot-streak. Then, they dig into a cultural “grab bag” of topics ranging from toxic positivity to COVID holiday plans to Aaron Rogers vaccination mishap.  —— Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!   Follow Negin Farsad: Twitter: @NeginFarsad Write to Negin at [email protected]. Support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad.    Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.   Host - Negin Farsad  Producer - Danielle Jones-Wesley Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/11/202155 minutes, 15 seconds
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Some Stank on Thunberg (w/ Pete Dominick and Josh Gwynn)

This week Negin is joined by Pete Dominick (Stand Up with Pete Dominick) and Josh Gwynn (Back Issue) and the panel discusses the Glasgow Climate Summit and if these types of events offer any hope towards actually decreasing climate change. Then Negin and the panel examine the social and political implications of words like BIPOC and Latinx and why it feels like this language is ever-evolving. Last, a cultural "grab bag" of topics, from the origin of the phrase, “Let's Go Brandon”, to a new food app that lets you buy leftovers from restaurants to a quick analysis of the newest words added to Webster's dictionary. —— Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!   Follow Negin Farsad: Twitter: @NeginFarsad Write to Negin at [email protected]. Support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad.    Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.   Host - Negin Farsad  Producer - Danielle Jones-Wesley Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/4/202150 minutes, 45 seconds
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Bots and Prayers (w/ John Fugelsang, Grace Lynch)

This week Negin is joined by John Fugelsang and Grace Lynch as they discuss the "treasure trove" of info from the Facebook Papers and question if it is finally time to step in with regulations (especially with a possible Trump comeback on social media). Negin and the panel assess why dating shows are so popular, but marriage rates are low, and why phrases like "The Childless Left" exist despite their untruths.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/28/202148 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Grief Phase of Bipartisanship (w/ Jason Kandor, Christian Finnegan)

This week Negin is joined by Jason Kander and Christian Finnegan. The panel discusses Joe Manchin’s failure to understand bipartisanship is over and what Kyrsten Sinema seeks to gain by staying elusive. Negin and the panel dissect why many people are leaving their jobs post-pandemic and if Katie Couric's RGB reveal will be attributed to the decline in mainstream media credibility.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/21/202148 minutes, 27 seconds
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Just Smash The Like Button (w/ Niccole Thurman and Benari Poulten)

This week Negin is joined by Niccole Thurman and Benari Poulten as they talk about the return of Trump (sort of) and his odd endorsement. Negin and the panel discuss Bad Art Friend and what exactly is the right amount of social media praise you should receive after donating a kidney. Then they discuss the discourse around Dave Chapelle’s latest stand-up special and Kim Kardashian on SNL.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/14/202154 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Fame Is Coming (w Ophira Eisenberg, Andrew Heaton)

Ophira Eisenberg and Andrew Heaton join Negin to discuss how Facebook could be improved post-whistleblower and whether Andrew Yang is wise to leave the Democratic Party. They expound on William Shatner's upcoming trip to space and Russia's plans to film a film in space. Last they talk about the reality of fame in the social media era and why we are all attracted to it.   Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!   Follow Negin Farsad: Twitter: @NeginFarsad Write to Negin at [email protected]. Support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad.      Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.   Host - Negin Farsad  Producer - Danielle Jones-Wesley Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/7/202151 minutes, 54 seconds
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It's Not Like Society Crumbled (w/ Lizz Winstead, Lane Moore)

Negin is joined by Lizz Winstead and Lane Moore to chat about the new gender gap in education and ask — should we give men priority registration? They discuss reproductive rights and Lizz’s foundation Abortion Access Front and the work being done in Texas to support women. All before sinking their teeth into some Dribs & Drabs about R. Kelly’s verdict (FINALLY), the debt ceiling and why everyone should enjoy the theatre.   Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!   Follow Negin Farsad: Twitter: @NeginFarsad Write to Negin at [email protected]. Support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad.      Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.     Host - Negin Farsad  Producer - Danielle Jones-Wesley Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/30/202158 minutes, 7 seconds
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I Want That Thigh (w/ Murray Hill, Cody Lindquist)

Negin is joined by Murray Hill and Cody Lindquist to dish about the Emmys and Instagram's terrible algorithm. They discuss parasocial relationships and Murray's unhealthy obsession with A-Rod and JLo.  Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad: Twitter: @NeginFarsad Write to Negin at [email protected]. Support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad.  Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.   Host - Negin Farsad  Producer - Julia Lindon Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar (this week's episode was edited by the lovely Clementine Yost)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/23/202154 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ax the Rich (w/ Hari Kondabolu, Shalewa Sharpe)

Hari Kondabolu and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to talk about the show stopping looks and political statements made at the 2021 Met Ball. They also discuss the vaccine mandate and what America would look like if it had 6 political parties.  Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad: Twitter: @NeginFarsad Write to Negin at [email protected]. Support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad.  Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.   Host - Negin Farsad  Producer - Julia Lindon Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar (this week's episode was edited by the lovely Clementine Host)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/16/202150 minutes, 48 seconds
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It's Not Rocket Scientists (w/ Christian Finnegan, Selena Coppock)

Christian Finnegan and Selena Coppock join Negin to share their thoughts on the upcoming 20th anniversary of 9/11 and discuss why Costa Ricans live way longer than us. They also stick around to dive into the current crisis of white guys on TV. Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad: Twitter: @NeginFarsad Write to Negin at [email protected]. Support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad.  Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.   Host - Negin Farsad  Producer - Julia Lindon Engineer - Stephanie AguilarSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/9/20211 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Thumbs Down (w/ Chris Gethard, Jacquis Neal, Monét X Change, Ophira Eisenberg)

In this special LDW cultural grab bag episode, Negin is joined by a panel of fantastic friends, Chris Gethard, Jacquis Neal, Monét X Change, and Ophira Eisenberg! Chris and Jacquis talk about bus carpentry and how to be a gentle dirtbag, while Monét and Ophira let out their frustrations with Apple tapbacks and the messy Jeopardy! host-replacement search.  Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad: Twitter: @NeginFarsad Write to Negin at [email protected]. Support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad.  Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.   Host - Negin Farsad  Producer - Julia Lindon Engineer - Stephanie AguilarSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/2/202142 minutes, 14 seconds
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A Good Bus Throwing (w/ Benari Poulten, Jody Avirgan, Leah Bonnema)

