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Hosted by Negin Farsad, Fake the Nation is all the comedy about politics without any of the politics about politics. Every week Negin and a cast of her funniest, smartest and most politically astute friends (John Fugelsang, Lizz Winstead, Dean Obeidallah and others) gather 'round the political round…

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    • Jan 13, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 53m AVG DURATION
    • 295 EPISODES

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    The Politics of Celebrity (w/ Sally Kohn, Sarah Marshall)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 54:56

    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 firstAurate 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 fakethenation@headgum.com Support her Patreon  —— Host - Negin Farsad Producer - Danielle Jones-Wesley Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar —— Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Goth In My Heart (w/ Jenny Yang and Gaby Dunn)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 47:34

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com Support her Patreon  —— Host - Negin Farsad Producer - Danielle Jones-Wesley Engineer - 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.

    A Holiday Shorty (w/ Connor Franta & Shalewa Sharpe - Bobcat Goldthwait & James Arthur)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 33:53

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com Support her Patreon  —— Host - Negin Farsad Producer - Danielle Jones-Wesley Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar  —— Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Hospitality For Alien Algae Please (w/ Lizz Winstead, Ali Vingiano)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 53:15

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com Support her Patreon  —— Host - Negin Farsad Producer - Danielle Jones-Wesley Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar  —— Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Artificially Enhanced Camels (w/ Bob the Drag Queen, Youngmi Mayer)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 43:51

    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: Truebill 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 Write to Negin at fakethenation@headgum.com Support her Patreon  —— Host - Negin Farsad Producer - Danielle Jones-Wesley Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar  —— Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    I Gotta Kill That Thing (w/ Bobcat Goldthwait and James Arthur M.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 57:05

    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: @NeginFarsad Email Negin at fakethenation@headgum.com. 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.

    Variant Names Could Get Cuter (w/ Brian Park, Giulia Rozzi)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 47:46

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com 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.

    We Need to Feel Alive Again (w/ Grace Lynch and John Fugelsang, Sherrod Small and Seena Ghaznavi)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 32:36

    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.

    Infrastructure Is Sexy (w/ Connor Franta, Shalewa Sharpe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 54:46

    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: @NeginFarsad Write to Negin at fakethenation@headgum.com. 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.

    A Career Hot Streak (w/ Liz Miele and Matt Bellassai)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 55:15

    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 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 fakethenation@headgum.com. 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.

    Some Stank on Thunberg (w/ Pete Dominick and Josh Gwynn)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 50:45

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com. 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.

    Bots and Prayers (w/ John Fugelsang, Grace Lynch)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 48:09

    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.

    The Grief Phase of Bipartisanship (w/ Jason Kandor, Christian Finnegan)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 48:27

    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.

    Just Smash The Like Button

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 54:36

    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.

    The Fame Is Coming (w Ophira Eisenberg, Andrew Heaton)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 51:54

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com. 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.

    It's Not Like Society Crumbled (w/ Lizz Winstead, Lane Moore)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 58:07

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com. 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.

    I Want That Thigh (w/ Murray Hill, Cody Lindquist)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 54:19

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com. 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.

    Ax the Rich (w/ Hari Kondabolu, Shalewa Sharpe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 50:48

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com. 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.

    It's Not Rocket Scientists (w/ Christian Finnegan, Selena Coppock)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 61:05

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com. Support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad.  Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.   Host - Negin Farsad  Producer - Julia Lindon Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thumbs Down (w/ Chris Gethard, Jacquis, Monét X Change, Ophira Eisenberg)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 42:14

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com. Support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad.  Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.   Host - Negin Farsad  Producer - Julia Lindon Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    267. A Good Bus Throwing (w/ Benari Poulten, Jody Avirgan, Leah Bonnema)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 52:40

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com.Support 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 Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    266. Fleets of Hummus (w/ Monét X Change, Ophira Eisenberg)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 48:57

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com.Support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to Gainful for sponsoring this episode. Advertise 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.

