Hosted by Negin Farsad, Fake the Nation is all the comedy about politics without any of the politics about politics. Every week Negin and a cast of her funniest, smartest and most politically astute friends (John Fugelsang, Lizz Winstead, Dean Obeidallah and others) gather 'round the political roundtable to break down the news, make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the American political system.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)