Benari Poulten guest hosts this week's episode and is joined by the lovely Jody Avirgan and Leah Bonnema to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and break down the upcoming California recall election. They also talk about OnlyFans' absolutely wild week.Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!Follow Negin Farsad:Twitter: @NeginFarsadWrite to Negin at [email protected] her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to "I'm Sorry" Podcast and Toast for sponsoring this episode. Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/26/202152 minutes, 41 seconds
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Fleets of Hummus (w/ Monét X Change, Ophira Eisenberg)

Monét X Change (Sibling Rivalry podcast) and Ophira Eisenberg (NPR's Ask Me Another) join Negin to talk about everyone's favorite grocery store aisle, the ethnic aisle! They also discuss the importance of bold queer representation in Hip Hop, and celebrate Monét's new single, Love Like This! Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad:Twitter: @NeginFarsadWrite to Negin at [email protected] her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to Gainful for sponsoring this episode. Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/19/202148 minutes, 58 seconds
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Check Out These Elbows (w/ Marcella Arguello, Dan Pashman)

Marcella and Dan join Negin to talk about Cuomo’s resignation and how homeownership brings out the a-hole in us all. They also discuss how we can save our plant by Making Preventative Measures Sexy, and share their thoughts on the famous BBL (brazilian butt lift). Follow Marcella @marcellacomedy, Dan @TheSporkful, and Negin @NeginFarsad. Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to RISE Sleep App and Raycon for sponsoring this episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/12/202149 minutes, 53 seconds
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Follow Sweetly (w/ Sherrod Small, Seena Ghaznavi)

Sherrod Small and Seena Ghaznavi join Negin to talk about the Frenchification of New York, Olympic updates, and smell dating! Plus, Sherrod explains how he got his PhD from the Comedy Cellar. Follow Sherrod @Sherrod_Small, Seena @SeenaNow, and Negin @NeginFarsad. Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to Feals and Stamps.com for sponsoring this episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/5/202145 minutes, 54 seconds
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Negin Matchmaker (w/ Maz Jobrani, Jeff Maurer)

Maz Jobrani and Jeff Maurer join Negin to talk about the weird world of blind dating shows. They also discuss Tucker Carlson and how to raise kids who won’t be racist. Follow Maz @MazJobrani, Jeff @jeffmaurer1980, Negin @NeginFarsad. Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to RISE Sleep App, StockX, and Beyond the Scenes podcast for sponsoring this episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/29/202140 minutes, 21 seconds
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Cool Obituary (w/ Chris Gethard, Jacquis Neal)

Chris Gethard and Jacquis Neal join Negin to talk Cat Person 2.0, Facebook's role in the spread of vaccine misinformation, and how they could all benefit from a Twitter break, or at least a 15 min a day limit. Follow Chris @ChrisGethard, Jacquis @jacquisneal, and Negin @NeginFarsad. Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to RISE Sleep App, Gainful, and Feals for sponsoring this episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/22/202159 minutes, 22 seconds
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Free Pizza (w/ Clark Moore, Benari Poulten)

Clark Moore and Benari Poulten join Negin to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Fake the Nation! They discuss celebrities taking over the podcasting world, Texas lawmakers fleeing to DC, and debate Biden’s boring problem / boring advantage. They also discuss Adam Grant’s new piece about the power of collective effervescence (think concerts, sports games, yoga classes). You can follow Clark @mrclarkmoore, Benari @BenariLee, Negin @NeginFarsad. Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to Babble for sponsoring this episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/15/202150 minutes, 27 seconds
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In Defense of the Talker (w/ Mo Rocca, Cody Lindquist, Judy Gold, Paula Poundstone)

In this special 4th of July ep, Mo Rocca and Cody Lindquist talk to Negin about how tricky it is to end a conversation. Also, Judy Gold and Paula Poundstone share their thoughts on women going into STEM vs. Photo Breast Modification, and what it would take for them to move cities. Follow Mo @MoRocca, Cody @Codylindquist, Judy @jewdygold, Paula @paulapoundstone. Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to StockX and Feals for sponsoring this episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/8/202138 minutes, 50 seconds
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We’ve All Federlined (w/ Jordan Morris, Andrew Heaton)

Jordan Morris and Andrew Heaton join Negin to talk about why Covax didn’t work and how Britney absolutely deserves to be freed! They also discuss the merits of homework and Negin gives us a taste of what kind of knowledge she’d like to drop on the class of 2021. Follow Jordan @Jordan_Morris, Andrew at mightyheaton.com, and Negin @NeginFarsad.  Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/1/202148 minutes, 8 seconds
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World of Friendship Studies (w/ A. Zell Williams, Greg Proops)

A. Zell Williams and Greg Proops join Negin to talk about police reform, the Breathe Act, and critical race theory. They also discuss whether having more than 150 friends is possible, and if running into someone at the airport is never not awkward. Follow A. Zell @AZellWil, Greg @GregProops, and Negin @NeginFarsad. Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thanks to Helix and Gainful for sponsoring this episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/24/202158 minutes, 39 seconds
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Zig-a-Zig-ah (w/ Corey Forrester, Sarah Pappalardo)

Corey Forrester and Sarah Pappalardo join Negin to discuss George Packer’s piece titled, “How America Fractured Into Four Parts.” They also talk about the ridiculousness of Trump's justice department and whether or not cops should attend Pride in uniform. Follow Corey @CoreyRForrester, Sarah @yourpappalardo, and Negin @neginfarsad. Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thanks to Stamps.com and StockX for sponsoring this episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/17/202153 minutes, 50 seconds
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Squeaky Tennis Balls (w/ Judy Gold, Paula Poundstone)

Judy Gold and Paula Poundstone join Negin to talk about whether or not they should be covering Trump and his backwards pants, and why Joe Manchin does what he does! They also talk about Naomi Osaka and act out their ideal version of her next press conference. You can follow Judy @jewdygold, Paula @paulapoundstone, and Negin @neginfarsad.  We'd love to hear from you! Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/10/202147 minutes, 40 seconds
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Cancel Deb Balls (w/ Mo Rocca, Cody Lindquist)