    265. Check Out These Elbows (w/ Marcella Arguello, Dan Pashman)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 49:52

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to RISE Sleep App and Raycon for sponsoring this episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    264. Follow Sweetly (w/ Sherrod Small, Seena Ghaznavi)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 45:53

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to Feals and Stamps.com for sponsoring this episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    263. Negin Matchmaker (Maz Jobrani, Jeffery Maurer)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 40:20

    Maz Jobrani and Jeffery 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 fakethenation@headgum.com 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 Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    262. Cool Obituary (w/ Chris Gethard, Jacquis Neal)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 59:22

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to RISE Sleep App, Gainful, and Feals for sponsoring this episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    261. Free Pizza (w/ Clark Moore, Benari Poulten)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 50:26

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to Babble for sponsoring this episode.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    260. Photo Breast Modification (w/ Mo Rocca, Cody Lindquist, Judy Gold, Paula Poundstone)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 38:50

    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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    259. We've All Federlined (w/ Jordan Morris, Andrew Heaton)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 48:07

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    258. World of Friendship Studies (w/ A. Zell Williams, Greg Proops)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 58:38

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thanks to Helix and Gainful for sponsoring this episode.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    257. Zig-a-Zig-ah (w/ Corey Forrester, Sarah Pappalardo)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 53:49

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thanks to Stamps.com and StockX for sponsoring this episode.

    256. Squeaky Tennis Balls (w/ Judy Gold, Paula Poundstone)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 47:39

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this episode.

    255. Cancel Deb Balls (w/ Mo Rocca, Cody Lindquist)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 47:38

    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.

    254. FinSub (w/ Amir Blumenfeld, Leah Bonnema, Caleb Hearon, Selena Coopock)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 34:29

    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!

    253. French Fry Motivation (w/ Chelsea Davison, Andrew Ti)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 59:37

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to Helix, Stamps.com, and Finding You for sponsoring this episode.

    252. The Little FSCOTUS (w/ Todd Barry, Ophira Eisenberg)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 47:45

    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.

    251. No One Cares About You (w/ Alison Leiby, Dean Obeidallah)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 53:07

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com 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.com

    250. Make the Census Sexy (w/ Starlee Kine, Jody Avirgan)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 50:01

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad

    249. He's Gay, Not Magic (w/ Steven Phillips-Horst, Sally Kohn)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 60:08

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com 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.com

    248. Blood Clot Johnny Come Lately (w/ Caleb Hearon, Selena Coppock)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 50:28

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad

    247. Society Is Not For Everybody (w/ Amir Blumenfeld, Leah Bonnema)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 50:16

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad.

    246. Limp Dick Bipartisanship (w/ George Civeris, Christian Finnegan)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 59:17

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad

    245. Too Fungible (w/ Bassem Youssef, Benari Poulten)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 46:57

    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 fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad

    244. Forkability, Sauceability and Toothsinkability (w/ Baratunde Thurston, Dan Pashman)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 49:09

    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: ImPASTAble And as always, follow @NeginFarsad. Advertise on Fake The Nation via Gumball.fm.

    243. Even Mars is Outpacing Us (w/ Seena Ghaznavi, Andrew Heaton)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 70:28

    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.

    242. CPAC, Have A Glass Of Wine (w/ Maz Jobrani, Shalewa Sharpe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 63:48

    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.

    241. The BDSM Secretary (w/ Vicky Kuperman, T.J.)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 61:12

    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.

    The Scandal Is A Handwritten Letter (w/ Adam Conover, Peppermint)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 58:30

    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. 

    Mom Good, Fire Bad (Elie Mystal, Mike Drucker)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 65:04

    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.

    Rats In Coats (w/ Ophira Eisenberg, Weston Wamp)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 65:03

    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.

    The Piñata Administration (w/ Liz Plank, John Fugelsang)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 59:06

    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."

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