Mo Rocca and Cody Lindquist join Negin to talk about the origins of Covid, fireable tweets, and debutante balls. They also discuss burnout and how we all might just have to move to Luxembourg. Follow Mo @morocca, Cody @codylindquist, and Negin @neginfarsad.  We'd love to hear from you! Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/3/202147 minutes, 39 seconds
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FinSub (w/ Amir Blumenfeld, Leah Bonnema, Caleb Hearon, Selena Coopock)

Amir Blumenfeld and Leah Bonnema join Negin to discuss Hannah Gadsby's clothing comfort cocoon, and how each of them have a different relationship to clothes. Then, Caleb Hearon and Selena Coopock stop by to explore the wild world of FinSubs (financial submissive). Happy Memorial Day Weekend!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/27/202134 minutes, 30 seconds
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French Fry Motivation (w/ Chelsea Davison, Andrew Ti)

Chelsea Davison and Andrew Ti join Negin to talk about the CDC’s new mask guidance and the dream of inclusive capitalism! They also discuss a potential rebrand for American tourists and the latest on the Golden Globes and Bill Gates. Follow Chelsea @chelsea_davison, Andrew @andrewti, and Negin @neginfarsad. We'd love to hear from you! Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to Helix, Stamps.com, and Finding You for sponsoring this episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/20/202159 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Little FSCOTUS (w/ Todd Barry, Ophira Eisenberg)

Todd Barry and Ophira Eisenberg join Negin to talk about how Republicans are all over the place! From Liz Cheney to Facebook upholding their ban on Trump. They also chat about the NYC Mayoral race, Twitter’s new tip jar, and you guessed it, butt implants! Follow Todd @todbarry, Ophira @ophirae, and Negin @neginfarsad. Thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring this episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/13/202147 minutes, 45 seconds
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No One Cares About You (w/ Alison Leiby, Dean Obeidallah)

Alison Leiby and Dean Obeidallah join Negin to talk about how they’ve been embracing the YOLO economy. They discuss their thoughts on if Biden and the Dems should emphasize race or class or both, and what movies/tv might look like if we weren’t so obsessed with violence. Follow Alison @alisonleiby , Dean @deanobeidallah, and Negin @neginfarsad. We'd love to hear from you! Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to Skillshare and Finding You for sponsoring this episode. Advertise with Fake the Nation at Gumball.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/6/202153 minutes, 8 seconds
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Make the Census Sexy (w/ Starlee Kine, Jody Avirgan)

Starlee Kine and Jody Avirgan join Negin to discuss Biden's first 100 days, the CDC's updated outdoor mask guidelines, and the results of the super sexy census. They also share their thoughts on how social media may or may not be impacting the current baby bust. Follow Starlee @starleekine, Jody @jodyavirgan, and Negin @neginfarsad. We'd love to hear from you! Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsadSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/29/202150 minutes, 2 seconds
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He's Gay, Not Magic (w/ Steven Phillips-Horst, Sally Kohn)

Steven Phillips-Horst and Sally Kohn join Negin to talk about Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict. They also discuss The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood’s coming out and the complicated situation in Northern Ireland. It’s been quite a week, but we do know one thing to be true, people being pissed begets people being pissed. Follow Steven @gossipbabies, Sally @sallykohn, and Negin @neginfarsad. Write to Negin at [email protected] and support the patreon at patreon.com/neginfarsad.Thank you to Helix and Stamps.com for sponsoring this episode. Advertise with Fake the Nation at Gumball.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/22/20211 hour, 9 seconds
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Blood Clot Johnny Come Lately (w/ Caleb Hearon, Selena Coppock)

Caleb Hearon and Selena Coopock join Negin to talk about J&J, vaccine passports, and Daunte Wright. They also discuss a new article that proves you can actually change your personality, but only if you want to! (no pressure). You can follow Caleb @calebsaysthings, Selena @selenacoppock, and Negin @neginfarsad. We'd love to hear from you! Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsadSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/15/202150 minutes, 29 seconds
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Society Is Not For Everybody (w/ Amir Blumenfeld, Leah Bonnema)

Amir Blumenfeld and Leah Bonnema join Negin to talk about the Chauvin trail, Matt Gaetz, and Bohner’s new memoir. They also celebrate Jill Biden’s fishnets, debate the merits of text-based therapy on a scale of nothing to therapy, and potentially end society! You can follow Amir @blumenfeld, Leah @leahbonnema, and Negin @neginfarsad. We'd love to hear from you! Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/8/202150 minutes, 17 seconds
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Limp Dick Bipartisanship (w/ George Civeris, Christian Finnegan)

George Civeris and Christian Finnegan join Negin to talk out Biden’s first presser and his exciting $2 trillion infrastructure plan. They also chat about the GOP’s targeting of transgender girls and their sad attempts to “own the libs." Plus, Negin and her guests dive into this week’s dumb media controversies which somehow involve both Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon! Oy, what a week!You can follow George @georgeciveris , Christian @ChristFinnegan, and Negin @neginfarsad.We'd love to hear from you! Write to Negin at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsadSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/1/202159 minutes, 17 seconds
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Too Fungible (w/ Bassem Youssef, Benari Poulten)

Bassem Youssef and Benari Poulten join Negin to talk about hate crimes against Asians and gun violence. They also dive into the weird world of NFTs, the other weird world of Chuck Lorre shows, and discuss what they'd do differently if they had a pandemic year re-do.Follow Baseem @baseem on IG and check out his new children’s book, “The Magical Reality of Nadia.”Follow Benari @benarilee on IG and Twitter and order his new comic book, “True War Stories." And please let us know what you think! Follow Negin @neginfarsad, write to her at [email protected] and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsadSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/25/202146 minutes, 57 seconds
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Forkability, Sauceability and Toothsinkability (w/ Baratunde Thurston, Dan Pashman)

Baratunde Thurston and Dan Pashman join Negin to talk about the growing number of migrants at the border. They also check in with the latest on Cuomo, vaccine hesitancy, and most importantly, pasta! Subscribe to Baratunde's podcast How To Citizen with Baratunde and follow @baratundeFollow @TheSporkful and subscribe to Dan's podcast The Sporkful with Dan Pashman as he wraps up Mission: ImPASTAbleAnd as always, follow @NeginFarsad. Advertise on Fake The Nation via Gumball.fm.Listeners, what do you think? We'd LOVE to hear from you. Email Negin at [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/18/202149 minutes, 9 seconds
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Even Mars is Outpacing Us (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Andrew Heaton)

Seena Ghaznavi and Andrew Heaton join Negin to break down the recently passed Covid relief bill and why it’s debatably bigger than the New Deal. They also discuss Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview and why the Royal Family is actually a corporation.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/11/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 29 seconds
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CPAC, Have A Glass Of Wine (w/ Maz Jobrani, Shalewa Sharpe)

Maz Jobrani and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to share their thoughts on the vaccine rollout and the different approaches to schools reopening in red and blue states. They also discuss the allegations made against Andrew Cuomo and whether they should even be talking about CPAC.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/4/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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The BDSM Secretary (w/ Vicky Kuperman, T.J.)

Comedians Vicky Kuperman and T.J. join Negin to analyze why Neera Tanden’s confirmation process has been so difficult. They also talk about how people reacted to Rush Limbaugh’s death and why "speaking ill of the dead" is frowned upon.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/25/20211 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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The Scandal Is A Handwritten Letter (w/ Adam Conover, Peppermint)

Adam Conover and Peppermint join Negin to discuss Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger's break with Trump and the unhinged reaction it inspired in his family. They also break down why Texas is struggling with plunging temperatures and the kind of love that makes people happiest.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/18/202158 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mom Good, Fire Bad (Elie Mystal, Mike Drucker)

Elie Mystal and Mike Drucker join Negin to examine class disparity in vaccine distribution and the proposed "Marshall Plan for Moms". They also weigh in on the difficulties of dating during the pandemic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/11/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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Rats In Coats (w/ Ophira Eisenberg, Weston Wamp)

Ophira Eisenberg and "token Republican" Weston Wamp join Negin to share their thoughts on Biden's stimulus package and Trump's upcoming impeachment trial. They also dive into how friendships have been affected by the pandemic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/4/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Piñata Administration (w/ Liz Plank, John Fugelsang)

Liz Plank and John Fugelsang join Negin to compare Canada's stimulus package to Joe Biden's pandemic relief proposal. They also discuss Sarah Huckabee Sanders' run for governor of Arkansas and open up about the highs and lows of getting a "dream job."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/28/202159 minutes, 6 seconds
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Now That It’s Over, How Do You Feel? (w/ Cameron Esposito, Farnoosh Torabi)

Joe! Kamala! Michelle! Bernie's mittens! Cameron Esposito and Farnoosh Torabi join Negin to break down their favorite moments from Inauguration Day. They also dissect Trump's final speech as president and discuss what he'll do without Twitter.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/21/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ruffling Our Panties (w/ Sarah Pappalardo, Dustin Chafin)

Sarah Pappalardo and Dustin Chafin join Negin to discuss the aftermath of the Capitol riots, including the Republican response to calls for Trump's impeachment. Later, they analyze their own love/hate relationships with food during the pandemic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/14/20211 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Eastern European Coup Vibes (w/ Mic Nguyen, Shalewa Sharpe)

On this week's bonus episode, Mic Nguyen and Shalewa Sharpe return to break down the chaos of what went down at the US Capitol on Wednesday.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/8/202125 minutes, 14 seconds
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Make C-SPAN Boring Again (w/ Mic Nguyen, Shalewa Sharpe)

Mic Nguyen and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to break down the results of the Georgia Senate runoff elections and what they hope to see happen under a Democrat-controlled Senate. They also discuss whether a person should disclose their depression to their employer. Shalewa describes the best way to nap in a bathroom stall.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/7/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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A Snifter of Jägermeister (w/ Lizz Winstead, Seena Ghaznavi, Ophira Eisenberg)

Lizz Winstead and Seena Ghaznavi join Negin to look back at their most memorable New Year's Eves. Later on, Ophira Eisenberg reminisces about an incident involving a "drive-by-puke".See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/31/202026 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Smells Of Christmas (w/ Paula Poundstone, Dorian Warren, Samantha Bee, Wajahat Ali)

The tree! The smells! Paula Poundstone and Dorian Warren join Negin to talk about their favorite Christmas traditions. Later on, Samantha Bee and Wajahat Ali share their funniest memories which include an embarrassing moment at a children's recital and a language mix up in Istanbul.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/24/202024 minutes, 19 seconds
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Lollipops For Everyone In America (w/ Benari Poulten)

Benari Poulten joins Negin to discuss the Georgia Senate race and the role money plays in electoral politics. They also look back at the insanity that was 2020 and share a touching tribute to Fake the Nation favorite Catie Lazarus.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/17/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ladies Brunch On The Moon (w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson and Fumi Abe)

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Fumi Abe join Negin to solve the mysteries of the universe, including whether or not aliens wear cargo pants and what a restaurant on the moon would look like. Neil also explains the “Wild West Frontier” of Space law. Later on, they predict the future of right-wing news.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/10/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 47 seconds
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Covid Karens (w/ Lizz Winstead, Seena Ghaznavi)

Lizz Winstead and Seena Ghaznavi join Negin to discuss Biden's cabinet picks and the issues that could arise from leaving vaccine distribution up to individual states. They also get into their relationships to holiday gift giving. Seena shares his family's unique Christmas traditions, including putting fake presents under the tree.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/3/20201 hour, 12 seconds
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What Does Thanksgiving Look Like In 2020? (w/ Judah Friedlander, Jody Avirgan, Tochi Onyebuchi, Sarah Pappalardo)

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 explains why we're actually all dogs. Honestly, it makes sense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/26/202035 minutes, 21 seconds
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It’s Not Magic, It’s Science (w/ Bill Nye, Ophira Eisenberg)

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 defines the term "carbon fee" and explains why people are less scared of "fees" than "taxes."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/19/202057 minutes, 55 seconds
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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 another possible coronavirus lockdown.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/12/202049 minutes, 23 seconds
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Optimistic, Yet Miserable (w/ Paula Poundstone, Dorian Warren)

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 movies and TV shows—Paula makes a strong case for Mary Poppins.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/5/202047 minutes, 59 seconds
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Maybe The Future Is Good? (w/ David Cross, Cody Lindquist)

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 women's obsession with fall.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/29/202054 minutes, 41 seconds
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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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/23/202026 minutes, 7 seconds
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Hold Your Nose And Take It (w/ Alexandra Pelosi, Shalewa Sharpe)

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 like. (Spoiler alert: Women's bathrooms would have more hooks.)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/22/202059 minutes, 19 seconds
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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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/16/202023 minutes, 38 seconds
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Weekend at Bernie’s: SCOTUS Edition (w/ Judah Friedlander, Jody Avirgan)

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 whether the SATs are helping or hurting students. Judah opens up about his dislike of school and discusses why memorizing facts isn’t enough.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/15/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 19 seconds
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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 Trump's COVID diagnosis and the end of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians.'See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/8/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 27 seconds
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Cognitively Elegant (w/ Tochi Onyebuchi, Sarah Pappalardo)

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 Trump's taxes. Sarah explains why the $750 that Trump paid in federal income taxes isn't even the worst part.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/1/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 41 seconds
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Julián Castro and the Latinx Vote (w/ Julián Castro, Lou Gonzalez)

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 work week would benefit everyone.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/24/20201 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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The Mea Culpa-iest of Mea Culpas (w/ Margaret Cho, Sean Rameswaram)

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 be more like Australia when it comes to Election Day.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/17/202055 minutes, 48 seconds
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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 strong feelings about airport style.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/10/20201 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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Make Me Stupider and Hotter (w/ Joyelle Johnson, John F. O'Donnell, Jena Friedman, Michael Cruz Kayne)

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 other eternal questions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/3/202031 minutes, 24 seconds
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Using a Diamond Necklace As Spaghetti (w/ Joyelle Johnson, John Fugelsang)

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 them sane during the pandemic and what's been inspiring them creatively.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/27/202058 minutes, 50 seconds
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MasterClass Your Life (w/ June Diane Raphael, Rob Kutner)

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 the economy bounced back after WW2 and what we can learn from history.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/20/202055 minutes, 1 second
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Today’s Hot Take? Optimism! (w/ Baratunde Thurston, Catie Lazarus)

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: Wearing a mask and sunglasses means you can discreetly cry in public.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/13/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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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 ballots. Touré explains why he'll be voting in person.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/6/202052 minutes, 11 seconds
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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, historically.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/30/202058 minutes, 8 seconds
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Entitled and Blessed (w/ Christian Finnegan, Seena Ghaznavi)

Christian Finnegan and Seena Ghaznavi join Negin to discuss Trump's bizarre Fox News interview and why the protests in Portland aren't getting more media attention. They also talk about "cancel culture" and debate whether anyone truly gets canceled.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/23/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 6 seconds
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TikTok-ing Their Way to Democracy (w/ Judy Gold, Jody Avirgan)

Judy Gold and Jody Avirgan join Negin to break down Trump's most recent press conference, the Goya controversy, and their love/hate relationship with Amazon. They also get into Dr. Anthony Fauci's work during the HIV/AIDS epidemic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/16/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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#NotAllChurches (w/ Jacquis Neal, Benari Poulten)

Jacquis Neal and Benari Poulten join Negin to weigh in on how to reopen schools safely and what the role of government should be when it comes to religious institutions. They also discuss monuments coming down and what they’d rather see put up instead.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/9/202056 minutes, 28 seconds
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Aliens and Makeouts (w/ Elie Mystal, Justin Krebs)

Elie Mystal and Justin Krebs join Negin to wax nostalgic about their favorite Fourth of July celebrations. They also share what makes them hopeful about America.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/2/202015 minutes, 18 seconds
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50% Winston Churchill, 50% Fred Rogers (w/ Andy Slavitt, Brian Babylon)

Andy Slavitt and Brian Babylon join Negin to debate Joe Biden's options for VP. They also touch on the senate race in Kentucky and question whether working from home has made people more or less productive during lockdown.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/25/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 58 seconds
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"Colombused" As A Verb (w/ Elie Mystal, Justin Krebs)

Elie Mystal and Justin Krebs join Negin to dive into how media companies are reacting to the Black Lives Matter movement and whether firing problematic CEOs is enough. They also share their thoughts on the recent DACA and LGBTQ Supreme Court rulings.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/18/202056 minutes, 29 seconds
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Drape a Kente Cloth Scarf On It (w/ Amy Goodman, Shalewa Sharpe)

Amy Goodman and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to break down what abolishing the police actually means and the critical part social media plays in the Black Lives Matter movement. They also react to Cuomo's Phase One plan and to the Republicans' inexplicable support of Trump.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/11/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Pandemic and the Klandemic (w/ Dwayne Kennedy, Josh Gondelman)

Dwayne Kennedy and Josh Gondelman join Negin for a conversation about the Black Lives Matter movement and why voting matters now more than ever. They also share their thoughts on police militarization, why people loot, and how protests and the pandemic are connected.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/4/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 46 seconds
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Netflix and Be Solitary (w/ Shalewa Sharpe, Ashley Ford, Myq Kaplan, Dan Ahdoot)

Shalewa Sharpe and Ashley Ford join Negin to explore their relationships with noise pollution. Later, Negin dives into the history of loneliness with Myq Kaplan and Dan Ahdoot. Dan shares what it's been like living with his parents during quarantine.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/28/202045 minutes, 45 seconds
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We Need More Female Dictators (w/ Ziwe Fumudoh, Dustin Chafin)

Ziwe Fumudoh and Dustin Chafin join Negin to share their thoughts on California's Covid-19 aid fund for undocumented immigrants, reopening the entertainment industry, and why female leaders are thriving during the pandemic. They also get into how lockdown has affected friendships between single and coupled friends.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/21/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 31 seconds
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Happy 200th! (w/ John Hodgman and Maz Jobrani)

John Hodgman and Maz Jobrani join Negin to celebrate 200 episodes of Fake the Nation. They cover the latest White House chaos, what it's like being in lockdown with kids, and whether or not the handshake will survive in a post-pandemic world. This special episode also features voicemails from past guests and fans telling us what they hope to see change in the next 4 years.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/14/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 3 seconds
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Emotionally Horny (w/ Tochi Onyebuchi, Sharron Paul)

Tochi Onyebuchi and Sharron Paul join Negin to discuss the complications of reopening the economy, Justin Amash's presidential bid, and Joe Biden's response to the Tara Reade allegations. They also reveal which exes have slid into their DMs during lockdown.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/7/202059 minutes, 47 seconds
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Survive and Thrive (w/ Joan Walsh, Aaron Jackson)

Joan Walsh and Aaron Jackson join Negin to weigh in on Trump's meat processing mandate and the rent strike. They also have tips on how to make a love connection at a Zoom wedding.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/30/20201 hour, 2 seconds
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The Rosa Parks of COVID-19 (Leah Bonnema, Jody Avirgan)

Leah Bonnema and Jody Avirgan join Negin to share their thoughts on the anti-lockdown protests, Trump's immigration ban, and what we can learn from Sweden's approach to Coronavirus. They also review 'Tiger King' and its treatment of poverty.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/23/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 51 seconds
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Bread Porn (w/ Myq Kaplan, Dan Ahdoot)

Myq Kaplan and Dan Ahdoot join Negin to dive into Donald Trump's contentious relationship with Anthony Fauci and the Joe Biden assault allegations. They also discuss how influencers are handling the coronavirus and what makes them hopeful.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/16/202054 minutes, 56 seconds
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Money Insulates You (w/ Jena Friedman, Michael Cruz Kayne)

Jena Friedman and Michael Cruz Kayne join Negin to break down how coronavirus could affect voter turnout in November and their thoughts on celebrities putting out quarantine content. They also discuss Negin's use of the phrase "you guys" and whether Jena's viral Stephen Miller tweet was a joke or performance art.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/9/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 18 seconds
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Destroy Your Life Hacks (w/ Joyelle Johnson, John F. O'Donnell)

Joyelle Johnson and John F. O'Donnell join Negin to talk about why US unemployment is so high compared to other countries in the age of coronavirus and how Joyelle is going to get some of Jeff Bezos' money. To get dressed or not? They get to the bottom of it and more dumb debates.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/2/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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Love is Quarantined (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Evan Siegfried)

Seena Ghaznavi and Evan Siegfried join Negin to discuss the politics of coronavirus and tips on how to stay sane during self isolation. They also share how they've been navigating romance and dating in this strange new reality.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/26/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jowls Flapping in the Wind (w/ Sarah Pappalardo, Sam Dingman)

Sarah Pappalardo and Sam Dingman join Negin for a fully remote episode of Fake the Nation. They get into how Coronavirus is affecting everyday life politically and personally, plus the latest on the Democratic primary.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/19/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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Feelings Aren’t Facts (w/ Ashley C. Ford, Shalewa Sharpe)

Ashley C. Ford and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to break down the latest on the Democratic primary, the possible effect of coronavirus on voter turnout, and the baby boomer generation versus everyone else. They also discuss why being a Tomboy was empowering back in the day.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/12/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 57 seconds
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Alpha Women (w/ Weston Wamp, Ophira Eisenberg)

Weston Wamp and Ophira Eisenberg join Negin to analyze what happened on Super Tuesday, the Harvey Weinstein verdict, and why the Census matters. Today's episode also includes real time reactions to Elizabeth Warren suspending her campaign, and Negin has some thoughts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/5/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bastions of Light (w/ Alex Schmidt, Jody Avirgan)

Alex Schmidt and Jody Avirgan join Negin to discuss Tuesday's Debate drama, global reactions to the coronavirus, and what role corporations should have regarding climate change. They also examine their relationships with darkness, which isn't as dark as it sounds.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/27/20201 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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Any F*cking Clown 2020 (w/ Katie Compa, Gastor Almonte)

Katie Compa and Gastor Almonte join Negin to break down the best and worst moments of Wednesday's Debate and weigh in on Trump’s Pardons. They also talk about what it takes to be a female lead in today's cinematic landscape.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/20/202056 minutes, 13 seconds
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Monster in the White House (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Elie Mystal)

Seena Ghaznavi and Elie Mystal join Negin to discuss the New Hampshire primary results, the problem with Pete Buttigieg, and the 'American Dirt' book controversy. They also get into why Idris Elba should be the next James Bond.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/13/20201 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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Podcast Poetry (w/ Tanael Joachim and Sally Kohn)

Tanael "TJ" Joachim and Sally Kohn join Negin to get into the nitty-gritty of this week's State of the Union address and Iowa Caucus chaos. They also share their thoughts on Bernie Sanders embracing an endorsement from Joe Rogan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/6/20201 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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STD (Save the Date) (w/ Sean Rameswaram, Leah Bonnema)

Sean Rameswaram and Leah Bonnema join Negin to discuss Trump's Middle East Peace Plan, the benefits of a boring Democracy, and a new nickname for Susan Collins. They also get into the latest developments on the Coronavirus.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/30/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 49 seconds
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Women Emit Carbon (w/ Maeve Higgins, Danielle Durchslag)

Maeve Higgins and Danielle Durchslag join Negin to weigh in on the Lev Parnas controversy and discuss Hillary Clinton's comments on Bernie Sanders. They also break down the importance of the Equal Rights Amendment.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/23/202056 minutes, 1 second
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Sex Toys or Dog Toys? (w/ Lou Gonzalez, Jeff Kreisler)

Lou Gonzalez and Jeff Kreisler join Negin to discuss Tuesday's Democratic debate, the latest on impeachment proceedings and what's going on in Iran. They also get into the good and bad effects of complaining.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/16/20201 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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All Is Well (w/ Benari Poulten, Judy Gold, Catie Lazarus)

Today on Fake the Nation, Judy Gold and Catie Lazarus join guest host Benari Poulten to unpack what's happening in Iran, and the latest impeachment drama. They also dive into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to "consciously uncouple" from the Royal Family.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/9/202059 minutes, 45 seconds
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Cheers to the Algae (w/ Peter Grosz, Justin Krebs, Myq Kaplan, Jody Avirgan)

In this first episode of 2020, Negin talks with Peter Grosz and Justin Krebs about the highs and lows of the last decade. She also dissects a "Secret Concierge Service" with Myq Kaplan, and Jody Avirgan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/2/202043 minutes, 57 seconds
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Holliest and Jolliest (w/ John Hodgman, Selena Coppock, Benari Poulten, John F. O'Donnell)

This boxing day, Negin is joined by John Hodgman and Selena Coppock to discuss whether AI should be doing our menial tasks. Then she talks holiday traditions with Benari Poulten and John F. O'Donnell.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/26/201946 minutes, 45 seconds
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Spicening of the American Palate (w/ Dan Pashman, Dustin Chafin)

Dan Pashman and Dustin Chafin join Negin to discuss the latest on the Afghanistan Papers and how civility has changed during the Trump Era. Then they ask: should the United States should be more like the capitalist paradise Finland?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/19/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 11 seconds
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Subscribe, Make Out (w/ Andrew Heaton, Sarah Pappalardo)

Andrew Heaton and Sarah Pappalardo join Negin to discuss the latest on impeachment hearings and whether Baby Yoda should run for office. Then they dissect the rise of sassy "Mommy Merch" and Nicolas Kristof’s article, The 4 Secrets of Success.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/12/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
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Malarkey (w/ Peter Grosz, Justin Krebs)

Peter Grosz and Justin Krebs join Negin to dissect the impeachment hearings, the current state of the NATO alliance and the 2020 election. Then they discuss what's going on in Iran, and our 'always on' work culture.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/5/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Empathy Drain (Matt Gourley, Vicky Kuperman, Ashley England, Katie Compa)

This Thanksgiving, Negin talks with Matt Gourley and Vicky Kuperman about the decline of American happiness, and Turkey Day traditions with Ashley England and Katie Compa.  This episode is sponsored by UNCOMMITTED: Iowa 2020 podcast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/28/201941 minutes, 46 seconds
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Harry's Grand Goodbye (w/ Leah Bonnema, Aaron Jackson)

Leah Bonnema and Aaron Jackson join Negin to discuss the presidential debates, the impeachment hearings, and why people aren't having babies. Listeners also get to hear Harry's voice for the first and last time as he says goodbye to Fake the Nation.  This episode is sponsored by UNCOMMITTED: Iowa 2020 podcast and Aurate (www.AurateNewYork.com/fake code: FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/21/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 7 seconds
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22andMe (w/ Benari Poulten, John F. O'Donnell)

Benari Poulten and John F. O'Donnell join Negin to discuss the Supreme Court's DACA decision, the campaigns of Bloomberg & Patrick, and the (ever evolving) impeachment trial. This episode is sponsored by Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKE) and Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/14/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 57 seconds
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Anything is Impossible (w/ Lane Moore, Christian Finnegan)

Negin is joined by Lane Moore and Christian Finnegan to discuss college athletes getting paid, the 2020 race, and an impeachment update.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/7/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Good Opportunity to Boo! (w/ Ashley England, Katie Compa)

Negin is joined by comedians Ashley England and Katie Compa to discuss mass protests, what’s going on in the White House, and Facebook’s proposed launch of a digital currency.  This episode is sponsored by GovMint (call 1-888-201-7082).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/31/201953 minutes, 55 seconds
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How To Give Advice (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Brian Faas)

Seena Ghaznavi and Brian Faas join Negin to talk about why they never see their friends, how to give advice, and an update on the impeachment inquiry.  This episode is sponsored by Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKE), GovMint (1-888-201-7082), and Native (www.nativedeodorant code: FAKE)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/24/201959 minutes, 5 seconds
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Political Theater (w/ Marcia Belsky, Catie Lazarus)

Marcia Belsky and Catie Lazarus join Negin to dissect the Democratic debates, check in on impeachment, and discuss the merit of a recent study about the search for a “gay” gene. This episode is sponsored by GovMint.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/17/201956 minutes, 7 seconds
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Authoritarian Caulk (w/ John Hodgman, Selena Coppock)

Negin is joined by John Hodgman and Selena Coppock to discuss the arrest of two Giuliani associates, what happened between the NBA, South Park and the Chinese government, and a recent (disappointing) study on cross-racial and cross cultural engagement numbers.  This episode is sponsored by Your Super (www.yoursuper.com code: FAKE) and Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKE)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/10/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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Take it in the Brain (w/ Matt Gourley, Vicky Kuperman)

Matt Gourley and Vicky Kuperman join Negin to talk about the impeachment inquiry's odds of success, the ethics of brain-reading technology, and Facebook's new dating app.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/3/201958 minutes, 15 seconds
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Textbook Corruption (w/ Gaby Dunn, Griffin Newman)

Negin is joined by Gaby Dunn and Griffin Newman to discuss the impeachment inquiry, the 2020 Democratic candidates, and the ethics of taking money from monsters. This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE2).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/26/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 37 seconds
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Confirmation Bias (w/ Myq Kaplan, Jody Avirgan)

Negin is joined by Myq Kaplan and Jody Avirgan to discuss a new Brett Kavenaugh Allegation, recent the Trudeau controversy, and Sean Spicer's turn on Dancing with the Stars.   This episode is sponsored by Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKE) and Your Super (www.yoursuper.com code: FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/19/201952 minutes, 7 seconds
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Occam's Razor (w/ Tiff Stevenson, Chloe Koser)

Tiff Stevenson and Chloe Koser join Negin to discuss Trump's cancelled Taliban visit, try and make sense of Brexit, and envision a future without cars. This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE2)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/12/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 3 seconds
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Gifted, But Not Talented (w/ John Fugelsang, Shalewa Sharpe)

John Fugelsang and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to discuss CNN's Town Hall on climate change, if getting rid of gifted and talented programs will help with the problem of segregation in schools, and the troubled legacy of Woodstock.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/5/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 13 seconds
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Endless Summer (2019) (w/ Connie Wang, Christian Finnegan, Lindsey Boylan, Leah Bonnema, Seena Ghaznavi, Selena Coppock)

To celebrate what is definitely not the end of summer, Negin debuts all new conversations from the Fake the Nation Vault. Featuring conversations with Connie Wang, Christian Finnegan, Lindsey Boylan, Leah Bonnema, Seena Ghaznavi and Selena Coppock. This episode is sponsored by ModCloth (www.modcloth.com code: FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/29/201950 minutes
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Ironically Detached (w/ Maeve Higgins, Lou Gonzalez)

Maeve Higgins and Lou Gonzalez join Negin to discuss immigration, recessions, the 2020 race, and debate the importance of brand and idealogical alignment.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/22/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 45 seconds
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Save the Butterflies, Kill the NRA (w/ Griffin Newman, Amanda Hunt)

Griffin Newman and Amanda Hunt join Negin to discuss the Endangered Species Act, the current state of the GOP, and to parse the Riverside Church pastor scandal.  This episode is sponsored by Credo Mobile (www.credo.com/FAKE code: FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/15/201953 minutes
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Bag v. Womb (w/ Benari Poulten, Michael Cruz Kayne)

Negin is joined by Benari Poulten and Michael Cruz Kayne to gab about artificial wombs, the streaming wars, and gun reform. It’s funny!This episode is sponsored by Credo Mobile (www.credo.com/FAKE code: FAKE) and Birchbox (www.birchbox.com/FAKE code: FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/8/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Thick of Summer (w/ Rico Gagliano, Rob Kutner)

Negin chats with Rico Gagliano and Rob Kutner about the recent New Yorker piece on Al Franken, outgoing intelligence chief Dan Coats, and what they’re reading and listening to this summer.This episode is sponsoredd by Credo Mobile (www.credo.com/FAKE code: FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/1/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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Poo on the Prime Minister (w/ Leah Bonnema, Lindsey Boylan)

Negin is joined by comedian Leah Bonnema and congressional candidate Lindsey Boylan to discuss the Mueller testimony, the UK’s new prime minister, and a recent trend of being sober but still drinking a little.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/25/20191 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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The Thunderous Horsewomen (w/ Jamie Denbo, Ashley England)

Negin is joined by Jamie Denbo and Ashley England to discuss the nickname “The Squad” and what it foreshadows for 2020 rhetoric. Then the panel discusses an article in the New York Times about touching and being touched.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/18/201943 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Other Side Wants Us Dead (w/ Chris Gethard, Marcia Belsky)

Chris Gethard and Marcia Belsky join Negin to talk about a variety of quick-fire topics such the current administration’s attempt to put a citizenship question on the U.S. census, the Jeffrey Epstein case, the resignation of a UK ambassador, proposed election security measures, and the commoditization of Pride Month.This episode is sponsored by The Citizenry (www.citizenrypodcast.com code: FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/11/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 33 seconds
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Unladylike Independence Day (w/ Cristen Conger, Caroline Ervin)

Negin is joined by Unladylike hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin to discuss dreaming about your ex. Then, an Unladylike pep talk from Negin about online dating.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/4/201944 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Great Debates Debate (w/ Christian Finnegan, Dustin Chafin, Gaby Alter)

Christian Finnegan, Dustin Chafin, and Gaby Alter join Negin to talk about the first democratic debate, a growing argument against college, and the UK’s ban on sexist ads. This episode is sponsored by PaintYourLife (text FAKE to 48-48-48) and Upstart (www.upstart.com/FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/27/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 8 seconds
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Whomst Are the Guzzlers? (w/ Amy S. Choi, Emily Yoshida)

Emily Yoshida and Amy S. Choi join Negin to discuss Trump’s upcoming 2020 run, New York’s proposed decriminalization of sex work, and the pros and cons of the wellness industry.This episode is sponsored by Green Chef (www.greenchef.us/fake75) and PaintYourLife (text FAKE to 48-48-48).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/20/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 6 seconds
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PB&J 365 (w/ Paul F. Tompkins, Rhea Butcher, Sarah Pappalardo, Jon Lovett, Dan Taberski, Aaron Jackson)

Negin opens the Fake the Nation vault for previously unheard discussions with your podcast best friends such as Paul F. Tompkins, Rhea Butcher, Sarah Pappalardo, Jon Lovett, Dan Taberski, and Aaron Jackson. This episode is sponsored by The Citizenry (www.citizenrypodcast.com code: FAKE) and StoryWorth (www.storyworth.com/FAKE).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/13/201953 minutes, 3 seconds
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Avocado Tax (And Other Bad News) (w/ Leah Bonnema, Ted Alexandro)

Leah Bonnema and Ted Alexandro join Negin to talk about Trump’s recent trip to London, the national desensitization to mass shootings, and ask: what is our responsibility when it comes to travel?This episode is sponsored by Upstart (www.upstart.com/FAKE) and ThirdLove (www.thirdlove.com/NATION).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/6/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 36 seconds
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Bonus: Yewande Finds Her Super Power

Negin is joined by Dan Pashman who presents a tale of identity, politics, and food. This story of a woman searching for her roots through the meals of her home country originally aired as episode 255 of The Sporkful on Stitcher.This episode is sponsored by G.H. Mumm (www.ghmummvictory.com), Care/of (www.takecareof.com code: FAKE) and HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/FAKE60 code: FAKE60).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/27/201841 minutes, 20 seconds
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Hard Nation Takeover

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 conservative and Pete is a liberal, they are brothers and political pundits. In this episode, the Hard brothers appear on the The O'Reilly Factor. (Bill O'Reilly is played by Seth Morris).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/24/201741 minutes, 6 seconds
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Introducing...Fake The Nation

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!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/1/20162 minutes, 36 seconds
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Find Full Archive of Fake The Nation on Stitcher Premium

Find Full Archive of Fake The Nation on Stitcher PremiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/2/197030 seconds